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“PSE QSL” Tried and Tested Ways to Send & Receive QSL Cards. By Wayne Greaves, WØZW. Topics. QSL basics What's the appeal? The QSL cycle How to send How to receive Tracking your results. QSL Basics. “QSL” is a Q-signal abbreviation meaning confirmation of receipt

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“PSE QSL”

Tried and Tested Ways to Send & Receive QSL Cards

By Wayne Greaves, WØZW

topics
Topics

QSL basics

What's the appeal?

The QSL cycle

How to send

How to receive

Tracking your results

qsl basics
QSL Basics

“QSL” is a Q-signal abbreviation meaning confirmation of receipt

To QSL a contact is to exchange written confirmation of a 2-way QSO

Traditionally done by exchanging QSL cards

Exchanging QSL cards is considered the “final courtesy” of a contact

what s the appeal
What's the Appeal?
  • Obtain operating awards
    • DXCC
    • WAC
    • WAZ
  • Decorate the shack
  • It's fun!
the qsl cycle
The QSL Cycle

Work

the

Station

Ur Card

DX Card

Confirms

QSO

your qsl card
Your QSL Card

Every station should have its own personalized QSL cards

Available as cheaply as 100 for $10

Custom four-color glossy photo cards available 1,000 for $120 and up

Can't request a QSL if you don't have your own!

required information
Required Information

Your Call Sign

Confirming 2-way

contact with:

Station Date Time Mode Freq RST QSL

Your Signature

or

“Verified By” stamp

how to send
How to Send

QSL Bureau

QSL Manager (domestic)‏

QSL Manager (foreign)‏

QSL Direct

qsl bureau
QSL Bureau

An organization that sends or receives QSL cards in bulk to/from DX entities on behalf of participating members

Use “outgoing” bureau to send QSLs

Use “incoming” bureau to receive QSLs

ARRL provides outgoing QSL service

qsl bureau1
QSL Bureau

Martin Cook, N1FOC, sorting outgoing QSLs sent via ARRL bureau in various bins, ready to be forwarded.

qsl bureau2
QSL Bureau
  • Advantages
  • Least expensive method
  • Good response rate
  • Can send to QSL managers
  • Disadvantages
  • Can take a year or longer!
  • Some DX may not accept via bureau
qsl manager
QSL Manager

An individual who handles QSL cards on behalf of another ham

Listen for QSL instructions, for example “QSL via W5XYZ”

Managers can be domestic or foreign

A thankless yet important job!

qsl manager1
QSL Manager

Joseph Arcure, W3HNK has managed QSLs for nearly 400 call signs over 35 years!

qsl manager domestic
QSL Manager (domestic)‏
  • Many DX stations have stateside QSL managers
  • Not expensive
  • Pay postage both ways (SASE)‏
  • Excellent response rates
  • Good turn around time
qsl manager foreign
QSL Manager (foreign)‏
  • Excellent response rates
  • Can get expensive
  • Faster return that QSL Bureau
  • Pay postage both ways
    • - IRC
    • - Foreign postage
    • - Green Stamps $$
qsl direct
QSL Direct
  • Send card direct to DX address
  • Best response rate
  • Most expensive way to QSL
  • Pay postage both ways
    • - IRC
    • - Foreign postage
    • - Green Stamps $$
  • Postal addresses can be hard to find
international reply coupon
International Reply Coupon

A coupon exchangeable for 1st class postage in country where redeemed

Sold by US Postal Service for $1.85

green stamps
Green Stamps

U.S. Dollar is nearly universally accepted

Use in lieu of IRC

$2.00 is the going rate to ensure a reply

There is a risk it can be stolen en-route

looking up dx address
Looking Up DX Address

QRZ.COM call sign look-up

IK3QAR Ham Radio site QSL manager look-up

DX bulletins

Google search on call sign

bulletins
Bulletins

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

425 DX News

W1AW DX Bulletins

The Daily DX

how to receive
How to Receive

Have your correct mailing address on QRZ.COM

Keep envelopes on-file with your incoming QSL bureau

Work stations

Send QSL cards

incoming qsl bureau
Incoming QSL Bureau

In U.S. organized by call number district

Each has an informative Web site

Follow instructions for use

Keep envelopes on-file

Send extra stamps when rates increase

w5 incoming bureau
W5 Incoming Bureau

www.okdxa.org/buro

W5 QSL Bureau

P.O. Box 2591

Claremore, OK 74018-2591

Manager: Jerry Chouinard, K5YAA

tracking your results
Tracking Your Results

What to track

Entities

By mode

By band

Sent/Confirmed/Verified

Paper and pencil

Shoe box organizer

PC software

summary
Summary

Collecting QSL cards is fun!

Every ham should have own QSL card

Set a goal to achieve WAS, WAC, DXCC, VUCC, etc.

Get on the air and work stations!