One of my favorite things about ham radio is collecting QSL cards from all over the world. Some might find that antiquated these days with LoTW, eQSL, et cetera, but a QSL card is a tangible reminder of the first time I’ve been able to contact a new country or of a memorable QSO with a fellow ham. Here’s my QSL information:
- Bureau: I will send all DX QSL cards via bureau if possible. I don’t mind waiting a while to get a QSL card! I tend to let several DX QSL cards collect before I send them off, so it might be a little while before I get them sent off, but usually at the end of every month is when they will go out to the bureau.
- Within US: No SASE required. You send me your card, I’ll send you mine. After all, it’s my hobby, I should be able to afford it.
- Outside US: I will send you one of my cards without any postage or SAE required from you. I will help with postage if asked with DX stations since I know postage isn’t cheap in some countries.
- eQSL: I will use eQSL but I much prefer a paper card since eQSL “cards” don’t count for DXCC credit. I’m “Authenticity Guaranteed”.
- Logbook of the World: I upload my logs to LotW regularly when I’m actively on the air.
- QRZ.com Logbook: I use the QRZ.com logbook so I’d appreciate it if you can confirm on QRZ if you use the site.
I do not use IRCs since the US Postal Service is no longer issuing them.
SWL reports are welcome! If you’d like a QSL card, please include the date, time, and frequency you heard me as well as the callsign of the other ham in our QSL for verification. No need to send a SASE; I’ll send you a QSL card direct even if you’re DX.
If you’ve sent me a QSL card and I’ve not responded, please let me know!