I’m still glad I worked my way through the huge stack of incoming QSL cards last month. In the mean time I updated my QRZ info and have received a few QSL requests. I just need to log in to GlobalQSL, enter the data et voilà: done!
There is also the ususal wave of incoming cards from USA or Japan after the major contests. Most have 2US$ on board to cover postage. Japanese DXers mostly add an IRC and there is of course the occasional SASE with a Belgian stamp. But since last year I noticed more and more QSL cards travel alone. That is: just a card, no envelope, no postage. Although it’s his season par excellence , I am no Scrooge and write the envelope and cover the cost of the stamp myself. But it really strikes me that more and more direct QSL cards come without any form of compensation.
So now is the time to go Web 2.0 on you. I have always wanted to do a poll. So here it is:
How do you handle direct QSL cards that come without postage ($, IRC, SASE)?
- Reply direct anyway and pay for the stamp yourself. (67%, 14 Votes)
- Reply but with a normal (slow) bureau QSL. (29%, 6 Votes)
- Reply but with a bureau QSL with a written note that replying direct means adding postage. (5%, 1 Votes)
- Don't reply at all. (0%, 0 Votes)
- Other? (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 21