Antique QSL Methods

I love LotW for WAS/DXCC and I also upload to eQSL to minimize the paper QSL. I hate having to process all those paper QSL cards. Last week I went through a dozen direct cards and email QSL requests, today I handled a box of paper cards. The box stood here untouched since January. And there is another box waiting for me…

I remember when I started on HF. I QSL’ed every QSO and was eager to get a stack of cards. When I became more active it was fun to see the growing pile of ON5ZO QSL cards when they were being sorted at the weekly club night. But the more contacts you log, the more cards that come in. Apart from the budget, it takes a lot of time to process the cards and answer them. Time that can not be spent doing something more worthwhile. Some say it’s a part of the hobby, but this part has become a boring burden for me. That’s why I keep postponing the job. Nevertheless, although it takes (quite a long) time before I get to it, I finally reply all those who send a card. Luckily there is GlobalQSL now which saves on printing and sticking labels.


The box was full of the usual suspects: DL, W, JA – nothing spectacular. Except for one card: BD3BSV for a 80m QSO. I don’t have many cards from China, but this certainly is a new 80m DXCC confirmation!

Other than that, I sent my WAE log in, uploaded to LotW and eQSL and sorted my stock of coaxial plugs and connectors. I’ve run out of chassis PL, so I need to make up a shopping list for Belgium’s biggest ham fest end of September. I booked my seat to go with ON3DSJ and ON4BHQ. Waiting for a confirmation…

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