Re: QSL bureau
I think we have concluded the ARRL Bureau is still the way to go as they are about the only game in town to batch send cards to most places on the planet. I now only use the outgoing bureau to respond to QSL requests of other stations. If it is a card I need for awards chasing, I send those direct or use OQRS or whatever method the DX station requires. If it costs me a few dollars, that is part of chasing DX. I used to send out maybe 20 or 25 cards at a time every few weeks. With the ARRL price increase, I'm now sending a much larger batch of cards less frequently. Will probably end up with three mailings in 2017.
There is another route for QSLing, www.globalqsl.com. I have not used them but I occasionally get a card from them included in the cards that come from the W4 Bureau. What is interesting is they are sending me some US cards. I guess they are sent from overseas so that is how they do it. The US cards are at least one year old so it is not very fast.
Bill #1688 FM16 in NC
From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Matthew King mrk.twg@...  <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 1:51:29 PM
Subject: Re:  QSL bureau
I think Jerry covered it pretty well. An 070 Bureau would be neat, but entirely too time/money/resource consuming to be feasible.
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director
On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 4:58 AM, Jerry n9avy@...  <070@...> wrote: