There’s a special way of
emptying your “In-coming cards” that you have at the
Timing is everything, and this
weekend is a perfectly timed way of emptying your
It’s the CQ World Wide
Contest, SSB contest.
Although this is a club based
on PSK 31, etc., it’s also about mutual aid.
And as an old contester dating
back to the early 70’s, here’s what I can contribue
to the effort;
The CQWW, SSB Contest, is the
single most popular contest for HF that there is.
It starts at 0000 Z this
Ur CQ Zone:
East Coast?...ur in cq zone 5
Middle of the US?...ur in cq
West Coast? Ur in cq zone 3
Alaska? Ur in cq zone 1
So my report to someone is 59
03. It’s that simple. If it’s a JA station, (V E R Y
common from the left coast in every dx contest), my
report to them is “go-que camo-she dozo”.
That’s “59 03 go ahead”
Work as many dx stations as
you can hear! Believe me, you’ll hear DX that maybe
you hadn’t heard before!
Since the advent of LotW,
that’s how a lot of the guys will qsl to you.
But, I won the CQWW, 40m, Hi
Power back in the late 70’s or early 80’s...I have
to find the certificate...I received a shoe box full
of cards over the next 90 days...
Work as many JA’s as possible!
They love paper cards!...
Also, a tip: Sunday evening as
we approach 0000Z, Monday...the end of the
contest... It’s Monday morning in JA! All the
contesters have gone to work. All except their
Novice class operators! (Mostly kids) They have ssb
privilages on some HF bands, with 25 watt max.
Thats how to clean out your
cards at the bureau!
My experience is to send the
bureau a few bucks. They prefer to choose the
envelopes they use. A lot of dx stations have some
crazy sized cards.
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Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 10:33 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service
Subject:  QSLs from Bureau
Got a nice stack of 32 QSLs from ARRL bureau
this morning. Went through and found 2 new
band/countries for Challenge which puts me
at 1414. The usual bunch if DL/I/9A/G etc.
but some needed answering... those who
didn't check PSE or TNX of gave no
indication of a card wanted got nada ! (Hey,
it's on my QRZ page !)
you work DX on PSK or any other modes, you
*need* to have envelopes on file with
current name, call sign and address. Last
year I sent them a dozen envelopes with a
"Forever" stamp on each envelope. Some
bureaus will toss cards after a year and
some will hang onto them. After 16 years I
retired from the ARRL Incoming Bureau...
just old & tired .
going through cards... one was funny and had
a radio with "split" marked on both
receivers and a " Mr. Potato Head" figure
in front of radio except it was a Banana
If you don't get puns, you probably won't
get it .
back for a weekend full of PSK31 QSOs ... I