There’s a special way
of emptying your “In-coming cards” that you have
at the bureau.
Timing is everything,
and this weekend is a perfectly timed way of
emptying your incoming cards.
It’s the CQ World
Wide Contest, SSB contest.
Although this is a
club based on PSK 31, etc., it’s also about
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
Ur CQ Zone:
East Coast?...ur in
cq zone 5
Middle of the
US?...ur in cq zone 4
West Coast? Ur in cq
Alaska? Ur in cq zone
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
That’s “59 03 go
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
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
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
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.
DXCC Honor Roll
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 10:33 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
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
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 &
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 hope !