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More on QSL Cards

Bill Garwood
 

The QSL Card thread had changed so here are some additional comments.


I respond to QSL card requests as a courtesy to other ham operators.  (Except for that guy in Cuba who has sent me 10+ cards direct and that guy in France who has sent me 15+ cards via the bureau, I respond to each and every request.  I've sent both of them multiple cards but not duplicates for the same PSK31 QSOs.)


I want my cards to be attractive.  I design the front to help promote things that I am passionate about.  My latest cards have something about NC aviation history and US Coast Guard aviation.  I get them from the same place that Jerry gets his.  1000 cards for under $100.00 delivered.


All of my information is on the other side of the card.  There is no reason to have to flip it over and over to see any of the QSO details.  The back side of the card is a standard form from the card vendor.


All bureau cards are sorted with the back side up showing everything needed to get them moving through the network.


I really don't care whether my cards get permanently stashed in a shoe box or get more prominently displayed in someone's shack.  I'm having fun with ham radio.


Happy Radio and have a great weekend!


Bill N4GBK #1688 FM16



 


Re: QSL Cards

ljl2002@att.net
 

Barry,
I saw your sig over here in CT last evening but you faded before I got my chance.
I would definitely take the card if we QSO because of the unusual callsign.
I'll keep looking for ya.  I have until the end of the year so who knows?

So far I've collected five special Canadian calls and always looking for more.

73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:01 PM, "k9wis@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
I was thinking that very thing when I tossed a bunch of cards in my box the other day...looked at them once and who ever cleans my shack when I become a silent key will just toss them in the trash without a second thought..same with all those awards that are stuck in a folder

I found a book at the bookstore a while back where a hams's son took all his dad's qsls and made a memoir of his dad's ham activities using the cards as story points..its titled "Hello World!, a life of ham radio"..a very interesting and nostalgic read..

Brian K9WIS

---- "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
> Problem is most hams toss nice cards in a box and forget about them.  Seems like  a waste, doesn't it ? BTW, read back over my email ... Sorry  I called you Garry   ... stupid typo. Garry is in Vancouver somewhere... used to be in Pt. Alberni. Jerry  n9avy  
>
> From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
> To: 070@...
> Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 5:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [070] QSL Cards
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>   JerryI purposely neglected to describe the cards but seeing as you wish to compare mine are matte photo on the front (full colour) and black print on the back.Barry
>
>
> ---In 070@..., wrote :
>
> Geez Barry !  $65 for 150 cards ???   That isn't cheap.  I went to UX5UO Print in Ukraine and got 1000  for almost the same price. Nice cards, one sided, 2 colour and the shipping was included. Took about 2 weeks from Ukraine.  He did nice job, too  , and put a stock logo on, too ! Jerry  N9AVY
>
> From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
> To: 070@...
> Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 3:58 PM
> Subject: [070] QSL Cards
>
>  On the subject of QSL cards I promised a couple weeks ago to supply a summary of my card activity for my 2 special event callsigns for 1st six months this year. I do ask for SASE or couple green stamps to help with printing and postage.
> CF7GEMCallsign cost  $0.00card printing 150 cards $65..00contacts - 898 to end of JuneQSL card requests - 6  or 0.668% of contacts want the card
> VB7150Callsign cost  $67.00card printing 150 cards $65..00contacts - 2382 to end of JuneQSL card requests - 23  or  0.965% want the card
> I had initially ordered what I anticipated to be a one month supply of cards and it looks like I have more than enough for the whole year. I will let you draw your own conclusions. If you need any more info please ask.Barry
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Re: 13 Colonies

ljl2002@att.net
 

Rick,
I'm still holding out for K2M in PA.  I still don't have my home State of CT.  He has only been on 20m and we are too close to work right now.  He was running PSK63 but it was extremely faint.  I'm hoping that he jumps down on 40m like some have in the evening.  K2G has really been cranking them out.  I'll bet they come in with the most Q's.
There's still time so hang in there.
GL
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Thursday, July 6, 2017 11:22 AM, "n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Thanks Steve and Joe.  I had no joy yesterday.  Am continuing to try today...but it is all done by midnight EDT tonight.  Not too promising from here.  Looks like heavy thunderstorms and lightning will shut me down again this afternoon and early evening.  Oh well, that is what happens this time of year in central Florida.  I'm just staying home and sweating with the oldies this summer.  Wait a minute....drat!......I am one of those oldies!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: PropNET

Thomas Kisner <tom@...>
 


I believe I've gotten e-mail from PropNet when I've been spotted by them.  Very handy tool.

73,

Tom KN6Q

On Jul 7, 2017, at 7:09 AM, Marty martygrove@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Figured I'd change the subject line to be more in line with the topic. 

Well... color me dazzled.  So it is a true, real-time propagation network.  And if I understood your email correctly, it uses just the PSK31 protocol now?  I haven't had a chance to read up on PropNET yet... will do so soon.  I'm interested in seeing what the ham's use for their radios on PropNet; do they use their barefoot (turned down to 5 or 10 watts) or QRP rigs?  Are they using kits (i.e Altoids can kits) and leave them dedicated to PropNet reporting?  I'm sure I'll gather all that info when I pour through the docs at PropNet. 

Thanks again Art.  Very interesting stuff.

Marty - KJ4LQX


On 07/07/2017 01:07 AM, ka5dwi@... [070] wrote:
 

HI Marty,

PropNET is just an adhoc group of Hams that have been doing real time propagation reporting for over 15 years. It once used AX.25 on 6 Meters and in 2004 got smarter, switched to PSK31, developed software, used LiveX to warehouse sent and received formatted packets and make real time reporting maps. In 2010, the ability to report on captures of non-PropNET PSK31 was added.

They are not affiliated with any other groups, but I would put their reporting as good as and better that all of the others. It is highly accurate and has very minimal errors.
 
On 10 Meters, you will find no less than 10 active PropNET stations during the Es season, usually many more.
We usually run no more than 10 watts, most less (I run 5) and besides our timed formatted packets (call, 6 character grid square, PHG code) we also have our Robots turned on.  It's a good way to find out if you are getting out. 
You can find us on any band, but the most popular are 10, 30 and 6 Meters.  FCC rules only allow us to operate near PSK31 activity on those 3 bands. On 10 Meters we operate at 28.1188 MHz +1500 Hz. 

I have been active with them off and on since 2004.  You will find a number of research papers and Blog posts I have written about 10-Meter propagation linked on the website. They are all mathematical/statistical based. I am a retired Banker and Math educator. I like to dazzle and baffle everyone with charts.

They are always looking for participants. www.propnet.org

73 Art KA5DWI/7 #2518
 




Sent via the http://KN6Q.org server in Briar Texas.


Re: PropNET

Marty Grove
 

Figured I'd change the subject line to be more in line with the topic. 

Well... color me dazzled.  So it is a true, real-time propagation network.  And if I understood your email correctly, it uses just the PSK31 protocol now?  I haven't had a chance to read up on PropNET yet... will do so soon.  I'm interested in seeing what the ham's use for their radios on PropNet; do they use their barefoot (turned down to 5 or 10 watts) or QRP rigs?  Are they using kits (i.e Altoids can kits) and leave them dedicated to PropNet reporting?  I'm sure I'll gather all that info when I pour through the docs at PropNet. 

Thanks again Art.  Very interesting stuff.

Marty - KJ4LQX


On 07/07/2017 01:07 AM, ka5dwi@... [070] wrote:
 

HI Marty,

PropNET is just an adhoc group of Hams that have been doing real time propagation reporting for over 15 years. It once used AX.25 on 6 Meters and in 2004 got smarter, switched to PSK31, developed software, used LiveX to warehouse sent and received formatted packets and make real time reporting maps. In 2010, the ability to report on captures of non-PropNET PSK31 was added.

They are not affiliated with any other groups, but I would put their reporting as good as and better that all of the others. It is highly accurate and has very minimal errors.
 
On 10 Meters, you will find no less than 10 active PropNET stations during the Es season, usually many more.
We usually run no more than 10 watts, most less (I run 5) and besides our timed formatted packets (call, 6 character grid square, PHG code) we also have our Robots turned on.  It's a good way to find out if you are getting out. 
You can find us on any band, but the most popular are 10, 30 and 6 Meters.  FCC rules only allow us to operate near PSK31 activity on those 3 bands. On 10 Meters we operate at 28.1188 MHz +1500 Hz. 

I have been active with them off and on since 2004.  You will find a number of research papers and Blog posts I have written about 10-Meter propagation linked on the website. They are all mathematical/statistical based. I am a retired Banker and Math educator. I like to dazzle and baffle everyone with charts.

They are always looking for participants. www.propnet.org

73 Art KA5DWI/7 #2518
 


Re: 10-10 International QSO Party

K7DWI Art
 

HI Marty,
PropNET is just an adhoc group of Hams that have been doing real time propagation reporting for over 15 years. It once used AX.25 on 6 Meters and in 2004 got smarter, switched to PSK31, developed software, used LiveX to warehouse sent and received formatted packets and make real time reporting maps. In 2010, the ability to report on captures of non-PropNET PSK31 was added.

They are not affiliated with any other groups, but I would put their reporting as good as and better that all of the others. It is highly accurate and has very minimal errors.
 
On 10 Meters, you will find no less than 10 active PropNET stations during the Es season, usually many more.
We usually run no more than 10 watts, most less (I run 5) and besides our timed formatted packets (call, 6 character grid square, PHG code) we also have our Robots turned on.  It's a good way to find out if you are getting out. 
You can find us on any band, but the most popular are 10, 30 and 6 Meters.  FCC rules only allow us to operate near PSK31 activity on those 3 bands. On 10 Meters we operate at 28.1188 MHz +1500 Hz. 

I have been active with them off and on since 2004.  You will find a number of research papers and Blog posts I have written about 10-Meter propagation linked on the website. They are all mathematical/statistical based. I am a retired Banker and Math educator. I like to dazzle and baffle everyone with charts.

They are always looking for participants. www.propnet.org

73 Art KA5DWI/7 #2518
 


Re: QSL Cards

k9wis@...
 

I was thinking that very thing when I tossed a bunch of cards in my box the other day...looked at them once and who ever cleans my shack when I become a silent key will just toss them in the trash without a second thought..same with all those awards that are stuck in a folder

I found a book at the bookstore a while back where a hams's son took all his dad's qsls and made a memoir of his dad's ham activities using the cards as story points..its titled "Hello World!, a life of ham radio"..a very interesting and nostalgic read..

Brian K9WIS



---- "Jerry n9avy@sbcglobal.net [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Problem is most hams toss nice cards in a box and forget about them.  Seems like  a waste, doesn't it ? BTW, read back over my email ... Sorry  I called you Garry   ... stupid typo. Garry is in Vancouver somewhere... used to be in Pt. Alberni. Jerry  n9avy  

From: "boat.anchor@yahoo.ca [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [070] QSL Cards

  JerryI purposely neglected to describe the cards but seeing as you wish to compare mine are matte photo on the front (full colour) and black print on the back.Barry


---In 070@yahoogroups.com, <n9avy@...> wrote :

Geez Barry !  $65 for 150 cards ???   That isn't cheap.  I went to UX5UO Print in Ukraine and got 1000  for almost the same price. Nice cards, one sided, 2 colour and the shipping was included. Took about 2 weeks from Ukraine.  He did nice job, too  , and put a stock logo on, too ! Jerry  N9AVY

From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 3:58 PM
Subject: [070] QSL Cards

 On the subject of QSL cards I promised a couple weeks ago to supply a summary of my card activity for my 2 special event callsigns for 1st six months this year. I do ask for SASE or couple green stamps to help with printing and postage.
CF7GEMCallsign cost  $0.00card printing 150 cards $65..00contacts - 898 to end of JuneQSL card requests - 6  or 0.668% of contacts want the card
VB7150Callsign cost  $67.00card printing 150 cards $65..00contacts - 2382 to end of JuneQSL card requests - 23  or  0.965% want the card
I had initially ordered what I anticipated to be a one month supply of cards and it looks like I have more than enough for the whole year. I will let you draw your own conclusions. If you need any more info please ask.Barry



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Re: 10 M is open right now...Im making contacts east and south

james quinby <james.quinby@...>
 

Plagued with fldigi problems but still managed to say Hi to K9WIS!

On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 7:40 PM randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Wow, that was fast. Worked AK4MK  and the band died


Randy

W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Marty martygrove@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 8:37 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 10 M is open right now...Im making contacts east and south
 

 

Argh... it figures! 

I just pulled up all my radials (using a vertical for 10M here) last night.  They have been laying on my lawn temporarily.  Was planning on burying (stapling them down) this weekend.  I'm currently out there right now (huff-puff-huff-puff) trying to get some down to see if I can catch some 10M action.  hihi

Marty - KJ4LQX


On 07/06/2017 07:54 PM, k9wis@... [070] wrote:
 

10 is open...give it a holler at 23:52Z

Brian K9WIS



Re: 10-10 International QSO Party

Marty Grove
 

How in the  *!@&$@  did I not ever run across PropNET before??? 

Thanks Art for the tip.  I wonder how they get their data (is it from spotting clusters)?  I'll need to look that up.  I typically look at sites like WSPR to see if their any band openings... I'll be adding PropNET to my arsenal now. 

Marty - KJ4LQX


On 07/06/2017 06:37 PM, ka5dwi@... [070] wrote:
 

Hi Marty,

I have been seeing a few CQs out here in Arizona on my 10 Meter PropNET operation (28.1188 MHz).
Like you said, by the time I see them and look for them, they have been gone.

The sun has been a bit of a pill this week. Solar winds have been pretty disturbed.
Be patient. I think by the weekend it will improve or at least a few more on.

I hope to get on a little tomorrow and Saturday myself. Check PropNET to see real-time reports.
http://propnet.org/catch3.php?band=HY&last=4&call=&center=US
The band is a little open now. 22:30 UTC

73 Art Jackson KA5DWI Arizona
#2518 10X#40849 
 


Re: 10 M is open right now...Im making contacts east and south

Randy True
 

Wow, that was fast. Worked AK4MK  and the band died


Randy

W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Marty martygrove@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 8:37 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 10 M is open right now...Im making contacts east and south
 
 

Argh... it figures! 

I just pulled up all my radials (using a vertical for 10M here) last night.  They have been laying on my lawn temporarily.  Was planning on burying (stapling them down) this weekend.  I'm currently out there right now (huff-puff-huff-puff) trying to get some down to see if I can catch some 10M action.  hihi

Marty - KJ4LQX


On 07/06/2017 07:54 PM, k9wis@... [070] wrote:
 

10 is open...give it a holler at 23:52Z

Brian K9WIS



Re: 10 M is open right now...Im making contacts east and south

Marty Grove
 

Argh... it figures! 

I just pulled up all my radials (using a vertical for 10M here) last night.  They have been laying on my lawn temporarily.  Was planning on burying (stapling them down) this weekend.  I'm currently out there right now (huff-puff-huff-puff) trying to get some down to see if I can catch some 10M action.  hihi

Marty - KJ4LQX


On 07/06/2017 07:54 PM, k9wis@... [070] wrote:
 

10 is open...give it a holler at 23:52Z

Brian K9WIS



Re: 10 M is open right now...Im making contacts east and south

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Nice to run into you on 10m, Brian!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 7:54 PM, k9wis@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

10 is open...give it a holler at 23:52Z

Brian K9WIS



Re: QSL bureau

Steve W3HF
 

I was the "other member" talking to Jerry over the past weekend, so let me summarize my position with respect to Bill's comments.

> 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 agree that's true for small quantities of cards to individual countries. But ARRL's prices now are higher than direct mail to incoming bureaus (which was Jerry's initial question). ARRL's base charge is $1.15 per ounce, which is exactly what it costs to mail a one-ounce envelope overseas. So if you have 6 or 8 or 10 (depending on weight) cards to send to a single country, you will absolutely save money sending direct to that country's incoming bureau (as you won't have to also pay for the postage to Newington). You'll also save processing time, as your cards will go direct to the bureau, instead of going to Newington to be re-sorted. That's going to be my plan going forward.


But if you only have small quantities of cards for each country--much less than one ounce's worth--but a reasonable-sized total package (like more than a half pound) then the ARRL's outgoing bureau may be a reasonable choice. This is driven by the $7 per order service charge that ARRL now imposes.  


> I now only use the outgoing bureau to respond to QSL requests of other stations.


That's pretty much where I am now, too. I used to routinely send a smattering of random cards, but now it's really only for those who request it.


>  With the ARRL price increase, I'm now sending a much larger batch of cards less frequently.  


I think that's the right approach, and probably the intent of the ARRL changes.


Steve

W3HF



10 M is open right now...Im making contacts east and south

k9wis@...
 

10 is open...give it a holler at 23:52Z

Brian K9WIS


Re: QSL bureau

Morris WA4MIT
 

Hello I have been using Global QSL for over a year now and love it. You design your own card with their download software you can incorporate your own photos and emblems or they will design you a card. Each batch of received cards I mark in HRD to then be able to export these particular QSO`S and upload to GQSL for processing and they mail them out. I find this so much easier than answering and filling out cards. I am not a QSL collector anyway so I really like the Global deal. I believe there are others doing this type service but I really have not looked into that. Global is very reasonable I think since they take care of everything. They also will print and send you cards to use for direct replies. 
73
Morris WA4MIT

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, 10:59:28 AM CDT, Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 

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.

www.globalqsl.com
You only pay for the amount of cards you use, no loss of cards. Don't waste time, enjoy ham radio and the fun of getting QSL cards without the burden of writing them.
Y'all have fun and I'll see you on the waterfall.

Happy Radio!

Bill #1688  FM16 in NC

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Matthew King mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 1:51:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 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.

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 4:58 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Had that conversation with another member over the weekend. 
 
Spent 16 years working with ARRL Incoming QSL Bureau; so I have some idea about bureaus. Put in 8 to 16 hours a month just keeping up with the sorting and mailing.  Incoming QSLs at Bureau have fallen off by as much  as 50% or more in past 16 years ; undoubtedly due to LoTW, Eqsl, QRZ.com, HRD and other such services.
 
To put it plain and simple as I can, it's not a feasible idea because of the costs and time involved in the sorting and mailing of the cards.  Someone would have to sacrifice many hours of their time to organize and keep it running. The cost of international postage would have to be charged to someone and I doubt the PODXS has sufficient funds to fund such an operation.
 
Think it would be best to use ARRL Outgoing Bureau or try to ship cards to various DX Bureaus.  BTW, ARRL Outgoing/Incoming Bureaus only accept QSLs for USA stations if they're coming from DX stations outside U.S.; so if you send QSLs to other stations in US you will have to use snail mail.
 
Please note that there are many DX countries which do not have bureaus , but if they do they require that stations in that be members (like Germany , DARC Bureau, only members cab receive QSLs ...  have had a number a returned QSLs recently from DARC). Add to this the fact that bureaus are notoriously slow and one can wait a year or more for their QSL to be answered. (My record is 38 years from a Russian !)
 
PODXS running its own bureau would be ill-advised and would certainly be a large money sucking hole. This is probably something has looked into at one time or another . 
 
Hope I covered this subject. It's 4 am here and I'm probably not to coherent.
 
73,
 
Jerry  N9AVY  #454



From: "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:48 AM
Subject: [070] QSL bureau

 
Have the higher ups ever considered starting a QSL Bureau for 070?

Randy
W4RTT





Re: QSL Cards

Jerry N9AVY
 

Problem is most hams toss nice cards in a box and forget about them.  Seems like  a waste, doesn't it ?
 
BTW, read back over my email ... Sorry  I called you Garry   ... stupid typo. Garry is in Vancouver somewhere... used to be in Pt. Alberni.
 
Jerry  n9avy
 
 



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [070] QSL Cards

 
Jerry
I purposely neglected to describe the cards but seeing as you wish to compare mine are matte photo on the front (full colour) and black print on the back.
Barry



---In 070@..., wrote :

Geez Barry !  $65 for 150 cards ???   That isn't cheap.  I went to UX5UO Print in Ukraine and got 1000  for almost the same price. Nice cards, one sided, 2 colour and the shipping was included. Took about 2 weeks from Ukraine.  He did nice job, too  , and put a stock logo on, too !
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 3:58 PM
Subject: [070] QSL Cards

 
On the subject of QSL cards I promised a couple weeks ago to supply a summary of my card activity for my 2 special event callsigns for 1st six months this year. I do ask for SASE or couple green stamps to help with printing and postage.

CF7GEM
Callsign cost  $0.00
card printing 150 cards $65..00
contacts - 898 to end of June
QSL card requests - 6  or 0.668% of contacts want the card

VB7150
Callsign cost  $67.00
card printing 150 cards $65..00
contacts - 2382 to end of June
QSL card requests - 23  or  0.965% want the card

I had initially ordered what I anticipated to be a one month supply of cards and it looks like I have more than enough for the whole year. 
I will let you draw your own conclusions. 
If you need any more info please ask.
Barry







Re: QSL Cards

boat.anchor@...
 

Jerry
I purposely neglected to describe the cards but seeing as you wish to compare mine are matte photo on the front (full colour) and black print on the back.
Barry



---In 070@..., <n9avy@...> wrote :

Geez Barry !  $65 for 150 cards ???   That isn't cheap.  I went to UX5UO Print in Ukraine and got 1000  for almost the same price. Nice cards, one sided, 2 colour and the shipping was included. Took about 2 weeks from Ukraine.  He did nice job, too  , and put a stock logo on, too !
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 3:58 PM
Subject: [070] QSL Cards

 
On the subject of QSL cards I promised a couple weeks ago to supply a summary of my card activity for my 2 special event callsigns for 1st six months this year. I do ask for SASE or couple green stamps to help with printing and postage.

CF7GEM
Callsign cost  $0.00
card printing 150 cards $65..00
contacts - 898 to end of June
QSL card requests - 6  or 0.668% of contacts want the card

VB7150
Callsign cost  $67.00
card printing 150 cards $65..00
contacts - 2382 to end of June
QSL card requests - 23  or  0.965% want the card

I had initially ordered what I anticipated to be a one month supply of cards and it looks like I have more than enough for the whole year. 
I will let you draw your own conclusions. 
If you need any more info please ask.
Barry





Re: 10-10 International QSO Party

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Marty — I have had a few contacts on PSK31 but not in the SO76 this time.  I have heard several signals 
during the day but none of them have been 10-10 members so I just keep tuning.  Occasionally I have called
CQ 10-10 but don’t get any responses.  We just have to keep plugging away.

And, YES, I miss those days as well.  Wish they would come back !!!

Dan Morris   KZ3T  10-10# 41015

I live to live for Him!



On Jul 6, 2017, at 5:58 PM, Marty martygrove@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Just curious if anyone is or will be attempting the 10-10 Spirit of 76 
QSO party?  http://www.ten-ten.org/Forms/Spirit.pdf

I listened to 10 meters for a bit yesterday late in the day and heard 
stations rolling in and out as the propagation ebbed and flowed. But 
the band wasn't consistent enough to make even one QSO. I sure do miss 
pass summer days when I could tune up/down the 10 meter band and hear 
all kinds of stations from way off places.

This QSO party covers several modes, including PSK31. I was curious if 
anyone has had any success working any mode yet?

Marty - KJ4LQX



Re: 10-10 International QSO Party

K7DWI Art
 

Hi Marty,
I have been seeing a few CQs out here in Arizona on my 10 Meter PropNET operation (28.1188 MHz).
Like you said, by the time I see them and look for them, they have been gone.

The sun has been a bit of a pill this week. Solar winds have been pretty disturbed.
Be patient. I think by the weekend it will improve or at least a few more on.

I hope to get on a little tomorrow and Saturday myself. Check PropNET to see real-time reports.
http://propnet.org/catch3.php?band=HY&last=4&call=&center=US
The band is a little open now. 22:30 UTC

73 Art Jackson KA5DWI Arizona
#2518 10X#40849 
 


Re: Σχετ: QSL Cards

Jerry N9AVY
 

... and did he throw in a bottle of ouzo as well  ???   
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "mitropoylos antonios sv2flq@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:59 PM
Subject: Σχετ: [070] QSL Cards

 
Hi to all,
This is a real steal. Before a year ago I ordered 3000 cards, 2 colors front 2 colors on back side, from SV7JAR and the cost including shipping was 105 euros.

73
SV2FLQ


Στις 12:44 π.μ. Παρασκευή, 7 Ιουλίου 2017, ο/η "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> έγραψε:


 
Geez Barry !  $65 for 150 cards ???   That isn't cheap.  I went to UX5UO Print in Ukraine and got 1000  for almost the same price. Nice cards, one sided, 2 colour and the shipping was included. Took about 2 weeks from Ukraine.  He did nice job, too  , and put a stock logo on, too !
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 3:58 PM
Subject: [070] QSL Cards

 
On the subject of QSL cards I promised a couple weeks ago to supply a summary of my card activity for my 2 special event callsigns for 1st six months this year. I do ask for SASE or couple green stamps to help with printing and postage.

CF7GEM
Callsign cost  $0.00
card printing 150 cards $65..00
contacts - 898 to end of June
QSL card requests - 6  or 0.668% of contacts want the card

VB7150
Callsign cost  $67.00
card printing 150 cards $65..00
contacts - 2382 to end of June
QSL card requests - 23  or  0.965% want the card

I had initially ordered what I anticipated to be a one month supply of cards and it looks like I have more than enough for the whole year. 
I will let you draw your own conclusions. 
If you need any more info please ask.
Barry








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