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Re: QSL Cards

boat.anchor@...
 

Joe

With the rate of interested participants I expect to be able to supply you with a shoebox full of virgin cards at year end.
Barry



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

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


Re: Shipping QSLs

Steve W3HF
 

IARU maintains a list.


Steve
W3HF


Re: Shipping QSLs

Don Bolstad K9DEB
 

Is there a list of the DX country's incoming bureau addresses some place???

Don K9DEB  #2007


Re: Shipping QSLs

Jerry N9AVY
 

RRR    
 
I  &  JA  were 0.8  and  0.7  oz.  , respectively/
 
 
Just  made up a bunch of envelopes for DX Bureaus.  Al the onesies/twosies will  go to ARRL.
 
 
Jerry  n9avy



From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Saturday, July 8, 2017 1:52 PM
Subject: [070] Re: Shipping QSLs

 
Jerry -

My approach would be the following:

- Separate out any set of cards for a single country that totals at least one full ounce. (Sounds like you have already done that with DL, I and JA.)
- Send those cards out direct to the country's incoming bureau, in units of full ounces. So if your "4.6 ounces of DL, I and JA" had 1.7 ounces of DL, 1.3 of I, and 1.6 ounces of JA, I'd send three one-ounce envelopes to those three bureaus.
- Set aside all the rest--the 3.7 ounces to "the rest of the world" as well as the 1.6 "extra" ounces of DL, I and JA.
- Wait until you have more cards to ship and then repeat.

Eventually you'll get to a point where you have a pile of cards that totals at least a half-pound, and they are all onesey-twosey-threesey sets to different countries. That may make a reasonable ARRL bureau shipment. All the rest will have been sent for only the $1.15 per ounce international rate, without either the $7 ARRL service fee or the extra cost of postage to Newington.

Steve
W3HF


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


Tried to figure this out shipping QSLs via direct to bureaus in Europe or via ARRL.
 
Have a total of 8.3 ounces of cards ready to be shipped.  If I ship them via ARRL Outgoing Bureau, it will be a cost of $17.35.
 
Now, if I separate out  the cards for DL, I, and JA that will remove 4.6 oz.  from the original 8.3 oz  which will leave 3.7 oz. to ship via ARRL.  However, the cost of the bureau shipments will come up to $7.40.
 
Adding this all up, I end up with a grand total  of $18.54 for shipping to bureaus and ARRL.   So it would appear that I've spent an extra buck trying to save a buck.   Forgot to figure in the cost of shipping to ARRL which probably is a few bucks more; so it appears that I may have saved a buck or two.  Think ARRL figured this all out so they are probably look like the cheaper way to go.
 
Guess I need to do more research on this.
 
Jerry  N9AVY



Re: Shipping QSLs

Steve W3HF
 

Jerry -

My approach would be the following:

- Separate out any set of cards for a single country that totals at least one full ounce. (Sounds like you have already done that with DL, I and JA.)
- Send those cards out direct to the country's incoming bureau, in units of full ounces. So if your "4.6 ounces of DL, I and JA" had 1.7 ounces of DL, 1.3 of I, and 1.6 ounces of JA, I'd send three one-ounce envelopes to those three bureaus.
- Set aside all the rest--the 3.7 ounces to "the rest of the world" as well as the 1.6 "extra" ounces of DL, I and JA.
- Wait until you have more cards to ship and then repeat.

Eventually you'll get to a point where you have a pile of cards that totals at least a half-pound, and they are all onesey-twosey-threesey sets to different countries. That may make a reasonable ARRL bureau shipment. All the rest will have been sent for only the $1.15 per ounce international rate, without either the $7 ARRL service fee or the extra cost of postage to Newington.

Steve
W3HF


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


Tried to figure this out shipping QSLs via direct to bureaus in Europe or via ARRL.
 
Have a total of 8.3 ounces of cards ready to be shipped.  If I ship them via ARRL Outgoing Bureau, it will be a cost of $17.35.
 
Now, if I separate out  the cards for DL, I, and JA that will remove 4.6 oz.  from the original 8.3 oz  which will leave 3.7 oz. to ship via ARRL.  However, the cost of the bureau shipments will come up to $7.40.
 
Adding this all up, I end up with a grand total  of $18.54 for shipping to bureaus and ARRL.   So it would appear that I've spent an extra buck trying to save a buck.   Forgot to figure in the cost of shipping to ARRL which probably is a few bucks more; so it appears that I may have saved a buck or two.  Think ARRL figured this all out so they are probably look like the cheaper way to go.
 
Guess I need to do more research on this.
 
Jerry  N9AVY


Re: Shipping QSLs

Jerry N9AVY
 

Morris:
 
 
Seems like a good way to go.   The Paypal method would be a nightmare for incoming bureaus, but since Incoming Bureau is ARRL sponsored , I doubt that would happen.
 
Jerry  n9avy



From: "wa4mit@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Saturday, July 8, 2017 1:39 PM
Subject: [070] Re: Shipping QSLs

 
If you have a PAYPAL acct you can ship through them and it is easier and use the first class rate for a 
package you can mail up to 13oz this way use a plastic self sealing envelope and you can stuff more in the envelope it is not height restricted like the normal first class envelope and you get a tracking number for free. I wish the incoming bureaus would use this method it would probably be difficult to keep up with the money but they could send more cards in one envelope for less money. Just my thoughts guys. 73 Morris



Re: Shipping QSLs

Morris WA4MIT
 

If you have a PAYPAL acct you can ship through them and it is easier and use the first class rate for a 
package you can mail up to 13oz this way use a plastic self sealing envelope and you can stuff more in the envelope it is not height restricted like the normal first class envelope and you get a tracking number for free. I wish the incoming bureaus would use this method it would probably be difficult to keep up with the money but they could send more cards in one envelope for less money. Just my thoughts guys. 73 Morris


Re: More on QSL Cards

Bill Williams
 

Jon,

The standard USPS post card is or at least was 3 1/2 by 5 1/2.  I have not seen a current post card so have no idea is they even still sell them.

Bill
AG4QX

On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Jon Greene - wx5nco wx5nco@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I've got a "newbie" question on QSL cards.  I've never had qsl cards made.  When I was active on HF, a few years ago, I thought about having some made, but never did.  I even thought about printing my own.  
Now, my question is, why was the qsl card made 3½x5½ and not 3x5 or 4x6 so we could use a standard unlined index card?
Just my random thoughts of the day. hihi
Jon

73
Jon Greene WX5NCO
Tulsa, Oklahoma EM26
070 - 592
30DMC - 1233
DMC - 741
EPC - 5134
1010 - 74420

 



On Saturday, July 8, 2017, 12:12:41 AM CDT, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 

 Used to do my own cards for  N9AVY/140 (Maxim Birthday Special )  and K9ATI using WB8RCR software  which .
is available if one searches for "WB8RCR QSL Card Maker".
 
Jerry N9AVY



From: "k9wis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, July 7, 2017 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: [070] More on QSL Cards

 
I refurbish and restore old qsl designs using Gimp and photoshop for hams who have old ones in their collections they want to restore and reproduce..like antique cards their dads and grandads (even great and great great grandpas) had. I lay out 4 on an 8/5 x 11 sheet and create a word document that they can print on their own printers using glossy card stock. if any of you are interested let me know..
check out my page http://qsl.net/k9wis/
Brian K9WIS

---- "Paula Johnson hamette@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
> Joe, I did the same using a picture I took. It is uniquely my area - view of Mt Baker across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Breathtaking! Check it out on QRZ.
>
> Paula K7PAX
>
> On Jul 7, 2017, at 11:07 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
> Bill,
> I decided to put one of my photographs on my card. I wanted something that said NEW ENGLAND so I think that fall foliage does well in that regard.
> Someday if I move to AZ I'll replace it with a cactus. hi hi.
>
> Joe
> KA1PPV #1482
>
>
> On Friday, July 7, 2017 10:39 AM, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> 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
>
>
>
>
>





Shipping QSLs

Jerry N9AVY
 


Tried to figure this out shipping QSLs via direct to bureaus in Europe or via ARRL.
 
Have a total of 8.3 ounces of cards ready to be shipped.  If I ship them via ARRL Outgoing Bureau, it will be a cost of $17.35.
 
Now, if I separate out  the cards for DL, I, and JA that will remove 4.6 oz.  from the original 8.3 oz  which will leave 3.7 oz. to ship via ARRL.  However, the cost of the bureau shipments will come up to $7.40.
 
Adding this all up, I end up with a grand total  of $18.54 for shipping to bureaus and ARRL.   So it would appear that I've spent an extra buck trying to save a buck.   Forgot to figure in the cost of shipping to ARRL which probably is a few bucks more; so it appears that I may have saved a buck or two.  Think ARRL figured this all out so they are probably look like the cheaper way to go.
 
Guess I need to do more research on this.
 
Jerry  N9AVY


Re: More on QSL Cards

ljl2002@att.net
 

Paula,
Nice!
Great card. Says it all.
With any luck I'll be able to get in it my collection some day.
73
Joe
KA1PPV


On Saturday, July 8, 2017 12:44 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Postal regulations !    They vary from U.S.  to Europe and other parts of world.  Many QSL cards are sent as postcards... it's a few cents cheaper
 
The standard 3 x 5 " index card is no longer acceptable as a postcard ... I think it may be because of cancelling machines in use today.
 
 The standard size now seems to  be  3   1/2  x  5   1/2  inches.   Some DX cards are 4 x 5  3/4 inches.  These seem to be the standards, but with bureau shipments they can be smaller (lighter weight - hence more cards per pound).
 
Using index cards for QSLs you would also run the risk of tearing/folding/creasing while going though postal system.
 
Earlier , I mentioned the WB8RCR  software which is free on the net.  Most office supply stores sell card stock by Avery which is postcard sized and comes 4 to a sheet. Cardstock is perforated and is easily separated for use. You can print this all with your computer/printer.  Have used this for QSLs and other applications -  works great.
 
Jerry  N9AVY


From: "Jon Greene - wx5nco wx5nco@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 8, 2017 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [070] More on QSL Cards

 
I've got a "newbie" question on QSL cards.  I've never had qsl cards made.  When I was active on HF, a few years ago, I thought about having some made, but never did.  I even thought about printing my own.  
Now, my question is, why was the qsl card made 3½x5½ and not 3x5 or 4x6 so we could use a standard unlined index card?
Just my random thoughts of the day. hihi
Jon

73
Jon Greene WX5NCO
Tulsa, Oklahoma EM26
070 - 592
30DMC - 1233
DMC - 741
EPC - 5134
1010 - 74420

 



On Saturday, July 8, 2017, 12:12:41 AM CDT, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 
 Used to do my own cards for  N9AVY/140 (Maxim Birthday Special )  and K9ATI using WB8RCR software  which .
is available if one searches for "WB8RCR QSL Card Maker".
 
Jerry N9AVY



From: "k9wis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, July 7, 2017 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: [070] More on QSL Cards

 
I refurbish and restore old qsl designs using Gimp and photoshop for hams who have old ones in their collections they want to restore and reproduce..like antique cards their dads and grandads (even great and great great grandpas) had. I lay out 4 on an 8/5 x 11 sheet and create a word document that they can print on their own printers using glossy card stock. if any of you are interested let me know..
check out my page http://qsl.net/k9wis/
Brian K9WIS

---- "Paula Johnson hamette@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
> Joe, I did the same using a picture I took. It is uniquely my area - view of Mt Baker across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Breathtaking! Check it out on QRZ.
>
> Paula K7PAX
>
> On Jul 7, 2017, at 11:07 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
> Bill,
> I decided to put one of my photographs on my card. I wanted something that said NEW ENGLAND so I think that fall foliage does well in that regard.
> Someday if I move to AZ I'll replace it with a cactus. hi hi.
>
> Joe
> KA1PPV #1482
>
>
> On Friday, July 7, 2017 10:39 AM, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> 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: More on QSL Cards

Jerry N9AVY
 

Postal regulations !    They vary from U.S.  to Europe and other parts of world.  Many QSL cards are sent as postcards... it's a few cents cheaper
 
The standard 3 x 5 " index card is no longer acceptable as a postcard ... I think it may be because of cancelling machines in use today.
 
 The standard size now seems to  be  3   1/2  x  5   1/2  inches.   Some DX cards are 4 x 5  3/4 inches.  These seem to be the standards, but with bureau shipments they can be smaller (lighter weight - hence more cards per pound).
 
Using index cards for QSLs you would also run the risk of tearing/folding/creasing while going though postal system.
 
Earlier , I mentioned the WB8RCR  software which is free on the net.  Most office supply stores sell card stock by Avery which is postcard sized and comes 4 to a sheet. Cardstock is perforated and is easily separated for use. You can print this all with your computer/printer.  Have used this for QSLs and other applications -  works great.
 
Jerry  N9AVY


From: "Jon Greene - wx5nco wx5nco@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 8, 2017 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [070] More on QSL Cards

 
I've got a "newbie" question on QSL cards.  I've never had qsl cards made.  When I was active on HF, a few years ago, I thought about having some made, but never did.  I even thought about printing my own.  
Now, my question is, why was the qsl card made 3½x5½ and not 3x5 or 4x6 so we could use a standard unlined index card?
Just my random thoughts of the day. hihi
Jon

73
Jon Greene WX5NCO
Tulsa, Oklahoma EM26
070 - 592
30DMC - 1233
DMC - 741
EPC - 5134
1010 - 74420

 



On Saturday, July 8, 2017, 12:12:41 AM CDT, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 
 Used to do my own cards for  N9AVY/140 (Maxim Birthday Special )  and K9ATI using WB8RCR software  which .
is available if one searches for "WB8RCR QSL Card Maker".
 
Jerry N9AVY



From: "k9wis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, July 7, 2017 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: [070] More on QSL Cards

 
I refurbish and restore old qsl designs using Gimp and photoshop for hams who have old ones in their collections they want to restore and reproduce..like antique cards their dads and grandads (even great and great great grandpas) had. I lay out 4 on an 8/5 x 11 sheet and create a word document that they can print on their own printers using glossy card stock. if any of you are interested let me know..
check out my page http://qsl.net/k9wis/
Brian K9WIS

---- "Paula Johnson hamette@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
> Joe, I did the same using a picture I took. It is uniquely my area - view of Mt Baker across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Breathtaking! Check it out on QRZ.
>
> Paula K7PAX
>
> On Jul 7, 2017, at 11:07 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
> Bill,
> I decided to put one of my photographs on my card. I wanted something that said NEW ENGLAND so I think that fall foliage does well in that regard.
> Someday if I move to AZ I'll replace it with a cactus. hi hi.
>
> Joe
> KA1PPV #1482
>
>
> On Friday, July 7, 2017 10:39 AM, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> 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: More on QSL Cards

Jon Greene - wx5nco <wx5nco@...>
 

I've got a "newbie" question on QSL cards.  I've never had qsl cards made.  When I was active on HF, a few years ago, I thought about having some made, but never did.  I even thought about printing my own.  
Now, my question is, why was the qsl card made 3½x5½ and not 3x5 or 4x6 so we could use a standard unlined index card?
Just my random thoughts of the day. hihi
Jon

73
Jon Greene WX5NCO
Tulsa, Oklahoma EM26
070 - 592
30DMC - 1233
DMC - 741
EPC - 5134
1010 - 74420

 



On Saturday, July 8, 2017, 12:12:41 AM CDT, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 

 Used to do my own cards for  N9AVY/140 (Maxim Birthday Special )  and K9ATI using WB8RCR software  which .
is available if one searches for "WB8RCR QSL Card Maker".
 
Jerry N9AVY



From: "k9wis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, July 7, 2017 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: [070] More on QSL Cards

 
I refurbish and restore old qsl designs using Gimp and photoshop for hams who have old ones in their collections they want to restore and reproduce..like antique cards their dads and grandads (even great and great great grandpas) had. I lay out 4 on an 8/5 x 11 sheet and create a word document that they can print on their own printers using glossy card stock. if any of you are interested let me know..
check out my page http://qsl.net/k9wis/
Brian K9WIS

---- "Paula Johnson hamette@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
> Joe, I did the same using a picture I took. It is uniquely my area - view of Mt Baker across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Breathtaking! Check it out on QRZ.
>
> Paula K7PAX
>
> On Jul 7, 2017, at 11:07 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
> Bill,
> I decided to put one of my photographs on my card. I wanted something that said NEW ENGLAND so I think that fall foliage does well in that regard.
> Someday if I move to AZ I'll replace it with a cactus. hi hi.
>
> Joe
> KA1PPV #1482
>
>
> On Friday, July 7, 2017 10:39 AM, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> 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: More on QSL Cards

Jerry N9AVY
 

 Used to do my own cards for  N9AVY/140 (Maxim Birthday Special )  and K9ATI using WB8RCR software  which .
is available if one searches for "WB8RCR QSL Card Maker".
 
Jerry N9AVY



From: "k9wis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, July 7, 2017 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: [070] More on QSL Cards

 
I refurbish and restore old qsl designs using Gimp and photoshop for hams who have old ones in their collections they want to restore and reproduce..like antique cards their dads and grandads (even great and great great grandpas) had. I lay out 4 on an 8/5 x 11 sheet and create a word document that they can print on their own printers using glossy card stock. if any of you are interested let me know..
check out my page http://qsl.net/k9wis/
Brian K9WIS

---- "Paula Johnson hamette@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
> Joe, I did the same using a picture I took. It is uniquely my area - view of Mt Baker across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Breathtaking! Check it out on QRZ.
>
> Paula K7PAX
>
> On Jul 7, 2017, at 11:07 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
> Bill,
> I decided to put one of my photographs on my card. I wanted something that said NEW ENGLAND so I think that fall foliage does well in that regard.
> Someday if I move to AZ I'll replace it with a cactus. hi hi.
>
> Joe
> KA1PPV #1482
>
>
> On Friday, July 7, 2017 10:39 AM, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> 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: More on QSL Cards

k9wis@...
 

I refurbish and restore old qsl designs using Gimp and photoshop for hams who have old ones in their collections they want to restore and reproduce..like antique cards their dads and grandads (even great and great great grandpas) had. I lay out 4 on an 8/5 x 11 sheet and create a word document that they can print on their own printers using glossy card stock. if any of you are interested let me know..
check out my page http://qsl.net/k9wis/
Brian K9WIS

---- "Paula Johnson hamette@hushmail.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Joe, I did the same using a picture I took. It is uniquely my area - view of Mt Baker across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Breathtaking! Check it out on QRZ.

Paula K7PAX

On Jul 7, 2017, at 11:07 AM, 'ljl2002@att.net' joe_molon@yahoo.com [070] <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Bill,
I decided to put one of my photographs on my card. I wanted something that said NEW ENGLAND so I think that fall foliage does well in that regard.
Someday if I move to AZ I'll replace it with a cactus. hi hi.

Joe
KA1PPV #1482


On Friday, July 7, 2017 10:39 AM, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@outlook.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



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





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Re: More on QSL Cards

Jim K5SP
 

Paula, when stationed on Whidbey Island in late 60's, there was a Naval Communications station on the old seaplane base.  I was a Radioman there, and sent out the weather reports for the Straits of Juan de Fuca on a ship/shore common (both USN and commercial ships could copy it) via CW.   Your mentioning of the Straits brought back some old memories.  Was moved from the seaplane base to the transmitter site at Rocky Point about six months into my tour there.  Was watch supervisor operating and maintaining high power hf transmitters.

Jim K5SP

On 7/7/2017 1:33 PM, Paula Johnson hamette@... [070] wrote:
 
Joe, I did the same using a picture I took. It is uniquely my area - view of Mt Baker across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Breathtaking! Check it out on QRZ.

Paula K7PAX

On Jul 7, 2017, at 11:07 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 
Bill,
I decided to put one of my photographs on my card.  I wanted something that said NEW ENGLAND so I think that fall foliage does well in that regard.
Someday if I move to AZ I'll replace it with a cactus. hi hi.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Friday, July 7, 2017 10:39 AM, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
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: More on QSL Cards

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Joe, I did the same using a picture I took. It is uniquely my area - view of Mt Baker across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Breathtaking! Check it out on QRZ.

Paula K7PAX

On Jul 7, 2017, at 11:07 AM, 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Bill,
I decided to put one of my photographs on my card.  I wanted something that said NEW ENGLAND so I think that fall foliage does well in that regard.
Someday if I move to AZ I'll replace it with a cactus. hi hi.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Friday, July 7, 2017 10:39 AM, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
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: More on QSL Cards [2 Attachments]

ljl2002@att.net
 

Bill,
I decided to put one of my photographs on my card.  I wanted something that said NEW ENGLAND so I think that fall foliage does well in that regard.
Someday if I move to AZ I'll replace it with a cactus. hi hi.

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Friday, July 7, 2017 10:39 AM, "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
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: 10-10 International QSO Party

ljl2002@att.net
 

Marty,

I did the same thing with WSPR.  I hadn't heard of propnet either so I'm glad it was brought up. Tnx.
Every little edge helps.

73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Friday, July 7, 2017 1:10 AM, "ka5dwi@... [070]" <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: More on QSL Cards

Jerry N9AVY
 

Working all those years at bureau, occasionally there would be a batch of cards that would come through looking as though they had been stowed in the cargo hold of a ship or were unloaded from an airplane while it was raining.  Yes, they were WET and the ink was smeared.  Some were almost totally illegible. The that cards were also soggy, too.
 
Didn't happen often, but when it did it was messy.  Always try to use ink that is permanent/indelible, just in case.

Think the worst scare was just after 9/11 when all the bureau staff got notices about the possibility of poisons being shipped with cards ...  anthrax, etc. 
 
Jerry  N9AVY


From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Friday, July 7, 2017 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [070] More on QSL Cards

 
Oh, I use a regular point red sharpie to enter the other call sign on the card.  It stands out.  The rest of the info is done with a fine point black sharpie.  Found ink tends to smear and bleed on the card stock.  I had one returned that way.  Sharpies work well.


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, July 7, 2017 10:55:22 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] More on QSL Cards
 
 
Bill !
 
 
That's the way to do it.  
 
Liked your remarks about Cuban & French stations.  The French station is probably the one who sends pieces of paper rather than real cards ... I have enough to wallpaper a room  

If you work a lot of JA  stations you'll find they will QSL every time they work you...  I have several 10m QSLs , all with same station. Better to have several than none.
 
When I get too many from a station I just ignore them  unless it's different band/mode.
 
When I ship via bureau  having a blank side on my card , I will write the call sign of station in large letters; so the card sorters don't go blind trying to read those small labels or my lousy handwriting.
 
Bill.... a good thread.  Hope some learn from this.
 
73,  Jerry   N9AVY  #454

From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Friday, July 7, 2017 9:39 AM
Subject: [070] More on QSL Cards [2 Attachments]

 
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


 




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