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Author Topic: Outgoing QSL via Bureau w/o ARRL?  (Read 1614 times)
W1CEW
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« on: December 05, 2007, 08:36:31 AM »

So I've got a small stash of DX QSL's that I need to respond to, that I received from my local W1 bureau.  Having never sent QSL's through an outgoing bureau, everything I've come across indicates that I need an ARRL membership to do this.  True?

Thanks and 73,

Chuck
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K7UNZ
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 09:00:43 AM »

That's true Chuck....outgoing is for members.

There are, however, some "privately run" outfits that do the outgoing QSL thing as well.  Can't give you any references right off hand.  Either way you're going to pay for the service. Maybe another reader can supply that info....

73, Jim/k7unz


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KB9CRY
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 10:51:03 AM »

Yes, ARRL membership is required to use their Outgoing service.  I think the private service is WF5E? (or something like that).  You can also mail cards to any foreign QSL buro on your own (but if you do that, you might as well mail them direct.  Or, you can give instructions and a rubber stamp to your Incoming Buro handlers and have them stamp incoming cards with words like "No membership in QSL Bureau" and have them rejected and returned.

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W1CEW
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 11:09:41 AM »

Thanks very much!

I found his site: http://www.qsl.net/wf5e/

Looks like he has to charge $1 per 2 cards.  For practical purposes, that's just too darned close to direct cost at my volume.  

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W8RSI
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 07:53:29 PM »

An important note:

ARRL Outgoing service requires membership

ARRL incoming service is free to any US-licensed amateur

Just look on their website and get in contact with the person that handles cards for your region and suffix to see if you have any waiting, and to get some stamped envelopes to him/her


-Paul W8RSI
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N8UZE
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2007, 10:05:25 AM »

You can send your cards direct to the foreign bureaus.  Any one can do this without membership in any society such as the ARRL.  Addresses are listed here:

http://www.iaru.org/iaruqsl.html

For example, if you have 10 cards to send to Germany, instead of mailing each one direct to the recipient, mail the batch of 10 to the German bureau.

Although only ARRL members can use the outgoing ARRL bureau, all US hams can receive cards via the ARRL bureau.
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N1EY
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 11:00:09 AM »

The German bureau only send to DARC members.
Check to see if they QSL via bureau!

N1EY
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AK4QA
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2007, 04:41:59 PM »

Try this club.  

http://www.3905ccn.com/

As they not only have a regular bureau, they also have a handicap one as well.

Plus its a great DX community with active nets daily and lots of rewards.

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