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Author Topic: Airmailing QSL Cards  (Read 564 times)
N2EIK
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« on: March 03, 2007, 03:58:49 PM »

Back when I was very active about 20 years ago I use to QSL overseas frequently. I used to go down to the local drug store and buy a box of 50 AIRMAIL envelopes (the were the 3 5/8 X 6 1/2 size) for a buck or two and slap an airmail stamp on it and I could fit my QSL card and an SASE in it.
I just got back from shopping, I was looking for airmail envelopes.. FOUR STORES and two of them were huge office product chains..."Airmail? Whats that?" the pre-pubescent counter clerk asked..
Ok, HOW does one QSL to DX these days?

Konfused in Kingston
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W3LK
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2007, 06:04:14 PM »

You don't need any special envelopes to send a QSL card Air Mail.

Just put the correct Air Mail postage on any plain envelope and write "Air Mail" in large letters on it.

Lon - W3LK
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N2EIK
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 07:16:55 PM »

Thanks, I guess I figured it out. I know it may not seem like rocket science but I was so used to using "airmail envelopes" and I didnt know people stopped using them years ago! I guess I have a little cathing up to do!

John N2EIK
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N8UZE
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 05:49:38 AM »

Don't even need to write airmail on it anymore.  Overseas 1st class mail is, by default, airmail. No more "slow boat to China" unless you are talking about parcel post, etc.
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NI0C
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 10:29:51 AM »

If you want airmail envelopes with return envelopes that fit inside, you can get them from William Plum or from W4MPY.

73,
Chuck  NI0C
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N3BIF
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2007, 09:43:42 AM »

N8UZE ..... Overseas 1st class mail is, by default, airmail.



This is 100 % correct.
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N2EIK
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2007, 04:10:13 PM »

OKOKOKOK....I GOT IT, lol.
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K0IZ
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007, 07:30:51 AM »

I suggest you use a #9 envelope for your return, and put inside a #10.  Some foreign QSL cards will not fit the smaller envelopes.
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