The Final Courtesy of a QSO
Definitely is a QSL card! Remember this old adagio? Today, even with the upcoming trend of electronic confirmations, this statement is still valid for me.
I’ve been an avid QSL collector since I used to be a SWL. As a licensed HAM I have about 70,000 real paper QSL cards in my collection. Wether it be that elusive DXCC entity or a contact with a station in the neighbourhood, I simply love getting those QSL cards.
The vast majority of my daily QSLing is done via the QSL Bureau which, whatever some may pretend, does a marvelous job at minimal cost in most developed countries. Most IARU societies run a QSL Bureau and being a member of one’s national IARU member association is self-evident.
When it comes to storage of the actual QSL cards, everyone has his own approach.
An album displays all my cards from different DXCC entities.
I store the rest of the cards in cabinets. Fortunately, my shack offers enough space to accommodate all these cards.
Did we have a QSO? I’m looking foward to receive your paper QSL card via the QSL bureau!
Of course, I upload my logs to LoTW, Clublog, QRZ & eQSL but nothing beats an old fashioned card that I can cherish.
Current ON4CAS QSL Card
My cards are printed by Max, ON5UR. Look no further if you’re in search for your new QSL cards. I warmly recommend Max’s excellent service!