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Sending QSLs

Give those DX hams you worked a happy feeling. Send out QSLs for your contactsand do it at no cost (SARA members only) through the SARA QSL bureau.

What do you need to do?

  1. Collect only DX QSLs. The SARA QSL manager sends the QSLs to ARRL. To see
    the full details on the ARRL QSL service visit http://www.arrl.org/qsl-service
    The ARRL QSL Service cannot be used to exchange QSL cards within the 48 contiguous states.
  2. Presort your DX QSL’s alphabetically by parent call sign prefix (AP,
    CE, DL, ES, EZ, F, G, JA, LY, PY, UN, YL, 5N, 9Y  and so on). Canadian
    and Australian cards should be sorted by numerical callsign (VE1, VE2, VE3 & VK1,
    VK2, VK3 etc). NOTE: Some countries have a parent prefix and use additional
    prefixes, i.e. G (parent prefix) = M, 2E, 2I, 2M, 2W,….  When sorting
    countries that have multiple prefixes, keep that country’s prefixes grouped
    with the parent prefix in your alphabetical stack.  Addresses are not
    required.  DO NOT separate the country prefixes by use of paper clips,
    rubber bands, slips of paper or envelopes.
  3. Enclose proof of current ARRL Membership.  This can be in the form
    of a photocopy of the white address label from your current copy of QST.  You
    can also write on a slip of paper the information from the label, and use
    that as proof of Membership.  A copy of your current ARRL Membership
    card is also acceptable.
  4. Give cards and proof of ARRL membership to SARA QSL manager (WB0MOA, Gary)
    at the monthly members meeting. The SARA QSL manager sends the cards to ARRL.

What does ARRL QSL Service do?

Your cards are sorted by the Outgoing QSL Service staff, and are usually shipped within 3 weeks. The Service handles approximately one million cards each year! QSL cards are shipped to QSL Bureaus throughout the world, which are typically maintained by the national Amateur Radio Society of each country.  While no cards are sent to individuals or individual QSL managers, keep in mind that what you might lose in speed is more than made up in the convenience and savings of not having to address and mail each QSL card separately. Your cards are sorted by the Outgoing QSL Service staff, and are usually shipped within 3 weeks. The Service handles approximately one million cards each year!
QSL cards are shipped to QSL Bureaus throughout the world, which are typically maintained by the national Amateur Radio Society of each country.  While no cards are sent to individuals or individual QSL managers, keep in mind that
what you might lose in speed is more than made up in the convenience and savings of not having to address and mail each QSL card separately.  In the case of DXpeditions and/or active DX stations that use US QSL managers, a better approach is to QSL directly to the QSL manager.  The various DX newsletters, the GOLIST QSL manager directory, and other publications, are good sources of up?to?date QSL manager information.)