K8SIA - Licensed in 1960 as a teenager living in northwest Detroit, MI. I attended Detroit Redford High School, Albion College and the University of Michigan. I am active on all modes 160 M through 6M and mainly on CW and RTTY, but also other digital modes such as JT-65 and JT-9. I hold DXCC on all modes and hold 5 Band DXCC with 30/17/12 Meter endorsements. I dabble in most contests, just to have fun. I prefer to QSL via direct, bureau or LoTW. I do, however, upload my JT and PSK contacts to eQSL, but do not use the results.
17April2010 & 16April2011 & 21April2012 & 20April2013-Operated in the Michigan QSO Party from Iosco county. QSL via bureau, send an email for a bureau card (DX)or direct (USA). No SASE required. Log uploaded to LoTW and all direct cards answered.
I am currently the letter "S" sorter for the W8 ARRL Incoming QSL Bureau.
NOTE: POSTAGE INCREASE EFFECTIVE JAN 26, 2014
The Postal Regulatory Commission
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today announced proposed price changes,
Letters (1oz.) — 3-cent increase to 49 cents
Letters additional ounces — 1-cent increase to 21 cents
Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.15
Postcards — 1-cent increase to 34 cents
Last Card Shipment from Bureau - Received 21-JAN-2014.
Next Estimated Card Shipment To Stations - 23-JAN-2014 (Actual - To all calls with envelopes or postal credit)
Status: All Envelopes Received Have Been Mailed - 4-FEB-2014
Last Mailing To Stations With Envelopes/Postage Credit - 6-FEB-2014 (Any envelopes received after this will be mailed next cycle).
Please let me know of any problems, postage due, etc. Most packs where verified by the Post Office and I want to be prepared the next time.
NOTES: Please DO NOT plaster your envelopes with first class postage stamps. Postal regulations prohibit stuffing envelopes and sending them first class. Only put one or at most two stamps on any envelope and enclose extra postage as loose stamps when sending in envelopes. See my comments below about cash credit versus envelopes.
Please put your call sign on any email or envelopes sent to myself or the bureau.
Postal rates went up in January, 2014. If you have envelopes on file with the W8 Incoming Bureau, be sure to verify the postage on the envelopes or the postage credit that you have with the bureau. This can be done by sending me an email and I will respond with the information. If you want to send additional postage or, as I prefer, a postage credit of several dollars, it can be mailed to me directly at my QRZ address or sent to the W8 bureau address.
I really prefer not having boxes of envelopes stored in the shack. If you are an active ham, please consider sending a cash amount to the bureau letter manager and let me handle the envelopes and postal amounts to maximize your mailings.
For additional information on the ARRL QSL Bureau, visit arrl.org and look under On The Air/QSL Service/Incoming QSL Service.
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