I am on eQSL, but I prefer paper cards. No LoTW. Direct, no SASE necessary. QSL postcard is OK (see next paragraph) I'm a firm believer in reciprocity when QSLing domestic stations. You send me a card and I'll send one back, no SASE required.
I usually send QSL cards to domestic stations as a postcard, with address and stamp on the back of the card for those of you that haven't heard of this. The postage is 33¢ this way and I don't have to search for the box of envelopes I misplaced. Likewise, I'm OK with cards sent to me this way if the design of your card permits this. I've sent and received many cards this way and haven't had any torn or destroyed by USPS barcodes as some people claim.* However, if you are overly concerned about this let me know and I'll reply with an envelope.
*If you are using an inkjet or dotmatrix printer you should use an envelope as these ink types may not handle moisture well. I also design the addressed side with 5/8" (16mm) of free space from the bottom of card for the USPS barcode and all contact information is on the front of the card so the barcode isn't going to be an issue.
I design my cards and change designs from time to time, but I'm not a graphic artist so don't expect anything mindblowing. Usually I try to reproduce a vintage QSL card which sometimes ends up being an entirely different, but somewhat vintage design. I usually use CorelDraw, but sometimes use GIMP, WordPerfect, LibreOffice, or something else, depending on the design of the card. I print the cards on an Okidata color laser printer. It is much cheaper than using an inkjet printer, but still more expensive than ordering cards from a QSL card printer.
Main ham radio interests: VHF/UHF SSB, propagation, especially tropo. I do some mountain topping and DXing while camping. I'm a casual DXer. Not so much into contests, except for VHF. I enjoy a good random QSO and sometimes will call CQ just for the purpose of finding a good QSO and making another contact.
I'm a third generation ham. I think that's neato!
Tranceivers: IC-7000, FT-920, TS-830 and an older FT-2400 when mobile 2-meter FM.
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