How to QSL
Electronic (preferred method):
NOTE:2E0PLA (including 2Q0PLA/2R0PLA/2O0PLA) does not QSL electronically (yet). Paper cards only for this call.
LoTW or eQSL.cc is fine. I do both but prefer LoTW. If you haven't signed up for either service, I would encourage you to. While paper QSLs are still "the final courtesy" of a contact, the reality is that electronic QSLing is fast and saves on postage. I do encourage everyone to at least upload to LoTW because it is the only electronic QSLing accepted for DXCC and WAS. eQSL works for CQ magazine and DARC (German) awards.
USA - SASE with sufficient first class postage (46c as of 2013, or forever stamp)
All DX please $2. I no longer accept IRCs.US postage has gone up and US$1 is no longer sufficient to send first class mail outside of the USA. There are also no more special rates for Canada or Mexico anymore, so you can either send a SASE with sufficient US postage or US$2.
Note: IRCs are an endangered species now as some countries are now phasing them out. As such I will no longer accept them.
Bureau cards are very much welcome and replied to but are very slow. Typically 1 year turnaround time is average, but it may be less if your country has a good incoming bureau (eg. DARC bureau). If you wish, you can use Clublog's online QSL request feature.
Before you send a QSL, I encourage you to check the log search above, courtesy of Clublog. If you haven't signed up for Clublog, it is an excellent service that allows you to track your DXCC and some other awards.
I have been a ham since 1997 and I have been a SWL since I was about 4 or 5 years old, as my dad taught me the magic of the radio. My English teacher, Mr. Tony Lee-Mack 9Y4AL is the one that introduced me to the hobby. I currently live in Wantage, NJ with my XYL Annita, KC2OYY, 3 kids (2 girls, 1 boy, they are triplets) and 2 cats. Wantage is approximately 48.5 miles (78 km) NW of New York City and not far from the Delaware river bordering the states of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
I am primarily a contester, DXer and homebrewer in that order. But I do sometimes engage in a casual QSO on air, with close friends or making new ones. When not on air, my radio is sometimes sending spots to PSKReporter (http://pskreporter.info). I hope to add a dedicated SDR and antenna for it one day.
Currently I am a member of FRC and NJDXA. In the FRC I am the regional manager for Northern NJ and the webmaster.If you would like to become a member you can contact me and I can get you in touch with the right people.
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