Even though some people consider paper QSL cards as 'old-fashioned', I still prefer them to any electronic way of confirmation. For this reason I automatically confirm every regular first contact on a band with a paper QSL card unless otherwise requested. QSL cards are usually posted via the German QSL bureau once per month. All incoming direct QSL cards are confirmed immediately and, of course, direct, too. Adding an SASE, IRC or (green) stamp is not necessary.
SWL cards are always welcome and appreciated. All SWL cards are confirmed immediately and according to the way they came in (bureau, direct, or electronic).
LoTW and eQSL.cc
Yes, I use LoTW and eQSL.cc (AG) and upload my log files frequently. However I prefer the plain old paper QSL card.
Since weather was fine at the weekend of the DARC VHF/UHF-Contest in July 2013, I made a last-minute decision to set up a portable station for 70 cm. The shot below shows my station on Eselsberg (Vulkaneifel), locator JO30JF. It was a pleasant experience to see how many nice QSOs my faithful FT-817 along with a F9FT 9el. Yagi on a Spiderbeam fiberglass pole at 7 meters brought into my log. ODX was SN7L with 622 km - and that with just 2.5 watts! QRP at its finest.
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