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I operate only CW. No SSB or data mode QSOs. Ever. Sorry.

Please QSL DIRECT ONLY: (no LoTW or eQSL)
After 2014-10-01, for a while, there may be delays in answering your request, please be patient
Paul Evans,
15 Watch Knob Lane,
Swannanoa, NC 28778, U.S.A.

Please, DO NOT send to the VP9, W4 or G bureaux you will not receive a reply.
VP9GE is not my QSL manager, just my host.


IRCs: Please, after October 2013 do NOT send IRCs. Please include US$2 to help defray expenses.

UK to terminate IRCs. IRCs (International Reply Coupons) - it takes MASSIVE effort (yes, nearly 45 minutes!) to get the USPS to exchange these as they are required to by membership of the UPU. Print this document and take it with you to the USPS Post Office nearest you! USPS Post offices no longer stock IRCs to buy - go here to buy online. Other IRC links: G3SWH W9OL N6DHZ

We donate a part of your enclosed money towards:

Agape House, Bermuda.


The best way to make sure your QSL card gets to me and my reply gets to you

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QSLs - Why no IRCs?
Discussion amongst many DXers in NA/SA have shown that the USPS is making it VERY hard to encash IRCs since 2007-01-02. 

In fact, although they are supposed to sell them, they have no idea what they are.


QSLs - Why SAE?

Do not print this! This is what you will see on the top left of your return envelope.
 Always send a self addressed envelope it makes returning a QSL to you VERY easy and VERY much less prone to errors. 

Senders address on the top left of the envelope. If you put your own it will freak out the USPS (since 2001-09-11 they delay or destroy many sent this way)

I have my own stampers and if you put your address there, I will just have to black it out anyway. Don't print the image to the left, I will just stamp out my address and the Air Mail impression anyway.

 

It makes life much easier if you include a self-adhesive envelope. It saves those tongue paper cuts which are truly awful. Buy a supply of them, other DX stations will like you for it.



QSLs - Why so much money? [Everywhere outside the USA is now $1.15 per envelope]
 The cost (at the lowest price possible) of a full colour QSL card is US$0.08. If you send US$2 and SAE it helps a lot!!!! Sending one from VP9 costs well in excess of US$2. A very complex calculator for USA mailing can be found here.


QSLs - Why no bureau?
I'm not a member of a Society which receives & sends bureau cards.


"QSLs" - Why no eQSL ot LoTW?
I signed on to eQSL, but there were too many people trying to falsely claim QSOs, so I gave up. LoTW registration from outside the USA seemed impossible to achieve. I tried. I gave up in frustration. Likewise, claims on QRZ.com (for their upcoming awards) and ClubLog are not accepted. Besides, these aren't really "QSLs", so I changed my philosophy and abandoned these electronic means.

QSLs - Why none sent out from me?
I gave up DX chasing at least 20 years ago. If you want a card, you'll get one, but I don't send any out unless I receive one first.


Thank youPlease check the FAQ.

QSL cards are printed and being shipped direct.

They do not look exactly like the image shown above.

Postage Rates from the USA


After 2014-01-26 (Sunday)
International (inc. Canada & Mexico): US$1.15
USA: US$0.49
USA Postcard: US$0.34
USA Global Forever Stamp

USPS Intl Rates

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