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Re: [CQ-Contest] IRCs, a "lighter topic"...

To: David Levine <david@levinecentral.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] IRCs, a "lighter topic"...
From: Tom Haavisto <kamham69@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 18:13:15 -0400
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Personally, I don't redeem them.

IRC's are pretty pricey here in Canada (I bought a few last year).
When I get an IRC for a direct card, I pay for the postage and hang on
to the IRC.  Then, I send the IRC out to another station that I am
QSLing direct.

This way, IRC's tend to stay in circulation for quite a few years.

Some folks (QSL managers) who get a lot of them will sometimes sell
them.  Cheaper than buying them at the Post Office.

Tom - VE3CX

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 7:04 AM, David Levine <david@levinecentral.com> wrote:
> My local post office (town of 10,000) doesn't seem to know what to do for
> selling or bringing one in that I received. A larger PO 2 towns away sells
> them and usually 1 person there knows what to do when I hand them an IRC.
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 9:21 PM, Geoffrey Way <wayg@cape-vision.com> wrote:
>> I recently had trouble using an IRC at a local branch Post Office when
>> posting a QSL reply to a DX station I'd worked in a contest.
>> They told me that they "couldn't process" my IRC.
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