I usually receive 3 or 4 buro shipments per year. It's usually a box
sent UPS (I do a lot of CW and some SSB contesting, too). Some cards
received are under a year old. Most are 1-3 years, and I've received
some as old as 15 years! On the average, I figure 2-3 years for a
round trip of both cards.
I send my outgoing cards to the ARRL Outgoing service, except when I
have enough (one pound, usually) of an individual country. In that
case, it's more cost effective ($4 vs $8 per pound) to send direct to
that country's buro. For me, it's usually DL and JA I send directly
to their buros. Occasionally, a few other EUs like Italy, too.
On 11 May 2004 at 10:12, Don Inbody wrote:
> What is your experience with the BURO? I sent a bunch of cards out
> that way recently, but have no real understanding as to how long it
> may take for the cards to reach their recipients.
> As with most everyone here, I QSL 100% by most every means available,
> e.g., Direct, Bureau, LOTW, and eQSL...whatever floats your boat. I
> do need to go pick up some IRCs, though, as expensive as they are.
> 73 and hope to run into you all...still looking for that 160M RTTY
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> On Behalf Of Barry Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 10:03 To:
> email@example.com Subject: Re: [RTTY] 5bwas rtty
> If anyone needs PA, I respond to all QSLs. For stateside, SASE
> required and immediate reply. For DX, all replies via buro (unless
> SAE/IRC or greenstamp included), mailed once a year. Barry W2UP
> On 11 May 2004 at 8:00, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> > --- Peter Laws <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > How have other folks been able to work 5BWAS or 5BDXCC? Do I have
> > > to include cash in with the SASE? If so, how much? Is $20
> > > enough? Is that per envelope or per QSO? Is it more for RTTY or
> > > 'phone?
> > Hi Peter,
> > I sympathize with your frustration. I have cards in hand for 5BWAS
> > (mixed-mode) and am slowly working on all RTTY. I try to repond to
> > any direct QSLs sent within a couple of weeks, and I look at the
> > card carefully enough to see what's needed. You should not need to
> > include a "tip", an SASE should be sufficient.
> > Perhaps a gentle reminder via E-mail to those who owe you QSLs would
> > be helpful. I do this rarely, but always get a response to my
> > request, and often a QSL shortly thereafter (thanks WA9ALS).
> > The tails of the bell curve -- big stations who make tons of QSOs,
> > and little guys who just want to get on and have a little fun --
> > probably don't QSL as well as the majority in the middle.
> > Good luck in your pursuit.
> > 73 - Jim AD1C
> > =====
> > Jim Reisert AD1C, 7 Charlemont Court, North Chelmsford, MA 01863 USA
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