[CQ-Contest] Summary No 2--5A1A QSL route
w2up at mindspring.com
Wed May 30 22:02:34 EDT 2001
Best way to get a QSL from 5A1A is wait for a foreign operator to
work a contest there, then QSL to him.
On 30 May 01, AB0MV wrote:
> Since last summary, I received more varied responses. I received
> several requests to summarize, here are the new stats.
> The overwhelming majority (70+) did receive QSL cards after a 2-5 month
> delay when sent by registered mail in security envelope with cash not
> IRCs. Some who sent IRCs did receive QSLs but others didn't and he has
> to go through all sorts of acrobatics via a Brazil station to redeem
> IRCs since Libya is not a member of the UPU and doesn't accept IRCs.
> Those who received QSLs listed no call signs or reference to amateur
> radio on envelope. Every attempt was made to make envelope appear bland
> and not containing money.
> Despite this positive response, several people (about 10) never received
> cards despite sending 2-3 requests and one person sent as many as 6.
> This becomes quite expensive with registered mail fees.
> 73 Merri AB0MV
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