[CQ-Contest] QSLing

Jim Stahl jimk8mr at aol.com
Sat Dec 31 15:27:48 EST 2016

$1.15/oz comes out to $920 for fifty pounds. A round trip airline trip NYC to Frankfort costs about $750. (Maybe less with judicious bargain shopping?)

Might hauling overseas QSL cards become a new method of financing DXpeditions?

73  -  Jim   K8MR

> On Dec 31, 2016, at 7:53 AM, <kr2q at optimum.net> <kr2q at optimum.net> wrote:
> I don't understand why postage rates around the world are going crazy.
> I got this in an email earlier this week:
> [snip]
> As of Jan 1st 2017 postage in Sweden will raise with 50%
> [end snip]
> Either the author was mistaken, or something is NUTS in SM land.
> I don't know if anyone noticed, but in the US, the cost of postage actually went down 1 cent.
> As for the ARRL, I don't know one person who like the price increase.  But then again, who ever
> likes a price increase for anything?  
> Ever check out the toll to get into Manhattan?  OUCH!  Last year:  For most commuters – those 
> who drive vehicles with two axles and single rear wheels – cash tolls increased from $14 to $15.  
> I use EZPass (discount), and get to work before 6am (discount), which helps, but no cigar.
> As with all things in life, seek an alternative, if a satisfactory one exists.  Minimally, voice
> your opinion (in this case) to the ARRL.
> HNY to all!
> de Doug KR2Q

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