[CQ-Contest] QSLing

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Tue Jan 3 12:05:15 EST 2017

Why would anyone return unwanted cards?  It sure would have helped the 
environmental impact by putting them in the recycling bin........Right?

I still remember the 1st qsl cards I got and the thrill of getting home 
from school to run to the mailbox to see if I got any new cards.  This 
is part of getting people hooked!

We continue to move away from personalized things that made us fall in 
love with our hobby.


On 1/3/2017 6:01 AM, DXer wrote:
>  From the January 2017 issue of RadCom (RSGB), QSL Matters column, page 8.
> Partial quote:
> " Since 2012, the RSGB has been a world leader in promoting responsible
> QSLing. It has encouraged Members to 'think before they send' and to use
> OQRS, Club Log and Logbook of The World as alternatives to the routine
> sending of paper cards. There's no doubt that many Members are helping to
> reduce costs and environmental impact. Unfortunately, an increasing number
> of cards are being returned in bulk from other bureaus marked 'not a
> member' or 'does not collect'. So perhaps for 2017 we should change our
> slogan from 'think' to 'Check before you send'. "
> 73 de Vince, VA3VF
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