Topband: QSLing

Chuck Sudds chuck at
Thu Feb 15 10:37:35 EST 2007

At 08:19 AM 2/15/2007 -0500, BLamboley at wrote:


Unfortunately, your experiences with QSL'ing seem to be about average.  I 
have been trying for several years now to get some QSL's from many 160 
meter contacts.  Many respond almost instantly but others, and some are 
big-name 160 meter DX'ers, simply seem to not have the time to 
respond.  Now, with the USPS proposing yet another postal increase later in 
2007, all of those SASE's that these stations require, will be no good and 
they will have yet another excuse for not returning our cards.

What baffles me even more is the fact that few use the wonderful ARRL 
Logbook of the world!  I have only confirmed 35 states on there!  It's so 
easy to use and costs almost nothing!

I too have a modest 160 meter station and am also very disillusioned about 
160 being the "gentleman's band!"

Come on, guys!  Let's get those SASE's filled and mailed out!


 >Of the 44 QSLs I mailed I got back 29.  I was really
> >surprised!  What with all the press about 160 being the "Gentleman's 
> Band" I >figured real gentlemen would also QSL!  Big mistake.

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