David G3YYD g3yyd at btinternet.com
Fri Apr 30 09:46:56 PDT 2010


Totally agree with you. The DLs and some USA stations send a QSL for 
every contact. I now put all DL cards in my recycle box except for the 
2m ones. I just cannot be bothered to waste my time/money on DL QSLs 

In the case of the other countries I will send one back if I have not 
sent them a QSL'd on that band/mode before.

David G3YYD

On 30/04/2010 14:11, Roger G3SXW wrote:
> Alan - I recently did a similar analysis of one incoming bureau batch (G3Ss etc) and came up with remarkably similar figures as yours. Right, so we can stop listening to suggestions of mass binning of QSL cards and direct our argument at Germany. It's not just big contest stations, it seems to be in the culture of DL stations to 100% QSL.
> 73 de Roger/G3SXW.
>    ----- Original Message -----
>    From: Alan Jubb - 5B4AHJ
>    To: cdxc
>    Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 1:01 PM
>    Subject: [CDXC] DL QSLing
>    Why do DLs send so many QSLs?
>    I have recently finished compiling the statistics for the Cyprus QSL bureau
>    for the period May 2009-April 2010.
>    DL QSLs account for 27.6% by weight of the incoming QSLs to the Cyprus
>    bureau. The previous year, the figure was very similar, at 26.9%. These are
>    huge figures.
>    I am sure that DLs do not account for the same proportion of QSOs with 5B
>    stations. If I call CQ on a band, the majority of QSOs are UA/UR, with DL
>    possibly in third place. In the above period, incoming UA QSLs accounted for
>    only 4.8% by weight. This low figure is not due to a postal problem, as QSLs
>    from the UA bureau are often brought to Cyprus by Harry, RA3AUU.
>    So what's the attraction to DLs of all those QSLs?
>    As a matter of interest, incoming JA QSLs were the second biggest at 11.9%.
>    73
>    Alan 5B4AHJ
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