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Do not send me eQSL cards, I do not use them??

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It amazes me of the amount of times I see DO NOT SEND ME ESQL CARDS plastered across people's QRZ page. If you don't use EQSL and haven't got it set up on your computer then it doesn't matter if 1000 people send you an electronic card, it's not going to affect you in the slightest. However, what is great about EQSL is if you do decide you want to sign up you will receive cards that have been sent to you previously.

I no longer send paper cards now, it's just too expensive. The price of a second class stamp in the UK is 57p, I think it's something like 67p for first class stamp. Electronic QSL is the future as far as I'm concerned. I design my own cards in photo shop so it doesn't cost me a penny. Sending cards automatically is just so easy, in fact my cards are sent automatically every time I log contact. And if somebody wants to print the cards out all they need is a decent printer and some card, you've then got a perfect paper QSL card for your collection.

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    MW1CFN Wednesday, 09 March 2016

    The postage cost is certainly prohibitive for paper card collecting if one is fairly active.

    The response to this is, of course, to use the bureau, although that doesn't help me, because the RSGB isn't a society that represents my interests.

    Electronic qsling is certainly the mainstay nowadays. The only drawback is that most active hams want confirmation on LoTW, E-Qsl and QRZ.com. This has serious time and effort implications!

    So, I only respond to paper cards if they send money, and never send my own out first. I'm also slowly letting go of E-Qsl, and will only use LoTW in future. Not that I'll be buying any of their expensive credits, you understand!

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    blog: joao carlos Wednesday, 27 July 2016

    :)Friend all good.
    I saw your video on YouTube about Ham Radio De Luxe program eugostaria to know what the purpose desteprograma what is it used?
    I downloaded the free version and installed it on my Drsktop to test the Bluetooth FBT06 I bought on Ebay for my radio FT897 it works Bluetooth on HamRadioDeluxe program but do not know how to use you can explain me please.
    I live in Sao Paulo Brazil esou my ham radio callsign and: PU2OLT.
    I hope you understand English was translated by Google.
    73 "
    Joao pu2olt
    sp / sp
    br

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    blog: joao carlos Wednesday, 27 July 2016

    :)Friend all good.
    I saw your video on YouTube about Ham Radio De Luxe program eugostaria to know what the purpose desteprograma what is it used?
    I downloaded the free version and installed it on my Drsktop to test the Bluetooth FBT06 I bought on Ebay for my radio FT897 it works Bluetooth on HamRadioDeluxe program but do not know how to use you can explain me please.
    I live in Sao Paulo Brazil esou my ham radio callsign and: PU2OLT.
    I hope you understand English was translated by Google.
    73 "
    Joao pu2olt
    sp / sp
    br

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