VE7IG QSL INFO
INCOMING---Direct: 1 current IRC, SAE with correct Canadian postage, or 1 US dollar for US or Canada, 2 US dollars for DX. Please enclose an SAE. Do not request e-QSLs.
QSL via bureau is OK. I QSL 100% very quickly but the bureaus may take a while. Our outgoing bureau is fast but how fast is your bureau? If you want the card quickly it is better to QSL direct.
NOTE:I received a box of 450 QSLs from the bureau on 10 January 2011. I sent the completed cards to the
outgoing bureau on 20 January 2011. So if your cards are late arriving, it is delays in the bureaus or the mail that are responsible!
OUTGOING---I request QSLs in the same manner as I expect to receive them. The correct postage will be affixed to the envelope as is standard practice all over the world, NOT put in loose where they may be overlooked or fall to the floor unnoticed. Or I may send US dollars or IRCs if they are on hand. If it is a major DX-pedition I may donate. QSL instructions tied to donations are ignored unless donation-free options are also given.
CARDS ON HAND---VE7IG, VE7IG/1, VE7IG/2, VE7IG/9, VE7IG/VE1, VE7IG/VY2, XM7IG, CK7IG/1, VA7ANTA, VA7AAW, CF7AAW
If you want a card from an operation where I have used a different call than those listed above, I will make one using a QSL maker program, if I have the log. I do have all logs for VE7IG and my own operations as VE8RG going back to 1962. After 1965 someone else had VE8RG and I don't have logs for him.
QSLs for the 2010 VG7AAW operation during Antarctic Activity Week will be labels fixed to the regular VA7AAW QSLs.
eQSLs and LotW---No QSLs via eQSL or LotW.
These methods of QSLing are only accepted by a small number of awards. LotW is ok IF the operator will also send regular QSL cards through the post office, however LotW encourages laziness in QSLing by regular means. LotW is not an option during my island operations because RSGB IOTA does not accept eQSLs or LotW. Also the island logs are pen and paper and will not be copied into electronic form. I do not have enough battery power to operate a computer as well as a radio on these trips and am not going to type the logs into a computer after the island expedition.
Further on LotW---- LotW increases the expense of QSLing for those who collect real QSLs yet want credit for a new one ASAP, they have to pay for the LotW credit AND also OQRS or other QSL costs. Some expeditions have decided to QSL via LotW early then thinking they have satisfied the DXer's need for QSLs they take MONTHS to issue their regular QSLs--- very bad QSLing policy.