Vasilij M. Kasyanenko
357300, Stavropolsky kr.
P.O. Box 8
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE.
Every month i receive hundreds of QSL's via the QSL
bureau. I will not answer cards sent to me via the bureau. I must pay
for all cards coming to me via the QSL bureau. Send direct only.
Please notify your DX clubs and your national society and tell your
members to QSL to RW6HS direct only with send SASE or SAE with postage.
IRC must be stamped in the lower LEFT hand box by your post office to be
any good for return postage. Russia post offices will not accept IRC's
that already bear a stamp on them. They cannot be cashed in for postage
in the Russia.
I shall help you with reception answer-back QSL from Russia and CIS. You
much more reduce the post expenses. That your envelope was received by
me 100 %.
As far as possible send your envelope - registered mail. Send direct
ONLY to RW6HS no bureau cards please.
QSL to send direct, having enclosed � 1 IRC.
QSL direct abzusenden, - 1 IRC angelegt.
QSL expedier direct, ayant mis - 1 IRC.
QSL enviar direct, habiendo metido � 1 IRC.
From UA3DX, N. I. Averyanov
Take into account so - that RW6HS is not served any more national
QSL the bureau, anything through a bureau will not receive.
All QSL which come for him through RW6HS
Will be sent to ours QSL a bureau back to addressees.
Extract from a situation QSL a bureau SRR.
I am not a member of the Russian bureau. Please DO NOT send me your cards via the Russian bureau because they will be deleted.
Russian bureau does not return QSLs for "not members" back.
The working individually Russian QSL-managers should present the list of the radioamateurs served by them,
and to pay for each of them the annual tax at a rate of 50 roubles.
Otherwise cards acting to address the specified persons, will be eliminated and to come back to the senders.
QSL TIPS Input from Qsl Managers
In spite of all these "new fangled" computers (which were supposed to
create a paperless society!), we still believe that you need the following
information in printed form to keep handy to remind you about the important
items when you send QSL cards.
Getting QSLs is important to you. If it wasn't you would have little
interest in the "GO List". Our goal is to help you get those important QSL
cards. We have been gathering information from many sources and feel that
you will find the following quite useful.
YOUR QSL CARD: All of the necessary information INCLUDING YOUR CALL should
be on ONE side of your card. It is especially time consuming for those
managers handling expedition cards to have to turn cards over to find the
call. It is fine to have a two sided card but PLEASE make sure your call
is ALSO included on the side with the QSO information.
If you keep your log in Universal Time (UT) then the time on your card will
agree with the time in the DX station's log and save the manager countless
hours. You must have a clock (preferably 24 hour clock) in your hamshack
that tells time in the International standard. Formerly referred to as
GMT, also referred to as ZULU time by members of the military and MARS
members. KEEP YOUR LOG IN UT.
REMEMBER that the date changes at 0000 UT. This is early evening in the
U.S. (4 p.m. PST and 7 p.m EST).
If you work a station on April 1, 1992 and you put 4/1/92 on the card and
then send it to an overseas country there will be a problem. Most everyone
but the U.S. abbreviates date with the day, month, year; someone outside
the U.S. will read that date as January 4, 1992. Therefore, avoid
confusion by writing out (or abbreviating) the NAME of the month. The
biggest headache that QSL Managers have is trying to figure out the time
and date that you worked their stations!
Be sure that all entries on your card are readable. If your handwriting is
poor, please print. Do not correct mistakes, make a new card. Correcting
errors on a card that is later used to apply for awards could cause that
card to be disqualified as "altered".
SASE stands for "Self Addressed Stamped Envelope" and SAE is "Self
Addressed Envelope". ALWAYS send at least one SASE or SAE. If your
request is for several cards, and especially if it is for more than one
station that is handled by the manager, send more than one envelope or be
prepared to wait much longer for those cards. Postage expenses come out of
the manager's pocket. Standard letter size envelopes are preferred by most
managers. If you don't send some means for returning your card, it may
come back via the bureau or perhaps NOT AT ALL. (Some managers refuse to
answer bureau cards.) When you send a request to an overseas manager or
direct to the station you want the card from, include IRC's (International
Reply Coupons) for return postage AND a SAE. Some folks send "greenstamps"
(US dollar bills) for return postage. Please use discretion when sending
dollars overseas. They are good most everywhere. However, there are a few
places where you may get the person on the other end in trouble by sending
money, or, he may never receive it. Mail theft is quite common in some
areas of the world.
If you fold your SASE put the fold in the bottom of the envelope in which
you enclose it. Many SASE's have been cut in half by the letter opener
because the fold was at the top!
BE PATIENT. Managers have various ways of receiving the log information,
but the most common is via the mail. Sometimes it may take six months due
to lack of mail service to some remote islands. If the operation was a
DXpedition the cards may not be printed until the operation is completed
and if picture QSL's are to be printed they take extra long.
Ninety nine per cent or more of the QSL managers are honest, conscientious,
hard working folks, who are doing the best job they are able to do to help
you obtain QSL cards. Patience is the byword for obtaining QSL cards.
PLEASE, be quite certain that you have allowed enough time for the manager
to obtain logs before you take him(her) to task for taking so long.