Posted by swgraham2
I know, I know… we have QRZ and eQSL and LOTW (Logbook of the World) and Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) and Netlogger and N1MM and… blah, blah, blah. An old fashioned paper QSL card is still sweet to hold in your hand and to enjoy the real memory of a fun contact. Especially if it’s a DX station from a far away land toward DXCC or the last state you needed for WAS.
They aren’t as expensive as you think. For simple black and white cards you can buy 100 cards for about $12… my color card above cost about $30 for 100 of them. I got mine from Cheap QSL’s on the internet and they sent the proofs the same day and shipped them out the same day! Most folks are migrating toward electronic QSL’s these days. I predominately use Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) Logbook for my main logging software but also upload my logbook to eQSL, QRZ and LOTW every couple days of logging, however if someone requests a paper card I will oblige. Sooooooooo… if I do that once in a while I’ll have about 65 cents in the effort by the time I add postage. Below is a Special Events Station I worked and got this electronic QSL a few days later…
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