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Successfully Navigating the Maze of Overseas QSLing
QSL Methods Survey for 'Difficult' Countries
In the past year or so, have you successfully received a QSL from the various
countries in the CIS from a direct QSL mailing? (Especially UA) Or how about
those difficult South American, African, Indian Ocean, or Asian countries?
If you are getting good
results, I would very much appreciate hearing from you. Note that I am not
interested in your results to western Europe, Canada and Mexico, and other
such places that are considered easy. If you are not sure whether a
particular country is considered 'difficult', it probably is not.|
I will soon be doing some direct mailings to UA9/UA0 for needed 80m cards. From what I hear, the bureau system in Russia has pretty much broken down. Cards are just sitting around and not being put in the mail. Meanwhile, mail theft from ham direct QSL mailings is widespread. Yet a certain percentage of mailings does get through- I find this fascinating, and I am sure any active DXer would too.
I know of several info sources about QSLing on the net, but I have not seen one that addresses this particular problem in enough detail with current, up-to-date information. This is a situation where good attention to detail certainly pays off. Here are examples of the type of info I am looking for:
Well, you get the idea- no detail is too trivial. If you have gotten cards from direct mailing to these places, please share your success with the rest of us! Your info will be added to the data base and will help shape the comments and details on this page. Note : I am equally interested in your failures ! What did you try that did not work? Perhaps together we can develop a clearer idea of practices to avoid.
Thanks, 73, David K3KY
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