An Unusual QSL Batch

August 1st 2022 DX QSL card haul (was four envelopes)

The NIDXA W9 bureau (Northern Illinois DX Association) is awesome and fairly regularly I will get one their brown NIDXA envelopes with another batch of inbound QSL cards. (Link to NIDXA is https://qsl.nidxa.org/get-cards/)

Each envelope contains roughly 10-11 cards, an amount sized to best manage the postal costs.

Every now and then I might get two of these brown NIDXA envelopes in a given day, or back to back on successive days.

Monday August 1st (2022) my inbound mail was unusual, as there were Four NIDXA envelopes!  Each had the typical 10-11 cards in them!  Woo Hoo!

The breakdown by country was:

  • 5 cards from Holland
  • 1 card from Belgium
  • 3 cards from the Ukraine
  • 5 cards from Japan
  • 29 cards from Germany

Quite a nice batch of QSL cards.

Other than replying to direct QSL cards received, I haven’t done a bulk DX QSL card print since well before the pandemic.

For my DX outbound I had been using GlobalQSL but they seemed to have shut shop during the pandemic.  I haven’t been able to find out the backstory, but with the modest credit I had with GlobalQSL I also depended on them for reference on to what date I had QSLed up to in my logs.

Once I figure out what date to start from and filter out domestic QSOs, I will to find a new service.

One that I am trying out is the Spanish QDure service – https://qsl.ure.es/en/ as they seem ready to handle the many thousand DX cards in arrears that I want to catch up on.  I’ve done 15,000 QSL cards as a trial order with QDure and will see how this works out.  As it turns out they will do Domestic QSLs for me as well.  Kind of curious how that works out, but it is worth the try!

Looking for any other suggestions where I can download my QSO data and have cards printed and sent to bureaus?

73

Steve
K9ZW

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8 thoughts on “An Unusual QSL Batch

  1. David K2DSL says:

    From what I read online, the 2 hams running GlobalQSL are now SKs.

  2. k9zw says:

    Azar Hami 4X6MI and Paul Gross 4X6UU are both SK alas, Searching didn’t find obituaries or death notices

    Hamm community forums suggest that Paul 4X6UU passed earlier and Azar 4X6MI continued on as his own health allowed until he died as well.

    No mention of any successors and the website seemed to have run on as a “zombie-website” until its prepaid hosting expired. GlobalQSL is no more.

    Rest in Peace 4X6MI and 4X6UU.

    73

    Steve
    K9ZW

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