With another 2,500 Incoming Bureau cards received yesterday, I am finding it very hard to understand why so many people find it so difficult to follow QSL information?
My QSL information on QRZ.com and on my website is very clear:
BUREAU QSL – OQRS IS ONLY BUREAU ROUTE
Request your QSL. Please don’t send it. Use OQRS only. (Online QSL Request System)
NO OTHER ROUTE – ONLY OQRS
“QSL Via” is not permitted by the RSGB and most of these call signs are not RSGB members. The cost to receive these cards is not viable. Please READ the QSL information for the station you need the card from. The biggest problem is the culture of the German and Japanese sending every QSO a QSL Via the Bureau. These days are long gone. The year is 2023, please get a grip!
There is clearly a need for the DARC and JARL to re-educate their members in how to initiate a Bureau QSL response.
You DO NOT just flood the Bureaus with QSL cards from every QSO in your log.
Go to QRZ.com – Check QSL Policy
If you need the QSL for a new band slot or Mode, or you would just like to receive the QSL, then USE OQRS to request the QSL for either DIRECT or BUREAU.