sure to check the "Bureau News"
May 18, 2013) link for the latest.
The International QSL
Bureau system was established and is loosely managed by the IARU. QSL bureaus world wide
handle Amateur and SWL QSLs. Some countries do not have bureaus at all,
some have only outgoing bureaus while others only provide bureau
services (incoming or outgoing) for their members (RSGB & DARC for
RAC supports the Canadian Outgoing
QSL Bureau and you must be a RAC member to use this service. The Canadian National Incoming
QSL Bureau is also supported by RAC.
The Regional Incoming
Bureaus (like this one) are staffed by local volunteers and somewhat
coordinated by RAC. The bureau operating costs are fully supported by
you, the user.
Your VE/VA6 regional
incoming bureau is operated by a few dedicated, active DXer, volunteers
in Calgary and is not funded or supported by any regional radio clubs.
As such, there is a need to operate the bureau on a self-funding basis.
Although the Canadian
Outgoing QSL Bureau use requires RAC membership, the national and
regional incoming bureau service do not and are provided, though RAC
support, to all
licensed amateurs and SWLs.
Please keep in mind,
this Bureau is for incoming cards
only. All DX outgoing cards go to the RAC Outgoing Bureau.
Cards for VE hams are now to be sent to the
Canadian National Incoming
C A N A D A
words about the ARRL Log Book of The World (LoTW).
volume of Paper QSL coming in through bureaus world wide is
dropping. This is largely due to the FREE service provided by the ARRL
though their LoTW on-line QSL system. It provides a secure tool to
match QSO records and report confirmation of your QSOs. Many awards can
use these confirmations instead of cards. You may find you're not
getting as many cards as you expect because the contacts you've made
have been confirmed on LoTW. We strongly suggest you register
with LoTW and up-load your logs. Check it out the LoTW link on the left
of this page.
Comments and suggestions regarding this web page
are welcome. Please contact the WEB Master - Gerry VE6LB