sure to check the "Bureau News"
April 22, 2014) 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
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.
VE/VA6 regional incoming bureau is operated by a few dedicated, active
DXer, volunteers in Calgary and is not funded or supported by RAC or
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 does 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 QSL Bureau.
Outgoing QSL Bureau
Canadian National incoming
PO Box 51
Saint John, NB
C A N A D A
A few 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