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My QSL Policy


All first QSO's on a band or a new mode are granted with a QSL via buro. The cards leave here once a month. 


All first contacts with a new country are send by airmail with SAE and sufficient $ to reply


All QSL received by mail are answered by mail if sufficient $ or IRC's enclosed if not reply is done by buro.


All QSO' are uploaded to LotW and eQSL.cc


If you don't receiver an expected QSL, send me an e-mail, in CW a call is quickly misinterpreted, so perhaps I took your call the wrong way. give me exact time, frequency and mode and I will make the necessary corrections.

Electronic logbooks and my vision:

Although I like most of all paper QSLcards, ALL my QSO's are send to eQSL.cc and the Logbook of the World. Two organisations with trustable on-line logbooks and QSL services, its fast and fun, and most of all the LotW entry's counts for DXCC so I don't have to send my valuable cards for verification. For more info see below

bulletWhat is an eQSL? Clever hams were sending electronic QSL cards by e-mail years ago. Back then, that was the only way to send them.

But e-mail is not a very easy way of exchanging cards. So, in 1998, we created the first eQSL exchange and called it www.QSLCard.com, and it has attracted a huge following. Our system does not use e-mail at all. So you really don't "send" eQSLs. Instead, it stores your log in a large database. When another user uploads his log, we look at all the log entries that "match", and allow you to display and print eQSLs from those matching log entries.

In April, 2000, we converted the entire system to a very robust and high tech database-oriented system and renamed our site www.eQSL.cc, the Electronic QSL Card Centre.

We are now the ONLY exchange for electronic QSL cards, with 45.2 million eQSLs from 300 countries currently online.

And, since virtually all of our technology is covered by patents pending, you can be assured that this will continue to be the place to maintain your online eQSL log!

If you play the game let you Authenticate, only this way your credits counts for an Award...
A little effort for a great fun.

One of the important security issues with any eCommerce site is the ability to properly identify the users. If we do not verify your identity, someone else could claim to be you. So we need a way to allow you to prove who you are.

Your eQSL cards can include the Authenticity Guaranteed logo and certificate, and qualify for our awards and contests. That is our certification that we believe that any eQSLs bearing your callsign were in fact posted on our system by the authorized licensee of that callsign.

Anyone who wants to know if your eQSLs are authentic can click on the Authenticity Guaranteed logo and can see the Authenticity Guaranteed Certificate we have issued you.


ARRL's Logbook of the World (LoTW) system is a repository of log records submitted by users from around the world. When both participants in a QSO submit matching QSO records to LoTW, the result is a QSL that can be used for ARRL award credit.

To minimize the chance of fraudulent submissions to LoTW, all QSO records must be digitally signed using a digital certificate obtained from ARRL. Obtaining such a certificate requires verification of the licensee's identity either through mail verification (US) or inspection by ARRL of required documentation (non-US).

Software developed by ARRL can be used to convert a log file (in ADIF or Cabrillo file format) into a file of digitally signed QSO data, ready for submission to LoTW.

LoTW began operation on September 15, 2003.

How much does it cost to use Logbook of the World?

There is no charge for digital certificates or for submitting log data to the LoTW system. A charge is levied only when you apply for an award using QSL matches obtained via LoTW. (Note that there's a charge for awards no matter how you apply for them).

The specific fees charged for using Logbook data for awards vary depending on how many credits you buy at one time. See the Fees page for details.

Is LoTW going to produce QSLs like EQSL.cc?

No. Logbook of the World is initially designed to create awards credit, that is to say, that if your QSO matches that of another station, either you or the other operator may be able to apply that confirmed QSO to various awards. Creating an image based in-part on the QSO information for the purpose of making a file that can be printed, or creating a QSL card, is not presently part of LoTW. There are other services available that can do that. LoTW goes a step or two beyond the conception of a QSL card (which is essentially a one-sided request for a confirmation from the other side of the QSO) by verifying that a QSO occurred between two stations, based on the 'signed' data submitted by each.

سُوۡرَةُ حٰمٓ السجدة / فُصّلَت
ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ وَهِيَ دُخَانٌ فَقَالَ لَهَا وَلِلْأَرْضِ ائْتِيَا طَوْعًا أَوْ كَرْهًا قَالَتَا أَتَيْنَا طَائِعِينَ ﴿١١
فَقَضَاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ وَأَوْحَىٰ فِي كُلِّ سَمَاءٍ أَمْرَهَا ۚ وَزَيَّنَّا السَّمَاءَ الدُّنْيَا بِمَصَابِيحَ وَحِفْظًا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ ﴿١٢

Surah Fussilat: Thereafter turned He to the heaven and it was as smoke, and said Unto it and Unto the earth: come ye twain, willingly or loth. They said: we come willingly. (11) Then He decreed them as seven heavens in two days, and revealed Unto each heaven the command thereof; and We bedecked the nether heaven with lamps and placed therein a guard. That is the ordinance of the Mighty, the Knower. (12)

De hemelen en aarde (waren) een samenhangende massa. Wij hebben ze toen van elkaar gescheiden… Wij hebben de hemel tot een beschermend dak gemaakt … en de dag en de nacht, de zon en de maan geschapen. (Koran 41 11:12)

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