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Telus has discontinued support for personal websites. As such, after 10 year of being hosted we've had to move to a new host (3ix.org). The new direct link to the QSL bureau website is www.buro.ve6hams.com. Please bookmark.
After 10+ good years, your QSL bureau continues to change. Tim, VA6TDG has moved to VE7 and we are looking for a replacement. Anyone interested please contact Larry VE6KC (firstname.lastname@example.org).and
There is also a need to look at the longevity of the buro. Your current base team (Larry, Rich & Gerry) has been at this for 10++ years and feel it's time to get a new team for the next 10 years. Any group interested, contact Larry VE6KC at (email@example.com).
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 examples).
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 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/USA outgoing cards from RAC members, go to the RAC Outgoing Bureau. Cards for VE hams are now to be sent to the National Incoming QSL Bureau. Non RAC members need to send their cards direct or via one of several private QSL services. If you are an ARRL member you may use: http://www.arrl.org/outgoing-qsl-service
RAC Outgoing QSL Bureau National incoming
P.O. BOX 11156 QSL Bureau
Station "H" PO Box 83
Nepean, ON Streetsville ON
K2H 7T9 L5M 1L5
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A few words about the ARRL Log Book of The World (LoTW).
The 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