Confirming your QSOs
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As of 3/26/2006 we have twenty (20!) tubs of QSLs received for 3YØX, CEØZ and XR9A!
We have a lot of fun with the EASY Button; it really does help!
Left to Right: Back row (standing): Bob K2RET, Bob N2NF; Arnie W2OB
Front row (seated): Beth KF2BQ, Bob N2OO, Ed W2KP
Some of the 3YØX QSL Team at work!
Left to right: Bob N2NF, Randy KC2COB (with hat), Bob N2OO, Bob K2RET
Jim K2SZ and Arnie W2OB
Bob K2RET and Lance KA2NZB
Standing: N2HM, N2OO
Seated: K2RET, W2ARP, N2NF
John N3JM and Jim K2SZ --Jim broke his ankle
(note the crutches), but that hasn't kept
him away from the QSLs!
We have now confirmed 47,891 QSOs, or 55% of ALL QSO's made by 3YØX. We also processed approx 400 3YØX SWL reports. We have now answered all 3YØX requests received through December 14. Well over 600 pounds of QSL mail has been mailed.
Since our first session on February 28, 2006, the SJDXA QSL team has had eleven weekend "day" QSL sessions and another nine weekday "evening" QSL sessions. We have averaged about 8-10 "workers" at each session. Over 4,000 man hours have been logged by the QSL team.
Team QSL sessions for direct QSL's will no longer be needed as I am now able to handle the current incoming mail. Cards will be processed every few weeks from now on.
As of this date, I have received only a small handful of QSL bureau cards. I will begin to process bureau cards in early 2007.
CEØZ update: 3,825 QSO's have been confirmed.
XR9A update: 2,203 assorted XR9A QSOs.
3YØX, CEØZ and XR9A TOTAL QSO's CONFIRMED: 53,834 plus about 400 SWL reports. That's for all three calls totaled together.
I will do everything possible to help anyone with any QSL issue.
I prefer to handle any QSL issues via email. appropriate amount of time, if you do not receive your 3YØX QSL card, feel free to drop a note via email to the QSL Manager by clicking
de N2OO and the SJDXA QSL Team!
See ya' in the Pileups!
Bob Schenck, N2OO/9M6OO
Our QSL Manager
How to get a QSL card for your 3YØX ContactsThe 3YØX DXpedition "SOUVENIR" Photo QSL card
The 3YØX DXpedition team has used a professional graphic designer, Randy Juhl, to produce a beautiful, double-fold, six-panel, color QSL card that will be a great addition to your QSL card collection and a conversation piece for years to come. In addition to confirming your QSOs with 3YØX, it will have some of our favorite and prized photographs from our adventure. Also, it will list our most important donors, including DX Foundations, DX clubs and Organizations, Individuals and Corporate sponsors. Included too, will be a written commentary on our trip to include the final statistics. This is a very special QSL and will be a wonderful souvenir of your QSOs and the whole "DX-perience " of 3YØX.
The souvenir QSL when folded will be the size of a standard QSL (3½" x 5½"). Any standard sized SASE will work, bearing in mind that the souvenir card will be triple thickness. Each card will support up to seven QSOs; additional QSOs over the initial seven will be confirmed on a different style single card (also full coloer), also supporting up to an additional seven QSOs each. QSL requests via Bureau will be answered with the Single (not tri-fold) card.
Please consider a generous contribution toward our expenses -- thanks!
Our special thanks to WZ8P-High Quality QSL Cards for their generosity!
You MUST provide reasonably accurate log data in order to confirm the QSO and get a QSL. No exceptions.
Fill out the QSO information completely; Callsign, date, UTC time, band or freq, mode, report. If you worked 3YØX multiple times for band/mode credit, feel free to list them all on one card. One QSL card or list is all I need; it will be easier to process for me and less postage for you. Does NOT have to be pretty. Just clear and readable! Log data is required for all QSL requests!)
Please send your QSL card along with either one Large style VALID IRC or $1US (of course, additional contributions are welcome and encouraged) and please include a self-addressed envelope of good quality. Write your address on the envelope as if you were mailing the envelope from the United States. It is not necessary to send it registered unless you have problems with outgoing mail in your country. If you must send it registered or certified that will be OK.
Please send your QSL card and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with appropriate First Class postage affixed. Please use good quality standard sized envelopes in order to protect your QSL card! Of course, additional contributions are welcome and encouraged to help offset the DXpedition's large expenses. Checks can be made out to "DX Expeditions, LLC" and can be included with your QSL card.
Send your direct requests to this address ONLY:
Bob Schenck, N2OO
QSL Manager for 3YØX
P.O. Box 345
Tuckerton NJ 08087-0345
PLEASE NOTE: We are sensitive about mailing costs so we suggest the following: If a group of hams or a DX club wants to send a large envelope containing multiple call signs who have worked 3YØX and a return self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for return, please do so.
For example, if SP5EFR, SP9Z, SP7EEE, SP1OUE put their cards in one envelope and send it to the above address with a self addressed envelope (return to one address) with enough IRC's or US dollars to pay for postage, this is OK. Find a club or group sending bulk Direct QSL requests in your area.
We also accept cards from QSL services such as WF5E as long as sufficient return postage is included from the service.
Now relax and wait!
After an appropriate amount of time, if you do not receive your 3YØX QSL card, feel free to drop a note via email to the QSL Manager by clicking . Be patient as he will be busy!
All cards will be sent from the USA and not mailed from overseas. Please ensure that your address is correct and you included enough postage for First Class return. All QSL requests containing insufficeint postage for First Class return will be returned via the QSL Bureau.
The Bureau QSL cards will be processed at the very last after the direct requests are processed. We suggest that if you want a QSL quickly, please send it Direct as explained above. Please try to include ALL your 3YØX QSO’s on ONE QSL CARD when sending via the bureau! This saves the manager an enormous amount of time and effort.
Please ONLY send your card via one method! PLEASE DO NOT send cards via the bureau if you already will be sending them direct.
If the DXpedition is still on and you've confirmed the "as-of" date and time of the online log relative to your QSO, please work us again. We don't care if we have duplicate QSOs, just work us again. Best idea!
Send your QSO information containing Date, Time (UTC), Band or Freq, Mode and call sign used along with your QSL request. Include a CLEAR note that states which QSO was not found in the on-line log and that you would like the QSL manager to research the log.
The QSL manager will judge whether your QSO is valid or not. It is not our intent to disqualify "valid" QSOs, but accuracy during the QSO is the best prevention.
Again, be patient, direct QSL requests in the log have priority.
Bob, N2OO and his team from the South Jersey DX Association have been chosen to manage QSLs for the 3YØX DXpedition because they are the best at what they do. Drop a note to Bob and let him know they are doing a good job. Thanks Bob and SJDXA!
QSL ROUTE DIRECT:
Bob Schenck, N2OO
QSL Manager for 3YØX
PO Box 345
Tuckerton, NJ 08087-0345
NOTE: Bob handles only the QSL cards!
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Randy is the fellow who designed our terrific LOGO and our several QSL cards including the beautiful "3YØX Souvenir QSL".|