I am pleased to announce that the new OQRS (Online QSL Request System) has gone ‘live’ today (18th Sept. 2011).
This should simplify things a lot and make requesting bureau and direct cards very easy for anyone to use. You,(as the user) will be able to go into the system after the request and you will see the status of not only the current request, but all the cards you have previously requested since the service began.
If you decide that you want the card Direct, then the facility allows you to request the card, pay for it in a variety of ways (via Paypal) and then you send your card via the bureau as normal. The requested Direct card will be with you in a very short and timely manner. Bureau requests are of course at no cost but the card will reach you in half of the time the bureau usually takes.
As mentioned above, there is of course a small charge for the Direct card which has to be made due to cost of postage, envelope and media etc but this is kept to a very minimum to make it easier on you. I can accommodate up to 20 qso’s on one card but to do this it would completely obliterate all of the necessary information on the card you require for your awards etc etc. I would suggest that 8 qso’s on a card is enough and then the card design, image and information is still legible but that’s a matter for you????
73 es GL (feedback always welcome!), Charles