QSL request standards slipping again

It pains me yet again to have to Post about this situation. It seems once more standards are slipping and people are just trying it on.

Today alone I received 3 letters;

1) Request from EU for 3 cards GS8VL, 4L8A & V31MA….1 USD enclosed & SAE

 2) Request from EU, 3D2TS, V31MA & G4RCG ….. 0 (Zero) Dollars enclosed No SAE 

3) Request from EU, 9N1DX, 3D2TS, & VK5IR……1 USD enclosed NO SAE

One Dollar ($1.00) in an envelope is NOT sufficient to cover mailing costs for one card to EU or Internationally. A minimum of $2 by Post will cover ONE CARD only.

If you want one card or more than one card then read the QSL instructions and send the correct money https://www.m0oxo.com/direct-a-bureau-instructions/ .I will not pay for your mailing costs. You aren’t paying for a card, you are contributing to the amount it costs to Post the card to you and for those that don’t realise it, 2, 3, 4 extra cards in an envelope weigh more, – amazing but it’s true!

If your Direct requested Card doesn’t arrive then ask yourself why!

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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.