How the Outgoing bureau system works (Outgoing Buro is not operational at the moment )
- All outgoing cards must be sorted out by countries involved prior to posting to the buro. This prevents un-necessary delay and time wasted by the out-going QSL Manager.
- All Outgoing cards are posted direct to Bureau of the country concerned once every 4 months.
- All cards are sent via Sea Mail- so there can be a delay at the receiving Bureau.
- If cards are required urgently- Please send QSL direct to the station you worked, with a SAE plus at least 2 IRC’s. (European countries require 2 IRC’s)
- Overseas RSSL members also can use the QSL buro as the others do.
- The SWLs also can use the incoming & outgoing bureaus of RSSL.
Claiming your incoming QSLs
The In-coming Bureau is handled by Uthpala-4S7UV
Postal address of the incoming bureau:
P.O. Box 907,
Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Send a Pre-paid (New type envelope as sold in the Post Offices at present- Light Yellowish color type) self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) to the bureau . (The paper used in his type of envelope is strong)
Neatly print your callsign in the upper left corner of the envelope. Place your mailing address on the front of the envelope. A suggested way to send envelopes is to clip extra postage to the envelope. Then, if you receive more than 30 grams of cards, they can be sent in a single package.
Hints on How to Make the Bureau System Work Better for You
Good cooperation between the DXer and the bureau is important to ensure a smooth flow of cards. Remember that the people who work in the QSL bureaus are volunteers. They are roviding you with a valuable service. With that thought in mind, please pay close attention to the following dos and don’ts.
- Do keep self-addressed , stamped, envelopes on file at your bureau, with your call in the upper left corner, and clip extra stamps if large number of cards anticipated from DX stations.
- Do send the bureau enough postage to cover SASEs on file and enough to take care of possible postage rate increases.
- Do respond quickly to any bureau request for SASEs, stamps or money. Unclaimed card backlogs are the bureau’s biggest problem.
- Do notify the bureau of your new call sign or change of address.
- Do include a SASE with any information request to the bureau.
- Do notify the corresponding bureau in advance if youdon’t want your incoming cards or if youdon’t want your cards to be posted.
- Don’t expect DX cards to arrive several months after the QSO. Overseas delivery is very slow. Many cards coming from overseas bureaus are over a year old.
- Don’t send your outgoing DX cards to your in-coming Bureau.
- Don’t send cards to the outgoing buro at the last minute.
- Don’t send your local cards to the incoming or outgoing buro.
- Don’t include IRC’s or return postage when mailing to buro.