Central Arizona DX Association
Outgoing QSL Service
What it is
A way for CADXA members who are also ARRL members to send DX QSLs more cheaply to the “buro” system than regular mailings to Newington (which now cost a minimum of about $8.50 with postage).
How it works
The ARRL allows affiliated clubs, like ours, to pool “buro” cards from members and pay the new upfront fee of seven dollars only once per mailing. By sharing that expense among several members, we can offer individuals substantial savings. In fact, you save about half.
|Up to 1 ounce||$4.00|
|Up to 2 ounces||$5.00|
|Up to 3 ounces||$6.00|
|Up to 4 ounces||$8.00|
|Up to 5 ounces||$9.00|
|Up to 6 ounces||$10.00|
|Weight||1 oz||2 oz||3 oz||4 oz||5 oz||6 oz |
|Approximate # of cards||10||20||30||40||50||60|
|ARRL Charges||$8.15 ||$9.30||$10.45||$12.75||$13.90||$15.05|
Note that you might also save the US postage if you hand these cards in at a regular meeting to the Outgoing Manager, Larry Loen, WO7R, who normally attends. Please pay your charge from the above chart to Larry either in cash or with a check made out to him.
Beyond six ounces, you probably will be mailing to the ARRL Outgoing Bureau yourself as at that volume, the regular Outgoing “buro” is competitive with us. But most “buro” mailings do not have that kind of volume.
How can the Club not lose money?
By sharing the up-front $7.00 charge among three or four members, the costs balance out.
How is this different than the regular ARRL Outgoing Bureau?
We will hold your cards until two or three other members also send theirs in. As soon as we reach break-even, we will mail the cards to ARRL. We expect this might add another month or two delay to your “buro” cards. Beyond that, nothing is different, because it is otherwise the same system.