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Received my new QSL Cards from UX5UO

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After a long, long time without QSL cards, I finally took a few minutes to order some QSL cards from Gennady, UX5UO via http://www.ux5uoqsl.com. Being lazy and lacking a creative bone in my body, I left it all up to Gennady. He showed me some samples, and I ordered a batch.

Sure, some people take pride in the development of their QSL cards, and rightfully so. On the other hand, I could care less what mine look like. Anybody who receives one isn’t going to look at it more than once. There is nothing I could put on a QSL card that would really pique the interest of the recipient. They simply want my confirmation of a QSO.

At any rate, I’ve got cards now and I’m very happy with what I’ve got. For those of you who have sent me a QSL card in the past hoping for a confirming QSL, they’ll be on their way this month.

Below is what the front of the card looks like. Gennady does great work, and my inability to relate what I really wanted on a card as well as my inability to provide him with any graphics really doesn’t do his service justice. If you check out his website you’ll see some very high quality, unique QSLs. Incidentally, it was about a 5-6 week turnaround time from the time I ordered to the time I received them.

Written by Mike

June 13th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

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Breaking News: AA8IA orders QSL cards

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I realize it’s a really strange title for a post. But it is breaking news considering I’ve been wanting to order QSL cards for two years but never put in the effort.

I ordered from Gennady at http://www.ux5uoqsl.com . Being that I lack creativity, I asked Gennady to come up with something for me. He had some much more elaborate suggestions, but they would have required me to actually get off my ass and find appropriate high quality pictures that I specifically wanted on the card. Since I didn’t have anything I felt worthy of being displayed on a QSL card, I asked him to create something simple.

My first batch of cards will hardly be considered unique. But they’ll get the job done. Gennady provides great support for his products. Hopefully, by the next time I order a batch I will have an appropriate unique high-res picture to be on the front of the card.

For anyone out there who has sent me a QSL card for which I haven’t returned the favor, keep your pants on. A QSL will be forthcoming. Give me 4-6 weeks to receive them and I’ll take care of the backlog [maybe a dozen or so]

Written by Mike

May 6th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

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