Please check the log online and wait for the end of the DXpedition before sending your QSL request.
Follow the instructions below to request a QSL card quickly and frustration free.
Remember, this DXpedition has a humanitarian side. After kind consideration, please make a donation, it will be entirely devoted to the emergency communications project.
Note that if you donate more than 30 euro and if your address is in the list of countries where there is a postal agreement in place, you will receive a QSL directly from the post office of the Order of Malta with their stamps. If your Country is not listed, we will send your QSL from Italy.
The faster and preferred way to obtain a QSL card is via OQRS (Online QSL Request System) through the on-line log.
The contribution for a QSL request via OQRS is 5 USD. All QSL requests via OQRS will be processed as soon as the QSL cards arrive from the printer. All QSOs via OQRS will be confirmed on LOTW on a weekly basis.
Check your QSOs on the on-line log, then proceed with the QSL request. Fill in the correct UTC of your QSO(s)s and follow the Paypal instructions to complete the request.
You can also send in your QSL request with an SAE along with the standard contribution (or a donation for the charity project) to complete the request. Standard contributions are:
- for EUROPE: 2 USD + SAE
- for OUTSIDE EUROPE: 3 USD + SAE
In Italy the cost of postage was recently increased along with the exchange rate of the US Dollar. Thus we have had to modify our donation requests.
Please note: NO STAMPs and NO IRCs.
IRCs are often used as currency in the amateur radio world. This is not the case as would attest a quick visit to the post office. IRCs may not be exchanged for cash, only for stamps. It is also popular to send old IRCs which are no longer valid.
Note for Italians: As Italy is in Europe also, the minimal contribution for Italian radio amateurs is 2USDs + SAE. Please do not send SASE (no stamps please).
Direct QSL card requestswhich do not observe these policies will be processed via the BURO.
Direct QSL requests with expired IRCs will not be NOT be processed.
Direct requests with an appropriate contribution will be processed after an appropriate request is made via OQRS.
The address of the QSL manager is:
Via Nazionale 8/o
70128 – BARI (ITALY)
It is not necessary for us to receive you card via the bureau! You may request a QSL via the bureau. However, such QSL requests must be initiated only via the OQRS system. We will ship the card directly to the IARU Bureaus.
All on-line bureau requests will be processed within 12 months of submission. Please do not send any QSLs to the bureau, The QSL manager does need or require your card.
1A0C’s log will be uploaded in it’s entirety to LOTW within 1 year from the end of the DXpedition.
Please be patient, if you cannot wait for the LOTW confirmation, please consider OQRS or a direct request.
Associations, Clubs and sponsors in general may negotiate directly with the QSL Manager in order to establish dedicated QSL service for their members or affiliates.