Friday, October 28, 2016

Rate Hike for ARRL Outgoing QSL Bureau Takes Effect Nov. 1

The cost of sending traditional QSL cards to DX stations via the ARRL's Outgoing QSL Bureau increased significantly on November 1, with rates increasing from the current 80 cents per ounce (roughly 10 cards) to $1.15, plus a new $7 per transaction service fee. According to the League, the increase is necessary to cover "increased administration costs."  (For more details and commentary on this story, see December CQ's DX column.)