What is the standard QSL Card size?
140mm x 90mm
The international standard size for a single page QSL card is 140mm x 90mm (5.5” x 3.5”) with a maximum weight of three grams. Once sent, cards are often used to confirm details for amateur radio awards, competitions, etc.
What is LoTW in ham radio?
Logbook of The World (LoTW) is a tool to confirm ham radio contacts and use the confirmations as credit toward awards.
What is Ham QSL card?
A QSL card is a specially designed postcard that hams exchange in the mail whenever they make contact with one another for the first time. The cards also include information about the ham’s call sign, radio contact equipment, date, time and type of contact, and geographic location of the ham.
Do hams still exchange QSL cards?
Some hams still do send out QSL cards, or send them in reply or if requested. Good logging is essential for this and a QSL function is often supported by computer logging utilities. You can determine how to exchange QSLs with a particular station from their QRZ profile if they have one set up (most active hams do).
How much does LoTW cost?
Logbook of The World Application
|Logbook of The World Application|
|Fee per QSO used in LoTW||$0.12||$0.12|
|Fee for printout of your DXCC entities list||N/A||N/A|
What is the size of a QSL card?
This image is an illustration to use as a guide for designing a QSL card with a 5.5″ X 3.5″ finished size. The same general principles may be applied for cards of any size. Please note the additional 1/4″ in both the height and width dimensions, which represents a 1/8″ border on all 4 sides.
Can you print QSL cards on a printer?
Cheap QSL Cards on Your Inkjet Printer I’ve been using QSL cards that I print myself on my inkjet printer. I layed out 4 of them on a page and print them on 110 lb card stock. Then I cut them up using a small papercutter. It works good, the cards are cheap, and they look like what ever you want. The only limit is your creativity.
Who invented the QSL card?
The standardized card with callsign, frequency, date, etc. may have been developed in 1919 by C.D. Hoffman, 8UX, in Akron, Ohio. In Europe, W.E.F. “Bill” Corsham, 2UV, first used a QSL when operating from Harlesden, England in 1922. Today ham radio operators send QSL cards for a variety of reasons.
What is a QSL?
The term QSL comes from the radio “Q” code meaning “I confirm reception.” During the early days of radio broadcasting, the ability for a radio set to receive distant signals was a source of pride for many consumers and hobbyists.