|CARS QSL Bureau Operation May 2011-April 2012|
This report covers the operation of the CARS QSL Bureau for the period May 2011 – April 2012.
The total weight of incoming cards has fallen by over 22% since the previous year.
Total weight of cards received: 41.3kg (53.4kg)
Number of packages: 87 (79)
Number of countries: 40 (49).
The top 3 biggest senders were: DL 33% (20%), EA 9% (6.8%), OK 6.2% (6%)
I would like to thank Aris 5B4JE and Spyros 5B4MF, for their part in getting incoming cards to me.
Thanks to all who assist in the delivery of cards to the regional distribution points,
The number of outgoing QSLs also continues to decline.
The following are the statistics for outgoing cards for the period:
Number of outgoing QSLs processed: 4,274 (8,955)
Weight of outgoing QSLs processed: 12.2 kg (29.8kg)
Weight of outgoing QSLs shipped: 13.4kg (28.7 kg)
Number of packages shipped: 84 (128) to 52 (49) countries
The top 4 bureaux to which cards were sent were:
DL 23.8% (20.6%), I 9.3% (13.9%), UA 8.0% (4.9%), JA 4.5% (6.6%)
Average weight per QSL + label: 2.87g (2.89g)
Minimum QSL + label weight: 2.14g (2.49g)
Maximum QSL + label weight: 4.23g (3.63g)
A number of members have sent more than 2c per out-going QSL, some generously so,
Hand-carrying of cards
Opportunities for saving money by hand-carrying outgoing cards to various bureaux
I have 87 part filled envelopes. I normally ship envelopes when they contain 150g of QSLs,
I see no need to increase the charge per outgoing card from €0.02 at the present time.
Again, I remind everyone to consider the weight of their cards when ordering new cards.
Alan Jubb 5B4AHJ
CARS QSL Bureau Manager
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 April 2012 09:23 )|