Bureau News

Wednesday April 12 2017

Notice:

Mike Christmas VE3XMS has had to step down temporarily as Bureau Manager and President for health reasons.  Effective April 12, 2017, Michael Brickell VE3TKI (formerly Bureau Secretary) and Tony Champion VA3QC, have been elected as Bureau Manager, and Bureau Secretary, respectively.  As per the Bureau Bylaw No 1, the Bureau Manager becomes the Bureau President.

Monday April 10 2017

A card shipment received from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau recently  was sorted today.  The cards will be distributed to the mailing volunteers shortly.

November 21 2016

At the beginning of October, we received a shipment of cards direct from the ARRL.  These were cards from the 2014 W1AW year-long QSO party commemorating the founding of the ARRL.  This shipment to Ontario weighed just less than 64 kg, (about 16,000 cards).  This is the largest shipment we have seen since the Bureau reorganization in early 2012.

In early November we received another shipment, this time the “regular” one from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick.  This shipment weighed about 20 kg, and consisted of roughly 7,000 cards.

Both shipments have been sorted and by the end of the month will have been distributed to the Bureau Mailing Volunteers.

August 30 2016

A card shipment received from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau was sorted last week.  The cards will be distributed to the mailing volunteers shortly.

April 12 2016

We have added a “Donate to Bureau Operations” page to the website.  Click on this page if you would like to donate funds towards Bureau operations. Use the “Deposit Funds” page instead to add funds to your account for postage.

March 19 2016

The Bureau Annual General Meeting for 2016 was held today following the Ham-Ex hamfest, at the Brampton Fall Fairgrounds, in Brampton, Ontario.  Bureau operations, policies and finances were discussed.

It was agreed to set up a “Donations” page on the Bureau website for users who wish to support the Bureau by donating funds to go towards Bureau fixed administrative costs such as annual web hosting fees, fees for database maintenance and Bureau post office box rental charges.

March 6 2016

Notice of Bureau Annual General Meeting

Article 15.1 of the VA3/VE3 Incoming QSL Card Bureau Bylaw No 1 requires that an Annual General Meeting of the Bureau be held once per calendar year. Accordingly the 2016 Bureau Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday March 19, 2016, at 12:00.

The meeting will be held at the Brampton Fall Fairgrounds (12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, west side of Heart Lake Rd just south of Old School Rd), following the Hamex hamfest, which also is being held there on March 19. We are planning to use one of the conference rooms in the exhibit building (the smaller building facing onto Heart Lake Rd)

February 3 2016

Several card shipments received from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau were sorted this week.  The cards will be distributed to the mailing volunteers shortly.

January 12 2016

The “Your Mailing Volunteers” page has been updated to include mailing volunteer email addresses.

December 12 2015

Three letter calls with the suffix beginning with the letter “T”  are now included in the on-line system. However, calls with suffixes beginning with the letters “D”, “O”, “P”, and “Q”  are not currently included in the on-line system.

December 5 2015

A new “Your Mailing Volunteers” page has been added to the web site.  At the moment mailing volunteer names and call signs are listed; later we will add email addresses.

December 4 2015

A shipment of cards was received from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick in late November.  These cards will be processed and mailed in December.

October 23, 2015

A shipment of cards was received from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick and sorted in early late September.   The cards have been distributed to the Mailing Volunteers and Bureau users should now have received cards from this mailing.

August 15 2015

A shipment of cards was received from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick and sorted last week.   The cards will be distributed to the Mailing Volunteers  and mailed to Bureau users shortly.

April 30 2015

A shipment of cards was received from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick and sorted this week.   The cards will be distributed to the Mailing Volunteers  and mailed to Bureau users shortly.

March 28 2015

The Bureau Annual General Meeting for 2015 was held today following the Ham-Ex hamfest, at the Brampton Fall Fairgrounds, in Brampton, Ontario.  Bureau operations, policies and finances were discussed.

February 28 2015

A shipment of cards was received from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick and sorted last week.   We have been informed that another two shipments are imminent.  We hope to have all three shipments distributed to the mailing volunteers by the end of March.

The Bureau Annual General Meeting will be held March 28 2015, at 12 noon, at the Brampton Fall Fairgrounds (12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, west side of Heart Lake Rd just south of Old School Rd).

March 22, 2014

The Bureau Annual General Meeting for 2014 was held today following the Ham-Ex hamfest, at the Brampton Fall Fairgrounds, in Brampton, Ontario.  Bureau operations, policies and finances were discussed.

March 3 2014

A shipment of cards from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick was received and sorted by the Bureau’s card sorting group last week.  The cards will be distributed to the Mailing Volunteers  and mailed to Bureau users later in the month.

January 14, 2014

A shipment of cards from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick has been received and was sorted by the Bureau’s card sorting group today.  The cards will be distributed to the Mailing Volunteers next week and will be mailed to Bureau users later in the month.

December 10,2013

A shipment of cards from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick has been received.  The cards were sorted by the Bureau’s card sorting group and distributed to the Mailing Volunteers last week. Card mailings to bureau users should be completed in December.

November 28, 2013

The Bureau’s Annual General Meeting was held today.  Bureau operations, policies and finances were discussed.

September 18, 2013

A shipment of cards from the RAC Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick was received by the East Coast Receiver, Garry Hammond,  VE3XN, in Listowel,  last week. The cards have been sorted and will be delivered to the individual letter group Mailing Volunteers by the end of next week.  Card mailings to bureau users should be completed in October.

August 15 2013

New “Do You have Cards?” Page

If you would like to find out if you have cards on file with the Bureau, click on the “Do You Have Cards? tab on the home page.

August 12, 2013

Card Shipment Processed

A shipment of cards from the RAC Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick was received by the East Coast Receiver, Garry Hammond,  VE3XN, in Listowel,  last week.  After a preliminary sort, the cards were delivered to Mississauga. The cards will be delivered to the individual letter group Mailing Volunteers by the end of next week.  Card mailings to bureau users should be completed in August.

July 14 2013

PayPal Implemented for Bureau Users

Bureau users may now use PayPal or a credit card to deposit funds to their Bureau accounts.  Please click on the “Deposit Funds” tab on the Bureau web page for instructions.

July 14, 2013

Bureau Offers Preprinted Address Label Service

The Bureau now offers an address label printing service.  The fee for this service for one call sign is $2.00 for 30 labels.  Address labels may be ordered on line as well as by mail to the Bureau post office box.  See the “Deposit Funds” tab for details.

Bureau Policies

A page outlining Bureau policies has been added to the Bureau web page. Please click on the “Bureau Policies” tab on the Bureau web page for details.

July 13, 2013

The QSL Bureau had a table at the Milton Hamfest, which was sponsored by the Burlington Amateur Radio Club, today.  Look for us at future hamfests.

July 3 2013

Card Shipment Processed

A shipment of cards from the RAC Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick was received by the East Coast Receiver, Garry Hammond,  VE3XN, in Listowel,  last week.  After a preliminary sort, the cards were delivered to Mississauga.. Following processing by the Card Sorting Manager, Murray Yewer, VE3JMY, and his team today, the cards will be delivered to the individual letter group Mailing Volunteers by the end of next week.  Card mailings to bureau users will be completed in July.

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December 21 2014

The last card shipment of the year was sorted and distributed to the Mailing Volunteers this week. The cards will be mailed to Bureau users shortly.

November 29 2014

Two card shipments have been received this month.  They were sorted last week and are bring distributed to the Mailing Volunteers.  The cards will be mailed to Bureau users shortly.

August 22, 2014

Two additional card shipments were sorted over the summer.  The cards, except for those for two letter VE3 and two letter VA3 calls, have been distributed to the Mailing Volunteers and were mailed to Bureau users.  The two letter VE3 and two letter VA3 cards from these shipments were sorted on August 21 and will be mailed to Bureau users shortly.

June 23 2014

A shipment of cards was received from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick and sorted the week of June 15.  The cards have been distributed to the Mailing Volunteers and will be mailed to Bureau users shortly.

April 24, 2014

Two shipments of cards from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick have been received this month, and sorted by the Bureau’s card sorting group.  The cards will be distributed to the Mailing Volunteers and mailed to Bureau users shortly.

March 22, 2014

The Bureau Annual General Meeting for 2014 was held today following the Ham-Ex hamfest, at the Brampton Fall Fairgrounds, in Brampton, Ontario.  Bureau operations, policies and finances were discussed.

March 3 2014

A shipment of cards from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick was received and sorted by the Bureau’s card sorting group last week.  The cards will be distributed to the Mailing Volunteers  and mailed to Bureau users later in the month.

January 14, 2014

A shipment of cards from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick has been received and was sorted by the Bureau’s card sorting group today.  The cards will be distributed to the Mailing Volunteers next week and will be mailed to Bureau users later in the month.

December 10,2013

A shipment of cards from the RAC National Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick has been received.  The cards were sorted by the Bureau’s card sorting group and distributed to the Mailing Volunteers last week. Card mailings to bureau users should be completed in December.

November 28, 2013

The Bureau’s Annual General Meeting was held today.  Bureau operations, policies and finances were discussed.

September 18, 2013

A shipment of cards from the RAC Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick was received by the East Coast Receiver, Garry Hammond,  VE3XN, in Listowel,  last week. The cards have been sorted and will be delivered to the individual letter group Mailing Volunteers by the end of next week.  Card mailings to bureau users should be completed in October.

August 15 2013

New “Do You have Cards?” Page

 If you would like to find out if you have cards on file with the Bureau, click on the “Do You Have Cards? tab on the home page.

 August 12, 2013

Card Shipment Processed

A shipment of cards from the RAC Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick was received by the East Coast Receiver, Garry Hammond,  VE3XN, in Listowel,  last week.  After a preliminary sort, the cards were delivered to Mississauga.  The cards will be delivered to the individual letter group Mailing Volunteers by the end of next week.  Card mailings to bureau users should be completed in August.

July 14 2013

PayPal Implemented for Bureau Users

Bureau users may now use PayPal or a credit card to deposit funds to their Bureau accounts.  Please click on the “Deposit Funds” tab on the Bureau web page for instructions.

July 14, 2013

Bureau Offers Preprinted Address Label Service

The Bureau now offers an address label printing service.  The fee for this service for one call sign is $2.00 for 30 labels.  Address labels may be ordered on line as well as by mail to the Bureau post office box.  See the “Deposit Funds” tab for details.

Bureau Policies

A page outlining Bureau policies has been added to the Bureau web page. Please click on the “Bureau Policies” tab on the Bureau web page for details.

July 13, 2013

The QSL Bureau had a table at the Milton Hamfest, which was sponsored by the Burlington Amateur Radio Club, today.  Look for us at future hamfests.

July 3 2013

Card Shipment Processed

A shipment of cards from the RAC Incoming QSL Bureau in New Brunswick was received by the East Coast Receiver, Garry Hammond,  VE3XN, in Listowel,  last week.  After a preliminary sort, the cards were delivered to Mississauga.. Following processing by the Card Sorting Manager, Murray Yewer, VE3JMY, and his team today, the cards will be delivered to the individual letter group Mailing Volunteers by the end of next week.  Card mailings to bureau users will be completed in July.