has been a long-standing custom amongst radio amateurs
to confirm each radio contact with a QSL card: a short
report with technical details of the equipment that
was used and details of the received signals. Often
presented as a colourful business card of the radio
station, with a photograph or drawing of the surroundings.
A great collectors item to some. Traditionally, these
QSL cards are passed on from one central QSL Bureau
in one country to the next. In this way, postal charges
are avoided to send the card to the contacted station.
There is now a system available on the internet, where
you can upload your QSL card in an electronic form.
The intended recipient can be notified by email and
immediately collect his QSL card, avoiding the long
time delays of the traditional QSL route.
for use during the JOTA.
JOTA stations that have an internet connection could
set up a special QSL station, where Scouts handle
the QSL card exchanges. One PC dedicated to this function
could be your "QSL post office". A colour printer
attached to it, and you're ready to receive your cards.
During the weekend the cards can be put up on a large
wall map, displaying all the contacts you made as
well as the QSL confirmation of it. It leaves you
with a tangible memory of the JOTA weekend.
To check if your station has received eQSL cards,
and for further details of the system, please refer