Rules for Using the AMSAT OSCAR QSL Bureau
Walt Rader, WA3DMF, QSL Manager
- The AMSAT QSL Bureau serves the users of all amateur radio satellites
with a complete QSL Bureau for all amateur radio satellite contacts
(QSLs other than satellite QSOs will be returned).
- Stations wanting to use the Bureau need only to send three to six
#10 S.A.S.E.s (one unit of postage) with your call in the upper left
hand corner. DX stations should include enough IRCs for each envelope
- To send your cards through the Bureau, arrange the cards
alphabetically by call sign. Stateside cards are
free. However, there is a charge of 15 cents per card for all stations
outside the U.S. Postal districts.
- Always keep the Bureau informed of any changes in your address or
call sign. If you have worked stations with more than one call sign, you
should send envelopes for all call signs.
- Mailing from the Bureau will be at the end of each month. All
envelopes with any cards will be mailed at this time.
The only exception is if the amateur would like to have their envelope
held for a certain number of cards before being mailed. This can be
done by writing just below your call sign (in the upper left-hand
corner) the number of cards desired in the envelope before it is
- QSL cards that are received at the Bureau when there are no envelopes
on file will be held and the Bureau will make an effort to notify the
user that he/she has cards on file. If no envelopes are sent to the
Bureau within a period of 6 months, the cards will be
- Mailing for DX stations and individual international QSL Bureaus
will go out at the end of the month.
- OSCAR users should also keep envelopes on file at their
bureau: most DX cards come to them.
- Questions about the AMSAT OSCAR QSL Bureau should be sent with an
S.A.S.E. to the address below:
AMSAT QSL Bureau
3702 Allison Street
Brentwood, MD 20722
Updated 6 Feb 2003. Text for this page was provided by Walt Rader, WA3DMF.