[amsat-bb] Re: IRC's to be discontinued

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 20:04:44 PST 2012

Isn't it time to move to the next level. We are not in the 30s anymore with
little, pretty postcards, outdated info and pictures of antennas!

Stefan VE4NSA

PS There is a reason I don't do QSL cards anymore.

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 9:22 PM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:

> Hi Ted!
> > On the plus side though:" Beginning early next year, the Postal Service
> will
> > introduce a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp.  The new stamp will
> allow
> > customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of
> $1.10,
> > and is among new mailing and shipping services filed with the Postal
> > Regulatory Commission today."
> >
> > Thus, it will be a lot cheaper to send our cards. For example, I am
> sending
> > a card to Cuba this week - cost: $1.85. So the new flat rate will save a
> > bunch
> If you paid $1.85, either too much postage was put on the envelope, or what
> you were sending did not meet the requirement to send up to one ounce to
> the "rest of the world" (anywhere except Canada and Mexico).  The current
> rate is $1.05 for up to one ounce in an envelope that is not too thick or
> outside the size limits for that airmail rate.
> The $1.10 Forever stamp will be good for sending mail to most of the world.
> I have not found if there will still be a lower rate for airmail to Canada
> and
> Mexico.  If not, then the rate increase is almost 30% over the current rate
> to those two countries (85 US cents for one ounce from the US to Canada
> and Mexico).
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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