This is not a new topic, but it is one that cannot be ignored. There seems to be an alarming number of amateurs causing untold frustration when it comes to replying to QSLs.
I have wasted enough time and money pursuing QSL cards from these individuals wich seemingly receive our cards with the included return postage (green stamps), but have no intention of sending their card in return.
There are a few warning signs and maybe we need to be aware that the chances of receiving a QSL card in return are slim:
- Most of the guilty ones are resident in the country and not visitors on an expedition.
- The do not use LoTW, but often have fancy profiles on QRZ.com
- They do not use QSL managers.
- Often, no email address is listed.
- If they have email addresses, they do not reply to queries.
- Googling these calls, often helps to reveal the frustrations of others.
I am pretty tired of being ripped off by these con artists.
Maybe the DX fraternity should unite: No LoTW no QSO ……..