In 2002 I agreed to act as QSL manager for some friends of
mine, in addition to handling the QSLing for my own
radio activity. This is fun, and I strive to answer requests as I
receive them - as long as the contacts are in the log for that station.
You may send QSL cards to me through the QSL bureau system via WD9EWK,
or through the postal system directly to the following address:
P.O. Box 1934
Scottsdale AZ 85252-1934
Please send a separate card (or cards) for each callsign you wish to receive a
QSL card from, as I forward the cards I receive to each station. In some
cases, the operators need the cards as part of the licensing process in their
country, or they need the cards to show activity and justify their special
callsigns they may have for contesting or a special event.
WARNING! Some hams are still sending mail to my former
mailing address in Phoenix. This was changed in June 2005, and
the post office is not forwarding mail to me from that address any
longer. In September 2008, I changed post office box numbers,
and mail sent to my old PO box in Scottsdale AZ (9238) will be forwarded
to my current address for 12 months.
Activity by WD9EWK and VA7EWK
Since June 1996, I have operated using the following callsigns:
WD9EWK - from my home in Arizona (sometimes I use WD9EWK/7
when operating from home for some modes: RTTY, PSK31, and occasionally CW), or
portable from various locations in the USA
Unfortunately, I do not have my logs for contacts made before July 1996 -
covering my activity when I initially obtained WD9EWK in 1977 when living in
Illinois, and all HF contacts made using the callsigns KB7HFF, N7MRV, and
KF7YS between 1989 and 1996 in Arizona.
If you wish to receive a QSL card from WD9EWK's radio activity, just send a QSL
card. An SASE or an SAE with some provision for return postage (a US
dollar bill or new IRC) would be nice, but not necessary.
QSL VIA WD9EWK - Other Stations
In addition, here is a listing of the other stations I currently accept QSL
L20E - the special Argentine callsign held by Oscar LU5EVK of
Baradero (Buenos Aires province), Argentina - used in contests and special
events. Phonetically, L20E is "Lima-Two-Zero-Echo".
LT5X - the special Argentine callsign held by Radio Club Ushuaia
(LU8XW) for contests and special events starting in March 2009
L99K - the special Argentine callsign held by Federico LU6KK of
Yerba Buena (Tucuman province), Argentina
LR1J - the special Argentine callsign held by "Pocho"
LU7JA of General Galarza (Entre Rios province), Argentina
LU3XQ - Julian CEBALLOS of Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego province),
LU3XQO - Jorge Antonio RIGA of Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego province),
LU4DLU - Radio Club Baradero, of Baradero (Buenos Aires province),
LU5ER - Horacio BERTANI of San Pedro (Buenos Aires province),
LU5EVK - Oscar CAIRO of Baradero (Buenos Aires province),
LU5FII - Claudio PONS ESTEL of San Justo (Santa Fe province),
LU6KK - Federico "Fred" SEHRINGER of Yerba Buena (Tucuman
LU6XV - Pablo D'AUGERO of Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego province),
Argentina. Pablo previously held the Argentine call LU5XPZ.
[LU5XPZ log search]
LU7JA - "Pocho" (Alfredo RITOU) of General Galarza (Entre
Rios province), Argentina
LU8XW - Radio Club Ushuaia, of Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego province),
Argentina. The club has used the callsign LU8XW/X for operations
from islands around Tierra del Fuego, including Isla Redonda (IOTA SA-049)
LU9XT - Luis GROH of Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego province),
Argentina. Luis previously held the Argentine callsign LU9XPF
N2IX - the USA callsign held by Alex XE2BSS of Mexicali (Baja
California), Mexico. Alex previously held the USA callsign
N2IY - the USA callsign held by Uriel XE2VAS of Nogales (Soora),
Mexico. Uriel previously held the USA callsign KE7CDN
XE2BOA - Juan Carlos AGUAYO of Mexicali (Baja California),
XE2BSS - Alejandro ("Alex") PEREIDA of Mexicali (Baja
XE2S - Marco Antonio SOTO of Hermosillo (Sonora), Mexico.
Marco has previously held the Mexican callsigns XE2TSG and XE2TG,
and I am the QSL manager for all 3 of his callsigns
XE2VAS - Uriel MARTINEZ of Nogales (Sonora), Mexico
Along with these stations, I am the maildrop for Rafael XE2RV
(ex-XE2PWF), Omar XE1AO, and Eliseo XE2TPJ. Cards I
receive for these stations are forwarded to them.
If a callsign is not listed here, then I am not the QSL manager or
maildrop for that station.
Sending a QSL card directly to WD9EWK
If you send a card directly to me for any of the stations WD9EWK manages QSL
cards for, please include one of the following with your QSL request:
An SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) with sufficient USA
postage - 44 cents within the USA, 75 cents to Canada, 79 cents to Mexico,
or 98 cents to anywhere else.
An SAE (self-addressed envelope, without any stamps stuck on the
envelope) with either one new IRC or one
"green stamp" (US dollar).
I enjoy helping out fellow hams this way, and appreciate the efforts of many
other QSL managers who have helped me obtain QSL cards quickly for some
stations which might normally take a long time - if I ever see a card from
some of those places. At this time, I am not interested in expanding the
number of stations I manage QSL cards for, but you may
contact me if you have any questions or