The Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau is sponsored by
the Northern Illinois DX Association and staffed by dedicated radio amateurs who volunteer their time to
distribute DX QSL cards to you.
General information which applies to all the ARRL-supported U.S.
Incoming QSL Bureaus is available from the
Web pages. Although the Incoming Bureau system operates under the
guidance of ARRL, you are not required to be an ARRL member to use it.
A few things specific to the Ninth District QSL Bureau are:
- The ARRL 9th District QSL Bureau is run by Northern Illinois DX
Association members and volunteers. Each of us is interested
in DX'ing and service to amateur radio. We handle over 45,000
DX QSL cards per month for 9th district amateurs and your
cooperation in making our job easier by attention to the information
in this web site is appreciated.
- The Ninth District QSL Bureau does sell envelope and postage credits, as
indicated on the ARRL page. In fact, most of the individual Ninth District
sorters prefer that you send credits rather than SASEs since they
are easier to keep track of, postage rate changes are much less of a
hassle, and we can use exactly the postage which is needed for your
shipment. If you send credits, a check payable to NIDXA is
fine; send cash at your own risk. The funds are credited to your
account which is then charged the current envelope cost and face
value for postage used. For more information click here.
- Your account is maintained by, and cards shipped from, an
individual letter sorter as determined by the first letter following
the "9" in your callsign. The individual sorters are
literally spread throughout the 9th call district. When you send credits
or an inquiry, it may be several weeks before your individual letter
sorter receives the credits or inquiry. We pick up mail from the
Post Office box every 2-3 days, presort the cards, make out the
envelopes for the credits and distribute them to the sorters at the monthly NIDXA
meeting. Depending upon when your mail arrives at the Post Office, it is
possible that it will be 6-7 weeks before your sorter receives
it. If he or she sends you a shipment of cards in the meantime, your
account status would not show your latest submission; it should
appear on the next shipment however. For more information click here.
If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate
to contact us at the Post Office address given above or by Email to .
73 and Good DX,
The Staff of the Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau
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