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Do

  • DO keep self-addressed 5 x 7-1/2 or 6 x 9 inch envelopes on file at your bureau, with your call in the upper left corner, and affix at least one unit of first-class postage. 
  • DO send the bureau enough postage to cover SASEs on file and enough to take care of possible postage rate increases.
  • DO respond quickly to any bureau request for SASEs, stamps or money. Unclaimed card backlogs are the bureau's biggest problem.
  • DO notify the bureau of your new call as you upgrade. Please send SASEs with new call, in addition to SASEs with old call.
  • DO include a SASE with any information request to the bureau.
  • DO notify the bureau in writing if you don't want your cards.
  • DO include a call sign with all correspondence sent to the bureau.
  • DO notify the Bureau of a change of address.

Don't

  • DON'T send domestic US to US cards to your call-district bureau.
  • DON'T expect DX cards to arrive for several months after the QSO. Overseas delivery is very slow. Many cards coming from overseas bureaus are over a year old.
  • DON'T send your outgoing DX cards to your call-district bureau.
  • DON'T send SASEs to your "portable" bureau. For example, AA2Z/9 sends SASEs to the second district bureau, not the Ninth District bureau.
  • DON'T send SASEs to the ARRL Outgoing QSL Service.
  • Don't send SASEs larger than 6 x 9 inches. SASEs larger than 6 x 9 inches require additional postage surcharges.