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I received a few eQSL's from shortwave listeners.

Should I send an eQSL back or just archive these QSLs? Also, is it possible to receive a paper QSL card from a SWL?

UPD: The reason why I asked this question is that eQSL.cc has certain rules regarding sending QSLs for QSOs that didn't happen. I'm not sure whether it will count as if I had a QSO with an SWL (which naturally couldn't happen) if I respond.

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OK, I think I found an answer to my own question after Mike helped to word the right question :) The eQSL.cc FAQ says:

How do I handle SWL cards? When a user sets the SWL/HAM checkbox in his Profile to SWL, it automatically forces all incoming and outgoing cards to say 'Confirming SWL Reception' instead of the usual 'This Confirms Our 2-Way QSO'. If you are an SWL, just make sure to go to My Profile and set yourself up as an SWL. If you are a ham, when you send an eQSL to an SWL, it will automatically put the correct wording into the card.

Also according to this discussion SWLs do send paper QSL cards.

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I receive SWL QSL cards every few years. And I usually respond, especially if they include an SASE.

But why not also respond to eQSLs? In either case, you might make someone's day. :-)

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    $\begingroup$ I am waaay overdue to check my eQSL account (I forgot that I had one until now). $\endgroup$ – Mike Waters Mar 3 at 19:50
  • $\begingroup$ I would be only happy to respond. The reason why I asked this question is that eQSL.cc has certain rules regarding sending QSLs for QSOs that didn't happen. I'm not sure whether it will count as if I had a QSO with an SWL if I respond. $\endgroup$ – Aleksander Alekseev - R2AUK Mar 3 at 20:57

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