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What should I put on a QSL card for a repeater contact?

From time to time I'm a new ham's first contact - usually on a repeater. If I want to send the new ham a QSL card, how should I distinguish a repeater contact from a non-repeater contact? Is there a ...
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QSL cards and distance minimums

Newly licensed HAM here. Are QSL cards only exchanged during DX, or could they be exchanged with local contacts as well? How does one request a card? I’ve heard there are bureaus that route cards; is ...
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What is the easiest way to print data on qsl cards?

I confirm all QSOs via LOTW and eQSL but some people also request QSL cards via bureau or direct. Of course I don't want to disappoint them and I reply 100%. But I find it such a burden to print ...
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How large should the call of the remote station be on the QSL card?

I have designed my first QSL card but I'm worried that I may have reserved too little space for the call of the remote station. I'm worried that the buro might have trouble with it. However, I see ...
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Minimal info on a SWL QSL

Which is the minimal information I should require to confirm/QSL a reception report I receive ? I know the report must contain my callsign, time, date and band where I was listened. Is it also a ...
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Is it ethical to accept sponsorship for QSL cards?

We all know that in general commercial activities are not welcome on amateur radio bands. One thing that somewhat related to that came up in a discussion I had with some operators: Is it ethical to ...
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What information should be on a QSL card?

Like it says in the title. When you design a QSL card (intended for use for both local VHF-and-up contacts as well as international HF contacts), what information needs to be present, and what ...