QSL Sorting Night at Algonquin ARC, August 8, 2019

Eric Williams, KV1J, W1 QSL Bureau Co-Manager writes:

Seventh Annual AARC QSL Sort Night 

The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will be holding a QSL card sorting session on  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Marlborough Fire Station.  We will  be in the classroom/EOC where we hold Field Day. 

The W1 QSL Bureau receives QSL cards from DXers all over the world, sorts them and then  sends them to the New England area hams.  We process about 100,000 QSL cards each year.  To do this, we are grateful for the team of over 40 volunteers and several area clubs that help make this happen.  AARC is one of the clubs that helps with the presorting step in our process. 

Our part is easy and fun.  You get to see QSL cards from all around the  globe.  Maybe catch a card that is for you!  We will have boxes of cards from the country national organizations that are for W1 call area hams.  For our session we will have about 13,000 cards. Our mission is to sort  those cards into stacks for each first letter of the call sign suffix.  So there will be a stack for all the call signs the a suffix the starts  with A and one for those starting with B and so forth.  It goes quick especially with lots of people doing it on several separate tables. 

When we are done, those stacks will be sent to our individual letter sorters who will then sort them by the individual recipient hams. 

Thank you and hope to see you next month. 

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