We live in a world where literally minutes after making a QSO – we can have an electronic QSL card. For me, DXCC on 160M – and its close companion 9BDXCC has risen to the same “value” to me as Honor Roll. I did not expect this since Honor Roll has always been marketed as “The Pinnacle of DX Achievement” by the ARRL – and I bought it lock, stock and barrel.
I’m finding myself giddy as a school girl and going to the mailbox – because in the last 5 QSL cards that I am waiting on – three insist on Direct Cards Only. I’m not kidding – I almost have forgotten how to look up a QSL route and then put $3 and a nested QSL / SAE and envelope in the mail!
The job isn’t over until the paperwork is done!