[amsat-bb] Re: QSL's to Canada and Mexico

VE2PIJ FN35 ve2pij at hotmail.com
Wed May 21 12:36:23 PDT 2008

you can buy canadian stamps
from canada post


73 de Pierre VE2PIJ FN35qi


> Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 22:03:54 -0700
> From: amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: QSL's to Canada and Mexico
> Hi Ron!
> > I am trying to get VUCC and have made several contacts in Canada and
> > Mexico.  In trying to be courteous, I dont just want to drop the cards
> > in the mail and hope that I get a return.  I would like to get local
> > postage so they can put the card in the mail and get it back to me with
> > no cost to them.
> >
> > I have found a link to the Canadian post office and am waiting for a
> > login to the website so I can order stamps.  The Mexican post office
> > doesnt seem to be as organized in the same way.  There isnt a english
> > page on the site and google translating only gets you so far.  What are
> > my options with getting postage to Mexico ?
> Canada Post's online ordering bordered on the horrific a year or two
> ago.  I don't bother with it.  I call through their toll-free 1-800-565-4362
> number (toll-free for Canada and the USA, available 7am-7pm Eastern
> time, Monday through Friday) to place orders.  No tax, no shipping
> charges, just the face value of the stamps to your doorstep if outside
> Canada.  This number goes to their stamp-collecting hotline, and you
> get on their mailing list for future catalogs etc., but it works well.
> Mexico... e-mail me directly.  I get, and keep, a small arsenal of
> Mexican stamps.  It's more important for Mexico-bound mail to
> avoid sending "green stamps" with your QSLs if you expect them
> to reach their destination.  As long as you get a good address for
> the XE ham (I may be able to help with that, if you have questions
> on what may be listed on QRZ.com), making an SASE with
> Mexican postage is the way to go.  I have had an almost perfect
> record for getting my XE satellite QSOs confirmed down there.
> Sometimes, to avoid the occasional black hole of Mexico City's airport
> post office/Customs, I will have letters mailed from just across the
> border in Mexico.  Mail generally takes longer to get to its destination
> compared to having it arrive directly from a foreign country (i.e., from
> Mexicali - across from Calexico and El Centro, California - to Mexico
> City is a 3- to 4-week trip for the Mexican post), but you do avoid some
> of the problems that might pop up.  Again, I can help you with that if
> necessary.
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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