W5 Incoming Bureau

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EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017:

The W5 Incoming Bureau accepts money credits only (cash, check, money order, PayPal). NO SASE's or labels.
Due to rising postage, supplies and printing costs, the new fee is $1 per envelope. Funds may be sent to:
W5 Incoming Bureau
P.O. Box 1060
Mounds, OK 74047
or via PayPal (Use PayPal Purchase Options drop-down menu below)
All SASE's will be made up by the W5 Incoming bureau. The bureau will provide all envelopes, postage and labels.

 

VERY IMPORTANT, MAKE SURE TO INDICATE CALLSIGN ON CHECK OR PAYPAL


PayPal Purchase Options

(for multiple selections click on "continue shopping"

on the PayPal page after first selection)

CALLSIGN (REQUIRED)


Before you contact the Bureau Manager, please do the following:

1)  Use this search feature to see what is shown for your callsign.

      Enter your callsign, click on search==>  

2)  If questions remain, please contact the sorter that handles your callsign (Sorter Page).

3) If questions still remain after these steps, then you are welcome to send an email to the Bureau Manager at: w5buro@gmail.com.  


     


FIRST CLASS POSTAL RATE IS 49 CENTS (FOREVER STAMP) FOR ONE OUNCE. THE SECOND OUNCE IS 21 CENTS.

 We will continue placing the Forever stamp on SASE's made at the bureau. Costs for sending more than 4 ounces of cards in a 6x9 envelope will be calculated at a Large

 Envelope rate. A picture of older non-denominated stamps can be viewed by clicking on Old Stamp Rates on the left side of this page. Normally, mailings to bureau

 sorters go out when a flat rate envelope is full.


 

 

W5 Incoming Bureau
P.O. BOX 1060
Mounds, OK 74047

Bureau Manager: Gene Lewis - W5LE
Sorters: Sorter Page

 

Bureau Resources

 

Current USPS Price List
Old Stamp Rates

DX'ing Resources

 

American Radio Relay League

Oklahoma DX Association Website

           The QSL Manager's Society
           World-Wide Callbooks
           Solar data from WM7D
           Real time MUF map


Bureau Procedures

The W5 Incoming Bureau is operated as a service to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) by the Bureau Manager, Gene Lewis, W5LE, and a lot of dedicated volunteers who contribute their time and talents and energies to help their fellow hams and give back to this great hobby of ours. QSL cards arrive at our P.O. Box from various sources, such as other DX bureaus around the world and the ARRL Incoming Bureau. Upon arrival, the cards are sorted by the Bureau Manager into the slots for all the letter sorters. When enough cards have accumulated for a particular letter of the alphabet, the Bureau Manager mails that batch out to the specific sorter. Each letter sorter is then responsible for matching up the cards with envelopes provided by users and mailing cards to bureau users when enough cards are accumulated to equal the amount of postage provided. Sorters also notify any ham who has cards on file but no envelopes.    

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