> I won't speak for Herik, but he is very sensitive to his QSLing complaints. > He > loves ham radio and I'm sure one of the reasons he's not on much any more is > because he doesn't want to hear complaints about not QSLing. To my knowledge > he is fastidious about getting every QSL returned, whether direct or via buro. > He returns what he receives.
Yeah, I like how the implicit assumption here is that the mail thieves are dumb enough to be fooled by simple disguise tricks or nondescript envelopes. All it takes is one or two envelopes to the Reunion address that are addressed conspicuously and have dollar bills in them, and the dishonest employee can JUST REMEMBER THE ADDRESS. Then they can just open everything. It doesn't matter what it looks like. Personal mail from France will get through just fine, but everything that fits the disguised-QSL mold won't make it through. Hell, I got a letter from the postal inspector when I tried to send a card to a stateside manager *also in Maryland* with a small cash donation. The card and envelope came back with the letter from the inspector but the dollars disappeared into Baltimore somewhere, never to be seen again. If it's happening in Baltimore, you can sure bet it's happening in places with even more crippling poverty. If it's a choice between feeding your family well and letting some guy get his QSL cards, or even half his mail, which would you pick? Anything they can open and destroy that won't get them fired is a goner. 73, Dan Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, email@example.com This is the DX-CHAT reflector sponsored by the NJDXA http://njdxa.org