p43e @ hotmail.com
CC# 1649, silv# 415
Since I became a ham in 1997, these have been my color QSL cards.
The log now has a little over 190,000 qso's (1997-present), and the request for QSLs at present
out of every 5 QSO's. Some 42,500 Q's confirmed on 30,000 cards,
that have been mailed worldwide for the
P43E and P41E call signs, both direct or via the bureau. Contacts
are uploaded to LOTW regularly for P43E. The average request to confirm by
a paper QSL card was about 25%. This has dropped slightly to 22% now with
LOTW. That still shows that a lot of people still collect paper cards.
The chronological issuance of my color QSLs: How many do you
have :) Plain QSLs not shown.
1. Aruban flag ('97) 1000 cards (one sided
Plain card with world in
color ('97) 1000 cards (not shown)
2. 1998 Solar eclipse ('98) 1000 cards
house watercolor ('98/'99) 2000 cards (one sided only)
Plain P43E cards ('98-'01:
call in red or
green) 4000 cards (not shown)
4. views from Aruba ('00) 3000 cards
5. Boca Prins Cove ('01) 3000 cards
6. Pos Chiquito beach with Santa Ana
mountain (YV) in background ('01/'02) 3000 cards
7. Hooiberg Hill, windsurfing students
Hill landscape with Iguana ('03/'04) 3000 cards
Eaglebeach with streetsign ('05)
10. Malmok Inlet ('10) 2000 cards
11. Eagle Beach ('12) 1000 cards
12. Aruba sign in Linear Park, Oranjestad.
('13) 1000 cards
13. Lagoon at Wilhelmina Park, downtown
Oranjestad ('14) 1000 cards
14. Spaans Lagoen by the beach ('14) 1000
cards (one-sided only)
P41E is a special call sign that I have requested only during
WPX 2001 (SSB, CW) and 2002 (10m CW.)
We cannot own 2 call signs at the base price of
AWG.50 per year. However, one can
request a special call for
Therefore if you kept a special call for the entire year, the fee becomes a bit
steep at AWG.600 (US$343). The P41E call is
going to the vault until further notice.
Over the years, the DTZ has streamlined the
prefixes for Aruba to:
P41 (special calls for locals),
P43 (local residents)
P49 (visitors who took the local exam)
P40 (visitors requesting a special call based
on their reciprocal)
P4/homecall (visitors with reciprocal)
In 2012, P487IARU was granted, and hopefully
more special calls will be allowed in the future.
QSL Manager for: P43T, P43ARC, P487IARU
Currently P43T is inactive, but if you still need a card for
Anthony, I have many QSLs still. Not on LOTW.
P487IARU was active for the 87th anniversary
of IARU in April 2012.
P43ARC is the club callsign.
You can hear us on special events (Field day, JOTA, IARU).
Not on LOTW.
NEED A CARD??
Direct: P.O.Box 614, Oranjestad, Aruba
Bureau: Aruba ARC, c/o P43E, P.O.Box 614, Oranjestad, Aruba.
P.O.Box 2273 is no longer used.)
via USA-FISTS bureau (members can send cards for me there as I have SASEs on
QSLs are usually answered in less than a week. The rest is up to the mail
service between our countries. For cards via the bureau, the same response
time applies, with the additional delay that may result from the bureau cut-off
dates in both countries.
*The mail on the island is very reliable.
*The post office accepts
only the new type of IRC's that have not yet expired.
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