QSLing with Cards or Labels

These workflows assume that you are QSLing direct, and will thus wish to create an appropriately addressed envelope for each outgoing QSL. If you are QSLing via the bureau, skip the steps that lookup and record an Address in each QSL Queue entry, print addresses on envelopes, and print address labels.

If you haven't yet selected the printer and media to be used, do so on the QSL Configuration window's Printer tab; be sure to select the correct media dimensions, or DXKeeper may report that your cards or labels are too wide or too tall.

Requesting QSLs that will confirm QSOs whose confirmation will advance your award progress

  1. On the QSL Configuration window's General tab, set the Add Needed panel's Awards sub-panel to reflect the Awards you are pursing.

  2. On the Main window's QSL tab,

    1. set the QSL Via panel to cards, 2-column labels, or 3-column labels

    2. click Add Needed -- the QSL Queue will be populated with entries; those that are entirely missing an address will be displayed in red font

    3. double-click each black QSL Queue entry, and use the QSL Editor to verify that its address is acceptable; if desired, use Pathfinder or a Callbook lookup to verify and improve the address

    4. double-click each red QSL Queue entry and use the QSL Editor to find a QSL route via Pathfinder or Callbook lookup

    5. click Create Address File and review the addresses for readability and length; if modifications are required, use the QSL Editor to implement the changes, and then click Create Address File again

    6. load the printer with card stock or label stock
    7. check the Print Preview box

    8. click Print QSL Cards or Print QSL Labels and review the outgoing cards or labels; if ok, click the Preview window's Print button

    9. if QSL labels were printed, affix them to your QSL cards
    10. if printing addresses on envelopes, load the printer with envelopes, and click Address Envelopes; if printing addresses on labels, load the printer with label stock and click Address Labels

    11. use the Address file created in step 5 to insert QSL cards into the correct envelopes, or to correctly apply labels to envelopes
    12. click the Update Log button to update your logged QSOs to reflect that outgoing QSLs requesting confirmation were sent, and clear the QSL Queue

Generating QSLs for QSOs marked "QSL requested"

On the Main window's QSL tab,

  1. set the QSL Via panel to cards, 2-column labels, or 3-column labels

  2. click Add Requested -- the QSL Queue will be populated with entries; those that are entirely missing an address will be displayed in red font

  3. double-click each black QSL Queue entry, and use the QSL Editor to verify that its address is acceptable; if desired, use Pathfinder or a Callbook lookup to verify and improve the address

  4. double-click each red QSL Queue entry and use the QSL Editor to find a QSL route via Pathfinder or Callbook lookup

  5. click Create Address File and review the addresses for readability and length; if modifications are required, use the QSL Editor to implement the changes, and then click Create Address File again

  6. load the printer with card stock or label stock
  7. check the Print Preview box

  8. click Print QSL Cards or Print QSL Labels and review the outgoing cards or labels; if ok, click the Preview window's Print button

  9. if QSL labels were printed, affix them to your QSL cards
  10. if printing addresses on envelopes, load the printer with envelopes, and click Address Envelopes; if printing addresses on labels, load the printer with label stock and click Address Labels

  11. use the Address file created in step 5 to stuff QSL cards into the correct envelopes, or to correctly apply labels to envelopes
  12. click the Update Log button to update your logged QSOs to reflect that outgoing QSLs were sent, and clear the QSL Queue

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