Member societies of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) operate a worldwide system of QSL Bureaus. Radio Amateurs of Canada as the Canadian member-society, operates a National Incoming Bureau.
Cards received from IARU member societies by the RAC National Incoming Bureau are sorted and forwarded to the Incoming Bureau in each call area.
All domestic cards (VA-VE-VY) to Canadian Amateurs should be sent directly to the RAC National Incoming Bureau and not to the Outgoing Bureau. Domestic cards sent to the Outgoing Bureau will experience a delay. Only cards for destinations outside Canada are to be sent to the Outgoing QSL Bureau. Note: This QSL service is only available to RAC members and RAC Affiliated Clubs as a benefit of RAC membership.
National Incoming QSL Bureau
Ed Spingola, VA3TPV, Manager
PO Box 83, Streetsville, ON L5M 1L5
Provincial Incoming Bureaus
Below is a list of provincial incoming bureaus and the methods that each bureau uses to distribute cards to Amateurs in the various call areas. The letters A, B,C, and D indicate the method used by each bureau.
Note: Method B is preferred as indicated by the asterix (*) in the list below.
|Call sign||Name of Bureau||Method|
|VO||VO Incoming Bureau|
Bill Kirby, VO1BB, Manager
VO Incoming QSL Bureau
60 McNiven Place
St. John’s NL A1A 4X1
|VE0/VE1||Brit Fader Memorial QSL Bureau|
Sponsored by: Halifax Amateur Radio Club
Murray MacDonald, VE1BB/VE1MMD, Manager
97 Bantry Avenue
Stillwater Lake, NS, B3Z 4P5
|VA2/VE2||Bureau entrant VA2/VE2|
Jacques Dubé, VE2QK, Gérant
875 Rue St-Sévère
|VA3/VE3||VA3/VE3 Incoming Bureau|
Michael Brickell, VE3TKI, Manager
PO Box 46,
|VA4/VE4||VA4/VE4 Incoming Bureau|
Harm Hazeu, VE4HAZ, Manager
7 Asley Cove,
|VA5/VE5||VA5/VE5 Incoming Bureau|
Todd Bendtsen VE5MX, Manager
616 Moffet Drive
|VA6/VE6||VA6/VE6 Incoming Bureau|
Larry Chapple VE6KC
208 Canterbury Place SW
Calgary, AB T2W 1P4
|VA7/VE7||VA7/VE7 Incoming Bureau|
Ken Clarke, VE7BC,
12441 – 58A Avenue
|VE8/VY0||VE8/VY0 Incoming Bureau|
John Boudreau, VE8EV, Manager
PO Box 3099
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
|VE9/VY2||VE9/VY2 QSL Bureau|
Rino Deschenes, VE9VIC, Manager
205 Route 265
Kedgwick River, NB E8B 1R2
|VY1||VY1 Incoming Bureau|
Allen Wootton, VY1KX, Manager
Method A: Envelopes
Send the bureau in your call area a quantity of 5 x 7 1/2″ self-addressed envelopes. At the top left corner of each envelope, print your call sign. On the top right corner of each envelope, place enough postage for the bureau to mail 50 grams of cards (see Canada Post rates). Please note: all bureaus offering Method A now prefer to use Method B.
Method B: Credit
Send the bureau in your call area $5.00 and your name, call sign and address. The bureau will mail you cards, applying the cost of envelopes and postage against your $5.00 credit. You will be informed when you need to send more money.
Method C: Credit with Envelopes
Send the bureau in your call area $5.00 and self-addressed envelopes. Do not place postage on the envelopes. You will be advised when you need to send more money or more self-addressed envelopes. Please note: all bureaus offering Method C now prefer to use Method B.
Method D: Credit with Labels
Send the bureau in your call area $5.00 together with a supply of self-addressed adhesive labels with print large enough for use on envelopes. You will be informed when you need to send more money or labels.