Back in the seventies I had a paper QSL card. I send a lot around the world by the bureau. I got plenty back. They end up in shoe-boxes, and finally in the attic behind a wall. I never hang them at the wall. Why I don't like paper QSL? 1. I must find a printing company. 2. I think it is too expensive. 3.I must sort the cards into the correct order, otherwise they won't be accepted by the qsl manager. 4. Receiving cards takes too long, sometimes years! 5. I have to pick up the qsl cards by the qsl manager. I have to bike a few miles. It is like snail mail. It takes toooooo long. So I like eQSL because it is the new way of arrange things at home. Fast and easy.
A Quote by N2UGB:
"If all that matters in the world is one more award then, perhaps, another QSL-road might be taken. I am not a paper chaser. I use eQSL to say hello and thanks for the QSO. Nothing more. I get great satisfaction sending and receiving them. I've received paper QSLs in the mail that have had the contact info computer generated. Is this any better? I don't think so. But they are appreciated and direct-mail responded to." From eham.net
Or a Quote by K2NCC
"What an amazing service!
You get printable QSL cards, online logbook, QSO schedule requests, propagation forecaster, plenty of ham-related resources, easy to use interface; All this for free! Add a bunch more features for just a few bucks a year.
I recommend using it, even if you're a hard-core paper QSL collector. Remember, not everyone else is. Some people live in places where they're lucky to have a radio, let alone pay for DX postage. The hobby shouldn't be about how many 30-second QSOs you can verify."
I don't print the eQSL cards. Then the whole thing starts again. Shoe-boxes, they wander around everywhere. And the print quality is poor. So I store it om my computer, made a back up on a USB stick. And put them on my web site so other amateurs can watch my collection if they want to. I don't bother if not every QSO ended up in a QSL card. I am happy with the QSL cards I get, but I don't get depressed when I don't get one. What counts is the QSO itself, that's the main meal, a QSL card is only a dessert.