[amsat-bb] Re: QSL Etiquette

David J n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Thu Mar 12 20:25:29 PDT 2009

    Good question. I too have recently received QSL cards with SASEs 
included from people that I know I never spoke with on the birds. They are 
going to a lot of trouble sending these, but if I never have definitively 
established contact with them, they shouldn't be disappointed when they 
don't receive a response from me. I don't like sending QSLs myself anyway. 
Establishing relationships with other hams is more interesting to me that 
establishing a card collection. Some people really get off on it and thats 
great for them.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian" <Ian at mceassociates.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:21 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] QSL Etiquette

>I was wondering what others may be doing when they receive an
> "questionnable" request for a QSL. Last week while on vacation in Orlando 
> I
> attempted to make some AO51 contacts with a handheld station. Althought I
> was receiving many stations, I was unsuccesful in establishing a contact 
> and
> never heard anyone call me back. I must have been getting out though as I
> have received an eQSL request from a South American station. Is it normal
> practice to ignore the request or to reply with refusal to QSL. If it were 
> a
> mistaken callsign situation I would reply with a "sorry" but in the case 
> of
> a bogus request I was wondering what others may be doing.
> Next time I will use a better antenna hi hi.
> Thanks & 73
> Ian VE9IM
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