[amsat-bb] Re: QSL Etiquette
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 12 23:48:01 PDT 2009
But even for a 1-way acknowledgment, doesn't the receiving station need to demonstrate that they actually heard you? I seem to recall years ago that for broadcast stations you needed to supply a log of what was on the air (song list, discussion topics, etc.). Otherwise, you could get cards from every call in the book.
It may sound harsh, but if I get a card for someone not in my log, I keep it with a note as to my conclusion, but do not send a reply. Fortunately, I think it's only happened once or twice. Several times, however, I did find their call scribbled on my desk pad, but they weren't in the log because I didn't think we had a complete exchange. If their QSL info is correct, in those cases I give them the benefit of the doubt, and send a 2-way confirmation.
> From: ka3hsw at att.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 22:33:27 -0500
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: QSL Etiquette
> You could always send a QSL confirming only his receiving you (like an SWL
> card on HF: strike out the "2-way Mode" section & write in "SWL")...
> George, KA3HSW
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> From: "Ian" <Ian at mceassociates.com>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 3:21 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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