[amsat-bb] Re: QSL Etiquette

Jeff Yanko wb3jfs at cox.net
Sat Mar 14 01:47:40 PDT 2009

Hi Kent & the group,

I plan on making recordings myself here so I can go back and get the 
details.  Kinda hard with an arrow in one hand, an HT in the other and an 
overloaded cerebrum in the middle. :)  Anyhow it's fun and it's what you 
make of it and as time progresses, I'm sure I'll be finding shortcuts that 
will benefit me.

Losing data is always a pain and backing it up can be just as painful as 
well.  I hope this doesn't sound like a shameless plug, but what I've done 
is sign up for Carbonite for data backup over the internet.  Unlimited 
amount for a good price and you can save yourself a big headache, if or 
when, something goes wrong.  My logs and audio recordings are already there.


Jeff  WB3JFS

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kent Frazier" <k5knt.kent at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 5:16 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: QSL Etiquette

> Here is my experience from a newbie with 34 logged contacts, 16 confirmed.
> I've received a couple of QSL cards (e and paper) that I didn't have any 
> log
> entries for or my log data was different. I record, or at least try to, 
> all
> my contacts and save the recordings as an .mp3 file. In the cases above, I
> have attempted to email the sender and explain the discrepancy and ask if
> they have an audio recording they could send in the case of it not being 
> in
> my log. If it is a data discrepancy I explain that and ask that they 
> double
> check their log. In one case the sender replied that he had indeed listed
> the wrong satellite and would send me a new card.
> I've also been on the other side. Last April my HD crashed, I lost my
> logbook and I was unable to find any backup. Getting involved in other
> things, I was "off the air" until this February when I happened across a
> backup of my logbook in an old CD-R I was searching. I noticed that there
> were some contacts I hadn't sent QSLs for nor received. I sent the QSLs
> along with a note explaining the delay.  Reading some of the responses I 
> now
> understand why I haven't received any replies <grin>. I did receive one 
> card
> returned explaining that the QSO was not in the log.
> In the past, I have trimmed my recordings to only the time I make contact.
> What I think I'm going to do now is also save the raw recording for a 
> couple
> of months incase I need to verify a questionable QSL either sent or
> received.
> 73, Kent K5KNT
> AMSAT #36765
> Sent from: San angelo TX United States.
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