[amsat-bb] Re: QSL Cards

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Mon Mar 23 10:09:36 PDT 2009

Hey Jim,

Welcome back! I've been licensed since 1983, but was totally off the air from 1992 through mid-1997, and have only been working satellites about 10 months. It's the most fun I've ever had in ham radio!

I picked up where I left off with QSLs and continue to use "hard cards" to confirm my contacts. I also have received many eQSL requests, and honor them - but if I need to confirm a grid or state for an award, I send my card with a SASE and request a card from the other station. Not everyone has complied, but many more have than haven't. I thank all of them for that.

I haven't signed up for Log of the World yet, but see that some operators also are using it. ARRL does recognize LoTW electronic "QSLs" for its awards, but I don't believe it recognizes those from the eQSL site. I'm confident someone will correct me if that's inaccurate.


Tim - N3TL
Athens, Ga., USA - EM84ha
-------------- Original message from "Jim Heck" <jimlist at milnet.uk.net>: -------------- 

> Hi Folks, 
> I have only recently re-started to operate via the sats after a gap of about 4 
> years (my last qso was via AO-40!). The buzz is returning!!! 
> I would be interested to know whether ham operators these days send old 
> fashioned cards via the bureau/direct, or whether EQSL cards are now used more 
> extensively. 
> If the later, which service is considered the best/most reliable/most trustworthy/etc/ I have come across www.eqsl.cc which seems quite reasonable, 
> and I notice that there are some cards waiting for me !!! (I'll be signing up soon, 
> and 
> I'll be interested to see how old they are, etc !!! 
> 73s Jim G3WGM 
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