[amsat-bb] Re: QSL Cards
books47925 at mypacks.net
Mon Mar 23 10:42:49 PDT 2009
Tim you are correct, in that ARRL does not accept EQSL
for awards. I'm in the LOTW system, but I still prefer a "real card".
I enjoy seeing the envelope in the mail box from the buro,
or the QSL cards sent direct! The convenience of LOTW is very
nice, but I like to show off the cards received too! Most are
in a photo album on the coffee table. When visitors are over,
they really get a kick out of seeing the cards too.
>From: n3tl at bellsouth.net
>Sent: Mar 23, 2009 10:09 AM
>To: Jim Heck <jimlist at milnet.uk.net>, amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: QSL Cards
>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
>> 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,
>> I'll be interested to see how old they are, etc !!!
>> 73s Jim G3WGM
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