[amsat-bb] Grids and QSL´s

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Jul 21 08:43:27 PDT 2010

David Maciel wrote:
> I have a question maybe silly to many, I have traveled  three times in the  past  two months to the grid  EK34  and EK44,
> take my portable radio equipment, do not  work because  my  GPS  was damaged and another time I forget, but I'm sure 
> the position where I was,  may  be  valid  if these grids  work  and send  my QSL  with the  coordinates  where you work? 
> no photo of my gps? I have received many cards from American stations QSL writing grid over your home to put the new
> grid that time. this is valid? can be done? I have also contacted many stations and sent my QSL card with a photo of the 
> coordinates, I think is best, but not always possible, this'm glad because I think that  means  that the word  amateur is a 
> great value. not if I explain.I had no problems for the ARRL accept these cards an American amateur, whatever the same
> if that makes a Mexican ham? or any other country? thanks for help.
Hi David,

I think the photo of the GPS is only necessary when operating from a 
grid boundary or intersection. If you know where you are by using a map, 
and claim only one grid, that is perfectly fine! I know EK34 and 44 
would be new grids for me, so by all means get on the air!

73, Drew KO4MA

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