[amsat-bb] Re: VUCC Costs

John Papay john at papays.com
Mon Jan 24 06:36:06 PST 2011

The new fee schedule has brought forth a lot of
comments.  Twenty cents a card seems like a lot of
money but consider how much you spent to get that card.

An SASE with a stamp on it plus the stamp for sending
it here in the US costs you $.88.  If you send for a
DX card to countries other than Canada and Europe, it's
$.98 for the postage and an IRC costs $2.10.  If you are
lucky, you will get a DX card back for $3.08.  If you're
not lucky, you'll send for it again hoping to get a reply.

Then there's the cost of the cards to add in, maybe $.10 each,
and the envelopes, hopefully self seal so the other guy doesn't
have to spend time moistening and sealing it.  Maybv

So after you spent all that money to get the card, spending
another $.20 to submit it for VUCC doesn't seem all that bad.

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