[amsat-bb] Re: VUCC costs
wb3jfs at cox.net
Mon Jan 24 14:23:13 PST 2011
It's funny how HQ never came out and stated there would be new fees
beginning of the new year. Then again why would you want to scare away
potential customers? In any case, I finally took my cards over to the local
card checker to have him verify them for VUCC Satellite. My cost? $47.40.
I understand it's a one time deal for the initial application, which this
was, and there costs involved. Just the 20 cent per QSO fee cost me $27.40
alone. That's more than the award cost itself. Actually, more than twice
of what the award cost. Doesn't make any economical or logical sense if you
ask me. I don't believe I'll be doing many, if any, endorsements of VUCC at
the current fees level.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Geiger" <aa5jg at fidmail.com>
To: <mlolmsted at fuse.net>; "Amsat-Bb at Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>; "'VHF
REFLECTOR'" <vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu>
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 6:07 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: VUCC costs
>I WAS going to get an endorsement for my satellite and six meter VUCCs, but
> given that it would cost me around 35 dollars each to get an endorsement
> an extra 150 grids, I don't think so. Hope this new insane fee schedule
> doesn't kill VUCC submissions. I think AMSAT awards will be getting much
> more popular.
> 73s John AA5JG
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <mlolmsted at fuse.net>
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> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:25 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: VUCC costs
>> Nice explanation of the costs for VUCC in the Jeff Yanko blog. However, I
>> not see what happens with LOTW submisions.
>> If the cost of awards keep going up, maybe the ARRL should offer award
>> as well as equipment insurance. Just a thought. :>)
>> Merle, AA4QE
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