[amsat-bb] Re: [VHF] Re: Re: VUCC costs

Edward R. Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Tue Jan 25 00:08:35 PST 2011

I have been reading all the comments.

I really only QSL eme contacts.  I will QSL meteor scatter once there 
is some activity up here (nearest activity is 1300-miles away which 
kind of tough to do.  Also, I will reply to a QSL request on 
satellite, HF, or 6m.  Please SASE, or include a "buck" with your QSL.

VUCC in Alaska _ Ha Ha pretty funny joke!  There are not 100 grids 
with hams in AK.  I might try for eme WAC, DXCC, and WAS someday.

The only VUCC I am interested in accomplishing is on microwave where 
7-grids qualify.  That will be a challenge, but I have identified 7-8 
grid squares that should be workable from my home qth.  Of course 
that will require rovers/portables to go to these girds to set up.

The Alaska VHF-Up Group offers an award for VHF+ starting at 5-grids 
worked in Alaska.  A plaque is awarded for 20-grids.  No QSLs are 
required for submission for an award.  Just send a copy of the 
station logs showing the qualifying contacts.  See the rules on my website:

In the Jan 2010 ARRL VHF Contest NL7HJ/R activated 12 grids making 
him the first ham to qualify for the rover-class "Pathfinder" 
Award.  This year I think there may be 2-3 stations that worked 
5-grids to qualify.  NL7HJ/R activated them and had planned on two 
more grids within my range, but ran too late at night to do.

I am not doing LotW; only paper QSL's.  I have receive a few 
e-QSL.  What I do in the future is ???  Being the sole Alaska 2m-eme 
station makes my QSL very desired for 2m-eme WAS.  It costs me quite 
a lot to QSL 100% of eme contacts.

73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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