[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
BP40IQ 500 KHz - 10-GHz www.kl7uw.com
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