[amsat-bb] W6RO QSL & VUCC
wb3jfs at cox.net
Wed Jan 26 20:55:08 PST 2011
After making my submission to VUCC Satellite, yes it was still "a go" to get
this award after the surprise fees were implemented. I was told by the
local card checker that the W6RO, Queen Mary, QSL was not valid due to the
fact that the grid, DM03, was not to be found anywhere on the card. After
looking over the card myself again, he was correct. It had all of the QSO
data and the information about the Queen mary but the DM03 grid was no where
to be found.
Not sure if anybody else had this problem with their checker, etc. but my
card checker caught it very well. I never thought to look for the grid
since most cards have them on it. So if you have a W6RO waiting to be
submitted and it doesn't have the grid printed on it from the person filling
out the QSL, don't bother sending it in, it will be considered invalid.
Upon learning about this from my card checker, I dropped the organization
who operates and maintains the W6RO station and told them the situation.
Hopefully, they will include the grid square on their cards in the future.
DM03 is not exactly an easy one to work since most of it is in water.
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