[amsat-bb] Re: W6RO QSL & VUCC

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 27 07:04:39 PST 2011

Hi Jeff and group,

When I submitted my original VUCC app I had to indicate the gird in pencil 
on a couple of my cards, and my checker had no problem with it.


-----Original Message----- 
From: John Papay
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:43 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: W6RO QSL & VUCC


Here's the VUCC rule on the grid square:

7(b) For the convenience of the Awards Manager in checking cards,
applicants may indicate in pencil (pencil ONLY) the
grid locator on the address side of the cards that DO NOT clearly
indicate the grid locator. The applicant affirms that
he/she has accurately determined the proper location from the address
information given on the card by signing the
affirmation statement on the application.

For more proof, you can simply use qrz.com.  In the case of W6RO, it
does not show the actual
location of the ship but you can do so by using the google map for
grids and find the ship on the
satellite view.  This will spot the lat/long and translate into a
grid square.  You only have to certify
that you have determined the correct grid square; you don't have to
prove it to the card checker.

It's always good to go right to the rules when there is any
question.   Don't assume that the card
checker always knows them.  You will find that you will get other
cards over time that don't have
the grid square on them.  Simply determine what the grid square is
and follow the rule above.
It's always a good idea to print out the VUCC rules and take a copy
with you when you get your
cards checked.

John K8YSE

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