[amsat-bb] Re: IRC's to be discontinued
saguaroastro at cox.net
Thu Nov 8 20:43:43 PST 2012
My knowledge of the '30's comes from listening to my parents rant about how
tough they had it as kids. That being said, I am on LotW and Eqsl (AG). Not
everyone is, and the bulk of those who are tend to be Dx. I send cards to
those Dx stations that have not confirmed by Eqsl or LOTW.
And I do like those pretty postcards with pictures of antennas.
To each his own.
Rick Tejera (K7TEJ)
Sagauro Astronomy Club
Thunderbird Amatuer Radio Club
30 Meter Digital Group # 5794
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Stefan Wagener
Sent: Thursday, 08 November, 2012 21:05
To: amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Cc: Amsat - BBs
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: IRC's to be discontinued
Isn't it time to move to the next level. We are not in the 30s anymore with
little, pretty postcards, outdated info and pictures of antennas!
PS There is a reason I don't do QSL cards anymore.
On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 9:22 PM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:
> Hi Ted!
> > On the plus side though:" Beginning early next year, the Postal
> > Service
> > introduce a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The new stamp
> > will
> > customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of
> > and is among new mailing and shipping services filed with the Postal
> > Regulatory Commission today."
> > Thus, it will be a lot cheaper to send our cards. For example, I am
> > a card to Cuba this week - cost: $1.85. So the new flat rate will
> > save a bunch
> If you paid $1.85, either too much postage was put on the envelope, or
> what you were sending did not meet the requirement to send up to one
> ounce to the "rest of the world" (anywhere except Canada and Mexico).
> The current rate is $1.05 for up to one ounce in an envelope that is
> not too thick or outside the size limits for that airmail rate.
> The $1.10 Forever stamp will be good for sending mail to most of the
> I have not found if there will still be a lower rate for airmail to
> Canada and Mexico. If not, then the rate increase is almost 30% over
> the current rate to those two countries (85 US cents for one ounce
> from the US to Canada and Mexico).
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
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