[amsat-bb] UT1FG/MM QSL Cards
zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 29 06:43:44 PDT 2011
I received QSL cards from Yuri, UT1FG’s, most recent /mm expedition
yesterday via his manager, UX0FY. I was missing 5 grids/QSOs, so I
forwarded the list to Eugene, UX0FY, and he forwarded them onto Yuri. I
received an email from Yuri last night and he said that he would have the
additional card in the mail, and he also said as a side note that he would
be back out in the water this October. We can all look forward to that!
For those of you that have sent cards to either Yuri or his manager via
direct, I would not be surprised if it took a month to get there. It took
about 1 month for my letter to get to Eugene, and then it took another 2
weeks for his return to get to me, so be patient.
For those of you that are waiting to send your requests, I would go ahead
and pack your request up now. The choice is really up to you as far as if
you want to send it to Yuri or his manager. I have heard success stories
both ways. I would not send several QSL cards. I would send one card with
the first QSO listed (just for Yuri’s collection), and then I would send an
Excel/ HRD spreadsheet with all of the QSO dates, times, AND GRIDS listed in
a very easy to understand format. I sent $2 US with mine per Eugene’s
request, and I never was able to determine if he did receive the $2 or if it
had been pilfered. I did hear from Eugene that they had decided to send all
cards unsolicited, but I would still send a request with one QSL card, a
spreadsheet with all QSOs listed, and $2/IRC for a return to help defray
Email was extremely beneficial during this process. Both Yuri and Eugene’s
email addresses on QRZ.com are correct. If you do send an email, and do not
receive a response within a couple days, resend it. I had to resend mine
once before it made it to Eugene. Requesting read-receipts are also helpful
for ensuring your email made it if it does not require a response from them.
I would not recommend sending several repetitive emails to either of them.
I would send one when you send your request and ask them to email you when
they receive it. Eugene was very good at letting me know when he received
mine. He will then let you know once he sends the return, and then you can
email him and confirm once you receive it.
If anyone has questions, feel free to email me. As I said, just be patient
during this process as it may take a while. If you have sent something and
it has been 1-2 months and you have not heard anything, I would email
whoever you sent it to and check if they have received it.
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