[amsat-bb] satellite VUCC #210!
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Mon May 16 14:13:09 PDT 2011
After I resubmitted my satellite VUCC application last Tuesday (10th)
through the Logbook of the World, things seem to be working so much
better. That application was approved the day after I submitted it
(Wednesday, 11 May). Then the VUCC certificate and pin were mailed
from ARRL on Thursday according to the postmark on the cardboard
mailing tube, and it was in my mailbox today. Now this is how the
electronic VUCC application process should work. Again, thanks to
those who have submitted their logs to the LOTW system. I'm now at
114 confirmed via LOTW, as one more grid was confirmed in the past
few days since my application was processed.
I'm happy that ARRL was able to process this application in a way
much more timely than my original VUCC application back in February.
I think there are still some bugs in the process of moving VUCC into
the LOTW system, and maybe some will be able to talk with the ARRL
folks at Dayton later this week about that. The document that John
K8YSE referenced earlier today about the discrepancy between VUCC
and DXCC application fees is an interesting read. It shows what I
(and others) have felt about the VUCC fee structure. This, too,
is something that should be brought up to the ARRL at Dayton. This
has already had an effect on whether hams will apply for - or get
endorsements for - VUCC awards.
For those going to Dayton, have a great time!
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