[amsat-bb] Re: satellite VUCC #210!

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Mon May 16 16:28:34 PDT 2011

CONGRATS Patrick !!!

73, Ted, K7TRK

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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 2:13 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] satellite VUCC #210!


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!  


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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