[amsat-bb] Timing on VUCC Upgrade Processing
Allen F. Mattis
afmattis at hal-pc.org
Mon Jun 10 12:01:58 PDT 2013
On March 23, 2013 at the Greater Houston Hamfest I had my QSL cards
checked to upgrade my VUCC Satellite Award from 700 grid squares to
761 grid squares. I received the processed VUCC upgrade from the
ARRL today, June 10, 2013. The upgrade took 80 days to process. For
some reason a QSL card from XE1AY for a contact in EL10 was not
counted and the upgrade only took me up to 760 grid squares.
Also, I did not find a sticker for 750 grid squares in the envelope.
I paid by credit card and did not receive a statement of the costs
that were charged to my credit card. I surmise that the person who
processes the VUCC upgrades is probably over worked.
My personal feeling is that the ARRL VUCC award is a very worthwhile
award and that satellite operators should continue to participate in it.
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