[amsat-bb] Fwd: Final email.

R.T.Liddy k8bl at ameritech.net
Mon Apr 13 16:49:07 UTC 2015

Bruce, et al:
It's very frustrating when you try numerous times to get a neededQSL/confirmation. Been there, done that, so many times I can'teven remember. Sometimes, no amount of money or number ofdifferent methods will work. Finally, you just have to give up anddelete the QSO.
On a couple of occasions, a Ham Friend knew I was traveling toa particular location and asked if I'd meet up with a Ham that owedhim a QSL. The friend set everything up and I met the Ham and gotthe card and we had a great eyeball QSO over coffee and shared somegood stories.
My advice is to go to your QRZ.com page and outline specifically whatyour QSL'ing policies are - LoTW, QSL Card w/SASE, eQSL, "don't", etc.Then, everyone will know what to expect. Sometimes, a friendly e-mailwill work as a reminder if it has been a long time - emphasis on friendly.
GL/73,      Bob K8BL
P.S.  Please use your name AND CALL on your BB postings. I see a lot        that are merely signed as Joe or Tom or Fred, etc. Who ARE you??
      From: Bruce <kk5do at arrl.net>
 To: Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>; "amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
 Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 9:17 AM
 Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fwd: Final email.
oh boy.... i cannot tell you how many stations i have sent cards to over 
the past 25 years and have never received a card back. and a demand that 
if you don't send a card or reply to my email i am going public. really?

one station in particular is a foreign country. sent a card with irc, no 
reply. sent a card with irc and $1 and no reply. sent a card with irc 
and $5 and no reply. had someone going to iceland knock on his door and 
ask for a card, no he said. gave up with iceland on satellite. of 
course, that was back in ao-13/ao-40 days.

then there was a stateside station. sent me a qsl request but no 
envelope. this was before lotw. he bashed me on the bb saying that i was 
the most discourteous amsat member because this was the most cost 
effective way to exchange cards. he sends a card and pays postage to me 
and then i pay the postage back to him. that would be great if i needed 
another card from his state (which i don't). therefore, the most cost 
effective way for him to exchange cards was to cost me money.

now with lotw, i don't chase paper cards that much. well, don't chase 
any cards that much except hf honor roll... 7 more.


On 4/13/2015 7:48 AM, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> Folks,
> I answer QSLs for my rover ops when I can, but everyone gets a card eventually. Generally it takes me a month or two. Harassing and threatening me by email doesn't help at all.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> Sent from my iPhone


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