[amsat-bb] UT1FG/MM QSL Procedure for this season

J Bennett Ke4kol at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 9 23:59:35 UTC 2017

Thanks, John for doing this.  We all grid hunters appreciate it.


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From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of John Papay
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:16 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] UT1FG/MM QSL Procedure for this season

As you may know Yuri, UT1FG, prefers to do his own QSLs to the extent
possible.  He has asked me to help funnel QSL requests to him while he is at
sea so that he can process them and mail them from ports as he travels.
Yuri does not process qsl requests when he is not on a ship.

The following procedure only applies to contacts made during this season
from the M/V Chestnut.
Previous seasons will be handled by his manager Eugene, UX0FY.  Eugene has
all the logs for previous seasons and can be contacted through his qrz.com
email address.  Please contact Eugene before sending anything in the mail to
him and ask for instructions on how to proceed.

You may prepare a logsheet of QSO's that Yuri can print, verify, sign and
mail from one of his destination ports.  An example of a suitable logsheet
can be found at papays.com/sat under the UT1FG/MM QSL Instructions link at
the top of the page.

Please use the following conventions when preparing the logsheet:

1.  List only one contact per grid.
2.  Only request confirmations of NEW Grids.
3.  Use Excel or a similar program to create the logsheet.
4.  Save the Logsheet to a .pdf  If your program cannot
     save to a .pdf, download a free program like Bullzip
     that will install a .pdf printer that you can print to
     and create a .pdf file.
5.  Each page should stand alone; there should be a
     place for Yuri's signature on each page.
6.  Incude your COMPLETE Mailing Address on each page.
7.  Name the logsheet file with this format:
     for example:  DJ8MS_UT1FG_10Feb2017.pdf 8.  Email your file as an
attachment to:
     k8yse at papays.com with the subject line the same
     as the .pdf file name:  DJ8MS_UT1FG_10Feb2017 10. Please be sure to
follow the example on the
     website papays.com/sat/ut1fgqsl.html  Consistency
     will help Yuri process requests more efficiently.
11. If there are qso's on your list that are not in the
     log, Yuri will draw a line through them and initial.

I will send an acknowledgement email when I receive a request.  This way you
will know that Yuri will have your logsheet.

If Yuri tells me that he has mailed your logsheet, I will post that
information on the bulletin boards.

Yuri's time when nearing or in port is very limited.
He has a lot of responsibilities to carry out and large amounts of paper to
process along with requests from his Company.  He has more time when he is
Let that guide you when deciding when you email your requests.  A good time
to mail  your request is when Yuri is about 5 days from making port.  Follow
him at marinetraffic.com (M/V Chestnut - bulk Cargo).

This new procedure may be changed or stopped depending on how it goes.
Hopefully this will work well and Yuri will find it acceptable.

We are very fortunate that Yuri operates from so many water grids that
otherwise would never be on the satellites.  His passion for satellites is
amazing. Have fun working him.

John K8YSE

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