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RE: Re: QSL etiquette



Hi All,

About E-QSL, it works, if you have them mail you the card it will work for
awards. I have used them CQDX and DXCC.

73's all

Don Hinte, KA5EYH
Phone 210.646.9504
E-mail ka5eyh@drhnet.com
Web Page http://ka5eyh.drhnet.com
DXC Node dxc-ka5eyh.drhnet.com

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
Behalf Of John W Lee
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 12:06 PM
To: k6ccc@AMSAT.Org
Cc: dbwoodw@abraxis.com; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: QSL etiquette


Hi Gang,
Just my 2 cents worth on this subject of QSL'ing.

I read all the messages on the BB on the subject, and they about cover
it.

The main thing is: If you receive a card from somebody you worked, you
should
answer it.  For the most part on satellite operation, it's not a
high-volume thing, so
it shouldn't be a burden on you.

If you REALLY want to get a card back for sure, it would be best to send
an
SASE along with your card.  That doesn't always work, but it will give
you a better
chance of a return.

There are some of us who go out mobile and portable to give out
grids/counties
and make a LOT of QSO's.  We can't send out a card to every station we
work,
and we don't know who needs what grids/counties.  When you work someone
who's giving out lots of QSO's, it's best if you QSL first, indicating
which ones
you need confirmed.

I see a lot of home-made cards in recent years. They are great!   And
save a few
bucks.  Don't get the feeling that you have to have a super special card
just to
confirm a new grid or county for somebody.   As long as it has the
required QSO
information on it, that's all that counts.  I received one that was
printed on a piece
of CORK!   And don't think you have to mail a card in an envelope.  You
can mail
them as a postcard.

Many county-hunters use a card called an  "MRC" or Mobile Reply Card.
This
really makes it easy for the other station to confirm contacts.  The
requesting
station fills out the MRC, sends it to the other station who just has to
review the
information, sign it, and drop it in the mail like a postcard.  No muss
no fuss.
(Even those don't come back sometimes).  It amazes me that somebody can't
write their name on a card and drop it in the mail.  Also, the MRC's
have room
for several QSO's on one card so you don't have to send so many cards!

Also,  E-QSL's  DON'T COUNT for any awards.  It's too bad, but that's the
way it
is at this point.  They are nice to look at, but they are not accepted
for any awards
that I know of.

73 and happy QSL'ing !

John, K6yK


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