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By mistake, I sent this only to Jim at first...

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 7:24 AM, Kent R. Frazier <k5knt@amsat.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 12:52 AM, Jim Walls <jim@k6ccc.org> wrote:
> > Stuart Underwood wrote:
> > > Greetings,
> > >
> > > I have a question about exchanging QSL cards.  When the last time the
> > ISS xband repeater was up I made seven contacts.  I was very excited because
> > this was the first time I was able to work satellites.  Very anxious, I sent
> > out seven QSL cards.  Waiting to get some back.  I received only one.  My
> > questions is, is there a protocol for sending and receiving QSL cards for
> > satellite work?  When I get better, I would like to try for VUCC...   Thanks
> > in advance.  73, Stuart W8STU  EN91
> >
> When was the ISS last on cross-band? Has there been enough time for you to
> have received the cards? I'm new to satellites also, from what I've read
> some use QSL bureaus and they only send out once a month or when a certain
> amount of cards are ready to be sent.
> Did you include a SASE with your cards?
> >
> > Unfortunately fewer and fewer hams are willing to send QSL cards.  I
> > will always send a card if requested, and would usually send a card if
> > it was to someone I had never worked on satellite.  Also if it was
> > something special for one or the other of us.
> >
> > When I was trying to finish my satellite VUCC, it took some effort to
> > get the last few card.
> >
> > Satelllite VUCC #108
> This is disturbing... As a newbie to satellites, I've never been
> interested in collecting awards or QSLs until now.  If fewer hams are
> willing to send QSL cards (too expensive?) then the ARRL and AMSAT need to
> reconsider allowing some form of electronic QSLs for the awards, IMO.
> I just sent nine cards out this week. These are the first satellites I've
> worked. I included a SASE with each. It will be interesting to see what kind
> of response I get.
> 73,
> Kent
> --
> Kent R. Frazier, K5KNT

Kent R. Frazier, K5KNT
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