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[CQ-Contest] eqsl.cc patents?

Subject: [CQ-Contest] eqsl.cc patents?
From: W4EF@dellroy.com (Michael Tope)
Date: Mon May 20 22:14:26 2002
My friend has a saying that the best modes of communications
are the ones that involve only the two principal parties with no
middle men (read HF operation vs FM repeaters). Sounds like
this principle should be applied to QSLing as well (yes I know,
the post office).

73 de Mike, W4EF.............................

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenneth E. Harker" <kharker@cs.utexas.edu>
To: "CQ Contest" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 2:37 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] eqsl.cc patents?

>      N5UP apparently has filed for patents on the idea of QSLing
> electronically, and has made a veiled threat to shut down the Logbook
> of the World project through patent protection:
> http://www.qslcard.com/qslcard/reasonswhy.cfm
>      At least that's how I interpret it.  Has anybody else been following
> this particular patent issue?  Anyone found the patent applications
> online?
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> Department of the Computer Sciences      VP, Central Texas DX & Contest
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