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Re: [CQ-Contest] LOTW DXCC

To: Steve IK4WMH <ik4wmh@virgilio.it>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] LOTW DXCC
From: Bill Coleman <aa4lr@arrl.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 21:43:09 -0400
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On Apr 21, 2005, at 5:11 AM, Steve IK4WMH wrote:

> I must also admit that I am kinda reluctant to join LoTW since when I
> read about the fees they charge.

You can register and submit QSOs for confirmation with ZERO fees.

> I guess I'll not join LoTW until the league will ease the certificate
> request procedure for foreign hams and lower the rates so that I don't
> have to spend more than twice to have my 120 qso's checked every year.

But, you have to factor into this how much you spend in sending out QSL 
cards in order to get replies from DX stations you need -- plus all the 
green stamps or IRCs you send.

You don't do that with LoTW.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@arrl.net
Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
             -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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