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Re: [CQ-Contest] LOTW DXCC :-{

To: "WI8W" <wi8w@comcast.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] LOTW DXCC :-{
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 21:36:34 -0000
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Unfortunately E-QSL awards have no 'stature'. If I tell someone I have achieved 
DXCC or WAS they realize those are meaningful certificates. If I tell someone I 
have e-qsl whatever they yawn. Until such time as e-qsl can get linked to the 
'prestige' certificates they are an 'also-ran'. I'm just stating a 
fact-of-life. Yes e-qsl has a following, yes e-qsl has some good ideas, but no 
'stature'. Hopefully e-qsl can last until there can be a linking arrangement to 
LOTW. I suspect it's not going to happen any time soon.

MAL                  N7MAL

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: WI8W 
  To: cq-contest@contesting.com 
  Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 4:07
  Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] LOTW DXCC :-{

  "Too bad that e-qsl isn't recognized for any awards....

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

  Not exactly true.  The QRP Amateur Radio Club International offers a full 
range of awards that recognize EQSL verifications.  Just 2 requirements 

  1.  The EQSL must come from a Authenticated member of EQSL and the applicant 
for any award must also be a Authenticated member if they use EQSL 
verifications to qualify for a award.

  2.  Our awards are for QRP operations only.

  The EQSL website has a list of every organization/or award that accepts EQSL 
for verification. 

  It is a shame that the ARRL choose not to recognize EQSL.  But I also 
understand their "if we did not think of it, it is not worth our effort" 

  By the way,  I have asked that our awards program be included in LOTW..but I 
suspect that is several years away yet.

  As for the expense of LOTW...I find that it is a lot cheaper than about 90% 
of the money I have spent over the years for QSL cards.  I still prefer a good 
old paper card for the "beauty" of them.  


  Thom WI8W
  Awards Manager QRPARCI

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