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Re: [CQ-Contest] Contesters and LOTW

To: "Shelby Summerville" <k4ww@arrl.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contesters and LOTW
From: "Andrei Stchislenok" <asnp3d@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 22:36:12 -0400
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Without LoTW, K4WW and other active Contesters would get maybe 30+ pounds of
cards annualy.
You are getting cards now mostly from the hams who are not in LoTW (as of

For example, NP3D worked K4WW sixty one times for last 3.5 on all 5 bands.
All QSO's are confirmed. And K4WW is a New State for me on 10 and 15 meters.
No paper QSL's were sent from NP3D to K4WW, even for the New State.
Why should NP3D send papaer QSL to K4WW if he has a picture with Shelby from
Dayton 2006? :)

Speaking seriously, K4WW would get much more pouds of QSL's without LoTW.
I think that you will get less and less hard QSL's if more hams will sign up
for LoTW.

73's Andrei EW1AR-NP3D

2007/8/9, Shelby Summerville <k4ww@arrl.net>:
> Andrei Stchislenok wrote: "LoTW is a good thing."
> As I sit here, actually dreading to start processing another of my,
> quarterly, 4 pounds of cards, from the bureau, I wonder: "if LoTW is such
> a
> "good thing", why I continue to get 20+ pounds of cards annually"? I don't
> consider myself an "overly active" contester, and I also wonder how the
> "overly active" stations deal with this issue, if they experience it?
> The vast majority, 95%, of these cards are unsolicited, and from RTTY
> contesters! I have absolutely no problem with answering any/all "first
> request", regardless of band/mode. I do have a problem with receiving many
> duplicate band/mode requests! Just how many times can any specific DX
> station want KY confirmed on 20 meters? I suspect that many DX stations
> "dump their entire contest logs into their outgoing bureau"? Sorting the
> duplicate band/mode request from the "first request" cards, is a time
> consuming process, and has literally taken the enjoyment away from
> operating
> DX contests, for me! It has also made me seriously consider withdrawing
> from
> the inbound ARRL QSL bureau, and accepting only direct, or email requests.
> I
> would much rather receive several email requests, after any contest, and
> return that request, via the bureau, than continue to receive 20+ pounds,
> annually!
> Bottom line: If you're a DX station, and need my card....do us both a
> favor,
> and send me an email request!!
> 73, Shelby - K4WW
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73's Andrei
WAS RTTY #455 (all via LoTW)
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