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[TowerTalk] ARRL and LOTW

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Subject: [TowerTalk] ARRL and LOTW
From: (Chuck Gooden)
Date: Thu Aug 14 00:43:56 2003

On 13 Aug 2003 at 22:31, Jim White, K4OJ wrote:

> To tell you the truth I cannot wait for the bugs to get ironed out of 
> LOTW... I REALLY hate all the expenses associated with QSLing.


The ARRL is controlling LOTW and I firmly believe they will start to charge for 
use of it just like the charge for the QSL buro, and any awards.

I believe this is more so the case as I look at the aging ham population.  If 
you send 
green stamp(s), or IRC's, now, why wouldn't you spend 50 cents to a $1.00 for a 
contact in LOTW.

I believe one of the major reasons they will not accept an E-QSL or another 
eletronic QSL is because they want the control and the profit that goes with 
it.  They 
may not be charging initially but they will in time.

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