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[TowerTalk] ARRL and LOTW

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Subject: [TowerTalk] ARRL and LOTW
From: (Jim Rhodes)
Date: Thu Aug 14 00:52:37 2003
If they don't charge much more than they do for the bureau then this would 
be bad because....? I don't think the bureau system is a real cash cow for 
the league.

At 11:43 PM 8/13/03, Chuck Gooden wrote:

>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 the
>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.
>See:  for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless 
>Weather Stations", and lot's more.  Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with 
>any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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