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Re: Topband: LOTW Participation

Subject: Re: Topband: LOTW Participation
From: Bert Barry <>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:49:49 -0500
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On 17/02/2012 9:16 AM, Eddy Swynar wrote:

" ...But what if the ARRL, and others, was to suddenly announce that 
they'd no longer issue hard copy certificates---"virtual awards" only, 
viewable on-line...? I wonder if that might cool one's enthusiasm for 
ANY paper-chasing. We now have virtual QSL cards---can virtual awards be 
far behind...?"

Interesting point Eddy.  But I don't  think paper QSL's are doomed - at 
least I hope not.  I still have almost a hundred spaces to fill in my 
Topband QSL album, and LoTW and e-QSL's don't count.  ( I wonder if 
stamp collectors recognize copies of photos of stamps as valid for their 

I seem to remember Pogo going fishing with a picture of a worm as bait.  
He caught a picture of a fish.

A friend of mine, a keen recreational sailor, once asked me why we Hams 
still used Morse code, pointing out that the Military got rid of Morse 
decades ago!  I asked him why sailors like himself didn't  switch to 
motor boats, since the world's navies got rid of these sailing ships a 
hundred years ago. He was not amused.

Bert,  VE3QAA

UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK

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