Contests and QSL's
tbarnett at lexmark.com
tbarnett at lexmark.com
Tue Feb 8 09:34:50 EST 1994
Been watching the discussion with interest. I once let the QSL's slide
for awhile, and they got the best of me. Tried to ignore the pile, and
they still grew. Finally my long-suffering wife spent an entire day
helping me fill them out and mail them.
Bill N4AR gave me some advice regarding this QSL stuff:
- You must fill out/mail them when they arrive, or they pile up. .
- You must send them the QSL, or they might not QSO you the next contest.
- You can't afford that to happen.
You know what gripes me?
Guys that spend $0.29 to send their card(s) in an envelope, saying
"PSE QSL FOR KY, NEED FOR WAS", or "NEED YOUR COUNTY" (it's rare).
And you open it up: no SASE, no return postage, no MAILING LABEL.
They didn't want their precious card to get dirty, but expect me to pick
up the postage!
And then I remember what Bill said, get my wallet out, and send them on.
And roundfile the card.
>From Leonard J Popyack, Jr." <popyackl at erplab.erp.rl.af.mil Tue Feb 8 13:37:13 1994
From: Leonard J Popyack, Jr." <popyackl at erplab.erp.rl.af.mil (Leonard J Popyack, Jr.)
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 94 09:37:13 EDT
Subject: PED CW Simulator
Message-ID: <403.popyackl at erplab.erp.rl.af.mil_POPMail/PC_3.2.2>
On 07 Feb 1994 22:45:53 +0000 (GMT), John Barry wrote:
>A few weeks ago, I downloaded PED. I must say it is an
>excellent piece of software, and hits the bullseye.
>I have passed on at least 6/8 copies to the guys in the
>club who are practising for the upcoming ARRL CW
What is PED and where can I get a copy?? Thx Len WF2V
>From Jay Kesterson K0GU x6826 <jayk at hpxxx.fc.hp.com> Tue Feb 8 15:12:21 1994
From: Jay Kesterson K0GU x6826 <jayk at hpxxx.fc.hp.com> (Jay Kesterson K0GU x6826)
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 94 8:12:21 MST
Subject: Contests and QSL's
Message-ID: <9402081512.AA06764 at hpxxx.fc.hp.com>
> Flame on:
> .......And you open it up: no SASE, no return postage, no MAILING LABEL.
> They didn't want their precious card to get dirty, but expect me to pick
> up the postage! Flame off: tyler N4TY
When they don't send at least a mailing label I cut the address off of
their card and with scotch tape use it as the mailing label. Not sure
what kind of impression this makes......
I wasn't a great QSLer in the past but decided its something I need to
do better. I force myself to answer the cards every week or so to avoid
the pile of cards in the corner.
73, Jay K0GU jayk at fc.hp.com
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