Digital QSLs

N3ADL at N3ADL at
Sun Nov 12 01:16:26 EST 1995

Sounds like we have a "Volunteer" here!!! 

            Let us not waste the opportunity!

                   Is anyone listening??

While I'm at it....... in reference to the guest ops:

 I thank K3WW,KY3N,WT3Q,K3ANS,and WB3FIZ for giving me the chance to operate
in some neat contests and feel the thrill of the hunt in such a way that is
just not possible from my meager abode.  I spent 14 years with a ham shack on
a footstool and if it wasn't for these guys and the legions of TFO's  in the
Frankford Radio Club and their familys who tolerate the "guest OP" I would
have wasted a great 5 years. We are damn lucky to have such tolerant,
dedicated contesters who open up the shack and let us play with BIG
antenna's, High in the sky and hone our skills. Though I must admit if you
blow a call they cut ur toes off one at a time.  :)
                                                          73 de Doug// N3ADL
// V26DX
there...done that!
                                                             Hard to believe,

>From Bob Patten <z002816b at>  Sun Nov 12 12:29:47 1995
From: Bob Patten <z002816b at> (Bob Patten)
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 07:29:47 -0500 (EST)
Subject: PREC?
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9511120755.B5012-0100000 at>

On Sat, 11 Nov 1995, Steve Nace wrote:

> Can someone suggest what to ask when the Precedence is missed?
> >
> Let us know what you find! 73 de Hose KN5H
Unfortunately, the majority suggested leaving the "A" that CT and NA put 
in as the default.  This is unacceptable to me - I do not consider a 
contact legitimate if I don't copy the complete exchange.  The one 
suggestion that I will probably try in the next CW SS is "PR?".  This 
cannot be mistaken for "SEC" as "PREC" often is at high speed and can be 
interpretted as either power or precedence.

>From kp4xs at (Kenneth Ramirez )  Sun Nov 12 12:35:21 1995
From: kp4xs at (Kenneth Ramirez ) (Kenneth Ramirez )
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 04:35:21 -0800
Subject: QSLing Sucks!
Message-ID: <199511121235.EAA23617 at>

   Thoughts about QSLing seem to be divided between three concepts:
  1-You are obligated to QSL if you make the contact even if you hate 
2-Love to receive and send QSLs
 3-I won't send QSLs. Either someone else will or They 'll never get 
      I hate the whole concept of QSL cards period. They cost 
money,they consume great amounts of time, and they detract from what 
otherwise is great fun;that is,going on a dxpedition for a contest.
  The obvious solution is to have a QSL manager. I presently have one 
for KP4XS contest outings who does a great job.
 When I was KH2F I had a QSL manager who had some difficulties and I 
quickly became swamped with thousands of duplicate QSL requests. Being 
in the military at the time I had little or no time between temporary 
duty assignments to answewr boxes upon boxes of QSL cards.  I recently 
disposed of all those cards to make room.
      I keep seeing comments on the reflector about guys not wanting to 
carry a flag staying out of the parade,etc. I bet if serious contesting 
dxpeditions heeded that advice that there would be alot less 
multipliers to work in a contest. Sure I collect QSLs for new 
countries. But when I don't get one back It doesn't bother me too much 
Because I have been there myself.
   Work me on a dxpedition and you'll get my card but it won't be me 
signing it!

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