[CQ-Contest] LOTW DXCC

Steve IK4WMH ik4wmh at virgilio.it
Thu Apr 21 05:11:22 EDT 2005

Hello K4IK,

Wednesday, April 20, 2005, 6:50:11 PM, you wrote:

JSK> hope that ARRL can eventually reach an agreement with other
JSK> national societies to make that checking more convenient to those
JSK> outside North America.

You, as a US ham, can simply ask for a certificate and receive a

I am already on ARRL file since I had my cards checked for the DXCC
award in the past years, so I'd like to be able to simply ask for a
certificate for my callsign and receive a postcard mailed to the
address they used to send me DXCC papers at.

Simple like that, why not?

I must also admit that I am kinda reluctant to join LoTW since when I
read about the fees they charge.

I was used to have my 120 qso's checked for 20 usd yearly at a local
DX meeting, now I've learned that with LoTW I'll have to add 24 usd
making that a grand total of 44 usd...wow, that's more than doubled!

I guess I'll not join LoTW until the league will ease the certificate
request procedure for foreign hams and lower the rates so that I don't
have to spend more than twice to have my 120 qso's checked every year.

Just my 2 euro cents.

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Steve                          mailto:ik4wmh at virgilio.it

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