[CQ-Contest] SWL QSL cards

Edward Swynar gswynar at durham.net
Fri Mar 12 04:54:31 PST 2010

Hi John,

SHAME ON YOU for simply tossing away those SWL cards like that...!

Did you ever consider the fact that such actions could very well have
"turned-off" more than one budding wannabe Ham...? Not replying to a SWL
card is unkind turn-off, IMHO---and heaven knows Ham radio needs all the new
blood that it can muster if outr hobby is going to last a generation beyond
our own.

I personally make it a point to answer each & every such card that I can,
even adding words on the back of same to the effect of, "I hope we might
make it a true TWO-WAY confirmation some day soon".

It doesn't cost much to be a goodwill Amateur radio ambassador this way, and
the results could well be rewarding for all parties concerned, IMHO!

~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ


--- Original Message -----
From: "wa5zup" <wa5zup at msn.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 9:30 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] SWL QSL cards

> I have a stupid question
> I have gotten SWL QSL cards before, but honestly, just tossed them.
> I got one in today from Austria with a nice letter and so on.
> I want to send him a card.
> What do you put for contact information?  Or do you just leave it blank?
> Anther words how do you fill out a QSL card to a SWL?
> I told you it was a dumb question.
> John wa5zup
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