[NA-User] Fw: [CQ-Contest] eQSL change of policy
Carl - WC4H
Fri, 5 Apr 2002 07:53:46 -0500
Re-plying by e-QSL and not replying are equal for award purposes.
I am a log mongrol. I log every qso I make and when I paraticipate in a
contest, I import that into my general log. It's relatively easy these days
to log. Then I do my QSLing when I get a chance.
You're right in that it is very time consuming and gets more expensive every
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rex Maner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "NA-USER" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 12:52 AM
Subject: [NA-User] Fw: [CQ-Contest] eQSL change of policy
> I haven't pulled mine yet but its a pain in the ASS when I screw up the
> clock at the start of a contest or something. and have to send bunches of
> e-mails to guys who don't really want my card either.
> If You get One from me as not confirmed. DELETE archieve or what ever.
> don't want UM I have 44K Q's uploaded , Logs prior to 1996 are not in
> format and I'm not going to try to convert them.
> CU ALL on 10 m in WPX CW.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Zalewski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Sylvan Katz" <email@example.com>; "Ron Notarius WN3VAW"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 00:15
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] eQSL change of policy
> > RO
> > I just pulled all of my logs from eqsl and will not answer cards through
> > that service anymore. It's a shame.
> > Dick W7ZR
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Sylvan Katz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: "Ron Notarius WN3VAW" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 3:04 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] eQSL change of policy
> > > > If you don't log a QSO and forget to fill out or send a card, and
> > no
> > > > way of following up on it later because of a lack of a log entry
> > (mobile,
> > > > portable or otherwise) who's fault is this and why is this blame now
> > being
> > > > assigned to LotW which is still a work in progress?
> > >
> > > There is an implicit assumption in the above statement that may not be
> > quite
> > > accurate. It appears to assume that both sides of a qso care about
> > > and QSLs. I, for example, don't really care about awards and qsl
> > > the other hand, I sure want to help those who do by confirming their
> > > with me. I don't send QSL cards by mail --- a bit too expensive for my
> > > simple life -- however, eQSLs are ideal. Although, I must admit I have
> > never
> > > initiated an eQSL but I have responded to hundreds of them.
> > >
> > > By law I do not have to keep a general log. In practice I don't keep a
> > > general log. I do keep contest logs. After, they are scored, they are
> > > compressed, archived and put on a shelf. Too be quite honest I do not
> > > the time to search through contest logs, and some months I may have 4
> > > contests logs, to confirm each QSL or eQSL that comes to my mail and
> > > e-mail.boxes.
> > >
> > > I rely on the honor system - if a fellow amateur wants an eQSL card
> > me
> > > then all he has to do is send me an eQSL. I will assume he values our
> > > and that he is honorable enough to provide me with accurate
> > > about our qso in his eQSL . And until the recent change of policy at
> > eQSL.cc
> > > I use to "eQSL 100 percent" but it seems they are forcing me to change
> > > words to "I never QSL". What a pity.
> > >
> > > As others have pointed out, QSLing "is fundamentally an honor system
> > we
> > > should be striving for ways to implement that honor system as
> > as
> > > possible."
> > >
> > > .. sylvan
> > >
> > > ԿԬ
> > > ----------------
> > > Sylvan Katz, VE5ZX
> > > Saskatoon, SK
> > > "A Novel Perspective of Amateur Radio Contesting" at
> > > http://www.dynamicforesight.com/~ve5zx
> > >
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