Topband: LOTW Participation
bertbarry at xplornet.ca
Fri Feb 17 07:49:49 PST 2012
On 17/02/2012 9:16 AM, Eddy Swynar wrote:
" ...But what if the ARRL, and others, was to suddenly announce that
they'd no longer issue hard copy certificates---"virtual awards" only,
viewable on-line...? I wonder if that might cool one's enthusiasm for
ANY paper-chasing. We now have virtual QSL cards---can virtual awards be
Interesting point Eddy. But I don't think paper QSL's are doomed - at
least I hope not. I still have almost a hundred spaces to fill in my
Topband QSL album, and LoTW and e-QSL's don't count. ( I wonder if
stamp collectors recognize copies of photos of stamps as valid for their
I seem to remember Pogo going fishing with a picture of a worm as bait.
He caught a picture of a fish.
A friend of mine, a keen recreational sailor, once asked me why we Hams
still used Morse code, pointing out that the Military got rid of Morse
decades ago! I asked him why sailors like himself didn't switch to
motor boats, since the world's navies got rid of these sailing ships a
hundred years ago. He was not amused.
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