Topband: LOTW Participation
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Fri Feb 17 10:25:58 PST 2012
Some of the dxpeditions are allowing u to request a qsl on line with a PayPal fee as an option of sending thru the mail. Its been very reasonable and efficient to me when the option is there. I am also still getting lots of buro qsls that were already confirmed on LOTW.
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On Feb 17, 2012, at 11:25 AM, Eddy Swynar <deswynar at xplornet.ca> wrote:
> On 2012-02-17, at 11:01 AM, N1BUG wrote:
>> "So by the same token, why would anyone deny the thrill of a LoTW confirmation to a ham who may not be able to chase confirmations by more traditional means? It costs nothing to upload to LoTW..."
> Hi Paul,
> And therein lies the rub...!
> Imagine if you were mounting a DX-Pedition to some far-flung place, & your sponsors came up just short of all of your expenses---the balance would doubtlessly have to be covered by your own personal out-of-pocket monies...IF you QSL'ed by LotW.
> On the other hand, the old-fashioned method of hard-copy QSL'ing presented an ideal venue to garner additional funds---and how many of us haven't appreciatively included an extra "green stamp", or two, in the envelope containing our own QSL card before posting it in the mail, as a final thanks for helping us "...get a new one"...?
> What avenue exists for the DX-pedition to secure extra $$$ that might encourage LotW QSL'ing...? The honour system...? While many of us remain, indeed, "honourable", Hams are, in the final analysis, mere humans---and human beings being what they are, I suspect that the majority would simply "...take the QSL and run."
> There are advantages to anything new, AND dis-advantages...! The benefits of on-line electronic logging & QSL'ing could actually have a NEGATIVE effect upon the continuation of the very activity that it supposedly plays a role in benefitting.
> ~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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