[UK-CONTEST] Short calls & the buro

cris at gm4fam.plus.com cris at gm4fam.plus.com
Fri Apr 30 05:24:09 PDT 2010

Sympathise with your views Tom.

Trouble is many popular awards can only be gained with a QSL - British
Commonwealth and IOTA for example; (tho credits can be accepted with a
corresponding match in the BERU and IOTA contests).

Until some sort of arrangement can be made between ARRL/LoTW and various
National Societies cards for some folk will continue to be a very
important method of QSO confirmation.

73 Cris

> Save our rain forest - stop QSLing.   With LOTW and E-QSL - who needs it??
> Tom
> Paul_group wrote:
>> On 29/04/2010 20:20, CHRIS COLCLOUGH wrote:
>>> This is another of the usual "I don't need the card so bin it attitude"
>>> that most contesters have.
>> I agree entirely Chris, the very fact that someone sends you a card most
>> likely indicates that they probably rather like them and would want one
>> back.
>> The most common ones that I get from HF contests are from rtty contests
>> where often my card overlaps with theirs in the buro... I often get some
>> marked 2nd card PSE QSL! - so I suspect that person is fairly keen.
>> Perhaps contests should be limited to ONLY those people who take them
>> seriously and only propper contest modes .... casual operators, qsl
>> collectors and dx'ers should keep away, preferably move away from our
>> segement altogether then we can keep our high rates up... hello hello...
>> is there anyone still there ... cq test cq test.....
>> I am grateful for ANY qso during a contest and if that costs me a bit of
>> cardboard then so be it.
> --
> I am fully aware that my youth has been spent
> That my get up and go - has got up and went
> But I really dont mind when I think with a grin
> of all the great places my "get up" has been!
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