Thursday, May 21, 2009
E- QSL de Belgium
I received some WELCOME news from ON4AOI in Belgium today.
Several weeks ago, while listening to an "unusual frequency" on 20 meters, I heard him calling CQCQ LOTW USERS, and after not hearing a response from anyone, I thought I'd give it a try. He was loud and clear and I couldn't resist the temptation to work a little DX, if given the opportunity.
Although I followed up with an e-mail (and he responded), I had almost given up on getting a "card" from him. (I suggested a confirmation on E-QSL) since he was a member.
I'm sure he uploaded his contacts on LOTW but had forgotten my QRP contact since I'm not familiar with that program.
I was on top of the world today when I opened my E-QSL "Incoming QSL's" and saw ON4AOI in the log book. We're both "authenticated" on E-QSL.
My last DX card cost me about $5 bucks...this one was "FREE".
Actually, (if I choose to do so) E-QSL will "print and mail" this card to me on NICE paper stock for a small fee. I don't (for the life of me) understand why "everyone" doesn't use this service.
With current postage rates...it's silly not to do so.
Posted by Jspiker at 5:55 PM