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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.

1 comment:

g4ilo said...

I totally agree. Printing isn't cheap anymore either, and it seems a waste of money sending cards to the bureau when many will never be collected and many more will be looked at once and then stuck in a drawer. It's E-QSL all the way for me!