Re: [30MDG] EQSL.CC
- I have seen that on many a macro. I would think that instead of saying "No EQSL" that they could say "Paper QSL Only" or some such thing.Are we radio operators or "pen pals?" I live in the country and many locals still live way back in the hills without electricity or telephones, and that is the way they prefer it. But we as Hams like technology, so why use snail mail and paper cards at all? We pay our bills and use email over the Internet, so why not EQSL or LOTW, and now we can QSL over the QRZ website also!Very 73 to all,Glenn (WB2LMV)
From: Scott Currier <scott_currier@...>
Sent: Thu, September 23, 2010 10:06:26 AM
Subject: [30MDG] EQSL.CC
I notice that in the digital world, some people will say "No EQSL!!" as though if you upload the contact to Eqsl you're going to hurt them.
I am curious as to why some people seem to have a strong dislike for the service. Maybe they are afraid that if they don't tell people to not use Eqsl they won't get a paper card?
Anyone have any comments on this?
My 2 cents....
Personally, being retired, I chose to not spend my money on that sort of thing.
I really don't care that much about "proof" that I made a contact, since I don't typically do contest work.
So e-qsl works fine for me. If you don't do e-qsl, no problem. I really don't need that confirmation.
I do keep a supply of paper cards so that anyone that sends me a card directly will receive one in return ... as a courtesy only.
If swapping qsl cards is important to you, by all means go for it. But don't be so presumptuous as to be critical or question others that prefer not to participate. It's a freaking HOBBY! Do what is satisfying to you and don't worry about others.
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From: "ve3oij" <ve3oij@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 3, 2010 8:39:39 AM
Subject: [30MDG] Re: EQSL.CC
>> But there are a lot of hams who simply cannot afford being bureau
>>members and/or having cards printed;
If a person lives in a third world country and makes 30000 contacts a year, I can understand that.
However, speaking as someone who hasn't had a job in a year and a half and thus understands being a bit short on cash, I have to say that I find it challenging to believe that a person who makes few contacts a day (on the order of 1000-2000 a year) on expensive radio equipment (trx, antenna, possibly tower, whatever) can't afford a few bucks to the bureau and some paper cards.
Now, many people choose not to do so. That's fine, it's a personal choice; lets call that for what it is. I am pretty sure there are, in fact, very few hams who simply cannot afford being bureau members or getting cards printed, especially in the "first world" countries.
- I sent that out last week hihi. It took longer than a snail mail QSL! I better change my way of thinking!
From: Phil Williams <ka1gmn@...>
Sent: Mon, October 4, 2010 7:31:05 AM
Subject: Re: [30MDG] EQSL.CC
"Are we radio operators or "pen pals?"
ka1gmn chuckles to himself quietly