Re: LOTW's biggest paroblem
- Thanks for the heads up, I didn't realize my call wasn't there it
was just my user name.
Chuck - AD7OY
--- In ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com, "yoteman2" <yoteman2@...> wrote:
> Many of you are correct that if I use the "right" software or have
> programming skills I could use the sytem more easily. However,
> right software for me just doesnt cut it on the system right now.
> As I said, I will continue to upload a couple of times a year so
> of you who want the convenience of not having to participate in
> the "final courtesy" can have the credit of a contact with me.
> I can only sit here and laugh at the concept of the incredible
> expense of QSL cards however. My software automatically formats
> data when I hit the button to log the contact, enters it on the
> and prints it on a quality color printer for pennies per card. If
> the great expense of an envelope is a problem the card can be sent
> for less than a quarter as a post card.
> For those of you who will now say that retired people on fixed
> incomes cannot afford it please understand that I am retired on a
> medical disability, and I think it is a safe bet that you have a
> couple thousand dollars minimum tied up in your shack so that dog
> wont hunt with me.
> If you contact me you will be getting a card in the mail and I
> appreciate your recipricating, after all I am uploading for your
> convenience so please send me a card for mine.
> > My idea if I need it is to hire someone to do it for meIt's unclear whether this is just rhetorical, but lemme point out that
> I'd probably pay per QSO (.28 cents/QSO is the same amount of money).
> Find a young'in at the next meeting and offer it up. Worth a try.
if you're serious about letting somebody else do it, there's always
the Mechanical Turk at amazon.com. (https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome)
You can put up a job of any type and offer, say, a penny per QSO, and
somebody out there will do it to keep from having to watch Jerry Springer.
Just a suggestion