Tag: QSL

Postcard brings memories, friendship for Hattiesburg men (Pennsylvania)

Pine Belt residents Hugh Garraway and Bob Helfrich shared a common bond from many years ago, but neither realized it until Garraway found a postcard when going through his old ham radio equipment. The date was March 27, 1964. It was Good Friday. Helfrich, a boy of 10, was living in Yakutat, Alaska. Garraway, a […]

RST-Suffix Special Event is Back

Members of the North Country DX Association (NCDXA) are on the air for the entire month of March from locations in Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Greenland using RST-suffix fixed-station call signs. Expected to be active are KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST, and OX7RST. The goal is to promote Amateur Radio in northern North […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Outgoing QSL Service to Raise Rates

Although ARRL believes it’s important to maintain the long-standing tradition of the ARRL Outgoing QSL Service as a membership benefit, increased administration costs will require an increase in rates, in order to keep the Service available and viable. “The Service has been a member benefit for decades,” an ARRL statement said. “Since its official formation […]

via the ARRL: Logbook of The World to No Longer Accept Contacts Signed by TQSL Versions Earlier Than 2.0

As of 1400 UTC on January 16, 2017, ARRL Logbook of The World (LoTW) no longer will accept contacts that have been digitally signed by versions of TQSL earlier than version 2.0. Users of earlier versions are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible, as older TQSL versions contain uncorrected defects and display inaccurate error […]

via the ARRL: Decades of Satellite Contacts Net Satellite WAS for Ohio Radio Amateur

It took Bob Liddy, K8BL, of Mentor, Ohio, nearly 4 decades to achieve Worked All States via satellite and earn WAS Satellite Award #341, although he wasn’t really gunning for the award for all that time. His contacts spanned 38 years, and he submitted QSL cards to claim the award. His oldest satellite QSL card was […]

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