You may have seen my earlier post on the benefits of Logbook of the World along with the challenges, or better said, the labor involved with shipping out paper QSL cards.
This weekend I generated another 30 or so QSL cards to respond to QSL bureau requests along with roughly 30 QSL cards to ship by mail. The mail cards are all US stations where I’m seeking confirmation of several new grids on 6 meters, 2 meters, and 70 centimeters.
Of course, 30 cards means 30 envelopes, 30 return envelopes, along with 60 postage stamps. Still much better than overseas cards with sending dollars for return postage in addition to all the envelopes and higher postage costs.
Interestingly, a few of these cards I’m mailing to stations that have already confirmed by Logbook of the World but they haven’t yet entered their grid. So those confirmations can’t count for VUCC grid confirmations.
I also chased down a LoTW confirmation that wasn’t showing up in my totals. This one I had to check off before it would show up. Usually, that is automatically done for new grids that show up.
Then I completed a VUCC application for 6 meters endorsement for another 40 grids. Now that is a challenge. It required 14 sheets of paper for the application – one application and separate sheets of paper for each of the two-letter grids covered by my cards. Hopefully, one day they will simplify the process like they’ve done for DXCC with an online submission form.
If you get one of my cards, please send one back. Or, get on Logbook of the World, making sure to set your grid. Thanks so much.