Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl
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To each his own. Am sure many hams around the world appreciate your efforts. I used to be very lax about sending out confirmations by card, LoTW and Eqsl; somewhere in early 2000 I became aware of the fact that there were others out there expecting QSLs so I took up the cause. Also 16 years of working for the ARRL Incoming QSL Bureau made me appreciate QSLing more.
The bureau cards dwindled off sometime around 2010 and I retired a few years later. I processed thousands of cards and had fun doing it.
Nowadays I mostly QSL via LoTW, Eqsl and those few rare bureau cards. Of course, I was chasing DXCC (confirmed) and made it to 337 DXCC with the last 3 looking to slim if ever.
All my QSL cards received over the years are in shoe boxes on closet shelf. Spent a lot of $$$ on QSLing over the years. At one time I figured sending for cards overseas was around $5 per card with return postage , if they ever came back.
Now I mostly have fun just working stations.
73, Jerry n9avy
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 10:24:35 AM CST, Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...> wrote:
When the level of guilt exceeds the amount of inertia, my laziness get put on the back seat and with much moaning and groaning I post my log updates. First LoTW, then eQSL then QRZ.
With zero interest in "confirmed QSOs" in any platform, my motivation is 100% purely civic. Other hams appreciate my updates. So I do it all for you.