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Re: What is the YO prefixs?

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

I think you guys are pullin my leg.

I believe that as of 19 Jan. all callsigns starting with a "Y" were
cancelled, and I'm beginning to wonder now if Romania is still a country.

If I could get one of them fellers who used to have one of them "Y" calls,
to e-mail me, could I count that as a contact :-)

Still way up here in the Northwest, wondering "Y" can't I see one,

73, Bernie / KF4FHS
Yelm, WA


Re: What is the YO prefixs?

Steve W3HF
 

I thought Romania only had one prefix I know they are at least 5 or
6 call areas but not a prefix this is a prefix kf ,kg ,wb call areas
are number indentifier like 1,2,3 or kg5 or kg6

Romania actually covers YOA-YRZ, even though typically we only
see YO.

But in the prefix-counting sense, the call district is included in the
prefix. (See, for example, the rules for the CQ WPX series, or the
PODXS DPX awards, for a detailed description.)

So include the number. I've worked YO2, YO3, YO4, YO5, YO6,
YO8, and YO9, but unfortunately only two of them since 19 Jan
2002. :-(

73,
Steve
W3HF


ARRL and eQSL

N3DQU@...
 

   This from the ARRL website, regarding ARRL acceptance of eQSLs

ARRL Electronic QSL Policy

NEWINGTON, CT, Mar 7, 2002--Recent discussion regarding the QSL service offered by eQSL.ccTM suggests that there is some confusion about ARRL QSL policy. Simply put, there has been no change in League policy regarding e-QSLs. ARRL does not accept QSLs that have been transmitted to the recipient via electronic means for its awards. Anyone acting as an authorized QSL manager, however, may receive logs via e-mail (or any other direct means) and send QSL cards, via post mail, to recipients. This is the traditional QSL manager process. As has always been the case, certain norms are expected when handling cards in this manner. First, we expect that a QSL manager will seek permission from operators for whom QSLs are handled. We do not accept cards from unauthorized QSL managers for DXCC credit. Such an authorization must be a proactive choice of the DX station rather than an "opt-out" default authority given to a bulk mailer. Second, since most operators requesting QSLs expect that the returned cards will correctly reflect the actual QSO data, we expect that a QSL manager will do the checking required to assure that only real contacts are verified. We all know that raw logs contain many errors. A recent sample from a bulk-mailing QSL service show three out of five QSOs confirmed were not in the recipient's log. This is unacceptable. Often, these errors are only detected when incoming cards are compared to the log. The distribution of QSLs, without any checking of the information contained on the incoming cards is poor QSLing practice, and may lead to blanket rejection of all QSL cards from the station/manager in question. Also, we expect to be able to identify cards as authentic. Many cards are printed on home printers, and, in many cases, the data is printed on card stock at the same time. Although this is technically acceptable, the process often makes verification difficult. In certain cases we may reject these cards. Cards should be personalized or otherwise made unique through the use of a stamp or other personal mark (signature or initials) across a label boundary. Finally, the concept of obtaining a QSL card at no charge is a long-held tradition in ham radio and DXCC, and we endeavor to continue this tradition. QSL managers handling cards for DXCC submission must make cards available if adequate postage is supplied. Postage can be supplied by sending International Reply Coupons (IRCs), direct funds, or SASEs. We consider it an ethics violation if cards can only be claimed through payment of a fee; thus, we will not accept cards for DXCC credit for which a fixed charge is made. A number of well-known DXpeditioners and QSL managers do not accept bureau cards, but we are not aware of any cases where a card will not be forthcoming if adequate postage is provided. For its awards, the ARRL does not accept electronically transmitted QSLs that are printed by the recipient. There is no restriction placed on how log information is conveyed to an authorized QSL manager, however. Cards provided by QSL managers who make a reasonable effort to comply with the guidelines presented here will be gladly accepted for DXCC credit. For more information, contact ARRL Membership Services Department Manager Wayne Mills, N7NG; 860-594-0291. TMeQSL.cc is a trademark of eQSL.cc.




Re: What is the YO prefixs?

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 3/8/2002 7:25:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, w3hf@... writes:


But in the prefix-counting sense, the call district is included in the
prefix. (See, for example, the rules for the CQ WPX series, or the
PODXS DPX awards, for a detailed description.)


   Yep, Steve is correct. For the YO endorsement, consider the number as part of the prefix. So YO2, YO3, YO4, etc all count towards the endorsement...Jay N3DQU.


What is the YO prefixs?

kf4hou <kf4hou@...>
 

I thought Romania only had one prefix I know they are at least 5 or 6
call areas but not a prefix this is a prefix kf ,kg ,wb call areas
are number indentifier like 1,2,3 or kg5 or kg6


Re: V31DE

Steve W3HF
 

I had sent direct. Round trip US-Belize-US was three weeks.

Steve

I got his QSL via buro after the usual run time of one year, that is
mandatory and I accept it. Dieter - DL2RR

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen J. Melachrinos <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 2:53 AM
Subject: Re: [070] V31DE


: >
: > Seems that my first post got lost in the ozone.
: > Anyway, Derek V31DE is still calling CQ on 28120
: > at00:40z. He told me he was the only PSK31 operator
: > in Belize.
: > Sorry if this message is a dupe.
: >
: > 73, Bernie / KF4FHS
: >
: >
:
: He's a quick QSL, too.
:
: Steve
: W3HF
:
:


Re: V31DE

Dieter, DL2RR <dl2rr@...>
 

I got his QSL via buro after the usual run time of one year, that is
mandatory and I accept it.
Dieter - DL2RR

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen J. Melachrinos <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 2:53 AM
Subject: Re: [070] V31DE


: >
: > Seems that my first post got lost in the ozone.
: > Anyway, Derek V31DE is still calling CQ on 28120
: > at00:40z. He told me he was the only PSK31 operator
: > in Belize.
: > Sorry if this message is a dupe.
: >
: > 73, Bernie / KF4FHS
: >
: >
:
: He's a quick QSL, too.
:
: Steve
: W3HF
:
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Re: Endorsements mailed

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

At 13:24 3/3/2002 -0500, you wrote:
Endorsements mailed out yesterday for OK2MF, DK3FCP, SV1XV, DL2AYL and
YO5CRQ...Please let me know when you get them...73 de Jay N3DQU.
OK Jay, Endorsements received yesterday. Thanks
BTW you didn't send PSKFEST, please keep it aside
and send it with next batch.

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Re: Endorsements mailed

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 3/8/2002 2:04:57 AM Eastern Standard Time, sv1xv@... writes:


BTW you didn't send PSKFEST, please keep it aside
and send it with next batch.


   OK, will do om...Jay.


Product review: N0OKS Freeware Database

N3DQU@...
 

I got an email a couple days ago from 070 Club member Mark Kachel N0OKS.
Seems he has put the US and Canadian license databases into a freeware
program and he invited me to try it out, so try it out I did. Btw this isn't
an endorsement for his freeware, just wanted to let the group know about it
and what my experiences were. The file is kind of long at 28 mb zipped, so be
prepared to go do something else for awhile while it downloads hi! And once
you get the file downloaded, you're gonna need some way to get that big file
moved if the ultimate destination is another computer. Lucky for me I had a
zip drive on both the webbed-up machine and the shack computer, so
transferring the download to the shack computer was no problem. Once I got it
on the shack computer, I unzipped the download, read the instructions in the
readme file and did the install which took less than 5 minutes. The database
needs about 135 mb of disk to run. It is your basic no-frills database,
giving callsign, license class and mailing address information only. But if
you are someone who likes to have a database handy but doesn't want to tie up
the cd drive or spend the money for a commercial version, it does the job fb.
Mark really did a nice job on the instructions, and installation was a snap.
For more info on Mark's effort check it out at < http://www.n0oks.com/ >
....73 de Jay N3DQU.


Re: V31DE

Steve W3HF
 


Seems that my first post got lost in the ozone.
Anyway, Derek V31DE is still calling CQ on 28120
at00:40z. He told me he was the only PSK31 operator
in Belize.
Sorry if this message is a dupe.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

He's a quick QSL, too.

Steve
W3HF


V31DE

bernie_kf4fhs <kf4fhs@...>
 

Seems that my first post got lost in the ozone.
Anyway, Derek V31DE is still calling CQ on 28120
at00:40z. He told me he was the only PSK31 operator
in Belize.
Sorry if this message is a dupe.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


V31DE

bernie_kf4fhs <kf4fhs@...>
 

Derek, V31DE is calling CQ on 28120 at 00:24z. He said he's the
only PSK31 operator in Belize.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


Fw: [digitalradio] QRV from OX

John Durbin <durbinsjz@...>
 

 
----- Original Message -----
From: OZ1EQC
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 16:19 PM
Subject: [digitalradio] QRV from OX

Hi All

I will be QRV from OX in the period:  23 April  -   08 May 2002
Call:  OX/OZ1EQC
QSL via: OZ5KU Kurt
Bands: 10 - 15 - 20 - 30 - 40 - 80
Modes: CW - RTTY - PSK31 - SSTV and ALE

For IOTA Island chasers, i will operate from: NA-018, NA-134 and NA-220

Kind regards

OZ1EQC  Per


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Re: V51AS

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Dave,
I've worked Frank many times. He is a good QSLer. I sent him a greenstamp
to his address in Namibia, (I think it's on QRZ) and I have his card on the
wall.

I had some reservations at first about sending money into the African postal
systems, but with a little common sense, (and a few tips from other hams) it
arrived safely on Franks end.

One tip for direct QSL's to/thru third world countries. Never put anything
on the outside of the envelope that might suggest it is to/from a ham radio
station. This is a BIG RED FLAG that says "Hey, I got money in me! Open me
first." The op on the other end will know what it's about just by your
return address. Another tip I picked up along the way. I always make sure
my green stamp is flat, not folded, and will enclose it inside a folded piece
of paper (like a letter). If I really feel insecure about it, I tape the
ends of the "letter" together. The idea is to keep any nosey handler from
looking into the hole in the end of the flap and manipulating the contents to
see what's inside.

Sound like a conspiracy theorist?

73 GL,
Jay - AA8QQ


Re: QSL Cards-V51AS

"Luděk Salač <ludek.salac@...>
 

QSO 1999 - QSL received via bureau
QSO 2000, 2001 no received ...

73, Ludek, OK1VSL


PW0T digital report

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

According to the final report, the PW0T team
had 169 QSOs in PSK-31 and 2139 QSOs in RTTY.
For more info:

http://www.Trindade2002.com

73 Costas SV1XV


QSL Cards

Duncan <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph
To pay or not to pay, that is the question...
I have worked 3 stations in V5, Namibia on PSK31 in the last year or so. I have V51AS
Frank's card for CW QSOs on a couple of bands. I sent one green stamp to cover the
postage cost for Frank, and received the plain cards within a month or two. (Frank
asks for considerably more for a color picture post card...?)
I have also worked Gerd, V51GB and Gerd requests direct QSL only...He says he's not
a member of the bureau...

Jack, V51KC does QSL via the bureau, but it takes time...

You must ask yourself if you really need the card? Are you willing to wait to work
Jack, then QSL via the bureau?
070 Awards don't require QSL cards, so what do you need it in a hurry for?

I will finish by stating that back in the early days of Amateur Radio a system was
devised to reduce the cost of QSLing to 'confirm' contacts. Many people do not see
fit to join their local association to take part in this very good service.
Then there's always eqsl.cc...
73s Duncan



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Great Lakes QSO Party

N3DQU@...
 

Just a reminder that the Great Lakes QSO Party takes place this weekend
March 9, 1500Z. This is a multimode event, phone, cw, rtty and psk. Mults are
the US states/Canadian provinces bordering the Great Lakes. For more info
check out the rules at < http://www.geocities.com/mdxa1/qsoparty.html > ...73
de Jay N3DQU.


Re: V51AS

Don Snider
 

I have a couple of cards from him and got them in a few weeks.

Don,
N3MK

-----Original Message-----
From: David Kjellquist [mailto:dave@kjellquist.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 8:03 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [070] V51AS

Worked Frank, V51AS, over the weekend on 10M. Has
anybody had good QSL experience with him? Maybe I am
paranoid, but I get a little suspicious when
instructed to QSL direct only and IRC are not
accepted in Namibia!!! So far I'm batting 0% on
directs with green stamps or IRC's. But I still like
that price I got on the bridge in NYC.


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