locked Re: [Ham-Apps] Wrkd states
Dave Wright <hfradiopro@...>
My two-cents worth here, I guess:toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Some ops won't do LoTW just because they require you to send a copy of your license or prove you are who you say your are. Others won't do eQSL because they DON'T have the security of LoTW. All in all, it is two sides of the same coin.
Ultimately, the willingness to QSL is up to each individual op, as is the method they choose to QSL. Some ops don't want to QSL at all, others don't want paper, others want only direct mail, some only use electronic means, others only use the Bureau, others only LoTW or only eQSL, etc. None of these positions are wrong and it is up to each operator to decide what is best for themselves.
Personally, I found the burden in applying for LoTW or eQSL minimal in return for the benefits. Additionally, I will QSL using whatever method works for the other station. Paper is great, electronic is just fine too. I will even pay postage (both ways!) for a DX station that wants to send me a card. All in all, I want to support the hobby and ALL who want to QSL; no matter how they may want to do it. Ultimately, I view it as a service to those who take the time to have a QSO with me. I try to make it as painless as possible for the other operator.
Perhaps Don, you could look at the effort to do LoTW as a small contribution to all of the ops that would love to QSL you using that system. However, ultimately it is your decision to send (or not to send) QSLs however you feel best, and I personally think that no one should give you any grief about it.
"Real radio bounces off of the sky"
On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Don Leitch <don@...> wrote: