Re: Emailed QSLs

Steven Rutledge <steven.t.rutledge@...>

Come on Gordon........

Steve, N4JQQ

On 1/16/2022 10:05 PM, w2ttt wrote:

Does this mean that mailed cards need to be signed?
I have received printed QSL cards in an envelope.  Are they not valid?
If they are valid, or have been valid in the past, then how are they substantively different than an emailed card? 
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Ria, N2RJ <rjairam@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:57:52 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...>
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] Emailed QSLs
There is one route for them to be valid for ARRL awards. Print out the card, send it to the person who sent it and let them sign it and return it to you by postal mail. 

This way it becomes a regular QSL card…

Otherwise no go. 


On Sun, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:10 PM Pete W1RM <w1rm@...> wrote:

I may have posed this question before, but I’ll ask again.


I have received several QSLs via email with a request for a reply.  The sender also says they are putting the QSO on LoTW and sending a QSL via the bureau.


Is there any value to an emailed QSL?  If the QSL were printed and submitted for an award, would it count?  If not, then why?  Is there a difference between a printed QSL and a printed QSL that’s on a card?


The face of ham radio is changing and so are the approaches to confirming a QSO.  Now LoTW has it’s level of security but a paper QSL? 



Pete Chamalian, W1RM



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