Re: How long does it take to verify QSL Application
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One of the most opportune times that I have found to submit is about one month before Dayton (“Z”). At that time many are holding their cards to have them checked at Hamvention, and the workload is a little lighter at HQ to check, and the paperwork can be heavy once they get back to HQ. September used to be a bad month as everyone was making last minute submissions for the yearly DXCC listing, but now that it is online, that “wave” has probably subsided a little. I believe Mikes timeline is close to real life today. LoTW does cut down the submission time greatly and the attention by the Awards department is getting real good thanks to Sharron.
Occasionally I check with my card checker, and send directly to him as he is very close and the chance of something getting lost is less.
I once submitted Triple Play 100% via LoTW and it was approved the same day! It took time to get the certificate though.
Things are much better than they used to be when a DXCC could take longer than a month to process. However, the anticipation time is still high.
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From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Mike Cizek W0VTT
Sent: Saturday, October 8, 2022 7:35 AM
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] How long does it take to verify QSL Application
LoTW applications are usually done in a few days. Paper cards for DXCC have been taking two to three weeks. VUCC has been taking two months lately because of all the submissions from the summer E skip season.
Some guys might impose limits on card checking at events, but I did a pile of about 350 cards as Dayton last spring. I don’t think applications submitted at these events get preferential treatment, but someone at HQ would have to confirm that.
Mike Cizek W0VTT
From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
While QSL checks at ARRL HQ take about a month, how long does it take if everything is in LoTW?
For field checking at sanctioned events, does the QSL process speed up and are there any limitations to the use of field checking for VUCC, DXCC, WAS or WAC?
J. Gordon "Gordie" Beattie, Jr., W2TTT
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From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Gary Hinson <zl2ifb@...>
So the answer, Jerry, is that QSL checks by HQ take about a month - at the moment.
Doubtless it varies across the year (e.g. busier at new year), with extraordinary events (such as Covid) and with postal delays (a fact of life for those of us who choose to live in Back of Beyond).
On Sat, 8 Oct 2022 at 16:54, Jerry N5EKO via groups.arrl.org <kb5eko1=yahoo.com@...> wrote: