Re: How long does it take to verify QSL Application
Naumann, Robert, W5OV
You've been a staunch supporter, and definitely not a bomb or "rock" thrower!
I hope my appreciative comment wasn't thought to be negative in any way - it wasn't. Plus, you do ask great questions! Pushy? Nah! :-)
Regarding system changes and doing things as you suggest, there is a much maligned activity called "Project X" that is in its early stages right now that will enable all sorts of new capabilities and support all types of new activities. The future is bright! Right now, we're running along remarkably well on the old LoTW and DXCC award processing systems that should have been replaced / updated 10 or more years ago. We're going to make significant changes, when the time is right, and it will be done correctly.
On a completely different subject: I neglected to mention earlier that I had lunch with K1EP on Monday who was on his way back home from working at the NYC Marathon. We reminisced a bit about the old days and I recalled going to the diner on Rt 4 at like 3:30 AM Sunday morning, etc. before heading into Central Park. I did enjoy all of that stuff back then. I don't think I could do it now. There were a lot of people involved in that who were really terrific, and sadly I don't remember all their names and even more sad, I'm sure some of them are silent keys now.
This is becoming the saddest part of ham radio for me, that many of my heroes from my younger days are passing and it's happening more and more often. Ellen White W1YL just passed on Sunday and of course, her husband and her son Jim K1ZX/K4OJ (who I was close with for many years) have both been gone almost 20 years.
73 my old friend!
I've known you since you were WB2CAM from 1976? 77?