Re: Self Printed QSLs for DXCC: an idea

Ria, N2RJ

Ok, so if that’s the case, would they be opposed to paying the same fee as if the QSO were on LoTW and used for awards credit? 

Or paying a subscription fee above annual ARRL dues to be able to do this? 

On Wed, Jan 18, 2023 at 12:03 PM Russ Kinner <wizardofzid@...> wrote:

Many stations who object to using LotW is because of
the hassle in setting it up. It did take a week for me waiting for the postcard, minor but an annoyance. DX stations may have more difficulty although most do have the needed online access to email copies of documents.
It does seem more complex than needed but that horse has been beat many times. Short of a total redesign, we have a system that is old and slow, but prevents some faking of contacts.
All I know is that I have countries that confirmed on QRZ but aren't dealing with LotW so DXCC is just a bit harder to get (Nicaragua, anyone).

Rusty, WA8ZID

On January 18, 2023, at 09:41, "Ria, N2RJ" <rjairam@...> wrote:

It seems like a good idea, except that I don't see what it would do that LoTW would do apart from avoiding having to pay per QSO fees for LoTW. (playing devil's advocate here).


On Wed, Jan 18, 2023 at 10:10 AM Gerry Hull <gerry@...> wrote:
Currently, self-printed QSLs (stations send you an image that you print yourself) are a not acceptable for DXCC credit.

There is a technical, and easy, solution to solve this:  place a QR code on the QSL, which contains a LoTW-key-encrypted QSO.  An example graphic is shown (ignore the code itself, just an example.)
If such a self-printed card was sent to the DXCC desk, it could be verified easily.



Gerry W1VE

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