Re: Covid-19 impact to award program

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

John, congrats on DXCC.  I think Bart was trying to tell you in a nice way it isn't going to happen.  Many of us in the same boat.  Patience is a virtue.  :))))  I'm waiting for digital DXCC.  In the meantime, have fun.  Six meter sprint and AR QSO party tomorrow!

Steve, N4JQQ, DXAC, Delta

On 5/8/2020 3:17 PM, John Morphet wrote:

Hi Bart,


I was suggesting a pdf file not pdf printed to paper. This could be done from the safety of home. Then the award winners could opt to print it out themselves until the real award arrives. Kind of a temporary measure, until the real award can be produced.


Stay Safe

John, WØZI


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Bart Jahnke
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 9:15 AM
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] Covid-19 impact to award program


Hello John,


Congratulations on your achievements.


Our return to HQ is dictated first by the Governor of CT, and then by consideration for safety of staff and how best to manage that. 


Returning to HQ (even with minimal staff to ensure social distancing safety) is definitely still a few weeks out, and getting caught up on even the pre-shutdown backlog may take some weeks after that.  Following that are the shutdown receipts, which at this point are an unknown in part as they come from many applicants by mail – mail that has yet to be reviewed.


ARRL Awards are printed on high quality certificate stock – not a PDF printed on to paper. We know that (through this week) we have more than 1,000 Award Certificates near ready/pending printing, which will get our attention once we can safely return staff to the HQ Building.


We ask that everyone continue to be understanding and patient as we and the global community work to come out of this pandemic.




Bart Jahnke, W9JJ

Radiosport and Field Services Manager


ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio®

225 Main Street

Newington CT 06111-1400

Telephone: 860-594-0272

Fax: 860-594-0346










From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of John Morphet
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 10:39 AM
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] Covid-19 impact to award program


Just as I won my WAC and DXCC award, the office shut down. Any information on when the award office will be printing and sending out awards? If they are not planning on doing this anytime soon, may I suggest sending PDF copies to the award winners until printed copies can be sent.


John, WØZI

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