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.
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
225 Main Street
Newington CT 06111-1400
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.