I'm so smart...

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KE8EAS, Dec 15, 2017.

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  1. KE8EAS

    KE8EAS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use the N3FJP logging software and wanted to send QSL cards to my 10 meter contacts from the weekend contest. Made the leap and purchased those adhesive address labels for printers. I was successfully able to print off the address AND QSL info for each stations. Quick and easy. My god, what have I done. This is waaaay too easy to spend tons of money on postage and cards...
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  2. N2EY

    N2EY Ham Member QRZ Page

    You think that's easy?

    Uploading to LoTW is even easier (once you have an account).
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  3. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe, ONCE you have an account, AND you are a current ARRL member in good standing. I do believe non-ARRL members (for whatever reason) are NOT allowed to use LoTW. If I'm wrong, I apologize.
  4. N0AKF

    N0AKF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I love this logging program! I too print off the QSO info - but I must have overlooked the address label feature - how hard is that to do?
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  5. N2EY

    N2EY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, setting up an LoTW account is a bit of a task. But even I was able to do it by following the step-by-step procedure.

    As to having to be an ARRL member: Why not go to the ARRL website and check, BEFORE posting? It took me about 30 seconds to find out whether ARRL membership is required to use LoTW.
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  6. WD0BCT

    WD0BCT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    True....but it's all electronic....no tactile labels to be printed. Postage and cards give a "hands on" feedback.
    I too tried the N3FJP label printing with cards and postage but found the return rate to be dismal. I guess if you like mailing cards out it's OK.
    LOTW may be less tactile...but at least I get responses.

    During my first go around as a ham I had quite a collection of QSL cards. I miss that aspect of operating today. But then again the cards were not that important to me...I threw them all out in a move about the same time I let my license lapse.
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  7. N2UHC

    N2UHC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wrong. I'm not a member and I have an LoTW account.
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  8. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

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  9. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    You’re wrong.

    Any licensed Amateur Radio operator is allowed to use LotW.
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  10. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    IF that is wrong, I stand corrected.

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