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Allowing eQSL in ARRL Awards

Allowing eQSL in ARRL Awards
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Jun 6th 2019, 01:47

k4srq

Joined: Jun 21st 2010, 01:34
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The ARRL should allow a vote by the membership to permit the acceptance of eQSL cards for DXCC.
Jun 27th 2019, 10:35

WB1GCM

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Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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eQSL can be hacked. Unfortunately, there are people who want to cheat the system. The ARRL must uphold the integrity of the awards program by using an electronic "handshake" method, same that is used for other secure transactions by banks, etc. It cannot be hacked that way.
Dec 21st 2020, 08:34

K9YO

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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There are many DX stations that do not use lotw, but do use eqsl. Is it more important to allow honest hams to get DXCC than to prevent a few people from getting it by cheating. I doubt if there are many that would cheat and what do they get if they do? The only value of the award is the value to the individual ham who spent legal hours getting the needed contacts. I think ARRL needs to rethink the policy.
Dec 21st 2020, 08:37

K9YO

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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There are many DX stations that do not use lotw, but do use eqsl. Is it more important to allow honest hams to get DXCC than to prevent a few people from getting it by cheating. I doubt if there are many that would cheat and what do they get if they do? The only value of the award is the value to the individual ham who spent legal hours getting the needed contacts. I think ARRL needs to rethink the policy.

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