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International Reply Coupons Apr 28th 2013, 20:31 2 495 on 29/4/13
Linux Mint and LotW Apr 16th 2013, 02:01 4 671 on 19/4/13
40 meters SSB Mar 12th 2012, 03:04 5 1,540 on 17/4/12
30 meters QRN; 20, 40 quiet? Feb 22nd 2012, 05:36 3 1,448 on 23/5/12
Pellet stove and tuning 40 meters Jan 10th 2012, 03:34 7 1,103 on 12/1/12
ARRL's reach Nov 21st 2011, 02:54 1 1,029 on 21/11/11
What ever happened to SSB CQ? Oct 4th 2011, 09:48 9 1,863 on 18/8/12

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International Reply Coupons K2ADK on 28/4/13
By now we all know that IRCs are no longer sold by the self-destructive USPS. Now that the sunspots are back (!!!) and I'm on the rig a lot more, I'm making a lot of DX contacts who accept direct QSLs. In the past, I'd enclose an IRC and a SAE and everybody's happy. Not any more.

Canada Post sells them for $6.50 each, which is extortionate: I paid $2.20 last time I bought them here in the US.

Does anyone know an equally valid alternative to sending IRCs for direct QSLs? Barring that, does anyone know where I can get IRCs?

Confused about LotW kf5nrp on 20/4/13
LotW is designed for people with advanced degrees in computer technology. I have a Master's degree in educational technology and work with both Windows and Linux networks; thin clients and boxes. Yet I find myself wanting to see how effective my sledgehammer would be in helping me to load my certificate file in TQSL (Linux).

I dual boot Win7 / Linux Mint, and am loathe to use Windows unless a gun is to my head. LotW is that gun. I use my CQRLOG program, export the QSO list to an .adi file, move it to the Windows partition by mounting it in Linux as a drive folder, then restart the computer, log into Windows, locate the .adi file, and upload it to LotW. Restart and back into Linux Mint to continue using the computer.

I fervently wish there were a simpler way to do it, if only because it would make confirming QSOs that much easier for so many hams. Better yet, woudn't it be nifty if had something that allowed us to upload logs and confirm QSOs that way? Maybe ARRL and QRZ should work together.
Linux Mint and LotW K2ADK on 18/4/13
I give up. I have both programs installed, but every time I try to load my certificate I get a path error. Also, when I try to extract the .tq6 file, I get an error. LotW is way, WAY more trouble than it is worth to me, but thanks for trying.
Linux Mint and LotW K2ADK on 16/4/13
I thought I knew Linux...when I used Ubuntu. Now I'm using Linux Mint, similar to Ubuntu, but much more user-friendly. In fact, I don't have to ever install anything: it's already there. And so when I tried doing the install for TQSL and other resources for LotW in Linux, I got flummoxed.

Can anyone help me here? I do all my logging in CQRLOG.

QST in electronic format KB0HAE on 21/3/12
Sheesh...I'm so sick of looking at electronic media that I'll probably be the last person on Earth covetously holding my printed QST.

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