According to a recent AGCOM news, postal rates for letters will increase starting 1 January 2013.
Local newspapers reports that increase for european postage will increase by 10 cent. From 0.65 euro to 0.75 euro.
Sending QSL via Direct will be therefore more expensive, expecially to sending to Asia and Oceania
I’ve discovered, that for
Zone 2 (America and Africa) postage increase from 1.60 to 2.00 euro.
Zone 3 (rest of the World) incredibly pass from 2.00 euro to 2.50 euro.
In December 2010 , (just 24 months ago) sending a QSL in ZL costed 1 euro, in the States 0,85 and in Europe 0,65.
As Ham Radio Deluxe user, and faith LotW subscriber, I’ve ever upladed my logs to the ARRL LoTW system.
Since HRD started offering the automati upload / download I’ve enjoyed using this function.
Starting october I’ve noticed a delay on receiving confirmations… and curious of this I’ve logged-in to LoTW page
Since I was using the HRD upload system, it was a log time since my last direct login.
Well, I’ve been surprised to see that my most recent QSO was of late August ! I decided therefore, supposing a bug in HRD to re upload all my logs back again. A message was warning that Queue took 6 days.
A week later I went back to see if my logs where uploaded but , astonished, my most recent QSO was still the same, in august.
I noticed a warning message saying that IT guys found a bug making logs disappear randomly. They explained that cause was because of a non unique key used to rename uploaded logs.
Well, I re-uploaded all my logs, but now after 4 days my latest contact is still the one in August.
Will wait a little bit now to see what’s happen..
I was uploading the latest LoTW entries to ARRL LoTW today, and the TQSL application found errors on validating some QSOs done in Contestia mode.
Looks like the Contestia mode is not recognized by ARRL !
I solved the problem by editing the ADIF file and changing the contestia record with DATA
Hope this can help