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Re: GAPA Information "QSL" Card

WL7CG
 

Lee,

I lifted the images from the GAPA homepage. Right click and save.

73 Alan WL7CG

On 6/22/20 12:20 AM, lee_humphrey65 via groups.io wrote:

Hi great idea, do you have a good picture of some I could put them on my qrz page
lee
g6bfp

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On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 11:19 PM +0100, "WL7CG" <asorum@...> wrote:

All,

I have been talking to Ernie about this idea for while and just ordered some of these QSL sized cards about GAPA. The idea being when a QSL card is mailed out, to have one of these to include in the envelope. I use a printer in Ukraine, so it will take a month or so to get them.

If you are interested in having some to mail with your QSL cards, let me know.

73 Alan WL7CG 




Re: GAPA Information "QSL" Card

Richard Kennedy <astro_va@...>
 

Hi Alan and Group,

Even though I don't use QSL cards anymore - I'd like to pass out them to friends, so only need a dozen or so.  TU 73 Rich, K3VAT



From: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io> on behalf of WL7CG <asorum@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2020 6:19 PM
To: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io>
Subject: [Special] [GAPA] GAPA Information "QSL" Card
 
All,

I have been talking to Ernie about this idea for while and just ordered some of these QSL sized cards about GAPA. The idea being when a QSL card is mailed out, to have one of these to include in the envelope. I use a printer in Ukraine, so it will take a month or so to get them.

If you are interested in having some to mail with your QSL cards, let me know.

73 Alan WL7CG 




Re: GAPA Information "QSL" Card

lee_humphrey65
 

Hi great idea, do you have a good picture of some I could put them on my qrz page
lee
g6bfp

Sent from Outlook Mobile




On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 11:19 PM +0100, "WL7CG" <asorum@...> wrote:

All,

I have been talking to Ernie about this idea for while and just ordered some of these QSL sized cards about GAPA. The idea being when a QSL card is mailed out, to have one of these to include in the envelope. I use a printer in Ukraine, so it will take a month or so to get them.

If you are interested in having some to mail with your QSL cards, let me know.

73 Alan WL7CG 




Re: GAPA Information "QSL" Card

WL7CG
 

Oops, typo on the back.

73 Alan WL7CG


GAPA Information "QSL" Card

WL7CG
 

All,

I have been talking to Ernie about this idea for while and just ordered some of these QSL sized cards about GAPA. The idea being when a QSL card is mailed out, to have one of these to include in the envelope. I use a printer in Ukraine, so it will take a month or so to get them.

If you are interested in having some to mail with your QSL cards, let me know.

73 Alan WL7CG 




Re: VE4 [Finally]

Richard Kennedy <astro_va@...>
 

Very good Alan! Likewise, the vast majority of my VE4s are EN19.

We're still pretty much staying home all the time except for some grocery shopping, but luckily have ham radio to pass the time.  I'm concentrating on the two active marine mobile stations (F5MYK/MM and RA0LQ/MM), but Francois just headed into the Indian Ocean which is a tough path with wire antennas.

GL to all !!

73, Rich, K3VAT



From: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io> on behalf of WL7CG <asorum@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:23 AM
To: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io>
Subject: [GAPA] VE4 [Finally]
 
All,

Finally got six different grids for Manitoba VE4, been looking since 2015. I can believe everyone there lives in Winnipeg EN19. I have at least 50 confirmations for the Winnipeg area. Now I just need to finish VO1 and VO2 :)

Hope everyone is staying safe and is having a good summer. Keep the applications going to Ernie.

73 Alan WL7CG


VE4 [Finally]

WL7CG
 

All,

Finally got six different grids for Manitoba VE4, been looking since 2015. I can believe everyone there lives in Winnipeg EN19. I have at least 50 confirmations for the Winnipeg area. Now I just need to finish VO1 and VO2 :)

Hope everyone is staying safe and is having a good summer. Keep the applications going to Ernie.

73 Alan WL7CG


Re: GAPA awards

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Yes, I did. Just need to start filling in the information on the spreadsheet. It’ll take a while, as there are several things in play here to suck up my time. Thanks for the quick response!
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All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC


Re: GAPA awards

WM2U
 

Hi Ken,
Have you got all the information you wanted? Ernie


On 4/29/2020 10:30 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:

Hi to all!

I hope everyone is coping well within the boundaries imposed upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. All is well here in SoCal!

I must be missing something here with regard to garnering these awards. What is required to confirm that the QSOs one applies for actually took place? Is GAPA on an honor system? Is LoTW confirmation required? I’m new to your system and would like to apply for a couple of the certificates. They are beautiful!

Looking forward to your clarification!

All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD
Be prepared, stay safe


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All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC


Re: Neptune

Richard Kennedy <astro_va@...>
 

You're correct Alan,  just got my New Neptune yesterday with a couple dozen individual ships and new Endorsement stamps.  Ernie is a top-notch graphic artist among his many other talents.  Thanks !!

73, Rich, K3VAT



From: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io> on behalf of WL7CG <asorum@...>
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 9:43 PM
To: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io>
Subject: [GAPA] Neptune
 
All,

The man behind the curtain has been busy redesigning the Neptune Award for confirmed contacts with marine mobile QSOs in grid squares that do not touch land. Recent changes in LOTW have made it easier for MM operators to identify the grid they are on in the LOTW QSL process. Again, Ernie WM2U has done a great job with another award. 

Give this one a shot and get the word out about GAPA.

73 Alan WL7CG


Neptune

WL7CG
 

All,

The man behind the curtain has been busy redesigning the Neptune Award for confirmed contacts with marine mobile QSOs in grid squares that do not touch land. Recent changes in LOTW have made it easier for MM operators to identify the grid they are on in the LOTW QSL process. Again, Ernie WM2U has done a great job with another award. 

Give this one a shot and get the word out about GAPA.

73 Alan WL7CG


Re: GAPA awards - Excel Spreadsheet

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

RR TU 73!
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All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC


Re: GAPA QSL Card

Richard Kennedy <astro_va@...>
 

Alan,

Thanks, I'd be willing to get a supply, but only 1 or 2 hundred max as I don't do QSL cards anymore but have a number of requests backlogged.

73, Rich, K3VAT



From: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io> on behalf of WL7CG <asorum@...>
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 3:01 PM
To: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io>
Subject: [GAPA] GAPA QSL Card
 
All,

I had a thought here as I was mailing out a QSL card. It would be no problem to add something extra to a stamped envelope QSL REPLY and still stay under an ounce. It might be an idea to design an informational, QSL sized card FRO GAPA. It could HAVE basic information on it and display some award examples. My QSL cards are printed by UX5UO, they are attractive and fairly affordable. If we printed a batch, anyone interested in distributing them could be given a supply of them.

Thoughts?

73 Alan WL7CG


Re: GAPA awards - Excel Spreadsheet

Richard Kennedy <astro_va@...>
 

Sure,

Here's the link to the latest version that is on the GAPAwards website:  http://gapawards.com/grid/rules_grid.html  just scroll down to the "Starting Out" section, goto #5 and there is a hyperlink called "excel" in blue letters.  Just click on this and it will download the sample spreadsheet.

GL!  
73, Rich, K3VAT



From: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io> on behalf of Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 2:57 PM
To: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [GAPA] GAPA awards - Excel Spreadsheet
 
Hi Rich!

I'll take you up on your gracious offer of the spreadsheets! Thanks for sharing, I really appreciate it! :-)
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All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD


Traffic handling for GAPA

WA4STO
 

Good idea Alan.

Me, I'm an active traffic handler, and so I get numerous messages
addressed to brand new hams who are being congratulated.

It would take like zero effort for me to echo that thought and also
note that GAPA has fun awards that I really like. They might too.

73

Luck Hurder, WA4STO


GAPA QSL Card

WL7CG
 

All,

I had a thought here as I was mailing out a QSL card. It would be no problem to add something extra to a stamped envelope QSL REPLY and still stay under an ounce. It might be an idea to design an informational, QSL sized card FRO GAPA. It could HAVE basic information on it and display some award examples. My QSL cards are printed by UX5UO, they are attractive and fairly affordable. If we printed a batch, anyone interested in distributing them could be given a supply of them.

Thoughts?

73 Alan WL7CG


Re: GAPA awards - Excel Spreadsheet

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Hi Rich!

I'll take you up on your gracious offer of the spreadsheets! Thanks for sharing, I really appreciate it! :-)
--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD


GAPA awards - Excel Spreadsheet

Richard Kennedy <astro_va@...>
 

Hi Ken,

No problem - we're here to assist!

Regarding starting your submission: claimed confirmed QSOs are entered into an Excel Spreadsheet in a predesigned (by Ernie) format.  Your confirmed QSOs are placed in the rows and the required data such as the callsign, date, grid and mode are in the columns.  I have a few 'sample' spreadsheet showing what goes where and how best to separate out QSOs for individual band, DXCC entity, US State, etc. by placing them in separate WORKSHEETS. If you'd like to try these out, just send me an email.

73 Rich, K3VAT



From: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io> on behalf of Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:07 AM
To: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [GAPA] GAPA awards
 
Hell again!

Thanks to all for he quick response! I am now clear on he requirements, and plan on getting started on a couple of these awards.

I appreciate your kindness and patience with this noob!

All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD
Be prepared, stay safe


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All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC


Re: GAPA awards

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Hell again!

Thanks to all for he quick response! I am now clear on he requirements, and plan on getting started on a couple of these awards.

I appreciate your kindness and patience with this noob!

All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD
Be prepared, stay safe


--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC


Re: GAPA awards

WM2U
 

Hi Ken,
Very good to hear from you and welcome to our Group.
To answer you question please first refer to the Rick Kennedy post on this group.
If you look at http://www.gapawards.com/grid/rules_grid.html it will all become clear. :-)

Yes in a way it is an honor system since NO hard copy confirmation are needed. The mere fact that you 'sign' the "I certify .... ." statement with every claim, is good enough for the GAPA board members if it is good enough FOR YOU. :-)  It turns out that it is self policing. I have had just a very few in the past where Members have seen an anomaly on the web OLAR. In all cases the problem was minor and a simple mistake. Must admit since I am not getting any younger I make most of the mistakes so please check your files when I send them to ya! ha! ha!
Before I mail out I send you three files for your perusal and its these that will be shipped. Please check em!
Originally I designed this 'honor' system to cut down on mail in logs with signatures etc.. The emailed claim is the same only it is in digital form and on the computer already.
I can verify the claim for Dupe's, date accuracy especially when the entity changes on a certain date. ie Netherlands Antilles, Grid definitions and many other things.
This is why it is so important to send me a filled in Excel sheet as recommend. see 'Staring Out Item 5 in the rules'. This way I can process your claim and get it turned round and back you in 'quick time'. :-)

We believe that this Award Program is the PINNACLE of awards. Not easy but it was designed not to be easy, but to be more all consuming in its participation interest.

Anyway since someone obviously shook my cage, was that you Alan :-), I will stop yakking and let you absorb this and ask more question if you wish.

I look for to getting you claim soon eh? :-)   Ernie wm2u




On 4/29/2020 10:30 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:

Hi to all!

I hope everyone is coping well within the boundaries imposed upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. All is well here in SoCal!

I must be missing something here with regard to garnering these awards. What is required to confirm that the QSOs one applies for actually took place? Is GAPA on an honor system? Is LoTW confirmation required? I’m new to your system and would like to apply for a couple of the certificates. They are beautiful!

Looking forward to your clarification!

All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD
Be prepared, stay safe


--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC

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