GAPA awards


WA4STO
 

Good to hear from you again Alan. I, too, got the proverbial care
package from Ernie today.

Agreed; the awards program *is engaging. Very much so.

For my part, I've been emailing contacts, thanking them for the LOTW
QSL and noting that I've been enjoying chasing the GAPA prefix and
grid square awards. As we;;. I never miss the opportunity to include
the GAPA awards URLs.

Hope all's well, folks.

73

Luck, WA4STO


Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

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


WL7CG
 

Ken,

Thanks for joining the group. I think GAPA is an engaging awards program and it's set up to present some continuing opportunities for awards. Visually, I think the program has the best certificates and tracking I have seen.

Confirmations are required, but just ask people to self certify their contacts. Ernie WM2U can chime in here, he is always ready to help people get started.

Spread the word and stay safe.

73 Alan WL7CG

On 4/29/20 9:30 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


Richard Kennedy <astro_va@...>
 

Hi Ken,

Welcome!

Your question is explicitly explained in the RULES section, under applications:

I certify that I have worked and have the QSL cards, LoTW, QRZ logbook, HRD log, Club Log or eQSL proof of contacts confirming the Callsign, Data, Band and Mode for each of my claimed contacts, and will produce them to the GAPA Award manager upon request. I understand that this application may be rejected if I fail to submit the required information upon request, or if any doubt about authenticity. I also agree to abide by the decisions of the GAPA Officers.

73, Rich, K3VAT


From: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io> on behalf of Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:30 PM
To: GAPA@groups.io <GAPA@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [GAPA] GAPA awards
 
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


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


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All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC


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


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All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC


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


--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC


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


WM2U
 

Hi Ken,
Hope you are all staying safe. Any questions on GAPA? 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


--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC


Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Hi Ernie,

TNX for the message. No questions/concerns yet. I’m in the process of relocating from California to Missouri, so I’ve been off the air during the transition. Hope to be up and running next week!
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All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC


WM2U
 

Hi Ken,
STAY SAFE during your move and enjoy. Ernie wm2u


On 7/25/2020 6:39 AM, Ken Campbell wrote:
Hi Ernie,

TNX for the message. No questions/concerns yet. I’m in the process of relocating from California to Missouri, so I’ve been off the air during the transition. Hope to be up and running next week!
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All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PDC