QSL Return Rates

eQSL con­fir­ma­tion rate: 26%

LoTW con­fir­ma­tion rate: 46%

If CQ is seri­ous about using eQSL for the con­fir­ma­tion cam­paigns for their pri­ma­ry awards, the par­tic­i­pa­tion bet­ter step up. The Triple Play Award has stepped up the usage of LoTW. Learn­ing curve is steep, but sec­ond nature once you get the freakin’ hang of the cer­tifi­cate system.

(Warn­ing, gross gen­er­al­iza­tions follow…)

Best LoTWe­QSLers: Dig­i­tal ops. Not sur­prised (bunch of nerds)

Mid­dling LoTWe­QSLers: Fin­ger Talk­ers. Hey CW ops…weren’t you the first dig­i­tal mode? Step to it then!

Worse LoTWe­QSLers: Phone ops. Gum Flap­pin’ is eas­i­er than upload­ing ADIF files I suppose.