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Title: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: N7SMI on December 21, 2012, 09:56:21 PM
I sent off my application for DXCC this week. I understand the certificate is now 11"X14", correct?

What about the Diamond DXCC certificate? I'd like to order several frames for these and future certificates and want to make sure I get the right size. Any recommendations for nice looking frames?

And while I'm asking questions, do you have any recommendations for QSL card portfolios - notebooks for storing and displaying cards?


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: AD9DX on December 22, 2012, 04:26:50 AM
8.5 X 11 For the Diamond DXCC

I usually get standard black frames for 8.5 X 11 certs. 

For DXCC I get black framed (glass on both sides).  It makes it easier to take the cert out when I need to add an endorsement.


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: AF3Y on December 22, 2012, 07:27:24 AM
I use the "unfinished" look frames.  Whatever you decide on, buy enough, so that if you get a new certificate later, you wont have to look everwhere to try and match your existing frames.

I use 3 ring binders for QSL cards, and I like the 4 pocket Mylar sheets that postcard collectors use. A Google search will find several sources.

73, Gene AF3Y


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: K0YQ on December 22, 2012, 07:32:14 AM
8.5 X 11 For the Diamond DXCC

I second AD9DX as mine is 8.5x11 as well.


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: NU4B on December 22, 2012, 05:58:22 PM
Quote
And while I'm asking questions, do you have any recommendations for QSL card portfolios - notebooks for storing and displaying cards?

This place has a high review score on Eham. They supply the sleeves, you supply the 3 ring notebook.

http://www.qslprotect.com/

There used to be a store that sold a notebook with "QSL Organizer" imprinted on the front, but I haven't seen it available in quite a while. In any case, any good 3 ring binder will do.

To display on walls try:

http://www.hamstuff.com/QView/qslholders.html

I hope this helps.


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: W1VT on February 06, 2013, 07:39:32 AM
I put mine in a matted 8.5 x 11 frame.

Unfortunately, Michaels doesn't list product numbers on their web site, but the label on mine says

146227

00100 71915

The certificate looks really good in this frame. 

FYI, they haven't mailed the endorsement stickers yet.  They decided that it was a better to send them out in a bulk mailing--a change from the initial announcement.

Zack W1VT


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: WX2S on June 21, 2013, 06:22:25 AM
Does anyone know how big the standard DXCC certificate is? I'm away from home and wanted to order a frame for mine.

73, -WX2S


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: K0YQ on June 21, 2013, 06:54:33 AM
Does anyone know how big the standard DXCC certificate is? I'm away from home and wanted to order a frame for mine.

73, -WX2S


Mine received about a year ago 11x14 inches.


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: AD9DX on June 21, 2013, 07:17:15 AM
11x14 for standard DXCC.


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: WX2S on June 21, 2013, 10:41:38 AM
Uh, oh...

Quote from: NC1L
The dimensions of the DXCC certificate are 12X14

Regards

Bill Moore NC1L
Awards Branch Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radioâ„¢
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Telephone: (860) 594 0234
Fax: (860) 594-0346
email: bmoore@arrl.org
DXCC Web Site: www.arrl.org/dxcc
Blog: http://www.arrl.org/awards-blog
Twitter: arrl_dxcc


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: K0YQ on June 21, 2013, 01:10:03 PM
I am sitting at my desk with the actual paper that I received.  It was not altered in any form by me.  It measures 11 inches high by 14 inches long.  I measured it twice to be sure.

I can only speak for what I got but that's what I got.   :)


Title: RE: Diamond DXCC Certificate Size
Post by: WX2S on June 22, 2013, 03:11:16 AM
Yup. 11x14. You fellows know the size of ARRL's certificates better than ARRL does. ;)

73,
WX2S.