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Author Topic: eQSL and the Free trip to Afghanistan  (Read 510 times)
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« on: July 02, 2006, 05:47:56 PM »

eQSL wants to help me, it really does, by making me DX!

I signed on to that thing, and it would not accept my callsign as being Stateside so I finally clicked on the next country down the list, Afghanistan!

I hate computers, they really get my burka in a bundle!
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006, 07:57:30 AM »

Having recently returned from my second "free trip" to Afghanistan courtesy of our Uncle Sam (I'm a career NCO in the 82d Airborne), and equally unimpressed with eQSL's program, let me just offer these tidbits:

a) There is only ONE fellow in the entire Afghan Government Communication Bureau (not it's real name, but that's what it does) that deals with Amateur licenses. As of about four months ago, there were only two licensees, both third-party nationals.

b) You must apply in person in Kabul for your license.

c) YA-calls are no longer issued, only T6's... I have no idea why your NS6 tripped the computers!

d) Afghanistan IS trying hard to improve it's lot... it's tough going. I wish them well.

Congratulations on your new DX status! Enjoy the pile-ups!
73,
Brad
K0BHC
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W3LK
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006, 08:54:51 AM »

<< Cool! Will you send me an E-QSL? I still need Afghanistan for DXCC. >>

Just in case this wasn't a tongue-in-cheek remark, E-QSL isn't valid for DXCC.

73,

Lon - W3LK
Baltimore, Maryland
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