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UT1FG/MM QSL Instructions for 2017 Season



Simply Delete my contacts, enter your contacts, set the print area, change the custom header to reflect your mailing address, adjust margins so the headers and footers are in the right place and then print to a .pdf file.

As you may know, Yuri UT1FG, prefers to do his own QSLs to the extent possible. He has asked me to help funnel QSL requests to him while he is at sea so that he can process them and mail them from ports as he travels. Yuri does not process qsl requests when he is not on a ship.

The following procedure only applies to contacts made during this season from the M/V Chestnut. Previous seasons will be handled by his manager Eugene, UX0FY. Eugene has all the logs for previous seasons and can be contacted through his qrz.com email address. Please contact Eugene before sending anything in the mail to him and ask for instructions on how to proceed.

You may prepare a logsheet of QSO's that Yuri can print, verify, sign and mail from one of his destination ports. An example of a suitable logsheet can be found at papays.com/sat

Please use the following conventions when preparing the logsheet:

1. List only one contact per grid.
2. Only request confirmations of NEW Grids.
3. Use Excel or a similar program to create the logsheet.
4. Save the Logsheet to a .pdf If your program cannot save to a .pdf, download a free program like Bullzip that will install a .pdf printer that you can print to and create a .pdf file.
5. Each page should stand alone; there should be a place for Yuri's signature on each page.
6. Incude your COMPLETE Mailing Address on each page.
7. Name the logsheet file with this format:
for example: DJ8MS_UT1FG_10Feb2017.pdf
8. Email your file as an attachment to:
k8yse at papays.com with the subject line the same as the .pdf file name: DJ8MS_UT1FG_10Feb2017
10. Please be sure to follow the example at the top of this page or click HERE. Consistency will help Yuri process requests more efficiently.
11. If there are qso's on your list that are not in the log, Yuri will draw a line through them and initial.

I will send an acknowledgement email when I receive a request. This way you will know that Yuri will have your logsheet.

If Yuri tells me that he has mailed your logsheet, I will post that information on the bulletin boards.

Yuri's time when nearing or in port is very limited. He has a lot of responsibilities to carry out and large amounts of paper to process along with requests from his Company. He has more time when he is sailing. Let that guide you when deciding when you email your requests. A good time to mail your request is when Yuri is about 5 days from making port. Follow him at marinetraffic.com (M/V Chestnut - bulk Cargo).

This new procedure may be changed or stopped depending on how it goes. Hopefully this will work well and Yuri will find it acceptable.

We are very fortunate that Yuri operates from so many water grids that otherwise would never be on the satellites. His passion for satellites is amazing. Have fun working him


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