Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cards from the buro

I came home today to find a small packet of QSL cards waiting for me from the 2nd call area bureau. Not many and nothing exotic; but it's always nice to get DX cards.

Mostly cards from Spain, Germany, Latvia, Canada, and Slovenia. A few of them have really nice pictures and I'd like to scan them and post them; but my scanner doesn't work with Vista.

When I went out to buy the new printer, I didn't buy a multi-purpose job because "I have a scanner already at home". Stupid me didn't stop to think that the old scanner wouldn't work with Vista.

The other alternative, which I might try, is to hook up the scanner to my shack laptop which is running Windows 2000. I could load images up on that computer and just carry them over to this computer using my USB memory stick. That should work; but am wondering if it's worth the trouble.

I need to win the lottery so I can buy myself a decent, current laptop.

73 de Larry W2LJ

3 comments:

Paul said...

hello Larry, I know the feeling: need to win the lottery... every month I daydream of new equipment, antennas and so on. Hi. 73, Paul

K9CHP said...

Hi Larry:

If you have a digital camera or even a phone camera, you can take decent enough pictures of a QSL card for screen display. My camera doubles up as a scanner...

Amir K9CHP

Paul WW2PT said...

I used to love getting bureau packets, but it's been many years. In July I sent PayPal to purchase some credits from NJDXA, and asked if it mattered that I live in Texas now. Never got a reply and have yet to receive any cards (though it's only been a bit over 4 months).

I import all of my eQSLs into an Aperture library which then synchs to my iPhone. How geeky is that? ;-)

73 de WW2PT