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From: Doug Hendricks (dh@deneb.csustan.edu)
Date: Sun Apr 03 1994 - 01:02:29 EST

If you have not received the March issue, (Vol. II, Number 1) of QRPp by
Friday, April 8th, please email me a message. The issue was mailed on Feb.
28th, and I received two messages that it was received on Mar. 31. That is
very poor service from the post office department. There is hope though. I
did this first mailing as an experiment to see how long it took for delivery.
There was a purpose in having you send me messages as to when it was
delivered, and that purpose was to let me gauge how long that it takes, so
that I can know when to mail the June issue. It looks like the majority got
their issues in 3 weeks, so I will plan on mailing the June issue about the
10th of May.
Why am I mailing QRPp bulk rate? Well, here is the reason. It costs 19.8
cents to mail each issue bulk rate. To mail the March issue first class,
(which I have done to over 40 late subscribers), costs 98 cents per issue.
Printing costs are about 65 cents for 72 pages, so if we want to have a
larger issue, then I had to reduce the mailing costs. The bagging machine is
in, and it works really well. I have talked to 5 or 6 who received their's
in the plastic bag, and all reported that QRPp came in pristine condition. I
am going to stay with the bulk mail at least through the rest of this year,
but I am thinking about raising the subscription costs to $10, and going with
first class mail. Everyone wants to keep the number of pages up, so that
may be the answer. What do you guys think? Is it worth an extra $5 to have
it sent first class? Please don't send me money and ask that it be done now,
as I will go one way or the other, but not both, and it will have to be done
after the December issue.
I will be going to Dayton and rooming with Jim Cates, WA6GER and Cam Hartford,
N6GA at the Day's Inn South with the ARCI gang. Looking forward to meeting
all of you, and I will have a prototype of the Sierra with me, and you will
get a chance to operate it if you wish. I will also bring a NorCal 40 that
has a digital display and all of the Bob Warmke mods in it. Jim and I plan
on being in the Hospitality rooms Friday and Saturday night from about 6:30
til ????, see you there.
72, Doug

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