[amsat-bb] Re: Portable Certs for LoTW

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Mon Feb 7 13:00:05 PST 2011


> I am in the process of uploading my logs to LoTW, and I sent a request for a
> certificate for KD8KSN/8 to cover my portable operations in Ohio, and I set
> the begin date and left the end date blank.  After I did that I realized that you
> can only have one location per certificate.  What should I do in this case?

Certificates are used for the callsigns you use, not for locations you operated
from.  You'll get one certificate for KD8KSN/8, and that's fine.  Not
setting the
end date was a good thing.  Once you have that back from ARRL and loaded
into your TQSL program, you can define as many station locations in TQSL as
needed where you used KD8KSN/8 as your call.

For me, I have one WD9EWK certificate but probably 70 or 80 different station
locations based on just that call.  I have certificates for other
calls I have operated
with and station locations defined for those calls, but the one WD9EWK
has been the only one needed for my satellite operating in the continental USA.
TQSL holds all those defined station locations for all calls.

Good luck, and hope to see some matches from you in LOTW soon.  Please feel
free to e-mail me directly if you have additional questions.



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