[amsat-bb] Re: VUCC & LoTW

Gary "Joe" Mayfield gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 16 11:55:49 PST 2011


   You are right paper QSLs will be around for a while.  LOTW will pick up
quickly now that it is applicable.  My HF QSL rate has gone from < 10 % to
close to a little over 40% on LOTW over the last 3 years.

Joe kk0sd

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Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2011 1:42 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: VUCC & LoTW

Early last year I finally got around to uploading satellite contacts (also
following the guidelines at
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/LoTW%20Instructions/N5JB.pdf) and got these
You have 4,675 QSO records
You have 135 QSL records

Although I always log the first contact with a station, I do not log many
duplicate contacts with the same station in the same grid square... but I
was hoping to get a lot more QSLs than that!  3% seems to be the going rate.
I think paper QSLs are going to be with us for a long time--besides, I like
the records for posterity.  Having a few choice QSLs hanging on the wall is
a whole lot more engaging to grandchildren than sending them a link with an
ap for their Iphone to see your LoTW records :-)

Jerry, K5OE

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