[amsat-bb] QSOs in LOTW, and a question

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Thu Jan 20 19:09:10 PST 2011

Well, Patrick, I don't have an answer for your question, but the question
brings up another old issue. My brand new LoTW VUCC account shows 11 sat
contacts and 2 440mhz contacts (sat contacts). So, some are uploading sat
contacts as 440 contacts and some as 2m contacts. Same issue on eQSL. I had
this debate with someone here awhile back. It seems to me that the consensus
is that we log an FM sat contact as a 440 contact. But some want to log as a
2m contact since the tx was on 2m. 

We better have some conformity on this or some of the LoTW data will not 

I'm going to continue to use paper until I get my VUCC Satellite, but it
would save a lot of trouble in the future if we all get on the same page

73, K7TRK listening....

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:38 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] XE2/WD9EWK QSOs in LOTW, and a question


I just uploaded all of my XE2/WD9EWK satellite QSOs to LOTW.
Only 242 QSOs, and it took me about 20 minutes to massage my
spreadsheet log into an ADIF file suitable for LOTW.  Upon
uploading my QSOs, I had 32 QSLs from 242 QSOs.  Not bad at
all!  I will keep at it tonight, trying to get some of my 
Canadian QSOs (as VA7EWK and CJ7EWK) into LOTW this evening.
The PDF by N5JB was extremely helpful.  I uploaded only the
7 fields necessary to make an LOTW QSO entry, even though I 
have a lot more data for each QSO in my spreadsheet. 

I have a question for those who have uploaded AO-16 QSOs to
LOTW.  For the Mode field, do you use FM as the mode you 
transmitted, SSB for the mode you received, or something else?
Just trying to make sure I get this one right, since I have
some AO-16 QSOs as CJ7EWK (and a bunch more as WD9EWK). 

Thanks in advance, and 73!

Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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