[amsat-bb] Re: moving Sat contacts to LOTW and DXLab

Clayton Coleman W5PFG kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 11:33:07 PST 2012

I will be very interested to see what "QSL rate" you get after uploading
16K contacts.  I highly encourage others to utilize LotW for satellite
confirmations.  I personally love paper and always QSL via mail but enjoy
the "instant gratification" of a Logbook of the World QSL.

Out of roughly 1200 satellite contacts I've uploaded, I am seeing a 4% QSL
rate via Logbook of the World.  Most of those are repeat contacts who
regularly upload to LotW like me.

Just for other statistics... I have only confirmed 63 grids of the 200+ I
have confirmed on paper.  And the majority of those 63 LotW confirmations
are from stations like WD9EWK or K8YSE who have gone rover.

My advice is to ensure your satellite names and grids (yours and theirs)
correctly match up for all contacts.  It is critical for LotW satellite
confirmation.  If you did any portable or rover satellite work outside your
home grid, this becomes very critical.


On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Jeff KB2M <kb2m at comcast.net> wrote:

> I'm in the process of moving my main logging program from LOGIC to DXLab.
> I've been using DXLab for years as a backup and also to track my LOTW
> progress. I never really tried to include my 16,687 satellite contacts into
> this until now. I vaguely remember this subject, subject being sat contacts
> in LOTW and DXLab. I'm looking for help in doing both. If anyone wrote
> anything up, like a procedure to follow it would be greatly appreciated. I
> tried searching the DXLab documentation this morning and I was overwhelmed,
> there is a lot of it :-) Thanks in advance for any help...
> 73 Jeff kb2m
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