[amsat-bb] Re: LOTW

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Jan 19 08:17:26 PST 2012

Hi Kevin!

> Pretty easy like I said I was discouraged for a long time but now I am glad I tried it.

Ever since ARRL added support for the VUCC awards in LOTW, I have put
all my satellite QSOs into that system.  It didn't take much to convert my
spreadsheet log into the ADIF format used in LOTW, but it did take some
work to break out the different locations I've operated from.  Now that I've
done the hard work in setting that up, it is easy to upload new activity.
Glad to see you've taken the plunge and tried LOTW.

> Now can I search for stuff others have uploaded that I may not have logged and match theirs???

No.  You only see your QSOs and the matches ("QSLs") with other stations
who have uploaded their logs.  You can't search through the logs of other
stations finding QSOs that don't match up with your log.

If you haven't already done so, upload your complete satellite log.  There
will probably be others who have uploaded their QSOs with you, which
you should see as QSLs.  I have a couple dozen QSOs with you in LOTW
waiting to become QSLs.  You should already have QSL cards from me
for most of those, which will be the dates/times for the QSOs waiting to be
confirmed in LOTW.   Then you can define awards accounts for VUCC
and even WAS, to see how many grids and states you have confirmed
through LOTW.



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