[amsat-bb] VUCC Trivia
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Nov 20 20:36:27 UTC 2015
Glad I could be helpful with some grids for your satellite
Ever since ARRL fixed LOTW in 2011 to accept station locations
with more than 1 grid locator for those operating at grid
boundaries and intersections, I have put all of my logs
into that system. It took a lot of setup to get things ready
for my logs to go into LOTW, with (at the time) well over 100
different station locations I needed for my satellite operating.
I still need to define new station locations when I operate from
new locations, but that's not a big deal now. And I do try to
upload my logs quickly, as some have mentioned on Twitter - even
when I'm away from home.
For those that don't care for LOTW, and/or still like the paper
confirmation, I still print and send out QSL cards. Sometimes I
will preemptively send QSL cards out for my trips to different
grids, even to those who use LOTW and have received a confirmation
there. If you work me and want a QSL card, just e-mail me the
QSO details. If you're in the log, I'll drop a card your way.
Hope to get you more grids in the future. 73!
Now for the trivia part of this post. Rovers made up a large part of my
> LOTW log. Those that uploaded multiple grids for my award were as
> KG5CCI - 14 grids, AC0RA (W0N) - 13 grids, WD9EWK - 8 grids
> W5PFG - 5 grids, N8HM - 3 grids, KX9X - 3 grids, WA7HQD - 3 grids,
> K8YSE - 2 grids, KA4H - 2 grids, N6UA - 2 grids, VE3NKL - 2 grids
> That is 57 grids out of 107 total. In that stack of cards that I have
> yet to turn in for credit are additional grid confirmations from some of
> those listed above. My best example is my QSL from KF9PL/6Y5 (now KX9X)
> from 5/27/94.
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