[amsat-bb] LoTW, trying to get it right
w5pfg at amsat.org
Fri Oct 2 23:19:36 UTC 2015
You can name the station location names anything you'd like. The thing
that matters is that they include the proper details (grid, county,
state, country, etc.) and are associated with the correct certificate
you will use to sign the QSO's in the ADIF.
As for portable designators, it is completely up to you. Some people do
not sign the logs with a special callsign. They upload everything with
their normal callsign (no /P or /R.) Remember, each time you desire to
sign a log with a new portable designator, you will need a new callsign
certificate and subsequent station locations to go with it. That's why
I generally just upload all of my portable operations as W5PFG. In
retrospect I wish I'd done all as W5PFG/P. Creating a new callsign
certificate based on your primary one is relatively simple.
On 10/2/2015 17:09, Bill ACITO, W1PA wrote:
> Ok, I admit it. I am really hedging on completing my LoTW set-up and
> loading QSO's. It just seems like a very unforgiving system -- no
> ability to correct. I read the N5JB tutorial multiple times; I want to
> do this right, out of the gate.
> Again, for the "rovers" and portable ops -- best way to configure
> myself? Should I have locations for each grid that I work from? If I
> would like a /M or /QRP endorsement for some of the HF awards, should I
> have a separate "location" for that, too?
> W1PA_FN42 (home)
> W1PA_FN13 etc.
> What's the best way to set up locations if I work from many different
> locations? I see references in the VHF and UHF groups not to do this
> (deleting the /R) -- how should I do this?
> Bill W1PA
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