[amsat-bb] First Contact

John LeVous john at kw4cr.com
Tue Oct 13 20:38:41 UTC 2015

Hello All,

My thanks to K4AMG Memorial Amateur Radio Club for allowing me to
rework the club's OSCAR station. It provided me with the opportunity to
make my first satellite contacts today while testing the hardware and
software systems.

My thanks also to N8IUP, K8YSE/7, and N3PZZ for answering my calls on

Now for the stupid question of the day:

I've found the ARRL instructions for editing ADIF files to enable
logging OSCAR contacts via LoTW.

I am running Debian stable and using CQRLOG as my primary logging
software. I also use CQRLOG to upload my contacts to LoTW and eQSL. I
export my CQRLOG to upload to QRZ as well.

Is there any consensus regarding electronic logging of OSCAR contacts?

What, if any suggestions can you all make to aid a new operator trying
to log satellite qso's?


John, KW4CR

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