[amsat-bb] Logging and Recording Passes

Peter Laws plaws0 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 15:19:03 UTC 2016

On Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 12:33 PM, Gerald Payton <gp_ab5r at outlook.com> wrote:
> My questions are:   What is the most common used way of audio recording: a digital handheld recorder or computer software of some kind?  I will have a stationary station; not portable handheld.

I use my iphone.  I tried to use the recorder built in to my ID-51A+
and quickly realized that it only records when I hit the PTT.

> Is it common to keep a personal log and then upload it to LoTW?  If so, what personal log program is commonly used?

I use DXKeeper.  Free.  Records all relevant data.  Once TQSL is
configured, it will handle all LOTW functions.
Directions here for getting started.  As Dave, AA6YQ, the author of
the DXLab Suite of programs that includes DXKeeper is one of the ones
that rescued LOTW from oblivion a few years back, much of this info is
now on the LOTW site.  None of the directions here are intertwined
with using DXKeeper but there are links to teach you how to do so:

> I listened to a AO-85 pass with my IC-2730A and a Comet GP-6 dual band base antenna, without any preamp, and was very good copy considering.  That was encouraging.

There is nothing between you and the satellites, usually, so signals
are always strong on the LEOs.

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

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