[amsat-bb] LoTW still a big failure for checking satellite QSOs
py2rn at arrl.net
Sat Feb 25 17:50:22 UTC 2017
Paul, may be I am the "lucky" one, but I have plenty of examples in LoTW here.One of the most interesting is a QSO between PY and CT made via AO-40 satellite, where I have set satellite name and propagation mode correctly, but the other station not, LoTW just credited terrestrial qso between PY and CT on 1.2GHz.
| Call Sign | | PY2RN |
| DXCC | | BRAZIL |
| CQ Zone | | 11 |
| ITU Zone | | 15 |
| Grid | | GG66LW |
| Worked Station |
| Worked | | CT1--- |
| DXCC | | PORTUGAL (272) |
| CQ Zone | | 14 |
| ITU Zone | | 37 |
| Grid | | IM67-- |
| Date/Time | | 2002-11-08 23:50:00 |
| Mode | | SSB (PHONE) |
| Band | | 23CM |
| QSL | | 2016-10-13 11:33:07 |
| Record ID 570561985 Received: 2016-10-13 11:33:07
73 - Ed PY2RN
From: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net>
To: Eduardo PY2RN <py2rn at arrl.net>
Cc: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] LoTW still a big failure for checking satellite QSOs
LoTW will not confirm a QSO when the propagation mode and satellite
name don't match.
On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 12:30 PM, Eduardo PY2RN <py2rn at arrl.net> wrote:
> This has been already taken to LoTW admins at ARRL but they insist in blaming the "sat operator" as she/he registered the QSO with wrong/missing information, which is true, but the system, LoTW the case, should avoid confirming a match between two stations when one of them does not specify PROPAGATION MODE = SAT. What LoTW actually does when one station specifies it and the other not is to confirm a match QSO but the credit goes to the terrestrial VUCC on VHF, UHF, etc. which, in my opinion, put high risk to terrestrial VUCC credibility through LoTW confirmations.
> 73 - Ed PY2RN.
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