[amsat-bb] LoTW still a big failure for checking satellite QSOs

Bob WB4SON at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 00:51:25 UTC 2017

Most of the user issues lie with the logging programs feeding LotW.  It
"should" be easy to specify a satellite QSO.  There is no reason you
couldn't simply pick a satellite name, and the logging program fills in all
the other details required in the background.  Some satellites with
multiple modes might require a mode selection like AO-7.  (In general the
satellite name is good enough to know what the frequencies involved are.
LotW only goes by band, not actual MHz value).

As for uplink vs. downlink, it is no different than any other non-satellite
contact. You log the frequency you transmit on.

The REAL issue is that many people don't confirm via LotW.  I sort of
figure I owe it to the other guy, so I take the time to make sure my
entries are correct.

73, Bob, WB4SON

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 6:31 PM, John Becker <w0jab at big-river.net> wrote:

> I never was able to get it to work years ago.
> Just gave up and moved on.
> John
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