[amsat-bb] LoTW still a big failure for checking satellite QSOs
Mac A. Cody
maccody at att.net
Sun Feb 26 03:40:20 UTC 2017
I'd say that it also doesn't help that hams that do use LOTW don't
always log their QSOs. I've been using LOTW for eight monthsnow.
I have about 425 QSOs, of which 297 have bee QSL'd through LOTW.
Over half of those that have not been QSL'd (over sixty) are with
LOTW users. Most are single QSOs, but a number are hams that I
have QSO'd with multiple times.
Perhaps it may not be important to log those QSOs that have occurred
with the same ham multiple times. For a ham working towards the
Barbee (W4AMI) Satellite Operator Achievement Award, every QSO is
important. At what point does one become a nag after politely
asking others to QSL past QSOs via LOTW? I dislike being a nag!
I've also found that it is sometimes difficult to contact hams to
request QSL via LOTW. LOTW does not provide a mechanism, so I've
had to resort to searches via qrz.com in the hope of finding a
valid email address. It is probably asking too much for LOTW to
provided a mechanism to politely 'ping' users to log their QSOs.
Mac / AE5PH
On 02/25/2017 06:51 PM, Bob wrote:
> 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.
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