[amsat-bb] LoTW and ISS Digipeater Contacts

Les Rayburn les at highnoonfilm.com
Tue Jun 4 22:48:28 PDT 2013

I'm now logging all my satellites contacts and trying to upload them 
every couple of days to the ARRL Logbook of the World (LoTW). So far, so 
good with just over 25 grids confirmed via LoTW.

Only hitch so far is when I tried to upload my two digital contacts, 
made using packet through the ISS digipeater. I'm using VOLog and it has 
a field for satellite data. I logged the ISS as the satellite and V/V as 
the satellite mode.

LoTW rejected those two QSOs, and a quick check with the TQSL editor 
revealed that ISS was not considered a valid satellite. ARISS is listed, 
but I wasn't sure if that would be correct either.

So--is it possible to upload ISS digital QSOs to LoTW for VUCC credit or 
not? If so, what is the correct method in terms of the log entry? I 
tried a Google search on the topic--but that only added to my confusion.

Thanks--as always!


Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

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