[amsat-bb] Re: Timing on VUCC Upgrade Processing

Gus 8p6sm at anjo.com
Mon Jun 10 18:56:40 PDT 2013

On 06/10/2013 06:24 PM, Jim Walls wrote:
> I have not been satellite active for several years (mostly because of 
> no birds to actually talk through for more than 3 seconds at a time).


>   LOTW was fairly new when I stopped operating satellite, but at that 
> time the general comment from those that were using LOTW was that 
> particularly for satellite operations, LOTW was such a pain to use, 
> and really did not support satellite ops without putting in incorrect 
> data (it did not understand our cross band operation or that there are 
> actually more than one satellite in use).  Maybe someone who is using 
> it currently can advise if works better for satellite operations now.

As far as I can figure out, all LOTW does is make it easier/faster to 
apply for awards that I'm not even slightly interested in applying for, 
while guaranteeing that I'll never get a 'real' QSL card for the 
contact.  While I'm not really a collector of cards, I QSL in reply 100% 
(green stamp appreciated but NOT necessary) and it IS nice to have that 
concrete reminder of a QSO.  Whereas the only award I've ever applied 
for is the ZRO, and you can't even do that any more.

73, de Gus 8P6SM
Barbados, the easternmost isle.

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