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