[amsat-bb] Re: LoTW

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Apr 12 09:39:21 PDT 2014


You don't have to manually check the paper receipts against your LoTW
records. Link your LoTW VUCC account to your VUCC record and your
existing VUCC credits will be added to your LoTW VUCC account.

If your last VUCC application was before 2000, the staff will have to
manually enter it from their paper records, so it might take a couple
of weeks.


Paul, N8HM

On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM, Bruce <kk5do at arrl.net> wrote:
> I just completed uploading all my satellite QSO's to LOTW, 1993-2001. I only
> did a handful of satellite contacts after that with my HT which I also
> uploaded.
> It took a little bit of programming to convert the old storage locations of
> data (pre-LoTW) to the LoTW fields. I even uploaded my trips to EL39/EM30,
> EL19/EM10, FN21 and EM99. As there was no really great program that would
> allow changing all the necessary fields, I used Macro Express (which I use
> to automate my system). It allowed me to make mouse moves and clicks, change
> and massage text (AO10, AO13, AO27 to AO-10, AO-13, AO-27, etc) and add the
> prop mode which were never in existence when I started logging.
> Then I setup a VUCC account in my LoTW account.
> How many matched QSO's? 193
> How many Grids for Satellite VUCC? 40
> After loading the 6,000 QSO's, I checked back in about 15 minutes and had
> only matched 55 QSO's. When I checked the next day, there were the 193
> matches. Guess LoTW takes a bit of time to run your matches. Maybe when I
> check back tomorrow, there will be more Grid matches as I just created the
> VUCC account.
> That really is not a bad match percentage since many hams have since become
> SK and many have reached the age of non-operating. Also, those back then
> used either paper or early logging programs which have not been converted to
> LoTW format and uploaded. I gained no new DXCC entities. Unsure if I have
> any new grids, I will have to take the paper receipts from the ARRL and
> manually check them.
> 73...bruce
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