[amsat-bb] Re: lotw
n4ufo at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 11 23:30:39 PDT 2014
band is 2m, 70cm, 13cm (which is for the rx frequency)
mode fm or ssb
satname is so50, ao51, ao27 etc
prop mode is sat anything else have to be changed (i have only logged the rx frequency,
not the tx frequency) 73...bruce
Sorry but "BAND" is the transmit band and "RX_BAND" is receive band. The Transmit band is what is relevant to matching. I am afraid you will need to change the BAND to the uplink band, or the QSOs will not match.
A Sat QSO is: CALL, QSO_DATE, TIME_ON, BAND, MODE, PROP_MODE, SAT_NAME
Maybe this will help: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/LoTW%20Instructions/N5JB.pdf
Just a note, my logging program (WINLOG32) does not handle satellite QSOs very well. I have resorted to using TQSL to create sat logs. At first I had all my sat QSOs in one file... then a bright idea hit me. I keep a separate log file for each satellite/mode, so after a pass, when I go to enter new QSOs, I just enter CALL, DATE and TIME... and click next. The rest is always the same. Much quicker than having to constantly change the band and sat name.
Anyway, you can also load an existing ADIF file into TQSL and use the pull down menus to edit fields. You can step through QSOs one at a time. Don't know if that would be any easier for you or not.
73 es GL!
Kevin, N4UFO (ex-AC5DK)
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