[amsat-bb] LoTW, trying to get it right

Clayton W5PFG w5pfg at amsat.org
Fri Oct 2 23:19:36 UTC 2015

You can name the station location names anything you'd like. The thing 
that matters is that they include the proper details (grid, county, 
state, country, etc.) and are associated with the correct certificate 
you will use to sign the QSO's in the ADIF.

As for portable designators, it is completely up to you.  Some people do 
not sign the logs with a special callsign.  They upload everything with 
their normal callsign (no /P or /R.)  Remember, each time you desire to 
sign a log with a new portable designator, you will need a new callsign 
certificate and subsequent station locations to go with it.  That's why 
I generally just upload all of my portable operations as W5PFG.  In 
retrospect I wish I'd done all as W5PFG/P.  Creating a new callsign 
certificate based on your primary one is relatively simple.


On 10/2/2015 17:09, Bill ACITO, W1PA wrote:
> Ok, I admit it. I am really hedging on completing my LoTW set-up and
> loading QSO's. It just seems like a very unforgiving system -- no
> ability to correct. I read the N5JB tutorial multiple times; I want to
> do this right, out of the gate.
> Again, for the "rovers" and portable ops --  best way to configure
> myself?  Should I have locations for each grid that I work from? If I
> would like a /M or /QRP endorsement for some of the HF awards, should I
> have a separate "location" for that, too?
> W1PA_FN42   (home)
> W1PA_FN44
> W1PA_FN13  etc.
> W1PA/M?
> What's the best way to set up locations if I work from many different
> locations?  I see references in the VHF and UHF groups not to do this
> (deleting the /R) --  how should I do this?
> Bill W1PA
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