[amsat-bb] Logging and Recording Passes

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 20:25:33 UTC 2016

On 8/13/16, Gerald Payton <gp_ab5r at outlook.com> wrote:
> In studying videos on the internet and reading emails on the BB, I have
> noticed a frequent mention of "recording" passes, and eventually "uploading
> to LoTW."
> My questions are:   What is the most common used way of audio recording: a
> digital handheld recorder or computer software of some kind?  I will have a
> stationary station; not portable handheld.

Since I use a boom mike headset for my main satellite radio, I plug a
splitter into the audio output.  One branch is connected to my
headphones and the other one to a portable digital audio recorder
using a patch cord and a stereo-to-mono adaptor.  Before I start
recording, I make sure to mention what the time is so that I can note
it in my log when I play it back later on.

I usually have a spare set of batteries on hand, just in case.

I started doing that early on after I was the centre of attention for
a satellite pile-up and I couldn't jot down all the necessary details
fast enough.  I'm sure I missed a few good contacts because of that.

> Is it common to keep a personal log and then upload it to LoTW?  If so, what
> personal log program is commonly used?


I created a database and keep all my contact information there.
Whenever I'm ready to submit something to LOTW, I take a few minutes
to edit it and create the files I need.


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

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