[amsat-bb] FW: Logging and Recording Passes

Stephen E. Belter seb at wintek.com
Sat Aug 13 20:33:47 UTC 2016


For recording, common devices and techniques include:
>(1)  Digital handheld recorder, for example, a Sony ICD-PX820 with cable
>and Y-adapter connected to the headphone jack (this is what I use)
>(2)  Smartphone
>(3)  Audio recording application on a personal computer
>(4)  Built-in recorder on a Software Defined Radio (SDR) application like
>HDSDR, SDR#, or SDR-Console, either audio or IQ recording
>For logging, common approaches are:
>(1)  Computer logging program, for example, Amateur Contact Log (or
>ACLog), see www.n3fjp.com (this is what I use).  ACLog supports uploading
>to LoTW.  See the LoTW help page on the n3fjp.com site.
>(2)  Paper log, then transcribing it directly into LoTW on the ARRL
>Getting LoTW setup isn’t trivial, but the rewards for doing so are
>significant.  For example, getting confirmation of a QSO in a few hours
>(sometimes less) vs. a week or more to trade QSL cards and then having
>those cards checked at a hamfest.
>Hope this helps.
>73, Steve N9IP
>Steve Belter, seb at wintek.com
>On 8/13/16, 2:33 PM, "AMSAT-BB on behalf of Gerald Payton"
><amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org on behalf of 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.
>>Is it common to keep a personal log and then upload it to LoTW?  If so,
>>what personal log program is commonly used?
>>I normally do not use a logging program and certainly not familiar with
>>LoTW.  I looked at it on the ARRL website and it looked complicated.  I
>>really do not understand the process
>>I listened to a AO-85 pass with my IC-2730A and a Comet GP-6 dual band
>>base antenna, without any preamp, and was very good copy considering.
>>That was encouraging.
>>Any help will be appreciated .
>>Jerry AB5R
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