Hi Jim -
Well, it IS called "Logbook of the World" - to me, that includes
date/time, and multiple contacts. Otherwise, "Dupe Sheet of the World"
would have been a more accurate name. :-)
Honestly, data storage is cheap, and having as much log information as
possible would make it an incredibly valuable asset, not just for
awards, but as a historical record of activity and propagation. Wouldn't
it be fantastic to have access to W6AM's logs, or W2PV's, or W2GL's, or
W9KNI's, or KH6IJ's, or any number of others - dare I suggest W1AW even
- from days past?
If I was King of LotW, I'd work towards positioning it as "LaaS" -
Logging as a Service - as it were. Consolidate everyone - from all
countries and contests - into LotW.
But, hey, that's just me.
Back to playing in the 160M contest. :-)
On 12/6/2013 10:17 AM, James Cain wrote:
> LotW credits only count for certain ARRL awards (and CQ WPX). The
only award I can think of where date matters is CW DXCC (must be 1975 or
later). I can't think of any award of any kind where time of QSO applies.
> If there are other special cases (1976 Bicentennial WAS, 2012 Diamond
Challenge, who knows? these would be special cases and the opt-out of
purging QSOs option would apply).
> If somebody has put his pre-WW 2 QSOs on LotW I'm sure I will hear
> Jim Cain, K1TN
> "You also need to consider "date/time". It's important for many awards.
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