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Re: [CQ-Contest] LotW

To: James Cain <jamesdavidcain@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] LotW
From: Steve Sacco NN4X <nn4x@embarqmail.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:39:11 -0500
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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:
> Steve,
> 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 from him.
> Jim Cain, K1TN
> -----------
> "You also need to consider "date/time".  It's important for many awards.
> 73,
> Steve
> NN4X"

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