[CQ-Contest] LOTW question

Joe Subich, K4IK k4ik at subich.com
Mon Dec 29 12:46:15 EST 2003

Like Doug, all of my "hard copy" QSLs have been uploaded 
to LotW.  I have (had?) been entering the old paper logs 
going back to 1976 but am beginning to doubt that there 
is enough of a payoff to justify the effort. 

The "oldest" LotW QSL is DK6NP on 5/26/1979 ... However, 
the QSL "yield" from logs prior to 1999 is running 
about 0.1% (one QSL per 1000 QSOs) compared to about 
15% for QSOs in 1999 and after.  

I'll probably continue to computerize my old paper contest 
logs for my own benefit but it will not be a priority.  I 
will not be in any hurry to upload them to LotW and will 
not count on the confirmations when I update my DXCC records 
(ARRL HQ wants me to resubmit more than 1000 cards [5BDXCC, 
160 DXCC, 300+ phone, 300+ CW] and charge me again for the 
privelege of doing so - in order to update my records).  


   ... Joe, K4IK 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com 
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Doug 
> Smith W9WI
> Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2003 5:39 PM
> To: reflector cq-contest
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] LOTW question
> On Sat, 2003-12-27 at 11:59, David Robbins K1TTT wrote:
> > How far back are you going to upload logs to LOTW?  I 
> > definitely don't
> FWIW my computer log contains every DX QSO that got QSLd, 
> going back to KZ5FBN on 1973-11-22.  Those QSOs are in my 
> LOTW logs.  The oldest QSO that's been confirmed on LOTW 
> was with KL7NO on 1979-12-11.

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