[CQ-Contest] LOTW DXCC :-{

Joe Subich, K4IK k4ik at subich.com
Fri Apr 29 21:51:34 EDT 2005

> Until such time as e-qsl can get linked to the 'prestige' 
> certificates they are an 'also-ran'. 

If eQSL is ever linked to a 'presige' certificate, that 
award will loose its prestige.  Of the electronic confirmation 
systems, only LotW is secure and verifiable.  

Yes, LotW can be "cheated" but it requires the agreement of 
both stations to enter a falsified confirmation ... just as 
it requires the agreement of both stations to create an 
authentic "bad" QSL card.  LotW does eliminate the "bad" 
cards that come from busted calls and/or QSL managers who 
write the wrong band on a card and eliminates the ability 
of a station to get 160 Meter DXCC for contacts on 17 Meters. 

LotW is "a good thing" and merits the support of every active 
contester and DXer.  Upload your logs whether you intend to 
ever claim the credit yourself or not. 


   ... Joe, K4IK 

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