[CQ-Contest] LOTW Percentage
k1bv at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 2 07:55:34 PST 2009
I understand that this limitation will be discussed at Dayton at the
County Hunters Forum by N5UP and a number of county hunters.
I've just received and processed the first 100% ALL EQSL confirmed
USA-CA Award from EA1DR. He had over 500 confirmations, all from fixed
stations all over the USA.
Ted Melinosky K1BV
Awards Columnist CQ
Julius Fazekas wrote:
> If eQSL would make it easier to post county information, I would think they too would see a major jump in participation again.
> I like that about LOTW, but it's not useful for any awards.
> On the other hand, I do appreciate that folks do like collecting the physical QSL cards... and am more than happy to respond to them for the time being.
> Julius Fazekas
> Tennessee Contest Group
> Tennessee QSO Party
> Elecraft K2/100 #4455
> Elecraft K3/100 #366
> --- On Sun, 3/1/09, David Pruett <k8cc at comcast.net> wrote:
>> From: David Pruett <k8cc at comcast.net>
>> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] LOTW Percentage
>> To: "Lee Buller" <k0wa at swbell.net>
>> Cc: "CQcontest Reflector" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
>> Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 10:34 AM
>> I think it depends on how old the QSOs are.
>> I have uploaded all of the QSOs made from this current K8CC
>> QTH (i.e.,
>> since October 1986). This amounts to just shy of 300K
>> QSOs. The
>> confirmation rate in LoTW is a little more than 10%.
>> Recent QSOs seem
>> to have a higher confirmation rate.
>> OTOH, the Mad River Radio Club decided to go after the
>> ARRL's WAS Triple
>> Play award with our K8MAD club callsign starting at the
>> beginning of
>> this year (#150). We entered the RTTY Roundup and both
>> January NAQPs,
>> plus a few non-contest QSOs totalling about 2K QSOs. The
>> rate in LoTW is just over 50%.
>> The increase in popularity of computer logging over the
>> past two decades
>> probably has a lot to do with this. I also think the
>> Triple Play award
>> has created a big boost in LoTW usage.
>> Personally, I think LoTW is wonderful.
>> 73, Dave/K8CC
>> Lee Buller wrote:
>>> I am curious as to the percentage of stations worked
>> and station confirmed on LOTW. Mine is running about 36%
>> Is that typical or am I low or high?
>>> I hope this is not off-topic, but quite a few
>> contesters use LOTW.
>>> Lee - K0WA
>>> In our day and age it seems that Common Sense is in
>> short supply. If you don't have any Common Sense - get
>> some Common Sense and use it. If you can't find any
>> Common Sense, ask for help from somebody who has some Common
>> Sense. Is Common Sense divine?
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