[CQ-Contest] Mobile operation uploads to LOTW

Robert Chudek - K0RC k0rc at citlink.net
Mon May 4 16:40:21 PDT 2009

Someone reported on this list (probably last year) when they questioned the 
LoTW desk about this, their suggestion was to upload the log twice, once as 
the root CALLSIGN and then as CALLSIGN/M in order to increase the likelihood 
of a qso match.

It would seem to me the "standard" should be: If you are operating fixed, 
use your root callsign. If you are operating mobile, use the /M designator 
to indicate mobile activity. It is also a flag that the county and/or grid 
square is most likely something other than your home location.

So with all the authority I have been endowed, I am declaring this to be the 
standard.  ;-)

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Julius Fazekas" <phriendly1 at yahoo.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 2:30 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Mobile operation uploads to LOTW

> I'm curious, what the standard, if any, or preferred method of uploading 
> logs to LoTW is for mobile operations?
> When I've done these in the past, I did NOT include /m or /county, just 
> N2WN by county.
> LoTW sees N2WN/m as a unique call compared to N2WN or N2WN/GRA or N2WN/qrp 
> or /p...
> This means, if the station working me did not upload their lg the same as 
> I uploaded mine, there isn't a valid record for either of us.
> This might explain lower numbers or "why don't you use LoTW?" comments.
> A standard seems like the way to go, but not sure there is one.
> Thanks,
> Julius
> Julius Fazekas
> N2WN
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