[CQ-Contest] Mobile operation uploads to LOTW
phriendly1 at yahoo.com
Tue May 5 04:53:43 PDT 2009
Indeed! They told me I could create certificates for /m, p or county or all and upload 'em that way. If that's the case I have even more respect for anyone doing mobile, so much work involved to contest this way. But quite the rush too...
Jim, AD1C's utility may make this easier. I wonder if it would be easy to program it to strip /m, /p, /qrp and/or /"cty" off calls too?
I only note state and county on my past mobile or portable ops, no grid (don't have a clue what those were and I was only operating HF anyway).
Cheers o' official rule giver ;o)
Tennessee Contest Group
Tennessee QSO Party: Sunday, 6 Sept 2009
Elecraft K2/100 #4455
Elecraft K3/100 #366
--- On Mon, 5/4/09, Robert Chudek - K0RC <k0rc at citlink.net> wrote:
> From: Robert Chudek - K0RC <k0rc at citlink.net>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Mobile operation uploads to LOTW
> To: "Julius Fazekas" <phriendly1 at yahoo.com>, cq-contest at contesting.com
> Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 7:40 PM
> 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
> 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
> > Tennessee Contest Group
> > http://www.k4ro.net/tcg/index.html
> > Tennessee QSO Party: Sunday, 6 Sept 2009
> > http://www.tnqp.org/
> > Elecraft K2/100 #4455
> > Elecraft K3/100 #366
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