[CQ-Contest] Mobile operation uploads to LOTW

Julius Fazekas phriendly1 at yahoo.com
Wed May 6 08:24:53 PDT 2009


eQSL has the same issues with the backslash. It's easier to fix that on the fly there and/or contact the station in question to resolve an easy to fix issue.

I'm now wondering if I should even bother uploading by county, as LoTW nor the ARRL support or sponsor any county related awards.

That's probably a good question to put forth here, does have the county listed with a LoTW help anyone?


Julius Fazekas

Tennessee Contest Group

Tennessee QSO Party: Sunday, 6 Sept 2009

Elecraft K2/100 #4455
Elecraft K3/100 #366

--- On Wed, 5/6/09, Michael Coslo <mjc5 at psu.edu> wrote:

> From: Michael Coslo <mjc5 at psu.edu>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Mobile operation uploads to LOTW
> To: "Julius Fazekas" <phriendly1 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 10:40 AM
> On May 4, 2009, at 3:30 PM, Julius Fazekas wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> That is a serious deficiency in LOTW!
> Anything to the right of the slash needs to be placed in a
> lower priority than that to the left.
> That really has to be changed, because it doesn't reflect
> reality. Ops will give their call with slashes, (or not)and
> other Ops will log that info (or not). Has something to do
> with being human.
> The cure would be a sort of reverse of the duping function
> in logging software. Have a hit list that shows similar
> calls, or only search to the left of the slash.
> -73 de Mike N3LI -

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