[CQ-Contest] LoTW confirmation rates

Larry lknain at nc.rr.com
Thu Feb 13 07:16:09 EST 2014

I upload to both LoTW and eQSL. I have gotten a few "fake" QSOs against both 
my home call (130K QSOs) and my XV calls (3W2NWS - 5K QSOs - and XV2W -20K 
QSOs). Most of the fake ones were for my XV2W call and for a time I was not 
in XV. In total maybe 15 fake QSOs.

Confirmation rate is nearly the same (within 1 per cent) for both LoTW and 
eQSL at around 20 per cent overall for my home call which has many QSOs 
before 2003 (roughly the start of LoTW and eQSL).

Confirmation rate for my XV2W call has recently changed with LoTW now around 
37 per cent and eQSL around 28 per cent. These used to be much more like my 
home call in range and spread between the two services. Paper QSL rate is 
about 25 per cent for the XV call. There is overlap in these numbers in that 
some stations are confirmed in all three categories (eQSL, LoTW, paper), 
some in two categories, and others in only one category.

There is a difference between continents for my XV2W QSOs. NA is decidedly 
more LoTW oriented with 52 per cent confirmed LoTW vs 22 per cent eQSL. AS 
OTOH is 32 vs 22 per cent (LoTW and eQSL respectively) and EU at 38 vs 32 
per cent.

73, Larry  W6NWS

-----Original Message----- 
From: XV4Y (Yan)
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:08 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] LoTW confirmation rates

Hi Dale,

Well, DXKeeper is free and has a very good integration with LotW.
I use N1MM for actually logging the QSOs at my operating position, but 
transfer them to DXKeeper for all the "log managing" and QSLing.

I have 193 confirmed countries with LotW for 223 worked. Only CW and SSB, 
really few DIGI.
I was more than surprised of that confirmation rate, but it I confirm you 
receive more confirmation from contesters and CWers than from SSB DXers...
I don't look at eQSL anymore as I receive far to more fake QSO requests.

Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y

Le 13 févr. 2014 à 00:00, cq-contest-request at contesting.com a écrit :

> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:29:05 -0700
> From: Dale Putnam <daleputnam at hotmail.com>
> To: Scott Monks <cq_dx_de_aa0aa at yahoo.com>,
> "cq-contest at contesting.com" <cq-contest at contesting.com>,
> "rtty at contesting.com" <rtty at contesting.com>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] LoTW confirmation rates
> Message-ID: <COL127-W36E6CFB6095EB3A0AAAB46D0920 at phx.gbl>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> My Winlog32 does the eQSL thing automatically.. it does NOT do LOTW auto.. 
> far from it.IN FACT.. I have not been successful with LOTW in well over 
> two years. IF winlog32 or any logging program.. like N1MM would do the 
> LOTW auto.. I'd be plumb happy...and so would a whole lotta other folk 
> too. (the ones that need a WY confirmation).
> Have a great day,
> --...   ...--
> Dale - WC7S in Wy

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