[CQ-Contest] Logging question

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Sun Aug 9 22:30:05 EDT 2015

Do what you like with it. You know my policy. I have adopted it for the 
reasons stated. :)

Some complain that LOTW doesn't work for most awards other than ARRL 
awards. It COULD, if those administering those awards would do their 
part to make that happen. I described one inexpensive method -- screen 
prints of the LOTW confirmations. RSGB insists not only on paper cards 
for IOTA, but that the card have the Island Name typeset onto the card. 
There are well over 1,000 islands -- do the math to figure out what that 
costs in postage at $3.50 per DX card.  I have nearly 500 islands 
confirmed, but I've lost interest because of their unwillingness to 
accept LOTW or eQSL.  And if that ain't enough, I would have to ship 
that stack of paper cards to a checker almost 2,500 miles away!

If RSGB or DARC put up a system like LOTW, I would happily upload my log 
to it. Or, even better, encourage ARRL to coordinate theirs with LOTW.

The simple fact is that ARRL had both the vision and the willingness to 
build LOTW and offer it free of charge to all of the world's hams. The 
money to do it comes from ARRL members. I don't agree with some things 
ARRL does, but they got it right on this one, even if it has taken too 
many years to do it. And I've also publicly criticized them for their 
earlier policies for hams outside the US.  :)

73, Jim K9YC

On Sat,8/8/2015 1:28 PM, Doug Renwick wrote:
> I can't believe what I am reading from Jim.  So Jim if I receive another QSL
> card request from you (I am not on LoTW) with a SAE and return funds; would
> you like me to throw it in the trash and keep the funds?  That is your
> practice for others, so I expect that you will be fine if I do the same to
> your inconsiderate paper request.

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