[RTTY] QSL Survey

Dave AA6YQ aa6yq at ambersoft.com
Fri Dec 11 15:07:20 PST 2009

The LotW and eQSL confirmation rates on 20-year-old QSOs are going to be
lower than those rates on 1-year-old QSOs.

For an apples-and-apples comparison, one should consider only QSOs made
within, say, the last 3 years.


        Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: rtty-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:rtty-bounces at contesting.com]On
Behalf Of Stephen & Marilyn Haines
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 5:50 PM
To: rtty at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RTTY] QSL Survey

Here's some figures that may be interesting. Since 2007 I have uploaded
all my logs to both LoTW and eQSL. Right now I have almost equal QSO
totals uploaded from Paraguay as ZP9EH and from the U.S. as W9CPI. My
operating is a majority of CW, with significant amounts of RTTY and PSK
and almost no SSB.

As ZP9EH I have 32% responses on LoTW and 25% on eQSL.

As W9CPI I have 46% answers on LoTW and 24% on eQSL.

I would have guessed that my return rate would have been greater as
ZP9EH than as W9CPI? I find the PSK QSOs to be the highest percentage of
matches, with RTTY second and CW third.

I don't chase paper QSL cards by the bureau, but answer all that I
receive that way.

I do QSL direct for ones that I need, if I don't get a LoTW confirmation
in a reasonable time. I upload to eQSL as a service to others, and do
not chase awards through that system.

73 and hope to work a bunch of you!

Steve ZP9EH
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