Note that the list on the ARRL's website has not been updated with the recent additions of JO-97, FO-99, and QO-100. Also, it lists "EO88", but the correct name in the LoTW configuration file is "EO-88"
On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 11:36 AM Michael Carper, Ph.D. via AMSAT-BB < [email protected]> wrote:
FWIW - when doing research for some improvements we're doing to Ham Radio Deluxe, I found this:
What caught my attention is this comment:
"LoTW wants the Satellite Name entered exactly as on the list of accepted satellites. For instance, if you enter the satellite name as AO7 instead of AO-7 the data will be rejected during the upload"
The "list of accepted satellites" is found here:
The ADIF file you upload through TQSL or your favorite logging program needs to have these two fields in order for LOTW to consider it a satellite QSO.
Propagation Mode: <PROP_MODE:3>SAT Satellite Name: <SAT_NAME:4>AO-7 (Using AO-7 as an example. It can't be AO-07, AA07... and so on. It has to be exactly AO-7.)
Bottom line is - if these two fields don't exist, or don't contain the correct data for the upload you or your peer submit, then LOTW will reject them and they won't match. The net result of this could be that folks get the impression that the satellite operators aren't using LOTW.
What we're doing with Ham Radio Deluxe is pre-populating the list of satellites and we'll be automatically setting "Propagation Mode" when a satellite is selected from the list. That way, you won't have to worry about getting all this stuff done and spelled correctly. We'll take the work out of it for you. As it is today, you have to type it in correctly and it works fine... but I think some folks may miss things unintentionally. (I expect these changes to come before Dayton.)
On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 7:50 AM [email protected] wrote:
When I earned my VUCC Satellite a couple of months ago, about 70 contacts were in LoTW and about 30 were cards.
Interestingly (I guess), I've found that AMSAT folks are better at using LoTW than the straight key morse code group I belong to.
On 2019-02-26 08:42, Matthew Stevens wrote:
Good morning, I am wondering why there are not more folks on the birds using LOTW? there are probably more sat users on lotw than you think. As of right
have 594 grids confirmed, all in LOTW. The majority of satellite qsos
I have made in the past two years have all been confirmed in lotw,
about 10-15 or so via card.
- Matthew nj4y
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