I only put this out as a general question to the group. I know that DXLab Suite is pretty good to work with and I have used it for years. I tried another program that I liked the looks of and it hosed my log up from years past and I have not tried to get it fixed up yet. As of right now, I am only using a log that I have set up for Sat logging because that is the only thing that I am working on as of right now. But the thing that I was mentioning was that some of the folks that I have worked don't seem to do anything with LOTW and as to E-crap, ( phishing card ), I don't use that for anything. I have uploaded to it in the past, however, as of right now I can't even get into that one and that will be fixed someday when I take the time to get into that. Another story. However, as I was alluding to before was that also I have a couple of folks that I have worked and they don't seem to have uploaded any Sat's. So I will have to wait on them.
Now someone had mentioned about talking to the league, well don't waste your breath, they don't seem to care about the little guy as much as those that send in big money for contesting stations and things like that. The one thing that still has not been answered is if going for a AMSAT award is LOTW usable or not? If used with a screen shot? I am still very new to the Sats and I have been having a lot of fun with them and they have given me more reason to try to get on the air. Some of the stuff is out there now for modes is like shooting ducks in a barrel. Just to easy to work those modes. Many years ago I did some paper chase work and have some wallpaper to hang if I wanted, and then there is some that I have not gone for the Certificate because of the cost, however I know that I have done it and if someone wants to see those that I have not gone for you will find them on the LOTW page if I have logged in. Things like triple play have paper, 20m WAS RTTY, DXCC digital, and some others, but like 9 band JT65 the cost for that piece is more then I want to pay for. Like I said this work on the sats have given me more to work on besides and I have learning a lot and want to continue with it. Just would be nice to see more folks use the program that is out there and then at least do the upload via your logging software. Just some of my thoughts and replies to those that have responded so far.
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On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 3:42 PM R.T.Liddy [email protected] wrote:
LoTW having to satisfy the numerous Logging Programs in use has to be a total nightmare and next to impossible. I use DX4WIN and it is NOT Satellite friendly and very much out of date. Much of the time I need to add my SAT QSOs to LoTW manually. Fortunately, doing it that way allows me to always use the correct syntax wanted by LoTW and the proper names they use for each SAT. My roving QSOs on SAT are also entered manually when transcribed from my digital recorder. Glad to hear the ARRL/LoTW Team is doing much better with the SATs.
TNX/73, Bob K8BL
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 2:16:31 PM CST, John Kludt < [email protected]> wrote:
R.T. and Team,
The satellite list is carried in TQSL which is revised frequently. A release came out on February 4, 2019 adding JO-97, FO-99 and QO-100 to the list of supported satellites. That should pretty much bring them up to date. I am sure everyone is keeping their TQSL version current as that is where these additions reside. Going back through the TSQL Change Log it looks to me like most everything is there. In the January 23, 2017 TQSL Update they even added "SAREX" and "MIREX" to catch old QSO's that may be coming along as people enter paper logs from the good old days to the LoTW.
And, yes, as far as syntax goes gotta use the right name or things don't work quite right. But, heck, SATpc32 is exactly the same. Trying to write code to cover every possible "creative" use of a satellite name can run to hundreds if not thousands of lines of code and it really serves no purpose other than allowing us, the end users, to be very sloppy.
So bottom line to me is the ARRL is not as unresponsive as it may seem. So like I said, I am sure everyone has updated to the latest release (February 14, 2019 config.xml v11.7). If you have done that you are ready to log QSO's through FO-99, JO-97 and if you are lucky enough to live in the covered part of the globe QO-100.
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