there are probably more sat users on lotw than you think. As of right now I have 594 grids confirmed, all in LOTW. The majority of satellite qsos that I have made in the past two years have all been confirmed in lotw, only about 10-15 or so via card.
- Matthew nj4y
On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 8:08 AM James McIrvin [email protected] wrote:
Good morning, I am wondering why there are not more folks on the birds using LOTW? I have a couple of people that show as LOTW users, however, they have not uploaded there Sat contacts, or I have a bad miss match which can happen. Being new I am still learning how some of this is working and have been using LOTW for years and I find it quite easy to work with depending on the software that is being used for logging. I know that this subject most likely has been addressed before, however, in this day and age with the cost of cards, postage and envelopes it gets quite costly to be sending out many cards to obtain awards. Another thing that I have not seen is if for some of the Amsat awards if LOTW could be used for the awards if you can show a screenshot of the matches via there system.
The reason I ask is when you look at the cost of cards, then postage and envelopes, the cost can be quite high and if doing SASE the cost even goes higher. I know if your working non-USA contacts you can use the bureau which is fine, just domestic stuff it is thru the roof. In many cases, you could be 2 to 3 dollars per confirmation.
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