Discussion in 'Logbooks & Logging Programs' started by KK7EL, Apr 18, 2012.
I'm at 170 confirmed via LOTW and hav 35% hit rate for 4500 Q's. I really like LOTW.
219 confirmed - 41% LoTW QSL rate for 17678 QSO's. i love LoTW, but i also enjoy QSL cards... i have STACKS of them in my living room at the moment, anyone want some...
I get about 18% confirmed via LoTW. It wasn't THAT hard to set up, just time consuming.
I too love LOTW, however, I have become lazy when it comes to QSL cards. I know.. I am a horrible ham..
(BTW.. got my DXCC with LOTW.. I have enough for the CW endorsement, just need to go get it.)
Great confirmation rate! I also love QSL cards and sometimes still send the bucks to get a DX QSL with nice QSL even if I have them confirmed in LOTW. Hard to tell people look at this check box in LOTW, however look at this QSL card from xxx is always interesting!
i am a BURO card sorter and see all kinds of cards and know who to target for the really cool cards for my collection... there are some amazing cards out there.
I recently purchased the N3FJP Software bundle so that I would have a nice simple and easy to use contesting software but also the Amateur Contact Log (ACLog 3.0) which is a basic electronic logbook. I use it because it so so much easier to track what I have work and confirmed and what I need to confirm. Another feature that I find particularly useful not that I have started to use LoTW. The ACLog 3.0 with a few button clicks will convert your .tq5 file over to a .tq8 file without having to go through all the regular steps you would normally do using just the LoTW software. The ACLog not only uploads your contacts but it also downloads your confirmed files with just a few button clicks.
I am fairly new to LoTW and the N3FJP software has made it that much easier to upload/download my contacts.
The numbers I previously posted in this thread were a bit misleading. I checked the actual numbers and my hit rate on LoTW is 41% with 11,000 QSOs, all since 2005. I didn't realize it was quite that high. 251 confirmed at the moment (all LoTW). I've also gotten a bit lazy with standard QSLs. I still get a ton via the buro but I'm getting lazy at answering them. I do answer all direct ones quickly. I've got a big stack here I need to enter into HRD . . .
I have 19% LoTW reports from my 50K+ logged QSOs (include 5K USA QSOs -all other DX stations). )Mostly monitoring bands and very seldom CQing (mostly on JT65a).
Last one LoTW QSL was rx today - V73NS for 2007 multibands QSOs.
More and more DXers are now participating in LOTW.
I mainly work DX. I have uploaded 19341 QSOs to LOTW and have 3080 QSL matches, or 16%. However my QSO’s date back to 1977 when I started electronic logging and hits that far back are virtually non-existent. Nonetheless, my current LOTW DXCC credits number 248 of the total of 304 worked; not bad for one who chooses not to chase paper cards.
One shortcoming of LOTW is in order to obtain a QSL match the uploaded worked station’s callsign must exactly agree in sequence as that appearing on its LOTW Certificate. For example, EA8/DK1XXX won’t electronically match with DK1XXX/EA8. There is no policy as to the sequence to use and even international regulations disagree. ARRL has said “log what you hear” but that is not dependable plus some electronic logging programs require the worked stations entity identifier to be used as the prefix. The workaround is to upload duplicates, one of each sequence; this flushes out more QSL matches.