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What does LOTW do for you?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KD9MPK, Jul 22, 2021.

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  1. N3AWS

    N3AWS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Once you have your account setup, LoTW is simple and handy.
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  2. W5ESE

    W5ESE Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is one of the neat things about LoTW; a confirmation just rolled in Thursday. For a contact that took place 17 years ago (years before LoTW was put online).

    So it can be worthwhile to enter those contacts made before LoTW was put together.

    Call Sign
    CQ Zone 04
    ITU Zone 07
    Grid EM00XG
    State Texas (TX)
    County Hays
    Worked Station
    CQ Zone 08
    ITU Zone 11
    IOTA NA-103
    Grid FK86
    Date/Time 2004-12-11 22:53:00
    Mode CW (CW)
    Band 10M
    Frequency 28.02700
    QSL 2021-08-19 16:08:07
    Record ID 260319829 Received: 2020-08-23 17:31:13
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  3. W8MRL

    W8MRL Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It provides two major benefits. First - it provides an indisputable electronic confirmation of a QSO unlike some other systems, along with creating some targeted radio related goals to pursue. The second being an additional way to continue to support the only effective national amateur radio advocacy group in the the U.S.A.
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  4. K2MMO

    K2MMO Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    The only logs I use are the ones for my fireplace…just an old cw ragchewer
  5. K3EY

    K3EY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yeah great reason if inflating one's ego with paper awards makes one feel good:rolleyes: :p

    Even so__Glad you're a happy camper with all those cards and awards.
  6. K5ABB

    K5ABB Ham Member QRZ Page

    What does LOTW do for me?

    Keeps me outta the bars...
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  7. KK9W

    KK9W Ham Member QRZ Page

    There's a more than a few on 80 meters at night that must not be LoTW users because they sound like their shacks are in in a bar. :D
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  8. XZ2A

    XZ2A Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use LOTW solely for the benefit of stations that QSO with me. I have no 'serious' interest in awards - I'm happy knowing what countries I've worked, and I don't need to prove it to anyone else.
    N3RYB, KC1DQH, UT7UX and 1 other person like this.
  9. WW2E

    WW2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Some hams upload log data to LoTW after each QSO, and that can be a lot of fun. Example: I recently had a contact with a VK7 with my power well under 5W (and a scrap of wire for an antenna). That's a 10,000 mile contact from my QTH. I found it astonishing, and doubt started creeping in, but the VK7 used LoTW to confirm in near-real-time. That was fun.
    KT4PH, N3RYB, N2EY and 3 others like this.
  10. N7VGO

    N7VGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    It gave me a CW contact. I don't do CW, so I guess I better get relearning! :rolleyes:

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