Many thanks to AA1YSN, K0XXX, K5RMG, N5SIX, and K9SQL -- this is a truly
great group of hams here. Reason enough to get involved even if I wasn't
nuts about these modes!!
I also wanted to say that I sent a msg. to the LOTW folks and got the
one back about the "data" mode and fired off another saying that I
really didn't think it was enough. I got back this:
you should continue to log the modes as you are, but remember that you
are just using the mode mapping to help LoTW, so your log remains accurate.
LoTW is designed mostly for awards purposes, and while we do want the
data to be as useful as possible, at present there are no awards for the
VHF and up bands that even distinguish among modes. A QSO on 2 meters
in FN33 is all that is needed regardless of mode.
After we get some of the awards pages up and running I'm sure we will
add more mode recognition directly.
Anyway, I look forward to getting a proper antenna and an amp. Then
you'll have another grid/state on the list!!
Cheers, and thanks so much --