16416Re: LOTW - serious question.
- Dec 7, 2012Just an update on this.
I'm still swithering what to do and have been waiting for my last upload
to LOTW to take effect. It was submitted on 1 December and has not yet
processed. However, today I downloaded my entire log from LOTW into a
file so that I could have a look at it.
The ADIF file says there are 68,935 QSOs in the log. The
corresponding log in Logger32 which is supposed to be synchronised says
62,339 QSOs. No I know that on the odd occasion i have sent an
overlapping log with a few duplicate QSOs, but no where near the
and a half thousand QSOs.......
You know what I'm going to be doing over the weekend.
On 01/12/2012 13:27, Tom Wylie wrote:
> Despite being a staunch supporter of LOTW I realise that anything to
> do with computers can be screwed up very easily.
> I now have a serious question over LOTW. I'm sure its not related to
> the recent upload problems, but its something
> (for me anyway) is much bigger that that.
> I use LOGGER32 freeware and endeavour to keep it up to date.
> I backup my log files =- from time to time (ie when I remember)
> I use the LOTW upload facility by the american lad - forget his call
> and used this setup for years to upload my
> LOGGER Log almost on a weekly basis or after a long session. I also
> used to use this facility for downoading
> QSL information from LOTW and synchronising my own log to LOTW - or so
> I thought.
> Some months ago I noticed something was wrong and I was busy at the
> time did not pursue it. This morning I got my 5M2TT QSL card
> for confirmation of RTTY QSOs and was updating LOGGER etc. Knowing
> what my DXCC RTTY Total should be including 5M2TT I did
> a check on Logger and found a discrepancy of around 30 countries.
> Now, I use LOTW as my bible and Logger merely as a logging programme.
> I printed out my DXCC Totals from LOTW and set my eye down the list,
> comparing it against Logger.
> First thing I saw was that LOTW had 3C0 Annobon confirmed in RTTY
> whilst Logger had not. Interrogating LOTW further I saw two QSOs
> with 3C0M in 2006 which were marked confirmed. I searched my Logger
> Log for 3C0M and it is NOT there. I then went to 2006 and search
> for October
> - NO QSOS in my Logger Log. Weird. It has to be there for it
> to be uploaded to LOTW??
> My eye was drawn to the QSO Number column in Logger and to my surprise
> the numbers are all screwed up - eg:
> 7th May 2006 HR2/LU1DY QSO Number 51762
> next entry in Logger is:
> 11th June 2006 9M6ZRO QSO Number 55063 (question what
> happened to the QSOs between these numbers?)
> 23 September 2006 OH0I QSO Number 51927
> 24 September 2006 XW1A QSO Number 51928
> 11 October 2006 ZL8R QSO Number 59900 (No way did I make
> 8,000 QSOs between 24 September and 11 October - and yes I made more
> than 5 QSOs between
> this start and end
> there is no continuity of the log between 7th May 2006 and 23
> December 2006 when the numbers begin to be sequential again starting
> at 51983.
> As I said up to earlier this year as well as usiny the utility to
> upload my logs and as far as I can tell all uploads were successful, I
> also using the same utility to download QSL confirmation data from
> LOTW and then synchronising my LOG. Result - I have lost 30
> countries in Logger32 on my RTTY score. As I am HR No 1 my CW
> and SSB scores appear at first glance to be correct at least
> the totals are correct. How does Logger issue a number to each QSO?
> Is there anybody else using this Utility for frequent uploads to
> LOTW? Have you experienced any difficulty with downloads? Does
> anybody know whether there are any issues with Logger32 which might
> explain my QSO number totals being all screwed. My log
> is in sequential date/time order so the QSO numbers should in theory
> be the same. Is there anywhere in Logger32 I can find my seemingly
> missing QSOs. Should I backup the log this weekend, and then
> download my entire log from LOTW and re-install it into Logger32 then
> do all the log setting up stuff again? I will of course be
> examining my previously backed up ADIF log files..... when I have time.
> Sorry for cross posting, but I feel its a chicken and egg kind of
> thing when something in one programme might be affecting the way
> another works
> or maybe not.
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