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Re: [SPAM]Re: [ARRL-LOTW] VHF-UHF activity on LOTW

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  • Glenn VA3DX
    I have confirmed 67 countries on LOTW, since May 2006 and 33 states so far.. dont really chase grids... Glenn VA3DX ... From: Joseph Miller To:
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      I have confirmed 67 countries on LOTW, since May 2006
      and 33 states so far.. dont really chase grids...
      Glenn VA3DX   
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      Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 9:56 AM
      Subject: [SPAM]Re: [ARRL-LOTW] VHF-UHF activity on LOTW

      Thanks guys, you certainly made me feel welcome on this list.  I'll keep doing what I do, as well as write a letter to QST.  As for old fashioned cards, I finished up my first order from W4MPY and am waiting waiting for second order to arrive in the mail. I am very happy with his services.
      73 de Joe

      --- On Fri, 9/5/08, Sebastian <w4as@...> wrote:
      From: Sebastian <w4as@...>
      Subject: Re: [ARRL-LOTW] VHF-UHF activity on LOTW
      To: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, September 5, 2008, 9:33 AM

      Welcome to the group Joe.

      There may be two reasons why you aren't seeing confirmations of your
      QSOs in LoTW. First, some hams have a schedule in uploading their
      logs. Sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly, or sometimes - when they
      get around to it.

      The second, and probably the main reason why you aren't seeing the
      confirmations, is that LoTW does not support VUCC, so some hams which
      are active only on VHF/UHF don't use LoTW.

      Please ask ARRL to add VUCC to LoTW, I agree that it would be a great
      service, and I have no idea why they haven't added it, since LoTW has
      been around for quite some time now.

      In the meantime, stock up on those 'forever' stamps and get some old
      fashioned qsl cards printed!

      73 de W4AS

      On Sep 5, 2008, at 9:18 AM, Joseph Miller wrote:

      > Hello,
      > I think this is my first posting on this list, although I have
      > certainly enjoyed reading everyone's messages.
      > My question is that I live in Michigan and am close enough to the
      > Great Lakes to take advantage of the tropospheric ducting that
      > usually occurs in August and September every year. And this year was
      > no exception.
      > Yet when I upload my QSOs into LOTW, I also check the "find a call"
      > feature and see that there are no recorded logs for any of the
      > operators I've worked. So far, none of my contacts use LOTW.
      > Is this just a string of bad luck? Or are VHF and UHF operators not
      > aware of LOTW? I think this is a great service and for operators
      > chasing grid squares, states, counties, prefixes, etc. what better
      > way to send and receive confirmations?
      > In closing, I'll keep sending mine out that way, and perhaps if we
      > can get a few more people interested, then we'll see a major
      > improvement.
      > Well, thanks for hearing me out.
      > 73 de Joe Miller, KJ8O, Troy, MI, Grid square EN82

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