Category Archives: LotW

CQ WAZ #9417 Issued – Thanks CQ & ARRL!!!

Yesterday, the ARRL announced that they had completed a 3+ month long period of Beta Testing, and had opened up the processing of LotW confirmations for the CQ Magazine WAZ (Worked All Zones) Award. Within a few moments of receiving … Continue reading

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Unthinkable happens — Logs lost in LotW

A server error in LotW has caused the loss of submitted log data.  In my memory, this is the first time it has happened.  Users were advised by TQSL and the Logging programs that their logs had been submitted for … Continue reading

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Happy 5000th Confirmed LotW QSO

Confirmation #5000 just came into LotW sometime in the last hour.  It was for a contact with Rich WD4JJI, who lives in a antenna restricted community in FLA.  By stealth and magic, he has found his way onto the air, … Continue reading

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DX Progress through October

Many other projects (like teaching another set of Technician’s) reduce the amount of time I have on air, but DX progress continues slowly.  My confirmed country count hasn’t changed (262), but the DX Challenge count has creeped up to 1250.  … Continue reading

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Adding FT8 to HRD Logbook

Version 6.3.0.613 (Dec 2016) of HRD predates the WSJT-X “FT8” mode.  If you use the latest version of JTAlert (2.10.1), it has added back in HRD version 6.3+ logging support (but only temporarily, according to the author).  That’s great, but … Continue reading

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Migrating a HDR Log to ACL for Digital Contacts

After messing with HRD & QSO Relay, I determined that inability to support FT8 with older HRD versions was a show stopper for me. I decided to use ACL, which was fully supporting FT8 and simply gather my digital FT8/JT9/JT65 … Continue reading

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Just Another Number

Recognizing that there isn’t anything special about this, but I noticed that I had exactly 4,000 confirmed QSOs in LotW today (63% confirmation rate).

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30-Meter WAS Completed — 33 Years Ago!

I’ve been parked at 6BWAS for several months, after completing the 5BWAS award and the 17-Meter band endorsement.  Since then I’ve gone from 8 states needed on 12-Meters, down to 2 (DE & WV), and also reduced my 30-Meter requirement … Continue reading

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Centennial QSO Certificates and W1AW Plaques Available

I noticed that the ARRL just opened up the process for obtaining a certificate for Centennial QSO Party operation, as well as the W1AW WAS certificate or plaque.  Go here:  https://centennial-qp.arrl.org/index.php  Use your LotW username/password to log on, and click on … Continue reading

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FT4TA FAST LotW!

I was pleasantly surprised to see FT4TA QSO confirmed in LotW just a couple of days after I made it.  That’s pretty unusual for a big DXpedition (I can’t imagine all the work there must be dealing with 100K log … Continue reading

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