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Re: RE: Sat Names for LoTW

Chuck Hemke wrote:

The one problem that needs some thought of how to solve is what do you do when the satellite changes name when it gets accepted.  
As an example:

Wayne replies:

This is rarely a problem because few 2-way contacts are made before the 'AMSAT' satellite name is assigned.  The AO40 designation was given to P3D long before 2-way communications were enabled.

In the case of PCSAT it doesn't seem like it would be too much of a burden for the first users to edit the few log entries that were made before the NO-44 name was assigned.

I still think that LOTW should use the existing "NORAD" satellite names.  It is counterproductive to create a new list of satellite names.

Wayne Estes W9AE
Mundelein, IL, USA
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