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Re: Satellite Contacts for Awards

LW is not changing any of the satellite stuff until AMSAT and the ARRL 
(LOTW) agree on what the standards need to be for satellite QSLs. Doing 
otherwise would be a very expensive waste of money.


At 10:57 PM 11/11/2003, you wrote:
>W4SCO wrote:
>Can satellite contacts be used for DXCC, WAS, WAC, etc or just for Amsat
>(etc) satellite awards?
>If so I might start keeping one copy of my LOG WINDOW computer log for my
>HF/VHF contacts and another copy of my log program for satellite contacts.
>W9AE replies:
>Satellite contacts can only be counted for satellite awards.  All the other
>awards prohibit repeater devices.
>LogWindow should allow satellite and terrestrial contacts to coexist in the
>same log without corrupting the "Reports" functions.  It should be a simple
>matter to filter satellite contacts from all non-satellite reports such as
>DXCC, WAS, CQ zones, VUCC, etc.
>LogWindow also needs the provision to generate a "Satellite VUCC" report,
>similar to the existing "Satellite DXCC", "Satellite WAS", and "Satellite
>WAZ" reports.
>Telling customers to keep two separate logs is an unacceptable "solution".
>Fix the non-satellite reports and add a satellite VUCC report, and I will
>gladly pay for an upgrade!  And then you can promote LogWindow on amsat-bb
>with a clear conscience.
>Wayne Estes W9AE
>Mundelein, IL, USA

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