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RE: LOTW



Hi Bruce, et.al:

For what its worth, during my tenure as editor of The AMSAT Journal we
had always tried to be specific and consistent when using satellite
names. For example in the Journal we always referred to our last
satellite "Phase 3D or AO-40" and not P3D, Phase 3-D, Phase-3d, Phase
IIID, AO40 AMSAT OSCAR 40, A-OSCAR-40, or any other remaining
permutation that an author used in their article. While not trying to
look like a pet peeve or a large issue, I have tried to relay my
concerns on the need to be consistent in our naming to our new editors.
Inasmuch as LOTW being the fuel, perhaps we can come to some final
agreement? However with some many experts in AMSAT that always comment
when someone brings up a point that may be hard? However, let me suggest
that I think W3XO may still have the responsibility of coordinating
amateur satellite names with each builder/launcher, so perhaps he is in
the best position to have the final say.  Once that is done, perhaps it
can be conveyed to sat users, LOTW managers, etc.

Seasons 73,

Russ Tillman, K5NRK
Vicksburg, MS



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On
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Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:31 AM
To: kk5do@arrl.net
Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] LOTW


Not unusual. LOTW has problems handling satellite QSOs.
If you list the sat name as AO-40 and the ham on the other end of your
QSO 
lists the name as AO40 or Oscar 40, LOTW will NOT accept that as a
match. 
get the idea?  The freq of your QSOs need to match too.

W4SCO


At 09:02 PM 12/17/2003, you wrote:
>Finally got around to uploading my logs to Log of the world. with 5800
hf 
>qso's
>it found 105 confirmations. With my satellite log of almost 6,000
qso's, it
>found 3 confirmations with the same guy 3 days apart.
>
>Must be that most people are only using it for confirmation of rare
>dxpeditions. Which was rather odd as all of my hf qso's with Cliperton
Island
>showed up but none of my satellite qso's.
>
>Are there any other ops out there that have uploaded their satellite
log
>besides Lee, KU4OS? Maybe that is the problem that there just aren't a
lot of
>satellite logs there yet.
>
>73...bruce
>
>
>
>Bruce Paige, KK5DO
>
>AMSAT VP-User Services & Awards Manager
>
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