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RE: LOTW




well since the ARRL has setup the standard for exchanging electronic QSOs 
thru their LOTW I guess they are creating the standard. if you want a match 
in their program you use their names for the satellites ... and freq/band 
plans, etc.

At 04:25 PM 12/18/2003, you wrote:


>>I think Amsat-NA should work out a standard with the ARRL (LOTW). But you 
>>will always have hams who work satellites who are NOT Amsat members and 
>>may not read the Amsat guidelines or choose to use them. Therefore LOTW 
>>must be more flexible and have a knowledge base of the possible names for 
>>all the major ham satellites so they will issue a match for QSOs that 
>>work ... AO-40, AO40, Oscar 40, P3D, etc.
>
>  I know nothing about LOTW, don't even know what it is, but I disagree 
> that ARRL should have anything to do with AMSAT.  It seems as though they 
> screw up everything they've ever touched in connection with amateur radio 
> satellites...
>
>But I do agree with Russ on the following:
>
>
>>>  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.
>
>
>            73, Dave wb6llo@amsat.org
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