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Re: Satellites and the LoTW



The latest numbers look something like this:
118,883,295	 QSO records have been entered into the system.
7,467,757	QSL records have resulted.
14,742	Users are registered in the system
22,307	Certificates are active
315,951	User files have been processed


I also see that someone got a 9-Band DXCC via LoTW!  Wow!  I wish I
could get that kind of air time!

Jan 20, 2007: VE3EJ Achieves 9-Band DXCC via LoTW -- John Sluymer,
VE3EJ, has made a lot of contacts!  Maybe this cycle he will work on 6
meters!  Congrats John.  The 9 bander accompanies 251 Mixed countries
and 1401 Challenge countries all confirmed with Logbook of the World.

Award	Selected	Applied	Awarded	Total / Current
Mixed	251	0	0	251 / 250
CW	234	0	0	234 / 233
Phone	213	0	0	213 / 212
RTTY	28	0	0	28 / 28
160M	104	0	0	104 / 104
80M	156	0	0	156 / 156
40M	189	0	0	189 / 188
30M	109	0	0	109 / 109
20M	209	0	0	209 / 209
17M	133	0	0	133 / 133
15M	209	0	0	209 / 209
12M	110	0	0	110 / 110
10M	182	0	0	182 / 182
6M	1	0	0	1 / 1
Challenge	1401	0	0	--- / 1401

Steve wrote:
> In the Sept. 2005 QST magazine, Ward Silver N0AX writes that (as of that
> date) the LOTW database holds 14 million QSO's under 15,000 different call
> signs.
> I don't know how big the eQSL database is but it looks to me like LOTW has a
> strong marketplace position.
> 
> I agree that eQSL is probably easier to use but I believe that's because of
> the tighter security standards of LOTW. Thousands of hams have managed to
> use LOTW successfully, so I'd say it's probably user friendly enough to be
> practical.
> 
> I'm sure eQSL has a place in amateur radio, I just don't think it's a
> replacement for LOTW.
> 
> Steve .. AI7W
> lm #2270
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sco@sco-inc.com [mailto:sco@sco-inc.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 16:21 UTC
> To: Steve
> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: Satellites and the LoTW
> 
> 
> 
> well eQSL is much much easier to use and they have their own awards.
> i have attempted a couple of times to upload to LOTW. eQSL even sends
> me an email when a card comes into their system. The marketplace may
> decide the issue here between LOTW and eQSL. I love eQSL and hate
> (not quite) using LOTW.
> 
> I am giving priority in my logging software programs development to
> eQSL before LOTW.
> 
> Les
> 
> At 10:32 AM 1/25/2007, you wrote:
>> "eQSL" is not accepted for DXCC or other ARRL award programs.
>> It doesn't come up to the ARRL's standards for security and accuracy.
>>
>> Steve .. AI7W
>> lm #2270
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org]On
>> Behalf Of sco@sco-inc.com
>> Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 05:51 UTC
>> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Satellites and the LoTW
>>
>>
>>
>> There is an excellent substitute for LOTW. It is called "eQSL.cc".
>> It even will print and mail you a real card plus you can download or
>> upload the image of the real card.
>> It is very easy to use and i prefer it over LOTW.
>>
>> Les W4SCO
>> www.logwindow.com
>> www.myweblinks.cc
>>
>>
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