[amsat-bb] VUCC Trivia

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Thu Nov 19 17:42:44 UTC 2015

Thanks, Dave. I don't get to many grids, but I enjoy it when I do get to a
new place.

The most active ground-based rovers like KG5CCI, AC0RA, W5PFG, KA4H, and
WD9EWK save a lot of time by using LoTW and not having to fill out paper
cards for every person they work!


Paul, N8HM

On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 12:32 PM, David Jaeger <yogiwn9q at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello to all,
>    Over the past decades I have accumulated a stack of QSL cards covering
> satellite QSOs dating back to the early Oscars and RS12/13 days.  I never
> got around to applying for the VUCC award or any others associated with
> working the birds.  Last year I made the decision that when I hit 100
> satellite LOTW grids I would apply for the VUCC sat award the easy way
> electronically.  Two weeks ago I checked my total online and found out that
> I was at 91 grids.  At that time I figured that at the rate I am going it
> would be in 2016 before I ever hit 100.  Then along came Wyatt AC0RA as
> W0N with his roving grid expedition and I picked up 12 new grids and they
> were all uploaded and confirmed by Monday afternoon.  A few more grids were
> picked up from other stations in the last two weeks and yesterday I applied
> for my LOTW VUCC for 107 grids.  Thanks Wyatt and all the others that
> uploaded their logs.
>    Now for the trivia part of this post.  Rovers made up a large part of my
> LOTW log.   Those that uploaded multiple grids for my award were as
> follows:
> KG5CCI - 14 grids,   AC0RA (W0N) - 13 grids,  WD9EWK - 8 grids
> W5PFG - 5 grids,    N8HM - 3 grids,   KX9X - 3 grids,  WA7HQD - 3 grids,
> K8YSE - 2 grids,  KA4H - 2 grids,  N6UA - 2 grids,  VE3NKL - 2 grids
>    That is 57 grids out of 107 total.  In that stack of cards that I have
> yet to turn in for credit are additional grid confirmations from some of
> those listed above.  My best example is my QSL from KF9PL/6Y5 (now KX9X)
> from 5/27/94.
>  So thanks again to all those that upload to LOTW for helping with my
> VUCC...
>        73,    Dave     WN9Q
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