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W9OO
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« on: May 11, 2013, 12:48:44 AM »

Leaving for Dayton early, so can't reach the ARRL in time.  A bit confused at how the ARRL handles LOTW and paper card submissions:

I wish to obtain the 80 meter mixed DXCC--100 country level endorsement.

I have 55 countries credited in LOTW for 80M.

Should I now submit the needed 45 paper cards to a card checker at Dayton--or do I have to submit the full 100 cards to him?

Carl W9OO
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 04:09:49 AM »

Here is what I have done... Take the cards along with the online application with you to Dayton. Pay the fee for the cards, but don't pay for the award. Then when the application has been processed, and your QSOs show up on LoTW (provided you have those QSOs uploaded) apply for the the award.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 04:38:38 AM »

Carl,

  I usually follow the same routine - cards first, then LoTW.  My reasoning for that is:  The LoTW Q's are guaranteed, the paper ones are not.  If you submitt the 55 LoTW Q's first and the checker has an issue with one of the 45 cards, you'll come up short.  If you submit the cards first, you'll know exactly where you stand before submitting the LoTW application.  I'm about to send my cards to the bureau for my Digital DXCC and as soon as they show up I'll submit for the award along with the LoTW Q's.

73,

Don, K2DC
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 07:53:22 AM »

Carl,

  I usually follow the same routine - cards first, then LoTW.  My reasoning for that is:  The LoTW Q's are guaranteed, the paper ones are not.  If you submitt the 55 LoTW Q's first and the checker has an issue with one of the 45 cards, you'll come up short. 

Don is correct. Submit your LoTW-only application this weekend, then once you have that squared away, assemble your physical cards for field checking at Dayton. I would suggest using the online DXCC system rather than the older traditional paper application. The real benefit to this as far as Hamvention is concerned is you pay ahead of time, online so it eliminates that aspect of getting an application field checked.

Who knows, I may even be the one checking your cards next weekend! I don't know my schedule yet for volunteering at the booth, but it will probably be sometime on Saturday. On behalf of all my fellow card checkers, though, I would ask a small favour--with the cards in the proper order, please put the labels facing up. With a huge bundle of applications to process up there that cuts down the processing time for the next guy Grin.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 08:44:39 AM »

Thank you, guys!   Saved me at least one Dayton headache.  Yep, you can teach an old dog new tricks!

Carl W9OO...saluting all the hard working card checkers!



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