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Author Topic: QRZ.com QSO confirmations  (Read 1692 times)
K5XOM
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« on: March 07, 2017, 10:43:26 AM »

I got back into Ham radio after along absence. Without doing much research on QSO logging web sites or software, I started using QRZ.com to log contacts.  I don't understand why the majority of the contacts do not confirm the contact in QRZ when their information is there available for me to see. But some however are not managed in QRZ and I can understand why I wouldn't get confirmation from them. Sending a confirmation request doesn't produce confirmation.
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W7TX
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 10:48:31 AM »

A lot of hams don't use qrz.com logbook.  Try Lotw or Eqsl.  I will never confirm through qrz.com.
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KC1BMD
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 02:26:03 PM »

FYI:
- Calls with bold characters in your log means person has QRZ logbook and confirmation more likely to occur.
- Calls without bold characters means no QRZ logbook and attempt to send confirmation request will fail.
- If QRZ linked with LoTW, QSO confirmed in LoTW will be confirmed automatically in QRZ (but not the opposite way).

I signed up for LoTW and eQSL and upload QSO data to both in case someone wants one or the other (easy enough to do using e.g. HRD). I typically don't confirm directly in QRZ either (since LoTW is linked) but if someone requested it, I could do it easily enough.
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ND6M
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 03:13:51 PM »

....  Try Lotw or Eqsl.  I will never confirm through qrz.com.

Same here. Eqsl is FAR superior.

YMMV
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W8JX
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 07:08:33 PM »

A lot of hams don't use qrz.com logbook.  Try Lotw or Eqsl.  I will never confirm through qrz.com.

I never use QRZ logbook either. I just keep a local log.
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K8AXW
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 10:31:57 PM »

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I just keep a local log.

You can't beat paper!  I tried electronic logging once....spent about 100 hours transferring all of my log book contacts from 1956 until 1999 on the computer.  Y2K caused me to lose it all!   Never again.  The ARRL logbooks are highly overpriced but I figure I'll punch out using them.
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WA7PRC
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 11:38:31 PM »

A lot of hams don't use qrz.com logbook.  Try Lotw or Eqsl.  I will never confirm through qrz.com.
I never use QRZ logbook either. I just keep a local log.
For ragchews & DXing, I use an Excel spreadsheet (link).
For contesting, I use my contest logging program. It outputs in Cabrillo (text) format.

Bryan WA7PRC
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W7TX
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 07:07:45 AM »

I use N1MM as my general and contest logger. Not bloated, just gets the job done.  Easy to upload the adif to Eqsl, Lotw for those needing conformations, and to QRZCQ.com, and Hamlog for online logbooks anyone can see.  I am not wasting my time with QRZ.com. 
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WD0BMS
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 08:16:33 AM »

Just a reminder.
Only LOTW confirmations count for ARRL awards.
EQSL confirmations count for EQSL awards only if both stations are Authenticity Guaranteed.
QRZ Logbook confirmations count only for QRZ awards.
EQSL and QRZ do not accept paper QSL's for award credit.

73,
Dave   WD0BMS
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W8JX
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 04:10:45 PM »

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I just keep a local log.

You can't beat paper!  I tried electronic logging once....spent about 100 hours transferring all of my log book contacts from 1956 until 1999 on the computer.  Y2K caused me to lose it all!   Never again.  The ARRL logbooks are highly overpriced but I figure I'll punch out using them.

I procrastinated for a long time before switching to a computer log several years ago. I wish I had do it sooner. It took a while to find a electronic log that stored the QSO data I wanted in more detail than many of them. I entered all my old log books into it and it backup up to a external zip stick regularly too. Also on that stick is the latest version of that logging problem for installing too so I can take it and get it back up on another PC in minutes. I still use paper sometimes but it always gets moved to electronic log later.
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