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Author Topic: LoTW / QSL Received  (Read 637665 times)
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« Reply #1395 on: December 24, 2017, 05:15:49 PM »

3C0L via LoTW, thanks.

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« Reply #1396 on: December 25, 2017, 10:39:20 AM »

TI2CC 160M via LoTW,thanks.

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« Reply #1397 on: December 25, 2017, 11:22:45 AM »

A couple of days ago, I went to see my local DXCC QSL card checker. I had 15 cards to check. The process is easy. I entered the 15 QSOs to an online form, pay online, and submit the application online. Then I visit the QSL card checker who then uses snail mail to send a signed list of my QSOs to ARRL HQ. I wonder why snail mail has to be used here, why couldn't the QSL card checker also simply do his part of the work online. Does anyone know? If nothing else, it would lighten the workload of all the overworked postal workers now during this busy holiday season.  Grin

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« Reply #1398 on: December 25, 2017, 01:47:13 PM »

9U4M just seen on LOTW.
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« Reply #1399 on: December 25, 2017, 02:30:14 PM »

9U4M just seen on LOTW.
Nice! Just checked and I have my 20m and 15m SSB QSOs confirmed. Another new one confirmed  Smiley
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« Reply #1400 on: December 25, 2017, 03:01:50 PM »

9Y4D has uploaded to LotW.
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N3QE
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« Reply #1401 on: December 25, 2017, 03:31:02 PM »

A couple counters confirmed in LOTW from 9U4M!

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« Reply #1402 on: December 25, 2017, 03:38:58 PM »

9U4M added another confirmation for 80 cw. 

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If no one is doing it that way, there is a probably a very good reason.
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« Reply #1403 on: December 25, 2017, 06:34:48 PM »

Nothing rare, but my first day QRV on digital modes is already bringing in new mode confirmations on LOTW  Smiley

I was able to work 14 countries this afternoon on FT8! Nice...

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« Reply #1404 on: December 25, 2017, 07:46:19 PM »

V6A    2004-10-30 10M via LoTW, thanks.

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« Reply #1405 on: December 26, 2017, 02:50:59 AM »

Thanks, Digital Santa for the 9U4M, 3C1L, 3C0L band fill QSLs under my LotW tree!
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« Reply #1406 on: December 26, 2017, 06:06:57 AM »

A couple of days ago, I went to see my local DXCC QSL card checker. I had 15 cards to check. The process is easy. I entered the 15 QSOs to an online form, pay online, and submit the application online. Then I visit the QSL card checker who then uses snail mail to send a signed list of my QSOs to ARRL HQ. I wonder why snail mail has to be used here, why couldn't the QSL card checker also simply do his part of the work online. Does anyone know?

I get the impression, that the check of rarer callsigns who have never gotten LOTW certs against the "approved list" is still handled manually, and it's handled on paper at the point where the paper form arrives and is processed at the DXCC desk.

I think you're right it could be improved such that the list is transmitted electronically to DXCC desk at HQ instead of by paper, and the DXCC desk could do those final checks based on the electronic submission.

I still get the impression the approved list for older historic operations is maintained on paper records and has never been fully automated. And that these final checks can be rather complicated (e.g. "something is wrong, XX1XX was never on 160M according to our notes") in ways that may not be easy to automate.
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« Reply #1407 on: December 26, 2017, 06:21:11 AM »


... it could be improved such that the list is transmitted electronically to DXCC desk at HQ instead of by paper, and the DXCC desk could do those final checks based on the electronic submission.


Yes, the application and the QSL list that people submit online could be then made accessible to the QSL card checker who would then do his work online instead of on paper. We would save a few days waiting for the snail mail to arrive to ARRL.  Grin

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« Reply #1408 on: December 26, 2017, 06:22:36 AM »

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I still get the impression the approved list for older historic operations is maintained on paper records and has never been fully automated.

That would still not require anything to be mailed in.  Unless Newington decides to ask for the cards, if you use the process cited, the only paper that is needful is the one the league, itself, demands to be mailed in.

You've already sent them all the records, in question, electronically.  The checker has certified the cards.  The results could be sent via some sort of secure web-based process, from the checker, but aren't.  If some QSO in the mix is on the questionable side, having it also on paper is no magic bullet.

The reason it is as it is probably has to do with how the league processes things and the fact that you are still allowed to send in wholly paper applications that were not entered into any computer to start with.  In the case, all the league sees is paper.  This might unify the processing, mildly.
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« Reply #1409 on: December 26, 2017, 04:10:37 PM »


... it could be improved such that the list is transmitted electronically to DXCC desk at HQ instead of by paper, and the DXCC desk could do those final checks based on the electronic submission.


Yes, the application and the QSL list that people submit online could be then made accessible to the QSL card checker who would then do his work online instead of on paper. We would save a few days waiting for the snail mail to arrive to ARRL.  Grin

Marvin VE3VEE

I prefer to sit with the checker as he looks at my cards, I like the conversation....  Cheesy
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