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Missing LoTW confirmations

Apr 6th 2015, 15:00

K4WA

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I note that several stations (like PJ7AA and 9Q0HQ) have uploaded their logs to LoTW, but my multiple QSOs (6 with PJ7AA, 4 with 9Q0HQ) are not confirmed. I'm curious what would keep my QSOs from matching with certain stations? Clublog shows all my QSOs with PJ7AA...
Apr 6th 2015, 16:17

W1VT

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http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline/
9Q0HQ has an online QSL service that requires you to enter in the contact times.
They have an expedited services for LoTW QSLs, as well as paper cards, that allows them to do things like purchase an ambulance for a hospital.

The times need to match within 15 minutes for a LoTW match--the most common error is to get the date wrong. There can also be issues with matching the mode.

There can also be issues with multiple logs--the digital log is often separate from the Phone/CW log.

Zack W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Apr 6th 2015, 18:04

K4WA

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Thanks, but I didn't get the dates or the times wrong. All six of my K1N, PJ7/WJ2O, five Z81X and many other multiple contacts all showed up perfectly. I use DXBase, and automatically log the contact as soon as I make it, double-checking to insure it's right. I verified my six PJ7AA contacts with Clublog; they were all right date, right time, in various modes, but none confirmed in LoTW. While 9Q0HQ is not in Clublog, I've seen that they've been confirmed by others in LoTW, yet none of my four QSOs, in various modes, were confirmed. I sense there's another issue here, I just don't know what it is. I will bet you that I can confirm them through the other services, and all my various QSOs will be correct date, and within a couple minutes in time.

Steve K4WA
Apr 6th 2015, 18:46

W1VT

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Did you use the online QSL service for 9Q0HQ?

I didn't receive any LoTW QSLs until after I used it.
Others did get their QSLs before I did--I assume they
either made a contribution or used the OQRS service.

Zack W1VT
Apr 6th 2015, 19:10

K4WA

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I did not use their online QSL service. Didn't realize an additional step was required for their LoTW confirmation. Perhaps PJ7AA has the same process?
Apr 6th 2015, 19:41

W1VT

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I have 2014 QSLs with PJ7AA but not 2015.

Apr 6th 2015, 21:08

K4WA

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I get it for 9Q0HQ now. Apparently, they're posting the whole log after 6 months. Prior to that, you can pay for expedited LoTW posting. When I checked and saw that PJ7AA had uploaded data as of 4/02/15, I assumed that was log from his 2015 op. Perhaps that was a bad assumption, but his prior upload was 3/16/14 or so, which I assumed was the entire log from 2014. New to LoTW, so I'm still figuring out how it works.
Apr 7th 2015, 17:11

KL0S

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One of my 16 K1N QSOs for some reason didn't show up after uploading from my logging program. That QSO was on Club Log. Long story short, the QSL manager confirmed that the QSO was in the log - I created a single log file just for that QSO and uploaded it and the confirmation was almost immediately recognized. Have no idea why my Mac logging program Aether wouldn't upload that single QSO. So if you're having problems getting a confirmation you may want to upload it again from a new, single QSO file. Good Hunting! 73 - Dino KL0S
Apr 8th 2015, 15:40

W1VT

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I just got my 2015 PJ7AA LoTW QSLs.
Apr 9th 2015, 01:14

K4WA

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Well, my 2015 PJ7AA QSLs just showed up, too. Cool. I do have a confirmation (card) for KP5 operation that had the other QSOS confirmed on LOTW, but not that one. Wonder if I should resubmit that one?
Apr 9th 2015, 14:21

W1VT

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I'd bring up the LoTW QSO record and verify that it precisely matches the info on the QSL card. If it it does match, you have the option of submitting the card or getting the DX station to verify his info.

Zack W1VT
Apr 10th 2015, 03:33

K4WA

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Thanks. Want to confirm it one way or another. It's a new phone contact for me.

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