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Contesting Reporting and LoTw Coordination Apr 27th 2016, 15:22 5 6,328 on 28/4/16

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Contesting Reporting and LoTw Coordination W9NZ on 28/4/16
Let me be more exact in my wording. My personal experience has been that approximately 50% to maybe 60% of my dx contacts made during a contest have also updloaded to LoTW. Another responder had had 70%. Great. The point is that it would be great if the percentage was higher. If the dx contest submissions were automatically included into LoTw the percent would be even higher.
The fact that a dx contest participant can upload at no cost misses the point. The reality is that approximately 30% don't. The question is why? Perhaps they are also not uploading their contest results. All I'm saying is if they do upload their contest results it would be great if those contacts also got uploaded/included automatically in LoTW. That would increase the confirmation of dx entities in LoTW and would benefit the hobby.

Ray Mikula
Contesting Reporting and LoTw Coordination W9NZ on 27/4/16
Hams contest for different reasons. I contest to gain new DXCC entities or new States. In order to enhance enjoyment of the hobby it would be great if ARRL contest qso confirmations were automatically considered confirmed qsos in LoTW. This could be done a variety of ways. The bottom line is that approximately 50% of DX entities upload to LoTW. This basically seems to be a software/IT issue.

Ray Mikula

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