Re: Contest Log to LOTW

Gary Hinson

Hi Dave.


Yes, we sign and upload our contest logs just like any other logs.


Be sure to sign club/multi-operator logs with the correct certificate for the club’s callsign though.  As I understand things, multi-op QSOs can count towards the club’s DXCC award but not the individual ops unfortunately, not even if the ops are identified against each QSO.


Personally, I also import my single-op contest logs into my regular Logger32 logbook so I have a single reference logbook containing all my QSOs.  That makes it easier to maintain the statistics, awards and QSLs, and when I’m working someone, I can see whether we’ve had contest QSOs before, which means something else to talk about.



Gary  ZL2iFB


From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of David Freeswick
Sent: 24 February 2020 06:23
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Contest Log to LOTW


Thanks Pete and Tom. I’m assuming this goes for all contests, even those not part of ARRL (160 M SSB contest this weekend)?




On Feb 23, 2020, at 12:06 PM, Pete Smith <n4zr@...> wrote:

Yes!  Huge numbers of LOTW members - I don't know about the other on-line logbooks - but the key thing is that many people rely on LOTW for DXCC, WAS, etc

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On 2/23/2020 11:46 AM, dfreeswick@... wrote:

Sorry for the newb question but was wondering: Is it normal practice to upload your contest log into LoTW so the contacts count toward DXCC, WAS, and other awards? What about uploading to other sites such as QRZ, ClubLog, etc...? Thanks. 

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