locked Re: When Callsign/8 portable is used the Grid Locator is not sent in a CQ


Jim Brown
 

On 7/18/2021 12:48 PM, Karl Beckman wrote:
Since WA5MD Tim's stated question "Is this not the proper way to log these vacation contacts" is about uploading to LoTW, he might also consider asking in the LoTW Groups.io topic, or at the ARRL web site, since they operate the LoTW program.
For over 45 years.Part 97 of the FCC Rules has nether required nor mentioned the /P ID format. The generally accepted method of identifying when operating within the USA but away from your home QTH is your assigned call with no added prefix or suffix.  The message formats utilized in WSJTx FT8 do not allow for insertion of random free text characters (such as /P), but when using WSJTx digital modes you do send your current grid square. Logging enhancement programs such as JT Alert or GridTracker DO check the grid square when qualifying a true duplicate contact.
Exactly right. JTAlert adds the capability to automatically log to several general logging programs. I've used one of them, DXKeeper, since getting back on the air in 2003. It is VERY good at keeping track of details like this by establishing a Station Location which we can assign to any QSO or group of QSOs, and which are then used to upload to LOTW. It's FREE, and the author, AA6YQ, is one of those who made LOTW work faster several years ago. DXKeeper is also great for keeping track of all sorts of awards, and even organizes DXCC applications in a form that makes it easy to submit to ARRL.

73, Jim K9YC

73, Jim K9YC

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