[OhQP-mail] New to OhQP and LOTW

Joe Fischer w8jpf at fischerhome.org
Sun Aug 28 16:31:54 CDT 2016

28th in your example.

Most modern logging programs take care of that little detail automatically as long as the time on your computer is set correctly.

Here in Ohio, between 00:00 and 03:59 UTC it is the next day (Monday in UTC; Sunday here, for example).  When daylight savings time ends, then it add another hour in there.  See how useful and a good logger is?  It will factor in daylight saving time, your time zone and all that fun stuff.

BTW, LoTW gives you a 30 minute window where your time of the contact must match the other operator’s.  But the dates must match (except where the 30 minute window crosses a date boundary).  Also, the frequency doesn’t have to exact; you can log 7.000 MHz for any frequency in the 40m band.

There are clocks made that can show your local time and UTC time.  My iPad can as well.  They will show the date as it is in UTC.

Get a good logging program, in case I haven’t said that before.
TU es 73 de Joe, W8JPF

> On Aug 28, 2016, at 5:13 PM, Brian Wilson <w8bsw11 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, I have a somewhat embarrassing question. Although I've held a general since 2001, I've very limited experience with HF and just got my LOTW set up. When logging contacts for that took place from 00:00 UTC and later, what date do I use? For example, the contacts I made on Aug 27 @ 8:15 EDT (00:15UTC), do I log that as being made on the 27th or the 28th? I want to make sure my logs agree with others so they count.
> Thanks
> Brian, W8BSW
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