[OhQP-mail] The dreaded robot

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Thu Sep 15 21:38:54 CDT 2016

LOTW accepts any suffix or prefix.  If a fellow is signing /4 or /M I 
generally log him both with and without the portable signature, because 
I never know if the other op will sign as portable or not in the log he 
submits to the LOTW.

As for portable (/) in contest logs, I ALWAYS delete the /whatever for 
US calls.  If it's a dx and he signs F/W1NN or JA/W1NN I'd leave the 
legally required prefix on in the log.

I've never been dunned for doing it this way in any contest.

72/73 de n8xx Hg
QRP >99.44% of the time

On 9/15/2016 10:07 PM, Joe Fischer wrote:

> My rule of thumb is: K8XX/FRAN, K8XX/QRP, K8XX/AE, K8XX/M, etc. are 
> logged as K8XX.  K8XX/4 is logged with the suffix even if I know that 
> he lives in Tennessee.
> This doesn't always work.  I worked a 7-call who was in a QSO party in 
> one of the 0-land states who was signing with a /0 and I logged him 
> that way.  Later on, I removed the /0 and reloaded the logs into LoTW 
> and got a confirmation.  But by then it was too late to change my 
> contest log so I don't know what happened there.
> There actually was an 8-call running in the TNQP who was signing with 
> a slash and his county abbreviation. That makes things a lot less 
> confusing to me.
> In the general spirit of things, I'm not sure of the ethics of 
> changing a log based on the way this discussion might go.
> ------------------------
> TU es 73 de Joe, W8JPF
> On Sep 15, 2016, at 21:21, <swmorton50 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:swmorton50 at gmail.com>> <swmorton50 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:swmorton50 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> I worked K1LT several times during the qso party.  He was signing his 
>> call as K1LT/8 and that’s the way I logged him.  I read somewhere 
>> that the robot didn’t like a /M as an extension to a callsign and it 
>> would reject the contact.  I left all /M’s off my log.  My 
>> questions:  Since I logged the contacts with K1LT/8 this way, will 
>> the robot reject those three qso’s, or is my log OK the way it is?  
>> Should I resubmit my log without the /8?
>> Steve – TI8/AA8HH
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