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Re: Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW - MDT Time Zone missing

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 10:19 AM, stan robinson wrote:
Barry,
 
Thanks for volunteering. I will toss your hat into the ring.
 
And, I guess I should show my personal email address as "robinstan (at) hotmail (dot) com" to avoid that confusing notation.
 
But, you're in the hopper, thanks.
 
Stan
 
Stan
TVM
I was going to guess robinstan (at) yahoo (dot) com
but took the safe route.
Cheers
Barry
va7gem


Re: Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW - MDT Time Zone missing

stan W9SMR
 

Barry,

Thanks for volunteering. I will toss your hat into the ring.

And, I guess I should show my personal email address as "robinstan (at) hotmail (dot) com" to avoid that confusing notation.

But, you're in the hopper, thanks.

Stan

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Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [070Club] Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW - MDT Time Zone missing

Stan
This is what your email looks like to me "Please respond directly to me if you are interested in being a Bonus Station for TDW this year:  robinstan@...<mailto:robinstan@...><mailto:robinstan@...<mailto:robinstan@...>>
so I will use this forum to volunteer for DX stn or West Coast or combo if reqd.
cheers
Barry
va7gem


Re: Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW - MDT Time Zone missing

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Stan
This is what your email looks like to me "Please respond directly to me if you are interested in being a Bonus Station for TDW this year:  robinstan@...<mailto:robinstan@...>
so I will use this forum to volunteer for DX stn or West Coast or combo if reqd.
cheers
Barry
va7gem


Re: Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW - MDT Time Zone missing

stan W9SMR
 

We have received several Bonus Station volunteer offers, but most are in the Eastern Time Zone. We really need a better distribution, especially a Mountain Time Zone volunteer or two.

If you are considering doing this and really want to grab the excitement of the pile-up and all the Endorsement benefits, please send me an email and let me toss your hat into the ring!

Email: robinstan@...

Thanks,
Stan
W9SMR - 070 #1611
PODXS 070 PR Director

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Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 6:38 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW

The Three Day Weekend 070 Contest is coming up in two weeks, on May 29.

As you are no doubt aware, this contest uses Bonus Stations to allow score building by chasing specific stations. See the rules here: TDW Rules<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.podxs070.com%2Fo7o-club-sponsored-contests%2Fthree-day-weekend&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc0d30e78b2334caaed8208d7f5fc01ac%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637248335008286170&sdata=uEK71mL1hYVa0Cd3kDtwQXalQ3i7MoIOw7eogXUEG60%3D&reserved=0>


The Bonus stations for the 2020 running of the contest will be selected one from each US Time Zone, one DX station and of course, last year’s Top Dawg (Lee, N5SLY). There will be 6 Bonus stations to chase.


Volunteers for TDW Bonus Stations should be prepared to operate over as much of the 72 hour total time period as possible and to operate across as many bands as feasible under propagation conditions. This year’s winning Top Dawg is also expected to commit to operating in next year’s TDW as a Bonus Station.


It is a big commitment, but it would be worth it. Think about it; you, as the center of a pile-up!! And talk about a way to really conquer LONP, Grids and WTW. It is a fantastic opportunity!


If you are interested, please let us know what bands you will be able to work and what you expect your operating hours to be.


Please respond directly to me if you are interested in being a Bonus Station for TDW this year:  robinstan@...<mailto:robinstan@...>



73,

Stan
W9SMR – 070 #1611
PODXS 070 PR Director



Re: Club Update

Jerry N9AVY
 

A Special thanks to our Executive Director, Jim Innis (K5SP) who is also serving a Interface between Membership and Staff who are working to upgrade everything.

Jerry

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 02:19:29 PM CDT, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:


Hello to all, and hope you are doing well during this pandemic.  We are making some great progress over continuation of the 070 Club.

First and foremost, I would like to express my personal heartfelt thank you to the members that are working hard at this time to get back to normal.  I know there are some that are awaiting job assignments, but those that I would like to recognize at this time are: Steve W3HF, Stan W9SMR, Rick N7WE, David K9WDR, Richard K4RJD are putting timeless hours into this effort, all volunteers.  Others, Jerry N9AVY, and Loren W3WZR. If I forgot anyone, my apologies.

Overview of problems: The major player in our membership data is a spreadsheet maintained on Google Docs.  Almost everything to do with the club, uses programming scripts contained on another website. These scripts when run had to interact with our Membership spreadsheet.  Google, in all its wisdom, deprecated the API (Application programming interface) that was used to connect all these (and the number is huge) scripts to the spreadsheet.  That meant the code would no longer work.  The scripts were developed by another individual that owns the website and we do not have access to the scripts to update the API coding.  That meant Membership, Endorsements, Contest Scorers, everything you could think of no longer worked.

Status of club:

1. The club remains intact, there are members working to keep up with everything.  New members are being processed by hand. Endorsements are being tracked (but the approval software is broken). Scorers for recent contests have been developed and used.  However the standings display that we are used to no longer is working.

2. I assumed the role of Executive Director. 

3. We now have a new Paypal account for donations.  All donations are used to purchase postage, paper stock, etc. for the club. 

4. We now own a new Laser Color Printer purchased with paypal funds.  It is in my possession, and as soon as I receive the paper stock, envelopes, templates for certificates/stickers/awards, we can start printing and mailing the backlog of these items.

5. Strides have been made on the website. I am attempting to apply my organizational skills to oversee the development of new software, fixing the website to display a countdown to the next contest, showing the endorsements awaiting approval so members can see their status (this has to be updated by hand, so I will be updating once a week).

6. We now have a database person.  A database was created using the spreadsheet from Google docs, using MySQL.  When the database is fully operational, we will have ALL of the club data in one spot, instead of relying upon Google, hamclubs.info, and non-club owned scripts.  We will ATTEMPT to replicate the website display of awards/standings and other display as closely as possible.

7.  We have a team ready to assume mailing duties (once we get everything printed and caught up.).  It has not been determined if stickers and other things will be mailed quarterly, semi-annually, or what.

8. We have a new APE coordinator, who will be soliciting APE schedules for this year.

I ask each of you in the membership to be patient, understand that work is being done as volunteers, and job/family and other concerns may prevent changes as quickly as we would like for them to be. 

Like the Phoenix, we will rise from the ashes.

73, and thanks for being great members of the greatest PSK club there is.

Jim K5SP
Executive Director



--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Club Update

Jim K5SP
 

Hello to all, and hope you are doing well during this pandemic.  We are making some great progress over continuation of the 070 Club.

First and foremost, I would like to express my personal heartfelt thank you to the members that are working hard at this time to get back to normal.  I know there are some that are awaiting job assignments, but those that I would like to recognize at this time are: Steve W3HF, Stan W9SMR, Rick N7WE, David K9WDR, Richard K4RJD are putting timeless hours into this effort, all volunteers.  Others, Jerry N9AVY, and Loren W3WZR. If I forgot anyone, my apologies.

Overview of problems: The major player in our membership data is a spreadsheet maintained on Google Docs.  Almost everything to do with the club, uses programming scripts contained on another website. These scripts when run had to interact with our Membership spreadsheet.  Google, in all its wisdom, deprecated the API (Application programming interface) that was used to connect all these (and the number is huge) scripts to the spreadsheet.  That meant the code would no longer work.  The scripts were developed by another individual that owns the website and we do not have access to the scripts to update the API coding.  That meant Membership, Endorsements, Contest Scorers, everything you could think of no longer worked.

Status of club:

1. The club remains intact, there are members working to keep up with everything.  New members are being processed by hand. Endorsements are being tracked (but the approval software is broken). Scorers for recent contests have been developed and used.  However the standings display that we are used to no longer is working.

2. I assumed the role of Executive Director. 

3. We now have a new Paypal account for donations.  All donations are used to purchase postage, paper stock, etc. for the club. 

4. We now own a new Laser Color Printer purchased with paypal funds.  It is in my possession, and as soon as I receive the paper stock, envelopes, templates for certificates/stickers/awards, we can start printing and mailing the backlog of these items.

5. Strides have been made on the website. I am attempting to apply my organizational skills to oversee the development of new software, fixing the website to display a countdown to the next contest, showing the endorsements awaiting approval so members can see their status (this has to be updated by hand, so I will be updating once a week).

6. We now have a database person.  A database was created using the spreadsheet from Google docs, using MySQL.  When the database is fully operational, we will have ALL of the club data in one spot, instead of relying upon Google, hamclubs.info, and non-club owned scripts.  We will ATTEMPT to replicate the website display of awards/standings and other display as closely as possible.

7.  We have a team ready to assume mailing duties (once we get everything printed and caught up.).  It has not been determined if stickers and other things will be mailed quarterly, semi-annually, or what.

8. We have a new APE coordinator, who will be soliciting APE schedules for this year.

I ask each of you in the membership to be patient, understand that work is being done as volunteers, and job/family and other concerns may prevent changes as quickly as we would like for them to be. 

Like the Phoenix, we will rise from the ashes.

73, and thanks for being great members of the greatest PSK club there is.

Jim K5SP
Executive Director



--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: EQSL Rejects

Jerry N9AVY
 

Eric:

Glad you were an SWL as well. There aren't many hams who can trace their roots to that kind of start. Used to edit the Amateur Radio section of the old Newark News Radio Club back in the days when it was all done with stencils. After that I moved to a small magazine (SWL) with a friend where we did a lot of graphic stuff with borrowed photos and upgrades with liquid paper, hi ! After that, I ran into a customer who did graphic arts without Xacto knives and glue sticks... everything was on computers !

Graphic Arts is something that has moved beyond me and I'm glad to be far, far away from it. Retired fro local ham club newsletter about 3 years ago; 10 years of deadlines and filling white space. Glad to be retired.

The test for Amateur have been somewhat "dumbed down", but I haven't looked at any in years. Back in 1979, I took the Advanced which I flunked once, but passed a month later. Didn't take the Extra until 2000 and was surprised it was easier than the old Advanced test. Today's hams seem to be a different type from those we had 40 years ago. Much of the "ragchewing art" seems to have been lost... convesation seems to be a lost art.

In a town South of me there was a farmer who had the little bothersome rock in his field. He finally dug it up years ago and it turned out to be a 12 x 12 ft. boulder which is now a decoration on his front lawn.

Code was a pain for me as well and it took me 18 years to get over my CWphobia. Within 2 years I was banging away at 22 wpm. My "Elmer" told me that anyone can learn code, but it takes dedication and a bit of elbow grease.

SWLs don't seem to get the recognition they deserve these days. Probably true that a few unscrupulous people did some damage, but I always view SWLs as future hams. If I hadn't met a lot of friendly hams when I was an SWL, I might never have been a licensed ham. We owe it to the hobby to encourage SWLs to get licensed.

Jerry n9avy

WPE9BOD, W9-13579 , SWL

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 12:14:02 PM CDT, Eric <radio@...> wrote:


> On May 11, 2020, at 7:48 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
>
> I was an SWL for many years before I got my license.

Jerry,

Me too!  For decades.

I am a graphic artist and always figured the test for the amateur radio ticket would be too hard, too technical.  KG6MZR wanted to get her license for her horse rescue stuff and asked me for help.  We found the practice test on QRZ and I passed the test on the first try without even studying!

This reminds me of the old parable about the farmer who plowed around a large rock in his field for years and years because he figured it would be too hard to dig up and move.  One day he finally gives it a shove and finds out it was only sitting on the surface. :)

The code was a bit trickier for me, but nothing that two months of twice-a-day practice couldn’t overcome.

It’s sad that SWLs no longer get the consideration that I once enjoyed.  Yet another example of a few unscrupulous people wrecking it for everybody else.

Another country heard from,

73 de Eric, KG6MZS




Re: Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW

stan W9SMR
 

Bob,

Thanks for the offer. We may have to push you back into battle again. So far, you are the only PDT volunteer. If we we can find another volunteer, we may be able to let you just enjoy the contest.

Thanks, again, 73
Stan
W9SMR

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@cox.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1:25 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW

Stan,

If you need someone on the West Coast I can do that. I did it last year, so if someone else wants to do it I'm OK with that also. I should be on 20 and 40 meters for most of the time. I don't get many contacts on 80 or 15 meters.

Just let me know.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Stan,

If you need someone on the West Coast I can do that.  I did it last year, so if someone else wants to do it I'm OK with that also. I should be on 20 and 40 meters for most of the time.  I don't get many contacts on 80 or 15 meters.

Just let me know.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: EQSL Rejects

Eric <radio@...>
 

On May 11, 2020, at 7:48 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

I was an SWL for many years before I got my license.
Jerry,

Me too! For decades.

I am a graphic artist and always figured the test for the amateur radio ticket would be too hard, too technical. KG6MZR wanted to get her license for her horse rescue stuff and asked me for help. We found the practice test on QRZ and I passed the test on the first try without even studying!

This reminds me of the old parable about the farmer who plowed around a large rock in his field for years and years because he figured it would be too hard to dig up and move. One day he finally gives it a shove and finds out it was only sitting on the surface. :)

The code was a bit trickier for me, but nothing that two months of twice-a-day practice couldn’t overcome.

It’s sad that SWLs no longer get the consideration that I once enjoyed. Yet another example of a few unscrupulous people wrecking it for everybody else.

Another country heard from,

73 de Eric, KG6MZS


Re: Self Assigned Callsign Indicators, Yes or No?

Eric <radio@...>
 

Thank you Dick - and everybody who responded.

Great help to get some practical insight.

To amend my last post, I’m going thinking about setting up two new calls for this trip to DM17: KG6MZS/6 and KG6MZS/7.  One for California and one for Nevada.  Within those, I’ll have my subsections for each campsite.

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On May 12, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:

Hi Eric,

I would also echo Rick's comments.  When I started my mobile/portable adventures I had two new certificates generated.  When operating mobile or portable I put the grid and state I am operating from in the comments section my logging program as a reminder of where I was when the contact was made.  Later I generate the adif and upload to Lotw using the station location I had setup.  The only problem I have encountered is that I cannot figure out how to automatically download those contacts back into my log after they are processed by Lotw, but since I don't make more that a couple of dozen contacts I usually go and look at them on the Lotw page and manually update the log.  

I have tried various methods of doing the same with eQSL and have found it to be very cumberson, so I gave I up and just use KC3EF without any other designator.  I like the fact that I can delete a Lotw station location when I am done with it, but eQSL ones live forever.  I find that some people use both, but a lot of non-North American ops us eQSL. 

73

Dick - KC3EF



Re: Self Assigned Callsign Indicators, Yes or No?

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Eric,

I would also echo Rick's comments.  When I started my mobile/portable adventures I had two new certificates generated.  When operating mobile or portable I put the grid and state I am operating from in the comments section my logging program as a reminder of where I was when the contact was made.  Later I generate the adif and upload to Lotw using the station location I had setup.  The only problem I have encountered is that I cannot figure out how to automatically download those contacts back into my log after they are processed by Lotw, but since I don't make more that a couple of dozen contacts I usually go and look at them on the Lotw page and manually update the log.  

I have tried various methods of doing the same with eQSL and have found it to be very cumberson, so I gave I up and just use KC3EF without any other designator.  I like the fact that I can delete a Lotw station location when I am done with it, but eQSL ones live forever.  I find that some people use both, but a lot of non-North American ops us eQSL. 

73

Dick - KC3EF


Re: EQSL Rejects

Jerry N9AVY
 

Art:

Yup ! I was an SWL before internet and spotting networks. I recall back in the day there was a Canadian ham Mort Wolfson, VE3ACD (now SK) who required a minimum of 5 reported contacts before he'd send a QSL to an SWL. He was a stinker, but it made many SWLs try harder !

Jerry n9avy

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 10:51:57 AM CDT, K7DWI Art <k7dwicn82@...> wrote:


I was a long time SWL (since 1964, AMBC 1961) as well and have a few QSL's from Hams before I got my license.
The point I was trying to make was that my QSO was spotted on a public internet source. You can't verify it was legit.
Since 3/4 of my QSO's are CW or Digital, it leaves little opportunity I will see one in the foreseeable future. I don't operate from a rare state, county or country, except for maybe Europe.
If I get one for an un-posted Phone QSO, I will QSL in a heartbeat.
So far the oddest reception I have QSO'd before, was my reception in Arizona of a 10-Meter 200 MW WSPR beacon. His antenna was an end-fed 1/2 wave on a Bamboo pole stuck out of his apartment in Germany!!!!
I received his signal and was posted by me. Now that's legit :)
All about verifying ... always glad to QSL by any method when wanted.
73 Art K7DWI #2518


Re: EQSL Rejects

K7DWI Art
 

I was a long time SWL (since 1964, AMBC 1961) as well and have a few QSL's from Hams before I got my license.
The point I was trying to make was that my QSO was spotted on a public internet source. You can't verify it was legit.
Since 3/4 of my QSO's are CW or Digital, it leaves little opportunity I will see one in the foreseeable future. I don't operate from a rare state, county or country, except for maybe Europe.
If I get one for an un-posted Phone QSO, I will QSL in a heartbeat.
So far the oddest reception I have QSO'd before, was my reception in Arizona of a 10-Meter 200 MW WSPR beacon. His antenna was an end-fed 1/2 wave on a Bamboo pole stuck out of his apartment in Germany!!!!
I received his signal and was posted by me. Now that's legit :)
All about verifying ... always glad to QSL by any method when wanted.
73 Art K7DWI #2518


Re: EQSL Rejects

Jerry N9AVY
 

Art:

I was an SWL for many years before I got my license. Had QSLs (via snail mail) from around 240 DXCC Entities. At that time many countries
required proof of reception reports from SWLs before they could get an Amateur License. Don't know if things changed since, but I do answer all correct SWL reports and respond to those I reject.

Would not be where I am today without a solid background as an SWL.

Jerry N9AVY

On Monday, May 11, 2020, 09:15:58 PM CDT, K7DWI Art <k7dwicn82@...> wrote:


[Edited Message Follows]

When I moved here to Oregon and got things set up, about 2 weeks later I received 2 EU SWL QSL requests on eQSL for .FT8 contacts.
The information was correct (Station worked and reports).
After a couple of months here, I had not yet worked Europe (big motha hill and mountain to my east 800 feet higher, top at 26 degrees) I figured out the request was bad.
Since PSKReporter and DXMaps are spotting them, plus others that would be the reason.
I no longer accept SWL requests from here on out. 
I still like eQSL because you can print or save a QSL image.
73 Art K7DWI #2518 .... all alone in So.Oregon.


Re: EQSL Rejects

K7DWI Art
 
Edited

When I moved here to Oregon and got things set up, about 2 weeks later I received 2 EU SWL QSL requests on eQSL for .FT8 contacts.
The information was correct (Station worked and reports).
After a couple of months here, I had not yet worked Europe (big motha hill and mountain to my east 800 feet higher, top at 26 degrees) I figured out the request was bad.
Since PSKReporter and DXMaps are spotting them, plus others that would be the reason.
I no longer accept SWL requests from here on out. 
I still like eQSL because you can print or save a QSL image.
73 Art K7DWI #2518 .... all alone in So.Oregon.


Re: Self Assigned Callsign Indicators, Yes or No?

Rick - N7WE
 

Eric - 
That should work FB.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Self Assigned Callsign Indicators, Yes or No?

Eric <radio@...>
 

Rick,

Thank you for some really helpful information from someone who has been there.  LoTW doesn’t sound too onerous and I really like LoTW.  I’m not a fan of eQSL and probably will not go that route.  Will that be a problem?

From what you’ve said I think I might create KG6MZS/7 and KG6MZS/5 accounts on LoTW and do the CA-1, CA-2, NV-1, NV-2 locations within those accounts.

Thanks again,
73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On May 11, 2020, at 12:38 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


...When I did the Farewell Tour in 2016, I used N7WE/P throughout the trip.  I set up a seperate LoTW account for N7WE/P (required a seperate certificate) and then merged it with N7WE for DXCC credit as they were all USA locations.  Within the TQSL for N7WE/P I set a new station location (calling them CA-1, CA-2, CA-3, NV-1, NV-2,etc) for each different location I operated from.  Think I ended up with something like 80+ different station locations.  That way, the grid, county, city and state were right for when the stations I worked confirmed.  Otherwise, they would not have gotten credit as it would have all reverted to my home location...  


Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Bonus Station Volunteers Needed for TDW

stan W9SMR
 

The Three Day Weekend 070 Contest is coming up in two weeks, on May 29. 


As you are no doubt aware, this contest uses Bonus Stations to allow score building by chasing specific stations. See the rules here:
TDW Rules

The Bonus stations for the 2020 running of the contest will be selected one from each US Time Zone, one DX station and of course, last year’s Top Dawg (Lee, N5SLY). There will be 6 Bonus stations to chase.

Volunteers for TDW Bonus Stations should be prepared to operate over as much of the 72 hour total time period as possible and to operate across as many bands as feasible under propagation conditions. This year’s winning Top Dawg is also expected to commit to operating in next year’s TDW as a Bonus Station.

It is a big commitment, but it would be worth it. Think about it; you, as the center of a pile-up!! And talk about a way to really conquer LONP, Grids and WTW. It is a fantastic opportunity!

If you are interested, please let us know what bands you will be able to work and what you expect your operating hours to be.

Please respond directly to me if you are interested in being a Bonus Station for TDW this year:  robinstan@...

 

73,

Stan
W9SMR – 070 #1611
PODXS 070 PR Director


Re: Self Assigned Callsign Indicators, Yes or No?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

I agree with just about everything Rick has already said, but I'd like to add my preferences and re-state some of what he said.

- First of all, I like operating with a portable identifier. Maybe it's that I'm old school, and "grew up" when they were required. But I think it's helpful to let folks know that you are not in your home district.

- Yes, I realize the call is shorter when you start with a four-character call and not a six-character call. But I've operated a lot with a three-character "suffix" (both /KH2 and /KH6), so it was just as long (and neither was required by the rules.) I have also operated portable from the lower 48 (/1, /2, /3, /4, /6, /8, and /0), and each time operated with the identifier. And as Rick said, once you set it up in your macros, it's painless.

- But most of my portable operating was from specific, fixed sites: clubs in CO and CA, rental houses in MA, FL and MI, my parents' house in NJ, a park in PA, and a hotel parking lot in CO. Only a few times did I operate from "a spot alongside the road", and that was two short operations (a few hours each) from DE. (I called them "DExpeditions".) If I had been operating like KC3FL and N7WE did, multiple stops per day over a period of many days, I would probably do what they did and operate /M and/or /P.

- I remember a series of discussions on the (old) reflector before Rick went on the road, about how eQSL and LoTW operate, and the ways they each can be manipulated for portable operations. Here are what I consider the key points:

-- For LoTW, you need a separate certificate for each callsign, but your certificate does NOT show your actual station location other than DXCC entity. You can define the station location within TQSL, and you can define multiple station locations within TQSL and select the correct one for each log upload. I had separate certificates for all the portable identifiers listed above, and most had only one location associated with them. But /3 and /0 had multiple locations that I could select when I uploaded.

-- As Rick said, a certificate is associated with a single DXCC entity. Since I used W3HF/KH2 and W3HF/KH6 on the air, I needed a different certificate (from W3HF) for each for both reasons--different callsign and different DXCC entity. Be careful if you use the same call from different DXCC--you can get different certificates, but you need to be very careful about selecting the right one when you upload. Somewhere there's an operator who used the same callsign (legally) from both South Shetlands and Antarctica, but the QSL manager uploaded both logs with a single certificate and overwrote a bunch of confirmations.

-- For eQSL, you don't need certificates (of course), but you have to create separate accounts for each callsign. (These can be linked for awards purposes.) If you re-use a call from different locations, you need to set up separate accounts or sub-accounts that define the time periods when you were operating from different locations. 

- I think the solution Rick came up with is a good approach for anyone who will operate for short durations at each site. Most of my operations were long durations--multiple days, sometimes spread over multiple years--so I chose something different.

Steve
W3HF

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