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ENIGMA WRAPPED IN...


Phil, WF3W
 

Good day group,
 
I am rabidly ashamed of my lack of intuition BUT, as of 11 30 this instant, I am cognizant of more than ONE confirmed QSO. Under that penumbra, I must pose the following queries, all on the DOWNLOAD side:
 
  1. what does CONFIRMED SINCE download?
  2. what does ALL SINCE download?
  3. what does ALL CONFIRMED connote when I receive ONE confirmation, in 28 years of QSO?
I ask these because they drive me nuts PLUS I am afraid of breaking LoTW's computer:
 
  • what does a REAL TIME upload do as opposed to UL which takes nanoseconds?
  • WHY wud I want an EOF tag?
  • what does RAW DATA contain, extra, that is of use?
  • precisely what does OVERWRITE EXISTING DATA write over?
I and my dearth of intuition thank-you.
 
73
 
Phil



Scott Davis
 

Hi Phil,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Responses inserted:

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil, WF3W <WF3W@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 6:08 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ENIGMA WRAPPED IN...

Good day group,
 
I am rabidly ashamed of my lack of intuition BUT, as of 11 30 this instant, I am cognizant of more than ONE confirmed QSO. Under that penumbra, I must pose the following queries, all on the DOWNLOAD side:
 
  1. what does CONFIRMED SINCE download?
**  QSOs confirmed by the other station since the date entered.
  1. what does ALL SINCE download?
**  All QSOs since the date entered.
  1. what does ALL CONFIRMED connote when I receive ONE confirmation, in 28 years of QSO?
**  The most like cause  is that you aren't running AC Log 6.7.

I ask these because they drive me nuts PLUS I am afraid of breaking LoTW's computer:
 
  • what does a REAL TIME upload do as opposed to UL which takes nanoseconds?
**  Real Time upload will upload the QSO as soon as you press enter from the main form.
  • WHY wud I want an EOF tag?
**  To ensure you received a complete download from LoTW.
  • what does RAW DATA contain, extra, that is of use?
**  Used for debugging.
  • precisely what does OVERWRITE EXISTING DATA write over?
**  Replaces existing data.  Not recommended.

I and my dearth of intuition thank-you.

**  Much of this is covered in far more detail on this page and in this video here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/lotwhelp.html

**  Enjoy

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
73
 
Phil