One benefit of RadioSport is the post log report after an arduous weekend of butt in the chair time. It may not seem worth the effort in the middle of the game or even, especially, at the end of the game. One is tired. The lower back aches. Muscles are stiff. The world generally sounds like Morse code. Yet, there are a few important steps to follow after an event for example,
- Create Cabrillo log.
- Export adif file.
- Upload score at 3830 Score Submittal.
- Upload adif at LoTW.
- Upload adif at eQSL.
- Upload adif at ClubLog.
- Import adif into personal computer log.
- Review log report.
I downloaded 581 LoTW credits this morning with my first cup of DxCoffee after reading the stunning report at DX World news. I applaud those who are making the effort at byzantine credentialing. At face value, in a few more years, I believe LoTW will bankrupt bureau QSLing if international membership continues climbing. The need will simply disappear since LoTW is far more efficient and timely.
Or, if the bureaus adapt and improve their services for example, offering an expediting service when DXpeditions submit cards or levels of service determined by payment. They may survive #hamr future as niche operations fulfilling the demand for traditional cards as prestige mementos.
I have a chore ahead of me because I add propagation numbers, names, counties, and grids while confirming my LoTW credentials. My current download is a good number and I wonder when the W3 bureau will dispatch my traditional QSL cards?