Logging and QSLing for the Radio Amateur in the Electronic Age

Here’s a presentation I gave last night at the February meeting of the Montrose (Colorado) Amateur Radio Club. I generated the presentation in response to a request to explain how to get the ARRL’s Logbook of the World (LOTW) to work. I decided to backtrack a bit and also include background on logging and QSLing.

I recorded audio to go along with the slides today.

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3 Responses to Logging and QSLing for the Radio Amateur in the Electronic Age

  1. Dave says:

    Jason, a QSL manager is someone who takes the logs from a popular DX station or DX-pedition, and fills out the QSL cards for them. Now with electronic logging, you don’t see much of that. A QSL service, such as the ARRL Outgoing QSL Bureau, will take your cards destined for DX stations, and send them in bulk to similar QSL bureaus around the world, which can save a great deal on postage. Again, with electronic QSLing, such as LOTW, paper cards are slowly disappearing. Hope that helps! 73, Dave

  2. Jason Pirok says:

    Dave, your videos are great! Your this one no less. I understand what the difference is between places like eQSL, QRZ and LoTW. That is not a problem. I’m confused about QSL Managers and QSL Services. Why are there so many? What do they offer? How or why should I use them? Do I need them? I don’t know where to even start.

    Could you address this in a future video?

    73
    W4UNX

  3. Allen says:

    Thanks for the presentation. I am an old HAM just getting into HF and did not know how to log or what software to use. Your presentation was clear and easy to follow.

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