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  • Matching Modes Not Supported by LOTW (like FT8)

    Given the popularity of FT8, hams all over the world are logging QSOs with this new mode. As confirmations come back from LOTW, operators are finding out that the FT8 QSOs won't match in their log. Why? And how do we fix it?

    The reason why these QSOs aren't matching is because modes like FT8 (or C4FM) are not supported by Logbook of the World (LOTW):

    https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help_deve...?lang=en#modes

    Because modes like FT8 aren't supported by LOTW, the LOTW system changes that mode from FT8 to "DATA".

    When confirmations are downloaded, they generally need to match the following - call, QSO start time (within 30 mins), Band, and Mode. When the downloaded Mode = DATA and the logged Mode = FT8, the confirmation will not match and the QSO in the log will not be updated.

    There is a supported way to address this.

    The ARRL's website provides a procedure for mapping modes within TQSL to enable TQSL to convert the "Mode Group" (in this case, "DATA") to the logged mode (in this case, "FT8").

    That procedure can be found here:

    https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/pref-adi

    Use this procedure to map "FT8" to "DATA".

    Once this has been done, download those same confirmations from LOTW and they should match. (NOTE: You may need to change the download date to go further back in time to pick up confirmations that arrived before your most recent download attempt.)

    73 de Mike, WA9PIE
    Last edited by wa9pie; 08-02-17, 16:52.
    Mike, WA9PIE

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  • #2
    ADDENDUM:

    We will be adding FT8 as a mode option within Ham Radio Deluxe (most likely in the next build). Meanwhile, the attached document provides the instructions necessary to add modes as options into Ham Radio Deluxe.

    Mike, WA9PIE
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    Mike, WA9PIE

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    Ham since 1974 (WN9PIE)

    DXCC
    Honor Roll (332/340 Mixed)
    9BDXCC (160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10)
    Challenge (1,696), CW (305), Phone (286)
    [Granted are the only ones I count]

    DX CQ
    CW Honor Roll (289)
    SSB Honor Roll (275)

    CQ WAZ
    Mixed, SSB, CW, 5BWAZ

    CQ DX Field
    Mixed Honor Roll (176)
    CW (106), SSB (108), Digital (50)

    CQ WPX
    Mixed Honor Roll (953)
    CW (562)
    SSB (569)

    Fixed Station:
    Yaesu FTdx5000MP, Yaesu Quadra System, microKEYER II
    Icom IC-910

    Mobile Station:
    Yaesu FT-857D and Digikeyer II

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    • #3
      Hello

      Please take a look for this bug : https://forums.hamradiodeluxe.com/node/44021

      We are waiting for a fix since 1 year !
      HRD v6.5.0.196 - Yaesu FT-1000MP + MicroHam 3 - TS-711E

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