Re: Logging SOTA contacts for the 14er event

Peter Ebertowsky
 

Here's my log for Saturday, formatted for uploading to the SOTA database. I use Excel to create a CSV file. Column 3 is my SOTA summit designator, I was chasing from below the summit for the first two contacts. Column 5 is UTC time. Column 9 is the other person's summit designator.
I was on Mt Flora, which is just over 13,000 feet, and used a HT with the MFJ telescopic whip antenna. I had QSOs with people on five 14ers, but my late arrival made it that I ended up with 5 summit to summit QSOs on only  two 14ers, Sherman and Antero. Thanks to chasers and those activators who made it to the summits of 14ers.

Peter KD0YOB



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v2
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KD0YOB
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4/8/2018
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15:12
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144MHz
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FM
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WA6MM
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W0C/PR-015
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Brad on Mt Bierstadt
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v2
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KD0YOB
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4/8/2018
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15:52
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144MHz
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FM
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K0NR
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W0C/SR-005
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Bob on Mt Princeton
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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16:44
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144MHz
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FM
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KI6YMZ
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below az on Maroon Peaks
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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16:46
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144MHz
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FM
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NO2D
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Parker CO
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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16:48
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144MHz
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FM
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KN0MAP
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Dan in Woodland Park CO
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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16:55
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144MHz
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FM
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W0ASB
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W0C/SR-003
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S2S Mt Antero
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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17:02
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144MHz
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FM
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KE0PNG
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Mark in Centennial CO
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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17:07
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144MHz
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FM
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W0CP
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Walt in Cherry Hills Village CO
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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17:09
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144MHz
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FM
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AD0KE
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W0C/SR-061
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S2S Mt Sherman
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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17:11
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144MHz
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FM
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N0MTN
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W0C/SR-061
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S2S Mt Sherman
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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17:13
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144MHz
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FM
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K9DBX
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W0C/SR-061
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S2S Mt Sherman
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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17:20
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144MHz
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FM
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W0HCY
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Brett mobile in Aurora

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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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17:22
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144MHz
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FM
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KM4PEH
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W0C/SR-003
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S2S Mt Antero
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v2
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KD0YOB
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W0C/SR-035
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4/8/2018
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17:24
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144MHz
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FM
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K0NR
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descending Mt Princeton
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On Saturday, August 4, 2018, 6:10:22 PM MDT, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:

 
Just a few thoughts about logging your SOTA contacts from the 14er event

The SOTA program maintains a very robust database for keeping track of
SOTA contacts, both for "Activators" and "Chasers".
See http://www.sotadata.org.uk/

Its all done on the honor system, no QSLs or other confirmations required.

If you operated from a summit you probably worked other summits, which
is known as S2S (Summit-to-Summit). There are special awards for S2S
contacts.
Most mountaintop stations should submit both an "Activator" log, for
stations that worked you AND a "Chaser" log for the other SOTA summits
you worked.
The "Chaser" log is set up so that you can indicate S2S contacts.

The system is actually quite robust but might be a bit complex the first
time you use it. If you need help, give me a holler.

One last thought: there is a really cool SOTA log editor program (free,
runs on Windows) that I've found to be useful for creating and editing
SOTA logs.
See https://www.g0lgs.co.uk/soft_info.php?AppName=sotacsveditor
I've been using it a lot.

73 Bob K0NR

--
Bob Witte / K0NR / @K0NR / www.k0nr.com


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