|RA3APW on 100mW 10m WSPR today - 9 spots already.|
After LoTW had an outage this past weekend, it seems to have double processed some uploads which caused duplicate QSOs to be entered. There’s a discussion on the LoTW Yahoo Group on this but there were some issues with including screenshots so I’m posting it here. Below is the post I sent to the Yahoo Group…
I seem to have this same issue with duplicated QSOs. I saw right after my upload was processed on Tuesday that LoTW processed the same log twice, and though my initial review showed that it detected the records as duplicates and ignored them, but that’s not the case. I’ll include screen snippets here for those that might want to check their own data and hopefully the screen snippets come out ok in emails. If not, the message might read better on the web in the Yahoo group pages.This overall issue would seem to be more appropriately resolved by the ARRL vs individuals contacting the ARRL as they should be able to query LoTW and find/remove any true duplicate which is where the uploaded data matches and the only difference is the LoTW generated id (and whatever else they might track and not expose on the front end).
On your Account Activity page at https://lotw.arrl.org/lotwuser/account?accountcmd=activity you would see a duplicate indicating your one upload was processed twice. Mine looks like the first 2 lines here:
The 2nd processing seemed to indicate that it ignored the duplicates as seen here:
|10m WSPR screen a few minutes ago showing stations being copied here.|
When I was about eleven years old I got a Nash skateboard for Christmas. I use the term skateboard loosely, because basically it was a piece of quarter inch plywood with four wheels and about five pounds of plastic crap bolted onto the bottom. By today’s standards it was a piece of crap, but it was my first exposure into the world of skateboarding. I never learned any tricks or even how to ride the thing properly, but I’ve always had a fascination with skateboarding. After all the pros make it look so easy. Hell the teenagers at the local skate park make it look easy too. So after twenty years of fantasizing about being the next Tony Hawk I went out and bought a skateboard. What’s the worst that could happen?
If you’re wondering I didn’t bust my ass. I busted my hip, which has zero fat on it, not once or twice, but three times. I would have preferred to land on my butt since it has so much cushioning, but the skate gods demand human sacrifice. Bytheway skateboarding is hard as hell! I can’t stand on the stupid thing let alone kick it, flip it, and stick it. Clearly those teenagers have magic powers or are in league with the devil.
The whole reason I bought a skateboard was because my youngest boy wants to take up skateboarding. I figured it would be a great way to spend some father-son time together, but I think I’ll teach him how to drive first. That way we can bound together as he drives me to the emergency room after I break my hip.