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Logging SOTA Contacts - Including S2S
Logging SOTA contacts can be a bit tedious, especially Summit-to-Summit. It can be done manually, or better, by uploading a simple log file. S2S contacts are entered as both Activator and Chaser contacts. It's easy to do with a CSV file that looks like this (from Excel) or you can use a text editor and put commas after each field:
V2 WA7JNJ W7W/SN-105 27/8/2020 19:02 144MHz FM KI7EMX W7O/NC-015
V2 WA7JNJ 27/8/2020 19:02 144MHz FM KI7EMX W7O/NC-015
V2 WA7JNJ W7W/SN-105 27/8/2020 19:02 144MHz FM KI7EMX
The V2 indicates the file format for the parser, then your call, your summit, date (in Euro format DD/MM/YYYY - for Excel I use a single quote '27/8/2020), time in UTC, band, mode, station worked, and then their summit (if they are on one). If you or the person you are working is not on a summit, leave the respective field blank (both summit fields can't be blank).
So Line 1 above is S2S. Line 2 is a chase. And Line 3 is an activator contact. Of course, you should log every contact you make.