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LOTW and UHF HAMS ?

until now I have never seen a 23cm LOTW confimed QSO .. guess the UHF ham are more conservative and avoid PC use...

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Call signWorkedDate/TimeBandModeFreqQSL
DetailsPA0OZL4OL2018-03-08 07:20:0060MJT95.36308
DetailsPA0OZL4OL2018-03-08 07:11:0060MJT95.36308
DetailsPA0OZL1BQD2018-03-08 06:50:4580MFT83.57365
DetailsPA0ON7GRB2018-03-08 06:47:4580MFT83.57365
DetailsPA0ON7GRB2018-03-08 06:38:4580MFT83.57365
DetailsPA0OAG5CC2018-03-08 06:34:3080MFT83.57365UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DetailsPA0OK9OM2018-03-08 06:13:45160MFT81.84088
DetailsPA0OG4DBN2018-03-07 21:14:0023CMJT91296.16534
DetailsPA0OPA3ARK2018-03-07 20:08:0023CMJT91296.16570
DetailsPA0OPA0JME2018-03-07 19:40:1523CMJT91296.16570
DetailsPA0OPA0JME2018-03-07 19:38:1523CMJT91296.16570
DetailsPA0OOK2M2018-03-04 10:57:3023CMCW1296.14378
DetailsPA0ODL3IAS2018-03-04 10:50:3723CMCW1296.30000
DetailsPA0OM0HNA/P2018-03-04 10:16:3323CMCW1296.30000
DetailsPA0OM0HNA2018-03-04 10:13:1423CMCW1296.30000
DetailsPA0OOZ9GE2018-03-04 10:07:0123CMCW1296.30000
DetailsPA0OSM7LCB2018-03-04 10:01:2323CMCW1296.30000
DetailsPA0OPA3EKM2018-03-04 09:36:0323CMSSB1296.30000
DetailsPA0ODF0MU2018-03-04 09:28:1723CMSSB1296.18507
DetailsPA0OPE9RX2018-03-04 09:24:4323CMSSB1296.30000
DetailsPA0ODM3W2018-03-04 08:59:0123CMCW1296.30000
DetailsPA0OPI4Z2018-03-04 08:51:2623CMSSB1296.22041
DetailsPA0OPA0S2018-03-04 08:48:0223CMSSB1296.24017
DetailsPA0ODF4IAO2018-03-04 08:40:3923CMCW1296.16427
DetailsPA0ODK1PZ2018-03-03 16:08:5823CMSSB1296.32402
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