Is there a way to log contacts over a mesh network, using TQSL/ LOTW/ EQSL/ etc? If so, how should it be logged.

  • $\begingroup$ It's been ages since I used LoTW, and I'm not personally familiar with the others, but is there any particular reason why you can't log it much the same as a split frequency QSO? $\endgroup$ – user Oct 19 '14 at 14:40
  • $\begingroup$ I guess the real question I have is what mode to lg it as. It's not really a split frequency, I could log the frequency correctly easily enough. $\endgroup$ – PearsonArtPhoto Oct 19 '14 at 18:52

I'm not sure you can or should log contacts that were not directly between your stations.

Contacts through repeaters, packet reflectors, mesh networks, IRLP, echolink etc. don't really count as a measure of your skill and station. Satellites are an exception though.

W2RS says here:

QSLs are generally not exchanged for contacts made through repeaters (other than orbiting satellites), nor for those made through such media as Echolink. Such contacts, fun though they are, generally are not valid for operating award purposes.

As LotW is a QSL system for confirming awards and achievements, it's not really appropriate to log contacts made via repeater or mesh.


LoTW/TQSO doesn't require frequency (Just the band) so it doesn't matter if it is SSFH.

Most logbook apps also don't require frequency.

I just checked my logbook and it only has 3 modes Phone, CW or DIG. So it would be 12cm digital.

  • $\begingroup$ Hi Darryl, and welcome to the site. Please don't use comments to add information to posts; instead, edit the new information into the post instead. I have made the edit for you this time; please do so yourself in the future. Thank you. $\endgroup$ – user Jan 14 '15 at 10:54

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