January 1, 2014

Reflections on NJ2X's LoTW statistics for 2013

As we start the new year 2014, we reviewed our LoTW stats to see how our year in ham radio went.

1/16/2013                  1/1/2014                       Delta
3,556 QSO records    3,955 QSO records      399 QSO records
1,486 QSL records     1,780 QSL records      294 QSL records
42% QSL/QSO           45% QSL/QSO           74% QSL/QSO
54,750 LoTW users    62,151 LoTW users    7401 increase in registered LoTW users

It is nice to see the number of registered LoTW users going up each year.  The 14% increase of users helped drive up everyone's LoTW QSL/QSO ratios.  We saw a 3% increase in our overall QSL/QSO ratio in 2013 as a result.  Tell your friends now is a great time to jump in and join The Logbook of The World.

I am looking forward to the day when we see the number of registered LoTW users increase to 100,000 or 200,000 hams worldwide.  How about 1,000,000 LoTW subscribers?  What will the average QSL/QSO LoTW ratio be when that happens?  Pretty darn good I am sure.

So how does your QSL/QSO LoTW ratio compare?  Not using the LoTW yet?  Well come on and join the fun.

Good DX and 73, NJ2X

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