Generating a DXCC Submission with QSL cards or LotW Confirmations

DXKeeper can automatically choose the minimal set of confirmed QSOs to submit to the ARRL DXCC desk in pursuit of your DXing objectives. As of April 2, 2012, hybrid DXCC applications containing both QSL cards and LotW confirmations cannot be submitted; DXKeeper enables you to create and manage a QSL card submission and a separate LotW submission. DXKeeper can also generate an ADIF file containing your QSL card submission for uploading via the ARRL's Online DXCC.

If you're planning to generate and submit both a QSL card submission and a separate LotW submission and your preference when there's a choice is to submit a QSL card, then direct DXKeeper to generate the QSL card submission first, followed by the LotW submission. If your preference when there's a choice is to submit an LotW submission, then then direct DXKeeper to generate the LotW submission first, followed by the QSL card submission.

In preparation for generating a submission, verify that your award objectives are properly specified, and backup your log by clicking the Backup button in the Configuration window's Log tab.

The procedures below that assume that any QSOs to which DXCC credit has already been granted have their QSL Rcvd or LotW QSL Rcvd items set to V (for verified). If this isn't the case, you can direct DXKeeper to download your DXCC Credits and update your logged QSOs to which DXCC Credit has been granted.

Generating a QSL Card Submission

To generate a QSL card submission, display the DXCC Submission window by clicking the Submission button in the DXCC, Challenge, TOP panel on the Main window's Check Progress tab; in this window,

  1. check the QSL Cards box, and uncheck the LotW Confirmations box

  2. assemble a submission by clicking the Assemble Submission button; DXKeeper will inspect each of your confirmed QSOs, and promote those to be submitted by setting their QSL_RCVD to S.

  3. create a planning report by clicking the Create Planning Report button.

  4. review the planning report; if necessary, you can manually remove a QSO from the submission -- for example, a QSO with a station not yet approved by the DXCC desk -- by changing its QSL_RCVD item back to Y. If you perform any manual modifications, return to step 2 before proceeding.

  5. if you have QSL cards confirming more than one QSO, assign each multi-QSO QSL card a unique number (unique among all other multi-QSO QSL cards in this submission), and record this number in the QSL# item of each QSO confirmed by that card.

    • a QSO's QSL# item is accessible via the QSL panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab

    • doing this ensures that QSOs confirmed by the same QSL card are adjacent in the generated card record sheet so that your QSL cards can be placed in matching order for presentation to a card checker or submission to the ARRL
  6. generate a card record sheet by clicking the Create Card Record Sheet button

  7. sort your QSL cards in the order shown on the card record sheet.
  8. either
    • send your card record sheet(s), cards, and DXCC award application to the ARRL DXCC desk or present them to a local field checker

      or

    • click the Export Card ADIF File button to produce a file you can upload as described in step 2 of Online DXCC, and follow the step-by-step instructions provided there

  9. when you receive a response from the ARRL, check to see if any of the QSLs you submitted were rejected; if so, manually change the associated QSOs' QSL_RCVD items to I (for invalid).

  10. click the "DXCC Submission" window's "Verify Submission" button to promote the rest of the QSOs in your submission to verified.

Generating an LotW Submission

To generate an LotW submission, display the DXCC Submission window by clicking the Submission button in the DXCC, Challenge, TOP panel on the Main window's Check Progress tab; in this window,

  1. uncheck the QSL Cards box, and check the LotW Confirmations box

  2. assemble a submission by clicking the Assemble Submission button; DXKeeper will inspect each of your confirmed QSOs, and promote those to be submitted by setting their LOTW_QSL_RCVD items to S.

  3. create a planning report by clicking the Create Planning Report button.

  4. review the planning report; if necessary, you can manually remove a QSO from the submission -- for example, a QSO with a station not yet approved by the DXCC desk -- by changing its LOTW_QSL_RCVD item back to Y. If you perform any manual modifications, return to step 2 before proceeding.

  5. generate an LotW record sheet by clicking the Create LotW Record Sheet button.

  6. submit the application from the LotW web site

  7. when you receive a response from the ARRL, check to see if any of the QSLs or LotW credits you submitted were rejected; if so, manually change the associated QSOs' LOTW_QSL_RCVD items to I (for invalid).

  8. click the "DXCC Submission" window's "Verify Submission" button to promote the rest of the QSOs in your submission to verified.


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