Handling Multiple Callsigns and Operating Locations with LotW

This article assumes that

Initial Setup

  1. If you haven't already done so, request and accept a certificate for each callsign you have used over the air

  2. If you haven't already done so, create an additional station location for each combination of callsign and location from which you have made or will make QSOs

    • recommendation: make the name of each station location meaningful by incorporating both your callsign and location, e.g. 8P9RY Holetown (town name) or K1IR Middlesex (US county)

    • example:
      • LotW Callsign Certificate

        Operating Location

        LotW Station Location Name

        Log Filename

        Explanation

        KC6IGZ

        Los Altos Ca., USA

        KC6IGZ Los Altos

        AA6YQ.mdb

        novice license callsign, previous QTH

        N6YBG

        Los Altos Ca., USA

        N6YBG Los Altos

        AA6YQ.mdb

        general license callsign, previous QTH

        AA6YQ

        Los Altos Ca., USA

        AA6YQ Los Altos

        AA6YQ.mdb

        present license callsign, previous QTH

        AA6YQ

        Wayland, Ma., USA

        AA6YQ Wayland

        AA6YQ.mdb

        present license callsign, present QTH

        8P9RY

        Holetown, Barbados

        8P9RY Holetown

        8P9RY.mdb

        holiday callsign, holiday QTH

To upload a batch of QSOs to LotW for a station callsign and station location

A batch of QSOs uploaded to LotW must all share the same station callsign and Station Location.

  1. On the Configuration window's Log tab, Open the Log file contains the QSOs to be uploaded.

  2. Filter the Log Page Display to contain only QSOs made from the physical location associated with the batch's Station Location

  3. On the QSL Configuration window's LotW tab,

    1. in the Options (log-specific) panel, set the Limit Add and Sync operations to this station callsign to the batch's station callsign.

    2. in the TQSL panel, set the station location selector to the batch's station location

    3. upload the batch to LotW; when you invoke the Add Requested function in step 2.b of the upload instructions, DXKeeper will ask if you want the Log Page Display filter removed; click the No button.

To update logged QSOs made with a particular station callsign to reflect their confirmation via LotW

  1. On the Configuration window's Log tab, Open the Log file contains the QSOs to be updated.

  2. On the QSL Configuration window's LotW tab in the Options (log-specific) panel, set the Limit Add and Sync operations to this station callsign to the station callsign.

  3. On the Main window's QSL tab

    1. set the QSL via panel to LotW -- if LotW is disabled (greyed-out), the QSL Queue already contains QSOs and must be cleared before you can proceed (either by completing the operation that populated the QSL Queue, or by clicking the Clear button)

    2. click the Sync LotW QSLs button; this will

      • direct LotW to download any new QSLs that have been created since you last clicked the Sync LotW QSLs button

      • set each newly-confirmed QSO's LOTW_QSL_RCVD item to Y

      • display a report file showing how many new QSLs were received, and indicating whether any DXCC entities, entity-bands, and/or entity-modes were newly confirmed by this operation
      • filter the Log Page Display to contain only QSOs confirmed via LotW, and sort it so that the most recently-conformed QSOs appear at the bottom


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LotWMultipleCallsignsLocations (last edited 2014-01-06 19:15:00 by AA6YQ)