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 location from which you have made or will make QSOs; in step 2.a of these instructions, leave the Callsign set to [None], and check the Allow 'None' for Call Sign box:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/StationLocationNone.jpg

Uploading QSOs to LotW

A batch of QSOs uploaded to LotW must all have been made from the same Station Location using the same Station Callsign over the air.

  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 geographic location associated with the batch's Station Location

    • to filter by date range, use the Advanced Sorts, Filters and Modifiers window's UTC Filter panel

    • if each logged QSO specifies a my QTH, use an SQL expression like myqthid='Warsaw'

  3. In the TQSL panel on the QSL Configuration window's LotW tab,

    1. Select the appropriate Station Location; DXKeeper will prompt you to specify a "Station Callsign":

    2. Specify the appropriate Station Callsign (replace [NONE] with the correct callsign):

  4. Upload the batch to LotW; when you invoke the Add Requested function in step 1.b of the upload instructions, DXKeeper will ask if you want the Log Page Display filter removed; click the No button.

After step 3.a:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/SpecifyStationCallsign1.jpg

After step 3.b:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/SpecifyStationCallsign2.jpg

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, 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

LotW settings stored in the current log file

These setting are stored in the current log file, and thus are automatically updated when you load a log file:


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