Handling Multiple Callsigns and Operating Locations with LotW
This article assumes that
you have defined a Station Location for your present operating location
you have configured DXKeeper for interaction with LotW
- you have logged or will log QSOs with one or more station callsigns other than your present primary callsign, or have logged or will log QSOs from one or more locations other than your present operating location
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)
LotW Callsign Certificate
LotW Station Location Name
Los Altos CA, USA
KC6IGZ Los Altos
novice license callsign, previous QTH
Los Altos CA, USA
N6YBG Los Altos
general license callsign, previous QTH
Los Altos CA, USA
AA6YQ Los Altos
present license callsign, previous QTH
Wayland, MA, USA
present license callsign, present QTH
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.
On the Configuration window's Log tab, Open the Log file contains the QSOs to be uploaded.
Filter the Log Page Display to contain only QSOs made from the physical 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 ID, use an SQL expression like myqthid='Warsaw'
On the QSL Configuration window's LotW tab,
in the TQSL panel, set the station location selector to the batch's station location
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
On the Configuration window's Log tab, Open the Log file contains the QSOs to be updated.
On the QSL Configuration window's LotW tab, set the Limit Add and Sync operations to this station callsign to the station callsign.
On the Main window's QSL tab
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)
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:
- Limit Sync operations to this station callsign
- Report unmatched QSOs and QSLs as errors
Exclude station callsign when matching downloaded QSOs & QSLs to logged QSOs
- Station Location (and the Station Callsign of the "Callsign Certificate" it species)