Recovering Lost QSOs from LotW

If you have lost QSOs from your log due to inadvertent deletion or a failure in your PC's hardware or software but were previously uploaded to LotW, you can restore these QSOs by downloading from LotW. The following information is recovered for each QSO:

In particular, QSL card confirmation status is not recovered.

To recover lost QSOs from LotW,

  1. make a backup of your current log (Config window, Log tab, Backup button)

  2. on the Main window's QSL tab,

    1. set the QSL Via tab to LotW

    2. depress the CTRL key while clicking Sync LotW QSOs button (this step can take awhile if you have uploaded a lot of QSOs to LotW)

  3. on the Main window's Import tab,

    1. enable Duplicate checking with a range of 1 minute

    2. set the ADIF Style panel to standard ADIF

    3. enable Determine missing items from entity and primary administrative subdivision

    4. if you have a callbook installed and enabled, you have the option of enabling Query callbook and DXCC database for missing items

    5. click the Clear Select button at the bottom of the tab

    6. check the Set Select in imported QSOs to Y box

    7. check the Record import errors in error file box

    8. if you use myQTH identifiers and all QSOs upload to your LoTW account were from your default myQTH, then check the Substitute ... for missing QTH identifiers box

    9. click the Start button; in the resulting ADIF import window, navigate to DXKeeper's Databases folder, select the file named LotW_QSOs_ADI.txt, and then click the Open button; DXKeeper will proceed to import QSOs from the file downloaded by LoTW as a result of step 2b. With duplicate-checking enabled, QSOs already in your log will not be imported.

  4. on the Main window's QSL tab,

    1. depress the CTRL key while clicking Sync LotW QSOs button (this step can take awhile if you have uploaded a lot of QSOs to LotW)

    2. depress the CTRL key while clicking Sync LotW QSLs button (this step can take awhile if you have a lot of QSLs generated by LotW)

  5. On the Main window's Log QSOs tab, click the Filter panel's Sel button; the Log Page Display will show you the the QSOs recovered from LotW.


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