Handling QSOs Already Uploaded to LotW

If you've imported QSOs from another logging application, and the imported QSOs each specify "LoTW status" in their LotW_QSL_Sent, LotW_QSLSDATE, LotW_QSL_RCVD, and LotW_QSLRDATE items, then DXKeeper's import function will have captured the "LoTW status" of each QSO; no further action is required.

If imported QSOs do not each specify their "LoTW status", and the imported QSOs have already been uploaded to LoTW, the instructions below will update the QSOs in your current DXKeeper log to reflect both acceptance by LotW and confirmation via LotW. If you're using multiple logs, apply the following instructions to each in turn: open log #1 and apply the instructions, then open log #2 and apply the instructions, etc. Note: if your objective is to populate an empty log with QSOs by downloading information from LotW, use these instructions.

If all previously uploaded QSOs are present in your current DXKeeper log, then

  1. on the QSL configuration window's LotW tab, set the Handling of LotW QSL detail inconsistencies panel to Preserve log data, ignore LotW data, and report inconsistencies when operation ends

  2. open the Main window's QSL tab

  3. 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)

  4. while depressing your keyboard's CTRL key, click the Sync LotW QSOs button -- this will

    1. direct LotW to send DXKeeper a list of all uploaded QSOs that have ever been accepted by LotW

    2. set the LOTW_QSL_SENT item of each accepted QSO to Y

  5. while depressing your keyboard's CTRL key, click the Sync LotW QSLs button -- this will

    1. direct LotW to download all QSLs that have been created
    2. set the LOTW_QSL_RCVD item of each confirmed QSO to Y

    3. display a report showing all inconsistencies between the information in your logged QSOs and the information reported by LotW
    4. display a report file showing how many new QSLs have been created, and indicate which DXCC entities, entity-bands, and/or entity-modes have been newly-confirmed by this operation

Note that when executing steps 4 and 5 above, the title bar of DXKeeper's Main window may display the words "Not Responding". This is "Windows speak" for "waiting for input or output", and should be ignored.

If any previously uploaded QSOs are not present in your current DXKeeper log, then

  1. open the Main window's QSL tab

  2. 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)

  3. make a list containing every operator callsign used to make the QSOs in your current DXKeeper log
  4. for each operator callsign on the list
    1. on the Main window's QSL tab, click the QSL Config window to open the QSL Configuration window, and select its LotW tab

      b. on the QSL Configuration window's LotW tab, type the operator callsign into the Limit Add and Sync operations to this operator callsign textbox

      c. on the Main window's QSL tab, click the Sync LotW QSOs button while depressing your keyboard's CTRL key

      d. on the Main window's QSL tab, click the Sync Lot WQSLs button while depressing your keyboard's CTRL key


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