Tracking WAZ Award Progress

The CQ WAZ award program grants credit for QSOs made with stations in 40 CQ zones.



  1. Specify your WAZ Objectives

  2. If the Automatically recompute realtime award tracking box is not checked the top of the Configuration window's Awards tab,

    1. check the Automatically recompute realtime award tracking box

    2. at the bottom of the Main window's Check Progress tab, click the Recompute button


Obtaining WAZ Credit

To obtain WAZ credit for CQ zone, you must

* submit a QSL card


* submit an LoTW confirmation whose LoTW Cfm item contains a 'Z' and, for WAZ awards involving a mode, either an 'M' or a 'D'


* submit an eQSL authenticity-guaranteed confirmation that specifies your QSO partner's CQ zone.

To update your log to accurately reflect LoTW confirmations, see Updating QSOs Confirmed via LoTW to Reflect WAZ Zone Confirmations.


Generating Outgoing QSLs whose Confirmation would Advance your WAZ Award Progress

To populate the QSL Queue with QSOs whose confirmation is needed for WAZ, check the Award panel's WAZ box in the QSL Configuration window's Add Needed panel and then click the Add Needed button on the Main window's QSL tab.


Using the WAZ Verified item to capture WAZ status

Each QSO's WAZ Verified item is accessible via the QSL panel in the Main window's Log QSOs tab. The choices provided by this item are


Checking Realtime Award Progress

  1. On the Main window's Log QSOs tab, click the RAT button to display DXKeeper's Realtime Award Tracking window

  2. In the Realtime Award Tracking window, select the WAZ tab

The Award Progress panel on the WAZ tab provides a scrollable table with a row for each CQ Zone and a column for each award category: Mixed, SSB, CW, RTTY, AM, SSTV, Digital, and the bands from 160m to 6m. The code in each table cell indicates your award progress for its CQ zone and award category:

The Award Progress Filter panel lets you home in on specific CQ zones. If you click this pane's All button, it displays a row for each of the 40 CQ zones. If you wish to only see CQ zones you haven't yet worked, then leave the Unworked box checked, and uncheck the Worked, Requested, Confirmed, and Verified boxes. Set the Band selector to 80M, and you'll see only rows forCQ zones that you haven't worked on 80m. At any time, you can click the All button to restore the table to showing rows for all 40 CQ zones.

If you click on a row in the Award Progress table, the Progress Details table at the bottom of the tab will show your band-mode progress with the CQ zone associated with that row.

The Award Progress panel is live: double-clicking a cell will filter the Log Page Display to show all QSOs with the row's CQ zone and the column's band or mode.


Generating Progress Reports

To display a printable summary of your WAZ progress, click the Summary button on the CQ WAZ panel on the Main window's Check Progress tab.

To generate an HTML report showing progress towards each of the WAZ awards you're pursuing, click the Progress button on the CQ WAZ panel on the Main window's Check Progress tab.

These progress reports consider all QSOs in the Log Page Display. Thus you can optionally filter the Log Page Display before generating the progress report to answer questions like "what CQ zones have I worked while the solar flux index was below 100?".


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WAZStatus (last edited 2018-06-11 01:57:18 by AA6YQ)