Managing Multiple Operating Locations

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If all of your QSOs were made from the same operating location, then all logged QSOs will "count" towards all awards, and the QTH-related information printed on QSL card never changes. All QSOs can be submitted to the same account, and if all of your QSOs were made using the same Station Callsign, you can submit them to LoTW with the same Station Location.

However, if you've made QSOs from more than one operating location, then

* only some of your QSOs may count towards some of the awards you're pursuing; QSOs made in pursuit of ARRL WAS awards, for example, must be made from locations that no two of which are more than 50 miles apart.

* some of the information you print on an outgoing QSL card -- your grid square, state or province, city, CQ zone -- may vary as a function of the location from which the QSO was made

* each QSO must be submitted to the appropriate account

* each QSO must be submitted with the appropriate LoTW Station Location

You can define a my QTH for each location from which you've operated. Each my QTH specifies the details of its location, and a unique my QTH ID. Every logged QSO made from a particular my QTH should specify the appropriate my QTH ID.

Defining a "my QTH"

  1. select the Main window's my QTHs tab

  2. click the New button

  3. specify a unique ID

    • a town name is usually a good choice unless you've operated from more than one location within the same town
    • the ID cannot contain a single apostrophe

  4. specify the other information you want associated with this my QTH; typically you should specify your

    • Name

    • Street address

    • Pri Sub (Primary Administrative Subdivision, e.g. your State or Province or Bundesland or Department or Oblast or Prefecture or ...)

    • Sec Sub (Secondary Administrative Subdivision, e.g. your County or District or City/Gun or ...)

    • Country name

    • PostCode

    • Grid square

    • CQ zone

    • ITU zone

    • IOTA tag

  5. Click the Save button

The ID of the my QTH you've just defined will now be available as a choice in

Logging QSOs from a "my QTH"

Importing QSOs made from a "my QTH"

QSOs imported from an ADIF file that specify a my QTH ID in their App_DXKeeper_My_QTHID field will include that my QTH ID. DXKeeper includes the App_DXKeeper_My_QTHID field when exporting a QSO that specifies a my QTH ID.

You can specify a my QTH ID that should be imported with any QSO that does not include a App_DXKeeper_My_QTHID field. Before initiating the import operation, in the Substitution options panel on the Main window's Import QSOs tab,

  1. check the box to the left of the words Substitute for missing QTH Identifiers

  2. select the desired my QTH ID in the selector to the right of the words Substitute for missing QTH Identifiers

Updating Logged QSOs to Reflect the my QTH from which they were made

Including "my QTH" information on generated QSL cards or labels

Multiple "my QTHs" and LoTW

Multiple "my QTHs" and

Additional Information and Capabilities

Managing Multiple QTHs

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