Managing Multiple Operating Locations

(Under construction)

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. If that's the case now, and this is unlikely to change in the future, then there is no reason to define even one my QTH, much less several.

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

If you define a my QTH for each location from which you've operated, DXKeeper can provide helpful automation.

Sections below explain how to

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 an 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

  1. Backup your log: on the Configuration window, select the Log tab, and click the Backup Folder panel's Backup button

  2. Filter the Log Page Display to contain only the QSOs whose my QTH ID items you wish to set. The Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers window's UTC panel makes it easy to filter the Log Page Display by specifying a starting date and time, and an ending date and time. More complex situations may require using an SQL filter to consider items like each QSO's Station Callsign item when filtering the Log Page Display

  3. On the Main window's my QTHs tab

    1. Use the Find myQTH ID panel's selector to choose the my QTH ID you want placed in the my QTH ID item of each QSO in the Log Page Display

    2. in the Update QSOs in Log Page Display panel, click the Set myQTH ID button

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

A substitition command is replaced by information from the item it specifies. For example, <city> is replaced by the city specified in the my QTH specified by a QSO's my QTH ID. Substitution commands can be placed

For example, setting the Default QSL Message to nice to work you from <city> or using my <rig> and <ant> would automatically print the appropriate message on outgoing QSL cards or labels.

The full set of substitution commands is ducumented here.

Multiple "my QTHs" and

Multiple "my QTHs" and LoTW

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Managing Multiple QTHs

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