Configuring DXKeeper for Interaction with LotW

The following steps assume that you plan to confirm all newly made QSOs via LotW using your PC's internet connection, and that you are making QSOs using one station callsign from one operating location. They also assume that every QSO records the Station Callsign you used over the air when making that QSO.

  1. Open the Main window and select the QSL tab

  2. Click the QSL Config button; the DXKeeper QSL Configuration window will appear

  3. In the DXKeeper QSL Configuration window, select the LotW tab

    1. click the Update button to display DXKeeper's LotW Account window

      1. set the Username textbox to the Web Account Username specified on the email message you received when you accepted your initial certificate

      2. set the Password to web account textbox to the Web Account Password specified on the email message you received when you accepted your initial certificate

      3. click the OK button

    2. if you want DXKeeper to automatically upload a QSO to LoTW when you log it via the Capture window, check the Upload each QSO logged via the Capture window to LoTW box

    3. check the Initialize LotW Sent to 'R' for each logged or imported QSO box

    4. check the Consider LoTW confirmations in outgoing card/label QSL? 'please/thanks' decisions box

    5. uncheck the Permit uploading of QSOs already uploaded to LoTW box

    6. uncheck the PC has no internet connection (prompt operator to upload/download on another PC) box

    7. set the Maximum age of most recent LoTW upload to be considered "active" (months) box to 6

    8. set the Limit Add and Sync operations to this operator callsign box to your operator callsign

    9. check the Report unmatched QSOs and QSLs as errors box

    10. uncheck the Exclude operator callsign when matching downloaded QSOs & QSLs to logged QSOs box

    11. in the Handling of LotW QSL detail inconsistencies panel, select Display a dialog box and let operator choose

    12. in the TQSL panel,

      1. set the TQSL.exe pathname pathname to the location where you installed TQSL ; if you don't remember when you installed TQSL,

        • if there's an icon for TQSL on your Windows Desktop,
          1. right-click the icon and select Properties from the menu

          2. in the TQSL Properties window, select the Shortcut tab

          3. the pathname to TQSL.exe will be shown in the Target box.

        • otherwise, direct Windows Explorer to search your hard drive(s) for the file TQSL.exe

      2. select the Station Location from which you are operating

      3. if the Station Callsign box is set to [None], replace [None] with the Station Callsign you used to make QSOs (the callsign you used over the air when making those QSOs)

If the assumptions above are incorrect, see


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