DXCC and LoTW
LoTW is a secure, central repository of logs from ham operators around the world. One of the main features is it will allow DXCC, WAS and VUCC program participants to claim credit without the need for having a QSL card in hand.
If, after reading the information and FAQ's on LoTW you still have unresolved questions, send an e-mail to: Lotwemail@example.com
Paper QSL cards may not be combined with LoTW applications anymore for the DXCC award program. (Hybrid application). The hybrid application process is still available for the WAS and VUCC programs. All QSLs, whether confirmed in LoTW or with paper QSL card are eligible for your DXCC award however the application processes are seperate. Effective April 2, 2012 the 3 methods of applying for DXCC are:
- Traditional Paper Card
- Online DXCC
- LogBook of The World (LoTW)
Each application is now separate from each other and when submitted an applicants totals will reflect either or all methods of submission. The fee schedule is also different for each method. See the current fee schedule for the fees for each submission method.
See www.arrl.org/dxcc-forms for more information
No. In order to receive LoTW credits you must go to LoTW and prepare an application yourself. In LoTW, you select the QSO(s) you want to apply for and make payment there.
Click Learn More below to access the instructions for making an LoTW-only DXCC application.
There are three things to check to verify that your Trusted QSL software is operating properly.
1. Do you have the most current version of Trusted QSL installed in your computer.
2. Do you have a valid certificate in the TQSL CERT program that matches the certificate in our system.
3. Do you have a station location in the TQSL program for your operating location.
With submissions that include LoTW, DXCC no longer sends a credit matrix (the large report with the columns and rows of countries and X's). This is because you can get this, live, and at no cost, directly from your LoTW account. (For hard copies there is a fee of $2.00 USA or $3.00 non-USA To get this report form LoTW follow these simple instructions:
Sign into LoTW
Select the 'Awards" link
Click 'Select DXCC Award account'
The first screen that appears are your totals from DXCC.
Under this box there is a link called "View Award Credit Matrix'
Click this link and your credit matrix will appear.
If your printer does not use a wide paper size you must click 'file' then 'print.'
Select the Landscape mode and this will allow the report to print across the page.
Special note: In order to access this report your DXCC and LoTW MUST be linked. If you do not see the 'View Award Credit Matrix' link it is most likely your account is not yet linked. To link your account follow these steps:
Sign into your LoTW account
On the left click 'Select DXCC Award Account'
On the left look for a link called 'Link Request'
Click this and answer the question(s) asked for callsign information
Submit the link
DXCC checks the link request page periodically throughout the working day (Monday through Friday and slightly less often on weekends and holidays) and will complete the link request. Once the link is completed you will have full read-only access to your DXCC account status, then you can click and get your credit matrix.
Note: DXCC will send you a copy of the Awards Credit Slip and any stickers you are entitled to by regular mail.
Since the numbers shown in LoTW are available one day after the application has been completed, you can begin checking LoTW for your new award status even before you receive anything by mail.