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 program participants (and eventually applicants for many other awards) to claim DXCC 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: Lotwfirstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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, from LoTW. To do this 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 block 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.
Note: DXCC will send you a copy of the Awards Credit Slip and any stickers you are entitled to by regular mail.
Hard copies of the credit matrix are available for an additional $3.
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.