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ARRL paper records to LOTW

Feb 20th 2012, 02:47


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Was/is there any effort made to move paper records in the ARRL files to LOTW? I have a form from ARRL carrying the date of April 22, 1960 showing the callsigns that were accepted for my DXCC. It appears that 102 cards were accepted on that date and on July 10, 1961 another group of cards were accepted bringing the total to 109.

There is also a note that says, "#4997," and that may be the DXCC award number. There are an additional five call signs in the Deleted Countries category.

Do I still have the cards? You, of course, jest since all my information was at headquarters...and I have survived TWO floods in the past 60 years of hamming.

Back to the question: Were paper records transferred? Can it be done?
Mar 16th 2012, 18:32


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Yes, we can/will/have entered old records into the DXCC system. The only problems with this is that the old paper records only record the call sign. We don't know the bands (in Mixed/CW/PH awards) and we don't know the modes or bands on the Mixed award records.

So, if you want band or mode (phone only because the CW award QSO start dates are in 1975 forward) credit from 1960 we need to see the cards again.

In your LoTW Awards account, go to DXCC, and request that your old DXCC record be "linked" to LoTW. If we can find the record, we will type it in. Make sure to give us the call you had when you achieved a DXCC, that will help. Questions to

Dave, NN1N
Feb 23rd, 14:12


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I got a CW and mixed DXCC many years ago when the band was not recorded by ARRL. All cards submitted were 40m CW. According to the DXCC desk I can have these added to LoTW with band credit by having them verified by a card checker.

There are two things I would like to know:

1. My early submissions included a few ARRL contest QSOs written on 3x5 index cards. At that time ARRL would check the DX stations log and give credit for the contact. My card checker says that is no longer done. My question is will it be done for my old original DXCC QSOs so I can get band credit?

2. Must I apply for an award to get these contacts (QSL and/or DX log) added to LoTW? The on line application list seems not to work unless applying for an award.


John, WoGN

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