LoTW For ClubsCreate a Logbook of The World account for your club.
LoTW For Your Club
Your club can use Logbook of The World to upload QSOs and manage awards. It is important that the club account is kept separate from your personal account. By requesting an unsigned certificate for the club call, the club will have a unique account username and password. This account can be maintained by anyone designated by the club oficers. Should the trustee of the account change, management of the account can also be transfered.
The procedure below assumes that you have downloaded the Trusted QSL software and you have two desktop icons – TQSL and TQSL CERT.
All certificates are managed in your TQSL CERT program. It is not necessary to install separate software for club calls or other calls that you manage.
1. Open TQSL CERT
2. If there are any existing lines with the club call sign please delete them. (Highlight the call sign line then select CERTIFICATE – DELETE or right click on the line and select DELETE.)
3. In the menu bar select FILE - NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST
4. Request a new UNSIGNED certificate for your club’s primary call. If the club has more that one call, only one can be the primary call.
Important information about the club certificate:
QSO Begin Date
- Be sure to use the correct BEGIN Date when this call was issued to the club. If you are not certain about this date then use the date of the earliest entry in your log when you operated with this call sign.
- DO NOT use the default date of 1945-11-01. Using the default date could cause you to upload QSOs that do not belong to this call when you used it.
QSO End Date
- Enter the ending date when you retired this callsign. If you are not certain about this date then use the date of the last entry in your log when you operated with this call sign.
- If the call is still current then leave the end date open. Do not fill anything in the box.
Name and Address
- Enter the name and address of the club. Do not use your name or the name of the trustee,
- The name and address must match the information in the FCC data base or the request will be automatically rejected.
- Passwords are optional. Unless you use a shared public computer there really is no reason to password protect your private key.
- If you choose to use a password be sure you record it. We cannot assist with lost or forgotten passwords for your private key.
5. On the last window you will be asked to SIGN or UNSIGNED the certificate request. Because this is a PRIMARY CALLSIGN the request will be UNSIGNED.
Make sure the UNSIGNED BUTTON IS CHECKED
6. Save the TQ5 file to your folder.
7. Upload the TQ5 file that you saved to https://p1k.arrl.org/lotw/upload
8. Stand by for your Postcard. Your postcard will be mailed to the address listed in the FCC data base.
Once you have the gold ribbon certificate installed for your club’s primary call you will then be able to request SIGNED certificates for other calls or special calls the club may have used.