How does the LOTW option in QRZ work?

Discussion in 'Logbook User Forum' started by KD0ZV, Nov 10, 2017.

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  1. W1DQ

    W1DQ Logbook Administrator Volunteer Moderator Volunteer DX Helper Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Periodically create an ADIF (www.adif.org) back-up file of your logbook as follows:
    Open your logbook
    Click on SETTINGS then Export

    There is no QRZ print utility only this electronic file download that should be regularly updated and stored on backup media.
    An ADIF file is a text file with the .ADI extension that is arranged according to ADIF protocol. It is recognized by most electronic logbooks.

    There might be ADIF to Excel conversion software that might assist; search the Internet.
     
  2. WY5R

    WY5R Ham Member QRZ Page

    The problem I'm running into is that I already have QRZ connected to LoTW, but I don't get any sort of result when I click the "Download from LoTW" button from the settings page. I've already made sure that it's set up for the correct call sign as well. I followed all the steps in the LoTW Download Guide (http://files.qrz.com/static/qrz/lotw_download_guide.pdf) and I've even waited a few hours, but have seen no change. Any ideas on what I could be doing wrong?
     
  3. W1DQ

    W1DQ Logbook Administrator Volunteer Moderator Volunteer DX Helper Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Re-setup LoTW Access per here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.qrz.com/static/qrz/lotw_cert_guide.pdf

    If still failing contact: https://ssl.qrz.com/support
     
  4. WY5R

    WY5R Ham Member QRZ Page

    Greatly appreciate your help, W1DQ. Here's what ended up working:

    I re-setup my LoTW Access using this doc: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.qrz.com/static/qrz/lotw_cert_guide.pdf, but what I did differently was add a password to the certificate file. The password that I associated with the certificate file was my LoTW password. Once the setup process was complete, I clicked the "Download from LoTW" and typed in that same password that I had associated with the certificate file and BOOM 50 new confirmed QSOs.
     

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