QRZ Announces Secondary Callsign and LoTW Support

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  1. N6JRZ

    N6JRZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I can not find Step 5 any where on the log book section. I do not have an Admin button on my log book. Any idears where I can access that section so I can get my log book set up? I would really like to start uploading to LOTW again. Tnx in advanced
    Last edited: May 18, 2014
  2. W5LMM

    W5LMM Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

  3. N0AMT

    N0AMT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well! I just realized there is a critical step missing in the instruction guide. Before Step 5, click on "SETTINGS" -- Nobody has Admin but a few of the QRZ Staff.. I should have caught that to avoid confusion. :)
  4. G3SQU

    G3SQU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have created two secondary callsigns but find I am unable to enter any QSO data. The links from the Details allow me to link between all 3 of the Biography and Details pages OK. However, although I can select the secondary callsigns from the drop-down menu on the logbook page, I cannot select their logbooks - everything I try reverts me back to the Main callsign logbook. I have tried to input an ADIF file with the secondary callsign but that also added the QSOs to Main logbook and did not assign the secondary callsign to the QSO. By going through a friends QRZ account and trying to add a QSO that way I discovered that the secondary callsign has valid date range that is over a year old, so perhaps that is the reason. But how did that date range get set and how can I change it? Also, if I want to start again with my secondary callsigns, how do I delete an existing secondary callsign?
    73 Chris G3SQU
  5. N6JRZ

    N6JRZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I did that. It seems one must still have a subscription of some kind in order to utilize uploading to LOTW. I click setup on the LOTW Access and get a pop up window telling me:
    An active Subscription with the XML option is required to export your logbook data, or access LoTW directly.

    To subscribe, please visit the QRZ Subscription Center

    Either I am missing a step some where or nothing has really changed. I can not afford a sub any time soon. Can you please elaborate on this? Do folks still need to have a sub in order to utilize LOTW support? If so then despite the valiant effort of Fred and the staff, those of us living on SSDI and limited incomes can not use the feature. :(
  6. KD0CAC

    KD0CAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I may have to give log-book-of-world another try ;)
    Thanks Fred
  7. PT2EBR

    PT2EBR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Amazing changes! QRZ is just getting better day by day... One suggestion, if I may, is to display the number of past QSOs you made with a station right when perform a callsign search. Nowadays, this information is only displayed when you click to register a new QSO. 73!
  8. N0AMT

    N0AMT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just trying to be sure that I understand correctly, are you talking about when you click the logbook tab on one of the secondary callsigns biography and you see two quotes: ""?

    Adding secondary callsign biographies does not automatically create secondary callsign logbooks. You do that by selecting "New Logbook..." from the logbook dropdown menu next to the "Add QSO" button in Logbook.
  9. N0AMT

    N0AMT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Joe,

    LoTW integration with QRZ Logbook is a feature available to subscribers. See this snip from Fred's announcement message.

    Off topic: I am envious of your station!
  10. G3SQU

    G3SQU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ah that's it: I had selected the secondary call from the drop down menu imagining that meant I was selecting a call book. So the drop down menu was giving me the available callsigns, but actually was inviting me to select "New Callbook" and then key in, rather than select, the appropriate secondary callsign in the callbook creation page, after clicking on the "Add QSO" button. Got it! Thanks.
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