QRZ to LOTW

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  1. WA0VLC

    WA0VLC Ham Member QRZ Page

    This has probably been asked a hundred times but how do I transfer all of my QRZ contacts over to LOTW? Do I first have to create an account with LOTW? I don't think I have ever done that.
    Bob WAØVLC
     
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  2. MI0NWA

    MI0NWA Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yeah you need a LoTW account then you can sync it with your QRZ account.
     
  3. WG7X

    WG7X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    First you do need to establish an account with LOTW: http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world

    It is fairly simple, but: and this is important, you need to read and follow the directions.

    Some folks think it is unnecessarily complex but that is because in the past folks gamed the system. This was way before computers and online logs. But because of past experiences with cheaters, the ARRL deliberately built a double-blind system that, while maybe not perfect, is pretty secure.

    Why someone would cheat on a QSL confirmation and award system that only offers ARRL rewards is a subject for another thread.
     
  4. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes. To have an LoTW acct YOU must create the account. That means waiting for the postcard via mail and all that. Have fun!
     
  5. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

  6. W1DQ

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

    • First, set up an LoTW account with ARRL
    • Obtain a QRZ subscription at the XML or higher level; this to activate exports to LoTW feature
    • Open your QRZ Logbook
    • Click on SETTINGS
    • Click on LoTW Access SET UP
    • Click on Help and follow instructions to enable access
    • Return to your logbook and click on SETTINGS
    • Click on Export and Send to LoTW
     
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  7. MI0GTA

    MI0GTA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    1/create LoTW account and PASSWORD, keep password safe you'll need it
    2/ in your QRZ logbook click on settings
    3/click EXPORT tab, this will create an ADIF file that will go to your email address, make sure email address on LoTW is same as QRZ
    4/open email and click the link from QRZ
    5/clicking QRZ link will as do you want to save or run, click save
    6/click save will open another window
    7/in new window from the dropdown list click SAVE AS
    8/clicking save as choose what you want to call the file, I tag it as LOG1 or LOG2 and so on
    9/log will be save on your pc.

    When you have TQSL short cut saved to pc click that and wait for it to open
    when it opens click the file tab and follow on from there.
    DON'T TYPE IN A DATE OR A PASSWORD IF PROMPED but you can put a password in if you want BUT NO DATE.
    LoTW will take over the upload of the file and will determine any invalid callsigns like 1B1AB, if it does this click ignore and let it run on.
    once finished fo to LoTW account, sign in and look for YOUR QSO tab or YOUR QSL tab, click these and it will tell you if you have a matching upload from stations worked..

    Very easy once you get used to how it works...

    Good luck
    73
     
  8. N2IPH

    N2IPH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    After getting LoTW and QRZ set up as above this has worked near flawlessly for me for almost two years now. I say near because there have been on a couple occasions glitches in the uploads being accepted by LoTW. Was on the receiving end not QRZ where the problem occurred. It is very easy, no file downloads/uploads required. Just click the button on your QRZ logbook settings page and you're done.
     

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