12829Re: [ARRL-LOTW] How to do it...
- Oct 2, 2011At 10:54 AM 10/2/2011, Tom Horton wrote:
>Yes, depending on what tools you have on your system and how much work
>Don't ask why...obviously I screwed something up again...seems to
>happen more often these days.
>Is there any way to convert a .tq8 file back to an .adi file?
>It seems that I need to rebuild a log...ugh.
it's worth to you.
The .tq8 file is a GZIP compressed file (not the same as a zip file).
You can convert it to a text file using various means.
For example, copy it to "callsign.adif.gz" - you can now open it with
WinZIP, which will give you a plain ADIF file. Or, you can copy it to a
UNIX system and use 'gunzip' to uncompress it. Or, you can install a
version of gunzip for windows - see
<http://www.gzip.org/>http://www.gzip.org/ for pointers to programs to
Once you're done, what you get will be a file that's not exactly an
ADIF file so it'll take some editing.
It's probably easier to import that tq8 into LoTW, then ask LoTW for a
real ADIF log extract. Note that TrustedQSL doesn't include all of the
data from your ADIF export when it signs a log - callsign, mode, time,
band, grid, etc. will be there, but that's about it.
(Essentially, everything you can get back from the LoTW site.)
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