Re: March 12 update
- It will be important for this information to be included in
downloaded QSOs so that logging applications can appropriately
present it to users. I suggest that a confirmed QSO validated by the
ARRL be indicated in a downloaded QSL by a QSL_RCVD status of 'V'. A
QSO that doesn't "count" should be indicated by a QSL_RCVD status
Looking ahead one step further, it would be useful to define an
electronic submission form by which users (or their logging
applications) can "submit" QSOs for award credit. A set of ADIF
records preceeded by an appropriately-tagged header seems like a
simple, consistent way to accomplish this.
--- In ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com, "Patton, David NN1N" <nt1n@a...>
> Hello allto go a little farther than planned for the inital Awards activity
> Thanks for patiently waiting for news on the Awards Section of LoTW.
> I am happy to report that progress is being made. We have decided
>automatically show you the confirmations for each country on each
> When we turn the DXCC support on, not only will it be able to
band that you have in the system, it will also be able to show you
your entire universe of DXCC records as maintained in the DXCC
program--incorporated into LoTW.
>merged into LoTW--we will not be doing this automatically. These
> Each user will have to request that their associated DX records be
requests will be made via the Usersite. After this is done, you will
be able to tell LoTW which of your calls you want under a single
DXCC. E.g., I want my old call's confirmations (NT1N) to be combined
with those for NN1N. Under DXCC rules all QSOs made from the same
entity, by the same operator who has had other calls, may be
combined. Club callsigns in the US cannot be combined in with
primary calls for DXCC.
>rules-- where possible.
> The system will check to make sure that combined calls fit the
>function, but I can tell you that I have seen it, and it is GOOD! :-
> I am not able to assign a date to when we will activate this
) Our small shop is juggling multiple tasks, so please bear with
us. We are going to attack each award one by one and eventually we
will have enough built that adding support for each award will get
easier and easier.
>disappeared from the Usersite. That was done to make room for the
> Some of you have noticed that the column reporting Date of QSL has
Awards displays. The data is still available for each QSO, but just
not displayed en masse. If we can find a way to easily put that back
we will, but for the most part it is irrelevant.
>certificates was worth it. But, over the last week the number of "I
> The effort to notify everyone about the importance of back-up
lost my hard drive" and "somehow upgrading my OS crashed my system"
issues have become commonplace again. If you haven't backed-up your
certificates, please do so.
> 73, Dave, NN1N