LoTW Detail Description


This section describes the LoTW functions in greater detail.

The LoTW Support Window

The LoTW support window contains 4 pages:

Processing Page

The Processing Page has three parts:

Buttons

Steps

LoTWQSOs_yyyymmdd[-n].adi (for QSOs downloaded with the QSOs since funtion)

LoTWQSLs_yyyymmdd[-n].adi (for QSLs downloaded with the QSLs since function)

[-n] is a sequence number added when you download more than one file a day.

This step is executed asynchronously, which means you can perform other functions in Swisslog during the download. However, it is strongly recommended that you do not perform other LoTW functions in parallel with the download process.

Important: If your Log contains Local Time you must check Log contains Local Time! Swisslog then calculates the UTC based on the time difference defined in the corresponding My-QTH entry. This calculation does not take into account daylight saving times!

LoTWstationname_yyyymmdd[-n].adi

[-n] is a sequence number added when you download more than one file a day.

This is a synchronous operation therefore, you can not perform any other Swisslog functions at the same time.

 

For each LoTW Station a separate TQ8 file is created. The files are stored in the LoTW directory, the filename has the following format:


LoTWstationname_yyyymmdd[-n].TQ8

[-n] is a sequence number added when you download more than one file a day.

In the step information window (lower-right side) you will see the exported files which will be signed.

You also see the number of QSOs to be imported per file and a progress indicator.

This is a synchronous operation therefore, you can not perform any other Swisslog functions at the same time.

In the step information window (lower-right side) you will see the exported files which will be uploaded.

This step is executed asynchronously, which means you can perform other functions in Swisslog during the upload. However, it is strongly recommended that you do not perform other LoTW functions in parallel with the uploading process.

 

In the step information window (lower-right side) you will see the uploaded files which will be processed.

You also see the number of QSOs to be imported per file and a progress indicator.

This is a synchronous operation therefore, you can not perform any other Swisslog functions at the same time.

Configuration Page

The Configuration Page is explained in detail in the section Preparation for LoTW

Files Page

The LoTW function generates a number of files which are stored in the LoTW directory. These files are not deleted automatically. The Files page displays an overview of the available files and provides you with functions to manipulate them.

List of Files

In the List of Files you will see all files currently managed by the LoTW function. There are two types of files the Export Files, which are the files with your QSOs that were uploaded to LoTW. And the Downloaded Files, which  are the files that were downloaded from LoTW containing the QSOs accepted by LoTW.

The files have a status associated with them the status reflects the processing of the file. The status indicators are explained below:

Functions

This function erases all files which are no longer needed because all processing steps were completed successfully. This is a function you will use regularly.

This function deletes the selected file use this function if you want to prevent the processing of a file or to delete files with a failed status.

This function allows you to add files for processing, or to change the status of a file which will reschedule the processing of a function. If you press this button, the following dialog window is displayed:

Error List Page

The Error List contains the error messages if an error occurred these messages are self-explanatory.

 

The messages you will probably encounter most are listed above:

If you get QSOs from LoTW you get the QSOs for all of your Callsigns and Locations. If you have separate logs, you have to import the downloaded file in each log. That means, that some QSOs will not be found (QSO not found) or if you never had a QSO with a station (Call not found).

Swisslog provides a button to Save the Error list to a file. The default file name is "LoTW synch errors.txt" and it's saved in the LoTW directory. You can save it with another name and another folder if you wish.


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Last modified: 14 jul. 2018