K1MU's LoTW Page

Logbook of the World

This web page is used to distribute unofficial versions of the TrustedQSL software. Please see the ARRL®'s Logbook of the World site for a pointer to official software.

The Logbook query page at https://www.rickmurphy.net/lotwquery.html can be used to query your QSOs and QSLs, with the ability to select by a number of criteria.


TQSL-2.5.6
The following links are pointers to TrustedQSL (TQSL) V2.5.6, which is the current version of TQSL.
Release Notes TrustedQSL-2-5-6-release.pdf
For Windows (2000 or later)   tqsl-2.5.6.msi
For Mac OS X tqsl-2.5.6.pkg  64-bit x64/i386
tqsl-legacy-2.5.6.pkg  32-bit i386/ppc
For Linux tqsl-2.5.6.tar.gz
TQSL 2.5.. includes updated built-in documentation.
"Using LoTW" has also been updated for TQSL 2.5.6. The help is available via https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help.
Please report errors, omissions, or ambiguities in the documentation just as you would report defects in TQSL's usability or functionality.

The following table lists the various types of files used by the TrustedQSL software and what they are used for.

File Type Usage
tq5             Certificate request. Generated by TQSLcert (TQSL for 2.0 or later) and uploaded to the LoTW site.
tq6 Signed certificate. Created by LoTW in response to a user.s tq5 request, loaded into TQSLcert (TQSL for 2.0 or later).
tq7 An uncompressed signed log extract. Loaded into LoTW which processes the log and adds the QSOs to your list.
tq8 A compressed signed log extract. Loaded into LoTW which processes the log and adds the QSOs to your list. Created by TQSL.
p12 A saved user callsign certificate with the associated private key. Can be used to recover from a lost certificate, hard drive failure, or to move TrustedQSL to another computer. Created and loaded by TQSLcert (TQSL for 2.0 and later).
tbk A TQSL backup file. Contains a backup of the user's Callsign Certificates, Station Locations, preferences, and upload details. This can be used to move all of the TQSL information from one computer to another. Created and loaded by TQSL (2.0 or later).

The following table lists the fields from your ADIF file that TQSL processes for upload. Any other fields from your log are ignored by TQSL and cannot be retrieved from the LoTW system.

ADIF Field Description Presence
BANDBand where you transmitted
BAND_RXYour receive bandOptional
CALLCallsign of the station worked
FREQFrequency of the QSOOptional
FREQ_RXYour receive frequencyOptional
MODEQSO mode or mode group (PHONE, CW, etc.)
PROP_MODE  Propagation modeSet to SAT in Satellite QSOs, otherwise, optional.
QSO_DATEUTC Date of the QSO
TIME_ONStart time of the QSO
SAT_NAMEName of the satellite usedIf and only if PROP_MODE is SAT

The following table lists the fields from your station location that TQSL processes for upload. Any other fields from your log are ignored by TQSL and cannot be retrieved from the LoTW system.

Field Description
AU_STATEAustralian State
CA_PROVINCECanadian Province
CA_US_PARKNPOTA Entities in Canada
CN_PROVINCEChinese Province
CQZCQ Zone
DXCCDXCC Entity
DX_US_PARKNPOTA Entities outside US/Canada
FI_KUNTAFinland Kuntas
GRIDSQUAREMaidenhead Grid Square
IOTAIslands On the Air Entity
ITUZITU Zone
RU_OBLASTRussian Oblast
US_COUNTYUS County name
US_PARKNPOTA Entity
US_STATEUS State
MY_CNTYUsed to verify the County (Secondary Administrative Subdivision) of the operator against the Station Location.
MY_COUNTRYUsed to verify the DXCC Entity of the operator against the Station Location.
MY_CQ_ZONEUsed to verify the CQ Zone of the operator against the Station Location.
MY_CQ_ZONEUsed to verify the CQ Zone of the operator against the Station Location.
MY_GRIDSQUAREUsed to verify the gridsquare of the operator against the Station Location.
MY_IOTAUsed to verify the IOTA identifier of the operator against the Station Location.
MY_ITU_ZONEUsed to verify the ITU Zone of the operator against the Station Location.
MY_STATEUsed to verify the State (Primary Administrative Subdivision) of the operator against the Station Location.
MY_VUCC_GRIDSUsed to provide a grid corner or edge of the operator to verify against the Station Location.

  TQSL Info as contained in ADIF 3.1 spec
Field Req/Opt Field Name Data Type Enumeration Description
CALL Req CALL String N/A the contacted station's Callsign
BAND Opt1 BAND Enumeration Band QSO Band
MODE Req MODE Enumeration Mode QSO Mode
SUBMODE Opt SUBMODE String Submode QSO Submode - use enumeration values for interoperability
QSO_DATE Req QSO_DATE Date N/A date on which QSO started
TIME_ON Req TIME_ON Time N/A HHMM or HHMMSS in UTC
FREQ Opt1 FREQ Number N/A QSO frequency in Megahertz
FREQ_RX Opt FREQ_RX Number N/A in a split frequency QSO, the logging station's receiving frequency in Megahertz
BAND_RX Opt BAND_RX Enumeration Band  
SAT_NAME Opt SAT_NAME String   name of satellite
PROP_MODE Opt2 PROP_MODE Enumeration Propagation Mode QSO propagation mode
MY_CNTY Opt MY_CNTY Enumeration (Secondary Administrative Subdivision, function of MY_DXCC field's value) the logging station's Secondary Administrative Subdivision (e.g. US county, JA Gun), in the specified format
MY_COUNTRY Opt MY_COUNTRY String Country the logging station's DXCC entity name
MY_CQ_ZONE  Opt MY_CQ_ZONE PositiveInteger   the logging station's CQ Zone in the range 1 to 40 (inclusive)
MY_DXCC Opt MY_DXCC Enumeration DXCC Entity Code the logging station's DXCC Entity Code 3
MY_GRIDSQUARE Opt MY_GRIDSQUARE GridSquare   the logging station's 2-character, 4-character, 6-character, or 8-character Maidenhead Grid Square
MY_IOTA Opt MY_IOTA IOTARefNo N/A  
MY_ITU_ZONE Opt MY_ITU_ZONE PositiveInteger N/A the logging station's ITU zone in the range 1 to 90 (inclusive)
MY_STATE Opt MY_STATE Enumeration (Primary Administrative Subdivision, function of MY_DXCC field's value) the code for the logging station's Primary Administrative Subdivision (e.g. US State, JA Island, VE Province)
MY_VUCC_GRIDS Opt MY_VUCC_GRIDS GridSquareList N/A two or four adjacent Maidenhead grid locators, each four characters long, representing the logging station's grid squares that the contacted station may claim for the ARRL VUCC award program.  E.g. EN98,FM08,EM97,FM07
OPERATOR Opt OPERATOR String N/A the logging operator's callsign 4
STATION_CALLSIGN Opt STATION_CALLSIGN String N/A the logging station's callsign (the callsign used over the air) 5
OWNER_CALLSIGN Opt OWNER_CALLSIGN String N/A the callsign of the owner of the station used to log the contact (the callsign of the OPERATOR's host)
Notes:
1 Either BAND or FREQ must be provided. If only FREQ is provided, the band is inferred. If both are provided, the BAND is used.
2 If SAT_NAME is provided, PROP_MODE must be set to SAT.
3 <MY_DXCC:1>0 means that the logging station is known not to be within a DXCC entity.
4 if OWNER_CALLSIGN is absent, STATION_CALLSIGN shall be treated as both the logging station's callsign and the callsign of the owner of the station
5 if STATION_CALLSIGN is absent, OPERATOR shall be treated as both the logging station's callsign and the logging operator's callsign
6 if OWNER_CALLSIGN is absent, STATION_CALLSIGN shall be treated as both the logging station's callsign and the callsign of the owner of the station

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This page was last modified on Tuesday November 17, 2020.
My e-mail address is k1mu at arrl -dot- net.