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TQSL Station Locations: an Example

This example illustrates an operator with two Station Locations: one for his home QTH, and one for a holiday operation in another DXCC entity. Dave K1ZZ would be issued a Callsign Certificate for K1ZZ, and would define the following Station Location for his home QTH in Coventry, CT:

  • a Callsign Certificate: K1ZZ
  • a DXCC entity: Continental US
  • a State: CT
  • a County: Tolland
  • a Grid Square: FN31tt
  • a CQ zone: 5
  • an ITU zone: 8

Dave might name this Station Location K1ZZ-Coventry, incorporating both the callsign and the operating location for easy recall.

If Dave were to operate occasionally from the US Virgin Islands, he would obtain a Callsign Certificate for KP2/K1ZZ specifying the US Virgin Islands as its DXCC entity, and then define a second Station Location for a QTH in the town of Cruz Bay on the island of St. John:

  • a Callsign Certificate: KP2/K1ZZ
  • a DXCC entity: US Virgin Islands
  • a Grid Square: FK78oh
  • a CQ zone: 8
  • an ITU zone: 11
  • an IOTA Reference Number: NA-106

This Station Location might be named KP2/K1ZZ-CruzBay, again incorporating both the callsign and operating location.

When using TQSL to digitally sign a file of QSOs made from his home in Coventry, CT, Dave would select his K1ZZ-Coventry Station Location. When using TQSL to digitally sign a file of QSOs made from Cruz Bay, Dave would select his KP2/K1ZZ-CruzBay Station Location. TQSL would use this information to digitally sign the file and optionally upload it to LoTW.