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Configuring LoTW for use with WPX Awards

CQ WPX rule 1.C states:

All QSOs must be made from the same country.

In accordance with this rule, LoTW maintains a WPX Record for each DXCC entity from which you've operated and submitted a WPX application for QSOs made from that DXCC entity.

To configure LoTW for use with WPX Awards, you must take the following two actions for each entity from which you have operated

  • merge LoTW WPX Award Accounts for callsigns from that entity
  • link the LoTW WPX Award Account for a entity to your WPX Record for that entity

Merging LoTW WPX Award Accounts Having the Same Entity

The first confirmation of a QSO that you digitally sign with a Callsign Certificate and submit to LoTW automatically creates an LoTW WPX Award Account for that Certificate's callsign and entity.

If you've operated in a entity using more than one station callsign, additional LoTW WPX Award Accounts are automatically created as QSOs submitted with each additional Callsign Certificate are confirmed via LoTW. Since confirmations of QSOs made with different station callsigns from the same entity all count towards your WPX award progress from that entity, you should merge these LoTW WPX Award Accounts together. Do not merge Club callsigns or callsigns for which your are the trustee, as QSOs made with such callsigns do not count toward your WPX award progress. Note that merging LoTW WPX Award Accounts is irreversable; if you have any questions or concerns, request help via lotw-help@arrl.org before proceeding.

1. Log in to your LoTW Account
   
2. Click the Award tab in the in the center of the page near the top; LoTW displays the Logbook Awards page, which provides access to your DXCC, VUCC, WAS, WAZ, and WPX Award Accounts.
  • open the selector immediately above the Select CQ WPX Award Account button by clicking the V symbol on its right edge
  • click the selector's entry for the desired account
  • click the Select CQ WPX Award Account button
In this example, the selector contains only one account:
 
   
3. LotW displays Account Status for the selected LoTW WPX Award Account. Since there is only one WPX Award Account in this first example, no merge operation is necessary; this WPX Award Account can be linked to your WPX Record.
 
   
   
1. In this second example, opening the selector immediately above the Select CQ WPX Award Account button displays 9 LoTW WPX Award Accounts. Note the two accounts associated with SAINT KITTS & NEVIS, highlighted in red in the screen shot below. Since these are both personal Accounts, they should be merged into a single Account.
 
   
2. Selecting the first of these accounts and clicking the Select WPX Award Account button displays Account Status for the selected account. To merge the two accounts, click the Modify Account button in the Award Account Menu.
 
   
3. Clicking the Modify Account button displays the Modify Account page, which enables you to
  • specify the Account Name  (note below that this is initialized to the name of the selected Account)
  • indicate whether this Account should appear in the selector immediately above the Select CQ WPX Award Account button when you select the Award tab
  • Select WPX Award Accounts to be merged with this account, highlighted in red in the screen shot below
 
   
4. In the screen shot below, clicking the Submit Modification button at the bottom will
  • merge the two Accounts into a single LotW WPX Award Account named SAINT KITTS & NEVIS
  • make this Account appear in the selector immediately above the Select WPX Award Account button when you select the Award tab
 
   
5. The results of the merge operation will be conveyed via a message from LoTW. Click the red-highlighted hyperlink shown at the top of the screen shot below to view messages:
   
 
  To delete a message, check the the box highlighted in the above screen shot, and click the Delete checked messages button.
   
  Repeat steps 1-5 in the second example above to merge LoTW WPX Award Accounts for each entity from which you've operated and hold more than one such Account.

Linking the LoTW WPX Award Account for a Entity to Your WPX Record for that Entity

Whether you had only one LoTW WPX Award Account for a entity, or merged several into a single LoTW WPX Award Account for that entity, link that Account to your WPX Record for that entity so that WPX Award Credits granted to LoTW confirmations can be automatically applied to that WPX Record.

1. Log in to your LoTW Account
   
2. Click the Award tab, and on the the Logbook Awards page, select the WPX Award Account that you wish to link to the WPX Record for that entity.
In the example below AA6YQ is about to click the Award Account Menu's Link Account button, which will initiate a request that his KC6IGZ and N6YBG WPX Award Accounts be linked to his WPX Record for the United States of America. Note that this WPX Award Account is the result of a previous merge operation:
 
   
3. Clicking the Link Account button will display the Request an Update of Logbook WPX Account page; specify the callsign and name you wish to appear on WPX awards, and click the Request WPX Account Upgrade button:
 
   
4. Clicking the Clicking the Request WPX Account button will submit a request to the CQ WPX Award Manager to link the specified WPX Award Account to your WPX Record:
 
   
5. The results of the link operation will be conveyed via a message from LoTW. Click the red-highlighted hyperlink shown at the top of the screen shot below to view messages:
 
  To delete a message, check the the box highlighted in the above screen shot, and click the Delete checked messages button.
   
  Repeat steps 1-5 above to link each LoTW WPX Award Account associated with a entity from which you've operated to your WPX Record for that entity.