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Viewing Your LoTW WPX Account and Applying for WPX Award Credit

This topic assumes that you've already linked your LoTW WPX Award Account to your WPX record, and explains how to

Notes:

  1. LoTW cannot be used to confirm mixed-mode QSOs. Confirmation of such QSOs must be accomplished with QSL cards.
  2. You can view confirmed QSOs with their WPX Award status

 

Viewing an LoTW WPX Award Account's Status

1. Log in to your LoTW Account
   
2. Click theAward tab, and in the Your LoTW ARRL WPX Accounts section on the left side of the Logbook Awards page, select the WPX Award Account whose status you wish to view:
LoTW will display the Account Status page:
   
 
 
  • The heading, highlight A in the screen shot above, identifies the WPX Award Account whose status is being displayed.
  • The account information, highlight B in the screen shot above, identifies the Station Callsigns whose LoTW confirmations are included in this WPX Award Account
  • The Account Status table, highlight C in the screen shot above, displays one row for each award in the WPX family. In this table,
    • The WPX Award column specifies the award name, whose hyperlink displays credit for this award.
    • The New LoTW QSLs column shows the number of LoTW confirmations that you could apply for new credit for the row's award.
    • The LoTW QSLs in Process column shows the number of LoTW confirmations that you've included in an application for award credit but have not yet been granted that credit.
    • The WPX Credits Awarded column shows the the award credits already granted for the row's award.
    • The Total column is the sum of the New LoTW QSLs, LoTW QSLs in Process, and WPX Credits Awarded columns.

Viewing Award Credits in your WPX Record

You can view WPX Award Credits granted to QSOs confirmed by LoTW confirmations. If you send email to WPX award manager Steve Bolia N8BJQ asking that your complete CQ WPX Record be uploaded to LoTW, you'll also be able to view WPX Award Credits granted to QSOs confirmed by QSL card.

To view your WPX Award Credits,

1.   Log in to your LoTW Account  
       
2.   Click the Award tab, and in the Your LoTW ARRL WPX Accounts section on the left side of theLogbook Awards page, select the WPX Award Account whose status you wish to view:
LoTW will display the Account Status page; in the Award Account Menu on the left, click the Account Credits button, and LoTW will display the Account Credits page:
 
     
       
   
  • The heading, highlight A in the screen shot above, identifies the WPX Award Account whose status is being displayed.
  • Highlight B in the screenshot above identifies this as the Accounts Credits page
  • The Award Selector, highlight C in the screen shot above, lets you display a list of WPX awards by clicking the V symbol at its right edge, and then clicking the entry for the desired award 
  • The Select WPX Award to View button, highlight D in the screen shot above, displays WPX Credits for the award chosen in the Award Selector for the WPX Record linked to the selected WPX Award Account
  • The View selector, highlight E in the screen shot above, determines how WPX Award Credits are displayed:
    • Pending credits: lists WPX entities with which you have QSOs confirmed via LoTW that would advance your progress towards the selected award, but to which WPX Award Credit has not yet been granted (either because the confirmation has not been included in an application, or has been included in an application that has not yet been processed and approved)
    • All credits: lists WPX entities with which you have Pending credits for the selected award, and WPX entities with which you have WPX Credit granted for the selected award (based on LoTW or QSL card confirmations)
    • All entities: lists WPX entities with which you have Pending credits for the selected award, WPX entities with which you have WPX Credit granted for the selected award (based on LoTW or QSL card confirmations), and WPX entities with which you have no WPX Credit granted for the selected award 
 
    The screen shot below shows Pending credits for the WPX 10m Award, sorted in entity name order:  
       
     
       
    For each entity on the list, the hyperlinked callsign of your confirmed QSO is displayed. Traversing the hyperlink displays the details of the confirmed QSO:  
       
     
       

 

Applying for WPX Award Credit

The process of appying for WPX Award Credit is accomplished in two stages:

  1. optionally adjust LoTW's selection of confirmed QSOs that are candidates for inclusion in a future WPX application 
  2. submit an application that includes confirmed QSOs for the WPX awards you are pursuing
Fees
  • The fee for LoTW services is $.12 for each confirmation submitted for WPX Award Credit.
  • CQ requires an application fee for your award, and payment for plaques, pins, postage, etc. See the CQ WPX web pages for details.

Viewing and Selecting Candidate QSOs

To view QSOs confirmed via LoTW that are currently selected candidates for inclusion in a future WPX application and (if desired) modify those selections, follow these instructions.

Submitting an Application

1. Log in to your LoTW Account
   
2. Click the Award tab, and in the Your LoTW ARRL WPX Accounts section on the left side of the Logbook Awards page, select the WPX Award Account for which you intend to submit an application:
LoTW will display the Account Status page; in the Award Account Menu on the left, click the Application button, and LoTW will display the WPX Award Application -- Part 1 page:
   
 
   
3. The page shown in the screen shot above displays a table with with one row for each QSO confirmed via LoTW that would if submitted advance your WPX Award progress and one column for each WPX award; use your web browser's horizontal and vertical scroll bars to view the entire table:
  • The Prefix column identifies the confirmed QSO's WPX prefix
  • The QSO coumn identifies the confirmed QSO's Callsign; each callsign is hyperlinked to a page showing the QSO's details.  
  • The third column provides a box that if checked means "submit this row's QSO"
    • clicking the Check all hyperlink in the column's caption will check the box in every row
    • clicking the Clear all hyperlink in the column's caption will check the box in every ro 
  • The Awards columns contain an X for each WPX Award for which credit will be granted if the row's QSO is submitted
   
4.  In this sample application, we'll submit confirmations needed for the WPX Mixed award by clicking the clicking the WPX Mixed hyperlink:
   
 
   
5. Scrolling to the bottom of the web page and clicking the Update and save selections button will record your selections, allowing you to return to this step of the application process later if desired. Clicking the Continue -> button at the bottom of the page displays the WPX Award Application -- Part 2 page:
   
 
   
6. In the Apply For column, check the box for the WPX Mixed award:
   
 
  This example illustrates an application for one WPX award; if desired, additional awards could be selected in steps 4, 5, and 6 above.
   
7. Click the Continue -> button at the bottom of the page to display the WPX Award Application -- Part 3 page:
   
 
   
8. To proceed, fill in any information missing from the above page's textboxes:
  • the Callsign for this WPX record
  • your name as you want it to appear on any award certificates issued as a result of this application
  • the address to which such award certificates should be sent
  • your email address

Proceed by clicking the Continue -> button to display the WPX Award Application -- Part 4 page:

   
 
   
9. The fee for LoTW services is $.12 for each confirmation submitted for WPX Award Credit. Specify your payment details, and click the Continue button at the bottom of the page; LoTW will display a summary of your application.

CQ requires an application fee for your award, and payment for plaques, pins, postage, etc. Please visit the CQ WPX web pages for details and complete information about CQ WPX awards. Please direct any questions to WPX award manager Steve Bolia, N8BJQ.

 

Viewing Your Application History

1. Log in to your LoTW Account
   
2. Click the Award tab, and in the Your LoTW ARRL WPX Accounts section on the left side of theLogbook Awards page, select the WPX Award Account whose status you wish to view:
LoTW will display the Account Status page; in the Award Account Menu on the left, click the Application History button, and LoTW will display the Applications page:
   
 
   
 

Clicking on a hyperlinked Date/Time in the table in the above screen shot will display the details of that application.

The # Paper QSLs Accepted and Reason columns are not used.