For all LoTW and WAZ inquiries read this section
I am receiving a large number of inquiries about LoTW confirmations that were accepted by DXCC but are not being accepted by LoTW
for WAZ awards. I know of two reasons for this to occur. The first is the QSO date, all WAZ Awards
have a starting date and QSOs with dates prior to the starting date of the award being applied for will not be accepted by LoTW or by me. The second,
the CQ Zone cannot enter LoTW through DXCC applications because the CQ Zone number is not a entry on a DXCC application and
one or both of the QSO Partners either does do not enter or incorrectly enters the CQ Zone to their Station Location in TQSL. If this occurs
there will be a DXCC Match because DXCC does not require a CQ Zone match. On the other hand because both LoTW and CQ require an exact CQ Zone match there
will not be a QSL match for any WAZ Award. To verify this check the QSO or QSOs in LoTW using "Detailed QSO View" and if the CQ Zone is missing or incorrect
in either of the QSO Partners QSL information I can offer two possible solutions. You must either contact the QSO partner and ask that they correct
the CQ Zone information and upload your QSOs again or you must submit either a hybrid or all paper card WAZ application using
the QSO in question.
All Amateur Radio opeators may now use LoTW to track and apply for CQ WAZ Awards. For those who are not familiar
the CQ Award Program please visit the CQ Website. The menu links to the CQ Awards
are on the left side of the page. The WAZ rules page contains rules in several languages, application forms, and a current
listing of the five WAZ Awards that may be endorsed for additional zones. If you would like to receive a WAZ information
packet by email please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "WAZ info packet" as the subject line.
If you are looking for help in configuring your LoTW account for use with WAZ, or preparing WAZ applications
use the "LoTW-WAZ Info" tab on the menu bar. If you want to update your LoTW account using WAZ QSO credits that you
obtained by using paper cards or eQSL.cc please read and follow the instructions in The Updating Procedure
section of LoTW-WAZ info page. Any updates of your 160M, 6M, Satellite, EME, or 5 Band WAZ award(s) should be done
prior to submitting an endorsement application using LoTW as the update will simplify the selection of QSOs.
The use of eQSL.cc is not affected and no changes to the eQSL application procedure will be needed. LoTW-Admin notifies me when a
WAZ Application has been filed but eQSL does not. Please notify me by email when a eQSL
application that you wish to use for an award has been filed.
If you are a LoTW user and you wish to use paper cards for any WAZ application and want your WAZ Account Status page to reflect the credits
earned from the cards, one additional step has been added to the application procedure. If you do not follow these instructions
you will still be awarded a certificate or zone endorsement but your LoTW account will not be upated. Hybrid applications are gladly
accepted and may contain any combination of LoTW, eQSL, or paper cards for QSL confirmations. If you submit a hybrid application
using paper cards to keep the WAZ Manager happy please follow the instructions on filling out the paper card application found on the
LoTW-WAZ info page.
If you would like to contact me about any WAZ related question that you may have, my email address is at the bottom
of this page.