Re: How does DXLAB, LOTW, and EQSL handle special short-term prefix usage ?

Joseph Willis

Oh boy, if that's the case, it's not worth it, lol.   The more I think about this, the more I am deciding to just make comments in DXLAB, and manually fill in qsl's if someone wants one with the special prefix.  A "worked as" message.

On FT8, I can add a "worked as" message to the FT8 log entry.

On EQSL, I can just manually add the comment "worked special prefix etc etc".

On LOTW, there is no way to reflect a second, or special call sign.  If someone needs the card for the special prefix, I guess I would handle it manually.


On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 04:42:26 p.m. EDT, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:

Note:  You will also need to ...

1) get a new certificate for the temporary callsign to upload QSOs with
    that call to LotW
2) configure DXKeeper to use the new certificate for uploading those
    QSOs to LotW
3) create a new eQSL account and "nickname" for the new callsign and
    link them to your primary account
4) Configure DXKeeper to use the new account/nickname for uploading QSOs
    to eQSL
5) restore the use of your old call/certificate for LotW when the 30 day
    period is over
6) restore use of your old account for eQSL when the 30 day period is


    ... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-06-21 12:22 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
> + AA6YQ comments below
>> I have only ever used my regular callsign since I started using the above
>> programs.  However, currently Canada is allowing a special prefix for the
>> next 30 days to all who want to use them.
>> What is the impact of effectively changing your callsign in DXLAB ?  on
>> LOTW ? on EQSL ?
>> I only want to have one version of my log, and keep all my awards totals
>> and country counts together.
>> I know DXLAB has the "auxiliary" section, with Station, Op, and Owner
>> calls, but I wonder what the overall consequences are of using each of
>> them ?  And if I use one of them in DXLAB, what happens to the transfers I
>> do to LOTW and EQSL ?
>> Is there a field I can use so my QSL card to someone reflects the special
>> prefix ?  Or is it better to just make a note in DXLAB, and manually send
>> out the different QSL card to avoid a lot of headaches ?
> + The answer to the question "what should I do if I change my primary callsign?" is here:
> + Since you'll only be using your special prefix for a short time,
> - skip step 1a
> - in step 1b, only change the "Station callsign"
> - in step 1.f.iii don't click on your special callsign's "Set Primary" button
> - skip step 2
> - skip step 3.b
> - in step 4, change only the "Station callsign"
> 73,
> Dave, AA6YQ

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