Re: VHF contest to LoTW

Lawrence (VA3IQ)


You nailed it.  I have the Date, time & regional formatting set as English (Canada).  The associated short date format is 2020-06-19.

Changing it to English (United States) changes the associated short date format to 6/19/2020.

Thanks again for your fantastic support.



On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:45 AM Scott Davis via <> wrote:
Hi Alex,

I don't have time to dig into the code now (all Field Days are crazy, but this Field Day is off the charts), but I suspect the contest software is using your Windows default date format in the API export format.

73, Scott

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-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Sutherland VA3ASE <va3ase@...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 19, 2020 11:40 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] VHF contest to LoTW

Thanks Scott, I see what you mean. The xxxx-xx-xx format originated in VHF Contest Log but I can't find a menu in there to change the date format. In AClog I have the default date format set to xxxx/xx/xx under Date Options.

I found I also don't actually have to change anything in AClog, as long as I right click on a QSO to open the edit page then hit enter to close it, it will then download properly from LoTW. I guess doing that fixes the date. Thankfully this is pretty quick as I've done it for about 300 QSOs already. I understand you will try to add some functionality to catch this during API transfer but if there is a way for me to avoid this going forward please let me know.


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