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lotw-eqsl-clublog_utility_installation_instructions

Introduction

Rick's software utility lets us link Logger32 to various third party systems (ARRL's Logbook of the World (LOTW), eQSL, Club Log, HRDlog.net and any other website that uses FTP for QSO updates). We can pass QSO data from Logger32 to those systems and retrieve information from them in return.

Logger32 <--> LOTW

  • The utility handles the export of QSO details, signing with our default “location” in tQSL, and uploading to LOTW.
  • It also automates the retrieval of LOTW confirmations and synchronization of our log in Logger32 to identify QSOs that have been confirmed in LOTW.
  • Unlike the other two systems, the LOTW link works in batch mode i.e. we export, sign and upload a batch of QSOs at a time, rather than exporting, signing and uploading QSOs one-at-a-time as they are logged.

Logger32 <--> eQSL

  • The utility handles the export of QSO details and uploads them to our account on eQSL individually as we log them.

Logger32 <--> Club Log

  • The utility handles the export of QSO details and uploads them to our account on Club Log individually as we log them.
  • It also displays error messages from Club Log, for example if Logger32 has made a mistake in the DXCC country code allocated to a given QSO.

Logger32 <--> HRDlog.net

  • The utility handles the export of QSO details and uploads them to our account on HRDlog.net individually as we log them.

Logger32 <--> other FTP sites

  • The utility handles the export of QSO details and uploads them by FTP to our account on other websites individually as we log them.
  • This facility is useful for logging systems that accept QSO details via FTP.

Installation

  1. Get Logger32 running sweetly first!
  2. Set up your accounts on Logbook Of The World, Clublog, eQSL, HRDlog.net or an FTP site of your choosing (such as your ham website), making sure that you have the correct usernames and passwords
  3. Download the utility from here - get the full install first time around
  4. Install the utility by opening the download and double-clicking the file setup.exe
  5. Download and install any updates to the utility in the same way from here
  6. Configure the utility to point at the directory where the Logger32 program resides (usually C:/Logger32)
  7. Configure your login credentials (usernames and passwords) for LOTW, eQSL, Club Log, HRDlog.net and/or other FTP sites to which you wish to send your log
  8. Log a QSO and gasp in amazement as it is uploaded to eQSL, Club Log, HRDlog.net and/or other FTP sites
  9. Take note of any error messages that pop up, such as Club Log telling you that the callsign E51FOC does not, in fact, correspond to Lithuania (in which case you would need to check and correct the country allocation by right-clicking the E51FOC QSO in Logger32, selecting Edit coutnry info and selecting the correct DXCC country from the drop-down list)
  10. Select the LOTW/eQSL Upload tab, check that you will be using the correct 'TQSL location' (digital certificate) and click Create LOTW Export File in Logger32 and upload to LOTW to sign and upload a batch of QSOs to LOTW
  11. Select the LOTW/eQSL Download tab, check that the relevant callsign is selected, check the date of last download and click Download LOTW QSL Information and Sync into Logger32 to start the process … Logger32 will lead you through the LOTW synchronization process just as if you had manually exported and downloaded the QSL info from LOTW and clicked the Synchronize LoTW option.
lotw-eqsl-clublog_utility_installation_instructions.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/28 02:57 (external edit)