This program helps you compare your DX4WIN award credits ("flags") with your award records found on the ARRL Logbook of the World (LoTW) web site. Both ARRL DX Century Club ("DXCC") and ARRL VHF/UHF Century Club ("VUCC") checking are supported. Your LoTW award account includes all submissions you have made, either through "traditional" (paper QSL) or "electronic" (LoTW) confirmations.
To read more about DX4WIN Award Tracking, please read this application note:
Although it's written specifically for DXCC, the same concepts also apply to VUCC.
This program is compatible with award listings from DX4WIN 4.07 and later. It should work on any computer running Windows XP or later.
Version 8.0 of the program was released in 2016. Go to the Version History to download the program.
After downloading the installation program, run it. You must install the program into your DX4W### directory, the same directory that contains DX4WIN.EXE. If you do not install the program into the correct directory, it will report an error when you try to run it.
IMPORTANT: If you try to run the program and you see either of these two error messages pop up:
then you must install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. When prompted, download and install vc_redist.x86.exe (not vc_redist.x64.exe).
This program makes the following assumptions. If any of them are not true, you should not use the program.
The program checks two conditions:
This is to make sure:
Before running the program, you must create the two report files needed by the program, one from DX4WIN and the other from LoTW. The process for generating the DX4WIN Award Listing is fairly similar for both DXCC and VUCC. However, the LoTW report generation is very different.
IMPORTANT (DXCC): If you are creating a report for a single band, make sure only the Band box is checked in the Award group. If you are creating a report for a single mode, make sure only the Mode box is checked in the Award group. If you are creating a report for Mixed DXCC only, make sure only the Mixed box is checked in the Award group. Failure to do this may result in many mismatches for DXCC awards you do no track.
For an ADIF download with the details of all QSLs in your DXCC record use DXCC QSL Download
The ARRL does not provide a listing of VUCC credits like it does for DXCC. You have to generate the listing yourself. One way to do this is to download your complete list of LoTW confirmations. However, this results in a large file that will take extra time to download and process by the program. A better way is to download only your VUCC band confirmations. Rick, K1MU has written a handy utility to help you with this. Go to the following URL:
You need to fill in the fields to match the VUCC award you are tracking. You must check the two boxes shown:
Otherwise, the program won't be able to match up the credits properly. You must also select a VHF/UHF band:
Finally, don't forget to fill in your LoTW Username at the top of the form. This is the value that you enter into the "Username:" field when logging into LoTW. It's usually your callsign.
Here is an example showing my 6m VUCC award from Colorado starting 1 August 2008:
When you click the Submit button, your web browser will take you to the LoTW web site. After logging in, the download should start automatically. Save the file to the same directory as your DX4WIN VUCC award listing from the previous step.
NOTE: To save time later, bookmark this web page. You will then be able to return directly to it without having to to use the LoTW Query program first.
To run the program, double-click on the program icon.
To see the program version, click on the "AD1C" icon in the upper-left and select "About ..."
To be taken to this web page, click on the "Help" button.
There are three check boxes in the program:
The program will list each mismatch it finds, showing both the LoTW status and the DX4WIN status. The DX4WIN status matches the abbreviations used in the report listing:
* Checked S Submitted C Confirmed M Mailed L Label pending W Worked
The LoTW status is either [*] Credited or [ ] Not Credited.
When the program finishes, it will report the number of matches and mismatches for each award. The total number of matches plus mismatches (if any) should equal the total in the "Checked" column in the DX4WIN DXCC or VUCC Summary window for that award. If using the "Treat DX4WIN Submitted as Checked" setting, then the total should match the sum of the totals in the "Checked" and "Submitted" columns in the DX4WIN DXCC or VUCC Summary window for that award.
To download the installation program, click on the hyperlink containing the version number and date.
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