WAS for Dummies


Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
 

Dave,
Take a list of states and match them up with the QSOs or use a logging program like N3FJP's AC Log, Log4OM, HRD, etc. and use their reporting functions.
73,
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT 
201.314.6964 
W2TTT@... 




From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Dave Sellars <daves@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:13
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

Can anyone direct me to step-by-step directions for obtaining a list of "worked" states (digital mode)?  I have 111 QSOs listed in my account, all but about 20 are US states.  Is there a way to get a list of those states that have been worked and confirmed? I will use that list to identify "needed" states in JTAlert. Thanks - 73 Dave - KB4JB.


Gary Hinson <Gary@...>
 

Try this Dave:

 

  1. Login to LoTW
  2. Click to open the Awards tab
  3. Click the Select WAS Award Account button
  4. In the table showing your progress towards various awards, click any of the underlined WAS awards for details of the corresponding states
  5. In the details table, click any of the underlined callsigns for details of the QSOs that have been confirmed on LoTW

 

HTH

 

73

Gary  ZL2iFB

 

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2022 5:53 am
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

 

Dave,

Take a list of states and match them up with the QSOs or use a logging program like N3FJP's AC Log, Log4OM, HRD, etc. and use their reporting functions.

73,

Gordon Beattie, W2TTT 

201.314.6964 

 

 

 


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Dave Sellars <daves@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:13
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies


Can anyone direct me to step-by-step directions for obtaining a list of "worked" states (digital mode)?  I have 111 QSOs listed in my account, all but about 20 are US states.  Is there a way to get a list of those states that have been worked and confirmed? I will use that list to identify "needed" states in JTAlert. Thanks - 73 Dave - KB4JB.


Dave Sellars
 

Hey Gary.

Thanks for the reply. After clicking the "Select WAS Award Account" button I get 5 boxes labeled as follows:

WAS Award   New LOTW QSLs   LOTW QSLs in Progress   WAS Credits Awarded   TOTAL

 None of the boxes have lines under them so that clicking on them results in no action.

Obviously, I have missed something along the way.  I set up a WAS account - or at least I thought I did (Dave Digital WAS).  I am a paid participant so that shouldn't be an issue.

One ham advised me to print a list of the states and go through my log and manually check off the "worked" states. Obviously, I can do that, but it is cumbersome and not user friendly.

I was under the impression that LOTW would provide a list of "worked" states, countries, etc. from the QSOs logged.  However, that may not be correct.

Thanks again.
Dave - KB4JB


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Gary Hinson via groups.arrl.org <Gary=isect.com@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 12:18 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...>
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies
 

Try this Dave:

 

  1. Login to LoTW
  2. Click to open the Awards tab
  3. Click the Select WAS Award Account button
  4. In the table showing your progress towards various awards, click any of the underlined WAS awards for details of the corresponding states
  5. In the details table, click any of the underlined callsigns for details of the QSOs that have been confirmed on LoTW

 

HTH

 

73

Gary  ZL2iFB

 

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2022 5:53 am
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

 

Dave,

Take a list of states and match them up with the QSOs or use a logging program like N3FJP's AC Log, Log4OM, HRD, etc. and use their reporting functions.

73,

Gordon Beattie, W2TTT 

201.314.6964 

 

 

 


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Dave Sellars <daves@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:13
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies


Can anyone direct me to step-by-step directions for obtaining a list of "worked" states (digital mode)?  I have 111 QSOs listed in my account, all but about 20 are US states.  Is there a way to get a list of those states that have been worked and confirmed? I will use that list to identify "needed" states in JTAlert. Thanks - 73 Dave - KB4JB.


DAVID BERNHEISEL
 

If you are using LoTW:

Log into your account.

Choose the Awards tab and then choose WAS award.

Choose the row which matches the WAS award you are interested in - Mixed is the most 'general' but they all work the same way

In the box select "all States" and then click on 'Selece WAS award to view.

You will see a list of all US States and you have credit for the ones with a callsign listed next to the state name.

You still need to work stations to fill in the blanks next the other states.

73,

Dave N2DPF

On 3/1/2022 10:52 AM, Gordon Beattie, W2TTT wrote:

Dave,
Take a list of states and match them up with the QSOs or use a logging program like N3FJP's AC Log, Log4OM, HRD, etc. and use their reporting functions.
73,
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT 
201.314.6964 




From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Dave Sellars <daves@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:13
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

Can anyone direct me to step-by-step directions for obtaining a list of "worked" states (digital mode)?  I have 111 QSOs listed in my account, all but about 20 are US states.  Is there a way to get a list of those states that have been worked and confirmed? I will use that list to identify "needed" states in JTAlert. Thanks - 73 Dave - KB4JB.


Dave Sellars
 

Hey Dave.

Followed your directions and easily got to the list of states.  HOWEVER no call signs are given for any of the states.

I also note that the information provided above the list indicates the following:''

Award Credits: Selected:0   Applied For: 0   Awarded:0   TOTAL:0

That suggests to me that I failed to complete another action (Applied For) in order that completed QSOs would be indicated for states "worked'. 

So what have I missed or failed to do?

Thanks again.
Dave - KB4JB
                     


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of DAVID BERNHEISEL via groups.arrl.org <n2dpf=yahoo.com@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 12:19 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...>
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies
 

If you are using LoTW:

Log into your account.

Choose the Awards tab and then choose WAS award.

Choose the row which matches the WAS award you are interested in - Mixed is the most 'general' but they all work the same way

In the box select "all States" and then click on 'Selece WAS award to view.

You will see a list of all US States and you have credit for the ones with a callsign listed next to the state name.

You still need to work stations to fill in the blanks next the other states.

73,

Dave N2DPF

On 3/1/2022 10:52 AM, Gordon Beattie, W2TTT wrote:

Dave,
Take a list of states and match them up with the QSOs or use a logging program like N3FJP's AC Log, Log4OM, HRD, etc. and use their reporting functions.
73,
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT 
201.314.6964 




From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Dave Sellars <daves@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:13
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

Can anyone direct me to step-by-step directions for obtaining a list of "worked" states (digital mode)?  I have 111 QSOs listed in my account, all but about 20 are US states.  Is there a way to get a list of those states that have been worked and confirmed? I will use that list to identify "needed" states in JTAlert. Thanks - 73 Dave - KB4JB.


bmanning
 

Have set up a WAS award yet? If I remember correctly DXCC is set up automatically, but you need to set up WAS yourself. 
73
 Bruce NJ3K 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Dave Sellars <daves@...>
Date: 3/1/22 13:53 (GMT-05:00)
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

Hey Dave.

Followed your directions and easily got to the list of states.  HOWEVER no call signs are given for any of the states.

I also note that the information provided above the list indicates the following:''

Award Credits: Selected:0   Applied For: 0   Awarded:0   TOTAL:0

That suggests to me that I failed to complete another action (Applied For) in order that completed QSOs would be indicated for states "worked'. 

So what have I missed or failed to do?

Thanks again.
Dave - KB4JB
                     


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of DAVID BERNHEISEL via groups.arrl.org <n2dpf=yahoo.com@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 12:19 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...>
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies
 

If you are using LoTW:

Log into your account.

Choose the Awards tab and then choose WAS award.

Choose the row which matches the WAS award you are interested in - Mixed is the most 'general' but they all work the same way

In the box select "all States" and then click on 'Selece WAS award to view.

You will see a list of all US States and you have credit for the ones with a callsign listed next to the state name.

You still need to work stations to fill in the blanks next the other states.

73,

Dave N2DPF

On 3/1/2022 10:52 AM, Gordon Beattie, W2TTT wrote:
Dave,
Take a list of states and match them up with the QSOs or use a logging program like N3FJP's AC Log, Log4OM, HRD, etc. and use their reporting functions.
73,
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT 
201.314.6964 




From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Dave Sellars <daves@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:13
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

Can anyone direct me to step-by-step directions for obtaining a list of "worked" states (digital mode)?  I have 111 QSOs listed in my account, all but about 20 are US states.  Is there a way to get a list of those states that have been worked and confirmed? I will use that list to identify "needed" states in JTAlert. Thanks - 73 Dave - KB4JB.


Gary Hinson <Gary@...>
 

HI Dave.

 

Under the Awards tab, does your left menu resemble this?

 

 

LoTW automatically defaults to my WAS account called “ZL2IFB-WAS”.  Does yours have a default WAS account?  Are there any WAS accounts you can pick in the top of those three WAS buttons, then click the <Select WAS Award Account> button?

 

If not, <Create New WAS Award Account> lets us create a WAS account and (optionally) make it the default. 

 

Read the notes on the next screen after you click that button: you’ll see that you need to tell the system which QSOs to apply to the WAS account.  This is done so if you move home/shack QTH beyond the radius permitted in the WAS rules (50km? 100km?  I forget), you can start collecting states from your new QTH for your next WAS award.   [Check the WAS rules for details.]

 

73 GL

Gary  ZL2iFB

 

 

 

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Dave Sellars
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2022 6:49 am
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

 

Hey Gary.

 

Thanks for the reply. After clicking the "Select WAS Award Account" button I get 5 boxes labeled as follows:

 

WAS Award   New LOTW QSLs   LOTW QSLs in Progress   WAS Credits Awarded   TOTAL

 

 None of the boxes have lines under them so that clicking on them results in no action.

 

Obviously, I have missed something along the way.  I set up a WAS account - or at least I thought I did (Dave Digital WAS).  I am a paid participant so that shouldn't be an issue.

 

One ham advised me to print a list of the states and go through my log and manually check off the "worked" states. Obviously, I can do that, but it is cumbersome and not user friendly.

 

I was under the impression that LOTW would provide a list of "worked" states, countries, etc. from the QSOs logged.  However, that may not be correct.

 

Thanks again.

Dave - KB4JB

 


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Gary Hinson via groups.arrl.org <Gary=isect.com@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 12:18 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...>
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

 

Try this Dave:

 

  1. Login to LoTW
  2. Click to open the Awards tab
  3. Click the Select WAS Award Account button
  4. In the table showing your progress towards various awards, click any of the underlined WAS awards for details of the corresponding states
  5. In the details table, click any of the underlined callsigns for details of the QSOs that have been confirmed on LoTW

 

HTH

 

73

Gary  ZL2iFB

 

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2022 5:53 am
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

 

Dave,

Take a list of states and match them up with the QSOs or use a logging program like N3FJP's AC Log, Log4OM, HRD, etc. and use their reporting functions.

73,

Gordon Beattie, W2TTT 

201.314.6964 

 

 

 


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Dave Sellars <daves@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:13
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies


Can anyone direct me to step-by-step directions for obtaining a list of "worked" states (digital mode)?  I have 111 QSOs listed in my account, all but about 20 are US states.  Is there a way to get a list of those states that have been worked and confirmed? I will use that list to identify "needed" states in JTAlert. Thanks - 73 Dave - KB4JB.


Dave Sellars
 

Bruce & Dave.

You are correct regarding setting up a WAS account. It must be set up by the user. The others are set up automatically by LOTW.  I don't understand why, but there must be a reason/s. I checked the accounts set up by LOTW and they appeared to be functioning as they should. That is, those awards presented lists that reflected credit for QSOs worked/confirmed.

Upon discovering that the accounts set up by LOTW were working whereas the account set up by me was not working, I decided to delete my WAS account and set up another one. Oh yeah, I also noticed that the accounts set up by LOTW contained my call sign whereas the account set up by me contained my name but not my callsign.  I also set up a rule requiring the use of my callsign.

As far as I can tell, at this time, LOTW likes my new account and is reporting QSO credit for selected awards accordingly.

I have been a licensed ham since the late 60s but was inactive between 1984 and last year. 
As a result, I'm dealing with a steep learning curve right now, but I'm making steady progress thanks to guys like you who are willing to help when I need it.

Thanks again.
73
Dave KB4JB

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of bmanning via groups.arrl.org <bmanning=zitomedia.net@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 2:44 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...>
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies
 
Have set up a WAS award yet? If I remember correctly DXCC is set up automatically, but you need to set up WAS yourself. 
73
 Bruce NJ3K 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Dave Sellars <daves@...>
Date: 3/1/22 13:53 (GMT-05:00)
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

Hey Dave.

Followed your directions and easily got to the list of states.  HOWEVER no call signs are given for any of the states.

I also note that the information provided above the list indicates the following:''

Award Credits: Selected:0   Applied For: 0   Awarded:0   TOTAL:0

That suggests to me that I failed to complete another action (Applied For) in order that completed QSOs would be indicated for states "worked'. 

So what have I missed or failed to do?

Thanks again.
Dave - KB4JB
                     


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of DAVID BERNHEISEL via groups.arrl.org <n2dpf=yahoo.com@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 12:19 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...>
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies
 

If you are using LoTW:

Log into your account.

Choose the Awards tab and then choose WAS award.

Choose the row which matches the WAS award you are interested in - Mixed is the most 'general' but they all work the same way

In the box select "all States" and then click on 'Selece WAS award to view.

You will see a list of all US States and you have credit for the ones with a callsign listed next to the state name.

You still need to work stations to fill in the blanks next the other states.

73,

Dave N2DPF

On 3/1/2022 10:52 AM, Gordon Beattie, W2TTT wrote:
Dave,
Take a list of states and match them up with the QSOs or use a logging program like N3FJP's AC Log, Log4OM, HRD, etc. and use their reporting functions.
73,
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT 
201.314.6964 




From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Dave Sellars <daves@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:13
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] WAS for Dummies

Can anyone direct me to step-by-step directions for obtaining a list of "worked" states (digital mode)?  I have 111 QSOs listed in my account, all but about 20 are US states.  Is there a way to get a list of those states that have been worked and confirmed? I will use that list to identify "needed" states in JTAlert. Thanks - 73 Dave - KB4JB.