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Downloading an entire log

Joe Stepansky
 

I may be giving up on my current logging software, as it no longer seems to want to accurately load my current log or any of my backups.

 

But I have my entire log on LOTW. Is there a way to download my entire log as an ADIF? Not just QSOs that have been QSLed, but ALL 133,000+ QSOs dating back to 1983? I realize I’ll probably have to download it in chunks. Thanks for any help!

 

73, Joe KQ3F

chuck.gooden
 

What logging program do you use?  Have you checked if there is a way to back up your log , or export it to a ADIF file?  This may  be the easiest method.

Chuck K9LC

On 9/10/2019 2:50 PM, Joe Stepansky wrote:

I may be giving up on my current logging software, as it no longer seems to want to accurately load my current log or any of my backups.

 

But I have my entire log on LOTW. Is there a way to download my entire log as an ADIF? Not just QSOs that have been QSLed, but ALL 133,000+ QSOs dating back to 1983? I realize I’ll probably have to download it in chunks. Thanks for any help!

 

73, Joe KQ3F

Tom Wylie
 

Yes



Tom

On 10/09/2019 20:59, chuck.gooden wrote:
What logging program do you use?  Have you checked if there is a way to back up your log , or export it to a ADIF file?  This may be the easiest method.
Chuck K9LC
On 9/10/2019 2:50 PM, Joe Stepansky wrote:

I may be giving up on my current logging software, as it no longer seems to want to accurately load my current log or any of my backups.

But I have my entire log on LOTW. Is there a way to download my entire log as an ADIF? Not just QSOs that have been QSLed, but ALL 133,000+ QSOs dating back to 1983? I realize I’ll probably have to download it in chunks. Thanks for any help!

73, Joe KQ3F

Joe Stepansky
 

For whatever reason it appears the log file is corrupted. QSOs end in February 2008 (even though the file is dated 8/30/2019), and there are a lot more after that. The software doesn’t want to read my backups, either. I’m not sure what happened, but here I am. I’ve reinstalled the software with no luck.

 

73, Joe KQ3F

 

From: ARRL-LoTW@... [mailto:ARRL-LoTW@...] On Behalf Of chuck.gooden
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:00 PM
To: ARRL-LoTW@...; ARRL-LoTW@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRL-LoTW] Downloading an entire log

 

What logging program do you use?  Have you checked if there is a way to back up your log , or export it to a ADIF file?  This may  be the easiest method.

Chuck K9LC

On 9/10/2019 2:50 PM, Joe Stepansky wrote:

I may be giving up on my current logging software, as it no longer seems to want to accurately load my current log or any of my backups.

 

But I have my entire log on LOTW. Is there a way to download my entire log as an ADIF? Not just QSOs that have been QSLed, but ALL 133,000+ QSOs dating back to 1983? I realize I’ll probably have to download it in chunks. Thanks for any help!

 

73, Joe KQ3F

Bill Pence
 

I found this, but have never tried it.

but I highlighted an important detail in yellow...

Download your whole log from LoTW

If you need to download your entire log from LoTW as an emergency backup*, there are at least five options:

  1. Use LoTW’s QSO reports to find out all you can about the missing QSOs and re-enter them manually into your logging program (tedious and error prone unless you are only missing a few QSOs);
  2. Capture (‘screen-scrape’) the text one-screen-at-a-time from LoTW’s reports: this is also tedious and error prone, and is definitely not recommended;
  3. Use the neat online LoTW log download utility by K1MU, without entering any specific QSO criteria;
  4. Use this LoTW query page directly: it starts a full log download (thanks to G4LMW for the tip);
  5. Use the ‘synchronise log with LoTW’ function in logging programs such as AClog (but not Logger32, unfortunately).

* This is a last resort: LoTW only stores the basic, minimal QSO details. Trust me, it is much better to make your own regular off-line and off-site log backups.  Even if you only do a backup once a year, that at least gives you a fighting chance of retrieving your detailed log to a point within the past year, recovering minimal QSO details from then until now.




On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 3:50 PM Joe Stepansky <kq3f@...> wrote:

I may be giving up on my current logging software, as it no longer seems to want to accurately load my current log or any of my backups.

 

But I have my entire log on LOTW. Is there a way to download my entire log as an ADIF? Not just QSOs that have been QSLed, but ALL 133,000+ QSOs dating back to 1983? I realize I’ll probably have to download it in chunks. Thanks for any help!

 

73, Joe KQ3F

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:50 PM Joe Stepansky <kq3f@...> wrote:

I may be giving up on my current logging software, as it no longer seems to want to accurately load my current log or any of my backups.



But I have my entire log on LOTW. Is there a way to download my entire log as an ADIF? Not just QSOs that have been QSLed, but ALL 133,000+ QSOs dating back to 1983? I realize I’ll probably have to download it in chunks. Thanks for any help!
This might be useful: http://www.rickmurphy.net/lotwquery.htm

Note that LoTW only stores the QSO data that it needs, so detail from
your original log will not be there (names, addresses, etc.)

73,

~iain / N6ML

Joe Stepansky
 

Thanks for the tip Bill and Iain!!! Definitely worth a look.

 

73, Joe KQ3F

 

From: ARRL-LoTW@... [mailto:ARRL-LoTW@...] On Behalf Of Bill Pence
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:31 PM
To: ARRL-LoTW@...
Cc: ARRL-LoTW@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRL-LoTW] Downloading an entire log

 

I found this, but have never tried it.

 

but I highlighted an important detail in yellow...

Download your whole log from LoTW

If you need to download your entire log from LoTW as an emergency backup*, there are at least five options:

  1. Use LoTW’s QSO reports to find out all you can about the missing QSOs and re-enter them manually into your logging program (tedious and error prone unless you are only missing a few QSOs);
  2. Capture (‘screen-scrape’) the text one-screen-at-a-time from LoTW’s reports: this is also tedious and error prone, and is definitely not recommended;
  3. Use the neat online LoTW log download utility by K1MU, without entering any specific QSO criteria;
  4. Use this LoTW query page directly: it starts a full log download (thanks to G4LMW for the tip);
  5. Use the ‘synchronise log with LoTW’ function in logging programs such as AClog (but not Logger32, unfortunately).

* This is a last resort: LoTW only stores the basic, minimal QSO details. Trust me, it is much better to make your own regular off-line and off-site log backups.  Even if you only do a backup once a year, that at least gives you a fighting chance of retrieving your detailed log to a point within the past year, recovering minimal QSO details from then until now.

 

 

 

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 3:50 PM Joe Stepansky <kq3f@...> wrote:

I may be giving up on my current logging software, as it no longer seems to want to accurately load my current log or any of my backups.

 

But I have my entire log on LOTW. Is there a way to download my entire log as an ADIF? Not just QSOs that have been QSLed, but ALL 133,000+ QSOs dating back to 1983? I realize I’ll probably have to download it in chunks. Thanks for any help!

 

73, Joe KQ3F

chuck.gooden
 

Well, that's too bad.  I had a similar issue way back when I was using LogWindows.  Turned out it was only the last QSO that corrupted the file though.  I was able to bake a backup and then convert it into ADIF format.  But this occurred sometime ago.

Have you ran any disc diagnostics?  You might have a disk that is going bad.

Chuck K9LC

On 9/10/2019 3:16 PM, Joe Stepansky wrote:

For whatever reason it appears the log file is corrupted. QSOs end in February 2008 (even though the file is dated 8/30/2019), and there are a lot more after that. The software doesn’t want to read my backups, either. I’m not sure what happened, but here I am. I’ve reinstalled the software with no luck.

 

73, Joe KQ3F

 

From: ARRL-LoTW@... [mailto:ARRL-LoTW@...] On Behalf Of chuck.gooden
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:00 PM
To: ARRL-LoTW@...; ARRL-LoTW@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRL-LoTW] Downloading an entire log

 

What logging program do you use?  Have you checked if there is a way to back up your log , or export it to a ADIF file?  This may  be the easiest method.

Chuck K9LC

On 9/10/2019 2:50 PM, Joe Stepansky wrote:

I may be giving up on my current logging software, as it no longer seems to want to accurately load my current log or any of my backups.

 

But I have my entire log on LOTW. Is there a way to download my entire log as an ADIF? Not just QSOs that have been QSLed, but ALL 133,000+ QSOs dating back to 1983? I realize I’ll probably have to download it in chunks. Thanks for any help!

 

73, Joe KQ3F

Gary Hinson
 

Hi Bill.

 

In order to write about them, I tried all of those options … but not for ages, and things sometimes change, so please let me know if these instructions don’t work or if you find a better method.  I’ll happily update my website.

 

I’ve just realized that Club Log also lets us download our logs.  Maybe QRZ and eQSL do too?  So I probably ought to check and mention those.

 

73,

Gary   ZL2iFB  (originall G4iFB)

 

 

From: ARRL-LoTW@... <ARRL-LoTW@...> On Behalf Of Bill Pence
Sent: 11 September 2019 08:31
To: ARRL-LoTW@...
Cc: ARRL-LoTW@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRL-LoTW] Downloading an entire log

 

I found this, but have never tried it.

 

but I highlighted an important detail in yellow...

Download your whole log from LoTW

If you need to download your entire log from LoTW as an emergency backup*, there are at least five options:

1.   Use LoTW’s QSO reports to find out all you can about the missing QSOs and re-enter them manually into your logging program (tedious and error prone unless you are only missing a few QSOs);

2.   Capture (‘screen-scrape’) the text one-screen-at-a-time from LoTW’s reports: this is also tedious and error prone, and is definitely not recommended;

3.   Use the neat online LoTW log download utility by K1MU, without entering any specific QSO criteria;

4.   Use this LoTW query page directly: it starts a full log download (thanks to G4LMW for the tip);

5.   Use the ‘synchronise log with LoTW’ function in logging programs such as AClog (but not Logger32, unfortunately).

* This is a last resort: LoTW only stores the basic, minimal QSO details. Trust me, it is much better to make your own regular off-line and off-site log backups.  Even if you only do a backup once a year, that at least gives you a fighting chance of retrieving your detailed log to a point within the past year, recovering minimal QSO details from then until now.

 

 

 

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 3:50 PM Joe Stepansky <kq3f@...> wrote:

I may be giving up on my current logging software, as it no longer seems to want to accurately load my current log or any of my backups.

 

But I have my entire log on LOTW. Is there a way to download my entire log as an ADIF? Not just QSOs that have been QSLed, but ALL 133,000+ QSOs dating back to 1983? I realize I’ll probably have to download it in chunks. Thanks for any help!

 

73, Joe KQ3F

Bill Pence
 

Wow. Thanks for adding info. I did not think for a moment that the author of the indo would he here.

Hopefully, this will work for Joe.
I upload to lotw, eqsl and load lotw overvto qrz.com.

I think the eqsl.cc download would be best option, if you have used that since lotw stores only some of the qsl data....

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 8:51 PM Gary Hinson <Gary@...> wrote:

Hi Bill.

 

In order to write about them, I tried all of those options … but not for ages, and things sometimes change, so please let me know if these instructions don’t work or if you find a better method.  I’ll happily update my website.

 

I’ve just realized that Club Log also lets us download our logs.  Maybe QRZ and eQSL do too?  So I probably ought to check and mention those.

 

73,

Gary   ZL2iFB  (originall G4iFB)

 

 

From: ARRL-LoTW@... <ARRL-LoTW@...> On Behalf Of Bill Pence
Sent: 11 September 2019 08:31
To: ARRL-LoTW@...
Cc: ARRL-LoTW@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRL-LoTW] Downloading an entire log

 

I found this, but have never tried it.

 

but I highlighted an important detail in yellow...

Download your whole log from LoTW

If you need to download your entire log from LoTW as an emergency backup*, there are at least five options:

1.   Use LoTW’s QSO reports to find out all you can about the missing QSOs and re-enter them manually into your logging program (tedious and error prone unless you are only missing a few QSOs);

2.   Capture (‘screen-scrape’) the text one-screen-at-a-time from LoTW’s reports: this is also tedious and error prone, and is definitely not recommended;

3.   Use the neat online LoTW log download utility by K1MU, without entering any specific QSO criteria;

4.   Use this LoTW query page directly: it starts a full log download (thanks to G4LMW for the tip);

5.   Use the ‘synchronise log with LoTW’ function in logging programs such as AClog (but not Logger32, unfortunately).

* This is a last resort: LoTW only stores the basic, minimal QSO details. Trust me, it is much better to make your own regular off-line and off-site log backups.  Even if you only do a backup once a year, that at least gives you a fighting chance of retrieving your detailed log to a point within the past year, recovering minimal QSO details from then until now.

 

 

 

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 3:50 PM Joe Stepansky <kq3f@...> wrote:

I may be giving up on my current logging software, as it no longer seems to want to accurately load my current log or any of my backups.

 

But I have my entire log on LOTW. Is there a way to download my entire log as an ADIF? Not just QSOs that have been QSLed, but ALL 133,000+ QSOs dating back to 1983? I realize I’ll probably have to download it in chunks. Thanks for any help!

 

73, Joe KQ3F