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I am receiving a large number of inquiries about LoTW confirmations that were accepted by DXCC but do not appear in a users WAZ account. The problem is not the fault of CQ or the ARRL but is the result of one or both of the QSO Partners either not adding or incorrectly adding the CQ Zone to the Station Location in TQSL. Because DXCC does not require a CQ Zone match for a QSO to be valid but both LoTW and CQ require an exact Zone match there will not be a QSL match for a WAZ Award. Check the QSO or QSOs in LoTW using "Detailed QSO View" and if the CQ Zone is missing or incorrect in either of the QSO Partners QSL information then I cannot fix the problem. The person that has the incorrect Zone information must correct the CQ Zone in TQSL and resubmit the QSO or QSOs.

All Amateur Radio opeators may now use LoTW to track and apply for CQ WAZ Awards. For those who are not familiar the CQ Award Program please visit the CQ Website. The menu links to the CQ Awards are on the left side of the page. The WAZ rules page contains rules in several languages, application forms, and a current listing of the five WAZ Awards that may be endorsed for additional zones. If you would like to receive a WAZ information packet by email please send an email to john@kc5lk.com with "WAZ info packet" as the subject line.

If you are looking for help in configuring your LoTW account for use with WAZ, or preparing WAZ applications use the "LoTW-WAZ Info" tab on the menu bar. If you want to update your LoTW account using WAZ QSO credits that you obtained by using paper cards or eQSL.cc please read and follow the instructions in The Updating Procedure section of LoTW-WAZ info page. Any updates of your 160M, 6M, Satellite, EME, or 5 Band WAZ award(s) should be done prior to submitting an endorsement application using LoTW as the update will simplify the selection of QSOs.

The use of eQSL.cc is not affected and no changes to the eQSL application procedure will be needed. LoTW-Admin notifies me when a WAZ Application has been filed but eQSL does not. Please notify me by email when a eQSL application that you wish to use for an award has been filed.

If you are a LoTW user and you wish to use paper cards for any WAZ application and want your WAZ Account Status page to reflect the credits earned from the cards, one additional step has been added to the application procedure. If you do not follow these instructions you will still be awarded a certificate or zone endorsement but your LoTW account will not be upated. Hybrid applications are gladly accepted and may contain any combination of LoTW, eQSL, or paper cards for QSL confirmations. If you submit a hybrid application using paper cards to keep the WAZ Manager happy please follow the instructions on filling out the paper card application found on the LoTW-WAZ info page.

If you would like to contact me about any WAZ related question that you may have, my email address is at the bottom of this page.