[CQ-Contest] LOTW Cert. Renewal

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Tue Oct 18 20:55:02 EDT 2005

On Oct 16, 2005, at 8:21 PM, Alan Zack wrote:

> What happens if someone makes a download to the old call sign?  Is  
> LOTW smart enough to know to match it to the new call sign?  Or  
> does the download get lost?
> I still get QSL's via the Buro for my old K6 call that I changed to  
> a K7 call two years ago.

I don't know what you mean by someone "makes a download". You don't  
download in LoTW, you upload QSOs. When contacts match, a QSL is  
issued to the certificate -- this is true even if the certificate is  

So, if you have an old call and you've given a certificate for it,  
once you've uploaded all the calls and you're sure the QSOs are  
correct, there's no need to keep the certificate. QSOs will still  
match, and QSLs will still be issued.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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