The ARRL makes available a list of all LOTW users, along with the date of their
last upload. I wrote a simple batch file to search the list and display the
results in DX4WIN when the F3 key is pressed. I thought some of you might find
1. Download the LOTW User Activity report from:
https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-user-activity.csv and save it in a directory
accessible to DX4WIN. I put mine in a subdirectory of the DX4WIN SAVE directory
I called SEARCH.
2. Create a batch file with Notepad containing the text below and put it in the
same directory where you saved the activity report. I called my batch file
set result=Not Found
for /f "tokens=1-3 delims=," %%a in (lotw-user-activity.csv) do (
if /i "%%a"=="%call%" set result=%%b
echo %call% %result%
3. In DX4WIN Preferences, enable the QSL Manager Search (.exe) check box on the
External Data panel and fill in the edit box with the path to your batch file.
I have mine set to C:\DX4W903\SAVE\SEARCH\SEARCH.BAT. You will get an error
when you press F3 if the path is incorrect.
You can add other searches to your batch file using something like the Windows
FINDSTR or a GREP implementation. I have used this method to search member and
bureau lists in the past.
Here is an example of the output generated by the F3 key. The first part is
from the QRZ XML service and only the last two lines pertain to the search
ARRL HQ OPERATORS CLUB
225 MAIN ST
NEWINGTON, CT 06111
QSL Info: US STATIONS PLEASE QSL VIA LOTW OR DIRECT WITH SASE.
----QSL info from: C:\DX4W903\SAVE\SEARCH\SEARCH.BAT
The date is replaced with "Not Found" if the station is not found in the
activity report. I don't think you will have any problem with these
instructions. As always, I can't be responsible if anything bad happens.
73, David - N5DT
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