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 this useful.
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 SEARCH.BAT. @echo off set call=%1 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 batch file. W1AW ARRL HQ OPERATORS CLUB 225 MAIN ST NEWINGTON, CT 06111 United States QSL Info: US STATIONS PLEASE QSL VIA LOTW OR DIRECT WITH SASE. State: CT County: Hartford GRID: FN31pr ----QSL info from: C:\DX4W903\SAVE\SEARCH\SEARCH.BAT W1AW 2018-03-09 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 ______________________________________________________________ DX4WIN mailing list Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/dx4win Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm Post: mailto:DX4WIN@mailman.qth.net Message delivered to arch...@mail-archive.com This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html