Error with downloading QSOs from LOTW

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Error with downloading QSOs from LOTW

Because this error has been reported several times from several users and is not unique to cqrLOG I wrote to LOTW help as follows (will post follow ups):

My problem is reported already by several users.And yes, uploading works perfectly since I use the compiled version:

Trying to download my QSOs from LOTW results as follows:

Connected to LoTW server
Downloading size: 5492
File downloaded successfully
File: /home/dl3no/.config/cqrlog/lotw/2020-09-08_13-16-51.adi
Preparing import ....
Import complete ...

New QSOs confirmed by LoTW:
Total: 0 new QSOs
Something is wrong because LoTW server returned invalid adif file header.
Your LoTW username/password could be wrong or LoTW server is down.

Do you want to show the file?

The File content is the start page of LOTW:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>ARRL's Logbook of the World</TITLE>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/js/jquery-ui-1.11.4.custom/jquery-ui.min.css" type="text/css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/js/jquery-ui-1.11.4.custom/jquery-ui.structure.min.css" type="text/css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/js/jquery-ui-1.11.4.custom/jquery-ui.theme.min.css" type="text/css">

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/lotw/lotw.password.checker.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/lotw/lotw.css" type="text/css">

<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/jquery-migrate-1.2.1.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/jquery-ui-1.11.4.custom/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/dialog-base.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/dialog-lotw.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/dialog-search-help.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/api-base.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/site-search.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
   jQuery( document ).tooltip();

Can you help me to make download working? Thank you,

vy 73
Rupert DL3NO

Error with downloading QSOs from LOTW

Hi Rupert!

Just tested LoTW with my browser (Opera) and it works. Can you test also with your favoreite web browser.
Copy line below to browser and change YOURPASS to your real LoTW password and perhaps date if you like to.
Line has same format as cqrlog uses."yes"&qso_qslsince=2020-06-01

After pressed enter your browser should download file lotwreport.adi. No page will open. If you see a login page you have either wrong password or you did not copy the line above 100% Be sure you do not add spaces or drop any letters. It is one long line.
Check the line first I will add it also as text file to this message.

If line is ok then your password is not ok.
If you see the login page you can try to login manually typing your call and password (that you think is ok)




I hade the same problem. My password ended with a "&", after changing my password to ending with a letter it worked Ok.
Not 100% this was the problem from the beginning, but now it works.

Im running Ubuntu 20.04 and CQRLOG 2.4.0 2019-10-27

Error with downloading QSOs from LOTW


There was a known bug with special chars in passwords. It is now fixed in current source. Packages are too old. It is best to compile from source to get rid of those errors.