|Map of CQ Zones used in WAZ award|
A few years ago ARRL announced that the Logbook of The World (LoTW) would support the prestigious Worked All Zones award, which is managed by CQ-Amateur-Radio magazine. Finally on December 12, 2017, the official announcement for WAZ via LoTW was published on the ARRL site:
Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award
I checked the "Your QSOs" tab on my LoTW account and I noticed that a new award account option is now available in the query form: "WAZ: SV1XV - GREECE".
|LoTW QSO query form with the WAZ option|
Support for a WAZ account and a statistics table is not available yet in the "Awards" tab, but I expect this to become available soon.
Now, I am worried, because many LoTW users do not handle their CQ zone information properly.
- Some do not list their CQ zone at all
- Other swap the CQ and ITU zones by mistake
- A small number list a wrong CQ zone
According to my logs (kept in Logger32), I can barely manage to get the WAZ Mixed using only LoTW credits. However there may be problems, like the ones listed above, with these confirmations.