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How to Update entries in Your QRZ Logbook
If you use the QRZ.com web site, you may be aware QRZ offers a logbook and numerous awards such as Worked All Continents, US Counties, Worked All States and more. These can be seen when you open your QRZ Logbook and click on "Awards".
If you choose to apply for one of these and you click on the desired award, the web site runs a check of the contacts you have downloaded into the QRZ logbook to determine your eligibility. Almost certainly, there will be some QSOs which the site says are ineligible. This is because some element in the log record does not match the log record of the station you worked. To see which contacts are ineligible click on the "Details" link. This will produce a list of QSOs where a field in your log does not match the corresponding field in the other station's log (such as the grid square if you are appling for the Grid Square award). You cannot change his/her log: You can only edit your log to match.
So how do you do that? First, determine what the correct value is. If your log has the wrong value, you can edit it with these instructions. If the error is in his/her log, your only option is to ask them to correct their logbook. You can send a link to this page to help them with the process.
Here is the unofficial process that I have found works very well and is very easy for editing your logbook. In fact it takes less time to correct errors or omissions in the log than it does to read the explanation! Here is how it is done, step by step.
Login to your QRZ.com account.
If you need to update the "GRID SQUARE":
If you need to update the "COUNTY" (and you are on the Edit page):
The process above changes only the one QSO record you selected. I know this sounds like a lot but it only takes a minute to do.
Note: occasionally I have found a situation where the summary displays no grid square or county but when I get down to the detail page, there it is! Sometimes the county on the summary is different than the county on the detail page. I have reported this to the QRZ help desk but to my knowledge they have not fixed it. The Solution is to re-enter the information and click on the Save button. Double check the summary page to make sure the change was applied.
If your QRZ log is storing the wrong info for your location, you can to
update your Logbook Profile. Again, an easy process.
Many logging programs automatically down load QRZ location when the other station
enters the contact. This info comes from your QRZ Detail page. To Edit the Detail page:
Address information for US hams comes from the FCC and cannot be changed by the user in QRZ. However, I believe it can be updated via the FCC website using your FRN.
That being said, if you often operate from a temporary location, you can create a separate QRZ page with info for that alternate location. The new page would use your portable callsign which would allow the correct info for that location to download to the other station's log automatically.
Feel free to send comments about this page to Lee K7IOC.
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