Worked All States Award Tracking

Worked All States Award Report Types

Choose Awards/WAS Totals to produce a summary that includes the number of states worked and QSL status summaries for each band and mode.

Choose Awards/WAS Checklist to produce a detailed list of your WAS status, state by state and band by band.

Choose Awards/WAS Worked+Confirmed to produce a list that shows callsigns for states that have been worked or confirmed. This report shows one confirmed callsign and up to three unconfirmed callsigns for each state. This report lets you know which QSOs are candidates for award submission or for QSL requests.

Choose Awards/WAS Critical QSOs to produce a list of contacts, which, if confirmed, would boost your WAS totals. Just scan down the QSL Sent column to see which cards haven't been sent or are long overdue and should be sent again. A ! is used to flag a line representing a QSO that would increment your state totals for all bands. A + is used to flag a line representing a QSO that would increment your mode totals. Un-flagged lines represent QSOs that would increment your single band totals. For more information see Critical QSO Summaries.

Choose Awards/WAS Needed States to produce a list of unconfirmed states. You'll get a prompt that allows you to select which summaries you'd like to see - summaries for bands, modes, or any combination. States that have been worked will be flagged with a +, a * is used to flag states with cards outstanding.

Choose Awards/WAS Submission Tracking to produce a list of QSOs submitted, accepted, or rejected for the WAS award. This report also shows QSOs that are candidates for submission. For more information see Award Submission Tracking.

Report Options - Selecting Entries and Destinations

The Awards/WAS reports display an options dialog box that allows you to select which log entries are included in the report - all log entries or only the entries that were selected by the last log search.

The options dialog also allows you to select the report destination - "Screen", "File", "Printer", or any combination.

If you don't choose "File" or "Printer" as a destination you can still save or print the contents of the report by choosing File/Print or File/Save As... from the report window. You can also save or print the report using the icons at the lower right of the report window.

Report Options - "Reset Current Records to Those in Report"

By default any Awards/WAS report that creates a list of QSOs or callsigns resets the "currently selected" log entries to the log entries that appear in the report. This has the effect of substituting a new set of log entries for the entries you selected on your last log search. So, if you don't want your currently selected entries changed, un-set this option.

Report Options - "Include Accepted Entries in Report"

By default the WAS/Worked+Confirmed and WAS/Submission Tracking reports will include entries that you have marked as accepted for WAS. Un-set this option if you only want to see entries that have not been accepted for WAS.

Double-clicking on Callsigns

Double-clicking on callsigns in a WAS report will move the Log window to the corresponding entry.

Determining the State

If the State field for a log entry has not been set these reports can determine the state from the last "word" their QTH fields.

Examples of QTH fields OK for WAS:

Fargo, ND
104 Main Street, Fargo, ND - 10203

Examples of QTH fields unrecognizable for WAS:

Fargo, ND USA
104 Main Street, Fargo, North Dakota

Errors can occur using this scheme however. For example:

Norwich, VT, near Hanover NH

Since Alaska and Hawaii can be recognized by the Country field no State field is required.

Rejected QSOs and Awards Totals

If the WAS "rejected" date for a QSO is set that QSO is no longer considered to be worked, confirmed, or submitted. The QSO will not contribute to any values in the WAS Totals report (except possibly the "rejected" count). If there is another QSO that can be used in place of the rejected QSO then the rejected QSO won't even contribute to the "rejected" count.

This subtle action allows a new QSO to take precedence over a QSO that was rejected after being submitted. For example if an Alaskan station was worked, confirmed, submitted but was then rejected it will not contribute to the worked, confirmed, or submitted counts but it will contribute to the rejected count. When you work another Alaskan station this new QSO can contribute to the worked, confirmed and submitted counts and the old rejected QSO will no longer contribute to the rejected count.