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About Online DXCC

  • Online DXCC provides an alternative to filling out and submitting the paper DXCC Application Form and Record Sheet by hand. You can use this system to apply for a new DXCC award or endorsement. Submitting your DXCC application using Online DXCC is easier than making a paper application. It will also save you time and money.
  • Advantages of submitting your DXCC application using Online DXCC include:
    • You'll pay significantly lower award fees when you submit your DXCC application through Online DXCC. In particular, the Application fee and the Extra QSO fee for Online DXCC are half those of a traditional paper application.
    • Making your DXCC submission with Online DXCC is more accurate than a paper application that you fill out by hand because typographical errors are eliminated (except for the callsign). There will be no data entry errors at ARRL HQ because the contents of your Online DXCC application are being transmitted directly to the DXCC system at HQ.
    • Making your DXCC submission using Online DXCC speeds up the processing of your application because the information on the DXCC Award Application and DXCC Record Sheet do not have to be manually entered into the DXCC system by ARRL HQ staff. And the more applicants who use this system, the smaller the backlog of applications and the faster the turnaround will be for all DXCC program participants.
  • The system saves the QSL card and application information that you enter for future access. You may enter information from your QSLs as you receive them, and then submit your cards for checking when you are ready to apply for a DXCC award or endorsement.
  • Your QSL cards still need to be checked, either by a DXCC Card Checker or sent to ARRL HQ for checking.
  • Any radio amateur in the world, ARRL member or non-member, may use this system. If you are applying for a DXCC award:
    • with a U.S. call sign — you must be an ARRL member. If you are not yet a member, you can create an Online DXCC account, begin entering your QSL card information right now and then join the ARRL when you are ready to submit your application.
    • with an overseas portable U.S. call sign (like TF/NN1N) — you must be an ARRL member.
    • with a non-U.S. call sign — you do not need to be a member of ARRL.


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About the ARRL

Founded in 1914, the ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the USA. Today, with more than 158,000 members, the ARRL is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the world. Our mission statement is to promote and advance the art, science and enjoyment of Amateur Radio. Learn more about Amateur Radio and the ARRL here.

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About the DX Century Club (DXCC) Award

DXCC is Amateur Radio's premier operating award that hams can achieve by confirming on the air contacts with 100 countries (entities). You can begin with the basic DXCC award and work your way up to the DXCC Honor Roll. To learn more about the DXCC Award:

About Logbook of the World (LoTW)

Logbook of The World (LoTW), is an exciting way for Radio Amateurs to confirm two-way contacts they have made and use the confirmations as credit toward various awards including DXCC, WAS and VUCC.

Because Logbook of The World uses double blind comparison, users cannot see what other users have uploaded unless there is a matched QSO. All files uploaded to LoTW are electronically signed by verified users. Logbook of The World maintains the integrity of the QSO verification process that has long been the hallmark of ARRL awards. Learn more about Logbook of the World and DXCC.

If you are not a LoTW user, start here to learn about enrolling in the program.