Obtaining an LoTW Callsign Certificate can require submission of a Landing Permit and/or Proof of Entry as well as a license to operate, as described here
Thanks, I didn't see that...
Where I'm getting hung up is the part about: valid for DXCC Award credit.
In the certificate request process TQSL asks:
"Use the drop down menu to select the DXCC entity that matches your call and where you are operating."
To me, that doesn't mean the newly certified call sign will be approved for DXCC award purposes
. It means the call sign is associated with a DXCC entity.
I have a VK call sign and can apply for an LoTW Certificate for that call sign tonight. The call is issued to me and it's associated with VK.
But the call sign is not valid for DXCC award purposes
until I prove I was in VK during the claimed dates of operation. That's a DXCC documentation requirement, i.e prove you're where you say you are.
I see where the LoTW certificate will only be issued to a call sign associated with a DXCC entity, but that doesn't confer DXCC accreditation, does it??
Am I confused here? If so, I stand corrected.