I'm new to the list so sorry if this has been asked before.
I am in the process of writing a program that looks up a state,city
combination and determines the county name. Then I want to update the DX4WIN
.DXL file (directly or indirectly) with the county. I want to make sure I
by programs other than
DX4WIN; but DX4WIN produced .DXL files are good too :-)
I PROMISE that all logs/files received will NOT leave my PC (won't be
accessible by anyone but me) and will be deleted once the program is released!
Thanks and 73,
Lee Hallin N7NU
As a guess, I'd say your DX4WIN.IEP (Import/ExPort) file got corrupted. I
don't know if the format of it is compatible with 7.02 or not.
If you have no other suggestions:
1) Exit DX4WIN
2) Make a copy of your DX4WIN.IEP file (located in the SAVE directory) to
Sorry for your pain :-)
Let's call your two logs old and new.
1) Open up the OLD log.
2) Click Window - Logbook
3) Right-click and click Select Report'
4) Click the Down-arrow under Report format and select All Fields
5) Sort index defaults to Date. If you change it,
Just FYI: When entering a Group number for a QSO, it must be in the range
get a message so indicating).
However, in the Editing group names screen, it doesn't seem to check the
you can CREATE group names that you will NOT be able to associate with a QSO(s)!
I realize that Randy was wanting the fix in the next DX4WIN version; but...
Does anyone else dislike the LOTW: phrase as much as Randy? Let me know
direct (save band-width). If enough people would like it removed, I can write
a program that would remove all, or the
I got the same error and your link/download fixed it :-)
Larry Gauthier (K8UT) k...@arrl.net 8/4/2009 7:37 AM
When you invoke 8.01 on the destination PC, verify in the title bar that it
says DX4WIN 8.01 (just incase you have multiple versions of DX4WIN on your
desktop; and you clicked on the wrong one :-).
To find the path to the log that is being opened by default, I do a File -
If the way you have kept track of frequency, Name and/or QTH does not lend
itself to the automatic conversion by DX4WIN 8.01 or the QSXFIX program of
Jim's (AD1C), I may be able to help. If you were fairly consistent in how you
kept track of the information (Freq,Name and QTH), I can
What version of DX4WIN are you using? I have a program that dumps most of the
header info (for versions 8.01) in the .DXL file. It isn't fancy but it will
give you (and others if they want it) the information. I can tweek it for 8.x
(which I've been planning to do anyway).
There are lots of us out here that can probably help but ya need to give us a
little more information :-)
1) Have you received (downloaded) a version of DX4WIN?
2) If so, have you installed it on your computer(s)?
3) What version of DX4WIN are you attempting to use?
Too little information :-)
1) Do you get an error? If so, what is it?
2) What version of DX4WIN are you running?
3) What procedure/process are you using to do the import?
I'm sure someone can help if you give us more information; starting with the
above 3 questions :-)
1) Have you tried opening a different log file? (This to determine whether
the problem is related to the log or the Country file)
2) If the different log showed the same problem, my guess would be the
DX4WIN.CTY file got corrupted some how.
To verify, in the DX4WIN SAVE
I think it has to do with your User Level. Go to File - Preferences and
look at the User Level. It is likely Regular. Try Advanced or Expert. I
think once you save the change, you need to exit DX4WIN and get back in for the
change to take effect.
73, Lee N7NU
I don't know about altering the direction (ascending/descending) of the sort
but some keyboard shortcuts I use:
In the QSO window:
CTRL+HOME takes you to the FIRST qso
CTRL+END takes you to the last
PgUp takes you to previous QSO
PgDn takes you to the next QSO
In the LogBook
Assuming that Win-eqf is able to export an ADIF file, here is what I would
1) In Win-eqf, EXPORT your log to file in ADIF format and remember what
directory you create it in
2) Start DX4WIN
3) If you plan on importing to an EXISTING DX4WIN log, first make a backup
I haven't tried your exact scenario but you might check the following:
1) Backup your log to a different name!
2) Go to Preferences - QSO - then check Show seconds in time
I don't know if this only effects the visual display or if it alters what
portion of the
Do you put the city name in the QTH field (Ex. Los Angeles) .. while also
populating the STATE field with the state abbreviation?
Do you put the city name in the QTH field along with the state (Ex. Los
If you aren't using DX4WIN v8.??, what field, and what form/convention, do
Warning: If you choose the MicroSoft option to download but do NOT install
updates, you MUST install (or in some way acknowledge the updates) within some
period of time (I don't know how long (2-4 weeks?)). If you DON'T, then your
computer WILL get RE-BOOTED automatically; typically Wednesday
I admit I haven't used anything but basic awards up until now (TenTen and
FISTS). When I try to enter a Custom Award, the drop down list only has 34
awards! My DX4WIN.AWD file contains hundreds. Does this file have to be moved
from the SAVE directory (where it was installed with v8.05) to
I recently wrote a program that scans a DX4WIN file (.DXQ) and finds QSOs that
qualify for the Fred Fish Memorial Award (FFMA). It finds the QSOs based upon
Band (6m), Grid Square being filled in and Cnfm flag set. The Award field does
NOT have to be filled in for a QSO to be selected. The
I recently wrote a program that fulfilled the needs of one person as relating
to the Fred Fish Memorial Award. He said it saved him ours of work. The
program scanned his log looking for QSOs that qualified for the FFMA. It then
output a .CSV file that he imported into Excel (I think) and
I wrote a program to convert .CSV to ADIF. I never finished it (it did what
I needed but might not work for all cases) so it isn't really ready for release
yet. If you want to send me the .DXL or the .CSV file, I will run it thru my
program and see what happens. If it has problems,
Hi Jim, John and others,
I am actually working on this for Joe (OZ0J / 5Q2T) -- see his post from Sep
24th at the end of this email.
I haven't done ClubLog yet so if anyone else has variations of what they would
like done by a utility I'm writing, please speak up now :-)
Also, mention what
This was posted about 6 months ago.
Is there a utility that will compare the DX4WIN DXCC award status with
the information in the mentioned DXCC QSL file?
Is there any interest in such a utility?
I'm willing to take a stab at it but don't want to expend the time if no
Do to logging on more than one PC, I found myself with multiple copies of my
log. Some logs had changes in older QSOs while other logs had changes in more
I am working (have it working, mostly) on a program that reads .DXQ files for
two logs and presents field values,
I wrote a program years ago that decoded the group numbers/names and
the filter information too from the .DXL file.
At one time I had thoughts of "extracting" the group and filter information
from one .DXL file and creating a new .DXL with the same information. Some
where along the
/or want more information, let me know.
Lee Hallin N7NU
>>> PY2YP <py...@py2yp.com> 3/21/2016 3:07 AM >>>
I'm trying to play with "LoTW Credits to DX4Win Awards Utility" by K8UT.
This utility requires first DXKeeper to download the credits from
It looks to me (looking at the .DXL file structure) like the Group Number was
increased in v8.x from the previous max of 254 to a max of 65,534!
>>> "John Shaw" 3/23/2016 3:22 PM >>>
I thought 254 groups was the limit in DX4WIN? Although having a quick look
You might try opening the ADIF file with another program, say NotePad.
If it opens OK there, then do a "Save AS" to a different name. Then try to
import that file.
I don't know how they produced the file, but if it was on a MAC, the records
may be terminated by ONLY a Line Feed as
I wrote a program years ago that extracts the information but I wrote it for me
so it isn't "pretty".
If you want to send me your .DXL file, I will run my program against it and
send you back the results.
As I recall, it also knows about your "filters" if that is of interest.
Inspired by what Joe wrote, I wrote a program that will fill in the Award and
Award Values for QSOs that qualify (as far as I can tell) for the WAE.
The process involves:
1) Export your DX4WIN log to a DX4WIN8 format .DXQ file
2) Run my program against that .DXQ file
3) Import the .DXQ file
Glad you got it done!
I had thought of ADIF Master but didn't know for sure that it could do what you
wanted :) Good to know it can!
Just FYI, in NotePad if you surround the file name with double quotes, it will
save the file with exactly that name you specify so you'll need to
How many of you are wanting this ability?
For those that do, EXACTLY how are you indicating the "long" call in the Notes
field? And which Notes field (QSO or Call Notes)?
I think it should be fairly simple to automate the editing of the ADIF file if
the "long" name in the Notes field is
As I understand it, when building a "filter" you can build it based upon
"groups" to include and/or date ranges for QSOs to include.
With the filter by "group", you can select more than one group. If more than
one, what is the most number of groups you have included for a single
Re: NotePad adding the .txt suffix when saving a file, if you surround
the file name with double quotes, it will use the name between the "'s
as the file name (Eg. "n7cw.adi").
>>> Bud Semon 6/20/2017 8:58 AM >>>
Are you able to figure out what ADIF version that
Think this rings a bell from the past!
Look at the first few records of the .ADI file and see if you see "" (End
Of Header) anywhere. Seems like having no caused a problem in the past.
If you DON'T see one, add "" (minus the quotes) at the very beginning of
the file and try the import again.
Using Kostas' solution, it wouldn't matter which "temporary" mode you
chose (FAX, JT65,etc) because you would be specifying the "length" of
the mode name both places, like:
Find "JT65" and replace it with "JT8"
>>> kostas sv1dpi 8/23/2017 12:12 PM >>>
I don't agree.
If you haven't done so already, copy .~XL to .DXL.
The copy .DXL to another place or directory (so you'll have 2
copies of the .DXL)
Then try to open .DXL.
Do you have another PC (that didn't crash) that you could move the .DXL file
(that is having issues) to and open it with DX4WIN?
Doesn't look like you can (or I don't know how to) select any
additional bands for the VUCC award. Highest (meter) band available
seems to be 6 meters.
I have modified a simple program (originally written to track the FFMA)
that tracks what calls have credit for which Grids.
I don't know what you want to do once you find out which QSOs have either Cnfm
flag set but if you just want to see "a list" (not make any mods) the following
might get you an answer:
1) Open the log in question (I'll use G3UEG in my scenario)
2) Hit F8
3) Set the Cnfm flag to Y
It only has those modes(21) that have submodes(96). Modes are in one column
and their submodes are in the next column in subsequent rows.
If you'd like a copy, send me your email address or reply to this and I'll send
it back to you.
I have found that sometimes the entry in the DXCC_QSLs... file (that you
download from LoTW to show DXCC confirmations) has the wrong date. The date
seems to be "guessed" by LoTW. For instance, the confirmation QSO date for a
QSO says 19890101 when in reality the date of the QSO was 19890304.
I am considering getting this rotor. Is anyone using one with DX4WIN (9.0x).
What interface do you use to control the rotor (Eg. Easy-Rotor-Control,Rotor
Does the interface work well?
If you use the ERC,
does DX4WIN take
I use Flying Horse with DX4WIN. I have a subscription and usually get the CD
by the end of Nov or beg of December. I have yet to receive it.
Flying Horse (Radio Amateur Callbook) site (callbook.biz) is still advertising
2018 Winter (NOT 2019) as the latest version.
ARRL is still offering
d I'll see what the postage would be - at this point I haven't a clue :)
Lee Hallin N7NU
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Running on a PC running Windows 7 Pro.
I don't know if this a general problem or one related to, perhaps, my printer
(HP LJ 4000, parallel port connected).
If I click WINDOWS -> Logbook
Then Right click and click PRINT, then click Setup -> Landscape -> OK, then OK
to actually print, I get the
First, I am NOT blaming DX4WIN for doing the following. Rather I am trying
to rule it out as the cause.
I have an old log that has probably been run through various versions of
DX4WIN. I was looking at it recently and noticed that it had several "odd"
LoTW Dates. Examples of "odd" are many
I am probably missing something obvious!
Using DX4WIN v188.8.131.529, I did a F8 and, in the Frequency field, tried
entering an "*" or "!" but it beeped at me. It acts like only numeric
digits (and .) are acceptable. Is this true?
This isn't a "show stopper" since I can export to a .DXQ file and
If there is interest and there is a report or file generated by LoTW that
has the "Japanese Prefectures", "Japan Century Cities" and/or "Japan
Century Guns" information in it, I could possibly write a program that
would read a DX4WIN .DXQ (export) file and the LoTW report/file and add the
Assuming your .DXL log file is WA0MHJ.DXL, see if you have a WA0MHJ.~DXL
file. If so, copy it to a unique name. This .~DXL file is a recent copy
What version of DX4WIN is this happening with?
If you create a "new" (different name) DX4WIN log file, can you import the
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