DXing Award Families and their Information Requirements 

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The awards for which DXKeeper provides reporting and tracking have differing requirements as to what must be recorded with a QSO in order to accurately assess progress. The following table and its notes show what must be recorded for each award. In this table, the word any indicates that a valid item must be recorded; for a QSO to be properly considered for the CQ Field award, for example, its Grid item must specify a valid Maidenhead Grid Square.

Award Cont DXCC entity Region(1) Primary(2) Secondary(3) Grid CQ IOTA DOK(4) SOTA WPX User Item
AJA   JA, JD-M, JD-O   prefecture city, gun, ku              
Canadaward   VE   province                
CQ DX any CQ prefix (5)  
CQ Field           any            
CQ DX Marathon   any CQ prefix (5)        any          
DDFM F, TK department  
DOKs   DL             any      
DXCC   any                    
Holyland   4Z IARC area (6)                  
IOTA               any        
JCC   JA, JD-M, JD-O   prefecture city              
JCG   JA, JD-M, JD-O   prefecture gun              
KDN HL province district    
NPOTA   K, KH6, KL7, KH0, KH2, KH8, KP2, T8                   park code or comma-delimited list of park codes (10)
RDA   UA, UA0, UA2, R1F   subyekt (oblast) distrikt              
SOTA   any               any    
SRR   UA, UA0, UA2, R1F   subyekt (oblast)                
USA-CA   K, KH6, KL7   state county (9)              
VUCC           any            
WAJA   JA, JD-M, JD-O   prefecture                
WAB   G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW WAB square (7)                  
WABP ON province    
WAC any                      
WAE   1A0, 3A, 4O, 4U1I, 9A, 9H, C3, CT, CU, DL, E7, EA, EA6, EI, ER, ES, EU, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HV, I, IS, JW, JX, LA, LX, LY, LZ, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, PA, R1F, S5, SM, SP, SV, SV/A, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, FK, UA, UA2, UR, YL, YU, Z3, ZA, ZB WAE prefix (8)                  
WAHUC   HA   megye                
WAIP   I, ISO   province                
WAS   K, KH6, KL7   state                
WAZ             any          
WPX                       any  

Notes

  1. If the CQ, DARC WAE, Holyland option in the Other panel on the Configuration window's Awards tab is enabled, clicking the region item's ? button will display an Award Selector window that lets you select a Region by code or by full name

  2. Clicking the Primary item' s ? button will display a Primary Selector window that lets you select a Primary Administrative Subdivision by code or by full name

  3. Clicking the Secondary item's ? button will display a Secondary Selector window that lets you select a Secondary Administrative Subdivision by code or by full name

  4. If the DARC DOK option in the Other panel on the Configuration window's Awards tab is enabled, clicking the DOK item's DOK ? button will display an Award Selector window that lets you select a DOK by code or by full name

  5. CQ prefixes

    CQ Country DXCC entity CQ Prefix
    African Italy Italy IG9/IH9
    Bear Island Svalbard JW/B
    European Turkey Turkey TA1
    ITU Vienna Austria 4U1V
    Kosovo Serbia YU8
    Shetland Island Scotland GM/S *
    Sicily Italy IT9

    * If you are also pursuing the WAB award, record the WAB square in the Region of QSOs with Shetland Island; the CQ DX progress report and CQ Marathon progress and submission reports will properly assess such QSOs.

  6. IARC areas: 3-character 10 by 10 km Israeli grid reference square designator combined with a 2-letter "administrative region" code, as described here.

  7. WAB squares:  2-letter 100 x 100 km "large square" designator combined with a 2-digit 10 x 10 km "small square" designator, as described here

  8. WAE prefixes

    WAE Country DXCC entity WAE Prefix
    Bear Island Svalbard JW/B
    European Turkey Turkey TA1
    ITU Vienna Austria 4U1V
    Kosovo Serbia YU8
    Shetland Island Scotland GM/S *
    Sicily Italy IT9

* If you are also pursuing the WAB award, record the WAB square in the Region of QSOs with Shetland Island; the WAE progress report will properly assess such QSOs.

  1. ADIF defines 28 Alaskan Counties; DXKeeper expect these to be logged with Alaskan QSOs. DXKeeper's USA-CA report automatically maps these counties to the correct Judicial District and reports your County progress accordingly

  2. Set the caption of one user item to be NPOTA, and use this item to record each QSO's NPOTA park code(s)

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