Checking and Managing Award Progress

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DXKeeper can 

For seven of these award families, DXKeeper provides Realtime Award Tracking (RAT) service, which enables SpotCollector to immediately identify active DX stations with whom a QSO would advance your award progress, and which enables DXKeeper to immediately identify QSOs whose confirmation would advance your award progress:

  1. ARRL DX Century Club (DXCC) and 425 DX News Top List

  2. ARRL VHF/UHF Century Club (VUCC)

  3. ARRL Worked All States (WAS)

  4. CQ DX Marathon

  5. CQ Worked All Prefixes (WPX)

  6. CQ Worked All Zones (WAZ)

  7. RSGB Islands On the Air (IOTA)

Progress reporting is accomplished by scanning each QSO in the Log Page Display to generate a classic Progress Report, which can be viewed and saved to a file for future reference. This approach is flexible because the Log Page Display can be filtered before generating the report, for example  to contain QSOs made during a particular time interval, or from a particular location, or on a particular band, or in a particular mode. DXKeeper can generate progress reports for all supported awards. However, scanning the Log Page Display takes time proportional to the number of QSOs present. Even the few seconds required to scan a small log is too long when the goal is to determine whether an incoming DX spot is needed.

An award's Realtime Award Tracking service immediately indicates whether a QSO with a newly-spotted DX station would advance your progress towards that award. Each award's Realtime Award Tracking service is automatically updated whenever you log a new QSO, or modify a logged QSO in a way that might alter your progress towards its award. Performing such updates by scanning every QSO in the log -- a process referred to as recomputation -- would be a lengthy process. DXKeeper employs  selective recomputation, scanning only the minimal subset of all logged QSOs required to determine the impact of any change on award progress. If you modify the mode of a QSO with A92GE from RTTY to CW, for example, only QSOs with Bahrain need be scanned in order to update DXCC award progress. Such updates are usually fast enough to be invoked automatically, rather than requiring the user to initiate the action. However, DXKeeper can be directed to temporarily disable automatic updates when the user intends to make many progress-affecting changes to logged QSOs, after which Realtime Award Tracking can be updated once

 

When a log is created, Realtime Award Tracking for the ARRL DXCC and TopList awards is automatically enabled. Realtime Award Tracking for the other six award families can be enabled via the Configuration window's Awards Tab. Realtime award tracking information can be viewed and queried in DXKeeper's Realtime Award Tracking window, which provides a tab for each of the above seven awards. 

The Main window's Check Progress tab provides the ability to

Generating Award Progress and Submission Reports

The awards for which DXKeeper provides progress reporting have differing requirements as to which items must be recorded with a QSO in order to properly determine credit. A table describing the requirements for each supported award is provided here.

DXKeeper can generate a wide variety of award progress and submission reports. The format of all dates used in these reports is specified via the Date Format panel on the Config window's Reports tab. Generated reports are placed in files in DXKeeper's  Reports sub-folder with filenames constructed from your callsign, the report name, and the report date, e.g.

Generated reports are saved as text files unless otherwise noted to produce files in HTML or CSV (comma-separated values) formats. After generating a progress report file, DXKeeper will display the report using the default viewer application for the file type assigned in Windows; typically, this assignment is

You can alter these assignments using the File Types tab in the Folder Options window, which appears when you click the Folder Options... item in Windows Explorer's Tools menu.

Most reports consider only QSOs in the Log Page Display, thereby enabling you to produce band-specific, mode-specific, or timeframe-specific reports by appropriately setting the Log Page Filter. If you have operated from more than one location, filter the Log Page Display to contain only QSOs made from locations valid for the award whose progress is being reported. The Card Aging reports consider all QSOs in the Log Page Display regardless of filter.

 

The Main window's  Check Progress tab provides panels from which reports can be generated for families and groups of awards:

DXCC, DXCC Challenge, & TopList 

CQ WAZ

 

CQ WPX

IOTA

 

CQ DX Marathon

  1. Microsoft Excel is installed on your PC

  2. you've specified the correct unpopulated Score Sheet for the current year CQ DX Marathon contest

  3. you've directed DXKeeper to generate a submission for the year 2013 or later

The submission file and populated Score Sheet (if generated) are both created in DXKeeper's Reports folder. Carefully review the Score Sheet before submitting it to CQ.

If the above requirements are not met, you can manually populate a Score Sheet by using a spreadsheet application to copy and and paste information from the generated CSV submission file into the CQ DX Marathon Official Score Sheet appropriate for the CQ DX Marathon contest year:

  1. Use the spreadsheet application to open the generated CSV Marathon submission file in DXKeeper's Reports sub-folder

  2. Using the spreadsheet application, open the CQ DX Marathon Official Score Sheet; in this spreadsheet, 

    1. Specify your Callsign, Name, and Street in cells B5, C5, and D5 respectively

    2. Specify your City, State/Province, Country, and Postal Code in cells B7, C7, D7, and G7 respectively

    3. Specify your CQ Zone, Email Address, and Club Name in cells B9, C9, and C9 respectively

    4. Place an X in cell G10, G11, or G12 to specify the class in which you're competing

    5. If you're competing in a Formula Class, specify your antenna type, height above ground, and length in cell B14

    Using the spreadsheet application, open the Marathon Submission file that DXKeeper generated

  3. Copy the region C1:H387 from the generated Marathon Submission file to the Windows clipboard;

  4. paste the values in the Windows clipboard into the region D17:I403 of the CQ DX Marathon Official Score Sheet

  5. verify that the correct score appears in cells I4 through I6 of the CQ DX Marathon Official Score Sheet

  6. Save the CQ DX Marathon Official Score Sheet  

 

CQ DX

WAC reports

VUCC

 

Maidenhead reports

 

WAS

 

North American progress reports

 

JARL progress reports

 

SRR Russian Oblast reports

 

RDA Russian District reports

 

Other progress reports

 

Club Log

 

Additional Reports and Functions

filter Band='160m'
report us_states c:\program files\dxlab suite\dxkeeper\reports\us_states_160.txt

filter Band='80m'
report us_states c:\program files\dxlab suite\dxkeeper\reports\us_states_80.txt

filter Band='40m'
report us_states c:\program files\dxlab suite\dxkeeper\reports\us_states_40.txt

filter Band='20m'
report us_states c:\program files\dxlab suite\dxkeeper\reports\us_states_20.txt

filter Band='15m'
report us_states c:\program files\dxlab suite\dxkeeper\reports\us_states_15.txt

filter Band='10m'
report us_states c:\program files\dxlab suite\dxkeeper\reports\us_states_10.txt

 

Generating and Processing a DXCC Submission

In the DXCC, Challenge, TOP panel, clicking the Submission button displays the DXCC Submission window, from which you can assemble a DXCC Submission containing QSOs that are confirmed -- via QSL cards or via LotW -- but to which DXCC Credit has not been granted. As of April 2, 2012, the DXCC desk no longer accepts "hybrid" applications containing QSOs confirmed via QSL cards and QSOs confirmed via LotW; instead, a submission must contain only QSOs confirmed via QSL cards, or only QSOs confirmed via LotW. Functions in the DXCC Submission window enable you to generate and manage a QSL card submission, or an LotW submission

A QSO is considered to be included in your QSL card submission if either its QSL Rcvd item is set to S; a QSO is considered to be included in your LotW submission if its LotW Rcvd item is set to S. 

You can manually add a QSO to your QSL card submission by setting its QSL Rcvd item to S using the QSL panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab; you can manually add a QSO to your LotW submission by setting its LotW Rcvd item to S using the Online QSL panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab. You may find filtering the Log Page Display (especially with the Advanced Logs Sorts, Filter, and Modifiers window) and generating Log Reports helpful in choosing QSOs to submit.

Alternatively, the Assemble Submission function described below automatically creates or expands your submission to include all confirmed QSOs whose verification would advance your DXCC progress on the bands and modes selected in the DXCC Bands & Modes panel

The DXCC Submission window's View Submission, Create Planning Report, Create Card Record Sheet, Create LotW Record Sheet, Export Card ADIF File, Verify Submission, and Reset Submission functions can all be used whether you assembled your submission(s) manually, or by invoking the Assemble Submission function.

Note that you can directly switch among Submission windows by appropriately setting the Award selector.

Managing DXCC Credits

When the ARRL's DXCC desk approves a QSL card or LotW confirmation you've submitted, you are granted a DXCC Credit for the entity, band, and mode specified on the card or in the LotW confirmation; the DXCC Credit also specifies the callsign and QSO date specified on the card or LotW confirmation. Since it computerized in 1991, the DXCC desk has created a database record for each DXCC Credit granted, assigning it a unique DXCC Credit Number. Over the past several years, the ARRL has expanded its LotW web site to enable ops to view their DXCC credits online. Clicking the Credits button in the DXCC, Challenge, & TopList panel on the Check Progress tab of DXKeeper's Main window displays the DXCC Credits Granted window, which enables you to

  1. download your DXCC Credits from the ARRL web site, reporting any that are newly granted or modified since the last time you downloaded your DXCC Credits

  2. analyze DXCC Credits that have not yet been linked to a logged QSO, reporting those that

  3. automatically link DXCC Credits and QSOs that exactly match, setting each QSO's QSL RCVD or LotW QSL RCVD item to V (if it's not already set to V)

  4. manually link DXCC Credits and QSOs that don't exactly match; inexact matches are typically required because a DXCC Credit's date and/or callsign have been incorrectly entered, but occasionally because a DXCC Credit's band and/or mode have been incorrectly entered

Depending upon how many DXCC Credits you've been granted, initially linking your current DXCC Credits to your logged QSOs will take some time and effort. DXCC Credits generated from LotW confirmations are generally accurate, but ~25% of the DXCC Credits generated from submitted QSL cards specify erroneous QSO Begin times or erroneous QSO Callsigns that prevent automatic linking. Once these have been dealt with, you need only download and link DXCC Credits when the DXCC desk notifies you that new DXCC credits have been granted, or that DXCC Credit errors you submitted have been corrected.

Users with paper logbooks full of QSOs not yet entered into DXKeeper can optionally generate credit-only QSOs from un-linked DXCC Credits, a process that links each credit-only QSO to the DXCC Credit from which is was generated. While this will not populate DXKeeper with every QSO, it will populate DXKeeper with the QSOs needed to generate "DXCC credit granted" statistics consistent with the ARRL's DXCC statistics, immediately enabling the use of DXLab's automation for seeking out and confirming needed DXCC entities, entity-bands, and entity-nodes.

Like award progress information, DXCC Credits are stored in their own section of your log file. Thus backing up your log file will backup your DXCC credits along with your QSOs. You can move all of this information from one PC to another by simply moving your log file.

Duplicate DXCC Credits

Your downloaded DXCC Credits may include more than one DXCC Credit for the same QSO; this typically (but not always) manifests as a DXCC Credit created from an LotW confirmation, and a DXCC Credit for the same entity, band, mode, callsign, and date that appears to have been created from a QSL card confirmation -- even though no QSL card was submitted for credit. To prevent such duplicate DXCC Credits from causing errors, they are automatically flagged as duplicates by the DXCC Credits Granted window's AutoLink function. You can also manually flag a DXCC Credits as a duplicate.

Linking DXCC Credits to Logged QSOs

DXKeeper can automatically link DXCC Credits and logged QSOs whose DXCC entities, Bands, Modes, Callsigns, and QSO Begin times match exactly. Entry errors made when a DXCC Credit was created will prevent an exact match, so DXKeeper enables you to manually link a DXCC Credit to a logged QSO so long as the two specify the same DXCC entity.

A DXCC Credit specifies 6 core items:

To enable the linking of DXCC Credits and logged QSOs, DXKeeper

When a DXCC Credit and a Logged QSO are linked,

An unlinked logged QSO has an empty DXCC Credit Number item.. An unlinked DXCC Credit has its Link Status set to none, an empty QSO Band, QSO Mode, QSO Callsign, and QSO Begin items.

To maintain the integrity of links between DXCC Credits and logged QSOs,

  1. do not use the Modify QSOs panel to modify a QSO's DXCC Credit Number item

  2. do not export a QSO to an ADIF or tab-delimited file, modify the contents of that QSO's DXCC Credit Number, and then import the modified QSO

If you suspect that links have been damaged, invoke the DXCC Credits Granted window's Repair function.

DXCC Credits Granted window

This window provides the following facilities:

Clicking this panel's All button will remove all filtering from the DXCC Credit Display so that all DXCC Credits are present.

The DXCC Credits Granted window provides capabilities that facilitate the linking and general management of DXCC Credits:

To unlink a linked DXCC Credit and logged QSO, select that DXCC Credit, select the logged QSO to which it is linked by clicking the Selected DXCC Credit panel's Select QSO button, and click the Selected QSO panel's Unlink button.

To generate a printable report of all DXCC Credits present in the DXCC Credit Display, click the DXCC Credits Granted window's Report button.

Downloading DXCC Credits

Clicking the Download button at the bottom of the DXCC Credits Granted window will download your DXCC Credits from the ARRL's web site.

Downloading your DXCC Credits can take awhile, depending upon the number of DXCC Credits to be downloaded, the current performance of the ARRL's servers, and your internet connection speed. At the completion of the Download operation, newly downloaded or updated DXCC Credits will accessible via the DXCC Credit Display, and a report will be displayed showing

Analyzing DXCC Credits

Clicking the Analyze button at the bottom of the DXCC Credits Granted window will review your DXCC Credits and display a report describing the action that would be taken for each unlinked DXCC Credit not already marked as a duplicate if the AutoLink function were invoked:

The report also notes DXCC Credits that can't be automatically linked because they

Automatically Linking DXCC Credits

Clicking the AutoLink button at the bottom of the DXCC Credits Granted window will, after offering to backup your log because both logged QSOs and DXCC credits can be modified by this operation, attempt to perform one of the following actions on each previous-unlinked DXCC Credit not already marked as a duplicate

The report also notes DXCC Credits that were not automatically linked because they

Manually Linking DXCC Credits

The DXCC Credits Granted window's facilities enable you to manually link DXCC Credits with logged QSOs when

The process of manually linking a DXCC Credit with a logged QSO involves 3 steps:

  1. select an unlinked DXCC Credit that isn't a duplicate by clicking on it in the DXCC Credit Display

  2. select the logged QSO to which that DXCC Credit should be linked by clicking on that QSO's in entry the Log Page Display

  3. link the selected DXCC Credit to the selected QSO by clicking the Selected QSO panel's Link button

After you select a DXCC Credit in step 1, locating candidate QSOs can be accelerated by  clicking the Selected DXCC Credit panel's Show QSO(s) button, will initiate a 3-stage search to populate the Log Page Display with QSOs that most closely match the selected DXCC Credit:

Depressing the Ctrl key while clicking the Show QSO(s)  button will filter the Log Page Display to show all QSOs with the selected DXCC Credit's callsign; depressing the Alt key while clicking the Show QSO(s)  button will filter the Log Page Display to show all QSOs with the selected DXCC Credit's DXCC entity. If after invoking one of the above filtering options the Log Page Display contains more than one QSO, click on the one you wish to link to the selected DXCC Credit 

The
DXCC Credits Granted window provides additional capabilities that facilitate the linking and general management of DXCC Credits:

To unlink a linked DXCC Credit and logged QSO, select that DXCC Credit, select the logged QSO to which it is linked by clicking the Selected DXCC Credit panel's Select QSO button, and click the Selected QSO panel's Unlink button.

Reporting DXCC Credits

To generate a printable report of all DXCC Credits present in the DXCC Credit Display, click the DXCC Credits Granted window's Report button.

Generating Credit-only QSOs

A Credit-only QSO is generated from an unlinked, non-duplicate DXCC Credit and placed in your log. The generated QSO's DXCC entity, Band, Mode, Callsign, and Begin time  are all taken from the DXCC Credit. Such QSOs count towards all awards; they are distinguished by their CreditOnly item being set to Y.

Credit-only QSOs can be automatically generated from all unlinked, non-duplicate DXCC Credits, or can be manually generated one-at-a-time from the selected DXCC credit. Before initiating automatic generation, review the last analysis of your DXCC Credits to verify that you want Credit-only QSOs generated for each unlinked, non-duplicate DXCC Credit. Then check the DXCC Credits panel's Credit-only QSO creation box on the Configuration window's Awards tab, and click the
DXCC Credits Granted window's Create QSOs button. At the completion of the operation, DXKeeper will display a printable report listing the Credit-only QSOs inserted into the current log. When you are done automatically generating Credit-only QSOs, uncheck the Credit-only QSO creation box to prevent the inadvertent creation of Credit-only QSOs.

A Credit-only QSOs can be manually generated from an unlinked, non-duplicate DXCC Credit by

  1. checking the DXCC Credits panel's Credit-only QSO creation box on the Configuration window's Awards tab

  2. selecting that Credit in the DXCC Credit Display

  3. clicking the Selected DXCC Credit panel's Create QSO button

If the DXCC credit from which the QSO is generated specifies an invalid callsign, the generated QSO's callsign will be set to UNKN0WN (with a zero, not the letter O!).

If DXCC credit from which the QSO is generated specifies a mode but does not specify a band, the generated QSO's band will be set to 20m, and its QSL RCVD item will be set to M, meaning that entity and entity-mode credit has been granted. If DXCC credit from which the QSO is generated specifies a band but does not specify a mode, the generated QSO's mode will be set to SSB, and its QSL RCVD item will be set to B, meaning that entity and entity-band credit has been granted. If DXCC credit from which the QSO is generated does not specify a mode or a band, the generated QSO's band will be set to 20m, its mode will be set to SSB, and its QSL RCVD item will be set to E, meaning that entity credit has been granted. In these circumstances, the Partial DXCC Credit option is enabled so that M, B, and E will be available in the QSL RCVD selector.

When you are done manually generating Credit-only QSOs, uncheck the Credit-only QSO creation box to prevent the inadvertent creation of Credit-only QSOs.

Repairing DXCC Credits

In the DXCC Credits Granted window,

Linking your LotW Account to your DXCC Account

  1. using your web browser, log into your LotW account

  2. click on the Awards tab

  3. Beneath the Your LotW ARRL DXCC (DX Century Club) Account(s) heading, click the Select DXCC Award Account button

  4. if a table like this appears beneath the Account Status heading with a "View Award Credit Matrix" hyperlink at the bottom, your LotW and DXCC accounts are linked.

If your accounts are not linked, then click the Link Account  button the DXCC Account Menu along the left side of the page. Specify the callsign under which your current LotW certificate was issued, along with any other callsigns used with this certificated. Then click the Request Linking button; ARRL staff will respond to this request by linking your DXCC and LotW accounts.

Determining your DXCC Account Number

  1. Using your web browser, navigate to https://lotw.arrl.org/lotwuser/awards?awg_id=&ac_acct=

  2. Log in with your  LotW username and password

  3. Click the Awards tab

  4. Under the Your LotW ARRL DXCC (DX Century Club) Account(s) heading on the left, use the "pulldown" selector to choose a DXCC account, and then click the Select DXCC Award Account button beneath the selector.

  5. Your browser will display a table summarizing your DXCC Account Status

    • If a hyperlink named View Award Credit Matrix appears beneath this table, then examine the URL your browser is displaying; it will look like

    https://lotw.arrl.org/lotwuser/awardaccount?awardaccountcmd=status&awg_id=DXCC&ac_acct=n

    Where the above URL shows n, the selected DXCC account's account number will appear. Specify this DXCC account number in the Log Settings panel on the Config window's Log tab.

    • If a hyperlink named View Award Credit Matrix does not appear beneath this table, then you must first link your LotW account to your DXCC record before you can proceed further:

      • Click the Link Account hyperlink in the Notes section to the left of the Account Status table

      • Your web browser will display a Link Account page, in which you must specify the current callsign and any past callsigns associated with your DXCC record

      • After specifying the appropriate current and past callsigns, click the Request linking hyperlink

      • Your link request will be submitted to the ARRL; when you receive notification that this request has been processed, repeat steps 1 through 5 above to determine the DXCC Account number to specify in the Log Settings panel on the Config window's Log tab.


the DXCC Database

DXKeeper includes a comprehensive DXCC database, which it uses to lookup DXCC prefixes and country codes, and to initialize log file progress grids -- when a log file is first created, or when you click the Recompute button. You can always obtain an up-to-date DXCC database by downloading www.dxlabsuite.com/dxview/DXCC.exe  and extracting its contents (the file DXCC.mdb) into your DXKeeper Databases subfolder. The pathname and version of the DXCC database currently in use is displayed in the DXCC Database panel on the Configuration window's Databases tab.

You can maintain your own DXCC database using the application DXView, a freeware application that displays DXCC info and country maps, and plots spots, beam headings, solar position, and the solar terminator on a world map. If, when DXKeeper starts, it finds DXView installed on your PC, DXKeeper uses DXView's DXCC database, ignoring its own. Thus DXCC database updates you make with DXView are accessible to DXKeeper with no further action on your part.


Generating and Processing an IOTA Submission

In the IOTA panel, clicking the Submission button displays the IOTA Submission window, from which you can assemble an IOTA Submission containing QSOs that are confirmed via QSL cards but to which IOTA Credit has not been granted. 

A QSO is considered to be included in your IOTA Submission if either its  IOTAVerify item is set to S.  You can manually add a QSO to your IOTA submission by setting its IOTAVerify item to S by using the QSL panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab. You may find filtering the Log Page Display (especially with the Advanced Logs Sorts, Filter, and Modifiers window) and generating Log Reports helpful in choosing QSOs to submit.

Alternatively, the Assemble Submission function described below automatically creates or expands your submission to include all confirmed QSOs whose verification would advance your IOTA progress. 

The IOTA Submission window's View Submission, Create Submission Report, Verify Submission, and Reset Submission functions can all be used whether you assembled your submission manually, or by invoking the Assemble Submission function.

Note that you can directly switch among Submission window's by appropriately setting the Award selector.


Generating and Processing a VUCC Submission

In the VUCC panel on the Main window's Check Progress tab, clicking the Submission button displays the VUCC Submission window, from which you can assemble a VUCC Submission containing QSOs that are confirmed via QSL cards or LotW but to which VUCC Credit has not been granted. 

The ARRL does not accept "hybrid" VUCC applications containing QSOs confirmed via QSL cards and QSOs confirmed via LotW; instead, a submission must contain only QSOs confirmed via QSL cards, or only QSOs confirmed via LotW. Functions in the DXCC Submission window enable you to generate and manage a QSL card submission, or an LotW submission

A QSO is considered to be included in your VUCC QSL card Submission if its  VUCCVerify item is set to S, its QSL Rcvd item is set to Y, S, or V, and the QSO is not confirmed via LotW. A QSO is considered to be included in your VUCC LotW Submission if its  VUCCVerify item is set to S, its LotW Rcvd item is set to Y, S, or V, and the QSO is not confirmed via QSL card. The status of a QSO confirmed via both QSL card and LotW is determined by the VUCC & WAS Submission panel's setting: if QSL card is selected, such QSOs are considered for inclusion in your VUCC QSL card Submission; if LotW is selected,  such QSOs are considered for inclusion in your VUCC LotW Submission.

You can manually add a QSO confirmed via QSL card to your QSL card submission by setting its VUCCVerify item to S using the QSL panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab; you can manually add a QSO confirmed via LotW to your LotW submission by setting its VUCCVerify item to S using the QSL panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab. You may find filtering the Log Page Display (especially with the Advanced Logs Sorts, Filter, and Modifiers window) and generating Log Reports helpful in choosing QSOs to submit.

Alternatively, the Assemble Submission function described below automatically creates or expands your submission to include all confirmed QSOs whose verification would advance your VUCC progress on the bands and modes selected in the VUCC Bands & Modes panel.

If your preference is to submit as many LotW confirmations as possible, and then submit as many QSL card confirmations as is necessary to obtain credit for all confirmed grid squares,

If, on the other hand, your preference is to submit as many QSL card confirmations as possible, and then submit as many QSL card confirmations as is necessary to obtain credit for all confirmed grid squares,

The VUCC Submission window's View Submission, Create Submission Report, Verify Submission, and Reset Submission functions can all be used whether you assembled your submission manually, or by invoking the Assemble Submission function. If the VUCC Submission window's QSL Cards box is checked, these functions operate on your VUCC QSL card Submission;  if the VUCC Submission window's LotW box is checked, they operate on your VUCC LotW Submission.

Note that you can directly switch among Submission window's by appropriately setting the Award selector.

Generating and Processing a WAS Submission

In the WAS panel on the Main window's Check Progress tab, clicking the Submission button displays the WAS Submission window, from which you can assemble a WAS Submission containing QSOs that are confirmed via QSL cards or LotW but to which WAS Credit has not been granted. 

The ARRL does not accept "hybrid" WAS applications containing QSOs confirmed via QSL cards and QSOs confirmed via LotW; instead, a submission must contain only QSOs confirmed via QSL cards, or only QSOs confirmed via LotW. Functions in the DXCC Submission window enable you to generate and manage a QSL card submission, or an LotW submission

A QSO is considered to be included in your WAS QSL card Submission if its  WASVerify item is set to S, its QSL Rcvd item is set to Y, S, or V, and the QSO is not confirmed via LotW. A QSO is considered to be included in your WAS LotW Submission if its  WASVerify item is set to S, its LotW Rcvd item is set to Y, S, or V, and the QSO is not confirmed via QSL card. The status of a QSO confirmed via both QSL card and LotW is determined by the VUCC & WAS Submission panel's setting: if QSL card is selected, such QSOs are considered for includsion in your WAS QSL card Submission; if LotW is selected,  such QSOs are considered for inclusion in your WAS LotW Submission.

You can manually add a QSO confirmed via QSL card to your QSL card submission by setting its WASVerify item to S using the QSL panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab; you can manually add a QSO confirmed via LotW to your LotW submission by setting its WASVerify item to S using the QSL panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab. You may find filtering the Log Page Display (especially with the Advanced Logs Sorts, Filter, and Modifiers window) and generating Log Reports helpful in choosing QSOs to submit.

Alternatively, the Assemble Submission function described below automatically creates or expands your submission to include all confirmed QSOs whose verification would advance your VUCC progress on the bands and modes selected in the WAS Bands & Modes panel.

If your preference is to submit as many LotW confirmations as possible, and then submit as many QSL card confirmations as is necessary to obtain credit for all confirmed states,

If, on the other hand, your preference is to submit as many QSL card confirmations as possible, and then submit as many QSL card confirmations as is necessary to obtain credit for all confirmed states,

The WAS Submission window's View Submission, Create Submission Report, Verify Submission, and Reset Submission functions can all be used whether you assembled your submission manually, or by invoking the Assemble Submission function.  If the WAS Submission window's QSL Cards box is checked, these functions operate on your WAS QSL card Submission;  if the WAS Submission window's LotW box is checked, they operate on your WAS LotW Submission.

Note that you can directly switch among Submission window's by appropriately setting the Award selector.

 

Generating and Processing a WAZ Submission

In the CQ WAZ panel on the Main window's Check Progress tab, clicking the Submission button displays the WAZ Submission window, from which you can assemble a WAZ Submission containing QSOs that are confirmed via QSL cards or eQSL.cc (with Authenticity Guaranteed) but to which WAZ Credit has not been granted. 

A QSO is considered to be included in your WAZ Submission if its  WAZVerify item is set to S.  You can manually add a QSO to your WAZ submission by setting its WAZVerify item to S by using the QSL panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab. You may find filtering the Log Page Display (especially with the Advanced Logs Sorts, Filter, and Modifiers window) and generating Log Reports helpful in choosing QSOs to submit.

Alternatively, the Assemble Submission function described below automatically creates or expands your submission to include all confirmed QSOs whose verification would advance your WAZ progress on the bands and modes selected in the WAZ Bands & Modes panel

If the WAZ Submission window's QSL Cards box is not checked, Assemble Submission will ignore QSOs confirmed via QSL card; if the WAZ Submission window's eQSL confirmations box is unchecked, Assemble Submission will ignore QSOs confirmed via eQSL.cc. These two checkboxes it possible to assemble a submission where priority is given to QSOs confirmed via eQSL.cc, or QSOs confirmed via QSL cards.  For example, to assemble a submission in which QSOs confirmed via eQS.ccL are chosen over QSOs confirmed via QSL card,

  1. check the eQSL confirmations box

  2. uncheck the QSL Cards box

  3. click the Assemble Submission button

  4. uncheck the eQSL confirmations box

  5. check the QSL Cards box

  6. click the Assemble Submission button

  7. check the eQSL confirmations box

The WAZ Submission window's View Submission, Create Submission Report, Verify Submission, and Reset Submission functions can all be used whether you assembled your submission manually, or by invoking the Assemble Submission function. If the QSL Cards box is not checked, these functions will ignore QSOs confirmed via QSL card; if the eQSL confirmations box is unchecked, these functions will ignore QSOs confirmed via eQSL.cc.

Note that you can directly switch among Submission window's by appropriately setting the Award selector.

 

Generating and Processing a WPX Submission

In the CQ WPX panel on the Main window's Check Progress tab, clicking the Submission button displays the WPX Submission window, from which you can assemble a WPX Submission containing QSOs that are confirmed via QSL cards or LotW or eQSL.cc (with Authenticity Guaranteed),  but to which WPX Credit has not been granted. 

A QSO is considered to be included in your WPX Submission if its  WPXVerify item is set to S.  You can manually add a QSO to your WPX submission by setting its WPXVerify item to S by using the QSL panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab. You may find filtering the Log Page Display (especially with the Advanced Logs Sorts, Filter, and Modifiers window) and generating Log Reports helpful in choosing QSOs to submit.

Alternatively, the Assemble Submission function described below automatically creates or expands your submission to include all confirmed QSOs whose verification would advance your WPX progress on the bands and modes selected in the WPX Bands & Modes panel.

If the WPX Submission window's QSL Cards box is not checked, Assemble Submission will ignore QSOs confirmed via QSL card.   If the WPX Submission window's LotW confirmations box is unchecked, Assemble Submission will ignore QSOs confirmed via LotW. If the WPX Submission window's eQSL confirmations box is unchecked, Assemble Submission will ignore QSOs confirmed via eQSL.cc. These three checkboxes it possible to assemble a submission where priority is given to QSOs confirmed via eQSL.cc, or QSOs confirmed via QSL cards.  For example, to assemble a submission in which QSOs confirmed via eQSL.cc are chosen over QSOs confirmed via LotW and QSL cards, and QSOs confirmed via LotW are chosen over QSOs confirmed via QSL cards,

  1. check the eQSL confirmations box

  2. uncheck the LotW confirmations box

  3. uncheck the QSL Cards box

  4. click the Assemble Submission button

  5. uncheck the eQSL confirmations box

  6. check the LotW confirmations box

  7. click the Assemble Submission button

  8. uncheck the LotW confirmations box

  9. check the QSL Cards box

  10. click the Assemble Submission button

  11. check the eQSL confirmations box

  12. check the LotW confirmations box

The WPX Submission window's View Submission, Create Submission Report, Verify Submission, and Reset Submission functions can all be used whether you assembled your submission manually, or by invoking the Assemble Submission function. If the QSL Cards box is not checked, these functions will ignore QSOs confirmed via QSL card. If the LotW confirmations box is unchecked, these functions will ignore QSOs confirmed via LotW. If the eQSL confirmations box is unchecked, these functions will ignore QSOs confirmed via eQSL.cc.

Note that you can directly switch among Submission window's by appropriately setting the Award selector.

 

Realtime Award Tracking for ARRL DXCC and 425DXN TopList Awards

Realtime award tracking information for the ARRL DXCC and TopList award families is displayed on the Realtime Award Tracking window's DXCC tab. This information consists of by-mode and by-band progress for each DXCC entity based on every QSO in the current log file unless the QRP option is enabled, in which case only QSOs that specify a transmit power that is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 5 watts will be considered. Confirmations via QSL card  and LotW (in QSL_Rcvd and Lotw Rcvd respectively) are both considered in determining progress; if you check the Include eQSL.cc confirmations... box, confirmations via eQSL.cc will also be considered in determining progress.

The Award Progress panel displays a Progress Grid with one entry per DXCC entity; its Progress Details sub-panel displays a Progress Details Grid for the currently-selected Progress Grid entry. Cells in the Progress Grid contain codes showing the confirmation status of the entity, bands, and modes; cells in the Progress Details Grid contain codes showing the confirmation of band-mode combinations. The codes used in both grids are identical:

If either of a QSO's QSL_Rcvd or LotW Rcvd items are set to I, then the QSO is considered invalid for DXCC and TopList awards. If both of a QSO's QSL_Rcvd and LotW Rcvd items are set to X, the QSO is considered to be unconfirmable and thus treated for award tracking purposes as if it did not occur. If the Include eQSL.cc confirmations... box is checked, then an I or X in the QSO's eQSL Rcvd item has an equivalent effect. 

If the DXCC Bands & Modes panel indicates that a mode is sought, but there are no confirmed QSOs with the currently-selected Progress Grid entry in that mode, then the background of that mode's cells in the Progress Details Grid will be white rather than the window's background color. Similarly, if the  DXCC Bands & Modes panel indicates that a band is sought, but there are no confirmed QSOs with the currently-selected Progress Grid entry on that band, then the background of that band's cells in the Progress Details Grid will be white rather than the window's background color.

If you change the QRP or  Include eQSL.cc confirmations... settings, the Progress Grid, Progress Details Grid, and other reports will not reflect the change until you invoke the Recompute function.

Note that DIGI mode progress includes credit for PSK31 QSOs. DIGI mode progress also includes QSOs in any other digital modes designated as eligible for DXCC Digital credit via DXKeeper's user-defined mode mechanism. 

Both the Progress Grid and the Progress Details Grid are live -- you can navigate among them and your log by selecting entries or double-clicking cells:

The Award Progress panel's Award Progress Filter panel contains a set of controls that let you filter the Progress Grid to show what's unworked, what's worked but not requested, what's requested but not confirmed, what's confirmed but not verified, and/or what's verified -- on any band, in any mode, or on specific band-mode combinations; setting the Band selector to ANY and the Mode selector to MIXED will display entity progress. You can also choose whether or not to include DXCC entities that are no longer current. Only Progress Grid entries that match the criteria set in these controls are visible; the number of matching entries is shown in the Award Progress panel's caption. 

Note that filtering the Progress Grid has no impact on DXKeeper's ability to track awards progress; such progress will be accurately tracked whether all DXCC entities are visible in the Progress Grid or not.

The Progress Grid and Progress Details Grid are incrementally updated when

When enabled, DXKeeper will automatically update the Progress Grid and Progress Details Grid when you 

This update is accomplished by reviewing all QSOs with the DXCC entity of the deleted or modified QSO; this is generally much faster than clearing the Progress Grid and rebuilding it by scanning every QSO in the log, as performed by the Recompute function. DXKeeper displays a small dialog box with a progress bar whenever it is recomputing progress for a specific DXCC entity. If you plan to delete or modify several QSOs, however, it may be faster to disable automatic progress recomputation, make the changes, and then perform a Recompute to rebuild the log's Progress Grid.

The Summary button in the Award Progress panel computes and displays a summary of progress towards the ARRL DX Century Club award (DXCC), the ARRL DX Century Club Challenge award , and the Top List award; this summary considers both QSL card  and LotW  confirmations. The results appear in a separate DXCC Summary window, within which


Realtime Award Tracking for ARRL VUCC Awards

Realtime award tracking information for the ARRL VUCC award family is displayed on the Realtime Award Tracking window's VUCC tab. This information consists of 6 meter through 23 centimeter by-band progress and Satellite progress for Maidenhead gridsquares based on every QSO in the current log made from a location that is valid for VUCC:

If you make QSOs from more than one location, this mechanism enables you to comply with with the VUCC rule regarding the maximum distance between locations from which QSOs are made.

Confirmations via QSL card  and LotW (in QSL_Rcvd and Lotw Rcvd respectively) are both considered in determining progress; if you check the Include eQSL.cc confirmations... box, confirmations via eQSL.cc will also be considered in determining progress. A QSO confirmed via an LotW confirmation that specifies a Gridsquare that matches a logged Gridsquare is considered confirmed; A QSO confirmed via an LotW confirmation that does not specify the logged Gridsquare will be considered worked..

The VUCC Award Progress panel displays a Progress Grid with one entry per gridsquare. Cells in the Progress Grid contain codes showing the confirmation status of the gridsquare:

If a QSO's VUCCVerified item is set to I, then the QSO is considered invalid for VUCC awards. If both of a QSO's QSL_Rcvd and LotW Rcvd items are set to X, the QSO is considered to be unconfirmable and thus treated for award tracking purposes as if it did not occur. If the Include eQSL.cc confirmations... box is checked, then an X in the QSO's eQSL Rcvd item has an equivalent effect. 

If you change the Include eQSL.cc confirmations... settings, the Progress Grid, and other reports will not reflect the change until you invoke the Recompute function.

The VUCC Award Progress panel's Progress Grid is live -- you can navigate among its entries and your log by double-clicking cells:

The VUCC Award Progress Filter panel contains a set of controls that let you filter the Progress Grid to show what's worked but not requested, what's requested but not confirmed, what's confirmed but not verified, and/or what's verified on a particular band or via Satellite; setting the Band selector to ANY will display "mixed" progress, though there is no VUCC Mixed award. To reset the filter so that all Progress Grid entries are visible, click the All button. 

To generate a report showing all gridsquares shown by the specified filter, click the VUCC Award Progress Filter panel's Report button.

Note that filtering the Progress Grid has no impact on DXKeeper's ability to track award progress; such progress will be accurately tracked whether all gridsquares are visible in the Progress Grid or not.

The Progress Grid is immediately updated when

When enabled, DXKeeper will automatically update the Progress Grid when you 

This update is accomplished by reviewing all QSOs with the gridsquare of the deleted or modified QSO; this is generally much faster than clearing the Progress Grid and rebuilding it by scanning every QSO in the log, as performed by the Recompute function. DXKeeper displays a small dialog box with a progress bar whenever it is recomputing progress for a specific gridsquare. If you plan to delete or modify several QSOs, however, it may be faster to disable automatic progress recomputation, make the changes, and then perform a Recompute to rebuild the Progress Grid.


Realtime Award Tracking for ARRL WAS Awards

Realtime award tracking information for the ARRL WAS award family is displayed on the Realtime Award Tracking window's WAS tab. This information consists of mixed progress, by-mode progress, by-band progress, Satellite progress, and EME progress for US States based on every QSO in the current log made from a location that is valid for WAS:

If you make QSOs from more than one location, this mechanism enables you to comply with with the WAS rule regarding the maximum distance between locations from which QSOs are made.

If the QRP option is enabled, only QSOs that specify a transmit power that is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 5 watts will be considered.

Confirmations via QSL card  and LotW (in QSL_Rcvd and Lotw Rcvd respectively) are both considered in determining progress; if you check the Include eQSL.cc confirmations... box, confirmations via eQSL.cc will also be considered in determining progress. A QSO confirmed via an LotW confirmation that specifies a state that matches the logged state is considered confirmed; A QSO confirmed via an LotW confirmation that does not specify a state that matches the logged state is considered worked.

The WAS Award Progress panel displays a Progress Grid with one entry per US State. Cells in the Progress Grid contain codes showing the confirmation status of the state:

If a QSO's WASVerified item is set to I, then the QSO is considered invalid for WAS awards. If both of a QSO's QSL_Rcvd and LotW Rcvd items are set to X, the QSO is considered to be unconfirmable and thus treated for award tracking purposes as if it did not occur. If the Include eQSL.cc confirmations... box is checked, then an X in the QSO's eQSL Rcvd item has an equivalent effect. 

If you change QRP or the Include eQSL.cc confirmations... settings, the Progress Grid, and other reports will not reflect the change until you invoke the Recompute function.

Note that Digi mode progress includes credit for QSOs in any digital modes designated as eligible for WAS Digital credit via DXKeeper's user-defined mode mechanism. 

The WAS Award Progress panel's Progress Grid is live -- you can navigate among its entries and your log by double-clicking cells:

The WAS Award Progress Filter panel contains a set of controls that let you filter the Progress Grid to show what's unworked, what's worked but not requested, what's requested but not confirmed, what's confirmed but not verified, and/or what's verified on a particular band, in a particular mode, via Satellite, or via EME; setting the Band selector to ANY and the Mode selector to MIXED will display "mixed" progress. To reset the filter so that all Progress Grid entries are visible, click the All button. 

To generate a report showing all US States shown by the specified filter, click the WAS Award Progress Filter panel's Report button.

Note that filtering the Progress Grid has no impact on DXKeeper's ability to track award progress; such progress will be accurately tracked whether all US States are visible in the Progress Grid or not.

The Progress Grid is immediately updated when

When enabled, DXKeeper will automatically update the Progress Grid when you 

This update is accomplished by reviewing all QSOs with the US State of the deleted or modified QSO; this is generally much faster than clearing the Progress Grid and rebuilding it by scanning every QSO in the log, as performed by the Recompute function. DXKeeper displays a small dialog box with a progress bar whenever it is recomputing progress for a specific US State. If you plan to delete or modify several QSOs, however, it may be faster to disable automatic progress recomputation, make the changes, and then perform a Recompute to rebuild the Progress Grid.


Realtime Award Tracking for CQ DX Marathon Awards

Realtime award tracking information for the CQ DX Marathon award family is displayed on the Realtime Award Tracking window's Marathon tab. This information consists of by-mode and by-band progress - unworked or worked -  for each CQ Country and CQ zone based on QSOs for the current year in the log file. 

The Marathon Award Progress panel displays a Marathon Progress Grid with one entry CQ Country and one entry per CQ zone. In this grid, the letter W identifies a worked band or mode.

If a QSO's WAZVerified item is set to I, then the QSO is considered to be invalid for Marathon country and zone credit. 

A QSO is considered to be invalid for Marathon country credit if

A QSO is considered to be invalid for Marathon zone credit if

So you can continue to seek QSOs more likely to be valid for Marathon countries and zones, Realtime Award Tracking for Marathon countries ignores QSOs whose Country Risk items are set to H, and  Realtime Award tracking for Marathon countries ignores QSOs whose Zone Risk items are set to H.

The Progress Grid is live -- you can navigate to your log by double-clicking a band or mode cell in the Progress Grid; this action filters the Log Page display to show all QSOs with the CQ selected CQ country or zone in the selected band or mode, and shows the Log Page Display.

The Marathon Award Progress panel's Marathon Award Progress Filter panel contains a set of controls that let you filter the Marathon Progress Grid to show what's unworked, what's worked  -- on any band, or in any mode. Only Marathon Progress Grid entries that match the criteria set in these controls are visible; the number of matching entries is shown in the Marathon Award Progress panel's caption. To generate a report showing only Marathon countries and zones shown by the specified filter, click the Marathon Award Progress Filter panel's Report button; to reset the filter so that all Marathon Progress Grid entries are visible, click the All button. Note that filtering the Marathon Progress Grid has no impact on DXKeeper's ability to track awards progress; such progress will be accurately tracked whether all Marathon countries and zones are visible in the Marathon Progress Grid or not.

The Marathon panel's Mixed, Band, and Mode boxes determine whether an active DX station will be highlighted and announced by SpotCollector as "needed for CQ DX Marathon". The CQ DX Marathon award defines three Categories: Mixed, single-band, and single-mode; at the end of the year, your submission, must specify one such Category. During the year, however, you may pursue Marathon on multiple bands and modes, and decide in which Category you will compete after comparing your results in each. 

At the beginning of a new calendar year, you must reset DXLab's Marathon award tracking in both DXKeeper and SpotCollector by performing these actions in the order specified:

  1. In the Marathon Bands & Modes panel on the Awards tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window, select the bands and modes on which an active DX station should be highlighted and announced by SpotCollector as "needed for CQ DX Marathon" during the new year

    • check the Mixed box if you're considering submitting a Mixed Category Score Sheet at the end of the new year

    • check the box for each band for which you're considering submitting a single-band Category Score Sheet at the end of the new year

    • check the box for each mode for which you're considering submitting a single-mode Category Score Sheet at the end of the new year

  2. On the Check Progress  tab of DXKeeper's Main window, click the Recompute button

  3. On the Spot Database tab of SpotCollector's Configuration window, click the Recomputation panel's Recomp button


Realtime Award Tracking for CQ WAZ Awards

Realtime award tracking information for the CQ Worked All Zones award family is displayed on the Realtime Award Tracking window's WAZ tab. This information consists of by-mode and by-band progress for each CQ zone based on every QSO in the current log file. Confirmations via QSL card  and eQSL.cc (in QSL_Rcvd and eQSL Rcvd respectively) are both considered in determining progress, but eQSL.cc confirmations only count if they come from an Authenticity Guaranteed member.

The WAZ Award Progress panel displays a WAZ Progress Grid with one entry per CQ zone; its CQ Zone Progress Details sub-panel displays a  Progress Details Grid for the currently-selected Progress Grid entry Cells in the Progress Grid contain codes showing the confirmation status of the CQ zone, bands, and modes; cells in the Progress Details Grid contain codes showing the confirmation of band-mode combinations. The codes used in both grids are identical:

If a QSO's WAZVerified item is set to I, then the QSO is considered to be invalid for WAZ awards. If a QSO's QSL_Rcvd or eQSL_QSL_RCVD item is set to X, the QSO is considered to be unconfirmable and thus treated for WAZ award tracking purposes as if it did not occur.

Both the Progress Grid and Progress Details Grid are live -- you can navigate among them and your log by selecting entries or double-clicking cells:

The WAZ Award Progress panel's WAZ Award Progress Filter panel contains a set of controls that let you filter the WAZ Progress Grid to show what's unworked, what's worked but not requested, what's requested but not confirmed, what's confirmed but not verified, and/or what's verified -- on any WAZ band, or in any WAZ model;  setting the Band selector to ANY and the Mode selector to MIXED will display CQ Zone  progress. Only WAZ Progress Grid entries that match the criteria set in these controls are visible; the number of matching entries is shown in the WAZ Award Progress panel's caption. To generate a report showing all CQ zones shown by the specified filter, click the WAZ Award Progress Filter panel's Report button; to reset the filter so that all WAZ Progress Grid entries are visible, click the All button. Note that filtering the WAZ Progress Grid has no impact on DXKeeper's ability to track awards progress; such progress will be accurately tracked whether all CQ zones are visible in the WAZ Progress Grid or not.

Bands and modes being pursued for WAZ are specified in the WAZ Bands & Modes panel.


Realtime Award Tracking for CQ WPX Awards

Realtime award tracking information for the CQ WPX award family is displayed on the Realtime Award Tracking window's WPX tab. This information consists of mixed progress, by-mode progress, and by-band progress for WPX prefixes based on every QSO in the current log. 

Confirmations via QSL card , LotW, and  eQSL.cc (in QSL_RcvdLotw Rcvd, and eQSL Rcvd respectively) are considered in determining progress; eQSL.cc confirmations only count if they come from an Authenticity Guaranteed member. An SSB QSO confirmed only via LotW but without an exact mode match will be considered confirmed for Mixed and Band progress, but worked for Mode progress. The SSB WPX Award requires an LotW confirmation in which the QSO's mode exactly matches your QSO partner's uploaded mode;  a QSO confirmed via an LotW confirmation with an exact mode match will have an M in its LotW cfm item. 

The WPX Award Progress panel displays a Progress Grid with one entry per WPX prefix. Cells in the Progress Grid contain codes showing the confirmation status of the WPX prefix:

If a QSO's WPXVerified item is set to I, then the QSO is considered invalid for WPX awards. If a QSO's QSL_Rcvd, LotW Rcvd, and eQSL Rcvd items are set to X, the QSO is considered to be unconfirmable and thus treated for award tracking purposes as if it did not occur.

Note that Digi mode progress includes credit for QSOs in any digital modes designated as eligible for WPX Digital credit via DXKeeper's user-defined mode mechanism. 

The WPX Award Progress panel's Progress Grid is live -- you can navigate among its entries and your log by double-clicking cells:

The WPX Award Progress Filter panel contains a set of controls that let you filter the Progress Grid to show what's worked but not requested, what's requested but not confirmed, what's confirmed but not verified, and/or what's verified on a particular band, or in a particular mode; setting the Band selector to ANY and the Mode selector to MIXED will display "mixed" progress. To reset the filter so that all Progress Grid entries are visible, click the All button. 

To generate a report showing all WPX Prefixes shown by the specified filter, click the WPX Award Progress Filter panel's Report button.

Note that filtering the Progress Grid has no impact on DXKeeper's ability to track award progress; such progress will be accurately tracked whether all WPX prefixes are visible in the Progress Grid or not.

The Progress Grid is immediately updated when

When enabled, DXKeeper will automatically update the Progress Grid when you 

This update is accomplished by reviewing all QSOs with the WPX prefix of the deleted or modified QSO; this is generally much faster than clearing the Progress Grid and rebuilding it by scanning every QSO in the log, as performed by the Recompute function. DXKeeper displays a small dialog box with a progress bar whenever it is recomputing progress for a specific WPX prefix. If you plan to delete or modify several QSOs, however, it may be faster to disable automatic progress recomputation, make the changes, and then perform a Recompute to rebuild the Progress Grid.

 

Realtime Award Tracking for RSGB IOTA Awards

Realtime award tracking information for the RSGB (IOTA) award family is displayed on the Realtime Award Tracking window's IOTA tab. This information consists of RSGB status and mixed award progress for IOTA groups based on every QSO in the current log.  Only confirmations via QSL card (in QSL_Rcvd) are considered in determining progress.

The IOTA Award Progress panel displays a Progress Grid with one entry per gridsquare. Cells in the Progress Grid contain codes showing the RSGB status and mixed confirmation status of the IOTA group. The RSGB status codes are

The confirmation status codes are

If a QSO's IOTAVerified item is set to I, then the QSO is considered invalid for IOTA awards.

The IOTA Award Progress panel's Progress Grid is live. Double-clicking a group or mixed cell will filter the Log Page display to show all QSOs with that IOTA Group, and show the Log Page display.

The IOTA Award Progress Filter panel contains a set of controls that let you filter the Progress Grid to show what's worked, what's worked but not requested, what's requested but not confirmed, what's confirmed but not verified, and/or what's verified. To reset the filter so that all Progress Grid entries are visible, click the All button. 

To generate a report showing all IOTA Groups shown by the specified filter, click the IOTA Award Progress Filter panel's Report button.

Note that filtering the Progress Grid has no impact on DXKeeper's ability to track award progress; such progress will be accurately tracked whether all IOTA groups are visible in the Progress Grid or not.

The Progress Grid is immediately updated when

When enabled, DXKeeper will automatically update the Progress Grid when you 

This update is accomplished by reviewing all QSOs with the IOTA group of the deleted or modified QSO; this is generally much faster than clearing the Progress Grid and rebuilding it by scanning every QSO in the log, as performed by the Recompute function. DXKeeper displays a small dialog box with a progress bar whenever it is recomputing progress for a specific IOTA group. If you plan to delete or modify several QSOs, however, it may be faster to disable automatic progress recomputation, make the changes, and then perform a Recompute to rebuild the Progress Grid.

 

 

 

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