Correcting DXCC Entities with "Fix" Scripts

The ARRL defines a unique, immutable Entity Code for each DXCC entity in http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/dxcclist.txt

The ADIF specification provides a tag named DXCC to convey each QSO's Entity Code. If your ADIF file specifies a DXCC tag for each QSO, then DXKeeper will accurately recover the DXCC entity you logged with each of your QSOs with no additional action required on your part.

Unfortunately, some logging applications do not include the DXCC tag in exported ADIF files. When DXKeeper imports an ADIF record that doesn't specify an Entity Code, it determines the QSO's DXCC entity by analyzing the callsign -- using today's callsign-to-entity rules. If you logged a QSO with KA1DX back in 1952, and your logging application exports this QSO without the Entity Code for Minami Torishima (which in ADIF would be <DXCC:3>177), then DXKeeper will assign the imported QSO's DXCC entity to be the continental US (Entity Code 291). To automate the correction of such QSO's, Joe W4TV created a set of Fix scripts that inspect each QSO in DXKeeper's log, apply the callsign-to-entity rules in force as of the date of the QSO, and if appropriate modify the QSO's DXCC entity, CQ zone, ITU zone, Continent, and IOTA tag. You'll find these scripts in DXKeeper's Scripts sub-folder:

To run a script, click the button labeled ~ in the Filter panel at the bottom of the Main window's Log QSOs tab; this will cause a Scripts button to appear. Click the Scripts button, and use the resulting Run Script window to navigate to DXKeeper's Scripts sub-folder and select the Fix script you wish to run.

If you select a script that potentially modifies your QSOs (as all Fix scripts do), you'll be given the opportunity to make a log backup before running the script; agreeing to create such backups is a good idea. After a script runs, DXKeeper will display a report that summarizes the changes made. More information about Scripts can be found in http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Scripts.htm, or by clicking one of DXKeeper's Help buttons and navigating to the Filtering, Modifying, and Reporting with Scripts topic in the Logging and Managing QSOs section.


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CorrectDXCCEntity (last edited 2018-07-12 17:02:04 by AA6YQ)