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 * [[SpotDatabaseFormat|format the Log Page Display]] to include the '''Needed''' field: on the '''Configuration''' window's '''Spot Database Display''' tab, using the '''Layout''' panel to make the '''Needed''' field visible in the Spot Database Display; relocate this column leftward if necessary so that it is always visible  * [[SpotDatabaseFormat|format the Log Page Display]] to include the '''Needed''' field
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   * a '''D''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an ARRL DXCC award
   * a '''G''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an ARRL VUCC award
   * an '''I''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an RSGB IOTA award
   * a '''G''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for a Leaderboard competition
   * an '''M''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station an un-worked CQ DX Marathon Country
   * an '''N''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station an un-worked CQ DX Marathon Zone
   * a '''P''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for a CQ WPX award
   * an '''S''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an ARRL WAS award
   * a '''Z''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for a CQ WAZ award
   1. on the '''Configuration''' window's '''Spot Database Display''' tab, using the '''Layout''' panel to make the '''Needed''' field visible in the Spot Database Display
   1. relocate the '''Needed''' field's column leftward if necessary so that it is always visible
   1. the presence of single letters in this column indicate why the Entry's DX station is needed; note that a station can be needed for more than one award that you are pursuing:

   * '''D''' - needed for an ARRL DXCC award
   * '''G''' - needed for an ARRL VUCC award
   * '''I''' - needed for an RSGB IOTA award
   * '''G''' - needed for a Leaderboard competition
   * '''M''' - needed for CQ DX Marathon: un-worked CQ DX Marathon Country
   * '''N''' - needed for CQ DX Marathon: un-worked CQ DX Marathon Zone
   * '''P''' - needed for a CQ WPX award
   * '''S''' - needed for an ARRL WAS award
   * '''Z''' - needed for a CQ WAZ award

Determining Why a Spot Database Display Entry's DX Station is needed

If you are using DXKeeper to log your QSOs, then Spot Database Entries will by default be colored to indicate the impact of a QSO with their DX stations with respect to your DXing objectives :

  • red: a QSO with this station will give you a new counter, counter-band, counter-mode, or counter-band-mode (where a counter is a DXCC entity, WAZ zone, VUCC grid, etc.)

  • blue: a QSO with this station will give you a new way of confirming a worked but still unconfirmed counter, counter-band, counter-mode, or counter-band-mode
  • black: a QSO with this station will not advance your progress

If you've changed the default colors, refer to the current selections in the Font Colors panel on the Configuration window's Spot Database Display tab.

There are three ways to determine why a Spot Database Entry is colored red or blue. In order of increasing information returned, they are

  • format the Log Page Display to include the Needed field

    1. on the Configuration window's Spot Database Display tab, using the Layout panel to make the Needed field visible in the Spot Database Display

    2. relocate the Needed field's column leftward if necessary so that it is always visible

    3. the presence of single letters in this column indicate why the Entry's DX station is needed; note that a station can be needed for more than one award that you are pursuing:
    4. D - needed for an ARRL DXCC award

    5. G - needed for an ARRL VUCC award

    6. I - needed for an RSGB IOTA award

    7. G - needed for a Leaderboard competition

    8. M - needed for CQ DX Marathon: un-worked CQ DX Marathon Country

    9. N - needed for CQ DX Marathon: un-worked CQ DX Marathon Zone

    10. P - needed for a CQ WPX award

    11. S - needed for an ARRL WAS award

    12. Z - needed for a CQ WAZ award

  • let the mouse cursor hover briefly over the entry's callsign; an explanatory popup will appear indicating why the Entry's DX station is needed:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/AwardPopup.jpg

  • right-click the Entry and choose the Display Award Tracking item from the popup menu; SpotCollector will display an Award Tracking window that shows DXCC and WAZ status for the Entry's entity and CQ zone:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/AwardProgress.jpg


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