Adding a New DXCC Entity
Example using Montenegro, whose country code is 514 but whose DXCC prefix has not yet been chosen:
terminate SpotCollector and DXKeeper either is running
- type YU6DZ in the DXView's Main window's Search panel, and then strike the Enter key
click the Main window's DXCC button (bottom-middle); the "DXVIew DXCC Database" window will appear, with the "Serbia & Montenegro" with Location "Montenegro" displayed. In this window
- change the Entity Name to Montenegro b. change the Country Code to 514
c. change the Entity Prefix to Z4 (this is a guess; you'll have to change this and modify your logged QSOs later if the ITU makes a different choice)
d. in the Database Version panel, check the "Flag new as modified" box
e. click the Save button
f. click the reTable button (this takes a few minutes)
4. close the DXView DXCC Database window
5. in DXView's Main window, type YU6AO in the Search panel and strike the Enter key; DXView should display the Entity as Montenegro
6. Start DXKeeper
a. select the Main window's Awards tab, and click the Recompute button; this will rebuild the DXCC progress table in the currently open Log to include an entry for Montenegro.
b. modify any QSOs with Montenegro stations to have a DXCC entity of Montenegro (use the Entity selector in the Aux panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab)
You'll need to repeat steps 6a and 6b for each of your active logs (if you have more than one).
With the DXCC database updated, SpotCollector will now properly flag Montenegro spots as needed. Without a Z4.wav file, however, Joe DX's announcement will lack an entity name; you can record your own temporary Z4.wav file if you like, and place it in SpotCollector's Sounds folder.
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