Setting DXCC Award Objectives
On the Awards tab of DXKeeper's Config window, the band and mode boxes in the DXCC Bands & Modes panel determine
which callsigns are highlighted as needed in DXKeeper's Main and Capture windows and in WinWarbler's QSO Info panel (via bold red font)
for what QSOs DXKeeper generates an outgoing QSL card/label soliciting confirmation when you invoke the AddNeeded operation with the DXCC box checked in the Awards panel on the QSL Configuration window's General tab
whether or not DXKeeper prints Please! or Pse! on generated QSL cards and labels respectively
which QSOs are considered by DXKeeper's QSL Aging report
which QSOs are included in a DXCC submission generated by DXKeeper
which QSOs prompt DXKeeper to issue a send to DXCC desk reminder when you record their confirmation
- which newly-imported QSOs DXKeeper reports as confirming or verifying needed entity-bands or entity-modes
- which newly-received LotW confirmations DXKeeper flags as confirming needed entity-bands or entity-modes
which band rows and mode columns DXView highlights with white backgrounds in its entity progress display to indicate needed but unconfirmed
which Spot Database Entries SpotCollector highlights as needed and announces audibly, with a D in the Needed column
If your goal is the DXCC award or mixed DXCC Honor Roll, then uncheck all the band and mode boxes (because you need only work each DXCC entity once -- on any band in any mode)
If your goal is the DXCC phone Honor Roll, then check the Phone box.
If your goal is the DXCC CW Honor Roll, then check the CW box.
If your goal is the DXCC RTTY Honor Roll, then check the RTTY box (PSK QSOs are automatically "counted" towards RTTY awards; don't check the PSK box unless you want to work every DXCC entity on PSK).
If your goal is the 5-band DXCC award, then uncheck all of the band and mode boxes except 10M, 15M, 20M, 40M, and 80M.
If you're competing in the TopList award programs, then check all boxes except 2M, 6M, and PSK.
If you're competing in the DXCC Challenge award program, then check all the band boxes except 2M; unless you're also pursuing DXCC Honor Roll on one or more modes or you're also pursuing TopList, uncheck all the mode boxes.
If you have multiple objectives, then check all of the boxes required by each objective.
Note: if you are using SpotCollector and change your DXing objectives, the "need colorization" of pre-existing Spot Database Entries will still reflect your previous DXing objectives. To update the "need colorization" of these entries, open the the Spot Database tab of SpotCollector's Config window, and click the Recomp button in the lower-right corner.