Removing Duplicate QSOs from the Currently Open Log

  1. on the Config window's Log tab, click the Log panel's Backup button (to make a backup copy of your log in case you don't like the results of this procedure)

  2. on the Main window's Log QSOs tab, click the Filter panel's X button (to ensure that all of your QSOs are present in the Log Page Display)

  3. on the Main window's Export tab,

    1. set the Options panel to Export standard ADIF

    2. check the export QTH definitions box

    3. click the Start button, and specify a file into which your log's QSOs will be saved (where you save this file is not important -- just remember the pathname so you can import it in step 5 below

  4. on the Config window's Log tab in the Log file panel, specify the name of a non-existent log file for DXKeeper to create -- ideally in the same folder in which your current log file resides -- and then click the Create button

    • for instance, if your current log resides in C:\Program Files\DXLab Suite\DXKeeper\Logs\AA6YQ.mdb then create a new log file whose pathname is C:\Program Files\DXLab Suite\DXKeeper\Logs\AA6YQ_no_duplicates.mdb
  5. on the Main window's Import tab

    1. in the ADIF style options panel, select standard ADIF

    2. in the Duplicate checking panel, check the check duplicates on import box, and set the range to +/- 0 minutes so that only exact duplicates are removed (unless you have duplicates whose times don't match exacty, in which case set the range appropriately)

    3. uncheck all other boxes
    4. click the Start button, and select the ADIF file you exported in step 3c; each imported QSO is checked against each QSO in your log before importing it, so this step might take awhile if your log contains a lot of QSOs (but its much faster than deleting the duplicates by hand)

  6. Carefully inspect the QSOs in the Log Page Display to verify that the duplicates have been eliminated; if you're satisfied, then

    1. on the Config window's Log tab, click the Log file panel's Open button, and open your original log file (the one that contains duplicate, which in our example is C:\Program Files\DXLab Suite\DXKeeper\Logs\AA6YQ.mdb )

    2. terminate DXKeeper
    3. using Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder containing your original log file and the new de-duplicated log file, and
      • rename your original log file to include the words contains_duplicates (for example, rename AA6YQ.mdb to AA6YQ_contains_duplicates.mdb)

      • rename the log file you created in step 4 to the name of your original log file (for example, rename AA6YQ_no_duplicates.mdb to AA6YQ.mdb)

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