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 :

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

  1. 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:
      • 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

  2. 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

  1. 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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