Switching to DXKeeper from Another Logging Application

If you've been using another logging application for any significant length of time, your use of it is likely automatic. Don't expect to replicate that level of familiarity within a few days; it will likely take several weeks to attain that comfort level.

Here's a roadmap to follow:

  1. review Getting Started with DXLab

  2. join the DXLab Discussion Group; all questions are welcome, no matter how many times they may have already been asked and answered, or how obvious the answer may be in the documentation

  3. direct your logging application to export your QSOs to an ADIF file
  4. direct DXKeeper to import the ADIF file created in step 3

    • if you are using DX4WIN, DXBase, Hamlog, Logger16, Logic, N3FJP, Swisslog, TurboLog, WinLog32 or WriteLog, set the ADIF style options panel on the Main window's Import QSOs tab before initiating the import process

  5. check to see if each imported QSO specifies the callsign you used over the air when making the QSO in its Station Callsign item; if not, ask for help.

  6. if you've operated from more than one location, thenask for help.

  7. on DXKeeper's Main window's Check Progress tab, click the Recompute button; review and correct any errors it reports

  8. on the DXKeeper's Configuration window's Awards tab, specify the awards you are pursuing

  9. direct DXKeeper to display statistics for each award you're pursuing

    1. compare these to the statistics displayed by your previous logging applicaton
    2. resolve any inconsistencies
  10. sync your log with LoTW

  11. if you pursue awards that accept eQSL confirmations, sync your log with eQSL

  12. configure DXKeeper for logging new QSOs

  13. your computer will fail: protect yourself!


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