Modifying Multiple QSOs En Masse

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Changes can be applied to all QSOs in the Log Page Display  in a single operation by

Like all power tools, these can be dangerous if not carefully applied. Its a good idea to make a backup copy of your log before using them, as doing so enables a quick recovery if after inspection the change you specified turns out to be incorrect.

Using the Modify QSOs panel

To display the Advanced Logs Sorts, Filter, and Modifiers window, click the Adv button at the bottom of the Main window's Log QSOs tab, or click the Advanced button at the bottom of the Main window's Awards tab.

The Modify QSOs panel lets you designate an item and provide a new value for that item. When you click the panel's Modify button, the designated item of each QSO in the Log Page Display will be set to the specified value. To designate an item, use the panel's Item's ADIF field name selector to choose the item's name. Enter the desired new value in the panel's New item value setting. Clicking the panel's Modify button applies the change to every QSO in the Log Page Display; if you intend to change only some of the QSOs in your log, first filter the Log Page Display so that only the QSOs to be modified are present.

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Item Computation Prerequisite
antenna az compute antenna azimuth from grid 1 or latitude and longitude
dist compute distance from grid 1 or latitude and longitude
grid 1 compute grid 1 from latitude and longitude
  • valid latitude and longitude
lat compute latitude and longitude from grid 1
lon compute latitude and longitude from grid 1
rx band determine rx band from rx frequency
  • valid rx frequency
state determine the primary administrative subdivision from the secondary administrative subdivision
  • valid secondary administrative subdivision
tx band determine tx band from tx frequency
  • valid tx frequency
WPX compute the WPX prefix from the callsign
  • valid callsign

Item new value

+1y adds one year
-1m subtracts one month
+3d adds 3 days
-2h  subtracts 2 hours
+5n adds 5 minutes
+3s adds 3 seconds

Neither fractions nor combinations are permitted; if you want to add 3 hours and 30 minutes to each QSO's start time, for example,  use +210n


worked <Name> on <Band>

then a 20m QSO with ON4UN will have its comment item set to  

    worked John on 20m


You can prevent DXKeeper from interpreting a word between angle brackets as a "command" by preceding it with a backslash character (\). For example, setting the Item new value to \<call> would replace the  Item name in each QSO with <call> rather than with the contents of each QSO's callsign item. Note that \<filename> in a File or AudioFile item does not result in removal of the backslash.

Modifications to some items can require that the current log's Realtime Award Progress and the current Spot Database (if SpotCollector is running) be updated via recomputation. If recomputation is required, DXKeeper will notify you, and offer to initiate the process. If you are planning more modifications, complete all modifications; then initiate recomputation after the last change has been made.

Changes that if made manually would change a QSO's Club Log Status item from Y to M do not result in the Modify QSOs panel changing a QSO's Club Log Status item from Y to M.  You can accomplish this by using the to Modify QSOs panel to change the Club Log Status item in the selected QSOs.

If the Subdivisions box is checked on the Config window's Awards tab and your modification results in one or more QSOs with DXCC entities that formally specify Primary or Secondary Administrative Subdivisions specifying an invalid primary or secondary administrative entity, a message window informing you of this situation will appear at the conclusion of the operation. You can invoke the Broke filter to display QSOs specifying invalid primary or secondary administrative entities.