Exporting ADIF, Tab-delimited, and Cabrillo Files

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The Main window's Export QSOs tab enables you to export QSOs to a file

If the Log Page Display is filtered, only QSO present in the Log Page Display are exported, making it easy to export a selected subset of QSOs in the current log file. If the Log Page Display is not filtered, then all QSOs in the log will be exported.

When exporting in standard ADIF format, check the export QTH definitions box to include the contents of a QTH definition in the ADIF record of each QSO containing a myQTH item. The QTH definition contents are exported with the following ADIF 2.0 tags: 

QSOs whose callsigns begin with an exclamation point are only exported if the Export callsigns with leading ! box is checked; such callsigns will not be exported if either the Export ADIF for LOTWExport ADIF for eQSL.cc Export for Club Log, or Export Cabrillo radio buttons are checked, even if the Export callsigns with leading ! box is checked.

To export QSOs, first make the appropriate selections in the Options panel:

Click the Start button, and use the file selector to choose the file to which QSOs will be exported. The Progress panel provides real-time statistics of the operation. Click the Abort button to terminate the export operation before it completes.

If you export a Cabrillo file, DXKeeper will display the file in Notepad after the operation is complete so that you can complete the necessary descriptor fields and delete any unnecessary descriptor fields.

The format of the date placed in exported ADIF file headers is governed by the Date Format sub-panel on the Config window's Awards tab.

Exporting to LotW

DXKeeper automates the task of identifying QSOs that should be submitted to LotW and submitting them, but you can accomplish this manually if desired by filtering the Log Page Display to contain the QSOs to be submitted, and invoking Export ADIF for LotW. Each QSO submitted to LotW must include a Callsign, Band, Mode, Begin date and time, and Propagation mode. If the propagation mode is SAT, then Satellite Name and Satellite Mode  are also required.

Exporting ADIF for LotW translates modes unsupported by LotW as shown in the following table:

QSO Mode in log Exported QSO Mode

Each exported QSO will be updated to reflect the correct status:

Invoke TQSL and direct it to sign and upload or sign and save the file you just exported. If you choose the latter, the saved file will have a file extension of .tq8; you can submit this .tq8 file to LotW by emailing it to lotw-logs@arrl.org, or by logging in to your LotW Web Account and uploading the file from there. You can then proceed with the LotW QSL workflow by click the Sync LotW QSOs button.

Exporting to eQSL.cc

If Use each QSO's myQTHID as its QTH Nickname when uploading or exporting is enabled, each QSO will be exported with an eQSL.cc Nickname whose value is taken from the QSO's  myQTHID. If Use each QSO's myQTHID as its QTH Nickname when uploading or exporting is not enabled and a QTH Nickname is specified, DXKeeper will ask if it should be included with each exported QSO.

Any QSL Substitution Commands found in QSL msg items will be replaced.

Each exported QSO will be updated to reflect its status:

After logging into eQSL.cc, upload the file you just exported. Since eQSL.cc does not presently provide a means of verifying that a QSO has been successfully uploaded, you must inspect the upload report and manually clear the eQSL Sent, eQSL Date Sent, and eQSL Rcvd fields for each QSO that was rejected. Then click the Update eQSL Sent button to change eQSL Sent from U to Y for all QSOs in your log; note that the Update eQSL Sent button is only enabled when the Options panel is set to Export ADIF for eQSL.cc.


Exporting to Club Log

Each QSO in the Log Page Display is exported to an ADIF file intended for uploading to Club Log. Each exported QSO's Club Log status item will be set to Y.

Exporting a tab-delimited file

If the on the the Export header in tab-delimited files box is checked on the Main window's Export QSOs tab, the first record in the generated file will specify a caption for each of the above items. This is required if you plan to later import the file.

The following replacements are made for each character in an exported tab-delimited field

For each exported QSO, the following information will be stored in the following order:

User-defined Items

Each of the eight user-defined items logged with each QSO can be exported 

Enabling a user-defined item's ADIF option enables that item to be both imported or exported using its Caption as the field name - in both ADIF and tab-delimited files.


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