Setting WAS Award Objectives
On the Awards tab of DXKeeper's Config window, checking the Realtime Award Progress box in the WAS Bands & Modes panel enables realtime award tracking for the WAS family of awards administered by the ARRL. With this box checked, the Mixed, band, and mode boxes in the WAS Bands & Modes panel determine
which callsigns are highlighted as needed in DXKeeper's Main and Capture windows and in WinWarbler's QSO Info panel (via bold red font)
for what QSOs DXKeeper generates an outgoing QSL card/label soliciting confirmation when you invoke the AddNeeded operation with the WAS box checked in the Awards panel on the QSL Configuration window's General tab
whether or not DXKeeper prints Please! or Pse! on generated QSL cards and labels respectively
which QSOs are considered by DXKeeper's QSL Aging report
- which newly-imported QSOs DXKeeper reports as confirming or verifying needed US states, state-bands, or state-modes
- which newly-received LotW confirmations DXKeeper flags as confirming needed US states, state-bands, or state-modes
which Spot Database Entries SpotCollector highlights as needed and announces audibly, with an S in the Needed column
If your goal is the Mixed WAS award, then check the Mixed box and uncheck all the band and mode boxes.
If your goal is one or more mode-specific WAS awards, e.g. CW WAS, then check the mode box associated each mode.
If your goal is one or more band-specific WAS awards, e.g. 160M WAS, then check the band box associated with each band.
If you have multiple objectives, then check all of the boxes required by each objective.
If your goal is accomplish these objectives using QRP (transmit power of 5 watts or less), check the QRP box, and then click the Recompute button on the Main window's Check Progress tab.
Note: if you are using SpotCollector and change your DXing objectives, the "need colorization" of pre-existing Spot Database Entries will still reflect your previous DXing objectives. To update the "need colorization" of these entries, open the the Spot Database tab of SpotCollector's Config window, and click the Recomp button in the lower-right corner.