Setting WAZ Award Objectives

On the Awards tab of DXKeeper's Config window, checking the Realtime Award Progress box in the WAZ Bands & Modes panel enables realtime award tracking for the WAZ family of awards administered by CQ Magazine. With this box checked, the band and mode boxes in the WAZ Bands & Modes panel determine

  1. which callsigns are highlighted as needed in DXKeeper's Main and Capture windows and in WinWarbler's QSO Info panel (via bold red font)

  2. for what QSOs DXKeeper generates an outgoing QSL card/label soliciting confirmation when you invoke the AddNeeded operation with the WAZ box checked in the Awards panel on the QSL Configuration window's General tab

  3. whether or not DXKeeper prints Please! or Pse! on generated QSL cards and labels respectively

  4. which QSOs are considered by DXKeeper's QSL Aging report

  5. which newly-imported QSOs DXKeeper reports as confirming or verifying needed CQ zones, zone-bands, zone-modes, or zone-band-modes
  6. which newly-received LotW confirmations DXKeeper flags as confirming needed CQ zones, zone-bands, zone-modes, or zone-band-modes
  7. which Spot Database Entries SpotCollector highlights as needed and announces audibly, with a Z in the Needed column

If your goal is the Mixed WAZ award, then check the Mixed box in the upper-left corner, and uncheck all the other band and mode boxes (because you need only work each CQ zone once -- on any band in any mode).

If your goal is one or more single-mode WAZ awards, e.g. CW WAZ, then in the Mixed row, check the box associated with each mode.

If your goal is the 160m WAZ (mixed-mode) or 6m WAZ (mixed mode) award, check the appropriate box in the MixedColumn.

If your goal is one or more single-band single-mode WAZ awards, then check the box at the intersection of each band's row and each mode's column. For example, if you are pursuing 80m WAZ in RTTY and 20m WAZ in CW, then you would check the box at the intersection of the 80M row and the RTTY column, and the box at the intersection of the 20M row and the CW column.

If your goal is the 5-band WAZ award, then check the 5-band WAZ box; doing so will cause DXKeeper to only consider QSOs on these bands to be valid for WAZ if they were made on or after January 1 1979.

If you have multiple objectives, then check all of the boxes required by each objective.

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.


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Getting Started with WAZ Award tracking

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WAZAwardObjectives (last edited 2018-06-11 01:58:07 by AA6YQ)