DXCC Credits Synching

Daniel Violette

Trying to catch up on DXCC credits for our 50-year-old club log that we have been updating with ARRL DXCC mixed award but not getting DXKeeper all in step since a relatively recent set-up (10 years).  Working on following the Wiki or user group messages but maybe not fully sure of all the terms being thrown out.  Am playing with a copy of the log on my home PC.


Main original problem is that many credits are “not linked to a QSO” but the QSO needed is “linked, but not to the DXCC credit” so cannot link it.  Getting closer with:


Unlink all (CTRL – repair)

Autolink cleans up more but opened up the double entries (one is surely the one the QSO was linked to before).  I am sure that checking off the duplicate setting will be involved.  Need to know which of the example should be linked to a QSO and then others marked “duplicate”?  And if the actual QSO line is not there, as most are, which to link and what to do with the other.


Example only showing YL (abbreviated info shown, DXCC code 145 is YL).  ‘blank’ is an actual empty field.  Not sure if tabs will work well in the post and don’t think can paste snippet of screen:


YL            ‘blank’  0              ‘blank’                  145                         1945

YL            ‘blank’  0              UNKNOWN        145                         1945

YL            15M       21.000   PHONE                 UQ2KAA              1969


In order top to bottom in the “Show Credit” gives me these QSO numbers (added some notes)


Card=899893037  band & mode listed as “UNKNOWN” on ARRL LoTW

Card=436288888  nothing but field headings show on ARRL LoTW.  No data of any kind.

Card=899893035  ARRL LoTW shows same as listed in DXKeeper credit list (all needed data for all awards).


Most of the “DXCC Credits Granted” are paired like the first two items.  No actual card data ever tracked at ARRL since pre-computer.  From paper DXCC list before they kept track of all info which was not kept for a mixed award.


So, in summary, for nearly all I have pairs with MODE blank or MODE “UNKNOWN” and callsign is DXCC code number only in both items.  What to do with each?  The example above adds one more wrinkle with a card that must have been sent in once to get credit for individual awards beyond the original MIXED award.


Thanks, Dan KI6X


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