DXKeeper 16.6.5 is available

Dave AA6YQ

Before installing or upgrading to DXKeeper 16.6.5,

if you are using Window Defender Antivirus on Windows 10 or Windows 11, update it to its latest malware definition in


This version

- doesn't report an "LoTW QSL detail inconsistency" when LoTW does not report an ARRL section in response to a "Sync LoTW QSLs" or
"Update From LoTW" operation (tnx to Andy K0AF)

- when importing an ADIF field whose length specifier is 0, ignores it (tnx to Tom NS8K)

- when generating a Cabrillo log from QSOs made in the ARRL-VHF-JAN, ARRL-VHF-JUNE, ARRL-VHF-SEP, and ARRL-UHF-AUG contests,
represents non-RTTY digital modes by DG rather than RY (tnx to Erik N2EPE)

- corrects functions that display a file selection window to initially display the most recently chosen folder for that function
(tnx to David A92GE)

- when the "Sync LotW QSLs" and "Update from LoTW" function are invoked, "WAZ Candidate" errors with callsigns having /MM or /AM
suffixes are not reported (tnx to Joe W4TV)

- corrects a regression defect that erroneously sorts the myQTH table by ID after the Add function is invoked, placing the
newly-created empty myQTH entry at the top of the table (tnx to Alan N5NA)

- improves the accuracy of the progress bar displayed when downloading eQSL images (tnx to Ed K5EK, Curt VE3ZN, and Rudi ON7KR)

- adds a "Default Propagation Mode by band" panel to the Configuration window's Defaults tab that when enabled sets the propagation
mode as a function of the band unless a Satellite Name is specified, in which case the propagation mode will be set to SAT (tnx to
Mike KC7V)

- adds additional automation for Reply Cards (tnx to Joe W4TV)

--- adds 'R' to the "Sent Via" selector in the QSL panel on the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab , meaning "Reply Card".

--- when the "QSL Via" panel on the Main window's QSL tab is not set to eQSL or LoTW, provides an "Include QSLs to be sent via
Reply Cards" checkbox in the QSL tab's "Process QSLs and Addresses" panel

--- adds an "Add Needed sets Sent Via to 'R' (for Reply Card)" checkbox to the "Add Needed" panel on the "QSL Configuration"
window's General tab

--- extends the "Update Log" function to set a QSO's "QSL Sent Via" item to 'R' (for "Reply Card") if a Reply Card was printed for
that QSO

- adds ARRL-DIGI to the Contest-ID selector on the Configuration window's Contest tab, and supports Cabrillo generation for
ARRL-DIGI QSOs (tnx to Tony G4CJC and Jeff K5UHF)

- when receiving a QSO from another application that does not specify a "myQTH ID" and with nothing defined on the Main window's
"my QTHs" tab, references the QTH Latitude and Longitude specified on the Configuration window's Defaults tab to compute the
Distance item (tnx to Tom NS8K)

- when importing an ADIF or tab-delimited record or logging an ADIF record received from another application, if a Latitude and
Longitude are specified in the record or provided by a callbook lookup, replaces the record's Gridsquare with the computed
Gridsquare unless the record's Gridsquare is 4 characters in length and matches the first 4 characters of the computed Gridsquare
(tnx to Tom NS8K and Joe W4TV)

- when importing an ADIF or tab-delimited record or logging an ADIF record received from another application, if sufficient
information is specified in the record or provided by a callbook lookup, computes the Distance and Azimuth items and adds them to
the record, replacing any Distance and/or Azimuth specified in the record (tnx to Tom NS8K)

- supports modes and submodes defined in the recently approved ADIF 3.1.3, adding them to DefaultModes.txt in DXKeeper's Databases


--- mode DYNAMIC with submodes: VARA HF, VARA SATELLITE, VARA FM 1200, VARA FM 9600

- adds GWAVE and LOW to the propagation mode selectors, per the recently approved ADIF 3.1.3

- updates the Primary Subdivision Database for South Korea, per the recently approved ADIF 3.1.3:

--- adds an entry for Sejong

--- adds an entry for Special Island

--- updates province names

- corrects the Primary Subdivision Database entry for Skåne län in Sweden by changing the code from L to M, per ADIF 3.1.3 (tnx to
Björn SM7IUN)

- adds tables to the Secondary Subdivision Database for Municipalities in Spain (EA), Balearic Islands (EA6), Canary Islands (EA8),
and Ceuta and Melilla (EA9), per the recently approved ADIF 3.1.3

- adds the K1USN Slow Speed Test (K1USN-SST), the Vermont QSO Party (VT-QSO-PARTY), and Winter Field Day (WFD) to Contest ID
selectors, per the recently approved ADIF 3.1.3; note that documentation of Cabrillo templates for these contests could not be
located, so Cabrillo generation is not supported

- adds CAS-2T to DefaultSatellites.txt in DXKeeper's Databases folder (tnx to Rick K1MU)

- updates the Configuration.htm, Contesting.htm, Import.htm, Items.htm, MultipleQTHs.htm, QSL.htm, QSLConfiguration.htm, and
SQL.htm documentation files


1. Update your firewall and anti-malware applications to consider this new version of DXKeeper to be "safe"

a. JOTTI virus scan: 0 of 15 scanners detected malware in this version's executable

b. VirusTotal: 0 of 65 scanners detected malware in this version's executable

c. submitted to Microsoft for analysis by Windows Defender: no malware detected in this version's executable

2. If this upgrade doesn't work correctly, see the "After an Upgrade" section of


3. After upgrading, to revert to the previous version of SpotCollector, see


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