This program converts county abbreviations in
ADIF contest logs to a valid ADIF "CNTY"
field. This is graphical Windows program.
Version 5.0 of the program was released on 2 May 2013. Click on
this link to download the program. Click on
this link to see the version history.
To install the program, just extract the
"ADIF County Conversion.EXE" file from the ZIP archive and save it in a
directory of your choosing. To run the program, just double-click on
the program icon. You must choose the input file, the output file, and the
state or regional QSO party name to convert. Then click on the Convert
button. Any messages will be printed to the text area at the bottom of the
Here are the program features:
- Supports these state/regional QSO parties:
- County lines generate multiple QSOs. For example, if you log
me on the county line of Middlesex/Essex MA, you will get two QSOs in
the ADIF file, one for each county. The time for each subsequent QSO on
the county line will be incremented by 1 second. All other QSO information will
be the same.
- Certain portable callsigns will be changed. For example,
W4ABC/SUW in Suwannee, FL will be changed to W4ABC/M. This
prevents logging programs from treating these as a different DXCC entity
(like Egypt in the example). The callsign is not
sufficient to indicate the country being converted; the program must find a
valid exchange field in the ADIF QSO record that contains the country
- Only recommended or official county abbreviations are recognized.
For example, MTE (not MAN) is the correct abbreviation for Manatee, FL.
The program will make its best guess (and show a warning) if it doesn't
recognize an abbreviation.
The following contest exchange formats are supported. If your ADIF file
uses a different field, send me the file and I will add support for it:
||<CNTY:#>abbrev (and others)
: CT to ADIF
already exports the
counties correctly for the contests it supports.
Version 4.0 is essentially a re-write of the graphical portion of the
original Windows release. One bug fix was made for N1MM. There are a couple
of things that I am not happy with and will change soon. In addition:
- Include a real Windows (MSI) installer
- Continue to support the command-line version for those who want it (using the same code base)
- Add a "generic" mode to convert only STATE abbreviations to an ADIF STATE field
- Additional output for those who want to see it (i.e. show each QSO
that was converted, report total number of QSOs written to output file, etc.)