This program reads your ADIF logbook, and extracts the W1AW/# QSOs into a spreadsheet format by state, mode and band. It shows the date of the last QSO on a given band/mode, so that you can tell if you need to work a station the second time around (this can be changed using the -f option on the command line). Optionally, it will show which band/mode slots have been confirmed via Logbook of the World.

Version 2.6 of the program was released on 21 October 2014. Go to the Version History to download the installation program.

[ Installation | ADIF Requirements | Operation | Printing | Other | Version History ]


Installation:

After downloading the installation program, simply run it and install the program into a directory of your choosing.


ADIF Requirements

The ADIF QSOs in your log must meet the following criteria:

  1. Callsign must be logged as W1AW/# (where # is 0-9), or /KG4, /KH0, /KH2, /KH6, /KH8, /KL7, /KP2 or /KP4. All others are ignored
  2. STATE field in your logbook must be filled in, and exported to the ADIF file (also checks COMMENT field for ADIF files from ADIFMaster)
  3. The program will automatically filter out QSOs that were not made in 2014 (it will just take longer to run)
  4. The program will use the LOTW_QSL_RCVD=Y ADIF field (if available) to indicate that a QSO is confirmed

The program does not know which W1AW station was active on any given date, so it's up to your logbook to provide the correct information. The program does not check that the state is valid, i.e. logging W1AW/7 but in Vermont (should be W1AW/1). Again, the program only uses data from your logbook, it does not interpret or extrapolate (or guess).


Operation

To run the program, just double-click on the program icon. You will see a window like the following:

First, click on the "ADIF File" button and navigate to the location of the ADIF (input) file containing your W1AW QSOs. After the file is selected, click on the "Open" button. Your ADIF file should end in ".ADI" or ".ADIF" so the program can find it.

Selecting an ADIF file will automatically populate the CSV (output) file name with the same name as the ADIF file, except with a .CSV extension. If you want to change the output file name, click on the "CSV File" button, and make any changes necessary. Then click on the "Save" button when you are done. The program will warn you if you are about to over-write an existing file.

There are three radio buttons, only one of which can be selected at a time:

First   output the date of the first QSO on a given band/mode.
Last   output the date of the last QSO on a given band/mode. This is the default.
LoTW   output "LOTW" in place of the QSO date when the QSO is confirmed by LoTW. Otherwise, the date of the last QSO on a given band/mode.

After you have made your selection, if necessary, click on the "Convert" button. This will convert your ADIF file to CSV format. When the conversion is complete, you should see a pop-up window like the following:

After dismissing the pop-up window by clicking on OK, the main window will look something like this:

In the example above, there are a couple of error messages about incorrect state abbreviations. Then the program reports the number of states worked on each mode, as well as on each band. You can use the scrollbar to view all of the output.

The function of the other buttons is as follows:

Open
opens the converted spreadsheet using your default program in Windows. You can click on this link to see an example of the output.
Help
presents this web page in your default web browser
About
shows the program title, revision number and date, and copyright information
Exit
exits the program

Printing

To print the spreadsheet, try the following tips:

Microsoft Excel 2010/2013

  1. On the Home tab, select all column headings (A through N) by swiping them from left to right using the mouse
  2. Click on Format and choose Auto Fit Colum Width (you may want to manually narrow the empty column C)
  3. On the Page Layout tab, click on Print Titles
  4. Put a checkmark in the Gridlines box in the Print section
  5. Click the mouse inside Rows to repeat at top and select row 1 ($1:$1)
  6. Click OK to exit the Page Setup window
  7. In the Scale to Fit section of the Page Layout tab, click on the drop-down arrow to the right of Width and select 1 Page

Apache OpenOffice Calc v. 4.1

  1. Select all column headings (A through N) by swiping them from left to right using the mouse
  2. From the menu, select Format | Column | Optimal Width, then click OK. Column C (blank) may end up a little wide, you can re-size it if you want.
  3. From the menu, select Format | Page to open the Page Style window, then click on the Sheet tab
  4. Put a checkmark in the Grid box in the Print section
  5. Under Scale, Scaling mode, click on the drop-down arrow and choose "Fit print range(s) to width/height"
  6. To the right of this, leave "Width in pages" equal to 1, and change "Height in pages" to a large value like 10.
  7. Click on the Header tab. Uncheck "Header on"
  8. Click on the Footer tab. Uncheck "Footer on"
  9. Click OK to close the Page Style window.
  10. From the menu, select Format | Print Ranges | Edit
  11. Under "Rows to repeat", type "$1:$1" in the wide box to the right (without the quotes). The narrower box to the left should change to "- user defined -". Click OK
  12. From the file menu, select File | Print Preview, and verify that the page looks like you want. When satisfied, click on the Printer icon.

Now you can print the spreadsheet.

None of these settings are saved unless you save the document in Microsoft Excel (XLS) format (or equivalent).


Other

If there is an option that you would prefer to be enabled by default when you start the program, you can do so by modifying the Windows shortcut that starts the program. Right-click on the program icon and select Properties. You should see a window like the following:

In the "Target:" box, add "-L" (no quotes, and with a space separating it from the filename) to enable LoTW mode by default. Add "-F" to enable First mode by default. Only add one or the other, not both. Then click on the "OK" button to save the changes.


Future features?


Version History:

To download the installation program, click on the hyperlink containing the version number and date.

Ver. 2.6 - 21 October 2014
Bug fix: W1AW/KH0 (and W1AW/KH8) were reported as "Not a valid callsign."
Feature: Added "Update" button for updating the program with current version from the web
 
Ver. 2.5 - 3 October 2014
Bug fix: The number of states confirmed on each mode could be under-counted in certain circumstances
Bug fix: Removed "DC is not likely for this call area" warning for W1AW/3
Feature: ignore leading/trailing blank spaces when looking for state in N1MM "NAME" ADIF field
 
Ver. 2.4 - 10 Jul;y 2014
Bug fix: when reporting the number of states worked on each band/mode, do not count territories (i.e. Puerto Rico, Guam) or Washington D.C.
Bug fix: obey First/Last QSO setting even if QSOs in ADIF file are not in chronological order
Bug fix: when evaluating LOTW_QSL_RCVD field, 'V' (Verified) status is same as confirmed
Bug fix: in summary report, fixed alignment of band column for long band names (160m) and short band names (6m, 2m)
Feature: in summary, report number of states worked on MIXed (any) mode
 
Ver. 2.3 - 22 June 2014
Bug fix: an earlier QSO that was confirmed via LoTW could be replaced by a newer QSO that is not confirmed. This can occur when you work a state the second time around, but it had already been confirmed via LoTW the first time around. Or you duped a state on the same band/mode, and the second QSO is not confirmed via LoTW. Thanks to Pete, W1RM for noticing this.
Bug fix: if the ADIF filename contained multiple periods (i.e. kb3phl.20457.20140619063921.adi), the output filename would be truncated at the first one, instead of the last one
Handle ADIF QSO records up to 2048 characters long. Report error if ADIF record is too long, instead of crashing
Adjust horizontal scroll bar width based on length of longest message
Added horizontal scrolling for long filenames
 
Ver. 2.2 - 4 June 2014
Handle ADIF QSO records up to 1024 characters long (previously was 512 characters)
Handle ADIF QSO field values that span multiple lines (like addresses)
Show error messages from the ADIF parser in the output listing window
Look for state abbreviation in ADIF NAME field (if not found in STATE field)
Check that the state "makes sense" for the given W1AW/# call area
Fixed bug counting the number of W1AW QSOs processed
Fixed typo which prevented SSTV from being recognized as a PHONE mode
 
Ver. 2.1 - 31 May 2014
Replaced check boxes for first date / LoTW with mutually-exclusive radio buttons
Selecting ADIF file name automatically populates CSV file name
Exit button now exits the program immediately
Added support for W1AW/3 in Washington D.C. during October 1-7
Output window at the bottom has a horizontal scroll bar
Look for state in COMMENT field only for certain logging programs (for now, just ADIFMaster)
 
Ver. 2.0 - 30 May 2014
Graphical Windows program
Real Windows installation program

Ver. 1.3 - 23 May 2014
Added -l option to show QSOs that are confirmed via LoTW
Added -f option to output date of first QSO on a given band/mode
Added support for W1AW/KH0 and W1AW/KH8
Changed format of date written to CSV file to enhance int'l compatibility
 
Ver 1.2 - 23 May 2014
Fixed bug where specifying output filename dumped output to console instead
 
Ver. 1.1
(skipped)
 
Ver. 1.0 - 22 May 2014
States are sorted alphabetically by name instead of abbreviation
Only print month, day to spreadsheet (not year)
Printed date could be off-by-1 in some cases
Summary statistics printed at end
Added support for KG4, KH2, KP2 and KP4
Get state abbreviation from COMMENT ADIF field in N1MM
If output filename not specified, same as input file name but with CSV extension (suffix)
 
Ver. 0.9 - 21 May 2014
Initial Release