Version 9.1 of the program was released on 14 January 2018. Go to the Version History to download the installation program.
NOTE: If you start the program and see any error messages like these:
The program can't start because MFC140.dll is missing from your computer.
The program can't start because MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer.
The program can't start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer.
then you need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. When prompted, download and install vc_redist.x86.exe (not vc_redist.x64.exe).
There is nothing wrong with importing a contest ADIF file directly into DX4WIN. For many, this is a perfectly acceptable solution. However, the adif2dxq program offers a few features beyond simple ADIF import:
The adif2dxq program is supplied AS IS without any warranties. Support is through the DX4WIN Reflector.
The author assumes no responsibility or liability for the use of the software, conveys no license or title under any patent, copyright, or mask work right to the product.
The author reserves the right to make changes to the software without notification. The author also make no representation or warranty that such application will be suitable for the specified use without further testing or modification.
After downloading the installation program, simply run it and install the program into a directory of your choosing.
To run the program, just double-click on the program icon. You will see a window like the following:
Specify the ADIF input file by clicking on the ADIF button. Once you specify the input file, the output file will be given the same name, but with a .DXQ extension. To change the output file name, click on the DX4WIN button.
Next, select the Format for the .DXQ (output) file. If you are using DX4WIN 8.0x, use the default format (DX4WIN8). If you are using DX4WIN 6.0x or 7.0x, choose the DX4WIN6 format instead. You must select this same format when importing the .DXQ file into DX4WIN (see below).
Next, select the Contest type. Not all contests are supported, others may be added over time. The operation of the program is unpredictable if you select the wrong contest type for your log.
Enter a Group Number, if desired. The default is Group 0 (the "all QSOs" group). Remember that you can also set the group number in your DX4WIN preferences, before starting the import.
You can enter text in the QSO Note field. You can put any text there you want, up to a maximum of 64 characters.
There are four optional checkboxes:
Finally, click on the Convert button to perform the conversion. If there are any warnings, they will show up in the window.
To import the resulting .DXQ file, choose File | Import/Export from the main DX4WIN menu. If you are using DX4WIN 8.0x, select the line in the Import/Export Filters window with DX4WIN8 in the ID column. If you are using DX4WIN 6.0x or 7.0x, select the line in the Import/Export Filters window with DX4WIN6 in the ID column. This must match the Format you chose when you converted the ADIF file. Next, in this same window, choose File | Import, then navigate to the location of the .DXQ file. Click on the name of the file, then on the Open button. DX4WIN will bring up an "Options for duplicate QSOs" window. Choose "Issue warning and stop". Then click on the OK button to import the file.
(new contests in bold)
(*) This is a special case of the program that does not populate the Recvd field in the logbook. It can be used to add an optional QSO Note and/or Group Number to each QSO in the ADIF file before importing it into DX4WIN. It recognizes these ADIF fields: GRIDSQUARE, NAME, NOTES and QTH. Others can be added upon request.
For contests not listed above, if the exchange is only a serial number, you can choose CQ WPX.
This program is offered as-is. I'll try to support it as best I can, but development is primarily motivated by the contests I operate.
I've only tested with very recent versions of N1MM, Win-Test (limited) and WriteLog. If the conversion doesn't go the way you expect, send me the .ADI file and I'll try to fix it.
If there is a bug, please let me know. If you want me to add a particular contest, the easiest way is to send me the .ADI (ADIF) file from your contest logging program (and of course tell me which contest it's from).
To download the installation program, click on the hyperlink containing the version number and date.