The adif2dxq program converts ADIF contest logs from
Win-Test and WriteLog (and possibly others) into
DX4WIN .DXQ format.
Version 9.6 of the program was released on 6 January 2020. Go to the
Version History to download the installation program.
IMPORTANT: If you try to 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, 2017 and 2019.
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 imported QSOs look exactly like they had been logged in DX4WIN
directly. The "Notes for this QSO" field contains the frequency in the same
format as DX4WIN "contest mode" (DXWIN 7 and earlier), as well as
any additional user-specified notes.
- The program intelligently populates the Recvd field. This could be a
received serial number, or the received power in the ARRL DX Contest.
- The program gives you control over the Upload and Label flags, as well
as the Group number.
- The program recognizes application-specific ADIF fields used in N1MM,
Win-Test (limited) and WriteLog and uses them to determine the contest exchange. DX4WIN would
otherwise just ignore them.
- You can add a contest name or any other note to each imported QSO.
- The program converts county abbreviations used in state QSO parties into
full DX4WIN county names. See the list of supported state QSO parties
- The program can populate the Custom Award fields for some contests, like
RDA and WAG (Worked All Germany)
- The program can convert callsigns logged like W1QST/CTY to W1QST/M in
state QSO parties.
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
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. If you choose "State QSO Party", then
you must select a state from the State drop-down menu. 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:
- Checking the Upload box sets the LoTW (Logbook of the World) Upload flag for each
imported QSO. For DX4WIN 8 and later, it also sets the eQSL
Upload flag. This feature is enabled by default.
- Checking the Label box sets the Label field for each
imported QSO. This feature is disabled by default.
- Checking the Exchg/Serial box does one of two things:
This feature is disabled by default.
- For ARRL Field Day and Sweepstakes, the full
received contest exchange is written to the
"Notes for this QSO" field.
- For contests where serial numbers are
exchanged, the received serial number is written
to the "Notes for this QSO" field, preceded by
SerNr=. This duplicates what would happen if you
imported an ADIF contest log directly into DX4WIN.
- Checking the Frequency box will write the frequency to the "Notes for this
QSO" field for DX4WIN 7 and earlier, or to the Frequency field in the logbook
for DX4WIN 8 and later. This feature is enabled by default.
- Checking the Mobile box will automatically convert
callsigns logged like K4KG/SUW to K4KG/M. Many mobiles in state QSO parties
will sign the county they are operating from. If you leave these in the
callsign, DX4WIN may treat them as a different DXCC entity (SUW would result
in Egypt). The county in the callsign must exactly match the county you
logged, or the conversion will not take place. This feature is
disabled by default.
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).
- Add support for working stations on county lines in state QSO parties
- Make it easier to change output file name
- Better Win-Test support
To download the installation program, click on the hyperlink containing the version number and date.
- Ver 9.6 - 6 January 2020
- Bug Fix: Submode was undefined for ARRL RTTY Roundup
- Bug Fix: Callsign was truncated in About dialog box
- Ver 9.5 - 2 September 2019
- Feature: Added World Wide Digi DX Contest
- Bug Fix: Added support for sub-modes like FT4
- Bug Fix: For DX4WIN 9.01 and later, the EA RTTY contest used the wrong custom award name
- Ver 9.4 - 1 July 2019
- Feature: Added support for FT8 DX Contest
- Bug Fix: Satellite field was not empty, which caused import errors with DX4WIN 9.05 and later
- Ver 9.3 - skipped
- Ver 9.2 - 2 December 2018
- Feature: Added support for FT8 Round-Up (from WSJT-X)
- Ver 9.1 - 14 January 2018
- Bug fix: DC (District of Columbia) caused problems in NA Sprint, NAQP and TARA Melee
- Ver 9.0 - 22 October 2017
- Feature: Added support for DX4WIN 9.x
- Feature: Added CQWW VHF Contest
- Ver 7.0 - 1 July 2017
- Feature: optionally convert callsigns logged with county abbreviation to /Mobile
- Feature: added 5-letter abbreviations for IN QSO Party
- Bug fix: recognize APP_WRITELOG_PR ADIF tag as Japanese prefecture in JIDX contest
- Bug fix: use
for US counties. This corrects a few spelling mistakes.
- Bug fix: skip QSOs that are missing a callsign (instead of crashing)
- Bug fix: fixed invalid callsign reporting when date and/or time is missing. This can occur due to a corrupt ADIF QSO record.
- Bug fix: transmitted serial #s weren't written to "Notes for this QSO" field for RDA contest
- Other: now using Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 compiler
- Ver 6.4 - 1 February 2015
- Feature: added OK-OM DX, SARTG WW RTTY and XE RTTY Contests
- Bug fix: sent serial number wasn't always written
- Ver 6.3 - 2 September 2014
- Bug fix: mapping of Oahu abbreviations to Honolulu Co. in HI QSO Party
- Feature: recognize APP_WRITELOG_C2 as an ADIF field representing a county line
- Ver 6.2 - 27 May 2014
- Feature: added OK DX RTTY, SAC and CQ-M contests
- Feature: added state QSO parties: AR,
HI, LA, MD, MS, NE, NJ,
ND, OK, OR, SC, VT, WV (bold are untested with WriteLog, but should work for N1MM)
- Feature: PA QSO Party converts ARRL section to US state for in-state participants
- Feature: multiple logs can be converted in same session (no need to restart program)
- Bug fix: crash converting CW Ops Mini-CWT log file
- Bug fix: transfer of CQ zone from WriteLog in VOLTA RTTY contest
- Bug fix: transfer of Name in TARA Grid Dip contest
- Bug fix: transfer of serial number in PA QSO Party
- Bug fix: transfer of notes from ADIF "NOTES" field to QSO Notes field
- Bug fix: transfer of comments from ADIF "COMMENT" field to QSO Notes field
- Bug fix: didn't always choose correct Name/QTH field when writing DX4WIN8 output
- Bug fix: when writing DX4WIN6 format, ADIF log with FREQ_RX field but no FREQ field could crash program
- Bug fix: missing space between Rx frequency and SerNr
- Bug fix: when checking the state in NAQP, "not a US state" message printed wrong (possibly non-existent) ADIF field
- Change: New ADIF parser, may introduce new bugs, or help identify old ones (like the above)
- Change: only write unique callsigns (name/QTH) to .DXN file
- Ver. 6.1 - 13 May 2014
- Real Windows installer
- Added conversion from LoTW report
- Improved handling of DC and Mexican states in ARRL 10 Meter contest
- Improved handling of NV and VA independent cities
- Assorted code cleanup
- Ver. 5.28 - 20 January 2014 (really should have been Ver. 6.0)
- Changed compilers from Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 to Visual Studio 2010
- Ver. 5.27 - 31 March 2013
- Convert contest exchange found in SRX_STRING/STX_STRING ADIF fields
- Ver. 5.26 - 21 October 2012
- Support SDOK in Worked All Germany (WAG)
- Ver. 5.25 - 10 October 2012
- Support Worked All Germany (WAG) for Win-Test
- Ver. 5.24 - 14 June 2012
- Added support for VHF bands up to 10 GHz
- Ver. 5.23 - 10 April 2012
- Program could crash if no received data was logged for contests that set the DX4WIN Custom Award field
- Ver. 5.22 - 29 March 2012
- Reject QSOs if the callsign contains illegal characters
- Convert slash-zero in callsign to ASCII zero
- Allow ADIF field values of more than 32 characters
- Ver. 5.21 - 17 March 2012
- Added Idaho QSO Party
- Ver. 5.20 - 10 February 2012
- Added Delaware QSO Party
- Added "None" contest type (see above)
- Ver. 5.13 - 30 January 2012
- Initialized flag which could cause incorrect output
- Added REF Contest (sets French Department custom award fields)
- Fixed HA-DX contest for HB region
- Ver. 5.12 - 22 January 2012
- Added HA-DX Contest
- Ver. 5.11 - 19 October 2011
- Allow group numbers up to 65533 for DX4WIN 8.0x
- Ver. 5.9 - 6 September 2011
- Added N1MM support for All Asia
- Ver. 5.8 - 27 August 2011
- Added ARRL VHF, CW Open, Maritime QSO Party and VK Shires contest
- Enhanced CWOPS Mini-CWT to work with K0PC WriteLog module
- Added N1MM support for RDA
- Ver. 5.7 - 20 May 2011
- Added Nevada QSO Party
- Ver. 5.6 - 27 February 2010
- Recognizes CQ Zone in SRX field in Win-Test
- Added missing RST for Makrothen RTTY
- Ver. 5.5 - 20 November 2010
- Fixed CWT (CW Ops Monthly mini-test) for N1MM and WriteLog
- Ver. 5.4 - 3 October 2010
- Fixed CA QSO Party
- Ver. 5.3 - 3 October 2010
- Importing a .DXQ file now obeys the "QSL Method" setting in your preferences.
- Ver. 5.2 - 15 July 2010
- Added CWops Monthly Mini-CWT Tests. Populates the CWOP custom award
fields, as well as counts unique callsigns worked.
- Ver. 5.1 - 6 July 2010
- Renamed ANARTS WW RTTY to DRCG Long Distance Contest
- Added DL-DX RTTY Contest
- Added Oceania DX Contest
- Added RAC Canada Contests
- Ver. 5.0 - 26 May 2010
- Added MN, NC and VA QSO Parties
- Added JIDX (populates Japanese Prefecture custom award)
- Added Manchester Mineira
- Added combined 7QP/INQP/NEQP/MARAC (choice at the end)
- CA, MI, OH and VA QSO parties put serial number in Recvd field
- Fixed Nebraska QSO Party county abbreviations
- ADIF field names (i.e. CALL, EOH, EOR) can be in UPPER or lower case
- Volta RTTY now puts exchange in Recvd field (again)
- Ver. 4.12 - 8 April 2010
- Added Russian DX (fills in Russian Oblasts Custom Award field)
- Ver. 4.11 - 6 April 2010
- Added EA RTTY (fills in Spanish Provinces Custom Award field)
- Ver. 4.10 - 8 March 2010
- ARRL DX from N1MM fills in state/province worked by DX stations
- Ver. 4.9 - 2 March 2010
- Added WriteLog support for UBA (fills in Custom Award fields)
- Fixed bugs when Frequency box is not selected
- Ver. 4.8 - 27 February 2010
- Added Win-Test support for ARRL DX
- Improved: Don't write sent serial number (SerNr=) to "Notes for this QSO" field if contest does not use serial numbers
- Ver. 4.7 - 31 January 2010
- Added CQ 160 from Win-Test
- Added Stew Perry TBDC
- Ver. 4.6 - 24 January 2010
- Don't write sent serial number (SerNr=) to "Notes for this QSO" field if contest does not use serial numbers
- Ver. 4.5 - 21 January 2010
- Added NM QSO Party
- Added Win-Test support for ARRL RTTY Round-Up and NAQP
- Ver. 4.4 - 25 November 2009
- Added AL, AZ, KY and SD QSO Parties
- Sent serial number (SerNr=) is written to "Notes for this QSO" field when Exchg/Serial is checked (default is unchecked)
- Added missing space between frequency and QSO Note in DX4WIN6 format
- Corrected/enhanced web documentation
- Ver. 4.3 - 28 October 2009
- Fixed a bug that prevented the Rx (split) freq from being
written to the "Notes for this QSO" field if the notes field in the
application was empty (DX4WIN8 only).
- Ver. 4.2 - 21 October 2009
- Fixed bug with RDA and WAG (DX4WIN custom award)
- Ver. 4.1 - 20 October 2009
- Added IA and NY QSO Parties
- Added Makrothen RTTY
- Added Worked All Germany
- Ver. 4.0 - 14 September 2009
- Added support for DX4WIN 8.x
- Added CO, KS, MO, OH, TN and WA QSO Parties
- Added RDA Contest (fills in Custom Award fields)
- Added RSGB IOTA
- Added SCC RTTY
- Added TARA Grid Dip
- Broke states out into their own sub-menu (of State QSO Party)
- RX_FREQ written to output if found
- Corrected URL for Help button
- Ver. 3.8 - 12 July 2009
- Frequency in the QSO Notes field is optional
- Added IARU HF World Championship
- Report when Recvd field is truncated
- Ver. 3.6 - 23 June 2009
- Added All Asia
- Ver. 3.5 - 14 June 2009
- Added 7-Land QSO Party, New England QSO Party
- Added ANARTS WW RTTY
- Ver. 3.4 - 17 May 2009
- Added SPDX, UKDX and VOLTA contests
- Added GA, IN, MI, TX and WI QSO Parties
- Received info (state/province/county/DX) in FL QSO Party now stored in Rcvd field
- Fixed a crash if FREQ field used "," instead of "."
- Ver. 3.3 - 1 April 2009
- Fixed ARRL FD, ARRL SS and NAQP for N1MM
- Ver. 3.2 - 11 January 2009
- Don't duplicate names in .DXN file
- Ver. 3.1 - 16 December 2008
- Added IL QSO Party
- Fixed bug with long filenames
- Ver. 3.0 - 12 December 2008
Program is now called ADIF to DX4WIN (adif2dxq)
- New features
- Added ARRL 10 meter
- Added ARRL 160 Meter
- Added ARRL DX
- Added CQ 160 Meter (2009 rules)
- ARRL RTTY Round-Up, ARRL Sweepstakes and CQ WW RTTY now work with N1MM
- Help button goes to web documentation
- Bug fixes
- Contest name drop-down box works
- Group number defaults to 0
- QSO Notes defaults to empty (none)
- Conversion results displayed first, followed by warnings
- QSO Note limited to 64 characters
- Ver. 2.9 - 7 December 2008
- Added TARA Melee
- Fixed bug with unrecognized section abbreviation in ARRL SS
- Ver. 2.8 - 3 December 2008
- Fixed CQWW CW/SSB to put CQ Zone in Recvd field
- Ver. 2.7 - 6 November 2008
- ARRL Field Day can write received exchange to Notes for this QSO field
- Report invalid ARRL sections in Field Day, Sweepstakes
- Ver. 2.6 - 4 November 2008
- ARRL SS can write received exchange to Notes for this QSO field
- Don't report received data warnings in CQWW SSB/CW
- Ver. 2.5 - 9 October 2008
- Added Florida and Pennsylvania QSO Parties
- Added some support for N1MM conversion (tested with CA QSO Party)
- Prevent program crash if ADIF file doesn't contain frequency
- Prevent program crash if ADIF file contains blank lines
- Ver. 2.2 - 7 October 2008
- Initial release