Kostas, SV1DPI sends this procedure for merging two logs but making it easy to separate the two come QSL time:
The most common mistake is to forget step #8 above.
Kostas, SV1DPI suggests, "In the QSO window, navigate to QSO -> Multiple QSO Operations -> Set Upload Date. Put spaces in the date field and press OK! Maybe neither Paul knows it (hi hi). I was waiting that the known trick 01/01/1901 would work but spaces works OK."
To search for QSLs you've sent but have not received, use F8 to search for "Conf" = "N" and "QSL Date" = "01/01/1902" (or any date which is the earliest date for which you want to search). This will ignore QSOs where the QSL Date is blank (no QSL sent).
This may depend on the setting of one of your preferences. File -> Preferences and click on QSO tab. Under Searching -> QSO Date, make sure it's set to "Greater Equal".
When printing QSL labels, DX4WIN can also print address labels in-line. To print address labels for stations with no QSL manager, the QSL "Method" field in the QSO record must be set to "Direct" and the "QSL Mgr" field in the QSO record must be set the same as the "Callsign" field. DX4WIN will not print "CALL via CALL" on the QSO label, but it will print a corresponding address label for the callsign.
Dick Flanagan K7VC suggests, "Give the QSOs you want to print an immediate label for a different QSL Method. It doesn't matter what that method is (Direct, Ignore, $$$$, etc.) so long as it is unique to those QSLs you want immediate labels for. Then specify that method when you go to print labels. Those will then be the only labels that will be printed and all other label flags will be left untouched."
DX4WIN can only import received serial numbers from an ADIF file into the logbook "Recvd" field. If you want to import other received contest information to that field, you will have to edit the ADIF file in a plain text editor (like Notepad or Write) before importing the file. For example, you can modify an ADIF file from the ARRL DX SSB contest (where transmit power is sent by DX stations) by doing a search-and-replace. Change all occurrences of "RX_PWR" in the ADIF file to "SRX" and then save the file. When you import this file into DX4WIN, the received transmitter power will be stored in the "Recvd" logbook field. See the ADIF specification to determine the name of the field that you want to change.
Or you can use this program.
You can install DX4WIN on Vista as a user (not administrator). The first time you run DX4WIN, run it as an Administrator by right-clicking on the program icon and choose "Run as Administrator". DX4WIN will then be able to copy the vichw11 driver into the Vista driver directory. Now you can run the program normally without administrator privileges.
DX4WIN has a feature to announce needed DX spots in CW, using your PC's speaker (the one on the motherboard, not the soundcard). In order to do this, you must install the LPT driver.
Navigate to your DX4W### directory.; Then locate the Drivers directory and double-click to open it. Inside there you should find lptdriver.exe. Double-click on the driver program to install it. The default installation directory may be "C:\dx4w803\lptdriver". Change the path to match your DX4WIN installation, for example "E:\dx4w805\lptdriver". You may be asked to reboot your computer after the driver is installed.
After re-starting DX4WIN, open your Preferences (File | Preferences) and select the Packet1 tab. Locate the "Audio / Voice" selection box and choose "CW speaker", then save your preferences.
It is really easy to move (copy) DX4WIN to another computer. This is not the recommended way of installing DX4WIN, then copying/merging your existing data, but does work:
You should now be able to run DX4WIN by double-clicking on the desktop shortcut icon.