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ADIFLookup Help and Tips

Use ADIFLookup with Logger32

The following was a posting on the Logger32 (hamlogger) group on Yahoo. It summarizes very well what to do to update a batch of QSOs in Logger32.

> I need to complete some information imported in Logger32 (the Logger
> I use for everyday QSO) via ADIF from N1MM Contest Logger.
> After the last CQ WW SSB I worked about 500 calls and I need to send
> them QSL to confirm the contact (this is my very first Contest).....
> The problem is that I have to fill manually every field in
> Logger32 copying from QRZ.COM the address, the QSL send method
> (Direct, Via Manager, ecc) the QTH, the Email and so on.
> Using the QSO imput windows I can see and manage all the info
> but when press RETURN a new log row is added to the log.
> I would need to fill ONLY the specified fields that are
> actually empty with this info leaving intact the info imported
> from the ADIF file (Call, Date, Hour, Frequency, CQ Zone, ecc).
> Is there any way to do so using a feature of this beautiful program?
> Does is present a field in which I can write manually the Country
> I have contacted (but not using the Comment or Note field)?

Logger32 does not have a facility to automatically append to the existing records. However there is a program that will do what you want to do. It is called "ADIFLookup". When you run it against your ADIF logbook, it will query QRZ.COM and append the data you need for QSL action.

Since you have already imported the N1MM records, you need to export your logbook to an ADIF file, then run that file using ADIFLookup. If you are only interested in the QSO's during the contest, then you can export a partial logbook for just those QSO's or you can run your entire logbook with the lookup.

Once you have the updated ADIF file you must do several things to get the info into Logger32.

  1. Make a backup of your logbook using the Logger32 backup facility.
  2. Export your entire logbook to an ADIF file.
  3. Close Logger32
  4. Open the Logger32 directory with Windows Explorer and delete or move the four Logbook32 files to a temp directory.
  5. Open Logger32. You will now have a blank Logbook.
  6. Import the output ADIF file that was generated by the ADIFLookup program. During this import, please check the box "Flag QSO's for QSL Export". If you use eQSL and LOTW, you can also check those boxes.
  7. Now you can import your complete logbook file generated by step 2 above. Logger32 will reject the dupes that are already in the logbook and list those in the BAD.ADI file.

In the future if you use N1MM for contest, you can run the N1MM generated ADIF file with ADIFLookup prior to importing into your main Logger32 logbook. It is a simple process once you do it.