Amateur Data Interchange Format (ADIF) Standard 3.0.4 released

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Amateur Data Interchange Format (ADIF) Standard 3.0.4 released

    The latest version of the Amateur Data Interchange Format (ADIF) Standard, 3.0.4, has been approved by the ADIF Developer group, and is available from

    ADIF is a standard format used to exchange data between different amateur radio programs and websites.
    This new version includes improvements to the way modes and awards are represented. It also adds support for SOTA and uploading QSOs to Club Log,, and QRZ.COM.

    For more information about the ADIF Developer group, please see

  2. J85K

    J85K Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ham Radio Deluxe updates..........

    Does this new standard make it into HRD 5.24.0.XX?
  3. W4RAV

    W4RAV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why would HRD put more work into a non-paying program?
  4. G8KTX

    G8KTX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Not without the use of a time machine. :D (HRD 6.2 might be a possibility, though).
  5. W4RAV

    W4RAV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is ADIF what LoTW and the likes go by for modes? I've found myself with many modes that I have to convert to a generic "DATA" in order to upload and be recognized.
  6. W0BTU

    W0BTU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does this mean that most (or all) logging programs that save as ADIF have to be modified? Just curious.

    I use CQRlog for Linux, and always save as ADIF, FWIW.
  7. WJ6R

    WJ6R Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well maybe 6.11. we're going to try to put out a bug fix update every 2 or 3 weeks after 6.1
  8. WA9PIE

    WA9PIE QRZ Lifetime Member #305 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Well... this is a great question. Being one of the owners of HRD... I can say (as before) that - unfortunately - we won't be able to go back and make updates to the 5.x version of the software. It's not because we expect to become independently wealthy by selling HRD - because we're not. But it's because we're only in this to break-even by barely paying the developers to keep the 6.x product current.

    So the new standards will be supported in 6.1 and future version. The 6.1 build is very solid... new features added... old bugs killed... and I think it's well worth making the journey with us. You decide. But the plan is to stay current on a going-forward basis.

    Mike, WA9PIE
  9. KC2SST

    KC2SST Ham Member QRZ Page

    Would you be willing to share in some way what bugs have been squashed? In something less painful and anachronistic than a yahoo group, or frankly yahoo anything. Perhaps any one of the OSS bug tracking solutions would work. I currently run the "legacy" version of HRD, and am frankly looking for a reason to upgrade. You say that it is "well worth making the journey," why not share this journey with the rest of us?
  10. WJ6R

    WJ6R Ham Member QRZ Page

    6.0 to 6.1 bug fixes here

    6.0 new features..

    6.1 beta 3 new features..

    1. MMSSTV engine
    2. CW in supersweeper
    3. New radio support for Ic-7100, FT-3000, TS-990
    4. Award applications printing
    5. Award grid printing
    6. Support for FSK in hard from: Timewave Technology, West Mountain Radio, microHAM, US Navigator, RigExpert, MFJ and ZLP Electronics, as well as homebrew interfaces.
    7. DCU-2 and DCU-3 rotor support
    8. Several key sections of the program are redesigned or significantly upgraded. The license manager has a brand new interface and a wizard for first-time users. Managing and tracking awards now provides the ability to manually or automatically track the application status of award credits by award type within award program groups.
    9. Significant improvements were made to awards tracking to enable the download of DXCC applied award credits in addition to DXCC confirmations from LOTW as well as esql.

    5.x to 6.0 Showstopper bug fixes only.

    But enough about HRD, back to ADIF, on topic. :)
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