WSJT Logbook problem

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  1. AC2MM

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    I don't know if there's a separate forum for this, but I couldn't find one.

    I'm using WSJT-X, version 1.9.1, along with JTAlertX.

    Anyhow, some time ago, there was a problem that necessitated me starting a new WSJT logbook, the old one got corrupted. The details aren't important. Since that time, I've made about 180 QSO's.
    However, in my HRD logbook, I had 399 QSO's using WSJT-X. (FT-8, JT-9, JT65) (7 more now)

    On another forum, I was told to simply export all the WSJT-X QSO's (in HRD) to an ADIF file, then rename the file. That was done and renamed wsjt_log.adif.

    There are no errors from the program.

    Looking at the current wsjt_log.adif file, I have two different formats. Both contain the EOR acronym (End of Record), but the standard WSJT QSO begins with "<call.." while the 399 start with "<address.."

    The format of the 399 that were imported from HRD are:
    <address:68>FRANCIS X BOUDREAUX
    106 MELROSE DR
    THIBODAUX, LA 70301
    United States <age:2>71 <a_index:3>0.0
    <ant_az:3>0.0 <ant_el:3>0.0 <band:3>20m <call:6>WD5CFM <cnty:12>LA,Lafourche <cont:2>NA <country:13>United States
    <cqz:1>4 <distance:8>1884.564 <dxcc:3>291 <email:24> <eqsl_qslsdate:8>20180504
    <eqsl_qsl_rcvd:1>N <eqsl_qsl_sent:1>Y <force_init:1>N <freq:9>14.075113 <gridsquare:6>EL49ot <iota:6>NA-168
    <ituz:1>7 <k_index:3>0.0 <lat:11>N029 48.490 <lon:11>W090 48.832 <lotw_qslsdate:8>20180504 <lotw_qsl_rcvd:1>N
    <lotw_qsl_sent:1>Y <mode:3>FT8 <my_gridsquare:6>FN13ce <my_lat:11>N000 00.000 <my_lon:11>E000 00.000
    <name:19>FRANCIS X BOUDREAUX <pfx:3>WD5 <qsl_rcvd:1>N <qsl_rcvd_via:1>D <qsl_sent:1>N <qsl_sent_via:1>D
    <qsl_via:17>Direct, QRZ, LOTW <qso_complete:1>Y <qso_random:1>N <qth:9>THIBODAUX <rst_rcvd:3>-05 <rst_sent:3>+07
    <rx_pwr:3>0.0 <sfi:3>0.0 <state:2>LA <station_callsign:5>AC2MM <swl:1>N <time_off:6>021615 <time_on:6>021615
    <hrdcountryno:3>291 <qso_date:8>20180319 <EOR>

    The format of the standard WSJT-X logfile is (all on one line):
    <call:6>KA4RON <gridsquare:4>EM96 <mode:3>FT8 <rst_sent:3>-24 <rst_rcvd:3>-02 <qso_date:8>20181109 <time_on:6>013315 <qso_date_off:8>20181109 <time_off:6>013500 <band:3>80m <freq:8>3.574542 <station_callsign:5>AC2MM <my_gridsquare:6>FN13ce <tx_pwr:4>100W <comment:49>Thanks for the LOTW QSO this evening, Ronald! 73 <operator:6>Robert <eor>

    I have made an additional seven QSO's since the import, all of the standard style above.

    The question is difficult. WSJT doesn't do anything with the QSO's, it simply makes a logfile. JTAlertX, however, keeps track of this information (in some other file) so the owner can know which ones are important for certain awards, worked before status, etc, which is very handy. The information is all there, but placed in a different order. The question involves whether the JTAlertX program can parse out the required information.

    Nobody (on the JTAlertX forum) seems to be able to tell me if the 399 that I imported are considered a valid logfile by WSJT or by JTAlertX.

    Because WSJT doesn't have a QSO "counter" so to speak, I can't tell if it considers the 399 to be valid QSO's or not.
    But I need to know if I have a total of 7 QSO's in my current WSJT logfile, or 406 QSO's. (as of today)

    And I need to know if the JTAlertX program is seeing 406 QSO's as well. There's no "QSO counter" there either.

    Your help is greatly appreciated,
  2. K7GQ

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    I can speak to part of your question; namely that ADI files are fairly free-form in that there is no requirement to place certain data elements in a certain order. Any program that imports an ADI file simply ignores the data tags (elements) that it is not interested in, while saving other other elements as it uniquely chooses to.
    KJ4VTH likes this.
  3. AC2MM

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    I threw out all my C/C++ and Perl books when I moved, it would be handy now just to build a little .EXE file to run through all these and make them all the same.
    Alas, if nobody knows the answers, I may have to buy one again.

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