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DXtreme Reception Log X
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Version 10.0

Overview


DXtreme
Reception Log X

Version 10.0

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Logging
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For DXers and Listeners


DXtreme Reception Log X™ is one of the most popular logging applications on the market today for all kinds of radio and television monitoring enthusiasts.

Basically, DXtreme Reception Log X lets you check schedules, log stations heard, create reception reports, manage your QSLs, and track the performance of your monitoring station.

But what makes DXtreme Reception Log X special is its array of advanced features that can make your DXing and QSLing more fun.

Please read the remainder of this page to learn more about Reception Log X and how it can make your monitoring, logging, reception reporting, and QSLing more efficient and pleasurable!

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Features


Schedule Checker
Facility


The Schedule Checker™ lets you import Aoki, EiBi, and FCC AM schedules and display schedule data according to the filter criteria you specify.

A list box lets you switch between the three schedules at will.

Click here to view the Schedule Checker window in its entirety.

A wide range of filter options lets you find out what's on now, later, and from where. And the Now filter refreshes the schedule automatically on the hour, every hour for Aoki and EiBi schedules.

Speaking of filters, you can filter schedule information by:

  • Band (Aoki and EiBi) or frequency (FCC AM)
  • Country
  • Station
  • Time of day
  • Language (Aoki and EiBi) or city (FCC AM)
  • Antenna direction (Aoki), target area (EiBi), or state (FCC AM)

And you can sort schedule information by most of these filters.

A Reset button lets you reset filter fields to neutral All values, such as All Countries, All Stations, etc.

For each schedule item, Schedule Checker checks your Reception Log X database and lets you know by display color whether you need to monitor a station for a brand new or verified country. You can define your own status indication colors on the Properties window.

Included is the ability to apply Need New, Need QSL, and Already Verified status indications to stations as well as countries. This option works best when the names of stations logged are identical to the names of stations scheduled. As such, this feature works well with FCC AM schedule data because the names of stations logged and the names of stations scheduled will likely be the same. For example, station WBZ will likely be spelled WBZ in your log and in the schedule. FCC AM schedules display indications for states, too.

All? check boxes in Properties let you determine whether status indications should apply to all station classes or just to the class selected.

In addition, Schedule Checker lets you:

  • View current solar indices in the menu bar, updated automatically every thirty-minutes.1
  • (You can also update solar indices on-demand by clicking Update Solar Indices.)

  • Display short- and long-path bearings and short-path distance from your QTH to a scheduled station by single-clicking a schedule item.

    (If the coordinates of a station are not known to Schedule Checker, bearing and distance to the station's country appear.)

  • Run a Ham CAP2 propagation prediction for a selected station from the shortcut menu.

    Ham CAP's Chart appears, showing the signal-to-noise-ratio prediction by time and frequency for the path between your monitoring station and the scheduled station.

    Or Ham CAP's Map appears, showing, atop a Mercator projection, the current propagation prediction for the path between your monitoring station and the scheduled station for the band closest to the frequency of operation (80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, or 10 Meters, or the default band set in Preferences). You can, of course, change the band and time on the Ham CAP interface to see where and when it'd be best to monitor the station.

    Whether Ham CAP's Chart or Map appears depend on the initial display tab selected in Preferences. You can click Chart or Map on the Ham CAP interface to switch between the displays.

    When running a Ham CAP Map propagation prediction for a scheduled station, Schedule Checker uses the Band Definitions specified to provide Ham CAP with the band closest to the frequency of the scheduled station. Schedule Checker also provides the K-Index value, unless optional Afreet IonoProbe3 is installed and activated in Preferences, in which case, IonoProbe provides the K-Index value.

  • Perform a DX Atlas4 azimuth plot from your location to a scheduled station or its country by clicking a toolbar button or shortcut menu item.
  • Note: When executing a schedule, you can, if desired, set Schedule Checker so it performs DX Atlas azimuth auto plots for all scheduled stations. This feature lets you use the propagation information provided by DX Atlas, HamCAP, and IonoProbe to better gauge the stations you have a chance at monitoring.

  • Tune your radio to a schedule frequency by double-clicking a schedule item.5
  • Start a log entry for a scheduled station by clicking a toolbar button or shortcut menu item. The following information is pre-filled on the main Reception Log window:

    • Class
    • Country
    • Freq
    • Language (Aoki and EiBi)
    • Latitude and longitude of the station (Aoki and FCC AM) or country (when station coordinates are not available)
    • Mode
    • State (FCC AM)
    • Station
    • TX site

Properties

Schedule Checker has a separate Properties window that lets you set default properties and determine whether verification status should be based on QSLs only, the presence of audio files you've recorded, or both (refer to the "Audio Processing" section on this page for more information about verification by audio). Plus it lets you specify foreground and background status indication colors.

Included is the ability to apply Need New, Need QSL, and Already Verified status indications to stations as well as countries. As noted earlier, this option works best when the names of stations logged are identical to the names of stations scheduled. As such, this feature works well with FCC AM schedule data because the names of stations logged and the names of stations scheduled will likely be the same. For example, station WBZ will likely be spelled WBZ in your log and in the schedule. FCC AM schedules display indications for states, too.

The All? check boxes let you determine whether status indications should apply to All station classes or just the class selected in the adjacent Schedule Class list box.

And the Toolbar Default list box lets you select the default import option to invoke when clicking the Import Schedule button on the Schedule Checker toolbar.

Band Definitions

Schedule Checker also has a separate Band Definitions window that lets you set the desired frequency ranges for HF entries in the Band list box of the Schedule Checker window. When you select an HF entry for Aoki or EiBi schedules, only those items within the defined frequency range appear.

We ship DXtreme Reception Log X with the band definitions shown:

The Band Definitions window is callable from the Tools and shortcut menus of the Schedule Checker window.

1 — An Internet connection is required, and the information must be available from NOAA.
2 — If you have a copy of Afreet Ham CAP and Afreet Omni-Rig (both free).
3 — Software license for Afreet IonoProbe is required only if you want to use IonoProbe.
4 — Software license for Afreet DX Atlas is required only if you want to use DX Atlas.
5 — Requires installation and configuration of Afreet Omni-Rig (free). Refer to "Rig Control in DXtreme Reception Log X" on this page for important information.
Software licenses for Ham CAP, Omni-Rig, IonoProbe, and DX Atlas are available from Afreet Software, Inc.



Reception Log
Window



The Reception Log window is the first window you encounter when you start the program. This window lets you manage your electronic logbook and gain access to the advanced features of the product. It has the following seven tabs that organize and provide access to the fields of the application:

Reception Log Tab

The Reception Log tab lets you enter introductory information about each station you've heard. For example, you can enter the:

  • Class of the station (SWBC, Utility, Ham, and so on).

  • Name and location of the station.

  • For ham stations, the call sign of the operator the station you monitored was in QSO With.

  • Date and time of reception.

  • Frequency and mode of transmission.

    Note: When Omni-Rig is installed and configured on your computer, Reception Log X enters the frequency and mode from your receiver in the Frequency and Mode fields. Refer to "Rig Control in DXtreme Reception Log X" for important information.

  • Receiving equipment used to monitor the station.

  • Signal quality of the transmission.

  • Remarks about signal quality.

  • Propagation mode of the transmission.

  • Name of the file that contains a recorded audio clip of the station.

You can also use the Reception Log tab to:

  • Post log entry information announcing your DX catches to social media web sites.

    Note: Refer to "Reception Reporting - Social Media Posts" for important information.

  • Change the frequency and mode of your radio directly.

    Note: Refer to "Rig Control in DXtreme Reception Log X" for important information.

Bearing and Distance Display

When the latitude and longitude of a station are known to Reception Log X, short- and long-path bearings and short-path distance from your QTH to the station logged appear in the B+Dx field on the Reception Log window (in the unit of measure you specify in Preferences).

The short-path bearing appears continuously; the long-path bearing appears as a pop-up when you mouse-over the field. If the coordinates of a station are not known to Reception Log X, bearing and distance to the station's country appear.

Double-clicking the field runs a Ham CAP1 propagation prediction or displays a DX Atlas2 azimuth plot for the logged station (as specified in Preferences).

Coordinate Acquisition

When specifying a country and tabbing out of the Country field, Reception Log X obtains default coordinates from the Countries module, which indicate the geographical center of the country.

Precise coordinates to the actual transmitter site can be obtained instead by starting a log entry from an Aoki or FCC AM schedule in the Schedule Checker. Unlike EiBi schedules, these schedules list the latitudes and longitudes of most transmitter sites.

Another way to enter the latitude and longitude of a transmitter site is to enter the name of an ITU-registered transmitter site in the Tx Site field. You can do so manually, or you can click the ITU code to look up the transmitter site in the Transmitter Sites module.

The Transmitter Sites module performs a Find operation based on the country and lets you navigate to the site you want. When you arrive at the desired site, click Send Data to Log Entry.

For BCB-class stations: When an FCC AM schedule has been imported into the Schedule Checker, Reception Log X queries the schedule data for QTH and frequency information as you log BCB-class stations.

For this feature to work, the station callsign entered on the Reception Log window must match exactly the station callsign in the imported FCC AM schedule. Tabbing out of the Station field on the Reception Log window invokes the query in Add mode; clicking the Tx Site field invokes the query in Display and Modify modes.

Solar Information

The Reception Log tab displays the Solar Flux, A-Index, and K-Index values from NOAA that were valid at the time of reception when you click the Signal Quality and Audio tab.3

Keep?

When you anticipate specifying much of the same information over several log entries, a Keep? check box freezes the information in the following fields until you clear the check box or click Cancel:

  • Class
  • Mode
  • Date
  • Rig
  • Ant
  • Acc
  • Report
  • Remarks
  • Prop
  • Language (on the Programs tab)
  • UDFs 1 through 22 (on the UDF tabs)

Address Tab

The Address tab lets you enter the postal and Internet addresses of each station you've heard. You only have to enter this information once because Reception Log X can be set to recall it every time you monitor and log the station.

If desired, you can drag and drop, or copy and paste, address information from a Web station lookup page into these fields.

When you subscribe to HamQTH.com, Buckmaster™ HamCall™, or QRZ XML Logbook Data, Reception Log X fills the location and address fields automatically when you enter a log entry for a monitored Amateur Radio operator — if the information is provided by the subscription service. If a QSL manager is defined in the service, Reception Log X enters the address of the QSL manager into these fields.

The address information on the Address tab appears in paper reception reports, electronic reception reports, and in address labels.

Reception Log X uses the coordinates to calculate bearing and distance between your QTH and that of the station monitored. The bearing and distance appear in the B+Dx field on the Reception Log tab and in Stations reports that you print or display in the Web Report Viewer. Reception Log X also uses the coordinates to run Ham CAP1 propagation predictions and display DX Atlas2 azimuth plots for logged stations.

Clicking the Web caption on the tab displays the Web page of the station in your specified browser; clicking the E-Mail caption invokes a pre-addressed Message window in Microsoft Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, Outlook Express, or Microsoft Office Outlook.

Clicking the Click for Street Map Based on Coordinates hyperlink displays a map of the address if available on the MapQuest™ Web site (requires an Internet connection).

MapQuest™ is a registered trademark of MapQuest.com, Inc.

Verification Tab

The Verification tab lets you specify information about your reception reports, eQSL.cc requests, and QSLs received.

For Reception Reports, you can specify whether you are sending a report. If you are sending a report, you can also specify the:

  • Date you're sending the report.

  • Return postage you're sending with the report.

  • Method you are going to use to send the report (air mail, surface mail, e-mail, etc.).

  • Language of the report.

For eQSL.cc Requests to monitored Amateur Radio operators, you can specify the account on the eQSL.cc Web site through which the eQSL.cc request will be routed. Reception Log X sets the following fields automatically when the eQSL.cc request is accepted by the eQSL.cc server:

  • Date you sent the request.

  • Return postage: None.

  • Method: eQSL.cc.

  • Language: English.

Reception Log X also displays the response from the eQSL.cc server.

For QSLs (paper or electronic), you can specify whether you've received a QSL. If you have, you can scan or capture it and specify the:

  • Date you received the QSL.

  • Method the station used to send the QSL to you (air mail, surface mail, e-mail, and so on).

  • Signer of the QSL.

  • Name of the file that contains an image of the QSL.

The Verification tab also lets you preview the scanned or captured QSL.

An arrow button at the top-right of the viewing area permits you to expand (and contract) the width of the display, so you can see more of your larger QSLs.

The Preview QSL Image display shows QSL images automatically whenever you display a verified log entry. It includes:

  • A Fit box for applying fit-to options to the display
  • And command buttons for:

    • Copying QSL images to the Clipboard

    • Magnifying images

    • Displaying images full size in the re-sizeable QSL Imaging application

    • Navigating multipage images within the Preview QSL Image display; this screenshot shows page 2 of the QSL:

More on QSL Imaging later.

Programs Tab

The Programs tab lets you enter detailed information about the programs you've heard. You can:

  • Specify the language of the transmission.

  • Enter the start time, end time, and description of each program — using up to six program detail lines that can each accommodate up to 500 characters.

  • Specify the signal quality observed during each program interval.

Program details appear in reception reports you create.

Comments Tab

The Comments tab has a single field that lets you enter private information about each log entry. The Comments field can accommodate up to 500 characters.

User Defined Fields Tabs 1 and 2

The User Defined Fields tabs have 11 fields each that you can define and use to enter and track information that's important to you.

There are two kinds of user defined fields (UDFs): Text Box Fields and List Box Fields.

    Text Box Fields — Four text box fields on each tab let you type the information you desire. Each field can accommodate up to 100 characters.

    List Box Fields — Seven list box fields on each tab let you select the information you desire from a list of items that you also define.

You define the UDFs in Reception Log X's Preferences window (described later). You can also label the caption of each tab.

Defining UDFs involves:

  1. Labeling each field, and

  2. Entering the list items you want to appear in each list box field.

For example, you could define and use UDFs this way:

  • Text Box UDF — Specify "Parallel Frequency" as the label in Preferences. Then on the Reception Log window, type the station's parallel frequency into the Parallel Frequency box. When you run a report, you can track parallel frequencies.
  • List Box UDF — Specify "Monitor Location" as the label in Preferences and then define a list of the locations from which you DX or listen. These locations could be Home, Vacation, DXpedition, or cities or towns. On the Reception Log window, select the current monitoring location as you log each station. When you run a report, you can track a specific monitoring location.

When you redefine User Defined Fields (as you inevitably will, from time to time), you can replace old UDF data in your log with new UDF data using the UDF Data Replacement facilities accessible from the Edit menu of the Reception Log window.

The window above shows replacing solar flux values with monitor locations after redefining a Solar Flux user-defined field to track Monitor Locations.

Improv Imaging Tab

The Improv Imaging tab lets you associate Improv images with log entries.

The Improv image associated above is a Slow Scan Television image received from the Voice of America using MMSSTV4, zoomed to 200% of its actual size. The images you can associate can be signals on a spectrum analyzer or waterfall, screen captures of digital applications, and more. Anything you desire.

An asterisk appears in the Improv Imaging tab when an Improv image is associated with a displayed log entry.

More on Improv Imaging later.

Last Log Entries Grid

If desired, you can display a colorful grid on the Reception Log window that shows up to 5000 of the most recent log entries added.

Double-clicking a row in the grid displays its log entry in the Reception Log window, and right-clicking the grid brings up a shortcut menu that lets you sort records and access other functions.

The grid can be placed above or below the tabbed set of fields on the Reception Log window. You can also resize the grid columns and scroll horizontally to columns that do not appear initially.

You can make the grid disappear and reappear by re-sizing the Reception Log window.

Last Log Entries Window

Because the names of stations and NASWA countries can be quite long, you can display a re-sizable Last Log Entries window.

This window has all of the functions of the Last Log Entries grid and is much wider and, if desired, longer. You can display the grid and the window together or separately.

Properties

A Properties dialog box can be invoked via the shortcut menu ...

Enabling you to:

  • Change the order of columns
  • Add or remove a border
  • Set the maximum number of log entries (from 0 to 5000)
  • Set foreground and background colors and font attributes of grid headings and data rows — one format for odd data rows, and another format for even data rows — on most grids in the program, including:

    • Last Log Entries grid on the Reception Log window
    • Last Log Entries grid on the Last Log Entries window
    • Schedule grid on the Schedule Checker window
    • Search grids on the Search windows
    • Module grids on the Module and Lookup windows
    • Report grids on the Report windows
    • And more

    This feature makes it easy to read the data displayed in grids.

    For example, here's one possible font and color scheme on the Last Log Entries window:

    Here's another possibility:

    And another:

    The font and color scheme is entirely up to you.

Fields and Maintenance Modules

Most of the fields on the Reception Log window are drop-down list box fields that make entering consistent data easy. These fields are populated with list items that you can maintain in Reception Log X's maintenance modules (described later).

Menu Bar and Toolbar

The menu bar lets you access the other functions of Reception Log X, such as the Schedule Checker; Search; Club Report Entries; Reception Reporting; Audio Processing; Imaging; Performance Reports; Map Display, including Ham CAP1 propagation predictions and DX Atlas2 azimuth plots (described earlier); Preferences; and more.

The toolbar lets you quickly and conveniently access the functions used most often.

Separate Station Web Searches for Non-Amateur and Amateur Stations

You can maintain two sites for Station Web Searches in Preferences: one site for non-Amateur searches and one site for Amateur searches.

This feature enables you to quickly access Bing® searches, for example, when searching for non-Amateur stations and QRZ.Com searches, for example, when searching for Amateur stations. You can also perform these searches from the Schedule Checker toolbar and other places.

CQ or ITU Zones

A Preferences setting lets you choose whether to track zones. And whether to track CQ or ITU zones.

CQ and ITU zones are present in the Countries module. Automatic CQ or ITU zone selection occurs when you add a log entry for a country that has one zone assigned. If multiple zones are assigned to a country, the range of possible zones appears in the microhelp panel on the Reception Log window to guide your selection. CQ and ITU Zone maps are available by default in the Maps menu.

Note: If you've been tracking CQ zones and want to switch to ITU zones or vice versa, be advised that there is no easy way to convert one type of zone to another. Such an exercise needs to be performed manually, using Stations reports for search and the CQ and ITU zones maps for research.

Screenshots — Reception Log Window

Select the screenshot of the Reception Log window you want to view:

    Note: You must have JavaScript enabled to see the sample windows on your browser. For best results, please click the button at the bottom of each sample window when you're finished viewing it. If you don't, the sample window may appear behind the main browser window.
1 — Licenses for Afreet Ham CAP and Afreet Omni-Rig are required to use Ham CAP (both are free at the time of this writing).
2 — A software license for DX Atlas is required only if you want to use DX Atlas.
You can obtain for both products from Afreet Software, Inc.
3 — Requires an Internet connection.
4 — MMSSTV is owned by Makoto (Mako) Mori, JE3HHT; visit http://hamsoft.ca/ for more information.



Improv Imaging

Improv Imaging™ is a multifaceted facility that lets you associate adhoc images with log entries. This feature is independent from our popular QSL Imaging™ facility.

Using Improv Imaging, you can Capture from your screen, Scan from your image scanner, or Paste from the Clipboard any image you want to associate with a displayed log entry. The image can be a single-page .jpg, or a single- or multi-page .tif. You can also browse your PC for a .jpg or .tif image file you want to associate.

For example, you can use Improv Imaging to associate the following kinds of images with your log entries:

  • Signals on a spectrum analyzer or waterfall
  • Amateur television images
  • Facsimile images
  • Screen captures of stations received on digital applications, such as MMSSTV1, Fldigi2, WSJT3, JT65-HF4, and more
  • Screen captures of Ham CAP or DX Atlas displays at the time of reception (if Ham CAP or DX Atlas are installed on your PC)
  • Any other images you desire

By default, Improv images reside in the Improv subfolder of the c:\DXtremeReceptionLogX tree.

Improv Imaging Tab

Associating Improv images with log entries begins on the Improv Imaging tab of the Reception Log window.

You type a file name in the File box or double-click the File caption to generate a file name, and when you press Enter on your keyboard or click the adjacent execute button, a command box pops up prompting you to Capture, Scan, or Paste an image (as an alternative, a browse button near the File box lets you associate an image already on your PC).

The Improv Imaging application (described in the next section) then launches automatically, showing you the full image and giving you the opportunity to continue working with it. Perhaps you want to add additional image pages, or print or annotate the image, etc.

When you're finished, close the application and a preview of the Improv image appears on the Improv Imaging tab, where you can add a description and preview the Improv image any time you want to.

The Improv Imaging tab includes a:

  • File box plus execute and browse buttons for associating images
  • Description box for describing images
  • Large Preview Improv Image display for previewing images associated with log entries
  • Fit box for applying fit-to options to the Preview Improv Image display
  • And command buttons for:

    • Copying Improv images to the Clipboard (perhaps you want to include them in reception reports)

    • Magnifying images

    • Displaying images full size in the Improv Imaging application

    • Navigating multipage images within the Preview Improv Image display

An asterisk appears in the Improv Imaging tab when an Improv image is associated with a displayed log entry.

Improv Imaging Application

The re-sizeable Improv Imaging application lets you see the full Improv image and enables you to work with it.

When you close the Improv Imaging application, the Improv image reappears on the Improv Imaging tab of the Reception Log window.

If you associate a rather large image (like the screenshot shown), you can click the Application button on the Improv Imaging tab to see the image full-size in the re-sizeable Improv Imaging application (where you can work with it again, if desired).

The Improv Imaging application also provides general imaging functions:

Basic Functions

  • Scan (industry-standard TWAIN scanner required)

  • Capture

  • View

  • Magnify and zoom

  • Navigate pages of multipage image files

Page Manipulation Functions

  • Annotate

  • Alter, crop, and delete

  • Copy, cut, and paste to and from the Clipboard

Formatting Functions

  • Change the brightness, contrast, hue, color saturation, and gamma

  • Sharpen, resize, reverse, rotate, flip, and shear

Filing Functions

  • Print

  • Send

  • Save to other formats not supported within Improv Imaging (for your own purposes):

    • BMP
    • PCX (multipage)
    • PNG
    • TGA

Improv Image Explorer

The Improv Image Explorer lets you peruse the images in your Improv folder.

It includes:

  • A Thumbnails browser in addition to the standard File List
  • An Image display for previewing Improv images
  • A Fit box for applying fit-to options to the Image display
  • Command buttons for:

    • Copying Improv images to the Clipboard

    • Magnifying images

    • Displaying images full size in the re-sizeable Improv Imaging application

    • Navigating multipage images within the Image display

    • Displaying, in the Reception Log window, the log entry associated with the Improv image — making the Explorer act like a Search window!

Improv Imaging Preferences

The Automatic Backups tab lets you configure up to two backup paths for your Improv image files (along with your Database, Audio, and QSL image files).

The Imaging tab lets you set desired properties for your Improv (and other) image files.

1 MMSSTV is owned by Makoto (Mako) Mori, JE3HHT; visit http://hamsoft.ca/ for more information.
2 Fldigi is owned by W1HKJ & Associates; visit http://www.w1hkj.com for more information.
3 WSJT is owned by Joe Taylor, K1JT; visit http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/ for more information.
4 JT65-HF-HB9HQX-Edition is owned by Beat Oehrli, HB9HQX; visit http://sourceforge.net/projects/jt65hfhb9hqxedi/ for more information.



Rig Control in
DXtreme
Reception Log X


To provide our users with a robust logging program that also provides a degree of rig control, DXtreme Reception Log X integrates with Afreet Omni-Rig, a free-for-amateur-use rig control program available over the Web.

When Omni-Rig is installed and configured on your PC:

  1. The Schedule Checker tunes your radio to the frequency of a double-clicked schedule item and sets the mode to the default specified in Properties.
  2. The Reception Log window enters the frequency and mode from your radio in the Frequency, Band, and Mode area when you add a log entry.
  3. The Direct Tune tab on the Reception Log window lets you change your rig's frequency and mode directly.
  4. How Direct Tune Works

    To change the frequency, type a new frequency in the Frequency text box on the Direct Tune tab and either click Set or change the mode. As an alternative, you can scroll frequencies incrementally using the up/down arrows (according to the increment selected in the Increment list box). Increments of 1 through 10 (including 9 for MW in EU), 25, 50, 75, 100, 500, 1000, 5000, and 10000 kHz are available.

    You can also tune incrementally by tenths of a kHz using the up/down arrows far right of the Frequency text box.

    The Get button lets you reacquire the radio's frequency if the radio was tuned to a different frequency after the Direct Tune tab was clicked, either manually or via the Schedule Checker.

    To change the mode, click the desired mode in the Mode list box.

Using rig control is entirely optional. To enable it:

  1. Install a copy of Omni-Rig on your system.
  2. Configure it to work with your radio. Most popular radios are supported. And if yours isn't, you can create your own rig description file to enable support.
  3. In the Preferences window of DXtreme Reception Log X, click the Afreet Omni-Rig option button.

Refer to the Omni-Rig Web site at http://www.dxatlas.com for software downloads and support with their software.

Contact us for integration support.



Support for Logging Amateur Radio Stations

With more and more shortwave broadcast stations leaving the airwaves every year, and with several of those that remain unwilling to issue QSLs, many radio enthusiasts have set their sights on monitoring Amateur Radio operators.

In that spirit, DXtreme Software has included special features in DXtreme Reception Log X that make it fun and rewarding to monitor Amateur Radio operators around the world.

For starters, integration with HamQTH.com (a free-of-charge callsign database at the time of this writing), Buckmaster™ HamCall™, and QRZ XML Logbook Data makes it possible for Reception Log X to obtain and save the following information when logging Amateur Radio stations:1
  • Operator name and address
  • QSL manager name and address
  • CQ zone
  • Latitude2
  • Longitude2
  • Web address
  • E-Mail address

Next, integration with the popular eQSL.cc Web site makes it possible for Reception Log X to send automatic eQSL requests to monitored Amateur Radio operators. A With field on the Reception Log tab lets you specify the ham with whom the monitored Amateur Radio operator was in contact. This information, along with the propagation mode you specify in the Prop field, gets sent to the eQSL.cc server and ultimately to the Amateur Radio operator you monitored.

Later, when the monitored Amateur Radio operator replies to your eQSL request, you can log on to the eQSL.cc Web site and retrieve your eQSL, making use of QSL Imaging's screen-capture function to add the eQSL to your QSL folder. Refer to "QSL Imaging Facility" on this page for more information.

Of course, you can also create paper reception reports for monitored Amateur Radio operators. Reception Log X includes templates3 and scripts4 designed specifically for that purpose.

If you prefer to send SWL cards by snail mail, you can create Direct Print SWL and Address labels for label-stock printing on a standard printer, or you can use the Social Media Post facility to create SWL and Address labels for printing on DYMO® LabelWriter® printers.5

1 — Requires an optional subscription to HamQTH.com, Buckmaster HamCall, or QRZ XML Logbook Data. Information supplied by these services may vary.
2Reception Log X uses the latitude and longitude to calculate and display bearing and distance to the Amateur Radio station you monitored.
3 — For producing reception reports in optional Microsoft® Word.
4 — For producing reception reports in Microsoft WordPad or your Web browser.
5 — DYMO® and LabelWriter® are registered trademarks of Newell Rubbermaid.
Screenshots — eQSL.cc Processing

    Note: Remember to click the button at the bottom of each sample window when you're finished viewing it.



Audio Archiving

The audio processing facility lets you record and play audio clips of the stations you've heard.

The audio toolbar on the Reception Log window ...

    Audio Toolbar

... lets you quickly and easily record and play WAV audio as you log a station. Reception Log X also integrates with the Windows Sound Recorder to let you edit and compress WAV audio files.

Audio clips are saved in the Audio folder you specify in Preferences (described later).

Support for Non-WAV Audio File Assignment and Playback

The browse button to the right of the File field on the Reception Log window lets you assign externally recorded, non-WAV audio files to log entries. Clicking the > button lets you play those files.

If the files exist outside of the Audio folder specified in Preferences, Reception Log X copies them into the folder. The assigned files are backed up when you close Reception Log X, provided automatic audio backups are configured in Preferences.

The Preferences window also lets you specify the playback application you want to use.

Verification By Audio

DXtreme Software supports the concept of Verification By Audio.

Reception Log X's reports enable you to track the stations, countries, continents, zones, and states and provinces you've "verified" by audio.

This feature gives you the flexibility to "prove" reception while waiting for your QSLs to arrive. You can also use this feature as an alternative to traditional QSLing.

While there is no substitute for an attractive QSL card, let's face it, more and more stations are unable or unwilling to QSL by means of traditional QSL cards or letters. Tracking verifications by audio can be a very satisfying and inexpensive alternative.

Of course, you can continue to track verifications by traditional QSL cards and letters. Reception Log X's QSL Imaging facility (described later) provides impressive support for QSL image processing.

Multimedia Benefits

Take it from us, there is nothing like looking through your log years later and being able to actually hear the station you logged while you view the QSL you received!



Reception Reporting

Social Media Posts


When you add or display a log entry, Reception Log X prepares a post announcing your DX catch and displays it on the Social Media Post tab, where you can drag the post to your favorite social media web site(s) to share your catch with others.

Here's how:

  1. Select the social media post.
  2. Drag it to the appropriate text box on the social media web site.
  3. And drop it.
  4. Thereafter committing your post by following the instructions on the social media web site.

Note: The social media web site must be capable of accepting drag-and-drop operations. For sites that do not, you can copy the announcement to the Clipboard and paste it into the appropriate text box.

Social Media Scripts

Using the Script Editor window, you can create and edit social media scripts that format your social media posts. By applying HTML tags and attributes, log variables, and boilerplate text, you can create the social media posts you want.

A browse button on the Social Media Post tab lets you select the script you want to use. Three default scripts come with Reception Log X: one for SWL posts, one for ham posts, and another for detailed log entry posts.



Reception Reporting

Paper and Electronic
Reception Reports


Reception Log X includes powerful Reception Reporting functions that enable you to create customized paper or electronic reception reports.

The reception report you create has precisely the format and wording you want, and it includes pertinent information from the Reception Log window.

Integration With Other Applications

You can use Reception Log X and one of the following applications to create reception reports:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft WordPad
  • Your Favorite Web Browser
  • Certain E-Mail Clients for eReports
Microsoft Word — With Word, Reception Log X creates paper reception reports based on template documents. Each template document contains boilerplate text and advanced formatting attributes that appear in all reception reports created using it. Bookmarks in the template document insert information from the Reception Log window. DXtreme Software provides template documents in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish as well as special templates for creating paper reception reports for monitored Amateur Radio operators.

As part of the report creation process, Reception Log X automatically activates Word so you can view, edit, and print the report.

Screenshot — Sample Reception Report Using Word

Click the following button to see a sample reception report created using Word:


    Note: You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view the sample reception report on your browser.

    When you are finished viewing the report, close its window.

    You do not need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view reception reports in Reception Log X. You only need it to view the sample report on this Web page.

    If you don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it free from Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Microsoft WordPad — With WordPad, Reception Log X creates paper reception reports based on scripts. Each script contains the boilerplate text and log variables you want.

Each log variable contains data from its corresponding field on the Reception Log or Preferences window. For example, the [frequency] log variable contains the frequency of the log entry currently on display.

The boilerplate text and the information the log variables contain appear in all reception reports created using the selected script. DXtreme Software provides scripts in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish as well as special scripts for sending paper reception reports to monitored Amateur Radio operators.

As part of the report creation process, Reception Log X automatically activates WordPad so you can view, edit, and print the report.

Screenshot — Sample Reception Report Using WordPad

Click the following button to see a sample reception report created using WordPad:


    Note: You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view the sample reception report on your browser.

    When you are finished viewing the report, close its window.

    You do not need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view reception reports in Reception Log X. You only need it to view the sample report on this Web page.

Your Favorite Web Browser — With your Web browser, Reception Log X creates paper reception reports based on HTML scripts. Each HTML script contains the boilerplate text, HTML elements, and log variables you want.

The boilerplate text and the information the log variables contain appear in all reception reports created using the selected script. The HTML elements format the reception reports so each one has the appearance you want.

DXtreme Software provides HTML scripts in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish as well as special HTML scripts for sending paper reception reports to monitored Amateur Radio operators.

As part of the report creation process, Reception Log X automatically activates your Web browser so you can view and print the report. You can also edit the report using a text or HTML editor. Note that reception reports created using a Web browser are more attractive than the ones created in WordPad.

Screenshot — Sample HTML Reception Report

Click the following button to see a sample HTML reception report:

    Note: Click the button at the bottom of the reception report when you're finished viewing it.

eReportsReception Log X can create electronic reception reports (eReports) based on the same kind of script used to create reception reports in WordPad. It sends eReports through the following e-mail clients: Microsoft Windows Live Mail, Microsoft Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook Express, and Microsoft Office Outlook. Support for ePFCs (electronic prepared form "cards") is also included.

As part of the eReport creation process, Reception Log X automatically activates one of the aforementioned e-mail clients so you can edit and send the report.

Screenshot — Sample eReport

Click the following button to see a sample eReport:

    Note: Click the button at the bottom of the window when you're finished viewing it.

Multiple Templates and Scripts

You can create, edit, and maintain as many templates (using Word) and scripts (using Reception Log X's Script Editor) as you want! Every time you create a reception report, Reception Log X lets you select the template or script you want to use!

Maintaining multiple templates and scripts allows you to create reception reports in other languages, or in a variety of desired formats for reporting to different types of stations — such as utility stations, broadcast band (BCB) stations, longwave stations, television stations, ham stations, or shortwave broadcast (SWBC) stations!

Reception Reporting Menu and Toolbar

The Reception Reporting menu and accompanying toolbar button let you choose whether to print paper reports and labels, or just paper reports:

Screenshot — Script Editor Window

Click the following button to see a sample script in the Script Editor window:

    Note: Remember to click the button at the bottom of the sample window when you're finished viewing it.



Reception Reporting

SWL and Address Labels


Reception Log X supports two ways to print SWL and Address labels:

  • Using Direct Print SWL and Address Labels to print on popular label stock via standard printers.
  • Using the Social Media Post facility to create SWL and Address labels for printing on DYMO® LabelWriter® printers.1

Using Direct Print SWL and Address Labels

You can print SWL and Address labels on your printer.

Examples of the labels you can print:

  • Single-Line SWL Label (SWBC-Class Station)
  • Single-Line SWL Label (Ham-Class Station)
  • Multi-Line SWL Label
  • Address Label

Using this feature, you can print labels one-at-a-time or in any number up to the maximum number of labels on your preferred label stock (such as 30 per sheet). You can skip around, too, choosing the physical label you want to print on. Further, you can include user-defined closing expressions and signature text on the last line of each SWL label. Closing expressions and signature text are defined in Preferences.

Address Information

By default, the Direct Print SWL and Address Labels window receives its address information from the Address fields on the Reception Log window.

If necessary, you can click the Station Web Search button on the Direct Print SWL and Address Labels window to perform a Web search for the station address. When the search site you set in Preferences appears, find the address information on the Web page and drag and drop it onto the Address Information box. The address must be in text format on the Web page. You can also type or edit an address.

Closing Expression and Signature Text Workflow

The Direct Print SWL and Address Labels window provides a workflow for printing closing expression and signature text on the last line of SWL labels. Its Closing Expression list box contains ADIF propagation modes plus any custom entries you've added ...

... using the Closing Expression Text module in Preferences.

The Signature Text option button contains the signature text you defined ...

... on the QSLs tab in Preferences.

For any SWL label, you can:

  1. Select the closing expression you want from the Closing Expression list box.
  2. And select the adjacent check box if you want to include the Signature text.
  3. Which produces a label similar to the following:

Print Preview and Edit

To inspect your labels before printing, you can perform a print preview.

And edit your label data in a number of ways.

Properties

A Direct Print SWL and Address Label Properties window lets you define the labels you want to use. This window comes with default label properties you can use right away or edit if they need a little tweaking to work with your printer.

Reception Reporting Menu and Toolbar

The Reception Reporting menu and accompanying toolbar button let you choose whether to print paper reports and labels, or just labels:

Using Social Media Post to Print SWL and Address Labels on DYMO® LabelWriter® Printers

You can also use the Social Media Post facility to create SWL and Address labels for printing via the DYMO QuickPrint application. Here's how:

  1. Start DYMO QuickPrint and select the desired label layout. (You may have to create a specific layout for your labels within the DYMO Label application. Some experimentation may be required. Refer to the DYMO documentation for instructions.)
  2. In DXtreme Reception Log X, add or display a log entry. Then click the Social Media Post tab.
  3. Click browse and double-click one of the Dymo social media scripts we created. There are two scripts for log entries (one each for SWBC and Ham) and one for addresses. You can, of course, create your own scripts.
  4. Select the social media post.
  5. Drag it to DYMO QuickPrint.
  6. And drop it. Next, position the cursor at the end of the label text and press Enter on your keyboard (this action is necessary so QuickPrint registers the text). If desired, edit the label text.
  7. On the QuickPrint user interface, click Print.
  8. Let's print an address. Click browse and double-click the address social media script.
  9. Select the social media post.
  10. Drag it to DYMO QuickPrint.
  11. And drop it. Position the cursor at the end of the label text and press Enter on your keyboard to register the text. If desired, edit the text.
  12. On the QuickPrint user interface, click Print.

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Lookup Windows

Reception Log X has five lookup windows that make it easy to enter information into the fields of the Reception Log and Script Editor windows.

Each lookup window lets you drag-and-drop — or copy and paste — the following kinds of information:

  • Abbreviations
  • Foreign words and phrases
  • Symbols and special characters
  • Log variables
  • HTML elements

Such as adding a bit of French to program details:



QSL Imaging

QSL Imaging™ is a multifaceted facility that lets you scan, capture, browse, view, format, and archive your QSL cards, letters, and electronic QSLs. With it, you'll never again have to look through boxes or photo albums to answer the question:

"What did that QSL look like?"

Just search Reception Log X for the confirmed log entry and click the Verification tab to see the QSL! Or use the QSL Image Explorer (described later) to explore your QSL folder.

QSL Imaging supports the TIFF file format, which has the benefit of letting you save multiple image pages — such as the front and back of QSLs — within a single image file, similar to how a word processor lets you save individual text pages in a single document file.

Verification Tab

The Preview QSL Image display on the Verification tab of the Reception Log window lets you scan, capture, and preview QSLs.

An arrow button at the top-right of the viewing area permits you to expand (and contract) the width of the display, so you can see more of your larger QSLs.

When the Preview QSL Image display is contracted, a tabbed area on the left side of the Verification tab provides the typical Report and QSL fields.

And the Preview QSL Image display shows QSL images automatically whenever you display a verified log entry. It includes:

  • A Fit box for applying fit-to options to the display
  • And command buttons for:

    • Copying QSL images to the Clipboard

    • Magnifying images

    • Displaying images full size in the re-sizeable QSL Imaging application

    • Navigating multipage images within the Preview QSL Image display; this screenshot shows page 2 of the QSL:

QSL Imaging Application

The re-sizeable QSL Imaging application lets you see your QSL images full-size.

And it lets you edit your QSL image files completely, including adding additional pages to multipage image files.

The QSL Imaging application provides the following general imaging functions:

Basic Functions

  • Scan (industry-standard TWAIN scanner required)

  • Capture

  • View

  • Magnify and zoom

  • Navigate pages of multipage image files

Page Manipulation Functions

  • Annotate

  • Alter, crop, and delete

  • Copy, cut, and paste to and from the Clipboard

Formatting Functions

  • Change the brightness, contrast, hue, color saturation, and gamma

  • Sharpen, resize, reverse, rotate, flip, and shear

Filing Functions

  • Print

  • Send

  • Save to other formats not supported within QSL Imaging (for your own purposes):

    • BMP
    • JPG
    • PCX (multipage)
    • PNG
    • TGA

QSL Image Explorer

The QSL Image Explorer lets you peruse the images in your QSL folder.

It includes:

  • A Thumbnails browser in addition to the standard File List
  • An Image display for previewing QSL images
  • A Fit box for applying fit-to options to the Image display
  • And command buttons for:

    • Copying QSL images to the Clipboard

    • Magnifying images

    • Displaying images full size in the QSL Imaging application

    • Navigating multipage images within the Image display

    • Displaying, in the Reception Log window, the log entry associated with a QSL image — making the Explorer act like a Search window!

By default, QSL images reside in the Verifications subfolder of the c:\DXtremeReceptionLogX tree.

QSL Imaging Preferences

The Automatic Backups tab lets you configure up to two backup paths for your QSL image files (along with your Database, Audio, and Improv image files).

The Imaging tab lets you set desired properties for your QSL (and other) image files.



Club Report Entries

You can create club report entries in the following formats to report your catches and QSLs to clubs and magazines:

  • Custom (See "Custom Format" below)
  • NASWA (North American Shortwave Association)
  • QSL (Most clubs and publications)

Toolbar Button Menu

A dedicated toolbar button menu on the Reception Log window makes it easy to create club report entries. After adding a log entry, click the arrow next to the Club Report Entry button and then click the desired format:

WordPad appears automatically with your entry, to let you add brief program details.

At the end of the month, send your accumulated club entry files to your favorite clubs and magazines using the Reception Reporting menu.

Custom Format

The Custom function lets you create club report entries in the format you want by basing club report entries on custom format script files.

Custom format script files determine the content and format of your custom club report entries. They consist of boilerplate text and log variables that you can edit using the Script Editor and Log Variables Lookup.

The script above results in this custom club report entry:



Performance,
Stations,
and
Log Entries
By Station
Reports


Reception Log X has an array of Performance, Stations, and Log Entries By Station reports that let you track the performance of your station and view information about the stations you've monitored.

Performance Reports

Performance reports let you track the overall performance of your monitoring station. The following Performance reports are available for each report type on the Performance By menu.

  • Summary — Lets you view the number of stations, countries, continents, zones, and states and provinces you have monitored and verified.

  • Countries — Lets you view a list of the countries you have monitored, not monitored, verified, and monitored but not verified.

  • Zones — Lets you view a list of the zones you have monitored, not monitored, verified, and monitored but not verified.

  • States and Provinces — Lets you view a list of the states and provinces you have monitored, not monitored, verified, and monitored but not verified.

The following illustration shows the Performance By menu.

Note: Report types for each of Reception Log X's 22 user-defined fields are spread across two user-defined tabs, labeled UDF Misc and UDF Digital above.

Stations Reports

Stations reports lets you view a list of the stations you have monitored, verified, and monitored but not verified for each report type on the Stations By menu.

Note: Report types for each of Reception Log X's 22 user-defined fields are spread across two user-defined tabs, labeled UDF Misc and UDF Digital above.

Log Entries By Station Reports

Log Entries By Station reports lets you view a list of the log entries you have monitored, not monitored, verified, and monitored but not verified by station.

Verification Tracking

Performance, Stations, and Log Entries By Station reports automatically track the stations, countries, continents, zones, and states and provinces you have verified by means of:

  • QSLs
  • Audio files
  • QSLs or audio files

Display Options

You can display reports on the following devices:

  • Web Report Viewer — The Web Report Viewer lets you view reports in your Web browser. You can specify the colors and text sizes of reports and, in the case of Stations reports, you can choose the fields that appear in the reports, including any of the 22 user-defined fields.

  • Window — Stations reports also work like a Search dialog box when displayed in a window: if you see a log entry in the report that you'd like to display in the Reception Log window, simply double-click the log entry in the report.

  • FTP — Upload your Performance, Stations, and Log Entries by Station reports to the Web automatically, where you and your friends can view them remotely.1 The reports appear in the Web Report Viewer.

Publish Options

You can set publish options for reports displayed in the Web Report Viewer.

The Report Publishing dialog box lets you select the desired option, including: View, Archive, View and Archive, and FTP. Report Publishing dialog boxes are available for Performance, Stations, and Log Entries By Station reports.

Fields

A Fields dialog box lets you select the desired fields for Stations and Log Entries By Station reports displayed in the Web Report Viewer.

To Sum It All Up

With Reception Log X's powerful report functions, you can run reports like these:

  • Unfiltered reports that show how well your station is performing.

  • Shortwave broadcast (SWBC) stations you've heard and verified using your Drake R8B.

  • Stations you've heard and verified on the 60-meter band.

  • Amateur Radio stations you've monitored bouncing signals off the Moon.

  • Amateur Radio stations you've verified when the Solar Flux was 76.

  • Utility stations you've heard from Africa.

  • Broadcast band (BCB) stations verified in 2013.

  • Countries you've heard and verified on the 19-meter band.

  • States and Provinces you've heard and verified while logging broadcast band stations.

  • And many, many more!

Screenshots — Performance Reports

Running reports begins with the Parameters window, where you specify filter criteria and display and publish options.

Sample Performance Reports Displayed in the Web Report Viewer

Click the hyperlink of the report you want to view.

  • Summary Report for the SWBC Class by Rig: R8B
  • Countries Report for the Shortwave Broadcast Class by Rig: R8B
  • Zones Report for the Shortwave Broadcast Class by Rig: R8B
  • States and Provinces Report for the Shortwave Broadcast Class by Rig: R8B
  • Sample Performance Reports Displayed in a Window

    Screenshots — Stations Reports

    Running reports begins with the Parameters window, where you specify filter criteria and sort, display, field, and publish options.

    Sample Stations Reports Displayed in the Web Report Viewer

    Click the hyperlink of the report you want to view.

    • Stations Report for the SWBC Class by Continent: Asia
    • Stations Heard Report for the SWBC Class by K-Index: 3
    • Stations Verified Report for the Ham Class by Rig: IC-7700
    • Sample Stations Reports Displayed in a Window

      Screenshots — Log Entries By Station Report

      Running reports begins with the Parameters window, where you specify filter criteria and sort, display, field, and publish options.

      Sample Log Entries By Stations Report Displayed in the Web Report Viewer

      Click the hyperlink of the report.

      • Log Entries By Station Report for Station: Voice of America
      • Sample Log Entries By Stations Report Displayed in a Window

        Click the following button to see a sample Log Entries By Station report:

          Note: Remember to click the button at the bottom of the sample window when you're finished viewing it.

        DX Atlas Integration

        The following reports integrate with DX Atlas:2

        • Countries — When you run a Countries Performance report, Reception Log X integrates with DX Atlas to produce a map of pins; one color for heard countries, another color for verified by QSL countries. You can set the pin colors in Reception Log X's Preferences module.
        • This map shows overall country status. You can change the projection and rotate and resize and zoom the map as desired.

        • Stations and Log Entries By Station — When you run a Stations report or a Log Entries By Station report, Reception Log X integrates with DX Atlas to produce a map of pins; one color for heard stations, another color for verified by QSL stations. You can set the pin colors in Reception Log X's Preferences module.
        • You can change the projection and rotate and resize and zoom the map as desired. Stations and Log Entries By Station reports depend on latitudes and longitudes being present in each log entry. Global assignment functions are available to populate existing log entries. The following map shows stations heard and verified by QSL on the 60-Meter band.

        1 — Requires an Internet connection with available Web space only if using FTP. You don't need to FTP reports to view them.
        2 — A software license for DX Atlas is required only if you want to use DX Atlas. You can obtain a license from Afreet Software, Inc.



        Maintenance Modules

        Reception Log X includes 15 maintenance modules that let you enter and maintain information that appears in:

        • The drop-down list box fields of the system.
        • The lookup windows (described earlier).

        Maintaining module information ensures consistent entries when adding and modifying log entries.

        Reception Log X has the following modules:

        • Countries1
        • States and Provinces
        • Transmitter Sites1
        • Classes
        • Languages
        • Modes
        • Rigs
        • Antennas
        • Accessories
        • Postage
        • Delivery Method
        • Abbreviations
        • Foreign Words and Phrases
        • Symbols and Special Characters
        • HTML Elements

          1 — Supports propagation predictions in Afreet Ham CAP and azimuth plots in Afreet DX Atlas. A license for Ham CAP or DX Atlas is required if you intend to use them. You can obtain licenses from Afreet Software, Inc.

        Where applicable, DXtreme Software populates these maintenance modules with pertinent information, such as NASWA countries, ITU transmitter sites, classes, modes, and so on.

        Screenshots — Maintenance Module Windows

        Select the sample window you want to view:

          Note: Remember to click the button at the bottom of the sample window when you're finished viewing it.



        Preferences

        The Preferences window lets you control the overall operation of Reception Log X.

        You can set preferences in the following functional areas:

        • You
        • Database
        • User Defined Fields
        • Internet
        • Report Viewer
        • Reception Reports
        • Exports
        • QSLs
        • Audio
        • Automatic Backups
        • FTP
        • Maps
        • Links
        • DX Atlas
        • Ham CAP
        • Imaging

        Screenshots — Preferences Tabs

        Select the sample tab you want to view:

          Note: Remember to click the button at the bottom of the sample window when you're finished viewing it.



        Upgrade
        and
        Import
        Support


        DXtreme Reception Log X includes utilities that let you:

        • Upgrade from a previous version.
        • Import data from other sources via a comma-delimited file.
        • Upgrade

          If you're a registered user of DXtreme Reception Log — Advanced Edition V6.0, V7.0, V8.0, or V9.0, you can use the DXtreme Reception Log X Upgrade Utility to import your data into the new Reception Log X database.

          If you're a registered user of DXtreme SWRL, DXtreme SWRLgold, or DXtreme Reception Log V5.x, contact DXtreme Software for special upgrade instructions.

          Import

          If you have data you want to import from a database, spreadsheet, or table in a word processing document, you can use the DXtreme Reception Log X Import Utility to import your data into the Reception Log X database.

          All you need to do is get your existing data into a semi-colon or comma-delimited text file — in the format we specify — and then run the utility. The utility works with you to make sure that your data imports accurately and consistently, adhering to the data integrity rules of the Reception Log X database. Depending on the size of your database, 30 to 60 minutes later you'll have your data in DXtreme Reception Log X.



        On-Line
        Help


        If you don't know how to perform a task, you can access procedural help by clicking Help Topics on the Help menu.

        Click the following button to see the Procedural Help System window:

        If you want to find out what a particular field or button does, you can access What's This? help by clicking the ? at the top of the window and then the desired item. You can also access What's This? help from shortcut menus.

        Click the following button to see a What's This? Help topic:

        If you want to view status information as you perform a task, you can read the messages that appear in the microhelp panel at the bottom of every window in Reception Log X.

        For even more assistance when using Reception Log X, you can click Information Center on the Help menu. The Information Center is a users-only area on the Web where you can learn more about Reception Log X.

          Note: Remember to click the button at the bottom of the sample window when you're finished viewing it.


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