22 August 2017
To cater for the current special event station activity from Malaysia,
9M60* was added to the definitions for 9M2 West Malaysia.
9M60MS and 9M60MW were added to the definitions for 9M6 East Malaysia.
02 April 2017
E51LYC was added to the definitions for E51N North Cook (forthcoming operation)
The default definition for R1FJ Franz Josef Land was changed to RI1FJ*. The operation later
this year, RI1F, will now show the correct DXCC.
KH4 Midway Island and KH7K Kure Island are now deleted entities since 26 August 2016 and
have been removed from the Swisslog current entity list. Total number of entities is now 337.
03 October 2016
1. The Australian licensing authority’s own guidelines for issuing calls to off-shore DXCC
counters is to use the 2nd letter of the suffix as the entity indicator (example: VK9xNx
for Norfolk Is.). Swisslog has therefore followed their rule. However, they vary from their
rule more often than not. So I have reverted to the original principle of determining the
DXCC by the 1st letter of the suffix for VK9C, VK9L, VK9N and VK9X. Exceptions will be added
to the definitions as they occur. For VK9M and VK9Z, I have kept to the Australian rule
because an equal number of operations have andhave not followed this principle. Again,
exceptions will be added to the definitions as they occur. Overall this will improve
Swisslog’s ability to recognise the DXCC in the DX Messages Windows and is timely due to
current operations like VK9NZ, VL9LN and VK9LX being active now.
2. 3Y0Z has been added to the definitions for 3Y Bouvet (upcoming operation).
3. WH6YH has been added to the definitions for W USA
03 September 2016
CE9AH was added to the definitions for VPSH South Shetland **
VP8GQ was added to the definitions for VPSO South Orkney **
VP8AEN was added to the definitions for VPSG South Georgia **
** These are historic operations. N8S definition dates were corrected so that
a) it remains assigned to Swains Island KH8S for the dates of that operation
b) loggings now assign the current DXCC which is USA W. This callsign has been reissued
28 March 2016
The DXCC entity of Kingman Reef KH5K is now deleted
12 March 2016
New definitions were added for forthcoming DXpeditions:
VK9CK added to VK9C Cocos Keeling
Vk9NU and VK9PAS added to VK9N Norfolk Is
JG8NJQ/JD1 corrected from JQ8NJQ/JD1 JDMI Minami Torishima
JD1BOI added for JDOG Ogasawara
VK9L/G7VJR added to VK9L Lord Howe Is
TX2AH added to FO French Polynesia
KP4N added to the definitions for W USA
Note that VK0EK Heard Is has already been added!
19 November 2015
Some minor corrections were made in response to info emailed to me (thanks G4UGB and others).
Various definitions updates were made ahead of the known activities for the CQ WW CW contest:
TO4GU and TO8M added to FM Martinique; TX8D added to FK New Caledonia
VI90IARU added to the definitions for VK Australia
VK2IAY/9 added to the definitions for VK9L Lord Howe Is.
DXCC name change: ZL9 Auckland & Campbell Is now renamed to New Zealand Subantarctic Islands.
This is a name change only and the entity is the same.
Please refresh your DXCC statistic after applying this update.
19 September 2015
The following definitions were added for current and upcoming operations:
TX7A was added to FO French Polynesia
E51MQT, E51MKW and E51MBX were added to E51N North Cook Is.
9M58MS and 9M58MW were added to 9M6 East Malaysia
TO2EME was added to FJ St. Barthelemy
TO2M and TO4X were added to FM Martinique.
Some small housekeeping changes were made.
Database was compacted to try to mitigate speed issue in Windows 10
30 January 2015
The changes are:
1. Deletion character for R1MV changed from ‘Y’ to ‘D’ (no operational difference)
2. JW2US added to definitions for Bear Is (WAE amendment)
3. 4U10NPT added to definitions for 4U1V (WAE amendment)
4. 4U removed from definitions for 4W Timor-Leste and 4U1ET added (only 4U
operation from Timor pre 4W px assignment)
5. K5D removed from definitions for KP5 and reassigned to W USA (active recently)
6. VP8DOZ added to definitions for VPSG South Georgia (forthcoming operation)
7. K6W added to definitions for KH9 Wake Is (forthcoming operation)
8. VK7AN/VK9N and VK7YUM/VK9N added to definitions for VK9N Norfolk Is
NOTE: You must have Swisslog 5.9 installed OR have downloaded the Country Table
update of 25 November 2014. This latest update also includes a SQL script that ensures
your logbook is correct,
To install this update: close Swisslog - copy the Country Table to the DB directory,
copy DXCC-WAE Corrections.sql file to the DB folder - start Swisslog and go to
Tools>for Experts only >execute sql script and select the file just copied to the DB
folder. It will run automatically and update your logbook. Close Swisslog and restart it.
25 November 2014
NOTE: All future updates depend on this update having been installed. If you want
to keep Swisslog up to date, this update is mandatory. The download contains 3 files:
the new Country Table, a new Statistics Database and an SQL script. The only user
action required is to install the 3 files and run the SQL script (instructions below)
It is not necessary to have installed the 11 November Country Table update or indeed
any previous update. This is the base Table that will accompany Swisslog version 5.9
and any new version 6 release. All future Table updates will require this one, the
Script and statistics database update to have been installed first.
The Script and Statistic Database update have been created by Jordi EA3GCV. Look out
for the SWL version releases on the Swisslog website to come in the near future.
Definitions changes since the last update are to cater for the forthcoming
CQWWDX CW Contest. Example TO4R = FG Guadeloupe. The SQL Script automatically updates
the user's logbook so that it is in keeping with the following changes to the Country
Table. If you have previously manually made any of the changes detailed below it does
not matter - the Script will ignore and continue.
· Sets the new entity identifier for South Sudan (DXCC=Z8) in all QSOs with ST0R
station (up to now is the only one valid operation for that entity).
· Sets the entity identifier for Montenegro (DXCC=4O) in all QSOs worked between
28/06/2006 and 31/12/2007 with stations with the following prefixes: YT6, YU6,
YZ6, 4N6 y 4O6.
· Replaces the old entity identifier in QSOs with Cook Islands (ZK1N and ZK1S)
with E51N and E51S respectively.
· Replaces the old entity identifier in QSOs with Bosnia Herzegovina from T9 to E7.
· Replaces the old entity identifiers in QSOs with Glorious, Juan de Nova and Europe,
Tromelin from FRG, FRJ, FRT to FTG, FTJ and FTT respectively. Also replaces the
entity identifier for the deleted entity "Bassas da India" (if you have worked that
entity before) from FRB to FTB.
· Replaces the old entity identifier in QSOs with Niue from ZK2 to E6.
· Replaces the entity identifiers in QSOs with Kosova from YU8/Z6 to YU. Kosova was
defined as a new entity in the country table but the DXCC Desk never considered it
as new entity. So for the DXCC counts as YU.
· Replaces the entity identifiers in QSOs with Curaçao, Bonaire, St Eustatius & Saba
and St Maarten from PJC, PJB, PJS, PJM to PJ2C, PJ4B, PJ5ES, PJ7SM respectively.
This changes are needed to adapt the DXCC abbreviations from the old country table
maintained by Hardy DL5SBA (SK) to the new one maintained by Erik, EI4KF.
· Replaces the old WAE identifiers in QSOs with Switzerland, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina
and UN ITU from HB, YU8, T9 and 4U1I to HB9, YU, E7 and 4UIT respectively. This must
be done for certain statistics to match with the abbreviations used in the DXCC table.
· Sets the WAE identifier Z6 in all QSOs with Z6 callsign. This must be done because
Kosova counts as a different country for WAE.
· Sets the WAE identifier 4U1V if found any QSOs made with a list of stations
(defined in the country table) operating from UN Vienna. Also replaces the old
identifier 4UVIC to 4U1V.
· Sets the WAE identifier GM/S if found any QSOs made with a list of stations
(defined in the country table) located in Shetland Islands. Also replaces the old
identifier from GM/Sh to GM/S.
· Sets the WAE identifier JW/B if found any QSOs made with a list of stations
(defined in the country table) located in Bear Island.
This info will be available in the Swisslog updated help as well as there being a
direct access link in the Help menu of version 5.9 (New in version 5.9). There will be a
special section for v6 users in the download section of the website so that they can
download this script, the country table and the statistic table. This will be for anyone
not having updated via Fulvio's HB9DHG website.
To install this update: close Swisslog - copy the Country Table to the DB directory, copy
the statistics database Swlstat.mdb to the main Swisslog directory - copy the Corrections
country table.sql file to the DB folder - start Swisslog and go to Tools>for Experts only
>execute sql script and select the file just copied to the DB folder. It will run
automatically and update your logbook. Close Swisslog and restart it. All done.
11 November 2014
This update requires user action. Please read the following explanation and
instructions very carefully.
The official Swisslog country table was maintained by Hardy DL5SBA who passed away
late last year. As you know long before this, because of a lack of updates, I had been
providing SWL users with an alternative country database. The reason was that no logbook
software is much good without up-to-the-minute DXCC and other data, especially if full
use is made of the multiple DX windows that are available in version 6. Recently
Jordi EA3GCV, who is the official keeper of Swisslog and who holds the source-code,
requested that my table become the official one and he has been working to incorporate
my table, with automated changes to DXCC prefix abbreviations, into a soon to be released
version 5.9. Version 6 users will be catered for separately. Keep an eye on the Swisslog
website and here for future announcements.
In order that my table can be modified for distribution, as detailed above, some changes
have to be made. In 2012 with the expectation that Z6 Kosova was to be added to the
DXCC list and with Z6 stations already active, I added Z6 as a DXCC entity.
In hindsight this was an error which has to be corrected. Furthermore, I correctly
changed the prefix for Niue from ZK2 to E6 but neglected to advise users on how to
update their logbook. This update addresses those issues.
Additionally some DXCC definition updates have been made to reflect current activity,
especially in the cases of American stations operating in their overseas territories
without signing the portable country identifier. The full list of definition updates
in this release is as follows:
4U2U is Vienna Intl Ctr, Austria OE
9M4SWK is East Malaysia, 9M6
TX5W is Austral Islands, FOA
KH8Z is Mariana Islands, KH0
KD3FZ, KE4ZXQ, KI6WOJ, KQ6CD, W8JVF and WA6UVF are all Hawaii, KH6
KH0WF is American Samoa, KH8
AB9OM, AD0DK, KB0UGE, KB8TEW, KC7AXO, KD8LNA, KF5YYK, KI4COG, KS0C, N0IVJ
and N7BUO are all Alaska, KL
KG4VCC is Puerto Rico, KP4
R8B and UE95WS are European Russia, UAEU
Now we come to the necessary actions required to correct the Z6 and E6 issues.
There are several ways to deal with this. You can wait for Jordi EA3GCV to release
version 5.9 (if you are a V5 user). Or you can wait for Jordi to provide a copy of
this database with a script in the download section of the Swisslog website (for V6 users).
Or, for both V5 and V6 users, manually make the changes per these instructions:
The changes require* the use of Microsoft Access. If you don't have MS Access and need help,
I recommend you wait for Jordi's releases. *If you don't have MS Access AND you have
few QSOs with these entities, you can manually edit each QSO record and change the DXCC.
I do not take any responsibility for what result you get by this method because you have
to be very thorough and your mistakes are your mistakes - but if you only have a few QSOs,
yes you can do it manually if you want to. It is not possible to make global changes
from within SWL so you would have to edit each individual QSO record.
The instructions are as follows (they are long and detailed but in fact should be quite
simple to follow):
Firstly, either print out or write down your DXCC statistics totals (so that you can
compare at the end and make sure the correct result is obtained)
Close SWL Download the new country table from Fulvio HB9DHG and overwrite the old table.
Open MS Access and open your logbook database in Access - make sure you have a navigation
bar open that allows you to see the database TABLES
Locate the PQTH table and open it
Go to the P_DXCC column and right-click in the header where you see the column name
- you will see a menu displayed
Select 'Find...' - this opens a 'Find and Replace' dialogue box
Go to the 'replace' tab
Make the following entries: Find What = Z6 : Replace With = YU
Click 'Replace ALL' - you will get a warning box, double check what you are doing
and click Yes
Leave the dialogue box open and make the following entries: Find What = ZK2
Replace With = E6
Click 'Replace ALL'
Note: it is not necessary to change WAE in the case of Z6 Kosova because whilst it
does not count for DXCC, it does count for WAE.
Close all Tables, close Access and launch Swisslog. It will recalculate your
statistics. If you check a DXCC Statistic Window, Z6 and ZK2 will have disappeared
to be replaced with E6. Your DXCC Entity total will now be correct with Kosova no
longer wrongly adding to it.
23 October 2014
Definitions were added for all known DXpeditions either currently operating or
expected up to February 2015.
19 June 2014
Definitions were added for various upcoming DXpeditions: TX4A, TX5B, TX5E New Caledonia (FK);
TX5C Chesterfields (FKC); TX7G Marquesas (FOM).
Prefixes re-worked for Spain (EA), Balearics (EA6), Canary Is (EA8) and Ceuta & Melilla (EA9)
to allow for the AM-AO 01-09 special prefixes commemorating the King of Spain, Philip VI.
Please note my information is that until 17 July, EF6* is a prefix for Spain and therefore
I have made that change. No indication was given as to the designation for EF6 from 18 July
so I have made it so it reverts to EA6 on that date.
10 March 2014
This update attempts to add definitions for the latest special calls from Russia.
RA80KEDR, RC80KEDR, RG80KEDR, RL80KEDR, RN80KEDR, RO80KEDR, RS80KEDR, RT80KEDR,
RU80KEDR, UE80G, UE80V, UE80YG and UE91L are all European Russia, UAEU
RK80KEDR, RW80KEDR are Asiatic Russia, UA9AS
R80KEDR is Kazakhstan, UN
These are the ones I know of. If anyone has others to add please email firstname.lastname@example.org
27 January 2014
This update includes TO3 and R80 calls. Also updated SWL so that 5I0DX and 5H3AN specifically
show Zanzibar Is (still 5H Tanzania for DXCC) but of course separate for IOTA.
03 January 2014
The Swisslog Country Database was updated 3 January 2014. Exceptions were added for Russia UAEU for
the myriad of R*22 callsigns for the Sochi Olympic Games. Also a Swisslog programming error was
corrected so that 1A0KM now shows properly for 1A SMOM. Some other housekeeping changes were also
made to the country table.
15 July 2013
An error was corrected in Swisslog that prevented XP1AB from showing in the DX Message window during
the IARU contest.
Definitions were added for the 2V, GV, MV special prefixes from the UK. As usual the station location
cannot be guaranteed from the prefix and should be checked with the station worked. I have however
added specific definitions for GD, GJ and GU where these are known. For example GV6IA will show
as GD because GD6IA is a known Isle of Man station.
Definitions were added for upcoming DXpeditions eg TO4FM for FM, TO2TT for FH etc.
13 April 2013
This release incorporates new definitions for the various up-coming Dxpeditions and special prefixes.
This includes K9W for Wake Is, the R27-RA27-RT27-RU27 specials from Asiatic Russia, TO1PF
from Reunion and others.
05 March 2013
Nowadays is active the dxpedition to Clipperton Is like TX5K and Swisslog recognizes it as Kerguelen,
Insurance that when you have a free time you it will be able to update.
CORDELL EXPEDITION by KK6EK, CLIPPERTON ISLAND, FRENCH TERRITORIES
18 September 2012
This update is necessary to allow SWL to recognise the current Z60K operation. This is taking place
from Kosovo which, it is claimed, should become a new DXCC entity once ratified by ARRL. In
antcipation of this I have added Z6 Kosovo to the DXCC list in SWL.
12 August 2012
The ITU has assigned a new prefix to Niue Is, replacing ZK2 with E6A-E6Z. This is effective 3 August
19 July 2012
The Swisslog Country Databse was updated 19 July 2012. This updates incorporates the special GO prefix
for United Kingdom stations during the Olympic Games. As usual the licensing authority have issued GO to all
the UK countries so normally you cannot determine the DXCC and therefore most default to England. However,
where known, specific definitions have been added for Isle of Man, Jersy and Guernsey. So for example GO6IA = GD
because this is known to be GD6IA.
Some definitons have been added to cater for DXpeditions eg TO2D for FJ, TX0HF for FO/A etc.
18 June 2012
This is a minor update
to cater for some Russia and Gibraltar prefixes that could be used in the future.
24 May 2012
In this release corrections have been made for the former R1 Antarctic calls to reflect their RI1
prefixes now used. So RI1ANC etc now properly show as KC4 and RI1ANF shows as VPSH South Shetland.
VK9PN has been added to the definitions for VK9L Lord Howe (current operation) and TX5VT added to FOM Marquesas
(operation in June).
11 May 2012
2Q, MQ, GQ are now recognised. They default to England except for known calls from GD, GJ and GU.
For example MQ3AAA will show as G but MQ0FAL will show as GU because this is known to be MU0FAL.
There were too many to this for GI, GW and GM so you will have to check QRZ.com or go by the operator.
ZQ has been added as a definition for ZB Gibraltar.
26 March 2012
This release incorporates the definitions for current and known upcoming DXpeditions. There are many and
include 9M6/OH2YY (1S), TO5K (FM), VK9N/ZL1RS (VK9N), 3D2R (3D2R), TO3X (FJ), JD1BLC (JDOG), ZQ3M and
ZQ2ER (ZB2), etc.
24 February 2012
The Swisslog Country Table was updated 24 February. R1MV Malyj Vysotskij Is. has been deleted as announced
by the ARRL on 23 February (see http://www.arrl.org/news/malyj-vysotskij-island-added- to-dxcc-deleted-entities-list)
IMPORTANT: You must apply the instructions associated with the previous update of 23 February if you did not
already do so. This was an important update as well as it changed the prefix for South Sudan and required user
action for any ST0R QSOs. See these details below. You can use this update and just follow the same instructions.
After making the changes for South Sudan and applying this update, the total number of DXCC entities becomes 340
23 February 2012
The Swisslog Country Table was updated 23 February. Important: please note that this update requires user
input so please carefully read and action the following instructions.
This update modifies the definitions for South Sudan in accordance with the recent assignment of the Z8A-Z8Z
prefix block by the ITU. If you did not work ST0R then simply update your country database as normal and you
nothing more to do.
If you did work ST0R you must action these instructions:
1. Close Swisslog and replace your country database with the new one.
2. Start Swisslog – it will recalculate your DXCC automatically.
3. You must now edit every QSO you had with ST0R. Find every QSO you had in your logbook and for
each one edit it so that it shows in the Entry of QSOs window.
4. Go to the QTH tab and click on the little button on the right of the DXCC field. You will see options E8
and Z8 – select Z8. When asked if you want to assign a new QTH, click NO (this is important!) Tab out of
that field and you will see the Country field show the correct country name. Save the QSO.
5. Repeat for each of your ST0R QSOs.
6. When finished, refresh your statistics. The function button in a statistic window has a refresh statistic
option. You will see that E8 disappears and Z8 replaces it.
7. Any problems, email me at email@example.com directly.
14 February 2012
This fixes an issue with the CS prefix not being recognised as CT Portugal when the number in the call
is 1,2,4-8,0. Example CS2B current operation now shows properly as CT.
06 February 2012
Definitions were added to cater for current and future DXpeditions: TO3J for FJ, TX6T and TX6T/P for FO,
3D2C for 3D2C (Conway Reef), E51M for E51N (North Cook).
17 January 2012
1. The ARRL recently announced some changes that affect the mapping of Russian Federation calls in the 8F, 9F,
8G, 9G, 8X, 9X areas. From December 1st 2011, these calls count for European Russia (previously Asiatic Russia).
Swisslog has been updated accordingly.
If you notice any discrepancies, please email Erik G0CGL/EI4KF firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
2. Recent, current and future DXpeditions have been added e.g. HK0NA, TX5Q, TO4M, etc etc.
08 November 2011
A change was made to the way the table handles FO callsigns. It will now default to FO French Polynesia instead of
giving a pick list that defaulted to Clipperton. Future operations from FO/A, FO/M and FO/C will have their
definitions added to their respective DXCC.
Some definitions added to cater for upcoming operations: VK9XM, VK9X, E51MAN, E51N, HK0NA, HK0M and some others.
26 July 2011
This update corrects an issue that only affects version 5.8 in relation to the addition of ST? Rep of Southern Sudan.
The problem is due to a fault with the way statistics are displayed in 5.8 which was fixed in version 6. Version 6
users also need to apply the update too. It requires user input so please follow these instructions VERY carefully:
SWL 5.8 cannot differentiate between ST0 new entity and ST0 old entity and was displaying the old ST0 in stats for
current DXCCs. I have changed the abbreviation from ST? to E8 to avoid this. E8 isn’t necessarily the new prefix
but it will do for now until we know the new ITU assignment.
Obviously ST0R has been added as a definition so that it shows in the DX messages window.
Close Swisslog and copy the
new country table to the DB folder. Open Swisslog. If you have not yet worked ST0R you have nothing more to do. When
you do log ST0R it will be added properly. But if you have already logged ST0R you must edit these QSOs........edit
each one so that it shows in the Entry of QSOs window and go to the QTH tab. Make sure that the DXCC field shows E8
and if not click on the little button and select E8. Tab out of that window and “Rep of Southern Sudan” should
show in the Country field. Make sure QTH-name field shows HomeQTH. Save the QSO. Important: if you are asked if you
want to define a new QTH, select NO. Do this with all your ST0R QSOs and then refresh the statistics. You will now
have E8 and ST2 but no ST0 which now stays as ‘deleted’.
Any problems, email me: email@example.com
22 July 2011
The main change is to add the Republic of Southern Sudan to the list of current DXCC entities. This makes the total
number of entities 341. Please note that Southern Sudan is completely new and not to be confused with South Sudan
which remains a deleted entity.
Because the ITU have not yet issued a new prefix, Swisslog caters for the current
Dxpedition by having ST0R added to the definitions for ‘ST? Rep Southern Sudan’. When a new prefix is known,
I will further update Swisslog.
Other changes in this release include adding definitions to cater for
forthcoming DXpeditions: 3D2R and 3D2CJ for 3D2R Rotuma, TX3T for FO French Polynesia, TX7M FOM Marquesas,
K8A for KH8 American Samoa.
01 May 2011
This update caters for the current United Kingdom special event for the Royal Wedding.
As usual, the UK licensing authority has confused the issue of special event calls by granting the
use of 2R, GR and MR prefixes irrespective of location. Therefore MR0AAA could be in G or GD or GM or GW or
GI or GU or GJ. The calls are valid from 2300z 28 April 2011 until 2300z 9 May 2011.
I have defaulted the 2R, GR and MR prefixes to a choice of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.
Pick the DXCC from this list per the station operator’s designation. All of the
exceptions have been added into Swisslog for the other UK countries. There are too many to add for
GM, GI, GW but for GD, GJ and GU it is more important to know the DXCC as these are rarer countries. So every
2R/GR/MR call has been added for GD, GJ and GU. The details come from the licensing authority and on to me
via Alan 5B4AHJ (thanks!)
Please note the following anomalies:
(1) UK club stations are not allowed to use the special prefixes but some are. Those that are doing
so are in violation of their licence and have been so advised. If you work a 2R/GR/MR station, and it says it
is a club station, please do not submit any QSL card for it to DXCC.
(2) GR4AZM has been issued to a station in the USA! Swisslog will correctly show this.
There is quite a lot of scope for prefix hunters to work many new ones!
14 March 2011
TO1N was added to the definitions for FM Martinique (current operation)
TO11A was added to the definitions for FG Guadeloupe (operation later this month)
VK9HR was added to the definitions for VK9L Lord Howe Is (operation scheduled for July)
26 February 2011
GZ5Y has been asked, by 160m contesters, to be added to the definitions for GM Scotland. GZ is allocated
to GM, therefore Swisslog has been amended to recognise all GZ calls as GM
22 February 2011
VK9C/G6AY was added to the definitions for VK9C Cocos-Keeling.TO2Z was added to the definitions for FR Reunion Is.
21 February 2011
W0S was added to the definitions for KH0 Mariana Is.(current operation)
19 January 2011
R20RCK special event call was added to the definitions for UAAS Asiatic Russia
A correction was made to the way Swisslog deals with OK4 calls. These have been showing as maritime mobiles but
actually OK4 series calls are mainland Czech Republic and will now show as OK.
12 January 2011
added CE9/VE3LYC (see CE9 above)
10 January 2011
Corrected some errors in Swisslog so that ZL50VK correctly shows as New Zealand and VK0KEV correctly shows as
Macquarie Is. CE9/PA3EXX added to definitions for CE - Chile. I haven't indicated it but this is IOTA SA-031.
VP8ORK added to definitions for VPSO South Orkney in readiness for operation later this month.