Installation

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Download the software

DXLog.net is available for download at http://www.dxlog.net/sw

Prerequisites

DXLog.net is written using Microsoft Visual Studio C# and compiled for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.

It runs on any Windows version with Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0.

Due to the need to support SSL v1.2 for secure communication with live scoreboards and to download
essential data bases like Super Check Partial, Windows XP is no longer supported.

Before installation of DXLog.net, you need to verify that you have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 installed on your PC system.
If you are not sure, you can start DXLog.net installation and the installer will warn you if .NET Framework 4.0
(or above) is not installed on your PC system.

Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0 is included in all Windows 7 and Windows 10 installations.

Should need arise, it is also available for free from the Microsoft website.
Direct download link http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=17718.

If you plan to use your PC's parallel LPT port for CW keying and other functions, you need to download
and install the DLLPORTIO.dll driver due to limitations in Windows. It can be downloaded from http://dxlog.net/sw/files/tools/port95nt.exe

As of version 2.1.1 DXLog.net is using SQLite database for data storage.
On some WinOS Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 RTM Redistributable Package (x86 version) needs to be installed.
If this package is not found during installation, DXlog.net installer will warn you.
You can download and install this package from: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5555

Install the software

Software is installed by default into your PC systems Windows Program Files folder.
For 32 bit Processor machines this is usually C:\Program Files\DXLog.net.
For 64 bit processor machines this is usually C:\Program Files(x86)\DXLog.net.

Application configuration files as well contest and database definitions are copied to a hidden Windows folder called Application Data during the first run of DXLog.net.
It can be reached via the Files|Open configuration directory menu shortcut, the %AppData% system variable, or its direct location which is C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\DXLog.net

Unregistered limitations

All versions of DXLog.net can be used to evaluate software functionality with some limits.

Unregistered version can be used without any limits for DXPeditions.

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For all contests, an unregistered copy of DXLog.net will have following limitations:

  • DXLog.net will restart itself every 10-20 minutes
  • Logging is limited to 100 QSO
  • Log file cannot be exported (ADIF, EDI, Cabrillo etc.)

Register your copy

To register your copy of DXLog.net and unlock full version functionality goto http://www.dxlog.net/registration/
From then main menu, click on the "Register" link and fill out the required information.

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After entering all the required detail, you will receive a registration on screen, Select this key and
copy to the windows clipboard using CTRL-C shortcut.
Open DXLog.net, go to the Help|Register drop down menu item and fill in the registration details:

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  • First and second name, separated by space, as entered on the web page
  • callsign as entered on the web page
  • license key from the web page, paste from windows clipboard using CTRL-V

Enter the data with care, if it is not exactly the same as used in registration process, the registration process will fail.

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Once entered and accepted, restart DXLog.net and if your new to DXLog.net setup your first log by going to File|New.

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Your license key is valid for one year from the day registration.
During that period, you can upgrade existing installations with newer versions as they become available.

After the one year period has expired, the current version of DXLog.net will continue to work with full functionality
but further updates will require a new license key.

You can use same license key on all your computers.

The registered callsign does not have to be the same as the callsign used in the contest log.