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MSHV Set Up For ARRL International Digital Contest

ARRL International Digital Contest is scheduled for the weekend of June - 3 - 18:00 to June - 4 - 23:59, 2023.  
Read here for full details and contest rules.

For the ARRL International Digital Contest the minimum requirement is MSHV v.2.63 or later

1. Before contest:
  • Go to Menu File and View Log.
  • Export all old QSOs in ADIF: On Log Menu, "Export All in ADIF".
  • Then select all QSOs and delete them, At the start of the contest the Log needs to be empty for proper text highlighting, if you have had QSO B4.
  • After the contest, no problem to return all QSOs back to log from Menu "Add ADIF To Log".
2. Go to Options Macros, set Activity Type to "ARRL Inter. Digital Contest".
3. Manually type in the US State or Canadian Province in the "Exch:" box. If you are outside the USA and Canada, type DX in the box.
4. Go to Options "Radio And Network Configuration" in the table below, change default frequencies for FT8/4 for each band, or press button to set default frequencies for activity type.
FT4: (1.836-1.840, 3.580-3.590, 7.080-7.090, 14.080-14.090, 21.080-21.090, 28.080-28.090, 50.330-50.340)
FT8: (1.840-1.844, 3.590-3.600, 7.090-7.100, 14.090-14.100, 21.090-21.100, 28.090-28.100, 50.340-50.350)
5. QSOs will be scored only once per band, either FT4 or FT8. For this reason go to Options "Text Highlight" and uncheck check box By Mode.
6. After the contest, go to File "View Log", from Log Menu choose "Export In Cabrillo" function, set up Contest Name, Start and Stop contest date/time and other fields, then press OK and your log will be generated in "ExportLog" Directory.
Online Log Submission - logs must be uploaded via an online web service at

Do not use "Multi Answering Auto Seq Protocol FT8/4". It does not contain the contest protocols.

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