I am currently pondering over the format of the ADIF log that my SOTA CSV Log editor produces - I need to find a way of reliably telling the difference between being an activator and being a chaser when the limited information from a SOTA CSV log is exported from CSV to ADIF and imported into another logging program.
To try to make the program useful for both Chasers and Activators the current version of my SOTA CSV Editor uses two different ADIF output formats to ensure that the Grid locator of the summit (calculated from Lat/Long given in the Summits DB) is entered into the corrected ADIF field. Similarly it creates one of two custom ADIF fields for the summit reference for chasers and for activator (these are really of no use to other programs).
Also in the ADIF it used to add the Summit reference to the end of any Comments that appear in the CSV log, but at present I have made it only do this for chaser logs, this mainly so that another add-on I have produced for the VQLog program can extract chased summit reference from the comments (the only field normally available for such information).
I know that one person has noticed the change of my CSV Log editor not putting the Summit Reference into the ADIF output for activator logs and whilst it would be easy to put it back in for both chaser and activator logs doing so without some something that shows the difference between being a chaser and an activator makes automatically using the reference information from the comment for other purposes impossible.
So the question for anyone that uses other logging software and does both activating and chasing is do you put all SOTA contacts into your logging program and if so do you do anything different for chasing/activating or do you not put that information into the log at all.