The File Extensions Database

.ADIF File Extension

  • Developer by: Raymond R. Ortgiesen IV
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .ADIF file?

.ADIF is Amateur Data Interchange Format

An ADIF file is a data file saved in the Amateur Data Interchange Format (ADIF). It contains one or more log entries created by various ham radio software. ADIF files are saved in plain text and are used to exchange log information between amateur radio logging programs.

ADIF is used in the Amateur Radio Service, which consists of amateurs who use radio technology as a hobby. The format was released in 1996 and was adopted by a variety of Amateurfunk programs as the uniform format for exchanging logs between amateur radio enthusiasts. There are three specifications of ADIF. ADI files may be used by each specification of the format but ADX files (saved in an XML format) are primarily used by the third specification of ADIF.

NOTE: ADIF files are more commonly saved as .ADI files.

Programs that open Amateur Data Interchange Format

How to solve problems with ADIF files

  • Associate the ADIF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ADIF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ADIF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ADIF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ADIF is Amateur Data Interchange Format. Because only the current version supports the latest ADIF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Raymond R. Ortgiesen IV manufacturer website after an available .ADIF is Amateur Data Interchange Format update.
  • To make sure that your ADIF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.