Displaying, Selecting, and Modifying QSOs

Displaying QSOs

QSOs are displayed in the Log Page Display, a table located at the bottom of the Main window's Log QSOs tab. Each row of this table corresponds to a QSO in your log. Each column of this table corresponds to a recorded item. After DXKeeper is first installed, the Log Page Display has eight columns:

Call

DXCC

Starting UTC

Band

Mode

Sent

Rcvd

Name

call

DXCCPrefix

QSO_Begin

Band

Mode

RST_Sent

RST_Rcvd

Name

If you've logged 3 QSOs, your Log Page Display might look like this:

Call

DXCC

Starting UTC

Band

Mode

Sent

Rcvd

Name

BS7H

BS7

1997-04-30 05:45

20m

CW

599

599

Marti

VU4AN/VU3SID

VU4

2006-04-18 16:55

17m

SSB

59

59

G3PSK

G

2007-01-20 01:10

20m

PSK

559

559

Peter

You can add or remove columns in the Log Page Display, change their order, change their column heading, and change the alignment of the information within a column, for example

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The complete list of items recorded with each QSO is provided here.

Selecting QSOs

To select a QSO, click anywhere on its row in the Log Page Display. The panels located above the Log Page Display display all of the items recorded with that QSO. Each panel contains a group of related items. The QSO panel at the top is always visible, and displays basic items such as callsign, begin, end, frequency, band, mode, and DXCC prefix. You can optionally make six other panels visible: Auxillary, QSL, Online QSL, Awards, Contest, and Satellite. To make one of the panel's visible check its box in the Log Panels panel on the Configuratation window's Log tab; conversely, you can hide a panel by unchecking its associated box. You can also control the visibility of these panels using the vertical array of 8 checkboxes located in the upper-right corner of the Main window's Log QSOs tab; you may need to expand the width of the Main window to see them.

Modifying QSOs

You can modify items in the currently selected QSO by directly modifying the item textboxes in the panels located above the Log Page Display. After changes to a QSO's items are recorded by clicking the Log or New buttons on the Main window's Log QSOs tab, the Require Edit to modify logged QSOs setting determines whether the Edit button must be clicked before making changes to that QSO. If Require Edit to modify logged QSOs option is enabled, then attempted changes will be ignored until the the Edit button is clicked, after which changes are permitted, and the Edit button is replaced by a Save button that can be clicked to record the changes. If Require Edit to modify logged QSOs option is not enabled, changes to items in the current QSO can be made at any time; such changes can be recorded by clicking the Save button. Changes are also recorded by taking any action that causes another QSO become selected.

If your modification to one or more critical items in a QSO makes those items invalid, clicking the Log or New buttons or attempting to select another QSO will flash the labels of any such items in red font, and the QSO will remain selected; if the Provide audible feedback option is enabled, the "Windows Default Beep" will play each time the labels flash. Frequencies not falling within a defined band are considered invalid. Callsign validity checking can be enabled or disabled via the Flag Invalid Callsigns setting. If an item's data exceeds its specified maximum length, its label will flash in red font, and clicking the Log button will not enter the QSO into the current log. Until you correct the error(s) causing the item labels to flash or until you delete the QSO, the New and Log buttons will not function, and you will be unable to select another QSO. Disabling the Flag Invalid Callsigns option will immediately stop an invalid callsign from being considered invalid.

Within an item textbox

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