Resetting Realtime CQ DX Marathon Award Tracking at the Beginning of Each Year

At the beginning of a new calendar year, reset DXLab's Realtime Award Tracking for CQ DX Marathon by performing these actions in the specified order:

  1. In the "Marathon Bands & Modes" panel on the Awards tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window, select the bands and modes on which an active DX station should be highlighted and announced by SpotCollector as needed for CQ DX Marathon during the new year

    1. check the Mixed box if you're considering submitting a Mixed Category Score Sheet at the end of the year

    2. check the box for each Band for which you're considering submitting a single-band Category Score Sheet at the end of the year
    3. check the box for each Mode for which you're considering submitting a single-mode Category Score Sheet at the end of the year
    4. if the Realtime Award Progress box is not already checked, terminate SpotCollector, and then check it

    5. click the Year, Category, Score Sheet Info button to display the Marathon Year, Category, and Score Sheet Information window; in this window,

      1. set the Current year to the new year (e.g. 2017)

      2. download the new CQ Marathon Excel Scoresheet into DXKeeper's Databases folder (or any other folder you prefer)

      3. click the Select button to select the pathname into which you downloaded the new Excel Scoresheet

      4. confirm that the correct version is displayed beneath the Excel Scoresheet pathname.

  2. On the Check Progress tab of DXKeeper's Main window, click the Recompute button

  3. On the Spot Database tab of SpotCollector's Configuration window, click the Recomputation panel's Recomp button

To generate a Marathon Progress report for a year other than the current year specified in the Marathon Year, Category, and Score Sheet Information window, depress the CTRL key while clicking the CQ DX Marathon panel's Progress button, and you'll be able to specify the year for which the Progress Report is generated.

To generate a Marathon Submission for a year other than the current year specified in the Marathon Year, Category, and Score Sheet Information window, depress the CTRL key while clicking the CQ DX Marathon panel's Submission button, and you'll be able to specify the year for which the Submission is generated.


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ResetMarathonAwardTracking (last edited 2018-07-04 19:41:38 by AA6YQ)