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=== Identifying and Logging QSOs with Club Members and other Special Callsigns === === Identifying Callsigns that When Spotted should be Ignored or Whose Spots should be Ignored ===
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!SpotCollector's [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationSpecialCallsigns.htm Special Callsign List] performs three functions: To ignore spots of a specific callsign, create a [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationSpecialCallsigns.htm Special Callsign List] entry for that callsign with an empty Tag List.
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 1. identifying callsigns that when spotted should be ignored To ignore spots by a specific callsign, create a [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationSpecialCallsigns.htm Special Callsign List] entry for that callsign with the word {{{BadSource}}} in its Tag List.
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 1. identifying callsigns that when spotted should be flagged as a '''Special Callsign''', and specifying one or more '''tags''' that should be associated with that callsign and recorded in QSOs logged with that callsign ==== Creating an Entry in the Special Callsign List ====
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 1. identifying callsigns whose spots should be ignored To create a [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationSpecialCallsigns.htm Special Callsign List] entry,
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Where the callsigns are members of a club with whom you seek QSOs, one typically uses tags to specify membership numbers.  1. select the '''Special Callsigns''' tab of !SpotCollector's '''Configuration''' window
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You can manually enter club member callsigns and tags in the '''Special Callsigns List''' on the '''Configuration''' window's '''Special Callsigns''' tab, or your can load the '''Special Callsigns List''' from a text file that specifies a callsign and its tags on each line. Files containing membership lists for popular clubs can be obtained [http://dwestbrook.net/projects/ham/hamclubs here].  1. in the '''Special Callsign List''' panel,
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==== Options ====     a. if necessary, scroll the '''Special Callsign List''' so that its last row is visible; this row contains an asterisk in its left-most column
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 * If you want !SpotCollector to announce callsigns on the '''Special Callsigns''' list, enable the '''Include special callsigns in announcements''' setting in the '''Audio Alarm''' panel on the '''Audio''' tab of !SpotCollector's '''Configuration''' window.     a. type the callsign into the '''Callsign''' column of the last row of the '''Special Callsign List'''; this will create a new row with a pencil icon in it's left-most column
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 * If you want DXView to check for Special Callsign tags whenever it performs a lookup -- either directly, or in response to DXKeeper or !WinWarbler -- enable the '''Query Special Callsign Database''' setting on the '''General''' tab of DXView's '''Configuration''' window.     a. if you wish to specify a Tag, type it into the '''Tag List''' column of the newly-created row of the '''Special Callsign List'''
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 * If you want DXKeeper to append Special Callsign tags reported by DXView or by !SpotCollector to the '''Comment''' item in the Capture window or to the '''Comment''' item in DXKeeper's '''Main''' window's '''Log QSOs''' tab, enable the '''Log Special Callsign Tabs''' setting in the '''Options''' panel on the '''General''' tab of DXKeeper's '''Configuration''' window.     a. click on any other row of the '''Special Callsign List'''
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 * If you want !WinWarbler to append Special Callsign Tags reported by DXView or !SpotCollector to the '''QSO Info''' panel's '''Comments''' box, enable the '''Log Special Callsign Tabs''' setting on the '''Log''' tab of !WinWarbler's '''Configuration''' window.

Identifying Callsigns that When Spotted should be Ignored or Whose Spots should be Ignored

To ignore spots of a specific callsign, create a [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationSpecialCallsigns.htm Special Callsign List] entry for that callsign with an empty Tag List.

To ignore spots by a specific callsign, create a [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationSpecialCallsigns.htm Special Callsign List] entry for that callsign with the word BadSource in its Tag List.

Creating an Entry in the Special Callsign List

To create a [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationSpecialCallsigns.htm Special Callsign List] entry,

  1. select the Special Callsigns tab of SpotCollector's Configuration window

  2. in the Special Callsign List panel,

    1. if necessary, scroll the Special Callsign List so that its last row is visible; this row contains an asterisk in its left-most column

    2. type the callsign into the Callsign column of the last row of the Special Callsign List; this will create a new row with a pencil icon in it's left-most column

    3. if you wish to specify a Tag, type it into the Tag List column of the newly-created row of the Special Callsign List

    4. click on any other row of the Special Callsign List


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