Differences between revisions 1 and 15 (spanning 14 versions)
Revision 1 as of 2009-06-07 22:06:51
Size: 1873
Editor: AA6YQ
Comment:
Revision 15 as of 2017-03-25 19:29:26
Size: 3045
Editor: AA6YQ
Comment:
Deletions are marked like this. Additions are marked like this.
Line 1: Line 1:
=== Determining Why a Spot Database Display Entry is needed=== == Determining Why a Spot Database Display Entry's DX Station is needed ==
Line 3: Line 3:
If you are using DXKeeper to [:Logging:log your QSOs], then Spot Database entries will be colored to indicate the impact of a QSO with the spotted station with respect to your [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/DXingObjectives DXing objectives] : If you are using DXKeeper to [[Logging|log your QSOs]], then Spot Database Entries will be colored to indicate the impact of a QSO with their DX stations with respect to your [[http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/DXingObjectives|DXing objectives]] :
Line 5: Line 5:
 * red: a QSO with this station will give you a new DXCC entity, entity-band, or entity-mode, or a new CQ WAZ zone, zone-band, zone-mode, or zone-band-mode
 * blue: a QSO with this station will give you a new way of confirming a worked but still uncomfirmed DXCC entity, entity-band, entity-mode, CQ zone, zone-band, zone-mode, or zone-band-mode
 * red: a QSO with this station will give you a new counter, counter-band, counter-mode, or counter-band-mode (where a ''counter'' is a DXCC entity, WAZ zone, VUCC grid, etc.)
 * blue: a QSO with this station will give you a new way of confirming a worked but still unconfirmed counter, counter-band, counter-mode, or counter-band-mode
Line 9: Line 9:
There are three ways to determine exactly why a Spot Database entry is colored red or blue. In order of increasing information returned, they are The '''Font Colors''' panel on the Configuration window's '''Spot Database Display''' tab enables you to select different font if desired; it also enables you to select one color for a new counter and a different color for a new counter-band, counter-mode, or counter-band-mode.
Line 11: Line 11:
 * on the '''Configuration''' window's '''Spot Database Display''' tab, use the '''Layout''' panel to make the '''Needed''' field visible in the Spot Database Display, relocating this column leftward if necessary so that it is always visible There are three ways to determine why a Spot Database Entry is colored red or blue. In order of increasing information returned, they are
Line 13: Line 13:
   * a '''D''' in this column indicates that the entry's DX station is needed for DXCC
   * a '''Z''' in this column indicates that the entry's DX station is needed for WAZ
 * on the '''Configuration''' window's '''Spot Database Display''' tab, use the '''Layout''' panel to make the '''Needed''' field visible in the Spot Database Display; relocate this column leftward if necessary so that it is always visible
Line 16: Line 15:
 * let the mouse cursor hover over the entry's callsign; an explanatory popup will appear indicating why the entry is needed    * a '''D''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an ARRL DXCC award
   * a '''G''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an ARRL VUCC award
   * an '''I''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an RSGB IOTA award
   * a '''G''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for a Leaderboard competition
   * an '''M''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station an un-worked CQ DX Marathon Country
   * an '''N''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station an un-worked CQ DX Marathon Zone
   * a '''P''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for a CQ WPX award
   * an '''S''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an ARRL WAS award
   * a '''Z''' in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for a CQ WAZ award
Line 18: Line 25:
 * right-click the entry and choose the '''Display Award Tracking''' item from the popup menu; !SpotCollector will display an '''Award Tracking''' window that shows DXCC and WAZ status for the entry's entity and CQ zone:  * let the mouse cursor hover briefly over the entry's callsign; an explanatory popup will appear indicating why the Entry's DX station is needed:
Line 20: Line 27:
{{http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/AwardPopup.jpg}}
Line 21: Line 29:
 * right-click the Entry and choose the '''Display Award Tracking''' item from the popup menu; !SpotCollector will display an '''Award Tracking''' window that shows DXCC and WAZ status for the Entry's entity and CQ zone:

{{http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/AwardProgress.jpg}}
Line 24: Line 35:
[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dxlab/post Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab reflector] [[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dxlab/post|Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab reflector]]
Line 26: Line 37:
[:CollectingSpots:Getting Started with Spot Collection] [[CollectingSpots|Getting Started with Spot Collection]]
Line 28: Line 39:
[:GettingStarted:Getting Started with DXLab] [[GettingStarted|Getting Started with DXLab]]

Determining Why a Spot Database Display Entry's DX Station is needed

If you are using DXKeeper to log your QSOs, then Spot Database Entries will be colored to indicate the impact of a QSO with their DX stations with respect to your DXing objectives :

  • red: a QSO with this station will give you a new counter, counter-band, counter-mode, or counter-band-mode (where a counter is a DXCC entity, WAZ zone, VUCC grid, etc.)

  • blue: a QSO with this station will give you a new way of confirming a worked but still unconfirmed counter, counter-band, counter-mode, or counter-band-mode
  • black: a QSO with this station will not advance your progress

The Font Colors panel on the Configuration window's Spot Database Display tab enables you to select different font if desired; it also enables you to select one color for a new counter and a different color for a new counter-band, counter-mode, or counter-band-mode.

There are three ways to determine why a Spot Database Entry is colored red or blue. In order of increasing information returned, they are

  • on the Configuration window's Spot Database Display tab, use the Layout panel to make the Needed field visible in the Spot Database Display; relocate this column leftward if necessary so that it is always visible

    • a D in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an ARRL DXCC award

    • a G in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an ARRL VUCC award

    • an I in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an RSGB IOTA award

    • a G in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for a Leaderboard competition

    • an M in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station an un-worked CQ DX Marathon Country

    • an N in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station an un-worked CQ DX Marathon Zone

    • a P in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for a CQ WPX award

    • an S in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for an ARRL WAS award

    • a Z in this column indicates that the Entry's DX station is needed for a CQ WAZ award

  • let the mouse cursor hover briefly over the entry's callsign; an explanatory popup will appear indicating why the Entry's DX station is needed:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/AwardPopup.jpg

  • right-click the Entry and choose the Display Award Tracking item from the popup menu; SpotCollector will display an Award Tracking window that shows DXCC and WAZ status for the Entry's entity and CQ zone:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/AwardProgress.jpg


Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab reflector

Getting Started with Spot Collection

Getting Started with DXLab

SpotDatabaseNeedDetermination (last edited 2018-07-22 16:45:34 by AA6YQ)