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=== Determining Why a Spot Database Display Entry's DX Station is needed === == Determining Why a Spot Database Display Entry's DX Station is needed ==
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 * red: a QSO with this station will give you a new DXCC entity, entity-band, or entity-mode, a new CQ DX Marathon country or zone, 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
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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.

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


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