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

Determining Why a Spot Database Display Entry is needed

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] :

  • 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
  • black: a QSO with this station will not advance your progress

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, relocating 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 DXCC

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

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