Identifying and Logging QSOs with Club Members and other Special Callsigns
SpotCollector's [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationSpecialCallsigns.htm Special Callsign List] performs three functions:
- identifying callsigns that when spotted should be ignored
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
- identifying callsigns whose spots should be ignored
Where the callsigns are members of a club with whom you seek QSOs, one typically uses tags to specify membership numbers.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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