PropView Enhancement Requests


Number Description Version implemented
1 Vertical Time Index displays UTC time, or can be dragged (with the mouse) to an arbitrary time 1.0.4
2 Accepts SFI updates from SpotCollector 1.0.7
3 Maintain and display history of Solar Flux, A index, and K index 1.0.8 (SpotCollector 1.2.8 or later)
4 Respond to Test and Shutdown DDE messages 1.1.1
5 Monitor beacons, 1.1.2
6 Optionally QSY transceiver to current beacon frequency 1.1.2 (Commander 3.7.3 or later)
7 Display current beacon location on DXView world map 1.1.2 (DXView 1.5.1 or later)
8 Rotate antenna to selected octant 1.1.2 (DXView 1.5.1 or later)
9 Enable PC clock adjustment based on beacon reception
10 accept Activate and Iconify commands from other DXLab applications 1.1.4
11 allow other DXLab applications to monitor the main window's state (minimized, normal, maximized) 1.1.5
12 provide DDE command that permits transmit power to be specified by another application 1.1.6
13 provide DDE command that permits a prediction to be initiated by another application 1.1.6
14 show day and night times for the transmitter and receiver locations 1.1.7
15 show 60m band 1.1.8
17 when a prediction is initiated based on DXCC entity selected in DXView, describe the prediction using the entity name rather than its prefix 1.2.0
20 provide a Log Debugging Info checkbox 1.2.1
21 provide the ability to specify takeoff and power settings for each HF band, and select the appropriate settings as a function of transceiver frequency when a predicition is initiated 1.2.2
22 support dual monitors 1.2.3
24 provide the ability to specify a transceiver offset in Hertz 1.2.4
25 update transceiver frequency in each beacon time slot 1.2.5
23 add buttons that navigate to user-specified propagation web sites, e.g. and l

27 accept a ResetWindows directive to force all windows onto the primary monitor 1.2.9
28 record DXLab application connectivity in the errorlog.txt file 1.3.0
29 replace the Predict button on the Main window's Prediction tab with "Predict SP" and "Predict LP" buttons 1.3.2
30 if "Show Current Time" is checked, keep the Date updated to the current date 1.3.2
31 if the Receiver latitude and longitude is associated with a DXCC entity, display the name of that entity in the Receiver panel 1.3.3
32 accept a frequency when directed to generate a forecast by another application 1.3.3
33 on the Main window's Parameters panel, rename the "Transmitter" and "Receiver" panels to "Your station" and "DX station" respectively  1.3.4
34 display dates in ISO format 1.3.5
36 provide keys for critical frequency and solar position colors 1.3.6
37 provide the option to not display dynamic information in window title bars (Vista workaround) 1.3.7
38 conduct beacon scanning in split mode so that QSYs don't activate TX relays (for those transceivers where its possible to select VFO A without resetting split mode) 1.3.9
39 optionally generate forecasts with the ICEPAC or VOACAP propagation programs 1.4.3
40 interoperate with DXView 1.4.5
41 interoperate with DXKeeper 1.4.6
42 accept PredictSP and PredictLP commands from other applications 1.5.0
43 provide a button that when clicked directs SpotCollector to display it's Solar and Geomagnetic History window (requires SpotCollector 5.7.3 or later) 1.5.1
44 provide a button that when clicked downloads and displays a 31-day forecast for the Solar Flux Index and A-index 1.5.1
56 provide a Predict box in the Beacon Monitor window's Monitor panel that when checked displays a propagation forecast for the currently-transmitting beacon 1.5.4
57 switch from URSI to CCIR coefficients for VOACAP and ICEPAC forecasts 1.5.6
58 upgrade VOACAP and ICEPAC to version 110714W 1.5.6
60 upgrade VOACAP and ICEPAC to version 120722W 1.5.8
61 update to reflect current NCDXF beacon availability 1.5.8
59 provide the option to specify your station location and the DX station's location via grid squares 1.6.0
62 accept latitudes and longitudes specified in D M' S" format 1.6.0
63 update the Forecast function to access the new NOAA URL 1.6.1
64 provide a new Current button that obtains and displays current solar and geomagnetic indices from the NOAA web site and updates IONCAP's SFI and K-index parameters 1.6.1
65 update default propagation URL to

66 includes the 2014-12-31 propagation engine update (minor defect repairs) 1.6.2
67 if Commander is running, the propagation prediction displays a magenta ball to the right of the current transceiver band 1.6.2
68 if a prediction request that specifies a frequency is received from another application, or in a beacon prediction for a specific frequency, the propagation prediction displays a magenta ball to the right of the frequency's band 1.6.4
69 if no CustomBeaconSchedule.txt file is present in PropView's folder, use the BeaconSchedule.txt file 1.6.6
70 includes the 2015-05-06 propagation engine update 1.6.7
71 provides the option to generate reliability and signal-to-noise ratio forecasts using VOACAP's methods 20 or (for long-path predictions or short path predictions over distances greater than 7000 km) method 30 1.6.7
72 download the smoothed sunspot number on startup, or on demand, and when available use this to drive forecasts 1.6.8
73 make all data source URLs modifiable by the user, and provide U buttons On the Main window's Parameters tab to update the solar flux and sunspot numbers from their URLs 1.6.8
18 for predictions generated by the VOACAP REL and SNR technique, display the SNR and propagation mode ("number of hops") when the mouse cursor hovers over a predicted opening 1.6.8
19 display shortpath and longpath distance in miles or km 1.6.8
74 when forecasting using VOACAP method 20 and 30, compute band openings based on the REL parameter, and display REL, SNR, and propagation mode when the mouse cursor hovers over a predicted opening 1.6.9
75 enable the user to specify the required SNR, and provide CW and SSB buttons that set the required SNR to 24 db and 45 db respectively 1.6.9
76 assume DX antenna system employs a yagi for frequencies above 12 mHz 1.6.9
77 more accurately reflect impact of K-index in predictions 1.6.9
78 provide the option to specify the required SNR for each of several modes, and provide a selector that sets the required SNR to that specified for a specific mode 1.7.0
79 accept a command that initiates an SNR propagation prediction that specifies a frequency, mode, and path 1.7.1
80 extends the lower bound on SNR to -30 1.7.2
81 accept a command to compute 24-hour SP and LP SNR for a specified location, on a specified frequency in a specified mode, with a default required SNR 1.7.3
82 extend the "compute 24-hour SP and LP SNR" to be independent of interactive requests to predict propagation 1.7.4
83 with "use multiple monitors" enabled, relocates to the primary monitor any window that isn't being displayed on a monitor 1.7.5
84 increase speed of 24-hour SP/LP SNR forecast generation command 1.7.5
85 work around Microsoft OS version reporting defect so that Windows 10 is properly reported in errorlog.txt file startup headers 1.7.7
86 update default minimum SNRs required by each mode 1.7.8
87 provide a U button to update the K-index (replacing the previous double-click gesture) 1.7.8
88 when the mouse hovers over the results of an SNR prediction, display the SNR followed by the probability followed by the number of hops 1.8.6
89 for all propagation prediction engines, limits the frequency range to 2 Mhz to 30 Mhz 1.8.6
90 for all propagation prediction engines, use a dipole below 12 Mhz and a 3-element Yagi above 12 MHz 1.8.6
91 include the Required SNR in the information displayed above a forecast 1.8.6
92 provide a "Prediction Path" option that allows forecasting propagation to the DX station, or from the DX station
  • Provide the ability to specify the DX station's power output
  • Provide the ability to specify the DX station's noise level
  • indicate "to" or "from" in the information displayed above a forecast
93 when displaying results, increase the accuracy of Y-axis labels to .1 Mhz 1.8.6
94 when responding to a request for an SNR prediction from another application, forecast the DX station's SNR assuming 100 watts and a 3 degree takeoff angle 1.8.6
95 Provide a "Track DXView Loc" option that when disabled prevents the "DX Station" panel's Lat, Lon, and Grid Square items from tracking DXView's "selected location" 1.8.6
96 Include short path and long path probabilities with the SNR forecasts sent to Spotcollector 1.8.7
97 update the default Sunspot Number Prediction URL 1.8.8
98 provide the ability to restore each default Prediction URL 1.8.8
16 use S-meter readings to
  • compare current propagation among a number of locations
  • detect openings to a specific location over frequency and time
26 permit individual bands to be hidden in the prediction display
35 compute a worldwide propagation forecast for a particular band and display
it on the DXView's world map with "brightness" indicating propagation, and direct DXView to filter its spots for that band



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