Specifying Start and End Times for Each Band

If you check the Band Filter window's Enable Start/End & Max Origin DX Filtering box, then you can optionally specify the following additional filtering rules for each band individually:

When you specify a band's Start UTC or End UTC settings, Spot Database Entries whose frequencies are in this band will only be visible when the current UTC time is after the Start UTC and before the End UTC specified for that band. To temporarily disable Start/End UTC filtering for all bands, check the Ignore panel's Start & End times box.

You can only modify a band's starting UTC time or ending UTC time if that band's Enable box is unchecked. Typically, one would

  1. uncheck a band's Enable box

  2. specify or update the band's Start UTC and/or End UTC settings

  3. check the band's Enable box to put those settings into action.

To specify an absolute UTC time, simply type that time; for example, if you want to filter out spot database entries that occur on 80m before 0900Z, then type 0900 into the 80m band's Start UTC textbox. To specify a UTC time relative to sunrise or sunset, use the format SR+X, SR-X, SS+X, or SS-X, where

To filter Spot Database Entries that occur on 160m starting 45 minutes after sunrise, for example, type SR+45 into the 160m band's End UTC textbox.

You can manually specify or modify the current sunrise and sunset times in the Band Filter window's Sunrise & Sunset panel; to do this,

  1. check the Ignore panel's Start & End times box

  2. specify or modify the Sunrise UTC or Sunset UTC textboxes

  3. uncheck the Ignore panel's Start & End times box

If you are running DXView version 2.8.9 or later, the Sunrise UTC or Sunset UTC textboxes will be automatically updated at 0Z each day, eliminating the need to manually keep these settings up to date.

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BandFilterStartEnd (last edited 2018-07-12 17:05:47 by AA6YQ)