Displaying Active Callsigns on SmartSDR's Panadaptor
If you are running SmartSDR version 2.3.4 or later with Commander 13.6.5 or later, you can display active callsigns on SmartSDR's panadaptor:
In SmartSDR's Settings menu, select the Spots... command to display the Spots Settings window; in the Spot Settings window,
set the Levels slider to 10
set the Position slider to the extreme left
leave the Override Colors option Disabled
leave the Override Background option Disabled
In SmartSDR, if Slice B is active, it must be in the same Panadapter as Slice A
On the Bandspread tab of Commander's Configuration window,
check the Display calls on panadaptor box in the upper-left corner of the tab
use settings in the DX Spots panel to govern the handling of
Click the Bandspread button on Commander's Main window; this will display Commander's vertical Bandspread window, which you can minimize or close if desired.
Here's the Spectrum-Waterfall window configured to use a black background in the Spectrum section with a black-to-red palette in the Waterfall section:
In this example,
callsigns in red font are needed for DXCC, IOTA, Marathon, VUCC, WAS, WAZ, or WPX award progress; logging a QSO in DXKeeper with a needed callsign immediately updates the display
- the callsign background color indicates QSLing via LoTW (light yellow), eQSL.cc (pink), or both (light blue)
- note that increasing the noise floor provides a white background on which callsigns are more readable
Allowing the mouse cursor to hover above a callsign for a few seconds will display an explanatory popup that displays the mode, UTC time, eQSL and LoTW participation, age, spotter regions and spot notes.
Clicking on a callsign will set the transceiver's frequency to that callsign's frequency and reported mode; if the station is reported to be operating split, the transceiver's split will be enabled and its TX frequency will be set to the callsign's last reported QSX frequency.
With the Digital Mode Application panel set to WinWarbler on the Configuration window's Bandspread tab and WinWarbler running, clicking the callsign of a station that is operating in PSK31, PSK63, PSK125, or RTTY will convey the entry's callsign, frequency, mode, and grid square to WinWarbler, which will populate its QSO Info panel with this information and direct Commander to QSY your transceiver to the appropriate frequency and mode. You can also configure Commander to convey information to WinWarbler when you click the callsign of a station operating in CW, SSB, FM, or AM, or to convey information to a digital mode application other than WinWarbler.