Ignoring Incoming Spots by Band, Mode Family, or Origin

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SpotCollector's Pre-filtering window contains an Enable checkbox, and 3 panels. With the Enable box checked, SpotCollector can be directed

In this context, "ignore" means "information from the incoming spot is not incorporated in SpotCollector's Spot Database". This can be used to reduce both processing and resource consumption for active stations in which you have no interest, e.g. on a band for which you have no antenna, or using a mode family you do not employ.

Incoming spots whose band box is checked in the Ignore incoming spots on selected bands panel will be ignored.

Incoming spots whose mode family box is checked in the Ignore incoming spots in selected mode families panel will be ignored.

Incoming spots whose band box is checked in the Ignore incoming spots from selected origins panel will be ignored.

 

Mode Families and their Members

Family

Members

SSB

SSB

AM

AM

FM

FM

CW

CW, CCW

SSTV

SSTV

RTTY

RTTY, RTTYM

PSK

PSK, PSK10, PSK31, PSK63, PSK63F, PSK125, PSK220F, PSK250, PSKAM10, PSKAM31, PSKAM50, PSKFEC31, PSKHELL, QPSK, QPSK31, QPSK63, QPSK125, QPSK250

FT4

FT4

FT8

FT8

JTx

JT44, JT4A, JT4B, JT4C, JT4D, JT4E, JT4F, JT4G, JT6M, JT65, JT65A, JT65B, JT65C, JT9

Other Digital

ALE, AMTOR, AMTORFEC, ASC, ASCII, ATV, CHIP, CHIP64, CHIP128, CLO, CLOVER, CONTESTI, CONTESTIA, DOMINO, DOMINOEX, DOMINOF, FAX, FELDHELL, FMHELL, FSK31, FM441, GTOR, HELL, HELL80, HELLSCHREIBER, HFSK, ISCAT, JS8, MFSK, MFSK8, MFSK16, MFSK144, MT63, OLIVIA, PAC, PAC2, PAC3, PACKET, PACTOR, PACTOR2, PACTOR3, PAX, PAX2, PKT, Q15, QRA64, QRA64A, QRA64B, QRA64C, QRA64D, QRA64E, ROS, SITOR, THOR, THRB, THROB, THROBX, TOR, VOI, WINMOR, WSPR

 

Origins

  Origin Geographic Location
  NA-E the North American east coast
  NA-M the North American mid-west
  NA-W the North American west coast
  SA South America
  EU Europe
  AF Africa
  AS Asia
  OC Oceania
? unknown

 

Determining if Pre-filtering is Enabled and Active

If in SpotCollector's Pre-filtering window, the Enable box is checked, and at least one box in the Ignore incoming spots on selected bands, Ignore incoming spots in selected mode families, or Ignore incoming spots from selected origins panels is checked, then

 

Displaying SpotCollector's Pre-filtering window

SpotCollector's Pre-filtering window can be displayed by