Band Map

Swisslog implements a very complete Band map function with the following features:

The Band Map window

DX-Messages can be displayed in the Band Map windows (or in the classic Dx messages windows). However the Band Map window offers a graphical view of the whole band activity which is very interesting and nice looking! You can open as many band maps as you want! Each window can display different bands, statistic and use a different set of filters, settings, etc.

To open a Band Map window: Select View | Band Map. This is what the window looks like:

Use the zoom buttons to enlarge/narrow the bandwidth by pressing the correspondig + or - buttons respectively (or by using the mouse wheel). You can also move the dial up/down by dragging the ruler with your mouse (left click, hold and drag up/down). You can resize the band map window to the size you need.

Use the + - buttons located below the CAT button to change the font size of Dx Spots.

Use the band buttons to select the desired band and use the CAT button to enable/disable link to the transceiver (if the transceiver control is started).

Hint: Disabling the CAT link is very useful if you want to have several Band Maps window open in different bands. For example: you can have one band map linked to CAT to follow the transceiver band and other fixed band maps according to your needs. If CAT is enabled and transceiver control is started when user press any band button the transceiver will be tuned to the selected band.

By placing the mouse cursor over any DX Spot you will see the spot details (including if LotW/eQSL user or US State for US Calls if found in the embedded FCC database):

IMPORTANT: Searching US State in the FCC database may affect performance according your computer, number of QSO in your logbook, spot traffic and parallel software being executed along with Swisslog. If you experience this o simply don't want to use this feature, it can be disabled in Options / Query US State to the FCC database for DX message and Band Maps windows.

If transceiver control is enabled and by double clicking on any frequency of the ruler, the transceiver will be tuned to the selected frequency. At the left bottom part of Swisslog you will see the frequency corresponding to the mouse cursor position.


The following options and functions are available via the pop-up menu (right mouse button):

What does NOT NEEDED means? all DX messages not matching with the definitions of the selected statistic. Some examples: for DXCC would be all /MM stations because these stations have no DXCC entity assigned. For WAS would be all DX Messages from entities different than W, KL or KH6.

Hint: The selected statistic will be displayed in the Band Map window title. If you need to see another statistic for the same band, simply open a new Band Map window and select the desired statistic.

Hint:  If the Statistic-Quick Info window is open, mouse left click on a spot to display the Info for the selected DX spot.

All settings (window size and position, font size, zoom, statistic, band filter, colors, etc.) will be saved for every band map window.

Below you can see some samples of band maps with different settings. There are infinite combinations!

Swisslog implements a band map function to monitor the band activity of WSJT-X / JTDX. Please read the WSJT-X / JTDX Band Map chapter.

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Last modified: 16 ene. 2023