Options for Add QSOs Function


The Options for Add QSOs Function allow you to configure many aspects of the QSO Entry Process.

Overview

You can activate the Options for Add QSOs Function Dialog in the following ways:

  1. Activate the QSO Entry Window

  2. When the QSO Entry Window is active open the Options for Add QSOs Function Dialog in one of the following ways::

The dialog allows you to define the following options:

Add OSOs Options

Real-time QSO-Entry

When this option is set date and time are entered automatically according to computer date and time. You can also switch realtime entry ON/OFF easily by double clicking in the date field. In realtime mode, background colour in the start/end time and date fields will be set to yellow. Otherwise will be set to white colour. 

Store UTC Time in Logbook

When this option is set UTC time is stored in the logbook if the real-time QSO-Entry option is set.

The UTC time is calculated as follows: Current system time - Time Difference as defined in My_QTH

Show special modes and satellite fields

If this option is checked additional fields are displayed in the QSO Entry mask (or if you press the button).:

 IMPORTANT: Propagation mode and satellite name are specific fields for 10m and V/U/SHF bands. In order to avoid setting a propagation mode or satellite name when working on bands lower than 10m, If transceiver control is configured and started and propagation mode and satellite name fields are activated, Swisslog will deactivate automatically the panel of these fields if one of the following conditions meets:

Increment the RST-sent number automatically

When this option is set the RST-sent number is incremented (+ 1) with each QSO.

Use this option in contests to automatically number the contest QSOs, or whenever a sequence number is part of the QSO's exhange.

Update World map automatically

When this option is set each QSO you enter is displayed on the world map if the world map window is open.

Warning for duplicate QSOs

When this option is set you will be warned if you are about to enter a QSO which is a duplicate within the time range (for contests) specified in My_QTH.

When you check Show a warning message for duplicate QSOs a message will be displayed which you have to confirm by pressing a button.

When you check Only change the Color of the Call sign for duplicate QSOs the color of the callsign turns to red in case of a duplicate QSO.

If QSOs on the same band in different modes are allowed check include Mode in Dup/Check.

A warning beep is issued in any case.

When you work a contest and want to check for duplicate QSOs create a new My_QTH and specify the duration of the contest.  

Do NOT set Mode from TX

Check this box if you do not want the Mode to be taken from the transceiver. This can be convenient if you operate the digital modes with the computer's soundcard.

Set Mode based on QRG

Check this box if you want that the mode is set according to the QRG and the settings in the Band Plan. If you use this option then you must make sure that the band plan that is defined in Swisslog corresponds to the bandplan that is used in your country or region!

Issue warning if a new QTH is needed

This option allows you to suppress the warning message which is issued when SWISSLOG finds out that a new QTH is probably needed for the partner station. This happens if for example you set the State Field and there is no QTH with State you have entered. Either the Station is now working out of a different State or you made a mistake when entering previous QSO(s). The message gives you a chance to set the correct QTH's.

If you suppress the warning, SWISSLOG automatically creates a new QTH if it discovers such a situation.

Issue warning if Call has many numbers or suffix is too long

When this option is set Swisslog will warn user when saving a QSO if a callsign has many numbers or suffix is too long. This is useful to avoid saving a QSO where there have been user typing errors.

Show Callbook image profile automatically (if available)

When this option is set Swisslog will automatically open the image viewer if there is a profile image available when retrieving Callbook info from QRZ/QRZCQ (subscription needed) or HAMQTH (free).

Standard RST

This Options allows you to set the default RST you want to send.

QSL-Rules

With the help of the QSL-Rules you can define your QSL-Policy. You can define in which cases you want to send a QSL Card and in which way. SWISSLOG then sets the QSL-Action based on these Rules.

SWISSLOG maintains a field called QSL-Action which describes how you want to QSL. The QSL-Rules are set according to the contents of this field.

Concept

The concept for the rules is very simple. For each QSO you enter one of the conditions defined in Status per Callsign is true. The QSL-Action field is set to the value defined in Action without QSL-Mgr. if there is no QSL-Manager or to the value defined in Action with QSL-Mgr. if there is a QSL-Manager.

Apply QSL actions from Membership Panel

If this option is checked (by default its checked) QSL actions set by the Membership panel will override the general QSL Rules. These are the QSL actions set by the Membership panel (only if its activated) depending the following conditions:

Status per Callsign

Describes the Status for which the QSL-Actions defined in the action columns are set:

Action without QSL-Mgr.

Here you define the QSL-Action which should be set when the status in Status per Callsign is true AND no QSL-Manager is specified. Select the Action - Value from the List box. You can define additional actions in the tab QSL-Action.

Action with QSL-Mgr.

Here you define the QSL-Action which should be set when the status in Status per Callsign is true AND a QSL-Manager is specified. Select the Action - Value from the List box. You can define additional actions in the Tab QSL-Action.

QSL-Action

With SWISSLOG you can use the field QSL-Action to control the handling of QSL-cards. The field QSL-Action can contain any value of your choice. The values you use are presented in a list for easy selection and consistent entry. In the QSL-Action Field you enter the name of the next action you want to perform in regard with QSLing. You can then select all QSO for which the same action has to be performed by selecting the QSOs with the same value in the QSL-Action field. You see, that consistent use of the QSL-Action values is very important!

This dialog allows you to enter the QSL-Actions you want to use. But you can also add new Actions in the Action Entry Field directly. But be consistent!

Action

Name (value) of the QSL-Action you want to add or edit. For example "Direct IRC".

New Button

Press it to add a new QSL-Action.

Edit Button

Press it to edit the selected QSL-Action.

But Note: if there are already QSO with the old value, the old value will be added automatically next time you start SWISSLOG, in this case you actually add a new value by editing. To change the value in all QSO's use the function to change a group of QSOs in the Logbook View (Edit Change selected QSOs).

Delete Button

Press it to delete the selected QSL-Action.

A QSL-Action can not be deleted if QSOs exist which contain the QSL-Action to be deleted. Before you can delete the Action you have to change the QSL-Action value of the QSOs. Go to a logbook View, select all QSOs containing the QSL-Action you want to delete, use Edit Change selected QSOs function to change the QSL-Action value

List of defined QSL-Actions

This is the list of all QSL-Actions you have defined explicitly or implicitly (by entering a new value in the QSL-Action field in the QSO Entry Window).

IMPORTANT: If the country of the QSO partner doesn't have a bureau, the QSL manager field is empty and the QSL received is not set, the QSL action field will be set to DIRECT. This way you avoid sending QSL via bureau to a country not having a bureau. If the membership panel is activated and the "Apply QSL Actions from Membership" is checked, DIRECT will only be set if not LOTW and eQSL user.  

Field Input-Sequence

The input sequence describes the order in which QSOs are entered. To change the input sequence check the box to mark the field you want to move and change the position by pressing the red arrow for up or down.

Membership Panel

Select here the logos you want to display in the Membership panel (if active):

 


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Last modified: 01 jul. 2020