QSO Entry Window Buttons
Turns the Antenna to the Current Station over the Short Path.
Short Cut = Ctrl+F2
To turn the antenna over the Long Path:
Press the right mouse button
select Turn Antenna to Long Path
Displays the Information Table for the current Field (if one is associated).
Short Cut = Ctrl-I or double click on the field
Open the World Map Window and display the current QSO and the signal path.
Displays / refreshes the Statistic Quick Information window.
Announce the current QSO on the DX-Cluster of your choice:
Swisslog sets automatically the callsign and QRG of current QSO. Check the aproppiated Options to add this info automatically at the beginning of the Remark field. Unchecking these options will erase the corresponding info from the Remarks field (if found). This meets the formatted DX spots requirements to be used by online processing/monitoring tools.
IMPORTANT: Dx Grid<Prop Mode>My Grid will only be added if the QTH locator field of the QSO partner contains a QTH locator. Propagation mode is only set if selected in the Propagation mode field.
Options are saved in the configuration file to avoid setting them every time you press this button.
If you prefer, you can also send spots after saving a QSO. Follow these steps:
Select the New QSOs tab.
Click on a QSO in the QSO list (the one you want to be announced).
Click the DX announce button.
Check/uncheck the options and add manually the remarks you need and press the Announce button.
Activate / deactivate special modes (propagation) and satellite fields.
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:
if propagation mode is SAT and you change bands other than 10m, 2m, 70cm,13cm or 23cm (satellite bands used for uplink).
if band is lower than 10m
Short Cut = Ctrl+Alt+S
Activate / deactivate Round-QSO support.
Short Cut = F4
Activate / deactivate Interface to CWType.
Short Cut = Ctrl+Alt+C
Activate the defined PSK program. The Icon changes depending on the PSK program you have configured. To start the digital modes program just press this button and the selected program will start. When the digital modes program is running along with Swisslog and the DDE link is established user will see a green indicator. If you close the digital modes program a red indicator will be displayed indicating that there is no link between Swisslog and the program. Always press the "Activate Digital Modes program" from Swisslog when you want to link Swisslog and the digital modes program.
Activate/Deactivate the Membership panel. When entering a callsign in the Add QSO window the following logos may show up in the Membership panel (with extra actions in some of them). You can select the logos you want to see in the Membership Panel options:
LOTW logo: a lookup is performed in the internal LOTW info table to check if this callsign is LOTW user. If found, the LOTW logo is displayed and the QSL Action field is set to 'LOTW'
eQSL logo: a lookup is performed in the internal eQSL AG info table to check if this callsign is eQSL user and member of the Authenticity Guarenteed program. If found the eQSL AG logo is displayed. In case is not found in the eQSL AG list it performs an online lookup to the eQSL servers to check if it's an eQSL "regular" user. If found, the eQSL.cc regular logo is displayed. In both cases the QSL Action field is set to 'eQSL'. NOTE: if callsign is LOTW and eQSL user the QSL action field will be set to 'LOTW+eQSL'
URE, URA, RCA and REF logos: When entering an EA/C3/LU/F station, it performs an online lookup to check if is member of URE (the Spanish Amateur Radio Association), URA (Andorra Amateur Association), RCA (Radio Club Argentino) or REF (French Amateur Association) respectively. If found, the corresponding logo will be displayed. In case the callsign is not member of URE/URA/RCA/REF and neither user of LOTW or eQSL, the QSL action will be set to 'DIRECT'. This is useful to avoid sending a QSL card via bureau to a non-bureau member.
30MDG, AGCW, BDM, CLUBLOG, CWOPS, DIG, DMC, EA QRP, EPC, FISTS, FOC, HSC, EHSC, SHSC, VHSC, LYNX, MF, NDG, SKCC, TBDXC and TENTEN Logos: if callsign is found in the info tables of these statistics (if available), its member number will appear in the corresponding special field in the Station tab (if these statistics are active). Now at the same time the corresponding club logo will be displayed in the membership panel.
EURAO: an online lookup is performed to check if callsign is member of EURAO (European Radio Amateurs' Organization). In case the callsign is EURAO member but not LoTW, eQSL, URE, URA, RCA and REF member the QSL action will be set to 'EURAO'. Please visit the Euro Bureau QSL website to check if there is in your country an entry point to EuroBureauQSL.
You must be connected to internet to perform the online lookups. Double-clicking on every logo will open the official club website in your default internet browser. The LOTW, eQSL AG and the other club statistics lookups are performed internally to the corresponding info table and no internet connection is needed. User should update periodically the members list from time to time by selecting the appropiated option in the new submenu of the TOOLS menu called "Update Award information (internet)". Swisslog will warn you when the member list tables are outdated based on the defined warning time period. This lookups are executed very quickly not affecting too much overall performance at all. However, if you are using a very old computer and/or your internet connection is very slow you can detect some delay after entering a callsign. The membership panel state (activated/deactivated) is saved in the configuration file to remember the user's choice.
NOTE: By default, when this panel is active the QSL actions explained above will override the general QSL rules and will be set according the membership lookups in this new option. If you don’t like this behaviour you can uncheck the “Apply QSL actions from Membership Panel” new option located in QSL Rules options in the Add QSO function.
Start entering a new QSO. A warning is displayed if the previous QSO is not saved.
Short Cut = ESC Attention: ESC resets the previous QSO . So if it is not saved, you lose it !
Save the current QSO.
Short Cut = F10
ESC = Clear QSO Entry Mask without warning.
F1 = Help
F2 = Turn antenna to station.
F4 = Activate / deactivate Round-QSO Support.
F5 = Activate previous Station in a Round QSO.
F6 = Activate next Station in a Round QSO.
F7 = Add Station to Round QSO.
F8 = Set QSO-Start Time to current time. The same is performed by double clicking on the Start Field.
F9 = Set QSO-End Time to current time. This is a toggle, it stops / starts the stepping of the QSO End Time. The same is performed by double clicking on the Start Field.
F10 = Save the current QSO.
Ctrl-I = Displays the Information Table for the current Field (if one is associated).
Ctrl-O = Display the Option-Dialog.
Ctrl-Q = Print the current QSO (only in Edit - Mode).
Ctrl+Alt+B = if using a rotor interface and rotor toolbar is displayed, focus will be placed at rotor field to set beaming manually.
Ctrl+Alt+C = activate/deactivate the CW button.
Ctrl+Alt+R = changes rotor if using multiple instances of PstRotator (same as clicking on the Rotor label in the rotor control toolbar).
Ctrl+Alt+S = activate/deactivate the special modes (propagation) and satellite fields.
Ctrl+Alt+T = changes radio if using OmniRig (same as clicking on the Rig number in the transceiver control toolbar).
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Last modified: 02 jul. 2020