QSO Entry Fields

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The small triangle is used for opening/closing the side panel which is used for qrz.com, qrzcq.com and HamQTH.com queries.

Data take over from previous QSOs

image_0069 In Preferences–>Databases you can select, if you want to take over data from older QSOs. When you tab out the call sign entry field, the log will be queried and the results are written in blue text color into the fields.

Date and Time

To log the QSOs in real time, activate the option Real Time.
When the option Real Time isn’t checked, the background of the date and time fields change to orange. This is just a reminder to prevent wrong time logging.

Callsign

The Callsign field is also used for trx control! Enter here a frequency in kHz followed by an Enter and the trcvr will be tuned to this frequency and the corresponding mode.
While you type in a callsign, the DXCC will be calculated and the DXCC Info Box shows the results.
The Station Info Box will be filled, when you tab out this field. When you want to see previous QSOs with this station, the toggle option Menu–>Logbook–>Show prev. QSOs must be activated.

After entering a call sign, other field can be filled with data from HamQTH.com, qrz.com, qrzcq.com or from data from previous QSOs. To see where the data are come from, the text is written in

Frequency

This shows the actual used frequency in kHz. Entering another frequency has no effect to the trx! The background is painted in red, when the frequency is outside the borders defined in Preferences–>QRGs.

Mode

When you have an active CAT connection, the mode is coming from the trcvr. This can be switched off, using the check box below Follow TRX. To manually select a mode use the popup menu. The shown modes can be selected in Preferences–>Modes
Following short cuts are available:

It is not possible to enter the mode as text!

State

Enter here a “Primary Administrative Subdivision”:

For the USA the popup menu will be filled with the US States. As soon you have selected a State, you can select a County from a contextual menu above the Note field.

Locator

image_0072 The Locator (Maidenhead Grid Square) can be entered with 4 or 6 digits, always in upper case. Information in the Station Info Box will be updated.

The text colors have following meanings:

Below the input field you can see the QSL status per band.

IOTA

The IOTA Reference number must be entered in the correct sequence: CC-NNN

image_0004 The popup menu can be already been filled when it is unique. I.e. EA8 will always be AF-004. For a given station, the IOTA can be derived from the DX-spot-database or from the K7PT database, if activated in Preferences–>Databases. The data source is written in magenta. The K7PT data have the priority!
The number in the parentheses indicates the number of spots with this result. This may help you to find the correct value.

The text colors have following meanings:

Below the input field you can see the QSL status independent from band and mode.

Manager

This is used for the QSL manager callsign which will be printed on the QSL card. The popup menu will be used in the same as the IOTA field.

QSL

A single character will be used to indicate the status of incoming and outgoing paper QSL cards:

LoTW

A single character will be used to indicate the status of incoming and outgoing LoTW QSLs:

eQSL

A single character will be used to indicate the status of incoming and outgoing eQSLs:

CQ and ITU

The proposed zone may not be correct, when there are multiple zones for the given country.

Power

Enter here the tx power in Watt or use a fixed value from the popup menu.

QSO Note

Whatever you want. The entered text can be added to the eQSL card: Preferences–>LoTW/eQSL

County Popup Menu

image_0005 When the station is from the USA (K, KL7 or KH6) and you have already selected an US State then a County contextual menu is available above the Station Info Box. Use the right mouse button to open it

User Defined Fields

Four database fields are definable by the user in Preferences–>General. For each field you can: