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Thanks! I have unchecked the 'local spot' configuration items for
I had forgotten about local spots. The network field says local, and
DXSummit tells me that I didn't post these to the cluster. Whew!
- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, NCDXC Secretary
From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:13
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Trying to understand my error - an inadvertent spot
+ AA6YQ comments below
Last night at 0420Z I saw on DXSummit a spot for 6O7O on 7017. So, I set
preparing to give it a shot.
I changed WinWarbler to CW mode and ran the WW macro to set the K3 on 7010
(my default freq) in CW mode.
I entered 6O7O into the Call field on the WW QSO Info pane and hit Tab.
Then I entered 6O7O into the callsign field in the Search box on DXView.
the letters of 6O7O turned red, and I clicked the
While I was tuning my rig up to 7017 I happened to glance at Spot
saw that there was a spot for 6O7O at 7010 - posted by me!!
That's all I can recall doing.
My personal protocol is that I do not spot anything I haven't worked (cuts
on the competition in the pile-ups).
I am wondering how I managed to spot 6O7O - so that I can avoid doing that
sort of thing again.
+ SpotCollector can create and update Spot Database Entries for cluster
DX Summit spots, WSJT-X spots, and local spots.
+ A local spot is directly generated by an application without having
+ ever been sent to the DX Cluster or DX Summit. SpotCollector,
DXKeeper, and WinWarbler all provide the ability to generate a local spot.
SpotCollector's "Spot Database Display", an Entry whose most recent spot
local would have its Network field set to Local and its Source field set
callsign; a locally-spotted callsign appears within angle brackets on
Bandspread and Spectrum/Waterfall windows, and on SmartSDR panadaptors.
+ In WinWarbler, a local spot is manually generated by depressing the
+ Alt key while clicking the Spot button in the Main window's
"QSO Info" pane. WinWarbler provides two options that when enabled will
automatically generate local spots:
+ "local spot on callsign acquisition" in the "QSO Info" panel on the
+ Configuration windows Log tab
+ "create local spots in SpotCollector" in the "Stations Heard" panel on
+ the Configuration window's "Broadband Decode" tab
+ DXLab applications cannot be configured to automatically generate
cluster spots or DX Summit spots.