Re: Color code confusion and how to determine which are needed

Gilbert Baron W0MN

Thanks for your time. I have been spending some more time on this and think
it is becoming more clear. I certainly am going to stick with as many DXLAB
modules as possible. I Set my tracking to only look for Digital and that
gets a lot of limes off of SC and saved settings to a workspace. I then have
one workspace for general all mode all band operation and one just for FT8.
With my limited antenna setup I will probably spend most time trying to get
needed for some digital awards and use the other settings for general

One problem is that it is hard for me to read the lines om SC o the second
monitor which is old and probably needs replacement. Small fonts are nearly
impossible for my reading so I have to set bigger fonts and have fewer lines
in order to read the text, especially the text under some of the colors. My
next equipment should be another new bigger high contrast monitor for sure.

There is a lot of documentation to read but that is a good thing, I should
have spent a bit more time before asking for this help but I thank you for

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2019 12:59
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Color code confusion and how to determine which are

+ AA6YQ comments below

In the settings for color it has many options and it says they cam be turned
on or off. It also has f/g in each choice. What do they mean? I am confused
about decode coloring.

+ If you've configured DXLab and WSJT-X to interoperate directly, as
+ described in


+ Then you should follow the instructions in the "Installing and
+ Configuring WSJT-X" section of that article, specifically step 7
which says

"In the Settings window's Colors tab's Decode Highlighting panel,
- Check the My Call in message box (at the top)
- Check the Transmitted message box (at the bottom)
- Uncheck all other boxes"

+ Assuming you haven't altered the default colors used in WSJT-X, that
+ will highlight any report containing your callsign in red,
and any message you transmit in yellow.

+ All other coloring of callsigns decoded by WSJT-X will be colored by
+ DXLab using the same coloring scheme used in the Spot
Database Display to identify callsigns with whom a confirmed QSO would
advance your progress towards DXCC, IOTA, Leaderboard, VUCC, WAS, WAZ, and
WPX based on the award objectives specified on the Award tab of DXKeeper's
Configuration window -- the same award objectives that drive all functions
of all DXLab applications using the same Realtime Award Tracking mechanism
used by all DXLab applications. Participation in LoTW and eQSL AG is also
depicted using the same background color scheme that is used in DXLab
applications. See this screen shot:


+ Say your only DXCC goal is "Mixed DXCC", you haven't yet worked India,
+ and you log a CW QSO with India in DXKeeper; the font color
of the callsigns of any Indian stations shown in WSJT-X would immediately
change from red (unworked) to blue (worked but not
confirmed) - without you having to initiate recomputation or export/import
a file.

+ When configured to directly interoperate with DXLab, WSJT-X functions
+ as if it were a member of the DXLab Suite - with one
exception: when you double-click the Spot Database Entry for a station
operating in a K1JT mode like FT8 or FT4, you must click the
Tx1 button in WSJT-X before you can direct WSJT-X to begin transmitting on a
clear frequency; hopefully this deficiency will be corrected in a future
version of WSJT-X.


Dave, AA6YQ

W0MN EN34rb 44.08226 N 92.51265 W

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