Re: Callsign lookup


Richard B Drake
 

Dave,

As you probably know, some countries (the UK for example) still
require logging of both start and stop times. Here, we can do what
we want including nothing. But, QSLing dictates that we record
times as accurately as we can so that we can reasonably confirm a
contact. Thus, this is the reason for even being very concerned
about it. Most loggers record only one time and there has been a
big discussion lately on the OnLineQSL reflector as to whether to
record the start or the stop time. Interestingly, it splits about
50/50 among users and people have reasons that they consider
important for doing it one way or the other. DXKeeper is one of
the few loggers that records both the start and stop times so this
becomes an important feature of the program.

I think your idea of providing a separate button specifically for
noting start time is the best. No one will be confused about it
and it provides complete control over it. My suggestion would be
that it not be a required entry and if the user doesn't select it
you record the time of entry into the log (basically the end time
of the QSO) in both time fields. This will work out well for those
quick DX and contest contacts where start and stop times differ
only by a few seconds and also provides rag chewers with a way to
record both times on a long QSO when they want it.

----
73, Rich - W3ZJ

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Eberson [mailto:zx@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 1:45 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Callsign lookup


A button so that we can make a choce in it than we can
use it also for
contests.
my opinion

Ron


-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Dave, AA6YQ [mailto:dhb@...]
Verzonden: woensdag 4 april 2001 7:39
Aan: dxlab@...
Onderwerp: RE: [dxlab] Callsign lookup


We can certainly change "?" from "check for previous
QSOs" to "check for
previous QSOs and lookup DXInfo but don't set the start
time". Seems a
little complicated to remember.

Or we could modify the "lookup" button to not set the
start time, perhaps
making start time the same as end time for all QSOs
logged throught the
capture window. Or should I add a "start QSO" button to
record the start
time?

Which would be more intuitive and/or convenient?

Is there a better idea?


73,

Dave, AA6YQ
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard B Drake [mailto:rich@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 23:40 PM
To: Dxlab
Subject: [dxlab] Callsign lookup


Dave,

Entering a callsign in DXKeeper's capture window and
clicking on
the question mark next to it causes the callsign to
be placed into
the filter window and looked up. If the callsign exists in the
log, the information is also transferred to DXView which then
provides beam heading and progress information.
However, if the
callsign does not exist in the log, nothing goes to DXView. I
could click "lookup" to get the call into DXView but that does
other things including noting the start time and I
haven't started
a QSO yet.

-----
73, Rich - W3ZJ
www.w3zj.com


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