Outgoing spot


eddy on5jk
 

Dave,

In every spot i am sending, i see that tere's always "JO21" at the end of the spot notes.

Sometimes i see spots from other stations with their QRA-locator on the end, sometimes there is not.

Is there a place to select when sending a spot, with the locator or not?

How many caracters a spot note can contain as a maximum?

Thanks, stay safe.

Eddy ON5JK


Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
In every spot i am sending, i see that tere's always "JO21" at the end of the spot notes.

Sometimes i see spots from other stations with their QRA-locator on the end, sometimes there is not.

Is there a place to select when sending a spot, with the locator or not?
+The cluster node you're using to convey outgoing spots is doing that, not SpotCollector.
How many caracters a spot note can contain as a maximum?

+ 29 characters.

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ

 


eddy on5jk
 

Thanks Dave, finaly the Sysop discovered the culprit.

VE7CC had changed grid-commands without informing the Sysop of ON0DXK-cluster.

<set/grid> now became <set/dxgrid> (and <set/nogrid> became <set/nodxgrid>)

At least,that's what the Sysop told me.

73 de Eddy ON5JK

Op 30/01/2021 om 16:59 schreef Dave AA6YQ:

+ AA6YQ comments below
In every spot i am sending, i see that tere's always "JO21" at the end of the spot notes.

Sometimes i see spots from other stations with their QRA-locator on the end, sometimes there is not.

Is there a place to select when sending a spot, with the locator or not?
+The cluster node you're using to convey outgoing spots is doing that, not SpotCollector.
How many caracters a spot note can contain as a maximum?

+ 29 characters.

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ

 


eddy on5jk
 

Dave i am sorry for digging deeper.

A spot coming up in SC, for OT4A, shows QRA locator <<JO32>> in the "notes" box.

His station description on the cluster ON0DXK confirms the right QRAloc: --JO21sd--.

Also on QRZ.com the detals for OT4A says: --JO21sd--.

JO32 is outside of Belgium.

I do not know the way a spot is travelling, between the "spotter" (myselve), the cluster ON0DXK, maybe VE7CC,

and finally SC.

What is going wrong and where Dave?

Thanks

Eddy ON5JK

Op 30/01/2021 om 16:59 schreef Dave AA6YQ:

+ AA6YQ comments below
In every spot i am sending, i see that tere's always "JO21" at the end of the spot notes.

Sometimes i see spots from other stations with their QRA-locator on the end, sometimes there is not.

Is there a place to select when sending a spot, with the locator or not?
+The cluster node you're using to convey outgoing spots is doing that, not SpotCollector.
How many caracters a spot note can contain as a maximum?

+ 29 characters.

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ

 


Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments,below

Dave i am sorry for digging deeper.

+ There's no reason to apologize, Eddy. Responding to questions about how and why things work the way they do is one of the reasons this group exists.


A spot coming up in SC, for OT4A, shows QRA locator <<JO32>> in the "notes" box.

+ By the "notes" box, are you referencing the "Notes" textbox in the "Outgoing spot" panel at the top of Spotcollector's Main window?

+ If yes, what actions are you taking that result in the "Notes" box being populated? Do you have any logged QSOs with OT4A? Is so, what gridsquare do they specify?

+ If no, to what "notes" box are you referring?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


eddy on5jk
 

Thanks Dave.

As i wrote < a spot coming up in SC > i mean the "notes" box in the incoming spot i see in SC.

Yesterday i did sent a spot for OT4V, writing in the "notes box" of the outgoing spot <clustertest, ignore>.

In the incoming spot in SC, this notes where also shown: <clustertest, ignore>

Maybe you can test it also sending a spot for OT4A, mentioning <clustertest, ignore> or else?

Hope you'll find the error.

Eddy ON5JK

Op 11/02/2021 om 2:42 schreef Dave AA6YQ:

+ AA6YQ comments,below

Dave i am sorry for digging deeper.

+ There's no reason to apologize, Eddy. Responding to questions about how and why things work the way they do is one of the reasons this group exists.


A spot coming up in SC, for OT4A, shows QRA locator <<JO32>> in the "notes" box.

+ By the "notes" box, are you referencing the "Notes" textbox in the "Outgoing spot" panel at the top of Spotcollector's Main window?

+ If yes, what actions are you taking that result in the "Notes" box being populated? Do you have any logged QSOs with OT4A? Is so, what gridsquare do they specify?

+ If no, to what "notes" box are you referring?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ





Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks Dave.

As i wrote < a spot coming up in SC > i mean the "notes" box in the incoming spot i see in SC.

Yesterday i did sent a spot for OT4V, writing in the "notes box" of the outgoing spot <clustertest, ignore>.

In the incoming spot in SC, this notes where also shown: <clustertest,
ignore>

Maybe you can test it also sending a spot for OT4A, mentioning <clustertest, ignore> or else?

Hope you'll find the error.

+ Eddie, when you click the "Outgoing spot" panel's Cluster button, SpotCollector sends out the spot notes specified in that panel's Notes box, unless the Notes box is empty; if the Notes box is empty and you're operating in RTTY, then the outgoing spot notes specify "RTTY".

+ Anything else added by the cluster network.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ