SpotCollector 8.4.5 is available

Dave AA6YQ

In this release

- to improve readability, uses abbreviations in the Need filter button's explanatory popup

- remove the "determine the DXCC entity from the 5th character in a 6-character VK9 callsign"  rule (tnx to Björn SM7IUN and Joe

- prevent errlog.txt file entry "overflow at state 23 in SpotDatabaseModule.UpdateSpotDatabaseDisplayLayout" with a wide
SpotCollector Main window

- when an override doesn't specify a grid square, populates the resulting Spot Database Entry's Azimuth field with a heading to the
DXCC entity, and leaves its DXGrid field blank (tnx to Max NG7M, Iain N6ML, Chad WE9V, and Joe W4TV)

- updates the ConfigurationSpecialCallsigns.htm, SpotDatabase.htm, and WebBrowser.htm documentation files


1. Update your firewall and anti-malware applications to consider this new version of SpotCollector to be "safe"

2. If this upgrade doesn't work correctly, see the "After an Upgrade" section of

3. After upgrading, to revert to the previous version of SpotCollector, see

SpotCollector 8.4.5 is available via the DXLab Launcher, and via



Dave, AA6YQ