Re: Any thoughts on propagation movies?
I had some time today so I have a first draft of a "movie" style map.
I had to make a change to the ADIF Upload program. I was not capturing the QSO Time only the date. In order to display the day/night terminator I now capture both date & time. The "movie" will only work for ADIF files uploaded after 11/18 at 8:20 pm CST.
This map works from your current QSOs in the database. If you only want to see a particular contest, delete all your contacts and upload just the contest adif. If you want a separate database for the contest, you can create a secondary callsign on QRZ (e.g. n9ms/contest -- 20 char max), put in your email address and then create a new QSOMAP account.
I sort the contacts from first to last based on the QSO date/time and display the first contact then the first and second, then the first, second, and third, etc. Each time I adjust the day/night terminator to coincide with the current contact time.
The "movie" stops after the last contact is displayed. I haven't put in a QSO limit but try to keep it down to 1 contest set of contacts.
You can add 4 parameters to the above URL
I developed a front-end for the movie program here: https://qsomap.org/qsomapvmovie.php
There is a form that will create the proper link for you to click on.