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This function will be activated only if:
 
This function will be activated only if:
  
*      [http://www.dxatlas.com/HamCap/ HamCap (by VE3NEA)]is installed on your computer  
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*      [http://www.dxatlas.com/HamCap/ HamCap (by VE3NEA)], and its pre-requisite [http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/elbert/hf.html VOACAP], are installed on your computer  
  
 
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*      a callsign is typed in the entry field
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*      a <b>CALLSIGN</b> is typed in the entry field
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This is a sample of a Propagation Prediction Map you can get.
  
This is a sample of a propagation map you can get.
 
  
 
[[Image:HamCapMap.png|frame|center|Propagation prediction map.]]
 
[[Image:HamCapMap.png|frame|center|Propagation prediction map.]]

Revision as of 13:34, 24 August 2006

Menu:Commands

QSY

One band down

Modify the band of the current QSO (logging field), to the nearest lower band (vs frequency). While on 160m, the nearest "lower band" will be 10m. Shortcut: Alt-F1. You can also directly type the desired band (if the logging field is empty, of course), and even a frequency in kHz (such as 14265).

One band up

Modify the band of the current QSO (logging field), to the nearest upper band (vs frequency). While on 10m, the nearest "upper band" will be 160m. Shortcut: Alt-F2. You can also directly type the desired band (if the callsign field is empty, of course), and even a frequency in kHz (such as 14265).


Keyboard mode

Enabled only in CW mode (TODO: Keyboard mode also in RTTY?) Allows to use the keyboard to play CW.

Keyboard Mode

Keyboard mode can also be started with the shortcut Alt-K. To exit this mode, click on the Stop button, or press [Return] or [Escape], or press the shortcut Alt-K again.

CW Speed...

Shortcut: Alt-V. Opens the CW speed dialog box:

Entering the CW speed

The CW-Speed can also changed via Alt-F9 (decreases by 2 WPM) and Alt-F10 (increases by 2 WPM).

CW Weight...

Open the CW weight dialog box:

CW weight dialog box

This is the weight of dashes to dots - the default value (3.0) should be fine for most people.

Carrier

Sends a carrier to the CW output. You can choose a plain carrier or pulses (in order to take care of the PA while tuning ...). Shortcut Ctrl-T, or enter TUNE in the main window.

Tuning carrier

To exit this mode, click on the Stop button, press [Return] or [Escape].

Split frequency

Allows to directly adjust the split frequency of the current radio.

Split frequency adjustments

A direct access to this dialog box is also possible by typing [Minus] from the numeric keypad, as well as the text command SPLITFREQ in the QSO logging field.

QSY frequency

Allows you to adjust directly the QSY frequency on the current band.

QSY Frequency

In the dialog box, you can also use and save the current frequency as a the QSY frequency, by clicking the central button.

You can also have a direct access to this dialog box by using QSYFREQ or PASSFREQ text commands.

This frequency will then appear in the status window.

QSY to run frequency

This command will bring you back to the last frequency on which you hit [F1] (=CQ, your last run frequency). It is accessible with the shortcut Alt-F4.

Swap the frequency on both radios

TODO swap qrg on both radios

Take a sked

Shortcut Alt-E. To take a sked with a station, the following dialog box appears :

Taking a sked

You must write down the callsign of the station you want to take a sked with (the current callsign in the logging field will be taken by default), the time of the sked (possibly specifying if this time must shifted + 24h, see comment below), the frequency, the mode (only in a multi mode contest), and an optional comment. Once recorded, the sked will appear in the skeds window.

Remark about the time of the sked : checking the "+ 24 h" box does not always mean that the sked will be taken for "tomorrow", but that the time must be shifted by + 24 hours.

Example 1 : It is Saturday 1000z. You take a sked for Sunday 0600z : do not check the "+ 24 h" box.

Example 2 : It is Saturday 0400z. You take a sked for Sunday 0600z : you must check the "+ 24 h" box, otherwise the sked will be taken for saturday 0600z !

Pass a station

Shortcut Alt-D. To pass a callsign to another operating position (multi operators), the following window appears :

Pass a station

You must write down the callsign of the station you want to pass (default: the callsign in the logging field), the frequency, the mode (only during a multi mode contest), and an optional comment. Once OK is pressed, the infomation will appear in the skeds window.

To make it easier passing a callsign in a multi operating environment, the lower part of window lets you know, by means of filters (combo box), what station is on the band where you wish the calling station to be, and the frequencies of the radios being on that band.

Copy-paste the previous QSO

Shortcut Alt-[UP]. This copies the callsing from previous QSO to the QSO edit field. Useful for passed stations or after QSY.

Receive QTC

Shortcut Alt-L. Only for WAE. Opens the QTC RX dialog box

QTC RX dialog

See WAEDC for more information.

DX-Cluster

Shortcut Alt-T. This window allows you to send commands to the DX cluster you are connected to.

Sending commands to the DX cluster

The buttons of the lower part of the window are direct commands that can be activated with your mouse.

Spot

Shortcut Alt-[F3] Sends, on the DX cluster where you are connected, a spot with the callsign of the current logged QSO. The frequency is the active frequency of the current radio, or the frequency on which the QSO was logged.

Spot a station

You can also modify the command (by adding a comment for example), before sending the spot. To cancel sending a spot, close the dialog box or press escape.

Propagation forecast

Shortcut Ctrl-P.

This function will be activated only if:

and

  • a CALLSIGN is typed in the entry field

This is a sample of a Propagation Prediction Map you can get.


Propagation prediction map.


For more information refer to:

Insert into BandMap

Shortcut Ctrl-[Enter]. Inserts - into the band map of the active radio - the callsign captured in the logging field. This is very useful, especially while hunting for multipliers, to quickly detect a station in the band when you turn the VFO knob.

Active Radio

Switches the active radio. A double-click on one of the VFOs of the corresponding Bandmap will provide the same result. The "*" key also swaps the 2 radios (useful for SO2R operation).

Station Type

Indicates the station type for the current QSO. This command is useful for multi operators set-ups (M/S or M/2). At the end of each QSO line, you can see :

  • R : RUN
  • M : MULTI
  • R1 : RUN 1
  • R2 : RUN 2

The + indicates if the station is a SUPPORT.

A SUPPORT station has the same settings than the MASTER station it refers to. It allows to have a RUN station, which runs the pile-up, and a RUN SUPPORT station (R+) which seeks for multiplier in the same band as the RUN station (usually called INBAND station). As well, there can also be several MULTI, RUN1 stations ...

CW Messages

Sends the CW messages F1...F7, [Insert] and [+]. See Keys for more information.

You can also open the additional CW messages-dialog (You can even use the shortcut Alt-C for doing this).

You can also modify the additional messages in this dialog.

Additional CW messages dialog

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