With a single glance, the band map allows us to gather an impression about the activity that could be found on a band, if there are many new stations or mults, if it's worth calling CQ etc.
Even without packet radio, you can feed spots into the band map using Ctrl-Enter. Moreover, when you log a station, this callsign will be added to the band map. This way you may fill in holes or add new stations in a multi operator environment to prepare a new band for an upcoming QSY. Win-Test will propagate these band-map spots out to the network so that all the networked stations will have the same band map.
You may also correct or delete spots in the band map by two means:
- Right-Click on a callsign spot, then a context menu will open up
- Ctrl-DoubleClick on a callsign spot, to delete that spot without the warning window
Spots in the band map stay for 60 minutes (default setting, may be increased up to 99).
Spots have a bandwidth of 1 kHz by default - meaning that if you enter another call within 1 kHz this will overwrite the current "slot". This setting can be changed however, which is important on CW, where up to 3 stations may co-exist within 1 kHz.
There is also a text version of the band map: clicking on the List tab you'll see a list of spots sorted in different, user selectable, ways (by callsign, by frequency, etc.) through a contextual menu.