Multi-op/Status window

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The status window is very important in a multi-op situation. It shows the frequencies of all stations on the network.

Understanding the status window


There are various important information shown in the status window:

  • STATION shows the unique identifier for each station (set when you create/open a log)
  • BAND is a 'at a glance' display of the frequency/mode of the station (e.g. 20 CW)
  • TYPE is the station type - i.e. Run, Support, Mult 1, Mult 2 etc... (See the Commands | Station type menu option for the Type values and how to set them)
  • QSY FREQ is the frequency set for passing multipliers
  • RADIO 1 is the current frequency of the radio
  • QSY informs you whether a QSY is acceptable or whether you must stay on the current band (e.g. 10-minute rule)

A double-click on a station name opens a private gab window to send a message to the operator of this station only. A double-click on any frequency tunes your radio (assuming it is controlled by CAT) to this frequency.

Observing the 10-minute rule

QSY Timers

To cope with the 10-minute rule, Win-Test has a countdown timer, which is started when each station makes the first contact on a new band. The time will start at 10:00 and will count down to zero after which QSY ok will be displayed in the status window. The image below demonstrates this.

QSY countdown timer sequence for the runner

When QSY ok is displayed for your station, you are free to work a QSO on a new band.

Hiding unnecessary information in the status window

You can hide unncessary information in the status window (e.g. RADIO 2 etc.) by right-clicking in the status window to open the context menu. By selecting Display options you can choose whether to show support stations in the status window list and also whether to show or hide the QSY freq. and the Radio 2 frequency (often not necessary).

Status window context menu

See also