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:
STATIONshows the unique identifier for each station (set when you create/open a log)
BANDis a 'at a glance' display of the frequency/mode of the station (e.g. 20 CW)
TYPEis the station type - i.e. Run, Support, Mult 1, Mult 2 etc... (See the
Commands | Station typemenu option for the Type values and how to set them)
QSY FREQis the frequency set for passing multipliers
RADIO 1is the current frequency of the radio
QSYinforms 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
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.
When QSY ok is displayed for your station, you are free to work a QSO on a new band.
QSOs with own callsign are ignored in the timer calculation to allow efficient blanking out of any invalid QSOs.
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).