Menu Commands

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QSY

Shortcut: ALT+F1

Change band on active radio to first lower band.

 If the active radio is on 20m,  ALT+F1 will QSY the active radio to 40m.

If the active radio is already on lowest band (ie 160m), ALT+F1 will qsy the radio to the highest band (ie 10m).

Shortcut: ALT+F2

Change band on active radio to first higher band.

 If the active radio is on 20m,  ALT+F2 will QSY the active radio to 15m.

If the active radio is already on highest band (ie 10m), ALT+F2 will qsy the radio to the lowest band (ie 160m).

Band changes can be made by typing the frequency in khz or band in Metres into the log callsign entry field.

 Typing 20 into the log callsign entry field and pressing enter will change the active radio to the 20m band.

Typing 14020.5 into the log callsign entry field and pressing enter will change the active radio to 14020.5 Khz exactly.

Note: When changing bands using Alt-F1 and Alt-F2, only bands that are valid for the current contest will be selected.

Change period

For contests that are split into several time defined periods, this option is used to manually switch between periods.
Periods can be changed on active QSO and also on previous logged QSO. Note: this option will only be shown if the current contest has configured periods.

Shortcut: CTRL+F10

This will change the period on the active or edited QSO to the previous period.

 If the contest is split into four time defined periods and the period set in the QSO is #3, pressing CTRL+F10 will change this QSO to period #2.

If time period is #1, this will change the time period number to last one. eg if 4 periods pressing CTRL+F10 will change this QSO to period #4.

Shortcut: CTRL+F11

This will change the period on the active or edited QSO to the next period.

 If the contest is split into four time defined periods and the period set in the QSO is #3, pressing CTRL+F11 will change this QSO to period #4.

If the time period is #4, this will change the time period number to first one. eg if 4 periods pressing CTRL+F11 will change this QSO to period #1.

Change mode

Shortcut: CTRL+F1
This function will change the radio mode to the previous mode in the radio command set.

Shortcut: CTRL+F2
This function will change the radio mode to the next mode in the radio command set.

Note: When changing modes using Ctrl-F1 and Ctrl-F2, only modes that are valid for the current contest will be selected.

Keyboard mode

Shortcut: ALT+K

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This option activates the CW / RTTY keyboard window.

Everything typed in the CW / RTTY keyboard window will be transmitted instantly as CW or RTTY output depending on mode.
To stop transmission immediately press the ESC key.
To close the window, click the CLOSE button, press ENTER, or press ALT+K

Use this option for a quick chat during the contest, if there isn't some usable messaged already defined in any of the message memories (F keys).

CW speed

Shortcut: ALT+V

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This option allows the operator to quickly change the CW keying speed to a desired WPM speed.

The CW speed for the in focus radio can also be changed using the shortcut keys:

 ALT+F9 to decrease the speed by 2wpm every press.
ALT+F10 to increase the speed by 2wpm every press.


In SO2R there are separate settings for each radio.
The CW speed window will only change the speed of the radio in focus, to change the CW speed for the radio not in focus use the shortcut keys:

 SHIFT+ALT+F9 to decrease the speed by 2wpm every press.
SHIFT+ALT+F10 to increase the speed by 2wpm every press.


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Carrier

Shortcut: CTRL+T

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This option allows you to tune the radio / amp. To exit click STOP, press "ENTER" or "ESC"

Pass frequency

Take a sked

Pass a station

Receive QTC

Shortcut: ALT+L

Note: this selection will only be visible if the current contest if configured for QTC exchanges and the station is eligible to receive QTCs.

QTC RX entry window

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Enter the received QTC data into this window using the following:

The "TAB" key moves the cursor between Time, Call and Serial fields and additionally to the QTC number field. The "TAB" key will also move to the next entry line when the serial entry is completed.

The "SPACE" key will move only within the Time, Call, and Serial fields on the current entry line.

Clicking the mouse pointer in a field will also move the cursor to this field.

When operating on CW, pressing the [Enter] key will automatically transmit an "R" and move from line to line, By using the "Enter" key everything is automatic.

Using the enter key will automatically fill in the time hour with the cursor set waiting for the minutes to be typed in.

F-keys are programmed differently in the QTC RX window and these can be seen down the side of the QTC RX window, these allow different situations to be handled during the reception of the QTC traffic.

Pressing the "+" key will terminate the QTC traffic, save the QTC data and close the window.

CW Speed can be changed using ALT+F9/F10 when this window is active.

It is possible to edit already entered QTC's at a later time, Go to the QSO where the received QTCs were logged or enter the callsign in the log callsign entry field and press ALT+L. The QTC RX window will open with all the data as it was entered, make the relevant corrections and close the window by clicking on the "SAVE" button. Correcting QTCs will not change other information logged against this callsign entry.

If the QTC receive window is closed, the state of the window is saved in a temporary buffer. Opening the window with the same callsign will restore the state. The temporary buffer is cleared when a new callsign is used and the QTC receive window is opened.

Send QTC

Shortcut: CTRL+L

Note: This selection will only be visible if the current contest is configured to use QTCs and the station is eligible to send QTCs.

After this menu option is chosen, additional pop-up menu will be opened.
You can see/choose how many QTC's you are able to send and after selection you will have new window opened, with QTC data which are ready for sending.

Turn Antenna to Logged Call (Short Path)

Turn Antenna to Logged Call (Long Path)

DX cluster

This menu item connects to your favorite telnet DXCluster as set in the DXC connection list

To set the "default" connection goto: "OPTIONS"->"DX CLUSTER"->"EDIT CONNECTION LIST"
The DXC connection list window will open, select a node from the list that you want to be the default (or add a new one) and press "DEFAULT"->"OK"

You can select a different node from the "default" one by selecting one from the Connect Other list.

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Send the Disconnect command the the connected DXCluster.

Shortcut: ALT+T

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To send text commands to DXCluster node, open the Talk window and type in the command you want to send, or use one of the preset buttons.

If no traffic is received from DXC for 120 seconds, DXLog.net will send a "keep alive" message to the DXC. If there is no traffic received for an additional 30 seconds, DXC will be disconnected and the reconnecting process will be initiated.

Spot

Shortcut: ALT+F3

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This option is enabled when a DXCluster is connected or the network is enabled.

After the menu item is selected (or shortcut keys are pressed), the spot window will open with the predefined text to be sent to the DXCluster as a spot.
The callsign is taken from log callsign entry field, if not blank or if it is blank from the last logged QSO.

CW messages/Digi messages

 Shortcuts: F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, INSERT, PLUS

This menu items will transmit the preset messages from the CW/DIGI standard messages data.

In CW/RTTY mode, messages are defined in a textual format.

Initial content of all Fx memories are stored in the loaded contest configuration file.

This can be edited by user with shortcut: SHIFT+Fx where Fx is memory which user wants to edit.

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For example, by pressing Shift+F1 the contents of memory F1 will be displayed and the operator can edit the message and save for use.
The contents of all the memories are saved together within the DXLog.net contest log file, so, when the contest file is re-opened, all memories will be active with last edited state.

Additional messages are available from the extra message window that can be opened using shortcut "ALT+C" or menu "OPTIONS"->"CW/DIGI"->"MODIFY ADDITIONAL MESSAGES"

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To send these messages you can open the window and press the button on the right according to the message you want to send

 Shortcuts: "CTRL+ALT+Fx", where Fx is the function key where the needed message has been stored.

Operator login

Shortcuts: LOGIN/LOGOUT or OPON/OPOFF

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This command allows an operators call-sign in Multioperator entry to be logged on and off of the station. This allows some personal settings to be specified for each operator. For example you can play specific audio messages in SSB or load a different keyboard setup.

Station type

Setting the type of operation from this position.

It is important to set the correct type of station from the list:

 * RUN - Main Run Station
 * MULT - Multiplier station in a Multi Single setup
 * R1/R2 - Setting for a Multi 2 station setup
 * SUPPORT - Support role only for the station

This setting allows the software to manage the the correct QSY timing/moves under the 10 minutes rule or band change rules of specific contests.

Remote commands

Selecting this command will open the Remote command form:

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Select the stations to be sent a command and type the command in the box provided. If the command is to be applied to the commanding station, check the "Apply this command also locally" box.


Live score

This menu enables your contest score to be uploaded to the internet live score server server selected in "real-time"

Select your appropriate category:

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Decide how frequently your data is sent:


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If you want to post to a server other than the cqcontest.net default, select 'Post address' under Setup:

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Then enter the full web address of the score server:

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If you are using a secure server (https://), select 'Use https' and enter the address in the appropriate box. If a password is required, enter into the Password box. Click OK to save.

To post your qso and multiplier breakdown as well as your total score, select the 'Send qso/mult breakdown' menu pick. To send only your total score, be sure this selection is not checked.


If you wish to auto-post your score, enable automatic data posting by selecting 'Enable auto posting':

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If you prefer to send the score manually any time you wish you can disable "AUTO POSTING" and just click on "POST NOW!"

Antenna selection

Shortcut: ALT+F11

This option allows you to change RX antenna whenever it is pressed.
Currently selected RX antenna is visible in Radio/Ant status window.
To allow different RX/TX antenna, you need to enable this option in menu Options->Interface specific options->Allow different TX/RX antenna.
If this option isn't enabled, RX and TX antenna selection will be changed together.

Shortcut: ALT+F12

This option allows you to change TX antenna whenever it is pressed.
Currently selected TX antenna is visible in Radio/Ant status window.
To allow different RX/TX antenna, you need to enable this option in menu Options->Interface specific options->Allow different TX/RX antenna.
If this option isn't enabled, RX and TX antenna selection will be changed together.

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