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This is where you log the band which you used for this QSO. The band field belongs to the QSO essentials. The band field thus undergoes a data integrity check before the QSO is logged.


Like all other fields the band field can be arranged on the loginput line in accordance with your personal needs. All features described for customizing the loginput line apply for this field. This includes the commands available and search operations ( keyword search, quick search) in particular.


With respect to the field properties the band field is equipped with a default stack to choose from. This means the stack contains pre-programd data. The stack will pop up directly below the call field on pressing Shift+Cursor+Down. If you want to load the content of a predefined input into the band field you just select the line of interest by mouse or by pressing Cursor+Down. A left mouse key double click will enter the stack line into the band field. Likewise you can press Enter for the same action. Both operations will not only load from the stack but also move the input focus to the field next right of the band field. This saves an additional keystroke.


Of course you can define an input stack as well. The predefined values in the default stack can be altered in the main menu in bands & modes. This is where new bands can be created and coordinated with other log input fields.


The selected entry for the band field is interconnected with the following fields and parameters:




The interaction between the band and the frequency field depends on your choice of mode of operation, e.g.:


Band logging

Full frequency logging


While in band logging the band is expected to be manually entered from the band field. Derived from the selected band and by use of the bands & modes table the nominal band centre frequency will be automatically inserted in the frequency field.

While in full frequency logging  the frequency is expected to be manually entered from the frequency field. Derived from the frequency entered and by use of the bands & modes table the associated band will be automatically inserted in the band field. If CAT is used the frequency will be read from the transceiver via a specified serial interface.


In order to keep TurboLog 4 fully open for future new band assignments to the Ham Radio Service these can be  easily added to the bands & modes table. New bands in the table will automatically appear as defaults on the default stack attached to the band field.



See table in loginput line.



Every input field can be clicked: See loginput line.


This topic was last edited on  Thursday, 17-Jun-2021,  at  10:49