First QSO Listings

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This facility allows you to search for the first contact with a DXCC entry on a selected mode, band, time period, etc.. If the database query yields a match to the particular search conditions the Call of the contact will be displayed in a dedicated data listing. The results of this operation cannot just be brought to screen but printed or exported into different data formats.

 

The listings from this powerful facility are extremely helpful in tracing missing QSLs for bands, modes and periods. After the Call was found the whole log record can easily be retrieved by placing it on the Call field of the log's input line for further actions such as sending out another QSL request or a reminding email.

 

The First QSO Listings facility is accessed via the Options --->Lists and Reports menu and selecting the sub menu item of this very name. This action will result in displaying the following default screen:

 

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Figure 335:  First QSO Listings - Select for Reporting

 

The default parameters for this display were chosen as to yield a fast response even on slow machines. Starting from this screen you can now create your search query of interest by selecting the particular items from the drop down boxes or by checking the appropriate box, respectively. After you clicked the Go button the computation will be started. Depending on the complexity of the query, size of your log and clockrate of your machine this may take up to 10 seconds of time before the results show up. The time used is displayed on the status bar of the frame. The bottom line of the display show summarizing counts for the DXCC entries and calls per band column. The bands on display are defined in your customized DXCC menu.

 

The following items are available for queries:

 

 

Scope:

 

Continent:

 

The user can select continents from the drop down list  for analysis:

World = All continents
EU = Europe,
NA = North America
SA= South America
AF= Africa
AS= Asia
OC= Oceania
AN= Antarctica

 

For the time being the default is set on World.

 

CQ Zone:

 

For ease of operation the drop down box offers zone numbers 1 ... 40 in order to select from.

 

ITU Zone:

 

For ease of operation the drop down box offers zone numbers 1 ... 90 in order to select from.

Please note:

Countries covering more than one zone will be called by each of its zone numbers.

 

Commonwealth:

 

Checking this item will filter the list of countries with respect to membership of the British Commonwealth.

 

 

Filter Options:

 

Country Status:

 

The drop down box offers the following choices with respect to the country's DXCC status:

 

Current= List of the current DXCCentries.
Deleted= List of the deleted entries.
DXCC= List of current plus deleted entries.
Non DXCC= List of non DXCCentries.
All= List of all forestanding categories.

 

The number of countries found with respect to these categories will be displayed in the frame's status bar.

 

Mode:

 

You can select the modes from this drop down box which you earlier defined in the DXCC menu. In addition to these modes there is a choice for Mixed which will bring up all contacts regardless of any particular mode.

 

Display:

 

This drop down box allows you to control the number of rows in the listing that contain the countrynames of interest. You can select from the following choices:

 

All Countries:  

Regardless whether there is information for a particular country or not the complete list of countries will always be displayed.

Worked Countries:

The display will only contain those countries which contain information with respect to the other filter options selected.

Not Worked Countries:

This option displays only those countries from the list which were not worked before ( open all time new ones ). The grid will be empty, of course.

Worked all Bands:

Only countries which have been worked on all of the displayed bands will show up on the list.    

 

QSL Status:

 

This drop down box offers the following choices:

Any( ... this is the default )
QSL sent( ... you have printed/sent a QSL )
QSL received( ... even if you did not sent one.)
QSL not received( ... you did not receive a QSL for the logged QSO )
QSL accepted( ... by DXCC desk. )

 

The rationale behind each item is explained in the bracketed text.

 

Worked Status:

 

This drop down box allows you to further specify your query with respect to the time period which was defined in the DXCC menu. For ease of operation the start of period is displayed in the top banner line of the frame.

 

Worked this period:

Selects anything later than the period specified.

Worked previous period:

Selects anything before the period specified.

Worked all time:

Selects anything regardless of the period specified.

New this period:

Selects anything new with respect to band and mode from later than the period specified. There will be an entry though, if for example, the band is worked/confirmed on one mode but has not been worked this perid on the mode under consideration.

All time new on band:

Selects only all time new entries for the particular band, regardless of mode. This choice is of ultimate importance if you work on maximizing your score of bandpoints.

 

This list of features impressively demonstrates the possible number of permutations which can be created as queries. Thus, there is a total of 441.600 different views onto your logdata from this single facility. We hope we did not miss any desirable combination and got them all...

 

 

Radio Buttons

 

The following radio buttons are available:

 

Go:

Clicking the Go button or pressing ALT+G will start processing the selected query. The button will remain inactive (=grey) as long as the query parameters are left unchanged.

 

Print:

Clicking the Print button or pressing ALT+P will convey all grid data to the print routines. Before rendering the displayed data and graphics as a report the user can control its layout by means of the Print Preview facility. Before the Print Preview screen opens, however, the printer setup is called in order to allow you to select a printer, page size, page orientation and the like. In view of the total width of all fields the page default is set to "landscape" for the print.

 

Export:

Clicking the Export button or pressing ALT+E will start the Print Preview facility which contains a special menu item for export control. Before the Print Preview screen opens, however, the printer setup is called in order to allow you to select a printer, page size, page orientation and the like. For the time being TurboLog 4 offers export to:

PDF

Text file export  ( ASCII )

EXCEL

HTML

 

Please note:  

In order to receive a meaningful output on export operations the header of the print preview template must be as simple as possible. Weird results may be obtained on EXCEL exports in particular due to multiple rows of header information. Thus, EXCEL exports should only be started from the Export Buttons in TurboLog 4's data grid screens (... as this one). This assures automatically loading a special export template into the Preview Page.

 

If you export in EXCEL-CSV  format ( Comma Separated Variables ) the default separator will be a " ; " . This is no bias for further processing since you can always change the separator if you open the file to be imported by means of the OPEN FILE menu item in EXCEL.

 

 

Active Commands:

ALT+PStart printing.
ALT+EStart exporting.
ALT+GGo! Start search/computation.

 

BUTTONS:

Print

Export

Go

 

CLICKABLES and HOTSPOTS:

Clicking arrow in country headerSort in reversed alphabetical order.
Drag separator of band columsArrange width of columns.

 

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