Loginput line

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GENERAL:

 

The loginput line is of key importance for entering your logdata into TurboLog 4. Besides this you may also start search tasks from the input fields, e.g. by using Commands such as the Quick_Search [ Ctrl+F] or Keyword_Search [Ctrl+I]. The log input line can be reset to its default by pressing Ctrl+R.

 

You can manually enter log data by typing. Likewise, you can enter data to be logged by grabbing [ Ctrl+G ] a Packet Spot or a previously logged record from the review grid. The same result can be achieved by performing a left mouse key drag & drop action. Both automatic actions will copy at least the Call and additional information ... if available ... extracted from the Packet Spot or from the log record into the appropriate logging fields in order to save typing.

 

The log input line is designed as to offer the highest possible flexibility in view of fulfilling the needs we could imagine a discerning ham operator may have.

Following this approach the user can customize the log input line by:

 

Arranging the order of the fields

Activating/deactivating fields

Presetting field contents

Adjusting field width

Defining field stacks( Default stack and Input stack)

color selection, etc.

 

These and many other properties can be selected from the field properties menu which is described in greater detail in a separate chapter below.

 

Of course your customized arrangements of the input line can be saved and then accessed by just three mouse clicks. Furthermore there are special setups for different logging modes. Currently there are special implementations for the following modes of operation:

 

Realtime logging, this is the standard mode of operation

Postevent logging

Contest logging, variable contest exchange

Contest logging, fixed contest exchange

 

User controlled default loginput line configurations are assigned to these logging modes. The default assignments are under control from the Configuration menu, item Basic Properties sub item Log Inputline.

 

When designing the loginput line we closely stuck to a field selection as defined by the commonly used ADIF standard for log data exchange. Thus you will find the fields defined in TurboLog 4 mostly identical to ADIF. In some cases there are equivalent field definitions since a few fields can be used for special features within TurboLog 4.

 

Please note: 

The internal representation of decimal numbers in TurboLog 4 uses the "." as decimal separator. Since the WINDOWS Setup allows for regional definitions of the separator for decimal numbers in numerical input fields ( if permitted ). They need to be entered according to your local WINDOWS settings. Thus, on the European continent the "," will be required ( e.g. 123,45 ) for correctly entering a decimal number whilst in the UK and USA the correct entry for the same number will be 123.45 for example.  Do not use the "," in order to group large numbers in trigrams. This will lead to misinterpretations for obvious reasons and unforeseeable numerical troubles, to an error message and an internal exception at least.  There is only one  ( the "legal" ) separator allowed in any decimal number ( no blanks, no additional commas).

 

The following loginput fields are defined in TurboLog 4:

 

 

Fieldname            

Input length

Call

14

Date

11

Start

5

Stop

5

Band

10

Mode

10

RST_sent

3

RST_rcvd

3

Power

4

Locator

8

Userkey

64

Comment

40

His_name

40

His_QTH

40

QSL_manager

14

QSL_to_send

1

QSL_sent

1

QSL_rcvd

1

QSL_accepted

1

QSL_sent_date

11

QSL_rcvd_date

11

QSL_printmsg

40

Exchange_rcvd

10

Exchange_sent

10

CountryNumber

4

CountryName

40

Frequency

13 incl. decimal p.

DXCCMode

10

My_name

40

DXCC

1

Bandlogging

1

Unique

10

BaseCall

10

(Reserve)

 

Table 11: Logging Fields

 

 

 

Active Commands in the log input line:

 

                                               

Command

Action

Cursor+Down

Jump right into next field

Cursor+Up

Jump left into next field

Tab >

Jump right into next field

Tab <

Jump left into next field

Enter

Put content of input line to log

Shift+F6

Set QSO Stop time

Ctrl+Enter

Set QSO start time

Ctrl+Alt+C

Direct access to the Call Alarms Setup tab sheet

Ctrl+G

Grab Call from logged record

Ctrl+N

Create/Open notepad for base call in call field

Ctrl+R

Reset loginput line

Ctrl+S

Opens the Setup/Configuration menu  tab sheet

Ctrl+T

Direct access to Transceiver Setup tab sheet

Ctrl+F

Start Quick_Search with default input from focused field

Ctrl+I

Start Keyword_Search with default input from focused field

ESC

Removes submenu Closes default and input stack

Ctrl+Cursor+Down

Pops up default stack

Shift+Cursor+Down

Pops up input stack

Ctrl+F4

(Fn+Ctrl+F4)

Forces country assignment

( In Windows 8 )

Table 12: Active Logging Commands

 

 

CLICKABLES and HOTSPOTS:  

               

Every input field can be clicked:

   

Left mouse key click highlights the field you clicked on.
Right mouse key click on any of the log input fields opens the following pop-up to select from:

 

 

                         

Figure 188:   Configuration Menu for Log Entries

Figure 188:   Configuration Menu for Log Entries

 

 

These top two items of this pop-up are the entry points for customizing the log input line. They will be described in the next chapters.The other entries are reminders for the user in order to show what can be done from the input line.

 

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