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The Status Bar is a display of an assembly of panels which contain important information for the user. In TurboLog 4 the status bar is arranged at the bottom of the main windows. The Status Bar is extremely important under operating systems like WINDOWS in order to display upcoming information without needing to use popups. The latter would require user interaction. Background processing would be disrupted until the user acknowledges the popup. This is what you most certainly would not want if you are online on Packet clusters and the like...
The information display on the panels is updated with the next message arriving and intentionally not cleared automatically after some time.
The following is a typical display of this extremely useful source of information:
The panel areas reserved for devices ( e.g. CAT, TNC, Rotor ) are hot spots. A double click on the panel area will re-initialize the COMport and link assigned to the particular device. Thus, in case the panel color is yellow a double click will re-establish the link if the hardware is operational. If the panel is gray maintenance work in the Setup or checking the hardware components may be required.
The 7 panels currently implemented in TurboLog 4contain the following significant information ( ... from left to right ):
This leftmost panel is exclusively devoted to the display of the system's time used in TurboLog 4. The display consists of date and time. These are the parameters which will be logged with a QSO. You need not to worry for these parameters under normal conditions. You should pay them some attention, however, after you allowed WINDOWS to adjust to daylight saving time back and forth. A general check should occur after the program or a new version of it was installed. Discrepancies to the correct time in UTC should be corrected in the Basic Properties setup.
This panel is aimed at displaying QSO related information. As the screenshots in this paragraph show typical messages are:
The following are two sample outputs from the list above:
Figure 396: Status Bar displaying Clublog Upload
Figure 396: Call Alarm displayed on the Status Bar
The third panel is a multi purpose display. It may contain messages such as:
This panel is exclusively devoted to monitoring the CAT link. The name of the selected transceiver is displayed as foreground text. The background color indicates the following stati:
This panel is exclusively devoted to monitoring the TNC link. The name of the selected TNC is displayed as foreground text. The background color indicates the following status:
This panel displays information related to the link to your TNC or to the cluster. As can be seen from the examples below positive messages come on a green background while yellow indicates some sort of a problem with the TNC or cluster destination. Typical messages are:
Disconnect in Progress
IOTA/Keyword status with respect to keyword search
This panel displays the status of the link to the rotor. An example screen shot is:
The commanded beam direction is displayed as foreground text. The background color indicates the following status:
The rightmost panel is primarily devoted to the Internet connection. Again: Green background color exhibits a successful connection to an Internet cluster. The background turns into yellow if the connection was disrupted for whatever reason. The IP address of the selected cluster is included in the foreground information string.
The following three screen shots are included in order to illustrate the display of information as outlined above:
CLICKABLES and HOTSPOTS:
This topic was last edited on Thursday, 17-Jun-2021, at 10:49