On 9/23/2020 6:52 AM, KL7NW wrote:
I use the audible alerts for new states and
new countries, and I love this feature. It has helped me
complete 8-band WAS, and I’m close to completing 160m and 6m
WAS. I was helping a friend who is a little challenged with
software settings and upgrades. I upgraded his JTAlert to
version 2.16.13 and also installed the JTAlert database. We
did a Rebuild Alert Database (sorry you renamed this feature
as it confused my friend because he could not find Scan and
Rebuild). He was trying to go to Wanted States and uncheck
the states he has confirmed contacts, and I explained that if
he uses Rebuild Alert Database that those checkboxes will
automatically get updated for him.
This doesn’t work as it did in the previous
version. It leaves states that he has confirmed already with
the check box checked, which is incorrect, and providing him
I verified this is happening on my JTAlert
as well, and with another ham who upgraded to version
2.16.13. It appears this is some bug in the software. I also
found that to have the Rebuild Alert Database function update
all the bands, I have to go to Wanted States and check the
boxes under all the bands, then go to Rebuild Alert Database.
If I didn’t do this, bands that were not checked end up with
no states checked as if I didn’t need any states to alert.
Please let me know if I am doing something
wrong, or if this is an issue you are working to correct.
John / KL7NW
If the confirmed states still have the box checked as needed,
then something is wrong, but I don't think it is JTAlert. After a
Rebuild session, my WAS boxes are all correctly checked or not,
depending on confirmation status. One thing that might cause a
problem how you might have the confirmations checked in the
Rebuild section. In WAS, for example, I only have LOTW checked.
Then only QSO's that I have a LOTW confirmation for will be
unchecked in the WAS aler section. You might already have this set
correctly. If so, there is some other issue.
As far as updating all the bands, yes, you should check the bands
you are interested in, and then you shouldn't have to do that
again, unless you want to add or drop a particular band. For
example, I'm not interested in 60 and 2, so I leave them