locked Re: Enhancement suggestion/discussion - JTAlert directional/directed CQ

Phil Cooper

Hi all,


From my experience, if I call (for example) CQ NA, or CQ KL7, I get responses from anyone and everyone.

It all depends on your call, and your DX location.


Yes, it would be wonderful to call CQ YB and only get calls from YB stations, but in reality, it simply doesn't work that way.


Just my perspective!


73 de Phil GU0SUP



-----Original Message-----
From: "Craig" <NZ4CWcraig@...>
Sent: Saturday, 10 April, 2021 15:11
To: Support@hamapps.groups.io
Subject: Re: [HamApps] Enhancement suggestion/discussion - JTAlert directional/directed CQ

Andy - this is not only for us, but benefits the caller, i.e., they would not be getting inadvertent calls from stations currently not seeing / not meeting the criteria.  I think this is a good idea!

On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 9:31 AM Andy k3wyc <a.durbin@...> wrote:
It is quite common for stations to call CQ and only want replies from stations meeting some specified condition e.g. CQ NA, CD ND, CQ EU, CQ ASIA, etc.   These CQ calls can be highlighted by a red box (default) which I take to imply "Warning - don't click me".

What if that CQ was actually directed at stations for which I'm in the wanted group?  In my case I'd want to know if someone called CQ AZ, CQ NA, or CQ USA.   Perhaps the simplest way to implement this would be to have the user specify the exact match criteria e.g.

Show all CQ (border color)
Show CQ not directed at me (border color)
Show CQ direct at me (border color)
Directed CQ match criteria - USA, US, NA, AZ

Would anyone else find this, or something similar, useful?

Andy, k3wyc

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