locked Re: contest reflection

JTAlert Support (VK3AMA)

On 21/09/2021 10:05 am, KF7NN wrote:
wondering if you can make the database time dependent for contests. 
Ie having a "since" button or something similiar in order to only look at qsos since a certain date /time .

right now i have to create a new database in my log and then have jtalert scan it for every contest,
the worst part is i have to import the contest log into my main log afterward and then rescan it.

maybe you have something already set up? as i really only want one log


What Log type are you using with JTAlert?

You have a three options depending on how you want to approach the contest.
  1. If your contest participation is to work as many stations and multipliers as possible without any regard to you're current JTAlert needs. Start the contest with a new empty log then do a one-off Alert database rebuild which will take a second or two since the log is empty. At the end of the contest if you want to put the contest QSOs in your normal JTAlert log do an import of the contest QSOs. How you do that depends on the log type you're using, followed by an Alert database rebuild operation after switching back to your normal JTAlert log.

  2. If you're in the contest to pick up new ones as well as hand out numbers, set the JTAlert Worked B4 date to the date of the start of the contest. This will ensure that past QSOs before the contest will not be flagged as B4s and you will still be alerted to new ones you need. QSOs logged during the contest will be flagged as B4s. After the contest turn off the Worked B4 date. There is no need for an Alert database rebuild.

  3. If you're in the contest only to pickup new ones without any desire to work as many stations and multipliers as possible, you don't need to make any changes in JTAlert and treat the contest as just another day working the bands.

1. & 2. are essentially the same, except 1. leaves you with a dedicated contest log that you can use for submission and saving.

de Laurie VK3AMA

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