locked Friendly Suggestion -- Heat Map Text Colors in the "Band Activity Display" in JTAlert


Chuck Adams
 

First of all -- I L.O.V.E.  JTAlert !  

Second, here is a friendly suggestion for future versions:

The "Heat Map" text/temperature colors in the title bar of JTAlert  seem to be unreadable for many bands (especially with yellow or white text).


Could we use a standard like:  (remember ROY G BIV ?)

BOLD Black =            Activity Level 0
BOLD Red =               Activity Level 1
BOLD Orange =          Activity Level 2
BOLD Yellow              NOPE !!!
BOLD Green 
=            Activity Level 3
BOLD Blue =              Activity Level 4
BOLD Indigo/Violet
 = Activity Level 5

As you can see, Yellow bold or un-bold text is virtually unreadable.

White text even more so.  ;)

73,

Chuck Adams
KV4VT


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Band Activity Display

A display of band activity, number of unique TX & RX callsigns per band, updated every minute (small 130 to 140 byte file) from the HamSpots.net website.

 

Hover your mouse over the Bands display in the titlebar of JTAlert and a popup window will slide up, showing counts of unique Callsigns TX and RX (spotting) per band. The Band Activity display in the titlebar is meant to be more of a "heat map" giving a quick visual indication of where the current activity is concentrated.

 

Can be displayed as a separate window. Use the Hotkey (default F2) to activate.

 


Michael Black
 

Did you know you can change those colors yourself?

Settings/Window/Band Activity Display

Mike W9MDB




On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 04:30:49 PM CDT, Chuck Adams <cfadams@...> wrote:


First of all -- I L.O.V.E.  JTAlert !  

Second, here is a friendly suggestion for future versions:

The "Heat Map" text/temperature colors in the title bar of JTAlert  seem to be unreadable for many bands (especially with yellow or white text).


Could we use a standard like:  (remember ROY G BIV ?)

BOLD Black =            Activity Level 0
BOLD Red =               Activity Level 1
BOLD Orange =          Activity Level 2
BOLD Yellow              NOPE !!!
BOLD Green 
=            Activity Level 3
BOLD Blue =              Activity Level 4
BOLD Indigo/Violet
 = Activity Level 5

As you can see, Yellow bold or un-bold text is virtually unreadable.

White text even more so.  ;)

73,

Chuck Adams
KV4VT


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Band Activity Display

A display of band activity, number of unique TX & RX callsigns per band, updated every minute (small 130 to 140 byte file) from the HamSpots.net website.

 

Hover your mouse over the Bands display in the titlebar of JTAlert and a popup window will slide up, showing counts of unique Callsigns TX and RX (spotting) per band. The Band Activity display in the titlebar is meant to be more of a "heat map" giving a quick visual indication of where the current activity is concentrated.

 

Can be displayed as a separate window. Use the Hotkey (default F2) to activate.

 


Chuck Adams
 

Mike,

I did NOT see that!

I looked everywhere !

Thanks so much !!

73,
Chuck Adams
KV4VT