VK Contest Log

Worked Stations List

 

The Worked Stations List auxiliary window display shows all the call signs for the stations that you have worked to date in the contest. It is available for all contests, but is mainly useful in those which have repeat contacts at various intervals.

What is on display is controlled by two sets of radio buttons, Bands on Display and Modes on Display, although they are not entirely independent. The bands radio buttons start with an All button which allows all bands on which contacts were made to be included on the display. Then there may be one or two contest specific buttons, for RD for example, HF to limit bands to HF only and VHF+ for VHF and above bands. Following those there is an Except button, which allows all bands to be displayed except the one selected for logging. (I am not sure how useful that will be in an actual contest, but it seemed potentially useful when I first thought of it.) The last radio button in the bands group is Selected, which when selected brings up a series of check boxes allowing selection of specific bands to be included on display as desired.

The Modes on Display radio buttons group selects what modes are displayed or what modes are highlighted by the contact count being put in brackets to indicate that for that mode, another contact now would be a duplicate. For All button selection in this group, the counts are for all contacts, but the counts in brackets are for the mode selected for logging, when contacts on different modes are allowed in the same time period.

In between Bands on Display and Modes on Display, there is a small check box labeled CanWrk (can work), which when checked, causes the worked list display to only show call signs for stations which can be worked again, that is, the block of time or the period since they were last worked has expired.

The following three images are an extract from a past Summer VHF-UHF Field Day, a contest in which stations can be contact after three hours from the previous contact, irrespective of the mode, and the context exchange includes the Maidenhead locator. If the six character locator is exchanged, then the approximate distance and the bearing to the worked station may be calculated. The first digit (or number as it could be ten or more) is the count of the number of times that station has been worked. and the second number is the bearing to that station. If only four character locators are exchanged (which is sufficient for the contest), then bearing cannot be calculated and it is shown as "---" in the list. (If the images are made usefully smaller, then it is not possible to read the text in the display.)

 

All bands are selected for display, so that in the case of the RD and John Moyle Contests, both HF and VHF+ would be included. (However, in those cases, the bands can be limited by selecting HF or VHF+ if desired.)

Contacts for all modes are counted in the contact count figure for each call sign. The brackets around the count indicate that one of the contacts was within the time period, so that another contact with that station now would be a duplicate.

In this contest only one contact can be made per period irrespective of the mode, but if multiple modes are allowed, the brackets around the contact count would then apply for the set logging mode. Setting to another logging mode, for example, to CW, would not change the contact counts but probably would change where the brackets are, because it may not be possible to work the station again on SSB now but may be possible to work them on CW now.

 

This image shows the effect of checking the CanWrk check box. All the entries with brackets around the contact count have been removed, so that only stations that you can work again now are shown.

As before, if this was a multiple mode contest, then the display would be for SSB, the currently set mode for logging. Setting the logging mode to CW would probably show different call signs, those than can be worked on CW again now.

If you are not interested in all the bands, change the Bands on Display to Selected and check the box(es) for the band(s) of interest.

 

The Log selection in the Modes on Display radio buttons limits the bands displayed to those in which contacts for the currently selected logging mode have been made, and bands on which no such contacts were made are omitted. The counts are also for the selected logging mode only, in brackets again if one of them was less than the specified period.

The remaining buttons in the Modes on Display group are somewhat contest dependant, and display the contacts for the selected mode irrespective of the mode set for logging.

 

Page last updated: 30/11/2011