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New feature: Beacon/Repeaters recent spot data

Postby ADMIN » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:39 am

Hi all

The Beacon and Repeater database pages both have a new feature.

When you drill down on a specific record, you can now view the most recent spots.

In this example, we will search for all listed beacons, 13cm and above:

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Lets have a look at the 10 GHz VK5RSE beacon.
We can see this last record was updated by VK5DK (thanks Col !) on October 22, 2014.

Clicking on either the callsign (at left) or on "More..." (at right), we drill down to the record:

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Looking at the top we see this record was manually updated by VK5DK, as noted on the search results.
Down on the right we see a list, maximum of 10, of the most recent spots.

One unintended "feature" where the look up was purely based on callsign is, it can return the other frequencies that this beacon callsign operates on.
This may be a handy reminder of the other frequencies where to listen out for this callsign.

ie; so we see the most recent spots for this callsign/location were actually on 2m and 70cm.

* Note VK Logger uses three separate logging database tables:
1) HF
2) 6m
3) 2m and above

This look up only checks the current table.

So, if you were looking at a 10m beacon, it will not return a 6m or higher listing, if this callsign were operating on other bands.

Likewise, if you were looking at 2m beacon, it will not return a 6m or HF listing, should that be the case.
Separate tables, remember!
However, it will return any other listings higher than 2m.

The same recent spots info is available for repeater records as well:

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The three separate Logger groups apply as well.

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Re: New feature: Beacon/Repeaters recent spot data

Postby ZL3MF » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:40 am

Nice one it good addition!! :thumbup:
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Re: New feature: Beacon/Repeaters recent spot data

Postby VK2KRR » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:31 pm

Pretty cool ..(need to type 30 characters).......................
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