WriteLog works through individual windows for ham radio contesting. This section describes each of WriteLog’s screens, how they are used during the ham radio contest, how they are set up, and any other pertinent information for their operation.
Here’s the complete scoop on each of WriteLog’s Windows:
- This screen is where all of your contacts and ham radio contest exchanges take place
- As you type in the call signs of the stations calling you after your CQ, Super Check Partial constantly updates available calls based upon the partial calls you have entered into the QSO Entry area.
- Check Call performs two functions: first, it will show you if the station has been worked before in the ham radio contest. Second, it will show if the station is needed as a multiplier on a different band.
- New multipliers will show up during the ham radio contest on different frequencies in the Packet Spots screen if allowed.
- This shows how fast a contester is working other stations
- The Sked screen performs two functions. The first function is to record a schedule with another ham radio station for a future time to work the station on a different band. The second function is to notify other operators in a multi-operator ham radio contest environment that the mult is being passed to them.
- The Band Map is a useful tool that displays the frequency spectrum of the band you are currently operating on as well as the ham radio stations that are currently operating at frequencies shown on the Band Map.
- The Log Edit screen is where you edit QSO’s already logged, such as for correcting a call already entered in the heat of battle.
- Show Mults gives you a quick summary of the multipliers worked by band, continent, or whatever the ham radio contest supports.
- The S&P screen gives you three quick memories to store stations and their frequencies to recall later.
- The Rttyrite window is where your RTTY and PSK signals are copied.
- The CW Display screen offers six channels where WriteLog will attempt to copy CW for you. This will never substitute for knowing CW, of course, but it is an interesting accessory.