Tonight I was fooling around with DXLab SpotCollector's SQL tabs. SpotCollector has 32 buttons in 4 banks of 8 that can be programmed to filter the SpotCollector database on specific field criteria, like Band, Mode, etc. The filter can be quite complicated for example
- only Spot Database Entries for SV2ASP/A
- only Spot Database Entries for stations on 6m working CW
- only Spot Database Entries for stations from Mongolia on 80m spotted from Europe
- only Spot Database Entries for stations whose DXCC entities you haven't confirmed on CW
- only Spot Database Entries for for African, European, or Asian stations on 160m that were spotted from the North American East coast.
- only Spot Database Entries known to QSL via the ARRL's Logbook of the World
See the link above for a complete description.
I presently have only 8 Filters programmed. Above is a shot of un-programmed SQL buttons
To Program a button hover your mouse over a button and hit CTL before you click and the following panel will open up
(to get a clearer view of the pics click the pick and it will open a viewer)
My interest is primarily low band DXing 160M-30M CW. I have exactly 1 SSB DX QSO confirmed, but sometimes I want to see what is happening on other bands. The SQL language is not super intuitive so a couple examples
All Band in ('160m','80m','40m','30m','20m','17m','15m','12m','10m','6m')
This expression is contained in the field connected to the button called "All" This expression filters all modes and bands 160M-6M
160-30C Band in ('160m','80m','40m','30m') and (Mode= 'CW')
This button 160-30C turns on only 160 80 40 and 30 CW
160-10C Band in ('160m','80m','40m','30m','20m','17m','15m','12m','10m') and (Mode= 'CW')
This one 106-10C turns on 160-10 CW only
20-10C Band in ('20m','17m','15m','12m','10m') and (Mode= "CW") turns on 20M-10M CW
and I have a few single band choices as well
160 CW Band in ('160m') and (Mode= "CW") turns on 160M CW spots and I have one of thesae for 80, 40, and 30M as well.
That should be enough to get something going!
This is a shot of All note CW SSB RTTY JT65 are all listed from 160-6M
This is 40 CW only, though some SSB and Digital stuff sometime leaks through because it is mis-labeled in the database. NBD.
Happy programming !