DELARANEWS

AIO Software

A series of updates

Our own George Hafler, WD8KNC, has been the author and distributor of a multi-purpose logging, contesting and general operating software package called “AIO” - All in one. He’s very quiet about his project, but we can be very proud of his work. Now, a series of updates that makes his package even more flexible. I'm kind of proud of this one. I've added spectrum display to the CAT rig. Yes, if you click on the display it will take you to that frequency. A simple button click turns it on and off. See the Attachment. Well, it didn’t take Dale, W8KTQ to think up another idea: I had another thought that would be really cool. Don't think you do this now but see what you think. During the 160M CW contest last weekend, I needed North Dakota, Nevada and Idaho. Of course, you have to listen to each transmitted contact's info to see if it's the state you need. It would be cool if you could add the state, arrl section, canadian providence, country, prefix, etc. to a separate bandmap or text box showing callsign and frequency. This would require a lookup to qrz.com (or equivalent database) each time but boy would it be easy to work WAS (or any other award you can think of) in a much shorter amount of time.You could even have it so you could (e.g.) enter the 3 states you needed plus a couple of prefixes you're looking for: (e.g. ND, NV, ID, KP4, EI2), and it would text you the call sign, frequency and time. Possible?? Thank you for the suggestion. I had forgotten that I had worked on a similar Idea. So I took your Idea and plugged it in. And the attached is the result. The band map has three columns now one of which is the entity of the contact. So you can see what multipliers are available. The band map does other things also. If you look at the legend you can see that the color of the contact has meaning. I.E. if Its RED it means you need the multiplier. If it's black or white it means you have worked the multiplier but not the station. Blue means it has been worked on this band. Green means it has been worked on a different band. Gray means it was not found in the QRZ db, and finally purple means it was put in manually. Also at the bottom of the band map you can further refine the list. If you right click on "20 DB Min" you can set the Minimum DB level to be displayed. So if you set it for 20 then it will only display strong stations. If you click on "NO K" then no state side calls will be included. If you click on "Needed Only" then only the multipliers that you need will be displayed. Version 11.71. See the attachment. There is now a checkbox at the bottom of each band map that will tell AIO to display the spots in alphabetical order based on entity (multiplier). If you already have AIO installed you can paste the following link in the address field of your browser to update AIO: http://ghafler.com/win7update.exe If you are starting from scratch then you need to execute two files by pasting them into the address bar of your browser: FIRST execute..... http://ghafler.com/NTPortDrvSetup.exe Then execute.... http://ghafler.com/win7setup.exe If your running windows 10 then it is important to modify the AIO startup icon properties so that it is running in compatibility mode XP Service Pack (3). (I love windows 10). Also modify the icon so that it is being run as administrator. This applies to any version of windows. Once installed, If you click on Help you have tons of options. There are many videos you can watch or use the help text files. Most screen also have a quick help button. All that said you can call me anytime if you have questions.
DELARANews

AIO Software

A series of updates

Our own George Hafler, WD8KNC, has been the author and distributor of a multi-purpose logging, contesting and general operating software package called “AIO” - All in one. He’s very quiet about his project, but we can be very proud of his work. Now, a series of updates that makes his package even more flexible. I'm kind of proud of this one. I've added spectrum display to the CAT rig. Yes, if you click on the display it will take you to that frequency. A simple button click turns it on and off. See the Attachment. Well, it didn’t take Dale, W8KTQ to think up another idea: I had another thought that would be really cool. Don't think you do this now but see what you think. During the 160M CW contest last weekend, I needed North Dakota, Nevada and Idaho. Of course, you have to listen to each transmitted contact's info to see if it's the state you need. It would be cool if you could add the state, arrl section, canadian providence, country, prefix, etc. to a separate bandmap or text box showing callsign and frequency. This would require a lookup to qrz.com (or equivalent database) each time but boy would it be easy to work WAS (or any other award you can think of) in a much shorter amount of time.You could even have it so you could (e.g.) enter the 3 states you needed plus a couple of prefixes you're looking for: (e.g. ND, NV, ID, KP4, EI2), and it would text you the call sign, frequency and time. Possible?? Thank you for the suggestion. I had forgotten that I had worked on a similar Idea. So I took your Idea and plugged it in. And the attached is the result. The band map has three columns now one of which is the entity of the contact. So you can see what multipliers are available. The band map does other things also. If you look at the legend you can see that the color of the contact has meaning. I.E. if Its RED it means you need the multiplier. If it's black or white it means you have worked the multiplier but not the station. Blue means it has been worked on this band. Green means it has been worked on a different band. Gray means it was not found in the QRZ db, and finally purple means it was put in manually. Also at the bottom of the band map you can further refine the list. If you right click on "20 DB Min" you can set the Minimum DB level to be displayed. So if you set it for 20 then it will only display strong stations. If you click on "NO K" then no state side calls will be included. If you click on "Needed Only" then only the multipliers that you need will be displayed. Version 11.71. See the attachment. There is now a checkbox at the bottom of each band map that will tell AIO to display the spots in alphabetical order based on entity (multiplier). If you already have AIO installed you can paste the following link in the address field of your browser to update AIO: http://ghafler.com/win7update.exe If you are starting from scratch then you need to execute two files by pasting them into the address bar of your browser: FIRST execute..... http://ghafler.com/NTPortDrvSetup.exe Then execute.... http://ghafler.com/win7setup.exe If your running windows 10 then it is important to modify the AIO startup icon properties so that it is running in compatibility mode XP Service Pack (3). (I love windows 10). Also modify the icon so that it is being run as administrator. This applies to any version of windows. Once installed, If you click on Help you have tons of options. There are many videos you can watch or use the help text files. Most screen also have a quick help button. All that said you can call me anytime if you have questions.