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Re: [Xlog-discussion] Possible feature?

From: Andy Stewart
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] Possible feature?
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 01:20:22 -0400
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On 08/18/2013 09:50 PM, Peter N. Spotts wrote:
Hi Andy,

I was merging my SOTA log from last weekend with my 2013 master and
wondered if it might be possible at some point to add something like a
refresh function.

I had my 2013 master log up as a tab (because I had just finished a net
tonight as NCS) and set up a new log for the SOTA outing in a new tab.
When I merged the two, I then used Save As to overwrite the old master
log. But to view it, I had to go the master log tab, close it out, then
reopen it through the Open function in the menu. It would have been
slick to bring that tab to the fore and hit a refresh icon, or something
similar to get the updated version.

Yoost a thought...

With best regards,


Hi Pete,

Since I'm also the club QSL manager, on Field Day, I make sure most of the stations are running the latest version of Xlog. I had to merge all of those logs together and ran into a similar situation. I feel your pain, but fortunately, it isn't often that I merge logs together.

I wonder how often people actually merge logs.

While we're on the subject of possible future features, here's what I was thinking prior to your email:

a) When exporting QSOs to a file, automatically X the "QSL out" column for the exported QSOs. Naturally, this would be on/off at the behest of the user, probably on a per-export basis. My usage model is to Export to ADIF prior to uploading to eQSL and LoTW, thus I want to X the "QSL out" column for those QSOs. Today, I close Xlog, edit the file with emacs, put Xs in the proper column, close the file, and restart XLog. Painful IMHO! More generically, maybe there should be a way to mark a group of QSOs like this...maybe the user just sent a pile of QSL cards or something.

b) I'm looking at what it would take to automatically interface with eQSL. One could upload to eQSL as each QSL is logged, or a group of QSOs. The upload looks easy. Dealing with the myriad error cases looks frightful. Maybe as I look deeper, it won't be so bad.

Thanks, Pete, for the idea!


Andy Stewart (KB1OIQ)
Founder:   Worcester Linux Users' Group
Founder:   Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group
President: PART of Westford, MA (WB1GOF)

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