Locked Re: How is it that FT/x modes are being spotted as CW on spotting networks? #WSJTX_config
Unfortunately, the worldwide DX spotting network has never included the spotted station's "mode" as an always-present data item in each spot - like callsign or frequency.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
SpotCollector, a component of the free-ware DXLab Suite that aggregates DX spots from up to 4 DX Clusters, the DX Summit web cluster, and local instances of WSJT-X to maintain a realtime database with one Entry for each active station, employs two techniques which in combination achieve reasonably accuracy with respect to mode:
1. If a spot's notes specify a mode, that mode is assigned to the database Entry.
2. If a spot's notes do not specify a mode, an included sub-band definition file is consulted to determine the mode based on the spot frequency; each entry in the sub-band definition file specifies a lower frequency, an upper frequency, and a mode.
Sub-band usage during contests can vary significantly from non-contest usage. Users can create their own custom sub-band definition files, and choose the one most appropriate for each operating session.
SpotCollector also mines spot notes for IOTA, POTA, SOTA, and WWFF tags.
From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Turner
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2021 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] How is it that FT/x modes are being spotted as CW on spotting networks? #WSJTX_config
Your problem is the opposite of mine. I've tried for years to not see CW spots, but could not achieve that with 100% accuracy. I believe spotting networks determine mode by frequency, so the mode may not be accurate. Someone could put the mode in the comment, but that would not be 100% reliable as some folks won't.
7 3 Bob
From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Geoff Way
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2021 12:26 PM
Subject: [WSJTX] How is it that FT/x modes are being spotted as CW on spotting networks? #WSJTX_config
I have noticed that many reports submitted to the spotting networks have incorrectly categorized FT/x mode signals as CW. Is there any hope of preventing this frequent mistake and quieting down the inaccurate noise this creates in the cluster system? It makes FT users/spotters look kind of like LIDS when this keeps happening...
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