Winterheat 2022

Winterheat 2022: Tracking QSO Distance

Tracking QSO Distance:

Updated information from Jess Hunter

So last year a lot of people were curious about the QSO Distance. Since that feature request came in after the event had started the best I could really do was throw some ad-hoc code into what is displayed on the screen and that was after the QSO had been made.
 
This year not only will you be able to see the QSO distance before adding the QSO results. The distance will also be stored into the system.
 
There are some caveats though. If a person moves and does not update their FCC records. It will show their last registered address.
 
The LAT/LON is based off of Zip Codes initially. Last year we had the feature for people to manually update their GPS coordinates.
 
If a person is mobile traveling through another area. It will log their home QTH. Not to mention if a person goes "Air Mobile" like we had last year.
 
I'll give some thought on how we might be able to address those issues once I get further along on the logging script.
 
Here is a question I have and am looking for some input.
 
On the "Add QSO" screen where the distance will be displayed. I am thinking about making the text blink to get the user's attention if the number is high.

AT WHAT DISTANCE DO YOU THINK AN ALERT NOTIFICATION SHOULD BE DISPLAYED?

Winterheat distance


Winterheat 2022 operating frequencies

 
OPERATING FREQUENCIES
ANALOG
2M 70cm OTHER

IL2-Charlie

ILUHF-Charlie

6M-Xray

IL2-Bravo

ILUHF-Bravo

1.25M-Xray
   
33cm-XRay
DIGITAL

C4FM-V

C4FM-U
 

DMR-V
TG:99 TS:1 CC:1

DMR-U
TG:99 TS:1 CC:1
 

D-STAR-V

D-STAR-U
 
 
 

 


Winterheat 2022

Winterheat 2022 pig logo

WINTERHEAT is a month long amateur radio event conducted annually in the month of January to help promote amateur radio on the 1.25 Meter, 2 Meter, 6 Meter 33cm and 70cm bands.
 
This event uses an over-the-web QSO tracking database that displays event totals in real time as the event progresses.
 
A Facebook group is used as a means to provide information and updates about the WINTERHEAT event, ask questions about the event and to share event related topics amongst its members.
 
More information on the Winterheat Face Book page.
 
Event rules and regulations: hamactive.com