Thursday, October 13, 2016






This is a screen shot of Hunter 2 in action time was 21:40 EST Wed 12 Oct 16
an explanation of colors
the beige background is any spot that is from a country other than the US
A red colored spot is less than a minute old
A green spot is 1-2 min old
A blue colored spot is 2-3 minutes old
A black spot is more than 3 minutes old
A pink spot is a spot necessary for DXCC - if you have worked that country on that band it will show up as a beige background with the appropriate age color

if you double click the left row of the grid it opens up a qso entry form filled in with the data from the grid - just add RST Sent and RST Rec along with QSO End Time and you are done 



This is Hunter V1 in action




It looks much like the Club RBN site - it actually is the JSON data from that site with the addition of some SKCC data. There are various types of "Hunts" so if you are working on Trib, Sen, PFX, looking for a Brag or just want to see everyone the data can be filtered


By clicking on the left column associated with a call opens up the QSO entry form



Select the band from the drop down, add in the RST's sent and rec,click on the end time control and current time is set - it takes about 3 secs to capture everything needed for the QSO and there is room for all the comments including a complete transcript of the QSO

Date Ranges for reviewing qso's can be selected and the results shown in a table



clicking left column of QSO you are interested in brings up qso data which can be edited



Data can be exported via ADI file for uploading to eQSL and LOTW. Data from both of those sites can be downloaded to update logs to show QSL's.

Spreadsheet award applications are auto generated, select the award you want review onscreen and then create
This is my Senator review screen - I am still a few short for Sx4



This application works for club associated activiities - it handles CWOps, NAQCC, FISTS and SKCC.

The drawback to this application is that it is based on a single source that has prefiltered much of the data and is good for club work. But for chasing DXCC or just general DX it is lacking - so Hunter 2 was developed. This is a Telnet wrapper that populates a database that is then queried



Colors aid in quickly scanning large amounts of data.
Red is for spots within the last minute
Green is for spots 1-2 minutes old
Blue is for spots 2-3 minutes old
The pinkish red is for spots that are needed for DXCC award - these are countries that have not been worked on a specific band
The almond colored background is for any spot not in the US (DX Code 291).
Logging works the same as Hunter 1, they both are using the same database

Hunter 3 is under development that will combine Hunter 1 and 2 into a single app that the user will select which data feed it wants - Telnet (it will allow up to 5 simultaneous Telnet connections) or club RBN

So this is what AK4NY does when he is not on the air CQ'ing or S&P'ing.