New Cluster interface: Panel Custer
New Cluster Interface
A new Cluster Interface (named Panel Cluster) can be used clicking on the 'Panel Cluster' button.
The buttons (TCP Cluster1, TCP Cluster 2, Radio Cluster 1, Radio Cluster 2, DXList) are in the place of the old tabs. The buttons are more readable than the old tabs stile.
Clicking on the new button Panel Cluster the new Panel Cluster window will be shown.
The new 'Panel Cluster' window
Before using the new Panel Cluster window, you need to connect in the usual way a DX Cluster node, using the pages for the TCP or radio Cluster interface. Then click the Panel Cluster button and the new window will be shown.
As the DX Spots are coming in, each DX Spot will be shown as a panel. Each panel may show one or more DX Spot data (in the case of multiple DXSpot received for the same DX Call).
DX Spot Panel
If the callsign shown in the DX Panel is member of Log Of The World (LoTW), in the DX Panel will be shown the following icon:
Clicking on the Callsign with the left mouse button will call up the Running dialog box, with each field filled:
Clicking on the KHz with the left mouse button, will change the active radio (if connected)
Clicking on the Note field, will show a detail dialog box for the DX Panel:
Colors used in the DX Panel
The colors code is the same of the standard EasyLog dialog box:
The Time to live is the time elapsed after which, the oldest DX Panels are hidden.
Setting a Time to live for example of 5 minutes, each DX Panel that become older that 5 minutes, will be hidden. This option is useful to show only a frame time for the DX Spots. During a contest, in which each station is continuously moving around the bands, it is a good idea to set few minutes. During non contest times, the time could be set to higher (for example 20 minutes).