LOGic’s band map displays spots in order by frequency to give you a visual
overview of activity across the spectrum. You can get automatic "hands-off"
information on the stations you are hearing by merely tuning your rig.
To open the band map, click the Band button on the Spot
Each spot that passes the filtering of the spot log
is displayed. If it is
needed for anything, the award and subaward it is
needed for is shown.
The blue bar represents your rig and its current
frequency. The frequency display changes and the bar
moves as you tune your rig. Any spots within 1 kHz of
the rig's frequency are hilighted with a dark gray
background. Any spots within 3 kHz are hilighted with a
light gray background.
The arrowhead in the lefthand column indicates the
current spot -- the spot for which information is
currently displayed. You may change the current spot by
tuning the rig, clicking on the spot, or using the
The band map is fully integrated with your radio and the log form. If you
see a spot that you are not currently tuned to, but want to try to work, you may
double-click the spot, or select the spot with the mouse and arrow keys, and
click Set Rig. Clicking the Log button logs the spot as a new QSO. The >|<
button centers the rig in the display window. Use this if you scroll away
and want to return to the current operating frequency. Slightly QSYing the
VFO will do the same thing.
As you tune across the band, your screen automatically updates to show
information relative to the spot being tuned to.
If the spot is needed for an award, you can instantly see your QSLing status for
the entity mixed-band-mixed mode, band, mode, and band-mode. Hold your mouse
over the status icons for an explanation. For this example, the green
thumbs-up means that the Philippines is confirmed. On 17 meters, the red
thumbs-up we have worked it and are expecting to receive a QSL (we put Requested
in QSL Received for the 17M DU contact). The checkmark means that we have
worked the Philippines on phone. The red X means that we have not worked
the Philippines on 17M CW. (We've worked it on CW and on phone, but not
17M phone. Our 17M QSO with the Philippines was on some other mode).
As you navigate the band map, LOGic Info window, Other QSOs window, and Progress
1 or Progress 2 are updated automatically.