Well that didn’t take long…
For all you DX-peditioners out there or for those of you who enjoy going off-grid (pun intended,) offline maps are now included with GridTracker!
I’ve included some cool map manipulation settings, so play around and get that map view you really like.
There are a couple of limitations with Offline maps that will hopefully be resolved as the map engine is improved by its developers, namely direction chevrons on paths are missing and sun shadow looks weird.
We’ve been really busy with this release, I hope you’ll be pleased.
There’s been a lot of discussion on various sites about JTAlert and GridTracker not working well together. I have tried as many things as I can think of to make JTAlert happy but it’s just not happening. What we need is multicast UDP support and as I understand it, JTAlert v3 will have it. Until that is released , we’re kind of stuck with working together.
The latest Release Candidate of WSTJ-X (wsjtx-1.9.0-rc2) has introduced a separate N1MM UDP Logger+ Broadcasts config options in reporting for logging QSO’s, this may be a workaround for now (I have not tested it yet).
Cheers and I hope you enjoy the program!
Thank you so much for the interest in GridTracker.
I have been working with N2VFL and others in our spare time for the past two weeks on this project.
That’s right, it’s only been two weeks from inception! I can’t believe how much we’ve got done!
This next weekend I will be adding QSL confirmed marking to the map as well as a count, plus gridsquare labeling while zoomed in far enough so it doesn’t clutter the map.
I will also begin working on alerts, the current types I will implement are “Callsign” “Gridsquare” and “CQ designation eg: CQ NA, CQ JP, CQ OC ” with the alert being
“Audio clip ( possibly your own selected media file)” “Text to speech engine” “Visual” and in the future possibly “CW” with tone/farnsworth timing/wpm etc.
If there’s anything else you’d like to see in this program or if you’ve found a problem, please post a comment here
We are listening!
-Stephen ‘Tag’ Loomis
Ready to release my first Amateur Radio application “GridTracker.”