Today’s release, March 30th; includes the ability to share your On-Air status with other GridTracker users.
If you opt-in, by navigating to Settings and selecting the “Share On-Air Status?” button.
GridTracker will report every 5 minutes minutes your Callsign, Gridsquare, Frequency and Mode back to https://tagloomis.com/
On the Menu is an option to “View GridTracker Users”, if you toggle it you will see all the stations that have chosen to share their On-Air status.
The data is refreshed every 5 minutes.
The information is only used for GridTracker, we will not *ever* sell, loan or give the data to a 3rd party. (we’re not Facebook)
If you do not want to share your On-Air status, simply leave the button unchecked.
You will still be able to view those that do.
I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I gave it a quick check and sure enough…
On the Pi3 with the latest Raspian image , GridTracker is functional!
MP3 based audio alerts are working!
Text-to-speech is not working as of now, I will be adding support for ‘festival’ tts engine soon
If you have experience with Binary RPM and Debian package making for Linux, please reach out to me.
I want to provide a better install experience for Linux and I just haven’t got the Linux chops yet to get it configured or installed perfectly.
-Stephen / N0TTL
A lot less painful than I thought.
The Mac build 1.18.0315 is here!
If you have Gatekeeper enabled you will need to specifically allow GridTracker to run in System Preferences -> Security
A new build is here!
Log loading from eQSL, QRZ.com, Logbook of the World and ClubLog.
Ability to style Google maps as you can with offline maps.
Callsign QSO (worked) / QSL (confirmed) Exclusion options with alerts, you won’t get an alert if you’ve worked/confirmed them before. The default settings are QSO allowed to alert, QSL not allowed. Change to your liking in Alert Settings. For QSO exclusions to work, you must load an ADIF log file which contains QSL confirmed values ( LoTW, QRZ.com etc.. ).
Loaded QSO/QSL grids may fade out, but remain in a black border box, this keeps the callsigns within around for Worked/Confirmed checking in alerts. If you “clear callsigns” or “clear all” , we will lose the record of any QSO/QSL callsign, so be aware.
I did a general cleanup of how things start up, I’m very happy with the results.
You may notice in the new version that log downloading only works in online map mode, this is intentional as the UI could/would lock up if you’re truly offline.
I will be adding N1MM Logging of QSO’s after this next release, WSJT-X’s latest RC has support for this, so if you have it enabled in GridTracker and in the new WSJT-X, I will disable it in GridTracker. ( no sense both of us logging the same data 🙂 )