After my blog entry on switching from HRD to Log4OM, I was contacted by Terry G4POP to do beta testing of the program, looking at the SOTA features.
After some bug fixing the beta version is now available, so here are some of the new features it has for SOTA users.
Entry of SOTA summit
Type in part of a callsign and the program will set the Country, and the appropriate SOTA Association drop down list. Pick your region and the summit from the drop down lists, or for the quickest way just enter the SOTA reference in the search field. The Points, Bonus points and Summit name are displayed. The Summit Name is a web link to the SOTA mapping website so you can see where the summit is located, very handy.
Under the Utilities Menu are Statistics and Awards. There is a SOTA tab under awards. You can display 3 different awards, Chaser, Activator and S2S
You need to select the award eg SOTA MIXED and Countries for each.
The Chaser award shows you what unique summits you have chased. The count is the same as your "My Chaser Uniques" award. My count is out a bit, mainly due to not having logged all chases...
Total points are not shown, but you can always go to the official SOTAdata website for this. Useful in tracking new peaks and things like band specific chasing eg the 12 m challenge.
Click on one of the "W"s and the list of stations chased appears. This can be exported to a CSV file and used to import your chase into the SOTAdata database.
Next the Activator award
The tally here of 52 matches my "My Activator Uniques" count. As per chaser clicking on a "W" will give you a list of stations worked which can be Exported to csv.
S2S shows you unique summits you have chased while activating.