DXtreme Monitor Log 14

Product Summary

DXtreme Monitor Log 14 is designed for active radio and television monitors and listeners.

What it Does

DXtreme Monitor Log 14 lets you log stations throughout the radio spectrum and take advantage of advanced features that can make your radio and TV monitoring experiences more enjoyable.

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Country Format

When starting a new database, you have your choice of country formats:

  • NASWA Countries
  • ARRL Entities

Schedule Checker

The Schedule Checker™ helps you find broadcast stations to monitor. It imports Aoki, Aoki Userlist, EiBi, and FCC AM schedules, tells you whether to monitor a station for a new or verified country, and has filters and sort options to help you display information the way you want. A "Now" setting lets you see what's on the air right now with automatic schedule refresh hourly.

Track Signal Modes and Transmission Modes

An editable Signal Modes module lets you log the modes to which your receiver is tuned, either specified by you or inherited from rig control (such as AM, CW, FM, LSB, USB, RTTY, etc.).

And the editable Transmission Modes module lets you log the modes stations are transmitting (such as AM, CHIP, CONTESTI, CW , DOMINO, FAX, FM, FT4, FT8, HFDL, JT65, JT9, MFSK, MIL-STD-188-141A, MSK144, NAVTEX, OLIVIA, PACTOR-III, PSK, STANAG 4285, and more).

A Transmission Mode Details box lets you type free-form information about the transmission mode received, such as baud rate, bandwidth, etc. (i.e. 1200bps/L). This information will be also important to you and others, and should be included when reporting reception.

Some transmission modes can be received on different signal modes, and it is important to disclose the signal mode employed when reporting reception — that way, readers can reproduce your monitoring environment and log the station themselves.

Support for Grid Square Tracking

A Grid box and Auto Calc check box on the Monitor Log window let you track Maidenhead grid squares when logging. The Maidenhead Grid Square system is popular with ham radio operators, especially on VHF and UHF, where VUCC rules regard contacts outside a DXCC entity (country) as valid, such as maritime-mobile contacts.

Tracking grid squares is particularly useful when monitoring/logging stations not located in traditional countries — like aircraft and ships operating in international airspace and waters. Both Performance and Stations reports let you track grids. Search functions let you find grid-based log entries for viewing or editing.

You can type grid squares manually or have Monitor Log 14 calculate them automatically based on the coordinates entered in the Latitude and Longitude boxes.

Rig Control

Rig Control is supplied via optional integration with Afreet Omni-Rig and/or these popular SDR applications:

We connected an SDRplay RSP1 and RSPdx to SDRuno, HDSDR, and SDR Console for testing during development. Customers report using Airspy R2, SDRplay RSP1, RSP2, and RSPdx plus Elad® FDM-S2 and FDM-DUOr receivers with FDM-SW2 software. See the rig control topics in the Data Sheet for more information about SDR integration.

Attractive, Uncluttered Yet Powerful User Interface

DXtreme Monitor Log has a powerful user interface with customizable font attributes and foreground and background colors for data and text display, making it easy to view schedules on the Schedule Checker, log entries on the Last Log Entries grid, text in Content Tabs and Script Editor windows, and data on Report and Module windows.

Reception Report and Label Creation

Offers Reception Report and SWL and Address Label creation for obtaining QSLs from all kinds of stations — beacons, hams, MW, SW, utilities, and more.

Integration with eQSL.cc

Features integration with eQSL.cc for obtaining and processing eQSLs from amateur radio operators. It includes the following Data Import, Update, and Upload facilities:

  • Import Log From ADIF (supports non-ham activities, too)
  • Update From eQSL.cc Inbox
  • Automatic Upload to eQSL.cc Outbox
  • Batch Upload to eQSL.cc Outbox

Embedded Imaging Engine and Interfaces

You can use Improv Imaging™ to capture on your screen, scan from your image scanner, and paste from the Clipboard images you want to associate with log entries for viewing later — such as screen captures of stations received on digital applications and more.

You can use QSL Imaging™ to capture on your screen and scan from your image scanner incoming QSL cards and electronic QSLs for viewing later.

Performance Reports of Your Monitoring Station

Offers Performance Reporting, an array of reports that let you gauge the performance of your monitoring station. Reports can be viewed locally or uploaded to the Web for remote access by you and your friends.

Integration with Optional Afreet DX Atlas

Produces azimuth plots from the Schedule Checker and pin maps of data from Performance Reports. An auto-plot feature produces simultaneous azimuth plots for all scheduled stations.

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