QSO Entry Window Buttons

Turn Antenna

Turns the Antenna to the Current Station over the Short Path.
Short Cut = Ctrl+F2

To turn the antenna over the Long Path:

Information Table

Displays the Information Table for the current Field (if one is associated).
Short Cut = Ctrl-I or double click on the field

World Map

Open the World Map Window and display the current QSO and the signal path.

Quick Statistic

Displays / refreshes the Statistic Quick Information window.


Announce the current QSO on the DX-Cluster of your choice:

Swisslog sets automatically the callsign and QRG of current QSO. Check the aproppiated Options to add this info automatically at the beginning of the Remark field. Unchecking these options will erase the corresponding info from the Remarks field (if found). This meets the formatted DX spots requirements to be used by online processing/monitoring tools.

 IMPORTANT: Dx Grid<Prop Mode>My Grid will only be added if the QTH locator field of the QSO partner contains a QTH locator. Propagation mode is only set if selected in the Propagation mode field.

Options are saved in the configuration file to avoid setting them every time you press this button.

If you prefer, you can also send spots after saving a QSO. Follow these steps:

Special modes and satellite fields

Activate / deactivate special modes (propagation) and satellite fields.

 IMPORTANT: Propagation mode and satellite name are specific fields for 10m and V/U/SHF bands. In order to avoid setting a propagation mode or satellite name when working on bands lower than 10m, If transceiver control is configured and started and propagation mode and satellite name fields are activated, Swisslog will deactivate automatically the panel of these fields if one of the following conditions meets:

 Short Cut = Ctrl+Alt+S

Round QSO

Activate / deactivate Round-QSO support.
Short Cut = F4

CW Program

Activate / deactivate Interface to CWType (if configured) and starts the configured CW decoder program (CW Get or CW Skimmer).

Short Cut = Ctrl+Alt+C


Activate the defined PSK program. The Icon changes depending on the PSK program you have configured. To start the digital modes program just press this button and the selected program will start. When the digital modes program is running along with Swisslog and the DDE link is established user will see a green indicator. If you close the digital modes program a red indicator will be displayed indicating that there is no link between Swisslog and the program. Always press the "Activate Digital Modes program" from Swisslog when you want to link Swisslog and the digital modes program.


Activate/Deactivate the Membership panel. When entering a callsign in the Add QSO window the following logos may show up in the Membership panel (with extra actions in some of them). You can select the logos you want to see in the Membership Panel options:


Start entering a new QSO. A warning is displayed if the previous QSO is not saved.

Short Cut = ESC Attention: ESC resets the previous QSO . So if it is not saved, you lose it !

Save QSO

Save the current QSO.
Short Cut = F10


Other Short Cuts

ESC = Clear QSO Entry Mask without warning.

F1 =  Help

F2 = Turn antenna to station.

F4 = Activate / deactivate Round-QSO Support.

F5 = Activate previous Station in a Round QSO.

F6 = Activate next Station in a Round QSO.

F7 = Add Station to Round QSO.

F8 = Set QSO-Start Time to current time. The same is performed by double clicking on the Start Field.

F9 = Set QSO-End Time to current time. This is a toggle, it stops / starts the stepping of the QSO End Time. The same is performed by double clicking on the Start Field.

F10 = Save the current QSO.

Ctrl-I = Displays the Information Table for the current Field (if one is associated).

Ctrl-O = Display the Option-Dialog.

Ctrl-Q = Print the current QSO (only in Edit - Mode).

Ctrl+Alt+B = if using a rotor interface and rotor toolbar is displayed, focus will be placed at rotor field to set beaming manually.

Ctrl+Alt+C = activate/deactivate the CW button.

Ctrl+Alt+R = changes rotor if using multiple instances of PstRotator (same as clicking on the Rotor label in the rotor control toolbar).

Ctrl+Alt+S = activate/deactivate the special modes (propagation) and satellite fields.

Ctrl+Alt+T = changes transceiver if user have configured more than one (same as clicking on the Rig number in the transceiver control toolbar / window).

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