As you type call signs into the Log window, the status line at the top of the QTC Series window shows whether or not that call can receive QTCs. To respond to a QTC? request, make the QTC Series window active using the Log ▶ Begin QTC Series keyboard shortcut, which causes SkookumLogger to perform one of three actions:
If transmitting a QTC series is already underway, return keyboard focus to the QTC Series window.
Otherwise, if the receiving station is not eligible to receive QTCs, transmit the I have no QTCs message and return keyboard focus to the Log window.
Otherwise, create a new series and transmit the Begin Series message followed by “N/C”, where N is the series number and C is the count of QTCs about to be sent. The receiving station should indicate ready to receive, typically by sending QRV. If the receiver asks for a repeat of the series preamble message, choose Repeat N/C (F3) .
Alternatively, use the Log ▶ His Call + Begin QTC Series keyboard shortcut to prepend the receiver’s call to the messages sent above. Neither of these messages is sent if a series is already underway when you activate the QTC Series window.
When a new series is created, all of the QTC Series table items are filled in for you, the QTCs for Selected Series table is filled with information from your log, and the first row in that table is selected.
Choose Next QTC (F8) to send the selected row. SkookumLogger indicates that the QTC for a row has been sent using your Worked Before font. If the radio mode is CW, SkookumLogger also sends the three items in the selected row as a Morse message. The selected row is automatically advanced appropriately until you ready the end of the table. Continue choosing Next QTC until all rows have been sent, then choose End Series (F9) .
The Repeat buttons are convenience commands for sending fills for parts of CW QTCs. They apply to the QTC of the selected row in the QTCs for Selected Series table. You can change the selected row after sending all QTCs using the up and down arrow keys. You also can resend all of a particular QTC using the buttons showing the row labels. The shortcuts for these buttons are ⌘ n, where n is the QTC number (use 0 for QTC 10). Note that these shortcuts apply only when the QTC Series window is active.
Once you have started a new series, you can finish at any time by choosing End Series , even if the number of QTCs indicated by the count has not been transferred. If you are in run mode, End Series also sends the End Series message. Delete Series is always enabled, it removes the selected QTC series from your log, resets the sent-as-QTC flags for the associated QSOs and returns keyboard focus to the Log window. You might want to delete a series if it wasn't properly completed.
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