Hi, and welcome to my group list and mapping engine. This is the list for the 14178 khz audio group. You’ll find listed those of you who I have heard directly on 14178 (or nearby, when we’re avoiding QRM), or heard the other regulars of the group in QSO with.
Benefits and options of the list include:
- You can specify your QTH, then range and bearing to others is shown from your QTH.
- Checked-in and checked-out stations can be made to “float” to the top of the list.
- Stations may be assigned a rotation number
- Multiple sorting options are available
- Range available in miles or kilometers
- One or two column modes
- Hide / show lat/long data
- Provides interactive map of stations and short-paths
- Hover over map flag reveals call, name, bearing
- Optionally label each map flag
- Color-code the stations you have propagation to on the map
- Color-code the checked in and checked out stations
Using the List Engine
The very first thing to do is find your call in the list and click on it. This will set your latitude and longitude. It is important this be done first, because it resets all the settings. Do this later, and it will forget your other settings — you’ll have to start over. Including figuring out who’s checked in! Don’t forget: clicking on a call resets everything!
Tip: At this point, you’ll see the list, and up in the URL bar of your browser, you’ll see your callsign appended to the URL. If you bookmark this, and use the bookmark to access the list, it’ll come up immediately with your latitude and longitude set.
If you’re not in the list yet, you’ll have to hand enter those values if you want range and bearing information customized for you, then press Regenerate — but email me your callsign with a note to add you to the audio group and I’ll get you on there ASAP.
Second, if you’d like checked-in group members to “float” to the top of the list, click the float checkmark
Third, if you’d like each member’s position on the map to be labeled (this is in addition to the tooltip that appears when you hover over a flag), check the labels checkmark
Fourth, pick a sort order: By name, call, location, distance or bearing.
Finally, press Regenerate
Whenever someone checks in or out, change the ck checkmark(s) by that person’s call, then press Regenerate again. If they’re checked in and you can hear them, also check the pr checkmark. This will cause their short paths to be colored differently on the map. Working with this, if you select the float checkmark in the control area, all checked-in stations will float to the top of the list. You check a station out by clicking the “co” checkmark. If you leave the “ci” checkmark on, only the line color changes; if you uncheck “ci”, the call will no longer float to the top of the list (if you have that enabled.) It’s up to you how you want to look at the data.
Optionally, you may assign a number by entering it in the box next to the ARO’s name. Then, selecting Sort by Number will present the checked-in calls in that order.
You can select one or two columns with the Cols checkmark, you can display distances in kilometers with the Km checkmark, and you can enable or disable the display of latitude and longitude with the LL checkmark. To use any of these, change the state of the checkmark(s), and then press Regenerate again.
As mentioned, if you’re not on the list but would like to be, drop me an email or catch me on the group. My email is the seven letters of this website’s name, at gmail dot com.
On the other hand, if you’re on the list and you don’t want to be there, again, drop me an email and I’ll take you off ASAP.
I should point out that all this is public information which I obtained from qrz.com, no information is exposed here that wasn’t already exposed. Basically, your call, the name you go by, and the location information on file with QST.
Click Here to open the list.