When you first enter the database, the main screen will load, and start to display records. You will see a screen similar to this:
The default sorting order of the database is to sort alphabetically by Category. The quickest way to re-sort is to simply click the top of the column you want to sort by. In the example above, if you were to click on the word Frequency the data would automatically re-sort from the lowest frequency to the highest.
In the upper right-hand corner of the database, are search options. To perform an Advanced Search, start by clicking the Advanced Search menu.
The Advanced Search feature screen loads a screen with all search fields displayed. Simply input as little, or as much search criteria as you want, and click Power Search at the bottom. Warning: The more details you put into the Advanced Search screen, the more likely it will be that the results will return fewer and fewer results.
This database also has the ability to be customized by you the user. Using the Filtering Options is how you change what ‘fields’ get displayed on the screen.
Notice on the screen shot up at the top of this page that the following ‘fields’ are displayed:
Category Node Call Node Alias Frequency Node Transmit City Status
These fields are the default fields shown when the database is first called up. Using Filtering Options, you can change what fields get displayed and what fields are hidden.
When you select Filtering Options, you are allowed to select how many records are displayed per screen, what fields you want shown, and what primary and secondary sorting order is to be used.
In the example above, only three ‘fields’ are to be displayed, and first sorted by Category, and then by Node Transmit City. Using this as our filter selections, below we get this as a revised record display.
A word of caution when using Filtering Options : Once you set the options, future searches will also have the same filters applied until you either change the filter options, or you select View All Records.
Users can also use the simple search box to look for records. All fields are searched for matches using this simple search box.
The Coordination Status field shows if a particular station is Coordinated, Uncoordinated, Pending, or Other-Region. If the record shows ‘n/a’ it does not qualify for coordination. At this time, only BBS’s, DX Spotting, and D-Star/Data stations will show a coordination status. If records contain one of these four statuses, the field will be colored. If the station is a BBS, DX Spotting, or D-Star/Data but is not inside California, then it will display Other-Region
That’s it. That’s all there is to searching the database. Enjoy
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