Thursday, May 15, 2014
DXtreme Announces New Product
DXtreme Reception Log — Advanced Edition, Version 9.0
DXtreme Software™ has released a new version of its popular logging program for radio monitoring enthusiasts: DXtreme Reception Log — Advanced Edition™ Version 9.0.
Like other logging programs, DXtreme Reception Log lets listeners and DXers log the stations they’ve heard. But unlike other logging programs, Reception Log provides new features and advanced functions that can add a new dimension to logging activities.
Version 9.0 includes the following new features:
Social Media Posting — Each time users add or display a log entry, Reception Log prepares a post announcing their DX catch and displays it on the Social Media Posting tab. From there, users can drag the post to their favorite social media web site(s) to share their catch with others1.
Using the Script Editor window, users can create and edit social media posting scripts that format their social media posts. By applying HTML tags and attributes, log variables, and boilerplate text, users can create customized social media posts.
A browse button on the Social Media Posting tab lets users select the script they want to use. Two default scripts come with Reception Log: one for SWL posts, the other for ham posts.
Direct Print SWL and Address Labels — Users can prepare SWL and Address labels for direct output to their printers. They can print labels one-at-a-time or in any number up to the maximum number of labels on their preferred label stock (such as 30 per sheet). Users can skip around, too, choosing the physical label they want to print on. Further, they can insert custom closing expressions and signature text on the last line of SWL labels. Print preview and editing features are also provided.
Direct Tune — Users can now change their rig's frequency and mode from the Reception Log window if their rig is supported by Afreet Omni-Rig2.
DXtreme Reception Log includes the following advanced functions:
Schedule Checker™ — Lets users import schedules from the Aoki, EiBi, and FCC AM web sites and display schedule data according to the filter criteria specified. A list box lets users switch between the three schedules at will. And depending on the schedule type, users can filter schedule information by band, frequency, station, country, city, state, time of day, language, antenna direction, and target area. When the What’s On Now? function is activated, the schedule refreshes automatically at the top of each hour for Aoki and EiBi schedules.
For each schedule item, the Schedule Checker queries the Reception Log database to let users know by means of user-defined display colors whether they need to monitor a station for a brand new or verified country. The Schedule Checker also displays bearing and distance, performs DX Atlas azimuth plots3, tunes supported radios to schedule frequencies via the double-clicking of schedule items2, and starts log entries for scheduled stations.
Last Log Entries Grid— Located on the Reception Log window, the grid shows up to 5000 of the most recent log entries added. Its records can be sorted, and double-clicking records displays detailed data on the Reception Log window.
The grid can be placed above or below the tabbed set of fields on the Reception Log window, and users can resize the grid columns and scroll horizontally to columns that do not appear initially. A Properties dialog box lets users change the order of columns; set font attributes for the grid's frame, headings, and log entry data; and select the number of last log entries to display. As a bonus, the font attributes set for the grid's headings and log entry data also set the font attributes of the headings and schedule data on the Schedule Checker window.
Because the names of stations and NASWA countries can be quite long, users can also display a resizable Last Log Entries Window. This window has all of the functions of the Last Log Entries grid and is much wider. Users can display the grid and the window together or separately. Both the Last Log Entries grid and the Last Log Entries window provide the look and feel of a paper logbook.
Reception Reports — Users can create customized paper and e-mail reception reports. Plus club report entries for reporting catches to clubs and magazines.
Rig Control — The program retrieves the frequency and mode from supported radios and permits tuning from the Schedule Checker and Reception Log windows2.
Multimedia Features — Reception Log has an embedded Audio facility that lets users create and maintain an audio archive of stations heard. Plus it has an integrated QSL Imaging™ facility that lets users scan and display the physical QSL cards they receive from postal mail, and capture and display the electronic QSLs they receive over the Internet.
Performance Reporting — Produces reports that track the performance of the user’s monitoring station, and lets users FTP those reports to user-provided Web space for remote access. Reports also integrate with DX Atlas3 for pin reports.
Support for Monitoring Amateur Radio operators — Reception Log retrieves call sign and address information for monitored hams from optional Web services: HamQTH.com, Buckmaster™ HamCall™, and QRZ XML Logbook Data. And the program can send automatic eQSL requests to monitored hams via www.eQSL.cc.
Documentation — Includes Procedural HTML Help, context-sensitive What’s This? Help, and a Web-based Information Center.
Operating Systems, Pricing, Contact Information
DXtreme Reception Log runs in 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows® 8.1, 8, 7, Vista®, and XP. It retails for $89.95 USD worldwide for electronic distribution. Pricing for CD versions and upgrading users is available on our Web site. All prices include lifetime product support by Internet e-mail. For more information visit www.dxtreme.com.
Contact Bob Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
1 — The social media web site must be capable of accepting drag-and-drop operations. For sites that do not, users can copy and paste from the Clipboard. 2 — A license for Afreet Omni-Rig is required to use rig control with radios supported by Omni-Rig. 3 — A license for Afreet DX Atlas is required to perform plots and create pin reports