If you enable the Follow the NCDXF/IARU Beacons check box then MacLoggerDX will time-synchronize with the international beacon system. Choose your band from the Band popup and then whichever beacon is active will display on the Map Panel. The beacons change every ten seconds so your system clock should be set accurately via the Internet or a GPS time standard. When you hear the beacon from your radio - MacLoggerDX will display where that beacon is located.
The Schedule Panel displays an unlimited number of check box schedule items. If the Schedules Enabled (UTC) check box is checked, then MacLoggerDX will always revert back to your scheduled program shortly after after each DX Spot or manual VFO setting. The schedule items are automatically loaded from one of six files in the data folder:
Each schedule item is comprised of a time (UTC), a frequency in Megahertz, a mode (AM, CW, LS, US, FM) a comment, an optional web URL and an on optional AppleScript seperated by <tab> characters and terminated by a carriage return:
"12:00<tab>009.5800<tab>AM<tab>Radio Australia<tab>Web URL<tab>AppleScript<cr>"
The AppleScript popup is populated by the compiled AppleScripts in the "MacLoggerDX/AppleScript" folder. The compiled AppleScript will be executed once when the scheduled event is first detected. MacLoggerDX will look first in your Log Folder for an "AppleScript" folder.
The Web URL portion will be displayed in your default web browser when you press the Visit Web Site button.
You can edit these entries in-place directly from this panel, the edited file will be placed in your Log Files folder and will take precedence over the delivered copy in the data folder. The "Default Schedule" button restores the delivered schedule file from the data folder and erases any changes you may have made to the copy in your Log Files folder. You can also edit these files in your Log Files Folder with any text editor or spread sheet program, but they must be saved as plain text, not RTF format.
You can edit the frequency values to correct for Net frequency adjustments and then default back to the delivered schedule afterwards.
The ILGRadio listings table is loaded from the ILGRadio Text File that can be updated from the ILGRadio web site and is stored in the MacLoggerDX data folder. You will have to apply to ILGRadio for a username and password but the amateur text file download is free.
The table can be sorted by any column heading in ascending or descending order. There are popup Location and Language filters as well as a Now button to automatically sort by time and scroll to the current time. The Set Radio button (or double clicking on a table row) will set your radio to the row dataset frequency and the Add button will add the data set to your customized schedule.
Note: The Location popup locations refer to where the station is beaming to - not from.