So, following a request from Keith @KR7RK for a means to “fill in the empty spaces” sometimes seen in the locator field in the activations page’s Activations QSOs table, I’ve put together a small dialog and a couple of routines to enable this to be done easily.
The user can either activate the “Set QSO QTH…” button to show the dialog with empty fields, or double-click on a QSO row in the table to show the dialog with values gleaned from the QSO details.
Latitudes, longitudes can be entered either by hand (e.g. from values in the station’s qrz.com page), or by activating the “Get location from map” checkbox and then clicking in the map; locators will always be calculated from those values.
Filling in the details and clicking the “Save” button saves the location details to the sotamaps db. In this way, any time anybody subsequently lists QSOs where details have been stored for a particular “other station”, they will also see these details. Over time, with the help of willing users, we will be able to store more such details*.
* there are at the moment over 200,000 records in the sotamaps db which store such information for stations. Some of these contain empty fields, or inaccurate data, so it would be nice to see a few of these filled/updated with up-to-date data