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eQSL Comments

Post by dmalcolm » 13 Sep 2017, 15:08

ADIF allows a <Comments> field and eQSL does include it when there is a comment provided by my QSO partner. Most of the comments I see in Log4OM are mine, but what happens to the comments retrieved from eQSL?

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Re: eQSL Comments

Post by DF5WW » 13 Sep 2017, 22:13

Hi Dan,

the "Comments" at eQSL are not the "Comments" in the ADIF specks. If you need a
QSL Message for eQSL and Labels you can put it in via the Setup/Options/QSLs and Labels.

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Re: eQSL Comments

Post by dmalcolm » 13 Sep 2017, 22:45

Thanks Juergen. I'm not sure I agree. I downloaded my eQSL log via their ADIF encoder and the comments field is filed in that download, but only when a comment actually exists. What I download is probably not the same as what is retrieved when Log4OM requests an update. I can't check that because the ADIF file is not saved. But I made the assumption that the comments are the same. What I wish to do, if possible, is to retrieve my QSO partners comments.

So my question is two-fold.
1. Does eQSL include my QSO partners comments in their downloads to Log4OM? It seems your answer is "no".
2. If #1 were a "yes", then what does Log4OM do with it? Overwrite my comment submission? Append his to mine?

If, for whatever reason, his comment is not retrievable, then I guess I'm done. It was more curiosity than a real need.

Thanks again Juergen.

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Re: eQSL Comments

Post by DF5WW » 13 Sep 2017, 23:30

Hi Dan,
i´ve made a download of the short eQSL ADIF of our clubstation. As i
suggestet in my upper post, eQSL don´t use a real ADIF comment field.

The field is calles "QSLMSG" as you can see in the following SWL report
with an included QSLMSG ....
<CALL:13>DL-SWL/DE1PCE<QSO_DATE:8:D>20170728<TIME_ON:4>2059<BAND:3>20m<MODE:2>CW<RST_SENT:3>529<RST_RCVD:0><QSL_SENT:1>Y<QSL_SENT_VIA:1>E<QSLMSG:56>SWL-RPRT : I hrd ur QSO with >>II2FIST<< 73 de Peter<APP_EQSL_SWL:1>Y<GRIDSQUARE:6>JN39TM<EOR>
Could be possible that a eQSL download overwrite the field "QSL Message" in Log4OM which you can find in the Layout columns
but not shure about this. Not testet yet so the incoming Log for DL0AK has only this one SWL contact with a QSL Message and
i normally not log incoming SWL confirmations. I use only the eQSL download in Log4OM and in this way SWL reports will not
match.

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Re: eQSL Comments

Post by dmalcolm » 14 Sep 2017, 01:19

Hmmmmm. Quite right Juergen. The ADIF spec names the field COMMENT and it is a String type.

That's the disconnect I was looking for. I saw both of them before, but did not make the connection of mismatched field names. Thankfully you did..

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Re: eQSL Comments

Post by G4POP » 14 Sep 2017, 08:36

QSLMSG is a recognised ADIF field as illustrated here http://www.adif.org/306/ADIF_306.htm and it is the field we use to send a QSL message (Comment for a QSL card) - Options/QSL and labels.

The received QSL message, if any, is displayed in the QSL Message column is selected by Layout.

'Comment' is a single line text field whereas 'Notes' is a multi line text field
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Re: eQSL Comments

Post by dmalcolm » 14 Sep 2017, 12:53

That's the answer I was looking for. Thanks Terrry.

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