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Band Plan Files

Post by KA1WPM » 19 Jan 2019, 02:45

Happy New Year!

I am having some trouble with the frequency-mode mapping with the DX Cluster on 40m. I would like to modify the band plan to my liking, but I'm not certain of the file. Would I be looking at bandplan_dxcc291.xml in the US?
Also, should I call my modified file bandplan_dxcc291_user.xml?


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Re: Band Plan Files

Post by LA9FFA » 19 Jan 2019, 08:33

After a quick forum search,you may check this out:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2739&p=16438&hilit= ... lan#p16438
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Re: Band Plan Files

Post by G4POP » 19 Jan 2019, 08:34

KA1WPM wrote:
19 Jan 2019, 02:45
I am having some trouble with the frequency-mode mapping with the DX Cluster on 40m. I would like to modify the band plan to my liking, but I'm not certain of the file.
Would I be looking at bandplan_dxcc291.xml in the US?

Yes

Also, should I call my modified file bandplan_dxcc291_user.xml?

No

Save it as bandplan_r2-user.xml then it wont get overwritten when you install new versions of Log4OM
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Re: Band Plan Files

Post by KA1WPM » 19 Jan 2019, 23:43

Once again, thank you Terry!
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Re: Band Plan Files

Post by KA1WPM » 20 Jan 2019, 18:18

Terry, Rolf,

After trying the suggested file names that both you and Rolf gave, the program still loads bandplan_dxcc291.xml only.
2019-01-20 17:51:39.4035 INFO: FileManagement: BAND PLAN begin load database for region 2 / 291
2019-01-20 17:51:39.4085 INFO: FileManagement: Bandplan loading dxcc file: C:\Users\Dana\AppData\Roaming\LogOM\bandplan_dxcc291.xml
2019-01-20 17:51:39.4235 INFO: FileManagement: BAND PLAN load database completed
So far I have tried bandplan_r2-user.xml, bandplan_r2_user.xml, bandplan_dxcc291_user.xml and bandplan_dxcc-user.xml. Is bandplan_dxcc291.xml taking priority over these other file names?


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Re: Band Plan Files

Post by G4POP » 20 Jan 2019, 18:25

Bugger, must be a bug, let me check
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Re: Band Plan Files

Post by IW3HMH » 20 Jan 2019, 19:39

beware,"_user" not "-user" -> bandplan_dxcc291_user.xml is the right format

Loading order is:
  • DXCC - USER FILE
  • DXCC - Standard file (if exists)
  • REGION file - USER FILE
  • REGION file - Standard file
For the above reasons:
bandplan_dxcc291_user.xml is searched as first
if not found
bandplan_dxcc291.xml is searched and loaded (if exists, not every country has a specific file)
if not found:
bandplan_r<your region>_user.xml is loaded, if exists
if not found
bandplan_r<your region>.xml is loaded

File loaded is reported in LOG.
If you see a message: Custom Band Plan: Trying to recovery
that means log4om cannot deserialize the XML (malformed) and then loads the standard base region file for your zone.
Daniele Pistollato - IW3HMH

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Re: Band Plan Files

Post by KA1WPM » 20 Jan 2019, 23:27

Hi Lele,

I just tried again with bandplan_dxcc291_user.xml, but nothing indicates a custom band plan or failure. There is a WCM failure later in the log, but I'm fairly certain it has nothing to do with this.

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Dana
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