Ok… lol. I think due to a long week at work, and just, my general newness to logging in general, I’ve really confused myself regarding when to use
station_callsign and when to use
operator. Tell me if I’m correct here: When operating by myself, my call (KB0ICT) should be output as
station_callsign. When I’m operating with as a club - and I’ll say, I’ve never done this, I don’t exactly know how it works, which call you’re using on the air etc. - the club call becomes
station_callsign and my callsign becomes
So in my mind when looking at a log template having the fields ‘My Call’ and ‘Club Call’, maybe doesn’t jive with how they are intended to be used according to the ADIF spec:
operator- the logging operator’s callsign if station_callsign is absent, operator shall be treated as both the logging station’s callsign and the logging operator’s callsign
station_callsign- the logging station’s callsign (the callsign used over the air) if station_callsign is absent, operator shall be treated as both the logging station’s callsign and the logging operator’s callsign
For simplicity, does it make sense to always use
operator as my personal callsign, and the one I pre-populate with whatever profile you are using, and leave
station_callsign as the ‘optional’ field used for when you’re operating under a club call?
I feel like for new hams like myself, if I were to not label them ‘My Call’ and ‘Club Call’, and label them ‘Operator Callsign’ and ‘Station Callsign’ that would be extremely confusing, where as my call and club call provide some clarity.
This is what I get for coming back to this on a friday night after a looooong week of engineering, but I know you guys will set me straight