The Specific Calls check box will use the Alarm notification method selected in the Alarms Popup if a call in the comma delimited list is received on the cluster or is a DX de spotter. You can enter a list of calls separated by commas as well as keywords which MacLoggerDX will look for in the dxcluster comments and band fields. the * wildcard is allowed for the spot call sign match, i.e. PJ2* or */PJ2.
The Speak all DX Cluster spots check box will cause all filtered DX Cluster spots to be spoken.
The Specific DXCC Country popup will use the Alarm notification method selected in the Alarms Popup if the selected dxcc id is received on the cluster..
The DXCC NOT in Log and DXCC NOT Confirmed in Log checkboxes will use the Alarm notification method selected in the Alarms Popup if that dxcc id is received on the cluster. These alarms do not require Auto Lookup to be enabled.
If certain other criteria are met (CQ Zone, State, IOTA) MacLoggerDX will use the Alarm notification method selected in the Alarms Popup. These alarms require Auto Lookup to be enabled.
The alarms only operate on the filtered spots received from the cluster so it is not possible for an alarm to be triggered for a spot which is not visible in the Clusters Panel.
If Check By Band is checked, an alarm will be raised if for example if you have also checked DXCC NOT in Log and a call is spotted which you have in your log but not on the spotted band.
If Check By Mode is checked, an alarm will be raised if for example if you have also checked DXCC NOT in Log and a call is spotted which you have in your log but not in the spotted mode.
If Skip Duplicate Alarms is checked, an alarm which is a duplicate of any alarm in the previous 10 minutes (same mode group, band and call sign) will not generate a new email or text message.
The Trigger on Lookup check box will raise the same alarms on a manual lookup as would be raised with an incoming dxcluster spot.
Both the Specific Calls etc. Alarm and the Not In Log Alarms can be set to None, a System Sound, a speech advisory, an email, SMS Text (requires 10.10+ and SMS Relay - set up the Messages app on your Mac) or a notification .
Notification lets Mac OS X applications unintrusively tell you when things happen (Notifications will not display if the System Notifications preference Do Not Disturb is turned on).
The Band Openings Alarm will be raised after 10 spots (popup selectable) are received from the cluster of any DXCC from another reporting DXCC in a 30 minute period (i.e. USA reporting Japan 10 times within 30 minutes). The Band Openings popup sets the threshold number of spots which will raise an alarm.
The To Or From My DXCC check box restricts Band Opening Alarms to those to or from your DXCC Country.
The Same DXCC check box includes Band Opening Alarms for those to and from the same DXCC Country.
The MacLoggerDX Dock Icon Badge will show the Alarm count.