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The below is taken from the ircDDB website and explains how to make sure your Callsign appears on the "last heard" pages........................ 

 

 ircDDB Live Log - visibility on the Internet

The ircDDB software was developed to enable fast and reliable call sign routing. The "Live Log" and the "LastHeard" list are just a "by-product" of this functionality. After February 20th, 2011, every ham radio operator can choose whether his/her call sign will appear in the "Live Log" and the "LastHeard" list or not. So, this is just about visibility of your data on the Internet. Call sign routing works the same way as before. You don't have to enable Internet visibility for your call sign in order to use a repeater.

You have the choice between two options:

VIS ON

"VIS ON" means "visibility on". In this mode, detailed information about your transmissions (e.g. time, length and TX message) are shown in the "Live Log" and in the "LastHeard" list. This information is available on the Internet, and can therefore be processed automatically by other systems. If someone sees this as somewhat problematic, he or she might not want to enable this option.

"VIS ON" can be activated in a very simple way. Put "VIS___ON" in the YOURCALL field of your transceiver and press PTT once on a repeater which is connected to the ircDDB network. After that put something different in YOURCALL, e.g. "CQCQCQ__". The setting "VIS___ON" will be stored permanently on the network. You only have to do this procedure once. You can check if this procedure worked by looking at the "Live Log" web page: http://ircddb.net/live.htm. Your call sign should appear from now on if you press PTT.

   Example: local repeater DB0DF, module B

   YourCall: VIS___ON
   RPT1:     DB0DF__B
   RPT2:     DB0DF__G

   The character _ must be exchanged with a space character.

  

VIS OFF

"VIS OFF" means "visibility off". In this mode, only the call sign of the repeater where you pushed PTT the last time is stored internally in the IRCDDB system. This is necessary for call sign routing to work properly. This information is only shared with other repeaters and is not visible on the Internet.
In the "Live Log" and "LastHeard" lists, your call sign will be masked, both in the MyCall field of your own transmissions and in transmissions made by others who might have used your call sign in UrCall. Your TX message will also be masked.

"VIS OFF" can be activated in a very simple way. Put "VIS__OFF" in the YOURCALL field of your transceiver and press PTT once on a repeater which is connected to the ircDDB network. After that put something different in YOURCALL, e.g. "CQCQCQ__". The setting "VIS__OFF" will be stored permanently on the network. You only have to do this procedure once. You can check if this procedure worked by looking at the "Live Log" web page: http://ircddb.net/live.htm. Your call sign should not appear any longer from now on if you press PTT.

   Example: local repeater DB0DF, module B

   YourCall: VIS__OFF
   RPT1:     DB0DF__B
   RPT2:     DB0DF__G

   The character _ must be exchanged with a space character.
  

Default setting: VIS OFF

The default setting is "VIS OFF" for all users. You have to enable visibility with the command "VIS ON" (see above) in order to appear on the "Live Log". If you want to keep the default setting "VIS OFF", you don't have to do anything.

You can switch from "VIS ON" to "VIS OFF" and vice versa at any time.

Please note:

D-Star connection information may also be shown at other places like 'dstaruser.org''jfindu''XReflector.net''aprs.fi and many more.
This pages get information from other sources like trust systems, reflector linking and activated GPS beacons of your radio.
This information is out of control and responsibility of the ircDDB network and can NOT be switched OFF be the VIS setting!
Please always be aware that all information shown on the internet may easily be parsed automatically and stored to databases anywhere on the world!

The internet is a public area and hamradio is public too.

 

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