Today is Tuesday, 2020-09-29
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The Google Spreadsheet can only be edited by the owners, everyone else needs to download the Excel or LibreOffice version for offline use.
If you don't have LibreOffice or Excel on your computer, you'll want to install LibreOffice first, which is a free and open source office suite.
Currently, the file is not public, contact Patrick, VA7FI if you'd like access.
A few things to keep in mind:
|Local Data||contains the actual information about a few hundred hams in the Vancouver Island area.|
|LogSheet (Local + ISED)||is the “search / log” page used during the net.|
|LogSheet (Local)||is a lighter version of the previous tab (for slower machines) that doesn't use ISED database.|
|LogSheet (ISED)||is a version that only searches the ISED database. This could be useful for cross Canada nets.|
|Instructions||links to this page.|
|ISED Data||is a hidden tab that contains over 80,000 entries from the ISED website. The last update uses data from Sept 21, 2020.|
The most important thing is that you can type in and delete cells in green, but you should not edit or delete cells in orange.
Local Data tab contains information about each ham operator and a few formulas to flag important dates. This sheet is NOT the sheet you'll be using during the net, it's a sort of “database”:
|Column A||✘||Is hidden and contains formulas that the other tab needs.|
|Columns B ‒ M||✔||Contains information about ham operators.|
|Columns E, G, I, K||✔||Are dates that should be entered as so
|Columns N ‒ P||✘||Contains formulas and should NOT be edited.|
To add a new entry, see the Adding Names section below.
To see who is having a birthday or anniversary, filter column N or O (but not both at the same time):
Today?in Column N or
This Week?in Column O.
This will show only the lines of people that have a birthday or anniversary on the day or week. Note the names and callsign of these people to acknowledge them during the preamble.
Once you've got that information, you can re-check the
(empty) lines to unhide them.
LogSheet (x) tabs are different ways of searching / logging checkins. The main differences between them are:
Logsheet (Local + ISED):
Local Dataand the
Local Datatab is unique.
Local Dataso it's faster for slower computers or mobile devices.
aawas entered twice successfully. The second entry was flagged as a duplicate and was not counted in the total checkins at the top in cell E1.
jhwas entered in the suffix, the callsign asked for a
Prefix?because two callsigns have the same suffix. Once the prefix is entered, the spreadsheet is able to fill in the rest of the information from the
aaais entered, it's not found in the
Local Dataso it asks for the
Prefixto look it up in the
wekis entered, it's not found in either databases so it returns
Not Found. If you know that this is a valid callsign (maybe a new ham), please email Patrick so he can update the
Here are a few more details:
ISEDtab will have “(ISED)” written in the cells (ex. VE7AAA)
When the net is done, simply delete what you typed in column A and B (NOT what appeared in the other columns)
Note that I made up Richard's (VA7AA) birthday for the sake of illustration.
The spreadsheet was made to be used offline on computers, but some people might still want to use it on their tablets. Here as some instructions on how to do that for Android devices.
The first steps are to open the spreadsheet and make a copy of it to your “Sheets” app. You will need a Google Account to do this:
USE THE APP(you need “Sheets” installed).
Make a copy.
LogSheet (Local), which doesn't query the
ISEDtab and is quicker for mobile devices.