I asked this on the FB forum, but thought I would bring it over here instead, as it was getting convoluted.
Trying both VarAC v4.6.15 (and also V6.3.3), with Vara HF v4.6.9, I notice that the CQFRAME in the log, didn't appear in the last heard CQ calls. I understand from comments on my FB post that the SSID (9) indicates that it was a BEACON not a CQ.
So why is it labelled as a CQFRAME? It doesn't bother me now, but *I believe* it's confusing, as it led me to believe that my station wasn't working correctly.🤔
It sounds like I am not the only one to be confused by this, so your tweak to the application will help to clarify whether it's a beacon or CQ that has been received.
Many thanks for the wonderful app 😀
As I see this question popping up again and again - I will add in the next version a clear indication that this CQFRAME was decoded as a Beacon. As Gary mentioned, there is no such thing as BEACON with VARA-HF. Its a VarAC invention. Taking a CQ call with a specific SSID (-9) and wrap it as a Beacon so it can be distinguished from an active CQ call.
Because Irad had to do some trickery to make VARA HF do things it was not designed to do. As noted by a similar question on FB the -9 SSID indicates a Beacon to VarAC. A -1 to -5 and -11 to -15 SSID indicates a CQ *and* the Slot the QSY will be to. There is some info on the Forum here explain this.