**pbzf:**I need to open trades only in particular hours of the day. So as I understood bitmap for bad hours of the day I have to convert from binary to decimal. my excluding trading hours are 0h- 9h. so my bitmap in binary is 111111111100000000000000 and the decimal is 16760832.

Likely the bitmap is 0h=1, 1h=2, 2h=4 … so you want (0-9 inclusive) binary 1111111111 = 1023.

hello,

I am working on a EA by using mql5 wizard generator. I did not really understand how the signal mechanism module and intra time filter works.

I need to open trades only in particular hours of the day. So as I understood bitmap for bad hours of the day I have to convert from binary to decimal. my excluding trading hours are 0h- 9h. so my bitmap in binary is 111111111100000000000000 and the decimal is 16760832.

When I gave this value and backtested my EA the trades the trades are still being opened in my excluding hours.

Next regarding mechanism of trade signals based on modules, I really don't understand what is the significance and how the threshold works.

https://www.mql5.com/en/docs/standardlibrary/expertclasses/csignal#mechanism

from the above link there is an example of two variants. Where did the significance value come from ?

Variant 1The price crossed the rising MA upwards. This case corresponds to one of the market models implemented in the MA module.At the same time, the Stochastic oscillator turned down and formed a divergence with price. This case corresponds to one of the models implemented in the Stochastic module. This model implies a fall of price. The weight of this model is 80.This model implies a rise of price. Its significance is equal to 100.Let's calculate the result of final "voting". The rate obtained from the MA module is calculated as 0.4 * 100 = 40. The value from the Stochastic module is calculated as 0.8 * (-80) = -64. The final value is calculated as the Arithmetic mean of these two rates: (40 - 64)/2 = -12. The result of voting is the signal for selling with relative strength equal to 12. The threshold level that is equal to 20 is not reached. Thus a trade operation is not performed.for second variant in example ,the significance value is 10. where are these coming from?