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[NA-User] New NA Version 10.69 Available

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Subject: [NA-User] New NA Version 10.69 Available
From: David Pruett <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:44:09 -0500
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23 JANUARY 2009

A new version of the NA contest logging program is now available
from the Radio Bookstore or the DATOM Engineering web site at

For those who notice such things, the last general release of NA was
version 10.66 back in March 2008.  Since then, there have been a couple of
limited releases as we worked to debug problems or develop new features.
10.69 has been used in several contests from the K8CC station and is quite

The primary reason for 10.69 is to support rule changes for the CQ 160M
contest, where DX stations now send their CQ zone in their exchange rather
than a poorly defined country abbreviation.  Prior NA versions can be used
under these new rules by simply typing in the received zone, but 10.69 adds
convenience because it inserts the CQ zone automatically for non-domestic
(W/VWE) stations.

Changes in Revision 10.69

*   Updated Cabrillo file formatting to revision 3.0, and changed the Log
    File Information screen to more accurately support the Cabrillo descr-
    iptions for entry categories.
*   Revised CQ 160 Contest to default received exchange for DX QSOs to their
    CQ zone to support new rules for 2009.

Changes in Revision 10.68

*   Corrected RS-232 command protocol error with setting radio frequency
    for FT817/857 - (tnx to AK0M for his detective work on this).
*   CW sending would not work correctly in mixed mode with RTTY enabled -
    (tnx K9TM)
*   Band selection window would not allow de-selecting unused bands.
*   In contests with list+DX multipliers, the Alt-M multiplier window would
    not show the DX mults.
*   In CQWW, when checking zone-QSOs with F10, QSOs would be shown with the
    country of the zone multiplier instead.
*   In CQWW, the QSOs Per Multiplier breakdown for zones were inaccurate
    (tnx N4XM).
*   Fixed crash with the Bandchanges Per Hour breakdown and made the
    breakdown always appear along with the QSOs Per Hour breakdown (used
    to only appear in contests with limits on multi-op bandchanges).
*   Added report in .BRK file for the number of CQs called and the number
    of times stations were called during the contest.
*   Added capability to set the non-active VFO with the minus key on Yaesu
    FT817/857 radios.

Changes in Revision 10.67

*   When using SO2R, the default RST on the alternate radio would always be
    599 regardless of the mode - fixed (tnx W8MJ).
*   Callsigns with non-standard portables needed to be matched on the full
    callsign to correctly identify the country (example: 9M6/N1UR = Spratly,
    not East Malaysia) - fixed (tnx K8MP).
*   Added option to send QSO numbers by band-mode, in addition to the 
    option to send QSO numbers by band.
*   Reallocated two characters from the end of the "Address2" field on the
    Information Sheet to the "Club" field accomodate the name "Society Of
    Midwest Contesters" per K9MMS's request.

Current versions of NA and accessory programs:

NA      10.69
NAU      1.39
NAQSL    4.00
TE       1.18
CONFIG   1.15


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