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Subject: [SD-User] FOC Marathon
From: "Paul O'Kane" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 19:33:57 -0000
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The FOC Marathon takes place from 21:00 UTC Friday 1st
to 20:59 UTC Sunday 3rd February.  It's a CW event, for
members only, on the 6 contest bands from 160 - 10m.

SD supports the Marathon.  V13.36 runs on any Windows PC
and is free from

   Select the "FOC Marathon" template.

SD -

  . Tracks continent and country bonus points.

  . Tracks 5 and 6-bander bonuses.

  . Tracks double points (QSO and bonus) for G4FOC.

  . Identifies members, on the fly, as you type
    membership numbers in the callsign field.  If you
    then press Enter, the callsign and membership
    number are pre-filled in the logging line.

  . Lists previous QSOs, and pre-fills membership
    numbers as you type callsigns.

  . Lets you log non-members without inflating your score
    or bonuses - enter 0 or any non-numeric characters
    in the membership number field.

  . Lists 4-banders, 5-banders and "any other"-banders -
    with the commands 4B 5B 6B etc.  The 4-band window 
    lists each station you've worked on 4 bands together
    with the two bands needed for your 5 and 6-bander

  . When you add the #N (Name) parameter to SD's keyer
    exchange message (F2), the other member's name is
    added to your exchange - for example #C#N 5NN 9999#E
    sends Call, Name, 5NN, and your membership number
  . SDCHECK, the post-contest program, prepares a Cabrillo
    log which includes all Marathon tick-sheet information
    and an exact Claimed Score.  Just email it and your
    entry is complete.

You will need the members reference file FOC.LST, maintained
by GM4SID, to fully benefit from SD's features.  This file
is not distributed with SD.  Use the LOAD command to load

Paul EI5DI
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