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[SD-User] V15.30 Released

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Subject: [SD-User] V15.30 Released
From: Paul O'Kane <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:22:50 +0000
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V15.30          28th January 2011

UBA Contest:
     Updated UBA.CTY file - fixes scoring errors
     with certain non-European Union countries
     in the continent of Europe.  Thanks LA6KOA.

     Fixed data entry for ON stations already
     worked - the province was pre-filled in
     the serial position.

     NOTE: SD does not track or score Belgian
     prefix multipliers at present.  The Dupe
     Sheet (by band) option in SDCHECK makes it
     easy to count these prefixes, and revise
     your claimed score.

RSGB 1.8 MHz Contest:
     Separate templates are supplied for CW, SSB
     and Mixed operation in both the UK and
     Overseas sections (6 templates in total).

     If you're not sure, in advance, about which
     section to enter, select the Mixed option.

     The Mixed option tracks CW and SSB bonuses
     independently.  As you type prefixes, SD
     instantly displays the bonus status (both
     modes) and, for UK stations worked earlier,
     the district code bonus status on the other
     mode.  For example, type D to see your
     bonus status for Germany - no other key
     is needed.

REF Contest:
     New template supplied for the DX side.

     Earlier V15 versions of SD should not
     be used in this event

Template Parameters:
     SINGLEBAND, MINBAND, and MAXBAND parameters
     added.  These improve all relevant windows
     and analyses by band.

     The TOPBAND parameter is now obsolete.

     NOTE:  Many templates have been updated.
     Results may be unpredictable if they are
     used with earlier versions of SD.

Band/Mult Summary.
     As callsign characters are typed, a mult
     summary for that prefix (country mults) or
     callsign (country or district mults) is
     shown under the callsign.

     This is not a new feature but it has been
     simplified and improved, especially for
     single-band mixed-mode events - including
     the RSGB 1.8 MHz contest.

     You instantly see which band/mode slots are
     needed, for mults or otherwise.

     The bands needed as mults are shown in blue.
     Band/Mode slots already worked are shown in
     black.  The current band/mode slot (also
     black) has a contrasting background.

     In addition, a QSO count (including the
     current QSO) is shown for any station
     worked on other bands - so that you can
     say or send "Thanks for X QSOs" - without
     having to count the bands shown underneath
     in black.  Press F9 to see full details of
     earlier QSOs.

Voice Keyer:
     When playing .WAV voice messages, automatic
     assert and release of PTT can be useful.

     If a COM port has been assigned for SD's
     internal CW keyer (regardless of whether it
     is used for CW), it may be used for PTT for
     both CW and SSB.

     If WinKey is in use, a separate COM port is
     required to control PTT.   Use the SSBPORT
     parameter in SD.INI for this purpose.  You
     must edit SD.INI directly - there is no
     integrated option in SD.

     This feature has not been tested.


If you find bugs in V15.30, please post full
details to this mailing list. Older versions
are not supported, so please first confirm that
the problem exists in V15.30.

Please let me know what you would like to see
changed or added.

Some older versions are available at

Paul EI5DI

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