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Re: [SD-User] Callsign databases

Subject: Re: [SD-User] Callsign databases
From: Paul O'Kane <>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:32:19 +0100
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On 23/10/2019 10:54, Sandro I7ALE wrote:

If typing a member’s number, ”name and call” are showing normally, but if I hit ENTER the callsign is 
placed in the “Exchange” field instead of the “Call” field, and with another ENTER, the qso is 
logged with the number in the call field and the call in the exchange field.

Thanks - I'm seeing the same here, and I don't remember if SD behaved differently in the past.  However, I suspect that it was once possible to reverse the fields by using Down Arrow.  For example, type IN471 and SD displays Sandro I7ALE below the Callsign field - then Down Arrow would place I7ALE in the Call field and IN471 in the Exchange field.  That doesn't work now.

The program can't work the same way for INORC as it does for other contests where the membership number is a pure number - if for no other reason than a number cannot be a callsign, and IN471 is interpreted as a callsign.

In the history file HISTORY.DOC, there's an entry for V14.05 (May 2008) which says "With a suitable .LST file, SD displays the membership number on a callsign match, or the callsign when a membership number is typed.  In the latter case, Down Arrow will then swap the membership number and callsign - ready for logging."

It look as if that "Down Arrow" feature has gone missing - I will reinstate it.

Paul EI5DI

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