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Re: [Trlog] Changing Config Files & Ctrl-V Questions

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Subject: Re: [Trlog] Changing Config Files & Ctrl-V Questions
From: Jim Smith <>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 19:13:05 -0700
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Hi James,

Here's how CTRL-V works.

Let's say you're going to Brevard, Volusia and Flagler counties (preferably not today).

Create a text file with all the cw messages and any other config items specific to Brevard. Save it as Bre Just those 3 letters, no dot plus extension.

Do the same for Volusia and name it Vol

Ditto for Fla

Now, when you enter Brevard you hit CTRL-V. TR will ask you for a file name. Type Bre <Enter>. Bingo, all your messages etc are the ones you want for Brevard.

When you enter Volusia do the same except that you type Vol <Enter> and now you're set for Volusia.

Similarly, Fla <Enter> for Flagler.
No need to shut down TR during any of this.

Nothing special about the file names, other than meeting DOS requirements. Put extensions on if you want but it takes longer to type.

You could name the files B, V and F if you want.

You could use the config files you wrote for your batch file solution. Just hit CTRL-V and enter the file name of the appropriate config file.

CTRL-V will, I think, change any of the config parameters listed in the Appendix. If not, I'm sure it can be used to change any of the parameters you can change with CTRL-J.

Let me know if you need any additional help with this.

73 de Jim Smith VE7FO

James Walter wrote:

Hi All,

I've been using TR for quite some time.  Recently I've been operating mobile
in several state qso parties and have used three different methods for
handling county changes.

Initially I created a config file for each county I was planning to operate
from.  This worked well as all the function keys could be set up ahead of
time with the correct county abbreviations, etc.  The down side is not
having any mult info or partial callsign info follow to the next county.

My second iteration was to edit the abbreviations in the config file with a
text editor when changing counties.  This worked ok but a bit cumbersome on
the fly.  I'd then restart the computer, do a Ctrl-K to reset the dupe sheet
and I was off.  Was nice having the mult info as well as partial callsign
info in the noisy mobile environment though.

This past contest I once again created a separate config file for each
county.  I had a local DOS guru create a batch file subroutine.  I'd simply
type Go <county config file name> and TR would start running using the
appropriate config file.  Upon exiting TR the subroutine would copy the .dat
and .rst files as Log.dat and Log.rst (for lack of better names).  Upon
executing the Go command for the next county it would rename the Log.dat and
Log.rst to the new county name, boot to TR using the new config file and we
were off.  Of course I'd still have to reset the dupe sheet.

This seems to be a fairly elegant solution but there might be a simpler way.
Someone pointed out the Ctrl-V command but that doesn't appear to do
anything for my CW messages.

By the way, what parameters can be changed with Ctrl-V?  The manual doesn't
appear to address this with any depth.

73...Jim, WT9U

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