----- Original Message -----
From: "Vic Rosenthal" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi Vic, and others using SD in the FOC Marathon,
> 1) I noticed that whenever I tried to go back and correct
> a call sign that was entered incorrectly, the 'points' field
> changed to zero.
I'll update SD so that the points won't change.
> I couldn't edit the points,
Yes, SD doesn't support direct editing of points (or time).
Normally it doesn't matter, as the points are usually
right - but here the points are wrong!
I'd suggest you use the edit facility in SDCHECK to
correct the zero point QSOs.
> 2) I had a LST file which included lines like
> K2VCO VIC F1691
> 1691 VIC K2VCO
I can see that it would be useful to extract the callsign
when you type a matching membership number (followed by
Enter) - I'll add that, on the assumption that the callsign
will be the last field in the .LST record - as it normally is
when the membership number is the first. This will override
the QSY facility (on a matching number).
If you should QSY by accident, pressing F10 twice will get you
back to the frequency you just left.
If you type a number (or anything else) that you need to
clear from the callsign field, Esc or Minus are the preferred
> 3) The multiplier window on the left that shows the prefixes
> by continent was not useful for this contest (indeed it
> seemed not to work properly,...
Yes, it wasn't working right, and SD did not identify the
bonuses for new DXCC countries - due to broken code that
I've now fixed.
This display is more useful when FOC.CTY is edited to
include only those countries with 1 or more FOC members.
> However, I wish I could have got rid of it and been able
> to see the per-band totals all the time.
You can initialise the screen display, and see the Score
window, with minus - in an empty callsign field. Otherwise
the country prefix window times out after about 15 seconds
and is replaced by the Score window.
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