V11.06 6th November 2004
SDC - Commonwealth Contest.
SDC is now a Windows program.
QSOs are logged when you enter the received serial,
assuming you've already entered the callsign. To log
HQ stations, add HQ to the serial - in the same field.
The F2 message (exchange) would not play with AutoCW
The programs are freeware from www.ei5di.com. Please keep a
copy of whatever version(s) you're using now - as insurance!
Just a reminder about a CW feature that was released in V11.02.
If you're into CW, please try it and let me know if there are
any bugs - or your suggestions for improving it.
AutoStart - CW:
With AutoCW enabled, the CWSTART (or START) command
lets you select which callsign character position
will automatically start the F2 exchange message.
For example, with CWSTART=4, the F2 message starts
as soon as you type the 4th callsign character. Any
extra callsign characters will be picked up so long
as you keep ahead of the keyer. There's no need to
press Enter, and no harm if you do.
With AutoStart enabled, the ACW "mode" indicator
changes to XCW, where X represents your starting
position. If the callsign has fewer characters
than X, you'll have to press Enter, as usual, to
play the F2 message. The minimum value for X is 3,
and I'd recommend setting it to 5 at first. With
lower values, you have to be careful not to start
the keyer before you've heard the full call.
If the keyer takes off before you're ready, use Esc
or minus to stop it. The Apostrophe key can be used
to toggle Auto CW and Auto Start. To disable Auto
Start without affecting AutoCW, set CWSTART to 0.
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