V15.30 28th January 2011
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
New template supplied for the DX side.
Earlier V15 versions of SD should not
be used in this event
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.
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
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.
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