V19.02 7 February 2017
At times, a user's callsign was not written to the
second control record in the .ALL file when a log was
started or reloaded. In turn, SD displayed an error
message and reverted to DEMO mode. Fixed.
When editing or browsing earlier QSOs, their date and
time logged is shown in place of the current date and
time. This has particular relevance for SDX, where a
single log may span months. Thanks EI4BZ.
To see how it works, load any contest log with SD and
observe what happens when you use Up Arrow to access
ADIF option in SDCHECK:
Fixed a screen formatting issue. Thanks EI4BZ.
When a station has been worked on another band, the name
and state are now pre-filled - in the correct columns.
For a callsign match on any pre-loaded .LST file, the
name is pre-filled.
Updated the DXCC.CTY and CQWW.CTY files.
Updated the CWops and FOC callsign reference and SCP
Users sometimes corrupt .ALL files by editing them
directly to correct band or mode or times. This is
not recommended, as it's easy to corrupt a QSO by
adding or omitting a single character (including space).
In turn, all subsequent QSOs may be corrupted because
SD reads a fixed number of characters when loading and
re-scoring QSOs - it expects all QSO records and fields
to be in exactly the right position.
When the .ALL file gets corrupted, it can be recreated
from the audit (.AUD) file but, obviously, it's better
to prevent this happening. In any case, SD lets you
edit band and mode directly with F1/F2/F3.
If you really must edit the .ALL file directly, take
a copy of the file before you start, and use Notepad.
This is a text editor and, unlike word processor
programs like Word or WordPad, it does not add hidden
characters to your QSO records.
Now, at startup, you are advised if any record/QSO has
the wrong length, and SD displays its line number in
the .ALL file together with the contents of the record
- for the user to fix. This way, no subsequent QSOs
will be affected.
If you find bugs in V19.02, send the details to
Older versions are not supported, so please confirm that
any problem still exists in V19.02.
V19.02 is available from www.ei5di.com/sd/sdsetup.exe
A reminder that SDX is a free DXpedition or Special-Event
logger for the 10 bands from 160-6m. It may be downloaded
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