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Subject: [SD-User] SD V20.01 Released - Runs on Raspberry Pi.
From: Paul O'Kane <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:16:31 +0000
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V20.01  10 February 2017

SD on Linux and Raspberry Pi 3:
  SD now runs on all versions of Linux using Wineconsole,
  an integral part of Wine.  Wine is free, and enables
  Windows programs to run on Unix machines. SD has been
  tested on the Raspberry Pi 3, and on an Intel processor
  running Ubuntu.

  This is all possible because, although it is a Windows
  program, SD runs in terminal or console mode with no
  requirement for graphics support.  In addition, SD
  was designed to be fast and efficient on the original,
  very slow PCs - and has remained fast and efficient ever
  since, unlike some bloatware loggers. All SD's features
  are supported on Linux and the Pi, including rig-control
  and WinKey.

  To run SD on the Raspberry Pi, ExaGear from
  is required, together with Wine downloaded from Eltechs.
  The registration fee for Exagear is approximately $25,
  but is often cheaper, and they offer a free 3-day trial -
  that's how I started. QEMU, which is free, may be a
  viable alternative to ExaGear on the Pi - but has yet
  to be evaluated.

  Some competence in Linux is needed to configure ports
  for rig-control and WinKey.  Help is available via the
  sd-user mailing list.

  Windows console programs running under Wineconsole
  are restricted to a display of 25 rows and 80 columns,
  whereas SD's native resolution is 27 rows by 82
  columns. SD accommodates this difference with the
  BORDER command. The BORDER value is set to one or zero
  on Windows PCs, but must be zero for all other platforms.

  It is sometimes necessary to use the BORDER conmmand
  twice or more, after starting SD, to get a stable
  logging window on Linux and the Pi.

  I'd welcome reports of success in running SD on various
  platforms.  Please send your reports to the SD User
  mailing list - sd-user at contesting dot com.  If you
  have not previously subscribed to the mailing list,
  you will be added to the list.

SD Registration:
  The registration fee is now 10 euros - giving access to
  updates for six months.  Any version of SD downloaded
  within this time will continue to work indefinitely,
  without restriction, in the presence of the key file
  supplied to registered users.

  Without a key file, SD runs in DEMO mode.  In this mode,
  all features are supported except that logging is delayed
  for 30 seconds once 30 QSOs have been logged in individual
  events - previously this happened after 10 QSOs.

  SD's DXpedition and Special-Event logging options are
  fully working and unrestricted, with no need to register
  or have a key file.  SDX has been discontinued.

Special Calls:
  Fixed bug in scoring for UK entrants, and for special
  calls, G6XX etc, in RSGB 80m contests. Thanks G3SWC.

HSC Contest:
  Updated for new rules - with country mults by band for
  QSOs with members.  The SETDUPE command should be used
  at the start of the second period to reset dupe and
  multiplier checking.  Thanks G4ILW.

Marconi Memorial Contest:
  Update scoring to 1 point per QSO regardless of location.
  Thanks IK6BAK.

Icom IC-7610:
  Rig control file IC7610.SD added.

NAQP - Rig Control:
  Fixed bug which caused spurious frequencies recorded for
  DX (non-NA) QSOs in NAQP.  Thanks K1ESE.

REF Contest for DX Entrants:
  TK was not recognised as "mainland" France.  Fixed.
  Thanks G3SWC.

PACC for PA Entrants.
  Fixed display error - thanks PA0JNH.


V20.01 is available from

If you find bugs, send the details to
and send me your .ALL file.

Previous versions of SD are no longer supported, so please
confirm that any problem still exists in V20.01

Paul EI5DI

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