[CQ-Contest] J77HQ Operation

George georgek5kg at aol.com
Thu Jun 30 14:02:46 EDT 2016

Bob, tnx for the info on the WT 4.21.0 upgrade, the UpdateCtySCP script 
and the itu zip file.  These have been installed on the three laptops 
that we are taking to our J77HQ operation in the IARU contest.

FYI, I saw a day or two ago that the J8 ops (W6NN & KE1B) will be 
signing J87HQ, so there may be some confusion and even some bad spots 
during the contest because of both J77HQ and J78HQ being active.  Heads 
up, guys!  Be sure to log what you hear, not what you see on the cluster.

73, George, K5KG/J75KG

On 6/28/2016 5:17 PM, Bob Wilson, N6TV wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 12:09 PM, <Georgek5kg at aol.com 
> <mailto:Georgek5kg at aol.com>> wrote:
>     Any suggestions as to why we should upgrade to WT 4.21.0 will be
>     appreciated.
>  1. Your HQ multipliers will now be counted correctly (for the first
>     time), even the ones using the same HQ abbreviation, e.g. both
>     ER7HQ and XX9A send "ARM", but they are different HQ multipliers.
>      4.20 does not handle that correctly.
>  2. Log sync between computers will be faster (every computer on the
>     LAN needs to be running WT 4.21)
>  3. If you are using Windows 10 with certain USB-to-Serial adapters
>     for rig control, 4.21 will work better
>  4. If you accidentally press Ctrl-T, then get distracted, your radio
>     won't stay keyed forever any more
> More important than updating Win-Test is to update all the Super Check 
> Partial and Check Country files, and make sure you are using 
> cty_wt_mod.dat on every computer.
> My batch file automates the process of fetching the latest super check 
> partial and country files.  Go tto http://bit.ly/wtscripts, download 
> UpdateCtySCP.zip, and follow the directions in the Readme file.  You 
> also need a free 3rd party program called WGET, which is documented in 
> the Readme file.
> Separately, the current IARU HQ prefill list (itu.dtb) is in 
> http://www.kkn.net/~n6tv/itu.zip <http://www.kkn.net/%7En6tv/itu.zip> 
> and will be updated as I receive more info. from OZ0J.  Unzip the file 
> and copy itu.dtb to your /databases folder and HQ abbreviations will 
> be entered automatically (make sure Tools -> Data Entry -> Exchange 
> Guessing is enabled).
> 73,
> Bob, N6TV
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George Wagner, K5KG
Sarasota, FL

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