[CQ-Contest] Question for TR users

Kevin Schmidt w9cf at arrl.net
Fri Feb 9 18:23:04 EST 2018

This is a bug in POST at least up to version 6.96. Post asks for a
filename, then checks if it exists. If it exists, it increments the
file number. Unfortunately it then checks if the incremented number file's
name is blank before asking you to type in the file name. Because it is
blank, the routine stops asking for new files, and processes the only file
you typed. So until this bug is fixed, you won't be able to use POST
to merge cabrillo files.

73 Kevin w9cf

On Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 12:13:00PM -0600, Jim George wrote:
> Hopefully someone can help me on this. I asked Tree directly but he was not
> able to help.
> I am a loyal TR Log user on DOS. OK no need to tell me to QSY to TR4W. I
> know that but for now really would like to stay where I am, on a wonderful
> Dell Optiplex W98 machine that does everything I need at 850 MHz. Now that
> I'm firmly in the Luddite camp, I need to combine various Cabrillo logs to
> form a "summary CBR log." According to the POST of TR, the way to do it is
> to enter POST, then choose "U" for Utilities, and then select "M," which is
> the "Merge"  instruction. Once inside "M," the following capability is
> listed in writing:
> "This routine will merge up to twelve Cabrillo files at one time into a
> single Cabrillo file. The contacts will all be sorted into chronological
> order and duplicate QSOs found in more than one log will not be saved."
> This is exactly what I need to do, but the "M" routine does not work for me.
> I can select a file like abcdef.cbr and it accepts it. Then the utility
> routine asks what file I want to keep it in. I put something like
> "18merged.cbr" and the original file goes into the "keeper" file, in this
> case: 18merged.cbr. It's there. Fine. Then press "M" again and select
> another CBR file. For example: xyz.cbr. The utility accepts it and asks me
> where to put it. I tell it to go to the same one as before: 18merged.cbr. It
> goes there ok. But when I check 18merged.cbr, it contains only the most
> recent one, that is xyz.cbr, and there is no sign of the first one I put in
> there (abcdef.cbr). It's always the same ... ie. the "keeper file" only
> contains the most recent file that was "merged" into it. I've tried
> everything I can think of, with always the same results. No merging at all,
> only the last one.
> Anyone have some ideas? Help!
> Tnx in advance:
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