[CQ-Contest] Question for TR users

Jim George n3bb at mindspring.com
Fri Feb 9 21:45:02 EST 2018

This explains exactly what is happening, Kevin. Thank you. So until Tree 
goes "back into the past" and he or someone else fixes this bug, the M 
(Merge) file is not gonna work.

I'll follow up with several good posts that came directly to me: Use an 
editor in Notepad or an Text Editor and manually copy and paste the CBR 
files together. The terrific inputs are very much appreciated.

Jim N3BB

At 04:23 PM 2/9/2018 -0700, Kevin Schmidt wrote:
>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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