[ct-user] New version of CT to ADIF coming - comments?

R Johnson k1vu at tmlp.com
Sun May 14 18:50:29 EDT 2006

Hi Jim:
Are you talking about the "Contest ID" in the header or putting a
"Contest ID" in each record ?

If none of these changes effect the Header as currently written and
we can still simply use "C2A XYZ" to produce a "Plain Vanilla" file
the same as in V3.2, it will be FB for me.
****************Current Header Sample *********************
ADIF Export from CT Version 10.02
Copyright (C) 1986-2003 by K1EA Software

Internet:  http://www.k1ea.com/

ADIF Conversion written by Jim Reisert AD1C <jjreisert at alum.MIT.EDU>
Version 3.2 last revised May  8 2004 14:18:27


TNX es 73
Bob, K1VU 

At 20:34 4/30/2006, you wrote:
>I'm getting ready to release a new version of CT to ADIF.  Here are 
>the new features:
>1.  There is a new "-pfx" argument to write the WPX prefix for the 
>callsign to the ADIF file.
>     Someone requested this because their program doesn't determine 
>the prefix on import.
>2.  There is a new "-id" argument to write the CONTEST_ID 
>field.  There are three options:
>     * no -id argument means no CONTEST_ID field will be written
>     * -id argument (by itself) means an ADIF-compatible CONTEST_ID 
>field will be written.
>       See http://www.adif.org/adif217.htm#Contest%20ID
>     * -id <name> uses the name specified as the CONTEST_ID.  Make 
>sure to use "quotes"
>       if there are spaces in the name.
>     NOTE: this replaces the old functionality where CONTEST_ID was 
>set to the CT name of
>     the contest (in all cases).
>3.  Added support for abbreviations used in the 7-Land QSO 
>Party.  These will be converted
>     to legal ST,County values for the CNTY ADIF field, as long as 
>you logged them using the
>     NEQP contest mode.  If you are operating from inside 7-Land, 
>there will be some ambiguity
>     because CT only accepts the first 4 letters of the 
>abbreviation.  The program will display
>     a warning when this occurs, and you may have to manually fix 
>your log after importing.
>4.  In ARRL DX (from the DX side), DC is not a state, it's converted 
>to MD (Maryland).
>5.  Fixed a random program crash.
>6.  Typing the program name by itself brings up more helpful "Help" text.
>I could use some help testing the new features.  If anyone's 
>interested, drop me a line.
>73 - Jim AD1C
>Jim Reisert AD1C, 7 Charlemont Court, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
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