[sd-user] IARU

Paul EI5DI Paul EI5DI" <paul@ei5di.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 23:19:34 +0100

Jim MM0BQI wrote

> When using rig control  SD does not always follow the radio.  This
> intermittent. The frequency and mode displays under the call window
read the
> correct frequency and mode at all times but the BAND will not

When you change band on the radio and start to enter a callsign before
SD synchronises with the new band, that one QSO will be logged on the
wrong band, but later QSOs should be OK.  This problem is worse with
Icom, compared to Kenwood and Yaesu, because Icoms return either the
frequency or the band when polled, but not both at the same time.  It
can take 2 or 3 seconds for SD to recognise the new band from an Icom

Is this what Jim has noticed, or does the band continue to be wrong?
If you know that the band is wrong on any QSO, simply go to it as you
would to edit it, then use F1 or F2 (with Caps Lock Off) to correct
the band.

> My QSO window for the IARU is showing a strange number of mults.  Is
> because it only shows the zone mults and ignores the HQ ones.  The
sum and
> mlt files look fine as far as I can tell.

I've had other reports of this, but haven't yet reproduced it. In
terms of your entry, it's not all that significant because ARRL's
Standard File Format (from SDCHECK) does not show points or
multipliers against any QSO - ARRL independently scores and
cross-checks all logs.

> type in a frequency to QSY to it only accepts 4/5 digits. I would
find it useful to have 5/6 digits for CW work.

That's because it accepts kHz only at present. I'll have a look at
options to extend this to 100 Hz precison.

Paul EI5DI

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