[SD-User] V9.97 Released
Paul O'Kane" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri Jan 17 22:23:53 EST 2003
V9.97 17 January 2003
In V9.93, PTT control was added to keying on
serial ports. On some PCs, however, the result
was that serial keying would not work at all.
The SD_COMTYPE parameter in the configuration
file SDCONFIG.TXT now controls PTT and the way
keying is generated. When set to 0, the default,
keying is generated in the pre-V9.93 manner, with
no PTT control.
To enable PTT on serial ports, edit SD_COMTYPE
to 1. This causes keying and PTT signals to be
applied directly to the DTR and RTS pins, but it
may not work on your PC. If so, and you need PTT,
parallel keying is the only option.
In contests with no country multipliers or
bonus point, or where they count once only, as
in SD Type 9 for the FOC Marathon, the QSOs by
Band window is displayed as each QSO is logged.
This is useful for chasing 5 and 6-band bonus
A reminder that, when you LOAD the FOC.LST file
supplied by GM4SID, you can search by callsign
or membership number. When you enter an FOC
call, SD extracts the corresponding number and
inserts it in the logging line.
Minus - Wipe QSO.
A standard feature of SD is that minus, in any
QSO field, wipes the QSO. However, this did not
apply to the Received Data fields in SDX and SD
Type 11, as they had been intended for free text
of any kind, including spaces and minus/hyphen.
This is inconvenient in contests such as AFS.
A minus, anywhere in these fields, now wipes
The Q command repeats the previous callsign
logged. It's useful after a band change. With
AutoCW Off, the keyer would send Q instead of
the callsign. Fixed.
The programs may be downloaded from http://www.ei5di.com
Please let me know what you'd like to see in the next
update, and keep a copy of whatever version you're using
now - as insurance!
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