[SD-User] V9.97 Released

Paul O'Kane Paul O'Kane" <paul@ei5di.com
Fri Jan 17 22:23:53 EST 2003

V9.97   17 January 2003

Serial Keying.
    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.

FOC Marathon.
    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 QSO.

Q Command.
    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!

Paul EI5DI

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