[SD-User] V9.23 Released
pokane at ei5di.com
Wed Jul 14 18:43:47 EDT 2004
V10.23 12 July 2004
WinKey - All programs:
Support for callsign type-ahead added (with the
#C parameter - usually in the F2 message). You
can add or delete callsign characters, so long
as you stay ahead of the keyer.
Use Esc or Minus, or touch either paddle, to
stop WinKey message playback.
You can use the following commands to configure
WinKey - your preferences are stored in the
configuration file SDCONFIG.TXT.
MINWPM - WinKey's minimum WPM, with the speed
control at minimum.
WPMRANGE - The difference, in WPM, between the
minimum speed and the maximum speed.
For example, if your minimum is 15
and the range is 25, the maximum will
be 40 wpm. This gives you fine
control over WinKey's speed pot.
POTRANGE - Depending on how your speed pot is
wired, this should be set to 127 or
255. Don't worry if you pick the
wrong value - all that happens is
that your maximum speed will not be
what you intended.
PTTLEAD - Replaces PTTDELAY - sets the lead
PTT delay in milliseconds. Note -
this is effective only in 10ms
increments. If you select 29, the
lead delay will be 20ms.
SWAP - Reverse the paddles.
IAMBICA - Set Iambic A mode.
IAMBICB - Set Iambic B mode - the default.
ULTIMATIC - Set Ultimatic mode.
BUG - Toggles Bug Key/Iambic B mode
AUTOSPACE - Toggles Autospace mode.
The TUNE (or T) command works in WinKey. To
stop tuning, press any key or touch either
paddle. Use Esc to clear the TUNE characters
from the logging line when you're finished.
When using WinKey, your CW speed is controlled
by WinKey's speed pot. SD shows WinKey's speed
in the normal position under the logging line.
WinKey lets you change speed while sending a
message - very handy when replying to high-
For what it's worth, I think WinKey is
wonderful. It eliminates any possibility of
corrupt or untidy CW due to Windows doing its
own thing, and it gives full integration with
external paddles. You can interrupt a message
by touching a paddle, and then continue
manually at the same speed using either the
paddles or the keyboard. At 3B9C, we used
WinKey for all 77,610 CW QSOs - and that's
when I decided to fully support it.
WinKey was developed by G3WGV and K1EL. You can
get more information from http://www.k1el.com,
or try a search on Google for WinKey and keyer.
SDI (SD for IOTA) - All earlier Windows versions
10.15 - 10.22.
There was a bug which could crash SDI when you
edited IOTA references on QSOs already logged.
There was also a danger of corrupting the log.
Fixed. Older DOS versions are not affected.
Do NOT use any earlier Windows version of SDI.
SD - IARU HF.
When calculating QSO points, SD used the
default zone for your callsign, even if you
entered a different zone on the opening
screen. Fixed. This fix applies also to Type
2 - CQWW.
SDX: Check Partial.
The program froze if you tried to retrieve an
entry (with Up Arrow). Fixed.
Keyer Messages - known bug.
When storing or editing keyer messages (Shift-F1
etc), the programs don't let you enter the #
character at present. Until this is fixed, the
alternative is to use an editor (Notepad) on
SDCONFIG.TXT - the keyer messages are at the
start of the file.
The programs may be downloaded from www.ei5di.com. Please
keep a copy of whatever version(s) you're using now - as
insurance! (Not the versions of SDI as noted above)
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