[SD-User] SDI - Island Ref Format in ADIF

Les Allwood g3vqo at mapleleaf.plus.com
Tue Aug 2 09:11:44 EDT 2005

Hmm. My logging program (StationMaster) recognises and stores IOTA 
references without the hyphen, so my preference is to keep things the way 
they are.

73 de Les, G3VQO

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "cq" <cq at philcatterall.plus.com>
To: <sd-user at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:31 AM
Subject: [SD-User] SDI - Island Ref Format in ADIF

Hi Paul

In SDI the method of recording IOTA refs is (e.g.) EU005

If the log is then converted to ADIF spec via SDICHECK for import into a 
logging program the format is then no in compliance with the ADIF spec. The 
correct IOTA ADIF format is 5 character which must include the hyphen (e.g.) 

I have edited my imported refs. now in my Logging program and they are 
recognised. Without the hyphen in my case (Logger32) the entered reference 
does not get recognised by the program.

Would it be possible to include the hyphen with the reference when the log 
is converted to ADIF spec in future versions? This would be better than 
having to type the hyphen in during contest exchanges......

I didn't experience the problems others had in my version of SDI 11.33 at 
the weekend. I did reboot twice as SDI lost comms with my rig, no problems 
there. I did not however switch of the PC when I went for a rest in the 
night. I also edited a number of QSOs on the fly without any problems. 
Strange - no numbers missing from the log and no duplicated QSOs shown.

73 Phil

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