[SD-User] TOP BAND CLUB CALLS
dave at davesergeant.com
Sun Nov 11 10:17:41 EST 2007
On 11 Nov 2007 at 14:48, Paul O'Kane wrote:
> > 1. Does anyone know how to open up the notes field to accommodate
> > the often long club descriptions ?
> Sorry - it can't be done in SD. There is insufficient space
> in the QSO record layout to accommodate a Notes field.
Although you cannot use SD directly to fully log the contest, with a
little bit of ingenuity there is most definitely a way.
I had exactly the same problem with the Yeovil Fun Run contest which
similarly requires an exchange too long to fit in the SD field.
Answer - use SD, but abbreviate what you type in so that it does fit,
then write down any which don't fit on a scrap of paper. Then edit
these into the Cabrillo that SD produces with Notepad.
For instance, from the example given on the HFCC site:
'QSO: 1914 PH 2003-11-08 2000 G3GRS 59 001 G3RCV
59 002 CLUB CRAY VALLEY RS'
You would enter CCRAYVALLEYRS which will fit in the 14 spaces -
change C to CLUB and put in the spaces and any extras afterwards.
See how I did this in the Yeovil Fun Run at
In that case I wrote a BBCBasic program to produce the correct log
format directly from the SD .all file (works very nicely
73 Dave G3YMC
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