[SD-User] Minor Problems in WAE and DXpedition mode

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Tue Aug 17 18:38:03 EDT 2021

Forwarded to sd-user by EI5DI on behalf of Arno DL1CW


minor Problems in WAE and DXpedition mode
Arno Polinsky <dl1cw at hotmail.com>
17/08/2021, 22:39

"sd-user at contesting.com" <sd-user at contesting.com>

Hello Group, hello Paul.

During my recent stay in Peru, I use SD for all logging purposes. Either 
during WAE Contest, as well as for the normal QSOs outside of any 
contest activities.

Here I found few potential bugs.
General conditions for use:

  * No CAT usage !!
  * Pure logging function under WIN10

1.) DXpedition Template:

  * "RST" command has no effect. Since I'm not such a rare DX here in
    PERU, I prefer to send more realistic reports. In the current
    version seems to be not possibility to log deviating sent RST, other
    then in the Remark section of the QSO-Record.
  * Is it a bug, or can it be managed in the Template file?

2.) WAE mode, outside EU:

  * Logged other None-EU-Stations (some could not withstand to get in
    the log) are assigned correct with 0 points. GREAT.
  * Unfortunately they remain to appear as multiplier, as well as they
    become part of the QTCs send back to European stations. To correct
    the QTC Group after sending out, is a painful job. Lucky me, that
    the EUs have not complaint, and simply recorded.
  * I had one case were the QTC-receiving station was, by chance, also
    part of the sended QTC-Group. That is against the rules.
  * Remember: No CAT connection (Cable forgotten) exist. Then it could
    be that, I send a QTC group out on 15m. The last QTC in the group
    reflects a QSO on 20m. Suddenly the standard logging line shows then
    the Band "20m"! Obviously the last Band information (from the QTC)
    has been taken over for the next logging line. (That confused me
    several times, until I catched it). Often I had to modify the band
    info for the next QSOs. Of course, with CAT connected, it would be
    overwritten by the TRX information imediately...

Thank you for considering my remarks, and looking forward to your comments.

Apart from that, it was nice to use SD again, after long time. it made 
the job as expected, and is the first solution if you running Single TX 
setup, combined with a low performance PC. Both are happen to me here in 

Hope to hear you on the bands, from my deep Valley location in Urubamba, 
about 20 miles north-west of Cusco, @ 2800 meter a.s.l.
CW is the language of my heart... Arno Polinsky, OA7/DL1CW

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