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

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Wed Aug 18 11:48:05 EDT 2021

> From:
> Arno Polinsky <dl1cw at hotmail.com>
> Date:
> 17/08/2021, 22:39
> 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.

I removed SD's option to log variable reports (RST Sent) earlier this 
year.  This makes maintenance easier because, depending on other 
exchange elements, there wasn't always room to show two reports, sent 
and received, on the logging line.  I accept that, for general logging 
(outside DXpeditions and contests), it might be useful to record 
realistic reports.  However, in the hundreds of millions of QSO records 
stored on LOTW, there are no reports whatsoever - they are all stripped 
from uploaded QSOs.  Similarly, no reports are needed on QSLs for any 
ARRL operating awards, including DXCC.

> 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.

Thanks - I'll get that fixed.

>  * I had one case were the QTC-receiving station was, by chance, also
>    part of the sended QTC-Group. That is against the rules.

Thanks - I'll fix that too.

>  * 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...

Thanks - I've not tested QTCs without rig control.  That's another bug 
to fix :-)

Paul EI5DI

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