[TRLog] TR Log - Release 6.44 notes

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             Release notes for TR Logging Program - Version 6.44
                               27 September 1999

Version 6.44 - 27 September 1999

 - Fixed Icom radios not displaying frequencies over 100 MHz.

 - Added BAND MAP DUPE DISPLAY (default = TRUE, Control-J).  When FALSE,
   dupes are not shown in the band map.

 - Made STDCFG.DAT commands execute before the .CFG file.  This means
   changes you make to the .CFG file with Control-J will take effect.

 - Added SWAP PACKET SPOT RADIOS (default = FALSE, Control-J) which will
   reverse which radio gets selected when sending a packet spot to a
   specific radio when using the Alt-U command and left or right keys.

 - Changed IC756 to operate like IC781 with respect to setting the narrow
   filter when updating frequency.

 - Fixed mults for OJ0 in SAC contest.

 - Improved default grid calculations for bunch of countries which improves
   the accuracy of sunrise/sunset, distance and beam headings.  Countries
   that now use prefix include CE, CP, EA, EU, HK, JA, K, LU, OA, OH, PY,
   SM, UA, UA9, UK, UN, UR, VE, VK, XE, YV, ZL, ZP and ZS.  UA, UA9, UK, UN
   and UR use full oblasts for even better resolution.

 - Disabled AUTO SEND CHARACTER COUNT feature if the call entered so far
   has / in it.  This keeps it from starting for calls like JA1/WB6ZVC.

 - Fixed REMINDERS and TOTAL SCORE MESSAGES in config file.

 - Attempted to fix bug with band map call sometimes blank in call
   window.  For those of you who have seen this - please let me know
   if I have succeded.

 - Updated SWEEPSTAKES to accept U M and S for precedences.

 - Fixed jerky CW with Keyboard Sending if radio interfaced.

 - Fixed PADDLE BUG ENABLE command in config file.

 - Fixed DIGITAL MODE ENABLE entry into config file when being saved
   from Control-J menu.

 - Made IOTA summary sheet ask if you were at home or DX-pedition.


 - Added BALTIC contest and QSO POINT METHOD = BALTIC.

 - Updated Russian contest - HFC - KVP - CROATIAN contests.

 - Added QTC QRS (Control-J - True) will slow down QTCs being sent.

 - Added QTC EXTRA SPACE (Control-J - True) will add extra spaces to
   QTCs being sent.

 - Made ESCAPE KEY abort sending of "QTC?" message.

 - Made ControlEnter and AltK key work when receiving QTCs.

 - Allowed cursor keys to edit QTC received message.  Also, INSERT and
   the cursor control keys (ControlA, S, D, F, G and T).

 - Fixed sending QTCs to a station that is contained in the QTC.

Version 6.43 released on 18 August 1999.

 - Updated HFC contest and improved defaults.

 - Made Domestic mult status from initial exchange use last entry first.

 - Fixed SENDCW command.

 - Fixed ARRL FD exchanges coming from TRMASTER when using simulator.

 - TUNE FOR DITS (control-J false).  Sends dits at 75 WPM when left shift
   and control keys depressed.

 - Fixed floppy save crashing.  Under certain amounts of available memory,
   an amount of memory exceeding the amount available was attempted to be
   secured.  This resulted in an IO error, which would result in either a
   program crash or strange behavior.

 - Reworked much of the memory stuff in LogSCP.  I did find one or two
   things that might have been risky and could explain some of the
   flaky operation people have seen when using the TRMASTER.DTA file.

 - Improved memory usage of TR by using more overlays.  I believe I
   have saved 30K without affecting program performance.  If you notice
   some slower operation, please let me know.

 - Fixed POST not allowing you to specify log name if no .CFG files.

Version 6.42 released on 5 July 1999.

 - Undid problem with IARU and countries created in 6.30.

 - Fixed cursor in wrong window after sending keyboard CW.


 - Made REGION ONE FIELD DAY /m stations count as /p stations.

 - Made initial exchanges for FD come up using MY FD CLASS and MY SECTION.

 - Fixed FT100 frequency display.

Version 6.41 - Released on 7 June 1999.

 - Added KIDS DAY contest.  Simply logs whatever you put into the
   exchange window.  Added KIDS exchange received.  This is probably
   a useful thing for other applications as well.

 - Added USE BIOS KEY CALLS - (default = TRUE, Control-J).  In order to
   use the F11 and F12 keys, TR had to interface directly to the hardware
   because many older BIOS programs didn't know about these keys.

   However, this makes it impossible to use other TSR program with TR.

   TR will now use BIOS calls as a default.  If your BIOS doesn't support
   F11 and F12, you can go back to the old method by setting USE BIOS KEY

 - Made many TRMASTER improvements.  Found some minor bugs that probably
   explain some of the crashing some of you have noticed.  I also
   improved the memory management so that less memory is used for
   smaller databases.  This will result in very "random" memory
   available displays, but unless you are using a monster database,
   there should be more memory free than before.

 - Fixed bug with POST U E F D (merge two .DTA files).  I have now used
   this to combine two very large databases.  It does take awhile to do,
   but it does work.

 - Fixed POST U S (generate summary of restart file) command to work with
   new filename standard.

 - Made POST U E F F (load data into TRMASTER from ASCII file) to process
   up to 10 different data items at once.

 - Made POST less memory hungry.

 - Added single line display buffer for unsent characters when using the
   keyboard send feature.  You can use the delete or backspace character
   to correct typing mistakes before the code goes out on the air.

 - Allow HELLO.DAT in same directory as other files (CTY.DAT).

 - Fixed QUICK QSL KEY 2 command (was setting value for KEY 1).  The
   QUICK QSL KEY 2 is normally the equal sign and it sends the
   QUICK QSL MESSAGE 2 (default is dit-dit).  This gives you an
   additional way to end CQ QSOs.  This was a previously undocumented

 - Made Control-U use call in exchange window string if CALLSIGN UPDATE
   ENABLE is enabled.  Before, the program would use the call in the
   call window.

Version 6.40 - Released on 7 May 1999

 - Improved showing of beam headings grids during entering them in the
   exchange window.  Also when coming from TRMASTER as initial exchange.

 - Made initial exchanges from TRMASTER that are DomesticQTHs show their
   mult status when coming up in the exchange window.

 - Allowed TR to be started up with the prefix of a config file specified
   which will automatically start that contest up (no selection screen).

 - Fixed sent RST not being used with TR READ.

 - Made /P calls not drop the /P when doing lookups in TRMASTER except
   for name or FOC numbers.

 - Fixed IS0 with wrong QSO points and exchange in ARI test.

 - Fixed NAME FLAG ENABLE not working (name flag was always enabled).

 - Fixed VE0 in RAC contest so it takes a serial number, but still counts
   for 10 points.

 - Created P13.DOM with VY0 added for RAC contest.

   command is still supported.  Use Control-P to send the rotator to
   the last displayed beam heading.

 - Added FT100 to radio list.  However, I am not sure there was any
   difference between this and the FT920 setting.  Let me know if it
   has any issues.

 - Fixed USER 4 and USER 5 overwrite change commands in POST.  They were
   affecting USER 3 status instead.

 - Added BAND MAP DECAY TIME (control-J, default = 60) in minutes.  Note
   this applies to entries as they are added to the band map.  Entries
   made with a different value will still decay with their old time.

 - Added RST PREFECTURE as legal value for EXCHANGE RECEIVED.  This is
   used for the JA INTERNATIONAL DX contest.  Note that the QTHs will
   show up with a "p" in front of them when shown as multipliers.

 - Changed prefecture multipliers for JA INTERNATIONAL DX contest to
   domestic multipliers similar to ALL JA contest.  Improved visability
   of remaining mults during QSO process.

 - Allowed six digit grid squares to be entered instead of four, but
   still use four digits for the mult.

 - Added PACKET LOG FILENAME command (control-J).  When set to a filename,
   all packet spots received will be saved to this file.

 - Fixed RANDOM CQ MODE messing up the Control-J menu.

 - Change DKT in OKOM.DOM to DKL.

 - Updated intial CQ EXCHANGE for ROPOCO contest to 5NN ).  Eliminated
   postal code form start up questions.  Added ROPOCO.DOM file and enabled
   domestic multipliers.

 - Added EUROPEAN SPRINT contest.  Added EUROPEAN SPRINT as legal QSO

 - Added AUTO RETURN TO CQ MODE (Control-J - default = TRUE).  When TRUE
   and you press the RETURN key in S&P mode - with the cursor in the call
   window AND no information in the call or exchange windows - you will
   be put into the CQ mode and CQ MESSAGE F1 will be initiated.

 - Fixed All Asian and All JA entries in log prompt.

 - Many improvements to the All JA contest (previously released only in
   Japan two weeks ago).

 - Eliminated prefectures 115 to 118 in All JA.

 - Pretty much gave up on Aurora stuff RSTs.

 - Fixed sent RST not working when using [ character in exchange.

 - Fixed LOOK FOR RST SENT not showing up in Control-J menu.

 - Added Alt-N option for sending Control-J parameter to network.  This
   will send the hilighted Control-J paramter to all of the computers
   on the network.  The change will also be added to the config file
   so that it will still be there if the program is restarted.

 - Fixed missing exchange for MICH QSO PARTY outside of MI.

 - Released a special 6.39 to Tack with All JA improvements including
   remaining display, made precedence H/M/L/P and added prefectures 48-50.

Version 6.39 released on 16-Apr-99.

 - Updated IOTA QSO Point method to new rules.  You get 15 points for
   working an IOTA other than your own.  Otherwise, you get 3 points.

 - Attempted to fix crash with big packet frequencies greater than 1 GHz.

 - Made ZZ00 not be accepted as a legal grid square in exchanges.

 - Made notes in LOGCFG file that start with ; require space before the ;.
   This fixes problems with having ; enbeded in a string that might be
   sent to a radio (like Kenwoods).

 - Fixed garbage in call window when using the Control-B command with
   Auto-CQ active.

 - Fixed turning on of DVP in Control-J.  Made DVP ON disappear when
   turning off DVP from Control-J.

 - Made PTT HOLD COUNT of 0 not "hang" PTT.

 - Removed RST ALL JA PREFECTURE AND POWER exchange and replaced it
   contest now uses a single letter (H, M, L or P) to identify power.

   Allows most any order for exchange information, but no duplication
   of entry data allowed.  57923C will work as well (RST 579, Pref = 23
   and power = C).  On CW, 23 579 C will also work, but on SSB, it won't.

 - Fixed summary sheet not coming up for Russian contest.

 - Added ask for your state if selecting any of the QSO parties from menu.

 - Added MIGHIGAN QSO PARTY (OR MICH QSO PARTY).  Make sure to either
   run TR NEW and answer if you are in MICH - or put MY STATE = MI
   in the LOGCFG.DAT file BEFORE your CONTEST statement if you are in

 - Changed MQP to MN QSO PARTY (to avoid confusion with MICH QSO PARTY).

 - Updated SP DX contest for non SP stations.  Added SP.DOM.

 - Added LOOK FOR RST SENT (false - Control-J).  Allows sent RST to be
   entered with S prefix in exchange field.  Works with RS on SSB too.

 - Allowed for aurora RS(T)s on 6 and 2 meters for both sent and received.

 - Added RADIUS OF EARTH parameter (default = 0).  Enter in meters.
   When something is entered, the default internal to the program will
   be overwritten.

 - Fixed bug when trying to set a key (like start sending now) to ;.

Version 6.38 - 16 March 1999.

 - Fixed name of domestic files for Wisconsin QSO Party.

 - Fixed WWL contest multipliers:

    - Grid fields instead of grid squares for mults.

   SEARCH AND POUNCE MODE in LOGCFG.DAT file.  This eliminates an
   incompatability with the name Control-J uses when saving this

Version 6.37 - 11 March 1999.

   it can be found on the Control-J menu.  If you set it to FALSE, you
   will have to use SHIFT-TAB to go back into the CQ MODE.

 - Added RSGB QSO point method.  This scores zero points for a QSO in
   your own country, 5 points for Europe, 30 for Oceania and 15 for
   the remaining continents.

 - Added NAME FLAG ENABLE.   The default is TRUE and it can be found
   on the Control-J menu.  When FALSE, the asterisks that appear in
   the log when you know the name of a station are disabled.

 - Fixed bug with unwanted CW being sent with QSL BUT NO LOG option.

 - Added - to send 1.5 * dah length.  This might be a cool chracter
   to use for your leading zeros.

 - Fixed summary sheet not working for Croatian and Minnesota QSO Party.

 - Fixed some reports not working because they were always looking
   for LOGCFG.DAT - even if you selected a different log.


 - Fixed band map cursor position if multi info window is up.

 - Added { character to send complete corrected callsign in call ok
   message.  Before, there wasn't a way to send the complete call
   of the station you just finished working.

 - Fixed null character appearing in multi notes.

 - Tried to fix missing grids from band map updates in Stew Perry.

Version 6.36 - Released on 14 December 1998

 - Added new startup command "TR NEW".  This will bring you to the menu
   to select a new contest.  You will also be asked what filename you
   want to save your files under.

 - When starting up TR or POST with more than one config file present in
   the working directory, a menu will be presented allowing you to select
   which set of files you want to use.

 - Added automatic CW exchange generation for ARRL 10.  Assumes you have
   MY QTH or MY STATE setup.  If you are outside W/VE, it does the serial
   number automatically as well.

 - Made MY QTH which acts the same as MY STATE in LOGCFG.DAT.

 - The band map will now update the multiplier status for all band map
   entries when working a new station.

 - Many fixes to WAE QTC routines if you are outside Europe.

   - Fixed bug if you made over 600 QSOs.
   - Allow you to view the QTC.DAT file with Control-L key.
   - Put note in log when a QTC is finished.
   - Improved some keystrokes to make sure accidents don't happen.
   - Fixed bug with improper initialization of QTCs when restarting program.

 - Added way to send a string to radio serial interface ports.   These
   are message commands, so you would program a function key to send
   a message to the radio as follows:

   <control-C>SRS=message<control-D>  - Sends message to active radio.
   <control-C>SRS1=message<control-D> - Sends message to radio 1.
   <control-C>SRS2=message<control-D> - Sends message to radio 2.

   Please see section 4.2 of the manual for more information on how
   to use the control-C and control-D commands in a CW message.

   For example, if you wanted to program a key to make your Kenwood
   radio use the narrow CW filter, you would program the following


   You would program this by using the Alt-P command to access the
   function key you want to program.  Then press control-P followed
   by control-C to enter the control-C character, then type "SRS=FL010009;",
   then control-P and control-D to finish the command.

   This command can also be used to activate the digital voice keyer on
   some radios.

 - Fixed bug with Alt-=.  If you turned off the CW monitor tone with this
   command while the tone was one, it would stay on.

 - Fixed last total line of POST L C not showing up (band/mode logs).

 - Not allow JA Prefectures > 50 to be entered.

 - Went to European distance for European VHF QSO Point method.  This
   routine gives different distances than the normal routine.  Will
   someone in Europe please confirm if it is working as expected?

 - SCP COUNTRY STRING allows ! or - at start to make it exclude countries
   instead of including them.

 - STDCFG.DAT is a file you can put in the same directory as your
   TR.EXE file and the program will always execute it as if you had
   used INPUT CONFIG FILE for it.  It is executed after all the other
   LOGCFG.DAT commands are processed.

 - Made POST's L P (pull computer ID into log) command process notes.

 - Added computer ID to notes added with Control-N.

 - Made " clear RIT.  This is because on most keyboards, you have to
   press the SHIFT key to get to the " character and it makes the RIT
   move when you probably didn't want it to.

 - Fixed POST's R L from crashing.

Version 6.35 - Released on 2 December 1998

 - Fixed a number of crash possibilities in some of POSTs report

 - Made TR READ keep computer IDs.

 - Allowed for the space character as a computer ID in the POST utility
   that pulls out QSOs made by one computer.

Version 6.34 - Released on 20 November 1998

 - Added MODEM PORT.  This can be used along with the multi port to
   allow connection of a second port over a dedicated modem off a
   second serial port on a computer.  Also, MODEM PORT BAUD RATE.

 - Fixed Control-F1 not working for DVP and DVK program.  Using Control-F1
   to Control-F10 will instantly allow you to re-record DVP or DVK memories
   F1 to F1.

 - Improved DVK and two radio stuff functionality.

 - Changed WPX QSO Point method to give one point for own country
   (regardless of band).  This complies with the new rules coming
   up next year.

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