[TRLog] Version 6.63 Released

Tree N6TR tree@kkn.net
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 12:54:53 -0800

This was send out to the update list on Sunday.  If you haven't received it 
yet, then you are probably not on the update list.  

I might be sending out another release before the ARRL DX SSB contest.

For those of you who haven't paid your dues for 2002 yet, this is a 
good time.

If you received a message a couple of days ago with the read.me file, but
no attachment - that means your ISP stripped it off.  


             Release notes for TR Logging Program - Version 6.63
                               24 February 2002

Version 6.63 - released on 24 February 2002

 - When using the @ character in the middle of a QSO, and if you have
   CALLSIGN UPDATE ENABLE = TRUE, the program will look for an updated
   call in the exchange window and send that instead of the call window
   contents.  This feature will now update the CALLSIGN I CAME BACK TO
   value - so the callsign won't be automatically sent with the QSL

 - Alt-D was not putting the proper multiplier status up in the bandmap
   for some stations.  This has been fixed.

 - Improved Cabrillo operation for the ARRL DX contest for stations
   who have an ARRL Section different than their state/province.

 - Added some more Icom Radios.  Here is a complete list now:

   IC706, IC706II, IC706IIG, IC707, IC725, IC726, IC728, IC729, IC735,
   IC736, IC737, IC738, IC746, IC746PRO, IC756, IC756PRO, IC756PROII,
   IC761, IC765, IC775, IC781.

 - Added K2 as a radio type.  There isn't any new functionality here
   yet (still works like a Kenwood), but it sets up the program to
   take advantage of some of the K2 specific commands in the future.

 - Added ARRL RTTY ROUNDUP to startup menu.  Added Cabrillo support for
   it as well.  Removed zone multipliers.

Version 6.62 - released 1 January 2002.

 - Fixed Cabrillo for the Stew Perry contest.

 - Improved startup of Stew to ask for Grid Square.

 - Added IC706 and IC746.

Version 6.61 - released on 28 December 2001.

 - Fixed ARRL10 meter Cabrillo so ARRL Section not automatically used
   as sent exchange.

 - Fixed possible hang if putting entry into bandmap that isn't on
   a frequency in an amateur band.  The program would hang with no
   error message.

 - Fixed band map entries not consistently making it into the call
   window when S&P.

   AND FISTS NUMBER OR POWER.  Added FISTS contest.  One exception made
   is that DX mults are not counted again on different bands.  TR has
   no way to treat domestic and DX mults differently.  Since the mult
   status isn't communicated with the Cabrillo output - I assume the
   sponsors will correctly determine your multiplier totals and
   calculate the correct score.  However, there is too much information
   being exchanged in this contest and TR can't display it all.  Will
   work on a solution for the next release.

 - Allowed display of QSO status on other bands, even if MULTIPLE BANDS
   = FALSE when doing multi.

 - Fixed up the NRAU contest to use updated NRAU.DOM file.  Changed name
   of the contest to NRAU Baltic (Thanks SM3CER and ES5QX).

 - Added post support for Baltic contest.

 - Fixed FQP problems: Manatee mult, mult by mode (thanks N2CU).

 - Added BAND MAP DISPLAY CQ (Control-J, True).  When false, CQ entries
   will not appear in the band map.

 - Fixed QSO points for non W/VE, but ARRL sections when working DX in
   the ARRL 160 contest.

 - Changed Minnesota QSO Party to use Name and QTH exchange.

 - Fixed contest name for ARRL September VHF contest.

 - Added Cabrillo WPX style support for AP Sprint and SAC contests.

 - Updated domestic file for YO DX (thanks SM3CER).

 - Changed name of the VK ZL Oceania contest to Oceania Contest.
   Added Cabrillo support using the WPX format.

 - Attempted to Icom type radios to same filter bandwidth as they
   were already in.  Please let me know how this is working and
   what rought edges remain.

 - Created the following radio IDs: IC707, IC725, IC726, IC728,
   IC729, IC735, IC736, IC737, IC738, IC761, IC765, IC775, IC781.
   The receiver addresses are properly initialized for these, so
   you don't have to set them anymore.  However, the radio ID
   commands still work in case you have changed them from the
   default - or need to support a radio not listed.

 - Made LookForOnDeckCall (in LogWind) handle / in first character.

 - Made \ commands only work when in call window (even though there
   aren't any currently enabled).

 - Added UNLIMITED category to Cabrillo routine for the SS.

 - Fixed Nu entry in P14.DOM file (which isn't actually used in any
   pre-programmed contest).

 - Added S50P14DC.DOM and used it for the ARRL 10 meter contest.

Version 6.60 - 11 November 2001

 - Ignore ESCAPE EXITS SEARCH AND POUNCE = FALSE if you have a call
   ready for a second radio QSO (Alt-D).  This allows you to use the
   escape key to abort a second radio QSO even if ESCAPE EXITS SEARCH

 - Added FT817 support.  Note that the 817 does not support the QSY
   feature or RIT commands.

 - Added utility to POST to allow the times in your log to be changed
   by a fixed number of minutes.  This is very handy if you had your
   clock set wrong.  It will also fix the dates.  POST U D.

 - Increased the allowable length of the function key messages when being
   read from the config file.

 - Some minor improvements to the two radio mode.  Using Alt-R will
   clear the InactiveRadioCallingCQ flag to give better results.
   Entering a callsign into the call window after a dummy CQ will
   prevent an automatic CQ from launching after the second radio
   QSO is logged.  Pressing RETURN will then answer that station.

Version 6.59 - 19 August 2001

 - When receiving a RST and SERIAL number exchange, you can increment
   a serial number in the exchange window by pressing I (for increment).

 - Fixed up SCP COUNTRY STRING functionality.  Only put the ! at the
   first character position if you want to exclude countries.  Use a
   comma between each country listed.  Spaces are optional.  For
   example:  K, VE, KP2, KP4, KH6, KL will include those six countries.
   !JA, K, VE  will exclude those three countries.

 - Fixed OnDeckCall after doing a CQ on the inactive radio, so that
   it comes out on the right radio.  OnDeckCall is a callsign that
   is entered in the exchange window with a / in front of it.  When
   this is done, the callsign will be put into the call window when
   you log the QSO.  You will have to hit ENTER again to call the
   this station.

 - Made Control-Enter when finsihing a two radio QSO not send CW.
   Instead, a CQ will be launched on the run radio.

 - Re-enabled digital mode in Cabrillo file.

 - Included the NAQP.DOM file that disappeared in the past couple of

 - Allowed control characters in RTTY SEND and RECEIVE command by
   putting <> around two character hex value (i.e., <3F><FB><03> ).

 - Allow control characters to be specified for function key memories
   in the config file (using the above syntax).  These will not work
   if you use the Alt-P command.

 - Removed auto restart of auto CQ after a CQ mode QSO.  I should have
   trusted my original instints about this and never have put it in.

 - Fixed FQP exchange for RST and QTH.

Version 6.58 - 24 April 2001


 - Added FLORIDA QSO PARTY (or just FQP).

 - Changed GetLogEntryQSONumber to allow 5 digit QSO Numbers.  This fixes
   POST functions on logs >= 10K QSOs.

 - Improved responsiveness of footswitch for non PTT commands when using
   interfaced radios.


Version 6.57 - 11 March 2001

 - Fixed on deck call (\N6TR) being sent on speaker.

 - Fixed ARRL 160 setup if you were in Hawaii/Alaska or US possession.

 - Added new LOGCFG command - COUNT DOMESTIC COUNTRIES.  Default is
   FALSE.  Lets you count DX countries for domestic QSOs in addition
   to the domestic multiplier.

 - Fixed up Russian DX contest QSO points, added CE9 as a domestic
   country and fixed initial exchange so it is blank for non russians.
   Also, made sure domestic countries count along with the oblast.

 - Added UBA Contest and QSO Point method.

 - Added CQ WPX RTTY contest - and CQ WPX RTTY QSO point method.

 - Improved immunity of Cabrillo generator to non QSO entries (like

 - Fixed LOG WITH SINGLE ENTER config command problem (always on).

 - Made AutoCQs resume automatically after QSO.

 - Fixed PE (Prince Edward Island) in domestic files that have Canada.

Version 6.56 - 1 December 2000

 - Fixed POST not doing dupe check.

 - Fixed runtime 204 with invalid input for frequency.

 - Doubled length of DVK start pulse.

 - Fixed FT100 frequency reading and split operation.

Version 6.55 - 14 November 2000

 - Allowed Alt-D command to be process after entering a callsign
   and AUTO CALL TERMINATE.  However, the CQ EXCHANGE won't be sent
   until the Alt-D window is closed.  However, at least now you won't
   be entering the callsign into the call window.

 - Added DUPE SHEET ENABLE (Control-J - True).  When FALSE disables
   the addition of calls to the dupesheet.  This might be used if
   you don't care about working dupes and want to conserve memory.

 - When entering an exchange while making a second radio QSO with the
   Alt-D function, you may now enter a callsign of a station who is
   answering your "dummy" CQ.  You can enter it in the exchange window
   by putting a / in the front of the call (i.e., 12A 67NTX /N6TR).
   When you do this - there will be no CQ called at the end of the
   QSO and N6TR will be put into the call window ready for you to
   answer by pressing RETURN.

 - Control-] gives a new info screen.  This shows the time on
   distribution by band in minutes and percent.  It also shows
   you QSO distribution for Europe, NA and Asia by band with
   percent.  This is called the CT1BOH info screen since it was
   his idea.

 - New RESTART.BIN version number.  This eliminates any risk of
   program crashes as a result of starting the program up with
   an older .RST file.

 - Fixed blinking band map display when two interfaced radios are
   on different modes.

 - Added display of the band/mode of the bandmap.

 - When sending a command to the radio in a CW message - along with
   a CW message - some radios (Kenwood) will ignore the command when
   sending CW.  The program will now send the command - waiting for
   it to be processed by the radio, and then send the CW.

 - If you put a command in a message (using Control-C and Control-D),
   the program would hang if you forgot the Control-D.  This has been
   fixed so the command will just be ignored and the program won't

 - Added SRSI to SRS commands to send inactive radio to chosen frequency.

 - Fixed TenTen for custom initial exchanges and user info.

Version 6.54 - 26 October 2000

 - Fixed POST DAT file merge procedure.

 - Fixed PTT TURN ON DELAY just before sending exchange with auto start

Version 6.53 - 3 October 2000


 - Updated VK/ZL contest.

 - Changed Salmon Run QSO Point Method to 4 CW and 2 SSB.

 - Added ALWAYS CALL BLIND CQ (default = FALSE, Control-J).  Will launch
   exchange memory F7 automatically on CW when the CQ EXCHANGE is finished.

 - Made CALLSIGN UPDATE ENABLE work when using @ in exchange.

 - Added NU to ARRL DX contest for DX stations.

 - Changed NO to NG in HUNGARY.DOM

 - Fixed "C" and "N" to resend call and number in WAE when using

 - Made "UP" case insensitive when in the CALL WINDOW POSITION command.

 - Fixed PACKET SPOT KEY in config file.

 - Made START SENDING NOW KEY = SPACE only work when in the call window
   with at least one letter in the window.

 - Improved NAQP VE mults.

Version 6.52 - Released on 3 August 2000.

 - Added PACKET SPOT KEY (default = `).  This key is used to automatically
   send the call in the call window, or the last call worked to the packet
   network.  The key used to be hardwired as `, but can now be changed if
   you don't have that key on your keyboard.

 - Allowed SPACE for START SENDING NOW KEY command.  It was requested
   to be able to start sending CW with the SPACE BAR.  This will now
   be possible by putting START SENDING NOW KEY = SPACE in your config

 - Added PACKET SPOT DISABLE (false, Control-J).  When TRUE, the
   packet spot key will not work.

 - Added ability to program delay into DVK messages.  Use Control-C
   followed by DVKDELAY=xxxx and then Control-D in the message.
   xxxx is the number of milliseconds to delay.  You can program
   a Control-C when using the Alt-D message editor by pressing
   Control-P first and then Control-C.

 - Fixed up UKRAINIAN contest:
     - Now appears on contest menu.
     - Uses RST QSO NUMBER OR DOMESTIC QTC exchange.
     - Countes CQDXCC countries
     - Puts UR in as a domestic country.

 - Allowed 00 for Zone exchange in EU contest.  Fixed up remaining
   multiplier list to start at zero.

Version 6.51 - Released on 1 August 2000.

 - When TAB MODE = CONTROLF, I also made Shift-Tab work as Control-A.
   This will make Shift-Tab move you to the next field to the left.

 - Added OHIO QSO PARTY.  Make sure MY STATE = OH before your contest
   statement in the LOGCFG.DAT file to make it work for Ohio stations.

 - Added AP SPRINT contest (Asia-Pacific Sprint).

 - Made the ITU Zone default for VE2 zone 4 (it was zone 9).

 - Updated VE multiplier names in most of the .DOM files.  The actual
   names are used instead of prefixes.

 - Added CALL WINDOW POSITION (NORMAL or UP).  The defaul it NORMAL.
   There is no Control-J support for this command.  It will move the
   call window and the information to the left of it up one line.  It
   also changes the color of the call window to match the editable
   window.  This makes the band/mode/date/time/QSO number and Call
   Window look like they are part of the editable log window.

 - Exit editable log edit with you press the down-arrow key while at
   the bottom entry.  Don't forget about the CONFIRM EDIT CHANGES
   command if you want to exit without the Save Changes prompt.

 - Made default RST work for RSTAndPostalCode exchange (ROPOCCO test).
   It was being left blank unless you entered it into the exchange

 - Added LOG WITH SINGLE ENTER command (control-J - false).  This will
   act just as if you pressed RETURN to answer a station and then
   Control-Enter to log the station instantly without sending the

 - Fixed wrong IARU zone default for MyZone.

Version 6.50 - Released on 4 June 2000.

 - Fixed up Cabrillo for WPX and other contests.

 - Updated All Asian with new QSO point structure.

 - Made some refinements to the procedure to add a call to the band map
   to try and eliminate some run time #204 failures seen in the WPX
   contest by several stations.  This isn't guaranteed to fix the problem
   since I wasn't able to reproduce it.

 - Fixed some calls disappearing from call window when hitting RETURN.
   This was because I had left a debug message in the code that was added
   when working on some SCP issues - probably in 6.48.

 - Fixed Band/mode remaining mult window format when mult by mode.

 - Fixed ASK FOR FREQUENCIES with no input from crashing program.