[TRLog] TR version 6.68 coming shortly...

Ronald Rossi kk1l@arrl.net
Tue, 11 Jun 2002 01:40:09 -0400


I will be releasing version 6.68 very shortly. I hoped to get it out
tonight, but need to make one last bug fix to the WRTC support reported
by the beta testers. The release will include a pretty extensive list of
fixes and updates. Most notably are full WRTC 2002 support, ARRL FD 2002
support for DX sending class and QTH, band map function without an
interfaced radio.

73 es God Bless de KK1L...ron (kk1l@arrl.net) <><
QTH: Jericho, Vermont
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             Release notes for TR Logging Program - Version 6.68
                               10 June 2002

Version 6.68 -

 - Added support for ARRL Field Day 2002 rules allowing Region 2
   participation. Now exchange can be class and/or QTH for DX.
   Nothing else has changed in how TR handles DX stations. Scoring
   will remain incorrect as it always has been.

 - Fixed multi info display overwriting band map info.

 - Added support for WRTC 2002. New contest type is "WRTC 2002". All
   scoring is supported including /MM and /AM as 2 points no mult.

 - Upgraded support for IARU contest as described below.

 - If using WYSIWYGDomestic as the domestic multiplier you can also
   specify a domestic multiplier file to provide a list of needed mults,
   but still enter any characters sent as an exchange. This works
   particularly well for the IARU Championship where you have a partial
   list of HQ stations you want to keep track of, but need to be able to
   work an HQ station sending an unexpected designator. ALT-G will toggle
   through the multiplier displays. This in now the default setting for
   the IARU Championship with IARUHQ.DOM set as the domestic multiplier
   file. This file with many known and recently active designators is

 - Fixed bug where repeatedly hitting down arrow in CQ mode with nothing
   in the call window would cause strange things to happen.

 - Fixed last CQ frequency not being set when calling CQ by the enter key
   and an empty call window. This was not working even though it showed
   up in the band map.

 - Auto CQ frequency will now show up in the band map and be saved for
   the last CQ funtion.

 - Last CQ frequency and mode are now saved in RESTART.BIN. Older files
   will no longer function and will be ignored.

 - LASTCQFREQ command now switches the program to CQ mode when used.

 - The band map now functions quite well with no radio connected. The
   band map mode now tracks with the logging mode when no radio is
   connected. The band map used to always show CW mode when no radio was

 - When loading the band map from the call window without a radio connected
   you no longer have to manually erase the call from the window to load
   another.  It now works just like when a call is put in the call window
   while tuning S&P with the band map enabled. Typing any character other
   than "enter" will replace the old call with the character typed. (This
   is much harder to describe than it is to just try and see what I mean).
   It saves one keystroke and was really added to help out the WRTC 2002

 - When asked to enter a frequency with no radio connected with the band map
   enabled you no longer need to enter MHz. It now works just like entering
   a frequency in the call window when controlling the radio. Example: When
   logging 20m entering either "230" or "14230" will load the band map with
   someone getting QRM'd by SSTV =;)

 - The band map cursor and display will follow the frequency of spots
   as you enter them with no interfaced radio as well as the transmit
   frequency entered with ALT-N.

 - NEXTBANDMAP type commands now switch the program to S&P mode when used.

 - Fixed NEXTBANDMAP type commands not putting call in call window when
   something was in the window already.

 - Fixed band map not properly accepting or displaying VHF entries entered
   from within TR.

 - Added NEXTMULTBANDMAP function key command. Cycles through the mutliplier
   entries of current band and mode in the band map.

 - Added NEXTMULTDISPLAYEDBANDMAP function key command. Cycles through the
   mutliplier entries of the displayed band map.


 - A connected radio will now return to simplex if a non split frequency is
   entered in the call window.

 - INSTALL.EXE will now copy FCONTEST.PAS to the install directory.

 - Fixed IARU initial exchange bug.

Version 6.67 - released on 10 May 2002 quickly for FIST Sprint!

 - Fixed band map range display when not showing WARC bands.

 - Added indicator to band map for dupes on/off.

 - Fixed name truncated in FISTS Sprint.

 - Fixed Cabrillo generator for New England QSO Party.

Version 6.65a - released on 28 April 2002

 - Fixed delay for SBDVP messages being recorded or sent. Version 1.02 of
   SBDVP now uses a unique identifier rather than the same on that K1EA DVP
   used. This allows me to steer around the code added just after 6.63 which
   broke SBDVP. You need to get the latest version from Kevin Schmidt, W9CF
   at http://fermi.la.asu.edu/w9cf/sbdvp/src/sbdvp102.zip

 - Put the DVPActive check back in for K1EA DVP.

 - Included the New England QSO Party DOM files this time =:-)

Version 6.65 - released on 26 April 2002

 - Added support for New England QSO Party

 - Temporarily removed check for DVPActive pending an update of SBDVP
   from W9CF. This check broke SBDVP and helped K1EA DVP.

 - Band map fixes
     Fixed random garbage from showing up when tuned out of band.
     When band map now tracks the same while tuning as when moving the cursor.
       The display will shift as the cursor (highlight) leaves the column
       before either end rather than AT the end.
     WARC bands now display properly (but after the 'contest' HF bands).
     Fixed calls with slashes not having dupe state set correctly.
     Fixed Home and End keys when editting large band maps.

 - Band map improvements
     Added LOGCFG command CALL WINDOW SHOW ALL SPOTS. The default is false.
       When true in S&P mode all spots will show up in the call window
       as you tune by even if they are not being displayed in the band map.
     Added CTRL-Delete keystroke to delete current (highlighted) entry in
       the band map from the logging window.
     Added CTRL-Insert "placeholder" keystroke. This will insert an entry
       in the band map with a unique 'call'. This is useful when S&P and
       you think the station is a new one, but the timing is wrong to call.
       With one keystroke you can mark the frequency and move on. The format
       of the 'call' is NEWmmss, where mm is the minute and ss is the second
       in the hour the frequency is marked.
     Changed the BAND MAP DECAY value to be any value up to 32767 minutes!!
       That should satisfy even the most stale spotster =:-)
     When editting the band map the cursor is now placed at the current
       frequency if displayed.

Version 6.64 - released 07-April-2002 - major bandmap overhaul.

 - Major band map fixes.
     Fixed no dupe display. No more squirrelly behavior.
     Fixed cursor navigation for all supported display options.
     Fixed Esc putting band map entry into call window when exiting map.
     Fixed a multiplier band map entry not becoming a dupe when worked.
     Fixed Alt-Y (delete log entry) so band map properly reflects the change.
     Fixed radio coming out of split mode when simplex entry.
     Fixed bug in save of QSX frequency. (QSX will be invalid from saved maps)
       Note: Some radios do not support changing mode of B VFO (Kenwoods). As
       a result the VFO mode will not update even though the freq is correct.

 - Major band map improvements.
     Added scrolling support when there are more entries than fit on the
       screen. Both tuning the radio and moving the cursor will cause the
       display to track. This works with the mouse too.
     Added hot key options. When editting the band map via CTRL-END hitting
       "D" or mouse button 2 will toggle dupe/no dupe display mode.
       "M" will toggle current mode/all mode display mode.
       "B" will toggle current band/all band display mode.
     Band map display now pays attention to VHFBandsEnabled and
       WARCBandsEnabled. (HF bands are always enabled).
     Added LOGCFG command BAND MAP SPLIT MODE. Choices are BY CUTOFF FREQ and
       AWAYS PHONE. Default is BY CUTOFF FREQ. This is an attempt to properly
       handle the mode of split band map entries. The default allows tailoring
       the ranges using the existing BAND MAP CUTOFF FREQUENCY command.
     Added NEXTDISPLAYEDBANDMAP function key command. NEXTBANDMAP cycles
       through the non-dupe entries of the current band and mode. This function
       cycles through all the displayed non-dupe entries.
     Added NEXTDISPLAYEDBANDMAP footswitch function.

 - Added option to ALT-T. Just hit enter without entering the time and if
   the network is active you will be asked if you want to pass time to other
   computers on the network.

 - After playing a Control-A message on inactive radio with DVP or DVK,
   the active radio was enabled.  This is now fixed so that the inactive
   radio stays enabled.

 - Fixed POST so that if you are trying to edit your TRMASTER file in
   a different directory than the one that the file is located in, the
   program will let you.

Version 6.63a - released on 24 February 2002

 - Really fixed sent exchange in ARRL DX.

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.

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