[Trlog] Fwd: CTRL + O won't work (fwd)
dx35 at hilding.com
Thu Jan 8 04:30:21 EST 2004
At 03:58 AM 1/8/04 -0800, Jim Smith VE7FOwrote:
>The purpose of CTRL-O is to give you a list of the calls you have worked
>on, in this case, 4 bands. i.e. if you have worked P40B on 10, 15, 20,
>and 80 P40B will show in the list. If you have only worked him on 3
>bands then he won't be on the list. The reason for wanting to know this
>is that he should be an easy mult on 40 so go find him before 40 closes
>to that area. Without this list you might forget to make sure you get
>him in the log.
I really appreciate your detailed info & tnx to others who have responded
Hmmm...the TR Manual says "Multipliers", not "stations. So in the ARRL CW
DX Contest (the Contest format I'm using), CA, VT, BC, etc. would all be
Multipliers IMHO. But you got me thinking...see next.
>Now, if you're using the simulator I bet all the contacts you logged are
>on the same band. i.e. you didn't change bands in TR from time to
>time. Even if you do, you have to work the same station on each of 4
>bands for it to show on the list.
OK...in addition to sticking the MULT REPORT MINIMUM BANDS = 4 manually
into the .cfg file (the Manual says the default is 4 so really shouldn't
need to do anything, actually, unless I'm misunderstanding TR. I had
already tried manuall dropping it to = 2 with no difference in results.
Believe it or not, I *did* change bands in the Simulator :-) So, went
looking for my own State (a/k/a "Mult") and did find QSO's on 160, 40, 15 &
10 meters. But in the event the "Mult" is considered to be the "Station",
I checked a pal's call I had put in and found only had him on 3 bands. So
I just "worked him" on the 4th band and then tried CTRL + O again. Same
results: nada zip squat.
10CW 07-Jan-04 18:10 405 W6SC 599 599 Ca 0
15CW 07-Jan-04 18:11 406 W6SC 599 599 Ca 0
40CW 07-Jan-04 23:58 467 W6SC 599 599 Ca 3
160CW 08-Jan-04 04:09 477 W6SC 599 599 Ca 3
>I suggest that you change the setting to 2 or whatever is the minimum,
>get on in the NAQP, make a bunch of Qs on various bands and try CTRL-O
>from time to time. Shouldn't be long before stations start showing up
>in the list.
"Been there, done that", and = 2 didn't work when my pal's call was in
there 2 or 3 times already!!!
BTW, I've also tried CTRL + O in NON-simulator mode with same results!
I believe I understand how this is *supposed* to work, but would appreciate
clarification about the term "Multipliers" indicated in the Manual. Are
they actual "Multipliers" as commonly referred to (CA, VT, BC), or are they
actually station callsigns???
Here's an interesting observation I just made: The manual says "DX
Multipliers". I can interpret that as meaning TR only works for CTRL + O
if you are a W/VE stations working "DX" stations which get logged. But
that wouldn't make any sense, because I know TR is used by many, many "DX"
Maybe Tree can shed some light on this matter. I'm just trying to get any
kinks worked out here before I head for KP2!!!
Tnx for your valiant efforts here, Jim.
P.S. One more possibility just came to mind: I am NOT using a TRMASTER
file at the moment. Does CTRL + O work only from that instead of the
Log??? There's no mention of such a necessity in the MULT REPORT MINIMUM
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