[Trlog] Wish list
alan.kaul at att.net
alan.kaul at att.net
Thu Oct 7 17:31:15 EDT 2004
Thanks TOM. Yes, POST saves the original log.
But as you might be aware, the logged freq data is in two
different locations --- at the beginning of the record
it lists the band and mode, i. e., 15SSB... followed by date
and the time followed by a decimal point and the frequency
in thousands of a Mhz (.xxx). So the record in the original log
looks something like this: (note--spacings modified)
15SSB 02-Oct-04 23:32 .299 K5YAA 407 Ok Ok 2
After running POST, that original log is saved, and a new log
is created, looking something like this:
15SSB 02-Oct-04 23:32 76 K5YAA 407 Ok Ok 2
What I'm really asking for is a final log that looks something like
21299 (or 21.299) SSB 02-Oct-04 23:32 76 K5YAA 407 Ok Ok 2
So that when I convert this info to ADIF format (in order to input
to my regular log) the actual frequency would be preserved.
I realize this might be impossible with the dedicated line
spacings that are required by TR. However, I might mention,
that when POST writes a CABRILLO file, it does change 15SSB
to 21000 PH as follows, so we know that some changes are possible:
QSO: 21000 PH 2004-10-02 2332 W6RCL 299 LAX K5YAA 407 Ok
Maybe most of us don't care about saving this data.... maybe this
fix to accomodate a small number of users doesn't make sense to
anyone else (including Tree). But I believe it would make a good
contest logging program better.
Thanks, 73 de alan
Alan Kaul W6RCL LaCanada, CA 91011
e-mail: w6rcl at amsat.org
-------------- Original message from Tom Hammond : --------------
> Though I've not used this option, doesn't it save a copy of your original
> file before performing the renumber action?
> I know POST saves the input file before it performs many other operations,
> seems logical that it'd do the same here.
> Tom N0SS
> At 10:40 AM 10/7/04, alan.kaul at att.net wrote:
> >I know another release is planned for the upcoming Oct-Nov
> >contests, and I would like to suggest software changes which
> >would put the exact frequency used into the final log (for those
> >of us who use "log frequency enable" during the contest).
> >Currently, POST.EXE discards that information when you use
> >the command to "renumber" QSO's.
> >It would be great to save FREQ info, so after the contest, when the
> >TR-log data file is uploaded and exported into my regular logging program,
> >the exact frequency would be preserved.
> >Why? Because long after the contest is over I like to look back at the
> >log and
> >figure out which are RUN and which are S and P contacts.... and to
> >compare my performance in different contests. Looking at frequency data is
> >an easy way to do that. Plus, I just like to have the exact frequencies
> >than just band information.
> >Thanks and best 73, de alan
> >Alan Kaul W6RCL LaCanada, CA 91011
> >e-mail: w6rcl at amsat.org
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