[Trlog] Contest Country File Mods

VR2BrettGraham vr2bg at harts.org.hk
Thu Oct 21 03:19:59 PDT 2010

  N6TR responded to W8TM:

>> > Then I used a text editor (Wordpad on my Win98SE machine) to paste 
>> the brief resulting entries over those in the current October 15 
>> version of cty.dat. These two changes shrank cty.dat from 110 KB to 
>> 60 KB. When I loaded the modified cty.dat into TRLog, it started and 
>> appears to run OK. Of course, it no longer knows specific data for 
>> China and Asiatic Russia zones and/or individual stations, so I will 
>> have to keep that in mind when working those two countries. It thinks 
>> that all of China is zone 24, and all of Asiatic Russia is zone 17.
> Are you sure? The program has code in it to take care of zones for BY 
> and UA9 (and
> some other countries). I haven't tested this however, so if this is 
> what you saw,
> then I won't argue with you. 

I seem to recall SR/SS times were not so helpful for places with a bit 
of longitudinal spread (like YB) & perhaps CQ zones for B were also 
fixed in the program.  Oh, some QTFs were seriously bollixed.  SR/SS 
times for places with bollixed QTFs were also (understandably) 
bollixed.  I think it was an absurd QTF or SR/SS time that started it 
all - Bs were made right by coding them, some duff lat/longs (not from 
CTY.DAT?) were corrected & in the course of doing all that we also 
twigged on the YBs.  Was a long, long time ago.

73, ex-VR2BG/p.

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