MM0BQI MM0BQI at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Apr 1 00:59:41 PDT 2010

Great news Paul, well done.
I am sure when it becomes available there are many ops who would gladly part 
with hard earned cash for some of these features!!!
Jim,  MM0BQI

PS. I don't need the serial number mod for winkey as I have already 
developed that with a shaky hand!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul O'Kane" <pokane at ei5di.com>
To: "UK Contest Reflector" <uk-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 8:18 AM
Subject: [UK-CONTEST] SD Updated

> The new version of SD offers several innovative
> features to give users an even greater competitive
> edge.  SD is free from www.ei5di.com.
> Plausible Uniques:
> PUP (Plausible Uniques Percentage) command added,
> with values from 0 (the default) to 5%.  SD links
> to QRZ.COM to insert QSOs with appropriate calls and
> exchanges - according to the assigned PUP rate. QSOs
> are added only when you change frequency by 2 kHz or
> more on CW, or 6 kHz on SSB.  Calls are selected in
> line with recently worked countries, by band.
> As a bonus, when several SD users enable PUP logging,
> some calls are likely to appear in other logs and
> will no longer be uniques.
> One disadvantage is that some of the "uniques" may
> happen to be active in the contest.  That's not a
> problem.  If you hear them, work them, otherwise
> just delete the earlier "QSO".  If they call, work
> them - dupes don't matter in Cabrillo logs.
> If there is sufficient demand, the maximum PUP will
> be increased.  For the moment, I'm testing higher
> values myself.
> Self-Spotting Coefficient - SSC:
> We all know how useful it is to be spotted, and how
> frustrating it is to be unable to try a bit of self-
> spotting without incurring the wrath of the cluster
> police.
> SD links to DX Summit, via multiple proxy servers,
> to generate spots for your frequency - using calls
> and IP addresses derived from K1TTT's databases.
> It's not necessary to have your own call spotted
> since you probably don't care how other contesters
> get to your frequency, so long as they do.
> This option should be used with caution, as SSC
> values above 0.5% (1 in 200 spots) tend to arouse
> suspicion.
> ESM (Enter Sends Message) and Spotting:
> In CW contests, when using ESM in S&P mode, SD now
> spots all QSOs.  This gives your callsign a bit of
> visibility on the cluster, and it's likely that the
> people you spot will be more inclined to return the
> favour in future.
> Rig Control:
> Rig Control has been extended to allow simultaneous
> control of any number of remote rigs, located at the
> QTHs of SD users worldwide. It's perfect for putting
> the wires back into wireless - you'll have an S9
> signal and great reception on all bands. Now you can
> level the playing field and give yourself the chance
> to be a real contender.
> Please contact me, with full details, when you add
> remote access to your station.
> WinKey and Serials:
> SD integrates with WinKey to send the occasional
> incorrect serial - you get the points but they don't.
> For RoPoCo, the postcode is modified.  This feature
> is controlled by the presence of matching calls in
> a standard text file TARGET.TXT (add your own calls
> with NotePad) in the same folder as SD.EXE.
> 73,
> Paul EI5DI
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