[UK-CONTEST] D Updated
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Thu Apr 1 12:20:55 PDT 2010
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> 1. Re: SD Updated (peter Jackson)
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> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:52:13 +0100
> From: "peter Jackson"<peter.jackson17 at ntlworld.com>
> Subject: Re: [UK-CONTEST] SD Updated
> To: "Paul O'Kane"<pokane at ei5di.com>, "UK Contest Reflector"
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> April Fool? nice one Paul, 73 Pete G3KNU
> ----- 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
>> 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
>> 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.
>> Paul EI5DI
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