[UK-CONTEST] D Updated

Chris G3SJJ g3sjj at btinternet.com
Thu Apr 1 13:09:18 PDT 2010

Not many Dave. He hasn't included default speeding up of TST and ENN!!!! 
I did see a breaking news clip this morning that Wintest had taken the 
default >><< characters out of canned messages but then I realised the 
date! I also saw Elecraft were selling a 13.8v PSU which inserted a 
100Hz ripple on the o/p which might boost EEu sales!

One really important default setting Paul missed was a voice message 
system which speeds up TST and 59. I am aware that Paul is keen we 
should all save time! I was listening for this in the recent WPX SSB 
event. Looks as though it hasn't been incorporated yet so a lot of time 
has been wasted! I might be tempted to move to SD v01.04 if it was!

I also saw on the Ofcom website that they are giving advice on SSB 
operating techniques. Quote - The liberal use of Roger and QSL is advised.

"Using a half G5 here. Roger" "Running 100 whiskies here, QSL"

Back to the red whine. Chris G3SJJ

David Cree wrote:
> Paul,
> Let us all know how many orders you have received from Eastern Europe 
> Contest stations!
> Have a good holiday,
> 73's
> Dave G3TBK
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>> Subject: Re: [UK-CONTEST] SD Updated
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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
>>> 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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