ARRL Log Problem.

Ron Stailey, K5DJ
Tue, 10 Mar 1998 21:48:00 -0600


We found out we have a bigger problem than we thought with the way it 
reports RST for the ARRL DX contest.  Its in both CW and SSB.

When you make the ARRL.TXT, it leaves any received RST's
blank. We will fix this the problem. Here is a little program to fix
the ARRL.TXT file.

Its at:

The instructions are inside the zip file. But they're short:
The program FIXARRL.EXE is designed to fix ONE problem with
WriteLog version 8. The file that you get when you create
an ARRL format file has blanks where it should have the
received RST.

This program is a DOS program.

This program finds the blanks and converts them to "59"
or "599" as appropriate.


In WriteLog, open your ARRL log.
do a Multipliers Score...
check the "ARRL format ARRL.TXT" button
click OK.

Now you have a file named ARRL.TXT in your \ham\contest directory.

copy the attached file, FIXARRL.EXE, to \ham\contest

make a DOS window and type the following:

fixarrl arrl.txt arrlfix.txt

The new file, arrlfix.txt has the RST's fixed.

We are very sorry about this and we will have it fixed 
for future ARRL contests...

  73, de Ron & Wayne
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