[WriteLog] New User Questions

Marty Tippin martyt@pobox.com
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 00:22:31 -0600

At 11:15 PM 11/15/00 -0600, you wrote:
>1. Beam heading doesn't seem to work for continental U.S. stations.  Is
>this correct ?

The only way it could work is if Writelog interfaced with a callbook CDROM 
and did lookups on the fly (not a bad idea, but limited in use to only a 
few domestic contests per year.)

Otherwise how could it know which direction W6XYZ is from your QTH? 
Especially since the FCC (in their wisdom) has decided that you don't 
actually have to have a callsign reflective of the call area in which you 

>2.  Is it possible to insert a QSO into the early SEQ numbers once the
>file is saved  ?
>I inadvertantly deleted a QSO and in renumbering, it threw all my QSO
>numbers off by one digit.

I don't know why the renumber feature even exists - I'll bet more ops have 
screwed up their log permanently than were ever helped by it... If you 
renumber a log in a contest where you're handing out serial numbers, and if 
it changes the numbers at all, you're screwed.   But I don't know if you 
can insert a QSO or not. Probably not.

>3.  Has anyone used WriteLog for non contesting logging ?  Or is that
>not the "done thing" ?

I think a lot of people use it for casual logging - the "General DXCC 
Tracking Log Keeper" option under Contest Selection is the one to use.


-Marty NW0L

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