[WriteLog] Fwd: Support for new Sprint?

Eric Rosenberg ericrosenberg.dc at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 20:33:39 EST 2015

I've played with a variety of permutations to the namedmult.ini and 
nothing works.

I can only guess that Hawaii is hard-coded as a country, not a NA mult, 
as per the NCJ rules. But then again, I'm no programmer!

Wayne will have to fix that.

In the meantime, don't worry about it.  The new DC and Canadian mults 
show up on the multiplier page and are scored correctly.

Your Cabrillo will be fine if you type HI into the QTH field. WL will 
accept it.

I suppose you could figure out your score by hand, but whether it is 
worth it is your call!

Eric W3DQ
Washington, DC

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Marsh Stewart <marsh at ka5m.net 
<mailto:marsh at ka5m.net>> wrote:
> I believe KH6 is also a mult now. How is it added?
> Marsh, KA5M
> -----Original Message-----
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> <mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com>] On Behalf Of Eric
> Rosenberg
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:59 AM
> To: chad.we9v at gmail.com <mailto:chad.we9v at gmail.com>; 
> writelog at contesting.com <mailto:writelog at contesting.com>
> Subject: Re: [WriteLog] Support for new Sprint?
>  Writelog will work as-is (accept the QTH) with the new NA SSB Sprint
> contest. However, it will not calculate the scores correctly. The Cabrillo
> generated by the program will include what you enter... the new (i.e.,
> correct) QTH.
> To correct the scoring, you need to modify the namedmult.ini file. With
> guidance from Wayne, I've done that and it works.
> NOTE: You will need the Original namedmult.ini for the NCJ CW Sprint, as
> the two Sprints now have different rules!
> ----------------------------------------
> First you have to find the file namedmul.ini that WriteLog installs. On
> Vista and later, you'll find it in
>         c:\ProgramData\WriteLog
>     On XP, you'll find it
>         c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\WriteLog
> The [NAS] section in the namedmul.ini file is the list of multipliers for
> the sprint. It  and is currently used for both NCJ CW and the old NCJ SSB
> sprints. The section that follows immediately is named [NAS-ALIAS]. It
> lists aliases of the standard multiplier abbreviations to ease logging of
> exchanges where the sender didn't use the the standard abbreviation.
> In the [NAS] section
> Add DC=3
> Add  NT=VE, NU=VE, YT=VE
> Change LB=VE1, NB=VE1, NF=VE1, NS=VE1 and PE=VE1 to LB=VE, NB=VE, NF=VE,
> NS=VE and PE=VE
> In the [NAS-ALIAS] section
> Delete NU=NT, YT=NT, NU=NT
> This makes DC a multiplier and all 14 Canadian provinces a multiplier.
> Easy to do. Remember to copy the original namedmul.ini file before doing
> anything! Again, you will need it for the NCJ CW Sprint.
> Choose the NA Sprint and Phone as you did in the past. Check that all is
> well before you dive into the fray.
> Thanks to Wayne for his quick response!
> If you have problems,. email me, not Wayne!
> 73,
> Eric W3DQ
> Washington, DC
> ---------
> Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:23:08 -0600
> From: Chad WE9V <chad.we9v at gmail.com <mailto:chad.we9v at gmail.com>>
> To: Writelog user group <WriteLog at contesting.com 
> <mailto:WriteLog at contesting.com>>
> Subject: [WriteLog] Support for new Sprint?
> Will there be support for the new SSB Sprint rules (http://ssbsprint.com/)
> or can someone give some recommendations on how to get all the multipliers
> to work?
> Thanks,
> Chad WE9V
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