Print this page

 SD Version 9 Revision History
Super-Duper by Paul, EI5DI
From version 9.00 to version 9.09
9.09   9.08   9.07   9.06   9.05   9.04   9.03   9.02   9.01   9.00

 Version 9.09

16 February 1998 

SDL (Super-Duper for Listeners):
  • SDL is derived directly from SD and retains all features relevant to listeners.

    SDL is a comprehensive HF contest logger for SWLs. It tracks multipliers, dupes and points in most international contests, links to Kenwood and Yaesu radios and runs on any PC with 512k or more memory.

    SDL is available as FreeWare from

Top of page

 Version 9.08
11 February 1998 

  • Broken code in 9.06 and 9.07 caused crashes when using the keyer. Fixed.

    SDC, SDL, SDU and SDV were not affected.

    Registered SD users should request an update.
    V9.08 of SDI and SDIOTA may be downloaded from:

Top of page

 Version 9.07
8 February 1998 

PACC Contest from PA:
  • SD and SDX now support both sides of PACC. PACC.CTY country multiplier file supplied. Use Type 9 for PA, Type 4 for DX.

SDU - REF Contest:

  • Some bugs found while working in the CW leg of the REF Contest - fixed.

  • Problem logging French stations on a second band where the Departement was less than 10. Fixed.

SD - Type 9 General Purpose with Country Multipliers:

  • Broken code meant that logs could not be reloaded. Fixed.

All contests:

  • The combination of Super Check Partial enabled and the DUMP command caused crashes. Fixed.

UBA Contest:

  • SDU would not follow band changes to 160m on the radio. Fixed.

Quick Memory - All contests with LINK to radio:

  • Esc in Callsign field deletes callsign. No addition to Quick Memory. Minus (-) while logging wipes QSO and adds callsign/frequency/mode to Quick Memory. F11 while logging wipes QSO. No addition to Quick Memory.

Top of page

 Version 9.06
17 January 1998 

SD - Extra Capacity:
  • SDX is a new version of SD that uses EMM386.EXE, the standard Expanded Memory Manager, to give a capacity of 11,000 QSOs per contest. SDX does not replace SD which continues to run on any PC.

    SDX requires a 486DX or better. SDR, which used RAMDRIVE to give extra capacity, is discontinued.

SDI - Extra Capacity:

  • SDIOTA is a new version of SDI using EMM386.EXE to give a capacity of 11,000 QSOs. Requires a 486DX or better. SDI and SDIOTA are freeware.

    SDIOTA does not replace SDI which continues to run on any PC.

    SDX and SDIOTA are compiled with PowerBASIC V3.5.

CW Keyer - all contests:

  • You can use apostrophe () in any keyer memory to add a one fifth space to give fine control over how your CW sounds.

Dupe Checking:

  • V9.05 introduced a bug that didn’t always give a visual warning of potential dupes. Fixed.

CW Keyer with European Keyboards:

  • F1 to F9 play the keyer memories when Caps Lock is ON. However, on non-US/UK keyboards, this means you need to press Shift or use the numeric keypad to type numbers (in callsigns or serials).

    The command KEYCAPS toggles the function keys to play the keyer when Caps Lock is OFF. When Caps Lock is ON, F1 to F9 then give the normal functions as described in the Command Summary.

    None of this is relevant if you’re using a UK or US keyboard.

SDU - UBA Contest:

  • Rule change to include 160m implemented, and .CTY file expanded to include all possible O(N)50 prefixes.

SDU - REF Contest. (25 January 1998):

  • Some bugs found while working in the CW leg of the REF Contest - fixed.

Top of page

 Version 9.05
1 December 1997 

Search & Pounce - Quick Memory:
  • When you press minus to delete a callsign or abandon a QSO, the callsign is added to the Quick Memory table. Up to 40 entries can be stored and, if you have a radio linked, the relevant VFO, frequency and mode are stored also. RIT, if set, is ignored. Use F10 to display and recall any Quick Memory entry and instantly return your radio to that frequency, mode and VFO.

  • No data is added if the call is the same as the most recent entry or if it’s a potential dupe. When a Quick Memory entry is recalled, it’s removed from the table, but it can be re-inserted at the top of the table simply by pressing minus.

  • For Yaesu radios, any frequency and mode data from the Quick Memo table will be returned to, and will set, VFO A.

  • Mode will be changed only in mixed-mode contests. In single-mode contests, SD ignores the mode on the radio.

  • Pressing Esc in the callsign field, to clear the field, used to add an entry to the Quick Memory table. This no longer happens. However, Esc clears any partial call window and displays the score summary.

LOADing .LST Reference Files:

  • You can choose whether to load them into memory or to disk. Loading to disk takes a bit longer initially but imposes no penalty on total QSO capacity. Response times may be noticeable on a 286 or less.

Post Contest Summary Sheet - SDCHECK Option:

  • On occasions the QSO total was not the sum of the QSOs by band. Fixed.

  • In contests where multipliers count once only, rather than each band, the multiplier analysis and summary sheet had errors. Fixed.

CQ 160m Contest:

  • Washington DC is a new multiplier for 1998. DC has been added to the multiplier list.

Type 10: RSGB Contests with District and Country Bonus:

  • The facility for recording additional data from non-UK stations, as per RSGB rules, has been included when the RSGB98 district multiplier file is selected.

Super Check Partial:

  • The "equals" key (=) is a single keystroke alternative to F12. It’s useful on portables that don’t have separate F11 or F12 keys. If users outside the UK and the US would like another single key alternative to suit other keyboards, please let me know.


  • When linked to a radio, the frequency display conflicted with sked data entry. Fixed.

Top of page

 Version 9.04
9 November 1997 

Super Check Partial:
  • All SD programs use standard MASTER.DTA callsign databases as references for super check partial with 2 or more callsign characters.

  • Use F12, or Alt-U if your keyboard doesn’t have F12, to toggle Super Check Partial ON or OFF during a single QSO (recommended), or permanently with the command SUPER.

  • If a particular combination of characters gives an excessive number of partial matches, nothing is displayed - for example DL. When this happens, auto prefix checking continues on QSOs already logged. The maximum number of matches visible is 32.

  • Master callsign databases, created by AD1C, may be downloaded from

  • If you’d like to create your own, you should try K2MM’s tools, available from the same location. Anyone care to make one for the RSGB AFS or IOTA contests?

ADIF - Amateur Data Interchange Format:

  • Claimed multipliers gave problems in all contests other than IOTA. Since this field isn’t needed when transferring SD logs to other loggers, I’ve removed it. When ADIF is accepted by contest organisers, I’ll reinstate it.

SDU - REF Contest:

  • Certain edits on previous QSOs crashed SDU. Fixed.

Top of page

 Version 9.03
20 October 1997 

IOTA Contest 1998:
  • SDI V9.03 is ready for the 1998 contest and may be downloaded, as freeware, from
    SDIOTA V9.03 is identical in operation to SDI but uses RAMDRIVE to give a capacity of 5000 QSOs.
    SDL V9.03 is for listeners in the IOTA contest.
    SDIOTA and SDL are also available as freeware from

SD Type 10 - General purpose with area and country multipliers:

  • More scoring options.
    For example: ARRL 10m contest. Where points vary by mode, band or location, you have the choice of fixed points for each "area" QSO, or you can enter 0 points to treat all QSOs equally.

    Note: Area QSOs are those that give an area code as part of the exchange. In the ARRL 10m contest they’re W/VE who give State or Province, all others give a serial.

All Contests:

  • When loading existing log files, SD, SDC, SDU, SDV, SDCHECK and SDVCHECK now compare your licensed callsign to that held in the log file (both ASCII and encrypted). If they differ, you won’t be able to continue.

    You’ll not be able to load any log files created by earlier versions of SD etc. This is an attempt, however futile, to discourage piracy.

SDI, for the IOTA contest, is freeware:

  • Therefore, I’ve added SDICHECK, a post-contest program for IOTA only. SDICHECK cannot be used with non-IOTA logs.

All Contests:

  • Improved callsign/country recognition. The .CTY files have been reformatted to make them easier to read and to edit.

    New .CTY files are supplied - derived from CTY.DAT by AD1C.

Top of page

 Version 9.02
12 September 1997 

All Contests:
  • Your Name and Address, if entered on the opening screen, is held in SDCONFIG.TXT or SDVCONFG.TXT and is entered automatically when you start a new contest. SDV also records your Locator.

    Your callsign is not recorded, if only to force pirates to "perjure" themselves each time they start a new contest.


  • Any options without County/District multipliers. Callsign edits crashed SDV due to broken code in V9.00. Fixed.

LINK to your radio:

  • Using the DUMP or FASTDUMP commands broke the link. It could be restored only by re-starting the program. Fixed.

Top of page

 Version 9.01
10 September 1997 

F7 - Arrange Sked:
  • Code broken in 8.19. Fixed.

Link to Yaesu Rigs:

  • Mode control fixed.

SDCHECK - Multi-op RSGB contests:

  • Wasn’t recording operator on the .LOG file. Fixed.

Top of page

 Version 9.00
1 September 1997 

Link to Yaesu & Kenwood rigs:
  • All HF programs use separate parameter files (.SD) for each radio. In general, new parameter files may be created to link other radios without the need for re-coding on my part.

    NOTE: The computer follows band and mode changes on your radio - and not the other way round.

REF Contest - Coupe du REF:

  • SDU has been extended to cover both sides of the REF contest in addition to the UBA contest.

RSGB District Codes:

  • These replace county codes with effect from 1 January 1998. For HF, RSGB98.MLT is supplied and SD has been updated to display all codes efficiently.

  • For VHF, RSGB98.MLV is supplied. SDV has been updated to allow more than 100 area multipliers.

Top of page

Join the SD-User mailing list
Subscribing to SD-User
The SD-User Archives
EI5DI Web Site

About SD

SD version 9 Revision History
9.80-9.89    9.70-9.79    9.60-9.69    9.50-9.59
9.40-9.46    9.30-9.39    9.20-9.29    9.10-9.19    9.00-9.09

SD version 8 Revision History
8.10-8.19    8.00-8.09

Software info
CT Logging Software by K1EA    LogConv by KA5WSS
LOGic 5 by WN4AZY    NA by K8CC    OH2GI Ham System
RUFZ by DL4MM    Super-Duper by EI5DI    TR Log by N6TR
WriteLog by W5XD

About SD

SD version 9
Revision History
9.80 - 9.89
9.70 - 9.79
9.60 - 9.69
9.50 - 9.59
9.40 - 9.46
9.30 - 9.39
9.20 - 9.29
9.10 - 9.19
9.00 - 9.09

SD version 8
Revision History
8.10 - 8.19
8.00 - 8.09

Software info
CT Logging Software
by K1EA
LOGic 5
by K8CC
Ham System
by G4ZFE
by WF1B
by DL4MM
by EI5DI
TR Log
by N6TR
by W5XD

Please send new or updated info to:
Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER

Copyright © 1997-2002 Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER
This page was created November 10, 1997
Most recent revision April 21, 2002