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 SD Version 9 Revision History
Super-Duper by Paul, EI5DI
From version 9.40 to version 9.46
9.46   9.45   9.44   9.43   9.42   9.41   9.40

 Version 9.46
19 November 1999 

SD, SDX, SDW (WRTC 2000):
  • In contests with area multipliers, if you entered an area code before the callsign, multipliers could be missed. It got worse! In CQ WW, if you entered a zone number before the callsign, and if the zone was not the default zone for that callsign, the default zone was logged and it could not then be edited to the correct value. Fixed.

SD/SDX Type 10 RSGB contests:

  • Non-UK QSOs were assigned their CQ Zone. Fixed.

SDV - Locators:

  • Distance and bearing are displayed in real-time as any locator is entered in the callsign field.

SDCHECK - ARRL 10m Contest:

  • .LOG file - W/VE States and DX Serials are now aligned in the same columns.

F9 - Display of previous QSOs:

  • See 9.44. Broken in 9.45. Fixed.

Super Check Partial - a reminder:

  • Toggle ON and OFF permanently with the SUPER command. Turn ON temporarily, until the next QSO is logged, with F12 or = Alt_U.

Quick Memory and Wiping a QSO:

  • The following options are provided for wiping the current QSO. Minus, (ASCII 248 - for use with a French keyboard), Alt_W, _ (UNDERSCORE) and F11. All, apart from F11, update Quick Memory.

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 Version 9.45
4 November 1999 

CQWW - SD and SDX:
  • European Russia defaulted to Zone 15 rather than 16. Fixed.

  • In the Zone field, the default position for the cursor is now over the rightmost zone character. Any correction to the default value can simply be overtyped. This applies also to IARU HF (Type 3), and to SDW (WRTC).

SD/SDX Type 10 - General Purpose, Country and Area multipliers:

  • Non-Area QSOs had the default Zone for their country logged, even though nothing could be entered while logging. Fixed. Real-time analysis of country and continent added. This was broken for Type 10 in V9.44.

Continent - SDX:

  • No display of continent as callsign typed. Fixed.

All HF Programs:

  • For stations worked previously, individual bands are shown, in real-time, rather than the total bands worked.

SDU - UBA/REF contests:

  • Updated to give real-time country multiplier indication. I’ve still to add this feature for area multipliers.

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 Version 9.44
25 October 1999 

Skeds - all contests:
  • When a sked prompt appears, the time flashes, and you get an audible warning.

Q Command - Repeat previous callsign:

  • Broken in SDX - Fixed.

F9 - All Programs:

  • F9 displays previous QSOs with the current callsign. It now works from any field in the logging line, whether or not Caps Lock is On. However, F9 is no longer available as a keyer memory.

Prefix Check - all programs:

  • If you had logged more than 120 calls starting with the same 2-character prefix, for example DL, the auto prefix check was unreliable in terms of identifying dupes in advance. Fixed. However, dupe checking on any entered callsign and on logged QSOs was 100% accurate.

Continent - HF Programs:

  • The Continent is displayed in real-time as you type callsign prefixes. This is useful in contests where you want QSOs with specific continents.

Memory Keyer - all programs:

  • #X is a new parameter representing the most recently logged callsign. Use with #P, previous serial, to repeat an exchange once a QSO has been logged.

  • In 9.06, I introduced apostrophe (') in any keyer memory to add a one fifth space to give fine control over how your CW sounds. Since then, I started to use apostrophe for VA. Now ^ gives a one-fifth space in any memory.

WRTC 2000 - SDW:

  • Check Partial has been reinstated, as it will probably be permitted.

TUNE Command - updated:

  • The TUNE command was introduced in V9.36, but stopped working due to broken code. It can be invoked by TUNE or T followed by Enter, or instantly by Ctrl-T. Use Enter to toggle it On and Off. Use Esc or Minus to clear TUNE from the callsign field and stop tuning.

Rig Control - all HF programs:

  • If you selected a non-existent radio (.SD) file, the program hung. Fixed.

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 Version 9.43
1 October 1999 

  • The Zone analysis has been enhanced, thanks to S56A, to recognise the correct Asiatic Russian CQ and ITU Zones, in real-time as each callsign character is typed.

UBA Field Day - SD/SDX Type 7/8:

  • QSOs with fixed ON stations count 1 point.

UBA Contest - SDU:

  • QSOs on 169m no longer permitted.

Keyer Speed:

  • The speed display went AWOL in V9.42. Fixed.

ARRL DX Contest - SD/SDX Type 1:

  • F3 summary of States Worked/Wanted by Band broken (by addition of Nunavut). Fixed.

All Programs:

  • Pressing Enter, in an empty Serial field, now takes you to RST Received. V9.42 logged the QSO with a blank serial.

  • To log a QSO with a no serial, enter 0 in the Serial field.

  • If the QSO is a dupe (or would be if logged), and you press Enter in the blank Serial field, the QSO is wiped.


  • Updated as per RadCom for October 1999.

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 Version 9.42
15 September 1999 

All HF programs:
  • Keyer broken in 9.41 - Fixed.

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 Version 9.41
12 September 1999 

All HF programs:
  • 2-radio control implemented. For the moment, you’re restricted to the same comms parameters (bps, parity etc.) for each. To avoid potential IRQ conflicts, do not use COM1/COM3 or COM2/COM4 control port combinations.

    Use \ to toggle between the radios. The equals sign "=" appears before the frequency display when you’re linked to the second radio.

CQWW (SD and SDX) and WRTC 2000 (SDW):

  • I’ve added Zones Wanted by Band to the "Country Wanted by Band" window as callsign prefixes are typed.

    With this, you have all the information you need about the status of any country, and its zone, in real time as you’re typing the prefix - and before you complete the callsign. You can instantly spot missing multipliers, and ask the other station to move band if appropriate.

    If the callsign is in a non-standard zone, and has been logged already, you get the correct zone analysis - again before you leave the callsign field.

SD/SDX Type 9 and 10:

  • When you select variable points by location, QSOs with callsigns which cannot be identified (unknown country prefix) now score 0 points.

SD - Country by Continent Summary:

  • Invoked by F4, but looped due to broken code. Fixed. SDX was not affected.

LZ DX Contest:

  • Now supported by SD, SDX and SDL. Use Type 3 and choose I (IARU) or L (LZ DX).

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 Version 9.40
5 August 1999 

SD/SDX - Country and/or zone multipliers:
  • As described under V9.35, the callsign is checked as each character is typed, to identify the country and zone or area, as relevant. Now, in addition, SD and SDX give an instant display of the bands on which that country or area is wanted.

    For example, type D in the callsign field to see bands Wanted and Worked for Germany. Add the letter U and you’ll see the same for the Phillipines. You might use this information to request a QSO or sked on another band. What’s different is that you have the information the moment you type the prefix, without having to touch another key.

    In contests where single QSOs can be both country and zone multipliers (CQ WW, and WRTC 2000 - see SDW), display of country Wanted by band takes priority. To see on what bands a particular zone is required, type the zone in the callsign field and press F6 (with Caps Lock off).

SDW - SD for WRTC 2000:

  • SDW is a custom logger for WRTC 2000 entrants in Slovenia. It has been released as freeware to the WRTC 2000 Committee for evaluation.

    SDW is based on SDX, Type 3, for the IARU HF Championship, and has a capacity of 11,000 QSOs. In addition to IARU Zone multipliers, all CQ WW countries count as multipliers on each band, regardless of mode. Scoring is one point per QSO.

    The following restrictions apply in WRTC 2000. No packet, rig control or computer networking. No callsign databases and no display of callsigns previously worked - meaning no check partial and no super check partial. Computer memory keyer is permitted.

.LST Reference Files:

  • When a .LST name/callsign reference file has been loaded, with the LOAD command, names are shown immediately a matching callsign is typed. There’s no need to press Enter first.

IARU HF Championship - SD/SDX Type 3:

  • Callsign edits in previously logged HQ QSOs caused crashes. Fixed.


  • Broken code, in V9.38 and 9.39, caused some island QSOs to be scored as 3 points rather than 15, and some IOTA multipliers to be flagged more than once. Fixed. SDI was not affected.

Memory Keyer - All programs:

  • Timing errors caused intermittent crashes during memory playback. Fixed.

Callsigns beginning with /:

  • Broken code caused crashes, since V9.35 of SD, SDC, SDX, SDU, SDL, SDV and since V9.38 of SDI/SDIOTA. Fixed.

Callsign Insert Mode:

  • Whether you’ve selected INSert or OVRwrite mode, the cursor will be positioned at the end of the callsign field after using the keyer, or when returning to this field.

    Previously, in INSert mode, the cursor was positioned at the beginning of the callsign. This had the effect of corrupting the callsign if characters were added while the keyer was sending the call.

Audible Prompts - See V9.36:

  • The default is now OFF. The command SOUND will restore them.

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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

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