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 SD Version 9 Revision History
Super-Duper by Paul, EI5DI
From version 9.80 to version 9.89
9.89   9.88   9.87   9.86   9.85   9.84   9.83   9.82   9.81   9.80

 Version 9.89
4 June 2002 

SDJ - Jubilee Contest:
  • Own-area Commonwealth QSOs now score zero points and will not count as multipliers. Your own call area does not appear in any worked/wanted windows. An updated BERU.CTY is supplied to give positive identification of non-Commonwealth stations.

    SD and SDC (Commonwealth Contest) have been updated to work correctly with the new BERU.CTY file. To use SD in the Jubilee Contest, select Type 9, BERU.CTY, Variable points, Points vary by location (0,5,5 representing Own Country, Own Continent, and Other Continents).

SD - QTCs in WAE (DARC - Worked All Europe):

  • Reception and logging of QTCs by EU stations is supported. The QTC command brings up a window for recording QTCs. They can be edited before being logged to NAME.QTC where NAME is the name of your .ALL contest log.

    SD tracks the number of QTCs received, if any, from each station logged. It displays the remaining number possible/required, in real-time above the callsign field, as you type individual callsign letters.

    This applies even when the call entered is a potential dupe - you can still complete your QTC quota from that station.

    When entering QTC times, an empty field followed by Enter repeats the previous time, and a 2-digit number repeats the previous hour.

SD - Type 10: Country and Area Multipliers:

  • In callsigns of the form W1AW/FAI, where the suffix identifies a county, the suffix is ignored for the purpose of identifying the country.

SDCHECK - Cabrillo Logs:

  • The EMAIL: tag is now used for your email address, and the CREATED-BY: tag for SD and SDCHECK version numbers.

RSGB CW Field Day:

  • This contest has no multipliers, but SD tracks new countries worked on each band. If SD was re-started the record of countries previously worked was lost. Fixed.

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 Version 9.88
3 May 2002 

SD - Mobiles, rovers, dupes and multipliers:
  • Some contests, especially QSO parties in the USA, permit QSOs with the same station when it moves from one County to another.

    Sometimes these stations will sign /M, but more often they don’t.

    For contests with Area Multipliers (types 4 and 10), SD now ignores dupe checking on stations signing /M and lets you log any Area (County) code for such stations.

    In contests where roving stations don’t normally sign /M, use SD Type 4 and enter the Area (County) code as part of the callsign. For example W1AW/NHV or W1AW/WIN.

  • Type 4 has been updated to let you select separate points for CW and SSB QSOs.

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 Version 9.87
21 April 2002 

SDR - Rescores Contest Logs:
  • SDR is a new program derived from SD. It independently scores Cabrillo contest logs, rescores RSGB and SD logs, and lists any errors found.

    For registered SD users, SDR creates an additional corrected file, in SD’s .ALL format, but with a .NEW extension, and appends error descriptions to the relevant QSO records. The .NEW file may then be renamed to .ALL to benefit from the editing, analysis and export options in SD and SDCHECK.

    SD and SDCHECK have been updated to read .ALL files with appended error descriptions.

    For unregistered users, SDR gives a summary of QSOs, multipliers and points. When it identifies a QSO with one or more errors, it writes Date, Time, Callsign and error descriptions to the .NEW file - as an aid to manual correction of the log. To benefit from SDR, it helps to be familiar with setting up SD for corresponding contests.

    SDR will rescore logs for any contests currently supported by SD, with the exception of those with no multipliers - SD Type 11 and 12. SDR tries to identify all errors in each QSO. In some cases, a second pass will be required, once the initial errors have been corrected.

    SDR checks for:

    • Invalid callsign
    • Points error *
    • Unmarked Dupe *
    • Dupe marked in error *
    • Unknown Area Code
    • Area Code missing
    • Area Code differs
    • Area Multiplier claimed in error *
    • Unmarked Area Multiplier *
    • Country Multiplier claimed in error *
    • Unmarked Country Multiplier *
    • Serial out of sequence

    The errors marked with * have no relevance for Cabrillo logs. SDR simply detects dupes and multipliers, and tracks QSO, dupe, multiplier and points totals. For registered users, SDR adds the appropriate dupe and multiplier markers to the .NEW file.

    Please experiment with SDR and let me know if it’s not behaving as you think it should. Note that, in CQ WW and IARU HF, SDR does not flag incorrect Zones. I haven’t found a way of doing this reliably and consistently with the limited data in the .CTY files. Any suggestions?

    Contest Organisers: If you’re thinking of moving to Cabrillo, SDR (and SD) may help with your log checking. Please try SDR, and let me know what changes you require.

SD - WAE Contest - new rules for 2002:

  • WAE.CTY is supplied - to support separate mults for each call area in W, VE, VK, ZL, ZS, JA, PY, and Asiatic Russia.

  • Scoring Change. Each multiplier on 14/21/28 MHz counts twice, three times on 7 MHz, and four times on 3.5 MHz. SD shows your correct score at all times when used with WAE.CTY. SDCHECK has been updated to correspond.

SDJ - Jubilee Contest:

  • Scoring updated - QSOs between Non-Commonwealth stations score 0 points.

SD - Type 3:

  • For YU and LZ contests, the Zone field is limited to 2 numeric characters.

  • For the IARU Contest, the Zone field is limited to 2 numeric characters, or 4 characters for IARU Society initials. Previously, SD crashed if 3 or more numeric characters were entered.

Oklahoma QSO Party (OKQP):

  • OKLAHOMA.MLT supplied - for use in SD Type 10 for entrants outside Oklahoma.

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 Version 9.86
6 March 2002 

SDCHECK - ADIF and Text Export:
  • Option added to include or exclude Seconds in the QSO Time field.


  • When logging a station on any second or subsequent band, the automatic Worked/Wanted analysis for the State showed Wanted on all bands. Fixed. This bug affected the SSB event only.

SDV - Serial Sent:

  • The combined serial feature, announced in V9.84, was actually implemented in V9.85. You can choose between a combined serial, or separate serials by band.

SDV - QSO edits:

  • Went AWOL in V9.85 - Fixed.

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 Version 9.85
2 March 2002 

AUTOCW - all programs:
  • If you have Auto CW enabled, and change a callsign before logging the QSO, the corrected callsign is added to the "TU" message (normally F3), to confirm the correction to the other station.

    A reminder that, if you don’t get the full call the first time, you can type ? in the callsign field, and this will be included in the exchange sent by the keyer.

CW Ports (all programs):

  • The PORTS command lets you define the serial or parallel ports for 1 or 2 radios. You can now choose the same CW port for 2 different radios.

SDICHECK - IOTA Contest Summary Sheet:

  • Re-written - Summary Sheet data is now captured via a question and answer session. The intent is to accurately reflect the entry class, and to eliminate any need for editing the .SUM file later.

New England QSO Party:

  • NEQP.MLT supplied, for entrants outside New England. Use Type 4 for single mode, and Type 10 for mixed mode (with different points for CW and SSB QSOs).

SDU - UBA Contest:

  • Restored the mode display, and CW speed, beneath the callsign logging field.

SD - FOC Marathon:

  • QSOs with G4FOC score two points, but SD scored one for G4FOC/P. Fixed.


  • The ADIF Time field has been changed from 6 to 4 characters (HHMM) - for greater compatibility with ADIF import routines in other station loggers.

Type 10 Contests:

  • Fixed the ADIF Received Exchange field.

SDJ - RSGB Jubilee Contest 2002:

  • SDJ (SD for the Jubilee contest) is released as a freeware logger for this single event.

    SDJCHECK is the corresponding post-contest program to prepare your Log and Summary Sheet to RSGB specificatons.

    SDJ will be updated and supported (and operational) for 2002 only. Registered SD Users should use SD for the Jubilee Contest, because the files created by SD and SDJ may not be fully compatible. If you already have SD and would like to try SDJ, please install it in a separate folder or directory.

SDCHECK - Summary Sheet:

  • The Valid QSO totals counted dupes twice. Fixed.

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 Version 9.84
1 January 2002 

SD - Type 10, RAC Contest:
  • Non-Canadian QSOs could not be edited, because SD insisted on getting a Province. Fixed.

SDV - Serial Sent:

  • Separate serials are required, by band, in most RSGB contests, and this has been standard in SDV. However, the RSGB Cumulatives require a combined serial, regardless of band. You now have the choice of either of these options at startup.

SDV - Own Locator:

  • In all contests, your own locator is displayed under the QSO Time field - useful for guest or multi-op events.


  • The variable delay between switching and keying was broken - fixed. The default delay is 40 ms. It can be set to any value between 0 and 999 ms by editing the SD_PTTDELAY parameter in SDCONFIG.TXT.

Auto CW - not disabled after F1:

  • Please refer to the release notes for V9.82. Auto CW was disabled when playing keyer memories from the Function Keys (F1 to F8). F1 (normally the CQ message) no longer disables Auto CW.

Country Multiplier Files (*.CTY):

  • Updated as per AD1C’s release notes in October. JAPAN.MLT updated.

SDCHECK - Mixed Mode Summary Sheet:

  • The separate counts of CW and SSB QSOs included dupes. Fixed.

  • In Type 10 contests, the .LOG file now includes any non-numeric data in the Serial Received field.

Esc - all programs:

  • In V9.78, I introduced the message "Esc to restore xxxx" where xxxx represents the field you’ve just wiped. I think it’s better removed.

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 Version 9.83
9 September 2001 

SAC - Scandinavian Activity Contest:
  • Cabrillo (ARRL Standard File Format) logs are now requested. SDCHECK Option 4 prepares your log in this format, with both summary and QSO data included in the .LOG file. There’s no need to send a separate .SUM file with your entry.

Area Multipliers:

  • In contests with Area Multipliers (Districts, Zones, Counties, Provinces etc.) by band, SD now displays a real-time multiplier analyis, by band (and mode, if applicable) when you type a valid area code in the callsign field.

    For example, in IARU HF, 2 shows the analysis for Zone 2, 27 shows it for Zone 27 - there’s no need to touch any other key.

SDCHECK - Cabrillo Logs:

  • The Operators (callsign) field would not accept numbers - Fixed.

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 Version 9.82
6 August 2001 

IOTA Contest:
  • SDI: Certain combinations of events caused SDI to loop with Log on Enter enabled. Fixed.

  • SDICHECK: For Island stations, the Summary Sheet (.SUM) report has been updated to display "bonus" multipliers by band and mode, and to include them in the claimed score.

    Note: Bonus Multipliers apply for each band/mode worked (maximum of 10) when:

    1. You’re an Island station.
    2. You have logged 1 or more QSOs on a particular band/mode, and you have not logged your own IOTA reference on the same band/mode.

Log On Enter - all programs:

  • L (followed) by Enter does the same as LOGONENTER, toggles Log on Enter On and Off. If you’re not familiar with Log on Enter’s effect, it’s safer to leave it Off.

AUTOCW - all programs:

  • The commands CWAUTO, AUTOCW and A (followed by Enter) all toggle Auto CW On and Off - A is recommended as the fastest option. You’ll know the status of Auto CW by the colour of the CW speed display below the callsign field - Bright = On, and Dim = Off.

    With Auto CW enabled, a duplicate callsign followed by Enter now plays Memory 4 (F4). If you are happy to log dupes, make your F4 memory the same as your F2 memory - using Shift_F4. Otherwise, set F4 to your dupe message (with #E as the last parameter). Press Enter, in the empty Serial Received field, to clear the logging line.

    Auto CW is more relevant to Run mode, as opposed to Search mode. When you play any keyer memories from the Function Keys (F1 - F8) or from the Numeric Keypad (1-8 with Num Lock Off), you’re assumed to be in Search mode and Auto CW is disabled (switched Off). When required, switch it on again with the A command.

  • AUTOCW from the callsign field stopped the timer. Fixed.

Abbreviated Commands:

  • Here’s a summary of single-letter commands and their equivalent - when followed by Enter.

    C CW
    D DOS
    H HELP
    M MEMO
    S SSB
    T TUNE

Partial Check - Suffix. All programs:

  • Searches of the form "/3", followed by ".", crashed the program. Fixed.

Seanet Contest:

  • SEANET.CTY updated.

SDL - SD for Listeners:

  • SDL was freeware, and the last update was V9.65 in July 2000. It’s now discontinued and has been removed from the website.

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 Version 9.81
8 July 2001 

IARU HF Championship:
  • Fixed display of IARU HQ initials. 4 characters were logged, but only 3 displayed. Some HQ stations send 5 characters (for example VERON), but SD, in common with some other contest loggers, lets you record a maximum of 4. You will not lose points because of this.

  • SDCHECK - Cabrillo Log. HQ Society initials received are now recorded in full (4 characters). When creating an HQ station log, you’re asked for the Society initials, and these are output in the Exchange Sent field.

SDI - IOTA Contest:

  • IOTA.REF and SDIOTA.CTY updated. Note - these are for convenience only. SDI scores correctly at all times, even when IOTA.REF and SDIOTA.CTY are not up-to-date.

  • Fixed F3 Multiplier Analysis by Band for mixed-mode entries.

SDX - DXpedition Logger:

  • When logging dupes, you’ll see any notes or comments recorded on the earlier QSO.

German Keyboards:

  • The file SDMAP.DE is supplied. When copied to SD.MAP and placed in the same folder as SD.EXE, it gives access to the top row numerals on German keyboards without the need to set Caps Lock On.

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 Version 9.80
1 July 2001 

SDI - IOTA Contest:
  • Analysis of Mults by Continent (F4) showed the wrong continent. Fixed.

SD - Type 3, IARU HF Championship:

  • Fixed VK Zones - 55 for VK4/VK8, 58 for VK6.

SDX - DXpedition Logger:

  • If you record any data in the Notes field, it’s repeated in later QSOs with that station.

SDCHECK - Type 9 Contests:

  • Claimed Score ignored multipliers. Fixed.

SD - Type 9 Contests:

  • QSOs/Mult in the QSO Rate window was zero. Fixed.

Icom Radios:

  • Mode changes were not recognised (with rig control enabled). Fixed.

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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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Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER

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This page was created April 21, 2002
Most recent revision June 4, 2002