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TR Contest Logging Software by Tree, N6TR
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[ Version 6.70 ]
[ From version 6.60 to version 6.69 ]
[ From version 6.50 to version 6.59 ]
[ From version 6.40 to version 6.49 ]
[ From version 6.30 to version 6.39 ]
[ From version 6.20 to version 6.29 ]
[ From version 6.10 to version 6.19 ]
[ From version 6.00 to version 6.05 ]
[ From version 5.90 to version 5.99 +5db ]
[ From version 5.80 to version 5.89 ]
[ From version 5.66 to version 5.79 ]
[ From version 5.50 to version 5.65 ]

From version 6.00 to version 6.05

 Version 6.05 24 June 1997 

  • Added DISTANCE MODE (NONE, MILES, KM). Shows distance to station along with beam heading. Available on Control-J menu - default = NONE.

  • More RFI counter measures during Control-J keyboard loop and Auto-CQ loop.

  • Fixed Control-J entries not showing up near end of list.

  • Added BEEP ENABLE (default = TRUE + Control-J) turns off all beeping.

  • Added WAIT FOR STRENGTH (default = TRUE + Control-J). If using the { character in a CW message to wait for RST input, it will assume you pressed a 9 if no key pressed in time.

  • Added NL section (VO1/VO2) to ARRL.DOM.

  • Fixed some problems with frequency memory for VHF.

  • Fixed inability to program FT920 in LOGCFG.DAT file.

  • Made initial exhange of grid show beam heading and also user info.

  • Added RANDOM CQ MODE (default = FALSE + Control-J). When TRUE, the program will randomly pick F1 through F4 for you CQ message when auto CQing (Alt-Q).

  • Fixed Pentium II divide by zero problem! The program should now run on those 266 mhz CPUs.


 Version 6.04 13 June 1997 

  • Fixed possible runtime error 200 when showing grid square beam heading when typing into call or exchange window.

  • Disabled DXCC beam headings if ActiveDomesticMult = GridSquare.

  • Added FREQUENCY ADDER (Control-J) - Initial value = 0. This can be used to make your 10 meter radio look like a VHF radio for use with the bandmap and frequency commands. For six meters, use 22000000.

  • If no multipliers in contest, made summary sheet total score equal to the total QSO points.

  • In European DX - made calls like F/N6TR/P count as portables.

  • Made some minor timing changes to the program to reduce RFI on six meters.


 Version 6.03 8 June 1997 

  • Added FT920 as radio type - let me know if you have any problems since I don’t have one of these radios available for testing.

  • Added transmitter split support for Icom. Use the DASH or Alt-N command to enter your QSX frequency.

  • Added auto beam headings for grid squares. When you type in a grid square into either the call or exchange windows, the beam heading will be displayed (make sure MY GRID is set correctly). This is only enabled if your domestic multiplier is GRID SQUARES.

  • Added NO POLL DURING PTT (Control-J) - default = FALSE. When TRUE, the program will not poll the transceiver if the PTT signal coming from the computer is asserted.

  • Fixed missing CarriageReturn for packet spots from networked computer.

  • Fixed POST’s R L report so it shows all mults.

  • Added DUPE CHECK SOUND (^J) = NONE, DUPE BEEP, MULT FANFARE. DUPE BEEP is the default. If set to MULT FANFARE, then you will hear the multiplier bell if the call you are checking is a new multiplier. This only works for DX, Prefix or Zone multipliers.

  • Fixed lower case "true" not working with LEADING ZEROS command in LOGCFG.

  • Added cut serial number support for RST QSO NUMBER exchange. You can enter T or O (the letter O) for zero, A for 1, U for 2, E for 5, and N for 9 when using this exchange.

  • Eliminated possibility of long call window message overflowing variables. This had caused the COMPUTER ID parameter to assume a non null value for some people.


 Version 6.02 26 May 1997 

  • When using F1 or F2 to call CQ with (regardless of mode), the program will remember the frequency you are calling CQ on (requires interfaced radio). If you go off to work a station on a different frequency (i.e. by grabbing an entry from the band map), you can now return to your run frequency using one of two methods:

    1. Use the function key command LASTCQFREQ. To enter a function key command, put a Control-C in the function key message, then the command, followed by a Control-D. You can enter control characters while using the Alt-P command by preceding them with a Control-P.

    2. Use the external footswitch and set the FOOT SWITCH MODE to LASTCQFREQ.

  • TR now uses its own serial port initialization routines. This has at least two advantages. First, if your BIOS doesn’t recognize your serial port, TR will still try to initialize it. Secondly, TR now turns on both RTS and DTR signals which is the more "proper" thing to do. However, if you also assign the serial port as a CW output port, the signals will be used for CW and PTT instead.

  • If you called a station in Search and Pounce by entering his call and pressing RETURN, the band map entry was not correct until you finished the QSO. This has been fixed.

  • If you started up the program wihtout a LOGCFG.DAT file, some of the contest selctions would not work correctly. This has been fixed.

  • In the last version, I tried to speed up the search and pounce mode by logging the QSO after the display has been updated. This worked okay except some of the info on the screen was then one QSO behind. I went back to logging the QSO and then refreshing the displays.

  • Added RADIO ONE UPDATE SECONDS and RADIO TWO UPDATE SECONDS (Control-J). These allow you to slow down how often the program goes to the radio and asks for its frequency.


 Version 6.01 12 May 1997 

  • Added INTERNET SIX contest.

  • Enhanced questions at start of program if no LOGCFG.DAT file found.

  • Added INTERCOM FILE ENABLE - interstation talk messages to INTERCOM.TXT.

  • Added IOPort startup (not in 6.01 manual). This lets you poke/peek IO ports for debugging purposes.

  • Added support for a foot switch to be connected to pin 15 of an LPT port. Use FOOT SWITCH PORT to tell the program which port is being used (1, 2, or 3). Use FOOT SWITCH MODE to select what happens when you press the footswitch:

    DISABLED: Nothing happens.
    NORMAL: Normal PTT action on the active radio.
    QSO NORMAL: Like hitting RETURN to move a QSO to the next step.
    SWAP RADIOS: Like pressing Alt-R.

  • Fixed POST Q C. Was rewritting NAMES.NEW each time instead of appending.

  • Fixed not calling portables by name in SayName (was okay in SayHello).

  • Fixed not having access to USER4 and USER5 for updates.

  • Cleaned up a lot of the packet stuff.


 Version 6.00 14 April 1997 

  • Added RST AND CONTINENT exchange for the SOUTH AMERICAN WW contest. This contest has also been updated with new rules.

  • Added TEXAS QSO PARTY. Use MY STATE = TEX before the CONTEST statement if you are in Texas. TEXAS.DOM gets used if you are outside of Texas, and TEXASTX.DOM gets used if you are in Texas. Some cleanup of these files has been done. Also, you will need to count the state of Texas yourself if you are in Texas.

  • Added DVP PATH logcfg command + Control J. Use this instead of putting SET DVPPATH in your AUTOEXEC file.
    Example: DVP PATH = D:\

  • Fixed bug with auto SCP and using AUTO SEND cw. When you press the letter of the callsign that starts the CW, the SCP display would not update until you pressed another letter. This is now fixed.

  • Fixed not saying hello to portable stations.

  • By rearranging some of the procedures used during logging of a QSO, the display now updates much faster than before. This should really help those with slow disks or computers.

  • When calling station with RETURN in S&P - it is now added to bandmap.

  • When in S&P and you change a call in the exchange - the bandmap & station info now get updated with the new call.

  • Fixed display formatting problem in Auto CQ if time >= 10 seconds.

  • Made CQ entries in band map show up when using DVK.

  • Made BROADCAST ALL PACKET DATA not do anything if no network port. This fixes a very bad bug if you tried to use the packet port without a network.

  • Fixed SLASH MARK CHARACTER -> CHAR from Control-J into LOGCFG.DAT file.


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This page was created July 26, 1997
Most recent revision December 28, 2001
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