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SM3CER Contest Service

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TR Contest Logging Software by Tree, N6TR
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[ Version 6.70 ]
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[ 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 6.20 to version 6.29

 Version 6.29 24 July 1998 

  • Added MY IOTA - needs to be set to make QSO points work.

  • Fixed QSO points for IOTA for working own island.

  • Fixed ROPOCO QSO POINT Method.

  • Fixed 80 characater limitation to ARRL Log format.

  • Added CQ VHF back to contest prompt list.

  • Moved YT from NW to YU in P12.DOM.

  • Added summary sheet for ROPOCO contest.


 Version 6.28 5 July 1998 

  • When using the TRMASTER update from a log (POST U E F F), the procedure would hang if a callsign was found with a lower case character.

  • Made Digital mode and radio interfaces work together.

  • Added ARRL FD QSO point method. 1 for SSB, 2 for CW, zero for D to D. Use MY FD CLASS to indicated your FD class (i.e., 1D).

  • Added ROPOCO Contest (UK Rotating Postal Code). Added MY POSTAL CODE which is used in the ROPOCO contest as the first postal code sent. Added RST AND POSTAL CODE exchange type. Also added TEN POINTS PER QSO as a QSO POINT METHOD.

  • Made POST’s L C command process WARC and VHF/UHF logs (would only do the standard six HF bands before).

  • Improved Icom interface to handle Transceive mode input.

  • Fixed bug with dupesheets not being done for all bands.

  • Added PORTTOFILE start up command. Takes input from a serial port and saves it in a file.

  • Added IOTADomestic multiplier type. This doesn’t use a .DOM file, but it does look at the syntax of your IOTA designator and makes sure it is in the correct format. For example, if you enter EU5, the program will convert it to EU005. If you enter something that doesn’t look at all like an IOTA number, it will not let you log it.

  • Made the time display get updated when sending from keyboard.

  • Fixed up the QSO points in the Region One Field Day for OZ and the U.K.

  • Fixed bug with super check partial not working all the time.

  • You can now move the grid map sideways without having to adjust the GRID MAP CENTER parameter. The Control-Left and Control-Right keys will move it left or right. Sorry to say that the keyboard doesn’t generate a keystroke when Control-Up or Control-Down is pressed.

  • Made date work back to 1900 (was 1988).
    TR is now year 1900 compliant!


 Version 6.27 11 June 1998 

  • Added MULTI PORT BAUD RATE command. Default and max value = 4800.

  • If you are using a radio different than a Kenwood and have SHIFT KEY ENABLE = TRUE, the shift keys will always move the VFO frequency instead of doing nothing in the CQ mode (which is when the Kenwood’s RIT is adjusted).

  • Added BAND MAP ALL BANDS (control-J, default = False). Lets you configure the band map to show you all spots, not just the ones for the band you are on.

  • Fixed bug with callsigns sometimes disappearing when pressing SPACE BAR.

  • Made Region 1 Field Day in UK count double QSO points for 160 & 10.

  • Fixed problems with lower case in grid squares.

  • Made TR READ not make dates in upper case.

  • Fixed possible dupes in partial call list.

  • Added LOGLASTCALL CW function key command. Allows you to log the last station you worked. This can be combined with the BANDUP or BANDDOWN commands to log QSOs on different bands quickly.

  • Fixed display of prefixes during get zone routine.

  • Fixed bug with > 6 character calls not working with partial calls.

  • Fixed bug with beeping computers when calling CQ and network.


 Version 6.26 24 May 1998 

  • Fixed packet spots not being passed around network.

  • Enhanced ARRL log format to allow you to enter sent information.


 Version 6.25 9 May 1998 

  • Attempted to make POST run on 300 MHz Pentium-II.

  • Updated CTY.DAT file.

  • The menu of contests that comes up if you start without a LOGCFG.DAT file now allows you to use the arrow keys to select the contest you want.

  • Added WARC bands to POST’s continent report.

  • Added RUSSIAN DX Contest and RUSSIAN DX to QSO point methods.

  • Eliminated QRP adder for JA INTERNATIONAL DX test.

  • Added DIGITAL MODE ENABLE (Control-J - default = False).

  • New ARRL Field Day rules implemented.

  • Improved POST L M (multiplier check) for Helvetia contest.

  • Change RSTQSONumberAndPossibleDomesticQTH to ignore a QTH entry for DX. This fixes TR READ for the Helvetia contest.

  • Added PACKETFILE startup command. This allows you to take a file and have it processed as if it was text being received from a TNC.

  • For Region 1 FD, made any "unknown" country act like DL 2/3 4/6. This means it works for the UK now.

Bugs fixed:

  • Super check partial bug - if you typed JA1, then delete three times, then JA1, no partial calls would be displayed.

  • If you did Alt-D for a dupecheck, the band map wasn’t updated properly.

  • Fixed POST crash during mult check.

  • Fixed QSO number not updating when QSO NUMBER BY BAND and band change.

  • Fixed multi network communication bug resulting in crashes in high error environments.

  • Fixed ZoneMode for JA INTERNATIONAL DX (uses CQ zones, not ITU).

  • Fixed clean up of country name and insert windows if dupe checked.

  • Fixed crash of ControlJ if use PageDown at end of list.

  • Fixed tuning (shift/control keys) bug due to uninitialized CWBuffer.


 Version 6.24 23 March 1998 

  • Fixed distance error introduced in 6.23 (large distances were negative).

  • Fixed total score always being zero.

  • Fixed the beam heading window format problem.


 Version 6.23 21 March 1998 

  • Made the ? character work during tail end process. Also improved support of QUESTION MARK CHARACTER during tail end and start sending.

  • Memory consumption reduced by 32K from version 6.22. We believe performance has only been sacrificed at non critical times. Also, if you don’t send any CW with the program, you gain an addition 3K.

  • Added new feature to flag callsigns in the bandmap that are either country, prefix or zone multipliers. Note that the status is marked when the callsign is added to the band map - or updated after you work that station. The QSO is flagged with a happy face.

  • A number of numeric overflows were detected and fixed. These were a result of saving some memory and allowing me to enable range checking. Normally, these would have just given bogus results, but are now "fixed" so they won’t happen. A good example is checking the beam heading for an unknown country. Other examples include reading in a LOG.DAT file with bogus data.

  • If you use the DEBUG option (so the simulator works itself) and have the CW TONE = 0, the program will now run much faster. No CW messages will be sent. You should see rates over 2,000 per hour. Also, the band will change from time to time to better simulate actual activity.

  • The TRMASTER database had some problems when it didn’t have enough memory to continue. When your free memory got down below 5K, the TRMASTER feature (Super Check Partial) feature was supposed to turn itself off. Well, it partially did, but part of it (the possible call routine) kept running. This created some real problems as the program tried to read pieces of the TRMASTER.DTA file that were not there.

    This has all been cleaned up and the TRMASTER feature totally disables itself when memory gets low.

  • Some work has also been done when you run out of memory again - after the TRMASTER.DTA file has been disabled. A few rough edges have been sorted out and the program should behave well when running out of memory. In fact, you should be able to continue working people forever. They just won’t be added to the dupesheet or partial call & initial exchange memory.

  • When sending or receiving a QTC for the WAE Contest, the function key messages are now disabled. This was necessary during one of the exercises to decrease memory use.

  • Fixed bug where FreeMemory display didn’t update with ESCAPE in SSB mode.

  • Some delays had been added to the TR READ feature to do some testing in the previous version. These should have been removed before 6.22 was released, but I forgot. They are now gone.

  • Fixed bug with not reading in QSO points correctly from LOG.DAT file.


 Version 6.22 6 March 1998 

  • Fixed band changes this hour for multi network.

  • No overwrite of ? characters in INSERT mode.

  • Cursor always goes to ? when moving to call window, even if INSERT mode.

  • Added FINDFILE start up command - shows which directory TR will file the specific file you type in (i.e., TR FINDFILE TRMASTER.DTA is interesting).

  • Added HELP start up command. Shows all the commands for reference.

  • Allowed ESCAPE to exit you from blank packet edit entry.

  • Increased stored size of prefixes that appear CTY.DAT to 7 characters. Fixes problem with SM1TDE matching SM1TDE/4U.

  • Fixed flaky DVP init bug. Sometimes when starting TR, it wouldn’t get the proper shared memory address from the DVP.

  • Made ` (packet spot) use last QSO’s call if the CALL WINDOW is blank.

  • Fixed bug with wrong CW Speed being used for Control-A prefixed CW messages (sent on inactive radio).

  • Fixed bug with distances in European DX contest. This was a new bug in version 6.21. A new routine was added that had better accuracy, but it wasn’t protected from the lower case characters.

  • Allowed DownArrow to be used to enter exchange before call in CQ MODE. When you UpArrow back into the call window, you can then type the call, press RETURN and the station’s call and CQ EXCHANGE will be sent.

  • Fixed memory dump of TRMASTER. While it appeared that the memory was freed up (based upon the free memory displayed), the feature kept working.

  • Changed to S48P13DC.DOM for CQ 160. Counts DC mult now.

  • Fixed bug with / stations not being called by name.

  • Allowed editable window changes to affect initial exchange and possible calls.

  • Initial exchanges are now loaded from LOG.DAT files if the parameter PARTIAL CALL LOAD LOG ENABLE is true.


 Version 6.21 16 February 1998 

  • Added BAND CHANGES as a legal value for HOUR DISPLAY. This can be used to count how many band changes have been made in each hour.

  • If you started the program without a LOGCFG.DAT file and set up the ARRL DX Contest, the remaining multiplier display might be in the wrong mode until you exited the program and restarted. This is now fixed so the proper remaining display comes up at the start.

  • Made PACC QSOByMode = FALSE and MultByMode = FALSE.

  • Improved sprint parser to handle 4 or 5 entries. You can now enter the following exchanges in addition to the old ones.

    NAME QTH # NAME QTH (uses the second name and QTH)
    # NAME QTH # (uses the second number)
    NAME # NAME QTH (uses the second name)
    QTH # NAME QTH (uses the second QTH)
    NAME QTH # NAME (uses second name)

    You can still put a callsign in any of the above if you have UPDATE CALLSIGN ENABLE = TRUE and it will remove the call before processing the rest of the exchange.

  • Added sunrise/sunset times. They show up with the beam heading display when enabled with the MY GRID command. Made Sunrise/Sunset use MyGrid for the QTH if the the call in the call window = MyCall. This allows you to know your own sunrise/sunset time.

  • Changed default background color for beam heading window to white. Also, extended the beam heading window to the left 10 spaces to make room for sunrise/sunset times.

  • Added RADIO ONE ID CHARACTER and RADIO TWO ID CHARACTER parameters. Works similar to the COMPUTER ID, except the letter shows which radio was used. Do not use this and the COMPUTER ID feature at the same time.

  • Fixed problem with improper QTH showing up in some cases during the the sprints and NAQP. This typically happened in when switching from S&P to CQ mode and working a DX station.

  • Fixed JST as a radio type for radio two. We have a report that the program doesn’t work with the JST145. Investigation in process.

  • Fixed bug with Alt-D QSO leaving cursor in call window when pressing the space bar.

  • Made Alt-D work on SSB even if the DVP is not enabled.

  • Tried to make the program less memory hungry. It uses about 5K less than the previous version.

  • Went to more accurate distance calculator. Now matches some of the popular programs in Europe.

  • Fixed BROADCAST ALL PACKET DATA not supported in LOGCFG.

  • Made Packet Window and Control-J timeouts only work when using multi port.


 Version 6.20 5 January 1998 

  • Fixed bug where the callsign you answered in CQ mode was not being sent (if not using auto start sending feature).

  • Added COUNTRY INFORMATION FILE parameter (control-J). This allows you to name a file that has information for different countries in it. This information will be displayed in the editable log window at the same time you are shown other information for that country (i.e., mult status or beam heading).

    The file would have the country ID (use the one shown in the CTY.DAT file) by itself on a line, then up to five lines of data afterwards. A blank line indicates that there is no more data for that country. There is no limit on the file size.

    For example:

    This will be displayed when working a station in Japan.
    So will this.

    This will be displayed when working a station in Korea.

    This feature might be used if you wanted to list all of the IOTA islands for a given country.

  • Removed beep when sending radio information to other stations on multi network. This was put in during testing and I forgot to remove it.

  • Made ESCAPE in CQ MODE with no entry in call window repaint editable log. This means you can recover from having something else displayed in the editable log window like the country information or multi messages.

  • Added ControlHome to view last five multi talk messages. This is handy if you got several really fast and couldn’t read them fast enough.

  • Made multi message aborted with ESCAPE key not get sent.


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This page was created January 11, 1998
Most recent revision December 28, 2001
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