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TR Contest Logging Software by Tree, N6TR

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From version 6.40 to version 6.49

 Version 6.49 2 May 2000 

  • Fixed garbage when deleting last entry in band map.

  • Fixed ARRL DX Cabrillo routine to support DX stations and multi two.

  • Fixed dupes in possible calls from SCP.

  • Fixed runtime error 201 at end of POST UEA or UEFF.

  • Fixed dupes showing up in possible calls from SCP (broken in 6.48).

  • Fixed RT 201 at end of POST UEA or UEFF (broken in 6.48).

  • Improved the LocateCall procedure to instantly process the same call if it was the last call processed. This results in faster performance during the logging process as this routine is called several times.


 Version 6.48 17 February 2000 

  • Fixed Cabrillo format for Sprint.

  • Fixed Icom bugs in LOGK1EA. There were two problems - one that prevent most of the radios from working at all. Data could be sent to the radio but not received. Some newer radios might have worked okay - but possibly with wrong mode information.

  • Tried to improve operation when operating split with the band map.

  • Added WestCentralFlorida section (WCF) to ARRL sections.

  • Fixed runtime error 204 at 0CB9:017B (in SCP routine). This was never in a released version.

  • Added load of country file when doing log prompt so the country stuff gets initialized okay. This was causing problems for some contests where the QSO point method wouldn’t work right until you restarted the program.

  • Updated TenTenQSO Point Method.

  • More memory conserving techniques - frees up about 27K.

  • New TRMASTER stuff to fix dupes and allow lots more calls in POST. Most, or all, reported issues with adding files to the database should be resolved by this.


 Version 6.47 13 January 2000 

  • Added NAQP.DOM for the NAQP contest which includes VY.

  • Improved the operation of the Base64 decoder (TR B64DECODE).

  • Fixed Cabrillo format for putting space after number sent in SS. The Cabrillo format is still not totally implemented for contests other than the SS and CQ WW. I will be getting to more for the next release.

  • Big changes to the bandmap. Separate bandmaps are now stored for each band and mode. This means a call can appear on more than one band/mode at a time. New commands to support this include:

    BAND MAP ALL BANDS and BAND MAP ALL MODES (both in Control-J) to allow you to view all bands - or both modes - on one band map. The default value is FALSE.

    BAND MAP CUTOFF FREQUENCY - used to set the CW/SSB transition frequency for a band. The defaults are shown below. The program will figure out the right band based upon the frequency you input (in Hertz).

        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band160] :=   1840000;
        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band80]  :=   3700000;
        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band40]  :=   7100000;
        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band30]  :=  10150000;
        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band20]  :=  14100000;
        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band17]  :=  18110000;
        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band15]  :=  21200000;
        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band12]  :=  24930000;
        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band10]  :=  28300000;
        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band6]   :=  50100000;
        BandMapModeCutoffFrequency [Band2]   := 144200000;

  • Added NEXTBANDMAP CW function key command. This will advance you to the next non dupe entry in bandmap. Also added as a footswitch mode.

  • Added CW GRANT footswitch mode. When starting to send CW, the PTT signal will be asserted, but CW won’t be sent until the footswitch input is asserted (grounded).

  • Added digital filter for Icom frequency reading. This is an attempt to eliminate the problems with missing band information.

  • Fixed multi/network crash by increasing stack size to 24500. This may also result in more stable operation even when not using the multi network and packet.

  • Removed LOGDUPE and LOGSTUFF from overlays. Reduced overlay buffer to 100K. This was done to try an improve some of the slow responses.

  • Totally reworked bandmap stuff - increased speed - reduce memory used.

  • Added BAND MAP DUPE DISPLAY to the config file commands.

  • Removed AutoStartSend arrow showing up after Control-J in S&P mode.

  • Made MULTI INFO MESSAGE changed in Control-J be sent right away.


 Version 6.46 24 November 1999 

  • Implemented new packet unit - improved QSX parsing.

  • Changed .CAB Cabrillo file extension to .CBR.

  • Improved Alt-T to allow input of seconds.

  • Increased the size of the overlay buffer. This will result in slightly less free memory, but reduce the amount of activity of overlays being loaded. On some slower machines - the new setting was too aggressive and resulted in poor performance. This might also be the fix for some of the packet/network issues seen by some.

  • Fixed floppy error message not displayed long enough to see it.

  • Tried to fixed Icom radios sometimes showing NON for the band due to missing byte in communication. However, I am not sure I have really fixed anything yet.

  • Added PACKETINPUTFILE startup command. Next parameter is filename of ASCII file to process. Spots will be loaded in from the file two per second. They will be passed around to the network just as if they were received from a TNC. There is also a file PACKET.ZIP included with the program with one month’s worth of data to play with. The format for the file is the same as the generated when using the PACKET LOG FILENAME command.

  • Fixed JIDX summary sheet not showing multipliers.

  • Sometimes notes entered into the log would be processed for partial call and initial exchange data. This would result in some strange entries into the partial/possible call list. This has been fixed.

  • Fixed delay when starting a CW message with ALL CW MESSAGES CHAINABLE. Before - a space character would always be added to the start of the message. This now only happens if CW is still being sent.

  • Fixed TWO RADIO MODE getting confused if you hit ESCAPE while the program is calling the station you did Alt-D on. Before, if you pressed ESCAPE before the program finished calling the station (i.e., "DE W5WMU") - the two radio state machine would be in the wrong state. Also, note that the SPRINT QSY MODE is not to be used in SS with TWO RADIO MODE. It will result in the QSO not being cleared out properly.

  • Moved display with AUTO DISPLAY DUPE QSO to after CW starts up. This removes a small delay that might happend before the QSO BEFORE message is sent.

  • Removed a blank line in the Control-J menu before the TAB MODE entry. Also - fixed the RADIO TWO TRACKING ENABLE DISPLAY entry to show the correct data.

  • Fixed the RADIO ONE TYPE command so it will accept lower case entries.


 Version 6.45 24 October 1999 

  • POST Q C would sometimes ignore you if you wanted to process names. It should be more reliable now.

  • POST U E S (sort TRMASTER file) will remove dupes from the file. Data will all be merged into one record.

  • POST U E F V (vanity call update) would not work properly when not saving all calls to the the database. This has been fixed.

  • The TRMASTER.DTA format has been modified so that the JA cell is not used. This should have no impact to the portability of MASTER.DTA files to TR. There is no impact to the operation. However, your TRMASTER.DTA file will be a little smaller the next time you build it from the ASCII file.

  • Improved error detection in the case of file read errors with TRMASTER.DTA.

  • Fixed U E F F for non TR logs and no data (just callsigns). It was totally broken in this mode.

  • Added HEXCONVERT startup command. Convert either Hex to Decimal or Decimal to Hex. Enter hex values with an H at the end of them.

  • Fixed bug with SS start up information not being saved to config file.

  • Made ] send last RST even after QSO is logged.

  • Added initial attempt at Cabrillo format for SS and CQ WW. Still some improvements to be made. There will probably be a better attempt made in the next release - but what is there should work for the CQ Contest. It can be found in the main menu of POST.

  • Added SWAP RADIO RELAY SENSE to allow the polarity of the radio control relay to be reversed. It is available on the Control-J menu and the default value is FALSE.

  • Improved GetGrid defaults for YB and BY (Thanks VR2BG).

  • Fixed precedence question for startup for SS.

  • Fixed WAE bugs with QTCQRS and QTC EXTRA SPACE.

  • Fixed packet spots > 2 GHz from crashing program.

  • Fixed FT1000MP acting like FT1000 (1/16th frequency displayed).

  • Added ViewRadioDebug startup command. Allows you to view the contents of a radio.dbg file (created with the startup command radiodebug) using the same algorithm that the program would use if it was interfaced to the radio.


 Version 6.44 27 September 1999 

  • Fixed Icom radios not displaying frequencies over 100 MHz.

  • Added BAND MAP DUPE DISPLAY (default = TRUE, Control-J). When FALSE, dupes are not shown in the band map.

  • Made STDCFG.DAT commands execute before the .CFG file. This means changes you make to the .CFG file with Control-J will take effect.

  • Added SWAP PACKET SPOT RADIOS (default = FALSE, Control-J) which will reverse which radio gets selected when sending a packet spot to a specific radio when using the Alt-U command and left or right keys.

  • Changed IC756 to operate like IC781 with respect to setting the narrow filter when updating frequency.

  • Fixed mults for OJØ in SAC Contest.

  • Improved default grid calculations for bunch of countries which improves the accuracy of sunrise/sunset, distance and beam headings. Countries that now use prefix include CE, CP, EA, EU, HK, JA, K, LU, OA, OH, PY, SM, UA, UA9, UK, UN, UR, VE, VK, XE, YV, ZL, ZP and ZS. UA, UA9, UK, UN and UR use full oblasts for even better resolution.

  • Disabled AUTO SEND CHARACTER COUNT feature if the call entered so far has / in it. This keeps it from starting for calls like JA1/WB6ZVC.

  • Fixed REMINDERS and TOTAL SCORE MESSAGES in config file.

  • Attempted to fix bug with band map call sometimes blank in call window. For those of you who have seen this - please let me know if I have succeded.

  • Updated SWEEPSTAKES to accept U M and S for precedences.

  • Fixed jerky CW with Keyboard Sending if radio interfaced.

  • Fixed PADDLE BUG ENABLE command in config file.

  • Fixed DIGITAL MODE ENABLE entry into config file when being saved from Control-J menu.

  • Made IOTA summary sheet ask if you were at home or DX-pedition.



  • Updated Russian Contest - HFC - KVP - CROATIAN contests.

  • Added QTC QRS (Control-J - True) will slow down QTCs being sent.

  • Added QTC EXTRA SPACE (Control-J - True) will add extra spaces to QTCs being sent.

  • Made ESCAPE KEY abort sending of "QTC?" message.

  • Made ControlEnter and AltK key work when receiving QTCs.

  • Allowed cursor keys to edit QTC received message. Also, INSERT and the cursor control keys (Control A, S, D, F, G and T).

  • Fixed sending QTCs to a station that is contained in the QTC.


 Version 6.43 18 August 1999 

  • Updated HFC Contest and improved defaults.

  • Made Domestic mult status from initial exchange use last entry first.

  • Fixed SENDCW command.

  • Fixed ARRL FD exchanges coming from TRMASTER when using simulator.

  • TUNE FOR DITS (Control-J false). Sends dits at 75 WPM when left shift and control keys depressed.

  • Fixed floppy save crashing. Under certain amounts of available memory, an amount of memory exceeding the amount available was attempted to be secured. This resulted in an IO error, which would result in either a program crash or strange behavior.

  • Reworked much of the memory stuff in LogSCP. I did find one or two things that might have been risky and could explain some of the flaky operation people have seen when using the TRMASTER.DTA file.

  • Improved memory usage of TR by using more overlays. I believe I have saved 30K without affecting program performance. If you notice some slower operation, please let me know.

  • Fixed POST not allowing you to specify log name if no .CFG files.


 Version 6.42 5 July 1999 

  • Undid problem with IARU and countries created in 6.30.

  • Fixed cursor in wrong window after sending keyboard CW.


  • Made REGION ONE FIELD DAY /m stations count as /p stations.

  • Made initial exchanges for FD come up using MY FD CLASS and MY SECTION.

  • Fixed FT100 frequency display.


 Version 6.41 7 June 1999 

  • Added KIDS DAY contest. Simply logs whatever you put into the exchange window. Added KIDS exchange received. This is probably a useful thing for other applications as well.

  • Added USE BIOS KEY CALLS - (default = TRUE, Control-J). In order to use the F11 and F12 keys, TR had to interface directly to the hardware because many older BIOS programs didn’t know about these keys.

    However, this makes it impossible to use TSR programs with TR.

    TR will now use BIOS calls as a default. If your BIOS doesn’t support F11 and F12, you can go back to the old method by setting USE BIOS KEY CALLS = FALSE.

  • Made many TRMASTER improvements. Found some minor bugs that probably explain some of the crashing some of you have noticed. I also improved the memory management so that less memory is used for smaller databases. This will result in "random" memory available displays, but unless you are using a monster database, there should be more memory free than before.

  • Fixed bug with POST U E F D (merge two .DTA files). I have now used this to combine two very large databases. It does take a while to do, but it does work.

  • Fixed POST U S (generate summary of restart file) command to work with new filename standard.

  • Made POST U E F F (load data into TRMASTER from ASCII file) to process up to 10 different data items at once.

  • Made POST less memory hungry.

  • Added single line display buffer for unsent characters when using the keyboard send feature. You can use the delete or backspace character to correct typing mistakes before the code goes out on the air.

  • Allow HELLO.DAT in same directory as other files (CTY.DAT).

  • Fixed QUICK QSL KEY 2 command (was setting value for KEY 1). The QUICK QSL KEY 2 is normally the equal sign and it sends the QUICK QSL MESSAGE 2 (default is dit-dit). This gives you an additional way to end CQ QSOs. This was a previously undocumented feature.

  • Made Control-U use call in exchange window string if CALLSIGN UPDATE ENABLE is enabled. Before, the program would use the call in the call window.


 Version 6.40 7 May 1999 

  • Improved showing of beam headings grids during entering them in the exchange window. Also when coming from TRMASTER as initial exchange.

  • Made initial exchanges from TRMASTER that are DomesticQTHs show their mult status when coming up in the exchange window.

  • Allowed TR to be started up with the prefix of a config file specified which will automatically start that contest up (no selection screen).

  • Fixed sent RST not being used with TR READ.

  • Made /P calls not drop the /P when doing lookups in TRMASTER except for name or FOC numbers.

  • Fixed ISØ with wrong QSO points and exchange in ARI test.

  • Fixed NAME FLAG ENABLE not working (name flag was always enabled).

  • Fixed VEØ in RAC contest so it takes a serial number, but still counts for 10 points.

  • Created P13.DOM with VYØ added for RAC contest.

  • Added ROTATOR PORT and ROTATOR TYPE (= DCU1 or ORION). The ORION PORT command is still supported. Use Control-P to send the rotator to the last displayed beam heading.

  • Added FT100 to radio list. However, I am not sure there was any difference between this and the FT920 setting. Let me know if it has any issues.

  • Fixed USER 4 and USER 5 overwrite change commands in POST. They were affecting USER 3 status instead.

  • Added BAND MAP DECAY TIME (control-J, default = 60) in minutes. Note this applies to entries as they are added to the band map. Entries made with a different value will still decay with their old time.

  • Added RST PREFECTURE as legal value for EXCHANGE RECEIVED. This is used for the JA INTERNATIONAL DX contest. Note that the QTHs will show up with a "p" in front of them when shown as multipliers.

  • Changed prefecture multipliers for JA INTERNATIONAL DX contest to domestic multipliers similar to ALL JA contest. Improved visability of remaining mults during QSO process.

  • Allowed six digit grid squares to be entered instead of four, but still use four digits for the mult.

  • Added PACKET LOG FILENAME command (control-J). When set to a filename, all packet spots received will be saved to this file.

  • Fixed RANDOM CQ MODE messing up the Control-J menu.

  • Change DKT in OKOM.DOM to DKL.

  • Updated intial CQ EXCHANGE for ROPOCO contest to 5NN ). Eliminated postal code form start up questions. Added ROPOCO.DOM file and enabled domestic multipliers.


  • Added AUTO RETURN TO CQ MODE (Control-J - default = TRUE). When TRUE and you press the RETURN key in S&P mode - with the cursor in the call window AND no information in the call or exchange windows - you will be put into the CQ mode and CQ MESSAGE F1 will be initiated.

  • Fixed All Asian and All JA entries in log prompt.

  • Many improvements to the All JA contest (previously released only in Japan two weeks ago).

  • Eliminated prefectures 115 to 118 in All JA.

  • Pretty much gave up on Aurora stuff RSTs.

  • Fixed sent RST not working when using [ character in exchange.

  • Fixed LOOK FOR RST SENT not showing up in Control-J menu.

  • Added Alt-N option for sending Control-J parameter to network. This will send the hilighted Control-J paramter to all of the computers on the network. The change will also be added to the config file so that it will still be there if the program is restarted.

  • Fixed missing exchange for MICH QSO PARTY outside of MI.

  • Released a special 6.39 to Tack with All JA improvements including remaining display, made precedence H/M/L/P and added prefectures 48-50.


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