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TR Contest Logging Software by Tree, N6TR

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From version 6.60 to version 6.69

 Version 6.69 1 July 2002 

Free Version 1.06 - released 01 July 2002 based on TR Version 6.69

  • Support for WRTC 2002 added to free version

Version 6.69 - released 01 July 2002

  • Band map attempts to maintain some consitency across the network. As contacts pass into the editable window from the network the band map is updated with dupe info.

  • Fixed band map getting out of synch with radio when using "home" or "end" cursor keys during band map edit.

  • Fixed LASTCQFREQ command not clearing call window.

  • Fixed LASTCQFREQ not switching to CQ mode when AUTO S&P ENABLE = TRUE for the most part. I have seen it switch to S&P, and I think it has something to do with the timing of the radio frequency polling.

  • Fixed mode being properly detected for CW reverse and RTTY reverse for ICOM radios.

  • TR will ask for Class and Section for Field Day setup. (Added to free version 1.04 based on TR version 6.68).

  • Fixed band map mode not switching properly when swapping radios.

  • Fixed band map not starting in same mode/band as TR with no radio connected.


 Version 6.68 12 June 2002 

  • Added support for ARRL Field Day 2002 rules allowing Region 2 participation. Now exchange can be class and/or QTH for DX. Nothing else has changed in how TR handles DX stations. Scoring will remain incorrect as it always has been.

  • Fixed multi info display overwriting band map info.

  • Added support for WRTC 2002. New contest type is "WRTC 2002". All scoring is supported including /MM and /AM as 2 points no mult.

  • Upgraded support for IARU contest as described below.

  • If using WYSIWYGDomestic as the domestic multiplier you can also specify a domestic multiplier file to provide a list of needed mults, but still enter any characters sent as an exchange. This works particularly well for the IARU Championship where you have a partial list of HQ stations you want to keep track of, but need to be able to work an HQ station sending an unexpected designator. ALT-G will toggle through the multiplier displays. This in now the default setting for the IARU Championship with IARUHQ.DOM set as the domestic multiplier file. This file with many known and recently active designators is provided.

  • Fixed bug where repeatedly hitting down arrow in CQ mode with nothing in the call window would cause strange things to happen.

  • Fixed last CQ frequency not being set when calling CQ by the enter key and an empty call window. This was not working even though it showed up in the band map.

  • Auto CQ frequency will now show up in the band map and be saved for the last CQ funtion.

  • Last CQ frequency and mode are now saved in RESTART.BIN. Older files will no longer function and will be ignored.

  • LASTCQFREQ command now switches the program to CQ mode when used.

  • The band map now functions quite well with no radio connected. The band map mode now tracks with the logging mode when no radio is connected. The band map used to always show CW mode when no radio was connected.

  • When loading the band map from the call window without a radio connected you no longer have to manually erase the call from the window to load another. It now works just like when a call is put in the call window while tuning S&P with the band map enabled. Typing any character other than "enter" will replace the old call with the character typed. (This is much harder to describe than it is to just try and see what I mean). It saves one keystroke and was really added to help out the WRTC 2002 competitors.

  • When asked to enter a frequency with no radio connected with the band map enabled you no longer need to enter MHz. It now works just like entering a frequency in the call window when controlling the radio. Example: When logging 20m entering either "230" or "14230" will load the band map with someone getting QRM’d by SSTV =;)

  • The band map cursor and display will follow the frequency of spots as you enter them with no interfaced radio as well as the transmit frequency entered with ALT-N.

  • NEXTBANDMAP type commands now switch the program to S&P mode when used.

  • Fixed NEXTBANDMAP type commands not putting call in call window when something was in the window already.

  • Fixed band map not properly accepting or displaying VHF entries entered from within TR.

  • Added NEXTMULTBANDMAP function key command. Cycles through the multiplier entries of current band and mode in the band map.

  • Added NEXTMULTDISPLAYEDBANDMAP function key command. Cycles through the multiplier entries of the displayed band map.


  • A connected radio will now return to simplex if a non split frequency is entered in the call window.

  • INSTALL.EXE will now copy FCONTEST.PAS to the install directory.

  • Fixed IARU initial exchange bug.


 Version 6.67 10 May 2002 

  • Fixed band map range display when not showing WARC bands.

  • Added indicator to band map for dupes on/off.

  • Fixed name truncated in FISTS Sprint.

  • Fixed Cabrillo generator for New England QSO Party.


 Version 6.65a 28 April 2002 

  • Fixed delay for SBDVP messages being recorded or sent. Version 1.02 of SBDVP now uses a unique identifier rather than the same on that K1EA DVP used. This allows me to steer around the code added just after 6.63 which broke SBDVP. You need to get the latest version from Kevin Schmidt, W9CF, at

  • Put the DVPActive check back in for K1EA DVP.

  • Included the New England QSO Party DOM files this time =:-)


 Version 6.65 26 April 2002 

  • Added support for New England QSO Party. Includes DX multiplier limit of 20 for stations within New England! Should score properly. POST will generate cabrillo.

  • Temporarily removed check for DVPActive pending an update of SBDVP from W9CF. This check broke SBDVP and helped K1EA DVP.

  • Fixed CQ and EX MENUes to display even if more than 79 characters.

  • Band map fixes.
    • Fixed random garbage from showing up when tuned out of band.
    • WARC bands now display properly (but after the ’contest’ HF bands).
    • Fixed calls with slashes not having dupe state set correctly.
    • Fixed Home and End keys when editting large band maps.
    • Cursor always returns to Home when changing display modes while editting the band map. Too many special cases to check for otherwise.

  • Band map improvements.
    • Added LOGCFG command CALL WINDOW SHOW ALL SPOTS. The default is false. When true in S&P mode all spots will show up in the call window as you tune by even if they are not being displayed in the band map.
    • Added CTRL-Delete keystroke to delete current (highlighted) entry in the band map from the logging window. You can use this to delete undisplayed spots if they are in showing in the call window with CALL WINDOW SHOW ALL SPOTS = TRUE.
    • Added CTRL-Insert "placeholder" keystroke. This cool feature will insert an entry in the band map with a unique ’call’. This is useful when S&P and you think the station is a new one, but the timing is wrong to call. With one keystroke you can mark the frequency and move on. The format of the ’call’ is NEWmmss, where mm is the minute and ss is the second in the hour the frequency is marked.
    • Changed the BAND MAP DECAY value to be any value up to 999 minutes!! That should satisfy even the most stale spotster =:-)
    • When editting the band map the cursor is now placed at the current frequency if displayed.


 Version 6.64 - major bandmap overhaul. 7 April 2002 

  • Major band map fixes.
    • Fixed no dupe display. No more squirrelly behavior.
    • Fixed cursor navigation for all supported display options.
    • Fixed Esc putting band map entry into call window when exiting map.
    • Fixed a multiplier band map entry not becoming a dupe when worked.
    • Fixed Alt-Y (delete log entry) so band map properly reflects the change.
    • Fixed radio coming out of split mode when simplex entry.
    • Fixed bug in save of QSX frequency. (QSX will be invalid from saved maps).
      Note: Some radios do not support changing mode of B VFO (Kenwoods). As a result the VFO mode will not update even though the freq is correct.

  • Major band map improvements.
    • Added scrolling support when there are more entries than fit on the screen. Both tuning the radio and moving the cursor will cause the display to track. This works with the mouse too.
    • Added hot key options. When editting the band map via CTRL-END hitting "D" or mouse button 2 will toggle dupe/no dupe display mode.
      "M" will toggle current mode/all mode display mode.
      "B" will toggle current band/all band display mode.
    • Band map display now pays attention to VHFBandsEnabled and WARCBandsEnabled. (HF bands are always enabled).
    • Added LOGCFG command BAND MAP SPLIT MODE. Choices are BY CUTOFF FREQ and ALWAYS PHONE. Default is BY CUTOFF FREQ. This is an attempt to properly handle the mode of split band map entries. The default allows tailoring the ranges using the existing BAND MAP CUTOFF FREQUENCY command.
    • Added NEXTDISPLAYEDBANDMAP function key command. NEXTBANDMAP cycles through the non-dupe entries of the current band and mode. This function cycles through all the displayed non-dupe entries.
    • Added NEXTDISPLAYEDBANDMAP footswitch function.

  • Added option to ALT-T. Just hit enter without entering the time and if the network is active you will be asked if you want to pass time to other computers on the network.

  • After playing a Control-A message on inactive radio with DVP or DVK, the active radio was enabled. This is now fixed so that the inactive radio stays enabled.

  • Fixed POST so that if you are trying to edit your TRMASTER file in a different directory than the one that the file is located in, the program will let you.


 Version 6.63a 24 February 2002 

  • Really fixed sent exchange in ARRL DX.


 Version 6.63 24 February 2002 

  • When using the @ character in the middle of a QSO, and if you have CALLSIGN UPDATE ENABLE = TRUE, the program will look for an updated call in the exchange window and send that instead of the call window contents. This feature will now update the CALLSIGN I CAME BACK TO value - so the callsign won’t be automatically sent with the QSL MESSAGE.

  • Alt-D was not putting the proper multiplier status up in the bandmap for some stations. This has been fixed.

  • Improved Cabrillo operation for the ARRL DX contest for stations who have an ARRL Section different than their state/province.

  • Added some more Icom Radios. Here is a complete list now:

    IC706, IC706II, IC706IIG, IC707, IC725, IC726, IC728, IC729, IC735, IC736, IC737, IC738, IC746, IC746PRO, IC756, IC756PRO, IC756PROII, IC761, IC765, IC775, IC781.

  • Added K2 as a radio type. There isn’t any new functionality here yet (still works like a Kenwood), but it sets up the program to take advantage of some of the K2 specific commands in the future.

  • Added ARRL RTTY ROUNDUP to startup menu. Added Cabrillo support for it as well. Removed zone multipliers.


 Version 6.62 1 January 2002 

  • Fixed Cabrillo for the Stew Perry contest.

  • Improved startup of Stew to ask for Grid Square.

  • Added IC706 and IC746.


 Version 6.61 28 December 2001 

  • Fixed ARRL10 meter Cabrillo so ARRL Section not automatically used as sent exchange.

  • Fixed possible hang if putting entry into bandmap that isn’t on a frequency in an amateur band. The program would hang with no error message.

  • Fixed band map entries not consistently making it into the call window when S&P.

  • Added QSO POINT METHOD = FISTS and EXCHANGE RECEIVED = RST QTH NAME AND FISTS NUMBER OR POWER. Added FISTS contest. One exception made is that DX mults are not counted again on different bands. TR has no way to treat domestic and DX mults differently. Since the mult status isn’t communicated with the Cabrillo output - I assume the sponsors will correctly determine your multiplier totals and calculate the correct score. However, there is too much information being exchanged in this contest and TR can’t display it all. Will work on a solution for the next release.

  • Allowed display of QSO status on other bands, even if MULTIPLE BANDS = FALSE when doing multi.

  • Fixed up the NRAU contest to use updated NRAU.DOM file. Changed name of the contest to NRAU Baltic (Thanks SM3CER and ES5QX).

  • Added post support for Baltic contest.

  • Fixed FQP problems: Manatee mult, mult by mode (thanks N2CU).

  • Added BAND MAP DISPLAY CQ (Control-J, True). When false, CQ entries will not appear in the band map.

  • Fixed QSO points for non W/VE, but ARRL sections when working DX in the ARRL 160 contest.

  • Changed Minnesota QSO Party to use Name and QTH exchange.

  • Fixed contest name for ARRL September VHF contest.

  • Added Cabrillo WPX style support for AP Sprint and SAC contests.

  • Updated domestic file for YO DX (thanks SM3CER).

  • Changed name of the VK ZL Oceania contest to Oceania Contest. Added Cabrillo support using the WPX format.

  • Attempted to Icom type radios to same filter bandwidth as they were already in. Please let me know how this is working and what rought edges remain.

  • Created the following radio IDs: IC707, IC725, IC726, IC728, IC729, IC735, IC736, IC737, IC738, IC761, IC765, IC775, IC781. The receiver addresses are properly initialized for these, so you don’t have to set them anymore. However, the radio ID commands still work in case you have changed them from the default - or need to support a radio not listed.

  • Made LookForOnDeckCall (in LogWind) handle / in first character.

  • Made \ commands only work when in call window (even though there aren’t any currently enabled).

  • Added UNLIMITED category to Cabrillo routine for the SS.

  • Fixed Nu entry in P14.DOM file (which isn’t actually used in any pre-programmed contest).

  • Added S50P14DC.DOM and used it for the ARRL 10 meter contest.


 Version 6.60 11 November 2001 

  • Ignore ESCAPE EXITS SEARCH AND POUNCE = FALSE if you have a call ready for a second radio QSO (Alt-D). This allows you to use the escape key to abort a second radio QSO even if ESCAPE EXITS SEARCH AND POUNCE = FALSE.

  • Added FT817 support. Note that the 817 does not support the QSY feature or RIT commands.

  • Added utility to POST to allow the times in your log to be changed by a fixed number of minutes. This is very handy if you had your clock set wrong. It will also fix the dates. POST U D.

  • Increased the allowable length of the function key messages when being read from the config file.

  • Some minor improvements to the two radio mode. Using Alt-R will clear the InactiveRadioCallingCQ flag to give better results. Entering a callsign into the call window after a dummy CQ will prevent an automatic CQ from launching after the second radio QSO is logged. Pressing RETURN will then answer that station.


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