[MacLoggerContest] MacLoggerDX Contest panel
ke1b at richseifert.com
Tue Dec 15 11:13:21 EST 2009
>On 2009-12-14, at 7:36 PM, Rich Seifert wrote:
>> - The flashing red "dupe" indicator is fine, and works "on the
>>fly" as requested earlier. However, the dupe check needs to be band
>>and mode selectable. As it is now, it shows a dupe whether you
>>worked the station on the same band/mode or a different band/mode.
>>Now, in the 10 meter contest the band is all the same, but you
>>*are* allowed to work the same station on CW and SSB; it would be
>>nice to tell the dupe checker to check (independently) only on same
>>band and only on same mode.
>The contest Helper does exactly that... checks duplicates by
>selected band or current band.
Yes, I know that. However, the Contest Helper does not filter by
*mode* (some contests, such as last weekend's ARRL 10 meter party,
allow you to work the same station on the same band, as long as it is
in a different mode), plus the Contest Helper doesn't flash red
on-the-fly like the callsign field. When entering a call, your eyes
are on the callsign field--that's where the indication should be.
(But don't get rid of the Contest Helper! The "callsign assistance"
>> -When you first load (or reload) the contest log, the text above
>>the log entries properly shows "xxx records read from <filename>".
>>However, it remains with that same text even when additional QSOs
>>are added to the log. The number does update if you do a search
>>(and unsearch), or otherwise "touch" the log. It would be nice to
>>have a running QSO count displayed somewhere.
>We do. The contest helper shows QSO/s per minute, time since last
>QSO logged and time since last band change.
>Version 5.21 Beta 8 also displays the exact number of QSOs in the
>log after each QSO is logged.
>> -As with the callsign field, the STX/RTX fields should force
>>uppercase, at least from the Contest panel. (It probably wants to
>>allow upper/lowercase if accessed from anywhere other than the
>That's an easy one if you are 100% positive that lower case is never
>used in any contest exchange. Version 5.21 Beta 8 does this.
I am pretty sure of this, but would welcome input from anyone else
who knows of a contest that wants upper/lowercase. (Considering that
there is no lowercase in CW, I can't imagine how an exchange would
ever do this.)
73 de KE1B
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