Very nice Jim, thank you!!

May I make a (radical) suggestion about color?  For quick reference
purposes, Confirmed and Checked are pretty much the same.  Not Worked, and
Worked but not Confirmed are important.  How about this for colors:

Confirmed = Light Gray
Worked = Red or Med Gray
Not Worked = Black

This way, the needed grids stand out more.  Thanks for ALL the great support
you provide the DX community.  Next time you're in MN the food & beers are
on me.

--
73,
Mike Cizek W0VTT 

-----Original Message-----
From: dx4win-boun...@mailman.qth.net [mailto:dx4win-boun...@mailman.qth.net]
On Behalf Of Jim Reisert AD1C
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2020 17:21
To: DX4WIN Reflector
Subject: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

Hi Folks,

I started to work on this utility again after several years.  This can
be used anywhere in the world, not just USA.  You can see an example
of the current output here:

    http://dx4win.ad1c.us/VUCC/ad1c_2020-06-18.pdf

The coloring is slightly different than before:

- Black means Checked (credit given by ARRL)
- Green means Confirmed (but not yet submitted)
- Red means worked but *not* confirmed

You may also notice a blue outline.  I just added this option
yesterday.  It is for the Fred Fish Memorial Award from ARRL (FFMA):

    https://www.arrl.org/ffma

I like to keep a printed copy near my operating position.  For me, it
works better than using F8 all the time.  There is one problem that I
need help with.  As you can imagine, color works *great* if you have a
color printer, but what happens if you only have a monochrome
(black/white) printer?  I printed the color result on a monochrome
printer we also have in the house.  The problem was that both the red
(not confirmed) and green (confirmed) squares appear to be the same
color (sort of a light black or dark gray).

My proposal is for users who need to print the map on a monochrome
printer, that I will use RED only for unconfirmed grids.  Grids that
are either confirmed or checked will show up in the same black color.
This is to make it easier to identify grids you may need to re-work.
Presumably, grids that are already confirmed are of "no interest".

If you have any opinions, let me know.  I've put up a beta version of
the current release.  You can download it from here:

        http://dx4win.ad1c.us/VUCC/VUCC_v3.1_20200620.exe
        http://dx4win.ad1c.us/VUCC/  - documentation etc.

You may need to download/install this Microsoft library as well (the x86
link).

 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual
-c-downloads

-- 
Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreis...@alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us
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