Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing (6/23 testversion)

2020-06-23 Thread Mike Cizek W0VTT
NICE!  Thanks Jim, this makes the needed grids stand out more.

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Mike Cizek W0VTT 
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On Behalf Of Jim Reisert AD1C
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 21:04
To: DX4WIN Reflector
Subject: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing (6/23
testversion)

I uploaded a new version of the "Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award
Listing" program:

http://dx4win.ad1c.us/VUCC/VUCC_v3.1_20200623.exe
http://dx4win.ad1c.us/VUCC/  - documentation etc.  (not updated)

You can find my original message here:

http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/dx4win/2020-June/025751.html

This is what the default output now looks like:

http://dx4win.ad1c.us/VUCC/ad1c_2020-06-20.pdf

The program looks slightly different.  Here are the main changes:

* Removed Output selection.  The .csv file from the DX4WIN Listing can
now be anywhere, but you'll still have to navigate to find it

* Fixed a bug if the listing uses Frequency instead of Band.  This
would happen if the "Show band in MHz" box is checked on the QSO tab
of your DX4WIN preferences.  As a side-effect of this, I had to remove
support for the 4cm (70MHz) band.  If you need this, let me know.

* Added two new check boxes:

  1.  Needed/worked (default = checked).  When checked, the output
will have darker NEEDED grids and lighter CONFIRMED/CHECKED grids.
This will emphasize the grids you need to work, instead of the ones
you have already confirmed.

  2.  C=S=* (default = checked).  When checked, grids that are
confirmed will be the same color as grids that are checked.  In other
words, there are only three different colors: unworked, worked and
confirmed

I also found a way to move the individual fields (10x10) to be
adjacent to each other, without gaps.

I renamed the "Field" field to be "LL Field", meaning Lower-left
Field.  This is how you specify what geographical area you want the
output to cover.  It can be a 2-letter field or up to a 6-digit grid,
but only the first two letters of the field matter.

I fixed a couple of other things that would cause the program to crash.

Please give it a try and let me know what you think.  One thing I
would like to do, but is a bit of work, is to save the check box and
print format settings.  So the next time you run the program, you will
get the same settings as the last time.  I could potentially save the
LL Field as well.

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[Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing version 3.2 released

2020-06-23 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
I've released version 3.2 of this utility:

Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing
http://dx4win.ad1c.us/VUCC/

You can see a sample of the output here:

http://dx4win.ad1c.us/VUCC/vucc.html

This is a major new release.  It is not much different from what I
released last night.  The revision history is long, you can find it
here:

http://dx4win.ad1c.us/VUCC/#History

Please read the documentation and let me know if there are any
mistakes or omissions.  I'm also willing to consider any reasonable
requests or suggestions.

Thanks to everyone who helped test the program in the last few days.

73 - Jim AD1C

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Re: [Dx4win] Comments in logbook?

2020-06-23 Thread Dan Violette
Yep, there are a few ways someone could do it.  I just think it would be hard 
to find the notes when they are inside random QSO records.  In a paper log I 
would add it to the middle of the row with blanks top/bottom.  Then a quick 
scan through the logs finds the notes.  I can see using personal call and then 
search your own call for the “station notes”.

 

73,  Dan KI6X

 

From: Tim moore  
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 7:00 PM
To: Dan Violette 
Cc: DX4WIN Reflector 
Subject: Re: [Dx4win] Comments in logbook?

 

hmmthat's EXACTLY what I do with Notes for this QSO. New antenna.make a 
note there...when I make my first contact with that new antenna. New 
micmake a note on the QSO(s) with the new mic. Country deleted.make a 
note there (on that country that I just worked that got deleted...), etc, etc. 
So I guess I'm still missing the point, as you say. No problem though, it works 
just fine for me.so I don't have any issues. Hope others figure out 
something that works for them. It works perfectly to make "non-QSO" related 
notes as isfor me. I guess I'll consider myself lucky!

 

K4TK


 

  

 

 

 

Tim Moore

PMP

 

 

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 7:54 PM Dan Violette mailto:dank...@socal.rr.com> > wrote:

You missed the point.

Tom meant non-QSO related notes (e.g., raised dipole to 60', new TS-990, new 
amp, North Korea added to deleted countries, etc.).  QSO related notes are easy.

I liked someone's idea about logging yourself and using that for personal 
station notes.  I actually still have a paper log handy where all it is used 
for now is station notes.  I should just use a notebook and can then file a lot 
of stuff in there with the notes.  I have heard that recommended before but 
have not implemented (is it too late?).

Dan KI6X

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Behalf Of Tim moore
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To: Tom Doligalski mailto:w...@mac.com> >
Cc: DX4WIN Reflector mailto:DX4WIN@mailman.qth.net> >
Subject: Re: [Dx4win] Comments in logbook?

I might be missing your pointbut there aere already two fields in the QSO 
window for each QSO made. Notes for this QSO and Notes for this Call (if I 
remember correctly, I don't have the program loaded on this computer). So are 
you talking about some other kind of comments? I use them frequently. When I 
work someone with the same radio as me, I'll put a comment in the QSO in one of 
those fields. When I get a new radio, I add comments like "first 6 meter 
contact on new FT991A"or "he's using same microphone as me"and on and 
on, etc, etc.

So are you talking about something different? Because there are already TWO 
comment fields as the software already is. So I'm a bit confused what you are 
asking foris it something different

K4TK



Tim Moore
PMP


On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 3:26 PM Tom Doligalski via DX4WIN < 
dx4win@mailman.qth.net  > wrote:

> Years ago, in the dark ages before we had electronics logs, it was 
> very convenient to write a comment in the logbook. Something like “new dipole”
> or “new radio”.
>
> I would like to suggest a similar function for dx4win. Maybe have the 
> program recognize and entry made with the callsign field starting with 
> the #sign as a comment. No entries for qsl, etc. but just day, time, 
> notes for this qso. Maybe the current frequency and mode.
>
> Items would appear chronologically in the log, but nowhere else.
>
> Not sure how difficult this would be, but it would be very useful, 
> albeit only used occasionally.
>
> 73, Tom W4KX
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