Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing version 3.3 released

2020-06-24 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 11:48 AM Guy Dewaelhens ON4AOI wrote:

> Looks like the download link of the latest version is missing

You are fast. I fixed the problem a minute after I posted the E-mail.
Please try again.

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[Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing version 3.3 released

2020-06-24 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
I've released version 3.3 of this utility:

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

Here are the release notes:

Ver 3.3 - 24 June 2020
Feature: Program remembers settings from the previous run
Feature: Added tooltips for settings

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.

73 - Jim AD1C

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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] 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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-Original Message-
From: dx4win-boun...@mailman.qth.net [mailto:dx4win-boun...@mailman.qth.net]
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 (6/23 test version)

2020-06-22 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
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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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2020-06-22 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
> Confirmed = Light Gray
> Worked = Red or Med Gray
> Not Worked = Black

OK, it seems you want to INVERT the colors.

I think what I can add two more check boxes:

1.  Confirmed/Checked same color
2.  Emphasize Needed grids (or something like that)

It sounds like you would want both boxes checked.

I'll try to push out another test version later today or tomorrow.


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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2020-06-22 Thread Mike Cizek W0VTT
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.

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-Original Message-
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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

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[Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2020-06-20 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
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

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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing version 2.0 released

2010-06-22 Thread F6EXV Paul
Hi
I have downloaded the program, extracted it.
Using DX4Win v.8.03 and Windows 7.
Cannot get the program to start. Let me be more precise. Looks like the 
program starts running, but within a half second, the screen disappears...
Any hint pse ? TNX
73
Paul F6EXV

Le 22/06/2010 01:53, Jim Reisert AD1C a écrit :
 I've released version 2.0 of this utility:

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

 This is a major revision, see the release notes at the bottom of the
 web page.  I've tested it with DX4WIN 7.07 and 8.04.

 I haven't finished creating all the background images yet.  I intend
 to cover Japan as well as Australia/New Zealand.  If your map is
 missing some background images, let me know which fields and I will
 create them.

 Thanks for all the helpful comments and suggestions.  I'll be working
 on a Windows version of this utility sometime in the future (but not
 right away).

 73 - Jim AD1C




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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing version 2.0 released

2010-06-22 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
On 6/22/2010 1:11 AM, F6EXV Paul wrote:
 Hi
 I have downloaded the program, extracted it.
 Using DX4Win v.8.03 and Windows 7.
 Cannot get the program to start. Let me be more precise. Looks like the
 program starts running, but within a half second, the screen disappears...
 Any hint pse ? TNX
 73
 Paul F6EXV

It's not a Windows program.  You have to run it at the command line, 
using the command options shown on the web page.

Go to Start | All Progams | Accessories | Command Prompt.  cd to the 
directory where vucc.exe and the images directory is, then type the 
command in on the command line, like it shows on the web page.

A windows version is coming, but I don't have time right now.

73 - Jim AD1C

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[Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing version 2.1 released

2010-06-22 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
I've released version 2.1 of this utility:

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

As most everyone should know the dot-zero version of something
always has bugs, and this was no exception.  There was an
uninitialized variable which didn't show up in my testing, only when I
compiled the release version.  Sadly, this one was easy to find, as
the program failed with my own log!  Thanks to Wayne, WA1PMA for
noticing that something wasn't quite right. The title of the web page
was incorrect (missing band/freq) when using -f frequency mode, that
is also fixed (also WA1PMA).

73 - Jim AD1C

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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2010-06-21 Thread F6EXV Paul
Hello Jim
Maybe a suggestion, if it is easily feasable.
Instead of normal and bold letters, it wouold look better if worked were 
in red, and confirmed in green.
How about the possibility to have a larger map, for example yto cover 
all of Europe ?

73
Paul F6EXV

Le 21/06/2010 04:57, Jim Reisert AD1C a écrit :
 Sorry, no release tonight.  There is one simplifying change I want to
 make (all the band/frequency stuff is too confusing).

 If you want to see the landscape format (3 rows, for columns), take a
 look at:

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

 Most all of the United States fits on one 11x8.5 page!

 73 - Jim AD1C

 On 6/19/2010 5:55 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:


 Hi Folks,

 After playing with Excel for a couple hours this morning, I could not
 get exactly what I wanted.

 I'm going to keep the program the same as before (HTML output), but
 I've made two changes:

 1.  The program will print the 2-letter field abbreviation in the
 background of each 10x10 grid.

 2.  Three formats of output: Portrait 4R/3C (default), Landscape
 3R/4C, 11x17 4R/8C

 I could really use some help.  I wonder if someone can help me make
 GIF files for the 2-letter field abbreviations (images) using
 Microsoft Paint?  There are 324 images total (AA through RR).  I've
 made about a dozen covering most of the USA.  I could continue to do
 it, but it would probably be on an as-need basis.  Let me know if
 you're willing to help, and I can tell you exactly what I want, as
 well as sending sample files.

 I'll release the updated program on Sunday, no matter how many field
 images I have.

 73 - Jim AD1C

 On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Jim Reisert AD1C
 jjreis...@alum.mit.edu   wrote:

  
 I am going to try to do one relatively easy thing in the upcoming
 (non-Windows) release.

 I will add an option to generate a .CSV file instead of a .HTML file.
 The spreadsheet will have placeholders for all grids, starting at AR09
 (upper-left) and ending at RA90 (lower-right).

 If you have confirmed a grid, it will show up in the spreadsheet like
 FN42 (UPPER case).  If you have only worked it, it will show up like
 dn79 (lower case).  I don't know what do about non-worked grids yet.
If I leave the cells empty, the spreadsheet will be filled with
 blanks, and you don't have any idea what they are.

 At least this way, you can open the file in Excel and print any part
 of it you want.  Don't forget to turn on grid lines!

 I'm thinking about another approach, but it's very different from this
 utility.  Stay tuned!

 - Jim

 On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C
 jjreis...@alum.mit.edu   wrote:


 I started to work on this utility again (as I've been fairly active on
 6 meters lately, picking up new grids since moving to CO):

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

 I believe John W9RPM may have asked about this in the not-too-distant
 past.  John has worked all 488 continental US grid squares and I think
 is one QSL away from completing the Fred Fish Memorial Award
 (http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Fred%20Fish.pdf).

 I made some changes today so the utility works with DX4WIN8 (DX4WIN7
 still works).  The utility also now treats submitted/approved credits
 as confirmed.  I'm also going to improve the title bar so you know
 what fields are being displayed.  Including the full name in each grid
 square of the output prevents it from fitting on a single page.

 Unfortunately, it's still a command-line program, that I'll release
 sometime this weekend.

 I'll create a Windows interface in the next release (after this one,
 no timetable).  With the Windows interface, there will be a button so
 you can see the output immediately in your web browser of choice (then
 print it).

 Here are some ideas I've come up with, though I don't know how to
 implement some of them:

 1.  Overlay the grid data on top of a real map (don't know how to do this)
 2.  Print the field names in the background of each field (don't know how 
 yet)
 3.  Rotate the page as landscape, so instead of 3x4 it's 4x3 (this
 means text has to rotate also, which may not be supported in HTML)
 4.  Color-code the field backgrounds (maybe add a legend).  Is there
 any value in this?
 5.  Larger output, i.e. print more fields on a 11x17 printer (everyone
 has one of these, right)?

 Does anyone else have other ideas that I don't have time to work on?  :-)

 73 - Jim AD1C
  
  



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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2010-06-21 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
On 6/21/2010 12:08 AM, F6EXV Paul wrote:

 Hello Jim
 Maybe a suggestion, if it is easily feasable.
 Instead of normal and bold letters, it wouold look better if worked were
 in red, and confirmed in green.

I tried this.  Once I start coloring in the squares, it covers up the 
field name in the background.  So you can have one or the other, but not 
both.

 How about the possibility to have a larger map, for example yto cover
 all of Europe ?

In the 3 row, 4 column format (landscape), You can show all fields 
from IP (upper-left) to KM (lower-right).  I believe that covers most of 
Europe, no?  If not, certainly a map that has 4 rows and 6 columns 
(17) would.

73 - Jim AD1C

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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2010-06-21 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
Bonjour Paul,

I mis-read your message.  Yes I can do red/green text (I can't do
background).  I'll make that an option.

Here is an example:

http://dx4win.ad1c.us/vucc/vucc-eu.htm

73 - Jim AD1C

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 6:56 AM, Jim Reisert AD1C
jjreis...@alum.mit.edu wrote:

 On 6/21/2010 12:08 AM, F6EXV Paul wrote:

 Hello Jim
 Maybe a suggestion, if it is easily feasable.
 Instead of normal and bold letters, it wouold look better if worked were
 in red, and confirmed in green.

 I tried this.  Once I start coloring in the squares, it covers up the field
 name in the background.  So you can have one or the other, but not both.

 How about the possibility to have a larger map, for example yto cover
 all of Europe ?

 In the 3 row, 4 column format (landscape), You can show all fields from IP
 (upper-left) to KM (lower-right).  I believe that covers most of Europe, no?
  If not, certainly a map that has 4 rows and 6 columns (17) would.

 73 - Jim AD1C

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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2010-06-21 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 8:51 AM,  n...@comcast.net wrote:

 Following Paul, F6EXV, suggestion and your response.  Would unworked grids
 numbers be shown in BLACK colored font?

Right now they are not shown at all.  I'll try black or gray, but it
may interfere with the background image of the field name.

 Default color of font to BLACK and
 use the RED/GREEN font in your example.  If possible use the darkest shade
 of RED and GREEN, possibly even have the font in BOLD.

Sure, I can try that.

Now that I am using CSS styles, it's easy for me to make a couple of
edits to the HTML code and see the results.  In fact, anyone can do
this to suit their taste.  In addition, what I could do is show the
unworked grid as white text on a white background (so it remains
invisible), then have options to make it visible.  Again, all stuff
that is easy to test.

73 - Jim AD1C

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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2010-06-21 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 8:51 AM,  n...@comcast.net wrote:

 Following Paul, F6EXV, suggestion and your response.  Would unworked grids
 numbers be shown in BLACK colored font?  Default color of font to BLACK and
 use the RED/GREEN font in your example.  If possible use the darkest shade
 of RED and GREEN, possibly even have the font in BOLD.

Here's a new version:

http://dx4win.ad1c.us/vucc/vucc.htm

1.  Red, Green use a BOLD font
2.  Unworked grids show as light grey (will be true in non-color output too)

Please let me know if the color for unworked grids is too dark or
light.  grey was too dark, lightgrey was too light, tried to pick
something in-between.

73 - Jim AD1C

p.s. N7KA and others.  I tried to figure out a way to do something to
identify grids that count for FFMA, but I didn't like anything I tried
Saturday morning.  This may wait until the Windows version, when I
have more time.

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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2010-06-21 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
I uploaded a new file.

The gray I selected looked OK on screen, but was almost invisible when
printed.  I've changed the unworked grids to just plain grey.  They
look a little dark on-screen (but you can still tell them
from/red/green), but OK on paper.

You will still be able to edit the output (HTML) file to choose your
own colors, etc.  I'll put instructions on the web page when I release
the program.

73 - Jim AD1C

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Jim Reisert AD1C
jjreis...@alum.mit.edu wrote:

 On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 8:51 AM,  n...@comcast.net wrote:

 Following Paul, F6EXV, suggestion and your response.  Would unworked grids
 numbers be shown in BLACK colored font?  Default color of font to BLACK and
 use the RED/GREEN font in your example.  If possible use the darkest shade
 of RED and GREEN, possibly even have the font in BOLD.

 Here's a new version:

    http://dx4win.ad1c.us/vucc/vucc.htm

 1.  Red, Green use a BOLD font
 2.  Unworked grids show as light grey (will be true in non-color output too)

 Please let me know if the color for unworked grids is too dark or
 light.  grey was too dark, lightgrey was too light, tried to pick
 something in-between.

 73 - Jim AD1C

 p.s. N7KA and others.  I tried to figure out a way to do something to
 identify grids that count for FFMA, but I didn't like anything I tried
 Saturday morning.  This may wait until the Windows version, when I
 have more time.

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[Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing version 2.0 released

2010-06-21 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
I've released version 2.0 of this utility:

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

This is a major revision, see the release notes at the bottom of the
web page.  I've tested it with DX4WIN 7.07 and 8.04.

I haven't finished creating all the background images yet.  I intend
to cover Japan as well as Australia/New Zealand.  If your map is
missing some background images, let me know which fields and I will
create them.

Thanks for all the helpful comments and suggestions.  I'll be working
on a Windows version of this utility sometime in the future (but not
right away).

73 - Jim AD1C

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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2010-06-20 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
Sorry, no release tonight.  There is one simplifying change I want to 
make (all the band/frequency stuff is too confusing).

If you want to see the landscape format (3 rows, for columns), take a 
look at:

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

Most all of the United States fits on one 11x8.5 page!

73 - Jim AD1C

On 6/19/2010 5:55 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:

 Hi Folks,

 After playing with Excel for a couple hours this morning, I could not
 get exactly what I wanted.

 I'm going to keep the program the same as before (HTML output), but
 I've made two changes:

 1.  The program will print the 2-letter field abbreviation in the
 background of each 10x10 grid.

 2.  Three formats of output: Portrait 4R/3C (default), Landscape
 3R/4C, 11x17 4R/8C

 I could really use some help.  I wonder if someone can help me make
 GIF files for the 2-letter field abbreviations (images) using
 Microsoft Paint?  There are 324 images total (AA through RR).  I've
 made about a dozen covering most of the USA.  I could continue to do
 it, but it would probably be on an as-need basis.  Let me know if
 you're willing to help, and I can tell you exactly what I want, as
 well as sending sample files.

 I'll release the updated program on Sunday, no matter how many field
 images I have.

 73 - Jim AD1C

 On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Jim Reisert AD1C
 jjreis...@alum.mit.edu  wrote:

 I am going to try to do one relatively easy thing in the upcoming
 (non-Windows) release.

 I will add an option to generate a .CSV file instead of a .HTML file.
 The spreadsheet will have placeholders for all grids, starting at AR09
 (upper-left) and ending at RA90 (lower-right).

 If you have confirmed a grid, it will show up in the spreadsheet like
 FN42 (UPPER case).  If you have only worked it, it will show up like
 dn79 (lower case).  I don't know what do about non-worked grids yet.
   If I leave the cells empty, the spreadsheet will be filled with
 blanks, and you don't have any idea what they are.

 At least this way, you can open the file in Excel and print any part
 of it you want.  Don't forget to turn on grid lines!

 I'm thinking about another approach, but it's very different from this
 utility.  Stay tuned!

 - Jim

 On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C
 jjreis...@alum.mit.edu  wrote:

 I started to work on this utility again (as I've been fairly active on
 6 meters lately, picking up new grids since moving to CO):

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

 I believe John W9RPM may have asked about this in the not-too-distant
 past.  John has worked all 488 continental US grid squares and I think
 is one QSL away from completing the Fred Fish Memorial Award
 (http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Fred%20Fish.pdf).

 I made some changes today so the utility works with DX4WIN8 (DX4WIN7
 still works).  The utility also now treats submitted/approved credits
 as confirmed.  I'm also going to improve the title bar so you know
 what fields are being displayed.  Including the full name in each grid
 square of the output prevents it from fitting on a single page.

 Unfortunately, it's still a command-line program, that I'll release
 sometime this weekend.

 I'll create a Windows interface in the next release (after this one,
 no timetable).  With the Windows interface, there will be a button so
 you can see the output immediately in your web browser of choice (then
 print it).

 Here are some ideas I've come up with, though I don't know how to
 implement some of them:

 1.  Overlay the grid data on top of a real map (don't know how to do this)
 2.  Print the field names in the background of each field (don't know how 
 yet)
 3.  Rotate the page as landscape, so instead of 3x4 it's 4x3 (this
 means text has to rotate also, which may not be supported in HTML)
 4.  Color-code the field backgrounds (maybe add a legend).  Is there
 any value in this?
 5.  Larger output, i.e. print more fields on a 11x17 printer (everyone
 has one of these, right)?

 Does anyone else have other ideas that I don't have time to work on?  :-)

 73 - Jim AD1C


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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2010-06-19 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
I am going to try to do one relatively easy thing in the upcoming
(non-Windows) release.

I will add an option to generate a .CSV file instead of a .HTML file.
The spreadsheet will have placeholders for all grids, starting at AR09
(upper-left) and ending at RA90 (lower-right).

If you have confirmed a grid, it will show up in the spreadsheet like
FN42 (UPPER case).  If you have only worked it, it will show up like
dn79 (lower case).  I don't know what do about non-worked grids yet.
 If I leave the cells empty, the spreadsheet will be filled with
blanks, and you don't have any idea what they are.

At least this way, you can open the file in Excel and print any part
of it you want.  Don't forget to turn on grid lines!

I'm thinking about another approach, but it's very different from this
utility.  Stay tuned!

- Jim

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C
jjreis...@alum.mit.edu wrote:

 I started to work on this utility again (as I've been fairly active on
 6 meters lately, picking up new grids since moving to CO):

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

 I believe John W9RPM may have asked about this in the not-too-distant
 past.  John has worked all 488 continental US grid squares and I think
 is one QSL away from completing the Fred Fish Memorial Award
 (http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Fred%20Fish.pdf).

 I made some changes today so the utility works with DX4WIN8 (DX4WIN7
 still works).  The utility also now treats submitted/approved credits
 as confirmed.  I'm also going to improve the title bar so you know
 what fields are being displayed.  Including the full name in each grid
 square of the output prevents it from fitting on a single page.

 Unfortunately, it's still a command-line program, that I'll release
 sometime this weekend.

 I'll create a Windows interface in the next release (after this one,
 no timetable).  With the Windows interface, there will be a button so
 you can see the output immediately in your web browser of choice (then
 print it).

 Here are some ideas I've come up with, though I don't know how to
 implement some of them:

 1.  Overlay the grid data on top of a real map (don't know how to do this)
 2.  Print the field names in the background of each field (don't know how yet)
 3.  Rotate the page as landscape, so instead of 3x4 it's 4x3 (this
 means text has to rotate also, which may not be supported in HTML)
 4.  Color-code the field backgrounds (maybe add a legend).  Is there
 any value in this?
 5.  Larger output, i.e. print more fields on a 11x17 printer (everyone
 has one of these, right)?

 Does anyone else have other ideas that I don't have time to work on?  :-)

 73 - Jim AD1C

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Re: [Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2010-06-19 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
Hi Folks,

After playing with Excel for a couple hours this morning, I could not
get exactly what I wanted.

I'm going to keep the program the same as before (HTML output), but
I've made two changes:

1.  The program will print the 2-letter field abbreviation in the
background of each 10x10 grid.

2.  Three formats of output: Portrait 4R/3C (default), Landscape
3R/4C, 11x17 4R/8C

I could really use some help.  I wonder if someone can help me make
GIF files for the 2-letter field abbreviations (images) using
Microsoft Paint?  There are 324 images total (AA through RR).  I've
made about a dozen covering most of the USA.  I could continue to do
it, but it would probably be on an as-need basis.  Let me know if
you're willing to help, and I can tell you exactly what I want, as
well as sending sample files.

I'll release the updated program on Sunday, no matter how many field
images I have.

73 - Jim AD1C

On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Jim Reisert AD1C
jjreis...@alum.mit.edu wrote:

 I am going to try to do one relatively easy thing in the upcoming
 (non-Windows) release.

 I will add an option to generate a .CSV file instead of a .HTML file.
 The spreadsheet will have placeholders for all grids, starting at AR09
 (upper-left) and ending at RA90 (lower-right).

 If you have confirmed a grid, it will show up in the spreadsheet like
 FN42 (UPPER case).  If you have only worked it, it will show up like
 dn79 (lower case).  I don't know what do about non-worked grids yet.
  If I leave the cells empty, the spreadsheet will be filled with
 blanks, and you don't have any idea what they are.

 At least this way, you can open the file in Excel and print any part
 of it you want.  Don't forget to turn on grid lines!

 I'm thinking about another approach, but it's very different from this
 utility.  Stay tuned!

 - Jim

 On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C
 jjreis...@alum.mit.edu wrote:

 I started to work on this utility again (as I've been fairly active on
 6 meters lately, picking up new grids since moving to CO):

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

 I believe John W9RPM may have asked about this in the not-too-distant
 past.  John has worked all 488 continental US grid squares and I think
 is one QSL away from completing the Fred Fish Memorial Award
 (http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Fred%20Fish.pdf).

 I made some changes today so the utility works with DX4WIN8 (DX4WIN7
 still works).  The utility also now treats submitted/approved credits
 as confirmed.  I'm also going to improve the title bar so you know
 what fields are being displayed.  Including the full name in each grid
 square of the output prevents it from fitting on a single page.

 Unfortunately, it's still a command-line program, that I'll release
 sometime this weekend.

 I'll create a Windows interface in the next release (after this one,
 no timetable).  With the Windows interface, there will be a button so
 you can see the output immediately in your web browser of choice (then
 print it).

 Here are some ideas I've come up with, though I don't know how to
 implement some of them:

 1.  Overlay the grid data on top of a real map (don't know how to do this)
 2.  Print the field names in the background of each field (don't know how 
 yet)
 3.  Rotate the page as landscape, so instead of 3x4 it's 4x3 (this
 means text has to rotate also, which may not be supported in HTML)
 4.  Color-code the field backgrounds (maybe add a legend).  Is there
 any value in this?
 5.  Larger output, i.e. print more fields on a 11x17 printer (everyone
 has one of these, right)?

 Does anyone else have other ideas that I don't have time to work on?  :-)

 73 - Jim AD1C

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[Dx4win] Create VUCC Map from DX4WIN Award Listing

2010-06-18 Thread Jim Reisert AD1C
Hi Folks,

I started to work on this utility again (as I've been fairly active on
6 meters lately, picking up new grids since moving to CO):

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

I believe John W9RPM may have asked about this in the not-too-distant
past.  John has worked all 488 continental US grid squares and I think
is one QSL away from completing the Fred Fish Memorial Award
(http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Fred%20Fish.pdf).

I made some changes today so the utility works with DX4WIN8 (DX4WIN7
still works).  The utility also now treats submitted/approved credits
as confirmed.  I'm also going to improve the title bar so you know
what fields are being displayed.  Including the full name in each grid
square of the output prevents it from fitting on a single page.

Unfortunately, it's still a command-line program, that I'll release
sometime this weekend.

I'll create a Windows interface in the next release (after this one,
no timetable).  With the Windows interface, there will be a button so
you can see the output immediately in your web browser of choice (then
print it).

Here are some ideas I've come up with, though I don't know how to
implement some of them:

1.  Overlay the grid data on top of a real map (don't know how to do this)
2.  Print the field names in the background of each field (don't know how yet)
3.  Rotate the page as landscape, so instead of 3x4 it's 4x3 (this
means text has to rotate also, which may not be supported in HTML)
4.  Color-code the field backgrounds (maybe add a legend).  Is there
any value in this?
5.  Larger output, i.e. print more fields on a 11x17 printer (everyone
has one of these, right)?

Does anyone else have other ideas that I don't have time to work on?  :-)

73 - Jim AD1C

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