[DXLog.net - Support] DXLog.net experience in the Scandinavian Activity Contest

9A5K 9a5k at 9a5k.com
Mon Sep 21 21:21:33 CEST 2015

Hi Kim.

Thanks for your report.

I need to check #2 and #3 here at the station.

#1 - yep, SAC contest definition was quite old, so forgot to enable it..
It's in SAC.txt file (in your contest directory of DXLog.net installation),
will be corrected in next release.
If you open it, you will find text which says WINDOWS_WKD_DXCC_ENABLED=NO.
Change this to WINDOWS_WKD_DXCC_ENABLED=YES and you will see multiplier
windows after DXLog.net is restarted.

#4 - yep.. you can use macro command to reserve serial number.. It is
$RESERVENR. Put it instead $F2 and here you go.

#5 - it is strange and can't repeat this here.. SA6AQP reported similar
with Vxxx callsign earlier, so, maybe this is some problem with cty parsing.
Can you send me country file you're using there (CTY.DAT or CTY_WT.DAT or
CTY_WT_MOD.dat and which version)?
Also, we can wait until 2.2.17, maybe this is corrected here... I've did
some changes already, so maybe it's fixed already.

#6 - good idea. We can store window positions and screen resolution and can
rescale it when log is opened.

Chris - 9A5K

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 7:58 PM, Kim Östman <kim.ostman at abo.fi> wrote:

> Hi,
> As a long-time WT user I decided to try DXLog.net in the past weekend's
> SAC CW, as I especially liked the idea of reserving serial numbers for each
> radio in SO2R operation. That's something I've liked about N1MM, but since
> I generally like WT more, it seemed that DXLog.net combined the best of
> both worlds. It was a bit of a risk since I only really began testing the
> program (v2.2.16) on Friday evening, but as DXLog.net is mostly like WT it
> was quick to learn.
> Below are a few observations/questions and/or ideas for potential
> developments. I'm sure some of the answers are obvious, but as a new user I
> will present them anyway :)
> ----------
> 1. Where is the worked multipliers window? The online help indicates that
> it's available via the "Windows" menu or by pressing Alt+M, but I don't
> have it in the menu and Alt+M just selects the "Messages" sub menu.
> 2. Using ^ as a half space in a CW message didn't work, but instead it
> stopped the CW message and moved the focus to Radio 2.
> 3. When sending manual keyboard CW using Alt+K, sometimes the pause
> between characters is reeeally long. This occurs particularly when one is
> typing on the fly with some intentional space or pausing between words of
> characters; for example when giving a QSY frequency by trying to send each
> number with a little bit of time separation for easier understanding by the
> other station. Perhaps this has to do with how the WinKeyer buffer is being
> handled/filled (I used MK2R+ with WinKeyer v.22).
> 4. Can the serial number be reserved immediately when INS is pressed
> (while perhaps still typing in the last letters of the call), without
> requiring the space bar? I forgot to press space a few times when
> immediately moving to Radio 2 to enter a call, requiring me to go back and
> correct the sent number on Radio 1 after it had been incremented by one.
> 5. When I opened the contest log on my laptop today (not the original
> logging computer), all QSOs with stations with a W as the first prefix
> letter are marked as 0 points, with ---- in the multiplier/DUPE text space.
> PW2A also had the same fate. The QSOs are still counted in the QSO total
> summary, but their QSO points are not. The exact same installation is used
> on both computers.
> 6. This is minor, but when opening the log on another computer with a
> smaller display (for example the laptop), the internal windows of the
> software seem to be placed at the same pixel coordinates as on the computer
> where the log was saved. In the worst case some windows may be unreachable,
> if they've originally been placed at the very edge of the display. Could
> they instead have some relative location that is scaled depending on what
> type of display the program is opened in?
> ----------
> Finally, thanks to Chris for a great piece of software!
> 73
> Kim OH6KZP
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