Configuration

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Configuration

Contest configuration

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After pressing enter (or mouse click on OK button) all fields are checked against contest rules defined in contest config file.
If any fields contain incorrect data, DXLog.net will supply a warning with instructions on how to correct the data, It may also show possible links to the contest rules (if link is defined in contest config file).

Message macros

The following commands when entered into a message macro enables automated functions as listed

$AILOCK: allow interlock blocking
$ALTERNATECQ: (or $ACQ) swaps primary and secondary radios and sends CQ on the secondary radio
$BANDOR: returns the band of the opposite radio in SO2R
$CHECK: send license year (ARRL SS only)
$CHECKCALL: - move focus to callsign and press spacebar
$CORRECT: send a call correction, if any
$CQ: same as $ALTERNATECQ but does not swap radios
$CR: works like hitting [Enter] (log QSO)
$CTRLPLUS: - same as $LOGQSO
$CURRENT (or $CURRENTCALL): Sends the callsign of the current QSO despite the presence of a $CR later in the message.
The $CR (carriage return) is always executed on message keypress. It is also useful in ESM (Enter Sends Message) mode in lieu of $LOGGEDCALL. $FOCUS1: change Focused radio to Radio 1
$FOCUS2: change Focused radio to Radio 2
$FOCUSCALL: move entry focus to Callsign field
$FOCUSRCVD: move entry focus to Rcvd field
$FOCUSREC1: move entry focus to RecInfo field
$FOCUSREC2: move entry focus to RecInfo2 field
$FOCUSREC3: move entry focus to RecInfo3 field
$FREQnn: Where nn is a band (e.g. $FREQ160, $FREQ80 etc.). Useful in a multi-op as a canned message "PSE QSY $FREQ15".
Sends the frequency of the primary radio of the first networked station found on this band with the following priority: R, R+, M, and M+.
$FREQOR: returns the frequency of the opposite radio in SO2R
$FREQP: contains the frequency of the primary radio (useful for passing mults)
$FREQS: contains frequency of the secondary radio (useful for passing mults)
$F1...$F7: send the message associated with F1 ... F7 function key
$GRABPARTNER: grabs the first callsign from the Partner window and inserts it in the callsign field.
$GRABSPOT: grabs spot on the current frequency
$GRNR: sends gr/num of the received QTC
$GUESSZONE: fill in exchange field(s) if possible, but cursor remains in the same edit field
$GUESSEXCH: (or $GUESSEXCHANGE) mimics a space bar hit, filling the exchange field(s) if possible, but the cursor remains in the same edit field.
$INSERT: sends message in the [Ins] key
$ISLAND: sends IOTA Reference (i.e. EU001, AF001, ...) (IOTA Contest)
$LATCH: sets latch mode
$LOGGED: (or $LOGGEDCALL): sends what is typed in the callsign field of the current QSO, or if blank, the previous QSO
$LOGQSO: silently saves QSO (useful in ESM + S&P mode)
$MK2R=cmd: send a specific MK2R command to the microHAM MK2R SO2R box.
$MSG1...$MSG12: send additional CW messages (see Alt + C)
$MYCALL: sends callsign set in contest configuration
$MYNAME: sends operator name, set in contest configuration
$NEXT: (or $NEXTCALL): sends the callsign of the next QSO line when a $CR is included in the message.
$NEXTSERIAL: sends next QSO serial number (current QSO serial number plus 1)
$PILOCK: Forbid interlock blocking
$PLUS: send messages in the [+] key
$PREV: (or $PREVCALL): sends the callsign on the previous QSO line.
$PREVSERIAL: sends previous QSO serial number (current QSO serial number minus 1)
$QQSLC: sends Quick QSL message based QSOs made (see Intelligent Quick QSL)·
$QQSLT: sends Quick QSL message based on time passed (see Intelligent Quick QSL)·
$QQSLRESET: reset the timer or the counter like if the long QSL message were just sent.·
$QSOB4: sends the QSOB4 message and cancels the remainder of the current message, if the current QSO is a dupe, otherwise sends nothing
$REPEAT: restarts the automatic repeating CQ sequence (if enabled), after pausing for the specified interval.
Most useful at the end of the [Plus] key message to avoid having to press [F1] to start CQing again.
$RESET: cancels any manual change made in the audio control
$RST: sends report from RST Sent field (normally 5NN)
$RSTEXCHSENT: Resets the "exchangeSent" flag of the active QSO (useful only for ESM scripts)
$R1R1, $R1R2, $R2R1, $R2R2: which can be entered in the predefined CW messages to set the headphone
$SERIAL: sends current QSO Serial Number, or previous serial number if the line with the cursor is blank.
$SETEXCHSENT: Sets the "exchangeSent" flag of the active QSO (useful only for ESM scripts)
$SPACEBAR: same as $SPACE (press spacebar in currently active field, move to next field)
$STATE: sends State/Province set in contest configuration (Exchange)
$SWAPFOCUS: - change Focused radio to opposite Radio
$TAB: works like hitting [Tab] (move cursor to next field)
$TR1 and $TR2: primary radio or secondary radio tx
$YEAR: sends year nr set in contest configuration (i.e. EUHFC, AA)
$ZONE
sends zone nr set in contest configuration
$13: RTTY send carriage return character (start print on a new line)·

&xy: sends a Morse prosign where xy represents the two characters forming the prosign, e.g. &AS, &AR, &BK, &BT, &CL, &KN, &SK, etc.

+: increase speed by 4 wpm
-: decrease speed by 4 wpm
^: the halfspace character with 1/2 dot duration
~: (tilde) at the end of a variable means "no space" will be inserted, e.g. $NEXT~? sends the next callsign followed by a question mark, with no space in between

WAEDC QTC related

$CALLSIGN: send callsign of the current QTC·
$DONE: if all QTC are sent: mimic the [+] key·
$FIELD: this variable takes the value "GROUP", "TIME", "CL" or "NR", depending on the kind of QTC field where the cursor is located
$GRNR: sends group & number of the received QTC·
$NEXT: move focus to the next QTC line·
$QTC: sends group & number of the transmitted QTC·
$QTCROW: Row number of cursor location in the QTC window. Very useful to create a function key sending the message PSE RPT QTC NR $QTCROW $QTCROW in WAEDC RTTY to request repetition of a specific QTC.
$SERIAL: send serial number of the current QTC·
$SERIE: send the complete QTC block (specific to RTTY)·
$TIME: send time of the current QTC·
$VALID: save everything and close the window·

Setup for NOW message on RTTY
$13 $CORRECT TU $CR $GRABPARTNER NOW $LOGGEDCALL (EXCH)

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