Swisslog For windows – Update to V5.100

Changelog:

    • NEW: Enhancements for Rotor control:
      • Now you can set bands handled by the rotor. The “Turn antenna” function implemented in the QSO Entry, DX Cluster windows or Band Maps will only work if transceiver is tuned in any of the selected bands (transceiver control must be started).
      • Up to 4 rotors supported by using PstRotator! Swisslog will be able to select the corresponding rotor automatically when changing bands on the transceiver. Please read the chapter Rotor control in the Swisslog help!.
    •  NEW: Enhancements for satellite operations:
      • QSO entry: added a button to activate / deactivate panel for propagation mode and satellite name. You can activate / deactivate this button also with Ctrl+Alt+S. These fields are specific for 10m and V/U/SHF bands. In order to avoid setting a propagation mode or satellite name when working on bands lower than 10m, If transceiver control is started and this panel is activated, Swisslog will deactivate it automatically if one of the following conditions meets:
        • if propagation mode is SAT and you change bands other than 10m, 2m, 70cm,13cm or 23cm (satellite bands used for uplink).
        • if band is lower than 10m
      • World map: added a SAT button to show only DXCC/Grids for QSOs made by satellite on the selected bands/modes.
      • When activating the panel to display the propagation mode and satellite name fields, now Swisslog sets the last content assigned on these fields.
      • Selecting a propagation mode different than SAT will clear satellite name automatically.
      • When selecting SAT it will recall latest satellite name used.
      • When selecting a satellite, propagation mode will be set automatically to SAT.
      • After selecting any propagation mode or satellite name, focus will go automatically to the Callsign field.
      • Added Sat Mode and Sat Name fields in the Previous QSO / New QSO listing in the QSO Entry window.
      • Added: HO-107 and RS-44 to satellite list.
    • NEW: Tools menu: added options to update the statistic database and country table to the latest available. Swisslog will release a message at startup when a new country table/statistic database is available. So no more manual operations to update these important databases!
    • NEW: CW Type: now Swisslog will save current QSO if found one of these sequences on macros: ~[lgs] or `[lgs]
    • NEW: Users retrieving data from QRZ/HAMQTH/QRZCQ, WAZ and ITU zones will be read from the QSO partner profile (if assigned) if Geographical Coordinates field has been checked in the Field Copy Instruction in the Callbook Cd / Internet databases tab.
    • NEW: Logbook views > Update QSOs with data from Country Table and/or Callbook Cd / Internet databases: if you use internet databases you can now set the QSL Manager field. This option extracts the first valid callsign found in the QSL INFO field. Very useful to set QSL manager after importing QSOs from a contest program. QRZ is the recommended option to get the best results (XML subscription needed!).
    • NEW: Export to WSJT-X: added a field to select the Callsign to export (callsings defined in MyQTH). Leaving this field empty will select ALL your callsigns.
    • NEW: Tools > Update awards information: added “Update ALL and shut down computer”. Useful to leave this function working and shut down computer automatically when finished.
    • NEW: Transceiver control with OmniRig: Swisslog will generate a beep sound at transceiver control start up and when selecting a Rig in toolbar according these conditions:
      • Rig1: 1 beep
      • Rig2: 2 beeps
      • Rig3: 3 beeps (OmniRig v2)
      • Rig4: 4 beeps (OmniRig v2)

This is very useful for blind users or users having vision problems.

  • NEW: QSO Entry: The following shortcuts are available in the QSO Entry window:
    • Ctrl+Alt+B: if using a rotor interface and rotor toolbar is displayed, focus will be placed at rotor field to set beaming manually
    • Ctrl+Alt+C: activate/deactivate the CW button
    • Ctrl+Alt+R: changes rotor if using multiple instances of PstRotator
    • Ctrl+Alt+S: activate/deactivate the special modes (propagation) and satellite fields.
    • Ctrl+Alt+T: changes radio if using OmniRig (same as clicking on the Rig number in the transceiver control toolbar).
  • NEW: Confirmation message when closing: very useful to avoid closing Swisslog accidentally.
  • NEW: Added FT8DMC for membership panel.
  • NEW: Added FT8DMC statistic in C_SP11 field.
  • Corrected: Import QSOs: Longitude and latitude were checked during QSO importation and any mismatch caused Swisslog to create new HomeQTHs unneccesarily. Now longitude and latitude are not checked when importing QSOs to prevent this.
  • Corrected: Users from 9A, E7, HA, OM, S5: it was not possible to add QSO not in real time because a wrong date format error was displayed. Language of these countries uses blanks between date separator and needed a special workaround in the code.
  • Corrected: WSJT Band Maps: DT was not displayed when checking the View DT option.
  • Corrected: WSJT Band Maps: When a callsign was in the QSO Entry window, mode field was changing to SSB sometimes.
  • Corrected: WSJT-X/JTDX link: Accented/special characters in Name/Comments were not passed correctly to Swisslog.
  • Corrected: WSJT-X UDP settings: if Auto Start is checked in one section and program path was blank, a file explorer window was opened when Swisslog starts up.
  • Corrected: Transceiver control: file explorer opens continuosly when setting up HRD for the first time.
  • Corrected: Image viewer: violation errors when closing manually the image viewer window.
  • Corrected: Image viewer: when saving an eQSL card the filename was empty when should be set automatically to “call mmddyyyy band mode”.
  • Corrected: Callbook query: portable callsigns in other countries (i.e.: ZA/EA3GCV) were always searched for the home call. This caused wrong callbook information if this station had a specific profile for such portable callsign.
  • Corrected: when editing QSO from US, the State displayed was different from the one really stored in the database.
  • Corrected: Merging data from import QSO function: violation access error and conversion stopped.
  • Corrected: World Map: If CAT button was disabled, DXCC/Grid fields were always set to All/None respectively at map startup, ignoring user changes.
  • Corrected: some popups menus for Copy, Paste were only in English. Now it will be displayed in the selected language.
  • Corrected: QSO Entry: Missing label in the QTH Name field.
  • Corrected: QSO entry: Prev and New QSO listings: the Comments field was displayed as MEMO. Now you can see the contents of the first 75 characters of this field.
  • Corrected: Country table: WAZ was defined as zone 4  for US States FL and GA when is zone 5. At first start up of this version Swisslog will fix automatically this in all your QSO with these US States.
  • Corrected: IOTA statistic: added LoTW confirmations and some queries in the IOTA folder.
  • Corrected: Using ARS-VCOM as Rotor control: fixed COM port error while starting ARSVCOM
  • Updated: 30MDG, AGCW, ARLHS, BCA, CLUBLOG, CWOPS, DCE, DCI, DEE, DEFE, DERESP, DFCF, DIG, DME, DMVE, EA QRP, EPC, eQSL, ERC, FISTS, FOC, FT8DMC, HSC, IOTA, LYNX, LOTW, MF, NDG,  SKCC, SOTA, TBDXC, TEN TEN, URE, WCA and WFF statistics on 18/07/2020
  • Updated country table. THANK YOU VERY MUCH to Erik, EI4KF.

Update JT-Alert 2.16.9 – 20/07/2020

Changelog:

*** Includes Callsign database file version 2020-07-18 (2020-Jul-18)

Changes:

Scan Log: The “Scan Log and Rebuild” menu in the Settings has been renamed “Rebuild Alert Database”.

ACLog Logging: “Local” and “Remote” configuration options have been renamed “Automatic” and “Manual” respectively.

Windows notification sounds: Used by some JTAlert popup messages, like logging success/failure, have been replaced with a dedicated sound file/volume
selection. See the “Alerts -> Miscellaneous Alerts -> Windows Notifications” section of the Settings window.

Highlight WSJT-X DT: The option “Highlight Band Activity DT values that exceed threshold”, previously removed in version 2.15.9, is now available.
See the Settings window, Applications – WSJT-X section.

Fixes:

JTAlertV2.Manager process: Not starting correctly, repeated starts and stops, when the %localappdata% path contains accented characters, like “ö”, “é”, etc.
Caused by a defect in an AutoIT (used to create JTAlert) inbuilt library.

QSO History Window: Incorrectly showing a “First QSO” message in the 2m position when no previous QSOs in log. (2.16.7 defect)

Marathon Alert: WAE entities incorrectly alerting despite being set as no longer needed. This affected all 6 WAE entities.

Alert Types Window: Showing on all virtual desktops.

Log4OM 2.8.0.0 Released 02/07/2020

  • [NEW] Contact map has been added on every QSO grid in the bottom options. The map will show 4 and 6-digits locator of the contact (if available). Double click on large or small grid will provide a list of QSO. Filters are applied if set.
  • [NEW] Added FT4/FT8 cluster filters in cluster VIEW tab and band map
  • [NEW] Added sunrise/sunset data of the selected QSO below greyline map
  • [NEW] When KHz area of frequency receives a decimal (or thousand) separator as input, the focus will move to Hz. This will allow adding frequency a more straightforward activity.
  • [NEW] Ptt toggle option to switch TX/RX on single keypress instead of constant keypress (settings – CAT)
  • [NEW] Frequency is sent to PSTRotator when changed by more than 10KHz (SteppIR antenna only)
  • [NEW] QSO massive date/time update added to QSO Management
  • [NEW] Added load/save filter capabilities to grids
  • [NEW] Added load/save buttons on QSO Management direct query
  • [NEW] You can now update MY REFERENCES and MY ASSOCIATIONS massively on QSO Management screen
  • Winkeyer now accept ENTER key both in direct and normal mode. In Direct type mode the string is saved into log and cleared, while in normal mode the string is sent without needs to use the SEND button
  • Band map now has maximum age spot parameter in cluster settings
  • Optimizations in map image loading functions
  • Internal log optimizations
  • Added more eQSL details on UPLOAD screen
  • FSK441 and MSK144 modes now reports in dB on RST dropdown lists
  • ADIF import: improved country reorganization when no DXCC is provided
  • ADIF import: an alert is now reported if the MODE / SUBMODE is not recognized.
  • QSO edit form now shows inactive countries
  • TQSL routine hardened. Added 120sec timeout
  • Added new award option to prevent multiple references on the same QSO for awards that does not allow this behavior
  • Blocked multiple reference creation on single QSO on awards that allows only 1 reference on QSO. NOTE: That will NOT prevent multiple references creation if identified automatically by external sources.
  • [FIX] Winkeyer. Fixed issue when typing ENTER key in direct mode
  • [FIX] Massive QSO update LAT/LONG error fixed
  • [FIX] Band RX cleared when CAT disconnected
  • [FIX] Band Map horizontal line not shown when confirmation view is selected but nothing is needed for that QSO.
  • [FIX] Fixed default values for LOTW, QSL, EQSL sent and received status on ADIF import when that info are missing in the inbound flow.
  • [FIX] Supercluster not shown when reporter continent filter is set in cluster.
  • [FIX] EQSL Satellite mode upload fixed
  • [FIX] Fixed deadlock on program closure when update activities were running in background
  • [FIX] Fixed import issue for MY_CQ_ZONE and MY_ITU_ZONE
  • [FIX] MyReferences field empty in QSL Manager
  • [FIX] QSLMSG import error

Update WSJT-X 2.2.2 – 22/06/2020

Changelog:  

WSJT-X v2.2.2 is a bug fix release, mainly to incorporate the new RAC section PE into the FT8/FT4/MSK144 Contest Mode for Field Day.

– Stations intending to operate in Field Day (FD) are urged to upgrade to this release, without it you cannot set your section to PE, and of equal importance you cannot decode contest messages from stations who are operating from PE without this upgrade.

– FT8 decoder speeded up in Normal and Fast modes. This change gives a speed of decoding closer to that of v2.1.2 without compromising the number of decodes. It is particularly targeted for slower single board computer users such as the Raspberry Pi Model 3 or similar.

– Thanks to our user interface language translation contributors for many improvements to the translated strings.

– The DX Grid field is now cleared automatically when the DX Call field is changed. Care should be taken to complete entry of a callsign before entering a grid square.

Update JT-Alert 2.16.8 – 19/06/2020

*** Includes Callsign database file version 2020-06-19 (2020-Jun-19)

New Features:

– WSJT-X decode highlighting: If the JTAlert CQ Alert is enabled than WSJT-X decodes ending in “73” or “RR73”, indicating that the DX station has ended their QSO, will have the “73” or “RR73” colored with the CQ Alert colors.

Fixes:

– Decodes Window: Occasional delay/hang (up to ~30sec) of the Decodes window closing when JTAlert is closed

– Decodes Window: Random corruption of the decodes database.

– Alert Priority management: Incorrect display with entries missing after using the “Bottom” button or the “Down” button to bring an entry to the bottom of the list display.

Update JTDX v2.1.0-rc151 – 19/06/2020

Changelog: 

– restored band scheduler functionality
– implemented called list in QSO history with 300 second active state for callsign
– patch to AutoSeq: QSO shall be resumed upon getting R+REPORT message
– prevent starting AutoSeq4+ in wrong interval while listening(DX Call is empty), it caused message transmission in wrong interval
– improved AutoSeq SkipTx1 functionality
– compound callsign shall be changed to base one in QSO history upon getting incoming call with base callsign (compound to nonstandard callsign QSO)
– attempt to improve audio frames handling
– let Windows users to decode some FT8 intervals with drops of audio stream. Signals in such intervals will have wrong DT, added debug recording for forced decoding due to audio drops into ALL.TXT file.
– Windows OS: lost audio blocks notification and tooltip in Band Activity label
– typo error in frequency list: T10 mode frequency is changed to 24920000
– added new FT8 frequencies to 40, 30, 20 and 6m bands
– Misc tab: added option to hide decoded telemetry messages
– option to clean up wanted callsign from list at logging, enabled by default. ‘Clr’ checkbox is located close to wanted callsign list, added tooltip.
– option to clean wanted grid at logging, new Clr checkbox and tooltip added
– option to hide own callsign decodes in WSPR mode
– reworked starting of decoder for partial interval decoding
– clear 12-bit hashtable if band|mode changed
– added WSJT-X 2.2.0 FT8 protocol changes
– improved sync to CQ signals: better FT8 decoder sensitivity for non-overlapped signals
– a bit improved FT8 decoding efficiency
– improved FT8 decoder sensitivity in subpass and SWL modes, also improved for incoming call on QSO TX/RX frequencies
– FT8 decoder shall use single thread in auto mode for dual logical core CPU
– withdrawn ‘more than 3 threads’ criterion for extra FT8 decoder cycles activation
– patch: FT8S messages with hashed callsign shall be parsed
– catching protocol violation: FT8 AP false decode ‘mycall <…> grid’
– prevent most false decodes in DX Call searching
– some more false decode filters added
– patch to ‘monitor off at startup’ functionality
– intermediate JTDX builds (internal testing) shall expire in three months
– under Windows OS stdout/stderr of jtdx process shall be passed to CLI
– defined path to static LIBUSB library to let making win64 builds under JTSDK
– attempt to add QDarkStyle in JTDX, so far working under Linux only with some fonts with key -stylesheet :/qdarkstyle/style.qss
– translation updates
– ALLCALL7.TXT file update as of June 15th, LoTW users list is updated, big cty.dat as of May 20th 2020
– JTDX 2.1.0-rc151 is built with modified Hamlib source code tagged as rc151

Update JT-Alert 2.16.7 -06/06/2020

Changelog:

New Features:

– 4m Band Alerting: All the Wanted Alerts, Scan Log, QSO History & Bands Confirmed display now support the 4m band.

– Multiple Grids per QSO Logs: Logs that support recording multiple grids (1,2 or 4) are now supported by the Scan Log & Rebuild operation for updating the internal “Wanted Grid” lists and the Worked B4 checks. Currently only DXKeeper and standard ADIF logs are supported.

– WSJT-X decode highlighting: The grid in a decode is now only colored if a Wanted Grid Alert is generated using the Grid Alert colors.

Changes:

– WSJT-X decode highlighting: Only the “CQ Callsign” in a CQ decode is colored, previously the entire decode “CQ Callsign Grid” was colored.

– WSJT-X decode highlighting: For non-CQ decodes, only the DX Callsign is Coloured, previously the exchange part of the decode (eg, report, grid,
RR73, etc) was also colored.

Fixes:

– WSJT-X 2.2.x FT8: Random loss of some early first-pass FT8 decodes received at the 11 second point of the Rx period.

Log4OM 2.7.0.0 Released

Release note – Version 2.7.0.0

  • [NEW] label “SAT MODE” now show the satellite name if selected
  • [NEW] Added Band map in main UI (with HIDE button on bottom right)
  • [NEW] SPOT SEND screen will now allow you to recover data from previously saved QSO (current session only)
  • [NEW] Added more automated massive QSO update capabilities in QSO Management screen
  • [NEW] Added massive award confirmation status functions on Award Statistics page
  • [NEW] Award export now has more options and support WWFF and POTA ADIF output with SIG/MY_SIG/SIGINFO/MY_SIGINFO output
  • [NEW] Added option to avoid label printing on LAST ROW of the sheet. This will enable usage of NON BORDERLESS printers. New parameter is in the LABEL DEFINITION
  • [NEW] Added Color support on labels. New parameter is in the LABEL DEFINITION
  • Send SEND SPOT button relocated near operator name in main UI
  • Award references can now be searched by ALL fields in the reference itself, not only reference code.
  • Renamed AWARD STATISTICS into AWARD STATUS
  • Hamlib RIG_PASSBAND_NOCHANGE implemented. That should fix the narrow filter issue in Hamlib on mode change, on radio that supports this command
  • UPDATED voacap statistic engine
  • Added SEND SPOT capabilities to Contest and winkeyer screen
  • Band map scroll and spot placement optimizations
  • Band map can now follow radio band
  • Award statistics columns made resizable
  • Antenna identification routine optimized
  • Cluster detected “SPOT MODE” overrides emission type from bandplan value to real mode emission type
  • Maximum number of open external Band Map reduced to 1
  • [FIX] Band order in station radio/antenna configuration properly sorted on ADD list
  • [FIX] EQsl/LOTW download date no more moved to -1 years from today when multiple download requests are performed in the same day
  • [FIX] PSE QSL * now marks correctly QSO that require QSL confirmation in label print
  • [FIX] Fixed issue in QSO Edit for references not selectable even if set invalid after QSO date (id #299)
  • [FIX] Fixed twice MY_STATE adif tag export.

WSJT-X v2.2.1 – Bug fix release

WSJT-X v2.2.1 is a bug fix release that fixes regressions found in the prior v2.2.0 release.

Here is a brief summary;

– Incorporate a revised Hamlib version the address a regression in rig control of some rigs including the Yaesu FT-991 and FT-891. – Repair a defect in 6 character gridsquare lookup from the CALL3.TXT database, and improve “Lookup” button processing.

– Repair a defect with selecting Wide Graph 2D spectrum types in translated UIs. – Repair a regression that blocked the Highlight Callsign UDP request from highlighting terms including a ‘+’ character.

– Repair a defect that caused hash code lookups of one’s own call to fail after an extended period of inactivity, when operating with a non-standard callsign.

– Repair a regression where occasional Highlight Callsign UDP requests with the ‘Highlight last’ parameter as true highlighted a match in a prior period. This fix include a performance improvement when processing any Highlight Callsign request with ‘Highlight last’ as true.

– Include support for the Yaesu FT-920 when controlled by Ham Radio Deluxe. This change inadvertently missed the v2.2.0 GA release.

– Correct a documentation issue with the UDP Message Protocol Status(1) message Special Operations Mode enumeration values (“WW DIGI added”, Fox, and Hound renumbered). Thanks to Sam, W2JDB, for raising this issue.

– Updated Catalan UI translation, tnx Xavi, EA3W.

– Italian UI translation, tnx Marco, PY1ZRJ.

– Updated Spanish UI translation, tnx Cedric, EA4AC.

WSJT-X 2.2.0 – Release 02 June 2020

Update WSJT-X 2.2.0

– Significant improvements to the decoders for FT4, FT8, JT4, JT65, and WSPR.

– New format for “EU VHF Contest” Tx2 and Tx3 messages When “EU VHF Contest” is selected, the Tx2 and Tx3 messages (those conveying signal report, serial number, and 6-character locator) now use hashcodes for both callsigns.

This change is NOT backward compatible with earlier versions of _WSJT-X_, so all users of EU VHF Contest messages should be sure to upgrade to version 2.2.0.

– Accessibility Keyboard shortcuts have been added as an aid to accessibility: Alt+R sets Tx4 message to RR73, Ctrl+R sets it to RRR. As an aid for partial color-blindness, the “inverted goal posts” marking Rx frequency on the Wide Graph’s frequency scale are now rendered in a darker shade of green.

– User Interface Translations have been enabled. Translations are now available for Catalan, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Hong Kong Chinese.

Additiional languages will follow, when available. Note that UI translation is automatic, based on your system primary language. If you do not want the WSJT-X UI translated to your local language then start WSJT-X with the ‘–language=en’ command line option: wsjtx –language=en

If you wish to contribute by authoring WSJT-X UI translations please join the new discussion group wsjtx-l10n@Groups.io (https://groups.io/g/wsjtx-l10n), where help from other translation authors and coordination with the development team is available.

– Minor enhancements and bug fixes “Save None” now writes no .wav files to disk, even temporarily.

An explicit entry for “WW Digi Contest” has been added to “Special operating activities” on the “Settings | Advanced” tab.

Contest mode FT4 now always uses RR73 for the Tx4 message. The Status bar now displays the number of decodes found in the most recent Rx sequence.

The “Highlight Callsign” UDP message has been enhanced to allow clearing of old highlighting for a specified callsign. Please note a recommended restriction on the use of this message in the documentation here: https://tinyurl.com/y85nc3tg

– Hamlib – this library which we use for direct rig control has had many defect repairs and enhancements, we thank the contributors to that project for their work.

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