feb 09

9XSDA- Rwanda

Christian, M0UPL

will be active from

Kigali –  Rwanda

as

9XSDA (call correct*)

* “SDA” stands for “Seventh Day Adventist” Church.

during  11-18 February 2018.

QRV on 40 and 20m- mainly SSB.

QSL via HomeCall

 

feb 09

A31GE – Tonga

Gerhard, OE3GEA (recently active as 3D2GE)

will be active from Nuku’alofa,

Tonga as

A31GE

between  10-13 February 2018

. QRV on 30-10m, CW.

QSL via HomeCall

feb 03

FT8 DXpedition Mode….

You have probably heard something about recent efforts to develop a special

FT8 DXpedition Mode” in WSJT-X.

This message aims to bring you up-to-date on our progress, and generally to make our plans more widely known.

The basic goal of *FT8 DXpedition Mode* is to enable DXpeditions to make FT8 QSOs at the highest possible rates.

We have been working together with members of the Baker Island (KH1/KH7Z) group.

Their planned expedition will take place in June-July 2018.

Like most major DXpeditions, this one will almost certainly make a majority of its QSOs using SSB and CW. However, the group is well aware of the rapid rise of FT8 popularity, and they plan to use FT8 as well.

Making FT8 QSOs with KH1/KH7Z will require the DXpedition and everyone trying to work them to use a new, yet-to-be-released version of WSJT-X.

We have tested the new program features on the air several times, and found them to work well.

Another test run will probably be scheduled in a month or so.

There will be plenty of advance publicity inviting others to upgrade to a “Release Candidate” called WSJT-X v1.9.0-rc1, and to join in trying to work one or more specific “pseudo-DXpedition” stations at a certain time and frequency.

In this way, we hope to continue shaking bugs out of the program and generally to improve its usability — both for the DX operator and those seeking to work him.

FT8 DXpedition mode includes a number of new and innovative features.

For further details on what’s in store, I draw your attention to a draft of the “FT8 DXpedition Mode User Guide

posted here: http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT8_DXpedition_Mode.pdf

With best wishes,

73, Joe, K1JT, for the WSJT Development Group

feb 02

Log4Om 1.31.1 Hotfix released

we have released Log4Om 1.31.1

as hotfixfor the slow loading time experienced by some users.
We apologize for the issue, not caught during beta testing.

feb 02

Log4OM 1.31.1 released

Release notes Version 1.31.0

MAINTENANCE RELEASE

– Added IOTAMAPS.ORG support on IOTA panel.
– Added more controls on TCP incoming calls to check payoad before deserialization (trace mode)
– Added checks to WAS import in order to try fixing non coherent data for USA, Alaska and Hawaii.Improvements on WAS award recognization
– Updated historic SCL file
– New log4om.status/ communicator.status files created in INI format on C:\ (for portable version) or settings folder (for installed version) in order to provide auto-configuration informations to JTAlert and other software.
– Fixed mysql query issue on statistics (thanks Dom M0BLF for the catch)
– Fixed an issue with Communicator that prevented under some circumstances the restart of TCP services after a previous stop
– Fixed a label inversion in Settings – CAT & Cluster (italian version only)
– Bandplan files updated (Region 1). Note: User modified bandplan (_user.xml) prevent     use of official files
– Fixed refresh button on locator statistics map

jan 04

SWISSLog Version 5.97b 02.01.2018

Swisslog is now completely free!

This version includes the following corrections/enhancements:

  • NEW: Band map: now with a single mouse click on a spot, you get the Quick Info to know previous QSOs and other statistic info
  • NEW: Band map: Show if Dupe (band) and Show if Dupe (band/mode) options: If a spotted call is dupe, (D) is added before the callsign (i.e: (D) EA3GCV). User can choose dupe checking by band or band/mode. Band option is activated by default. If none are checked dupes are not displayed.
  • NEW: Online logbooks: added option to Disable error messages / warnings after saving. This will disable messages like “Dupe QSO”, “Server is not responding” etc. sent by the server when QSO upload fails. This is especially useful when working linked with external programs such as MixW, WSJT-X, JTDX, etc. This way we avoid that saving request from the external program is not blocked by these kind of messages.
  • NEW: Swisslog is now able to read the following modes if found in the DX Mesasage comments: FT8, HELL, JT65, JT9, MSK144, OLIVIA, PSK31, PSK63, PSK125 and RTTY. SSB, CW and RTTY are calculated automatically according the Swisslog band plan. This is very useful for statistic info and for showing dupe (band/mode option) on band maps.
  • Corrected: no spots displayed in Dx message windows or band maps
  • Corrected: Violation error when closing options dialog for MixW, FLDIGI, HamScope and MultiPSK if the Add QSO window was not open.
  • Corrected: repeated beeps when finding a dupe when the option to change color is selected.
  • Corrected: Band Map always stayed on top even disabling the Always on Top option.
  • Corrected: “AZ: is not a valid time” error in DX Messages / Band Map windows
  • Corrected: Swisslog freezes on closing sometimes when band map is used
  • Corrected: When pressing point or comma the second time in the callsign field, 2 letters of callsign were deleted even if “/P” was not found
  • Corrected: if band map had focus and user changed to use another program, keyboard was disabled sometimes.
  • Corrected: eQSL configuration: QTH Nickname was not saved if added in the eQSL tab of the Online Logbooks configuration
  • Corrected: eQSL upload: HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request error. Caused when Comments field contained ampersnad (&), line feed or return carriage.
  • Corrected: QRZ upload: “missing” or “Unable to add QSO to database” errors. Caused when Comments,QTH or Operator fields contained (&) or (;).
  • Corrected: Ignored the following new ADIF fields during LOTW synchronisation: APP_LoTW_CQZ_UserInvalid and APP_LoTW_ITUZ_UserInvalid
  • Corrected: band plan recreated to adapt it to the latest frequency changes (Region 1). Please check and adapt it if you are in other region
  • Corrected: QRG was not uploaded in the right format when uploading logbook to QRZ and HRDLOG.
  • Changed: WAZ statistic now will accept LoTW confirmations according to the last agreement between CQ and LoTW.
  • Updated: 30MDG, AGCW, ARLHS, BCA, BDM, CWOPS, DCE, DCI, DEE, DEFE, DERESP, DFCF, DIG, DMC, DME, DMVE, EA QRP, EPC, eQSL, FISTS, FOC, HSC, LYNX, LOTW, MF, NDG,  SKCC, SOTA, TEN TEN, URE, WCA and WFF statistics on 01/01/2018

dec 29

E31A – Eritrea

E31A

The FGC Radio Team will active from

Eritrea

between 14-23 JAN 2018

Zorro JH1AJT will travel to Asmara, Eritrea with

Franz DJ9ZB, Dima RA9USU, Yan RZ3FW and Champ E21EIC.

They will be on CW, SSB and RTTY on 160m-6m.

Main purpose of this trip is to support the Eritrea National Olympic Committee (E.N.O.C). SEISA’s group will “coordinate pre-game a training camp” for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and select students for a scholarship program at the SEISA Kokusai Junior High School and University.

QSL to JH1AJT.

OQRS will be available at Club Log after his return to Japan.

dec 29

HH70A – Haiti

Several Haitian radio hams will use the callsign

HH70A

for 6 months beginning January 1st

to celebrate the 70th anniversary of

the Radio Club D’Haïti.

QRV on HF,

QSL via W3HNK.

dec 29

A52PD – Bhutan

Pat, N2IEN

will be active from

Bhutan

as

A52PD

between January 2-14, 2018.

QRV on HF

CW, Digi.

QSL via home call direct, LoTW, eQSL

dec 22

VI70HI – HEARD ISLAND

VI70HI

is a special callsign issued to Commemorate the first ANARE Expedition to

Heard Island

in December 1947.

It will be active from

19 December 2017 until 28 February  2018.

QRV: on all HF bands 160m-10m, SSB, CW, RTTY

and possibly digital modes also.

QSL via M0OXO.

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