Winlog32 - Amateur Radio Logging Software - © G0CUZ
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Update and Revision #4

02 May 2017

Version 7.3 revision #4

A few fairly minor changes for this release, which is likely to be the last update until the Autumn.
The prefix database should be updated when any new update is available - check menu/File/Latest Updates.

Log Input
Added but not recommended is new function to search callsigns - actively searching during callsign input.
This action is controlled by (menu/Options/Settings tab Search- 'Actively apply...to callsign input' & 'Search Simmilar Callsigns' which allows wildcard matching during Callsign input (same as Search Callsign mini Window).

Log:
Callsign Input: Option - changed behaviour, if callsign is deleted in auto-date/time mode - the log input is wiped - same as CRTL+W action.
Added Option to turn ON/OFF above action, if this doesn't suit style of operating, (menu/Options/Settings/AutoAdd "Callsign Input')

Log: BAND MHz Selector
.475MHz fixed bug in adding this frequency from Band Selector

Latest Prefix database update included
Latest Beacon Database update included.

Web site and final release

8 April 2017

This web site and help pages are now at their new home and all should now be functioning well.

The final release of Winlog32 is now available in beta form.
Any updates in future will be included with this single download file.

As stated in May 2016, no future development or additions are planned for Winlog32 other than minor changes to the executable or ancillary files to keep the program functioning and up-to-date.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

v7.3 available and changes to this version include....

Logging.
Added 136KHz (1290m) and 475Khz (600M) bands to general logging functions (and DXCC database although NOT VALID DXCC but for interests and future expansion).
Added supporting functions to various DXCC reporting tools e.g. Band Displays.
ADIF added more new modes to accepted list inc. MSK144

Real-time Upload - eQSL
Updated code to a new method, as existing function no longer worked since the eQSL server upgrade around 21 March '17.

Contest Mode.
Changed behaviour of increment/decrement reports in REPORTOUT Fields using "+" & "-" keys.
New action:
SHIFT & "-" or SHIFT & "+" decrement/increment reports in REPORTOUT field (so this now requires HOLDING SHIFT key).
This is to enable adding a "-" sign to Remarks/User during contest input which wasn't possible before.
CTRL & "-" & "+" (decrement/increment reports in REPORTIN field action unchanged)

Settings - Custom Lists.
ADD BAND: Added drop-down list of frequency bands for easy selection, also allows manual custom freq.

WLNET.
Fixed bug in WLNet load sequence, where a null value could exist in 'Net.mdb' database on some clusters causing 'invalid use of null' error.
Added more error trapping.

Added more help links (F1)

Revised old integral email address to new.

Fixed bug Auto-Add Text (Remarks & User field) where it was not possible to permanently delete text.

DXCC Pop-Up.
Added scrollbar to 2nd column for any overrun.

Removed some redundant code and deprecated functions.

Graphs.
'Custom Band display' reworked code to ensure correct display with VLF bands.

FLDigi.
Realtime ADIF log import, if no power value imported from FLDigi then use Winlog32 value otherwise use import value.
Added 'Notes' field to remarks, may be truncated if string too large.

IMPORT.
Added STX_STRING & SRX_STRING to import functions, these values import (into ReportOut/In), if no STX or SRX (contest serial numbers) values are present and import option 'include Serial numbers' is disabled.

EXPORT - Export as 'HTML Online Log'..
Changed redundant javascript template file for newly written script which works!
Made a few changes to Export window to incorporate new functions - default exported file is now called 'logfile.html'

DXCluster-1
Added new header and functions for resizing columns.
Added 60m functionality to band alert checking.
Changed and tidyed up some underlying code for resizing and other display options

DXCluster 1 & 2
Added beacon look-up (double click any *****/B callsigns)

DXCluster Band View.
Added 5Mhz(60m) option and associated code

Latest Updates.
Added- LoTW user file to download and update function.
Added various self repairing options to this function.

QSL card printing.
Added error checking and reporting on file load function.

Callbooks - Options - F11 lookup, now indicates which callbook option has been set.
Callbooks - look-up CALLOOK (FCC)
Strip of any area suffix from callsign as (e.g. W1AW/0) as would not give result.

Latest Prefix database update included
Latest Beacon Database included.
Latest LoTW user list (HB9BZA) included.

February 2017 web site outages

26 February 2017

Appologies to those who may have had trouble with the web site outages and lack of download possibilities during 20-26 February.

I have been experiencing difficulties with the current service providers, some of this has been resolved today and the web site is back up.
However the online help pages are still down, but hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Due to these ongoing issues, it seems likely that I will have to move the Winlog32 web site and help pages again, hopefully to a more reliable service.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

* * H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R * *
Best wishes and good DX for 2017 to all Winlog32 users.
~
FINAL MONTH to register your copy of Winlog32!
As notified here in May 2016, no new registrations of Winlog32 will be taken after 31 December 2016.
v6.6.1 released 05 December, 2016


v6.6.1

Added Prefix update system from Club Log XML file.
N.B. This feature is disabled in this release and only for internal use at this time.
Changed Prefix lookup function Date for Date+Time searches for greater accuracy.

Callbooks: -Internet lookup
Added QRZCQ
Added Selection of default F11 lookups (menu/Callbooks/Callbook Internet/Callbook Options
Added QRZCQ lookup to various right-click popup menus.

DXCluster-#2
Added a second DXCluster Window (also served by WLNET)
Cluster window #2 is DETACHED from main Winlog32 window, either of both cluster windows can be used together or independant. For double monitor displays and other uses.
Some features are not included in DXC-#2
DXC-#2 settings can be configured independantly of DXC-#1.
Some unrequired options/settings have been removed in DXC-#2, and some functions simplified

DXCluster -#1 & #2
Added option to set display font size (auto-adjusts row height).

EXPORT
LOG & SEARCH - CUSTOM ADIF
New functions and window for custom export of ADIF files from Log or Search Criteria.
Allows choice of ADIF Tags and relative fixed data to include in ADIF QSO output file, and include/exclude many standard tags and possibility of defining and including a custom tag etc.
Dynamic parsing of data possible possible from the Log against set ADIF tags, see relative online help section for explanation of this advanced feature.
Possible to include/exclude header, and possible to define header contents.
Possible to view part of ADIF output file for correctness.

Log
'AutoAdd' text (Settings)
Independent text can be added to both Remarks and User fields, this replaces existing option where only one could be used, any existing auto-add choice will have to be reset in the new option.

Look-Up DXCC Pop-up
Revamped and changed behaviour, if number of rows exceed 15, second column of results are displayed, as cumulative band/mode list was sometimes too long.
This window auto-hides if look-up is from a right-click, otherwise Window stays open till closed. Position of window is now defined.

Latest Prefix update included

Latest LoTW list included (HB9BZA)

Latest Rig data update included

Latest Beacon database update included

03 October, 2016

About the new Prefix database released 03 October 2016

The Winlog32 prefix database and exception list has evolved over a period of 20 years, and was a continual task, with new releases being made usually monthly to keep up with the ever increasing 'special' callsigns that do not conform to existing prefix/entity rules.
The information there-in was accumulated from various sources, including DX bulletins, callbooks and on-air.
In recent times, also have manually incorporated much information from Club Log, which has a huge resource of Prefix and callsign data available.

To future-proof Winlog32 the best I can, I have now enabled an inbuilt prefix update routine which will keep Winlog32 up-to-date with future 'exceptions' that come along.
For the moment, this function is still private and the end user will not have to do anything other than update the prefix database as before.

This is a significant update, and the exception list is enhanced with the incorporation of the Club Log Callsign exception list.
A future version Winlog32 will also take advantage of the increased accuracy of the Club Log data.

This is something I have been working on over the summer months, which unfortunately resulted in a lack of prefix update releases over that period.
The whole point of this excercise ..not only to increase the accuracy of the Prefix Database and functions that rely on it, but also less research time thus needed on my part to keep up with new exceptions.

For now, nothing changes for the end user, the only down side is that because the exception list is much larger, it will result in more processing time which could be apparent on slower computers especially when running the Log Check Robot through the Log.
The up-side is that in the future, Winlog32 can import and process the Club Log exception list, even on an individual basis if required.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

17 August 2016

Due to an ongoing problem with my service provider, I have a new email address, all old @blueyonder addresses are no longer valid.

You can contact me via **MYCALLSIGN(lower case)**@winlog32.co.uk

This address may also be subject to interuptions during the next couple of months, so if you have trouble with this, contact me via the Winlog32 Forum, and I'll get back to you.

Appologies to anyone who has been trying to contact me via any of the old addresses during the last couple of weeks.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

v6.5.2 July 2016

v6.5.2 Released 21 July, 2016.

This beta has (only) bug fix for Icom RCW#3 not having automated start-up

v6.5.1 July 2016

v6.5.1 Released 01 July, 2016.

Real Time eQSL Upload
Various test fixes to correct Win7 64 bit problem.
Added option to NOT update QSLOUT field after an eQSL Upload.

Latest updates.
Changed address for update status file - required due to server change.

Rig Control
Added Icom Rig Control Window #3
Added IC-7300 + IC-7100 to RCW rig list.

VHF (Grid) Database
Fixed bug in manual editing of eConfirmed field, now accepts Yes/No.

Import
Skip duplicate QSO Warning message can be skipped after the second warning prompt so no further warnings (Dupe QSO skipped)
Improvemnts to:- warning message (with QSO comparison information), import duplicate checking and imported/rejected labels
Improvements to Duplicate checking to make more campatible with ADIf from different sources which may not have exact same QSO data.
Changes to procedure so if eQSL ADIF file is imported, QSLOUT field is NOT populated with "Y"

IOTA Database
Added toolbar button to show 'Deleted' IOTA reference#
Improved procedure to update older databases with latest IOTA data

Includes Update for IOTA database (Deletion of OC-096 Kingman Reef) 2016 .
Includes latest prefix update. 102-01/07/2016.
Includes latest Beacon update included. 29/06/2016.
Includes latest LoTW user list (HB9BZA) 26/06/2016.

General Information

25th May 2016

I will be winding down development of Winlog32 over the next twelve months.

After 20 years of continual development, I have decided that by Spring 2017 any major development will have ceased.
A recent health issue has reinforced this decision, at times this software has taken over my life, and it is not a decision I have made lightly or without consideration.

In respect of this, registration of Winlog32 after the end of 2016 will NOT be possible.

Support for registered users will continue on as before.

I am sure that Winlog32 will continue to be of use to the ham community well into the future, and for this reason, the web site, file downloads and online help will be maintained as long as possible.

73 Colin
G0CUZ

v6.4.1 April 2016

v6.4.1 Released 24 April, 2016.

New DXCC update routine (automatically updates to latest list irrespective)
Includes update for Kingman Reef (Deleted from DXCC list March 2016)

Rig Control
Yaesu RCW#1/2
Changes to comm functions

Real Time upload
***new Added Real-time Upload to 'Social Hams' online logging API (www.socialhams.net)
Realtime upload result new parsing, if upload errors - click label to give further information on error encountered by uploader.

Latest Prefix database included

Latest Beacon database included

v6.3.7 March 2016

v6.3.7 Public Beta released 26 March, 2016.

A small but essential update.

Fixed bug where new function Auto-insert text works also on existing QSO

ReportIN field, fixed bug where using Ctrl+numpad# for incrementing reports not adding T9 for CW
Also enabled this function in Contest mode where serial present. Only ReportIN field has this function

Changed keyboard shortcut CTRL+C to CTRL+W (wipe) clear existing QSO

Log Search & Replace
Bug: Changed field length restriction in remarks replace text (was 6 now 64)

'Latest Updates'
Some programatic changes due to future host change.

Latest Prefix database included

v6.3.6 March 2016

v6.3.6 Public Beta released 17 March, 2016.

Yaesu V RCW
Added FT1200 & FT3000 to init. sequence.
Added second Yaesu V RCW window.

LOG
Added option to auto insert pre-defined text to User or remarks field (menu/Fiule/Settings/Auto-Add)
Added Keyboard shortcut [Ctrl+C] to quick clear log data and reset, does NOT delete QSO already added to log (Ctrl+D).

Search
Fixed logic SQL Error's not clearing Search Page, when a SQL error is generated, it now also clears Seach Page of any previous search results.

USCH Database update
Deleted 'Charlottesville' and added 'Roanoake' Virginia.

Real Time Upload
Removed all 'Ham Logs Online' functions as this web site and service are no longer functional.

Updated Rig database

Updated Beacon Database

Updated Prefix Database, latest update #97 included

Updated LoTW list (HB9BZA)

v6.3.5 2016

 

v6.3.5 Public Beta released 23 February, 2016.

This release includes changes from private beta 6.3.4

Rig Control Windows
Added Change Mode selector to all RCW options.

**NEW FEATURE**
(Log) DXCC BAND DISPLAY
menu/Graph/Log DXCC BAND Display, graphical band display of Countries Worked/Confirmed.
Includes Mode & Date filters
Linked to Log QSO (not DXCC database), double-click band look-up- in (Log (Search Page).
F1 for online help.
****************

Keyboard short-cut Add Text
Shift+F5 through F8 text can be addeed to Remarks and User Field (menu/options/Settings tab -Function Keys)

Old Windows Help file no longer supported.

Prefix database latest update #95 included.

Beacon Database update included.

Includes latest LoTW user file (HB9BZA)

* * * H A P P Y     N E W     Y E A R * * *
Good DX in 2016.
73, Colin G0CUZ
* * * S E A S O N S     G R E E T I N G S * * *
73, Colin G0CUZ

v6.3.3 beta version released 23 December 2015.

v6.3.3 Public Beta released 23 December 2015.

Recommended install.

LoTW Update
Added WAZ to auto-updates & check (from downloaded report).

WAZ database
Fixed Auto update function to add date, before date was missing after update.
Plus minor cosmetic fixes (typos, help context pointers etc).

Menu
'Window' - 'Show Missing Windows' resets all open windows in event of 'off-screen' experience.

Start-up
New function at start-up checks for multiple monitors.
If only one monitor present then resets main window positions to visible and default state automatically if any off-screen.

Delete QSO (toolbar)
Closes (if visible) LoTW Manager or Export windows whilst QSO in log is deleted.

DXCC database
Added toolbar button "Update DXCC List" - updates entity list in DXCC Database to current, this option as previously in General Maintenance.
N.B. DXCC database update required- Entity name change: Auckland & Cambell to NZ Subantactic Is.

Options/Settings
Backup path default now "E:\" (was "A:\" before - this drive letter now rarely used)

Latest Prefix database update Included

Latest Beacon database update included.


v6.3.1 New version released 14 October 2015

v6.3.1

Includes all changes, additions and fixes in v6.2.9 through 6.2.19 private betas < October 2015

Logging Interface
FLDigi - changed real-time import logging process to accomodate changes in FLdigi v3.23 onwards

LoTW Manager
Toolbar -fixed bug opening 'Load Cetificate" (TQSL), this function now opens TQSL window with access to all functions.
New minimum TQSL requirement v2.1.2
Fixed Issue: TQSL < v2.1.1 command line, sign function not supported correctly.
Tidied up some functions in manual export/sign/upload mode
Added TQSL version view toolbar button.
Added TQSL error report window after signing failure.
Added option to 'VIEW' ADIF file, button on Sign window.
Various improvements to manual export/sign/upload logic.

Station Location
Revised interface for better functionality.
Added extra 'Save' button which appears when changes have been made.
Added prompt reminder so that if data changed and not saved will remind on exit.
Added double-click DXCC input field to reveal DXCC selection list.
Added extra field for LoTW 'location name' and corresponding internal code changes to take advantage of this when used.
Changed file parse character to fix backward compatibility problem.

Beacon database (internal logging)
Fixed errorlogging bad file name.
Beacon list Updated.

DXCluster
Grid locator checking function, error report 'couldn't lock file' problem, fixed.

Winkey
Changed behaviour auto reports "$2", now only takes value from log ReportOut field whilst NEW QSO is in progress
Otherwise always takes report from Winkey window RST selector.

Callbook Window
SEARCH button: If log callsign is empty and Search is empty, callsign is taken from 'Search Callsign' mini-window.

QRZ Online -changed function where BIO button was displayed when no bio was present (QRZ Change to protocol)
Changed bio command string to suit latest version of QRZ XML protocol

QRZ Internet web page callsign lookup (F11)
Script error message. Fixed.

Log
Auto Date/Time entry, time added as "0000" in log in Windows 10 with Scandinavian Locale, fixed.

Added OQRS (special request for QSL Managers) = OD/OB to QSLIN generates a QSLOUT "B" or "D"

IMPORT/EXPORT
Added 'DIGITALVOICE' ADIF Mode mapping on export/import, This MUST be added as "DV" in Winlog32,
Imported mode "DIGITALVOICE' will be mapped to DV in Winlog32. DV will be mapped to DIGITALVOICE when exporting ADIF

Rig Control (Yaesu)
Fixed problem with FT100/FT100D only on Yaesu RCW#1
Rig database updated, includes fix for FT100D

Help
Removed menu item 'Help' for file based help as file is no longer supported by Windows or included with Winlog32.

Google maps js file, changed from 'v3.exp' back to 'v3.21' (this may need modifying in existing active files)

Includes latest LoTW user file (HB9BZA)

Includes latest Prefix database update.

09 August 2015

Finally got around to updating the web pages, so that the menu system works across all browsers?
Also removed useless and non-working links.

Version 6.2.6 beta available April 2015

07 April 2015

Export ADIF
Disabled auto-ranging (100 QSO) in full log export

Club Log Upload
Included Band tag to cure out-of-band frequency validation.

DXCC database
Added error traping when database is corrupted.

Latest Prefix database included.

Version 6.2.5 beta available March 2015

24 march 2015

Replaced v2.2.4 with new build v2.2.5 with bug fix.
Problem with LoTW Manager updating QSLIN field, also affected manual updates to confirmed status.
bug Fixed - otherwise same as v2.2.4

Version 6.2.4 beta available March 2015

22 march 2015

A new public beta for 2015 is now available.

This public release includes changes and additions from private betas v2.6.2 & v6.2.3 but excludes work done on Antenna Control (Ultrabeam).

Icom Rig Control#1 & #2
Fixed problem with 5MHz(60m) band frequencies not transferred to Log.

*New* HamCap
Added interface to HamCap utility; requires HamCap and VoaCap insalled (right-click menus and auto lookup)

*NEW* Online Log Upload
Added HamQTH Log to list of options and included functions.

Existing Work on QRZ Online log real-time upload abandoned and code removed. (29/01/2015)
This is subscription service and other free services already offered by Winlog32.

Existing extensive work on Antenna Control module abandoned because of total lack of co-operation or interest from vendors

QSL Card database.
Auto-Add Bug fixed where decimal "," used (1.8 3.5)

DXCluster.
Fixed problems when DXCluster set to 2 digit after decimal (CC Cluster)

Google Maps
(Registered Version only) New javascript file (earth.htm) using v3 API - old file no longer works (v2 deprecated by Google Maps)

Added further error checking and reporting for some functions in debug mode (errorlog.txt)

USCH Database.
Corrections.

Rig Control Windows (all)
Cosmetic display changes to window captions wehen errors are encountered.
Changed all settibngs Tabs "Other" and "Polling Period" to "Advanced".
Added to right-click menu on frequency tabs 'Clear All' & 'Reset All' optiopns.

ADIF EXPORT/IMPORT
Added new modes to accepted list

Logging Interface - FlDigi
Corrected bug in date transfer error

IMPORT
Slightly increased width of file windows (requested)

eQSL real time upload.
Added function to only update date if no date or previous D/B (card) exists.
thus QSL Card or 'V' takes preference, or if only "B" or "D" exist in QSLOUT.
Fixed possible bug where socket remains open in some situations.

LoTW manager.
Added freq tag to ADIF with option to include - this now works with later TQSL versions (problem excluding WARC bands)

Reading/saving settings
More built-in errorlogging (mainly for internal use and debugging)

Includes latest Prefix database
Includes latest Beacon database update
Includes latest LoTW user file (HB9BZA) /p>

73 Colin, G0CUZ

* * HAPPY NEW YEAR * *

1 January 2015

I am pleased to say that development and support for Winlog32 will continue for 2015.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

SEASONS GREETINGS

17 December 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PEACEFUL 2015.

Thanks to all who have given support and encouragement through 2014

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Version 6.2.1 beta available

16 November 2014

A new beta version is available to download, v6.2.1

File Maintenance
Added and improved facility to move logs, databases and settings to a new installation, menu/File/Maintenance/File maintenance. Removed redundant function - restore option.

IMPORT
Fixed bug in importing grid where only band tag is present and no freq tag available in ADIF.

LOG
Manually changing Country Code - if User field has 'add country name' (option) this also will change.

eQSL Real Time Upload
Added 'attached account' pointer using 'Station Location' Callsign, this allows auto-selection of correct account when using multiple logs.
This option MUST be enabled in menu/options/settings - Real Time Upload otherwise any set Station Location and thus account pointer is ignored.
Added warning messages

LoTW manager
Added connection and server error reporting to 'debug' option.

Help
Added many Key/form online help context shortcuts.

Log Check Robot
Fixed bug where WAE database replaced after deletion/corruption and option stays disabled when reinstated.

Ancillary Databases
Fixed bug in loading members text files via menu.

DXCC database
Added export ADIF for QSO list.

IOTA DATABASE
Updated with the 12 new IOTA numbers (RSGB 2014 update).

Ancillary databases and certain other forms
Tidied up display of all windows to make more compatible with Windows 7/8 and larger screen displays.

DXCluster
Improved appearance with Windows7/8, e.g. position of scrollbars and column alignment.
Minor fixes for resizing window generating non-critical errors in errorlog.

Function convert old QRA to Locator, minor fix

Callbook - HAMQTH API
- fixed bug where nothing found and "LoTW:NO" info still shown.

Beacon Database - latest update included
Prefix database - latest update included.

Version 6.1.7 update available

14 May 2014

A new version is available to download, v6.1.7

This version should overcome the start-up loss of settings v6.1.5 had under certain conditions.
This release includes changes/fixes in private beta 6.1.6

LoTW
LoTW server name change
All new default url settings added, plus automated change over from old settings.

User Settings
Error checking function report with line reading built in.

PREFIX database
Added more self repair functions (reported 'error 0:5')

Search Page
Right-click Pop-up menu added for multiple QSL selection (specialised request)

Export ADIF
eQSL revised fucntion, "Include QSO with empty 'ReportOut', now defaults to DISABLED, and warning after export that File contains these QSO.

Callbooks - online.
Added QRZCQ XML interface. (similar interface to HamQTH)

Latest Beacon database included
Latest Prefix database included

73 Colin
G0CUZ

WINLOG32 FORUM RESURECTED

8 May 2014

Good News, the Winlog32 Forum is up and running again!

A big thanks to Chris, ZL3LF for coming to the rescue, he has updated and improved our forum.

Chris has also taken on the responsibility of hosting and administering the Winlog32 Forum until further notice.
Any technical issues with the Forum should be directed to him.

Chris has been sucessful in porting all the previous posts and the wealth of information they contain to the new forum, along with usernames.
However, you may need to reset your password the next time you log-in.
If you have not visited or posted on the Forum for a long time, you may need to re-register as a new user.

As always, I encourage all Winlog32 users to make good use of the Forum, to share views, ask questions and make suggestions.
You do NOT have to be a registered Winlog32 user to use the Forum, it's open to all Winlog32 users.

Please add the new link to your browsers favourite list. http://forum.winlog32.co.uk

Any regular users of the Forum would be welcome to become a moderator, a good working knowledge of Winlog32 would be an advantage, but not essential.
Please apply to Chris or myself if you wish to become a moderator.

The Winlog32 Forum is and has always been free to register and use, please dont't abuse it.

73 Colin
G0CUZ

FORUM DOWN

15 April 2014

The Forum is closed down at the moment

There have been some problems in the last few days as some of you may have found out.

I have removed the some of the Forum code and database from Brinkster in the interests of security.

I may or may not re-instate the Forum at a later date, sorry for the trouble.

Please feel free to email me any questions or comments relative to Winlog32, as always, I'll try and help.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Version 6.1.5 update available

23 February 2014

v6.1.5 is available to download now.

Refer to 'changes.txt' file for full details of improvements, changes and fixes.

Includes the latest Prefix and Beacon database updates.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Version 6.1.4 update available

07 February 2014

v6.1.4 is available to download now.

This update replaces 6.1.3 and includes a fix for a small problem found with 6.1.3 uploading LoTW verifications to ClubLog.

The 'Log DXCC Display' has been improved to include band filtering.

Refer to 'changes.txt' file for full details of improvements, changes and fixes.

Includes the latest Prefix and Beacon database updates.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Version 6.1.3 update available

31 January 2014

v6.1.3 is available to download now.

This update includes a fix for the 'error:0' start-up problems some have experienced with v6

Refer to 'changes.txt' file for full details of improvements, changes and fixes.

Includes the latest Prefix and Beacon database updates.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Version 6 available now

01 January 2014

Lets start off the new year with a new version.

v6.1.1 is available to download now.

The new version is an accumulation of all beta release changes and additions since 5.8.4.
e.g., public betas:- 5.8.7 thru 5.8.9, and private betas:- 5.9.1 thru 5.9.7.

Refer to 'changes.txt' file for full details of improvments, changes and fixes.

Included among the changes and improvments are:

LoTW Manager; added single-click automate function.
Rotator Control; added ProSisTel and M2 control protocol to supported rotor types (awaiting testing).
Beacon database format revised and includes beacon logging facility

The latest databases included including prefix, LoTW user, and a purge on obsolete cluster nodes from the database.

A happy and peaceful New Year to all uses, and I am glad to announce that support for winlog32 will continue in 2014.
Progress with any new development of Winlog32 will be slow or nil during the first part of the year as I have other committments.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

SEASONS GREETINGS

24 December 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

NEWS, SEPTEMBER 2013 - V6 & Winlog32 Forum

07 September 2013

Beta versions of v6 are still undergoing testing and development at CUZ and with a few private releases to others who have expressed an interest.
All those who have expressed an interest in the beta testing = particularily with the LoTW enhancements have been emailed instructions and I am awaiting your reports.
If you have expressed an interest in the Forum post or via email and have not received this info, check your inbox/junk mail or email me again.

The Forum is currently down, this is an ongoing problem with the providers and this time I have had enough of Brinkster hosting - which I have used for the Forum since year 2000
I will be making arrangements to rebuild and move the Forum to another more reliable provider for the future.
Sorry for this inconvenience, but hopefully the new Forum will be far more reliable and at the same time, will improve it.
The Forum is not a priority but will work on this as time and interest allows, but expect it will be much later in the year before anything happens.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

NEWS, SEPTEMBER 2013 - V6 & Winlog32 Forum

07 September 2013

Beta versions of v6 are still undergoing testing and development at CUZ and with a few private releases to others who have expressed an interest.
All those who have expressed an interest in the beta testing = particularily with the LoTW enhancements have been emailed instructions and I am awaiting your reports.
If you have expressed an interest in the Forum post or via email and have not received this info, check your inbox/junk mail or email me again.

The Forum is currently down, this is an ongoing problem with the providers and this time I have had enough of Brinkster hosting - which I have used for the Forum since year 2000
I will be making arrangements to rebuild and move the Forum to another more reliable provider for the future.
Sorry for this inconvenience, but hopefully the new Forum will be far more reliable and at the same time, will improve it.
The Forum is not a priority but will work on this as time and interest allows, but expect it will be much later in the year before anything happens.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

BETA RELEASES April 2013 onwards

15 April 2013
As of April 2013, I may release a public beta from time to time for evaluation and testing purposes, the beta will preceed any general release which may not occur quite so often.
The beta file will usually be a full installation and can be downloaded from the downloads page.

I suggest that only experienced users download the beta file, new users my prefer to download the full general release first.

The beta will NOT be available from the program 'Latest Updates' function.
No documentation will be provided with the beta files, however the 'changes.txt' file should contain a summary of the changes as usual.

Included in current beta is basic rotor control, and some other improvments and fixes

Comments on the changes are always appreciated.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2013

8 January 2013
I have spent the first few days of the new year tidying up the Winlog32 web pages, a long overdue task.
Hopefully this will bring the html into line with current specs and generally will look more presentable.
The javascript navigation bar which is still causing some problems but will attend to it in due course.

No development work has been done since 5.8.4, as I have been making some changes and updating the development hardware.

Proposed in 2013 is some initial work on an in-built Rotator interface for Winlog32, this has previously always relied on third party software.
Easy-Rotor-Control (ERC) hardware has been purchased for development and testing.
Hopefully news on this later.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v5.8.4 release 05 December, 2012
v5.8.4 release 05 December 2012

**NEW**
Remote Logging.
New functions added to update a remote Log database file in real-time, plus new TAB in Options/Settings to configure this function.
Mulitple connections possible to remote Log database file, this is still in beta stage for testing.

Export ADIF
Added JT9 mode to accepted ADIF list.

eQSL Real Time Upload.
Added QSL Message: menu/Options/Settings/Real Time Upload Add QSL Msg option to add standard message to ALL QSO upload.
Added Option - prompt to add personal 'QSLMSG' in real-time logging, this will overrides any existing 'QSLMSG'.

Settings window.
Increased width, revamped and tidyed up the Tabs and increased the number of tabs to accomodate expansion.
New Tab "ROTOR" has the settings for the Rotator interfaces (moved from the old "OTHER" Tab)
Old "OTHER" tab has been renamed "Real Time upload" which already contained settings for R/T Uploads.
New "Remote Database" tab added to configure this fuction.

DXCluster.
Alarms: 'Show Unconfirmed', added option to change background highlight colour of freq. and call, as dark red does not show too well.

Log & Auto-Reports/Contest
Changed behaviour, phone modes add "59" all others - e.g. CW, RTTY and data modes, add "599"

WAE Code level changes to add WAE specific countries to WAE database.

WAS Code level changes to WAS lookup and update function.

USCH (U.S. county Hunters)
At Code level - improved lookup function and county parsing, now will update "County Line" entries like "Bibb/Blount cty", this will update both counties.

CLOC
Standardised colour scheme with other windows.

More help context links added to Winlog32 windows, more online help pages added.

IOTA.
Changed code: Deleted IOTA entities are no longer shown or counted
IOTA database updated (inc. deleted EU-155)

Beacon database updated

Prefix database updated.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v5.8.3 release 14 November 2012

v5.8.3 release 14 November 2012

This is a small interim update to fix a couple of QRZ lookup problems.

Also includes a Printer selection dialog on Print QSL Labels on first print only.

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v5.8.2 release 9 November 2012

v5.8.2 release 9 November 2012

Restored icons to most windows

Added right-click log callsign,
Options to Upload to Clublog, HRDLog & HLO online logs
Option to Change country code.

Log.
Print log function, added printer selection dialog.
Added function to restore default view if problems detected with log page display
Better explanation dialog if no log database/log is loaded.

Callbooks.
HamCall; changed auto-add Name to user field - for non-us callsign where it is stored in lastname field- this is used if firstname field is empty.

HamQTH and QRZ (subscription) API
Added Google maps QTH look-up (only registered version has google maps api) this uses Grid but only if this is set in callbook data.

QRZ.COM Web look-up
changed values for Callsign lookup string due to recent changes at QRZ.

DXCluster
SMTP email alerts: fixed bug - not sending alerts for specific callsigns or remarks data.

Beacon database
Replaced the drop-down selectors with a button interface for band and continent filtering etc,
Added seperate sections for HF band beacons which were previously grouped together.
Added right click look-up options.
Added mousewheel scrolling.

ClubLog upload
Realtime: If QSL received and "B" (etc) in QSLIN field - will prompt to upload and merge this new QSO status to Clublog.
In export/upload entire log to clublog, an opportunity to delete the existing log from Clublog and replace with the new upload.

Import
Increased validating frequency field.
Fixed large data field handling problem.
Renamed and moved option "Import Grid for HF Bands" to general import options - before this was restricted to QRZ downloads.

Added more context sensitive help online, (click on window and F1)

Beacon database updated.

LoTW User list updated

Prefix database updated

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v5.8.1 release 25 August 2012

v5.8.1 release 25 August 2012

DXCluster
Added: debug option and result window for SMTP sending email from Cluster.
Modified SMTP procedure; added authorisation options.
Dropped mostly obsolete Pop3 verify option.
Other cosmtic changes e.g, visible email counter.
Changed format of email subject and message.
Changed total limit of email during one session to 30, for security reasons this is further limited to 3 for unregistered users and 5 for test emails.
Added: Band filtering for Alert Country options, changed filtering to match country entity code (before it used Country name)
Drop-down country list populates on DXCluster start-up (previously this was manual).

VHF Database
Scroll bars added for Grid QSO list.

Log
Option/Contest.
Options Changed behaviour - "Contest Duplicates Only" enabled, this will restrict search from contest start period (as before) when "Contest Duplicates Only" disabled, the search is unrestricted (before it did not perform a search in Contest modes).

DXCluster
Add to DXcluster database - Added add 'Beacons' only (mainly for 'in-house' use).
FFixed bug: Alert to Delete DXCluster entries when number is less than 10000 which happened in some instances.

Beacon Database.
MAJOR REVISION
The beacon databse was originally compiled by GI0OTC and later revisions on 6m by G4DEZ, I have now taken on the responsibility for this data.
Complete revision and update to 6m/4m/2m beacons, new fields added for revision date and last heard date, some proposed but never active beacons deleted, and many 'personal' beacons not active since 2000 have been deleted.
Added: semi-automated update of Beacon database from DXCluster spots for master database (in-house use only)
6m/4m/2m section is up-to-date as of Aug. 2012, most UHF/SHF beacons updated for Europe
HF and others may be tackled at a later time if there is interest shown.
Added: option (default) Hide QRT or inactive beacons.
Added: Sort order reversal on column header click.

UDP logging interface.
Added this option (Menu/options/Logging Interface/UDP..)
This has been added principally for 'Digital Master 780' data mode software, it will also work across a local network.

Rig Control
Debug option Yaesu RCW#2 and Kenwood RCW#2 - corrected multi-line problem in debug window.
Changed naming on Settings TAB "Other" to "Settings" and revised layout.
Kenwood RCW#1; Kenwood RCW#2; Icom RCW#1; Icom RCW #2; Tentec; Yaesu/V - Added stop bit selection (1/2).
Kenwood RCW#1 - Updated features to match that offered in Kenwood RCW#2
improved transverter offset functions and Memory Bank selection on start-up.
Ten-Tec.
Added Pegasus File Transport Protocol.
Other revisions to incoprporate above protocol.

IMPORT
Added option "Add Name and QTH to User Field" - only works for NON-Winlog32 ADIF output (this info may already exist)

HRDLOG
Implimented a real-time upload option for this online logging facility (similar to Clublog) SETTINGS/Options
Added HRDLog call & code param. entry boxes, re-designed 'Other' Tab, Moved option "DXCC Updating" to 'Auto Add' Tab.
Now Single option to enable Upload 'prompt' for all real-time QSO upload options - default is enabled.
Revised layout of this TAB.

Callbooks:
Added 'add US State' to Remarks field from HamQTH Callbook.
QRZ Subscrition service, changed log-on address as instructed for latest spec. XML
HAM CALL, bug fixed (buffer) - occasional crash when looking for extended data on newer CD data.

Rig Database Update

Prefix database update included

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v5.7.6 release 8 June 2012

v5.7.6 release 08 June 2012

Log
Bug fixed in Contest Mode where blank records could be added to Log in some circumstances.
Added duplicate checking and alert in Contest Mode plus a delimiter working from contest start point.
Changed behaviour of BandList when callsign is blank and band is changed, in some circumstances this would keep previous band in Speed logging and Contest modes.
Further changes to bombproof the contest counter,

Rig Control
Typo fixed in Rig Control menu.

Winkey
F1-F4 keys (send prdefined text) excusive to Winkey when contest mode enabled
this prevents F1 help generated from F1 key etc.
Added duplicate auto send string when a duplicate found.
Changed to 3 letter designators for memories.
Added 'pipe' key to clear/stop sending.

Latest prefix update included (including many GQ exceptions)

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v5.7.5 release 04 May 2012

 

Winlog32 v5.7.5 release 4 May 2012

Email forwarding, corrected problem forwarding spots for some options.

Log.
Right-click - Look up Country for Callsign for maritime /MM, invalid calls etc, bug fixed.

Rig Control.
Added extra RCW - Yaesu RCW #2.
Added and changed to transverter functionality on Icom#1 & 2 Kenwood #2, Yaesu #2.
Auto set to mem. bank option Icom#1 & #2, Yaesu RCW #2 Kenwood #2, facility to set RCW bank start up position.
Some bug fixes to RCW auto-selection.
Changed some behaviour with active rig window changing Band in Log.
Added some new procedures for transverter offset in RCW - Icom #1 & #2 Kenwood #2 and Yaesu #2, will adopt these for other RCW later.

DXCluster <> Band View.
Added some new procedures for 70MHz and transverter operation also sorted some other problems for the 70MHz band

Log Page & Search Page.
Added option to display bold font (menu/Options/Settings/Pageview)

Prefix update

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v5.7.4 release 4 March 2012

v5.7.4 release 04 March 2012

Numerous cosmetic changes to improve display compatibility with Vista/W7

Import
"Add text" options.

FLDigi Interface.
Some bug fixes.

QSL Manager Database.
Added better lookup facilities (when QSL Manager Database is populated)

Callbooks
Added latest version of Hamcal32.dll to installation
Added latest version of rac32.dll to installation

Fixed bug in 'Search Prefix' where no prefix entered but prefix entered into Log Callsign input.

Export ADIF FULL * LoTW Export ADIF
Added SAT_MODE tag when Satellite type entered in USER field and PROP field = "SAT"

Rig database update included (added FTDX5000)

Latest prefix update included

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v5.7.3 release 27 January 2012<

v5.7.3 release 27 January 2012.

Callbook
Added new online callbook "HamQTH" (EXCELLENT free service).
Changed some cosmetics (toolbar and revised options)
Improved some functions.
Moved option "Show Callbook when nothing found" from Options/Settings to Callbook Options

LOG QSLIN/OUT.
Added function to clear any leading/trailing space character whilst inputting.

FLDigi Interface.
Adds power to log from power list.

WAB Database
Some cosmetic changes to display to be more compatible with Vista/W7.

DXCluster Band View
Changed right margin to better display scrollbar in Vista/W7.

Print QSL Labels.
Fixed bug where not printing 'via buro/direct' when option enabled.

Online Help system.
Started, but not fully functional yet, est. completion end of 2012.

Latest Prefix update included

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v5.7.2 release 27 December 2011

v5.7.2 release 27 December 2011.

HAPPY  NEW YEAR

DXCLuster
Fixed bug DXCluster QRZ look-up.

Menu/Databases
Cosmetic change word "EDIT" to "View".

DXCC & WAE Database
Expanded left side country data view to include prefix and entity code. Right-click look-up in google maps now looks at code and not prefix which previously gave ambiguities.

Import
Corrected bug in duplicate checking (error 3077)
Added count for skipped duplicates.

Prefix look-up
Added pass-through for /JOTA (jamboree stations).
Added all deleted country entities.

Log Maintenance.
Allow 5 - 5.5MHz (60m) as valid frequency.

Log DXCC Display
Added 5MHz band (menu/Graph/Log DXCC Display).

Cabrillo output
Added output for NRRL Fylkestest (user request)

Band Display
Added 5MHz capability.

DXCluster.
Added warning to purge the DXCluster database when 10000 records exist - then warning for every for additional 5000 - if not purged.

Print QSL
Added option(s) to change font size/colour/style of "QSL Via *Manager*" - requirement for some QSL bureaus to have this highlighted.
Bug fixed in convert dbw to watts where dbw entered incorrectly > 37
Slight change to mathematics on calculate label size (for printing)

Prefix database updated

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greeting to all visitors

An update should be available before the end off the year

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v5.7.1 beta release 2 December 2011

v5.7.1 beta release 2 December 2011

DXCluster
Hide toolbar option added (options - Show tab).
Email alert; added SMTP & PoP3 ports as user options.

Google Maps.
Fixed bug where window position was not retained.

LOG & Prefix database major overhaul.
Changed lookup algorithm and behaviour.....
Callsigns already entered into log display a Country based on a look-up of the existing logged entity country code ('Code' field)
If no country code is available in the Log or the country code=0 then the Country look-up will be performed by the Prefix database and "Country Name" will be displayed in red (as warning).
Callsigns (QSOs) entered in real-time, display a country looked up from the Prefix database based on the entered callsign and date (as before).
The Log Check Robot can update all zero country codes when LCR has ALL options disabled
With DXCC check enabled - the LCR uses a comparator to check that the Prefix database and Log entity code match.
Changed behaviour of the 'Callsign' field - when editing a previously entered or current QSO callsign - a new prefix country search is provoked.
Also changed some log functionality to try to prevent an incorrect value for country code being added when Log is edited or no code offered when QSO is not entered correctly.
These new procedures make it difficult to enter a QSO without generating a Country Code for the log.

Log eQSL upload.
Added upload errors to debug file (option debug=on).

Search callsign mini window;
Fixed bug:- not displaying QRB/QTF info QSLIN field;

Log.
Changed behaviour; if "V" (LoTW verified) already present and later enters "B" now does not delete "V".
Refined Contest procedure to work better with Winkey.

Import ADIF.
Completely revised ADIF importing functions at code level, also will now import 'QRZDownload' files (with exclusion options).

Winkey.
Added 'up-speeder' for contest exchange and modified some functions for better contest working with the Log.

Search Custom Plug-in editor;
Minor changes.

Islands Database.
CISA; corrected error "PQ" prefix - should be "QC".

QRZ.COM
Callsign lookup - due to changes at QRZ - changed lookup url.

Manager look-up at IK3QAR (right-click list)
Modified to uses internal browser.

LoTW Manager.
Saves Import Grid and IOTA settings.

Log DXCC Display.
Fixed run-time error bug when Window is minimised.

Cabrillo output.
Corrected header "CREATED-BY:" (no hyphen)

Latest Updates.
Now has auto-connect where possible ('connect' button will not be needed in most cases)
Download button enabled only when a new prefix release is available.
Shows date last updated and release number if no new update download is available.
(release start nr.006 Dec 2011)
Will show status if Prefix database is old version.

Rig Control.
Added Kenwood TS-590S to Kenwood list.

Menu.
Removed option Prefix Auto display (redundant)

New Prefix database version included - this prefix database is NOT compatible with older versions.

Latest LoTW data file (HB9BZA) included.

 

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Problems with Forum

12 October 2011

The are some ongoing problems with the Winlog32 Forum.

The ISP has been contacted as this appears to be a server related problem but as this is a free and shared service it may be a while.

I the mean time, any problems of questions you have can be directed to me via email

Sorry for the inconvenience

73 Colin, G0CUZ

Winlog32 v 5.6.1 update available

v5.6.1 release 18 July 2011 (19 July 2011 fixed version).



DXCC
Added South Sudan (new entity) menu/File/Maintenance/File Maintenance - UPDATE DXCC

Print QSL
Fixed some things related to Multi QSL and selecing B/D, Multi/Single printing of selected B/D
Defaulted to Callsign sort order when in Multi/QSL mode.

DXCluster
Add to DXC Database: Fixed bug where bands > 50MHz were not being added.
Column 6 (count) now hidden by default
Removed horizontal scroll bar
Added Show DXCluster database option (default)
Toolbar now permanently displayed. 

IMPORT
New checking routine for ADIF files, also allows files without ADIF header to be imported

LoTW Manager
More error checking in file download - if corrupted file received or empty (input past EOF problem)

VHF Grid locator Database
Allowed "V" LoTW verifications to update confirmed staus for VUCC award (ARRL)
Revised Locator Update routines
More Toolbar filter options for QSL/econfirmed status

Prefix database latest update included

Latest LoTW data file (HB9BZA) included
Winlog32 v 5.5.8 update available

v5.5.8 release 16 May 2011.

Print QSL
Added extra 5 line option to multi-QSO/QSL labels

Interface
Bug fix (error 5) in interface for FLDigi Added options for same Will now work in whatever sequence Winlog or FLDigi is started

eQSL export
Bug Fix

QSL Export
Bug Fix
Winlog32 v 5.5.6 update available

v5.5.6 release 11 May 2011.



LOG
Fixed bug in 'Search Callsign' & 'Search Prefix' boxes giving wrong prefix information in some Cases.
Changed behaviour of Country display, once QSO is logged will display country data set by the Log entity code if different from that given by Prefix database.
Previously, regardless where Log Country code differed from Prefix search, it would display Country data from Prefix database.

Log Search Replace.
Modified some functions plus added function to allow replace of a latin zero with ascii zero in Callsign field

EXPORT ADIF
Changed PROGRAMID tag from "WL32" to "WINLOG32"
Added PROGRAMVERSION tag.

Club Log.
Added required api key to 'real time' and log upload

LOGPAGE
Double-click removed DXCC look-up as this is a duplicated action.

Latest Prefix update included

Update
15 May 2011

I am now trying to get back to some sort of normality, I have released the version of Winlog32 I was working on before the tragedy and will now try and offer support for all users as usual.
I have tried to answer some mail during this period but it is likely that there is some outstanding
If anyone has mailed me with a question or problem and not received a full reply, please can you re-send and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Other than a few necessary changes I may have to make make, any further development work on Winlog32 will wait until after the summer.
Regular Prefix updates should continue as and when necessary.
Thank you all for your understanding.
73 Colin

13 April 2011

Due to a family tragedy, I will not be able to offer any email or forum support or any further development until a later time, I am sorry guys, but please give me a little space and time.

73 Colin
Winlog32 v 5.5.5 update available

5.5.5 Release 17 March, 2011

Introducing a new tool:
LOG DXCC REPORT (menu/Graph/Log DXCC Report)
This acts upon information in the Log rather than what is in the DXCC database
Allows checking Worked/Confirmed from the Log.
Optional filters for Date Range and Band Range (not possible in DXCC Database)
N.B. This is the framework only - This is still under development I may include futher facilities like print/export etc. and whatever else can not be done with DXCC database alone.

Winkey
fixed F1 - F12 not added memory text to send window.

Latest updates
Added version check to prevent downloading new prefix update from old version (which will not work)

Hamscope/MixW
fixed bug not including country entity code?

Latest Prefix update included

5.5.4 Release 6 March, 2011 update available

5.5.4 Release 6 March, 2011
Minor update

VHF Database
Fixed bug - occasional run time error "item not found in this collection" when updating VHF database

DDE Hamscope and MixW
DDE logged callsign - added country lookup plus the entity code now added to Log, untested

Latest Prefix update included (includes 4A4A)

Winlog32 v 5.5.3 update available

5.5.3 Release 22 February, 2011
>DXCluster
>Added auto-fetch retro spots on start-up
Added options for above to enable (default), set retro number of spots and optionally fetch single band only
This feature supported by Cluster types AR-Cluster, CC-Cluster, WinCluster, DX Spider,
NOT supported by DXNet and CLX and others.
Improved new user understanding of WLNET by displaying WLNET when no cluster has been selected
Back-up
Revised back-up on exit procedure
Fixed bug where option multi-log back-up was not working when .SLF files present
DXCC Database
Fixed printing bug where both Country and QSO were printed when Country only option chosen

LoTW Manager
Fixed "Input past EOF" error when downloaded report is empty

DDE hamscope and MixW
Added trapping for type mismatch error when no frequency exists in DDE exchange

Winkey
Improved response in Contest mode?


Latest Prefix update included

Winlog32 v 5.5.1 update available

5.5.1 Release 12 February, 2011

General *NEW*
Major update and revision to the Prefix Database, now with 10,000+ entries of which 6000 are callsign exceptions.
In able to generate more accurate entity information, the Prefix database is NOT backward compatible with versions before 5.5.1
Because of the greater size of this database, some performance degredation may be noticed, in particular with the Log Check Robot
It is ESSENTIAL to run the Log Check Robot through the log after upgrading to v5, this should be done first with all LCR options DISABLED.
This will correct any errors in entity codes that may be present.
If you are NOT interested in DXCC whatsoever then this is of no importance.
The new version does not allow end user correction of the prefix database like before, so any remaining errors should be reported directly for correction in the master prefix database (You can correct entity codes already entered into the log by double clicking the callsign edit box, also see below)

Added correct parsing of /P# suffix (etc) e.g. /P6 (previously indicated Korea, should be /6 = portable six)
Added Club Log lookup option to Change Country Code in Log.
Added Club Log lookup in right-click Callsign lookup
Added Export option for Club Log with tailored ADIF log with automated upload.
Real-time QSO upload to Club Log, test interface now enabled www.clublog.org for details about Club Log

Export ADIF (full export)
Added STX and SRX tags (contest serial numbers) to standard (full) ADIF export

Print QSL
Fixed bug, not updating log for SWL labels in Multilabel function

Export Cabrillo
Fixed some problems with some formats
Added more contest formats to Contest database

LOG
Added 'Lock Exchange' option to contest counter, where a fixed exchange is sent, e.g. zone, age, or fixed location signifier.

Log Maintenance
New addition (File/Maintenance/Log Maintenance)
Various log maintenance routines to find, view and correct logging errors.
This facility may be expanded in the future.

DXCluster
Fixed bug in sounds not sounding on DXCC alerts
Added QUE.WAV ("?") for General alerts
Added WAZ.WAV for WAZ alerts

DXCC Database
Added Band Display when scrolling Countries when Band Display window enabled

VHF Database
Fixed bug when in HF mode and using 1.8/3.5 (locale issue)

ADIF Export
Minor checks and correction to QSLOUT date where date may be an abbreviated year.

BACKUP
Backup Log will now include station location file (.SLF)

QRZ ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
Changed URL to new spec Changes to code to reflect QRZ XML interface changes with IMAGE and BIO tags plus some minor cosmetic changes.

Solar Database.
Change font colour to one that shows better in XP onwards

WINKEY
Major revision to winkey interface code and behaviour.
Added window expand/contract (toolbar button) to show bigger area for text input
'Send Immediate' mode now works anytime when typing with SEND button pressed
Changed to software buffer, this allows better type ahead editing
Changed buffer size for WK2, switching between Wk1 and Wk2 resets comport, WK1=32 byte com buffer, WK2=128 byte com buffer, although the buffers are now not utilised
Added debug window (for development use only)
Added cursor memory text when hovering over memory toolbar buttons.
Added tracking of send characters which once sent can not be edited in send window, but allows type ahead.
Added contest auto-sending from Log and contest options

QSL Designer & QSL Printing (but NOT QSL Labels)
Added option to print Date in bespoke format like "DD MM YYYY"
Added Option to print RS(T) in bespoke format like "# # #" and strip off (if) contest serial number
The above two options allow overprinting individual values into specific locations e.g. on printed QSL 'boxes'
Fixed latin zero problem.
Added format 'view' for all format options

'ABOUT' window
Redesigned

Error logging -debug mode (File/Maintenance/File Maintenance)br /> Added Winlog32 version to logged errors

Latest Prefix update included, disabled from website downloads (latest updates) until a later time

Latest DXCluster telnet nodes included

Latest IOTA update included new IOTA

Latest LoTW data file (HB9BZA) included

Winlog32 v 5.4.4 update availabletd

5.4.4 Release 14 October, 2010

DXCC
Due to the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in the West Indies on 10 October 2010, the two existing PJ entities, St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius (PJ5,6,7,8) - Netherlands Antillies and Curacao and Bonaire (PJ2,4,9) have been deleted from the DXCC list.
These have been replaced with four new DXCC entities announced by the ARRL on 13 October 2010; Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Maarten and Saba-St Eustatius
The DXCC and Prefix database have been updated to reflect these changes in this version.
After installing this version, please use the menu/File/Maintenance - UPDATE DXCC facility to update the DXCC database.
There were no other significant changes to the executable in this version.

Winlog32 v 5.4.3 update available

5.4.3 release, 28 September 2010.

LoTW MANAGER
Complete overhaul of LoTW Manager, to greatly improve useability and more accurate function.
Added functionality for easier use with multiple logs.
Some fundemental changes to the Export routines
Some fundemental changes to Import routines
Option to filter download 'QSL since date' of last download
Direct upload of signed file to LoTW server
Direct download of QSL report from loTW server
Added 'Settings' panel... -
-to set Username and password
- to set TQSL file path
- to set URL paths for functions
- in case these are ever changed by LoTW
Plus many cosmetic changes throughout.

DXCluster
Added mouse wheel scroll functionality.

DXCluster Band View
Added mouse wheel scroll functionality.

Prefix Added /BCN as a Beacon (would otherwise indicate China) (Internal)

Changed VHF Grid update functions
Changed DXCC update functions
Changed IOTA update functions

LOG
Added mouse wheel scrolling to LogPage
Mode - fixed problem with mode list sometimes being blank on start-up
Added QSONO as a Log sort option (settings)
Fixed bug where 'Keep Current Date' when using post logging was removed when accidentaly tabbing past Date field.

EXPORT ADIF
Added further esoteric data modes to export mode validation, most are now compliant with latest ADIF2 spec
I do NOT intend to support non two-way radio modes in Winlog32 e.g. VOI at this time

Print QSL (Label)
Added facility to print power from Log PWR field onto label,
this is achieved by adding '@PWR' to RED text box, the '@PWR'is replaced by contents of PWR field
Added option to convert dbW to Watts for printing onto labels, which works with above.

Log Check Robot
Fixed bug where not updating User award database

Callbook
Changed internet callsign lookups to internal viewer, (not external browser) - this slightly improves response time
Added internet lookup at HamCall
Added internet API lookup from 'Callook' (www.callook.info) which has up-to-date FCC data (only USA Callsigns)
and includes derived locational information.
Added internet lookup at University of Kansas - FCC (U.S. ONLY) Callsign database,
N.B. at the request of the site owner I have had to restrict use of this last facility (so for the probation period restricted to registered users)
Fixed bug when auto date-time disabled, where cursor would return to Callsign input.

Includes latest Prefix update
Includes latest lotw list (HB9BZA)
Includes latest DXCluster internet nodes

Winlog32 v 5.4.1 update available

5.4.1 release, 01 August 2010.

QRZ Callbook - online subsription interface
added further fields for Grid locator, LoTW user; ITU and CQ zones and some others
added BIO retrival and display.
Rearranged buttons for IMG and BIO

Log Check Robot
Added bi-directional functionality The ">" button - next to the 'Start' button will decide direction LCR will travel
Three functions
1. Beginning of log to end
2. End of log to beginning
3. Any point in Log to beginning or end
Added errror logging when enabled - skips realtime 'error report' pop-up and writes errors found from Callsign lookups to file "ErrorCall.txt"
Option 'VIEW' added, to view the Error log file (N.B. 'VIEW' button only available when there are errors)

ICOM RCW#1 & #2
Fixed bug where sometimes shows blank in Log Mode List

Maintenance
Added 'VIEW' file ("errorlog.txt") option for error debugging.

WAE Database
Corrected mistakes in WAE Database - Updated Country List to include 'Market Reef', Deleted UK Sov. Bases ZC4
Current WAE databases can be updated by just opening the WAE database.

Latest Updates
Added "VIEW" option for "Changes.txt" file

Log
Added function to prevent space character being added to Callsigns - also removes space character if already added to log.

Prefix lookup:
Modified parsing routine, as function was giving wrong results on a call like xx/Pxxxx/P or XX/Axxxx/A
e.g. where trailing suffix = /(trailing suffix)callsign, this was improbable but may occur

DXCluster Band View
Fixed bug on 1.8 and 3.5 bands where decimal "," used (European) - this also affected Rig control using Band view on these bands

Latest Beacon database update included (G4DEZ update)
Latest Prefix database update included
Latest LoTW data included (HB9BZA)
Latest DXCluster Site Manager database included

Winlog32 v 5.3.9 update available

5.3.9 minor update release, 16 June 2010.

Log View
Entity 'Code' field visible state saved, default is not visible.

Log Check Robot
Disabled entity checking when prefix database is not enabled.

Changed the valid start frequency for the 4m band to 69.950 MHz in various functions
Added support for 69.950 through 70.000 to DXcluster Band View display.

Prefix Search Mini Window
Added < 2010 to "YY" date limiter

Callbook Online QRZ callbook subscription service:
Changed server address from "http://www.qrz.com/xml" as instructed by QRZ service providers to "http://xml.qrz.com/xml"

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