Version 3.12, 22-03-97
- The menue system: The cursor now remains at the last menue
- The setup menue: Minor changes have been included according
to the new TNC interface.
- QSO initial log start number: For those users preferring
to work with QSO numbers troughout their log can now continue their numbers
from the paper log into TurboLog even if they have not converted it completely
into digital form. This is a nice feature for those with many non-logged qsos
before they start logging with TurboLog.
- Log review mode: 1. A partially filled line will not be
accidentally deleted anymore. 2. An existing note pad will be indicated in
the lower left corner of the QSO edit window.
- Watch TNC handshake: Default mode is now on.
- Command line parameters: Instead of earlier just two parameters
all possible parameters can now be put into the command line for starting
- Note pad operations: The delete key is now available (thanks
G3NUG for advice).
- Multimode operations: '['is now available as a control character
denoting an ESCAPE. The use of this character is now uniquely throughout the
- Multiconnect operations: Multiconnect operations have been
greately enhanced. The selected connect stream is now also avai- lable in
the basic window. Thus enabling filtering and signaling operations for multiconnect
as well (many times requested).
- Initial packet cluster start command: This is now a true
login command and accessable by the user. You can write anything other than
SET/PAGE 10000 or leave this command blank. This has to be carried out in
your active xxx.TNC file (TNC command file). (VE6DXX: thanks for advice)
- Callbook CD-ROM: TurboLog now features full support of the
Callbook CD-ROM from the main logging screen, from the note pad and from the
QSO review window. To take advantage of this feature you need to carry out
the following actions:
Write the following line into your AUTOEXEC.BAT: C:\TURBOLOG\DOSLOGAC.EXE
97 This command loads the TSR for accessing the CD ROM. The CD ROM drive
is identified automatically by TurboLog.
Restart your computer after you have modified AUTOEXEC.BAT.
Type call you want to receive information from into the callsign
field. Press ALT-F6 keys to access the CD ROM from the logging screen. The pop
up window shows the available information. The information is different for
US and foreign callsigns. The fields in the pop up window denote the following:
- QTH, including name, adress, city
- Licence class
- Licence issue date
- Licence expiration date
- Area code
- Day of birth
- DXCC country
- Postal country
- QTH and possible additional information
- Licence class
- DXCC country
- Postal country
You can extract the information from any field by typing the
appropriate number for use in the comment field of the QSO record. From note
pad and review window no information can be extracted. Press escape to leave
the pop up window.
- TNC operations: The complete TNC interface to TurboLog has
been redesigned. Reason for this is the need to access modern and inexpensive
types of TNCs to TurboLog. Also we need to be aware of the problems with the
availability of equipment from AEA-Company for the future. (The whole PK-xxx
family being endangered). The basic philosophy of our approach is to enable
the user to connect virtually any type of TNC he wants to use with TurboLog.
This is achieved by creating a suitable TNC file called xxx.TNC. You will
see these files being created for the various TNCs which have been available
from TurboLog for the last time. These files are stored under the TurboLog
root directory. The meaning of the various parameters is explicitly described
in the PK-232.TNC file.
If you want to connect a new TNC to TurboLog you can copy
an existing TNC file which is similar to the one you need for your special
device. Change the file name accordingly and your TNC will automatically
appear in the menue list for the setup. The TNC name must not exceed more
than 8 characters and the file name extension has to be .TNC, for example:
In order to create a meaningfull TNC file you need to study
the behaviour of the new device and carefully read its documentation. Keep
an eye on the examples and command strings given for the other TNCs. Don't
forget the carriage return in the command strings where it is necessary.
The character for this is '|'. All other characters to be used in the command
strings are given above. Remark: BPQ has a TNC file which is empty except
for the packet prompt.
- The zone numbers for CY9 and CY0 have been corrected.
- T8 has been included as prefix for BELAU (KC6).
back to version index