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Some files in TurboLog have become larger than the size which could be handled by the old ED.EXE ( e.g. COUNTRY.DAT ). The editor has a nasty behaviour and cuts off the excess of files exceeding its maximum volume. Some users who felt driven to edit COUNTRY.DAT suffered from this pitfall.
So, please move into the ADVANCED SETUP ---DIRECTORIES item and replace ED.EXE by EDITOR.EXE . We strongly recommend to use the new editor in any case. See version info 3.15 for more details.
%4 is the substitute for the date, %6 is the substitute for the time.
The hear alerts were again improved by the following features:
All alerts are now checked for coincidence. TL will not leave the routine after the first match.
This allowed us to implement a new message ( number 13 ) ' Not worked current period, this band ' with whatever morse output you want to attach it ( my choice: p-e-r-i-o-d ). This feature is of great benefit for those taking part in the annual band/point-race in the UK. It should at least make G3VMW happy.
All cluster messages starting with '*** ' will now trigger off message number 14. My choice for CW-output is: C-L-U-S-T-E-R .
All checks for the QSL-situation will run in fully parallel mode and independent from the other alerts. A hear alert for QSL needed is triggered off if the country has been worked all time on the spotted band and mode but a QSL is still missing ( my choice: q-s-l ).
Please note: Always enter the fixed keyword before you enter a call in the callsign field. For technical reasons the call will otherwise be overwritten with blanks. This is not a bug but a feature! ( This feature was requested by several users, finally triggered off by Tom, G0PSE ).
Please note: Always enter the fixed locator before you enter a call in the callsign field. For technical reasons the call will otherwise be overwritten with blanks. This is not a bug but a feature! (Our special acknowledgement to Phil Weaver, 9M6CT, captain on the QE II).
The QSL-printing facilities were consequently enlarged by allowing to include the content of the locator field to be printed. All you need to do is to include $L as placeholder for this operation. This feature is of particular importance to mobile/portable operations.
All CLX-cluster messages will now be sent and interpreted correctly by TL. This means that TL now is fully bilingual with respect to PAVILLION and CLX cluster software.
The old CAT is now completely removed in TL since there are no more reports on interface problems with any rigs on the market.
But what about the digital/multimodes?
Of course TL cannot read from the rig or by whatever means whether someone is working RTTY/PACTOR/AMTOR/SSTV or whatever since these modes often use the 'SSB'-mode on the rig as well.
The problem was solved as follows:
You can now define 4 bandmarks,
CW, RTTY, AMTR, PACT, PKT .
All other modes are '59'-modes by definition. If you now want to include a new mode in TL and/or assign its default to '599' you move into the ADVANCED SETUP---BASIC FEATURES---MODES & DXCC. Please follow the instructions given there. If you include CW in one of the aliases for the modes, the default for this mode will be set to 599.
|X||shows last WX report during your current packet session.|
|E||shows last Warning during your current packet session|
|T||shows last Talk during your current packet session|
|M||shows last Mail message during your current packet session|
|A||shows last Announcement during your current packet session|
|W||shows last WWV report during your current packet session|
|C||shows last Call alarm during your current packet session|
|L||shows last cLock alarm during your current packet session|
Another QSYing facility is available from the logging screen. Pressing
will open a dialogue window. Please enter frequency and mode in the predefined fields. Tl will qsy the rig and set mode and frequency as specified onto the logging screen.
In "DXCC-LISTINGS" the submenu "Scope" was largely extended.
This was another deep cut into the existing code. Here is what you can list
Furthermore, the "DISPLAY", submenu was enlarged and
clarified to read as follows:
You can now print your DXCC-application for the ARRL DXCC-desk. For ease of operation just move into the "Logbook & DXCC-Award listings" and follow the subitem "DXCC-Applic." through all submenus. Internally the procedure is based on the database query "QSL received but not accepted yet". Thus, in order to exploit this feature you need to edit your log records accordingly (F5-key in F6 log review mode). The DXCC-application routine is a very helpful tool for dealing with the necessary paperwork to go with your submission of QSL-cards as requested by the ARRL. This nice feature would not have been possible without the mayor redesign of the DXCC-facilities.
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