CQ 160 Revision History


The following is a brief summary of the revisions to this program:

Version 4.4 4/19/17

- Auto advance to the next DX spot on enter (Press Ctrl + Shift + E to turn on the auto advance option).
- Clear a DX Spot from your keyboard (press Ctrl + Shift + X with the call you want to clear in the call field).
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Z to advance to the next DX Spot (rig interface must be enabled).
- Option to spot DX on entry (enable by pressing Ctrl + Shift + T).
- Obtain the long path bearing by clicking on the Bearing label (while it is currently displaying the direct bearing).
- Option to log the contact by clicking on the blue dialog label.
- To update the contest elapsed time counter to robot calculated time, click on the operating time label.
- Additional API commands.

Version 4.3 1/02/17

- Added ability to select the sound card or device (RIGblaster, SignaLink, etc.) that you want to use to play your audio wave files.
- Added ability to record wave files for transmit (Settings > Transmit > Phone)
- Removed Windows Media Player dependency.
- Flex radio users can now connect to their rig via a Flex API to read and change the frequency and mode of the active slice.
- Additional API commands (0.9) as requested by users and developers.
- Additional DX Spotting filter options including blocking stations in your country and stations not in the Super Check Partial list.

Version 4.2 10/04/16

- Additional API commands (0.8), as requested by Fldigi, PSK Express and other developers.
- Ability to quickly and easily switch between two rigs as configured on the rig interface form (Just press Ctrl X).
- To clear the band map, click on the band map and then press Shift C (this only affects the band map, not the DX Spots list).
- Ability to add an offset on frequency change such as clicking on a DX spot.
- To quickly display the frequency column in the QSO list in any contesting program, click Ctrl + Shift + F.

Version 4.1 6/27/16

- Ability to check the entity status in your master log when you tab from the Call field in your contest log via API.
- Transfer QSO Records via API (File > Transfer via API).
- Added history file option (Settings > History File).
- Rig Interface via API (Settings > Rig Interface > N3FJP API).
- CW via API (Settings > Transmit > CW).
- DX Spots Summary Graph (View > DX Spots Summary Graph).
- Type frequency in Call field and press enter to change frequency.
- Modified frequency change form behavior so that it will optionally close on action.
- Additional API commands (API version 0.7).

Version 4.0 4/05/16

- DX Spots where the entity is a needed multiplier is displayed in italics (in programs where applicable).
- Press Ctrl + Shift + S for programs to read next serial number (for blind hams in programs where applicable).
- Press Ctrl + Shift + H to hide the Horizontal / Vertical button on the band map (click a blue area of the band map first).
- Added more Application Program Interface (API) commands.
- Band and mode (based on frequency) determined by band plan file.

Version 3.9 3/07/16

- Added Application Program Interface (API) functionality (Settings > Application Program Interface).
- Added CW PTT to key linear amplifiers (Settings > Transmit > CW).
- Added ability to temporarily disable band and mode updates from rig interface (press Ctrl + Shift R).
- Updated address label tags for Cabrillo output in compliance with the latest Cabrillo output specification.

Version 3.8 1/02/15

- Added option to display dx spots on a separate form (Ctrl+Shift D).
- Ability to save and load CW settings for easy transfer to other N3FJP logging programs.
- Ability to save and load phone wave settings for easy transfer to other N3FJP logging programs.
- Removed Tech + from frequency privilege form.

Version 3.7 12/02/14

- Band map DX spotting zoom scale and rig tracking features added.
- Spot last button on main form.
- Ability to adjust CW character spacing for PC generated CW.

Version 3.6 11/08/14

- Addition of Super Check Partial, which can either be displayed in the Possible Duplicates window, or on a separate floating form.
- Dynamic scale resizing on band map form reflecting range of actual posted DX spots for a given band.
- Option to display band map automatically on start up.
- Resize the main form and the individual controls will reposition after you complete your mouse move.
- Your customized main form dimensions are saved on exit.
- Press Ctrl F to display a small form to quickly change your rig's frequency, band and mode. This form can optionally be set to display on start up from the rig interface form.
- Pressing Ctrl W displays the CW setup form as always, but now, you can also press Ctrl > Shift W to display a tiny version of the form showing your F key strings. This form can optionally be set to display on start up from the CW setup form.
- Press Ctrl > Shift C to display the bearing as a compass point as you type the call.
- Additional DX spotting filtering option to block calls that would be identified as duplicates.

Version 3.5 8/13/2014

- Ability to set DX spots filtering.
- Ability to display a DX spots band map (press Ctrl E from the main form to display).
- Ability to set have the program speak the details of a DX spot.
- Contest status web page FTP uploader
- Ability to list recent QSOs filtered by the same band and mode.
- Additional error checking to let you know if you have the clients set to TCP but forgot to also set the server to TCP.
- Ability to see the QSO rate time statistics of your specific PC (from the settings menu).
- Additional TCP error checking.
- Clients networking in TCP can now make local backups.
- Backups for both File Share and TCP are now in ADIF.
- Before downloading country file from AD1C, gets path to file from n3fjp.com.
- CW Buffer Form (Ctrl K).

Version 3.4 9/04/2013

Modification of forms for better screen reader performance to assist visually impaired users.

Version 3.3 7/24/2013

Addition of TCP networking option.
Minor appearance tweaks.

Version 3.0 1/24/2013

The C# rewrite! Lots of new features, too numerous to list here! (Minor appearance and CW tweaks followed with 3.1 and 3.2)

Version 2.6 3/10/2012

Country files are first searched for in the users Documents and Settings > N3FJP Software > Shared folder, so that only one country download is needed to update all the software programs at once.
KG4 lookup - Only 2 X 2 calls returned for Guantanamo Bay.
Archive defaults to backup directory

Version 2.5 1/3/2012

Cabrillo and ADIF files are saved in My Documents in the Users's profile directory (or a directory of the User's choice) in better compliance with Vista, Win 7 and future operating systems.
Better font sizing and scaling on larger, wide screen monitors.
Quadrupled country lookup array size to accommodate Jim, AD1C's highly specific country prefix database.

Version 2.4 4/20/09

Modified EMAIL Cabrillo file output tag at CQ's request

Version 2.3 11/08/08

Modified for new exchange (CQ Zones) to be sent by DX contacts
Added ASSISTED category for Single Op

Version 2.2 3/31/06

Changed Cabrillo category from MULTI-OP to MULTI-ONE

Version 2.1 1/3/06

WinKey Functions
Archive Log File
Add a ! to your pre-programmed CW String to save the contact

Version 2.0 12/6/04

- DX Spotting List enhancements
- Sleep CW timing option
- Enhanced Loop timing option
- Dynamic resize of band map spots
- Backup on exit

Version 1.9 10/17/04

CW strings display
Control keys show forms
Confirm delete of QSO
Tighter confirmation for new contest

Version 1.8 1/05/04

Post Contest Mode - Option for entering contacts after the contest is over.
Loop Timing Option for CW added.
Option to key rig when a wave file is played with serial port.
Esc stops wave file.
BT prosign added.

Version 1.7 9/13/03

Adjusted Northwest Territories abbreviation in response to the ARRL section update.

Version 1.6 7/21/03

Addition of parallel (printer port) support options for CW keying (serial port is already supported)
ESC key terminates CW
Improved CW timing performance
CW WPM speed can be specified
CW word spacing is user modifiable
CW text being sent displays on main form
Addition of prosigns
Program retrieves system time for UTC offset on startup
Addition of a utility to send on-the-air code practice
Items on main list can be copied to the Windows clipboard
Graph background color can be changed from black to white

Version 1.5 4/13/03

Main form displays above taskbar
Improved country lookup
Main form background color is Windows default background color
Installs in common N3FJP Software Windows program group

Version 1.4 12/30/02

Added DX spotting via Telnet, TNC and AGW Packet Engine

1.3 12/11/02

Visually impaired enhancement

Version 1.2 11/23/02

Graph
CW stop with F Key
Key rig phone RTS or DTR

Version 1.1 10/11/02

Added section NU
Added timer
Added Call CW wildcard



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