ARRL Rookie Roundup Contest Log Revision History


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

Version 2.3 7/06/2021

- Easy, direct, integration with WSJT-X.
- Font scaling based on manual form height changes of main form.
- Frequency Privileges form enhanced to show current frequency and DX spots.
- Winkeyer settings now saved along with your other CW settings when you click the Save Settings button.
- Winkeyer: Use _ to merge characters and | to add a small amount of space between characters.
- RI: commands in F1 now can be programmed with loop delay.
- You can now toggle most rigs from transmit to receive with Ctrl + Shift + A.

Version 2.2 1/5/2021

Automatic Update
All Logging Software Signed With a Certificate Authority's Digital Certificate
Automatic DX Spots Reconnect. Click Settings > DX Spotting > Auto Reconnect (upper right) to enable.
Toggle Between 3 Rigs
CW and Phone Settings Now Included with Ctrl X Toggle
Advanced and Technician License Class Privilege Filtering for DX Spots
Keyboard Tuning Shortcuts now Optional
CW Text to Speech
Operator Field ADIF Mapping
TCP Networking Port Now User Customizable
Block Band Overlap
Note Function Added
Super Check Partial Wild Cards Added
Winkeyer - Remaining String to be Sent Displayed
Added Shortcut List Summary

Version 2.1 1/02/20

- DX Spotted digital mode frequencies can be blocked or enabled independently from CW / SSB. Click More Filtering on the DX Spotting set up form to configure.
- Added Tab Sends Message (TSM) option for voice F keys (already existed for CW). Press Ctrl + Shift + G to enable.
- Use Shift (or Ctrl + Shift) + Up / Down, Left / Right arrows to tune your rig's frequency with rig interface enabled.
- Added Yaesu - Newer 2 option on the rig interface form's rig list to support Yaesu 991, Yaesu 101 D and Yaesu 101 MP.
- User added DX Spotting Telnet sites are saved and available for selection in the drop down list on the DX Spotting set up form.
- Added optional filtering for Advanced and Technician frequency privileges (in addition to the already existing General filtering).
- Corrected form display anomalies on 4K monitors.
- Updated for proper FT4 ADIF transfer using mode / submode as defined in the latest ADIF specification.
- Passive Mode Option for FTP Web Upload (Settings > Web Upload Status Settings).

Version 2.0 1/1/19

- Added CONTESTEX API option to facilitate digital interface.

Version 1.9 9/19/18

- Added CW Tab Sends Message (TSM) feature (press Ctrl + Shift + G from the main form to enable / disable).
- Additional DX Spotting menu items including spot on entry, jump to next spot on entry, band map, and large DX spots form.
- Fire rig internal memories from F keys in CW mode when CW keying option not selected.
- Flex - feed Flex DX spots as received via their API.

Version 1.8 3/14/18

- Modified online score upload feature to default to the new Score Distributor.
- Added Icom2 rig interface selection to make interfacing Icom 7610s easier (but should work with all Icoms).
- Added Yaesu 891 selection (previously worked with 991 selection).
- Large DX Spots list form will now sort with column clicks.
- Send rig commands with PH and CW F keys to play stored messages in rig (not all rigs support this feature).

Version 1.7 9/11/17

- Added Online Score upload feature.
- Added additional call checking validation on entry (already existed when typing the call).

Version 1.6 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 1.5 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 1.4 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 1.3 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 1.2 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 1.1 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.



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