Hardy Data Systems
Official 1010 Software
The K4HAV Win1010 Contest Program is the 2nd version of the K4HAV 1010 Contest Program used by many 1010 Contest Operators since it was first introduced in 1990. Since this program was written to be a Windows 95/98 application, it overcomes the memory limitations that the earlier DOS-based program had. Win1010 allows for more QSOs, bigger databases, better screen displays, improved printer support and more bells and whistles. The DOS based contest program consisted of 26 individual programs, each designed for a single function. This was required to overcome the DOS memory limitations. Win1010 has all functions and options in a single program. After using Win1010 during one contest you will never go back to the old way of hand logging. Win1010 has so many options and features that you will probably not use them all, but they are there if you need them. Many of the features are a result of suggestions by users.
The full Win1010 Program is available for download from the Hardy Data Systems web site at http://hds.net. Without a customized UserID file, Win1010 operates in the Demo Mode. This mode limits the number of QSOs to 25. The UserID file will be emailed or mailed upon receipt of the upgrade or purchase price. The log and dupesheet printer will only print the first 25 QSOs, but all the Database Utilities have no record limit.
These Help Files can be printed by going to the Help "File" Menu and choosing Print Topic. Bookmarks can be added from the Bookmark menu.
Support for the K4HAV 1010 County Hunter Program
The Win1010 Contest Program has several export options that will allow the Win1010 contest logs to be exported into the K4HAV 1010 County Hunter Program - either the existing DOS version of 1010CH or the upcoming Windows 95/98 version to be released later in 1998 which will be an add-on module to the Win1010 Contest Program. Since both the Win1010 and 1010CH programs use many of the same files, it is suggested that the existing 1010CH DOS files be copied to the Win1010 directory. If the County Hunter Program is in the Win1010 directory, hard disk space will be reduced. However, if you elect to keep the DOS 1010CH programs in the existing 1010 directory, then in the Options Menu there is a Path Option that can be used to specify the path to the 1010CH DOS files. The 1010CH program has a file named CoIndex.DAT that keeps an index of the worked counties. If the "County Input Option" and the "Check new 10X, VP and County Option" in the Win1010 Program is activated, if a new county is worked a red box will appear indicating a "New 10X", "New VP" or "New County".
Win1010 is designed for the 1010 contester. It includes several databases: the 1010 Database which has all the assigned 10X numbers and calls, the VP database with all the VP numbers and the Contest Database, which is a database of active contesters. Many users have sent their logs to the author and they have been combined into a large database. Most of the stations contacted during a contest will already be in the database and their info will be entered in the log automatically ready for you to confirm.
In addition to the built-in databases, Win1010 accesses the BuckMaster, QRZ, and Amateur Radio Flying Horse CDs as well as XXIP and the K4HAV FCC Database. The FCC Database can be downloaded from the Internet. This database is updated weekly and would provide the most current callsign and address info. All the built-in databases can be updated on the Hardy Data Systems web page at http://hds.net.
Win1010 will print your logs and dupesheets in various formats. Logs can be exported in various formats and imported into the K4HAV County Hunter Program. After the contest is over you can have your logs and dupesheets printed in a few minutes.
Win1010 utilizes your computers sound card to provide some useful sound features. You can record voice messages and play into your transceiver. Let your computer call CQ for you and give the other station your information. A Function key can be hit and your computer will record an off-the-air message or your computer can be setup to provide a continuous loop of recordings. If you miss a call, just hit replay and the previous minute (or any user set time period) will be replayed.
Win1010 can be used by an operator using both his station and a club station. A second log can be created for the second station and selective QSOs added to this log by hitting the F4 key. The second log will have the same name as the contest log with a "2" added to the end of the name. This 2nd log can be viewed full screen by an option in the VIEW Menu. This same procedure can be used by an OM/XYL team. Later to print the logs, the 2nd Contest Log would have to be loaded into the program.
Monitor Screen Resolution
This program uses a re-sizing control that will display the program full screen no matter what screen resolution you have your monitor set. However, the resolution that many computers use - 640x480 - will have the largest display fonts and it will be hard to display the screens with a lot of data and displays. It is recommended that you run your screen resolution at 800x600 or 1024x768. At 640x480 only the last 8 QSOs will be shown in the QSO Log Window, whereas at 800x600 the last 11 will be displayed. At 1024x768 the last 16 QSOs will be displayed, and at 1152x864 the last 18 will be displayed. I prefer the 1024x768 resolution using Small Fonts. The Win1010 Program was developed using Small Fonts as the default On monitors using Large Fonts, some of the text in the various boxes may get cropped or wrapped.
There is a routine that will pop-up a window if you are running 640x480 and suggest that you change your screen resolution to 600x800 or higher. Also on the message window upon start-up will be a message stating what resolution you are using. This window will also state whether you are using Small or Large Display Fonts. To change resolutions and/or size of screen fonts, you can right click on a blank place on the windows desktop and choose Properties, then choose Settings and change your resolution. Most new computers will allow you to change the screen resolution without rebooting.
Before running the program, it is recommended that you hide the Task Bar by going to Start, Settings, Task Bar and clicking "Auto Hide". This will give a larger screen display by using the entire screen.
Starting a Contest Option Menu
Before starting a contest several things need to be configured and setup. Many of these items will become your defaults saved in the win1010.cfg file, but can be changed later if desired. The configuration and setup is on the Options Menu. This Option Menu can be moved on the screen or resized. However, if down-sized, some of the text may wrap and all the text may not be visible. Also there are additional HELP screens on various individual displays that can be used for fast HELP.
1. Contest Setup: This is on the Options Menu located on the menu bar at the top of the display.
a. GMT Offset. The computer will display the GMT time on the display as well as entering the correct GMT time and date in the log. By using this technique you will not have to change or reset the time and date on your computer. Should you need to change your time or date, you can hit Ctrl-T or double-click on the GMT label on the clock. This will pop-up a window to change first the time, then the date. The change will take effect upon the first entry to the Call input field.
b. Choose Default Contest Database and Address Database. This choice is needed if you plan to automatically check these databases on each contact. There is a checkbox to check if you want this option. For example, if you have chosen as default the DB95.DAT Contest Database and checked the checkbox to automatically check the contest database on each contact, then after you type in the call and hit enter this database will be searched and if found, the info will be entered in the appropriate contest QSO entry fields. This will happen very fast. However, if the checkbox is checked on the "Automatically Check Default Address Database on every contact", then there will be a slight delay while this database is accessed, especially if it is one of the databases on CD-ROM. If you have more than one address database installed, you can access it by clicking on the red button at the bottom of the screen that corresponds to that database or use the ALT-Combination shortcut key.
c. County Input Mode Check Box. This is for the County Hunter. If this check box is checked then after the state has been typed in, the upper left display box will have the counties displayed for that state. You can scroll down and pick out the correct county. A short cut would be to type in the first letter of the county and the display will jump down to the first county beginning with that letter. Then scroll down to the correct county and hit ENTER to file this county. This county will then be filed with the QSO for later use. If you did not get the County, then you can hit the ZERO number and the County field will be left blank. The 1010CH program has a file named CoIndex.DAT that keeps an index of the worked counties. If the County Input Option in the Win1010 Program and the Check New 10X, VP and County are activated and a new county is worked a red box will appear indicating a "New County".
d. Post Contest Mode. This would be checked only if you wanted to enter info for a contest after the contest. This mode will allow you to enter the time and date for each QSO. During a regular contest the computer will enter the correct GMT time and date. If this option is enabled, you will need to hit Ctrl-T to set the proper GMT date. After filing the QSO, there will be a pop-up window for you top enter the time of the QSO. During a two day contest, the date will only have to be changed twice.
e. Automatically Check Default Address Database. If checked, and path to Database is installed, will display database info in message window after the Call is entered into the Call field and ENTER is hit.
f. Automatically Check Default Contest Database. If checked, will search database and put info in proper QSO fields after the Call is entered into the Call field and ENTER is hit. This info should be confirmed over the air.
g. DX User Mode. This is used only for non-U.S. operators. If you are a VE or other DX operator, then you will also have to set up the various prefixes for your country, so that the 3 point scoring routine will be correct. This setup is on the MISC page of the Options Menu. Additional instructions for this setup is on that page.
h. Disable Dupe Checking. This would be used if you wanted to use the Win1010 Contest Program as a daily log and you wanted to log all stations, even if they had been worked before. For daily logging purposes, the County Hunter Program would be a much better choice. There is a 3000 QSO limit, but the daily log could be named Daily98.Q95 for the 1998 QSOs and Daily99.Q95 for the 1999 QSOs.
i. Disable New County, New 10X and New VP Flags from County Hunter Files. If the County Hunter data files are present or in the Path Statement, they will be checked for new 10X, VP or County. This checkbox will disable this routine.
j. Disable F4 Key. One user reported that he had "fat fingers" and sometimes while hitting the F5 key to play a CQ, he would hit the F4 Key first. This option just disables the F4 Key. This is not saved to the Config File, therefore, it would have to be disabled if re-running Win1010.
i. Enable QSO by QSO Printout. This will send each QSO as it is filed to a printer. However, Windows wont print line-by-line, only a full page at a time. You can force a printout by hitting the Ctrl-F Key which will make the printer print and page eject. This option is not written to the Config file.
j. Auto Insert County From FCC Database. If checked this will take the County info from the FCC Database search and insert the County into the County field. This can be done manually by clicking on the red FCC Button, or automatically by enabling the automatic FCC Database search in paragraph e. described above. This county is derived from the Zip Code and may be wrong in some cases. Some times the Zip Code covers parts of two counties; therefore, this inserted County must be confirmed over the air. The County can be edited by hitting Ctrl-C which pops up the County Selection Window.
The print routines were designed to print a maximum of 55 lines per page at the normal default number 12 font size. Many printers have a 55 line default maximum number of printed lines. Either of the four dupesheet formats will meet the requirements of the Contest Rules, but it is recommended that both the compact or Alpha-Numeric DupeSheet and the 10X DupeSheet be submitted to the Contest Scoring Committee. A contest name must be selected before any of the following routines are run. Choose one of the existing names from the drop-down box or type in a name of your choice. Print options 2, 4 and 6 use condensed print. The default size is 8 points, but there is a check box to change the font size to 6 or 7 points. The remainder of the print options use the Windows default font and font size of 12 points. There is an option to change this font size to 10 or 11 points. You may have to experiment with your printer to determine the correct size of printer font to use. The default sizes of 8 for the condensed and 12 for the regular worked fine on my HP 870 printer, but I had to go to the 7 point condensed print for my HP laser printer to get everything on the page in the condensed mode.
1. Print Logs - this prints the log at 50 QSOs per page. On the last page will be a recap of the one, two and three point QSOs. Each page will have a score total for that page.
2. Print Logs Condensed Version - this prints the log in two columns of 73 QSOs per column or 146 per page. There will be a recap on the last page. If the band ever opens good and someone makes over 1000 contacts or so, the condensed log (146/page) will be very useful.
3. Print Dupesheet - Compact Version. This printout prints sorted columns of calls, starting with the U.S. One Call Area. If one column is not enough, then it will be continued on the next column in a snaking fashion. After the ones are finished, there will be a blank space then the "TWOS" heading and the U.S. Two Call Area will be printed, and so on to the Tenth Call Area. Then the VE and DX stations will be printed in a sorted column. The sorted list will appear in the display window and a message will pop-up asking to print log or not. If you answer "NO" then you can just look at the dupesheet displayed in the window. Later the dupesheet can be printed if you desire. There will be about 350 calls printed on each page with a recap page on the final page. Note: Hawaii, Alaska and US possessions will be included with the US Call areas in this DupeSheet and the one below.
4. Print Dupesheet - One Call Area/DX per column. This printout will print one call area per column. The disadvantage with this version is that if you work a lot of local stations, then that column will be very long and will take additional pages. The compact version of the dupesheet will have the same data but in a much more compact form. There will be a recap at the end of the data.
5. Print Dupesheet - 10X Version. This is a printout of only the 10X numbers sorted. There will be 8 columns of 52 numbers for a page maximum of 416 10X numbers. The sorted list will appear in the display window and a message will pop-up asking to print log or not. If you answer "NO" then you can just look at the dupesheet displayed in the window. Later the dupesheet can be printed if you desire.
6. Print Alpha-Numeric DupeSheet. This will sort and print in 11 snaking columns of 80 calls per column or 880 per page. Before the printout, a popup window will give you the option not to print the DupeSheet, but to look at the display in the small windows showing the sorted calls. This display can also be seen after the DupeSheet is printed. This is the most universal DupeSheet format and was added with Version 1.1.
7. Print Cover Sheet. This prints a cover sheet with all the necessary info to submit your logs. You may want to copy the info on this Cover Sheet to the Cover Sheet printed on the back of the 10-10 Newsletter. The log has to be printed before the Cover Sheet to get the total number of 1, 2, and 3 point QSOs. Five boxes will pop up for you to type in the Cover Sheet Info. The date of the first QSO will be displayed in the drop-down Date box and can be used or changed to the starting date, if you only made QSOs on the second day of the Contest. Then choose the Entry Type and make your choice, then move the mouse cursor to the Chapter Assignment box and type in your local chapter, if any. The Call Area drop-down box has all ten of the U.S. Call Areas for you to choose, or type in the Country you are operating from. There is an optional Comment message that can be added at the bottom. These comments are limited to 256 characters and consists of 4 lines with a maximum length of 70 characters. The routine does not wrap at the end of the lines and the user will have to format his comments to make sure no words are cut in half. There is a character counter and the other lines need to be started when the counter beeps and shows 70, 140, and 210.
The program comes with two sample voice files named Sample1.wav and Sample2.wav. Hitting the F5 and F6 keys will play these two files if the user has not already created his personal contest voice files. The user-created files should be named F5.wav, F6.wav and so on to F12.wav corresponding to the key that plays the file. It will be left to the user to decide how to record his voice files. Hitting ESCAPE while the file is playing will stop the sound. The filename appears in the middle display window and the name will be erased from the display if ESCAPE is hit or something is typed into the Contest Entry fields.
The F12 key has a special use. It is set up to LOOP the sound file. If the F12.wav file is not present then the Sample1.wav (short CQ) will be looped as a demo. The purpose of this routine is to call CQ if the band is nearly dead or you are not getting many responses to your CQs. When you record your CQ, leave enough blank space (delay) at the end for your VOX to drop out and to allow time to check for calls. Then it will repeat again and again until you hit the ESCAPE key. Note: the Sample1.wav file doesnt have much blank space at the end since it was recorded short to conserve hard disk space. You may have to experiment with the blank space to get the desired length of the delay.
Most sound cards come with recording and mixer programs. Even Windows 95 has a Recorder Program for short files (60 seconds). You can test your files with the Windows 95 Media Player. The user may want to use a sound editing program to edit out any silent time on the recording, especially at the beginning of the recording. I always like for my CQ or exchange message to start the instant I hit the F-Keys. There are many shareware and freeware programs available to edit wav files. Win1010 also has a built in Recorder and Play routine, activated by hitting Ctrl-R or Ctrl-P. These are described later.
Interface to Transceiver: Since there is an unlimited number of rig and computer combinations, it will be up to the user to design and build his sound card-to-transceiver interface. Having a phone patch input on your transceiver certainly makes it easier. I prefer to use headphones, a boom mike and VOX during contest operations. This leaves the hands free for computer use. I also like to mix the sound output of the sound card with the headphones. If the sound card is driving a speaker then it has to be very low to prevent feedback. Again you are on your own with this end of this setup and operation, but the author would like to hear from users who develop a successful and easy-to-use interface.
Sound Recorder: Win1010 also has a built in Sound Recorder which is accessed by hitting the Ctrl-R key. There is a drop-down box that lists the files that can be recorded. Clicking on one of the files will erase the file if it already exists and will open the file for recording. Clicking on the Record button will begin the recording session and will stop when the Stop key is clicked. To hear the recorded file, click on Rewind and then hit Play. If it is OK then you can hit Save, if not, reselect the file name from the drop-down box and record again. Note: this routine cannot be used to play the existing recordings. Instead use the Sound Player by hitting the Ctrl-P key.
Sound Player: Hitting the Ctrl-P key will pop-up the Sound Player with a drop-down box displaying all the wav sound files. This routine will also let you delete a sound file.
Recording using the Windows 95/98 Sound Recorder. You have a 3 sound quality choices: CD, Radio or Telephone. I recorded the two Samples using the PCM Radio Quality. The better the quality, the larger the sound WAV files. After you record your messages you can go to Properties Under File and convert to a different Audio Format. This recorder has a maximum recording length of 60 seconds, which should be adequate for 1010 Contesting.
Off-the-Air Recordings. By hitting Ctrl-1 through Ctrl-0 you can record ten off-the-air recordings. Only your hard drive space will limit the length of the recorded file. End the recording by hitting the Escape Key. There will be a red label in the middle of the screen to let you know when the recorder is on. A one minute recording will take about 1.3MB of hard disk space. If the sound file already exists then a warning message will pop up and ask if you want to overwrite the existing file. If not, you will need to choose another file. You can see a list of the sound files already recorded by going to the View Menu Item and choosing "Recorded Files".
Continuous Loop Recording. Hitting the F3 key will activate this routine. It will record the receiver audio until the F3 key is hit again. When activated, there will be a red "REC" button to appear in the lower portion of the screen indicating REC-1, REC-2 or REC-3 depending on the current loop file being recorded. This is to remind you that the continuous recording is in process. There are 3 loop sound files named L1.WAV, L2.WAV and L3.WAV, each ones length being in multiplies of 30 seconds, as determined by a value in the configuration file. The default is 90 seconds for each file, but can be changed in the Misc Options Menu. When the F3 key is hit, L1 records for 90 seconds, then L2 records for 90 seconds, then L3 records, and then L1 is erased and records again, and so on. Therefore, whenever the F3 key is hit again to stop the recording there will be two complete loop files and a partial depending at which part of the 90 seconds F3 is hit. This means that the last 180 to 270 seconds of received audio can be replayed by hitting the Ctrl-P key and choosing the L1, L2 or L3 files. Increasing the default file length to 3 minutes would mean that the last 6 to 9 minutes of audio could be replayed if you missed some info or wanted to listen to a transmission again. Although this routine works in the background, on some computers it may slow certain operations. Each minute of recorded audio takes about 1.3MB hard drive space. When the F3 key is hit to stop the recording, a message will appear in the middle message window indicating the last loop file that was recorded. This will give you a clue as to which of the L1, L2, or L3 files to listen to first using the Sound Play activated by hitting Ctrl-P.
Contest Database Utilities
The Contest Database that is packaged with the Win1010 program has the name DB95.DAT. Updates of this file will always be posted on the HDS web site. If you modify this Default Contest Database by adding your personal logs, then it is advised that you rename the database to something that starts with DB and has the extension "DAT" such as DB_JIM.DAT. Then you can choose your customized database as the Default Contest Database in the Options Menu. This would prevent overwriting your custom database if you downloaded an update from the HDS web site. Some of the routines below automatically make a backup copy on the hard drive, but it is highly recommended that before you do any sorting, removing dupes, etc., that you make another copy of the database in question on a floppy disk as a precaution.
Add Contest Log To Database. This will allow you to add a log of your choice from the pop-up "Open Existing File" window to the database that is chosen as your Default Contest Database. Should you want to add the log to another Database file, then go to the Options Menu first and choose another default contest database. New Calls added with be displayed in the upper left display screen and the total number displayed at the end of the displayed list.
Add New Call To Database. This routine will pop-up a window to add a new callsign to the current default contest database.
Convert Old DOS Database.BIG to Windows 95/98 Format. The new database format adds several digits to the name and QTH fields. The old DOS database only used two digits for the QTH field. This caused DX country names to be cut-off with only two letters. This conversion routine expands the DX country name to the full name.
Create New Database From Log. This will create a new database using the contest file chosen from the pop-up "Open Existing File" window. Another pop-up "Open New File" window will appear displaying the existing database names. Choose a name that does not exist.
Edit Database. When displaying the Database (by clicking on the red DB button), just double-click on the record that you want to edit. A pop-up edit window will pop-up. After editing, the entire contest database file is re-read into memory.
Find Database Dupes. Before running this routine you should run the Sort DB routine. The Find Dupes routine depends on dupes being adjacent records. This routine only displays the duplicate calls on the screen. To remove the dupes run the "Remove Dupes From Database" routine.
Merge Two Databases. There are options that will allow you to merge one database into another database or to combine two databases and create a new combined one. There is a pop-up screen for this routine. Choose from the drop-down boxes the name of each database. The default routine is to merge #1 into #2, however, if you want to create a new database #3, click on the "Create New Database" check box and type in the name of the new database using this format DBxxxxxx.DAT. The "xxxxxx" is what you will use to create a new name. During this routine the #2 database is copied to the new filename and #1 is then merged into #3, thus creating the new contest database. To view this new database, you can go to the Options Menu and choose the new database as your Default Contest Database and then choose the option to read into memory. Then display by hitting the red DB button.
Remove Dupes From Database. The Sort Database routine has to be run before this routine is run. This routine requires a sorted database and depends on dupe calls being adjacent each other. The default Contest Database if copied to a backup file named DB95.BAK, should you need it. There is a maximum of 300 calls that can be removed in one operation. If there are more than 300 calls, then you will need to rerun this routine.
Remove Silent Keys From Database. This routine checks the 10X database (1010.TXT) and if the 10X number in the 10X database belongs to a Silent Key, then the callsign for this record is changed to "DELETE" and can be deleted later by running the "Remove Dupes From Database" routine. An up-to-date 10X database should be used for best results.
Update Database by 10X Database. This reads the 10X in the default Contest Database and then checks the call for the 10X number. If it is different from the database, then the database is updated with the new call. Updates are received monthly reflecting vanity calls and call area moves. Again, the 10X database should be current for best results.
Update Database For New 10X Numbers. This checks the 10X database for each callsign in the default Contest Database that has no 10X number. If that call is found then its zero 10X number is replaced with the newly issued 10X number. Many times you will work a station in a contest that has no 10X number at the time, but gets one later. This routine will update the Contest Database in those cases.
Update Database By PrevCall Database. The FCC posts a weekly file with all call changes. I have been compiling a databases of these previous calls and new calls for many months. Many 1010ers sometimes delay notifying the 1010 Recordkeeper of call changes and this previous call database can be used to update the database with the very latest call changes. This file is considered a FCC file and should be in the FCC Path. It can be downloaded from a link on the HDS web site. This is a slow routine because every call in the Contest Database has to be compared to every call in the PrevCall Database. Depending on the size of the Contest Database this operation could take 3 to 5 hours. At the present time there are over 117,000 calls in the PrevCall Database.
Other Utility ProgramsBackup Log. This will make a backup of the Contest Log to a floppy disk in Drive A. Typing SAVEA as the call in the Call field will also trigger a backup as well as hitting the Ctrl-B key. There is also an automatic backup after "X" number of QSOs. This can be setup on the Options Misc Menu.
Check Log. This routine should be run before printing logs and dupesheet. For this to be accurate, the 1010.TXT file should be current. This routine checks each contact with a 10X number and compares the call in the 10X database with the call in the log. If it is not the same then a display will list the QSO number and callsigns. If the calls are different, it may mean that a mistake was made copying the info or that the station has got a new vanity call and it has not been updated in the 10X database yet. Running this routine is optional but it will point out potential errors in the log. Another possibility is that an error exists in the 10X database. You should not make the assumption that all the databases are 100% accurate.
Duplicate Log. This routine is for use with two-station logging. After the contest is over, it will duplicate the first log and add a "2" to the file name. For example, if the contest log is named FALL98.Q95, then the duplicated filename will be FALL982.Q95. The purpose of this duplicate log is not to have to hit the F4 key to file the QSO in the second log. This method assumes that most of the time both QSOs will be made. If several are not completed, then jot down their calls and when the second log is duplicated from the 1st log, just delete these missed QSOs. This method would probably be best for the 2nd station being the Club call, but could also be used in an OM/XYL team operation.
Convert Old DOS Logs to Windows 95/98 Format. A good use of this routine would be to convert your old logs if you wanted to import them into a current Windows 95/98 format Contest Database. Or you may just want to display the old log in the new contest window or perhaps want to sort one of the columns. The converted contest file will have the same name but a different extension. All the Win1010 contest files end with the Q95 extension. The converted logs will not have the 3 point scoring for the DX stations.
Export/Import Logs. This routine has several different output formats.
1. Comma Delimited ASCII File. Exports all the log info in a comma delimited file named Export1.DAT. If the file already exists it will be overwritten; therefore, if you should want the existing file, it should be renamed.
2. Comma Delimited ASCII File w/VP Only. Exports all log info only for stations with a VP number.
3. Fixed Length ASCII file. Exports all the log info in a fixed length file of 143 columns named Export2.DAT. If the file already exists it will be overwritten.
4. Fixed Length ASCII file. Exports only records with VP Numbers and adds Call and 10X.
5. Callsign Only. Exports only the callsigns to a file named Export3.DAT. If the file already exists it will be overwritten.
6. ADIF Contest Format Export. This is a standardized export format developed by a group of contest and logging programmers listed at the http://www.hosenose.com/adif/ website. The following software supports ADIF import: LOGCONV, SWISSLOG, ProLog, NA Contesting, Super Duper contesting, Log-EQF, IcomLog, KenLog, EasiLOG, LogWindows, HyperLog, CT, BV QSL mgmt and printing, FT Manager, Lux Log, XMLog, LOGic, DX4WIN, WJ2O Master QSO, and RTTY by WF1B. Therefore, Win1010 contest records can be imported into any of the above programs. The ADIF file created will have the same file name, but with the ADI extension. It can be read with any DOS file reader, such as NotePad, Word Pad or the DOS Edit Command.
7. Export New 10X Numbers to County Hunter - This routine will export all contacts with a new 10X number into the County Hunter Program. It will also check the County and if it is a new County, then it will be marked "New County". For Export Options 5 and 6, the CH.DAT and COINDEX.DAT files need to be in the Win1010 directory or in the 1010CH Path. A pop-up window will display all the calls exported and a print routine will be available if desired.
8. Export New Counties to County Hunter - This routine will export all contacts with 10X numbers that is a new County. If the 10X has already been entered then the BAR indicator will be filed as "Y" indicating that the 10X has already been entered. This would be the case if you worked a Mobile station in several different counties. The normal procedure would be to run Option #5 first and then Option #6. These two options will also enter the VP number if in the log. A pop-up window will display all the calls exported and a print routine will be available if desired.
9. Export New VP to County Hunter - This routine checks the 10X record in the County Hunter and if the record does not have a VP number then it will be exported. Therefore, this routine must be run after the Export New 10X Number routine has been run. The existing CH Record QSO Date is changed to that of the new VP number, since a QSO date is required for the VP BAR Award.
A. ADIF Contest Format Import. This will import into Win1010 another logging programs log provided it is in the ADIF format. This routine will import the time and date, call, name, QTH and 10X number. The new contest file will be named ADIF.Q95 and will overwrite any existing ADIF.Q95 file. At the present time the ADIF specifications do not have a separate field for the VP number. No QSO point values will be imported. The ADIF specifications now has a separate ten_ten field and this routine is written to support the new ten_ten specification. If your ADIF export program is not current, then it may put the 10X in a misc comment area. If that is the case then the imported 10X number will not be correct and you will need to either choose the option "not to import 10X numbers" or contact the program that you are trying to ADIF export and get the latest version that supports the ten_ten ADIF specification.
Remove Deleted QSOs From Log. When a QSO is deleted in the Edit Mode, the call sign is replaced with "DELETED". Running this routine will remove these Deleted records and renumber the Contest File. A window will pop-up with an option to make a backup of the QSO file to a floppy disk. During this routine, each QSO is checked and if not "Deleted" then it is written to a new file named Remove.dup. At the end of the routine the Contest File is deleted and the Remove.dup file renamed back to the Contest File. Then the new Contest File is read into memory and the QSO Log Window can be updated by hitting the red Refresh (REF) button.
Find Number of Silent Keys in 10X Database. This routine will search the 10X database (1010.TXT) and find the number of Silent Keys. To be accurate the 1010.TXT file should be current. This routine was added to answer a recent question posted on the 1010 Mail List.
Pop-up Calculator. A small calculator is available in the Utility Menu.
Contest Program View Menu
1. County Hunter File. This option will display the most important information from the County Hunter CH.DAT file in a full screen display. This file must be in the Win1010 directory or 1010CH Path. Each column can be sorted by clicking on the column header.
2. Graph of QSO/Hour. This will display a rate graph showing contacts per hour for each day. The first day will be red bars and the second day will be green bars. This display is very impressive when viewed after the contest is over. Or it can be viewed the second day to see what was done the first day. Exit this display by clicking the "X" in the upper right hand corner. This display is full screen by default, but can be resized if desired. The screen title will have the total number of QSOs and each days total. The display is valid only for two consecutive dates as would be the case in a contest.
3. Graph of WAS. This will display a graph of all 50 States and the number of QSOs made in each state. The number of QSOs and a list of stations in that state can also be displayed using the red WAS button.
4. Log Full Screen. This option will display the QSO Log in a full-screen window. Each column can be sorted by clicking on the column header and a QSO can be edited by double-clicking on the record.
5. Log Full Screen - DX Calls Only This option will display the QSO Log in a full-screen window, displaying only the stations with a DX Call.
6. Log Full Screen - Mobile Stations Only This option will display the QSO Log in a full-screen window, displaying only the Mobile Stations with "/M" at the end of their call.
7. Log Full Screen - VP Stations Only This option will display the QSO Log in a full-screen window, displaying only the Stations with a VP number.
8. Log Full Screen + Print Labels. This option will display the QSO Log in an almost full-screen window. The routine allows the user to tag certain QSOs and print either QSL Labels and/or Address Labels. See the Print Labels after this View Menu section.
9. 2nd Log Full Screen. This option will display the 2nd QSO Log in the case of a Club Station or an OM/XYL team operation.
10. Notes. This option will give a directory listing of all the notes that were written during the contest. The note will be displayed by "opening" the note file name.
11. Recorded Files. This option will give a list of all the WAV files in the Win1010 directory. This same list can also be found by hitting Ctrl-P for the Sound Player Routine. The files can be played in the Player routine, but not in the View option.
This routine is accessed on the View Menu Selection #5. The main purpose of this routine is to print selected Address labels, but also includes a QSL label printer. There will probably be little interest in printing QSL Labels; therefore, not much time was devoted to the QSL routine. The Address Label routine only uses the FCC Database as its source of data. There is a separate help window that can be accessed from the routine to refresh your memory on the various buttons and options. There are separate print routines for the Dot Matrix and Inkjet/Laser type printers. Some of the printer properties can be changed to alter the print output. When printing in Windows, the spacing between lines is determined by the font size; therefore, 3 font sizes are selectable to adjust to the fixed label spacing. Test printouts should be done on plain paper before using the blank label page.
Label Style: The Inkjet Style prints two columns of 10 labels making a page total of 20 labels. One page is printed at a time. The Dot Matrix Style will print the 20 labels on a single column type fan-fold label.
Selection Mode: Mode One allows you to select one call at a time. Mode Two allows you to select one at a time if you hold the Control Key down, or you can hold the Shift Key down and click on one record, then skip down several records and click on that one and all in-between. Mode Two is also good for de-selecting the entire list selected by just clicking on a record. All the others will be cleared.
Font Size: On the HP Inkjet printer the 10.5 point font size produces the best spacing on the label printout. This value can be changed by clicking on the desired font size.
Top Spacing: Most labels on the inkjet type label page start about one-half inch from the top. This Top Spacing value inserts blank lines to start the labels at the correct position. On the HP Inkjet, 3 lines start the labels at the correct position.
TAB: This is only used for the Inkjet Print Style Address labels and adjusts the starting position for the 2nd column. On the HP Inkjet the tab setting of 67 starts at the correct position, but can be adjusted for other printers.
Display: This will display the tagged calls and will let you know when you have the maximum of 20 tagged. If you have over 20, then only the first 20 will print. The FCC Database only has U.S. and VE calls and therefore will not print DX Address labels.
QSL: This will activate the QSL Label Printer and will print the first line "Confirming QSO with K4HAV", then skips a line and then the 3rd line will be "26 JUN 1998 03:44 10M SSB 59". Before the QSL labels are printed you have the option of "SSB 59" or CW 599". As stated before, not much time was devoted to this routine, and it has certain limitations. In the Dot Matrix Mode, you can print 20 QSL labels on a one-column fan-fold label, but in the Inkjet mode only one column of 10 can be printed. To print the next 10 you will need to reverse the label page and run back through for the next ten on the second column.
Print: The Print button will print the Address labels. Use the QSL button to print the QSL labels. All 20 sets of address info is read from the FCC Database and stored in an array before the printing starts; therefore, you will experience a "searching time" of 2 to 3 minutes while the addresses are being searched.
Help: Displays some basic info about the Label Printer.
1. F Keys. A display of the various Function Keys. This file (Help_F.TXT) can be edited to give a title to your Sound Files if desired.
2. Alt Keys. A display of the various Alt-Combination Keys. These keys can be used instead of the mouse when running any of the routines at the bottom of the screen indicated by the red buttons.
3. Control Keys. A display of the various Ctrl-Combination Keys.
4. Buttons. A display of the red/blue buttons at the bottom of the screen. These routines can also be accessed by using the Alt-Combination Keys in Help Topic 2 above. The underlined letter on the buttons indicate the Combination Key that is required to activate that routine.
5. Beacons. A display of the Beacon List downloaded from the 1010 International Nets web site. The file name is Help_B.TXT and can be edited to add more beacons. There is a capacity of 150 beacons.
6. DXCC List. A display of the DXCC list that was downloaded from the ARRL web site. The file name is Help_DX.TXT.
7. Prefix by Country. A display of prefixes sorted by country. At the end of the record is the ARRL DXCC number. This number is used in the ADIF Contest Export Routine. This file contains just over 600 prefixes and has a capacity of 800. To add a new prefix you would need to use a DOS editor, Word Pad or NotePad. Use the same format as other prefixes in the same country. The file name is CTY_AZ95.TXT. Before adding new prefixes it would be a good idea to make a backup copy. For the automatic DX Country Recognition Routine to work, the prefix must be in the file. NOTE: If the CTY_AZ95.TXT file is updated then this file (Help_PX.TXT) must also be undated. The lengths and contents of these two files must be identical or an error will ge generated.
8. Country by Prefix. A display of prefixes sorted by prefix. If you edit the CTY_AZ95.TXT file then you should also edit this file which is named Help_PX.TXT using the format of the existing records.
9. Misc. A display of misc info. The file name is Help_MIS.TXT and can be edited if desired.
A. User_1. There are four user files available, each with a 50 line capacity. Use these for anything you desire, such as, a list of Counties Needed, Schedules, results of previous contests, etc. The file names are Help_U1.TXT, Help_U2.TXT, etc. You can use NotePad to create or edit these files. The program reads the contents of these files on startup, so create the new files before running the program.
B. User_2. User files
C. User_3. User files
D. User_4. User files
Two Log Setup
This was designed for the operator that is operating his station and also giving out numbers for the Club Station. It can also be used by an OM/XYL team. To start a Two Log Operation, simply hit the F4 Key to file the first QSO (and following QSOs). It will be saved to a file with the same name, but with a "2" appended to the filename. A file named File2Nr.DAT is created when the first QSO is transferred to the 2nd Log. The purpose of this file is to file the QSO Number of the QSO that was put in the 2nd Log. This file is only used for the Full Page Display of the 2nd Log under the VIEW Menu. It is possible for the band to change and the second QSO may not get confirmed; therefore, not being filed. Whenever a new Contest Filename is created the old File2Nr.DAT file is erased. Should a new Contest Filename be created then the old 2nd file could not be displayed full screen, but could be read into the program as a Contest File from the "Open Existing Contest" Menu.
To print the logs of the second log, you will need to open it as an existing contest. The name and call of the registered station will be printed on the logs and can be manually over-written to indicate the Club station operated by the registered user or the XYL of the registered owner. If you should want a customized UserID file for your club or your XYL then please advise by email and the file will be emailed to you at no cost or mailed on a floppy for a small fee to cover expenses. If the second UserID file which will be named User_95a.Dat is in the Win1010 directory, then you will get a pop-up message asking which UserID file to use when printing the log.
The program will recognize that a Two Log Operation is in progress if you reopen the existing log and all you have to do to file the next QSO to the 2nd Log is to hit the F4 key.
Alternative Method: Some stations reported during their first use of the F4 Key to log to the second log that on occasion they would forget to hit the F4 key. Another approach would be NOT to hit the F4 key at all, in fact, just forget about the 2nd log until the contest is over. Then go to the Contest Utility Menu and choose the Duplicate Log option to copy the contest log. The name will be the same with a "2" appended to the end of the file name. This method assumes that most of the time both QSOs will be made. If several are not completed, then jot down their calls and when the second log is duplicated from the 1st log, just delete these missed QSOs. This method would probably be best for the 2nd station being the Club call. If the XYL made the 2nd exchange, then it would be more natural for the XYL to hit the F4 key as the final act of the QSO.
Updates will be posted on the Win1010 download page. The 1010.TXT file is updated monthly and the VP.DAT file is updated every few months. Program updates will also be posted on this page. These program updates will be the main win1010.exe file and other files that have been changed will need to be copied to the Win1010 directory replacing the existing Win1010.exe file. From time to time the Help Files (Manual) will also be updated and posted as a file and also the web page displaying the Help File will be updated.
These are files that, if installed, will add features to the Win1010 Program. These files can be installed either in the Win1010 Directory or the path set up in the Options Path Menu. There is a link on the Win1010 download page to download these files, if desired.
FCC - These files consist of the Addr_xx.DAT address files, the Prev_xx.DAT, and the Zip Code files. These files are used in the K4HAV FCC Search Program, but can also be accessed from within Win1010. The Prev_xx.DAT Previous Call Database is also used to find new calls for stations that have upgraded or received vanity calls. A new addition to Version 1.0d is an Index File search routine. If hard drive space (7.3MB) is available then an increase of search speed up to 8 times can be achieved. These Index files must be of the same date as the FCC Address files and will be posted at the same site as the FCC files. A link to the FCC Index files is given on the Win1010 Download Web Page. The Index files will be used if present and at the bottom of the display will be the note "Using FCC Index Mode."
Date of Birth - These files are named DOB_xx.TXT and can be downloaded from a link on the Win1010 download page. This is the last DOB file that the FCC published and was current to July 1997. This file will not be updated because the FCC changed their policy about including the DOB with the FCC database.
County Hunter Files - The CH.DAT and CoIndex.DAT can be used by the Win1010 Program to determine if a station worked is a new 10X, new VP or a new County for you. If so, a red flag will appear at the top of the field that is a new item that is not already in the CH files.
The DOS-Based 1010 Contest Program had a small program to find calls from 10X, and 10X from calls. Included in the Setup package is a program named 10X.EXE. It is a small Windows 95 program that loads fast and can be used for fast lookups. Also the 1010 and VP numbers can be displayed in a range (a feature not available in Win1010). You can manually create a shortcut to this program or run from the START RUN box after typing in the path.
The 10X Cat Icon (XX_CAT.ICO) is included in the setup files in case you want to use this icon on your desktop. To change the icon, right click on the existing icon, choose Properties, then Shortcut and then click Change Icon.
The future version of the County Hunter/Certificate Program for Windows 95/98 will be incorporated into the Win1010 Contest Program as an add-on Module. This CH Module can be activated by clicking the County Hunter Menu Heading For unregistered 1010CH users, the program will operate in the demo mode with a 25 record limit. A single UserID file can be configured for either a registered Contest Program user and/or a County Hunter user. The various menu options at the top of the form has many of the County Hunter options on the menus but at the present time the options are under development and should not be used.
Whenever you hit the red DB button to display the Default Database, the time required to load the database into the display window will be shown at the end of the display. On my AMD 233 with 64MB RAM it takes 7 seconds. On a Cyrix P166+ with 64MB RAM it takes 11 seconds and on a 486DX120 with 16MB RAM it takes 42 seconds.
In the 10X Search Routine, the unassigned 10X numbers in the 1010.TXT database has for its call the 10X number. For example at the present time if you search for 10X of 69999 then the call that you will get will be 69999.