Re: Potential Logging Issues For 2019 CW WW DX SSB Contest

Chuck Dietz

If you log the correct zone that is being sent, the correct country will be used in the log checking. 

Chuck W5PR

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 11:53 AM Pete Smith <n4zr@...> wrote:

Hi Ted.  I had forgotten all about that feature, which seems like it would be fine during the QSO.  Do you know any way to fix it once the QSO has been logged?

I just tried to run that tool (Add Call to Country) with a hypothetical VP8 callsign and got the following error:

What to do???

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 10/25/2019 12:12 PM, Ted Bryant wrote:



Have you tried using the “Add Call to Country” feature under the Tools menu in the Entry window?


Add call to country – Specify a country for the call-sign in the call-sign textbox in the Entry window. If no call-sign is entered this menu item will be grayed out. This is a quick way during the heat of a contest to add a country temporarily, until the next time you import wl_cty.dat. Making changes permanent requires editing the country file (wl_cty.dat) to be imported.


73, Ted W4NZ


From: [] On Behalf Of Tom Owens via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: [N1MM+] Potential Logging Issues For 2019 CW WW DX SSB Contest


Pete and John,

Thanks for the input.

Pete, I am using the current  WL-Cty.dat file.  It was installed today.  And the issues still persist.

John, we too change the zone to what we copy BEFORE logging the contact.  Yes, I can change the zone in the Edit Contact window but that does not change the country.  For example, I just logged VK9OOO.  That call could be in zone 29, 30 or 32.  The program logged it as zone 32, Norfolk --- which is correct BUT that call could have been in zone 29 or 30.  For kicks, I went into the Edit Contact window (it is not possible to change the country prefix there as it is grayed out).  I changed the zone there to zone  but the Countries window still show the contact VK9N.  If the zone change took, which it did, the country should have changes to KL7.

The problems occurs in two different ways.  One, there are more than one country in the same zone.  Two, the country can be in one or more zone - HK0 can be ether zone 7 or 9.  The program defaults to zone 7 - HK0A.  Changing the zone to 9 does NOT change the country to HK0M in either the Edit Contact window of the Countries worked window.

If either of you would like to call me I can be reached by phone at 206 935-0457.  I can walk you through the procedure to correctly identify the correct zones and countries.

Tom, K7RI
206 935-0457

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