Update SD Contestlogger 21.63 (Ham)

Sd heeft vandaag een nieuwe update uitgebracht van zijn contestlogger.

SD sets the standard for fast, simple logging and editing in the major international contests and in dozens of others worldwide. It is intended for single-op unassisted entries, and runs on Windows, from Win95 to Win 10 , and on Linux/Wine – with a console-mode (text) interface.

SD supports rig control, serial and parallel keying – and integrates with WinKey to eliminate CW timing issues caused by Windows – the WKUSB kit is recommended. microHAM’s USB CW Keyer offers WinKey and level converters for rig control in a single package.

SD offers instant “full-screen” editing of any QSO in your log. All SD’s files, including the log, are ASCII and can be viewed with any text editor.

SD is the only contest logger to offer the following features, in real-time, as you type individual callsign characters. There’s no need to touch another key or memorise Ctrl-This or Alt-That.

  • Dupe checking
  • Country/Band analysis
  • Check Partial by prefix
  • Beam headings
  • Advance flagging of potential multipliers
  • Band/Mode analysis by callsign
  • Linked database display
  • Auto data insert (Zones and area codes)
  • Countries Worked/Wanted by Continent



    • “Random” Serials:
    • Added two proof-of-concept options to show how pseudo-random (repeatable) numbers/serials might look & feel in operation.
    • The options provide for 3 or 4-digit numbers generated using calculations based on the callsign and number sent in the previous QSO. This approach means that previously logged calls or “serials sent” cannot be changed without being flagged as an error by adjudication software using the same calculations. This method of number generation was originally tested and verified in the UKEICC 80m Random Number contests in 2017 – ukeicc.com. It is independent of programming languages and independent of computer platforms.
    • Some contests have scoring based partly or entirely on known attributes (country and zone) of the callsign alone – to the extent that the exchange may be partly or fully redundant.
    • Some others, for example CWops, have fixed exchanges, perhaps Membership Number and Name. For these, call history files pre-fill the exchange, reducing the contests to call-copying events. The entire exchange is typically sent at high-speed because it’s essentially redundant.
    • It seems pointless (to me) for contest rules to require the on-air exchange of redundant exchange elements, incuding our old “friend” 59(9). This resistance to change dates back some 35 years or more, to the days before logging software.
    • Pseudo-random numbers have the potential to reduce the incidence of redundant exchange elements, and to force contesters to copy something in adddition to calls. They can not be “corrected” or determined from subsequent QSOs without collusion or having sight of other logs concerned.
    • The RANDOM command is a new feature for all contests with serials, giving users the choice of 3 or 4-digit pseudo- random serials. A zero parameter restores sequential serials. The default when starting a new log, or loading existing logs, is sequential serials – based on the previous serial sent. A reminder that SD’s SERIAL command resets sequential serials to whatever initial value you choose.
    • I intend to experiment with the RANDOM command in future contests with serials. I hope you will join me.
    • SD is free from www.ei5di.com. The relevant dedicated options are “Random Serials, 3” and “Random Serials, 4”.
    • SD runs in console (text) mode on any version of Windows all the way back to XP, and also on Linux with wine and wineconsole.


Logging Screen


Besturingssystemen: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website: http://www.ei5di.com/
Download: http://www.ei5di.com/sd/sdsetup.exe
Licentietype:  Freeware

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