SkookumLogger v2.2.1 now available
Bill Myers, K1GQ, released version 2.2.1 of his contest logging software SkookumLogger.
SkookumLogger is a full-featured contest software package suitable for the most demanding contester.
New Features in SkookumLogger v2.2.1
For K3 with an attached P3, SkookumLogger now remembers the most recent choice per-band for the four P3 items in the Radio menu, and restores the choice when returning to a band. The restore step required an ad-hoc delay between receiving the band-did-change information from the K3 and commanding the P3 to change its settings. This new feature wouldn’t be necessary at all if the P3 remembered settings correctly (it doesn’t), and apparently it is necessary to wait for the P3 to get it wrong before telling it the correct values. Thanks W2RU.
When sending CW messages other than CQ messages, the color of the corresponding “CW” mode text changes to red while the message is sending, and while there are other messages remaining to be sent.
IARU call history file processing has been restored for the WRTC2018 contest due to a rules change. In that contest, the QSO for a call not already logged that exists in the call history file is pre-filled with the corresponding exchange information in the file. This pre-fill is disabled in Practice mode, in order to provide practice for copying those exchanges. Thanks WA1Z, JH5GHM.
The Messages section in SkookumLogger Help has been reorganized and updated.
The CW tab in Messages preferences and the Morse Messages Editor have been modified to better emphasize the roles of various messages. You may find that your existing preferences for new logs and your messages in existing logs are scrambled. Sorry.
The CW “Log QSO” message token has been removed and is ignored in existing messages. The predefined compound messages with Log QSO in their menu titles, and the End messages for Magic Message, implicitly perform the log action.
It is no longer required that the received call token be the first character in a morse message in order for type-ahead to work. It is now required that the token appear no more than once in a message.
Changing bands now updates the needed status adornments of a call left in the active QSO entry box. Thanks W2RU.
The location dot on the Great Circle Map is now not visible when the active call field is empty and the current band is one of the HF contest bands. Thanks W2RU.
The 2T2R receive gumdrops are now initialized when a log is opened.
Transmit focus is now set to Radio1 when a log is opened.
The help buttons in the preferences panes opened an empty Apple Help Viewer; now they show the appropriate topic in SkookumLogger Help.
The latest version of SkookumLogger is available free of charge for download here.