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Release notes

Version 5.100e (27/09/2020)

  • NEW: Added FST4 mode, 5m and 8m bands according the new ADIF 3.1.1 specs.
  • NEW: Transceiver control: added support to Yaesu FT-991A
  • NEW: Statistic overview: added Comments field in the QSO listing.
  • NEW: when closing Swisslog, if there are pending QSO requests from WSJT-X, Swisslog will release a message informing user about this. Afterwards Swisslog will process automatically all pending Log QSO requests.
  • Corrected: Authentication error at startup and Swisslog is unusable after updating country table or statistic database.
  • Corrected: Satellite fields: when editing a QSO made on SAT and activating the satellite panel, the Prop Mode and Sat Name displayed the last values used when adding QSO, not the ones from the QSO.
  • Corrected: WSJT-X UDP link: corrected mode field changing all the time and link has been improved.
  • Corrected: if UDP link is enabled and user presses the PSK button to start a digital multimode program (such FLDIGI, MixW, etc), Swisslog will automatically disable the UDP link. On the contrary, if user presses to activate the UDP link with WSJT-X and the digital multimode program is linked to Swisslog, the link with this digital multimode program will be disabled. This must be done because Swisslog can follow data from one digital mode program at once.
  • Corrected: QSO Round: a new QSO was added with the same station every time user pressed the "On Air" button.
  • Corrected: QSO Round: a callsign couldn't be joined to a QSO Round from the QSO Entry window.
  • Corrected: Region field: when manually typing in this field cursor was always positioned to first character.
  • Corrected: statistic overview: QSO was not passed to the QSO Entry for editing when double clicking in the QSO listing.
  • Corrected: Statistic views including DATA report mode: listing didn't include FT4 and other modes such all MFSK, FMHELL, FSKHELL, HELL80, PSKHELL, C4FM and JS8.
  • Corrected: Telnet servers: EA1DX-5 changed address to ea1dx.lynxdxg.com. Users using this server should change the address manually by editing the EA1DX-5 entry in the Telnet control window.
  • Updated: 30MDG, AGCW, ARLHS, BCA, CLUBLOG, CWOPS, DCE, DCI, DEE, DEFE, DERESP, DFCF, DIG, DME, DMVE, EA QRP, EPC, eQSL, ERC, FISTS, FOC, FT8DMC, HSC, IOTA, LYNX, LOTW, MF, NDG,  SKCC, SOTA, TBDXC, TEN TEN, URE, USI, WCA and WFF statistics on 26/09/2020
  • Updated country table. THANK YOU VERY MUCH to Erik, EI4KF.
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Version 5.100d (13/08/2020)

  • Corrected: Import QSO: process stops suddenly and program freezes being necessary to force a Swisslog exit by means of Ctrl+Alt+Del.

  • Corrected: My QTH coordinates: longitude was wrong if coordinates were calculated from your QTH locator and you are located west of Greenwich meridian. Swisslog will correct this automatically at first startup of this version.

  • Corrected: Violation error starting DX Lab Commander.

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Version 5.100c (07/08/2020)

  • Corrected: when entering QSOs with an existing station working in a new QTH locator and both locators had 4 digits (existing and new), no new HomeQTH was created. This caused setting the new locator to previous QSOs!. This issue affected specially /MM operations from different locators. Please review your latest QSO!

  • Corrected: LoTW synch: process stopped during the Import QSO/QSL step and Swisslog became unusable.

  • Corrected: saving QSO with world map open: world map is refreshed automatically to reflect DXCC/Gridsquare changes after saving/deleting a QSO. In certain computers (specially with Windows 7) saving a QSO could take about 15 seconds if Gridsquare field was different than NONE or having CAT button enabled. Now the saving procedure has been improved drastically and it’s faster in all cases.

  • Corrected: panel for propagation mode and satellite name fields: panel was automatically hidden when transceiver control was not used or started. If CAT is used, the button to enable this panel will only work on these scenarios:

    • when editing QSO

    • when adding QSOs on 10m or higher and propagation mode is not SAT

    • when propagation mode is SAT and band is 10m, 2m, 70cm, 13cm or 23cm.

  • Corrected: Exception EAccess violation error when closing Swisslog and the LoTW synch window was open.

  • Corrected: reading from Callbook databases: if QTH locator is wrong it won't be copied and no error message will be displayed.

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Version 5.100b (02/08/2020)

  • Enhanced: HomeQTH handling for QSO partner: when QTH locator length differs (i.e: JN11 vs JN11AI) no new HomeQTH will be created if changing QTH locator but Maidenhead is the same. In order to make HomeQTH names more clear when importing QSO, instead of using HomeQTH1, HomeQTH2 etc when some data changes, now Swisslog will set the name of the first data changed in the file to import (the same way Swisslog does in the QSO Entry).
  • Corrected: Callbook buttons in toolbar: callsign was empty most times or the profile displayed was from previous entered call.
  • Corrected: Logbook view: custom filter for date field: was not possible to filter because a "" is not a valid date error was displayed.
  • Corrected: Make DX announcement window: this window was not closed automatically after sending the spot.
  • Corrected: Transceiver control: the auto start option didn't work if using OmniRig v2 causing user to start it manually.
  • Corrected: Transceiver control window: was always positioned in center of the screen ignoring user latest position.
  • Corrected: Tools / Update award information: Date type mismatch in criteria expression error message.
  • Corrected: Update country table or statistic database: Authentication failed error message when starting Swisslog after downloading these files. Swisslog was unusable afterwards.
  • Corrected: World Map: bands for DXCC/Grids were always set to All/None and Mode to All ignoring last values set by users.
  • Corrected: Access violation error message when exiting Swisslog.
  • Corrected: Satellite operation: changing satellite name didn't set focus to callsign field.
  • Corrected: Added Satelllite name field for eQSL realtime logging and eQSL sync.
  • Updated: 30MDG, AGCW, ARLHS, BCA, CLUBLOG, CWOPS, DCE, DCI, DEE, DEFE, DERESP, DFCF, DIG, DME, DMVE, EA QRP, EPC, eQSL, ERC, FISTS, FOC, FT8DMC, HSC, IOTA, LYNX, LOTW, MF, NDG,  SKCC, SOTA, TBDXC, TEN TEN, URE, WCA and WFF statistics on 31/07/2020
  • Updated country table. THANK YOU VERY MUCH to Erik, EI4KF.
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Version 5.100a (19/07/2020)

  • Corrected: QSO entry: Class tcxButton not found error message when entering Options
  • Corrected: QSO Entry: not possible to send spots.
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Version 5.100 (19/07/2020)

  • NEW: Enhancements for Rotor control:
    • Now you can set bands handled by the rotor. The "Turn antenna" function implemented in the QSO Entry, DX Cluster windows or Band Maps will only work if transceiver is tuned in any of the selected bands (transceiver control must be started).
    • Up to 4 rotors supported by using PstRotator! Swisslog will be able to select the corresponding rotor automatically when changing bands on the transceiver. Please read the chapter Rotor control in the Swisslog help!.
  •  NEW: Enhancements for satellite operations:
    • QSO entry: added a button to activate / deactivate panel for propagation mode and satellite name. You can activate / deactivate this button also with Ctrl+Alt+S. These fields are specific for 10m and V/U/SHF bands. In order to avoid setting a propagation mode or satellite name when working on bands lower than 10m, If transceiver control is started and this panel is activated, Swisslog will deactivate it automatically if one of the following conditions meets:
      • if propagation mode is SAT and you change bands other than 10m, 2m, 70cm,13cm or 23cm (satellite bands used for uplink).
      • if band is lower than 10m
    • World map: added a SAT button to show only DXCC/Grids for QSOs made by satellite on the selected bands/modes.
    • When activating the panel to display the propagation mode and satellite name fields, now Swisslog sets the last content assigned on these fields.
    • Selecting a propagation mode different than SAT will clear satellite name automatically.
    • When selecting SAT it will recall latest satellite name used.
    • When selecting a satellite, propagation mode will be set automatically to SAT.
    • After selecting any propagation mode or satellite name, focus will go automatically to the Callsign field.
    • Added Sat Mode and Sat Name fields in the Previous QSO / New QSO listing in the QSO Entry window.
    • Added: HO-107 and RS-44 to satellite list.
  • NEW: Tools menu: added options to update the statistic database and country table to the latest available. Swisslog will release a message at startup when a new country table/statistic database is available. So no more manual operations to update these important databases!
  • NEW: CW Type: now Swisslog will save current QSO if found one of these sequences on macros: ~[lgs] or `[lgs]
  • NEW: Users retrieving data from QRZ/HAMQTH/QRZCQ, WAZ and ITU zones will be read from the QSO partner profile (if assigned) if Geographical Coordinates field has been checked in the Field Copy Instruction in the Callbook Cd / Internet databases tab.
  • NEW: Logbook views > Update QSOs with data from Country Table and/or Callbook Cd / Internet databases: if you use internet databases you can now set the QSL Manager field. This option extracts the first valid callsign found in the QSL INFO field. Very useful to set QSL manager after importing QSOs from a contest program. QRZ is the recommended option to get the best results (XML subscription needed!).
  • NEW: Export to WSJT-X: added a field to select the Callsign to export (callsings defined in MyQTH). Leaving this field empty will select ALL your callsigns.
  • NEW: Tools > Update awards information: added "Update ALL and shut down computer". Useful to leave this function working and shut down computer automatically when finished.
  • NEW: Transceiver control with OmniRig: Swisslog will generate a beep sound at transceiver control start up and when selecting a Rig in toolbar according these conditions:
    • Rig1: 1 beep
    • Rig2: 2 beeps
    • Rig3: 3 beeps (OmniRig v2)
    • Rig4: 4 beeps (OmniRig v2)
  • This is very useful for blind users or users having vision problems.

  • NEW: QSO Entry: The following shortcuts are available in the QSO Entry window:
    • Ctrl+Alt+B: if using a rotor interface and rotor toolbar is displayed, focus will be placed at rotor field to set beaming manually
    • Ctrl+Alt+C: activate/deactivate the CW button
    • Ctrl+Alt+R: changes rotor if using multiple instances of PstRotator
    • Ctrl+Alt+S: activate/deactivate the special modes (propagation) and satellite fields.
    • Ctrl+Alt+T: changes radio if using OmniRig (same as clicking on the Rig number in the transceiver control toolbar).
  • NEW: Confirmation message when closing: very useful to avoid closing Swisslog accidentally.
  • NEW: Added FT8DMC for membership panel.
  • NEW: Added FT8DMC statistic in C_SP11 field.
  • Corrected: Import QSOs: Longitude and latitude were checked during QSO importation and any mismatch caused Swisslog to create new HomeQTHs unneccesarily. Now longitude and latitude are not checked when importing QSOs to prevent this.
  • Corrected: Users from 9A, E7, HA, OM, S5: it was not possible to add QSO not in real time because a wrong date format error was displayed. Language of these countries uses blanks between date separator and needed a special workaround in the code.
  • Corrected: WSJT Band Maps: DT was not displayed when checking the View DT option.
  • Corrected: WSJT Band Maps: When a callsign was in the QSO Entry window, mode field was changing to SSB sometimes.
  • Corrected: WSJT-X/JTDX link: Accented/special characters in Name/Comments were not passed correctly to Swisslog.
  • Corrected: WSJT-X UDP settings: if Auto Start is checked in one section and program path was blank, a file explorer window was opened when Swisslog starts up.
  • Corrected: Transceiver control: file explorer opens continuosly when setting up HRD for the first time.
  • Corrected: Image viewer: violation errors when closing manually the image viewer window.
  • Corrected: Image viewer: when saving an eQSL card the filename was empty when should be set automatically to "call mmddyyyy band mode".
  • Corrected: Callbook query: portable callsigns in other countries (i.e.: ZA/EA3GCV) were always searched for the home call. This caused wrong callbook information if this station had a specific profile for such portable callsign.
  • Corrected: when editing QSO from US, the State displayed was different from the one really stored in the database.
  • Corrected: Merging data from import QSO function: violation access error and conversion stopped.
  • Corrected: World Map: If CAT button was disabled, DXCC/Grid fields were always set to All/None respectively at map startup, ignoring user changes.
  • Corrected: some popups menus for Copy, Paste were only in English. Now it will be displayed in the selected language.
  • Corrected: QSO Entry: Missing label in the QTH Name field.
  • Corrected: QSO entry: Prev and New QSO listings: the Comments field was displayed as MEMO. Now you can see the contents of the first 75 characters of this field.
  • Corrected: Country table: WAZ was defined as zone 4  for US States FL and GA when is zone 5. At first start up of this version Swisslog will fix automatically this in all your QSO with these US States.
  • Corrected: IOTA statistic: added LoTW confirmations and some queries in the IOTA folder.
  • Corrected: Using ARS-VCOM as Rotor control: fixed COM port error while starting ARSVCOM
  • Updated: 30MDG, AGCW, ARLHS, BCA, CLUBLOG, CWOPS, DCE, DCI, DEE, DEFE, DERESP, DFCF, DIG, DME, DMVE, EA QRP, EPC, eQSL, ERC, FISTS, FOC, FT8DMC, HSC, IOTA, LYNX, LOTW, MF, NDG,  SKCC, SOTA, TBDXC, TEN TEN, URE, WCA and WFF statistics on 18/07/2020
  • Updated country table. THANK YOU VERY MUCH to Erik, EI4KF.
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Version 5.99g (19/04/2020)

  • NEW: Logbook view: now the Custom filter will appear in the selected language. The EQUAL operator accepts the following wildcards:
    • *:  represents zero, one, or multiple characters. Example: EA3* applied to the callsign field will list all callsigns starting with EA3 and any suffix, *SOTA will list all callsigns having SOTA in the suffix, *70*% will list all callsign starting or having 70 in the middle of callsign, etc
    • ?: represents a single character: Example: E?3G? will list all callsigns like EA3GC, EL3GA, EM3ZZ, EA?GCV will list EA1GCV, EA3GCV, EA8GCV, etc.
  • You can also mix both wiildcards: ?A* will list all callsigns like EA3GCV, 1A0KM, 3A2AC, etc. As you can see, it offers endless filtering possibilities!
  • NEW: World map: added CAT button to automatically read the transceiver band and select it in the DXCC and Grids fields. Also added a MODE drop list to select the DXCC/Grids according the selected mode. It also includes the following report modes: PHONE, MIXED, DATA and IMAGE. Please read World Map chapter to know more details.
  • NEW: DX message window / Band maps: added an option in the popup menu to disable the warning to save QSO or ignore if adding a QSO from a spot and a call already exists in the Add QSO window without saving.
  • NEW: Added European ROS CLub (ERC) for membership panel and new statistic
  • NEW: Comments field: If you upload QSOs to eQSL, you can differentiate the text added as message in your eQSL card from regular QSO notes. Simply add QSLMSG: in the Comments field with the text you want to display in your eQSL card. Example:
  • This text is your QSO comments. QSLMSG: This text will only be displayed in your eQSL card

    "This text is your QSO comments" will be added as Notes if you upload QSO to Club Log, HAMLOG, HRDLOG, HAMQTH or QRZ. "This text will only be displayed in your eQSL card" will only be sent to eQSL.

    IMPORTANT: QSLMSG:
    tag must be uppercase and located at the end of other QSO notes! If you don't set the QSLMSG: tag then all comments will be sent to all configured online logbooks.
  • NEW: WSJT-X / JTDX Band Map: changed spot lifetime from minutes to seconds. This will allow you to set values to display only one decode period (15 seconds for FT8 or 8 seconds for FT4). Current minute values are converted automatically to seconds at startup.
  • NEW: Added the DXCC field to read from the following Callbook databases: QRZ, QRZCQ and HAMQTH. Very useful for those users not using the Query and set Club Log DXCC option (which prevail over this function). Redesigned the "Field Copy Instruction" tab in the Callbook options.
  • NEW: Users retrieving data from HAMQTH/QRZCQ: the DOK will be filled out automatically if QSO partner has assigned the DOK in the profile and the County field (Sub Region) has been checked in the Field Copy Instruction in the Callbook CD / Internet databases option
  • NEW: Statistic Quick Info window: Added the SubRegion field in the "Previous QSO" listing.
  • NEW: Added IARU 1, IARU 1 28MHZ, IARU 3 and ERC statistics.
  • NEW: Added DXCC Challenge award for statistic view/reports including modes CW, PHONE, DATA, ALLMODES.
  • NEW: CW Type: when activating CW Type buttons in Add QSO window, pressing the CW Type button will restart Cw Type. This is mandatory to do if you have changed macros in Swisslog to reflect changes in CW Type.
  • NEW: Logbook view: I have added a full set of new and very interesting queries! You can now check for:
    • DXCC/WAS/WAZ/WPX are confirmed by QSL and not confirmed by LoTW/eQSL by all possible confirmation combinations (LoTW or eQSL).
    • DXCC/WAS/WAZ/WPX/WAE are confirmed by all possible confirmation combinations (QSL, LoTW or eQSL).
    • Missing DXCC/WAS/WAE all bands/5 Bands all modes
    • Worked DXCC/WAS/WAZ/WAE all bands/5 Bands all modes
  • Queries titled for specific bands/modes are intended to be used as template for advanced users who want to check for other bands/modes (simply edit the query and replace the band/mode you need then save it with another name). Check out on the following Queries subfolders for the new queries: DXCC, WAZ, WAS, WPX, WAE.
  • NEW: Swisslog installer: added an EULA (End User License Agreement).
  • Improved WSJT-X Band Maps: code rewritten to improve significantly performance! This should solve all freeze issues after a while working with high activity on bands.
  • Improved: Band Maps: improved overall performance.
  • Added: Telnet server list: EA3CV-2. In order to use latest Telnet server list, you have to delete the file Telnetservers.bin and rename Telnetservers_orig.bin to Telnetservers.bin. Please note that doing this you will lose the auto start settings and all your previous changes to other servers, so you will have to configure it again.
  • Corrected: WSJT-X Band Map: if user changed the Grid statistic it was not saved for the next session.
  • Corrected: WSJT-X UDP Settings window: resized to fit in the minimum screen resolution recommended for Swisslog (1024x768)
  • Corrected: LoTW sync: web passwords including special characters like '&', '<', '>', '#', etc caused LoTW sync to not download QSOs/QSLs.
  • Corrected: LoTW sync: Swisslog won't ask user anymore to assign new LoTW ADIF fields to Swisslog fields if found during LOTW synchronisation (i.e: APP_LoTW_RXQSO, APP_LOTW_RXQSL...)
  • Corrected: LoTW/eQSL sync: QTH locator from LoTW/eQSL will be set in the QSO if the QTH locator field is empty or if QTH locator to import has 6 digits and the QTH locator field has 4 digits matching the Maidenhead.
  • Corrected: Club Log/HAMQTH: passwords including special characters like '&', '<', '>', '#', etc didn't work.
  • Corrected: eQSL sync: the Error list tab didn't list any QSO, only a line indicating the file containing errors. In order to receive again a full report, it's very important to perform a full resynch of all your QSOs in eQSL by setting a last synch date before your first QSO in the logbook (or 01/01/1900).
  • Corrected: Import QSO from another Swisslog DB: QSOs were not assigned to any MyQTH
  • Corrected: TrueTTY: some fields were not passed to Swisslog.
  • Corrected: TrueTTY/CW Type: shortcuts for macro buttons (Shift+Ctrl+F1-F2) caused triggering other associated functions to hot keys (such F1 Help, Ctrl+F4 close current window, etc).
  • Corrected: Logbook view: error message "Capacity of list is out of bounds" when using certain printers. If view takes a lot to open when opening any logbook view, edit the SWISSLV5.INI file and add the following key in the COMMON section: DisableDXPrinter=1
  • Corrected: Realtime logging to QRZ: the QRZLOGID field was not set.
  • Corrected: Flex Radio support: mode was set to a number when changing mode on Flex Radio
  • Corrected: FLDIGI link: using FLDIGI versions from 4.1.0.8 and higher in countries having a comma as decimal separator, the frequency was not passed into Swisslog.
  • Corrected: ADIF import: if QTH locator to import had 4 digits the Distance field was set to 0
  • Updated: World Map: added latest IOTA references into the IOTA layer
  • Corrected: HAMLOG: password length limited to 10 characters (maximum length allowed by HAMLOG).
  • Corrected: Rotor control: The Hy-Gain DCU-1 option didn't work for DCU-2/DCU-3. Now should work for all.
  • Corrected: WinKeyer support: the [L] command used in macros to LOG QSO didn't work
  • Corrected: SOTA Update: changed URL link
  • Corrected: Save desktop at exit main option will be checked by default in new installations.
  • Corrected: AGCW update: changed link and file format from XLS to CSV
  • Corrected: Refresh view automatically logbook view option will be checked by default in new installations.
  • Corrected: Register QSL cards: Azimut was not displayed correctly in the detailed view of the QSO
  • Updated: 30MDG, AGCW, ARLHS, BCA, CLUBLOG, CWOPS, DCE, DCI, DEE, DEFE, DERESP, DFCF, DIG, DME, DMVE, EA QRP, EPC, eQSL, ERC, FISTS, FOC, HSC, IOTA, LYNX, LOTW, MF, NDG,  SKCC, SOTA, TBDXC, TEN TEN, URE, WCA and WFF statistics on 17/04/2020
  • Updated country table. THANK YOU VERY MUCH to Erik, EI4KF.

 

Version 5.99f (04/01/2020)

  • Corrected: Multiple instances of WSJT-X/JTDX: Pending Log QSO Requests were not processed automatically in most cases. Corrected some other reported issues.
  • Corrected: Realtime saving: QSO failed to be uploaded in some online services.
  • Corrected: several error messages after or while resequencing QSO, compressing database or restoring desktop while having UDP link enabled with WSJT-X / JTDX / MSHV / JS8Call.
  • Corrected: EURAO logo: when placing mouse cursor over the EURAO logo "Radio Telegrapy Super High Speed CLub" was displayed.
  • Corrected: QSL Action: if QSL actions rules from membership panel was enabled, QSL action was set to EURAO if no member of Lotw and eQSL only.
  • Corrected: TX toolbar and Transceiver control window: Error message "xxxxx is not a correct integer value" in countries where thousand separator is not comma or dot.
  • Updated: 30MDG, AGCW, ARLHS, BCA, CLUBLOG, CWOPS, DCE, DCI, DEE, DEFE, DERESP, DFCF, DIG, DME, DMVE, EA QRP, EPC, eQSL, FISTS, FOC, HSC, IOTA, LYNX, LOTW, MF, NDG,  SKCC, SOTA, TBDXC, TEN TEN, URE, WCA and WFF statistics on 04/01/2020
  • Updated country table. THANK YOU VERY MUCH to Erik, EI4KF.

 

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