[WT-support] state qso party logging
ac0w at charter.net
Sun Mar 1 20:12:00 CET 2009
Also N1MM supports state QSO Parties.
From: support-bounces at win-test.com [mailto:support-bounces at win-test.com] On
Behalf Of hank.k8dd
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Subject: Re: [WT-support] state qso party logging
And Writelog supports pretty near all the state QSO parties.
On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 11:36 PM, Charles Wooten NF4A <nf4a at knology.net>
> Yep.... NA and CT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cal Zethmayr [mailto:w4gmh at cox.net]
> Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 9:49 PM
> To: support at win-test.com
> Cc: Charles Wooten NF4A
> Subject: Re: [WT-support] state qso party logging
> Then I guess the question is....does ANY other software support the QSO
Parties as well as all other contests?
> Cal Z
> ---- Charles Wooten NF4A <nf4a at knology.net> wrote:
>> They would sell MANY more copies of Win-Test to both US and DX stns
>> if they supported the state QSO parties...guess $$$$ or Euros don't
>> matter ;)
>> From: support-bounces at win-test.com
>> [mailto:support-bounces at win-test.com] On Behalf Of Bob Wilson, N6TV
>> Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 11:11 AM
>> To: support at win-test.com
>> Subject: Re: [WT-support] state qso party logging
>> On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 6:43 AM, Cal Zethmayr <w4gmh at cox.net> wrote:
>> Is there an overlay or template I can use for various STATE QSO Parties?
>> The only state QSO party I see supported in the contest drop down
>> lists is Texas.
>> Just about every one of our States in the US is having a state QSO
>> party this year and for many of us hunting for the 3,000+ counties
>> this is one way to get those contacts.
>> Any suggestions on how to use this great win-test program for state
>> qso parties?
>> Many of us have been asking for the same thing for many months.
>> Unfortunately, the Win-Test developers have decided that state QSO
>> parties will not be a priority, for various reasons.
>> See this
>> <http://www.f5mzn.org/pipermail/support/2008-May/075730.html> post by
F6FVY in the reflector archives for the complete response.
>> Here is an excerpt:
>> On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 7:47 AM, Laurent HAAS - F6FVY <f6fvy at free.fr>
>> 1/ Win-Test has *not* being designed to allow users or third-party
>> programmers to write their own contest "modules", or to modify the
>> existing ones.
>> 2/ Apart from very few exceptions, we don't intend to add every QSO
>> party today, mostly because there are very numerous and rules are
>> pretty hard to include in our current core (ex : Rovers with multiple
>> Q depending on his location, etc.). In short, the TX QP has been
>> written by accident and is not so well supported.
>> 3/ Our choice to add such or such contest, is today much more
>> oriented by its nature (how many entrants, history, rules
>> modifications along the years, published format of the Cabrillo log
>> file and rules, etc.)
>> We know that the lack of supported QP is currently a major bump for
>> US users (at least, the "casual" contesters) to adopt Win-Test. On
>> the other hand, we always claimed we wanted to favor WT features to
>> help users to seriously compete, rather than the number of supported
>> contests, or - more generally - the number of users.
>> Bob, N6TV
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