[Dxspider-support] K7A et al
Jim Reisert AD1C
jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Wed May 28 23:22:43 BST 2008
To explain a bit further, CTY.DAT (the country file used by DX Spider) now has
a notation to distinguish between prefixes (like K7) and callsigns (like K7A).
Otherwise, adding K7A (upcoming Alaska operation) to the country file would
cause all K7A*** callsigns to be tagged as Alaska.
This country file change will be propagated to logging software as well, I'm
waiting for one more author to get on the bandwagon before a full release.
Thanks to Dirk for making such a speedy change!
*** And I should have added ***
All future releases of CTY.DAT will have this change. If you are running a
version of DX spider older than V1.55 build 0.12, it will ignore all special
callsigns in the country file (CTY-1805 and later). So things like SH/H
<callsign> may not work properly (it will just return default country, i.e.
9M6/N1UR as West Malaysia instead of Spratly).
Moral of the story, if you're using an old version of DX Spider, then you can
safely upgrade to CTY.DAT version CTY-1804, but nothing more recent.
73 - Jim AD1C
--- Dirk Koopman <djk at tobit.co.uk> wrote:
> After some changes initiated by Jim AD1C. I have added support for
> dealing with out of area short callsigns that are out of area like K7A.
> <rant>This is usually done by the FCC for reasons that escape me</rant>
> (but then I am only a [non-US] programmer, what sort of a say do I have?)
> You will need to update from CVS.
> Dirk G1TLH
Jim Reisert AD1C/Ø, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us
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