New VHF Super Partial Check Database Release forSept VHF Contest
- New versions of VHF Super Partial Check, and Prefill Databases for the ARRL
September VHF Contest are now available at:
www.k3lr.com/w9zrx/ (Make sure to enter the Trailing "/".
Release 2011.09.03.00 - Release Notes
Substantial improvements to the VHF Databases were implemented with this
Release. To be included, a call must appear in 2 or more logs. All calls
with an Occurrence Count = 1 were deleted. This substantially reduced the
number of Not-Issued or "Busted" calls.
The second improvement is that after the Database Tables have been
generated, and the Calls with Occurrence Count=1 deleted, all remaining
calls were vetted against the QRZ Database using QRZ's XML Access.
Unfortunately the software only produces a list of calls that must then be
queried via the QRZ WEB Interface. The XML and WEB Databases do not
necessarily contain the same information. My thanks go again to John, N4XI
for the software improvements.
Lefty, K1TOL, once again extensively reviewed the Database and sent several
hundreds of corrections.
As a result, the number of calls in the Super Partial Check Database was
reduced from over 12,742 to 8,580, and the number of calls in the Prefill
Database was reduced from 12,339 to 8,166 calls.
While it's fresh in your mind, please send copies of your September Cabrillo
after the Contest. There will no Release before the January VHF Contest.
The next Release will be before the June 2012 VHF Contest - at which time
the Database will be started from scratch with only 2010, 2011, and Jan 2012
The .DTA and .SCP Files support Super Check Partial for the CT, KC6TEU,
N1MM, NA, RoverLog, UcxLog, Win-Test, and WriteLog Contest Logging Software.
The N1MM File will allow the N1MM Software to Prefill the Grid Square.
The RoverLog.LUP file will allow the RoverLog Software to Prefill the Grid
The W3KM file will allow VHFLOG to Prefill the Grid Square.
The .DTB File supports the Win-Test Software "Exchange Guessing".
File Name Contains Format
VHF_USA_CSV_20110903_00.zip Calls + Grids Sorted by Call .CSV File
VHF_USA_DTA_20110903_00.zip Calls Only - Sorted by Call .DTA File
VHF_USA_DTB_20110903_00.zip Calls + Grids - For Win-Test .DTB File
VHF_USA_N1MM_20110903_00.zip Calls + Grids - For N1MM .CSV File
VHF_USA_ROVERLOG_20110903_00.zip Calls + Grids - For RoverLog .LUP File
VHF_USA_SCP_20110903_00.zip Calls Only - Sorted by Call .SCP File
VHF_USA_W3KM_20110903_00.zip Calls + Grids - W3KM VHFLOG ADIF File
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