Re: Contest Data
Thank you for the note. Don't worry about being new. I'm pretty new,
too! (I was licensed in 2002.)
Cab-converter has some manual pages that describe how to work with
MacLoggerDX during a contest to be sure that the data ends up in the
correct place. MacLoggerDX (MLDX) has four places to put data: two
places (sent and received) for numeric data like a serial number, and
two places (sent and received) for anything else.
The "supported contests" section of the main page in the Cab-converter
manual has a list of the supported contests. The links for the contest
details for each contest tell you exactly what needs to go into each
of these fields.
For example, the ARRL SS SSB contest this weekend would use
both the serial number fields (SRXn and STXn) are used to capture
the serial numbers and the "srx" and "stx" fields are used to store the
rest of the ridiculously long exchange (did I say that out loud?).
The manual has examples of what needs to be done for each QSO.
Each contest is different. Please read the manual pages BEFORE
the contest begins. Of course, I'm happy to answer any questions
Good luck in the contest. I hope I get to work you this weekend!
-- Scott (NE1RD)
- Hi Thomas,
What goes where really depends on what's needed (sri abt the
obvious) and I think I know what's confusing you as it did me at
first, too. I've sent to a "snapshot" of my ARRL cw sweepstakes log.
Info, like the state, is picked up from the MacLoggerDX log, per se,
but in the info you add to srx. Likewise, you need to add your info to
the stx. Fer instance: K3STX sent me the following info "A K3STX 78
MDC" which is all required for the contest. All this goes into the srx
line. Likewise, my info, "A WB0M 76 NE" goes in te stx line and
doesn't change. You need to change "srx" info for each new station
(and also the SRXn for this contest). Where the station is on the
"lookup" does not come into play with Cab-Converter comes into play. I
hope this hasn't confused you or anyone else. Give this weekend's ARRL
SSB Sweepstakes a go. GL & 73, Jeff/wb0m
--- In email@example.com, "Thomas William" <ltrranch@...>
>new to cab-converter,
> Being a little new at contest logging using MacLogger and absolutely
> I'm a little confused as to what data belongs where. I understandthe "serial number" data in
> the SRX and STX area and how all that works. Now, when data like:state, name, 10-10
> number and power are to be entered, does all the above go into thestx & srx boxes when
> called for? Thanks for your help.