Heads Up FD fldigi Users - logging bug
- Fldigi version 3.11.5 worked FB for Field Day 2000 until I
exported the log in ADIF format for scoring and to be signed
so it could be uploaded to LoTW.
There is a bug in fldig that does not save the logged Xchng
to the correct field in the newlog.adif file. The received reports
seem to log correct and they even show up and display
correct in the Logbook Exchange in box; however, after you
quit fldigi and restart most of the received exchanges move
to the Ser#in box and Exchange in box is blank. This same
comment applies to the Exchange Out. Yes, I had my 1D STX
typed in the contest configuration box.
I imported the fldig exported ADIF file into my logging program
and noticed the received reports were missing. At this point
I opened the save Logbook - newlog.adif and noticed the
previously saved reports were missing or logged in the
wrong box. I then manually changed the Logbook file to
correct the errors and used the "Update" button to save the
changes. After a quit and restart the changes were not really
saved. None of the manual edits were saved.
Something is really wrong with how fldigi saves the contest
exchanges. This message is a heads up to Field Day fldigi users
to double-check what you think may have been saved in your
I plan to import the hosed fldigi log to my normal logging
program to clean up the exchanges so the QSO's can be
uploaded to LoTW and maybe sent to ARRL.
This previously reported logging bug in fldigi is may still
on the list of things to be fixed.
73 Dick AA5VU