Check Partial and Np1 Files
Check Partial and N+1 Files
Pre version 3.3.5, Win-Test used a native database format for Check Partials and N+1 checking, called the DTB database file format which was mostly associated with a specific contest.
With that version, both the SCP and the DTA formats are additionally supported by Win-Test.
- Win-Test accepts SCP plain text files. SCP stands for Super Check Partial. The structure of the file is simple, one callsign per line, no ordering required. SCP is the preferred format for Win-Test.
- Secondly CT compatible binary DTA files (MASTER.DTA) are supported by Win-Test. These files are usually available before the major contest.
- Finally, DTB files are supported for backward compatibility.
Win-Test now accepts specialised Check Partial files, separated by band and by mode for any given contest. This should improve log accuracy and QSO rate. To get more details on how to name these files so that they can be found by Win-Test in the right situation, please read http://download.win-test.com/files/checkPartial/READ_ME.TXT. This information has also been incorporated into the manual (see Naming Convention below).
If a file named DEFAULT.SCP or DEFAULT.DTA is in the WT directory, it will be used as default file for partial and N+1 checks instead of contest-specific default file.
Win-Test allows the usage of 3 different formats :
- SCP files : Plain textual - One capitalized callsign per line. No ordering required.
- DTA files : Binary CT format - You can use MEdit (http://www.netvampire.com/ham/Files/MEdit.zip) to work on these files
- DTB files : Binary WT format - Kept for backward compatibility.
Note that the "compact" DTA format offered by MEdit is accepted by WT.
The preferred format is SCP.
From version 3.3.0, WT allows one file per band, mode and contest.
This means that one can build specialized files for a specific contest, and even for one band and/or mode in that contest.
The naming convention of the check partial files are (where * stands for SCP or DTA or DTB) :
Finally, if WT do not find a specialized file for the current contest, it will use HF.* and VHF.* files.
These files must be located in the Win-Test installation directory.
Files names list :
9KCC15 : 9K CC contest AGCW_HNY : AGCW Happy New Year contest AA_DX : All Asian contest - DX side AA_AA : All Asian contest - Asian side ARI_DX : ARI contest - DX side ARI_I : ARI contest - Italian side ARI_SEZIONI : ARI Sezioni contest ARRL_10_DX : ARRL 10m contest - DX side ARRL_10_USVE : ARRL 10m contest - K/VE side ARRL_160_DX : ARRL 160m contest - DX side ARRL_160_USVE : ARRL 160m contest - K/VE side ARRL_DX_DX : ARRL DX contest - DX side ARRL_DX_USVE : ARRL DX contest - K/VE side ARRL_FD : ARRL Field Day ARRL_SS : ARRL SweepStakes BALTIC : Baltic contest CIS : CIS contest CQM : CQ-M contest CQWW_160 : CQWW DX 160m contest CQWW : CQWW DX contest WPX : CQWW WPX contest CROATIAN : Croatian contest DARC_10 : DARC 10m contest DARC_XMAS : DARC X-Mas contest EU_HF : EU HF Championship EU_SPRINT : EU Sprint FOC_MARATHON : FOC Marathon GACW : GACW DX contest HADX : HA DX contest HELVETIA_DX : Helvatia contest (DX side) HELVETIA_HB : Helvetia contest (HB side) IARU_FD_R1 : IARU Field Day Rgn 1 IARU_HF : IARU HF championships IOTA : IOTA contest JIDX_DX : JIDX contest (DX side) JIDX_JA : JIDX contest (JA side) KCJ : KCJ contest KCJ_160 : KCJ Top band contest KOS : King Of Spain contest LZ_DX : LZ DX contest NAQP : North America QSO Party NRAU_BALTIC : NRAU Baltic contest OC_DX_DX : Oceania DX contest (DX side) OC_DX_OC : Oceania DX contest (Oceania side) OKOM_DX_DX : OK/OM DX contest (DX side) OKOM_DX_OKOM : OK/OM DX contest (OK/OM side) PACC_DX : PACC contest (DX side) PACC_PA : PACC contest (PA side) TX_QP : TX QSO Party RAC : RAC Canaday Day and RAC Canada Winter contests RDAC_DX : RDA contest (DX side) RDAC_UA : RDA contest (Russian side) RDXC : Russian DX contest REF_HF_DX : REF HF (DX side) REF_HF_F : REF HF (F side) REF_160_DX : REF 160m (DX side) REF_160_F : REF 160m (F side) RSGB_1510_DX : RSGB 15/10 (DX side) RSGB_1510_UK : RSGB 15/10 (UK side) RSGB_160_DX : RSGB 160m (DX side) RSGB_160_UK : RSGB 160m (UK side) RSGB_80_CC : RSGB 80 CC contest RSGB_AFS : RSGB AFS RSGB_CMW : RSGB Commonwealth R_160_DX : Russian 160 (DX side) R_160_UA : Russian 160 (UA side) SAC_DX : SAC (DX side) SAC_SC : SAC (Scandinavian side) SP_DX_DX : SP DX contest (DX side) SP_DX_SP : SP DX contest (SP side) STEW_PERRY : Stew Perry Challenge TOEC : TOE contest UBA_DX : UBA DX contest UBA_SPRING_DX : UBA Spring (DX side) UBA_SPRING_ON : UBA Spring (ON side) UFT_HF : UFT HF contest UK_DX : Ukranian DX contest WAE_DX : WAE contest (DX side) WAE_EU : WAE contest (EU side) WAG_DX : WAG (DX side) WAG_DL : WAG (DL side) YO_DX_DX : YO DX contest (DX side) YO_DX_YO : YO DX contest (YO side) YU_DX : YU DX contest
For example, if you want to use a specific ARRL DX (DX side) for 80m you must name it :
ARRL_DX_DX_80.* (where * stands for SCP or DTA or DTB)