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=Load contest at startup=
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<big><big>Menu:Options</big></big>
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==Load contest at startup==
 
Enables or disables the automatic loading of the last contest file in use.  
 
Enables or disables the automatic loading of the last contest file in use.  
 
This command is useful to get on line again quickly if - for some reason - Win-Test  
 
This command is useful to get on line again quickly if - for some reason - Win-Test  
 
crashed or you had to quit the Win-Test in the middle of the contest.
 
crashed or you had to quit the Win-Test in the middle of the contest.
  
If you like to switch to another file, close this file using file File | Close
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If you like to switch to another file, close this file using  
an then File | Open menu dialog.
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<code>File | Close</code> an then <code>File | Open</code> menu dialog.
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==Automatic backup...==
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This function enables or disables the automatic backup of the <tt>.wtb</tt> file to another location, e.g. network drive or floppy. You can choose an automatic backup intervall between 1 and 120 minutes.
  
=Automatic backup...=
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[[Image:automatic-backups.png|center|frame|Setting up Automatic Backup]]  
[[Image:automatic-backups.png|left]] This enables or disables the automatic backup of the .wtb file to another location, e.g. network drive or floppy. You can choose between 1 and 120 minutes as automatic backup intervall.
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=Disable log synchronization on network=
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==Disable log synchronization on network==
 
If checked, automatic log synchronization over the network (in multi/op environments) is disabled. May be useful under certain circumstances.
 
If checked, automatic log synchronization over the network (in multi/op environments) is disabled. May be useful under certain circumstances.
  
=CW=
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==CW==
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This menu item allows you to control different aspects of CW operation.
  
==No sound==
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===No sound===
If checked, no CW sound will be played through the internal speaker. This option is also available through the SOUND/NOSOUND text commands.
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If checked, no CW sound will be played through the internal speaker. This option is also available through the '''<tt>SOUND/NOSOUND</tt>''' text commands.
  
==Modify standard messages==
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===Modify standard messages===
 
The place to change the CW messages.  
 
The place to change the CW messages.  
[[Image:cw-standard-messages.png]]
 
Please have a look on the list of [[Message_variables|message variables]].
 
  
==Modify additional messages==
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[[Image:cw-standard-messages.png|center|frame|Modifying CW messages; you may also edit the memories one by one using '''<tt>Shift+F1</tt>''', '''<tt>Shift+F2</tt>''' etc. ]]
The place to create or modify additional CW messages which can be accessed using Alt-C. These memories can be used for
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transmitting QSL information, special greetings, QSY/sked information, ...
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[[Image:cw-additional-messages.png]]
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==Serial number==
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Please have a look at the list of [[Message_variables|message variables]] you can use in the CW memories to control different aspects of the operation.
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===Modify additional messages===
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The place to create or modify additional CW messages which can be accessed using '''<tt>Alt-C</tt>'''. These memories can be used for transmitting QSL information, special greetings, QSY/sked information, ...
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[[Image:cw-additional-messages.png|center|frame|Additional CW messages that may be used occasionally like QSL info etc.]]
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===Serial number===
 
The leading zeros below 100 can be (or not) keyed by Win-Test, depending on the chosen option.
 
The leading zeros below 100 can be (or not) keyed by Win-Test, depending on the chosen option.
  
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* Abbreviated : The 0 and the 9 are shortened in T and N.
 
* Abbreviated : The 0 and the 9 are shortened in T and N.
 
* Pro : The 0, 1, 4, 5 and 9 are shortened to T, A, V, E and N.
 
* Pro : The 0, 1, 4, 5 and 9 are shortened to T, A, V, E and N.
* Custom - there is a custom table. so each number can be shortened to a letter of your choice. Have fun.
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* Custom - there is a custom table. so each number can be shortened to a letter of your choice. Have fun!
  
'''This option only affects serial numbers, but never numbers in callsigns.'''
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By the way, this option affects '''serial numbers''' only, but never numbers in callsigns.
  
==Correction==
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===Correction===
controls the value of the $CORRECTED variable. See [[Message_variables|message variables]] for more information.
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Controls the value of the '''<tt>$CORRECTED</tt>''' variable. See [[Message_variables|message variables]] for more information.
  
==Shortened spaces (CT spaces)==
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===Shortened spaces (CT spaces)===
The standard spacing between CW words is 7 dits length, instead of 6 (known as "CT space"). With this option you can set it back to 6 dits if you want, achieving slightly shorter spacing between words. You can also use the new text commands CTSPACE and NOCTSPACE to set or reset it.
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The standard spacing between CW words is 7 dits length, instead of 6 (known as "CT space"). With this option you can set it back to 6 dits if you want, achieving slightly shorter spacing between words. You can also use the new text commands '''<tt>CTSPACE</tt>''' and '''<tt>NOCTSPACE</tt>''' to set or reset it.
  
==Auto sending...==
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===Auto sending...===
This allows to automatically start sending the INSERT message after some characters are entered in the callsign field.
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This allows to automatically start sending the ['''<tt>Insert</tt>'''] message after some characters are entered in the callsign field.
[[Image:cw-autosending.png|frame|center|configuring autosending]]
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=Configure interfaces...=
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[[Image:cw-autosending.png|frame|center|Configuring Auto sending]]
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==Configure interfaces...==
 
All the interfaces you wish to use with Win-Test can be parametered by using this dialog box.
 
All the interfaces you wish to use with Win-Test can be parametered by using this dialog box.
[[Image:configure-interfaces.png|frame|center|Interface configuration]]
 
  
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[[Image:configure-interfaces.png|frame|center|Interface Configuration]]
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===Serial Ports===
 
The serial ports can be used for the network (with crossed cables), for a connection to a packet radio controller, or for a RS232 radio interface. In that last case, you must specify what transceiver you are using. You also need to verify the port configuration :
 
The serial ports can be used for the network (with crossed cables), for a connection to a packet radio controller, or for a RS232 radio interface. In that last case, you must specify what transceiver you are using. You also need to verify the port configuration :
 
[[Image:com1-properties.png|frame|center|Serial port configuration]]
 
[[Image:com1-properties.png|frame|center|Serial port configuration]]
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* Active radio
 
* Active radio
  
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===Printer Ports===
 
The parallel ports can only be used to interface the CW output from Win-Test via a classical interface. You just need to specify, in the dialog box, which radio is connected to the parallel port. More, the delay between the PTT command and the effective CW transmission is adjustable between 0 (QSK) to 1000 ms.
 
The parallel ports can only be used to interface the CW output from Win-Test via a classical interface. You just need to specify, in the dialog box, which radio is connected to the parallel port. More, the delay between the PTT command and the effective CW transmission is adjustable between 0 (QSK) to 1000 ms.
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[[Image:lpt1-properties.png|frame|center|Parallel port configuration]]
 
[[Image:lpt1-properties.png|frame|center|Parallel port configuration]]
  
The Ethernet interface is used by the Win-Test's local area network, in a multi-operating environment. If needed, you can change the broadcast address and the port number used. If you ignore the meaning of these terms, note that there should normally be no need to modify the default values given by Win-Test.
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===Ethernet===
See [[Networking]] for more information.
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The Ethernet interface is used by the Win-Test's local area network, in a multi-operating environment. If needed, you can change the broadcast address and the port number used. If you ignore the meaning of these terms, note that there should normally be no need to modify the default values given by Win-Test. See [[Networking]] for more information.
  
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===Voice Keyer===
 
At last, if your computer has an embedded sound card, you can select and use it as a digital voice keyer by checking the appropriate box.
 
At last, if your computer has an embedded sound card, you can select and use it as a digital voice keyer by checking the appropriate box.
  
 
If you want to use a third-party software to record or modify voice messages, be sure to use the following file format : WAV, PCM, 8000 Hz sampling frequency, 1 channel (mono) and 16 bits per sample.
 
If you want to use a third-party software to record or modify voice messages, be sure to use the following file format : WAV, PCM, 8000 Hz sampling frequency, 1 channel (mono) and 16 bits per sample.
  
=WinKey configuration...=
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==WinKey configuration...==
TODO winkey configuration
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TODO WinKey configuration
=EZMaster configuration...=
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TODO ezmaster configuration
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==EZMaster configuration...==
=RTTY configuration...=
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TODO EZMaster configuration
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==RTTY configuration...==
 
This menu entry opens the control box for [[RTTY|RTTY configuration]].
 
This menu entry opens the control box for [[RTTY|RTTY configuration]].
  
=Log=
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==Log==
Allows to choose display of the LOG:
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Allows you to change the display of the log entry area (the last 9 QSOs plus the current QSO entry line). You may elect font size, colors, headings and so on.
fonts, colors, headings and so on.
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=Spots warnings=
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==Spot Warnings==
When this option is enabled, the DX cluster spots are briefly displayed (as soon as they arrive), under the lower line of the logging fields. You can choose to display only the spots of the current band and/or the new mulitpliers, as well as your own callsign (good to know when You're spotted). Of course You can hide Dupes and invalids.  
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When this option is enabled, the DX cluster spots are briefly displayed (as soon as they arrive), in the line under below the log entry line. You can choose to display only the spots of the current band and/or the new multipliers, as well as your own callsign (good to know when you're being spotted!). And of course you may want to hide dupes and invalid callsigns.  
  
=DX cluster shortcuts=
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==DX cluster shortcuts==
This controls the syntax of the DX-cluster used (DX Spider vs. AK1A, DXNet, etc.) and the count of spots and solar information used.  
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This controls the syntax of the DX-cluster used (DX Spider vs. AK1A, DXNet, etc.) and the count of spots and solar information requested.  
  
=HamCAP=
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==HamCAP==
 
TODO HamCAP
 
TODO HamCAP
  
=WAEDC=
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==WAEDC==
 
Special option for the [http://www.waedc.de/ Worked All Europe DX Contest].
 
Special option for the [http://www.waedc.de/ Worked All Europe DX Contest].
  
 
For more informations about Win-Test and WAEDC see [[WAEDC]].
 
For more informations about Win-Test and WAEDC see [[WAEDC]].
  
=Data files=
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==Data files==
This option ontrols which CTY.DAT to use, and can even start an immediate download from win-test.com.
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This option ontrols which <tt>CTY.DAT</tt> to use. There are three to select from. You can even start an immediate download from [http://www.win-test.com].
  
=Windows=
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==Windows==
The child windows can be included in the main Win-Test window, or floating, thus allowing the Windows desktop or other running softwares to remain visible. Please remember that, depending on your computer and/or operating system capabilities, you can monitor Win-Test on more than one screen.
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The child windows of the application can either be included in the main Win-Test window, or floating, thus allowing the Windows desktop or other running software to remain visible. Please remember that, depending on your computer and/or operating system capabilities, you can have Win-Test windows on more than one screen.
  
=Toolbar=
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==Toolbar==
 
If this option is checked, the Icons toobar is displayed below the menu.
 
If this option is checked, the Icons toobar is displayed below the menu.
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[[Image:IconsBar.gif|frame|center|Icon toolbar]]
 
[[Image:IconsBar.gif|frame|center|Icon toolbar]]
  
=Language=
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==Language==
 
It is possible to choose the language of the Win-Test user interface. Currently supported languages are English, French and German.  
 
It is possible to choose the language of the Win-Test user interface. Currently supported languages are English, French and German.  
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[[Image:language-select.png|frame|center|Selecting the Language]]
 
[[Image:language-select.png|frame|center|Selecting the Language]]
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Win-Test has to restart when the language is switched.
  
 
[[Menus|Back to Menus]]
 
[[Menus|Back to Menus]]

Revision as of 13:49, 4 August 2006

Menu:Options

Load contest at startup

Enables or disables the automatic loading of the last contest file in use. This command is useful to get on line again quickly if - for some reason - Win-Test crashed or you had to quit the Win-Test in the middle of the contest.

If you like to switch to another file, close this file using File | Close an then File | Open menu dialog.

Automatic backup...

This function enables or disables the automatic backup of the .wtb file to another location, e.g. network drive or floppy. You can choose an automatic backup intervall between 1 and 120 minutes.

Setting up Automatic Backup

Disable log synchronization on network

If checked, automatic log synchronization over the network (in multi/op environments) is disabled. May be useful under certain circumstances.

CW

This menu item allows you to control different aspects of CW operation.

No sound

If checked, no CW sound will be played through the internal speaker. This option is also available through the SOUND/NOSOUND text commands.

Modify standard messages

The place to change the CW messages.

Modifying CW messages; you may also edit the memories one by one using Shift+F1, Shift+F2 etc.

Please have a look at the list of message variables you can use in the CW memories to control different aspects of the operation.

Modify additional messages

The place to create or modify additional CW messages which can be accessed using Alt-C. These memories can be used for transmitting QSL information, special greetings, QSY/sked information, ...

Additional CW messages that may be used occasionally like QSL info etc.

Serial number

The leading zeros below 100 can be (or not) keyed by Win-Test, depending on the chosen option.

Similarly, there are 5 possible abbreviation levels for the serial numbers :

  • Not abbreviated
  • Half abbreviated : leading zeros are replaced by T.
  • Abbreviated : The 0 and the 9 are shortened in T and N.
  • Pro : The 0, 1, 4, 5 and 9 are shortened to T, A, V, E and N.
  • Custom - there is a custom table. so each number can be shortened to a letter of your choice. Have fun!

By the way, this option affects serial numbers only, but never numbers in callsigns.

Correction

Controls the value of the $CORRECTED variable. See message variables for more information.

Shortened spaces (CT spaces)

The standard spacing between CW words is 7 dits length, instead of 6 (known as "CT space"). With this option you can set it back to 6 dits if you want, achieving slightly shorter spacing between words. You can also use the new text commands CTSPACE and NOCTSPACE to set or reset it.

Auto sending...

This allows to automatically start sending the [Insert] message after some characters are entered in the callsign field.

Configuring Auto sending

Configure interfaces...

All the interfaces you wish to use with Win-Test can be parametered by using this dialog box.

Interface Configuration

Serial Ports

The serial ports can be used for the network (with crossed cables), for a connection to a packet radio controller, or for a RS232 radio interface. In that last case, you must specify what transceiver you are using. You also need to verify the port configuration :

Serial port configuration

The DTR(4)/RTS(7) pins can be controlled as

  • Handshake
  • PTT
  • CW
  • Always on
  • Always off
  • Active radio

Printer Ports

The parallel ports can only be used to interface the CW output from Win-Test via a classical interface. You just need to specify, in the dialog box, which radio is connected to the parallel port. More, the delay between the PTT command and the effective CW transmission is adjustable between 0 (QSK) to 1000 ms.

Parallel port configuration

Ethernet

The Ethernet interface is used by the Win-Test's local area network, in a multi-operating environment. If needed, you can change the broadcast address and the port number used. If you ignore the meaning of these terms, note that there should normally be no need to modify the default values given by Win-Test. See Networking for more information.

Voice Keyer

At last, if your computer has an embedded sound card, you can select and use it as a digital voice keyer by checking the appropriate box.

If you want to use a third-party software to record or modify voice messages, be sure to use the following file format : WAV, PCM, 8000 Hz sampling frequency, 1 channel (mono) and 16 bits per sample.

WinKey configuration...

TODO WinKey configuration

EZMaster configuration...

TODO EZMaster configuration

RTTY configuration...

This menu entry opens the control box for RTTY configuration.

Log

Allows you to change the display of the log entry area (the last 9 QSOs plus the current QSO entry line). You may elect font size, colors, headings and so on.

Spot Warnings

When this option is enabled, the DX cluster spots are briefly displayed (as soon as they arrive), in the line under below the log entry line. You can choose to display only the spots of the current band and/or the new multipliers, as well as your own callsign (good to know when you're being spotted!). And of course you may want to hide dupes and invalid callsigns.

DX cluster shortcuts

This controls the syntax of the DX-cluster used (DX Spider vs. AK1A, DXNet, etc.) and the count of spots and solar information requested.

HamCAP

TODO HamCAP

WAEDC

Special option for the Worked All Europe DX Contest.

For more informations about Win-Test and WAEDC see WAEDC.

Data files

This option ontrols which CTY.DAT to use. There are three to select from. You can even start an immediate download from [1].

Windows

The child windows of the application can either be included in the main Win-Test window, or floating, thus allowing the Windows desktop or other running software to remain visible. Please remember that, depending on your computer and/or operating system capabilities, you can have Win-Test windows on more than one screen.

Toolbar

If this option is checked, the Icons toobar is displayed below the menu.

Icon toolbar

Language

It is possible to choose the language of the Win-Test user interface. Currently supported languages are English, French and German.

Selecting the Language

Win-Test has to restart when the language is switched.

Back to Menus