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==New==
 
==New==
This will create a new Win-Test file. Please see [[Menu:File_new#New|here]] for a detailed description.
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This will create a new Win-Test file. Please see [[Menu:File_new#New|elsewhere]] for a detailed description.
  
 
==Open==
 
==Open==
This will open an existing Win-Test file. Please see [[Menu:File_new#Open|here]] for a detailed description.
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This will open an existing Win-Test file. Please see [[Menu:File_new#Open|elsewhere]] for a detailed description.
  
 
==Close==
 
==Close==
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==Create Log Files==
 
==Create Log Files==
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Text command shortcut:  '''<tt>WRITELOG</tt>'''
  
Creates log files to be sent to the contest organizer for checking or to be imported into your personal log book software. Note that not all formats are available for all contests.
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Creates log files to be sent to the contest organizer for checking (usually Cabrillo), or to import into your personal log book software. Note that not all formats are available for all contests.
 
   
 
   
[[Image:file-create-logfiles.png|frame|center|The "Create Log Files..." dialog box]]
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[[Image:FileCreateLogFiles.PNG|frame|center|The "Create Log Files..." dialog box]]
  
You tag the formats of the files to be created (at least one), possibly add comments (soapbox), and specify a name to be used for the files. You may also specify a directory path different from the main .wtb file, in which the log files should be created.
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Select the files to be created, optionally add comments (soapbox), and specify a name to be used for the files. You may also specify a target directory path that is different than the log file directory
  
'''Cabrillo''' is the de-facto standard log submission file today. All of the major HF contest sponsors accept entries in the Cabrillo format. Please find details on Cabrillo in
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For more details, please see [[Creating]].
[http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo]. Note that Win-Test allows importing Cabrillo files so that old log files may still be loaded and used as a reference or to create a objective file.
 
 
 
'''REG1TEST''' is the format proposed by the IARU Region I VHF Committee (mainly driven by EDR) and has been widely adopted by national amateur radio organizations. REF, DARC fully accept electronic logs in this format for all of their contests above 30 MHz. To create the file, you will have to fill in some information like equipment used, location, antenna height etc.
 
For further details see [http://vkvzavody.moravany.com/EDI.TXT].
 
 
 
'''ADIF''' (Amateur Data Interface Format) is used as a way to exchange amateur radio logging data between different applications. Most logging software will accept and can create this format.
 
For further details see [http://www.hosenose.com/adif].
 
 
 
Depending on the file type created, several options are available.
 
* In the Cabrillo file you may chose to create the log as a check log, export only a specific band, or suppress the club header line in order to avoid problems with the ARRL log robot (ARRL does not accept Cabrillo files which mention clubs not affiliated to ARRL).
 
* For the text and CSV file type you may select or unselect columns, different date formats and have a choice to add empty fields to the output.
 
  
 
==Backup contest==
 
==Backup contest==
 
Saves a copy of the complete log file in a backup directory, which has to be specified in the '''<tt>Options | Automatic backup</tt>''' dialog. If this directory is embedded in a floppy disk, it has to be present in the drive A: while executing this command. The file will have an additional '''<tt>.bak</tt>''' extension ('''<tt>test.wtb.bak</tt>''' for example). To use this backup file, just rename the file without the .bak extension.
 
Saves a copy of the complete log file in a backup directory, which has to be specified in the '''<tt>Options | Automatic backup</tt>''' dialog. If this directory is embedded in a floppy disk, it has to be present in the drive A: while executing this command. The file will have an additional '''<tt>.bak</tt>''' extension ('''<tt>test.wtb.bak</tt>''' for example). To use this backup file, just rename the file without the .bak extension.
  
'''Warning:''' A 1.44 MB floppy disk will accept no more than approximatly 7,000 QSOs!
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'''Warning:''' A 1.44" MB floppy disk will accept no more than approximatly 7,000 QSOs!
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==Archive==
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Creates a timestamped zipped file in the log directory of the files related to the current log that are selected. Warning: Archiving audio recordings file that are usually pretty large can take a while... be patient!
  
 
==Update database==
 
==Update database==
 
Allows to enrich the database of the contest with the datas from your log. If a callsign already exists in the database, the attached datas in your log may replace those in the database. If the callsign does not exist, it will be added, with its attached datas.
 
Allows to enrich the database of the contest with the datas from your log. If a callsign already exists in the database, the attached datas in your log may replace those in the database. If the callsign does not exist, it will be added, with its attached datas.
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==Explore==
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Comfortably open the Windows Explorer in one of Win-Test's directories.
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[[Image:FileExplore.PNG|frame|center|The "File &#124; Explore" dialog box]]
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==Most Recently Used==
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The next menu block lists the last four most recently opened files. This will let you switch between files quickly.
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[[Image:FileMRU.PNG|frame|center|Most recently used Files List]]
  
 
==Quit==
 
==Quit==
Quits Win-Test brings you back to the Windows environment.
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This selection will Quit Win-Test and will bring you back to the Windows environment. Before using this command, '''don't forget''' to complete your last QSO!
  
 
[[Menus|Back to Menus]]
 
[[Menus|Back to Menus]]

Latest revision as of 14:12, 30 December 2021

Menu:File (with a file opened)

New

This will create a new Win-Test file. Please see elsewhere for a detailed description.

Open

This will open an existing Win-Test file. Please see elsewhere for a detailed description.

Close

Closes the current file, but remains in the Win-Test environment. The way to switch logs without having to restart Win-Test.

Create Log Files

Text command shortcut: WRITELOG

Creates log files to be sent to the contest organizer for checking (usually Cabrillo), or to import into your personal log book software. Note that not all formats are available for all contests.

The "Create Log Files..." dialog box

Select the files to be created, optionally add comments (soapbox), and specify a name to be used for the files. You may also specify a target directory path that is different than the log file directory

For more details, please see Creating.

Backup contest

Saves a copy of the complete log file in a backup directory, which has to be specified in the Options | Automatic backup dialog. If this directory is embedded in a floppy disk, it has to be present in the drive A: while executing this command. The file will have an additional .bak extension (test.wtb.bak for example). To use this backup file, just rename the file without the .bak extension.

Warning: A 1.44" MB floppy disk will accept no more than approximatly 7,000 QSOs!

Archive

Creates a timestamped zipped file in the log directory of the files related to the current log that are selected. Warning: Archiving audio recordings file that are usually pretty large can take a while... be patient!

Update database

Allows to enrich the database of the contest with the datas from your log. If a callsign already exists in the database, the attached datas in your log may replace those in the database. If the callsign does not exist, it will be added, with its attached datas.

Explore

Comfortably open the Windows Explorer in one of Win-Test's directories.

The "File | Explore" dialog box

Most Recently Used

The next menu block lists the last four most recently opened files. This will let you switch between files quickly.

Most recently used Files List

Quit

This selection will Quit Win-Test and will bring you back to the Windows environment. Before using this command, don't forget to complete your last QSO!

Back to Menus