Load contest at startup
Allows to enable or disable the automatic loading of the last contest file in use. This command is useful to be quickly ready again if - for some reason - you quitted the Win-Test environment during the contest.
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.
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, no CW sound will be played through the internal speaker.
Modify standard messages
The place to change the CW messages.
Please have a look on the list of message variables.
Modify additional messages
The place to change additional CW messages. e.g. special greetings, qsy/sked information, ...
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.
This option only affects serial numbers, but never numbers in callsigns.
Shortened spaces (CT spaces)
All the interfaces you wish to use with Win-Test can be parametered by using this dialog box.
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 DTR(4)/RTS(7) pins can be controlled as
- Allways on
- Allways off
- Active radio
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 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.
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.
This menu entry opens the control box for RTTY configuration.
Allows to choose display of the LOG: fonts, colors, headings and so on.
DX cluster shortcuts
Special option for the All Europe DX Contest.
For more informations about Win-Test and WAEDC see WAEDC.
It is possible to choose the language of the Win-Test user interface. Actually supported are
Thanks to DL6RAI for the german version :)