Will try to list some of the problems experienced
and cures .
|2001-05-07||Log display does not work correctly||If you have already downloaded the installation package, download the latest executable only, otherwise the complete package is now correct|
|2001-05-11||Display flicker fixed||If you have already downloaded the installation package, download the latest executable only, otherwise the complete package is now correct|
|2001-05-11||Manual transmit added||If you have already downloaded the installation package, download the latest executable only, otherwise the complete package is now correct|
|2001-05-11||RX display method changed|
|2001-05-14||Various display anomalies, introduced with the 2001-05-11 version.|
From today (2001-05-14) new items will be added to the TOP of this list
offset added, enter your offset in WHOLE HOURS in the user settings. Positive
if you are east of Greenwich, and negative if you are west of Greenwich.
RePlay feature added. Don't know why I didn't add it before, could never really find that multiple receive windows were the best way to avoid missing sometjing, unless just monitoring. Never need to miss a CQ call now. Remember to select the frequency BEFORE clicking RePlay.
release of WO-PSK was not due for distribution for another few weeks, I was working
on it at the same time as removing bugs from the previous release, until this weekend it
became apparent that many of the previous problems had already been sorted out in the new
version, the result is that this beta release now has most of the features that WO-PSK will
have in its final form.
I have not had time to update the documentation, this will give a brief description of the
Due to the fact it was too easy, for a number of reasons, to end up with a log or ini file that
could not be read by the programme, these are now not distributed with the programme, the
programme will generate an empty log file and an empty ini file the first time it is run. If these
become corrupted for any reason, rename or move them and new ones will be created. Don't
delete you log file entirely, you should be able to read the information from it using Notepad
or similar. The most common reason for it to become unreadable is editing with a programme
that changes the format of the file. The log file name has been changed to wolog.tan the ini file
remains as wopsk.ini. If you have to edit either of these with another programme, then make
The user settings will have to be entered before using the programme.
The text contents of the CQ, QTH, Station, Weather, and QSL Info macro buttons may now
be altered by right clicking them. If these are empty, the programme will use the information
entered in the User Settings menu to create default texts.
There are an additional six buttons, arranged in two banks of three, whose caption and text
content may be changed by right clicking them. The bank selection is by clicking the A/B
No attempt has been made to implement a macro language, so macros that use programme
variables can not be edited. It is unlikely this will change.
On the log display page, the ability to export the log in ADIF format has been added. I have
checked this export by successfully importing the file into Logger, XMLog , and Klog.
The file generated is named psklog.adi and will be found in the main WO-PSK directory.
I use KLog by Chris 9A5K / K5CRO (http://www.kreso.com) to check DXCC figures and any
editing. I have no intention of adding DXCC or any contest scoring features to WO-PSK, so
this export feature will allow this on many of the excellent log programmes available.
If the Use Radio Control is set to No in the Radio Settings menu, the radio frequency display
is replaced by a similar display showing the audio frequencies. Clicking Receive or Transmit
will change the TX/RX state. Right clicking the buttons below the audio frequency display will
allow entry of presets, left clicking the buttons will set the operating frequency to near that
value. (AFC function will affect the exact frequency). The Net function is duplicated here.
The colours on the log display have been changed slightly to reduce the fragmented effect if
using less than 16bit colour.
If you are using resolution higher than 800X600 WO-PSK will now maximise to fill the
screen, though the contents of the screen will not scale accordingly.
The macro buttons now change colour as you
click them, the buttons normally used once per QSO are reset at the end of the QSO, and
the buttons normally used once per over are reset at the end of each over.
2001-05-11 Changes have been made to the receive display window. The annoying flicker has virtually been eliminated, the display now scrolls "bottom line up", and it is possible to pause the display to scroll through previously printed text.
The scrolling change means that all newly
decoded text now appears in the same place on the screen, at the bottom. This is the case
once the screen is full in any event, starting off that way seems easier to read once you
are accustomed to it.
When the receive screen clear button is clicked, it will not clear the bottom line, if you see a CQ call, you can clear the receive screen without losing the call.
You may have noticed that some PSK31 programmes do not allow scrolling through the receive window, WO-PSK was one of them.
Under the receive screen scroll bar is a small green button, clicking on this will halt the incoming text and allow scrolling through the received text. Clicking again will re-start the decoding. At the moment any incoming text is lost while the scrolling (button red) is enabled. If this becomes an issue it may be addressed.
The text size has also been increased, I personally was happy with the smaller text, so feedback is welcome.
A manual TX/RX changeover has been added, this is accomplished by clicking the transmit/receive indicator in the main frequency display. Unfortunately this is not available yet if the radio display is disabled, but will be once the audio frequency display has been finished.
A couple of things are not mentioned in the
It is possible to fill any of the log fields, including the Notes field by double clicking from the receive screen. This was not originally possible, but I find it useful for things like e-mail addresses.
The small button in the waterfall display returns the frequency to 1200 (or near if the AFC is on).
On the right hand edge of the waterfall display is a thin vertical slider, this adjusts the sound card error compensation. I have not really seen it used often, so this will default to zero each time the programme is started.