Revision History - Version 1.8.0

The latest base release of the software is version 1.8.1 which was released 05-January-2018. It incorporates base release 1.8.0 and the patches described below. This page describes the revisions made to version 1.8.0. If you are interested in the revision history for earlier versions see the links below.

Revisions to previous versions:

Revision histories for previous versions are on the following pages of the website:
Revision History - Version 1.7.9
Revision History - Version 1.7.8
Revision History - Version 1.7.7
Revision History - Version 1.7.6
Revision History - version 1.7.5
Revision History - version 1.7.4
Revision history for versions prior to 1.7.4 may be found in the program's Help file CQXClient.pdf which is available for individual download or via the Help menu of the program.

Revisions to the current version:

Revision 180-01: Included in this patch:
  • Updated polygons for the county boundaries in the MARAC and Michigan QSO parties;
  • added capture of GPS logging data in the QSL Ready format as a default that will occur without user action;
  • fixed a problem wherein the GPS log data for a QSO was being captured at log time rather than when the first exchange is sent causing the county logged and the GPS coordinates to sometimes be inconsistent;
  • fixed a problem wherein the program would hang when dirving past the end of the Google map drive path;
  • fixed a problem wherein on a long trip (e.g. Orlando to Seattle) the process for finding county line crossings would stall;
  • added the capability to create a GPS file from a Google map for use as input to the GPS Simulator;
  • updated the sections in the ARRL Sweepstakes and Field Day to reflect recent changes in the Ontario section;
  • added the capability to produce grid line crossings from a Google map of a route and to produce the KML file to enablie posting of the grid and route overlay on a Google map;
  • fixed a date problem when the program is used in the UK;
  • added the capability to perform a timing analysis for use by mobile operators to identify counties requiring a stop and to check the feasibility of a proposed route based on average driving speed and other factors;
  • fixed a problem wherein additional characters were being sent in the CQT (TU) message when using the K3 internal keyer;
  • added a key-assignable task to send the CQT (TU) message without requiring that all exchange information be present in the entry window;
  • fixed a logging problem related to US stations operating portable in Canada;
  • fixed a problem with the location cues;
  • added the ability to export waypoint files in KML format for use in Google Maps;
  • corrected a startup problem related to the log loading progress bar for systems running XP SP3. 
        Patch 180-01 made available on the web site 05-September-2012.

Revision 180-02: Included in this patch:
  • Updated version of the Quick Start Using GPS document;
  • added the semi-colon and apostrophe keys to the special keys;
  • added buttons to launch the Edit Messages and Assign Keys dialogs;
  • added 1 to the available number of characters required to trigger the Send CQX while Entering feature;
  • revised the buttons on the Keyer Parameters dialog;
  • added a menu item to access a pdf of county names and their abbreviations;  
  • added a "Counties Along Route" option on the direct entry/selection of current county;
  • fixed some non-functional buttons on the K3 control subset display when using the KX3; 
  • added a display for viewing the current set of county crossings;
  • added options to the startup screen to automatically reconnect devices and another option to skip the wizard;
  • modified the definition files for NC QP, NH QP, MS QP to reflect changes;
  • fixed a problem with auto-fill when using the multi-county dialog;
  • fixed some problems with the K3 full interface.
        Patch 180-02 made available on the web site 08-March-2013.

Revision 180-03: Included in this patch:
  • Fixed a broken link (Propagation Conditions) in the Help Menu;
  • added support for the multi-QP MI-SD-ON-ND-NE QSO Party;
  • added aliases to support an alternate set of county abbreviations for the Nebraska QSO Party;
  • modified the file of available 1x1 calls supporting the spelling feature of the Florida QSO Party;
  • added pdf files supporting the look up of county names and their abbreviations for a number of QSO parties;
  • added county name expansion files for a number of QSO parties to support the ADIF log;
  • fixed a problem wherein entry of M=SSB was not resulting in the conventional USB/LSB mode for a given band;
  • modified the direct entry of mode, speed, and frequency to make it more efficient;
  • added a Help menu item to check for program Revisions;
  • added the number of unique calls worked to the statistics;
  • fixed a scoring problem and a missing DLL function for the FOC QP;
  • provided a separate dialog for the GPX to KML conversion task. 
        Patch 180-03 made available on the web site 26-March-2013.

Revision 180-04: Included in this patch:
  • Fixed a broken link to 3830  in the File Menu;
  • fixed a problem wherein the KX3 would not send a CQ message;
  • updated the permissible bands for the CWOps-MiniCWT contest;
  • fixed a problem wherein the startup option "Load Previous Configuration, Auto-Connect Devices, and Skip Wizard" would cause a crash when a GPS was present. 
        Patch 180-04 made available on the web site 20-April-2013.

Revision 180-05: Included in this patch:
  • Updated county abbreviations for the North Dakota QSO Party;
  • revised rules for the Florida, Arkansas, Kansas, and Minnesota QSO Parties;
  • added seconds to the log to support LOTW submissions;
  • removed description of an obsolete method from the document describing use of a Google map to build a route;
  • revised the configuration decisions document and the Quick Reference for Use of a GPS document;
  • added a document outlining the options for using a GPS and for providing route information for use by the program;
  • added an indicator that the multiplier currently being worked is needed on the other mode;
  • added ability to generate a report of multipliers available on each mode but needed on the other mode;
  • added ability to specify a QSY message for each band of operation;
  • added the capability to determine county line crossings and time of crossing from a GPS recording;
  • added a driver display containing multi-waypoint tracker and a display of distance/time to next county in easily readable fonts;
  • fixed a problem with auto-fill when using the right radio;
  • added automatic cancellation of the use of the right radio QSO entry area for previous QSO info when using the right radio.
        Patch 180-05 made available on the web site 28-June-2013.

Revision 180-06: Included in this patch:
  • Fixed some status indicators that were false alarming;
  • added spell-checking to flag county spelling errors during the process of preparing county activity KML files;
  • improved the county boundary model for some counties in SE Kansas to improve county detection when entering from out of state;
  • added detection of log formating errors during startup and provided a means of reviewing/correcting incorrectly formated entries;
  • improved the formating of station information on the county activity map;
  • added a driver network that wirelessly provides driver information (distance/time to next three waypoints, distance/time to next county, etc) via display on an Android device.
        Patch 180-06 made available on the web site 20-August-2013.

Revision 180-07: Included in this patch:
  • Fixed a problem with the preparation of QSO party activity information;
  • fixed the next county message which was sending 0 as the number of minutes to next county;
  • fixed a problem with the boundary values of South Carolina;
  • fixed a problem wherin the distance to next crossing was going to zero consistently about .40 miles prior to the crossing;
  • changed the backup scheme to be incremental;
  • updated the user notes for mobile operators to include information about the CQX-Driver interface;
  • updated the Arizona QSO Party to reflect new rules;
  • fixed a problem wherein messages containing certain county abbreviations were being mangled on a county change;
  • ixed a problem wherein the 1x1 ID message remained enabled after that type of operation was over;
  • fixed a problem wherein some QSO parties would not log PA and YU;
  • added a multi-QP for the Salmon Run and South Carolina QSO parties;
  • added the option to omit the question mark at the end of the last word query message;
  • fixed a problem with the calculation of time to next county when traversing a bi-directional branch.
        Patch 180-07 made available on the web site 25-September-2013.

Revision 180-08: Included in this patch:
  • Improved detection of off-path waypoints;
  • Added options for including/excluding QSO markers and/or route trace on Logs on a Map;
  • Revised documentation for preparing a Log on a Map web page;
  • Revised documentation for posting routes on Google maps;
  • Revised documentation for User Notes for Mobile Ops;
  • Added capability to prepare county logs from Cabrillo log;
  • Fixed some missing county polygons for the Virginia QSO Party;
  • Updated the definition of VA QP to reflect recent changes;
  • Updated the scoring for NC QP to reflect recent changes;
  • Updated the definition of the Louisiana QSO Party to reflect recent changes;
  • Added a DLL to run the FOC Marathon contest;
  • Added support for the Icom IC-756 Pro III;
  • Improved the interface to the Elecraft K3 including improved use of the internal keyer;
  • Added logging of lat/lon errors when error message of invalid lat/lon for a QSO party is received;
  • Added support for new Google Map data format when downloading lat/lon values;
  • Added capability to include miscellaneous placemarks on a posted Google Map route;
  • Waypoints are automatically cleared when defining a new contest to avoid irrevalent waypoints;
  • Updated the scoring for MS QP to reflect recent changes;
  • Added capability to the Multi-County operating dialog including: message editting, band/mode changing, on-dialog editing of QSOs, support for Quick Mode QSY, and, where supported by the radio, the ability to check the SWR;
  • Added Resume Multi County Operation to the list of key-assignable tasks
  • Corrected the abbreviation for Northwest Territories in the Vermont QSO Party;
  • Added capability to calculate county statistics;
  • Added a real-time display showing QSOs made from the current county for each band and mode;
  • Added support for the Maine QSO Party;
  • Updated the score calculation for the South Carolina QSO Party to reflect recent changes;
  • Improved the calculation of county line crossings for crossings involving a narrow corner;
  • Added capability to configure the N2WG Pig Knob for use with the K3 from within the program.
  • Added capability for quick QSY between modes on the same band
  • Fixed some problems with the Band Map
  • Simplified the entry of frequency and mode on the QSO entry window
  • Added capability to produce a schedule of county line crossings for publication as a pdf file
  • Added capability to import the schedule of county line crossings and to provide real-time status of progress against the planned schedule
  • Reorganized the QP Tools menu to make it easier to navigate.
        Patch 180-08 made available on the web site 08-December-2014.

Revision 180-09: Included in this patch:
  • Added support for the K3 DVR Voice Keyer
  • Added capability to automatically generate the necessary Javascript code to run activity maps generated using  the QSO Party Admin Tools menu item
  • Updated the Missouri QSO Party to reflect recent rule changes
  • Updated the British Columbia QSO Party to reflect recent district changes
  • Updated the South Carolina QSO Party to reflect recent rule changes
  • Updated the Arkansas QSO Party to reflect recent rule changes
  • Added capability of user to create a county overlay for selected counties for use with the new Google maps
  • Fixed a sequencing problem with the Enter key that occurred on the first QSO
  • Fixed a problem wherein the Enter key would not log a QSO in the CQWW WPX
  • Restored the capability to create a route using a manually created county line crossing file
  • Revised documentation on Crossing File Development and on Creating County Overlays 
  • Fixed a problem wherein AR, OR, and UT, were being treated as aliases of their DX entities rather than as states in the CWOps-CWT contest
  • Added support for the Marconi-HF contest
  • Added support for the IC-7600 and IC-7200 radios
  • Fixed a problem wherein initials were not being accepted as names in the NAQP contests;
  • Added support for using the internal keyer in the TS-480
  • Added support for the multi-QP consisting of the WA Salmon Run, South Carolina QP, and New Jersey QP
        Patch 180-09 made available on the web site 18-July-2015.

Revision 180-10: Included in this patch:
  • Updated the Ohio QSO Party to use signal report rather than sequence number
        Patch 180-10 made available on the web site 19-August-2015.

Revision 180-11: Included in this patch:
  • Added an assignable key to toggle transmit/receive for use in SSB mode as a PTT
  • Fixed a restart problem with the identification alert when using a 1x1 call sign and added a status indicator
  • Removed a restriction on when a county line schedule can be imported
  • Added a Quick Mode QSY on the Same Band feature
  • Fixed a problem with the Mult and QSO Needs indicators
  • Fixed a problem wherein the band indicators on the Multiplier status display where not showing correct status
  • Fixed a problem wherein the waypoint combo box on the GPS status panel was not getting loaded on restart
  • Added a Get Next Waypoint item under the GPS menu
  • Fixed a problem with the initialization of the WinKeyer
  • Fixed a problem wherein the Enter key could not be used to log the QSO in the FOC QP
  • Fixed a problem with automatic way point loading on restart
  • Fixed a problem with the Enter key behavior on the multi-county line dialog
        Patch 180-11 made available on the web site 17-September-2015.

Revision 180-12: Included in this patch:
  • Added support for tracking the status of the spelling goal (GOLD RUSH) in the California QSO Party
        Patch 180-12 made available on the web site 02-October-2015.

Revision 180-13: Included in this patch:
  • Fixed data problems in multi-QPs LA-NH and MI-SD-ON-ND-NE
  • Fixed a bug related to starred elements in cty.dat
  • Added a key-assignable task to send a first word query
  • Added new statistics for inside mobile operation
  • Fixed problem where restart process would hang on long county names
  • Added an explanation of steps to add a log on a map to existing logs on a map
  • Fixed a problem with send call while entering for WPX contest
  • Added a trigger of 1 character after number in send call while entering
  • Added the time offset used in schedule development to the restart file
  • Added support for the IC-7300
  • Added CWA as a valid exchange element in the CWT contest
  • Removed the requirement for a space after C/L: when building a schedule
  • Fixed a problem wherein dupes were not being detected in CWT contest
  • Fixed a problem wherein previous exchannge information was not being presented for dupes
  • Added capability to define an alternate CQ message in addition to normal one
  • Fixed a problem wherein the response of some assigned keys is sometimes sluggish
  • Added capability to build selected grid square overlays for Google maps
  • Added option to the Crossings dialog to export the crossings for import as waypoints
  • Added capability to create all files for the activity website from a single data file
  • Fixed a problem wherein the K3 interface DLL could not handle messages of length greater than 24
        Patch 180-13 made available on the web site 02-September-2016 and revised 12-November-2016.

Revision 180-14: Included in this patch:
  • Added support for the IC-7100
  • Added support for the KX3
  • Corrected a problem with the bonus point calculation in the Texas QSO Party
  • Corrected a problem with the statistics calculation occurring after a Cabrillo log import
  • Corrected the abbreviation of Douglas county in the Nebraska QSO Party
  • Provided access to the county outline maps from within CQ/X
  • Corrected a problem when using the internal keyer of the K3 wherein EOT was added to a message terminated by the escape key
  • Implemented the new Indiana QSO Party county abbreviations
  • Implemented the new Florida QSO Party spelling bee
        Patch 180-14 made available on the web site 27-March-2017.

Revision 180-15: Included in this patch:
  • Separated the QSO tabulars built for a QSO party activity page into Saturday/Sunday stations
  • Added ability to import activity information provided by FQP activity database into activity page build process
  • Added the current county to the navigation display
  • Added schedule information to the navigation display
  • Fixed a problem with the Cabrillo import process
  • Updated support for the South Dakota QSO Party
  • Added support for the ARRL International Grid Chase event
        Patch 180-15 made available on the web site 12-December-2017.

Revision 180-16: Included in this patch:
  • Added some documentation on creating and using the Path KML files in the Grid Chase
        Patch 180-16 made available on the web site 15-December-2017.

Revision 180-17: Included in this patch:
  • Revised/added some documentation on creating and using the Path KML files in the Grid Chase
  • Revised some documentation on messages and notes for mobile operators
  • Fixed a problem wherein the county detection would stop updating after jumping across a short county
  • Fixed a problem wherein the county line crossing calculation would hang if the path crossed through a state not included in the initial definition of a grid chase operation
  • Fixed a problem wherein the GPS Simulator would hang when creating a trip file from a KML file
        Patch 180-17 made available on the web site 29-December-2017.

Revision 180-18: Included in this patch:
  • Revised a number of help documents including Exploring CQ/X, Quick Reference with/without GPS
  • Revised documentation on Operating the Multi-QP Contests
  • Revised documentation on Posting Routes Using Google Maps
  • Revised documentation note on installing virtual serial ports
  • Removed some features including Add Polygon Region that are no longer necessary
  • Removed some help menu items that are no longer needed including the Presentation and How to Contribute items
  • Fixed a broken link on the Help menu - County Hunter Planned Trips Site
  • Fixed a problem with menu item Track Radio Manually wherein it would enable access to a non-existant control
        Patch 180-18 made available on the web site 04-January-2018.

Copyright: C.W. Sanders, NO5W
Last Updated: 04-January-2018