J.F.Drew © 2000-2013
Version 8.17 now available for the 2016 RD contest. Improved navigation too.
Please uninstall old versions first. 64 bit test especially welcome.
Complies with 2013 on rules. Works on all versions of Windows from Win98SE on. Uploaded 5 August 2016.
Check here a few days before the RD.
Use the version opposite and leave comments via my Contact Me page
Enjoy the contest on August 2016 from 0300 UTC.
Two issues with Windows on SOME machines
These issues only arise if you install to “Program Files”. It is a result of newer versions of Windows not permitting writing to these directories. The new RDsetUp.exe installs outside of “Program Files” to avoid this issue.
What were the issues?
(1) File access denied
This problem is caused by Windows insisting that you run in Administrator mode to save a file within a sub directory of Program Files. Version 8.17 puts RD into a separate directory.
Alternatively if you install into Program Files you will need to either run the program as Administrator or turn of UAC (User Account Control). Turn UAC off and the problem will go away. Turn it back on after the RD.
Alternatively right click the shortcut and click Properties, click on Compatibiity and tick Run as Administrator.
(2) 64 bit machines - occasional problems on SOME machines
On start the program tests for your version of Windows and if 64 bit brings up a message about using compatibility mode. Again fixed in Version 8.17. You can now ignore that message.
Previously, if you ran it for the contest under 64 bits you may not be able to find the Cabrillo file in order to email it. Use this strategy to access the Cabrillo file while running the older version of RD logger in 64 bit mode:
Note that the routine to identify the windows version will incorrectly identify Windows 10 as Windows 8.1
|Two Metre Rcvr|
|Beacon remote control|
|WTI-1 Yaesu remote|
|Beam controller features|
|Optical 16 bit encoder|
|Optical encoder SEI|
|PWM for speed control|
|Record and playback|
|RD Contest logger|