Downloads - Version 1.7.7


This page contains all of the downloads for version 1.7.7. It should be noted that all of the revisions contained in the main 1.7.7 package and the patches below have been incorporated into version 1.7.8 which is available on the main Downloads page. If you are new to CQ/X you should begin by downloading version 1.7.8.

CD-ROM Availability

The version currently available on CD-ROM is version 1.7.8. If the size (~100MB) of the 1.7.8 download package poses a problem for your connection you can request a CD-ROM version. Send your request to the email address on the Support page.

Main Package Download - version 1.7.7

Please review the Installation Instructions file prior to downloading the complete package. 
Please also note the following:
  1. If you have a previous version of the software please make sure you have saved any log file (CQxClientLogView.log) that you have not finalized since this file will be overwritten during the installation.
  2. If you have a version of the software prior to and including version 1.4 you should uninstall that version before installing 1.7.7. If you have a version later than version 1.4 you can install this new version on top of the old one.
Begin the Download - To begin the download of the latest version (1.7.7) right click on this link CQX Download Package and elect to save the file to a directory of your choosing. The download package is approximately 100MB. The download time will, of course, depend on the speed of your connection.

Upzip the Package - Once the download is complete unzip the package. This will result in two files: a small ReadAbout... pdf file and a setup exe file. 

Install the software - Run the exe file to install the software.

Install the following patches - After downloading each patch file you will need to unzip it to obtain two files: A small ReadAbout...pdf file describing what's contained in the patch and a larger Setup....exe file. After reviewing the ReadAbout file run the setup file to install the patch.

Download Patch 177-01: This is a large patch due to the following major revisions/additions: Replacement of the current boundary polygons for all state QSO parties with models based on the TIGER2000 data; addition of support for thirteen new state QSO parties including Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland-DC, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, and Virginia; addition of two tutorials by N5NA on the use of CQ/X and the creation and use of crossing files. In addition to those major revisions this patch: fixes a missing county problem in the Missouri QSO party, updates the Exploring CQ/X document, fixes a problem in creating the KML file for the Washington Salmon Run, adds the earned multiplier credit for mobile operation in the Tennessee QSO party, and fixes a problem with sequence numbering in those contests having a sequence number. Right click on this link Patch_177-01 and elect to save the file to download the patch.

Download Patch 177-02 This patch includes the following revisions/additions:Addition of a summary sheet for the South Dakota QSO Party, revised the GPS heading to obtain it directly from the GPS sentences, provided an automatic reload of the crossing file and data supporting the similar calls search on restarts of the program, revised the County Results display, and added support for the ARRL Ten Meter contest. Right click on this link Patch 177-02  and elect to save the file to download the patch.

Download Patch 177-03  This patch is primarily in support of some rule changes for the New Mexico QSO party but it also includes the following:added the capability to select the logging time stamp source to be the GPS time with failover to CPU time if the GPS signal is lost; and improved the handling of ambiguities between county abbreviations and operator names in the Colorado, Minnesota, and New Mexico QSO parties. Right click on this link Patch 177-03  and elect to save the file to download the patch.

Download Patch 177-04  The main enhancement in this patch is the addition of support for the new mid-week mini-contest being sponsored by the CW Operators Club. It also includes the following: modified the production of the the KML files in response to a change in the way  Google Maps handles counties having multiple parts, and added an option to the K3 interface module to maintain mode on a band change. Right click on this link Patch 177-04  and elect to save the file to download the patch.

Download Patch 177-05This patch includes the following: support for the Connecticut QSO Party; replacement of county boundary models for Alabama, California, Maryland-DC, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia with improved models from TIGER2009 to provide better modeling on bridges over long expanses of water; fixes a problem wherein AutoCQ would continue using the previous county across a county line; provides a positive indicator that a K3 is in test mode; provides a small control interface for remote operation of the K3; and fixes a scoring problem for the Wisconsin QSO Party. Note that in order to fix a small problem in Patch 177-05 it was necessary to issue Patch 177-05A so be sure you have this revision. Right click on the link and elect to save the file to download the patch.

Download Patch 177-06This patch includes the following:added assignable keys to QSY 5KHZ/1KHz up/down, fixed some ambiguous names in the NMQP, MNQP, and NA Sprint; improved the session clock to allow more flexible assignment of start and end times; added PageUp/ PageDn to the assignable keys; modified the CWOps-CWT module to support the new exchange; fixed a problem wherein you could only reassign a key but couldn't de-assign it; fixed a problem in which it was required to have a keyer connected in order to have auto county detect work; fixed a problem with bonus point calculation in the PAQP and revised the category definitions in the WiQP; added a Multiple Waypoint Tracker to allow selection of waypoints based on distance from current location; added the ability to prepare a KML file for projecting a GPS QSL formated log onto a Google map. Right click on this link  Patch 177-06 and elect to save the file to download the patch.

Download Patch 177-07This patch includes the following: fixed an adjacency typo in the OKQP mults file; added band and mode information to the operator notes feature; replaced a dead link to the county hunter forum with a link to the Planned Trips site hosted by K3IMC; revised the MiQP Canadian multiplier definitions; added support for the Montana QSO Party; added ability to include an APRS network link in the route KML files; added ability to include a Planned Route network link in the route KML files; added ability to concurrently operate the multi-contests 7QP + NEQP + INQP and FQP+NEBQP including ability to split the log into component logs for each of the QPs: fixed some problems in the device interfaces and added flexibility in setting RTS and DTR; fixed a problem in the Multi-County Logging dialog used for operation on a multi-county line. Right click on this link  Patch 177-07 and elect to save the file to download the patch.

Download Patch 177-08This patch includes the following: added example multi-county CQ and CQT messages to the template; addressed  some issues in manual radio tracking; addressed some issues with the Previous QSOs window; provided an option to silently log a QSO and leave the call sign in the entry window; cleaned up some of the VE entries in the WVE multiplier files; addressed some issues when using the right QSO entry window; provided an option for skipping dupes when operating on a multi-county line; provided an option for loading multi-county operations from a text file listing of available operations. Right click on this link  Patch 177-08 and elect to save the file to download the patch.

Download Patch 177-09This patch includes the following: fixes a problem with the multi-county line operation dialog; fixes a problem with the AutoCQ feature; improves the process for splitting Multi-QP logs into individual logs; adds an option to the Log-on-a-Map feature to allow viewing of QSOs by individual counties.  Right click on this link  Patch 177-09 and elect to save the file to download the patch.

Download Patch 177-10 This patch includes the following: fixes a problem with the QSO and multiplier accounting for a station operating inside the 7QP region since those stations can get QSO credit, but not additional mult credit, for working NEQP and INQP stations that change counties. Right click on this link  Patch 177-10 and elect to save the file to download the patch.

If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.6 they can be found on  Downloads - version 1.7.6

If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.5 they can be found on  Downloads - version 1.7.5

If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.4 they can be found on Downloads - version 1.7.4

Copyright: C.W. Sanders, NO5W
Last Updated: 14-June-2010