Downloads - Version 1.7.9
This page contains all of the downloads for version 1.7.9. It should be noted that all of the revisions contained in the main 1.7.9 package and the patches below have been incorporated into version 1.8.0 which is available on the main Downloads page. If you are new to CQ/X you should begin by downloading version 1.8.0.
CD-ROM AvailabilityThe version currently available on CD-ROM is version 1.8.0. If the size (~190MB) of the 1.8.0 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.
Installation Instructions file prior to downloading the complete package.
Please also note the following:
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 -
Download Patch 179-01: This patch includes a significant enhancement for developing county line crossing files and distance calculations based on actual drive path. Also included is a number of "data cleanup" revisions: most of the data cleanup revisions were made in order to fix problems wherein it was not possible to log KG4 and KH6 stations in a number of state QSO parties; fixed a problem wherein a missing line in the def file of the Missouri QSO party was causing an access violation when attempting to directly enter the county abbreviation using #; a file naming error in the def file for the New Hampshire QSO party was causing a missing file error; the GPS Simulator dialog was made resizable in order to avoid a problem wherein the dialog was too large for the screen when using a laptop with certain projectors; LZ and LY stations were being logged as LA stations; the file that runs the NA Sprint was missing from the base package; anti-flickering was added to the multiple waypoint tracker; added a feature to the K3 interface wherein initiation of the split mode would cause VFO-B to move to the same band as VFO-A. The enhancement for developing county line crossing files allows the user to draw a Google map of the planned route and then download a file which is analyzed by CQ/X to determine the county line crossings and to prepare data for performing distance calculations based on actual drive path. Right click on Patch_179-01 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-02: This small patch includes several revisions associated with the new calculation of distances to waypoints along the drive path determined from the Google Map. Primarily this relates to retention of the waypoints across a restart and automatic loading of them when CQ/X is restarted. The changes also allow waypoints to be defined without a GPS being connected. Other changes allow the calculation of distance to county line crossings and waypoints to continue along the drive path when there are large gaps in the data along straight stretches of highway. The patch also addresses a dialog sizing problem wherein some dialogs are too large for the laptop screen. Right click on Patch_179-02 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-03: Included in this small patch are fixes for two internal issues with calculations related to the Google Map approach to building crossing files and a drive path. The first is the reduction of the amount of memory usage when building a county line crossing file from a Google Map. The second is improvement in the calculations when the user is starting out significantly "off path" from the Google Map designed drive path. The patch also fixes a problem wherein a list index out of bounds error occurs on the port assignments dialog when attempting to connect a GPS with no waypoints defined. A fix is also provided for the problem wherein disconnecting the GPS via the prt assignments dialog causes the program to terminate. Under certain circumstances, when using a history file, the current log is ignored when showing similar calls and when doing auto-fill -- this problem has been fixed. Finally some changes are included to implement changes in the rules of the South Dakota and Nevada QSO Parties. Right click on Patch_179-03 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-04: Included in this patch is resolution of several issues related to retention of data across a restart. This includes: ability to retain the GPS Passthrough status and port; fixing a problem wherein retention of port assignments across a restart did not always occur; size and position of the main display are now retained. Other issues resolved in this patch are related to logging time and setting of the CPU time via the time from the GPS wherein there was an hour offset during certain daylight saving time periods. A request to allow logging of exchanges containing multiple county abbreviations has been implemented along with the capability to assign a key to that task. Data files have been added to support concurrent operation in the Alabama and Maritimes QSO parties. A cross-country module has been added wherein an operator may select to operate over a series of states without having to change the QSO party each time a new state is entered. Several features are added to support the procedures of the County Hunter Nets. Some revisions have also been made to the help file and user manual. Right click on Patch_179-04 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-05: Included in this patch: Correction of a time formating problem which caused an EConvert error when trying to use the software outside the US; addition of a feature for scanning a KML file of the route to determine which states should be included in a Cross Country trip; ability to import a Cabrillo log; support for the upcoming CW Open contest. Right click on Patch_179-05 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-06: Included in this patch: Added Support for the upcoming US Counties QSO party; Corrected a problem in the PA-AZ multi-QP wherein the state, rather than the section, was being sent on first contacting a PA station; added color coding of counties based on level of activity; fixed a problem in the message validation wherein a call was not being detected if it was followed immediately by a /cnty; added capability to export county logs in ADIF format; fixed a problem in ARRL SS and IARU-HF wherein the Cabrillo dialog was not being called; fixed minor problems in the CW Open contest; revised KSQP files to reflect changes in the rules of that contest.. Right click on Patch_179-06 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-07: Included in this patch: Added ability to develop KML file for showing stations actively seeking each county; implemented some rule changes in ARQP including changing of county abbreviations; added ability to create the KML showing county activity from a file arranged by stations and the counties they will activate; added support for the Orion VI; corrected some scoring errors in the US Counties QSO Party; revised documentation to reflect recent changes in the Google Maps user interface; fixed a problem in the county detection logic wherein extraneous characters in the county name caused detection to fail; fixed a problem with the multiple waypoint tracker wherein the waypoint selected for presentation on the GPS Panel would change when the main form received the focus; fixed a problem with the Extended Log which required a restart in order for entries to be captured in the log; added the ability to prepare tabular and map-based webpages for each station; disabled polling of the K3 AGC to prevent unintended AGC turnoff. Right click on Patch_179-07 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-08: Included in this patch: fixed some typos in the multiplier files for FQP, IAQP, and KSQP; added some categories to update the NYQP; fixed a problem with continuation of the GPS logging feature following a restart; updated the BCQP and ALQP based on new rules including a revision of the Canadian multipliers for the ALQP; added the capability to concurrently log the ALQP and Maritime QP; added the capability to concurrently log the LAQP and NHQP; modified the multipliers for the OKQP; added some aliases to the multipliers for the MSQP; modified the QSO entry processing to improve the performance for QSO parties having a large number of mults (Texas and USCounties QP); and fixed a problem with the ARRL Ten Meter contest; fixed a problem wherein the feature to find the county line crossings from a Google map only found a subset on subsequent runs following startup; fixed a problem wherein the waypoints were not being automatically loaded and integrated with the Google map path on startup.. Right click on Patch_179-08 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-09: Included in this patch: added the capability to concurrently operate the Georgia, New Mexico, and Montana QSO parties; added the capability to concurrently operate the Michigan, South Dakota, and Ontario QSO parties; added capability to track progress in QSO parties having a spelling challenge represented by working a set of 1x1 special event calls. Right click on Patch_179-09 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-10: Included in this small patch: fixed a QSO entry problem with the GA-NM-MT multi-QP wherein certain entries would cause the program to crash; fixed a similar 111QSO entry problem with the MI-SD-ON multi QP; updated the operator categories in the Florida QSO Party; added some names to the ambiguous names list for the GA-NM-MT multi-QP; added mileage across each county as an element on the KML file produced from county line crossings.. Right click on Patch_179-10 and elect to save the file to download the patch. Note: The initial version of this patch created the following two sub-directories of ContestDefns in error: GANMMT-QSOParty and MISDON-QSOParty. The dash in these directory names should have been an underscore. If you have already installed 179-10 and find these two directories in your installation simply move the files into the corresponding directories having the underscore in their names and delete the directories having the dash. Alternately you can download the current version of 179-10 and reinstall it -- no need to uninstall the earlier version.
Download Patch 179-11: Included in this small patch: fixed a problem wherein the sequence number used in the MI part of the MI-SD-ON multi-QP was not being retained across a restart of the program. Right click on Patch_179-11 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-12: Included in this small patch: fixed a problem wherein the spelling status display for the Florida QSO Party was not responding to QSO edits made after logging the QSO. Right click on Patch_179-12 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-13: The purpose of this small patch is to fix some multiplier problems in the 7QP, the New England QP, and the Indiana QP. Right click on Patch_179-13 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 179-14: The purpose of this patch is: to provide a document describing a typical set of key assignments and operating tips for use of CQ/X in the mobile environment; to update the documents describing configuration decisions and how to build a crossing file from a Google Map; to correct some county adjacency information in certain QSO parties; to provide a GPX import feature for importing waypoint information from Streets and Trips; to correct some tags in the ADIF export to enable import into DX4WIN; to provide an identification reminder for operators using 1x1 callsigns; to add support for the KSQP spelling feature; to provide the user the option to omit inclusion of the county line crossing placements on KML files; to add the capability of specifying speed change steps when using the radio internal keyer; to revise the SC QP to reflect recent rules changes; to revise the KS QP to reflect recent category changes; and to add protection against attempts to find the county when the GPS is located outside the target state/region. Right click on Patch_179-14 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.8 they can be found on Downloads - version 1.7.8
If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.7 they can be found on Downloads - version 1.7.7
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
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