MixW version 2.XX  and 3.01 Changes and Updates

      MixW version3.01 Decenber 23 2010 Latest version Full Release

MixW 3.01
- New World Map with resizing and greyline
- New Telnet dialog with talk and links to QRZ.com and google map
- Backup logs on mixw.net server (password protected)
Edit Backup.pwd with notepad to set the password
Will eventually support all major operating systems such as:
Windows, XP, Vista, Windows 7. MAC, Linux

 

      MixW version 2.20 September 3 2010 Latest version Full Release

MixW 2.20
- New LOG database engine with MDB and SQL support
See personal data, log [...] button
SQL lets use remote SQL database via internet connection
more details to follow
- New fast CheckSR (Check samplerate utility)
- Updated QslPrint utility
- Vista/W7 compatibility

 

      MixW version 2.19 January 2009 Latest version Full Release

MixW 2.19
- Rx window highlights URLs like http://site.net or mailto:me@server.com
and posts according system request on doubleclick
- files Custom1.dat and Custom2.dat contain a list of log fields for
the corresponding log layout. Each of these files looks like
this:
8<--- Custom1.dat -------------------------------
1 MODE
2 FQRX
3 FQTX
4 DATE
5 TIME
6 CALL
7 RSTSNT
;8 EXCHSNT
9 RSTRCV
;10 EXCHRCV
14 DOM
11 NAME
12 QTH
;15 COUNTY
16 IOTA
17 MGR
13 NOTES
;18 ENDDATE
;19 ENDTIME
20 LOC
8<------ end of file ----------------------------
Lines which begin with ";" are ignored, so fields EXCHSNT,
EXCHRCV, COUNTY, ENDDATE, and ENDTIME are absent in this
example. You may change the order of lines (and according
columns) but do not change the numbering, i.e. CALL should
always have 6 at the beginning.
- The following CAT systems are added:
- Yaesu FT-2000, FT-950, FT-9000D, FT-450, FT-1011
- Kenwood TS-2000, TS-480
- Ten-Tec RX-350, OMNI-VII, ORION-II
- Rotor control added for FT-2000, RC2800, WINROTOR
- Added support for upcoming FSK441m and JT6x modes
- ADIF SRX_STRING tag is added
- Up to 25 lines in the log bar
- Interface Setup Wizard (See the Configure menu) will help
setting up MixW to operate with RigExpert interfaces
(Plus, Standard or Tiny models)
- "MixW2 /setup" command line option will also start the Wizard
- New macros:
<CATTRANSVERTER:shift_in_Hz> - allows working with different transverters
<STARTRECORD2> - writes WAVe file from the second input channel
<SHOW:RIGEXPERTS> - lists connected RigExpert interfaces
- Hungarian language file is added

       MixW version 2.18 With Brightness and Contrast Controls for SSTV

MixW 2.18 February 19 2007
- Spanish translation by Jose Luis (EB2CYQ) added.
MixW 2.18 January 9 2007
- Fixed Issue with Kenwood Layout
MixW 2.18
- Yaesu FT-2000 and FT-9000 supported
- Mouse wheel over macro bar lets you see all 48 macros
- SSTV TX: brightness/contrast fast editing
- Variable number of visible lines for the log bar

       MixW version 2.17 now supports RigExpert plus and Olivia mode Single & Dual Channel

MixW 2.17 (01-Nov-2008)
- FT-2000 and FT-9000D support is added
- RigExpert Standard is auto-detected
- Minor bugs fixed
MixW 2.17 (04-Jun-2008)
- QslPrint program is updated (printer settings are now saved/loaded)
- MixW: CAT under WinXP bug is fixed
- Other minor fixes
MixW 2.17
- International language support via language plugins.
- Singe- and dual-channel MixW versions joined into the single exe file.
- Command-line parameters:
/1 - run MixW in single-channel mode
/2 - run MixW in dual-channel mode

Command line is accessed by right clicking on the MixW icon then clicking properties either on your desktop icon  or in start/ programs.. you will see the following: "C:\Program Files\MixW\MixW2.exe"
You must add either a /1 for mono or a /2 for stereo it should look like this:
"C:\Program Files\MixW\MixW2.exe"  /2 You must leave a space between the exe"  /2 or the /1
The second spectrum can be used for:
- second RX channel for IC7800, ORION, FT1000mp
- second TRCVR (without CAT support)
- show spectrum lines in parallel with waterfall for mono channel

       MixW version 2.16  now supports RigExpert plus and Olivia mode

MixW 2.16
- Language extensions, see lang.ini as an example:
[MASK] and [DXCC] sections define rules of changing the name of
a macro depending on a current callsign. For instance,
<LANG_HELLO> will run <RUS_HELLO> for R* and U* callsigns,
<DEU_HELLO> for German callsigns, and so on. If there is no rule,
just <HELLO> is executed.
- External mode plugin support (with Olivia as an example: ModeOlivia.dll
is available as a separate downloadable file).
- RigExpert Plus interface is automatically set up (if detected). See
http://mixw.net/RigExpertPlus/ for details about RigExpert Plus.
- FSK port and WinKey port settings are now accessible through the
Configure menu.
- Extended WinKey setup, see the WinKey.ini file.
- Command-line parameters:
NODDE - disable DDE function.
DDE:xxx - set DDE server name to "xxx".
NOOLE - disable OLE function.
NONIC - disable TCP/IP over AX.25
NOREP - disable RigExpert Plus automatic detection.
MENU1 - use alternative menu.
- Multimedia keyboard support.
For instance, create the following macro:
Name: OnAppCommand11
Label: does not matter
Text: <FQ:+0.1>
Then, pressing the Next Track button will increase the transceiver
frequency by 0.1 kHz.
Macro names which correspond to multimedia keys pressed appear in the
status bar when MixW is running.
- A separate program to check sound card sample rate is added.
See "Check sound card sample rate" in Start - Programs - MixW menu.
- New install/uninstall system.
- Several minor bugs fixed.

       MixW version 2.15 New New New now supports RigExpert plus new macros and dx cluster support

MixW 2.15
- DTMF generation macro for SSB/FM/AM modes:
  <DTMF:xxxxx>  where  xxxxx is what to send
- <SENDSPOT> macro. It works only when Dxcuster Dialog is opened.
- New MixW215s.exe update (a separate download) has two spectrum windows
  and allows receiving in both of them. Best viewed with FT1000mp :-)
- User defined scrambling is supported for VFH PACKET
- FT980 support is added
- Telnet window script command set is extended by a few commands:
  - echo on/off
  - autolf on/off
  - logging on/onlydx/everything

       MixW version 2.14 New New New now supports RigExpert plus much more

MixW 2.14:
- extended contest support
- CAT support for JRC, FT857, IC7800, IC756PRO3
- MP3 format support (you must have lame_enc.dll in the MixW folder)
  Use <STARTRECORD:filename.mp3> to start record in the MP3 format
  (extension must be "mp3")
- ProSisTel rotor support
- WinKey basic support
- Added e-mail field to the Cabrillo output.
- OmniRig support added
- Log bar font and vertical size can be changed
- Telnet window improvements. Try one of scripts to connect the DX cluster.
  DX Spot Send feature uses telnet window automatically.
- Macro <[> and <]> allow transmitting "<" and ">"
- Receiving sensitivity is improved for some modes
- Controller CBOX 2003 for Pro.Sis.Tel rotators is supported
- "Macros for this contest" item is added in the menu Configure.
  It is active ONLY in contest mode.
- Frequencies listed in KnownFqs.dat will be shown at the spectrum bar
  with grey marks, see KnownFqs.dat for the format and add your own if needed.
- "Search and pounce" (SP) and "Run" modes of operation are added.
  Run mode assumes CQ operation.
"Run" is displayed at the caption in Run mode. Three macros are added
 to switch between Run and SO.
 We can switch between RUN and SEARCH-AND-POUNCE (SP) modes by
         <SP1> (SP on)
         <SP0> (SP off = RUN)
         <SP> (switch between SP and RUN)
- New Macros
     - <MILES> is similar to <DIST> but prints miles instead of km
     - <TAB> does the same as pressing TAB key
     - <TUNE:nn> macro allows limit the transmission to nn seconds
     - <ACALL> macro is similar to <CALL>, but allows call changing on the fly.
     - <TXE> is similar to <TX> but waits for carrier loss (end or transmission)
     - <OnGrabCall> will be called (if defined) when two same calls will be received
     - <OnGrabNumber> will be called if serial when number is grabbed into the log
     - <STARTRECORD:filename.mp3> will start record a MPEG3 file instead of
        usual PCM WAVE. The presence of lame_enc.dll is required in the MixW
        folder (separate download).
     - <CURSOR:N> moves the cursor to the field number N (not column),
          N=5 : Call
          N=9 : Nr Recv
Known bug: It does not work if the macro button is pressed with mouse,
use keyboard instead.

     - <CURSOR:TX> moves the cursor to the TX window
     - <OnCR> macro tells MixW what to do if CR will be pressed while focus
       is in the log. It calls <INT> macro by default in contest mode (see below).

     - <INT> macro or <INTELIGENT> does a specific job. It's output depends
       of the content of CALL and RX EXCHANGE fields.

S/P mode.
Call Rx exchange Output according macro to edit if needed
-empty -empty ? INTQRL
NEWCALL -empty de UT2UZ INTDE
WKDCALL -empty (nothing)
NEWCALL exchange QSL UR 599 001 INTQSL
(and saves the QSO)

RUN mode.
Call Rx exchange Output according macro to edit if needed
-empty -empty CQ TEST DE UT2UZ INTCQ
NEWCALL -empty CALL GA 599 001 INTGA
WKDCALL -empty CALL QSO b4 QRZ INTQB4
NEWCALL exchange QSL 73 QRZ de UT2UZ INTQRZ
(and saves the QSO)

       MixW version 2.13 Beta 25 New New New now supports RigExpert plus much more


MixW 2.13 beta 25
- OmniRig support added

       MixW version 2.13 Beta 21 New New New now supports RigExpert plus much more

MixW 2.13 beta 21
- Log bar font and vertical size can be changed

       MixW version 2.13 Beta 20 New New New now supports RigExpert plus much more


MixW 2.13 beta 20
- Telnet window improvements. Try one of scripts to connect the DX cluster.
DX Spot Send feature uses telnet window automatically.
- Macro <[> and <]> allow transmitting "<" and ">"
- Receiving sensitivity is improved for some modes
- Controller CBOX 2003 for Pro.Sis.Tel rotators is supported
- "Macros for this contest" item is added in the menu Configure.
It is active ONLY in contest mode.
- Frequencies listed in KnownFqs.dat will be shown at the spectrum bar
with grey marks, see KnownFqs.dat for the format and add your own if needed.
- "Search and pounce" (SP) and "Run" modes of operation are added.
Run mode assumes CQ operation.
"Run" is displayed at the caption in Run mode. Three macros are added
to switch between Run and SO.
We can switch between RUN and SEARCH-AND-POUNCE (SP) modes by
<SP1> (SP on)
<SP0> (SP off = RUN)
<SP> (switch between SP and RUN)
- New Macros
- <MILES> is similar to <DIST> but prints miles instead of km
- <TAB> does the same as pressing TAB key
- <TUNE:nn> macro allows limit the transmission to nn seconds
- <ACALL> macro is similar to <CALL>, but allows call changing on the fly.
- <TXE> is similar to <TX> but waits for carrier loss (end or transmission)
- <OnGrabCall> will be called (if defined) when two same calls will be received
- <OnGrabNumber> will be called if serial when number is grabbed into the log
- <STARTRECORD:filename.mp3> will start record a MPEG3 file instead of
usual PCM WAVE. The presence of lame_enc.dll is required in the MixW
folder (separate download).
- <CURSOR:N> moves the cursor to the field number N (not column),
N=5 : Call
N=9 : Nr Recv
Known bug: It does not work if the macro button is pressed with mouse,
use keyboard instead.

<CURSOR:TX> moves the cursor to the TX window
- <OnCR> macro tells MixW what to do if CR will be pressed while focus
is in the log. It calls <INT> macro by default in contest mode (see below).

- <INT> macro or <INTELIGENT> does a specific job. It's output depends
of the content of CALL and RX EXCHANGE fields.

S/P mode.
Call Rx exchange Output according macro to edit if needed
-empty -empty ? INTQRL
NEWCALL -empty de UT2UZ INTDE
WKDCALL -empty (nothing)
NEWCALL exchange QSL UR 599 001 INTQSL
(and saves the QSO)

RUN mode.
Call Rx exchange Output according macro to edit if needed
-empty -empty CQ TEST DE UT2UZ INTCQ
NEWCALL -empty CALL GA 599 001 INTGA
WKDCALL -empty CALL QSO b4 QRZ INTQB4
NEWCALL exchange QSL 73 QRZ de UT2UZ INTQRZ
(and saves the QSO)

See default macro definnitions and change them if needed.
Of course, <INT> macro can be used not only inside OnCR.

       MixW version 2.12 New New New now supports RigExpert plus much more

MixW 2.12
- PSK31, QPSK31, FSK31:
MMVari codetable is supported (G3PLX table
is extended to Japanese alphabet by Makoto Mori, JH3HHT)
- Spectrum View:
Dynamic range switch is added (80, 60, 40
or 20 db for the visible range of spectrum/waterfall)
- Spectrum View:
FFT window selection is added in the Soundcard settings
(Square, triangle, cosine, Hamming, Nuttall). Square window has the best
frequency resolution, Nuttall has the best sidelobe suppression and
is the best for the IMD measurements. Cosine window is the default and
seems to be a reasonable compromise for usual daily operations.
- RX window:
Tooltip shows the distance and the azimuth to the pointed WW GRID locator
- PSK31:
bandpass filter is improved, seems to work better for close signals.
- RigExpert support:
Input/Output level dialog is added
- CAT:
IC-703 is added to the supported TRCVR table
KENWOOD TS50 lockup at start bug fixed
- New Macros:
<MYWWLOC>, <WWLOC> - local and remote WW GRID locator
- Macro <NAME> returns "my friend" instead of "OM" when the name field is empty.
You may change the value by editing the macro <OM>. Just erase
"my friend" in the text box of Edit Macro dialog if you want
nothing to be transmitted in that case.
- TEOAN:
Remote operation via LAN is supported for RigExpert device.
Soundcard settings dialog is rearranged in order to support
remote operations settings.
For MixW RigExpert users: MixW 2.12 offers an unique feature of
connecting a PC with TEOAN program and MixW RigExpert connected to a
transceiver into a local area network. Then, running MixW 2.12 on
another computer on a network (or via high-speed internet connection)
makes possible operating digital modes using that transceiver. In the
TEOAN program, set the virtual COM port number for MixW RigExpert and
a TCP port number (the default value is OK in most cases). In MixW2,
choose "The Eye of a Needle" as an audio device. Enter an IP address
or a name of the computer with TEOAN running, and the same TCP port
value.
Note: the sound stream is not compressed, so no loss of quality is
expected but on the other hand the data rate is high, up to 0.4 mBit/sec
(RX or TX) or 0.8 mBit/sec for TX in fullduplex mode. Usual 10mBit LAN is
good enough for this application, but slow modem connections will not
be able to handle such big stream of data.
- CW:
"@" (AC) symbol is added to the CW table
- Esc behaviour has been changed.
It stops the macro and cleans the TX buffer but does not turn off
the TX. Press Esc twice to abort the transmiision. If you do not like
new behavior then find "OldEsc=0" in the MixW2.ini file and replace "0"
with "1".
- Fast INI file reading.
Slow built-in system INI file reading and writing procedures are replaced
with optimized ones.
- HTML help support is added. If you prefer old MixW2.HLP file then just remove
the file MHH.dll from MixW2 folder (or rename it).
- Band edges are marked with "stop" icon on the frequency scale.

       MixW version 2.11 BPSK63 /MFSK Send / Receive B/W and Full Color Graphics - PSK63 New CW
MixW 2.11
- 64 kb INI file limit removed (actual for long friends.ini)
- MFSK transmission begins with single tone for easier tuning
- Scanner dialog:
     Start button continues scanning instead of restarting.
     Right click on the list move the TRCVR to the pointed frequency.
- RX window: local menu (by mouse right click) allows selecting calls
     with spaces inside, like E A 5 B C
- IC756(pro/pro2):  split command bug fixed (IC756 has one command
     different from other models)
- LOG bar: uppercase characters are entered in the CALL field
- CW settings dialog is changed to support QSK mode
- RigExpert support is improved
- ZelPro rotor support is added
       MixW version 2.10 BPSK63 /MFSK Send / Receive B/W and Full Color Graphics - PSK63 New CW

- - Several CW tables added, see *.cwt files
- Some more TRCVRs added to the list of supported CATs
- We can force country for each QSO to fix problem
with several possible DXCC entries for the same callsign.
- New macros:
<AZ> : Azimuth
<DIST> : Distance in km

     MixW2 version 2.08 BPSK63 /MFSK Send / Receive B/W and Full Color Graphics -

MixW 2.08 (official):
- Notch filter is added, accessible via Spectrum window local menu
(right click on the waterfall). Be sure, this feature requires faster CPU
- one more AX25 modem (4800 baud) is added.
- Alternate LPT interface has been added
- Icons will be drawn in the RX window after some known words. See Icons.cfg.
- PSK63 mode support via macro<MODE:BPSK31><BAUDRATE:62.5>
- <CURSOR:n> macro places the input focus to the specified column number of
the log bar, useful for contests. Example:
<TX><CALL> de <MYCALL> <GA> ur <RSTS><NRS><RX><CURSOR:9>

     MixW2 version 2.07 MFSK Send / Receive B/W and Full Color Graphics

MixW 2.07:
- SSTV Drag'nDrop
- Q15AX25 support. Note: Q15X25dll.dll is not included to the distribution
due to licensing limitation. Download and install the dll separately.
- Resizing history bitmaps.
- MT63 manual tuning & secondary channel.
- MACRO <MARKERS:xx,yy,zz,tt,ww>.
- Auto-created macros like <WX?>.
- One level recursion like <CATCMD:PO<POWER>>.
- Friends file support <INIFILE,HI,?C>.
- Telnet echo on/off toggle.
- MT63 secondary RX, manual tuning.
- Set markers macro <MARKERS:1000,1020> (up to five frequencies).
- Transmitting pictures in MFSK16 mode.
- International characters transmission support, including Japanese.
hieroglyphs. See menu Mode - Character encoding, UTF8, JIS etc.
- QslPrint executable allows printing a huge amount of QSLs and labels.
- Cabrillo support for BARTG Sprint and BARTG Spring (AKA BARTG-RTTY).

     MixW version 2.06

- Control bar (Macro bar):
- resizing horizontally and vertically (with
changing the number of columns)
- background color can be changed for each button,
see button "A" after "Label" in Edit macro dialog.
- DxCluster dialog rearranged, button "Back" is added, it
jumps to previous frequency (if any).
- Ten-Tec Jupiter support (requires new "Enhanced PC Control"
firmware)
TCP/IP connection via PACKET, as an alternative to SV2AGW PACKET
ENGINE and FLEXNET. Requires additional network driver
 (For additional information click here)

     MixW version 2.05

MixW 2.05:

- YAPP file transfer support for PACKET mode.
Crash recovery is supported.
See File - Yapp menu:
- "Auto receive" turns on the feature when MixW automatically opens
YAPP Receive window when remote station starts sending a file.
- "Crash recovery" turns on YAPP protocol extension to be able to
resume partially received files.


- LPT port support for paddle input and PTT/CW output (TRLog-compatible).
See Configure - LPT port settings. Go to CW settings dialog
to turn on the LPT paddle.


- Telnet window is implemented to access DxClusters via telnet
See View - Telnet window menu. See "EA7URC_DXC.scr" as an example
how to automatically login to a node. To automatically run this
script when Telnet window opens, define OnOpenTelnetWindow macro
as follows:
Macro: OnOpenTelnetWindow
Label: - doesn't matter -
Text: <TELNETSCRIPT:EA7URC_DXC.scr>

- optional "Check QSL" flag is added to the DxCluster dialog.
(see system menu in that dialog)

- PACTOR-1 LP mode is added, RX only :-(

- Telnet dialog is implemented to access DxClusters via telnet.

- DxCluster dialog:
- WWV page can be called.
- Modified Settings dialog.
- Font selection is added.

- Memory dialog is added to watch Ctrl+1..10, Sh+Ctrl+1..10 channels.
See menu Options.

- SSTV FSKID is added, compatible with MMSSTV, turned on by default,
recommended, can be turned off in SSTV mode settings.

- Search result:
- column widths are remembered.
- Esc returns to the previous dialog.
- Set QSL Rcvd, Set QSL Sent added to the local menu. That allows
input multiple QSLs at a time.

- Log bar resize: doubleclick on the edge of logbar, resize, doubleclick again.

- New macros:
- OnOpenTncWindow, OnCloseTncWindow,
OnOpenTelnetWindow, OnCloseTelnetWindow,
use these macros to run specified commands when TNC or Telnet
window opens or closes.
- <CLOSERXWINDOWS> closes all opened secondary RX windows
- <YAPPRECV>, <YAPPSEND>, <YAPPSEND:filename> - YAPP support
- <MYMAINCALL> returns callsign stripped from "/P"."/QRP" etc.
- SSTV specific macros:
- <LOCKMODE>, <UNLOCKMODE> - lock/unlock current SSTV mode
- <PUTRXPICT:x0:y0:x1:y1> - put received picture into the specified rect
- <PLACETEXT:x:y>, <PLACETEXT:x:y:text> - place text to specified x,y
- <TEXTSTYLE:n> - set current text style
- <TNCSCRIPT:filename>, <TELNETSCRIPT:filename> - run script file in
2nd TNC or Telnet window.
TCP/IP connection via PACKET, as an alternative to SV2AGW PACKET
ENGINE and FLEXNET. Requires additional network driver
 (For additional information click here)

     MixW version 204

MixW 2.04:
- IC746pro is added to the list of directly supported TRCVRs.
- RTTY: ASCII7 and ASCII8 modes are added, high speed limit is now
1800 baud for two filters demodulator and more than 2400 for single filter.
- SSTV: MP115 mode is added
- SSTV: New text styles are added: outline with and without fill,
gradient fill, diagonal cross fill. Use Shift+Font Color
and Ctrl+Font Color (Red "A") to change outline and second
gradient color accordingly.
- Anvanced Waterfall option is added (see menu View > Spectrum)
It moves waterfall along with frequency. CAT must be installed
to use this feature.
- Spectrum/Waterfall speed may be increased up to x16.
This will not work on slow computers. Reducing the RX buffer size
to 128 is recommended (m_iBufRxSize=128 in MixW2.ini).
- Packet:
- KISS TNC emulation. This allowes usage MixW2 packet module
with other packet software. Tested with UI-View.
- UI frames are sent in "NOT CONNECTED" state. Beacon address is used.
- New macros:
<NEWRXWINDOW:audiofq> create New Rx Window on specified
audio frequency
<NEWRXWINDOW:audiofq:mode> same as above with specified mode
<CWID:text> set "text" as CW ID. Useful in <OnStartMode>.
<CWID:DEFAULT> set default CWID (as described in personal data dialog).
- Added some icons to the DxcDialog dialog
TCP/IP connection via PACKET, as an alternative to SV2AGW PACKET
ENGINE and FLEXNET. Requires additional network driver
 (For additional information click here)

     MixW 203

Mouse wheel support (tunes the transceiver)
(see PTT&CAT settings dialog)

Hellscreiber:
FM mode is added (see mode settings)

SSTV:
CWID is supported now

Icom IC910H, IC718 and Yaesu FT1000M transceivers are added to the CAT list

Scanner dialog (see View - Scanner menu )
Very useful for looking for DX on "dead" bands (10m, 6m, VHF, UHF)

New macros:
- <ALERT:text> - Brings up message box with "text"
- <BEEP:xx>, xx = On or Off. Switches the beeper
- <OnEnterNNN>, <OnLeaveNNN>, NNN = 160m, 80m etc. Macro to
execute nn band change. Define such macros of you need to do
extra work on band change (like run external program to switch relays or
send specipic CAT command to the TRCVR)

Friendly "No Soundcard" message

Manual entry mode now sorts log entries
(see View - Log bar - Manual entry mode menu)

Log scanning procedure improved (takes less time)

VHF 2400/4800 packet is reanimated

Some Brazilian prefixes added

From Configure menu, select "Default macros" or "Macros for this mode", then click "Edit" to see the list.
Use "Merge from" button to ADD macros to the list. This feature is useful to add transceiver-specific macros.
For example, CatKenwoodTS450.mc may contain several macros:

Name: AIPON
Label: AIP on
Text: <CATCMD:MX1;>

Name: AIPOFF
Label: AIP off
Text: <CATCMD:MX0;>
and so on.
Then you can use <AIPON> and <AIPOFF> to control the transceiver like if they were built-in macros

PACKET settings dialog:
- General tab:
- Separate callsign box for TCP/IP operation
- Parameters tab:
- 9600 baud (G3RUH-compatible) bit shapes (select one of 16)
- Beacon/monitor tab:
- Show content of IP/ARP packets
- Baudrate measurement (show baudrate of "I" packets)

Be sure your computer time is set correctly, high accuracy
(+-1 second) is desired. Use wellknown freeware utilities
like NetDate to be in sync with the whole world automatically.
GPS or any other precise clock source may be used as well.
Click onto desired frequency to move the TRCVR there.
Previous Fq and mode will be restored after closing the dialog.

The TRCVR/CAT dialog has an option "Show zero beat frequency"
Export: DxccPfx is added
Statistics: SSTV is no longer DIGITAL
Word mode added (menu View). To turn on or off this mode use new macros
<WORDMODE:ON> or <WORDMODE:OFF>
Capitals Only mode added. Use according macros <CAPITALSONLY:ON> or
<CAPITALSONLY:OFF> to switch the mode.
<MEMW:n> and <MEMR:n> macros are equivalent to Ctrl+n and Alt+n
and can be used to save and restore current frequency and mode.
Some fixes for YAESU CAT control
Elecraft K2 Support added (see Kenwood settings)
Callbook datapath adviser (for those who do not want to read FAQ :-)
CWID amplitude bug fixed (now it follows current mode setting)
SSTV:
- WWV mode can be used to calibrate the soundcard while receiving WWV
signals. Time marks are transmitted on 4996, 9996, 14996 KHz.
Tune TRCVR to 4994.100, 9994.100, 14994.100 (USB) accordingly since
Be patient if you do not hear anything. Time marks aren't transmitted
all the time, up to 5 min. pauses are expected.
- SSTV slant correction can be moved to soundcard samplerate
correction, to let other modes use that correction as well.
See button "Go" in SSTV mode settings dialog.
- Zoom window now is non-modal, so it can be placed anywhere to see
what's being received while preparing the TX picture.
- Up to 16 history bitmaps can be shown now (smaller size, of course)
TCP/IP connection via PACKET, as an alternative to SV2AGW PACKET
ENGINE and FLEXNET. Requires additional network driver
 (For additional information click here)

     MixW 20.2

IARU beacons dialog added (menu View > NCDXF/IARU Beacons)
Be sure your computer time is set correctly, high accuracy
(+-1 second) is desired. Use wellknown freeware utilities
like NetDate to be in sync with the whole world automatically.tcp/iiip
GPS or any other precise clock source may be used as well.
Click onto desired frequency to move the TRCVR there.
Previous Fq and mode will be restored after closing the dialog.

TCP/IP connection via PACKET, as an alternative to SV2AGW PACKET
ENGINE and FLEXNET. Requires additional network driver
 (For additional information click here)

     MixW 201

MixW 2.01:
- New macro:
<INIFILE:file,section,name> - insert a line from an ini-file.
Suppose I have a program that measures the temperature using a sensor
outside of the house and periodically writes the value into d:\temp\sensor.ini file:
--- start of d:\temp\sensor.ini ---
[Sensor]
Temperature=xx
Humidity=yy
Illumination=zz
--- end of d:\temp\sensor.ini ---
Then I can make a macro:
The current temperature in Kiev is
<INIFILE:d:\temp\sensor.ini,Sensor,Temperature> degrees centigrade.
- Export to CSV format
See the Search Results dialog.
- Export to text format
Text format has been changed.
- PTT & CAT dialog
"DIG" drop-down box sets DIG mode (for YAESUs only) to use LSB, USB, or
FM.
- Search dialog
Added "QSL sent" and "QSL received" search options.
Print support is added.
- CW
Proper receiving of own CW while keying with Joystick or Mouse.
- Install
Icons are created on the desktop and Start Menu.
- Bugs
SSTV dialog remembers the last position

     MixW version 2.0 Regular Release

Added support for changing territorial characteristic and country for a call or group of calls, also giving them an area name.

In Edit QSO dialog (when editing a QSO details), click Change button. Enter a call or mask (wildcards '*' and '?' are allowed).
Give a name for this call area. Choose an existing country to add this area to. Fill other required fields.
These changes are stored in pfx.dat file in MixW directory.
Added restoration of an accidentally deleted QSO.
Click File - Restore removed QSO menu.
Added WW Locator, IOTA number, domain (state) and county settings.
See Configure - Personal data menu.
List of contests dialog has been moved to View - Contest mode menu.
Double-click sets the selected line active. To deactivate a contest, choose "No contest".
Added CQ zone, ITU zone, Domain or DXCC prefix auto suggestion. See the Contest Settings dialog.
Log Statistics dialog has been moved to View - Statistics - Brief log statistics menu.
Added statistics filters for displaying contest statistics on-the-fly.
In Contest Settings dialog, click the Statistics: [...] button and choose a statistics filter. Then, click View - Statistics -
Show contest statistics menu to display the statistics window.
Contest filters are actually DLL files that are located in Plugins subdirectory in MixW directory. See the bottom of main MixW page for the list of available statistics DLLs.
To automatically generate Cabrillo contesting log for a given contest,
Run Search in Logfile dialog (File - Search in logfile menu). Uncheck all check-boxes except Contest. Choose a contest from the list. Click Display button. In the search results dialog, select the lines you want to export (right mouse click for additional options), then press To Cabrillo button.
After viewing the contest statistics, fill the required fields and press OK.
Added Quick Search dialog for searching for incomplete callsigns.
In View - Quick search menu, choose your preferred method of searching, then click Show dialog to display the Quick search dialog.
Enter a part of a call into the the new QSO cell of the Log Bar. Wildcards ('*' and '?') are allowed.
Red ticks indicate if we already had a QSO (dupe) with this station (according to the current contest settings).
Changed the order of columns in DXCluster dialog.
Trial period date (for unregistered users) is 15 days after installing the program.

     MixW version 2 Release Candidate 12 

Fixed RC11 lockup-related bug.
ROTOR support is extended with four buttons on the world map (visible only when any rotor is selected).
Macros added: <ROTOR:SP>, <ROTOR:LP>, <ROTOR:nnn>.
<OUTPUTVOLUME>,<INPUTVOLUME> macros added to call Windows Volume Control.
Some minor bugs are fixed.

     MixW version 2 Release Candidate 11

 Expiration date (for unregistered users) is October 1, 2001.
Fixed bug with FSK RTTY transmittion (COM port bug under Win98).
Added Snap for 22 Hz RTTY.
Added "Clear QSO data?" question when clearing QSO (hold Control key to bypass this message).
Scottie DX TX Bug mode FIXED
See StarOffice MixW DDE test.sdw file to see how to use DDE interface with Star Office.

     MixW version 2 Release Candidate 10

Tip of the Day window is added. Please suggest new tips!
(You may also edit tips.txt file from MixW directory.)
See ExtProg.html to learn about interfacing MixW with other programs (short VB samples are included):
- Printing QSL cards;
- Passing QSO data to external loggers;
- Passing data to external maps;
- Switching/rotating antennas;
- Custom callbooks.
Contesting for Monkeys article tells about an example of using MixW in contests. See MonkeyOp.html.
New fields are added to the log file:
- Domain (state, etc.),
- IOTA,
- county,
- QSL manager.
Callbook fields can be viewed via DDE when Callbook dialog is open.
See MixW DDE test.doc file from MixW directory for details.
Two user-configured Log bar layouts are added.
See Configure > Log bar > Custom 1 & 2 menus. Resize Log bar columns by their gray headers. Double-click on the
border of a header to restore it's original size.
Contest mode: separate menu (View > Contest mode > Activate contest mode) is added to turn on/off contest mode.
- Domains, states, etc. (see Contest settings dialog) are now grabbed to Domain field or Serial NR (see "as Domain" and
"as Number" switches);
- Contest time is now grabbed to Exchange Received field and added to the exchange number, like '001 1532' (001 is a
number, 1532 is grabbed time). In Search Results dialog, click Callbook button to open the Callbook dialog for a selected
callsign.
Export to Cabrillo format file:
2 formats are now supported:
- rst + number,
- [number] + name + domain (NAQP contest etc.).
Export to text files:
New log fields are also added to export list. Using a text editor, exported TXT file can be converted and
sent as a contest log.
Icom transceivers:
CWR, FSK and FSKR support added;
Configurable output amplitude for each mode. See Mode > Output amplitude for this mode menu.

     MixW version 2 Release Candidate 9

- CW Old MixW 1.45 alg added
- SSTV Picture Preview in load picture dialog
- SSTV Tx load history tab
- TUNE transmitter menu item
- NEW MACROS
<WPM:nn> <WPM+nn> <WPM-nn> - for CW, absolute and relative speed change
<WPM:RX> Make TX speed equal to RX
<LOADPICTURE:filename> - if folder(directory) is on the place of
filename, RANDOM picture from that folder will be loaded.
<TUNE> - start tuning tone
<STOP> and <ESCAPE> - equivalence of keyboard Escape
- TEN-TEC PEGASUS support via external file (external PEGASUS control
software is required.
In PTT&CAT dialog, select CAT=TEN-TEC, Model=Pegasus/Jupiter, Software path = directory of Pegasus software, like D:\PEGASUS .
In PTT&CAT Details sub-dialog, choose a port number for PTT control and DTR/RTS behaviour (baudrate etc. does not matter).
Run the software (BBTRX1.EXE).
Then MixW will read and write transceiver frequency and mode.
* RTTY via transceiver FSK port:
Go to Configure > Secondary PTT/RTTY port menu.
Check "Use this port for RTTY output".
In Port Settings sub-menu, set up port number and RTS/DTR pins (other settings do not matter).
In PTT&CAT dialog (from Configure > TRCVR CAT/PTT menu), enter FSK center frequency (according to your transceiver type and settings).
In bands.ini file from MixW directory, add lines for each band you want to use with hardware RTTY, like
20m RTTY FSK 14065 14112 14080
where 20m = band name, RTTY = real mode, FSK [or FSKR] = transceiver mode used to operate RTTY,
14066, 14112, and 14080 = start, end, and preferred frequencies. (With such lines, MixW will switch rig to FSK [or FSKR] mode for RTTY by default.) Then restart MixW to let it re-read bands.ini. RTTY output will be sent to this COM port and to the soundcard in parallel.

 

     MixW version 2 Release Candidate 8

- New soundcard module with much better RX stability in heavy multitasking
  environment.
- Manual RX is supported for SSB and CW with usual highlighting, call
  grabbing etc. (For CW: goto Mode settings/Rx Algorithm/Manual)
- Multiple call registration is available
- Mode specific info is displayed in the status bar.
- some minor bugs were fixed
- expiration date for non-registered users is set to July 14.

     MixW version 2 Release Candidate 7

Added:
- Added CWR and FSKR transceiver modes to drop-down mode menu.
- Added <SPZOOM:n> (n=0.5,1,2,3 or 4) to set spectrum/waterfall zoom.
- Spectrum/waterfall shift position is now saved (and restored :-).
- Added <INV>, <INVON> and <INVOFF> macros to quickly change inversion.
- 8-bit encoding in MT63 mode is added (see MT63 settings dialog),
- Contest Settings: added Check Dupes regardless of Band or Mode check-boxes.
- <LASTCALL> macro (not in list), unlike <GRABCALL> captures last call
appeared on the RX screen.
- CW weight correction (in 1ms intervals) to compensate CAT CW delay.
(+1 to add 1ms delay, -1 to subtract 1ms, and so on.) See CW settings dialog.

Bugs fixed:
- Auto Search Log name and QTH bug is fixed.
- AFC in MFSK in full duplex mode stopped.
- <ALIGN:nnn> on LSB bug is fixed.
- Several contest bugs are fixed, but contest mode is to be re-written.

     MixW version 2 Release Candidate 6

- RTTY 850 Hz shift must work now
- MT63 now allows not only 500 Hz start frequency
- DXCluster wrong mode selection bug is fixed
- ... and some more less important bugs are fixed including
   one registration-related.

     MixW version 2 Release Candidate5

- new DxCluster dialog
- SSTV ZOOM window
- New macros added:
<MODE> prints current mode
<KHZ:n> Frequency in kHz with n digits after decimal point
<KHZ> the same as above with n = 0
<MHZ:n> Frequency in MHz with n digits after decimal point
<MHZ> the same as above with n = 1
- Some bugs fixed
- Expiration date is set to June 30.


     MixW version 2 Release Candidate 4

- MT63 mode
Sideband inversion is not supported for MT63 yet, QRX for RC5.

     MixW version 2 Release Candidate 3

-(!) INI files are no longer stored in WINDOWS folder.
  Move all MixW*.ini and all .mc files to MixW folder.

- SSTV
  - Crash bug has been found and fixed.
  - Right click on history bitmap shows it full-sized (only if it was
    auto-saved)
  - R36 and R72 modes added
  - Settings dialog is modified. AutoSave and Open Picture do not
    work, will add them tomorrow before annoucing RC3.
  - Video ID
    - This is a new feature to transmit Video ID visible on the waterfall
      Since the power is divided by all points transmitted at the same
      time, do not make long horizontal lines.
    - Two VID samples re added : butterfly.bmp and mixw.bmp
- MACROS for SSTV:
  - <FONTFACE:nnnn> example: <FONTFACE:Arial>
  - <FONTCOLOR:n>  example: <FONTCOLOR:9>
  - <FONTBOLD:n>   example: <FONTBOLD:1>
  - <FONTITALIC:n> example: <FONTITALIC:0>
  - <FONTSIZE:nn> example: <FONTSIZE:26>

- CAT
  - added Comport conflict extended diagostics
  - FT817 support
  - the number of ICOM models is extended to 33
  - possible custom CI-V address for ICOMs

- Search dialog (glasses)
  - global optimization.

     MixW version 2 Release Candidate 2

SSTV mode 
SSTV is accessible from menus 
History tab is added 
CAT changes 
IC 756 PRO has been added to the list 
FT 847 PTT bug fixed 
ICOM PTT via CAT COMMAND implemented 
MACROS <CATCMD:asciicmd> and <CATCMDHEX:hex bytes> are added. Example of usage:
<CATCMD:FE FE 56 E0 1C 00 01 FD>. This let you send any CAT command to the TRCVR. 
Log bar 
Lookup call button (Alt+K) has been added 
New macros 
<SELCALL>, <SELNAME>, <SELQTH>, <SELRSTR>, <SELRSTS>, <SELNRR>, <SELNRS> mean the
same as <CALL>, <NAME> etc but for selected line in the log bar. 
<CATCMD:asciicmd> and <CATCMDHEX:hex bytes> (see CAT changes) 

 
     MixW2 and SSTV

MixW2 does not compete with MMSSTV, ChromaPIX and other SSTV programs. It does not have extended service like templates or diagonal texts with gradient fill. It allows you to make occasional QSOs. It has the ability of manual correction of phase and slant. It lets you quickly type and place the text over transmitted image. Macros can be used for frequently typed words. Simple it is a tool for experimenters and for those who want to save the time.



Picture received from 9H4CM.

SSTV features implemented at the moment:

Load TX file Save RX or TX file
Load TX picture from the clipboard
Load picture from the RX screen
Text font, size and color selection 
Hold CTRL to change the text color while placing Hold SHIFT to change the size while placing Slant correction [\],[\\],[//],[/] buttons
Draw a line over the LEFT border of received picture tip: Move picture right, then draw a line
Auto Slant (on the end of picture) Phase correction 
[COLOR], [<<], [<], [>], [>>] buttons Single click on the LEFT received border of the picture
tip: Move picture right, then click on the border Shift+Slant saves current slant correction and current value will be used while transmitting next pictures as well as Slant button
will restore it in RX mode. [<<], [<], [>], [>>] buttons in combination with Shift and Ctrl
move picture up or down Right click on the top of picture moves it up making an attempt to resync. This is useful in case wrong or manual start, somebody has started transmitting over existing SSTV flow...History small bitmaps (1/3 of actual size) can be easily inserted to TX screen. Move it to desired place like usual drag'n drop: push left mouse button (TX picture appears), move to desired place then release. Single step Undo is available to restore the TX picture after wrong placement.

Note: Placing text and history bitmaps is possible during transmit In case of troubles with dropping receive or transmit, following hints may help. Play with following lines in the mixw2.ini:
Section
[Device 0 Setup]
m_iBufRxNum=48
m_iBufRxSize=256
m_iBufTxNum=48
m_iBufTxSize=256

declares 48 buffers, 256 bytes each to use for sound operations. If we use sound card at 11025 sps, total length equals to 48*256/11025 ~ 1.1sec. I.e. a little more that a second is reserved for unexpected Windows delays. We can increase the time by enlarging buffer sizes or increasing the number of buffers.

- Changing the task priority. Look for following section in the
MixW2.ini:
[Priority]
MainThread=0
Class=32

These values are by default, defining standard priority.
Try Class=128 (HIGH PRIORITY) or Class=256 (REALTIME PRIORITY)

This will definitely help in multitasking environment, and let you work with other programs at the same time, but it may hang slow PC. Also you may play with increasing the main thread priority:
MainThread=1or
MainThread=2
or
MainThread=15

I set Class=128 and MainThread=2 on my C366 under W2000 and both SSTV TX and RX work great while I am opening PhotoShop, compiling projects etc.

Also you may play with following numbers in [SSTV] section of MixW2.ini:

FilterLength=4 
The value may be inreased. I use the value of 64 on my C366. This value defines the number of taps used for the FIR filter (actually the number of taps is FilterLength*2+1).

Dec=5
Decimation rate. May be decreased to 4 or 3. I do not recommend to set it less than 3.

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