[Cwo] all missiles have been launched

Chuck-NO5W no5w at consolidated.net
Fri Aug 12 12:44:04 PDT 2011

Alan --

Here's a link to a little application I wrote for front end batch 
processing of CWOpen logs. It will process all of the logs in a given 
directory splitting out the header info, and the QSOs into separate 
files suitable for then importing into a database. It also writes any 
erroneous QSOs (out of band, out of period, incomplete data) to a 
separate file for review. Soapbox comments are also split out into a 
single text file suitable for importing into a word processor. The 
source logs can contain QSOs from all periods or just a single period. 
I've included a good bit of flexibility but the defaults are for CWOpen.

You can download the application from


The zip file contains the following
1. The application exe
2. A restart (rst) file
3. Three test logs

Initially the restart file will start you out with CWOpen defaults 
except you will need to specify various output file names, directories, 
etc. Once you specify them the application will restart with those 
specifications on future restarts.

After unzipping the download file you should

1. Copy the exe and the rst to the directory where you want to run from
2. Copy the log files to a directory
3. Start up the application, set up directory and file names, etc
4. Click the Process button and then review results

The application should be portable and run without any additional DLLs 
but if you get a complaint that it needs one let me know. I've tested it 
a good bit on the CWOpen defaults but if you encounter any bugs let me 
know that also.

My understanding of how this would fit into CWOpen log processing is 
that logs would be either downloaded from Bruce's web server and/or 
saved from email attachments and stored in a directory on a local PC. 
The LogAssembler would then be run against that directory to create the 

1. Header File listing each of the entrants and ready for import into a 
"players" table in a database.
2. QSO Log File listing each of the QSOs in the CWOpen in a format 
suitable for importing into a QSOs table in the database.

Of course the above two files will be simple text files so other uses 
can also be made of them.


On 8/11/2011 8:04 PM, Alan Maenchen wrote:
> That's great Rob!
> The only remaining issues now are the Web based log submission stuff and
> some form of log checking.  I'm pessimistic about Bruce getting the log
> submission function working.  Don wants to wait until he returns from a
> biz trip early next week before we put up a BIG note about what to do
> with your logs.  I'm 98% sure that we'll do "Plan B" which is to have
> everyone email their logs to cwo at cwops.org <mailto:cwo at cwops.org>
> I think I know what I'll be doing on my vacation to NC in early Sept.  ;-)
> 73, Alan  AD6E
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Rob <k6rb at baymoon.com
> <mailto:k6rb at baymoon.com>> wrote:
>     As of early this morning, all the publicity efforts are in play -
>     individual invitations to anchor stations; individual invitations to
>     a large list of familiar contesters; post to reflector asking
>     members of other clubs to post to those club reflectors.
>     Now, we hold our collective breaths until Aug 20 at 1200Z! By the
>     way, a disproportionate number of invitations went out to JA
>     stations in order to increase the odds that the first session
>     (1200Z) will be alive with JAs on 40 m and 80 m.
>     I'm not worried about the 2000Z session because there will be a big
>     swell of NA stations going full blast.
>     The 0400Z session could be a winner for JAs working 20 m and beaming
>     to EU. It could also be bountiful for NA stations working 40 m and
>     pointing toward EU.
>     Now, it's wait and see.
>     Rob K6RB
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