ARCS II Version 2.08 (version 2.08c posted September 12)
If you downloaded Version 2.08, (prior to Sept. 12); please download again. Bugs were addressed and other significant improvements were made in the ARCS Log II including fix of Full Screen save, ADIF export and importing and ADIF into ARCS Log.
An enhanced version of the ARCS Log logger is being introduced in ARCS II. ARCS Log II appears stable, however, both ARCS Log and Articulate Log are still part of the application so, there are three (3) loggers available in this version of ARCS. ARCS Log II uses a new data base (faster), the ability to display the logging form near full screen, several screen style options, ehnanced DXCC recognition, an improved configuration screen and more. New users, please use ARCS Log II ; previous users, please do a log conversion, try the new logger and send me your comments. It is my intention to remove ARCS Log and Articulate Log from ARCS when I establish ARCS Log II is performing flawlessly.
ARCS II Styles now change immediately; users do not have to change the style, close the application and restart. The antenna status on the status bar correctly indicates whether Antenna 1, 2 or VHF. Other cosmetic changes were made throughout the application.
I recently designed a new ARTICULATE logger, It will not be implimented. The regular logger is being enhanced (ARCS Log II) and will eventually contain most of the features that allowed the application to “talk to the user.” I hope to get feedback from Articulate users. Be aware, many of the “speaking” features of ARCS Log II may not yet work.
The “old” ARCS Log logbooks are not compatible with the NEW ARCS Log II database unfortunately for previous users. To convert existing dbf to cds logs, users have to first create an ADI file using ARCS Log, transfer the resulting adi file to the ARCS Log II KIALog2/logbooks folder. Once in the KIALog2/logbooks folder, use ARCS Log II to convert the adi file using Maintenance>Convert tool into a ARCS Log II compatible cds logbook. The ARCSLog II logbook is compatible with ARCS III. The database used in ARCS II ARCSLog II is directly compatible with ARCS III logs. Version 2.08c addresses issues with the US Logbook and ADIF creation and export. Posting logbook data created problems in the original release. Some ADIF fields were not handled in the instance where the ADIF from an other logger did not have fields used in ARCS Log II.
Application Registration. I frequently receive registration requests addressed to an old email address (sjg…). Please DO NOT use that address; I do not use that address and requests to that address will be ignored. Also, PLEASE save your registration number somewhere safe, not on your PC. I receive almost as many re-registration requests from users previously registered as new users for registration info. I want to avoid charging users for the software but soon will charge users for re-registration. You do not need to re-register when changing PCs, the registration follows your call sign. Changing your call? Sure, glad to register you.
User Suggestions. Many of the improvements to ARCS are initiated based on user reports of bugs or suggestions for improvements. Thanks to those whose ideas make ARCS more usable for everyone. Something not working? Please let me know. That is how issues in version 2.08 were brought to my attention.