Questions about using Digital Master 780 and how to auto-log
Iím new to amateur radio and studying for my tech license so right now I'm a SWL.
Recently, I set up my transceiver with a SignaLink USB to observe BPSK-31 data using DM780 (ver. 188.8.131.52 Build 3474) with Windows XP. So far, Iíve got everything up and running and Iím able to see exchanges of text between hams, but I have two questions.
In the upper right area of the DM780 screen, there is a save icon to save received text. When I click that, I get a Save Output menu. The default for the file save is: DMOutput.RTF. The path to the saved file is:
Local Disk (C) / Documents and Settings / Application Data / New User / Simon Brown, HB9DRV / Digital Master 780
I cannot find the saved file. When I follow the path, using Explorer, and get to New User, there is no Application Data. I tried Search for DMOutput.RTF, but nothing is found. The only work-around I found is to manually set up the path to save the file or click the viewer Icon (next to Save) and then once it opens (in Word), I can save it anywhere. I donít have files hidden but Iím stumped.
Another question is about Logging. Since I donít have a call sign, is that why I canít configure the HDR Logbook? When I click ďConnectĒ, nothing happens and still shows: Not connected. Even though I am not transmitting anything, I would like to log other hamís call signs and such. I can do it manually (copy and pasting) but isnít there an automated way?
Thanks for any and all help!