Colin (2E0BPP), and Dave (G3VFP) have put together a list of all known Macros and a few more for MixW. This list of macros is the most complete list of Macros available today. This list can also be obtained from the MixW group on Yahoo as well. You can download a more detailed copy of Colin’s original Word document here. This is the most complete list of macros I have seen for MixW. Many thanks to Colin, and Dave for putting this list together. Continue reading
This document will provide information for starting MixW for the first time. It will cover the initial setup and configuration of MixW. You can click any image for a larger version. I am using an Icom 756 Pro III, and the the settings here are what is working for me. My computer is using COM 1 for the serial connection via a Rigblaster Pro. Continue reading
MixW has a mode which the user can select where it will aid you in contesting. MixW must be in contest mode to use contest mode. Once in contest mode, MixW will show the log differently, allow a separate set of macros for each contest, keep a running score, (and in some cases other data), and in general make your contesting life simpler. If you couple this mode with a custom set of macros, you can make some impressive scores, as long as you have a good signal.
MixW uses a set of files called DLL’s, and DOM files to configure itself for each contest. You get these files from the contest page, located at the MixW site. There are a few other sites with contest DLL’s, such as Victor N. Kosobokov’s site, Victor has a number of DLL’s available there, and has done a wonderful job of adding functionality to MixW. A DLL file controls how MixW works, and a DOM file contains the list of which countries and prefixes are available for the contest in question. You MUST have a DLL file for a contest in order to get stats, but you MAY NOT need a DOM file for a contest. If no DOM file is specified, then MixW will assume a base set of countries. Continue reading