WriteLog Rig Repeater WriteLog RigRepeater is a small application that publishes and monitors WriteLog's Entry Window rig frequencies on your local networks.

This software is supplied free of charge, as-is and without warranty, but with its source code. You assume all risks of its use.

It has a one-screen user interface like this:

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The upper list is the local rigs. The lower list is all rigs, including both local and remote.

Windows XP

RigRepeater.exe depends on an existing installation of .NET version 3.5. .NET 3.5 can be installed on XP, but if its not there already, it can be quite a long ordeal to get it. Plan ahead.

Windows XP SP3 Download site

.NET 3.5 Download site

Windows 7

Win7 comes with .NET 3.5 DISABLED by default. Instructions for turning it on: http://superuser.com/questions/254234/how-do-i-install-net-framework-3-5-on-windows-7

Changing the UDP port number

This application installs the file RigRepeater.exe_config, which specifies the UDP port number. If this port number happens to be in use by some other application on any of your PC's, then RigRepeater won't run. It crashes on startup with an obscure message from Windows. To fix this, you have to change the UDP port number on all of the networked PCs to some other number and all the exe_config's must match.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>
    <appSettings>
        <add key="UDP_PORT" value="9003"/>  The 9003 can be changed to any number from 1024 through 64000
    </appSettings>
</configuration>

TODO list

  1. if you have a shutdown for any reason, it remembers nothing and has to be setup from scratch.
  2. It uses a UDP port number that is assumed won't collide with anything else running on either PC; the RigRepeater.exe_config must be hand edited and matched on all machines to move the port assignment.