The "VUCC" program creates a map of worked VUCC grid locators from the VUCC Band Listing created by DX4WIN. The program shows checked (submitted), confirmed and worked locators, either in different colors or different fonts. Click this link to see an example of the output. See the color key below for the meaning of each color.
The VUCC program is supplied "AS IS" without any warranties.
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The author reserves the right to make changes to the software without notification. The author also makes no representation or warranty that such application will be suitable for the specified use without further testing or modification.
IMPORTANT: If you try to run the program and you see either of these two error messages pop up:
then you must install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. When prompted, download and install vc_redist.x86.exe (not vc_redist.x64.exe).
The program requires a VUCC listing from DX4WIN as input. To generate this VUCC listing:
In DX4WIN 7 and earlier:
In DX4WIN 8 and later:
When the listing window comes up, right-click with the mouse and choose "Write to File". Give the file a name (no spaces) with a .csv extension. Save the file in the same directory as the VUCC program.
After starting the program from the desktop icon, click on the Input button and navigate to the folder where you saved the VUCC listing from DX4WIN. Double-click on that filename to close the dialog box.
After selecting the input file, the VUCC program will automatically set the output file to the same as in the input file, but with an .html extension. To change the output file name, click on the Output button and type the new name into the "File name" field. Then click on OK to close the dialog box.
NOTE: If you specify a different directory, the grid fields may not be displayed in the output.
Select the band of interest by clicking on the down-arrow next to Band. Then type in the "field" for the lower left-hand corner of the output. For USA stations "CL" will give you all of the USA and Mexico when printed in landscape mode. "CM" will give you all of the USA and most of Canada when printed in landscape mode.
Next, choose the Print Format. There are three options:
Because each grid square is 2° x 1°, landscape output generally works better than portrait. Try 17"x11" only if you have access to a printer which can handle that size.
Check the Color box if you want colored output (default) and/or the Bold box if you want bold colors (doesn't apply to non-color).
If you want submitted VUCC credits to be printed using the same color as checked VUCC credits, check the "S=*" box. Otherwise, submitted VUCC credits will appear in the same color as confirmed VUCC grids.
Note that in non-color mode, confirmed, submitted and checked VUCC credits will all be the same color (bold black).
Finally, click on the Generate button to create the output. Then click on the View button to see it. Windows will open the output using your default web browser. At this point, you can click the Done button to exit the VUCC program. Your web browser will remain open.
Clicking the Help button will being up this web page.
To print using Mozilla Firefox:
To print using Internet Explorer (example is for IE7):
The map won't wrap properly at the International Date Line. I probably won't fix this.
The ARRL has some links to help you determine your grid square.
ICOM America has a grid square map for USA on the downloads section of their web site.