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Mar-22-2012
Mar-09-2010

Hello UVIRPC

I think I have got the George Rankin "P" (Performance) factor evaluation formula working. Once the race is closed the Race Secretary will re-calculate the race from the Admin menu and the "P" factor will be calculated for the race.

It will be interesting to see how this works out at the end of the season

The formula adds weight to the slower harder races where less percentage of the birds are clocked. My guess, the birds that do the best on the longer races will be the "P Factor Winners"

Cheers,

Terry

Mar-06-2010
UVI Flyers

Well, I tested the system today on our toss and it worked PERFECTLY! Very cool. Hopefully we will get the Unikon cables in this week and I can start to get some of the other clubs members set up and I can get the computer running Wincompanion out of my loft! :)

Keep them flying! Only a few weeks away!

Joe
Mar-02-2010
UVI Members,
We are very excited about trying out Wincompanion and appreciate Terry for allowing us to be one of the club's testing it out this year in preperation for a full roll out later. I am going to be working over the next week or so to get it set up so that we can use it in 2010 Old Birds. I will let you know where we are at through this message are on Wincompanion.
Thanks,
Joe Nemelka
801-358-5094
jnemelka@yahoo.com
Mar-02-2010

The Wincom program that resides on your computer is very straight forward to install.

WARNING READ THIS CAUTION FIRST!!

The only caution are the 2 possible Security warnings the first time wincom sends data to the Internet:

1st WARNING - Unknown Publisher - uncheck the check box to ask this question every time wincom starts

2nd WARNING Windows or Virus Checker Firewall - allow wincom to connect to the Internet select UNBLOCK

IF YOU DONOT ACCEPT THIS UNKNOWN PUBLISHER AND UNBLOCK YOUR FIREWALL, YOUR COMPUTER WILL TREAT WINCOM AS A VIRUS AND IN SOME CASES ERASE IT FROM YOUR COMPUTER

The install is very straight forward.

1.Connect your clock to the PC with the special deister serial cord and turn the clock on.

2. When you click the setup link sent via email SAVE the Setup file to the desktop

3. Close the download box when finished downloading. Goto the desktop click the setup icon, follow the prompts to the end. (the program will open automatically after the install is finished) If the clock is properly connected to the PC the menu will boot up.(if you do not get the menu your clock is not turned on or you do not have the right serial cord or you do not have Internet access)

4. Press 1 and enter on the Wincom Menu - The computer will poll the clock for its bird list and try to upload them to the Internet. Now is when the two SECURITY WARNINGS will appear if they are going to, some computers will give none some only one.

Unknown Publisher warning - uncheck the check box to ask this question every time wincom starts Click OK

Firewall or Virus Checker Warning - You must allow wincom to connect to the Internet select UNBLOCK on Windows XP or ALLOW on Windows Vista Click OK

If your race secretary has gotton you pre-registered properly on Wincompanion, your birds should now be on the Internet. Open your Club site on Wincompanion, Click Birds on the Menu at the top of the page , select your name press Go and wa la!! the bird list in your clock should be there

5. Last step is to test the Race Key. A Race or Training toss must first be started by your Race Secretary on Wincompanion before you can send Race birds or trainers to the Internet. From the wincom menu press 2 and enter and once the menu says posting and comes back your race or trainers should be on the Internet. If no birds appear in the race or trainer you may not be registered properly or you did not load your birds up first.

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Good Luck,

Terry