Only race secretaries identified as such in the AU Office database can use EWINSPEED®. Login is required.
This is the main EWINSPEED® menu. The Station List, Races and Lofts icons take you to the same place as the Stations, Races and Lofts options on the menu above.
The far right end of the menu line defaults to the NDB current active season available for uploads (e.g. 2019 OB). Click on the downarrow to view prior seasons (view only; not update or upload to NDB). Prior season EWINSPEED® data begins with 2019 OB when EWINSPEED® was put into production. Older seasons are listed on the dropdown because historic data is available in the NDB and this list feature is shared by the NDB and EWINSPEED®. However only seasons with EWINSPEED® data beginning with 2019 OB will have detail data in EWINSPEED®.
To the right of the season, your current race secretary role is displayed (club, combine, concourse, federation). If you are race secretary for multiple organizations you can use the downarrow to toggle to another role. All EWINSPEED® screens will display customized data for the organization you selected. You can only update data for the organization you selected. You can change roles at any time during an EWINSPEED® session.
The Changelog (by date) tells you what programming features have been modified and released into production.
Only club race secretaries have this option because all clockings must be imported or manually entered at the club level.
You must use a recent version of Internet browser Chrome, Edge or Firefox to use the Import by Date option. If you have one of these browsers be sure it is up-to-date and not an older version. Other browsers cannot import files from a folder as this process does.
Band Validation: To standardize bands and help with the counterfeit band recognition project, clockings are not accepted into EWINSPEED® until their band letters are validated against the Band Validation Table for the bird’s birth year. If the band letters do not match an entry in the table the race secretary is given the opportunity to enter the correct letters. If correct letters are not entered the clocking is rejected.
There is a Band Letters table on the Race Secretary’s Page where you can look up the valid letters for bands ordered from the AU Office. The table is composed of all AU Band Orders (first 4 alphabetic characters A-Z on the actual band) for that year.
Once the band letters are determined to be valid, the band number is checked to assure it is within the range of bands ordered for those letters.
Alien bands with country letters CF (Canada), IF (International Federation), FMC (Mexico) are exempt from validation during their Young Bird season. For subsequent Old Bird seasons these alien bands must be registered individually with the AU Office by January 15th of the year in which they will fly Old Birds. They will be rejected by EWINSPEED® if they are not on the Alien Band Registration Table. There is a list of registered Alien Bands on the Race Secretary’s Page of the NDB. Bands with all other alien prefixes are rejected.
Clockings can only be imported or manually entered at the club level. When you view your club’s Race Report #1 in the Reports option and click the green “Upload to NDB” button your club clockings are automatically merged into your combine if you matched those clockings to a race header defined by the combine race secretary.
Import by Date: This option is used to bring in clockings from an electronic clock interface. When you evaluate clocks after a race those clockings are stored in a folder on your PC. If you don’t have Internet access to run EWINSPEED® at your clubhouse, copy the files from that PC folder to a similarly-named folder on a removable zip drive and take it home where you can run EWINSPEED® and import clockings from the zip drive. The files MUST be in a folder, not individually stored on the zip drive.
The first popup screen in the import process (titled “Select Folder to Upload”) allows you locate the folder where the clockings have been stored. Click “Browse” and locate that folder. It will be on the C: drive or on your zip drive, so choose that drive on the left side of the popup screen. Then on the right side of the popup screen double-click the folder in which the clockings were stored. This will bring the folder name into the box at the bottom of the popup screen where it says “Folder”.
For Benzing clocks this folder is Atis.
For Bricon clocks this folder is Bricon.
For Taurus clocks this folder is BT97\DATEN.
For Tipes clocks this folder is Tipes.
For TopPigeon clocks this folder is Uni.
For Unikon clocks this folder is Uni.
For Victory clocks this folder is VictoryExport.
The box on the right side of the “Select Folder to Upload” screen should be blank and not list any of the individual files in the clocking folder.
Click “Upload” to proceed. The popup screen says, “Upload … files to this site?”
Click “Upload” again to authorize the upload. The Internet requires explicit permission to upload.
Then the “Import Race Clockings” popup screen lists the evaluation dates of the clocking files. Choose the evaluation date for the race you’re working on and click “Next”. If you had more than one final knockoff for this race on different dates do one import process per date.
The “Import Race Clockings” screen now has a popup where you match clock positions to races. If your club released by itself, a list of races you defined will be presented. If your club is flying with a combine, a list of races defined by your combine race secretary will be presented. Choose the race corresponding to the clockings.
More than one clock position can be matched to a race. (Example: a flyer’s clock would not accept birds to be entered in clock position 1 so you used clock position 2 for that flyer but the other flyers used clock position 1.)
If you make a matching mistake there is a “Clear Matches” button at the bottom of this screen.
Click “Add New Clockings” if this is the first time you have imported clockings for this race or you are adding more new clockings for this race. An example of adding more clockings would be when there are 2 remote knockoff sites for the same club and the clockings are imported by 2 different race secretaries. Another example is when a flyer knocks off on a different date than the rest of the flyers in a race.
Only click “Replace Existing Clockings” if you have previously imported clockings for this race and want to replace them completely.
If a flyer name or loftname coming in from the clock does not exactly match a flyer name or loftname in your Loft List, a matching popup screen will appear with the mismatched lofts. Choose the correct loftname for each listed loft. Then click “Ok”.
Wait until the import process is done. An interim screen with rotating dots indicates it is in progress. Then you’ll see the Upload Clockings list.
Upload Clockings List: Displays all clockings you’ve “Imported by Date” or entered manually. The list is sorted by race name and then flyer name, with the most recent race first. Manually entered clockings get their own “Flight” line in the list so a flyer might have 2 Flight lines for the same race. You can make corrections to the clockings here.
To see all clockings for a flyer in a race just click on that flyer’s Flight line(s).
Corrections available on Flight Line:
Use the dropdown list to select a new loftname. (Example 1: Two flyers share a clock and both get imported with the same loftname but different clock positions. Import the second flyer’s clockings separately after you have changed loftname for the first flyer. Example 2: During clocking import the wrong loftname was matched to a clock.)
Use the dropdown list to select a new race name. If you matched clockings to the wrong race or accidentally matched them to a club-defined race when they should have been matched to a combine race and automatically merged, you can select the combine race header here. This will reassign all clockings for the loft to that race and that Flight Line will now appear under the combine race heading in the Clockings List.
Click “Delete Flight” to remove all clockings for this race for this flyer. (DQ a flyer.)
Corrections available on Clocking Detail Line:
Type over the Entry (number birds entered) on one detail line. Entry on all clocking detail lines for that loft for this Flight will be changed automatically.
Click on a Detail Line to get to the Add/Edit Clocking screen. Several corrections can be made on this screen:
Do a race secretary DQ of a bird for any reason.
Fix “Dev DQ” (bird disqualified due to excessive clock deviation) by correcting
Master Clock and/or Flyer Clock Start/Stop Date/Times as needed.
Correct band information.
Correct arrival date/time.
Click Save to save corrections or Delete to delete the entire clocking.
After corrections have been made, view Race Report #1 again on the Reports menu and re-upload the race to replace it on the NDB. If a higher level organization (combine, concourse) was previously uploaded for this race it will be automatically re-uploaded to the NDB.
Add Manually: If a flyer does not have an electronic clock use the Manual Clocking screen to enter data for each bird that clocked. After you enter information used to determine flyer clock deviation from master time (master clock start date/time, master clock end date/time and flyer clock stop date/time) you can repetitively enter multiple birds without having to re-enter clock deviation data. If you switch to another flyer, enter the deviation data for the new flyer.
When entering bands in manual clocking, type-ahead is in effect. As a band number begins to be typed in, a list of the loft’s birds (from the Birds Table) that match the characters typed so far is presented and you can choose a band from the list. Stored information for that bird is brought in so you don’t have to enter the rest of the band information.
Manual Clocking field edits:
Band organization must be AU or IF or FMC or CN
Bird Color – maximum 4 characters
Add No Report: Do not use Add Manually to add a no report. Use the Add No Report option. Select race name and loft name and enter any band for the loft and number of entries for the loft. The band is required because the clockings table key for storing records is band number, so it doesn’t matter which band number you enter; it is just a place-holder.
The Bird Table is populated automatically with all clocked birds for a loft. If a clocked bird already is in the table it is not replaced. Race secretaries also can add/change/delete birds in the table.
During import from electronic clocking systems the race secretary has the option to use either the color and sex from the Bird Table or use the color and sex from the flyer’s clock.
For lofts with manual clocks, printed race entry sheets can be produced by selecting a loft and then selecting from that loft’s Bird List all birds to be entered.
IMPORTANT: Races must be added only by the race secretary of the highest level organization participating in the race. All subordinate clubs must use that race header when bringing in clockings. That is what controls automatic merging to higher levels (combine/concourse/federation, if any).
Add a race: Click the Add New button. A popup message asks, “Is this a combine or concourse race?”
If you are a club race secretary you MUST answer YES if your club is part of a combine. Your club race report will still be compiled with clockings you import or add manually. If you answer NO you will be allowed to add the race as a club-only event. DO NOT ANSWER NO if your club belongs to a combine! Your club’s clockings will NOT be merged into the combine.
If you are a higher level (combine/concourse/federation) race secretary you will answer YES and subordinate club race secretaries will use the race header you define.
Edit a race: Click on a race in the Race List. You can VIEW a race defined by your parent organization (combine/concourse) but cannot change it. You can change races that you defined. If you change a race, the race result will be recalculated and must be re-upload to the NDB.
Add/Edit Race Screen fields:
Organization name will be prefilled with your logged-on organization.
Race Name maximum length is 22 characters and must be unique for this season.
Changes at the higher levels automatically change all subordinate club clockings.
Race Date must be in MM DD YYYY format.
Release must be A, B or C. Common usage is A for the first release of the day, B for the second release of the day, etc. If your organization has a special race series for which separate average speed, champion bird and champion loft statistics are to be compiled, use C for those races.
Release Time must be HH:MM in military time.
Examples: 7am would be 07:00 and 1pm would be 13:00.
A season (Old Bird or Young Bird) must be selected. Old bird clockings will not be accepted into a young bird race.
Special Race is optional. If you select it the race will not be included in Average Speed, Champion Bird or Champion Loft statistics for the regular season.
Station must be selected from the dropdown list of Stations defined for this organization.
Changes to name or coordinates (in the Station Table) automatically change clockings and recalculate speeds for all subordinate clubs.
Sunrise/Sunset times at the arrival point must be entered (in HH:MM military time) if any clockings to be imported are for days after the release date. Any birds clocked during dead time (between sunset plus 30 minutes and sunrise minus 30 minutes) will be assigned the same arrival time. If a flyer clocks multiple birds during dead time they will get identical speeds.
Examples: 6:50pm sunset would be 18:50 and sunrise 5:26am would be 05:26.
If sunrise/sunset times have not been entered, any birds clocked on second and subsequent days will be rejected.
If the sunrise/sunset times are corrected the race will be recalculated automatically.
Optional: General Conditions, Release Wind/Weather/Temp, and Arrival Wind/Weather/Temp, Custom Points.
Custom Points values may be entered if your organization wants their local race results to show customized values. Otherwise NDB points will be displayed. Race results uploaded to the NDB will show only NDB points in the National Database.
Points is the starting value for the first bird.
Blocksize determines how many birds get the same number of points in the race. (i.e. 5 = 1st – 5th place birds get the same number of points, 6th – 10th place birds get the same number of points. This field is usually 1)
Decrement is the amount of decrease in points from one place to the next place in the race. (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) (i.e. “5” indicates the 1st place bird receives the maximum number of points, 2nd place receives 5 fewer than the 1st place bird, 3rd place receives 5 fewer than the 2nd place bird, etc.) This can be any whole number.
Stop Points determines where to stop awarding points.
Race List: The first tab lists all races that have been defined for the current organization. The second tab lists all races that have been defined for the higher-level parent organization, if any.
Example 1: If you are a race secretary for a standalone club that is not part of a combine, the first tab will list your club-only races and the second tab will have no races listed.
Example 2: If your club belongs to a combine and you chose your club race secretary role, the first tab will list your club-only races and the second tab will list your parent combine’s races.
Example 3: If you are a combine race secretary and you chose that role, the first tab will list your combine races and the second tab will list your parent concourse races (if your combine is a member of a concourse).
Example 4: If you are a concourse race secretary and you chose that role, the first tab will list your concourse races and the second tab will list your parent federation races (if your concourse is a member of a federation).
Example 5: If you are a federation race secretary and you chose that role, the first tab will list your federation races and the second tab will have no races listed.
Clockings for flyers listed in the AU Office Database as members of your club are eligible to be brought into your race reports. If a flyer is not in your Loft List their clockings will be bypassed.
Club loft information initially can be populated from data in your PC WINSPEED® backup file (Master Lists, Backup Data). To assure EWINSPEED® lofts are synchronized with Member records in the AU Office database, flyer first name and last name coming in from PC WINSPEED® must match the AU Office database Member first name and last name for this AUID. The flyer also must be a member of your club in the AU Office database. If they are rejected during import call the AU Office at 405-848-5801 and resolve the discrepancy. Non-matches and non-members of this club are rejected.
Some members pay their AU dues as an individual or through another club. The AU Office staff can add them to your club as a guest member. Then re-importing from your PC WINSPEED® backup file will bring in that member. Only flyers in the current Loft List for your club can have clockings imported or manually entered for club races.
The loft import can be re-done but it will replace the existing Loft List.
Manage Sections: If your club has sections you can add the section 1-character code and its long name by clicking Manage Sections. Then you can assign a section code to each listed loft. Sections are optional and are used to produce separate section race reports. See AU Race Rule 1.08 for more information on sections.
Combines and Concourses inherit loft information from their member clubs. If you are logged on as a combine or concourse race secretary the inherited lofts will be displayed in the Loft List. Combine or Concourse sections can be entered in the same manner as club sections.
Manual Loft Entry: You can enter Loft information manually by clicking “Add New”. When you start to enter the AUID number a list of your club members will be displayed and you must choose a person from that dropdown list. Their data will be filled in from the AU Office database. If the flyer is not on the list, contact the AU Office at 405-848-5801 and resolve the discrepancy.
If you have sections in your club, click in the Section box and a dropdown list of sections you created via the Manage Sections button will show. Select a section. Select Competiiton Level (Open). Enter Loft Latitude and Longitude in either degrees, decimal degrees GPS format (D.dddd) or degrees, decimal minutes (DD:MM.mmmm) or degrees, minutes, decimal seconds (DD:MM:SS.ssss) format. GPS format will not be translated so that is the most controllable way to enter the coordinates. When you Save the Loft record EWINSPEED® will convert non-GPS formats to GPS format, so the numbers you entered will change to GPS format D.dddd. They represent the same point on the map as the format you entered.
Lofts With Two Teams:
Click the Loft in the Loft List.
Click “Add Team” at the bottom of the screen.
Enter AUID Prefix AA for the second team or AB for the third, etc.
Enter an unique Loftname for this team.
Station information can be populated from data in your PC WINSPEED® backup file (Master Lists, Backup Data). For clubs, stations are only used if the club has stand-alone races that are not released with other clubs in a combine.
Stations must be defined at the highest level of competition so if your combine releases with other combines in a concourse, the combine race secretary would not need stations either but the concourse race secretary would import them.
Manual Station Entry: You can enter Station information manually by clicking “Add New”. Enter the station name and Latitude/Longitude in either degrees, decimal minutes (DD:MM.mmmm) or degrees, minutes, decimal seconds (DD:MM:SS.ssss) format. When you save the Station record EWINSPEED® will convert Latitude and Longitude to GPS format, so the numbers you entered will change. They represent the same point on the map as the format you entered.
General distance of the station must be entered. This is the average distance your organization uses for the race.
S (short), M (medium) or L (long) distance must be entered. Example: If you enter M this race will be included in reports where M (medium distance) is selected.
Load diploma blanks purchased from the AU Office into your printer and the wording will be superimposed on the diploma blank. It is suggested that you print a diploma on plain paper first to assure margins are set properly. Margins can be set in the Print popup box.
Use this menu option to print end-of-season diplomas for your organization. Diplomas for all flyers in a single race can be printed with the “Download Diplomas” option on the Reports screen.
Your current role (club/combine/concourse/federation) determines which organization. You can select specific Section, Clocking Distance and Race Releases if desired. Options are:
For this option you can choose to print a percentage of birds or a total number of places in each race. Examples: To print diplomas for the top 10 birds in each race of the season, use the arrows in the Export box to set it to 10 and select Total in the dropdown instead of Percent. To print diplomas for the top 2% of birds in each race of the season, use the arrows in the Export box to set it to 2 and select Percent.
You can also print diplomas for a single flyer for the entire race series. Select the flyer from the dropdown list and click “Download all Loft Weekly Race Diplomas”.
TERMS USED IN THE REPORTS:
UNIRATE – Universal Performance Rating. Percentiles for each race performance are calculated by dividing the bird's position in a race by the total number of birds entered in the race and converting the result into a percentage.
POINTS – Points are earned by the top 20% of birds clocked in a race, so the beginning factor is that 20% figure and it is decremented by 1 for each successive position. Distance and overall number of birds entered in the race also are factors in the calculations. Local reports points are slightly different from National Database points where distance is not a factor. Organizations have the option to customize local points by specifying a starting points value, blocksize, decrement and stop points value on the Add/Edit Race screen.
LOFT POINTS – Sum of all a loft’s bird points in a race divided by the number of birds entered by that loft. A minimum 5 birds must be entered to earn Loft Points.
PRINTING OR SAVING REPORTS: For all reports click “Print” to bring up the Print setup box where you can choose your printer or save the report to a PDF. Other print options also are available to choose number of copies, etc.
REPORTS WITH SUMMARY AND DETAIL DATA: Some reports (like Average Speed, Champion Loft and Champion Bird) are summaries of the information. Clicking on a line opens up to details that contributed to that summary line.
SELECTION CRITERIA: Some reports have various selection options that limit the report to specific criteria:
Section as defined in Lofts.
Points Type (standard or custom) as defined on the race header.
Report Type (Full or Short).
The full report lists all birds that clocked.
The short report lists top 20% of birds that clocked plus the first bird from each loft
that did not clock in the top 20%.
Distance (All or S-short, M-medium, L-long)
Release (All or A/B/C)
Weekly Race Report #1: After all clockings and no reports have been entered for a race, select this option to review the report. Then click the “Upload to NDB” button. The race header information appears on the report and it is immediately sent to the NDB. This also adds your club’s data to local reports such as Average Speed, Champion Loft and Champion Bird, and automatically merges your club’s clockings to your combine (if any). For combine/concourse it automatically merges clockings to the higher level organization (if any).
Click “Upload to NDB” even if your club had less than 3 lofts competing. The report will not be uploaded to the NDB but your data will be merged to the higher level organization (combine, concourse, federation if any).
Average Speed Report #2: Average speed of the first bird clocked by each loft in each race of the season, sorted by descending average speed. The lofts must clock in all regular (not Special) races to stay in average speed.
Champion Bird Report #3: Total points earned by a bird in all regular (not Special) races to date, sorted by descending total points. Click on any individual bird line to see the races in which the bird earned points.
Champion Loft Report #4: Total points earned by a loft (all its birds) in all regular (not Special) races to date, sorted by descending total points. Click on any individual loft line to see the races in which its birds earned points (sorted by descending points).
Master Loft Report #4M: Same as report #4 but with added columns of Number of Entries and Points per bird.
Race Winner Report #5: First place winner information for each race in the series. Often used to prepare award plaques.
Single Flyer Report #6: For a selected loft list all birds entered in each race, their position on the results, and points earned.
UPR Race Report #20: The first 5 birds basketed for a race are automatically given nominations 1-5. These nominations can be changed in the Clocking List. For a selected race this report shows Unirate and nomination points earned by those birds.
Sections 1 and 4 are identical to a Weekly Race Report with the addition of
UNIRATE in column 2
NM (nomination) in column 7
PT (nomination points) in column 12.
Nomination points are assigned as follows:
Each bird nominated 1 or 2 that places in the top 10% on the race sheet gets 15.
Each bird nominated 3 to 5 that places in the top 10% on the race sheet gets 10.
Each bird nominated 1 to 5 that places 11% to 20% on the race sheet gets 10.
Each bird with nomination 0 that places in the top 20% on the race sheet gets 5.
Section 2 TWO-BIRD NOMINATED REPORT lists each loft where either their #1 or #2 nominated bird placed in the top 20% on the race sheet. If both birds placed they are listed first (in ascending Unirate order). If only one placed the report says “Missed” for the second bird and does not include the missed bird in average Unirate. The one-bird-only lofts are listed in ascending Unirate order.
Section 3 TEAM SCORE REPORT sorted by descending team score.
NOM is cumulative points over 5 in the top 20%.
BASIC is the loft’s number of birds in the top 20% times 5.
ENTRY is the number of birds the loft entered in the race.
NET is NOM + BASIC – ENTRY.
DF is the average distance for all flyers entered in the race, expressed as a percentage.
All distances are rounded.
TEAM SCORE (rounded) is NET times DF.
Nomination Race Report #20N: Same as #20 but lists only the nominated birds (NM > 0) and there is no Team Score section.
UPR Ace Pigeon Report #21: Same as the National Database Ace Pigeon reports with just two differences:
It only lists flyers in the current organization.
It does not limit the report to birds with less than 10% Average Unirate.
This gives the local flyer an idea how their birds compare to others in the organization and also says how close the bird is to being listed in the NDB Ace Pigeon Award standings. The NDB only lists those with Average Unirate 10% or less.
Criteria: The best pigeon single series performance at middle distances (75-350 miles) based upon UPR (lowest UPR is best).
- Single series
- Single bird
- Average UPR best 4 races (different release date/times)
- Each race must be 75 to 350 miles
- Total distance of the 4 races must be at least 800 miles
Station/Loft Report #24: For a selected station lists all the organization’s lofts and their distance to that station.
Stations Report #25: For each of this organization’s stations lists the station name, latitude, longitude, general distance and distance category (S-short, M-middle, L-long).
Lofts Report #26: For each loft in this organization lists loftname, flyer’s first and last name, phone number, city, state, latitude and longitude.
This option gives general information about how to get started in EWINSPEED®, basic features, and design details. Helptexts on each main menu option’s home screen give detailed information about that option. Click the question mark in the upper right corner of the screen to view that information.