Dave Sublette <k4to@...>
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Thanks to all who offered advice. The N1MM+ software is remarkable and I am using it as a general logging program. I also use the rotator section to turn rotators on two towers. I love it. As Skip pointed out, N1MM+ won't directly upload to LoTW. That was my intended question. Having determined that, I went ahead and did the whole TQSL thing (for the third time), exported my entries from N1MM+ to an ADIF file, and uploaded it earlier today. It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be.
this time I used my Mac computer and everything went smoothly. My previous experience was with a PC. It didn't help that I have lost two computers over the past few years and each time, the TQSL thing had to be redone.
I am running Windows 7/64 using parallels on a Mac Mini computer. The Mac runs Windows better than any of my PCs ever did. It is more stabile. I choose to stay with Win7 because Win10 is just too difficult to control. Microsoft seems to think they know what I want in a computer better than I do. And they don't.
So I run ham radio software on the Windows side and everything else, web surfing, email, etc... on the Mac side -- simultaneously. I've done this for years now and it works.
I've used all of the big name logging programs -- LOGic , LogWindows and HRD for years also, but left them when they started charging a yearly fee to use or were bought and abandoned. They were all too complex anyway.
While I am in my "old timer" mode, I will say that while computers are marvelous, I have noted that my operating time reduced to less than half what it was before I started using computers to "make things easier". I find far too much time is wasted maintaining the software and chasing O/S and hardware problems. It takes away from operating time. Unfortunately, we are now a society that is dependent on them.
Enough griping -- thanks again to all.
On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 2:09 PM Skip <k6dgw@...> wrote: