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Re: Summary @Available

John Bednar
 

Vytenis,

 

Users should not expect that the Available window Summary table will be correct for all participants in every contest.

 

The display code accommodates a single multiplier type for each contest. In the case of the SAC CW contest, the multiplier rule is different depending on the participant location. This multiplier type also needs to be something that is stored with the spot object and calculated or populated as the spots arrive (DXCC, CountryPrefix, GridSquare, Section, etc). For non-Scandinavian stations, the multipliers are prefix numbers 0-9 in only Scandinavian entities. This multiplier data is unique to this contest and not stored as the spots arrive.

 

John, K3CT

 

From: N1MMLoggerplus@... [mailto:N1MMLoggerplus@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:51 AM
To: N1MMLoggerplus@...
Subject: [N1MMLoggerplus] Summary @Available

 

 

Hi

Now playing for fun in SAC CW. Curious, how number of available multpliers in summary table is calculated. Right now I see only 6 mults listed available on 20m, but in Available window there are  ~100 QSO in red with clearly more different multipliers (no qrv on 20m yet)

 


Re: RX window to text file problem

Rick Ellison
 

Frank..

Try opening the file with Wordpad instead of notepad.  Does the CR/LF’s appear then??

 

I’ll look at why the setting is not saving..

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerplus@... [mailto:N1MMLoggerplus@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:34 AM
To: n1mmloggerplus@...
Subject: [N1MMLoggerplus] RX window to text file problem

 

 

Hi,

I’am using V1.0.5176.0 version - Win 7 64bit 8GB RAM.

When I click in the DI the option “output Rx Window to text file” it works but the output file has no “LF & CR” sequence and the text is hard to read.  Moreover, this option is not stored: when next time I open the DI, the row is unchecked.

Please help. 73 Frank i2dmi


Summary @Available

Vytenis LY5T
 

Hi

Now playing for fun in SAC CW. Curious, how number of available multpliers in summary table is calculated. Right now I see only 6 mults listed available on 20m, but in Available window there are  ~100 QSO in red with clearly more different multipliers (no qrv on 20m yet)



RESOLVED: Is it just me? CW in ESM

Dan Atchison
 

Here goes, Tom:

As mentioned in a prior email, I spoke with one of the YCCC SO2R box gurus, W1UE, who formerly had the same problem and described in detail what I might do.  

In all truth I am not sure which of Dennis' suggested "fixes" actually eliminated my issue as it was, indeed, a two part exercise that I performed at the same time.  This violated my own personal "Rules and Regulations for Troubleshooting" in that you should do one and only one thing at a time and test before applying another "fix." That way you know what fixed the problem AND "if things get worse, yo can "fix the last thing fixed."  I am guessing it was the first I'll describe.

1.  I am using VSP Manager (from K5FR) as my virtual COM port driver.  It's very easy to set up and works like a charm . . . . unless you have a competing virtual COM port driver running the in background as well.  In my case, I was using microHAM router to drive a microKEYER II.  Apparently virtual comport programs don't play very well together.  More on this a little later.

2.  Dennis suggested I clean out (uninstall) my unused comport drivers.  These are called "hidden comport drivers."  My three year old Win7 machine, a pretty fast unit with more than adequate RAM, is kept "clean" with various third party system maintenace programs.  I'm actually pretty anal about it.  But I got a real eye opener when I discovered all the hidden unused comport drivers on my unit, something that is not evident without a little extra work.  I painstakingly uninstalled what must have been 100 or more unused comport drivers.  

You have to be careful with this, however, as you can uninstall a driver that you really need for something that is not either currently plugged in OR not powered on.  Fortunately I powered on everything in my shack to make sure they were active.  

Virtual COM port drivers:  SHORT STORY LONG
Even W1UE doesn't know this about my setup!  As mentioned, I use microHAM router to drive what used to be two microKEYER II's.  I am now down to one microKEYER II.  When I first set up my YCCC SO2R box to drive my K3S and K3, I used an unsupported and virtually undocumented feature in microHAM router to use it as my port manager for the SO2R box.  In router it's called "cables."  You can create "cables" to perform the same function as you can with VSP Manager, as I am sure Com0Com, etc.  Anyhow, using this facility I had the SO2R box running fine.

Then a few weeks ago, I decided to remove my remaining microKEYER II from the system, in this case off my second radio, a K3.  I physically removed the keyer and uninstalled the router program.  Of course this necessitated using a different comport driver for the SO2R box, in this case the use of the 64bit version of VSP Manager.  I set it up and things worked wonderfully with the SO2R box.

Then I decided I needed to use the microKEYER II unit.  Not for CW since I have that in the SO2R box, but for using it as a USB to RS-232 converter for the K3 and also the digital modes.  So I reinstalled the unit, added back the router program and set up router without the "cables" aforementioned above.  Fast forward a few weeks.

I'm using my SO2R box with N1MM+ in a contest and I keep getting F key sending errors from the program.  It's frustrating but I get through it.  After the contest I can duplicate - at will - the sending issues.  I must have spent 4 hours on it trying different settings, checking and rechecking.  Finally I post the email on the N1MM group.  

What did I do?  Reread my second paragraph.  "If things get worse, fix the last thing fixed."  I feel stupid.  I was using two separate virtual comport programs, microHAM router and VSP Manager.  Back to one and all is well.

That's it.  But this gives me a soapbox to profess my personal "Rules and Regulations of Troubleshooting."  There is nothing magical here and I know others have similar thoughts and ideas, but these are the simplest and most common.  If you have a problem:

1. Think mechanical first (not electronic), switches, loose wires, relays, etc.
2. Check power supply voltages, including internal regulators
3. Give the unit a very, very good visual check over.  Cannot tell you how important this is.
4. If during troubleshooting things get worse, fix the last thing fixed.




RX window to text file problem

i2dmi frank
 

Hi,

I’am using V1.0.5176.0 version - Win 7 64bit 8GB RAM.

When I click in the DI the option “output Rx Window to text file” it works but the output file has no “LF & CR” sequence and the text is hard to read.  Moreover, this option is not stored: when next time I open the DI, the row is unchecked.

Please help. 73 Frank i2dmi


Re: TS-990S Connection with N1MM+

ve3ki@...
 

In addition: I don't know about the TS-990 for sure, but most Kenwood rigs require RTS on the radio control port to be set either to Always On or to Handshake.

73,
Rich VE3KI


---In N1MMLoggerplus@..., <vytenis.sciucka@...> wrote :

Mark, first of all, did you install com port driver? It must be available on Kenwood site.
Next, you talking about baud rate 38400. Is that in program? Make sure transceiver also set for this rate. TS990 menu item should sound something like "USB Port Baud rate". Set to 38400. After changing rate you may need to turn trx off and on.
Also make sure COM 4 is the correct one. Open Control Panel - Device manger, find Ports section. If you unplug USB cable that port has to disappear. Plug in again and it appears.

Vytenis
ly5t


---In N1MMLoggerplus@..., <pastormg2@...> wrote :

Good Evening Guys!
This is Mark Griffin, KB3Z.
I am trying to get N1MM Plus to communicate with my new Kenwood TS-990S.
The Com Port is 4
The Baud Rate is 38400
When I try to connect N1MM Plus I hear a beep/beep on the radio but the frequency on the band map does not change.
I'm not sure what I am doing right or wrong.
Can anyone offer any assistance?
I really appreciate it.
Mark Griffin, KB3Z



Re: TS-990S Connection with N1MM+

Vytenis LY5T
 

Mark, first of all, did you install com port driver? It must be available on Kenwood site.
Next, you talking about baud rate 38400. Is that in program? Make sure transceiver also set for this rate. TS990 menu item should sound something like "USB Port Baud rate". Set to 38400. After changing rate you may need to turn trx off and on.
Also make sure COM 4 is the correct one. Open Control Panel - Device manger, find Ports section. If you unplug USB cable that port has to disappear. Plug in again and it appears.

Vytenis
ly5t


---In N1MMLoggerplus@..., <pastormg2@...> wrote :

Good Evening Guys!
This is Mark Griffin, KB3Z.
I am trying to get N1MM Plus to communicate with my new Kenwood TS-990S.
The Com Port is 4
The Baud Rate is 38400
When I try to connect N1MM Plus I hear a beep/beep on the radio but the frequency on the band map does not change.
I'm not sure what I am doing right or wrong.
Can anyone offer any assistance?
I really appreciate it.
Mark Griffin, KB3Z



TS-990S Connection with N1MM+

KB3Z
 

Good Evening Guys!
This is Mark Griffin, KB3Z.
I am trying to get N1MM Plus to communicate with my new Kenwood TS-990S.
The Com Port is 4
The Baud Rate is 38400
When I try to connect N1MM Plus I hear a beep/beep on the radio but the frequency on the band map does not change.
I'm not sure what I am doing right or wrong.
Can anyone offer any assistance?
I really appreciate it.
Mark Griffin, KB3Z



Re: Dual Radio Setups

ve3ki@...
 

You don't start the program by double-clicking on the ini file. All that does on my system is open the ini file for editing in Notepad..

When you run the program from the Start menu or from the desktop icon that was created when the program was installed, it will read the configuration information from the file named N1MM Logger.ini. When you terminate the program normally, it will overwrite that N1MM Logger.ini file with the current configuration information, including any changes you made during that session. 

If you want the program to open a differently-named customized ini file at program startup and save any changes in the configuration to that ini file at termination, you need to run it by using a new desktop icon that contains an Ini= command-line parameter that names the customized ini file.

Read <http://n1mmplus.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php?page=Program+Installation+and+Setup&structure=N1MM+Logger+Documentation#Multiple_ini_Files>.

73,
Rich VE3KI


---In N1MMLoggerplus@..., <ke1b@...> wrote :



I have two different radios that I use for contesting. It would be nice to be able to launch N1MM+ with either set of configurations, but it doesn’t seem to be working.

I made a copy of the file “n1mm logger” in my “/My Documents/N1MMLogger+” directory. (There was no extension shown, but the file type was shown as “INI”.) I renamed the second INI file “n1mm logger for K3”.

I then launched N1MM+ by double-clicking the new ini file. Of course, it initially contained the configuration settings for the other radio (an IC-7600). I went through and changed all the ports, settings, speeds, etc. appropriate for the K3, and everything worked fine.

If I now close N1MM+ and re-launch it by double-clicking on the ORIGINAL ini file, I expected it to have the old configuration from the 7600, but it launches looking for the K3. That is, regardless of which INI file I click on, I get only the most recent configuration.

What am I doing wrong? I know this should work, somehow.

Rich KE1B




 


Lastest Fldigi versions...

Rick Ellison
 

It has been brought to my attention and I have confirmed that the latest few
Alpha versions of Fldigi DO NOT WORK with in N1MM+.

I have emailed Dave W1HKJ about this and am waiting his response about why
Fldigi no longer is loading correctly...

73 Rick N2AMG


Dual Radio Setups

Rich Seifert
 



I have two different radios that I use for contesting. It would be nice to be able to launch N1MM+ with either set of configurations, but it doesn’t seem to be working.

I made a copy of the file “n1mm logger” in my “/My Documents/N1MMLogger+” directory. (There was no extension shown, but the file type was shown as “INI”.) I renamed the second INI file “n1mm logger for K3”.

I then launched N1MM+ by double-clicking the new ini file. Of course, it initially contained the configuration settings for the other radio (an IC-7600). I went through and changed all the ports, settings, speeds, etc. appropriate for the K3, and everything worked fine.

If I now close N1MM+ and re-launch it by double-clicking on the ORIGINAL ini file, I expected it to have the old configuration from the 7600, but it launches looking for the K3. That is, regardless of which INI file I click on, I get only the most recent configuration.

What am I doing wrong? I know this should work, somehow.

Rich KE1B





Re: SC QSOP

John Bednar
 

Bill,

 

Email KB4QQJ (bottom of the page) and ask if the spots are forwarded to a cluster node. If so, connect to that node.

 

John, K3CT

 

From: N1MMLoggerplus@... [mailto:N1MMLoggerplus@...]
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 1:09 PM
To: N1MMLoggerplus@...
Subject: [N1MMLoggerplus] SC QSOP

 

 

Does anyone know how to get the posts on the SC contest spotting web site (http://cwfun.org/funspots/scqp/frames.html) into N1mm's bandmap?

 

I cannot find away.

 

thanks,

Bill-K5ZQ


SC QSOP

William <wosborne44@...>
 

Does anyone know how to get the posts on the SC contest spotting web site (http://cwfun.org/funspots/scqp/frames.html) into N1mm's bandmap?
 
I cannot find away.
 
thanks,
Bill-K5ZQ


Sub band edges N1MM+

stewart_bakeruk
 

If I set the SSB sub band max freq to 7200 (top of 40m in Europe) rather than 7300, then restart N1MM+ the setting is lost. Having to set it each time is a pain.

Is there any way to set this permanently as I doubt that Europe will get another 100kHz on 40m any time soon ?

73
Stewart G3RXQ


Re: Is it just me? CW in ESM

N1MM <tfwagner@...>
 

Please post the fix with - RESOLVED in the subject line.

Tom - N1MM

On 9/18/2015 9:32 AM, N3ND@aol.com [N1MMLoggerplus] wrote:

It's resolved. I went on the YCCC SO2R group and posted the issue. Seems Dennis, W1UE, had exactly the same problem as I. Following his instructions, my problem no longer exists.

Thanks for all the help.

73,
Dan


Re: Is it just me? CW in ESM

Dan Atchison
 

It's resolved.  I went on the YCCC SO2R group and posted the issue.  Seems Dennis, W1UE, had exactly the same problem as I.  Following his instructions, my problem no longer exists.

Thanks for all the help.

73,
Dan


Re: Request for a new VHFREG1 log form

John Bednar
 

Bruno,

 

Instead of asking every software developer to support unique contest rules using a log output form that isn’t standard, why doesn’t the sponsor accept standard “Cabrillo” log output and recompute the score?

 

John, K3CT

 

From: N1MMLoggerplus@... [mailto:N1MMLoggerplus@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2015 7:19 PM
To: N1MMLoggerplus@...
Subject: [N1MMLoggerplus] Request for a new VHFREG1 log form

 

 

Hi,

A humble request to the N1MM team:

 

In the quarterly Region tests we use the VHFREG1 logform.

However, the Scandinavian (SM,LA,OH and OZ) rules for these tests stipulate that in addition to kilometer points, 500 points should be added for each new locator. Since that addition is not included in the present VHFREG1-form, we have to add these bonus points manually in the EDI-file.

 

Could you find the time to make a new VHFREG-form to fit our needs? For your guidance: it would a form like VHFNAC plus serial numbers.

 

The Swedish contest manager wishes that a  line like this (relevant of course) would be included in the EDI-file:

 

[END;TACLog by OZ2M, version 2.02]

 

This line is also wanted in the VHFNAC EDI log-form.

 

73
Bruno /SA6AXR


Re: Change Operator

John Bednar
 

Bob,

 

Good thought but our software always changes the operator callsign input by the user to uppercase before storing it for future use.

 

John, K3CT

 

From: N1MMLoggerplus@... [mailto:N1MMLoggerplus@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:24 AM
To: n1mmloggerplus@...
Subject: [N1MMLoggerplus] Re: Change Operator

 

 

Regarding not being able to get recordings into the operator’s directory -

 

On a Windows machine the file names are not case sensitive.  

Are you running a Windows layer over a Linux or Mac operating system?

I think those OS discriminate upper and lower case letters.

 

Just a thought…

 

Bob R

 


Re: Two CWskimmers in SO2R

Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr@...>
 

Yes, it *is* confusing, mainly because I have never been exposed to the world of Flex, but that's OK.  BTW, the RBN Aggregator is indeed a simpler solution than Wintelnet X.  just connect all the Skimmers you want, block sending spots to the RBN (unless you want to) and have N1MM+ listen on the Aggregator local port.
73, Pete N4ZR
Download the new N1MM Logger+ at 
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out the Reverse Beacon Network at 
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spotting RTTY activity worldwide. 
For spots, please use your favorite 
"retail" DX cluster.
On 9/17/2015 6:30 PM, k1dw@... [N1MMLoggerplus] wrote:

Pete,  N4ZR,
 
Thanks for your interest.
 
Initially my N1MM+ SO2R setup was a Flex 3000 and a ICOM 756 PRO 3. The PRO 3 was CAT controlled via a serial port. The CWskimmer works well with the Flex 3000.   A Flex 6500, with a second computer to run it, replaced the PRO 3.  As an interim  setup the 6500 will be tried with two slices and two CWskimmers in a pseudo SO2R arrangement.  The CWskimmer connection to N1MM+ is via Telnet, therefor the need for two Telnet inputs to N1MM+. The CWskimmer information is filtered by N1MM+ log to the band map which does not show those stations already in the log.
 
You are right, when one 6500 slice is transmitting, the other will be blanked.  (Note this is not true with the Flex 6700, as it is an SO2R single radio, can transmit and copy at the same time)  With the 6500 the up side is that two CWskimmers (via two slices) and two N1MM+ bandmaps can both be operational  in the listening mode.  Hopefully I can get this done with WintelnetX.
 
My future set up will be two computers one running N1MM+ with a band map, Flex 3000 and  CWskimmer.  The second computer will run the 6500 and a CWskimmer and connect to the N1MM+ in the first computer.   With lots of help I have been able to get this to work. The N1MM+ CAT control to the second computer is via my LAN. But the CWskimmer with the 6500 cannot get send what it has copied back to the N1MM+ bandmap on the first computer.  So I am looking to try WintelnetX as a possible solution.  Should be able to transmit on one and listen on the other without any problems ( RF filtering will have to be addressed)   With two radios, two skimmers and two bandmaps, contest performance then depends on the operators ability to perform the  SO2R functions.
 
My explanation may be confusing. If you would like send me your telephone number to K1DW@... and we can discuss this further. 
 
73 BCNU de  Dallas k1DW
 
PS: The Flex radios are referenced above without mention of the associated software to run them. That software works and is complete for my effort at this time.


Request for a new VHFREG1 log form

Bruno SA6AXR
 

Hi,

A humble request to the N1MM team:

 

In the quarterly Region tests we use the VHFREG1 logform.

However, the Scandinavian (SM,LA,OH and OZ) rules for these tests stipulate that in addition to kilometer points, 500 points should be added for each new locator. Since that addition is not included in the present VHFREG1-form, we have to add these bonus points manually in the EDI-file.

 

Could you find the time to make a new VHFREG-form to fit our needs? For your guidance: it would a form like VHFNAC plus serial numbers.

 

The Swedish contest manager wishes that a  line like this (relevant of course) would be included in the EDI-file:

 

[END;TACLog by OZ2M, version 2.02]

 

This line is also wanted in the VHFNAC EDI log-form.

 

73
Bruno /SA6AXR