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BARTGSRTTY SENDING ALPHANUMERIC INSTEAD OF NUMBERS

Danny Bush
 

Good Morning,

I am currently operating in the BARTGSRTTY Contest and when I send my report (signal and serial), the serial is being sent as an alphanumeric...meaning that I am sending letters instead of numbers, per the old alphanumeric conversion chart. It even shows letters instead of numbers in the digital interface as I am transmitting, and everyone that I have worked so far has asked repeatedly "AGN, AGN" for the number. 

I searched for past subject matter in the reflector regarding this issue and did not locate anything...Is there a setting I can change in N1MM+ for this issue?

73,
Danny  NF4J

Re: cw macro problem with Flex 6500

John Bednar
 


Florian,

This isn't a string in our code.
Did you configure the Flex SDR software for Winkey emulation?

John, K3CT 




-------- Original message --------
From: florian.wagt@...
Date: 1/24/20 4:00 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MM+] cw macro problem with Fled6500

Good evening all,

I'm trying to configure a flex 6500 to N1MM+ right now. 

 

When i'm in CW mode and press F1, F2, F3 etc or CTL + K it sends this text: " IWPM 18" When i change CW speed to for example 24 the transmitted text changes to " IWPM 24"

I haven't changed anything in the macro's it's fresh from installation. ... It says CQ for F1, EXCH for F2 etc, honestly i have no clue where this WPM thing does come from.

 

If anyone has an answer that could point me in the right direction, that will be much appreciated.

 

73,

Florian PB8DX

  

 

cw macro problem with Flex 6500

florian.wagt@...
 

Good evening all,

I'm trying to configure a flex 6500 to N1MM+ right now. 

 

When i'm in CW mode and press F1, F2, F3 etc or CTL + K it sends this text: " IWPM 18" When i change CW speed to for example 24 the transmitted text changes to " IWPM 24"

I haven't changed anything in the macro's it's fresh from installation. ... It says CQ for F1, EXCH for F2 etc, honestly i have no clue where this WPM thing does come from.

 

If anyone has an answer that could point me in the right direction, that will be much appreciated.

 

73,

Florian PB8DX

  

 

QRP contest MOROZ, bug fixed - use experimental version.

NA3M Nick
 

For those who are interested in QRP contest MOROZ – there was a bug (last letter in the exchange was not changing after 5-th QSO for stations that were already in the log) that is fixed in this experimental version:

 

https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/mmfiles/n1mm-logger-update-1-0-8101_morozqrp-exe/

 

Rules are here - https://www.qrz.ru/contest/detail/178.html. To translate them into other languages there are buttons in the upper right corner of the screen.

 

Nick NA3M

Re: Key sequence to swap between contests

John Bednar
 

Tim,

The change several years ago was to prevent database corruption. This was explained in the release notes. It isn't a bug.

John,K3CT 

-------- Original message --------
From: Tim Shoppa <tshoppa@...>
Date: 1/24/20 8:45 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MM+] Key sequence to swap between contests

Swapping between two contests with nothing in the entry window is easy. Alt-F and then 2. That always gets you to the previously active contest and will swap back and forth between two no problem.

Swapping between 3 contests, hit Alt-F then look at the menu and select between hitting the 2 and 3 keys.

Note a bug introduced a few years ago means you cannot switch between contests with anything in the entry window. So if you’ve already typed the guys call and need to switch contests, it now becomes Alt-W Alt-F 2 Alt-W to do wipe, switch, unwipe. A lot more hassle than it used to be

Tim N3QE

On Jan 24, 2020, at 8:37 AM, Kenneth Bandy <ken.kj9b@...> wrote:

I know I have seen this feature mentioned before, but haven't used it.  I want to be able to swap between the three QSO parties I'll be working this weekend.  Seems like there was a key combination (Alt-something, or Ctrl-something) to facilitate this.  I will make a note on my keyboard this time!

 

Thanks in advance,

Ken, KJ9B

Re: Key sequence to swap between contests

Steve London
 

On 01/24/2020 06:45 AM, Tim Shoppa wrote:

Note a bug introduced a few years ago means you cannot switch between contests with anything in the entry window. So if you’ve already typed the guys call and need to switch contests, it now becomes Alt-W Alt-F 2 Alt-W to do wipe, switch, unwipe. A lot more hassle than it used to be.
Sorry, but this is a feature, not a bug. Users were forgetting to log completed QSO's before switching contests. The feature is to prevent this. If it's a bug at all, it's a user bug for forgetting to log a contact !

73,
Steve, N2IC

Re: Key sequence to swap between contests

Kenneth Bandy
 

Mike and Tim, Thanks very much for the speedy reply!  That's what I needed.  Also, I just realized these QSO parties (VT, MN, BC) are NEXT weekend!  Oh well, I'll be ready!

 

Thanks again,

Ken, KJ9B

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Shoppa
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 8:46 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MM+] Key sequence to swap between contests

 

Swapping between two contests with nothing in the entry window is easy. Alt-F and then 2. That always gets you to the previously active contest and will swap back and forth between two no problem.

 

Swapping between 3 contests, hit Alt-F then look at the menu and select between hitting the 2 and 3 keys.

 

Note a bug introduced a few years ago means you cannot switch between contests with anything in the entry window. So if you’ve already typed the guys call and need to switch contests, it now becomes Alt-W Alt-F 2 Alt-W to do wipe, switch, unwipe. A lot more hassle than it used to be.

 

Tim N3QE


On Jan 24, 2020, at 8:37 AM, Kenneth Bandy <ken.kj9b@...> wrote:

I know I have seen this feature mentioned before, but haven't used it.  I want to be able to swap between the three QSO parties I'll be working this weekend.  Seems like there was a key combination (Alt-something, or Ctrl-something) to facilitate this.  I will make a note on my keyboard this time!

 

Thanks in advance,

Ken, KJ9B

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Re: Key sequence to swap between contests

VE9AA - Mike
 

Ken, 

I'm not in the shack, but IIRC,but from the logging window it's ALT-F-1 2 or 3 (all you are doing is opening the dropdown for the latest contests you've used) F for File, upper left of logging window.....see?
Can be done by mouse as well.

Normally (personally) I use whatever contest I've setup and then when the contest is done, I switch over to the DX module to pick up any new band countries throughout the week, by using this method.

You need to set up each contest independantly, including exchanges and any specific function keys if you so choose (export specific function keys to files)

Someone will wander along and correct me if I am wrong.

GL !
--
Mike VE9AA

Re: Key sequence to swap between contests

Tim Shoppa
 

Swapping between two contests with nothing in the entry window is easy. Alt-F and then 2. That always gets you to the previously active contest and will swap back and forth between two no problem.

Swapping between 3 contests, hit Alt-F then look at the menu and select between hitting the 2 and 3 keys.

Note a bug introduced a few years ago means you cannot switch between contests with anything in the entry window. So if you’ve already typed the guys call and need to switch contests, it now becomes Alt-W Alt-F 2 Alt-W to do wipe, switch, unwipe. A lot more hassle than it used to be.

Tim N3QE

On Jan 24, 2020, at 8:37 AM, Kenneth Bandy <ken.kj9b@...> wrote:

I know I have seen this feature mentioned before, but haven't used it.  I want to be able to swap between the three QSO parties I'll be working this weekend.  Seems like there was a key combination (Alt-something, or Ctrl-something) to facilitate this.  I will make a note on my keyboard this time!

 

Thanks in advance,

Ken, KJ9B

Key sequence to swap between contests

Kenneth Bandy
 

I know I have seen this feature mentioned before, but haven't used it.  I want to be able to swap between the three QSO parties I'll be working this weekend.  Seems like there was a key combination (Alt-something, or Ctrl-something) to facilitate this.  I will make a note on my keyboard this time!

 

Thanks in advance,

Ken, KJ9B

Re: Audio issue :N1MM/SO2R - Only able to play CQ WAV one time for left radio, right radio is OK.

John Bednar
 

Jason,

 

You are using the legacy WinXp audio player. It is prone to runtime errors and losing the selected audio device when Windows shuffles the audio device table.

 

I expect you will have fewer issues if you use the replacement audio player.  Click, Config, Use Logger+ Audio. You will have to configure the audio devices because the *ini file settings different.

 

John, K3CT

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io <N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason Newton
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 1:00 PM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MM+] Audio issue :N1MM/SO2R - Only able to play CQ WAV one time for left radio, right radio is OK.

 

Group,

For the NAQP-SSB this weekend I (finally) decided to use the audio features of N1MM to send a CQ WAV file.  The WAV file was recorded using Audacity.
I edited the .mc file to link the appropriate WAV file (a CQ message) which resides in the appropriate folder. 
Using the N1MM documentation as guidance I used Config-->Configure Ports etc.-->Audio to reflect my setup (SO2R- Output Left channel on left radio, Right channel on right radio). (Screenshot #1 below).  In the setup portion of the Audio tab I indicated the appropriate device for left and right radios.  Hit OK to exit.

Using the Pause key to move focus to Left radio (if it isn't already) and hit F1 (run mode) and the WAV plays. Awesome.  Use Pause to move focus to the right radio and hit F1 (run mode) and WAV plays. Great.

Problem to follow:
When I move focus back to the left radio and hit F1 again the WAV file plays, the rig keys but no sound. Hmm. Back to right radio, hit F1 and WAV plays. Back to left radio and F1 = no audio but the WAV plays.  I have the Win7 speaker volume mixer open so I can see the signal level of the left speaker is changing when the WAV plays but just no audio and rig keys normally.  Right radio WAV functions normally.

I have been able to repeat this by selecting Config--> Configure ports... and then OK to close it.  The left radio plays the WAV one time and then  will not play again.  For the right radio F1 plays the WAV as expected.

Any ideas?   I have spent time messing with the audio in Win7 (setting default) to no avail. (Yes I see that any changes to the default device in WIn7 require N1MM to be closed and relaunched, this has no effect).

Summary: N1MM plays CQ Wav for left radio once then no more audio. Right radio works fine. Opening and closing N1MM configurer seems to "reset" the issue.

Setup is:
Win7Home 64
2x Ftdx-3000
YCCC SO2R box

Thanks in advance!

Jason K8JT

Re: Video: Setting up an SDRPlay Spectrum Window in N1MM+

Fred KG9X
 

Rich,
   OK this is good info.  I will try using the Waterfall Bandmap as the source.  I will have to look for that as a choice.  Not something I have come across so far but have not tried using the Spectrum display more than 2 times so far.  Lots to learn I'm sure.

   TNX  73,  Fred  KG9X

Re: No transmit keying

Skip
 

Unless of course a large company in Redmond Washington has forced an update to your operating system.  In that case, all bets are off and your sound card is likely to be hosed as well.

73,
Fred ["Skip"] K6DGW
Sparks NV DM09dn
Washoe County

On 1/23/2020 1:48 PM, Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA wrote:

Pete,

If you always use the same USB port and don't update software, it should stay the same.  Still a nuisance, but not as often.


Re: No transmit keying

Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
 

Pete,

If you always use the same USB port and don't update software, it should stay the same.  Still a nuisance, but not as often.

73,

Drew K3PA

Re: No transmit keying

Andy (KU7T)
 

WK3Tools works. A slightly different approach is to open Windows Device Manager, then unplug and plug back in. You should see the COM port disappearing and reappearing.  No other software needed.

73
Andy
KU7T


From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io <N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io> on behalf of Pete Smith <n4zr@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:57 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io <N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [N1MM+] No transmit keying
 

After disconnecting my Winkeyer from my Windows 10 computer, I've discovered that I routinely have to use WK3Tools to find out what port it is currently listening on, and then change the N1MM setting to match. Aggravating, but seems to be the price for the extreme convenience that the Winkeyer brings (in particular the ability to change from CW to phone and digital modes without rearranging my PTT setup) 

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 1/22/2020 9:49 PM, rodman@... wrote:
A different WinKeyer worked with N1MM.  I have two.  The only difference was one was set up with Port1 (worked) and the other Port2 (did not work).  I have two radios at the station set up for the first WinKeyer.  TS590 went to Port1 and TS890 Port2.  I haven't researched this extensively in the documentation, but it would appear that CW keying will only work in my setup when Port1, Key1, etc. is used and selected but not Port2. This was frustrating to figure out and it wasted about 5 hours of my time.  Perhaps this clarification might show in Config menu setup for WinKeyer later on so it is more obvious??  Thanks.

Re: F6 QSO B4 Key

VE9AA - Mike
 

Exactly as Tim and Drew said.  Best advice ever.

Mike VE9AA

Re: Video: Setting up an SDRPlay Spectrum Window in N1MM+

ve3ki
 

The IF source is not supported with the IQ option. However, since you have Waterfall Bandmap working, all you need to do is set the Spectrum Display window to use Waterfall Bandmap as its spectrum source ("For all other radios, source named" and enter Waterfall Bandmap as the name of the source). Once this is working, you can minimize the WB window to free up display space.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 12:14 PM, Fred KG9X wrote:
Tom,
  I am interested in using my SDRPlay RSP1a with the N1MM+ spectrum window.  I follow the setup instructions and can see a window but without any signals, just noise.  i have my RSP1a connected to a FT1000MP on the 1st IF 70.455MHz output with a buffer amp PAT by KD2C.  With the N1MM+ spectrum window I don't see anything to indicate / select that I'm using an IF output frequency instead of at actual RF frequency.  Am I missing something or is the spectrum window not capable of using an IF frequency for the display in this instance?

  I know the FT1KMP / RSP1A setup works as I have it working with the WaterfallBandmap program.  If I have that running at the same time as N1MM+ I can see signals but that is of course not integrated into N1MM+ for use.

  73,  Fred  KG9X

Re: Video: Setting up an SDRPlay Spectrum Window in N1MM+

Fred KG9X
 

Tom,
  I am interested in using my SDRPlay RSP1a with the N1MM+ spectrum window.  I follow the setup instructions and can see a window but without any signals, just noise.  i have my RSP1a connected to a FT1000MP on the 1st IF 70.455MHz output with a buffer amp PAT by KD2C.  With the N1MM+ spectrum window I don't see anything to indicate / select that I'm using an IF output frequency instead of at actual RF frequency.  Am I missing something or is the spectrum window not capable of using an IF frequency for the display in this instance?

  I know the FT1KMP / RSP1A setup works as I have it working with the WaterfallBandmap program.  If I have that running at the same time as N1MM+ I can see signals but that is of course not integrated into N1MM+ for use.

  73,  Fred  KG9X

locked Re: Spotting

Tom - N1MM
 

Please take this discussion to CQ-Contest.
Thread is locked. 

Tom - N1MM 

locked Re: Spotting

Joe WB9SBD
 

so I guess there is no way to do it without danger to the spotter..

Bummer!

Joe WB9SBD

On 1/23/2020 9:34 AM, Paul Evans W4/VP9KF wrote:
You need to read the rules. The gold standard is clearly CQWW:

QSO finding assistance: The use of any technology or other source that provides call sign or multiplier identification of a signal to the operator. This includes, but is not limited to, use of a CW decoder, DX cluster, DX spotting web sites (e.g., DX Summit), local or remote call sign and frequency decoding technology (e.g., CW Skimmer or Reverse Beacon Network), or operating arrangements involving other individuals.

If you are running a CWSkimmer locally you are assisted. If you are connected (appear in the USERS list) of a DX Cluster you are assisted and cannot prove otherwise. Packet frames are passing between you and an assistance source.

In a former life I was a member of the RSGB HF Contests Committee and it was at the time that this technology was emerging. Assisted vs. un-assisted had to be invented and then defined. We warned and then disqualified several people and they were not allowed in contests for 5 years.

Besides, contest organisers talk to each other. You DO NOT want to either come under suspicion OR be disqualified because your contesting days will essentially be over. Understand?