Date   
Re: CWT Tip of the Day

Ed W2LCQ
 

Hey Max,

I looked at the video and was very impressed. Thanks for taking the time to reach out to me. Being contacted by the guy who runs NC7J is a big deal! I’m gonna spend some time this weekend looking at the video again and constructing some filters. You hit the nail right on the head when you talked about less than ideal antennas and how a good filter can be very helpful. As I think I mentioned my filters show me way more stations than I can hear. I’ll try to fine tune using your guidance. By the way Bud recommends NC7J so that’s all I use!
My antenna is 30’ long and up 30’ in a sidewalk tree outside my apartment kitchen window. This 16 story 100 year old building has miles of brass, copper and iron pipes so it acts as a giant counterpoise to my steam radiator grounds!
Thanks again Max. Good luck with all you’re doing. 

Best and stay well, Ed

PS although I’ve never been to your state I feel I know it well. I’ve been a supporter of KRCL Salt Lake City for years!

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ 

Frankford Radio Club
CWops 701 - SKCC 5474T - FISTS 12294 - LICWC

“Marconi is a good fellow. Let him continue. He’s using seventeen of my patents.”
                                                   ——-Nicola Tesla
                        
    
 

On Apr 2, 2020, at 2:28 PM, Max NG7M <ng7m@...> wrote:

Hi Ed, I run the NC7J AR6 DX Cluster... I created a video as a primer to set up filters to enable skimmer spots and limit them based on your preferences.  This was back in 2016 but it still applies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=084V6_PNwMQ

This would work as expected for any AR6 cluster node... and you could do the same on other node types, but would need to use their filtering commands.  Node that have world wide skimmer spots available that is.  You could enable skimmers spots originating in the US for example and turn on the new feature in N1MM to limit the spots to only the callsigns in the call history file and you would get a very clean list of spots to pounce around on in a CWT.

I hope the video is useful in connecting some of the dots on how to get skimmer spots and human spots at the same time... and most of all limit spots to originating from areas close to you based on your station make up.

Max NG7M

Re: Multi log selection

Tim Shoppa
 

Rod, if you have two state QSO parties (or any two contests) you want to switch between, you can hit (together) Alt-F, release, and then press 2, and you will toggle between them.

If you have three or more state QSO parties you want to toggle between, you hit Alt-F and then look at the screen and figure out whether to hit 2, or 3, or 4, depending on which one you want to switch to.

It used to be you could do this with a callsign in the entry window. Super sleek and convenient, that was. But for a while now, if you have a callsign in the entry window, you have to Alt-W, then do the above steps, then hit Alt-W again to put it back.

Tim N3QE

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 8:29 PM Rod Linkous via groups.io <W70m=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Does anyone remember some time back that there was/is a techniques to select between multiple QSO partuy;logs without having to go to file and selecting one with a mouse.  Thought i saved the reflector post but couldn't find it.  Do you recall how this is done?

73

Rod W7OM

Re: CW Issue With N1MM Using new FTdx101MP.

ART W2NRA
 

Hi John,

Have you changed the default CW Weight?  It should be set around 50.  It’s on Config under Other (I think).  Ok, this might be a long-shot or wrong- shot.

73, Art W2NRA
CWOPS #1955

On Apr 3, 2020, at 7:22 PM, john ni0k <jasimmons@...> wrote:


Random thoughts...

We don't know if the problem is on the radio or computer end. We need to determine the answer. One way would be to take the output of a keyer and connect it to the DTR and ground pins of the radio's connector and see what happens. Another way is to hang a scope on the DTR line when the computer and radio are connected and see what happens to the waveform.

I'm sure others have more ideas.

-de John NI0K

Tom Owens via groups.io wrote on 4/3/2020 6:13 PM:

N1MM and radio both appear to work as expected on SSB and RTTY.

BIG problem on CW.

 

When increasing the CW speed with N1MM, the transmitted waveform is fine until about 20 WPM.  Advancing the speed up from there changes the weighting between dots and dashes to the point there the transmitted signal becomes more and more choppy.   At 30 WPM the quality of the signal is so bad it is garbage --- rendering the radio worthless on CW.

 

Bob, N7WY, and I have gone over the settings in both the radio and N1MM multiple times and everything is set correctly.

 

We are keying the radio through the standard port using DTR.

 

Com 8                   FTDX101D            Set (Digi & CW/Other both unchecked) 9600,N,2,Handshake,Tx=1

Com 7                   None                     Set (Digi & CW/Other both checked)       DTR=CW,RTS=Always Off, Tx=1

 

Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 

Tom, K7RI

 

206 935-0457


Multi log selection

Rod Linkous <W70m@...>
 


Does anyone remember some time back that there was/is a techniques to select between multiple QSO partuy;logs without having to go to file and selecting one with a mouse.  Thought i saved the reflector post but couldn't find it.  Do you recall how this is done?

73

Rod W7OM

Re: CW Issue With N1MM Using new FTdx101MP.

John Bednar
 

Tom,

 

This sounds like you are using a Prolific USB to COM converter. The cheap Prolific converters are usually made with non-genuine Prolific chips that have variable latency.

 

Use a USB to COM converter with a FTDI chipset or better yet purchase a $18 MORTTY or WinKey.

https://hamprojects.info/mortty/

 

 

John, K3CT

 

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Owens via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2020 7:13 PM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MM+] CW Issue With N1MM Using new FTdx101MP.

 

N1MM and radio both appear to work as expected on SSB and RTTY.

BIG problem on CW.

 

When increasing the CW speed with N1MM, the transmitted waveform is fine until about 20 WPM.  Advancing the speed up from there changes the weighting between dots and dashes to the point there the transmitted signal becomes more and more choppy.   At 30 WPM the quality of the signal is so bad it is garbage --- rendering the radio worthless on CW.

 

Bob, N7WY, and I have gone over the settings in both the radio and N1MM multiple times and everything is set correctly.

 

We are keying the radio through the standard port using DTR.

 

Com 8                   FTDX101D            Set (Digi & CW/Other both unchecked) 9600,N,2,Handshake,Tx=1

Com 7                   None                     Set (Digi & CW/Other both checked)       DTR=CW,RTS=Always Off, Tx=1

 

Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 

Tom, K7RI

 

206 935-0457

Re: CW Issue With N1MM Using new FTdx101MP.

john ni0k
 

Random thoughts...

We don't know if the problem is on the radio or computer end. We need to determine the answer. One way would be to take the output of a keyer and connect it to the DTR and ground pins of the radio's connector and see what happens. Another way is to hang a scope on the DTR line when the computer and radio are connected and see what happens to the waveform.

I'm sure others have more ideas.

-de John NI0K

Tom Owens via groups.io wrote on 4/3/2020 6:13 PM:

N1MM and radio both appear to work as expected on SSB and RTTY.

BIG problem on CW.

 

When increasing the CW speed with N1MM, the transmitted waveform is fine until about 20 WPM.  Advancing the speed up from there changes the weighting between dots and dashes to the point there the transmitted signal becomes more and more choppy.   At 30 WPM the quality of the signal is so bad it is garbage --- rendering the radio worthless on CW.

 

Bob, N7WY, and I have gone over the settings in both the radio and N1MM multiple times and everything is set correctly.

 

We are keying the radio through the standard port using DTR.

 

Com 8                   FTDX101D            Set (Digi & CW/Other both unchecked) 9600,N,2,Handshake,Tx=1

Com 7                   None                     Set (Digi & CW/Other both checked)       DTR=CW,RTS=Always Off, Tx=1

 

Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 

Tom, K7RI

 

206 935-0457


CW Issue With N1MM Using new FTdx101MP.

Tom Owens
 

N1MM and radio both appear to work as expected on SSB and RTTY.

BIG problem on CW.

 

When increasing the CW speed with N1MM, the transmitted waveform is fine until about 20 WPM.  Advancing the speed up from there changes the weighting between dots and dashes to the point there the transmitted signal becomes more and more choppy.   At 30 WPM the quality of the signal is so bad it is garbage --- rendering the radio worthless on CW.

 

Bob, N7WY, and I have gone over the settings in both the radio and N1MM multiple times and everything is set correctly.

 

We are keying the radio through the standard port using DTR.

 

Com 8                   FTDX101D            Set (Digi & CW/Other both unchecked) 9600,N,2,Handshake,Tx=1

Com 7                   None                     Set (Digi & CW/Other both checked)       DTR=CW,RTS=Always Off, Tx=1

 

Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 

Tom, K7RI

 

206 935-0457

Re: FT-100 CAT issue "Radio 1 stopped responding"

AB2ZY
 

I doubt this is the problem, but you should never need more than 1 stop bit for fully electronic devices. 1.5 or 2 were common when the connected device was electromechanical allowing time for the mechanisms to reset.

 

Al

AB2ZY

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of mariaerik via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2020 4:06 PM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MM+] FT-100 CAT issue "Radio 1 stopped responding"

 

Hi!

I recently purchased an FT-100, but I can't get the CAT com to work. It only works to some extent and only for a short while.
First of all N1MM+ doesn't sync with the vfo, and no reaction when I spin the vfo. When I click on a frequency on the bandmap, the radio jumps there, but still no contact with the vfo. I can do this a few times in a time frame of maybe 10 seconds, then I get the error message "Radio 1 stopped responding. Reset radio". I hit "reset radio" and the down counter starts from 20 and down to zero, but nothing happens. I can only reset everything by going into the config window and hit OK on the settings for speed, parity bits etc. Then it sort of works (as described above) for another 10 seconds.
What is going on???
It seems I have it almost working...?
I need your help please! Has anyone experienced something like this, and solved it? Any ideas?

I have the recommended setting of 
Speed: 4800
Parity: N
Databits: 8
Stopbits: 2
DTR and RTS: on
Polling rate: Normal
I have tried many different combinations of the above parameters. Nothing works better than the above.

I'm using an FTDI USB serial interface (G4ZLP). The PC is running (please don't laugh): Vista.
The N1MM+ version is v.1.0.7711.0. (for some reason I can't install the latest files. Nothing happens when I click them. Doesn't help if I choose Run as Admin).

I'm not so skilled in computers, but I have located the place to look at the com ports and so on, and found that I could change baud rate and response time and so on. I tried to tweak those a well, to no help. I have matched the settings from N1MM (speed, parity etc) to the com port.

What really makes me confused is that I have the same setup (N1MM+, Vista, G4ZLP USB-serial interface) for my main rig, an FT-1000, and it works! Spinning the vfo, clicking on the bandmap etc. It all works.

I also installed another CAT program for the FT-100. A simple, strange one: "FT100_XE2NLM". This can communicate with my FT-100 and without timing out. I can enter frequencies, but I can't figure out the rest of the program. I don't think it can read the vfo frequency in real time when I spin it. Anyway, it sort of confirms that some programs can communicate with my FT-100 without timing out.

I would appreciate any comment to my issue. I like the FT-100. Good RX. Fits me perfectly for my portable contest efforts, and it would be so nice to be able to control it from the PC, and jump between spots etc.

Is it something wrong with N1MM+, the FT-100, the FTDI interface or my PC settings???

TNX es 73 de Erik, SM6RXZ

FT-100 CAT issue "Radio 1 stopped responding"

mariaerik@...
 

Hi!

I recently purchased an FT-100, but I can't get the CAT com to work. It only works to some extent and only for a short while.
First of all N1MM+ doesn't sync with the vfo, and no reaction when I spin the vfo. When I click on a frequency on the bandmap, the radio jumps there, but still no contact with the vfo. I can do this a few times in a time frame of maybe 10 seconds, then I get the error message "Radio 1 stopped responding. Reset radio". I hit "reset radio" and the down counter starts from 20 and down to zero, but nothing happens. I can only reset everything by going into the config window and hit OK on the settings for speed, parity bits etc. Then it sort of works (as described above) for another 10 seconds.
What is going on???
It seems I have it almost working...?
I need your help please! Has anyone experienced something like this, and solved it? Any ideas?

I have the recommended setting of 
Speed: 4800
Parity: N
Databits: 8
Stopbits: 2
DTR and RTS: on
Polling rate: Normal
I have tried many different combinations of the above parameters. Nothing works better than the above.

I'm using an FTDI USB serial interface (G4ZLP). The PC is running (please don't laugh): Vista.
The N1MM+ version is v.1.0.7711.0. (for some reason I can't install the latest files. Nothing happens when I click them. Doesn't help if I choose Run as Admin).

I'm not so skilled in computers, but I have located the place to look at the com ports and so on, and found that I could change baud rate and response time and so on. I tried to tweak those a well, to no help. I have matched the settings from N1MM (speed, parity etc) to the com port.

What really makes me confused is that I have the same setup (N1MM+, Vista, G4ZLP USB-serial interface) for my main rig, an FT-1000, and it works! Spinning the vfo, clicking on the bandmap etc. It all works.

I also installed another CAT program for the FT-100. A simple, strange one: "FT100_XE2NLM". This can communicate with my FT-100 and without timing out. I can enter frequencies, but I can't figure out the rest of the program. I don't think it can read the vfo frequency in real time when I spin it. Anyway, it sort of confirms that some programs can communicate with my FT-100 without timing out.

I would appreciate any comment to my issue. I like the FT-100. Good RX. Fits me perfectly for my portable contest efforts, and it would be so nice to be able to control it from the PC, and jump between spots etc.

Is it something wrong with N1MM+, the FT-100, the FTDI interface or my PC settings???

TNX es 73 de Erik, SM6RXZ

Re: 070 contests

Pat
 

Rich,
wow.. I did not know there was such a file of the users.
so impressed.   thanks so much for your help.
Pat
n7uvh
Idaho

Re: FT1000MP Mk V (200W) + Yaesu USB-digimode-1 Interface

John Bednar
 

Bob,

 

Is you want to use the soundcard in the box for AFSK digital modes, change the configuration to RX & TX with that sound card and set the levels.

 

John, K3CT

 

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Schofield
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2020 9:27 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MM+] FT1000MP Mk V (200W) + Yaesu USB-digimode-1 Interface

 

Group

Just wondering if anyone is using the above setup?

I recently purchased the above interface for use with my FT1000MO Mk V.

when connected:
The CAT is working properly;
The receive is working properly;
however, when I try to transmit a signal - the radio is being switched from RX to TX, however now signal is being transmitted.

The radio remains in TX mode until I either cancel or the end of the TX cycle has been reached and then goes back to receive mode.

I have tried several things to try and fix this with no success.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Bob/VE1RSM

Re: Call sign history update ?

Tom Wagner (N1MM)
 

On 4/3/2020 11:42 AM, Bob Conder via groups.io wrote:
Dumb question: I've loaded new call sign history text files into N1MM CallHistoryFile folder,
but can't get N1MM to load the files.
Must be missing a step?
Tnx in advance,
Bob K4RLC

Call sign history update ?

Bob Conder
 

Dumb question: I've loaded new call sign history text files into N1MM CallHistoryFile folder,
but can't get N1MM to load the files.
Must be missing a step?
Tnx in advance,
Bob K4RLC

moderated Re: Rotor Tip of the Day

Tom - N1MM
 

No.  The values are interpreted as numbers.
Tom

moderated Re: Rotor Tip of the Day

Robert
 

Thanks, Tom

Is there a way to add letters to the labels? Such as W - EU - SA  and such

Thank you
Bob WC3O

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 11:12 AM Tom - N1MM <Tom@...> wrote:
An easy way to set buttons for the rotor program is to add/update this section in the file N1MMRotor.ini

[Buttons]
Button 1=5
Button 2=27
Button 3=50
Button 4=90
Button 5=154
Button 6=179
Button 7=210
Button 8=235
Button 9=270
Button 10=330

73,
Tom 

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moderated Rotor Tip of the Day

Tom - N1MM
 

An easy way to set buttons for the rotor program is to add/update this section in the file N1MMRotor.ini

[Buttons]
Button 1=5
Button 2=27
Button 3=50
Button 4=90
Button 5=154
Button 6=179
Button 7=210
Button 8=235
Button 9=270
Button 10=330

73,
Tom 

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Re: 070 contests

Pat
 

Tnx guys I did not see that info will look again 
73
it is a psk contest 

FT1000MP Mk V (200W) + Yaesu USB-digimode-1 Interface

Bob Schofield
 

Group

Just wondering if anyone is using the above setup?

I recently purchased the above interface for use with my FT1000MO Mk V.

when connected:
The CAT is working properly;
The receive is working properly;
however, when I try to transmit a signal - the radio is being switched from RX to TX, however now signal is being transmitted.

The radio remains in TX mode until I either cancel or the end of the TX cycle has been reached and then goes back to receive mode.

I have tried several things to try and fix this with no success.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Bob/VE1RSM

Re: Grab M&Q for second radio

Kevan Nason
 

John, guess there isn't one if you're considering it for an addition. Thanks for the thought. From my perspective, and likely others, a simple key combination is desired but not really needed. AutoHotkey and/or programmable keyboard keys make a complex combination easy to use. 

Dan, thank you for the suggestions. I use those now. However, they move up or down by frequency and not by the order shown in a sorted M&Q window so aren't well suited for what I was looking for.

Kevan N4XL

Re: N1MM on Raspberry PI/Linux - can it be done

Steve <steve@...>
 

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 07:42 AM, SP3RXO wrote:

But remember - IMHO no one mentioned above is serious competitor for n1mm :)

That is a sentiment I totally agree with but for the time being and in the current circumstances I don't have the choice.

Thank you ALL for the suggestions

73 de Steve G4SDM