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Re: Congrats to Tom

Fulvio Galli
 

Just another voice from the choir.

I'm so proud of Tom as he deserves it.

I'm more than proud using his software. 
He made my days and I still enjoy my hobby with it!

Vy 73 de HB9DHG Fulvio

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 1:58 AM, Howard Huntington via Groups.Io <howard_huntington_k9km@...> wrote:
The Contest Dinner was an outstanding event thanks to K3LR, K1AR and all who contributed.

John, K3CT introduced Tom with some great background info and Tom graciously accepted the CQ Contest Hall of Fame award.  He emphasized that Logger+ has been a team effort and listed many essential contributors who with his leadership made it all happen.  
Congratulations Tom.

Howie, K9KM

On ‎Sunday‎, ‎May‎ ‎20‎, ‎2018‎ ‎04‎:‎39‎:‎22‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EDT, Jim Douglass <ham@...> wrote:


Congratulations to Tom and his entire team on a very well deserved award and the recognition attendant to it. 
73 Jim AC0E 

On May 20, 2018 15:07:47 "Pete W1RM" <w1rm@...> wrote:

Bravo!  Well-deserved and long overdue!

 

 

Pete, W1RM

W1RM@...

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jamie WW3S
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:26 PM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Congrats to Tom N1MM on his CQ Hall of Fame induction !!!!

 

(Xenia, OH - May 19, 2018) - CQ magazine today announced the induction of two new members to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, which honors those contesters who not only excel in personal performance but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. CQ Contesting Editor David Siddall, K3ZJ, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony held at the annual Dayton contest dinner on May 19.
 
The 2018 inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are:

Andy Blank, N2NT - Nominated by the Frankford Radio Club, Andy has been the director of the CQ World Wide 160-Meter DX Contest for the past decade. A world-class contester with wins stretching back to 1979, Andy has also competed in five Word Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) competitions and was Director of Competition for WRTC-2014, held in Massachusetts. He is also a member of the advisory board of the World Wide Radio Operators' Foundation (WWROF).
 
Tom Wagner, N1MM - Nominated by both the Yankee Clipper Contest Club and the Northern California Contest Club, Tom is best known for his development of and ongoing upgrades to the N1MM Logger, which has become the world's most popular contest logging software. The program supports more than 240 different contests, multiple operating modes and integration with any number of transceivers and station accessories. Tom now leads a team of developers who are developing further enhancements and were recognized with the YASME Excellence Award in 2015.

The CQ Contest Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to recognize those amateurs who have made major contributions to the art of radio contesting. This year's inductions bring the total number of members of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame to 71.



Re: Can I program "Crtl K" on a function key?

Holger H
 

Hi John
Thanks for the reply and explanation. I'm still trying to find my way around those endless macros. Is there a list of what is existing? I seem to find only bits and pieces of them in the documentation. This {LastPassedFreq} I could not find anywhere. I will try this and see how it works. 

73 Holger

Re: N1MM issues

Larry K8UT
 

Michael

>... no access to the manual, since it is online.
>... the manual was only available when you had Internet access.
This is incorrect. The manual is available in PDF format which can be downloaded using the >Tools >Download the latest pdf version of the manual and then accessed within the program from the >Help >N1MM Logger Manual (user installed pdf required).  The PDF file is refreshed monthly, which carries a risk of being slightly out-of-date but in your case the COUNTYLINE material is all current.

>Is there any way to easily fix the log?
Not easy to fix the N1MM source log, but perhaps easy to fix the exported Cabrillo or ADIF output file for reporting.

Another contester had this problem a few weeks ago. His contest QSOs were double the number in his log - every contact needed to be re-entered as also being in a second county. He produced two exported report logs, used a text editor to search/replace all county names ABC with XYC in one of the exported report logs, and then copy/pasted the logs together into one report log. The eventual file did not change the source database and log in N1MM, but did give him an accurate contest report to submit to the sponsor.

-larry (K8UT)

------ Original Message ------
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To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Sent: 2018-05-21 01:48:40
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] N1MM issues

Okay, so the program is unable to remember County Line parameters. For this contest expedition, I was just told to install the program on my laptop and someone at the site would set up the configuration. As we did not have Internet access in the remote area, I had no access to the manual, since it is online. I was unaware that the manual was only available when you had Internet access.
 
So, in the heat of the contest, for whatever reason, I have to restart N1MM. I forget to re-enter the COUNTYLINE parameter, so it only logs my contacts for one of the counties. Is there any way to easily fix the log, which is now missing dozens of entries for the other county? This could have a big impact on our score.
 
Michael WA7SKG
 
 
John Bednar wrote on 05/08/2018 03:36 AM:
Michael,
 
The reason Expedition is not included is because it caused issues with the IOTA contest.
 
County line operation is described in the manual.
 
This shouldn’t have been a surprise, the first sentence is:
"Begin by selecting Operator Category = Rover or Station Category = Rover or Mobile in the Contest Setup dialog."
 
http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php?page=Setup+QSO+Parties+-+CW+and+SSB&structure=N1MM+Logger+Documentation#QSO_Party_County_Line_Operation
 
Remembering the county line parameters or bonus station callsign changes would require a database change. I don't have the time and I don't want to risk the potential issues to the other contests.
 
John, K3CT
 
 
-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, May 07, 2018 11:01 PM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MMLoggerPlus] N1MM issues
 
Just participated in the 7QP QSO Party contest using N1MM logger
software. We ran into several issues.
 
First, we were operating as an Expedition in a field environment on a
county line. When we tried to configure N1MM, it told us that we could
only set up County Line as Rover status. Why can't an Expedition set up
as a County Line? We are a big multi-station multi-operator operation. I
thought a Rover was a mobile operating from multiple locations.
 
Second, when we set our exchange as both county lines by entering
COUNTYLINE in the callsign box, then entering the counties, it is not
remembered if we have to restart N1MM. When something happens to cause
us to restart N1MM, if we forget to enter COUNTYLINE and input the
counties, it only logs contacts from one county instead of both.
Obviously, this has a great impact on our score. It seems to me that the
program should be able to remember configuration entries on a restart.
 
Next, in N1MM, there are columns to select mode and band. When selecting
the digital mode, it brings up a window for fldigi. This is some highly
modified version of fldigi we have not seen before and I could find no
instructions for its use specific to this N1MM version. I loaded macros
and configuration from N1MM and not from the fldigi installed on the
computer. Whenever I tried to transmit from fldigi or click on a macro,
fldigi would crash with a pop-up window saying "Fast Light has crashed.
Sending a report to Microsoft." with a Close Window button. Once closed,
N1MM then lost connection with the radio (Icom IC-706MkIIG). It no
longer read frequency info. On the band/mode selection columns, only the
40/CW and 20/DIG buttons responded. Clicking on any phone buttons did
nothing. This precluded us from running digital modes in the contest.
 
We were in a remote location with no Internet access and had no way to
review any help files or documentation, since that appears to only be
available online.
 
I will admit I should have tested N1MM more thoroughly before going into
the field with it. This was my first venture with this team and was told
everything would be configured for me once I arrived on site. Obviously
I have a lot to learn about this program before the next trip.
 
 
Thanks for any suggestions.
 
Michael WA7SKG
 
 
 

CW Get Question

alan@...
 

When in CW and using CWget with the reader window open is there a command for clearing the RX window that can be added into the N1MM+ Macro such as below?

F1 CQ,TEST {MYCALL} {MYCALL} TEST K {CLEARRIT}{CLRRX}

Re: N1MM issues

John Bednar
 

Michael,

The manual is available in *pdf format.

You can easily edit the ASCII backup TRN file and import into a new database. Make sure you make a backup copy of the original file first.

John, K3CT

-----Original Message-----
From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of WA7SKG via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 1:49 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] N1MM issues

Okay, so the program is unable to remember County Line parameters. For
this contest expedition, I was just told to install the program on my
laptop and someone at the site would set up the configuration. As we did
not have Internet access in the remote area, I had no access to the
manual, since it is online. I was unaware that the manual was only
available when you had Internet access.

So, in the heat of the contest, for whatever reason, I have to restart
N1MM. I forget to re-enter the COUNTYLINE parameter, so it only logs my
contacts for one of the counties. Is there any way to easily fix the
log, which is now missing dozens of entries for the other county? This
could have a big impact on our score.

Michael WA7SKG


John Bednar wrote on 05/08/2018 03:36 AM:
Michael,

The reason Expedition is not included is because it caused issues with the IOTA contest.

County line operation is described in the manual.

This shouldn�t have been a surprise, the first sentence is:
"Begin by selecting Operator Category = Rover or Station Category = Rover or Mobile in the Contest Setup dialog."

http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php?page=Setup+QSO+Parties+-+CW+and+SSB&structure=N1MM+Logger+Documentation#QSO_Party_County_Line_Operation

Remembering the county line parameters or bonus station callsign changes would require a database change. I don't have the time and I don't want to risk the potential issues to the other contests.

John, K3CT


-----Original Message-----
From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of WA7SKG via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2018 11:01 PM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MMLoggerPlus] N1MM issues

Just participated in the 7QP QSO Party contest using N1MM logger
software. We ran into several issues.

First, we were operating as an Expedition in a field environment on a
county line. When we tried to configure N1MM, it told us that we could
only set up County Line as Rover status. Why can't an Expedition set up
as a County Line? We are a big multi-station multi-operator operation. I
thought a Rover was a mobile operating from multiple locations.

Second, when we set our exchange as both county lines by entering
COUNTYLINE in the callsign box, then entering the counties, it is not
remembered if we have to restart N1MM. When something happens to cause
us to restart N1MM, if we forget to enter COUNTYLINE and input the
counties, it only logs contacts from one county instead of both.
Obviously, this has a great impact on our score. It seems to me that the
program should be able to remember configuration entries on a restart.

Next, in N1MM, there are columns to select mode and band. When selecting
the digital mode, it brings up a window for fldigi. This is some highly
modified version of fldigi we have not seen before and I could find no
instructions for its use specific to this N1MM version. I loaded macros
and configuration from N1MM and not from the fldigi installed on the
computer. Whenever I tried to transmit from fldigi or click on a macro,
fldigi would crash with a pop-up window saying "Fast Light has crashed.
Sending a report to Microsoft." with a Close Window button. Once closed,
N1MM then lost connection with the radio (Icom IC-706MkIIG). It no
longer read frequency info. On the band/mode selection columns, only the
40/CW and 20/DIG buttons responded. Clicking on any phone buttons did
nothing. This precluded us from running digital modes in the contest.

We were in a remote location with no Internet access and had no way to
review any help files or documentation, since that appears to only be
available online.

I will admit I should have tested N1MM more thoroughly before going into
the field with it. This was my first venture with this team and was told
everything would be configured for me once I arrived on site. Obviously
I have a lot to learn about this program before the next trip.


Thanks for any suggestions.

Michael WA7SKG

Re: Can I program "Crtl K" on a function key?

John Bednar
 

Holger,

 

I included the link to the manual section for macros in my last email!

 

Larry also told you how to map Ctrl-K to a single keystroke (use AHK).

 

The {LastPassedFreq} macro may be missing from the manual. Below you will find the release note text for the change.

 

John, K3CT

 

MultiComputer: In multicomputer mode, populate {LastPassedFreq} per radio when a station is passed using the right click on Entry window Band Button.  This pass technique useful for multi-ops that have more than one station on each band.

It reduces the function key usage to one from as many as six when using the per computer pass and per computer message macros.

The {LastPassedFreq} macro is used to send the QSY frequency message after right clicking on the appropriate Band Button.

An example of this function key QSY message text is:  QSY {LastPassedFreq}  When a station is passed with this technique,

user text is added to the Info window whenever a station is passed or when {LastPassedFreq} is set.

The {LastPassedFreq} frequency is rounded to one decimal point.

If the frequency is close to an even kHz, no decimal point is sent.

When more than one station is on the passed band, the run station is selected.

If none of the stations on the passed band are in run mode, the first S&P station on the passed band with a pass frequency is selected.

When using the Band Button to pass a station, add a pass note to the current or last QSO containing the operator and passed band. The attempted pass notes can be viewed with the Entry window View, Notes selection.

If the {LASTPASSEDFREQ} frequency string contains a period it is converted to an "R".

(Coded by K3CT)

 

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Holger H
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 5:41 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Can I program "Crtl K" on a function key?

 

Hi John
Thanks for the reply and explanation. I'm still trying to find my way around those endless macros. Is there a list of what is existing? I seem to find only bits and pieces of them in the documentation. This {LastPassedFreq} I could not find anywhere. I will try this and see how it works. 

73 Holger

Re: N1MM issues

WA7SKG <wa7skg@...>
 

You did not understand my post and are making assumptions.

"For this contest expedition, I was just told to install the program on my laptop and someone at the site would set up the configuration." That is what I did, simply install the program. I ran it to be sure it worked and filled in the initial configuration stuff it asked for on first run. That was it.

You are assuming that somehow, I would magically understand to go to Tools and download the manual. As a long time user, of course you understand this. As a first time user, I had no idea to do this.

Granted, this is my error in not becoming fully cognizant of the workings of the program prior to the event.

Thanks for your reply.

Michel WA7SKG

Larry K8UT wrote on 05/21/2018 02:41 AM:

Michael

>... no access to the manual, since it is online.
>... the manual was only available when you had Internet access.
This is incorrect. The manual is available in PDF format which can be downloaded using the />Tools >Download the latest pdf version of the manual/ and then accessed within the program from the />Help >N1MM Logger Manual (user installed pdf required). / The PDF file is refreshed monthly, which carries a risk of being slightly out-of-date but in your case the COUNTYLINE material is all current.
-larry (K8UT)
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To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Sent: 2018-05-21 01:48:40
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] N1MM issues

Okay, so the program is unable to remember County Line parameters. For this contest expedition, I was just told to install the program on my laptop and someone at the site would set up the configuration. As we did not have Internet access in the remote area, I had no access to the manual, since it is online. I was unaware that the manual was only available when you had Internet access.

Re: N1MM issues

Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
 

Michel,

I think we all understood the post. 

Honestly, requiring review of the manual for a brand new piece of software does not seem like something that is specific to N1MM.  To me, it seems naive to install complex and unfamiliar software without any review and expect no issues.  I am glad that you were able to work through it.  

73,
Drew K3PA

Re: Congrats to Tom

Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
 

Here, here!

[enthuiastic applause!]

Morse Runner setup selection

John H. Long Jr.
 

I have N1MM+ (Ver7073.20) & Morse Runner working together.  All is well with the setup and operation.

I was wondering if there is a quick way to start N1MM+ with Morse Runner and N1MM+ without Morse Runner, without having to change the setup in N1MM+ each time.

So I could easily select between N1MM+ in live contesting mode and N1MM+ for practicing with Morse Runner mode.

It would also be nice if starting the two different configurations would automatically select different databases to log to so as not to co-mingle the practice QSOs with the live QSOs in the same log file.



John H. Long Jr.
KW7A
Nephi, Utah 84648
USA

(435) 888-LONG

Cool Admit it ... Life Would be Boring without me! Cool

Re: Congrats to Tom

Matt Murphy
 

For those who were not in attendance when the award was presented, there was (as you might have expected) tremendous applause and a long standing ovation for Tom.  In his remarks Tom thanked the other team members extensively and made the very astute point that there is no way that a commercial project could afford to pay such a talented team at their normal market rate to build such high quality software without charging a very high price for the software. 

We are all lucky to have such a great project in the amateur radio community. It's great to see Tom inducted into the hall of fame. 

73,
Matt NQ6N 

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 8:55 AM, Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA <drew@...> wrote:
Here, here!

[enthuiastic applause!]


Re: Out of resources opening CW reader CWGet

RUSS GUIDRY K5OA
 

Thanks, Rich and Rick for help, found it to be only the CWGET display part not the RX text window and had to clear the .ini file and use a backup copy and all is back to normal.  May have been a Windows 10 Pro 1803 glitch, have 16 GB RAM and was only this one item that went to left field.  Thanks to all and my hat's off to Tom and the whole crew that makes this all seem seamless!. Ya Right!  " Awesome N1MM TEAM "  73 Russ K5OA

Re: Morse Runner setup selection

Larry K8UT
 

John,

By using different INI files, and launching N1MM from a shortcut that references the appropriate INI file, you can have the program open with the characteristics you want for contest operation or Morse Runner testing.

See the documentation on Multiple iNI files in section 2.2.1.1 

-larry

Re: Morse Runner setup selection

John H. Long Jr.
 

Thanks,  That sounds like it will do the trick.

Re: Congrats to Tom N1MM on his CQ Hall of Fame induction !!!!

Jim W7RY
 

Well done Tom and team!
 
Well deserved!
 
 
 
Thanks
73
Jim W7RY


 

From: Jamie WW3S
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:26 PM
Subject: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Congrats to Tom N1MM on his CQ Hall of Fame induction !!!!
 
(Xenia, OH - May 19, 2018) - CQ magazine today announced the induction of two new members to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, which honors those contesters who not only excel in personal performance but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. CQ Contesting Editor David Siddall, K3ZJ, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony held at the annual Dayton contest dinner on May 19.
 
The 2018 inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are:

Andy Blank, N2NT - Nominated by the Frankford Radio Club, Andy has been the director of the CQ World Wide 160-Meter DX Contest for the past decade. A world-class contester with wins stretching back to 1979, Andy has also competed in five Word Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) competitions and was Director of Competition for WRTC-2014, held in Massachusetts. He is also a member of the advisory board of the World Wide Radio Operators' Foundation (WWROF).
 
Tom Wagner, N1MM - Nominated by both the Yankee Clipper Contest Club and the Northern California Contest Club, Tom is best known for his development of and ongoing upgrades to the N1MM Logger, which has become the world's most popular contest logging software. The program supports more than 240 different contests, multiple operating modes and integration with any number of transceivers and station accessories. Tom now leads a team of developers who are developing further enhancements and were recognized with the YASME Excellence Award in 2015.

The CQ Contest Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to recognize those amateurs who have made major contributions to the art of radio contesting. This year's inductions bring the total number of members of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame to 71.

Congratulations Tom

Fred Orsetti
 

N1MM+ is used here exclusively and we are deeply grateful for all the excellent work you and your team do to provide us with an excellent program. Congratulations on your well deserved induction into the CQ Hall of Fame.

73
Fred VE7IO

Re: Can I program "Crtl K" on a function key?

Bill Stravinsky
 

Holger

You can definitely remap an F key to do the ctrl K key sequence with AutoHotKey.  I use it it for switching on spots in the band map and the available window.
I can't help you with the other part of your question.  I meant to say you can remap to a single key, it doesn't have to be an F key.  I remap to the up & down arrow
keys for moving up or down in the band map and shift up or down to move between spots in the available window.

Bill
K3WJV

Re: Can I program "Crtl K" on a function key?

k8jetjimmy@...
 

I got everything set up correctly but I cannot get the scope working and went through it over and over and over need somebody to give me some helpful hints or get on TeamViewer and help me on my computer please

On May 22, 2018 2:41 AM, "Bill Stravinsky via Groups.Io" <k3wjv=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Holger

You can definitely remap an F key to do the ctrl K key sequence with AutoHotKey.  I use it it for switching on spots in the band map and the available window.
I can't help you with the other part of your question.  I meant to say you can remap to a single key, it doesn't have to be an F key.  I remap to the up & down arrow
keys for moving up or down in the band map and shift up or down to move between spots in the available window.

Bill
K3WJV

N1MM+ and Win4IcomSuite scope function

Reginald J. mackey SR <reggie.mackey@...>
 

I have N1mm+ working with Win4IcomSuite except the scope function. I need help with that configuration. Anyone using Win4Icomsuite and N1mm+ utilizing the scope function that can offer some help?
Thanks in Advance,


Reggie k6xr
Ham Radio since 1955
QRP is King

Re: N1MM+ and Win4IcomSuite scope function

Tom Wagner (N1MM)
 

If you have a 7300/7610/7851/7850 you will want to use the native spectrum display functionality in N1MM+ rather than have Win4Icom forward it.  The resolution at zoomed in levels is much better.

That is documented here in section 1 of:

https://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php?page=Spectrum+Display+Window#Supported_Radios_REAL_AMP_Interfaces

If it works when you connect directly to the Icom port, but not when using Win4Icom, then it is a Win4Icom problem.  Try direct first, please.

Tom - N1MM

On 5/22/2018 12:08 AM, Reginald J. mackey SR wrote:
I have N1mm+ working with Win4IcomSuite except the scope function. I need help with that configuration. Anyone using Win4Icomsuite and N1mm+ utilizing the scope function that can offer some help?
Thanks in Advance,


Reggie k6xr
Ham Radio since 1955
QRP is King