Christopher Scibelli

If you add the county prefix that will change the country.  The county abbreviation ios appended to the call to let contestant know where the rover is. It stops dupes.  In some State QSO Partys you may work the same rover a couple dozen times as he drives through the state.


Chris  NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Davis via <SNKDavis@...>
To: <>
Sent: Sat, Apr 4, 2020 11:40 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DING!

Hi Dale,

Thanks for your e-mail.  My software checks for valid callsigns on entry and alerts you when you attempt to enter a call that does not have a number in the second or third position.

In the case of state QSO parties, mobile /  rover stations will often append the county they are now in, to let you know if they are in a new county, so that you can work them again.  This is not part of their call sign and you should not be entering the country abbreviation in the Call field, just the call sign.


73, Scott

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-----Original Message-----
From: Dale Martin <kg5u@...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 4, 2020 9:57 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DING!

Every time I enter a callsign in the logsheet entry field which has no number in the portable prefix, I get a big ding. I get another big ding when I click DONE to log the entry. Apparently, ACL has a problem with no number in the portable prefix. It is what the station sent me—and everyone else he worked, and which LOTW recognizes as a valid portable prefix. Can this be fixed? Either by me or the ACL powers-that-be.
Dale, kg5u

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