Re: Contest files and databases

Bainbridge Cowell



Thanks for explaining about the History File function, which I have never used on any of your contest software.  I’ll use it from now on!


On my other question, I figured out an answer:  If I start a new contest with the current database file, then after the contest I export the new contest log as an ADIF and import the ADIF into ACLog, I will only import the QSOs logged in the new contest.  That’s because the logdata from any previous session of that contest stored in the current database file will have been erased.  Is this correct?


Thanks again for your help.

Bain, K8LBQ


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From: Scott Davis via
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Contest files and databases


Hi Bain,


Thanks for your e-mail.  Be sure you are running the current version of the CWT software (2.1).  Click Settings > History File and enable the function.


The software will prefill regardless of which new log file option you choose.



73, Scott



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-----Original Message-----
From: Bainbridge Cowell via <baincowell@...>
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Sent: Fri, Oct 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Contest files and databases

I use N3FJP contest logger programs and ACLog for my master log.


For a recurring contest such as CW Ops CWT, I have been choosing “New contest with a new database or file location.”  That way I can submit results just from that (weekly) contest and I can export an ADIF file to import into ACLog where I store all my QSO records.


However, I would like to set up the file so the program remembers each previously worked callsign and the associated exchange information (like SPC and member no.). 


If at the start of the contest I choose “New contest with the current database file,” would the program remember the callsigns and exchange information logged in previous contest sessions? 


If I choose this option, when I import the contest QSOs into ACLog, would I get just the QSO records from the latest contest session, or would I also get a dump of all the QSOs from previous sessions of the contest (such as the weekly CW Ops CWT)?


Any guidance would be appreciated!


Bain, K8LBQ




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