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Re: JT Alert and AC log error

John
 


Craig,

This has happened to me a couple of times:

When AClog has not been launched or when I have inadvertently has two sessions of AClog running.  In that case I just close one instance and it works fine.

Other than my two above errors, it has always worked.  I use Windows 7 Pro 64 here.

Best regards,

John,  WoGN



At 04:05 AM 5/22/2016, you wrote:
 



Hi all, Â
I am using JT alert and AC log.  Using it with Wsjt-X.

I have enabled API's on AC log and have selected AC log as the logging program on JT Alert. All things appear to be working ok from what I can tell.   After I make qso I click "Log QSO" on WSJT and it brings up the log qso feature.  I click that and then I am getting the above error message. Â

The weird thing is that about 50% of the time, the qso actually logs in AC log.  Any thoughts or suggestions

Thanks
Craig
VK2KDP


Re: JT Alert and AC log error

Craig
 

Laurie
Thanks. Will do Monday arvo when home from work 
Craig
VK2KDP


On Sunday, 22 May 2016, 'Laurie, VK3AMA' groups08@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:
 

Craig,

Please use the "? -> Contact Support" menu, on the JTAlert title-bar, to
send me your Configuration and Session files for analysis.
I will communicate with you directly.

de Laurie VK3AMA

On 22/05/2016 7:05 PM, Craig Valosin crvalosin@...
[N3FJP_Software_Users] wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am using JT alert and AC log. Using it with Wsjt-X.
>
> I have enabled API's on AC log and have selected AC log as the logging
> program on JT Alert. All things appear to be working ok from what I
> can tell. After I make qso I click "Log QSO" on WSJT and it brings
> up the log qso feature. I click that and then I am getting the above
> error message.
>
> The weird thing is that about 50% of the time, the qso actually logs
> in AC log. Any thoughts or suggestions
>
> Thanks
> Craig
> VK2KDP



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Re: JT Alert and AC log error

Laurie, VK3AMA <groups08@...>
 

Craig,

Please use the "? -> Contact Support" menu, on the JTAlert title-bar, to send me your Configuration and Session files for analysis.
I will communicate with you directly.

de Laurie VK3AMA

On 22/05/2016 7:05 PM, Craig Valosin crvalosin@gmail.com [N3FJP_Software_Users] wrote:
Hi all,
I am using JT alert and AC log. Using it with Wsjt-X.

I have enabled API's on AC log and have selected AC log as the logging program on JT Alert. All things appear to be working ok from what I can tell. After I make qso I click "Log QSO" on WSJT and it brings up the log qso feature. I click that and then I am getting the above error message.

The weird thing is that about 50% of the time, the qso actually logs in AC log. Any thoughts or suggestions

Thanks
Craig
VK2KDP


Re: JT Alert and AC log error

Scott Davis
 


Hi Craig,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I know Laurie is on this group, but I don't know how closely he monitors it.  You might get a faster response if you post your question here:

https://au.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HamApps/info

As an aside, I've made 40 JT65 contacts now and every one has transferred to AC Log from JTAlert automatically, just fine.


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Valosin crvalosin@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: n3fjp yahoo group
Sent: Sun, May 22, 2016 5:06 am
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] JT Alert and AC log error

 


Hi all,  
I am using JT alert and AC log.  Using it with Wsjt-X.

I have enabled API's on AC log and have selected AC log as the logging program on JT Alert. All things appear to be working ok from what I can tell.   After I make qso I click "Log QSO" on WSJT and it brings up the log qso feature.  I click that and then I am getting the above error message.  

The weird thing is that about 50% of the time, the qso actually logs in AC log.  Any thoughts or suggestions

Thanks
Craig
VK2KDP


JT Alert and AC log error

Craig
 



Hi all,  
I am using JT alert and AC log.  Using it with Wsjt-X.

I have enabled API's on AC log and have selected AC log as the logging program on JT Alert. All things appear to be working ok from what I can tell.   After I make qso I click "Log QSO" on WSJT and it brings up the log qso feature.  I click that and then I am getting the above error message.  

The weird thing is that about 50% of the time, the qso actually logs in AC log.  Any thoughts or suggestions

Thanks
Craig
VK2KDP


Re: Field Day Log conversion to SQUIRL

Scott Davis
 


Hi Tom,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm not familiar with that software, but as long as Squirl imports in ADIF, yes.

Enjoy!


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: tlbates@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Sat, May 21, 2016 8:09 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Field Day Log conversion to SQUIRL

 
Our club is running SQUIRL FD Logging program this year. I Will
be the ONLY CW station in operation and prefer to run N3FJP FD Logging. Can the files from FJP be imported to SQUIRL??
Thanks,
Tom. AA1NZ


Re: Using the Timewave Navigator with ACLog

Fred
 

The one thing you forgot to mention is what digital software your using. I use FLDigi with the Signalink and all digital modes require the radio to be in USB not LSB. I don't have to offset the freq. Just point and click. Oh, and just upgraded to Windows 7. No Win 10 for me.
Fred K2DFC




---In N3FJP_Software_Users@..., <kolenbhm@...> wrote :

Hello all,

I currently use a SignaLink USB interface for RTTY.  My rig is an Icom 756 ProIII and I use ACLog as my logging software and DX spotter. My computer is running Windows 7.  Have not had the courage to try to upgrade to Windows 10 yet. 

Currently to use RTTY I must "hear it" on the LSB and I must always move the xcvr up 1.4 KHz from the DX spotter frequency.

This is my question:  If I get a Timewave Navigator interface, will I be able to "click on" the DX spotter frequency and receive the RTTY signal on that frequency?

Thanks for any/all help you can give me.  If you need additional information in order to answer my question, I will, of course be more than happy to provide it up to the level of my technological competence (which has not won any international awards lately!).

73,

Hal   W8HMK

kolenbhm@...


Field Day Log conversion to SQUIRL

tlbates@...
 

Our club is running SQUIRL FD Logging program this year. I Will
be the ONLY CW station in operation and prefer to run N3FJP FD Logging. Can the files from FJP be imported to SQUIRL??
Thanks,
Tom. AA1NZ


Re: Please Test History File Implementation!

John Huber
 

N3FJP CWT users:
 
I have loaded a large CWT call history file to the files section of the Yahoo groups space.  It was formatted from the latest CWT file history file provided for N1MM+ by VE2FK.  Group members should also have received a separate email with the link to get the file from Yahoo.
 
You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/N3FJP_Software_Users/files/N3FJP_CWT_CallHistory_1621.txt
 
The converted file worked for me using the merge feature in the “Settings->History File...” form.
 
73,  John / N8FYL
 
 
 

Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2016 09:50
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Re: Please Test History File Implementation!
 
 


Hi Dave,

 
Thanks for the report.  Yes, properly formatted, the data from the file you referenced should load up fine.  Just make sure you format it exactly as the history file my software creates is formatted.  If you or someone else modifies the file for my software to use, by all means, please make it available on the group!
 
 
73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: ukepilot@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Sat, May 21, 2016 9:36 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Re: Please Test History File Implementation!

 
Scott,

There is a CWT Call History File formatted for N1MM+ out there, ready to go.  I tried to reformat it to import it into N3FJP, but I guess I'm not smart enough to make it work.  Your history file has many more fields--I suppose it's for future expansion. 

When I tried moving between csv to xls and back to csv formats, I keep getting weird ASCII characters instead of commas and such.  Maybe there's an easy way to make the translation?  It's just a .txt file but it's driving me nuts.

Fellow CWT users--anyone have the coding chops to do this?

I love your software!  I normally don't go for self-populating exchanges, but the CWTs are so fast and furious that I make an exception for that.  The call history feature will be a welcome update!

Thanks, and 73,
Dave K5IX


New file uploaded to N3FJP_Software_Users

N3FJP_Software_Users@...
 

Hello,


This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the N3FJP_Software_Users
group.


File : /N3FJP_CWT_CallHistory_1621.txt
Uploaded by : n8fyl <jhhuber@comcast.net>
Description : CWOPS CWT Call History file derived from the N1MM+ CWT_CallHistory_VE3FK_1621.txt and transformed to N3FJP format by N8FYL. It works for me!


You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/N3FJP_Software_Users/files/N3FJP_CWT_CallHistory_1621.txt


To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=content&y=PROD_GRPS&locale=en_US&id=SLN15398


Regards,


n8fyl <jhhuber@comcast.net>


Re: Please Test History File Implementation!

Scott Davis
 


Hi Dave,

Thanks for the report.  Yes, properly formatted, the data from the file you referenced should load up fine.  Just make sure you format it exactly as the history file my software creates is formatted.  If you or someone else modifies the file for my software to use, by all means, please make it available on the group!


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: ukepilot@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Sat, May 21, 2016 9:36 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Re: Please Test History File Implementation!

 
Scott,

There is a CWT Call History File formatted for N1MM+ out there, ready to go.  I tried to reformat it to import it into N3FJP, but I guess I'm not smart enough to make it work.  Your history file has many more fields--I suppose it's for future expansion. 

When I tried moving between csv to xls and back to csv formats, I keep getting weird ASCII characters instead of commas and such.  Maybe there's an easy way to make the translation?  It's just a .txt file but it's driving me nuts.

Fellow CWT users--anyone have the coding chops to do this?

I love your software!  I normally don't go for self-populating exchanges, but the CWTs are so fast and furious that I make an exception for that.  The call history feature will be a welcome update!

Thanks, and 73,
Dave K5IX


Using the Timewave Navigator with ACLog

Harold Kolenbrander
 

Hello all,

I currently use a SignaLink USB interface for RTTY.  My rig is an Icom 756 ProIII and I use ACLog as my logging software and DX spotter. My computer is running Windows 7.  Have not had the courage to try to upgrade to Windows 10 yet. 

Currently to use RTTY I must "hear it" on the LSB and I must always move the xcvr up 1.4 KHz from the DX spotter frequency.

This is my question:  If I get a Timewave Navigator interface, will I be able to "click on" the DX spotter frequency and receive the RTTY signal on that frequency?

Thanks for any/all help you can give me.  If you need additional information in order to answer my question, I will, of course be more than happy to provide it up to the level of my technological competence (which has not won any international awards lately!).

73,

Hal   W8HMK

kolenbhm@...


Re: Please Test History File Implementation!

David Loftus
 

Scott,

There is a CWT Call History File formatted for N1MM+ out there, ready to go.  I tried to reformat it to import it into N3FJP, but I guess I'm not smart enough to make it work.  Your history file has many more fields--I suppose it's for future expansion. 

When I tried moving between csv to xls and back to csv formats, I keep getting weird ASCII characters instead of commas and such.  Maybe there's an easy way to make the translation?  It's just a .txt file but it's driving me nuts.

Fellow CWT users--anyone have the coding chops to do this?

I love your software!  I normally don't go for self-populating exchanges, but the CWTs are so fast and furious that I make an exception for that.  The call history feature will be a welcome update!

Thanks, and 73,
Dave K5IX


Re: Please Test History File Implementation!

Scott Davis
 


Excellent Don, thanks so much for continuing to use and track the behavior of the History File beta feature with the weekly CWops CWT mini test!   Please continue and let me know how things go (and I hope others using the beta will too)!

If anyone else would like to test the Beta, you can download it directly from this link:

http://n3fjp.com/programs/CWOPSCWTBETA.exe


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: robbierobots@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Thu, May 19, 2016 6:10 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Re: Please Test History File Implementation!

 
Hello Scott and group, this is an update to the history file done recently.  Yesterday I worked the CWT all 3 sessions.  I had previously added a few members so the history file would have entries prior to the 3 sessions so I could compare.  It all worked great for me.  I just opened the software as usual and clicked on history file and started.  Contacts already in the history file filled in as they should and new ones I had to enter call, name, and number.  This morning I looked at the raw data for the history file and all is updated also, so my history file is growing.  

Thank you Scott.

Don in Kansas, W0XE 


Re: Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log...

Mark W
 

Ok

I stopped D/L eqsl a couple months ago, but there are already 5k qsos downloaded. I’ll fix it up.

 

From: N3FJP_Software_Users@... [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:56 AM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log...

 

 

I'm pretty sure a "Y" would mean that country is not needed.  Since the only awards I care about are DXCC I've stopped downloading eQSL data and when I come across a QSO that shows the QSO confirmed via eQSL (I use E) I delete the "E".

 

So, I still upload data to eQSL but the only time my QSL received box gets a "Y" is when there's a LoTW confirmation or an actual QSL card received.

 

73,

 

Chris  NU1O

 

In a message dated 5/18/2016 10:23:43 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, N3FJP_Software_Users@... writes:

 

I guess my concern is if there is a Y for an eqsl confirmation, how will this show to the external logging pgm? As needed or not needed.

From: N3FJP_Software_Users@... [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:47 AM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

 

Hi  Mark,

The R (Received) column only has two states - Y or N.  Regardless of confirmation method, if there is a Y in the R (Received) column, it is confirmed.  If there is an N in that column, the QSO is not confirmed.  If none of the QSO records for that entity have a Y, the entity is still needed.

73, Scott

N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark W' k3mrk1@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Wed, May 18, 2016 9:32 am
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

 

Scott,

Will this include eQSL and/or LOTW? Or will there be a setting to choose which confirmation applies? I have many QSOs confirmed by eQSL and not LOTW. Myself, I would only be interested in the LOTW confirmations.

Thanks for your great work!

Mark

K3MRK

From: N3FJP _Software_Users@... [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:49 AM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

 

Scott, thanks for the e xplanation.  I did not realize that LoTW confirmations could be downloaded into AC Log from LoTW.  That doesn't, of course, mean that an entity is "confirmed" in DXCC or any other award, only that it is "confirmed" in AC Log.

I think you're onto something very clever with your idea.  I'll be interested in seeing how it develops. In the meantime, I will look into downloading my LoTW confirms onto AC Log.

73, George




On May 18, 2016, at 5:22 AM, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:

 


Hi George,

Thanks for your thoughts.  In the approach I'm coding, an entity will be considered confirmed if it is marked as confirmed in AC Log on the band and mode queried.  If you don't already have all your records in your AC Log file, you can just click the All Confirmed button under Download on the LoTW form to bring in all your LoTW confirmations.  That still leaves card only confirmations, but you can always export your other log files via ADIF and merge them into AC Log to easily create a master file you can use while contesting.

Implementing the AC Log lookup from the contesting software keeps my plate more than full here, but the API I've coded makes any change to the country field available to any connected application, so anyone with the interest and ambitio n could simulate what I'm planning with AC Log, using other data sources.

Enjoy!

73, Scott

N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

-----Original Message-----
From: George georgek5kg@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, May 17, 2016 7:31 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

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Scott, the idea of using the API to see if a "new" entity is confirmed is cleaver.  It does, however, bring up the question of the meaning of an "entity being confirmed".  For me, I think of an entity as being confirmed if it is credited to my DXCC Award.  So, if I understand what you are proposing here, it sounds like I would need to have an "AC Log" log that contains all of my confirmed DXCC entities by Band and Mode.  That sounds like quite a chore to build that file in AC Log, and keep it current as the number of confirmed DXCC entities grows.

So, along these lines, ha ve you considered the possibility of somehow having the API connect to a users DXCC entity file [instead of AC Log] to query the confirmation.  Seems like you would have to work with the DXCC folks at the League to see if that would be feasible. 

Another possible approach might be to have the API reach out to the LoTW database to do a query for a confirmation.  That too would have to be discussed with the League.  Of course, this would not really confirm a DXCC entity, only that a QSO with some station had been "confirmed" in LoTW.

Another possible approach to being "confirmed" could simply mean that you had recei ved a QSL card or an LoTW confirmation, and you keep track of those confirmations in AC L og.  This, of course, would have nothing to do with DXCC or any other award confirmations, such as WAC, WAS, etc.

Lots of interesting possibilities here, but not without some thought as to how a meaningful database of "entities" can be made available.

73, George, K5KG

On 5/17/2016 2:09 PM, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] wrote:

 


Hi Gang,

Something that I've always wondered while workin g contests is whether the juicy DX I am calling is confirmed on that band and mode in AC Log or not.  In fact, some contests are as much about collecting new entities as the event itself!< /span>

I still have a lot of coding to go, but I think with my new API, I can make that happen!  The concept is that you can optionally connect to Amateur Contact Log via API from any contesting program.  When you tab from the Call field in the contesting program, a status query will go out to AC Log to see if the Country is confirmed on that band and mode.  If the entity is not confirmed, you'll see a display something like this (CQ WW software in use):

That's the direction I'm heading.  If anyone has any suggestions for course corrections, now is the time!

Lord willing, I hope to have this implemented before the fall contest season begins!

73, Scott

N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

-- 
George Wagner, K5KG
Sarasota, FL
941-400-1960


Re: Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

Mark W
 

Ok Got it

Thanks Scott

 

From: N3FJP_Software_Users@... [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 5:09 AM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

 

 


Hi Mark,

 

Thanks for your follow up.  The method of confirmation doesn't have any bearing on the value in the Received column.  Quite literally, Y means yes and N means No, regardless of confirmation method.

 

If you don't want your eQSL confirmations you download to automatically set the value to Y (many folks don't), make sure the option on the eQSL form is unchecked, so it appears like this:

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

73, Scott

N3FJP

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark W' k3mrk1@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Wed, May 18, 2016 10:23 pm
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

 

I guess my concern is if there is a Y for an eqsl confirmation, how will this show to the external logging pgm? As needed or not needed.

 

From: N3FJP_Software_Users@... [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:47 AM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

 

 

 

Hi  Mark,

 

The R (Received) column only has two states - Y or N.  Regardless of confirmation method, if there is a Y in the R (Received) column, it is confirmed.  If there is an N in that column, the QSO is not confirmed.  If none of the QSO records for that entity have a Y, the entity is still needed.

 

73, Scott

N3FJP

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark W' k3mrk1@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Wed, May 18, 2016 9:32 am
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

 

Scott,

Will this include eQSL and/or LOTW? Or will there be a setting to choose which confirmation applies? I have many QSOs confirmed by eQSL and not LOTW. Myself, I would only be interested in the LOTW confirmations.

Thanks for your great work!

Mark

K3MRK

 

From: N3FJP _Software_Users@... [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:49 AM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

 

 

Scott, thanks for the e xplanation.  I did not realize that LoTW confirmations could be downloaded into AC Log from LoTW.  That doesn't, of course, mean that an entity is "confirmed" in DXCC or any other award, only that it is "confirmed" in AC Log.

 

I think you're onto something very clever with your idea.  I'll be interested in seeing how it develops. In the meantime, I will look into downloading my LoTW confirms onto AC Log.

 

73, George




On May 18, 2016, at 5:22 AM, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:

 


Hi George,

 

Thanks for your thoughts.  In the approach I'm coding, an entity will be considered confirmed if it is marked as confirmed in AC Log on the band and mode queried.  If you don't already have all your records in your AC Log file, you can just click the All Confirmed button under Download on the LoTW form to bring in all your LoTW confirmations.  That still leaves card only confirmations, but you can always export your other log files via ADIF and merge them into AC Log to easily create a master file you can use while contesting.

 

Implementing the AC Log lookup from the contesting software keeps my plate more than full here, but the API I've coded makes any change to the country field available to any connected application, so anyone with the interest and ambitio n could simulate what I'm planning with AC Log, using other data sources.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

73, Scott

N3FJP

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: George georgek5kg@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, May 17, 2016 7:31 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

 

Scott, the idea of using the API to see if a "new" entity is confirmed is cleaver.  It does, however, bring up the question of the meaning of an "entity being confirmed".  For me, I think of an entity as being confirmed if it is credited to my DXCC Award.  So, if I understand what you are proposing here, it sounds like I would need to have an "AC Log" log that contains all of my confirmed DXCC entities by Band and Mode.  That sounds like quite a chore to build that file in AC Log, and keep it current as the number of confirmed DXCC entities grows.

So, along these lines, ha ve you considered the possibility of somehow having the API connect to a users DXCC entity file [instead of AC Log] to query the confirmation.  Seems like you would have to work with the DXCC folks at the League to see if that would be feasible. 

Another possible approach might be to have the API reach out to the LoTW database to do a query for a confirmation.  That too would have to be discussed with the League.  Of course, this would not really confirm a DXCC entity, only that a QSO with some station had been "confirmed" in LoTW.

Another possible approach to being "confirmed" could simply mean that you had recei ved a QSL card or an LoTW confirmation, and you keep track of those confirmations in AC L og.  This, of course, would have nothing to do with DXCC or any other award confirmations, such as WAC, WAS, etc.

Lots of interesting possibilities here, but not without some thought as to how a meaningful database of "entities" can be made available.

73, George, K5KG

 

 

 

On 5/17/2016 2:09 PM, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] wrote:

 


Hi Gang,

 

Something that I've always wondered while workin g contests is whether the juicy DX I am calling is confirmed on that band and mode in AC Log or not.  In fact, some contests are as much about collecting new entities as the event itself!< /span>

 

I still have a lot of coding to go, but I think with my new API, I can make that happen!  The concept is that you can optionally connect to Amateur Contact Log via API from any contesting program.  When you tab from the Call field in the contesting program, a status query will go out to AC Log to see if the Country is confirmed on that band and mode.  If the entity is not confirmed, you'll see a display something like this (CQ WW software in use):

 

 

 

That's the direction I'm heading.  If anyone has any suggestions for course corrections, now is the time!

 

Lord willing, I hope to have this implemented before the fall contest season begins!

 

 

73, Scott

N3FJP

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

 

 

 

-- 
George Wagner, K5KG
Sarasota, FL
941-400-1960


Re: Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

Scott Davis
 


Hi Larry,

Thanks for your kind words and encouragement!  In answer to your questions:

-  In its present form, which is compatible with the API in AC Log 5.5 currently on the web site, it's not set up to be configurable (aside from turning on or off).  In the next iteration of AC Log, I may add another API command that will provide more details (new on band and mode or All Time New One), but from the user's end, with the goal of minimizing increased support questions, it probably will remain on or off.

-  Regarding performance, the grunt work is performed by AC Log as it answer the query, not the contesting software that asked the question, so performance impact to the active contesting program should be minimal.  Since both programs share the same processor, there will be some performance impact, but I don't anticipate anything significant.  An entire search of my 26K log file typically takes 35 - 39 milliseconds and that includes the API communication between programs, both to AC Log and the returning answer.  Again, AC Log is doing that in the background while the contesting program remains responsive.

-  Not only is there nothing to prevent other logging (and digital) software authors to interface with my software, I am encouraging it with every opportunity!  The capability exists right now in the programs currently on the web site to simulate what I'm doing from any program, using the Search command with the API commands detailed here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/help/api.html

I really wrote the API code with other authors in mind.  Realizing that I can make use of it too is just a happy revelation that came later.

There are already lots of commands for other authors to use and I have even more cool ones that will be available in the next release!


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Thu, May 19, 2016 11:13 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?

 
Hi Scott,
 
An excellent addition.  Now that you have the API available, all kinds of things can happen! 
 
I assume that this will not slowdown the contest SW too much – however “too much” is defined as...  And I assume that this will be configurable so that the info returned will be selectable by the same criteria as spotting in ACLog?
  • Off
  • New
  • New on Current Band
  • New on Current Mode
  • New on Current Band and Mode
And just to satisfy my curiosity, I assume that nothing would prevent the author of other logging SW from writing an interface from their log data to your contesting programs?

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 14:09
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Would this be Cool - Check Entity Status in AC Log While Contesting?
 
 

Hi Gang,
 
Something that I've always wondered while working contests is whether the juicy DX I am calling is confirmed on that band and mode in AC Log or not.  In fact, some contests are as much about collecting new entities as the event itself!
 
I still have a lot of coding to go, but I think with my new API, I can make that happen!  The concept is that you can optionally connect to Amateur Contact Log via API from any contesting program.  When you tab from the Call field in the contesting program, a status query will go out to AC Log to see if the Country is confirmed on that band and mode.  If the entity is not confirmed, you'll see a display something like this (CQ WW software in use):
 
 
 
That's the direction I'm heading.  If anyone has any suggestions for course corrections, now is the time!
 
Lord willing, I hope to have this implemented before the fall contest season begins!
 
 
73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


Re: K7RE RTTY Beta Testers Needed

Scott Davis
 

Hi Guys,

For any more follow ups on K7RE RTTY beta testing, please go ahead and join this group and post to this group instead:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/K7RE_Software/info

Again, Brian was just leaving for a few days, so don't be surprised if your membership request isn't approved right away, depending on his Internet availability.


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Rory amsoiltek@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Thu, May 19, 2016 2:06 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Re: K7RE RTTY Beta Testers Needed

 
I won't be able to test this out until late tonight or tomorrow. I can try remotely but I can hear audio from my radio over TeamViewer.

Rory
N6OIL

On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 10:57 AM, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:
 

Hi Gary,

I'm actually one of the people having trouble with the K7RE RTTY beta installation, so I can't speak to the K7RE RTTY side for interfacing, but on the N3FJP Software side, just click Settings > API and check the check box to enable it.

On the installation issue some are experiencing, Brian hopes the reasons for that will come to light as more folks try the installation.  Hopefully a set of common circumstances will emerge.


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: gary.k7ek@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Thu, May 19, 2016 1:43 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Re: K7RE RTTY Beta Testers Needed

 
I'm interested in this beta testing opportunity and have downloaded K7RE RTTY and  also requested membership on the Yahoo group.

I cannot see any information on the N3FJP web site about how to interface the K7RE RTTY
to any of the logging programs. Did I miss something?

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Thu, May 19, 2016 11:36 am
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] K7RE RTTY Beta Testers Needed


Hi All,

Brian, K7RE has been working really hard on getting K7RE RTTY going.  He is extremely close.  There may be a problem with the K7RE RTTY beta installation on some machines, but we need more folks trying to know for sure.

If you would like to help out, Brian and I would REALLY appreciate it.  Please first join this users group:


And then trying installing K7RE RTTY as detailed here:


Rather than tying up the N3FJP Software e-mail group with K7RE development, please post any K7RE RTTY content to the K7RE e-mail group.

Brian will be away from the shack for a few days, so depending on Internet access you may not get a response from Brian for a few days, but please give K7RE RTTY a try and let us know how you make out!



73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
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Re: K7RE RTTY Beta Testers Needed

Rory Sena
 

I won't be able to test this out until late tonight or tomorrow. I can try remotely but I can hear audio from my radio over TeamViewer.

Rory
N6OIL

On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 10:57 AM, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:
 


Hi Gary,


I'm actually one of the people having trouble with the K7RE RTTY beta installation, so I can't speak to the K7RE RTTY side for interfacing, but on the N3FJP Software side, just click Settings > API and check the check box to enable it.

On the installation issue some are experiencing, Brian hopes the reasons for that will come to light as more folks try the installation.  Hopefully a set of common circumstances will emerge.


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: gary.k7ek@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Thu, May 19, 2016 1:43 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Re: K7RE RTTY Beta Testers Needed

 
I'm interested in this beta testing opportunity and have downloaded K7RE RTTY and  also requested membership on the Yahoo group.

I cannot see any information on the N3FJP web site about how to interface the K7RE RTTY
to any of the logging programs. Did I miss something?

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK



Re: K7RE RTTY Beta Testers Needed

Scott Davis
 


Hi Gary,

I'm actually one of the people having trouble with the K7RE RTTY beta installation, so I can't speak to the K7RE RTTY side for interfacing, but on the N3FJP Software side, just click Settings > API and check the check box to enable it.

On the installation issue some are experiencing, Brian hopes the reasons for that will come to light as more folks try the installation.  Hopefully a set of common circumstances will emerge.


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: gary.k7ek@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users Sent: Thu, May 19, 2016 1:43 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Re: K7RE RTTY Beta Testers Needed

 
I'm interested in this beta testing opportunity and have downloaded K7RE RTTY and  also requested membership on the Yahoo group.

I cannot see any information on the N3FJP web site about how to interface the K7RE RTTY
to any of the logging programs. Did I miss something?

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK