Date   

USB to Serial w/KX3 Question

Dennis - WU6X
 

Okay, I'm using the USB to serial cable connected to the RS232 input on the KXPA amp. The utility keys the radio perfectly with PSK, RTTY and CW. If I try to do the same thing with the Sweepstakes software, for example, it does not key the radio using the same port. I see the letters being generated during a TEST, but no keying of the radio. This is using the Elecraft USB to Serial cable. What Am I missing?

Dennis - WU6X


Re: Rig Interface Problem

Dennis - WU6X
 

Check the baud rate setting; the KX3 is 38.4
Dennis-WU6X


Radio This Weekend - November Sweepstakes CW!

Scott Davis
 


Hi Gang,

The main event this weekend is November Sweepstakes CW!  Will you be able to work all 83 sections in the US and Canada for the Clean Sweep!?

Rules: http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes

Software: http://www.n3fjp.com/novsweeps.html

Contest Prep Checklist: http://www.n3fjp.com/help/contestchecklist.html



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...
 
 


Re: LoTW Locations

Jim Shorney
 

Beta seems to be working fine here as well. Thanks Scott!

73

-Jim
NU0C


On Wed, 2 Nov 2016 07:57:12 -0400, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@aol.com
[N3FJP_Software_Users] wrote:


Would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log from Windows Control Panel and then give this beta version a try:


--
The universe we're in will reach absolute zero in three hours. Safe is relative. - Idris, "The Doctor's Wife"


Re: LoTW Locations

Scott Davis
 

Hi Craig,

Excellent, thanks for the good report!  Has anyone else tried the beta (even if you aren't using TQSL 2.3)?

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.labarge@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 6:28 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 
Scott:

I installed the beta version and it now shows all of my locations with TQSL 2.3.  Thanks for the excellent support.

73, Craig WB3GCK


Re: LoTW Locations

Scott Davis
 


Hi Dan,

I don't have multiple locations myself, but Mike, KD5KC put together some excellent documentation on handling multiple locations.  Links to his files are in the second paragraph under the video here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/lotwhelp.html

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: Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP Software Users Group N3FJP Software Users Group
Sent: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 11:36 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 
I guess I need to get this straight in my mind about LoTW … I have several station locations.  I cannot remember how I did this but I do notice that I have very, very few L’s in my received field.

So, If I want to upload records from when I lived at another location I would highlight all those records and upload to LoTW, correct (of course changing and using the correction station location)?

I’m assuming that it would not matter what station location I have when I get ready to download and I would download ‘All Since’   

I hope I explained this correctly.  It could very possible be that I have a whole lot more QSL’s just waiting in LoTW than I think.

Dan Morris  KZ3T





On Nov 2, 2016, at 11:29 AM, 'Stephen E. Belter' seb@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:


Scott,

At your request, I installed the beta version of AC Log.  

During the installation process, the installer opened a window that appeared to contain configuration information for the installer.  I apologize, but I wasn’t smart enough to do a screen capture so that you could see it.  The installation did run to completion.  (I’m running Windows 7 Professional, if that helps.)

I also installed the latest TQSL.  I am seeing all of my station locations (about 25 of them) in both TQSL and AC Log.

While you’re in the LoTW portion of AC Log, I have a minor request.  Could you change (shorten) the message that is displayed in the scroll box when the user is uploading contacts?  Specifically, the message that states how many contacts were uploaded scrolls off the screen.  Shortening the explanation, or maybe just removing some blank lines, would allow me to see how many contacts were uploaded without having to scroll back through the message.

Not a big deal, but I use that number as a check to make sure I’ve done things correctly.

73, Steve N9IP
--
Steve Belter, seb@...


From: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> on behalf of "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Reply-To: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:57 AM
To: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 

Hi All,

I've received another follow up from the LoTW folks.  They are looking at the possibility of restoring their previous Station Location file format, but the direction is not yet determined and it will be a few weeks or more in any event, so I've updated my code in a way that will hopefully accommodate either format.

Would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log from Windows Control Panel and then give this beta version a try:


It will still stay 5.7 on the main form, but the LoTW form will say 1.5.  Renumbering the main form version number is partially contingent on the LoTW folks final direction.

Regardless of which TQSL software version you are running, this version should accommodate either Station Location file format and load it properly.  After you start this beta, please open the LoTW form, click the drop down arrow by Station Location and see if all your station locations are appearing properly.

Please let me 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...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 1, 2016 5:39 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 

Hi All, 

I have heard back from the LoTW folks.  They are considering returning to the station location output file format they had been using prior to TQSL 2.3.  If they do, this will be corrected in their next TQSL release.  If they choose to stick with the new format, I will modify my code to read it.  As soon as they decide definitively, we will know how to proceed.  I will let you know when I hear.


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: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 4:12 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 

Thanks Craig, 

It looks like the LoTW folks modified their station location output format.  I'm on it.


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.labarge@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 3:40 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 
Scott:

I just emailed my station location file to you, along with a little addtional info.

Thanks!

73, Craig WB3GCK




Re: LoTW Locations

Craig WB3GCK
 

Mike:

There are issues with TQSL upgrading to v2.3 from within the program.  I had to download the new version from the ARRL website and install it that way.

Sorry to hear about your father-in-law.  Safe trip.

73, Craig WB3GCK


Re: LoTW Locations

Craig WB3GCK
 

Scott:

I installed the beta version and it now shows all of my locations with TQSL 2.3.  Thanks for the excellent support.

73, Craig WB3GCK


Re: Issues with PA QSO Party

Fred
 

Yellow cursor?  Not in my case. I have a bright yellow background. I used to work for a company that determined a bright yellow background with black letters was the most eye catching combination. So that's what I have ACLog set to. Just goes to show you can't make everybody happy. LOL.
Fred K2DFC


---In N3FJP_Software_Users@..., <swalls46@...> wrote :

for the cursor:

go to  Settings----Appearance----colors and fonts-----

and change the ACTIVE TEXT BOX color-----I use bright yellow.

makes it SO EASY to find cursor

good luck,

I do this on all Scott's software-----I really think this should be the default.

Steve  K4ELI


Re: Amending Log

Dan Morris
 

Ralph — Make sure your file is backed up and then go to :

1. File
2. Sort Log on Date
3. Just read the boxes and follow the prompts and you will be good to go

I’ve done it several times and have never had a problem.

Hope that helps

Dan Morris  KZ3T





On Nov 2, 2016, at 6:39 PM, robolt@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:


Forgive me if this is on oft-repeated question.


I'm trying to enter a QSO in my log which took place a couple months ago and I failed to log it at the time.  I want it to be in the proper number sequence.


For example, I now have 1175 entries so if I simply add it now, it will show as 1176 but be out of date sequence.  I want it to be number 630 which will put it in the proper date and number sequence sequence.


How do I do that, if it's possible?


Thanks for any help.


Ralph, KØRO




Amending Log

Ralph, KØRO
 

Forgive me if this is on oft-repeated question.


I'm trying to enter a QSO in my log which took place a couple months ago and I failed to log it at the time.  I want it to be in the proper number sequence.


For example, I now have 1175 entries so if I simply add it now, it will show as 1176 but be out of date sequence.  I want it to be number 630 which will put it in the proper date and number sequence sequence.


How do I do that, if it's possible?


Thanks for any help.


Ralph, KØRO


Re: tranfering AcLog toa new computer

raymond aston
 


think when i did mine i copyed the xml files  and pasted them to the same director on the laptop that the copy came from
copy
raymond
 
but i let somebody esle chim in to
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 5:34 PM
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] tranfering AcLog toa new computer

 

Can someone please instruct me how to move AcLog from one computer to my new shack computer keeping in tact my form settings etc. I'm not concerned with the contacts I have the adif file for that. I tried to download a fresh copy the add any files I could find but that didn't work. I have been using it since 2009 and really like my layout but manually resetting everything freaks me out......  :-)   

Thanks in Advance


Dennis N0SMX  


Re: tranfering AcLog toa new computer

gvlake
 

Hi Dennis.  


That will tell you how to set up your new computer.

Hope that helps.

73
Jerry KD4NH
Hampton, TN


tranfering AcLog toa new computer

Dennis McKinney
 

Can someone please instruct me how to move AcLog from one computer to my new shack computer keeping in tact my form settings etc. I'm not concerned with the contacts I have the adif file for that. I tried to download a fresh copy the add any files I could find but that didn't work. I have been using it since 2009 and really like my layout but manually resetting everything freaks me out......  :-)   

Thanks in Advance


Dennis N0SMX  


Re: LoTW Locations

Dan Morris
 

I guess I need to get this straight in my mind about LoTW … I have several station locations.  I cannot remember how I did this but I do notice that I have very, very few L’s in my received field.

So, If I want to upload records from when I lived at another location I would highlight all those records and upload to LoTW, correct (of course changing and using the correction station location)?

I’m assuming that it would not matter what station location I have when I get ready to download and I would download ‘All Since’   

I hope I explained this correctly.  It could very possible be that I have a whole lot more QSL’s just waiting in LoTW than I think.

Dan Morris  KZ3T





On Nov 2, 2016, at 11:29 AM, 'Stephen E. Belter' seb@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:


Scott,

At your request, I installed the beta version of AC Log.  

During the installation process, the installer opened a window that appeared to contain configuration information for the installer.  I apologize, but I wasn’t smart enough to do a screen capture so that you could see it.  The installation did run to completion.  (I’m running Windows 7 Professional, if that helps.)

I also installed the latest TQSL.  I am seeing all of my station locations (about 25 of them) in both TQSL and AC Log.

While you’re in the LoTW portion of AC Log, I have a minor request.  Could you change (shorten) the message that is displayed in the scroll box when the user is uploading contacts?  Specifically, the message that states how many contacts were uploaded scrolls off the screen.  Shortening the explanation, or maybe just removing some blank lines, would allow me to see how many contacts were uploaded without having to scroll back through the message.

Not a big deal, but I use that number as a check to make sure I’ve done things correctly.

73, Steve N9IP
--
Steve Belter, seb@...


From: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> on behalf of "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Reply-To: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:57 AM
To: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 


Hi All,


I've received another follow up from the LoTW folks.  They are looking at the possibility of restoring their previous Station Location file format, but the direction is not yet determined and it will be a few weeks or more in any event, so I've updated my code in a way that will hopefully accommodate either format.

Would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log from Windows Control Panel and then give this beta version a try:


It will still stay 5.7 on the main form, but the LoTW form will say 1.5.  Renumbering the main form version number is partially contingent on the LoTW folks final direction.

Regardless of which TQSL software version you are running, this version should accommodate either Station Location file format and load it properly.  After you start this beta, please open the LoTW form, click the drop down arrow by Station Location and see if all your station locations are appearing properly.

Please let me 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...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 1, 2016 5:39 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 

Hi All, 

I have heard back from the LoTW folks.  They are considering returning to the station location output file format they had been using prior to TQSL 2.3.  If they do, this will be corrected in their next TQSL release.  If they choose to stick with the new format, I will modify my code to read it.  As soon as they decide definitively, we will know how to proceed.  I will let you know when I hear.


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: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 4:12 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 

Thanks Craig, 

It looks like the LoTW folks modified their station location output format.  I'm on it.


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.labarge@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 3:40 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 
Scott:

I just emailed my station location file to you, along with a little addtional info.

Thanks!

73, Craig WB3GCK




Re: LoTW Locations

Stephen E. Belter
 

Scott,

At your request, I installed the beta version of AC Log.  

During the installation process, the installer opened a window that appeared to contain configuration information for the installer.  I apologize, but I wasn’t smart enough to do a screen capture so that you could see it.  The installation did run to completion.  (I’m running Windows 7 Professional, if that helps.)

I also installed the latest TQSL.  I am seeing all of my station locations (about 25 of them) in both TQSL and AC Log.

While you’re in the LoTW portion of AC Log, I have a minor request.  Could you change (shorten) the message that is displayed in the scroll box when the user is uploading contacts?  Specifically, the message that states how many contacts were uploaded scrolls off the screen.  Shortening the explanation, or maybe just removing some blank lines, would allow me to see how many contacts were uploaded without having to scroll back through the message.

Not a big deal, but I use that number as a check to make sure I’ve done things correctly.

73, Steve N9IP
--
Steve Belter, seb@...


From: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> on behalf of "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Reply-To: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:57 AM
To: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 


Hi All,


I've received another follow up from the LoTW folks.  They are looking at the possibility of restoring their previous Station Location file format, but the direction is not yet determined and it will be a few weeks or more in any event, so I've updated my code in a way that will hopefully accommodate either format.

Would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log from Windows Control Panel and then give this beta version a try:


It will still stay 5.7 on the main form, but the LoTW form will say 1.5.  Renumbering the main form version number is partially contingent on the LoTW folks final direction.

Regardless of which TQSL software version you are running, this version should accommodate either Station Location file format and load it properly.  After you start this beta, please open the LoTW form, click the drop down arrow by Station Location and see if all your station locations are appearing properly.

Please let me 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...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 1, 2016 5:39 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 

Hi All,

I have heard back from the LoTW folks.  They are considering returning to the station location output file format they had been using prior to TQSL 2.3.  If they do, this will be corrected in their next TQSL release.  If they choose to stick with the new format, I will modify my code to read it.  As soon as they decide definitively, we will know how to proceed.  I will let you know when I hear.


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: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 4:12 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 

Thanks Craig,

It looks like the LoTW folks modified their station location output format.  I'm on it.


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.labarge@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 3:40 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 
Scott:

I just emailed my station location file to you, along with a little addtional info.

Thanks!

73, Craig WB3GCK


Re: Issues with PA QSO Party

Stephen Walls
 

for the cursor:

go to  Settings----Appearance----colors and fonts-----

and change the ACTIVE TEXT BOX color-----I use bright yellow.

makes it SO EASY to find cursor

good luck,

I do this on all Scott's software-----I really think this should be the default.

Steve  K4ELI


Re: LoTW Locations

Mike Olbrisch
 

Scott - I tried to update T-QSL and it would not update.  I have been on night shift, so it hasn't been important to me yet.

 

Tomorrow we fly to Frankfurt.  My father-in-law is in a bad way, he asked to get his daughter home to say goodbye.  There will not be any SOTA in DL-land this trip I'm afraid.  So perhaps it will all be hashed out by the time I get back home and can worry over it.

 

I sure hope I don't have to re-enter all my portable QTH locations, I am approaching 90 now.

 

Vy73 - Mike - KD5KC.

El Paso, Texas - DM61rt.

W5-SOTA Association Manager.

NA-SOTA info: http://na-sota.org/

 

 

 

From: N3FJP_Software_Users@... [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 05:57
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 




Hi All,

 

I've received another follow up from the LoTW folks.  They are looking at the possibility of restoring their previous Station Location file format, but the direction is not yet determined and it will be a few weeks or more in any event, so I've updated my code in a way that will hopefully accommodate either format.

 

Would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log from Windows Control Panel and then give this beta version a try:

 

 

It will still stay 5.7 on the main form, but the LoTW form will say 1.5.  Renumbering the main form version number is partially contingent on the LoTW folks final direction.

 

Regardless of which TQSL software version you are running, this version should accommodate either Station Location file format and load it properly.  After you start this beta, please open the LoTW form, click the drop down arrow by Station Location and see if all your station locations are appearing properly.

 

Please let me 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...

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 1, 2016 5:39 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 


Hi All,

 

I have heard back from the LoTW folks.  They are considering returning to the station location output file format they had been using prior to TQSL 2.3.  If they do, this will be corrected in their next TQSL release.  If they choose to stick with the new format, I will modify my code to read it.  As soon as they decide definitively, we will know how to proceed.  I will let you know when I hear.

 

 

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: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 4:12 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 


Thanks Craig,

 

It looks like the LoTW folks modified their station location output format.  I'm on it.

 

 

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.labarge@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 3:40 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 

Scott:

I just emailed my station location file to you, along with a little addtional info.

Thanks!

73, Craig WB3GCK





Re: LoTW Locations

Scott Davis
 


Hi All,

I've received another follow up from the LoTW folks.  They are looking at the possibility of restoring their previous Station Location file format, but the direction is not yet determined and it will be a few weeks or more in any event, so I've updated my code in a way that will hopefully accommodate either format.

Would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log from Windows Control Panel and then give this beta version a try:

http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.exe

It will still stay 5.7 on the main form, but the LoTW form will say 1.5.  Renumbering the main form version number is partially contingent on the LoTW folks final direction.

Regardless of which TQSL software version you are running, this version should accommodate either Station Location file format and load it properly.  After you start this beta, please open the LoTW form, click the drop down arrow by Station Location and see if all your station locations are appearing properly.

Please let me 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...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Tue, Nov 1, 2016 5:39 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 

Hi All,

I have heard back from the LoTW folks.  They are considering returning to the station location output file format they had been using prior to TQSL 2.3.  If they do, this will be corrected in their next TQSL release.  If they choose to stick with the new format, I will modify my code to read it.  As soon as they decide definitively, we will know how to proceed.  I will let you know when I hear.


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: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 4:12 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 

Thanks Craig,

It looks like the LoTW folks modified their station location output format.  I'm on it.


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.labarge@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 3:40 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] LoTW Locations

 
Scott:

I just emailed my station location file to you, along with a little addtional info.

Thanks!

73, Craig WB3GCK


Re: Issues with PA QSO Party

Scott Davis
 


Hi Charlie,

Thanks for your e-mail and suggestions.  To set the software auto fill to default to county abbreviation rather than name, click Settings > Use Abbreviation to Autofill County.

I know it seems like a small mod, but because of the way my classes are shared among all the programs, not just the QSO party software, changing the CW county wild card to look up the county abbreviation is going to be a big job.  It is one I hope to be able to work on in the next year or so Lord willing, but in the mean time, if I haven't completed it by next fall, go ahead and type your current county abbreviation in the F key string (Press Ctrl W to quickly display the form).

I understand what you are saying about using the same field for multiple values.  It definitely would have been worth considering early on in the rewrite process.  I'm afraid that with about 100 state QSO party programs now complete, that train has left the station.

To easily see where your cursor is, click Settings > Appearance > Colors and Fonts and change the back color of the active text box.

Thanks again for your thoughts and suggestions.  I really appreciate it!


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: kb3co@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Tue, Nov 1, 2016 10:00 am
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Issues with PA QSO Party

 
Scott,
I have been using your contest software for a long time now and have always liked it but during the most recent PA QSO party we noticed some issues with it. I have been wanting to send this feedback for some time now but have not had a good opportunity until now.
First, we do not understand why the software evens bothers with the fully spelled out county names. All that matters throughout this contest is the three letter abbreviation - especially for CW operation. In our humble opinions using the fully spelled name at all in the logging program only introduces confusion and opportunity for errors when logging. The biggest problem arises when you use wild cards in the CW function keys. If you use the wildcard for your county the software sends the whole word - not the three letter abbreviation! Now, you may argue until the cows come home whether fully spelled names are a good idea or not but I think everyone would agree that this a bug to send them for a wildcard.
Secondly, we operate mobile. So operating and logging can be a challenge at times when road and/or traffic conditions bounce you around. Two features of your software can easily add errors and frustration to an already difficult situation. Please consider changes for these following features. First feature, the cursor - can you change the color of it to make it easier to find? There are times when you can lose track of it and it can be difficult to find again (white cursor on an almost completely white background) when you are in the heat of running a pileup. Second feature, the section and county entry boxes. As logging works now, you must make a quick decision regarding what box to enter what you just heard from the calling station. If he/she is out of state that is best for you because you can enter his/her QTH in the next box after the call sign. BUT if he/she is in PA you must tab past the section box and enter his/her info into the county box. Again, in the heat of running a pileup one does not want to make that assessment on every QSO and take the appropriate action. Many errors are made because of this extra step in the process. It would be soooo much simpler (and better) if the calling station's QTH could be entered into the same box regardless of whether he/she is in or out of state. The bad thing about making this entry error is that the software goes into "tilt" mode - not only is this startling to me but my first reaction is "what?!!!" because I am certain I entered it correctly. This is very upsetting in the middle of a pileup. And it often prompts the recitation of some very ugly words.


Best regards,
Charlie KB3CO