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Re: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Larry Banks
 

Looks good, works well – thanks Scott!  And perfect timing – I’m giving a talk tonight in Framingham MA and this will be part of the talk!  (“CW DXCC in 6 months”)

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 7:27
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Guys,

 
I am settling in on this (Option 2, except legend for new removed, since 0s are self evident):
 
 
 
 
If you would like to give it a try, here is 5.8.5:
 
http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.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...
 
 


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From: 'Tom Ellis' k5tee@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 11:24 pm
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Scott,
 
I was on the option 1 group until I saw both, now I think that option #2 looks real good.
 
Tom
K5TEE
 
 
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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 1:25 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 


Thanks for chiming in Larry!  Okay.......
 
Option 1 (Include Red Color)
 
 
 
Option 2 (No Red)
 
 
 
What say you?
 
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] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
Hi Scott,
 
Much better!    I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment??? 
 
I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries.  These are really unworked.  It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all.  Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend.  (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]).  Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!
 
I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it.  So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.
 
Just my 2¢  -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi All,
 
I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.
 
Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:
 
 
 
This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:
 
 
 
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] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroupscom>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
Hi Scott,
 
I’ve been using the beta this evening.  I really like the addition.  In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze.  This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.)  Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.
 
I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors.  The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit.  So a green 1 is a bit hard to read.  Is it possible to color the cell?  All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?
 
 
Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Thanks Larry,
 
You are farther along on 80M than I am.  Only 65 confirmed here.
 
Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space.  Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?
 
If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:
 
 
 
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: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
Hi Scott,
 
Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well.  (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.)  I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors.  (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)
 
Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Larry,
 
The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes).  For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs.  As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.
 
I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature).  This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.
 
What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC.  Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80.  I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall.  I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB.  I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons.  This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.
 
 
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] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
Hi Scott,
 
A great idea.  How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot?  Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance.  (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Gang,
 
Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.
 
The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form.  Enter a country in the country field.  Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results.  An example is below.
 
If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!
 
 
Blue = confirmed
Green = unconfirmed
 
 
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: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

raymond aston
 

it a beta version not out for general there a link in one of the treads with the beat version area

----- Original Message -----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




What version do you have? Are you right-clicking on the country banner?
Larry


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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 23:19
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Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



I have the latest one and still cannot find it.


George-w6LJK



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Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:18 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi George,


There have been at least two beta releases recently about this feature. Take the latest one.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ


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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 18:03

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




I m a little confused. Is or is not this feature part of the latest Beta release? If it is how do I access it?

George-W6LJK

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Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:00 PM
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Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi John – I totally agree with you, and we are of the point of “micro-editing.” Whatever Scott decides is fine with me – his stuff is too good already!


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 17:50

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Larry,

That's true and I agree but (for me) having the red color for mode fills is mostly what I need at this stage of my pursuit of DX. No matter which way Scott decides to go, it's a great addition to an already fine logging program.

73 - WB8RFB


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To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi John,

Note that it will not show a band that you haven’t worked them on – just bands where you have at least one Q on one mode. Of course, if a band is not listed, then you haven’t worked them there!


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 16:57

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Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts? [6 Attachments]



I vote for option # 1. Having it red means my attention will quickly be called to the band/mode I still need to work them on.

Great feature!

WB8RFB


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To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Thanks for chiming in Larry! Okay.......

Option 1 (Include Red Color)

Option 2 (No Red)

What say you?

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com

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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

Much better! I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment???

I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries. These are really unworked. It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all. Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend. (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]). Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!

I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it. So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.

Just my 2¢ -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi All,

I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.

Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:

This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:

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

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com

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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

I’ve been using the beta this evening. I really like the addition. In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze. This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.) Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.

I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors. The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit. So a green 1 is a bit hard to read. Is it possible to color the cell? All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?

Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Thanks Larry,

You are farther along on 80M than I am. Only 65 confirmed here.

Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space. Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?

If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:

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

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com

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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well. (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.) I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors. (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)

Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi Larry,

The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes). For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs. As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.

I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature). This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.

What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC. Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80. I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall. I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB. I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons. This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com

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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

A great idea. How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot? Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance. (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi Gang,

Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.

The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form. Enter a country in the country field. Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results. An example is below.

If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!

Blue = confirmed

Green = unconfirmed

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com

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: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Larry Banks
 

What version do you have? Are you right-clicking on the country banner?
Larry


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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 23:19
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



I have the latest one and still cannot find it.


George-w6LJK



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Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:18 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi George,


There have been at least two beta releases recently about this feature. Take the latest one.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ


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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 18:03

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




I m a little confused. Is or is not this feature part of the latest Beta release? If it is how do I access it?

George-W6LJK

From: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:00 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi John – I totally agree with you, and we are of the point of “micro-editing.” Whatever Scott decides is fine with me – his stuff is too good already!


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 17:50

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Larry,

That's true and I agree but (for me) having the red color for mode fills is mostly what I need at this stage of my pursuit of DX. No matter which way Scott decides to go, it's a great addition to an already fine logging program.

73 - WB8RFB


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From: "'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi John,

Note that it will not show a band that you haven’t worked them on – just bands where you have at least one Q on one mode. Of course, if a band is not listed, then you haven’t worked them there!


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 16:57

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts? [6 Attachments]



I vote for option # 1. Having it red means my attention will quickly be called to the band/mode I still need to work them on.

Great feature!

WB8RFB


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From: "Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@aol.com [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Thanks for chiming in Larry! Okay.......

Option 1 (Include Red Color)

Option 2 (No Red)

What say you?

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com

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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

Much better! I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment???

I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries. These are really unworked. It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all. Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend. (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]). Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!

I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it. So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.

Just my 2¢ -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi All,

I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.

Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:

This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:

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

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com

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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

I’ve been using the beta this evening. I really like the addition. In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze. This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.) Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.

I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors. The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit. So a green 1 is a bit hard to read. Is it possible to color the cell? All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?

Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Thanks Larry,

You are farther along on 80M than I am. Only 65 confirmed here.

Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space. Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?

If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:

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

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com

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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well. (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.) I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors. (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)

Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi Larry,

The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes). For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs. As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.

I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature). This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.

What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC. Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80. I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall. I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB. I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons. This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com

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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

A great idea. How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot? Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance. (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi Gang,

Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.

The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form. Enter a country in the country field. Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results. An example is below.

If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!

Blue = confirmed

Green = unconfirmed

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com

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: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Scott Davis
 

Hi Guys,


I am settling in on this (Option 2, except legend for new removed, since 0s are self evident):









If you would like to give it a try, here is 5.8.5:


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





73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com

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: 'Tom Ellis' k5tee@arrl.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 11:24 pm
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?







Scott,

I was on the option 1 group until I saw both, now I think that option #2 looks real good.

Tom
K5TEE



From: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 1:25 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Thanks for chiming in Larry! Okay.......



Option 1 (Include Red Color)








Option 2 (No Red)








What say you?



73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?






Hi Scott,




Much better! I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment???



I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries. These are really unworked. It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all. Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend. (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]). Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!



I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it. So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.



Just my 2¢ -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ







From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?








Hi All,



I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.



Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:










This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:



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







73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?





Hi Scott,



I’ve been using the beta this evening. I really like the addition. In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze. This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.) Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.



I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors. The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit. So a green 1 is a bit hard to read. Is it possible to color the cell? All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?







Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ









From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?








Thanks Larry,



You are farther along on 80M than I am. Only 65 confirmed here.



Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space. Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?



If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:



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





73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?





Hi Scott,



Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well. (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.) I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors. (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)



Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ






From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?








Hi Larry,



The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes). For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs. As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.



I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature). This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.



What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC. Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80. I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall. I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB. I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons. This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.







73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?





Hi Scott,



A great idea. How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot? Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance. (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ





From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?








Hi Gang,



Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.



The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form. Enter a country in the country field. Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results. An example is below.



If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!








Blue = confirmed

Green = unconfirmed







73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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...


Vermont QSO Party Contest Log 1.0 Now Available!

Scott Davis
 


Hi All,

Just a quick note to let you know that....

Vermont QSO Party Contest Log 1.0 is Now Available!

Just in time for this weekend's contest, both in state and out of state versions of the Vermont QSO Party Contest Log 1.0 are now available! I didn't expect to have these programs ready in time for this year's contest, but things came together more quickly than I anticipated.

The Vermont QSO Party Contest log is a new program in the N3FJP Software Package and free to package users!  Just use the state QSO party password we sent you in your package list.

You can download the new software here:

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


And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...    


Package Upgrade Information...   

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package or N3FJP's Software Package and CD for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.   

N3FJP's Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management and general logging Amateur Radio applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that is added to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. There are no annual / maintenance costs of any kind.  Simply pay once and you are set with N3FJP Software for life!  You'll find all the details on the Register Now page here: 



Donations are Gratefully Accepted! 

And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly and I are very grateful...  

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"   

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:  


or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:  

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533  

Thank you so much for your continued support!  


Thanks!  

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and 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...


p.s. If you want to unsubscribe or need to change your e-mail address for future announcements.... 

The way Yahoo groups are set up, it is much easier for subscribers to unsubscribe from the old e-mail address than for the list owner to do it for you. In addition, Yahoo now prohibits list owners from adding anyone, so it is impossible for me to add your new e-mail address.  

Fortunately, it is very easy for subscribers to unsubscribe and resubscribe. 

Here are the links to the announcements group: 


And users group:


Please go ahead and make that change.


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: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Tom Ellis <k5tee@...>
 

Scott,



I was on the option 1 group until I saw both, now I think that option #2 looks real good.



Tom

K5TEE





From: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 1:25 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?





Thanks for chiming in Larry! Okay.......



Option 1 (Include Red Color)



Capture.JPG





Option 2 (No Red)



Capture2.JPG





What say you?



73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...







-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,



Much better! Smile I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment???



I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries. These are really unworked. It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all. Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend. (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]). Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!



I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it. So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.



Just my 2¢ -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ





From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?






Hi All,



I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.



Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:



Capture.JPG





This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:



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





73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...







-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroupscom> >
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,



I’ve been using the beta this evening. I really like the addition. In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze. This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.) Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.



I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors. The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit. So a green 1 is a bit hard to read. Is it possible to color the cell? All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?



image



Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ







From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?






Thanks Larry,



You are farther along on 80M than I am. Only 65 confirmed here.



Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space. Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?



If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:



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





73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...







-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,



Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well. (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.) I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors. (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)



Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ



From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?






Hi Larry,



The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes). For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs. As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.



I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature). This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.



What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC. Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80. I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall. I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB. I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons. This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.





73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...







-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,



A great idea. How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot? Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance. (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ



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Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?






Hi Gang,



Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.



The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form. Enter a country in the country field. Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results. An example is below.



If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!



Capture.JPG



Blue = confirmed

Green = unconfirmed





73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...


Re: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

George Huett
 

I have the latest one and still cannot find it.



George-w6LJK





From: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:18 PM
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Hi George,



There have been at least two beta releases recently about this feature. Take the latest one.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ



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I m a little confused. Is or is not this feature part of the latest Beta release? If it is how do I access it?

George-W6LJK

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Hi John – I totally agree with you, and we are of the point of “micro-editing.” Whatever Scott decides is fine with me – his stuff is too good already!


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Hi Larry,

That's true and I agree but (for me) having the red color for mode fills is mostly what I need at this stage of my pursuit of DX. No matter which way Scott decides to go, it's a great addition to an already fine logging program.

73 - WB8RFB

_____

From: "'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net <mailto:larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net> [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com> >
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Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi John,

Note that it will not show a band that you haven’t worked them on – just bands where you have at least one Q on one mode. Of course, if a band is not listed, then you haven’t worked them there!


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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I vote for option # 1. Having it red means my attention will quickly be called to the band/mode I still need to work them on.

Great feature!

WB8RFB

_____

From: "Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@aol.com <mailto:SNKDavis@aol.com> [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com> >
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Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Thanks for chiming in Larry! Okay.......

Option 1 (Include Red Color)

Option 2 (No Red)

What say you?

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com <http://www.n3fjp.com/>

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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net <mailto:larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net> [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com> >
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com> >
Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

Much better! I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment???

I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries. These are really unworked. It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all. Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend. (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]). Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!

I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it. So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.

Just my 2¢ -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38

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Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi All,

I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.

Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:

This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:

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

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com <http://www.n3fjp.com/>

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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net <mailto:larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net> [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com> >
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com> >
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

I’ve been using the beta this evening. I really like the addition. In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze. This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.) Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.

I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors. The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit. So a green 1 is a bit hard to read. Is it possible to color the cell? All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?

Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Thanks Larry,

You are farther along on 80M than I am. Only 65 confirmed here.

Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space. Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?

If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:

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

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com <http://www.n3fjp.com/>

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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net <mailto:larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net> [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com> >
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com> >
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well. (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.) I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors. (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)

Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

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Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05

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Hi Larry,

The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes). For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs. As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.

I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature). This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.

What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC. Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80. I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall. I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB. I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons. This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com <http://www.n3fjp.com/>

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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net <mailto:larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net> [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com> >
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Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,

A great idea. How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot? Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance. (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>

Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi Gang,

Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.

The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form. Enter a country in the country field. Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results. An example is below.

If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!

Blue = confirmed

Green = unconfirmed

73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com <http://www.n3fjp.com/>

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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...


Re: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Larry Banks
 

Hi George,

There have been at least two beta releases recently about this feature. Take the latest one.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ



From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 18:03
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



I m a little confused. Is or is not this feature part of the latest Beta release? If it is how do I access it?


George-W6LJK


From: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:00 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi John – I totally agree with you, and we are of the point of “micro-editing.” Whatever Scott decides is fine with me – his stuff is too good already!


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ


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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 17:50

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Hi Larry,


That's true and I agree but (for me) having the red color for mode fills is mostly what I need at this stage of my pursuit of DX. No matter which way Scott decides to go, it's a great addition to an already fine logging program.


73 - WB8RFB


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: "'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Hi John,


Note that it will not show a band that you haven’t worked them on – just bands where you have at least one Q on one mode. Of course, if a band is not listed, then you haven’t worked them there!


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ


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Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 16:57

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Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts? [6 Attachments]




I vote for option # 1. Having it red means my attention will quickly be called to the band/mode I still need to work them on.


Great feature!


WB8RFB



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: "Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@aol.com [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?




Thanks for chiming in Larry! Okay.......


Option 1 (Include Red Color)





Option 2 (No Red)





What say you?


73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com


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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,


Much better! I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment???


I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries. These are really unworked. It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all. Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend. (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]). Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!


I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it. So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.


Just my 2¢ -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ



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Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?





Hi All,


I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.


Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:





This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:


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



73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com


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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,


I’ve been using the beta this evening. I really like the addition. In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze. This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.) Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.


I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors. The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit. So a green 1 is a bit hard to read. Is it possible to color the cell? All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?




Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ




From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?





Thanks Larry,


You are farther along on 80M than I am. Only 65 confirmed here.


Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space. Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?


If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:


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



73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com


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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,


Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well. (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.) I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors. (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)


Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ


From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?





Hi Larry,


The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes). For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs. As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.


I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature). This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.


What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC. Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80. I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall. I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB. I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons. This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.



73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com


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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,


A great idea. How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot? Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance. (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ


From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40

To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?





Hi Gang,


Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.


The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form. Enter a country in the country field. Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results. An example is below.


If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!




Blue = confirmed

Green = unconfirmed



73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com


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: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

George Huett
 

I m a little confused. Is or is not this feature part of the latest Beta release? If it is how do I access it?



George-W6LJK



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Hi John – I totally agree with you, and we are of the point of “micro-editing.” Whatever Scott decides is fine with me – his stuff is too good already!


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ



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Hi Larry,



That's true and I agree but (for me) having the red color for mode fills is mostly what I need at this stage of my pursuit of DX. No matter which way Scott decides to go, it's a great addition to an already fine logging program.



73 - WB8RFB

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Hi John,



Note that it will not show a band that you haven’t worked them on – just bands where you have at least one Q on one mode. Of course, if a band is not listed, then you haven’t worked them there!


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ



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I vote for option # 1. Having it red means my attention will quickly be called to the band/mode I still need to work them on.



Great feature!



WB8RFB



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Thanks for chiming in Larry! Okay.......



Option 1 (Include Red Color)







Option 2 (No Red)







What say you?



73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com <http://www.n3fjp.com/>



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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...







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Hi Scott,



Much better! I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment???



I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries. These are really unworked. It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all. Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend. (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]). Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!



I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it. So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.



Just my 2¢ -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ





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Hi All,



I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.



Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:







This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:



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





73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com <http://www.n3fjp.com/>



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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...







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Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?



Hi Scott,



I’ve been using the beta this evening. I really like the addition. In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze. This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.) Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.



I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors. The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit. So a green 1 is a bit hard to read. Is it possible to color the cell? All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?





Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ







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Thanks Larry,



You are farther along on 80M than I am. Only 65 confirmed here.



Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space. Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?



If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:



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





73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com <http://www.n3fjp.com/>



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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...







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Hi Scott,



Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well. (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.) I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors. (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)



Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ



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Hi Larry,



The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes). For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs. As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.



I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature). This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.



What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC. Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80. I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall. I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB. I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons. This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.





73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com <http://www.n3fjp.com/>



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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...







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Hi Scott,



A great idea. How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot? Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance. (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ



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Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?






Hi Gang,



Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.



The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form. Enter a country in the country field. Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results. An example is below.



If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!





Blue = confirmed

Green = unconfirmed





73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com <http://www.n3fjp.com/>



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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm> . But do this with gentleness and respect...


Re: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Larry Banks
 

Hi John – I totally agree with you, and we are of the point of “micro-editing.”  Whatever Scott decides is fine with me – his stuff is too good already!

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

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Hi Larry,

That's true and I agree but (for me) having the red color for mode fills is mostly what I need at this stage of my pursuit of DX.  No matter which way Scott decides to go, it's a great addition to an already fine logging program.
 
73 - WB8RFB


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Hi John,
 
Note that it will not show a band that you haven’t worked them on – just bands where you have at least one Q on one mode.  Of course, if a band is not listed, then you haven’t worked them there!

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 16:57
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I vote for option # 1.  Having it red means my attention will quickly be called to the band/mode I still need to work them on.

Great feature! 

WB8RFB



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Thanks for chiming in Larry!  Okay.......
 
Option 1 (Include Red Color)
 
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Option 2 (No Red)
 
Capture2.JPG
 
 
What say you?


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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Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
Much better!  Smile  I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment??? 
 
I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries.  These are really unworked.  It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all.  Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend.  (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]).  Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!
 
I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it.  So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.
 
Just my 2¢  -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38
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Hi All,
 
I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.
 
Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:
 
Capture.JPG
 
 
This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:
 
 
 
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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To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
I’ve been using the beta this evening.  I really like the addition.  In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze.  This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.)  Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.
 
I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors.  The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit.  So a green 1 is a bit hard to read.  Is it possible to color the cell?  All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?
 
image
 
Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Thanks Larry,
 
You are farther along on 80M than I am.  Only 65 confirmed here.
 
Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space.  Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?
 
If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:
 


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...
 
 


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To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well.  (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.)  I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors.  (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)
 
Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Larry,
 
The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes).  For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs.  As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.
 
I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature).  This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.
 
What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC.  Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80.  I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall.  I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB.  I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons.  This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.
 
 
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] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
A great idea.  How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot?  Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance.  (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Gang,
 
Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.
 
The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form.  Enter a country in the country field.  Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results.  An example is below.
 
If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!
 
Capture.JPG
 
Blue = confirmed
Green = unconfirmed
 
 
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: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Scott Davis
 


Hi Mark,

Uninstall your current version of AC Log.  Then install this one:

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

With a county in the country field, click the blue label that says County.

Thanks for your interest!


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: mdfenley@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 5:42 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Ok, I'm coming late to the party.  How do I access this feature?

Mark
KM4DJO


Re: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

John Carobine - WB8RFB <wb8rfb@...>
 

Hi Larry,
That's true and I agree but (for me) having the red color for mode fills is mostly what I need at this stage of my pursuit of DX.  No matter which way Scott decides to go, it's a great addition to an already fine logging program.
73 - WB8RFB

From: "'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

  Hi John, Note that it will not show a band that you haven’t worked them on – just bands where you have at least one Q on one mode.  Of course, if a band is not listed, then you haven’t worked them there!
73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 16:57To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts? [6 Attachments]   I vote for option # 1.  Having it red means my attention will quickly be called to the band/mode I still need to work them on.
Great feature! 
WB8RFB

From: "Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@aol.com [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
   Thanks for chiming in Larry!  Okay.......  Option 1 (Include Red Color)   Option 2 (No Red)   What say you?

73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com 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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Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

  Hi Scott, Much better!    I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment???   I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries.  These are really unworked.  It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all.  Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend.  (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]).  Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work! I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it.  So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing. Just my 2¢  -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

  From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?  
Hi All,  I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy. Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:   This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try: http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.exe  73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com 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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

  Hi Scott, I’ve been using the beta this evening.  I really like the addition.  In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze.  This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.)  Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.  I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors.  The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit.  So a green 1 is a bit hard to read.  Is it possible to color the cell?  All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?  Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...
73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

   From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?  
Thanks Larry,  You are farther along on 80M than I am.  Only 65 confirmed here. Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space.  Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible? If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3: http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.exe

73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com 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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

  Hi Scott, Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well.  (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.)  I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors.  (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.) Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.
73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?  
Hi Larry,  The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes).  For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs.  As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue. I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature).  This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple. What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC.  Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80.  I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall.  I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB.  I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons.  This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.  73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com 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@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

  Hi Scott, A great idea.  How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot?  Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance.  (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)
73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 From: mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?  
Hi Gang,  Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon. The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form.  Enter a country in the country field.  Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results.  An example is below. If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!  Blue = confirmedGreen = unconfirmed  73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com 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: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Mark Fenley
 

Ok, I'm coming late to the party.  How do I access this feature?

Mark
KM4DJO


Re: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts? [6 Attachments]

Larry Banks
 

Hi John,
 
Note that it will not show a band that you haven’t worked them on – just bands where you have at least one Q on one mode.  Of course, if a band is not listed, then you haven’t worked them there!

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 16:57
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts? [6 Attachments]
 
 

I vote for option # 1.  Having it red means my attention will quickly be called to the band/mode I still need to work them on.

Great feature! 

WB8RFB



From: "Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]"
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 
Thanks for chiming in Larry!  Okay.......
 
Option 1 (Include Red Color)
 
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Option 2 (No Red)
 
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What say you?


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: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
Much better!  Smile  I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment??? 
 
I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries.  These are really unworked.  It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all.  Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend.  (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]).  Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!
 
I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it.  So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.
 
Just my 2¢  -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi All,
 
I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.
 
Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:
 
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This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:
 
 
 
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] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
I’ve been using the beta this evening.  I really like the addition.  In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze.  This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.)  Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.
 
I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors.  The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit.  So a green 1 is a bit hard to read.  Is it possible to color the cell?  All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?
 
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Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Thanks Larry,
 
You are farther along on 80M than I am.  Only 65 confirmed here.
 
Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space.  Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?
 
If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:
 


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: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well.  (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.)  I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors.  (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)
 
Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Larry,
 
The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes).  For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs.  As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.
 
I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature).  This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.
 
What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC.  Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80.  I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall.  I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB.  I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons.  This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.
 
 
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] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
A great idea.  How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot?  Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance.  (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Gang,
 
Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.
 
The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form.  Enter a country in the country field.  Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results.  An example is below.
 
If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!
 
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Blue = confirmed
Green = unconfirmed
 
 
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: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

John Huber
 

I vote for option 2.
 
The description of “New” seems a bit misleading.  As I see it, only cells with “0” will be “New”, so maybe “NotWkd” or “Needed” is a better choice for the descriptor?
 
73,  John / N8FYL
 

From: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 15:25
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Thanks for chiming in Larry!  Okay.......

 
Option 1 (Include Red Color)
 
 
 
Option 2 (No Red)
 
 
 
What say you?


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: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
Much better!    I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment??? 
 
I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries.  These are really unworked.  It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all.  Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend.  (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]).  Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!
 
I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it.  So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.
 
Just my 2¢  -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi All,
 
I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.
 
Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:
 
 
 
This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:
 
 
 
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] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
I’ve been using the beta this evening.  I really like the addition.  In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze.  This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.)  Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.
 
I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors.  The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit.  So a green 1 is a bit hard to read.  Is it possible to color the cell?  All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?
 
 
Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Thanks Larry,
 
You are farther along on 80M than I am.  Only 65 confirmed here.
 
Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space.  Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?
 
If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:
 


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: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well.  (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.)  I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors.  (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)
 
Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Larry,
 
The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes).  For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs.  As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.
 
I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature).  This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.
 
What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC.  Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80.  I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall.  I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB.  I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons.  This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.
 
 
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] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
A great idea.  How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot?  Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance.  (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Gang,
 
Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.
 
The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form.  Enter a country in the country field.  Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results.  An example is below.
 
If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!
 
 
Blue = confirmed
Green = unconfirmed
 
 
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: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

John Carobine - WB8RFB <wb8rfb@...>
 

I vote for option # 1.  Having it red means my attention will quickly be called to the band/mode I still need to work them on.

Great feature! 

WB8RFB



From: "Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]"
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Thanks for chiming in Larry!  Okay.......

Option 1 (Include Red Color)



Option 2 (No Red)



What say you?


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: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
Much better!    I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment??? 
 
I find it a bit confusing to see the NEW(in RED) entries.  These are really unworked.  It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all.  Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend.  (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]).  Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!
 
I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it.  So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.
 
Just my 2¢  -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi All,
 
I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.
 
Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:
 
 
 
This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:
 
 
 
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] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
I’ve been using the beta this evening.  I really like the addition.  In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze.  This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.)  Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.
 
I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors.  The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit.  So a green 1 is a bit hard to read.  Is it possible to color the cell?  All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?
 
 
Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Thanks Larry,
 
You are farther along on 80M than I am.  Only 65 confirmed here.
 
Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space.  Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?
 
If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:
 


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: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well.  (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.)  I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors.  (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)
 
Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green Y for confirmed and a red N for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Larry,
 
The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes).  For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs.  As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.
 
I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature).  This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.
 
What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC.  Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80.  I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall.  I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB.  I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons.  This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.
 
 
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] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,
 
A great idea.  How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot?  Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance.  (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?
 
 

Hi Gang,
 
Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.
 
The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form.  Enter a country in the country field.  Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results.  An example is below.
 
If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!
 
 
Blue = confirmed
Green = unconfirmed
 
 
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: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

John K9IJ
 

Scott,

Ilike option 1, but change 'New' to 'Need'.

John - K9IJ

On 2/1/2017 2:25 PM, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@aol.com [N3FJP_Software_Users] wrote:


Thanks for chiming in Larry! Okay.......

Option 1 (Include Red Color)

Capture.JPG


Option 2 (No Red)

Capture2.JPG


What say you?


73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com
/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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>. But do this with gentleness and respect.../
//
//


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Subject: Fw: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Hi Scott,
Much better! Smile I do have one comment – have I ever not had a comment???
I find it a bit confusing to see the *NEW(in RED)* entries. These are really unworked. It might be better to just leave these with a WHITE background (although then you would need a BLACK font for these cells) and not have the NEW Legend at all. Or maybe a GREY background which could keep the white font, and also would not really need a Legend. (These will always be filled with a “0” [zero]). Actually, a WHITE background with a white font would be empty – which might also work!
I say this because when I click on a spot for a country/band I have not worked the pop-up does not show that band yet as I have not worked it. So the spot is new – but it is not shown on the pop-up – which I find confusing.
Just my 2¢ -- 73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

*From:* mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38
*To:* N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
*Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Hi All,
I've been trying to get back to this for the last week, but answering support e-mail has been crazy.
Okay, a couple of you have commented, and I agree, that the colors on the single digits were hard to distinguish, so I am now coloring the cell instead:
Capture.JPG
This update is reflected in beta 5.8.4 if you would like to give it a try:
http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.exe
73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com
/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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>. But do this with gentleness and respect.../
//
//


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net <mailto:larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net> [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>>
Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Hi Scott,
I’ve been using the beta this evening. I really like the addition. In the past I have usually “tabbed” from the country entry window to bring up what I had for the country – much more tedious and much harder to analyze. This works really well, especially as I am also going for the DX Challenge (846 currently confirmed.) Seeing whether I have any confirmed on a band is just what is needed.
I do find it a bit difficult to distinguish the colors. The green is usually for a “1” as more Qs than that and the probably of a confirmation goes up quite a bit. So a green 1 is a bit hard to read. Is it possible to color the cell? All cells = white EXCEPT a cell with an unconfirmed Q (or an unconfirmed band)could be a light pink?
image
Thanks as always -- BETTER than starting my coffee in the morning...

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

*From:* mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 24, 2017 15:44
*To:* N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
*Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Thanks Larry,
You are farther along on 80M than I am. Only 65 confirmed here.
Yes, I considered the W C letter designations for worked and confirmed, but I thought the numerical values would be more interesting without requiring much more space. Hmm, maybe the W /C would be more sensible?
If you would like to give it a try, here is beta 5.8.3:
http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.exe


73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com
/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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>. But do this with gentleness and respect.../
//
//


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net <mailto:larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net> [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Hi Scott,
Sounds good – as long as we know the criteria it will work well. (I am also going for 80M DXCC to reach 5B DXCC! 86 worked, 84 confirmed.) I would suggest that green be “good” and red be “bad” – the usual traffic light colors. (Although the red should not be “pure” for ADA reasons.)
Even simpler would be to forgo the numbers – just have a green *Y* for confirmed and a red *N* for unconfirmed, although this may actually take more processing time, and give less information.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

*From:* mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:05
*To:* N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
*Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Hi Larry,
The way I have it set now, if any of the QSOs are confirmed, that cell is blue (which applies to the band overall, as well as the specific modes). For example, for 40 PH, there are 4 QSOs. As along as any one (or more) of those QSOs are confirmed, it will be blue and the band will be blue.
I know I could list totals for worked vs confirmed for each band, but that is adding a lot of extra columns and unnecessary detail (for the intent of this feature). This is just a quick glance kinda thing that needs to stay small and simple.
What brought this up is that I am trying to get 5 Band DXCC. Four bands are done, but I am still working on 80. I have my new alerts set for band and mode, so just because I get a new alert on 80, doesn't mean it is new overall. I might already have the entity confirmed on CW, even though it is showing new on SSB.I could change my alert status to just be by band, but I want to keep it band and mode for other reasons. This form tells me with a simple click if the entity is needed overall or not.
73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com
/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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>. But do this with gentleness and respect.../
//
//


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Banks' larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net <mailto:larryb.w1dyj@verizon.net> [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>>
Sent: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Hi Scott,
A great idea. How do you distinguish between confirmed and unconfirmed when you have both in a band-mode slot? Or do you plan on just showing unconfirmed when there are no confirmed, since that really is the “binary” information of importance. (I’m assuming that is what is shown – the greens show none confirmed in 80 PH for example, whereas 40 PH has 4 confirmed and an unknown unconfirmed.)

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

*From:* mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:40
*To:* N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
*Subject:* [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Hi Gang,
Sorry, I'm not planning to have AC Log make your coffee anytime soon (thanks for that entertaining thread and kind words!), but I am working on another little feature that will be available for testing soon.
The idea is to provide a quick way to see what bands and modes you may need an entity on from the main form. Enter a country in the country field. Then click anywhere on the country label to display the results. An example is below.
If you have any thoughts and suggestions on this, now is the time!
Capture.JPG
Blue = confirmed
Green = unconfirmed
73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com
/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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>. But do this with gentleness and respect.../
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Re: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Dan Morris
 

Scott — I see what Larry is talking about and Option two is great (I think).  Just one thing. Do we really need the legend NEW at the bottom.  I would think you could just leave it out and have only Confirmed and Worked.
The 0’s in the table will indicate no contacts on those bands/modes anyway by default.

then when worked, it should turn green.

Dan Morris  KZ3T




 


Re: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Scott Davis
 


Thanks for your thoughts Thomas.  Perhaps I will make the colors configurable down the line, but there are too many other irons in the fire right now.  

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: Thomas roo@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: Scott & Kimberly Davi.
Sent: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 4:18 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

 
Hi Scott,

On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:25 PM, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:
Option 1 (Include Red Color)

Option 2 (No Red)

What say you?

Speaking as a friend of several individuals with varying levels of color blindness, I'd say make all of the colors configurable.  The color configuration one friend uses for your software is horrendous to me, but it's the only scheme that works for her.
 
--
-Thomas AC9BJ
Mount Horeb, WI  EN53da


Re: New Feature - Quick Total Count - Thoughts?

Thomas
 

Hi Scott,

On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:25 PM, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:
Option 1 (Include Red Color)

Option 2 (No Red)

What say you?

Speaking as a friend of several individuals with varying levels of color blindness, I'd say make all of the colors configurable.  The color configuration one friend uses for your software is horrendous to me, but it's the only scheme that works for her.
 
--
-Thomas AC9BJ
Mount Horeb, WI  EN53da

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