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Rig Control Yaesu FT-757 GX2

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Hello,
 
I recently got a CAT cable for my old FT-757 GX2. I have been unable to get it to work with the N3FJP QSO Party programs. The commands to change frequency and mode work but there is no data coming back from the radio.  Has anyone had luck in getting this to work?
Thanks,
 
 
Neal Degner WA9WYI


Re: Museum Ships Weekend and N3FJP Logging Software

n4kc@...
 

Shoot!  I always try to work the Batfish on Museum Ships Weekend but was unable to this year.  Thank you to the whole crew that put her on the air, though, and for posting the video.  

I wrote a book about Batfish...a remarkable story on two fronts: what she and her crew accomplished in WWII and how she came to rest today in the middle of a former bean field in Muskogee, Oklahoma, at the highest elevation any submarine has ever been. The book is IN THE COURSE OF DUTY.

Plus WW2SUB is my favorite call sign of all!  Glad to hear Amateur Contact Log is helping them get all those eager callers documented.

73,

Don N4KC
   


Re: Museum Ships Weekend and N3FJP Logging Software

Scott Davis
 

Very cool Paul!  Thanks so much for sharing the video, your kind words and encouragement!

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: Paul Goulet kc5cyy@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Sun, Jun 10, 2018 4:15 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Museum Ships Weekend and N3FJP Logging Software

 
Hello All:

Recently we purchased the N3FJP suite license.  Our reason for doing so was to minimize the post time it takes to compile all the logged data.  A few operators would religiously do the data entry one time.  Others would ... You know, sheets of paper, napkins with really wet ink, writing contacts on both sides of the paper, hand writing you can't decipher, stuff written in the border with arrows, and all of course all this written data needs to be transcribed and data input (hopefully associated with the correct callsign WW2SUB or WW2OK.

This year the Trustee put his foot down and wasn't taking prisoners!  EVERY contact had to be data input in real time or don't operate!

We finally got live internet into the WW2 SUBmarine, the USS Batfish and connected up the 3 stations working from inside the boat to the server inside the museum, all using the callsign WW2SUB.  The other stations at the Museum were all WW2OK, the USS Oklahoma (mast memorial station).  We used one server to collect all the contacts into one master list, managing the active callsign and operator in the setup portion of the software.

We had hickups.  When things got quiet, the server would go to sleep and cause some frustration, but we eventually figured that piece out.

Here is the good news summary.  

*Prevent idle computers from sitting on a band/mode in use by an active station.
*Prevent the server from going into a sleep mode.
*Have operators review/complete the setup when they occupy a stations and operate.
*Display the activity on a Big Screen and watch live the contact list grow, and depending on the tempo, it grows fast!

The event coordinator just informed me that he completed the post event task in less than 2 hours and for the 1st time we have real stats on who did what!

Watch this video of W9IAN 16 year old Ian Lopez make a contact or two.  How many callsigns can you pull out? Is your callsign in there somewhere too? https://www.facebook.com/1727272054179242/posts/2044422839130827/

Thank you Scott and your team for a great, easy to setup and learn piece of software.

Paul /KC5CYY


Museum Ships Weekend and N3FJP Logging Software

 

Hello All:

Recently we purchased the N3FJP suite license.  Our reason for doing so was to minimize the post time it takes to compile all the logged data.  A few operators would religiously do the data entry one time.  Others would ... You know, sheets of paper, napkins with really wet ink, writing contacts on both sides of the paper, hand writing you can't decipher, stuff written in the border with arrows, and all of course all this written data needs to be transcribed and data input (hopefully associated with the correct callsign WW2SUB or WW2OK.

This year the Trustee put his foot down and wasn't taking prisoners!  EVERY contact had to be data input in real time or don't operate!

We finally got live internet into the WW2 SUBmarine, the USS Batfish and connected up the 3 stations working from inside the boat to the server inside the museum, all using the callsign WW2SUB.  The other stations at the Museum were all WW2OK, the USS Oklahoma (mast memorial station).  We used one server to collect all the contacts into one master list, managing the active callsign and operator in the setup portion of the software.

We had hickups.  When things got quiet, the server would go to sleep and cause some frustration, but we eventually figured that piece out.

Here is the good news summary.  

*Prevent idle computers from sitting on a band/mode in use by an active station.
*Prevent the server from going into a sleep mode.
*Have operators review/complete the setup when they occupy a stations and operate.
*Display the activity on a Big Screen and watch live the contact list grow, and depending on the tempo, it grows fast!

The event coordinator just informed me that he completed the post event task in less than 2 hours and for the 1st time we have real stats on who did what!

Watch this video of W9IAN 16 year old Ian Lopez make a contact or two.  How many callsigns can you pull out? Is your callsign in there somewhere too? https://www.facebook.com/1727272054179242/posts/2044422839130827/

Thank you Scott and your team for a great, easy to setup and learn piece of software.

Paul /KC5CYY


KENWOOD TS-850 losing communication

Perry Abernethy
 

Will  N3FJP’s AC Log  lose communication with the  Kenwood TS-850 because of the radio’s firmware? The TS-850 is not capable of communicating with some logging programs while the VFO knob is being turned. If you turn the VFO knob smoothly and continuously, no matter how slowly, the radio will not respond to radio polls and the link will time out. This is a radio firmware limitation, not a software issue. TNX

NE5ET Perry



Re: AC log merge after contest [1 Attachment]

Scott Davis
 

Hi Joe,

This was written with Field Day in mind, but applies to all the contest software (Dale, your FD reference jogged my memory - thanks!):


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q65

Enjoy!

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Dale dalecole3502@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 5:02 pm
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] AC log merge after contest [1 Attachment]

 
[Attachment(s) from Dale included below]
Joe;
We plan on doing the same on FD.  If I recall right, all we did was down load to a flash drive, and upload on to the other computer.  Then we did a “sort on date” and it integrated the files.  I didn’t do the process, but I think that is how our “resident geek” did it.
Dale K8TS
FD Call:  W8JXN
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: jh@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 12:03 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] AC log merge after contest
 
 
I will be using two different computers with two different radios for the VHF contest this weekend.  Each will run it's own copy of AClog contest software.  At this point i don't want to network the computers since I have procrastinated too long!  
 
After the contest can I just import one of the contest logs into the other and then submit that full log?
 
Will the contacts interleave according to when they were worked or will there be two "chunks" in the log??
 
Thanks in advance for any help offered.
 
73,
 
Joe, W8JH
 


Re: AC log merge after contest

Scott Davis
 

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your e-mail.  In addition to Mark's good advice, be sure to use the VHF contest software for the contest, not AC Log:

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

Enjoy!

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


-----Original Message-----
From: darkstar7@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP Software Users
Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 12:11 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] AC log merge after contest

 
You should be able to merge (import ADIF file from the 2nd computer) the two logs together within the VHF program and then you can sort it so the contacts fall into the correct date/time order.  Then you can export that entire ADIF file and merge that with your master log (AC Log) and sort it again if you need to.

73
Mark McLauchlin KN7T


From: "jh@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: "N3FJP Software Users"
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:49:55 AM
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] AC log merge after contest

 
I will be using two different computers with two different radios for the VHF contest this weekend.  Each will run it's own copy of AClog contest software.  At this point i don't want to network the computers since I have procrastinated too long!  

After the contest can I just import one of the contest logs into the other and then submit that full log?

Will the contacts interleave according to when they were worked or will there be two "chunks" in the log??

Thanks in advance for any help offered.

73,

Joe, W8JH


Re: AC log merge after contest

K8TS
 

Joe;

We plan on doing the same on FD.  If I recall right, all we did was down load to a flash drive, and upload on to the other computer.  Then we did a “sort on date” and it integrated the files.  I didn’t do the process, but I think that is how our “resident geek” did it.

Dale K8TS

FD Call:  W8JXN

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: jh@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 12:03 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] AC log merge after contest

 

 

I will be using two different computers with two different radios for the VHF contest this weekend.  Each will run it's own copy of AClog contest software.  At this point i don't want to network the computers since I have procrastinated too long!  

 

After the contest can I just import one of the contest logs into the other and then submit that full log?

 

Will the contacts interleave according to when they were worked or will there be two "chunks" in the log??

 

Thanks in advance for any help offered.

 

73,

 

Joe, W8JH

 


Re: VHF Contest Log

Larry Banks
 

Yes,

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

Sent: Friday, June 08, 2018 9:50
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] VHF Contest Log
 
 

Does the N3FJP VHF contest log generate a cabrillo file?
 
Seems the ARRL will only accept Cabrillo formated logs.
 
Thanks all



Re: AC log merge after contest

Mark
 

You should be able to merge (import ADIF file from the 2nd computer) the two logs together within the VHF program and then you can sort it so the contacts fall into the correct date/time order.  Then you can export that entire ADIF file and merge that with your master log (AC Log) and sort it again if you need to.

73
Mark McLauchlin KN7T


From: "jh@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]"
To: "N3FJP Software Users"
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:49:55 AM
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] AC log merge after contest

 

I will be using two different computers with two different radios for the VHF contest this weekend.  Each will run it's own copy of AClog contest software.  At this point i don't want to network the computers since I have procrastinated too long!  


After the contest can I just import one of the contest logs into the other and then submit that full log?


Will the contacts interleave according to when they were worked or will there be two "chunks" in the log??


Thanks in advance for any help offered.


73,


Joe, W8JH



Re: VHF Contest Log

Ken Kent <ka2lim@...>
 

Yes


On Friday, June 8, 2018, 12:01:02 PM EDT, blackbelt760@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] wrote:


 

Does the N3FJP VHF contest log generate a cabrillo file?

Seems the ARRL will only accept Cabrillo formated logs.

Thanks all



AC log merge after contest

Joe Hoffman
 

I will be using two different computers with two different radios for the VHF contest this weekend.  Each will run it's own copy of AClog contest software.  At this point i don't want to network the computers since I have procrastinated too long!  


After the contest can I just import one of the contest logs into the other and then submit that full log?


Will the contacts interleave according to when they were worked or will there be two "chunks" in the log??


Thanks in advance for any help offered.


73,


Joe, W8JH


VHF Contest Log

Marco Castoloni
 

Does the N3FJP VHF contest log generate a cabrillo file?

Seems the ARRL will only accept Cabrillo formated logs.

Thanks all



Re: Rig Control

Jim...N3MVX
 

Thanks for the reply Scott. 
The problem is now solved. Apparently after the last Windows update I went into rig set up to verify both rigs were still working with AC log. I used the "test swap" button to switch to the second rig  to verify that rig control for that rig was still working. I never switched it back to the primary rig. Your reply to my email mentioning Windows updates jogged my memory. 

Thanks for the great software and superior tech support.

Jim....N3MVX


Re: Rig Control

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you've run into trouble.  I wish I had something insightful to suggest, but since this just started happening, the only thing that comes to mind is perhaps you recently installed a program that has hold of the port on start up, but then releases it (though AC Log should be returning an error in that case).  Another possibility is a port driver problem following a Windows update.

Sorry I don't have more to offer from here.  Perhaps others will have more useful suggestions for 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: N3MVX@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Thu, Jun 7, 2018 7:18 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Rig Control

 
When first starting AC log rig control is not working. If I use CTRL X to switch to my second rig and CTRL X to switch back it then works. This just started a few days ago. I have not made any changes to the computer recently so not sure why all of a sudden this  is happening.  

Jim....N3MVX


Rig Control

Jim...N3MVX
 

When first starting AC log rig control is not working. If I use CTRL X to switch to my second rig and CTRL X to switch back it then works. This just started a few days ago. I have not made any changes to the computer recently so not sure why all of a sudden this  is happening.  


Jim....N3MVX


Re: Server Failed to Respond error on TCP host [1 Attachment]

Scott Davis
 

Hi Lee,

Thanks for your e-mail.  First, make sure you have the TCP networking option set up as detailed here:

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

If you still have trouble, make sure your protection software isn't clamping down on the connection.

If you continue to have trouble, go ahead and configure File Share.

Enjoy!

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


-----Original Message-----
From: lee.lukehart@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Thu, Jun 7, 2018 12:36 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Server Failed to Respond error on TCP host [1 Attachment]

 
[Attachment(s) from lee.lukehart@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] included below]
This error seems odd to me: Why would I receive a "Server Failed to Respond" message (image attached) while ON the host machine itself?

I'm running ARRL Field Day Contest Log 5.8 on a Windows 10 machine with 8GB RAM and 800GB free disk space. Network Method is TCP on this machine.

Does anyone know what caused this error and how I might avoid seeing it again?

Thanks!


Server Failed to Respond error on TCP host

Lee Lukehart
 

This error seems odd to me: Why would I receive a "Server Failed to Respond" message (image attached) while ON the host machine itself?


I'm running ARRL Field Day Contest Log 5.8 on a Windows 10 machine with 8GB RAM and 800GB free disk space. Network Method is TCP on this machine.


Does anyone know what caused this error and how I might avoid seeing it again?


Thanks!



Re: Display setup

Scott Davis
 

Hi  thespotforever,

Thanks for your e-mail.  From the menu options click Settings > DX Spotting > Configure.  Temporarily disable DX spotting, increase the form percentage size and then re enable DX Spotting.

The band map will be even more useful to you, as needed spots are in italics and those needed entities that are LoTW users are red italics.  Lots more details here:

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

Enjoy!


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


-----Original Message-----
From: thespotforever@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Thu, Jun 7, 2018 9:19 am
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Display setup

 
I'm currently in a mode of operating primarily for new DXCC entities. I don't need a long list of previous contacts in the data entry form. I need to expand the DX Spotting window. The default setup on my display (1920X1080) has only three rows of DX Spotting at the bottom of the screen.

I'm one-day into AC Logger so I'm sure I'm just missing something. But I tried multiple attempts to reallocate more vertical window space from the data entry form to DX Spotting. AC Logger keeps doing things I don't understand and I keep chasing my tail. I can expand the DX Spotting space, but when I do the data entry form font decreases and there is blank space under the previous contacts list.

All I need is about 30% of the screen devoted to DX Spotting, and the rest to the data entry form. Can anyone describe how to set this up?

< p>Doing it by setup is acceptable, but wouldn't it be nice if the data entry form and the DX Spotting areas were sizable on the fly like most Windows apps, or even if the spots and log windows were different sizable windows?

Thanks guys


Display setup

glen martin
 

I'm currently in a mode of operating primarily for new DXCC entities. I don't need a long list of previous contacts in the data entry form. I need to expand the DX Spotting window. The default setup on my display (1920X1080) has only three rows of DX Spotting at the bottom of the screen.


I'm one-day into AC Logger so I'm sure I'm just missing something. But I tried multiple attempts to reallocate more vertical window space from the data entry form to DX Spotting. AC Logger keeps doing things I don't understand and I keep chasing my tail. I can expand the DX Spotting space, but when I do the data entry form font decreases and there is blank space under the previous contacts list.


All I need is about 30% of the screen devoted to DX Spotting, and the rest to the data entry form. Can anyone describe how to set this up?


Doing it by setup is acceptable, but wouldn't it be nice if the data entry form and the DX Spotting areas were sizable on the fly like most Windows apps, or even if the spots and log windows were different sizable windows?


Thanks guys


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