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Re: Coordination of Multiple Instances of AC Log

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ken,

Thanks for your e-mail.  An additional option is here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q11

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: BOBBY E Chandler <bobbye@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jan 22, 2020 6:00 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Coordination of Multiple Instances of AC Log

I use Synkron or TreeComp to keep 3 computer synced and backed up.

Bobby/N4AU

--
Bobby Chandler
    n4au@...





Re: Convert To Hex Grayed Out

Scott Davis
 

Hi Frank,

Thanks for your e-mail.  When you select Icom2 from the drop down, the value is checked and grayed out, so it can't be unchecked, as the setting is required for all Icoms.

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: Frank MacKenzie-Lamb <maclamb@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 6:32 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Convert To Hex Grayed Out

Hello all,

In my rig setup screen for the 7300, the Convert To Hex is grayed out.....Scott's FAQ says it should be checked.  Where am I going wrong friends?


Re: Multiple call signs with one ACL

Scott Davis
 

Hi Doug,

Thanks for your e-mail.  To start a new log file for your other call sign, click File > New > New Database.  More details are here:


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: w6hb via Groups.Io <w6hb@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Multiple call signs with one ACL

What is the best way to log two different call signs in one ACL program?

73 - Doug - W6HB & E51DLD


Re: Objet : [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting question

Scott Davis
 

Hi Rino,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I have no plans for that feature, but you could always start a new log for 2020 and accomplish it that way if you like.

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: rino deschenes via Groups.Io <ve9vic@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 2:39 pm
Subject: Objet : [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting question

Scott is it possible in the DX spotting display to add a row for countries worked in 2020 ,say at the end of the display ?
 
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De : Scott Davis via Groups.Io
Envoyé le :January 21, 2020 3:15 PM
À : N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Objet :Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting question
 
Hi Fred,
 
Thanks for your e-mail.  To customize the layout of the DX Spotting display:
 
-  Click Settings > DX Spotting > Column Headers (to display the column headers).
 
-  Drag them to your preference.
 
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: Fred K2DFC via Groups.Io <k2dfc@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 11:17 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting question
Something I've been wondering about. Why isn't the DX Spotting grid set up the same as the DX Clusters. That is, spotting station first, followed by frequency, DX station, then comment.
--
73
Fred
K2DFC
 
 
 


Re: Coordination of Multiple Instances of AC Log

BOBBY E Chandler <bobbye@...>
 

I use Synkron or TreeComp to keep 3 computer synced and backed up.

Bobby/N4AU

--
Bobby Chandler
bobbye@...
n4au@...


Re: Coordination of Multiple Instances of AC Log

Jim Shorney
 

Use a Dropbox folder that you can access from both machines for the log file.

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:03:38 -0800
"Kenneth W. Campbell" <n6pcd1@...> wrote:

Howdy,

Can any of you give me some advice as to how to keep two installations of AC Log coordinated? I have a main ham station computer where my main AC Log resides.  Later his year I'll be traveling and using AC Log on another computer at another station I'll be installing. Both on the same call sign.

My question is this: how can I keep both computers coordinated with respect to LoTW submissions? In essence I'd like to see the same log information on both PC's after doing LoTW upload followed later by an LoTW download.

I hope this this makes sense...

Thanks in advance for the help!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD



Re: Coordination of Multiple Instances of AC Log

Justin Lentz
 

I have my log saved to a flash drive (with a computer backup) so all I do is take the flash drive with me when I am mobile and open the saved log file off the flash drive

Justin Lentz KF5IVJ
Ellis County Amateur Radio Club President and Program Officer



On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 9:03 PM -0600, "Kenneth W. Campbell" <n6pcd1@...> wrote:

Howdy,

Can any of you give me some advice as to how to keep two installations of AC Log coordinated? I have a main ham station computer where my main AC Log resides.  Later his year I'll be traveling and using AC Log on another computer at another station I'll be installing. Both on the same call sign.

My question is this: how can I keep both computers coordinated with respect to LoTW submissions? In essence I'd like to see the same log information on both PC's after doing LoTW upload followed later by an LoTW download. 

I hope this this makes sense...

Thanks in advance for the help!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD


Re: DX Spotting question

Dale Martin
 

Another question, but don’t really think it’s anything ACL has to do with:

 

Why, when one does a sh/dx does the posting list scroll go backwards – that is, the most recent posts are at the top of the scroll and generally off screen so you (me) have to scroll the list down to see the latest spots?

 

There.

 

I feel much better now.

 

73,

Dale, kg5u

 


Coordination of Multiple Instances of AC Log

Kenneth W. Campbell
 

Howdy,

Can any of you give me some advice as to how to keep two installations of AC Log coordinated? I have a main ham station computer where my main AC Log resides.  Later his year I'll be traveling and using AC Log on another computer at another station I'll be installing. Both on the same call sign.

My question is this: how can I keep both computers coordinated with respect to LoTW submissions? In essence I'd like to see the same log information on both PC's after doing LoTW upload followed later by an LoTW download. 

I hope this this makes sense...

Thanks in advance for the help!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD


Re: DX Spotting question

Fred K2DFC
 

Thanks Scott. Didn't know that.

--
73
Fred
K2DFC


Re: Mapping QSO Party Counties #announcement

Mike Saeger
 

I just added the 7th Area QSO Party Map. This map is a bit different from the single state maps in that it can only highlight the worked counties. Hovering the mouse over a county won't show you the worked stations -- sorry! The list of county maps keeps growing...


Re: How much is too much to log

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Mike,

What is the gadget?

Dick


Convert To Hex Grayed Out

Frank MacKenzie-Lamb
 

Hello all,

In my rig setup screen for the 7300, the Convert To Hex is grayed out.....Scott's FAQ says it should be checked.  Where am I going wrong friends?


Multiple call signs with one ACL

w6hb
 

What is the best way to log two different call signs in one ACL program?

73 - Doug - W6HB & E51DLD


Objet : [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting question

rino deschenes <ve9vic@...>
 

Scott is it possible in the DX spotting display to add a row for countries worked in 2020 ,say at the end of the display ?

 

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De : Scott Davis via Groups.Io
Envoyé le :January 21, 2020 3:15 PM
À : N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Objet :Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting question

 

Hi Fred,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  To customize the layout of the DX Spotting display:

 

-  Click Settings > DX Spotting > Column Headers (to display the column headers).

 

-  Drag them to your preference.

 

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: Fred K2DFC via Groups.Io <k2dfc@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 11:17 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting question

Something I've been wondering about. Why isn't the DX Spotting grid set up the same as the DX Clusters. That is, spotting station first, followed by frequency, DX station, then comment.

--

73

Fred

K2DFC

 

 

 


Re: DX Spotting question

Scott Davis
 

Hi Fred,

Thanks for your e-mail.  To customize the layout of the DX Spotting display:

-  Click Settings > DX Spotting > Column Headers (to display the column headers).

-  Drag them to your preference.

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: Fred K2DFC via Groups.Io <k2dfc@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 11:17 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting question

Something I've been wondering about. Why isn't the DX Spotting grid set up the same as the DX Clusters. That is, spotting station first, followed by frequency, DX station, then comment.
--
73
Fred
K2DFC



Re: Transferring ACLOG to another PC. Advice Please

Jim Storms
 

Adif extension and format are used only when extracting records for transfer. Backup and live logs are always .mdb


Re: How much is too much to log

Jim Storms
 

Just remember once a log gets so big it is best to click the display last 50 when entering new qso’s.  Especially if doing a lot real fast as the log is rebuilt for display as you add each one. Just be advised of a delay when entering. 


DX Spotting question

Fred K2DFC
 

Something I've been wondering about. Why isn't the DX Spotting grid set up the same as the DX Clusters. That is, spotting station first, followed by frequency, DX station, then comment.
--
73
Fred
K2DFC


Re: Rover Setup for VHF Contest Log

Mike Olbrisch
 

Good morning Winston.

 

Well, what you want to do sounds simple enough.  But it opens up a whole can of worms for LoTW, and that can get complicated pretty quick.  I have a fair amount of experience doing this, so let me show you why.  Every time you use a slightly different call sign, you’ll need a new certificate from ARRL to upload that batch of QSO confirmations.  Anything other than your callsign requires another certificate.  CALLSIGN/R, /P, /M, /QRP etc all needs another certificate.  But this is just the beginning.

 

Just in the last few years, I have operated from AR, AZ, CA, CO, MO, NM, OK, TX and WY.  I used the call sign KD5KC for each.  And that only required one LoTW certificate.  Had I signed my call sign with a /region, I would then need certificates for KD5KC, KD5KC/5, KD5KC/6, KD5KC/7 and KD5KC/0.  So instead of one LoTW certificate, I’d need five. But this is only the beginning.

 

The difficulty isn’t really on your end.  It is on the other end where you don’t know what will happen.  Let’s say I operated as KD5KC/0 from atop Pikes Peak for the V/UHF contest last weekend (I wish) and made 500 contacts (now I’m dreaming).   I certainly want everyone who worked me to get credit for that STATE, COUNTY and GRID.  But the problems come when the other guy uploads his log.  Was I logged as KD5KC/0?  Or was I logged as KD5KC?  The only way to cover all bases is to use two certificates (KD5KC and KD5KC/0) and upload all 500 QSOs twice, once using each certificate.  So far, not too bad, right?

 

I have also operated from Austria, Czech Rep, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.  So now I need certificates for OE/KD5KC, OK/KD5KC, DL/KD5KC, HB0/KD5KC and HB9/KD5KC.  But wait…. CEPT rules state (not any more) that if you are a portable you needed to sign /P after your call.  So now add OE/KD5KC/P, OK/KD5KC/P, DL/KD5KC/P, HB0/KD5KC/P and HB9/KD5KC/P.  Is it getting complicated yet?

 

Let’s just stop the madness right here.  Presently I have fifteen certificates listed above.  But can I do without some of that?  In order to keep it simple, long ago I decided to never sign KD5KC/anything.  No KD5KC/7, no KD5KC/QRP, no KD5KC/M.  Nothing!  Just doing this, I have cut my United States Call Sign certificates from five to one.

 

As for operating in Europe, I never signed /P.  I am not certain if it was totally legal, but I figured anyone who worked HB0/KD5KC could figure out I was a portable station, especially if I was activating a summit.  Somewhere a few years ago CEPT no longer required the /P.  So instead of ten LoTW certificates in Europe, I now only needed five, and my total certificate count drops from fifteen to six. Much more manageable.

 

But wait, there’s more.  Each time you move your rover to a different grid, you need to make a new location.  And that requires you to save a different location for each different STATE-COUNTY-GRID that has changes.  Even if you are in the same state-county, if the grid changed it is a new location.  Presently, I have something near 100 ± portable locations saved in LoTW.  So just imagine now that I operated with a /P after my call sign.  That would immediately double the number of locations saved, as each starts by picking the certificate for that country.  So just using /P, I would need to build a location for the KD5KC certificate, and another copy for the KD5KC/P certificate.

So as you can see, what you want to do can be done.  It is up to you do decide -IF- it is worth the effort, and how far you want to take it.

 

If anyone needs Step-By-Step directions, I wrote some documents for Scott’s help page a few years ago. They are here:

 

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

 

For details on setting up AC Log and LoTW with multiple calls or station locations, after you perform the basic set up below, please see the Using LoTW With Multiple Calls and Locations and the Using AC Log and LoTW With Multiple Calls and Locations documents, generously authored by Mike, KD5KC, who has quite a bit of experience in this area. Be sure to read the LoTW document first.

 

If anyone needs additional help, I’ll do my best to get you working.  Contact me DIRECT so we keep the noise level low here for Scott.  But even before contacting me, first try a reboot, and be sure you are running the latest versions of AC-Log and LoTW.  It is amazing how many problems are fixed by simply updating and rebooting.

 

CONTESTING and ROVER OPS:  A famous U.S. antenna guru special-built a 3-element 6-meter Yagi for me, it weighs only 2.5 pounds and is optimized for gain.  This summer I am not going to visit family and friends in Europe, so I will be making a significate mountaintop assault for the June ARRL V/UHF contest.  I have won WTX section and WG division in January and September.  I’ve never won anything in June.  Last attempt I got washed off the mountainside in a downpour and rock slide.  I figured God was telling me to go home.  This year I’ll be at 7,192 ASL, 3.050 AAT.  Come out here and be a rover for me, I’d appreciate the contacts…..  6m – 2m – 1.25m – 70cm – 23cm.  The 33cm band is prohibited out here due to the proximity of White Sands Missile Range.

 

Wishing you the best of luck sir……  E-mail direct if I can help more.

 

Mike – KD5KC -- El Paso -- Texas.

 

The canyons are calling, colorful and deep.  But I have promises to keep.

And miles to go still in my Jeep...   And miles to go still in my Jeep...

 

Big Bend JEEP Rear

 

ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.

 

 

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Winston - K8IE
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 11:25 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Rover Setup for VHF Contest Log

 

We have a similar inquiry but related to the basic Amateur Radio Log software,  We are looking for pointers on how to configure to allow occasional Roving treks.  In particular, do we change our call to K8IE/R?  How do we change our location to reflect differing grid squares?  And finally, if we are using LoTW, how does LoTW react to changing locations?

Winston, K8IE