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Re: disabled ham needs help

kb3co
 

Two comments on Mortty vs. Winkeyer:
1) WKmini (the Winkeyer functional equivalent of Mortty) is only $59 - NOT $129
2) WKmini is galvanically isolated - Mortty is NOT
Mortty is a nice offering - flexible, functional, and economical. If it were galvanically isolated I would jump on it. But until it is I will will pay the extra bucks and get the security I need.

73,
Charlie KB3CO


Re: disabled ham needs help

Ken Bell
 

I'm going to toss in a suggestion before the topic is closed completely.  Take a look at Mortty:  https://hamprojects.info/mortty/

This is a kit, but one of the easiest kits I've built.   N3FJP, N1MM+, and fldigi all look upon  the Mortty as if it's a winkeyer. I've used it enough to know that it works well, and I saved over $100 building it rather buying an assembled Winkeyer.  $26, including shipping vs $129 for the official winkeyer.  There are a couple of options, so pick the CW version.  It emulates Winkey 2.3.  If you want a speed pot, you can add one for $5, but you don't need it and can change keying speed from the keyboard.  

I don't make any money from Mortty, and don't know the people who do, but know they can't make much with these prices. 

-ken - K4EES


Re: WFD adif file - frequencies

Steve Wilkes
 

Well DUHHHHHH.  I didn't notice the "more" button. LOL.  thanks for the tip!   I work as a programmer, I should know better than to make a "user" error! 

Steve.


On Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8:46:37 AM EST, Scott Davis via Groups.Io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Hi Steve,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Just click More on the Edit form to edit the frequency from the software.

Glad you found the proper settings for your rig!

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: Steve Wilkes via Groups.Io <km4slw@...>
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>; N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 8:40 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] WFD adif file - frequencies

we also had weird frequencies. Turns out it was our rig control set wrong. ("Yaesu New" vs "Yaesu New2"). Rig control WAS working but the frequency was interpreted wrong so 7.070 mhz became 70.700, etc.  We caught it and fixed the setting. We edited the logged QSO's and corrected the BAND, but the frequency is not accessible in the software. Had to manually fix the freq in the adi later  I suppose you could go into the Access DB and change the records, but really don't want to have to do that.  It would be nice if there was a field for the freq that could be edited.

Steve, KM4SLW



On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:52:16 PM EST, Megin Murphy <meginamurphy@...> wrote:


Scott,
 
When I exported an .adi file to be uploaded to my log it pulled in a weird frequency which caused an error.  Is there a setting that will eliminate the frequency from coming over in to the .adi file?
 
73, Megin, K5IJ


Re: WFD adif file - frequencies

Scott Davis
 

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Just click More on the Edit form to edit the frequency from the software.

Glad you found the proper settings for your rig!

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: Steve Wilkes via Groups.Io <km4slw@...>
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>; N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 8:40 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] WFD adif file - frequencies

we also had weird frequencies. Turns out it was our rig control set wrong. ("Yaesu New" vs "Yaesu New2"). Rig control WAS working but the frequency was interpreted wrong so 7.070 mhz became 70.700, etc.  We caught it and fixed the setting. We edited the logged QSO's and corrected the BAND, but the frequency is not accessible in the software. Had to manually fix the freq in the adi later  I suppose you could go into the Access DB and change the records, but really don't want to have to do that.  It would be nice if there was a field for the freq that could be edited.

Steve, KM4SLW



On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:52:16 PM EST, Megin Murphy <meginamurphy@...> wrote:


Scott,
 
When I exported an .adi file to be uploaded to my log it pulled in a weird frequency which caused an error.  Is there a setting that will eliminate the frequency from coming over in to the .adi file?
 
73, Megin, K5IJ


Re: WFD adif file - frequencies

Steve Wilkes
 

we also had weird frequencies. Turns out it was our rig control set wrong. ("Yaesu New" vs "Yaesu New2"). Rig control WAS working but the frequency was interpreted wrong so 7.070 mhz became 70.700, etc.  We caught it and fixed the setting. We edited the logged QSO's and corrected the BAND, but the frequency is not accessible in the software. Had to manually fix the freq in the adi later  I suppose you could go into the Access DB and change the records, but really don't want to have to do that.  It would be nice if there was a field for the freq that could be edited.

Steve, KM4SLW



On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:52:16 PM EST, Megin Murphy <meginamurphy@...> wrote:


Scott,

 

When I exported an .adi file to be uploaded to my log it pulled in a weird frequency which caused an error.  Is there a setting that will eliminate the frequency from coming over in to the .adi file?

 

73, Megin, K5IJ


Re: disabled ham needs help

jim crisco WA4YIZ
 

thanks to all who gave feedback....we are going to look at winkeyer...
i will post a update after he is back on the air...
73
jim
wa4yiz


Re: WFD adif file - frequencies

Megin Murphy
 

I thought about that but the frequencies are not the same so it’s not an easy search and replace ir even delete.  But thanks for the suggestion.

 


From: n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io on behalf of Jim Shorney <jshorney@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:21 PM
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] WFD adif file - frequencies
 

I would open the ADIF file in a text editor or ADIF Master and remove the frequency or edit it to show a sane number.

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Wed, 29 Jan 2020 21:52:10 -0600
"Megin Murphy" <meginamurphy@...> wrote:

> Scott,
>
>
>
> When I exported an .adi file to be uploaded to my log it pulled in a weird
> frequency which caused an error. Is there a setting that will eliminate the
> frequency from coming over in to the .adi file?
>
>
>
> 73, Megin, K5IJ
>
>
>
>





Re: WFD adif file - frequencies

Scott Davis
 

Hi Megin,

Thanks for your e-mail.  In addition to Jim's good suggestion (thanks Jim), you can edit the QSO record in the WFD software to correct the frequency and then export the ADIF file again.

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: Jim Shorney <jshorney@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jan 29, 2020 11:21 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] WFD adif file - frequencies


I would open the ADIF file in a text editor or ADIF Master and remove the frequency or edit it to show a sane number.

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Wed, 29 Jan 2020 21:52:10 -0600
"Megin Murphy" <meginamurphy@...> wrote:

> Scott,
>

>
> When I exported an .adi file to be uploaded to my log it pulled in a weird
> frequency which caused an error.  Is there a setting that will eliminate the
> frequency from coming over in to the .adi file?
>

>
> 73, Megin, K5IJ
>
>
>
>





Re: WFD adif file - frequencies

Jim Shorney
 

I would open the ADIF file in a text editor or ADIF Master and remove the frequency or edit it to show a sane number.

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Wed, 29 Jan 2020 21:52:10 -0600
"Megin Murphy" <meginamurphy@gmail.com> wrote:

Scott,



When I exported an .adi file to be uploaded to my log it pulled in a weird
frequency which caused an error. Is there a setting that will eliminate the
frequency from coming over in to the .adi file?



73, Megin, K5IJ




WFD adif file - frequencies

Megin Murphy
 

Scott,

 

When I exported an .adi file to be uploaded to my log it pulled in a weird frequency which caused an error.  Is there a setting that will eliminate the frequency from coming over in to the .adi file?

 

73, Megin, K5IJ


Re: disabled ham needs help

Frank MacKenzie-Lamb
 

The answer here is to either free keyboard or go right to your CW key

 

BTW I have an illustrated set of directions for setting up the Winkeyer for rigs plus for the IC-7300. If you’d like a copy pse send your request to me at NG1I@...

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Christopher Scibelli via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 4:00 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

 

I don't this can be done with only memories.  What happens if the other OP asks a question whose answer isn't stored in memory?  Too many things can wrong using memories alone.

If he can type using the keyboard interface is what I'd suggest.  I'd also get a Winkeyer.  CW is so much better when using a WKer.

73,

Chris  NU1O 


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank MacKenzie-Lamb <maclamb@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

Jim,  would Winkeyer be of any help where he can just press a programed F key?  I have a ic 7300 which I use with Winkeyer and an illustrated set of directions in setting it up but I don’t know the 756Pro

 

Frank

NG1I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of jim crisco via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:46 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

 

hi all..trying to help a disabled ham with CW keying from ACL to a ic 756 pro III.

he has parkinsons ...his hands shake a good bit...so he "studders" when sending CW.

he would like to use RI to send CW from a memory location..but the 756 does not support this.

what are our options ???

i do not use CW so i am at a loss...

any help would be appreciated..

he would consider sending code from his keyboard if needed..

 

no need to tie up the group...so please contact me off group..

 

jim

wa4yiz

email good on qrz


Re: disabled ham needs help

K4GM-George
 

CHris:

I agree. Using the F keys is only a good start.  I think he would also need a "big key" keyboard to minimize "fat-fingering" . Take a look at https://www.infogrip.com/products/keyboards/large-print-key-keyboard/

73, George K4GM

On 1/29/2020 4:02 PM, Christopher Scibelli via Groups.Io wrote:
I don't think this can be done with only memories.  What happens if the other OP asks a question whose answer isn't stored in memory?  Too many things can wrong using memories alone.

If he can type using the keyboard interface is what I'd suggest.  I'd also get a Winkeyer.  CW is so much better when using a WKer.

73,

Chris  NU1O 


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Scibelli via Groups.Io <nu1oscar@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jan 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

I don't this can be done with only memories.  What happens if the other OP asks a question whose answer isn't stored in memory?  Too many things can wrong using memories alone.

If he can type using the keyboard interface is what I'd suggest.  I'd also get a Winkeyer.  CW is so much better when using a WKer.

73,

Chris  NU1O 


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank MacKenzie-Lamb <maclamb@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

Jim,  would Winkeyer be of any help where he can just press a programed F key?  I have a ic 7300 which I use with Winkeyer and an illustrated set of directions in setting it up but I don’t know the 756Pro

 

Frank

NG1I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of jim crisco via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:46 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

 

hi all..trying to help a disabled ham with CW keying from ACL to a ic 756 pro III.

he has parkinsons ...his hands shake a good bit...so he "studders" when sending CW.

he would like to use RI to send CW from a memory location..but the 756 does not support this.

what are our options ???

i do not use CW so i am at a loss...

any help would be appreciated..

he would consider sending code from his keyboard if needed..

 

no need to tie up the group...so please contact me off group..

 

jim

wa4yiz

email good on qrz



Re: disabled ham needs help

Christopher Scibelli
 

I don't think this can be done with only memories.  What happens if the other OP asks a question whose answer isn't stored in memory?  Too many things can wrong using memories alone.

If he can type using the keyboard interface is what I'd suggest.  I'd also get a Winkeyer.  CW is so much better when using a WKer.

73,

Chris  NU1O 


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Scibelli via Groups.Io <nu1oscar@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jan 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

I don't this can be done with only memories.  What happens if the other OP asks a question whose answer isn't stored in memory?  Too many things can wrong using memories alone.

If he can type using the keyboard interface is what I'd suggest.  I'd also get a Winkeyer.  CW is so much better when using a WKer.

73,

Chris  NU1O 


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank MacKenzie-Lamb <maclamb@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

Jim,  would Winkeyer be of any help where he can just press a programed F key?  I have a ic 7300 which I use with Winkeyer and an illustrated set of directions in setting it up but I don’t know the 756Pro

 

Frank

NG1I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of jim crisco via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:46 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

 

hi all..trying to help a disabled ham with CW keying from ACL to a ic 756 pro III.

he has parkinsons ...his hands shake a good bit...so he "studders" when sending CW.

he would like to use RI to send CW from a memory location..but the 756 does not support this.

what are our options ???

i do not use CW so i am at a loss...

any help would be appreciated..

he would consider sending code from his keyboard if needed..

 

no need to tie up the group...so please contact me off group..

 

jim

wa4yiz

email good on qrz


Re: disabled ham needs help

Christopher Scibelli
 

I don't this can be done with only memories.  What happens if the other OP asks a question whose answer isn't stored in memory?  Too many things can wrong using memories alone.

If he can type using the keyboard interface is what I'd suggest.  I'd also get a Winkeyer.  CW is so much better when using a WKer.

73,

Chris  NU1O 


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank MacKenzie-Lamb <maclamb@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

Jim,  would Winkeyer be of any help where he can just press a programed F key?  I have a ic 7300 which I use with Winkeyer and an illustrated set of directions in setting it up but I don’t know the 756Pro

 

Frank

NG1I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of jim crisco via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:46 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] disabled ham needs help

 

hi all..trying to help a disabled ham with CW keying from ACL to a ic 756 pro III.

he has parkinsons ...his hands shake a good bit...so he "studders" when sending CW.

he would like to use RI to send CW from a memory location..but the 756 does not support this.

what are our options ???

i do not use CW so i am at a loss...

any help would be appreciated..

he would consider sending code from his keyboard if needed..

 

no need to tie up the group...so please contact me off group..

 

jim

wa4yiz

email good on qrz


Re: WFD score #contest

Steve Wilkes
 

yes, I understand the software cannot show the score including BONUS points. What I would expect it to do is show the score including multipliers in realtime, which it doesn't.  I'm used to N1MM which does reflect the score before bonus in realtime. During a contest it is impossible to see how you're doing in regard to previous scores. Yes I can compare # contacts, but I'm not going to attempt to do multiplier math on the fly.


Re: WFD score #contest

Scott Davis
 

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your e-mail.  The Cabrillo file claimed score includes all bonuses that you were able obtain during the contest, as well as score multipliers for power levels that you wound up using throughout the event.  Please see the Field Day rules for complete details on the scoring calculation here:

https://a2a53e2b-2285-4083-9cff-c99fe5ba1658.filesusr.com/ugd/1c7085_8fa2f4f66e5e40b29a79d014ec53578f.pdf

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: Steve Wilkes via Groups.Io <km4slw@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jan 29, 2020 10:11 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] WFD score #contest

Winter Field Day contest issue

The "Total Score" shown on the main screen and on the Stats screen is:  8,892
Claimed score in the cabrillo files is: 23,616  (based on past contests this looks correct)
we had bonus points totaling 6,000.

How did the score get to 23,616?   Certainly not from adding 8,892 + 6,000.   Why is the score on screen not more accurate? It seem like it should be whatever the total is before any soapbox bonus. What am I missing?


WFD score #contest

Steve Wilkes
 

Winter Field Day contest issue

The "Total Score" shown on the main screen and on the Stats screen is:  8,892
Claimed score in the cabrillo files is: 23,616  (based on past contests this looks correct)
we had bonus points totaling 6,000.

How did the score get to 23,616?   Certainly not from adding 8,892 + 6,000.   Why is the score on screen not more accurate? It seem like it should be whatever the total is before any soapbox bonus. What am I missing?


Re: Cabrillo file entry says RY instead of DG VHF Contest

Scott Davis
 

Hi John,

Thanks for your follow up.  Yes, when you don't record a specific mode in the Mode field, RTTY is the default.  In fact, RY used to be the value output for all digital modes on Cabrillo, regardless of digital mode used.  Only in the last few years have they been encouraging (but at last check not requiring) DG for modes other than RTTY.

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: John Klem <klemjf@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Cabrillo file entry says RY instead of DG VHF Contest

Scott,
I'm not sure I understand.  The mode field in the scrolling Recent Contacts window says DIG.  The Mode (tst) field in the Edit window says DIG.  The Mode field in the expanded edit form says DIG.  The Cabrillo file that gets written says RY.  This is normal behavior?
John


Re: Cabrillo file entry says RY instead of DG VHF Contest

John Klem <klemjf@...>
 

Scott,
OK, now I understand the origin of the problem.  The mode field in the expanded Edit form was DIG, which for whatever reason produces RY in the Cabrillo.  Changing that mode field to MSK144 produces DIG in the Cabrillo as you say.  Although I don't quite understand the logic behind this behavior, my problem is solved.
Thanks,
John


Re: Cabrillo file entry says RY instead of DG VHF Contest

John Klem <klemjf@...>
 

Scott,
I'm not sure I understand.  The mode field in the scrolling Recent Contacts window says DIG.  The Mode (tst) field in the Edit window says DIG.  The Mode field in the expanded edit form says DIG.  The Cabrillo file that gets written says RY.  This is normal behavior?
John

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