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Re: ARRL DX log missing data?? ARRL wont accept log #contest

VK6EA
 

RR TU


Re: ARRL DX log missing data?? ARRL wont accept log #contest

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ian,

Thanks for your follow up.  As you can see from your screen shot, you have not entered valid states / provinces for each of the QSO records.  You'll need to correct the records with the state each station sent you accordingly and resubmit your Cabrillo file.

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: VK6EA <vksixea@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ARRL DX log missing data?? ARRL wont accept log #contest

Thanks for the reply Scott

I inadvertantly posted the wrong Screen shot, I had WOKEN up to my error prior to posting however and downloaded the dx version.

The issue remains, and have have re-posted with the dx version showing, still the same error.

The upload process is very simple could it be an ARRL issue??

73,Ian


Re: ARRL DX log missing data?? ARRL wont accept log #contest

VK6EA
 

Thanks for the reply Scott

I inadvertantly posted the wrong Screen shot, I had WOKEN up to my error prior to posting however and downloaded the dx version.

The issue remains, and have have re-posted with the dx version showing, still the same error.

The upload process is very simple could it be an ARRL issue??

73,Ian


Re: Interfacing Yaseu to my Laptop was a piece of cake

George Merkle
 

Scott,
That sure was easy.  The hardest part was finding a USB Printer cable, but located one behind a wirelessly-connected printer, plugged it into the Yaseu & my venerable Lenovo, and in about 10 minutes following directions it was up and interfacing.  Thanks for the tip, guess it's time for me to read your "user manual" and see what other nifty things I can do.

George N0GM

On Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:34:14 PM CST, Scott Davis via Groups.Io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Hi George,

Thanks for your e-mail, thoughts and suggestions.  You can connect your FT DX 3000 to my software, so that the software always knows which band you are on, as detailed here:

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

Thanks so much for your kind words on the software!

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: George Merkle <grmjunior@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Suggestions from a new user #contest

Y'all, I'm new to this software but really liked it for this weekend's DX contest, I already have my log submitted (over 200 contacts), and that was really easy and quick.  I also exported a file which I imported to Excel to review, and that worked well also.  Working all bands 160-10, I found the software as easy to switch band logs as my FTDX3000.  Only 2 possible improvements I thought of.
 
First, when I switch between bands, I wish the sofware would preserve and populate the last Call Sign typed (for that band) so I don't have to retype it.  For instance, I was in a pileup on 20M for Alaska, and I would switch between that and a 15M pileup on another station.  Each time I would have to retype the last call into the software when switching.  I would think this would fairly easy to do.
 
The second "dream" enhancement would be if the software knew which band I was on, since I inadvertently (and sleep-deprived) logged a couple on the wrong band (one a dupe) before realizing the error of my ways.  (The EDIT feature made it possible to quickly correct the entries.)  I'm assuming there is a connection from the Yaseu rig that would make this possible.  For single operator - single band, it wouldn't matter, but I'm constantly switching between bands to make things more interesting!
 
George Merkle N0GM


Re: Spotting question

kc6mie
 

I got it the video helped thanks

Stephen Spencer

On Feb 17, 2020, at 11:10 AM, Larry Banks via Groups.Io <larryb.w1dyj@...> wrote:


Hi Don,
 
If you are talking about any of the contest SW, use the SPOT LAST button below the message window.  With ACLog I use the SPOT LAST button below the entry windows and next to the LOG CONTACT button.  It’s possible that I placed this there long ago – I can’t remember if it is a default or not.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
From: Don Prince
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 13:56
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Spotting question
 
 
 
On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 11:46 AM kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:
Is there a quicker way of spotting a station you’ve just worked besides going to
Settings
DX spotting
Configure
Spot last


Stephen Spencer




Re: Spotting question

kc6mie
 

It’s for my general log.  When I enable it it’s showing on top of the date column.

Stephen Spencer

On Feb 17, 2020, at 11:10 AM, Larry Banks via Groups.Io <larryb.w1dyj@...> wrote:


Hi Don,
 
If you are talking about any of the contest SW, use the SPOT LAST button below the message window.  With ACLog I use the SPOT LAST button below the entry windows and next to the LOG CONTACT button.  It’s possible that I placed this there long ago – I can’t remember if it is a default or not.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
From: Don Prince
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 13:56
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Spotting question
 
 
 
On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 11:46 AM kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:
Is there a quicker way of spotting a station you’ve just worked besides going to
Settings
DX spotting
Configure
Spot last


Stephen Spencer




Re: Spotting question

Scott Davis
 

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your e-mail.  After the button appears, just drag it into position as detailed here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q79

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: kc6mie <kc6mie@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Spotting question

I’m having a hard time adding the field.  It put the button up in the log in the date column.  Thank goodness for the reset button.

Stephen Spencer

> On Feb 17, 2020, at 10:11 AM, Marv Olnes <marvin.olnes@...> wrote:
>
> Sure, just add "Spot Last" so it's readily available on the form.  One click does it.
>
> Marv
> Marvin Olnes Jr
> ARS N0MHL
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 10:47 AM
> To: AC Log Group <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
> Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Spotting question
>
> Is there a quicker way of spotting a station you’ve just worked besides going to Settings DX spotting Configure Spot last
>
>
> Stephen Spencer
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Re: Spotting question

kc6mie
 

I’m having a hard time adding the field. It put the button up in the log in the date column. Thank goodness for the reset button.

Stephen Spencer

On Feb 17, 2020, at 10:11 AM, Marv Olnes <marvin.olnes@...> wrote:

Sure, just add "Spot Last" so it's readily available on the form. One click does it.

Marv
Marvin Olnes Jr
ARS N0MHL

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of kc6mie
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 10:47 AM
To: AC Log Group <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Spotting question

Is there a quicker way of spotting a station you’ve just worked besides going to Settings DX spotting Configure Spot last


Stephen Spencer






Re: Spotting question

Larry Banks
 

Hi Don,
 
If you are talking about any of the contest SW, use the SPOT LAST button below the message window.  With ACLog I use the SPOT LAST button below the entry windows and next to the LOG CONTACT button.  It’s possible that I placed this there long ago – I can’t remember if it is a default or not.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

From: Don Prince
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 13:56
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Spotting question
 
 
 
On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 11:46 AM kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:
Is there a quicker way of spotting a station you’ve just worked besides going to
Settings
DX spotting
Configure
Spot last


Stephen Spencer




Re: Spotting question

John K9IJ
 

Alt+P Spot Last (Contesting programs and AC Log if you have enabled the Spot Last button from Settings > Edit Fields Displayed)

John - K9IJ

On 2/17/2020 12:56 PM, Don Prince wrote:


On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 11:46 AM kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:
Is there a quicker way of spotting a station you’ve just worked besides going to
Settings
DX spotting
Configure
Spot last


Stephen Spencer




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Re: Spotting question

Don Prince <prince.rxp@...>
 



On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 11:46 AM kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:
Is there a quicker way of spotting a station you’ve just worked besides going to
Settings
DX spotting
Configure
Spot last


Stephen Spencer




Re: Suggestions from a new user #contest

George Merkle
 

Thanks for the tip.  I've been spending all my time getting my antennas working and haven't had a chance to explore this.  Will do!  Looking forward to the next contest (even though my wife isn't, hihi).
George

On Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:34:14 PM CST, Scott Davis via Groups.Io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Hi George,

Thanks for your e-mail, thoughts and suggestions.  You can connect your FT DX 3000 to my software, so that the software always knows which band you are on, as detailed here:

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

Thanks so much for your kind words on the software!

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: George Merkle <grmjunior@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Suggestions from a new user #contest

Y'all, I'm new to this software but really liked it for this weekend's DX contest, I already have my log submitted (over 200 contacts), and that was really easy and quick.  I also exported a file which I imported to Excel to review, and that worked well also.  Working all bands 160-10, I found the software as easy to switch band logs as my FTDX3000.  Only 2 possible improvements I thought of.
 
First, when I switch between bands, I wish the sofware would preserve and populate the last Call Sign typed (for that band) so I don't have to retype it.  For instance, I was in a pileup on 20M for Alaska, and I would switch between that and a 15M pileup on another station.  Each time I would have to retype the last call into the software when switching.  I would think this would fairly easy to do.
 
The second "dream" enhancement would be if the software knew which band I was on, since I inadvertently (and sleep-deprived) logged a couple on the wrong band (one a dupe) before realizing the error of my ways.  (The EDIT feature made it possible to quickly correct the entries.)  I'm assuming there is a connection from the Yaseu rig that would make this possible.  For single operator - single band, it wouldn't matter, but I'm constantly switching between bands to make things more interesting!
 
George Merkle N0GM


Re: Suggestions from a new user #contest

Scott Davis
 

Hi George,

Thanks for your e-mail, thoughts and suggestions.  You can connect your FT DX 3000 to my software, so that the software always knows which band you are on, as detailed here:

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

Thanks so much for your kind words on the software!

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: George Merkle <grmjunior@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Suggestions from a new user #contest

Y'all, I'm new to this software but really liked it for this weekend's DX contest, I already have my log submitted (over 200 contacts), and that was really easy and quick.  I also exported a file which I imported to Excel to review, and that worked well also.  Working all bands 160-10, I found the software as easy to switch band logs as my FTDX3000.  Only 2 possible improvements I thought of.
 
First, when I switch between bands, I wish the sofware would preserve and populate the last Call Sign typed (for that band) so I don't have to retype it.  For instance, I was in a pileup on 20M for Alaska, and I would switch between that and a 15M pileup on another station.  Each time I would have to retype the last call into the software when switching.  I would think this would fairly easy to do.
 
The second "dream" enhancement would be if the software knew which band I was on, since I inadvertently (and sleep-deprived) logged a couple on the wrong band (one a dupe) before realizing the error of my ways.  (The EDIT feature made it possible to quickly correct the entries.)  I'm assuming there is a connection from the Yaseu rig that would make this possible.  For single operator - single band, it wouldn't matter, but I'm constantly switching between bands to make things more interesting!
 
George Merkle N0GM


Suggestions from a new user #contest

George Merkle
 

Y'all, I'm new to this software but really liked it for this weekend's DX contest, I already have my log submitted (over 200 contacts), and that was really easy and quick.  I also exported a file which I imported to Excel to review, and that worked well also.  Working all bands 160-10, I found the software as easy to switch band logs as my FTDX3000.  Only 2 possible improvements I thought of.
 
First, when I switch between bands, I wish the sofware would preserve and populate the last Call Sign typed (for that band) so I don't have to retype it.  For instance, I was in a pileup on 20M for Alaska, and I would switch between that and a 15M pileup on another station.  Each time I would have to retype the last call into the software when switching.  I would think this would fairly easy to do.
 
The second "dream" enhancement would be if the software knew which band I was on, since I inadvertently (and sleep-deprived) logged a couple on the wrong band (one a dupe) before realizing the error of my ways.  (The EDIT feature made it possible to quickly correct the entries.)  I'm assuming there is a connection from the Yaseu rig that would make this possible.  For single operator - single band, it wouldn't matter, but I'm constantly switching between bands to make things more interesting!
 
George Merkle N0GM


Re: NAQP Software issue #naqp #contest

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ken,

Thanks for your follow up.  I understand how frustrating the inconsistent data is and I wish I could be more help.  Without being able to duplicate the problem, I really don't have any other insights to offer from here, beyond what I've already shared.

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: Ken Bell <k4ees@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 17, 2020 11:41 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] NAQP Software issue #NAQP #contest

Scott

Thank you for replying again.  I'll send a few more points your way and we can drop it.  I'll either accept it or go back to using something else.

Thanks to Ed for the suggestion. I was hopeful, but the sleep mode box was not ticked in the driver.  The driver has been ripped out by the roots and re-installed. There is no noticeable RFI in the shack... the problem happens while receiving, so I should notice something in my signal and it's very good.    Further, the problem goes away when the software is shutdown and restarted and doesn't rear it's head for some extended period of time.  When the problem is happening, there are definitely extra characters being interpreted by the software.

Physically removing the USB connection while the software is still running, swapping cables, and restarting the polling does not stop the problem. Clicking the 'Test' on the rig interface page will always correct the current frequency, but will not usually follow a VFO change.  

The very odd thing is It corrects itself when the ACLog, not W-10 or PC, is restarted and doesn't happen again for an extended period of time. And when it fails, it fails.  I'm leaving it running and if it fails again tonight, I'll do some more testing for my benefit. 

I'm fairly sure the issue is on the PC side of the USB cable.  Software, Windows 10, Brand new driver (late last year) are suspect.  
--
Ken - K4EES


Re: Spotting question

Marv Olnes
 

Sure, just add "Spot Last" so it's readily available on the form. One click does it.

Marv
Marvin Olnes Jr
ARS N0MHL

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of kc6mie
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 10:47 AM
To: AC Log Group <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Spotting question

Is there a quicker way of spotting a station you’ve just worked besides going to Settings DX spotting Configure Spot last


Stephen Spencer


Re: Should ACLOG fill "Country" field from data in an LOTW confirmation?

George Davenport
 

For WSTJX contacts, after importing the adif, I select the imported QSOs, then I go to EDIT, then click  FILL FIELDS DETERMINED BY CALL for selected records. Then everything is populated. I will then upload to LoTW. I realize this may be more steps than actually necessary, but I feel I am more in control and confident that all is uploaded correctly.
--
George-- KM4ODS


Spotting question

kc6mie
 

Is there a quicker way of spotting a station you’ve just worked besides going to
Settings
DX spotting
Configure
Spot last


Stephen Spencer


Re: NAQP Software issue #naqp #contest

Ken Bell
 

Scott

Thank you for replying again.  I'll send a few more points your way and we can drop it.  I'll either accept it or go back to using something else.

Thanks to Ed for the suggestion. I was hopeful, but the sleep mode box was not ticked in the driver.  The driver has been ripped out by the roots and re-installed. There is no noticeable RFI in the shack... the problem happens while receiving, so I should notice something in my signal and it's very good.    Further, the problem goes away when the software is shutdown and restarted and doesn't rear it's head for some extended period of time.  When the problem is happening, there are definitely extra characters being interpreted by the software.

Physically removing the USB connection while the software is still running, swapping cables, and restarting the polling does not stop the problem. Clicking the 'Test' on the rig interface page will always correct the current frequency, but will not usually follow a VFO change.  

The very odd thing is It corrects itself when the ACLog, not W-10 or PC, is restarted and doesn't happen again for an extended period of time. And when it fails, it fails.  I'm leaving it running and if it fails again tonight, I'll do some more testing for my benefit. 

I'm fairly sure the issue is on the PC side of the USB cable.  Software, Windows 10, Brand new driver (late last year) are suspect.  
--
Ken - K4EES


Re: FTdx3000 Cat Commands

Scott - KA2K
 

You didn’t post an example so I will say make sure your commands end with a semicolon ;