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Re: Simultaneouosly using the Icom virtual COM and CI-V ports on the 7300, 7610, and 9700 for rig control in ACLog

Scott Davis
 

Thanks so much for sharing your research and all the great information Ed!

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: Edward Van Cleave <ed_vanc@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Feb 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Simultaneouosly using the Icom virtual COM and CI-V ports on the 7300, 7610, and 9700 for rig control in ACLog

During the VHF/UHF contests, while logging into the N3FJP contest module, I found it difficult to readily switch from WSJT (FT8/MSK144) to CW, SSB, or FM.  To make matters complicated, I was running an IC-7610 on 6M, and an IC-9700 on 2m/70cm.  Was using the virtual COM ports associated with both radios for rig control in WSJT-X, then had to manually turn on the N3FJP contest log settings when switching to CW or SSB.  Kinda clumsy until I came across this neat little trick on the K0PIR YouTube channel involving two control cables instead of one.

The IC-7300 and IC-9700 come with one USB port (the 7610 has four), plus the classic CI-V remote port for rig control.  In older Icom rigs this port cabled to a CT-17 CI-V level converter for rig control.  K0PIR found that if he used the CI-V port for rig control into ACLog, then the virtual COM port for rig control in WSJT-X or FLdigi, he could quickly switch modes should a needed DX station show up in the ACLog spotting window in another mode.

I found CI-V to USB cables online, employing the FTDI VCP USB chip built into the USB connecter, making the CT-17 unnecessary.  Valley Enterprises makes the cables and provides the downloadable drivers (Icom USB CT-17 FTDI, 10ft cable is the model I purchased).  My PC is a large desktop with many USB ports and this dual cable setup takes four of them with the two rigs.  I set up rig control for CW and SSB in ACLog using the COM ports provided by Valley Enterprises.  I connected Icom virtual COM port A to WSJT-X for rig control there, with JTAlert sending the FT8 QSO data to ACLog via API.  I use virtual COM port B to key the rig in CW from my PC keyboard.  It all works very slick and can leave WSJT running while operating CW.

Thanks K0PIR YouTube channel!  His videos are specific to both the 7300 and 7610 with ACLog.

73,

Ed, W0VC  


Simultaneouosly using the Icom virtual COM and CI-V ports on the 7300, 7610, and 9700 for rig control in ACLog

Edward Van Cleave <ed_vanc@...>
 

During the VHF/UHF contests, while logging into the N3FJP contest module, I found it difficult to readily switch from WSJT (FT8/MSK144) to CW, SSB, or FM.  To make matters complicated, I was running an IC-7610 on 6M, and an IC-9700 on 2m/70cm.  Was using the virtual COM ports associated with both radios for rig control in WSJT-X, then had to manually turn on the N3FJP contest log settings when switching to CW or SSB.  Kinda clumsy until I came across this neat little trick on the K0PIR YouTube channel involving two control cables instead of one.

The IC-7300 and IC-9700 come with one USB port (the 7610 has four), plus the classic CI-V remote port for rig control.  In older Icom rigs this port cabled to a CT-17 CI-V level converter for rig control.  K0PIR found that if he used the CI-V port for rig control into ACLog, then the virtual COM port for rig control in WSJT-X or FLdigi, he could quickly switch modes should a needed DX station show up in the ACLog spotting window in another mode.

I found CI-V to USB cables online, employing the FTDI VCP USB chip built into the USB connecter, making the CT-17 unnecessary.  Valley Enterprises makes the cables and provides the downloadable drivers (Icom USB CT-17 FTDI, 10ft cable is the model I purchased).  My PC is a large desktop with many USB ports and this dual cable setup takes four of them with the two rigs.  I set up rig control for CW and SSB in ACLog using the COM ports provided by Valley Enterprises.  I connected Icom virtual COM port A to WSJT-X for rig control there, with JTAlert sending the FT8 QSO data to ACLog via API.  I use virtual COM port B to key the rig in CW from my PC keyboard.  It all works very slick and can leave WSJT running while operating CW.

Thanks K0PIR YouTube channel!  His videos are specific to both the 7300 and 7610 with ACLog.

73,

Ed, W0VC  


Re: mass changes to mode

Scott Davis
 

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your e-mail.  From the menu options click File > Export ADIF > Whole Log.  On the form that appears, make sure map PH to SSB is checked. Go ahead and export the file.

Click File > Reset Counter and enter 0.

Click File > Import ADIF and select the file that you exported.

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: tomsuggs31 <tomsuggs31@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Feb 27, 2020 7:02 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] mass changes to mode

For some reason my mode will change from SSB to PH.  LOTW doesnt like that apparently so iI want to change them all to SSB.  Is there a way to make mass changes like that?

Thanks de N4MTE


Re: Wrong info displayed in comment section

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jack,

Thanks for your follow up.  It sounds like your new call is one that was held previously by a very active ham.  AC Log will pull the comments forward from the previous contact(s) with that station when users have the option to carry previous comments forward selected.  That is based purely on data users intentionally saved with the previous QSO record.

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: Jack Knox via Groups.Io <jtnox2@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Wrong info displayed in comment section

Thanks for replying to my inquiry. The problem isn't only when I put my callsign in here at my station but many other hams I work say they get the same results. They get Thomas Blacks info as well as mine. I went to the Callbook tab where the data source providers are and turned off AC Log Callbook and that corrected it on my end but that's not going to help other hams who put my callsign it to their AC Log. Is it possible that you can change it on your end if you have access to that data?

Thanks

Jack Knox
N1JTK

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 06:18:31 AM EST, Scott Davis via Groups.Io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Hi Jack,

Thanks for your e-mail.  To prevent information being pulled forward from previous QSO records, click Settings > Carry Comments Data Forward so that it is unchecked.

If one of the data source providers is not providing proper data, you'll need to contact that data source provider.  AC Log just displays the data received from the provider.  I only checked QRZ and the AC Log FCC data, but those two are fine, properly displaying CT:

Capture.PNG



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: Jack Knox via Groups.Io <jtnox2@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 5:57 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Wrong info displayed in comment section

When other hams put my call sign in, it brings up my name but says I am in WA. Also in the recent contact section it says WA. I live in CT. If you look in  the comments section, my info is listed first but the former licensee is also listed.
 
His license expired in 2012. I got this callsign  in Oct 2019. Contacts are always asking if I am in WA. How do I go about getting rid of his info so mine displays correctly?
 
I have attached a screen shot so you can see what I am talking about.
 
Thanks
 
Jack T Knox
N1JTK
 


mass changes to mode

tomsuggs31@...
 

For some reason my mode will change from SSB to PH.  LOTW doesnt like that apparently so iI want to change them all to SSB.  Is there a way to make mass changes like that?

Thanks de N4MTE


Re: Wrong info displayed in comment section

Jack Knox
 

Thanks for replying to my inquiry. The problem isn't only when I put my callsign in here at my station but many other hams I work say they get the same results. They get Thomas Blacks info as well as mine. I went to the Callbook tab where the data source providers are and turned off AC Log Callbook and that corrected it on my end but that's not going to help other hams who put my callsign it to their AC Log. Is it possible that you can change it on your end if you have access to that data?

Thanks

Jack Knox
N1JTK

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 06:18:31 AM EST, Scott Davis via Groups.Io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Hi Jack,

Thanks for your e-mail.  To prevent information being pulled forward from previous QSO records, click Settings > Carry Comments Data Forward so that it is unchecked.

If one of the data source providers is not providing proper data, you'll need to contact that data source provider.  AC Log just displays the data received from the provider.  I only checked QRZ and the AC Log FCC data, but those two are fine, properly displaying CT:

Capture.PNG



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: Jack Knox via Groups.Io <jtnox2@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 5:57 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Wrong info displayed in comment section

When other hams put my call sign in, it brings up my name but says I am in WA. Also in the recent contact section it says WA. I live in CT. If you look in  the comments section, my info is listed first but the former licensee is also listed.
 
His license expired in 2012. I got this callsign  in Oct 2019. Contacts are always asking if I am in WA. How do I go about getting rid of his info so mine displays correctly?
 
I have attached a screen shot so you can see what I am talking about.
 
Thanks
 
Jack T Knox
N1JTK
 


Re: Wrong info displayed in comment section

John K9IJ
 


I found a similar problem.. ACLog put me in SD but I'm in Il.   Trying various callsigns many
don't pick up a state at all or put the station in the wrong state.

I found a recent qso with myself (strange) from a contest, which must have been a typo'd
entry in the contest which had my call instead of the station I worked. It had my call but
SD for the state. I edited that qso to the correct state and now if I enter my own call, it
comes up with the correct state.

Then I downloaded and enabled the FCC data and my call comes up correctly as IL even if
the previous bad data entry has the wrong state.

I believe (Scott check me if I'm wrong) that if no external data source is selected, that ACLog
brings the comments data up from a previous qso. It's likely that stations he works, now, had also
qso'd the previous holder of the callsign and have that data in the comments field. Working
him, now, could be appending the new data (his current info) into the comments field rather
then overwriting the older data.

I would think that if the data is different, it should overwrite rather than append.

John - K9IJ




On 2/25/2020 8:54 PM, Jack Knox via Groups.Io wrote:
When other hams put my call sign in, it brings up my name but says I am in WA. Also in the recent contact section it says WA. I live in CT. If you look in  the comments section, my info is listed first but the former licensee is also listed.
 
His license expired in 2012. I got this callsign  in Oct 2019. Contacts are always asking if I am in WA. How do I go about getting rid of his info so mine displays correctly?
 
I have attached a screen shot so you can see what I am talking about.
 
Thanks
 
Jack T Knox
N1JTK
 

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Re: N3FJP & Ubuntu

bill burrows
 

Dennis, I have been able to get the FD logger to work under linux with only two issues.  One is that linux will not allow use as a server unless you run everything as root because Scott uses port 1000.  And the other is that it is hard to delete QSOs from the database do to a Wine related screen updating issue.  However I wrote a script that will use the API to access records in the database and delete them by record number.

I have some written instructions on how to make it all work with wine.


On Monday, February 24, 2020, 8:17:01 AM PST, Dennis W6BFK <dennis@...> wrote:


Yup,  I've been expecting to use virtual machines as a hole card.

It seems that ham related software falls in 3 categories.  Those that will run native, those that will run in WINE, and those that have to be in a virtual machine.  

Do you have automatic logging worked out between FT8 and N3FJP in a Virtualbox?

Thanks

Dennis


Re: time format on logging program

Ken N6PCD
 

Try setting your PC clock to 24 hour format. That may reflect in Scott’s programs.
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD


Re: Wrong info displayed in comment section

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jack,

Thanks for your e-mail.  To prevent information being pulled forward from previous QSO records, click Settings > Carry Comments Data Forward so that it is unchecked.

If one of the data source providers is not providing proper data, you'll need to contact that data source provider.  AC Log just displays the data received from the provider.  I only checked QRZ and the AC Log FCC data, but those two are fine, properly displaying CT:

Capture.PNG



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: Jack Knox via Groups.Io <jtnox2@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 5:57 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Wrong info displayed in comment section

When other hams put my call sign in, it brings up my name but says I am in WA. Also in the recent contact section it says WA. I live in CT. If you look in  the comments section, my info is listed first but the former licensee is also listed.
 
His license expired in 2012. I got this callsign  in Oct 2019. Contacts are always asking if I am in WA. How do I go about getting rid of his info so mine displays correctly?
 
I have attached a screen shot so you can see what I am talking about.
 
Thanks
 
Jack T Knox
N1JTK
 


Re: Latest Message

Scott Davis
 

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your follow up.  I'm sorry that you are still having trouble.  The ADOX file is a Windows support file required for support of Access databases, that is not working properly on your system.

Once you get the ADOX file working properly, my software will likely work fine.  I wish I had something to suggest there, but I'm by no means an OS guru.  

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: Stephen Getson <stevegetson@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 8:41 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Latest Message

This is the message received when attempting to create a new database.  
Thoughts?


Wrong info displayed in comment section

Jack Knox
 

When other hams put my call sign in, it brings up my name but says I am in WA. Also in the recent contact section it says WA. I live in CT. If you look in  the comments section, my info is listed first but the former licensee is also listed.
 
His license expired in 2012. I got this callsign  in Oct 2019. Contacts are always asking if I am in WA. How do I go about getting rid of his info so mine displays correctly?
 
I have attached a screen shot so you can see what I am talking about.
 
Thanks
 
Jack T Knox
N1JTK
 


Latest Message

Stephen Getson
 

This is the message received when attempting to create a new database.  
Thoughts?


Re: ACLog Screen Layout Configuration Data

K8TS
 

Chuck;

This is the Tripp Lite I was talking about, You may already have this one:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Hi-Speed-Ferrite-U023-006/dp/B003MQ29B2/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2JFY3Y7K700JQ&keywords=tripp+lite+usb+2.0+hi-speed+a%2Fb+cable+with+ferrite+chokes+m%2Fm&qid=1582679453&sprefix=%2Caps%2C191&sr=8-3

 

And yes the other cable is mono…..put a couple of beads on it if you can. 

(Sorry for the late reply……I work independent, and put in a couple hours, then supper, and oh, I forgot…)

Dale K8TS

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Chuck Chamblee, W4LAC
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:18 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog Screen Layout Configuration Data

 

We may be talking apples and oranges.... The Tripp Lite cable is USB to DB-9, I think.  The 7300 doesn't have a DB-9, it has a 3.5mm connector for the Remote port.

 


Re: ACL import of LOTW confirmed shows NO confirmed

Bo W4GHV
 

Thanks a lot! I think You Have accidently answered an important question as well.

I can take the LOTW file and compare against ACL file and find the differences to see what I need to fix.
I'm assuming ACL also includes C (cards) in its totals. I need to verify these have been submitted and included in my LOTW totals.
I haven't tried it yet, but I bet your software won't let us add the L's ourself and resend to LOTW. :) Instant DXCC that way.
--
73, Bo W4GHV since '54


Re: DXCC map of confirmed countries

David, NZ3M
 

Bo,

If you go to the "awards" tab in AC Log and choose "states, counties...",  it will list everything you need by band.  I'm not sure if you saw that yet. 

73

Dave NZ3M

On 2/25/2020 1:06 PM, Bo W4GHV wrote:
In earlier days I has the ability to grab some colorful world maps (on a PC) and write a program that would highlight/cover those worked/confirmed, to match a logging program.

Wondering if such an item has been done?

My map on the wall with all the pins is cute for visitors, but i don't have a clue on what areas i need to work on.

How about a map of South America showing only those I need? 
Retirement time is precious (I'm 80) so doing them with colored pencils takes too much time. :)


--
73, Bo W4GHV since '54


Removing old versions

Bo W4GHV
 

For some reason the NC QSO Party logger would not remove. It asked for the INSTALLER file in downloads, long ago deleted.
after quite a bit of file removal and deleting all references to Carolina in the registry i got it removed.
All systems go for Sunday
--
73, Bo W4GHV since '54


Re: time format on logging program

Scott Davis
 

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your e-mail.  There isn't a 24 hour format option, but you can hide the time label 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: Steve Marshall <ww4rx@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] time format on logging program

Good afternoon, 
New member, and still learning the program.  My question: can the time that shows on the logging program(both local and UTC) be changed to the 24 hour format? I prefer suing 24hr format, and my Geochron Digital is set to 24hr format.
Thank you for your assistance; and so far I am really impressed with your program.
73,
Steve WW4RX


time format on logging program

Steve Marshall <ww4rx@...>
 

Good afternoon, 
New member, and still learning the program.  My question: can the time that shows on the logging program(both local and UTC) be changed to the 24 hour format? I prefer suing 24hr format, and my Geochron Digital is set to 24hr format.
Thank you for your assistance; and so far I am really impressed with your program.
73,
Steve WW4RX


Re: ACLog Screen Layout Configuration Data

Chuck Chamblee, W4LAC
 

We may be talking apples and oranges.... The Tripp Lite cable is USB to DB-9, I think.  The 7300 doesn't have a DB-9, it has a 3.5mm connector for the Remote port.

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