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Re: eQSL Callsign Matching

Mel Marcus
 

I was shocked to see that one of the call groupings in Canada is an X.

Mel

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
From: "Frank MacKenzie-Lamb" <maclamb@...>
Date: Tue, May 05, 2020 2:05 pm
To: <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

I HATE the fact the call number in a call doesn’t tell anything  about a location anymore…….had a KH6 only to find he was from PA probably as he wanted a two x one call 
 
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Olbrisch
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:50 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
 
I will add an additional note to this.  And sorry in advance, it does sometimes seem confusing.  Once you get it figured out, it really isn’t hard at all.  Will someone familiar with E-QSL comment on how this is handled there?
 
I think by now everyone knows having a PREFIX or a SUFFIX added to your call sign on the air makes a difference as to how LoTW sees it.  For example, I presently have six active LoTW certificates for KD5KC, DL/KD5KC, HB9/KD5KC, HB0/KD5KC, OE/KD5KC and OK/KD5KC.  So if I appended the /P to those calls, I would now need an additional six more certificates for KD5KC/P, DL/KD5KC/P, HB9/KD5KC/P, HB0/KD5KC/P, OE/KD5KC/P and OK/KD5KC/P.   This is just the start, now lets go mobile with /M and here come six more certificates for KD5KC/M, DL/KD5KC/M, HB9/KD5KC/M, HB0/KD5KC/M, OE/KD5KC/M and OK/KD5KC/M.  And then there is /QRP etc etc……  Beyond this, you can never be sure how people are going to log you, so you might decide to upload twice, once with no suffix and once with the active suffix.
 
If you are a SOTA “SUMMIT ACTIVATOR” or a “SUMMIT CHASER”, you may or may not know this.  There are a few SPOTTING programs out in the field that makes spotting SOTA summits easy.  And some of these programs will automatically append a /P to the spot.  This used to be required in Germany, but is no longer.  I am not certain of the rest of the world, and I see /P a lot when chasing SOTA summits in Europe, but very few in the USA.  My thought was that if I am signing DL/KD5KC you can pretty much figure out I am a portable station.  But some stations may be signing /P and not realize it, or even knowing it may not upload with the suffix.
 
Never say never, but as I have often said, I do not log a /anything to my call sign.  Or at least not so far.  The program I use will stop appending the /P on my call sign if I add a PERIOD to the end of the call sign ( KD5KC. ).  In the last few weeks I have run into two SOTA summits where I saw the activator signing /P on one spot and not signing /P on another spot.  Before uploading to LoTW and SOTA, I E-mailed that station and asked which would be uploaded, and I was told NO SUFFIX, they forgot to add the period to one spot.

I do not use E-QSL, they make it way too difficult to upload portable locations.  Perhaps someone who is expert in E-QSL can tell us if what I have indicated above also applies to E-QSL.  I really have no clue about E-QSL, but this information can be the difference between confirming and not confirming in LoTW.
 
As ever, I am willing to help anyone over the finer points of using LoTW with multiple certificates and multiple portable locations.  With a little forethought, and a little care, it really isn’t as daunting as it seems.  Call me out on the list, or direct. Just be patient, I may be on shift and short on time.
 
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...
 
 
ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.
 
 
 
 
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:30 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
 
Hi Mark,
 
The affect that it will have on LoTW confirmations will depend on how the person uploading set up his call in TQSL.  If you want the confirmation, when in doubt, it is always good to ask during the QSO.
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: Mark Erbaugh <mark.election@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 5, 2020 1:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
I guess I should have been more specific. One station was N8GU/4 indicating that he was operating out of the call area. Another was OZ75MAY/73, which I think is related to a special or an operating event.
 
If I go back and remove the slashed info (and put it in the comment), will that mess up LoTW matches?
 
73,
Mark
 
 
 
From: Mel Marcus
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:25 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
 
Mark
 
The only reason a person would sign as an /AE was to show that he is allowed in the portion of the band. he took the extra test passed, but the fcc has not updated the database yet. aclog, eqsl, lotw could care less about it.
therefore logging his callsign without the /AE would be approprieate
 
Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
From: "Mark Erbaugh" <mark.election@...>
Date: Tue, May 05, 2020 10:43 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I just started using eQSL with ACLog. I downloaded my inbox and noticed that a few calls were not matching and being flagged as confirmed by eQSL (with an E). In all cases, I think the problem was that I logged the contact with a /<extra> info, which is what the station was signing, but the record in the eQSL inbox didn't have the extra information.  Is there a way to make the match ignore the extra or should I not enter the extra. FWIW, ACLog had no problem properly identifying the country, although it did not properly find the HamCall record.

73,
Mark
 


Re: eQSL Callsign Matching

Frank MacKenzie-Lamb
 

I HATE the fact the call number in a call doesn’t tell anything  about a location anymore…….had a KH6 only to find he was from PA probably as he wanted a two x one call 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Olbrisch
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:50 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching

 

I will add an additional note to this.  And sorry in advance, it does sometimes seem confusing.  Once you get it figured out, it really isn’t hard at all.  Will someone familiar with E-QSL comment on how this is handled there?

 

I think by now everyone knows having a PREFIX or a SUFFIX added to your call sign on the air makes a difference as to how LoTW sees it.  For example, I presently have six active LoTW certificates for KD5KC, DL/KD5KC, HB9/KD5KC, HB0/KD5KC, OE/KD5KC and OK/KD5KC.  So if I appended the /P to those calls, I would now need an additional six more certificates for KD5KC/P, DL/KD5KC/P, HB9/KD5KC/P, HB0/KD5KC/P, OE/KD5KC/P and OK/KD5KC/P.   This is just the start, now lets go mobile with /M and here come six more certificates for KD5KC/M, DL/KD5KC/M, HB9/KD5KC/M, HB0/KD5KC/M, OE/KD5KC/M and OK/KD5KC/M.  And then there is /QRP etc etc……  Beyond this, you can never be sure how people are going to log you, so you might decide to upload twice, once with no suffix and once with the active suffix.

 

If you are a SOTA “SUMMIT ACTIVATOR” or a “SUMMIT CHASER”, you may or may not know this.  There are a few SPOTTING programs out in the field that makes spotting SOTA summits easy.  And some of these programs will automatically append a /P to the spot.  This used to be required in Germany, but is no longer.  I am not certain of the rest of the world, and I see /P a lot when chasing SOTA summits in Europe, but very few in the USA.  My thought was that if I am signing DL/KD5KC you can pretty much figure out I am a portable station.  But some stations may be signing /P and not realize it, or even knowing it may not upload with the suffix.

 

Never say never, but as I have often said, I do not log a /anything to my call sign.  Or at least not so far.  The program I use will stop appending the /P on my call sign if I add a PERIOD to the end of the call sign ( KD5KC. ).  In the last few weeks I have run into two SOTA summits where I saw the activator signing /P on one spot and not signing /P on another spot.  Before uploading to LoTW and SOTA, I E-mailed that station and asked which would be uploaded, and I was told NO SUFFIX, they forgot to add the period to one spot.

I do not use E-QSL, they make it way too difficult to upload portable locations.  Perhaps someone who is expert in E-QSL can tell us if what I have indicated above also applies to E-QSL.  I really have no clue about E-QSL, but this information can be the difference between confirming and not confirming in LoTW.

 

As ever, I am willing to help anyone over the finer points of using LoTW with multiple certificates and multiple portable locations.  With a little forethought, and a little care, it really isn’t as daunting as it seems.  Call me out on the list, or direct. Just be patient, I may be on shift and short on time.

 

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...

 

 

ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.

 

 

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:30 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching

 

Hi Mark,

 

The affect that it will have on LoTW confirmations will depend on how the person uploading set up his call in TQSL.  If you want the confirmation, when in doubt, it is always good to ask during the QSO.

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: Mark Erbaugh <mark.election@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 5, 2020 1:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching

I guess I should have been more specific. One station was N8GU/4 indicating that he was operating out of the call area. Another was OZ75MAY/73, which I think is related to a special or an operating event.

 

If I go back and remove the slashed info (and put it in the comment), will that mess up LoTW matches?

 

73,

Mark

 

 

 

From: Mel Marcus
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:25 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching

 

Mark

 

The only reason a person would sign as an /AE was to show that he is allowed in the portion of the band. he took the extra test passed, but the fcc has not updated the database yet. aclog, eqsl, lotw could care less about it.

therefore logging his callsign without the /AE would be approprieate

 

Mel

NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
From: "Mark Erbaugh" <mark.election@...>
Date: Tue, May 05, 2020 10:43 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I just started using eQSL with ACLog. I downloaded my inbox and noticed that a few calls were not matching and being flagged as confirmed by eQSL (with an E). In all cases, I think the problem was that I logged the contact with a /<extra> info, which is what the station was signing, but the record in the eQSL inbox didn't have the extra information.  Is there a way to make the match ignore the extra or should I not enter the extra. FWIW, ACLog had no problem properly identifying the country, although it did not properly find the HamCall record.

73,
Mark

 


Re: eQSL Callsign Matching

Mike Olbrisch
 

I will add an additional note to this.  And sorry in advance, it does sometimes seem confusing.  Once you get it figured out, it really isn’t hard at all.  Will someone familiar with E-QSL comment on how this is handled there?

 

I think by now everyone knows having a PREFIX or a SUFFIX added to your call sign on the air makes a difference as to how LoTW sees it.  For example, I presently have six active LoTW certificates for KD5KC, DL/KD5KC, HB9/KD5KC, HB0/KD5KC, OE/KD5KC and OK/KD5KC.  So if I appended the /P to those calls, I would now need an additional six more certificates for KD5KC/P, DL/KD5KC/P, HB9/KD5KC/P, HB0/KD5KC/P, OE/KD5KC/P and OK/KD5KC/P.   This is just the start, now lets go mobile with /M and here come six more certificates for KD5KC/M, DL/KD5KC/M, HB9/KD5KC/M, HB0/KD5KC/M, OE/KD5KC/M and OK/KD5KC/M.  And then there is /QRP etc etc……  Beyond this, you can never be sure how people are going to log you, so you might decide to upload twice, once with no suffix and once with the active suffix.

 

If you are a SOTA “SUMMIT ACTIVATOR” or a “SUMMIT CHASER”, you may or may not know this.  There are a few SPOTTING programs out in the field that makes spotting SOTA summits easy.  And some of these programs will automatically append a /P to the spot.  This used to be required in Germany, but is no longer.  I am not certain of the rest of the world, and I see /P a lot when chasing SOTA summits in Europe, but very few in the USA.  My thought was that if I am signing DL/KD5KC you can pretty much figure out I am a portable station.  But some stations may be signing /P and not realize it, or even knowing it may not upload with the suffix.

 

Never say never, but as I have often said, I do not log a /anything to my call sign.  Or at least not so far.  The program I use will stop appending the /P on my call sign if I add a PERIOD to the end of the call sign ( KD5KC. ).  In the last few weeks I have run into two SOTA summits where I saw the activator signing /P on one spot and not signing /P on another spot.  Before uploading to LoTW and SOTA, I E-mailed that station and asked which would be uploaded, and I was told NO SUFFIX, they forgot to add the period to one spot.

I do not use E-QSL, they make it way too difficult to upload portable locations.  Perhaps someone who is expert in E-QSL can tell us if what I have indicated above also applies to E-QSL.  I really have no clue about E-QSL, but this information can be the difference between confirming and not confirming in LoTW.

 

As ever, I am willing to help anyone over the finer points of using LoTW with multiple certificates and multiple portable locations.  With a little forethought, and a little care, it really isn’t as daunting as it seems.  Call me out on the list, or direct. Just be patient, I may be on shift and short on time.

 

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...

 

 

ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.

 

 

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:30 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching

 

Hi Mark,

 

The affect that it will have on LoTW confirmations will depend on how the person uploading set up his call in TQSL.  If you want the confirmation, when in doubt, it is always good to ask during the QSO.

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: Mark Erbaugh <mark.election@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 5, 2020 1:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching

I guess I should have been more specific. One station was N8GU/4 indicating that he was operating out of the call area. Another was OZ75MAY/73, which I think is related to a special or an operating event.

 

If I go back and remove the slashed info (and put it in the comment), will that mess up LoTW matches?

 

73,

Mark

 

 

 

From: Mel Marcus
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:25 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching

 

Mark

 

The only reason a person would sign as an /AE was to show that he is allowed in the portion of the band. he took the extra test passed, but the fcc has not updated the database yet. aclog, eqsl, lotw could care less about it.

therefore logging his callsign without the /AE would be approprieate

 

Mel

NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
From: "Mark Erbaugh" <mark.election@...>
Date: Tue, May 05, 2020 10:43 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I just started using eQSL with ACLog. I downloaded my inbox and noticed that a few calls were not matching and being flagged as confirmed by eQSL (with an E). In all cases, I think the problem was that I logged the contact with a /<extra> info, which is what the station was signing, but the record in the eQSL inbox didn't have the extra information.  Is there a way to make the match ignore the extra or should I not enter the extra. FWIW, ACLog had no problem properly identifying the country, although it did not properly find the HamCall record.

73,
Mark

 


Re: eQSL Callsign Matching

Scott Davis
 

Hi Mark,

The affect that it will have on LoTW confirmations will depend on how the person uploading set up his call in TQSL.  If you want the confirmation, when in doubt, it is always good to ask during the QSO.

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: Mark Erbaugh <mark.election@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 5, 2020 1:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching

I guess I should have been more specific. One station was N8GU/4 indicating that he was operating out of the call area. Another was OZ75MAY/73, which I think is related to a special or an operating event.
 
If I go back and remove the slashed info (and put it in the comment), will that mess up LoTW matches?
 
73,
Mark
 
 
 
From: Mel Marcus
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:25 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
 
Mark
 
The only reason a person would sign as an /AE was to show that he is allowed in the portion of the band. he took the extra test passed, but the fcc has not updated the database yet. aclog, eqsl, lotw could care less about it.
therefore logging his callsign without the /AE would be approprieate
 
Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
From: "Mark Erbaugh" <mark.election@...>
Date: Tue, May 05, 2020 10:43 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I just started using eQSL with ACLog. I downloaded my inbox and noticed that a few calls were not matching and being flagged as confirmed by eQSL (with an E). In all cases, I think the problem was that I logged the contact with a /<extra> info, which is what the station was signing, but the record in the eQSL inbox didn't have the extra information.  Is there a way to make the match ignore the extra or should I not enter the extra. FWIW, ACLog had no problem properly identifying the country, although it did not properly find the HamCall record.

73,
Mark
 


Re: eQSL Callsign Matching

Mark Erbaugh
 

I guess I should have been more specific. One station was N8GU/4 indicating that he was operating out of the call area. Another was OZ75MAY/73, which I think is related to a special or an operating event.

 

If I go back and remove the slashed info (and put it in the comment), will that mess up LoTW matches?

 

73,

Mark

 

 

 

From: Mel Marcus
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:25 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching

 

Mark

 

The only reason a person would sign as an /AE was to show that he is allowed in the portion of the band. he took the extra test passed, but the fcc has not updated the database yet. aclog, eqsl, lotw could care less about it.

therefore logging his callsign without the /AE would be approprieate

 

Mel

NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
From: "Mark Erbaugh" <mark.election@...>
Date: Tue, May 05, 2020 10:43 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I just started using eQSL with ACLog. I downloaded my inbox and noticed that a few calls were not matching and being flagged as confirmed by eQSL (with an E). In all cases, I think the problem was that I logged the contact with a /<extra> info, which is what the station was signing, but the record in the eQSL inbox didn't have the extra information.  Is there a way to make the match ignore the extra or should I not enter the extra. FWIW, ACLog had no problem properly identifying the country, although it did not properly find the HamCall record.

73,
Mark

 


Re: eQSL Callsign Matching

Mel Marcus
 

Mark

The only reason a person would sign as an /AE was to show that he is allowed in the portion of the band. he took the extra test passed, but the fcc has not updated the database yet. aclog, eqsl, lotw could care less about it.
therefore logging his callsign without the /AE would be approprieate

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Callsign Matching
From: "Mark Erbaugh" <mark.election@...>
Date: Tue, May 05, 2020 10:43 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I just started using eQSL with ACLog. I downloaded my inbox and noticed that a few calls were not matching and being flagged as confirmed by eQSL (with an E). In all cases, I think the problem was that I logged the contact with a /<extra> info, which is what the station was signing, but the record in the eQSL inbox didn't have the extra information.  Is there a way to make the match ignore the extra or should I not enter the extra. FWIW, ACLog had no problem properly identifying the country, although it did not properly find the HamCall record.

73,
Mark


eQSL Callsign Matching

Mark Erbaugh
 

I just started using eQSL with ACLog. I downloaded my inbox and noticed that a few calls were not matching and being flagged as confirmed by eQSL (with an E). In all cases, I think the problem was that I logged the contact with a /<extra> info, which is what the station was signing, but the record in the eQSL inbox didn't have the extra information.  Is there a way to make the match ignore the extra or should I not enter the extra. FWIW, ACLog had no problem properly identifying the country, although it did not properly find the HamCall record.

73,
Mark


Re: Lost Log data

Scott Davis
 

Hi John,

Thanks for your e-mail.  First, open your full log file by clicking File > Open, navigating to your log file and select it.

Then transfer your contest QSOs as detailed here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q6


If for some reason you need to restore from backup, this will get you going:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q57

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 Brock <brock71@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 4, 2020 6:48 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Lost Log data

Not sure what I did. I tried to take the ADI file from my New England QSO party log and upload it to my normal ACLog log.
Noe in my normal log all I have is the QSO party records. None of the original QSO's appear.
Any advice?
TNX
John
WA8US


Re: Updates

Scott Davis
 

Hi John,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Tom is correct (thanks Tom).  Once you have taken the installer downloaded from the web site, follow these instructions here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q43

And 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: Tom Ellis <tl_ellis@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 4, 2020 7:06 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Updates

John,

You need to take the downloaded installer files and put them onto the flash drive, then use the flash drive to install the programs onto your laptop.

Tom
K5TEE


-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io [mailto:N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io] On Behalf Of John via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2020 3:59 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Updates

I have two older computers, 1)  my base station has a Desk computer that is on line and has current versions of N3FJP software.  2) My second computer is a laptop that cannot connect to the web.  I want to use the laptop for portable ham operations.

Because the laptop cannot connect  to the web, I cannot download new versions or versions from N3FJP that I do not already have, like the recent NEQSOP.

I tried backing up the folder “affirmatech”on my Desk computer to a thumb drive, and loading the folder onto the web deaf laptop.

Everything seemed to load as normal except there is no executable program in affirmatech, no NEQSOP.

Is this a security problem? Is this a folder problem?  How can I load N3FJP software from my online Desk computer to my offline laptop?

Probably a cockpit problem on my side….

John Bescher, N4DXI





Re: Updates

Tom Ellis
 

John,

You need to take the downloaded installer files and put them onto the flash drive, then use the flash drive to install the programs onto your laptop.

Tom
K5TEE

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io [mailto:N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io] On Behalf Of John via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2020 3:59 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Updates

I have two older computers, 1) my base station has a Desk computer that is on line and has current versions of N3FJP software. 2) My second computer is a laptop that cannot connect to the web. I want to use the laptop for portable ham operations.

Because the laptop cannot connect to the web, I cannot download new versions or versions from N3FJP that I do not already have, like the recent NEQSOP.

I tried backing up the folder “affirmatech”on my Desk computer to a thumb drive, and loading the folder onto the web deaf laptop.

Everything seemed to load as normal except there is no executable program in affirmatech, no NEQSOP.

Is this a security problem? Is this a folder problem? How can I load N3FJP software from my online Desk computer to my offline laptop?

Probably a cockpit problem on my side….

John Bescher, N4DXI


Re: Lost Log data

Mitch NW0M
 

In the Recent Contacts display bar, do you have 'ALL' checked or 'Last 50'?


Lost Log data

John Brock
 

Not sure what I did. I tried to take the ADI file from my New England QSO party log and upload it to my normal ACLog log.
Noe in my normal log all I have is the QSO party records. None of the original QSO's appear.
Any advice?
TNX
John
WA8US


Updates

John
 

I have two older computers, 1) my base station has a Desk computer that is on line and has current versions of N3FJP software. 2) My second computer is a laptop that cannot connect to the web. I want to use the laptop for portable ham operations.

Because the laptop cannot connect to the web, I cannot download new versions or versions from N3FJP that I do not already have, like the recent NEQSOP.

I tried backing up the folder “affirmatech”on my Desk computer to a thumb drive, and loading the folder onto the web deaf laptop.

Everything seemed to load as normal except there is no executable program in affirmatech, no NEQSOP.

Is this a security problem? Is this a folder problem? How can I load N3FJP software from my online Desk computer to my offline laptop?

Probably a cockpit problem on my side….

John Bescher, N4DXI


Re: MIch QSP

Scott Davis
 

Hi Dave,

Thanks for your follow up.  You opened an old ADIF file with QSOs from 4/18.  Go ahead and recreate the ADIF file with your current data and you will be all set.

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: Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 4, 2020 8:13 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] MIch QSP

What I was meaning that for some reason the program loaded the contest calls for Apr 18. But of course the contest was 5/2.
Anyway to change the date to 5/2 at one time or will i have to change the date for each qso manuely ??
Thanks Dave NU4N


MIch QSP

 

What I was meaning that for some reason the program loaded the contest calls for Apr 18. But of course the contest was 5/2.
Anyway to change the date to 5/2 at one time or will i have to change the date for each qso manuely ??
Thanks Dave NU4N


Re: Transferring info from fldigi to ACL

Frank Mellott
 

Good morning 
In the FLDIGI log settings you can set how it exports. I am not near the PC but i have exported via adif for years and now log direct from FLDIGI to ACL and either way it shows as psk31, olivia, thor, etc not as DIG.

Hope this helps

Frank
KB3PQT 




Sent from my Galaxy Tab A


Re: Transferring info from fldigi to ACL

Scott Davis
 

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your e-mail.  The mode value is being transferred from FLDigi to AC Log via the API.  Since FLDigi is providing the value, you should contact the FLDigi folks on this.

https://groups.io/g/winfldigi/

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: Tom Ryan via groups.io <kd6tr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 3, 2020 9:50 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Transferring info from fldigi to ACL

Hi All.  I do a lot of digital using fldigi.  My primary log is ACL, installed on a Windows 10 machine.  I also do digital on another station with an XP machine.  I periodically transfer log files from fldigi on the XP machine to ACL on the W-10 machine for permanent record.  That all works just fine.  I work PSK, Rtty, Olivia, and others.  The info all transfers over to ACL perfectly, identifying the modes that were worked.  However, If instead of transferring the data by ADIF, I use the fldigi connected to ACL by API so it transfers data in real time, it never includes the digital mode as part of the data.  They all come across simply as "DIG" although fldigi is accurately recording the mode used.   ACL tracks WAS, DXCC, etc. per mode and "DIG" is not one of the modes selectable from the list.  When I transfer data from an N3FJP contest logger, such as 7QP, it also shows it all as "DIG".  In that case, that's expected since the original contest logging program records it all as Digital without regard to the mode.  I want to track my contacts by each digital mode but I don't want to be required to do it by ADIF when the API is so convenient.  any thoughts?  Thanks!
By the way, - - I think all N3FJP software is the best out there!! 
73 Tom  KD6TR


Re: No county list in 7QP program

vhfer2001 <n7au@...>
 

I’m using Malwarebytes and Chrome . I did disable it and reloaded the contest program but no change. It just put the counties in a different location. All is well now.

 

Bob

N7AU

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io [mailto:N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lance
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2020 2:05 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] No county list in 7QP program

 

I am using PCMATIC for my virus software. Chrome for my internet

Lance Jaggar KD7AKE  

 

 

 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>

Date: 5/3/20 04:49 (GMT-07:00)

To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] No county list in 7QP program

 

Thanks for the good report Bob.  My software copies the needed files from Program Files to the My Documents folder on program start.  For some reason, Windows or your Internet protection software blocked the copy of 7QPCounteies.txt.  Your remedy is fine, but I am wondering why this occurred.

 

What Internet protection software are you and Lance running?  I am guessing there is is false positive on that file (which is very strange, as it is only a text file).

 

In any case, enjoy the contest!

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: vhfer2001 <n7au@...>
To: n3fjpSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 3, 2020 2:33 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] No county list in 7QP program

I too am having trouble loading the county list. I load the 7QP software and then when I click on setting and fill it with WAGRN, my state and county, it comes back and tells me that it is not a valid county. I can click on the country list and it is populated but when I click on LIST it is not populated. I click on  download county files and it says an “exception occurred during a WebClient request”

 

In Documents in 7QP county Setting files There is not county’s there.

 

Not sure how to get them in there so the 7QP program can use them. The program works find just won’t let me confirm a county because there is nothing there to confirm the county.

 

Haven’t heard an answer to this one yet.

 

Well I just thought of something and found the fix. Well not sure but I have it working now.

 

I went to my OS( C ) and click on program files then n3fjp software-Affirmatech,7QP and then 7QPcounties. They are all there. So I copied the text document saved it and then went to MY documents and brought up the 7QP file and loaded my saved text file in with my county files in my documents and then when I brought up the N3FJP program again it came up with asking me to log in . Once I did that if came up and now it is working. I can enter WAGRN with a call and it works like it is suppose to.

 

Hope that helps someone else and you can understand how I did it.

 

Bob

N7AU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7 QSO PARTY
From: canyonman42@...
Date: Fri, May 01, 2020 9:27 pm
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

i am having problems with the 7 QSO Party log. it will not allow me put my county in my setup. keeps saying enter valid county. can anyone help with this?

 

 

 

 


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Transferring info from fldigi to ACL

Tom Ryan
 

Hi All.  I do a lot of digital using fldigi.  My primary log is ACL, installed on a Windows 10 machine.  I also do digital on another station with an XP machine.  I periodically transfer log files from fldigi on the XP machine to ACL on the W-10 machine for permanent record.  That all works just fine.  I work PSK, Rtty, Olivia, and others.  The info all transfers over to ACL perfectly, identifying the modes that were worked.  However, If instead of transferring the data by ADIF, I use the fldigi connected to ACL by API so it transfers data in real time, it never includes the digital mode as part of the data.  They all come across simply as "DIG" although fldigi is accurately recording the mode used.   ACL tracks WAS, DXCC, etc. per mode and "DIG" is not one of the modes selectable from the list.  When I transfer data from an N3FJP contest logger, such as 7QP, it also shows it all as "DIG".  In that case, that's expected since the original contest logging program records it all as Digital without regard to the mode.  I want to track my contacts by each digital mode but I don't want to be required to do it by ADIF when the API is so convenient.  any thoughts?  Thanks!
By the way, - - I think all N3FJP software is the best out there!! 
73 Tom  KD6TR


Re: 7 QSO PARTY

Tom Ellis
 

Lance,

 

Have you read page 16 of the YT-100 Manual?

Have you set the program to 4800 baud?

Also, make sure that the FT-857 CAT/LIN/TUNER menu is showing CAT.

 

Tom

K5TEE

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io [mailto:N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lance
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2020 4:45 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7 QSO PARTY

 

Hi all,

I got the county list file figured out. I had to go to, file/ download county list file. And let it update. That fixed the problem. Tom I do have ver. 3.2. Thanks all. My other problem is I can not run rig interface and have my automatic antenna tuner working because the tuner get it's power from my rig. The tuner has a computer port to hook to, but I can't change frequencies from my computer. 

My rig is a YAESU FT 857D, Tuner is LDG YT-100. Anyone has any ideas please let me know. 

Lance Jaggar KD7AKE 

 

 

 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Jay <whereisjay@...>

Date: 5/2/20 21:31 (GMT-07:00)

To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7 QSO PARTY

 

No state in the state field so don’t put AZ in the state and then AZPNL or PNL in the county just put AZPNL in the county.   

 

Jay



On May 2, 2020, at 8:22 PM, Tom Ellis <tl_ellis@...> wrote:



Lance,

 

Also, make sure that you have version 3.2 In Region version.

 

Tom

K5TEE

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io [mailto:N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lance
Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2020 8:09 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7 QSO PARTY

 

Scott, 

I did and it doesn't work no how many times I do it.

Lance Jaggar KD7AKE 

 

 

 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>

Date: 5/2/20 04:56 (GMT-07:00)

To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7 QSO PARTY

 

Hi Canyonman42,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  Use one of the 5 letter abbreviations from this list 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-----
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 1, 2020 10:27 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7 QSO PARTY

i am having problems with the 7 QSO Party log. it will not allow me put my county in my setup. keeps saying enter valid county. can anyone help with this?

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