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Making Other1 field City (QTH) field

Dale Martin, KG5U
 

Lately, I’ve tried using ACL as a general QSO logger. I found there’s one thing missing: an entry field for City. I tried making Other1 a City field, but that fell flat. I found an ADIF formats webpage and tried QTH. That seemed to work, to a degree. I tested an ADIF export and found that the QTH flag was there with the city name I had entered in the log. But, I also found another flag, simply called Other with the city name in it also.

 

I have looked through the list of fields and don’t find Other (Other1 is the new QTH field). Where is that Other coming from?

 

When I first purchased and installed and set up ACL I noticed there was no City field. Why is that? What ham has a normal (i.e., conversational, non-dx/contest) QSO in which City is NOT a prominent feature in the first go-round?

 

73,

Dale, kg5u

 

 

 

 


Re: CAT connection for YAESU rigs

W3ZF
 

FWIW, I use COMMANDER between my rebadged Yaesu FT-747GX (a Heathkit SB-1400) and my RigBlaster Advantage; I couldn't get rig control to work any other way natively.
 
(Then, in the software settings, I don't pick the choice for my model radio which actually DOES appears in the list, I selected COMMANDER instead - which fortunately ALSO appears in the list of rigs.)
 
If you want to chat about this, check me out on QRZ and Email me.
 
Danny  W3ZF


Re: N3FJP ACL doesn’t poll after using N1MM+

Ed W2LCQ <w2lcq@...>
 

Paul, 
Thanks for your reply. Yes there is something amiss here. The PH or SSB is a default when the ACL has no response or can’t read the  response to its polls. Scott needs to look into this. 

All best, Ed

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ 

Frankford Radio Club
BUG 204 CWops 701 SKCC 5474T FISTS 12294 LICWC 051

“I worked for Edison but I quit. I took a job digging a ditch. The men laughed at my fine clothes and white hands but at the end of the day I made two dollars.”
    —-Nicola Tesla
      
                        
    
  

On May 8, 2020, at 5:50 PM, Paul Kelley <w4kly@...> wrote:


I'm having the same or a similar problem with my IC-7300.   I get no response for "Frequency:" and the response for "Mode:" is "PH" regardless of the actual operating mode.  I'm also looking for help with this. 

Paul W4KLY
On Friday, May 8, 2020, 12:41:34 PM EDT, Ed W2LCQ via groups.io <w2lcq@...> wrote:


Has anyone experienced this anomaly? I use 2 loggers ACL for general log and N1MM+ for contests with my Icom 7300. I note that consistently when I exit N1MM+ and bring up ACL I get only a SSB notification on ACL without the correct frequency band and mode returned from the rig. I have to turn the Icom 7300 off and on to get ACL to poll correctly. The rig and ACL are on COM 6 at 115200 baud. The keying is through a Winkeyer USB on COM 4. ACL works fine except at those times when I switch between N1MM+ and ACL. If anyone has experienced this and has a fix I’d like to know. Thanks!

All best, Ed

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ 

Frankford Radio Club
BUG 204 CWops 701 SKCC 5474T FISTS 12294 LICWC 051

“I worked for Edison but I quit. I took a job digging a ditch. The men laughed at my fine clothes and white hands but at the end of the day I made two dollars.”
    —-Nicola Tesla
      
                        
    
  


Re: CAT connection for YAESU rigs

Mike Olbrisch
 

Try just Yaesu OLDER or Yaesu NEWER. 

 

Baud = 4.8

Parity = none.

Data bits = 8

Stop bits = 2

Polling rate = 2 sec

Connection Power = none.

Mode determined by = don’t use.

 

 

You may need to play a bit.  Good luck.

 

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 Christis Christodoulou
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 16:00 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CAT connection for YAESU rigs

 

Hello,
I have 2 YAESU radios FT-767GX and FT-847 and none of them is in the list for rig interface

Please advise

Thanks - 73
Christis 5B4SN


Re: CAT connection for YAESU rigs

Scott Davis
 

Hi Christis,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I've not had any reports on the Yaesu 767, but you will find the successful settings other Yaesu 847 users have sent along here:


If you find the successful settings for the Yaesu 767, I would really appreciate it if you would send them along.  Yaesu - Older (along with the other older Yaesu rigs) are worth a try.

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: Christis Christodoulou <christis91@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 6:00 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CAT connection for YAESU rigs

Hello,
I have 2 YAESU radios FT-767GX and FT-847 and none of them is in the list for rig interface

Please advise

Thanks - 73
Christis 5B4SN


CAT connection for YAESU rigs

Christis Christodoulou
 

Hello,
I have 2 YAESU radios FT-767GX and FT-847 and none of them is in the list for rig interface

Please advise

Thanks - 73
Christis 5B4SN


Re: N3FJP ACL doesn’t poll after using N1MM+

Paul Kelley
 

I'm having the same or a similar problem with my IC-7300.   I get no response for "Frequency:" and the response for "Mode:" is "PH" regardless of the actual operating mode.  I'm also looking for help with this. 

Paul W4KLY

On Friday, May 8, 2020, 12:41:34 PM EDT, Ed W2LCQ via groups.io <w2lcq@...> wrote:


Has anyone experienced this anomaly? I use 2 loggers ACL for general log and N1MM+ for contests with my Icom 7300. I note that consistently when I exit N1MM+ and bring up ACL I get only a SSB notification on ACL without the correct frequency band and mode returned from the rig. I have to turn the Icom 7300 off and on to get ACL to poll correctly. The rig and ACL are on COM 6 at 115200 baud. The keying is through a Winkeyer USB on COM 4. ACL works fine except at those times when I switch between N1MM+ and ACL. If anyone has experienced this and has a fix I’d like to know. Thanks!

All best, Ed

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ 

Frankford Radio Club
BUG 204 CWops 701 SKCC 5474T FISTS 12294 LICWC 051

“I worked for Edison but I quit. I took a job digging a ditch. The men laughed at my fine clothes and white hands but at the end of the day I made two dollars.”
    —-Nicola Tesla
      
                        
    
  


Re: problem with Winkey2 setup

David W Wood \(G3YXX\) <david.g3yxx@...>
 

I'm using a K3.

73

David - G3YXX

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf
Of Frank MacKenzie-Lamb
Sent: 08 May 2020 19:50
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

What radio are you using with it?

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf
Of David W Wood \(G3YXX\) via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 1:02 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

Setting up a new shack PC.

Windows 10 home latest update

Error message
Cannot open Winkey. The com port field cannot be empty. (or something
along those lines).

In the port field is
COM3

Rig is set to COM4 and no other devices present nor sharing com3.

Ideas welcome?

73

David - G3YXX


Re: problem with Winkey2 setup

David W Wood \(G3YXX\) <david.g3yxx@...>
 

FRANK – THAT WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL AS NOT GETTING ANYWHERE.

I’VE PREVIOUSLY SET IT UP ON xp pPro and Win7 but this is beating me at the moment.

Rig interface is working fine.

 

73

 

David – G3YXX

 

David.g3yxx@...

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank MacKenzie-Lamb
Sent: 08 May 2020 19:53
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

 

David…if it helps I have an illustrated step-by-step document for setting up Winkeyer with analog and SDR radios….I’d be happy to send them to you

 

73

Frank

NG1I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of David W Wood \(G3YXX\) via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 2:00 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

 

Thanks Scott for the rapid reply.

 

I omitted to say that I had clicked on the COM3 port, and still no joy.

 

I presume that the error message only refers to the basic CW interface setup, and nothing specifically within the Winkey setup which I am overlooking?

 

WHAT SHOULD THE COM PORT PARAMETERS BE SET TO?  Dts, cts, etc?

 

73

 

David – G3YXX

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: 08 May 2020 18:07
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

 

Hi David,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  You  have to actually click on the com port to select it.  Other possibilities are here:

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

73, Scott

N3FJP

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

 

-----Original Message-----
From: David W Wood &#92;(G3YXX&#92;) via groups.io <david.g3yxx@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 1:02 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

Setting up a new shack PC.

 

Windows 10 home latest update

 

Error message

Cannot open Winkey.  The com port field cannot be empty.  (or something

along those lines).

 

In the port field is

COM3

 

Rig is set to COM4 and no other devices present nor sharing com3.

 

Ideas welcome?

 

73

 

David - G3YXX

 

 

 

 

 


Re: problem with Winkey2 setup

Frank MacKenzie-Lamb
 

David…if it helps I have an illustrated step-by-step document for setting up Winkeyer with analog and SDR radios….I’d be happy to send them to you

 

73

Frank

NG1I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of David W Wood \(G3YXX\) via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 2:00 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

 

Thanks Scott for the rapid reply.

 

I omitted to say that I had clicked on the COM3 port, and still no joy.

 

I presume that the error message only refers to the basic CW interface setup, and nothing specifically within the Winkey setup which I am overlooking?

 

WHAT SHOULD THE COM PORT PARAMETERS BE SET TO?  Dts, cts, etc?

 

73

 

David – G3YXX

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: 08 May 2020 18:07
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

 

Hi David,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  You  have to actually click on the com port to select it.  Other possibilities are here:

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

73, Scott

N3FJP

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

 

-----Original Message-----
From: David W Wood &#92;(G3YXX&#92;) via groups.io <david.g3yxx@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 1:02 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

Setting up a new shack PC.

 

Windows 10 home latest update

 

Error message

Cannot open Winkey.  The com port field cannot be empty.  (or something

along those lines).

 

In the port field is

COM3

 

Rig is set to COM4 and no other devices present nor sharing com3.

 

Ideas welcome?

 

73

 

David - G3YXX

 

 

 

 

 


Re: problem with Winkey2 setup

Frank MacKenzie-Lamb
 

What radio are you using with it?

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf
Of David W Wood \(G3YXX\) via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 1:02 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

Setting up a new shack PC.

Windows 10 home latest update

Error message
Cannot open Winkey. The com port field cannot be empty. (or something
along those lines).

In the port field is
COM3

Rig is set to COM4 and no other devices present nor sharing com3.

Ideas welcome?

73

David - G3YXX


Re: problem with Winkey2 setup

David W Wood \(G3YXX\) <david.g3yxx@...>
 

Thanks Scott for the rapid reply.

 

I omitted to say that I had clicked on the COM3 port, and still no joy.

 

I presume that the error message only refers to the basic CW interface setup, and nothing specifically within the Winkey setup which I am overlooking?

 

WHAT SHOULD THE COM PORT PARAMETERS BE SET TO?  Dts, cts, etc?

 

73

 

David – G3YXX

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: 08 May 2020 18:07
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

 

Hi David,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  You  have to actually click on the com port to select it.  Other possibilities are here:

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

73, Scott

N3FJP

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

 

-----Original Message-----
From: David W Wood &#92;(G3YXX&#92;) via groups.io <david.g3yxx@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 1:02 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

Setting up a new shack PC.

 

Windows 10 home latest update

 

Error message

Cannot open Winkey.  The com port field cannot be empty.  (or something

along those lines).

 

In the port field is

COM3

 

Rig is set to COM4 and no other devices present nor sharing com3.

 

Ideas welcome?

 

73

 

David - G3YXX

 

 

 

 

 


Re: problem with Winkey2 setup

Scott Davis
 

Hi David,

Thanks for your e-mail.  You  have to actually click on the com port to select it.  Other possibilities are here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q81


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: David W Wood &#92;(G3YXX&#92;) via groups.io <david.g3yxx@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 1:02 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] problem with Winkey2 setup

Setting up a new shack PC.

Windows 10 home latest update

Error message
Cannot open Winkey.  The com port field cannot be empty.  (or something
along those lines).

In the port field is
COM3

Rig is set to COM4 and no other devices present nor sharing com3.

Ideas welcome?

73

David - G3YXX






problem with Winkey2 setup

David W Wood \(G3YXX\) <david.g3yxx@...>
 

Setting up a new shack PC.

Windows 10 home latest update

Error message
Cannot open Winkey. The com port field cannot be empty. (or something
along those lines).

In the port field is
COM3

Rig is set to COM4 and no other devices present nor sharing com3.

Ideas welcome?

73

David - G3YXX


N3FJP ACL doesn’t poll after using N1MM+

Ed W2LCQ <w2lcq@...>
 

Has anyone experienced this anomaly? I use 2 loggers ACL for general log and N1MM+ for contests with my Icom 7300. I note that consistently when I exit N1MM+ and bring up ACL I get only a SSB notification on ACL without the correct frequency band and mode returned from the rig. I have to turn the Icom 7300 off and on to get ACL to poll correctly. The rig and ACL are on COM 6 at 115200 baud. The keying is through a Winkeyer USB on COM 4. ACL works fine except at those times when I switch between N1MM+ and ACL. If anyone has experienced this and has a fix I’d like to know. Thanks!

All best, Ed

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ 

Frankford Radio Club
BUG 204 CWops 701 SKCC 5474T FISTS 12294 LICWC 051

“I worked for Edison but I quit. I took a job digging a ditch. The men laughed at my fine clothes and white hands but at the end of the day I made two dollars.”
    —-Nicola Tesla
      
                        
    
  


Re: 95% There - Re Web Contest Status Updater

Scott Davis
 

Hi Dave,

Don't worry about that, you have it working!  That is just the link to where the file is created by the contest software before upload to the web, so you can view it locally if you wish.  

Well done!

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: webmaster via groups.io <webmaster@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 7, 2020 12:30 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 95% There - Re Web Contest Status Updater

Got it working fine sending updates to a folder I made on a personal server.   Mystery: What is the link  View HTML file on Hard Drive all about?  It defaults to a file in My Documents on my Laptop. It does not reflect what's being sent to our web hosting service folder that we made.  Yes, the software IS sending updates to that folder.  But it is also updating locally on my laptop which you can see using the link I wrote in Bold up above.

What is that for?  How did it get its path.  Should I change it to the folder we have on our hosting site, if so how would it get in without a user ID and password.
Just confused about what that link is supposed to be used for and what its doing.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Thanks Dave
N9DMS
webmaster@...


95% There - Re Web Contest Status Updater

webmaster@...
 

Got it working fine sending updates to a folder I made on a personal server.   Mystery: What is the link  View HTML file on Hard Drive all about?  It defaults to a file in My Documents on my Laptop. It does not reflect what's being sent to our web hosting service folder that we made.  Yes, the software IS sending updates to that folder.  But it is also updating locally on my laptop which you can see using the link I wrote in Bold up above.

What is that for?  How did it get its path.  Should I change it to the folder we have on our hosting site, if so how would it get in without a user ID and password.
Just confused about what that link is supposed to be used for and what its doing.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Thanks Dave
N9DMS
webmaster@...


Proper way to log DX stations in New England QSO Party's in region program

Christopher Scibelli
 

Perhaps somebody who is in New England and participated in the NEQP can help me out.

In the NEQP for those of us in New England stations outside of the USA and Canada give their location as "DX", but the program doesn't accept DX as the location.  The program defaults to the actual country connected to the callsign.  For example, F6BEE is logged as France.  That ensures the multiplier count is accurate because each country counts as a multiplier. However, when I look at the Cabrillo file those DX contacts no longer have the individual country but "DX" as the QTH. F6BEE is not listed as France in the Cabrillo file but "DX".  All countries outside of the USA and Canada show as "DX" in the Cabrillo file.  My score is correct but I want to make sure the Cabrillo file is correct. 

I've been using N3FJP's program for the NEQP since 2012 or 2013 and I guess I just submitted the Cabrillo file without reviewing it. 

Any help would be appreciated.

73,

Chris  NU1O


Field Day Log Version 6.2 Upgrade Required, Together While Apart & Other Important Tips!

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

I'm already starting to receive lots of Field Day e-mail, which is great!  I'm very glad that you are all planning ahead!  I'm also receiving requests for advice on how groups can best enjoy Field Day (and other contests) together virtually, while staying safely apart.  Here are many of the common questions and my responses...


Must we upgrade to Field Day Log 6.2?

Yes, if you haven't already done so, please be sure all the Field Day PCs have been upgraded to Field Day Log 6.2 (released 1/8/2020).  Previous versions will not accommodate the new Price Edward Island (PE) section, so you will not be able to log those QSOs with PE until you upgrade.  

As always, upgrades are free to registered users.  You'll find the Field Day software here:


And the upgrade steps here:


Please don't wait until the last minute to install the software.  There aren't any planned changes to the Field Day software before Field Day 2020, so go ahead and install it now.  


How can our group enjoy Field Day together virtually, while staying apart?

Our NEMARC club hangs out together virtually for every major ARRL and CQ contest, so I have a lot of firsthand experience to share with this question!  Since we won't be able to physically be together this time for Field Day, operating together virtually is our plan for Field Day 2020 as well.

Some folks enjoy contesting as a lone wolf, spending the weekend in solitary pursuit, but running with the pack and contesting together as a team has more than doubled the enjoyment for many in our club.  We all operate from our individual homes and we each submit our own scores, but we thoroughly enjoy each other's company, as well as the fun of seeing our current club total and individual scores in real time on our leader board virtually.  Very briefly, here's how:

- We have a text chat group that we set up on the free Discord app, which has evolved beyond contesting.  It is our virtual clubhouse.  Guys sign in almost every day to chat, alert members to DX, seek help and offer advice.  This works beautifully during contests too, as there is lots of fun, encouragement, newer guys can ask questions and others can answer when convenient.  Of course we have good natured banter and camaraderie, just as if we were physically together.  The virtual clubhouse has become the backbone of our club in many additional ways that would take too long to explain now, but you can get a little more sense of how we use it from this video here:


-  We use my free Club Score Processor, so we all can see how we are doing as a club, as well as individually, in real time.  The real time leader board display that the processor creates is an automatically refreshing web page.  You can be sure all club members keep the leader board and virtual clubhouse displayed on their desktops all weekend.  Of course, there is friendly competition within the group, but the key, especially for new folks, is that they understand there is zero pressure and that more importantly, we are a TEAM, working together.  Every QSO helps the group, so jump in and have fun!

With ARRL's 1,000 foot Field Day rule, I don't think ARRL will be combining individual scores to create a club total, but there's no reason you can't see how your club fares against other clubs in your region directly.  Comparisons to other clubs aside, it is great fun to see how everyone in your club is doing throughout the weekend, evaluating results with similar setups, seeing if someone needs help, etc.

You'll find my free Club Score Processor here:


I have lots more information on how you can operate together virtually in this article that I wrote for ARRL (published in August 2016 QST) here:


I am very grateful for this question.  These methods have thoroughly revitalized our local club over the last few years.  Our membership is growing and we are more active and vibrant than ever.  I know they will bring positive energy and lots of fun to your group as well! 


Do you have a quick start video for new folks?

Please share this video with anyone looking to get comfortable with the Field Day software in advance of Field Day:

https://youtu.be/DJEIXuoKWqc


Can we use your software to update a common log file, with each of us operating from our individual homes?

Yes, you can configure my software to operate over the Internet and behave just as if all your PCs were on a Local Area Network (LAN) for distributed multiop.  Details are here:


This feature doesn't apply to Field Day though.  Field Day Rule rule 4.1 requires that all equipment (including antennas) must lie within a circle whose diameter does not exceed 300 meters (1000 feet).


Social distancing is unnecessary for our circumstances and we plan to network multiple PCs.  How do we set up networking with your software?

You'll find those instructions here:


Do not wait until Field Day morning to configure your network.  Problems easily solved in a relaxed environment can seem insurmountable when the clock is ticking!


I can't find my Field Day password?!

If you haven't already entered your registration information, please don't wait until the last minute to realize that you can't find your password (or register the Field Day software). If you can't find your password, Kimberly is happy to help, but the week leading up to Field Day gets crazy, so if you can't find yours, please e-mail us now.


I'm planning to operate digital.  How do I set up the Field Day software for direct, automatic entry from the digital software?

If you plan to operate any digital modes, please make sure that you've interfaced your digital software with my Field Day software, so that when you log the QSO in the digital software, it is immediately and automatically logged in the Field Day software. Quick setup details on interfacing my Field Day software with a number of digital programs, including WSJT via JTAlert, FLDigi, N7YG, W4ELP and others are here:



Have Fun!
  
Whether your area requires social distancing or not, with the serious consequences of the virus to our demographic, staying apart and operating together virtually will likely be the most sensible and responsible choice for many of us in 2020.  Please be safe, have fun, take this opportunity to learn to operate together virtually and Lord willing, I hope to work you on Field Day!


And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...    


Package Upgrade Information...   

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.   

N3FJP's Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management and general logging Amateur Radio applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that we add to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. There are no annual / maintenance costs of any kind.  Simply register once and you are set with N3FJP Software for life!  You'll find all the details on the Register Now page here: 



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And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly and I are very grateful...  

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Re: eQSL Callsign Matching

Jim Shorney
 

On Tue, 5 May 2020 13:13:59 -0400
"Mark Erbaugh" <mark.election@gmail.com> wrote:

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@gmail.com>
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
 

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