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Re: Grid squares

Lou Everett, Sr. <loueverettsr@...>
 

Dennis -

I believe you should only have one of those checked.  If You are a paid member of QRZ, that is the best one to use.  But, only one.
Someone correct me if I am wrong.

Lou WA5LOU




On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 7:19 PM Dennis Younker NE6I <NE6I@...> wrote:

Hi Scott,


The Grid field has never auto populated from the lookups here. I never knew that it was supposed to. I have Callbook Internet, QRZ, and AC Log Calldata checked.  Thanks.

 

--Dennis NE6I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:47 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Grid squares

 

Hi John,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  You should use the dedicated Grid Square field, not one of the Other fields, for logging grid squares.  This field will populate automatically from QRZ lookups, JTAlert, etc.  Details on displaying the grid square field on the main form 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: John Schroeder via groups.io <dmir2001@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Grid squares

Hello:
I finally have the grid square automatically appear on the log page in other spot 1... The problem is, the grid square doesn't display the station I'm trying to log, but it displays the grid from the previous QSO... What am I missing as far as setup? Thanks, and stay healthy... 73 John ... KB9PBM ...


Re: Grid squares

Archibald Delfish
 

Just started using N3FJP AC log and the qrz call book has always populated the grid field for me.

XS Max

On May 26, 2020, at 8:19 PM, Dennis Younker NE6I <NE6I@...> wrote:



Hi Scott,


The Grid field has never auto populated from the lookups here. I never knew that it was supposed to. I have Callbook Internet, QRZ, and AC Log Calldata checked.  Thanks.

 

--Dennis NE6I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:47 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Grid squares

 

Hi John,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  You should use the dedicated Grid Square field, not one of the Other fields, for logging grid squares.  This field will populate automatically from QRZ lookups, JTAlert, etc.  Details on displaying the grid square field on the main form 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: John Schroeder via groups.io <dmir2001@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Grid squares

Hello:
I finally have the grid square automatically appear on the log page in other spot 1... The problem is, the grid square doesn't display the station I'm trying to log, but it displays the grid from the previous QSO... What am I missing as far as setup? Thanks, and stay healthy... 73 John ... KB9PBM ...


Re: Grid squares

Dennis Younker NE6I
 

Hi Scott,


The Grid field has never auto populated from the lookups here. I never knew that it was supposed to. I have Callbook Internet, QRZ, and AC Log Calldata checked.  Thanks.

 

--Dennis NE6I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:47 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Grid squares

 

Hi John,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  You should use the dedicated Grid Square field, not one of the Other fields, for logging grid squares.  This field will populate automatically from QRZ lookups, JTAlert, etc.  Details on displaying the grid square field on the main form 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: John Schroeder via groups.io <dmir2001@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Grid squares

Hello:
I finally have the grid square automatically appear on the log page in other spot 1... The problem is, the grid square doesn't display the station I'm trying to log, but it displays the grid from the previous QSO... What am I missing as far as setup? Thanks, and stay healthy... 73 John ... KB9PBM ...


Re: Using CW option

Pat Whelton
 

What’s wrong with the up and down arrow keys for speed control?

 

Pat – KZ5J

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mel Marcus
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:46 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option

 

Scott

 

There is now way in the cw interface to set up speed or stopbit  or parity. so if you don't want to use rig control you have no way of setting those items to set them and then .

 

Mel

NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option
From: "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: Tue, May 26, 2020 3:39 pm
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

Hi Mel,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  I can't speak to the K3 specifically, but CW sending and rig interface are two independent functions in my software.  Typically, it is not necessary to enable rig interface to send CW.  You do have to have the software in CW mode though.

 

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option

Here is my situation.

 

I plan on dong the CW WPX contest.

I will probably only work 40m

I have a K3 with the usb interface

I have all the parameters set correctly settings > transmit > cw > com 3 and dsr.

I will not be using  the rig interface because I am staying 40m cw and the exchange does not need to know about freq.

when I test using F9 nothing happens.

I go back to setting > rig interface > elecraft > com3 > 38400

I poll it works

I go back to setting >rig interface > none 

then I go back to the cw and it  works.

so it seems that there is not speed setting in the cw interface and you have to get rig interface to work first and then turn it off

remember I am only using one cable because I do not  need to use rig interface

 

Am I doing something wrong

 

Mel

NE9A

 


Re: Using CW option

Mel Marcus
 

Scott

When using your software with a usb cable to the elecraft k3 with the k3iob interface the speed parity stopbits must be set. if you have a source better than me could you follow up with them. if rig control is not used first to set those parameters ahead of time it will not work.

Mel

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option
From: "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: Tue, May 26, 2020 4:08 pm
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your follow up.  My software only keys via your processor, taking RTS or DTR high or low, or using Winker.  Those are the only two keying options in my software.

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 4:45 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option

Scott

There is now way in the cw interface to set up speed or stopbit  or parity. so if you don't want to use rig control you have no way of setting those items to set them and then .

Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option
From: "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: Tue, May 26, 2020 3:39 pm
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I can't speak to the K3 specifically, but CW sending and rig interface are two independent functions in my software.  Typically, it is not necessary to enable rig interface to send CW.  You do have to have the software in CW mode though.

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option

Here is my situation.

I plan on dong the CW WPX contest.
I will probably only work 40m
I have a K3 with the usb interface
I have all the parameters set correctly settings > transmit > cw > com 3 and dsr.
I will not be using  the rig interface because I am staying 40m cw and the exchange does not need to know about freq.
when I test using F9 nothing happens.
I go back to setting > rig interface > elecraft > com3 > 38400
I poll it works
I go back to setting >rig interface > none 
then I go back to the cw and it  works.
so it seems that there is not speed setting in the cw interface and you have to get rig interface to work first and then turn it off
remember I am only using one cable because I do not  need to use rig interface

Am I doing something wrong

Mel
NE9A


Re: Grid squares

John Schroeder
 

Thank you gentlemen for the response to my question... John ... KB9PBM ...


Re: Using CW option

Scott Davis
 

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your follow up.  My software only keys via your processor, taking RTS or DTR high or low, or using Winker.  Those are the only two keying options in my software.

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 4:45 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option

Scott

There is now way in the cw interface to set up speed or stopbit  or parity. so if you don't want to use rig control you have no way of setting those items to set them and then .

Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option
From: "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: Tue, May 26, 2020 3:39 pm
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I can't speak to the K3 specifically, but CW sending and rig interface are two independent functions in my software.  Typically, it is not necessary to enable rig interface to send CW.  You do have to have the software in CW mode though.

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option

Here is my situation.

I plan on dong the CW WPX contest.
I will probably only work 40m
I have a K3 with the usb interface
I have all the parameters set correctly settings > transmit > cw > com 3 and dsr.
I will not be using  the rig interface because I am staying 40m cw and the exchange does not need to know about freq.
when I test using F9 nothing happens.
I go back to setting > rig interface > elecraft > com3 > 38400
I poll it works
I go back to setting >rig interface > none 
then I go back to the cw and it  works.
so it seems that there is not speed setting in the cw interface and you have to get rig interface to work first and then turn it off
remember I am only using one cable because I do not  need to use rig interface

Am I doing something wrong

Mel
NE9A


Re: Using CW option

Mel Marcus
 

Scott

There is now way in the cw interface to set up speed or stopbit  or parity. so if you don't want to use rig control you have no way of setting those items to set them and then .

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option
From: "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: Tue, May 26, 2020 3:39 pm
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I can't speak to the K3 specifically, but CW sending and rig interface are two independent functions in my software.  Typically, it is not necessary to enable rig interface to send CW.  You do have to have the software in CW mode though.

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option

Here is my situation.

I plan on dong the CW WPX contest.
I will probably only work 40m
I have a K3 with the usb interface
I have all the parameters set correctly settings > transmit > cw > com 3 and dsr.
I will not be using  the rig interface because I am staying 40m cw and the exchange does not need to know about freq.
when I test using F9 nothing happens.
I go back to setting > rig interface > elecraft > com3 > 38400
I poll it works
I go back to setting >rig interface > none 
then I go back to the cw and it  works.
so it seems that there is not speed setting in the cw interface and you have to get rig interface to work first and then turn it off
remember I am only using one cable because I do not  need to use rig interface

Am I doing something wrong

Mel
NE9A


Re: Using CW option

Scott Davis
 

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I can't speak to the K3 specifically, but CW sending and rig interface are two independent functions in my software.  Typically, it is not necessary to enable rig interface to send CW.  You do have to have the software in CW mode though.

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Using CW option

Here is my situation.

I plan on dong the CW WPX contest.
I will probably only work 40m
I have a K3 with the usb interface
I have all the parameters set correctly settings > transmit > cw > com 3 and dsr.
I will not be using  the rig interface because I am staying 40m cw and the exchange does not need to know about freq.
when I test using F9 nothing happens.
I go back to setting > rig interface > elecraft > com3 > 38400
I poll it works
I go back to setting >rig interface > none 
then I go back to the cw and it  works.
so it seems that there is not speed setting in the cw interface and you have to get rig interface to work first and then turn it off
remember I am only using one cable because I do not  need to use rig interface

Am I doing something wrong

Mel
NE9A


Using CW option

Mel Marcus
 

Here is my situation.

I plan on dong the CW WPX contest.
I will probably only work 40m
I have a K3 with the usb interface
I have all the parameters set correctly settings > transmit > cw > com 3 and dsr.
I will not be using  the rig interface because I am staying 40m cw and the exchange does not need to know about freq.
when I test using F9 nothing happens.
I go back to setting > rig interface > elecraft > com3 > 38400
I poll it works
I go back to setting >rig interface > none 
then I go back to the cw and it  works.
so it seems that there is not speed setting in the cw interface and you have to get rig interface to work first and then turn it off
remember I am only using one cable because I do not  need to use rig interface

Am I doing something wrong

Mel
NE9A


Re: dumping a copy of old file

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ray, 

AC Log 3.4 and earlier can coexist on the same PC with AC Log 4.0 and later.  If you have a 3X or earlier version, you will have to uninstall that first.  On the other hand, just use your existing 3X version to open the .bak file.

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: kb9lgs <raytodd@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] dumping a copy of old file

On 26 May 2020 at 18:50, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:

The installer seems to different with you.  It tells me I have a version installed.

> Hi Ray,
> No, don't uninstall your current version.  You can also install 3.4.
> Enjoy!
>
> 73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com
> 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: kb9lgs <raytodd@...>
> To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
> Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 2:38 pm
> Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] dumping a copy of old file
>
> On 26 May 2020 at 16:30, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
>
> The problem is that to install the old version I first apparently have to completely uninstall and
> delete the new stuff.  Kind of leary to do that.
>
> > Hi Ray,
> > You may have missed my previous reply.  This addresses that:
> > https://groups.io/g/N3FJPSoftwareUsers/message/41867
> > Enjoy!
> >
> > 73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com
> > 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: kb9lgs <raytodd@...>
> > To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
> > Cc: ny4o.ham@...
> > Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 11:49 am
> > Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] dumping a copy of old file
> >
> > On 26 May 2020 at 9:54, Weldon Wheat wrote:
> >
> > OK not as specific as I should be.  The main file for the old version got destroyed.  And the
> > backup system had somehow marked it as a system file that didn't need to be backed up. 
> > So the external back up was what was not working, not the backups within the program.  But
> > you also hit on what I found.   
> >
> > As I said I thought that I had lost the data for good.  After all I had no copies of the main log
> > file anymore.  I had just gone on to try and start again.  Grabbed some saved source
> > material that I had dumped into the log over the years.  And started over with the new
> > version.  I had completely forgot about the backup files that the software maintains.  Those
> > had been working and working well so it looks like I have a bunch of the old data in .BAK
> > files.  I am in hopes that the stuff I am missing is there.  But this was from an old version
> > from back before the major rewrite.  As the web site says the file formats between the two
> > are not the same. 
> >
> > So trying to see if I can find out how to take the old files from the old version and read them. 
> > Then put them in a format I can import into the log program. 
> >
> > And yes working on making sure my new external backup is actually backing up things. 
> >
> >
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Bedford, IN 47421

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    for the TV repairman.






Re: dumping a copy of old file

kb9lgs
 

On 26 May 2020 at 18:50, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:

The installer seems to different with you. It tells me I have a version installed.

Hi Ray,
No, don't uninstall your current version.  You can also install 3.4.
Enjoy!

73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com
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: kb9lgs <raytodd@kiva.net>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 2:38 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] dumping a copy of old file

On 26 May 2020 at 16:30, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:

The problem is that to install the old version I first apparently have to completely uninstall and
delete the new stuff.  Kind of leary to do that.

Hi Ray,
You may have missed my previous reply.  This addresses that:
https://groups.io/g/N3FJPSoftwareUsers/message/41867
Enjoy!

73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com
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: kb9lgs <raytodd@kiva.net>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Cc: ny4o.ham@gmail.com
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] dumping a copy of old file

On 26 May 2020 at 9:54, Weldon Wheat wrote:

OK not as specific as I should be.  The main file for the old version got destroyed.  And the
backup system had somehow marked it as a system file that didn't need to be backed up. 
So the external back up was what was not working, not the backups within the program.  But
you also hit on what I found.   

As I said I thought that I had lost the data for good.  After all I had no copies of the main log
file anymore.  I had just gone on to try and start again.  Grabbed some saved source
material that I had dumped into the log over the years.  And started over with the new
version.  I had completely forgot about the backup files that the software maintains.  Those
had been working and working well so it looks like I have a bunch of the old data in .BAK
files.  I am in hopes that the stuff I am missing is there.  But this was from an old version
from back before the major rewrite.  As the web site says the file formats between the two
are not the same. 

So trying to see if I can find out how to take the old files from the old version and read them. 
Then put them in a format I can import into the log program. 

And yes working on making sure my new external backup is actually backing up things. 


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308 Kentucky Hollow Rd                                                        (812) 279-9394
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Bedford, IN 47421

Thought for the day:
Book (n): a utensil used to pass time while waiting
for the TV repairman.


Re: dumping a copy of old file

Jim Shorney
 

Ah, that was a question that I didn't see answered. If you lost the entire drive, with no files left, then you are right. If the drive is still functional at all it is possible that the file(s) could be recovered. If the drive is electrically dead recovery is out of the reach of mere mortals although there are companies that do it (if you have to ask you can't afford it).

I have mine set up to write backups to my Dropbox folder which is linked to (free) cloud storage. Not only is the that particular backup off-site it is available to my anywhere I go that has internet access.

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Tue, 26 May 2020 14:38:07 -0400
"kb9lgs" <raytodd@kiva.net> wrote:

On 26 May 2020 at 11:07, Jim Shorney wrote:

But that backs up to the same drive on the same computer. That is the problem I lost the
whole drive. Then only have backups of the backup files and apparently not the main files.
But that is on my off site backups.



You didn't have the internal auto-backup of the "new" version turned on? I should think that would be a default but it has been so long since I installed I don't recall. I changed mine not long back write the backups to my Dropbox folder. Easy-peasy.

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Tue, 26 May 2020 11:49:36 -0400
"kb9lgs" <raytodd@kiva.net> wrote:

On 26 May 2020 at 9:54, Weldon Wheat wrote:

OK not as specific as I should be. The main file for the old version got destroyed. And the
backup system had somehow marked it as a system file that didn't need to be backed up.
So the external back up was what was not working, not the backups within the program. But
you also hit on what I found.

As I said I thought that I had lost the data for good. After all I had no copies of the main log
file anymore. I had just gone on to try and start again. Grabbed some saved source
material that I had dumped into the log over the years. And started over with the new
version. I had completely forgot about the backup files that the software maintains. Those
had been working and working well so it looks like I have a bunch of the old data in .BAK
files. I am in hopes that the stuff I am missing is there. But this was from an old version
from back before the major rewrite. As the web site says the file formats between the two
are not the same.

So trying to see if I can find out how to take the old files from the old version and read them.
Then put them in a format I can import into the log program.

And yes working on making sure my new external backup is actually backing up things.


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Senior Consultant Stevens Services
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Bedford, IN 47421

Thought for the day:
Bagpipes (n): an octopus wearing a kilt.









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Re: dumping a copy of old file

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ray,

No, don't uninstall your current version.  You can also install 3.4.

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: kb9lgs <raytodd@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 2:38 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] dumping a copy of old file

On 26 May 2020 at 16:30, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:

The problem is that to install the old version I first apparently have to completely uninstall and
delete the new stuff.  Kind of leary to do that.

> Hi Ray,
> You may have missed my previous reply.  This addresses that:
> https://groups.io/g/N3FJPSoftwareUsers/message/41867
> Enjoy!
>
> 73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com
> 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: kb9lgs <raytodd@...>
> To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
> Cc: ny4o.ham@...
> Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 11:49 am
> Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] dumping a copy of old file
>
> On 26 May 2020 at 9:54, Weldon Wheat wrote:
>
> OK not as specific as I should be.  The main file for the old version got destroyed.  And the
> backup system had somehow marked it as a system file that didn't need to be backed up. 
> So the external back up was what was not working, not the backups within the program.  But
> you also hit on what I found.   
>
> As I said I thought that I had lost the data for good.  After all I had no copies of the main log
> file anymore.  I had just gone on to try and start again.  Grabbed some saved source
> material that I had dumped into the log over the years.  And started over with the new
> version.  I had completely forgot about the backup files that the software maintains.  Those
> had been working and working well so it looks like I have a bunch of the old data in .BAK
> files.  I am in hopes that the stuff I am missing is there.  But this was from an old version
> from back before the major rewrite.  As the web site says the file formats between the two
> are not the same. 
>
> So trying to see if I can find out how to take the old files from the old version and read them. 
> Then put them in a format I can import into the log program. 
>
> And yes working on making sure my new external backup is actually backing up things. 
>
>
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> Senior Consultant      Stevens Services                                           
> raytodd@...
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> Bedford, IN 47421
>
> Thought for the day:
>     Bagpipes (n): an octopus wearing a kilt.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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raytodd@...
308 Kentucky Hollow Rd                                                        (812) 279-9394
Bedford, IN 47421

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    Book (n): a utensil used to pass time while waiting
    for the TV repairman.






Re: scrolling spots

Scott Davis
 

Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions Alex!

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: Alexander Kopp MD <akopp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 2:00 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] scrolling spots

Hi Scott,
Thank you for the response.
I don't want to disable Dx Spotting. I just want to be able to halt the scrolling at times to catch one of the spots when they scroll fast. This would be a great option  in your program if possible.
On another note: Your logging program is very strong. Many other logging programs slow down or crash on a busy spotting weekend. If you could interface in your next update CW Skimmer with your program, it would become much more powerful and stronger and I believe many more people would use it. If you interface it with the ACLog it will work with any of your contesting programs too. Please reconsider.
Thank you,
73, Alex AK1MD

On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 7:42 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Alex,

Thanks for your e-mail.  To disable DX Spotting, click Settings > DX Spotting > Configure.  At the top right, deselect the check box  that says Enable.

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: Alexander Kopp MD <akopp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 23, 2020 11:34 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] scrolling spots

How can I stop the spots scrolling?
Thank you, Alex


Re: Grid squares

Scott Davis
 

Hi John,

Thanks for your e-mail.  You should use the dedicated Grid Square field, not one of the Other fields, for logging grid squares.  This field will populate automatically from QRZ lookups, JTAlert, etc.  Details on displaying the grid square field on the main form are 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: John Schroeder via groups.io <dmir2001@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Grid squares

Hello:
I finally have the grid square automatically appear on the log page in other spot 1... The problem is, the grid square doesn't display the station I'm trying to log, but it displays the grid from the previous QSO... What am I missing as far as setup? Thanks, and stay healthy... 73 John ... KB9PBM ...


Re: dumping a copy of old file

kb9lgs
 

On 26 May 2020 at 16:30, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:

The problem is that to install the old version I first apparently have to completely uninstall and
delete the new stuff. Kind of leary to do that.

Hi Ray,
You may have missed my previous reply.  This addresses that:
https://groups.io/g/N3FJPSoftwareUsers/message/41867
Enjoy!

73, ScottN3FJPhttp://www.n3fjp.com
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: kb9lgs <raytodd@kiva.net>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Cc: ny4o.ham@gmail.com
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 11:49 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] dumping a copy of old file

On 26 May 2020 at 9:54, Weldon Wheat wrote:

OK not as specific as I should be.  The main file for the old version got destroyed.  And the
backup system had somehow marked it as a system file that didn't need to be backed up. 
So the external back up was what was not working, not the backups within the program.  But
you also hit on what I found.   

As I said I thought that I had lost the data for good.  After all I had no copies of the main log
file anymore.  I had just gone on to try and start again.  Grabbed some saved source
material that I had dumped into the log over the years.  And started over with the new
version.  I had completely forgot about the backup files that the software maintains.  Those
had been working and working well so it looks like I have a bunch of the old data in .BAK
files.  I am in hopes that the stuff I am missing is there.  But this was from an old version
from back before the major rewrite.  As the web site says the file formats between the two
are not the same. 

So trying to see if I can find out how to take the old files from the old version and read them. 
Then put them in a format I can import into the log program. 

And yes working on making sure my new external backup is actually backing up things. 


--
Ray Todd Stevens    Specializing in Network and Security Consulting
Senior Consultant      Stevens Services                                           
raytodd@kiva.net
308 Kentucky Hollow Rd                                                        (812) 279-9394
Bedford, IN 47421

Thought for the day:
    Bagpipes (n): an octopus wearing a kilt.











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Ray Todd Stevens Specializing in Network and Security Consulting
Senior Consultant Stevens Services
raytodd@kiva.net
308 Kentucky Hollow Rd (812) 279-9394
Bedford, IN 47421

Thought for the day:
Book (n): a utensil used to pass time while waiting
for the TV repairman.


Re: dumping a copy of old file

kb9lgs
 

On 26 May 2020 at 11:07, Jim Shorney wrote:

But that backs up to the same drive on the same computer. That is the problem I lost the
whole drive. Then only have backups of the backup files and apparently not the main files.
But that is on my off site backups.



You didn't have the internal auto-backup of the "new" version turned on? I should think that would be a default but it has been so long since I installed I don't recall. I changed mine not long back write the backups to my Dropbox folder. Easy-peasy.

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Tue, 26 May 2020 11:49:36 -0400
"kb9lgs" <raytodd@kiva.net> wrote:

On 26 May 2020 at 9:54, Weldon Wheat wrote:

OK not as specific as I should be. The main file for the old version got destroyed. And the
backup system had somehow marked it as a system file that didn't need to be backed up.
So the external back up was what was not working, not the backups within the program. But
you also hit on what I found.

As I said I thought that I had lost the data for good. After all I had no copies of the main log
file anymore. I had just gone on to try and start again. Grabbed some saved source
material that I had dumped into the log over the years. And started over with the new
version. I had completely forgot about the backup files that the software maintains. Those
had been working and working well so it looks like I have a bunch of the old data in .BAK
files. I am in hopes that the stuff I am missing is there. But this was from an old version
from back before the major rewrite. As the web site says the file formats between the two
are not the same.

So trying to see if I can find out how to take the old files from the old version and read them.
Then put them in a format I can import into the log program.

And yes working on making sure my new external backup is actually backing up things.


--
Ray Todd Stevens Specializing in Network and Security Consulting
Senior Consultant Stevens Services
raytodd@kiva.net
308 Kentucky Hollow Rd (812) 279-9394
Bedford, IN 47421

Thought for the day:
Bagpipes (n): an octopus wearing a kilt.









--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com

--
Ray Todd Stevens Specializing in Network and Security Consulting
Senior Consultant Stevens Services
raytodd@kiva.net
308 Kentucky Hollow Rd (812) 279-9394
Bedford, IN 47421

Thought for the day:
Give a man a fish and he can eat today
Teach a man to fish and he can eat forever
Teach a man to teach and his whole village can eat forever


Re: Grid squares

Jim Shorney
 

You don't need to use an Other field for grid. There is already a Grid field that you can move into the display area and place in the data entry area. The reason your Other field is carrying forward the previous entry is because you have told it to in the Other field setup.

73
-Jim
NU0C

On Tue, 26 May 2020 10:29:49 -0700
"John Schroeder via groups.io" <dmir2001=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

*Hello:
* I finally have the grid square automatically appear on the log page in other spot 1... The problem is, the grid square doesn't display the station I'm trying to log, but it displays the grid from the previous QSO... What am I missing as far as setup? Thanks, and stay healthy... 73 John ... KB9PBM ...



Re: scrolling spots

Alexander Kopp MD
 

Hi Scott,
Thank you for the response.
I don't want to disable Dx Spotting. I just want to be able to halt the scrolling at times to catch one of the spots when they scroll fast. This would be a great option  in your program if possible.
On another note: Your logging program is very strong. Many other logging programs slow down or crash on a busy spotting weekend. If you could interface in your next update CW Skimmer with your program, it would become much more powerful and stronger and I believe many more people would use it. If you interface it with the ACLog it will work with any of your contesting programs too. Please reconsider.
Thank you,
73, Alex AK1MD

On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 7:42 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Alex,

Thanks for your e-mail.  To disable DX Spotting, click Settings > DX Spotting > Configure.  At the top right, deselect the check box  that says Enable.

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: Alexander Kopp MD <akopp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 23, 2020 11:34 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] scrolling spots

How can I stop the spots scrolling?
Thank you, Alex

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