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Re: Amateur Contact Log 6.7 is Now Available & Chris, KB3KCN Joins the Team!

Scott Davis
 

Hi Andy,

Thanks for your e-mail.  It sounds like you have a previous versions cached on your machine.  Here is the direct link to download 6.7:

http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLOGINST.exe

Make sure you run the correct installation file after download.

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: Andy Barnes <w5kzjham@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Amateur Contact Log 6.7 is Now Available & Chris, KB3KCN Joins the Team!

Hay Scott,

Congratulations on Chris joining your team.  I attempted to upgrade my ACLog software this morning.  All the links point me back to 6.4.  I deleted 6.4 from my computer and clicked the link and saved the .ext program and it reinstalled the 6.4 version.  I use ACLog for all my activation and am a active POTA participant..

Sorry, I'm not a real software tech.

Thanks,

Andy Barnes, W5KZJ


Re: ACLog popping error when JTALert tries to Log Contact

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 15/09/2020 4:01 am, JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io wrote:
I do not understand WHY JTALert needs to have a physical path to the ACLog database in the first place. IMHO this is defeating the purpose of having the API in the first place.


Simple, The API is very inefficient when performing many Callsign lookups (for the B4 checks) at the end of a busy FT8 period where there may be 20, 30, 40 or more callsigns to check. Direct querying of the Log file is the quickest technique.

You have slowed things down further by having the ACLog file on a different PC than JTAlert so network latency is introduced further slowing log file reads.  JTAlert does cache (in memory) the results of the slow disk file lookups, but there will always be at least one physical log lookup when a callsign is first decoded.

de Laurie VK3AMA


Re: Amateur Contact Log 6.7 is Now Available & Chris, KB3KCN Joins the Team!

Andy Barnes
 

Hay Scott,

Congratulations on Chris joining your team.  I attempted to upgrade my ACLog software this morning.  All the links point me back to 6.4.  I deleted 6.4 from my computer and clicked the link and saved the .ext program and it reinstalled the 6.4 version.  I use ACLog for all my activation and am a active POTA participant..

Sorry, I'm not a real software tech.

Thanks,

Andy Barnes, W5KZJ


ACLog popping error when JTALert tries to Log Contact

JoAnn Donaldson
 

I am using separate computers for running WSJT-X/JTALert and ACLog. I have experienced a problem with ACLog trying to log a contact from WSJT-X/JTALert. After a lot of investigation, I found that when JTALert does the Worked Before check that is when ACLog pops the error. I have turned OFF Work Before in JTALert and now ACLog logs calls correctly and I get the Contact Confirm from JTAlert.
   I do not understand WHY JTALert needs to have a physical path to the ACLog database in the first place. IMHO this is defeating the purpose of having the API in the first place.

I have left a similar message to the JTALert IO Forum. So I now consider this problem closed.

JoAnn Donaldson - AB8YZ


Re: Amateur Contact Log 6.7 is Now Available & Chris, KB3KCN Joins the Team!

Larry Stowell K1ZW
 

Scott & Kimberly

What great news, you folks have done such a great job(software and children).

I'm looking forward for things to come.

I'm running 6.7 and not a hiccup.

73 Larry K1ZW

On 9/14/2020 6:43 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi All,

I sent this to both groups last week, but for some reason it only appeared on the Announcements Only group.  I know that most of you here are aware by now, but just in case...

Hi All,

I'm excited to let you know that...

Amateur Contact Log 6.7 is Now Available!

AC Log 6.7 includes the following enhancements:

-  Support for up to 3 rigs interfaced simultaneously (previously 2 rigs).  Swap between rigs by pressing Ctrl X from the main form.

-  Ability to specify CW and PH settings files to associate with a specific rig.  When you toggle with Ctrl X, your CW and phone settings will automatically update, too.  You'll find these options at the lower left when you click Settings > Transmit CW / PH.

-  Grid Sent on AC Log's Setup form (in response to Parks on the Air (POTA) requests).

-  Added Technician and Advanced filtering for DX spotting (General already existed).

- Ability to disable keyboard tuning (requested from blind hams, who use the keyboard shortcuts used for tuning in other ways).

- Added Satellite Name to the eQSL upload.

-  Ability to record text to send via speech to text mic input on the CW buffer form.

-  Operator field can be mapped to the Call value entered in setup or made blank when exporting in ADIF.

-  Option to include Station Callsign in LoTW upload (in case an override of an Operator value is required).

-  To be identified as an LoTW user in AC Log, the station must have uploaded in the last two years.

-  Reordered LoTW All Since and All Confirmed download buttons to better reflect the priority of the All Since button, which is the one that should typically be used most often.

-  Added a button on the LoTW Form to view LoTW queue status.

-  Added additional Tool Tips on the LoTW form.

-  Port for TCP Networking is now user customizable (instead of being locked at 1000).  Lord willing, this enhancement will be included in future releases of my contest software as well.

You'll find Amateur Contact Log 6.7 here:


As always, upgrades are free to registered users!  Please simply follow these upgrade steps here:


Enjoy!


Chris, KB3KCN Joins the N3FJP Software Team!

Actually, both my sons, Chris, KB3KCN and Brad, KB3MNE are excellent programmers, who have already been a great help to Kimberly and me.  You are already enjoying their contributions, as they both have helped out with code and design ideas whenever they've had the opportunity, but until now, their time constraints have been quite limited.  I am very excited to let you know that Chris is now going to be taking a much more active role in the future development of N3FJP Software!  Eventually, we hope that Brad will be able to take a more active role as well.

Not only is this a tremendous blessing for Kimberly and me to be able work more closely with our sons, we have all been brainstorming quite a bit and we are very excited about our shared vision of the future of N3FJP Software!  You probably won't notice many changes right away, because many aspects of our vision will start fresh and may take a few years to develop, but Lord willing, with Chris and eventually Brad's help, we have lots of ideas for taking our software to the next level and the future of N3FJP Software looks bright indeed!


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: 



Donations are Gratefully Accepted! 

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

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"   

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:  


or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:  

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533  

Thank you so much for your continued support!  


Thanks!  

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate it!  


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...

 
p.s. If you want to unsubscribe or need to change your e-mail address for future announcements.... 

If you wish to be removed from this e-mail list, or you would like to change your e-mail, please see this FAQ here for all the steps:



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...


Amateur Contact Log 6.7 is Now Available & Chris, KB3KCN Joins the Team!

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

I sent this to both groups last week, but for some reason it only appeared on the Announcements Only group.  I know that most of you here are aware by now, but just in case...

Hi All,

I'm excited to let you know that...

Amateur Contact Log 6.7 is Now Available!

AC Log 6.7 includes the following enhancements:

-  Support for up to 3 rigs interfaced simultaneously (previously 2 rigs).  Swap between rigs by pressing Ctrl X from the main form.

-  Ability to specify CW and PH settings files to associate with a specific rig.  When you toggle with Ctrl X, your CW and phone settings will automatically update, too.  You'll find these options at the lower left when you click Settings > Transmit CW / PH.

-  Grid Sent on AC Log's Setup form (in response to Parks on the Air (POTA) requests).

-  Added Technician and Advanced filtering for DX spotting (General already existed).

- Ability to disable keyboard tuning (requested from blind hams, who use the keyboard shortcuts used for tuning in other ways).

- Added Satellite Name to the eQSL upload.

-  Ability to record text to send via speech to text mic input on the CW buffer form.

-  Operator field can be mapped to the Call value entered in setup or made blank when exporting in ADIF.

-  Option to include Station Callsign in LoTW upload (in case an override of an Operator value is required).

-  To be identified as an LoTW user in AC Log, the station must have uploaded in the last two years.

-  Reordered LoTW All Since and All Confirmed download buttons to better reflect the priority of the All Since button, which is the one that should typically be used most often.

-  Added a button on the LoTW Form to view LoTW queue status.

-  Added additional Tool Tips on the LoTW form.

-  Port for TCP Networking is now user customizable (instead of being locked at 1000).  Lord willing, this enhancement will be included in future releases of my contest software as well.

You'll find Amateur Contact Log 6.7 here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/aclog.html

As always, upgrades are free to registered users!  Please simply follow these upgrade steps here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/upgradestepsaclog.html

Enjoy!


Chris, KB3KCN Joins the N3FJP Software Team!

Actually, both my sons, Chris, KB3KCN and Brad, KB3MNE are excellent programmers, who have already been a great help to Kimberly and me.  You are already enjoying their contributions, as they both have helped out with code and design ideas whenever they've had the opportunity, but until now, their time constraints have been quite limited.  I am very excited to let you know that Chris is now going to be taking a much more active role in the future development of N3FJP Software!  Eventually, we hope that Brad will be able to take a more active role as well.

Not only is this a tremendous blessing for Kimberly and me to be able work more closely with our sons, we have all been brainstorming quite a bit and we are very excited about our shared vision of the future of N3FJP Software!  You probably won't notice many changes right away, because many aspects of our vision will start fresh and may take a few years to develop, but Lord willing, with Chris and eventually Brad's help, we have lots of ideas for taking our software to the next level and the future of N3FJP Software looks bright indeed!


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: 



Donations are Gratefully Accepted! 

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

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"   

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:  


or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:  

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533  

Thank you so much for your continued support!  


Thanks!  

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate it!  


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...

 
p.s. If you want to unsubscribe or need to change your e-mail address for future announcements.... 

If you wish to be removed from this e-mail list, or you would like to change your e-mail, please see this FAQ here for all the steps:

http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q61


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...


Re: Multiple Logging Software Operating

Scott Davis
 

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you ran into trouble.  Each program's ADIF and Cabrillo files are saved in their respective default folders.  Each program runs completely independently.  Make sure you signed on to Windows with the User Profile you used when you created the files and that your Internet protection software didn't clamp down on the files.

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: Joe <n7jeh@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 13, 2020 4:36 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Multiple Logging Software Operating

Yesterday the Alabama QSO Party was running.  I need them for WAS on CW. I noticed that the Texas QSO party was up and was the predominate traffic I was hearing.  I ran both logging packages simultaneously.  At the end, I exported the adif files and generated Cabrillo files for both contests.   When I went to import the adif's to DX labs, I couldn't find the Texas file.  When I went back to the Texas package, it acted like I hadn't been there before, asking me for my callsign and activation code.  It opened and no logged contacts were to be found.

Do I need to use two computers should this occur again?

Thanks

Joe - N7JEH  


Re: Need help

Scott Davis
 

Hi Philip,

Thanks for your e-mail.  It sounds like your Internet protection software is preventing you from downloading the support file.  Giving AC Log the proper permissions in your protection software will correct that.

If you continue to have trouble, you can download the file with your browser:

http://www.n3fjp.com/downloads/SubModeList.txt

And save it to your Shared folder:

C:\Users\YourWindowsUserProfile\My Documents\Affirmatech\N3FJP Software\Shared

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: Philip Murph WW4PM <murph0418@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 13, 2020 7:52 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Need help

I have just installed the software and keep getting this message:

Unable to find 
C:\Users\bened\My Documents\Affirmatech\N3FJP Software\Shared\SubModeList.txt
  
To properly export sub modes, please retrieve the sub mode mapping file.  From the main form's menu options, please click File > Download Country Files from AD1C.

When I do try to download the file, it says an error occurred.

How can I fix this?

Thank you,

Philip Murph
WW4PM


Re: Multiple laptops

AlanW4WMM
 

I see Scott sent you an answer about loading on different machines. If they are not networked as you said, try keeping your log on a USB Memory Stick that you can move from machine to machine.

 

Looking Up,

Alan, W4WMM

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Need help

Philip Murph WW4PM
 

I have just installed the software and keep getting this message:

Unable to find 

C:\Users\bened\My Documents\Affirmatech\N3FJP Software\Shared\SubModeList.txt

  

To properly export sub modes, please retrieve the sub mode mapping file.  From the main form's menu options, please click File > Download Country Files from AD1C.

When I do try to download the file, it says an error occurred.

How can I fix this?

Thank you,

Philip Murph
WW4PM


Re: QSL labels

Charlie
 

Thanks Pat,  ESC did the trick. I also found that "alt C" will do it.

73,
Charlie NP3K

On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 6:05 PM Pat Whelton <pwhelton@...> wrote:

Hi Charlie.  Good luck on the “Via” deal.  On the clear deal try “ESC”.

 

Regards,

 

Pat – KZ5J

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:17 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] QSL labels

 

Hi,

I'm trying the N3FJP logger as I'm planning to switch.

I modified the window to my needs and like.

Two questions, next to the callsign entree I added a VIA entree box. Is there a way when you print the QSL label to include the VIA callsign?

 

Also, is there another way to do a clear, instead of  having to click on the clear box?  like a CTL + something ?

 

Thank you,

Charlie

 

 


Re: QSL labels

Pat Whelton
 

Hi Charlie.  Good luck on the “Via” deal.  On the clear deal try “ESC”.

 

Regards,

 

Pat – KZ5J

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:17 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] QSL labels

 

Hi,

I'm trying the N3FJP logger as I'm planning to switch.

I modified the window to my needs and like.

Two questions, next to the callsign entree I added a VIA entree box. Is there a way when you print the QSL label to include the VIA callsign?

 

Also, is there another way to do a clear, instead of  having to click on the clear box?  like a CTL + something ?

 

Thank you,

Charlie

 

 


QSL labels

Charlie
 

Hi,
I'm trying the N3FJP logger as I'm planning to switch.
I modified the window to my needs and like.
Two questions, next to the callsign entree I added a VIA entree box. Is there a way when you print the QSL label to include the VIA callsign?

Also, is there another way to do a clear, instead of  having to click on the clear box?  like a CTL + something ?

Thank you,
Charlie



Multiple Logging Software Operating

Joe
 

Yesterday the Alabama QSO Party was running.  I need them for WAS on CW. I noticed that the Texas QSO party was up and was the predominate traffic I was hearing.  I ran both logging packages simultaneously.  At the end, I exported the adif files and generated Cabrillo files for both contests.   When I went to import the adif's to DX labs, I couldn't find the Texas file.  When I went back to the Texas package, it acted like I hadn't been there before, asking me for my callsign and activation code.  It opened and no logged contacts were to be found.

Do I need to use two computers should this occur again?

Thanks

Joe - N7JEH  


Re: Is there a quick way to update grids

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Or you could use one of the on line Grid Lookup Apps and fill in the grids by hand.

JoAnn Donaldson - AB8YZ

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, 4:39:45 PM CDT, Scott Davis via groups.io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Hi Paul,

Thanks for your e-mail.  With a callbook lookup data source that returns grids enabled, click Edit > Fill Fields Determined by Call.

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: Paul Van Dyke <pvandyke1953@...>
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Sep 12, 2020 4:50 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Is there a quick way to update grids

My log has holes on some of the grids, is there an easy way to go thru it and update/add the grid..
Thank You

Paul - KB9AVO


Re: Invalid entries? #fields

Jim Shorney
 

Here you go:

https://groups.io/g/N3FJPSoftwareUsers/message/43526

73

-Jim (not AD1C)
NU0C

On Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:13:10 -0700
"Dave - K7DCJ via groups.io" <djenner8=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

Who is "Jim?" I am relatively new to this group and don't find any
posting for "FILE >> Download Country Files from ADIC." Perhaps someone
could give a link to the last time this occurred?

Thanks for the help.

73,
Dave
K7DCJ


Re: Invalid entries? #fields

Dave - K7DCJ
 

Here is the answer to my question(s):

1) ACLog checks for invalid entries in the Countries, States, and Counties entries of a QSO.
2) ACLog does not have the capability to easily find/list invalid entries in QSOs.
3) You will find the valid, possible entries for:
a) Countries in Shared/ADIFCnt.txt
b) States in Shared/states.txt
c) Counties in ACLog/countie.txt

Please correct me if I am wrong.

Who is "Jim?" I am relatively new to this group and don't find any posting for "FILE >> Download Country Files from ADIC." Perhaps someone could give a link to the last time this occurred?

Thanks for the help.

73,
Dave
K7DCJ

On 9/12/2020 2:31 PM, Dave - K7DCJ via groups.io wrote:
What is an invalid entry in a QSO?
In Amateur Contact Log, AWARDS..., there is a checkbox "List only valid entries." If I check that, I get certain results when I "Calculate." If I uncheck that, I get different results.
How do I find the QSOs with invalid entries?
What fields in a QSO must be valid? Or, maybe the same question: What fields in a QSO make it invalid?
73,
Dave
K7DCJ


Re: E mail

Jim Shorney
 

I run it in a VirtualBox Windows VM.

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Sun, 13 Sep 2020 07:43:13 -0500
"n0dpr@comcast.netLEhU9NJpW" <n0dpr@comcast.net> wrote:

I remember seeing an email with some reference to Linux but can’t find it now. AC log does not work with Linux does it?
Brad

Sent from Xfinity Connect App



Re: Rig Interface Polling

Dale Holloway, K4EQ
 

Hi Scott,

Yes, that's exactly what it does, so I guess it's normal. It is interesting, though, that I don't recall having to reconnect when using the TS-2000. I just tried it with the KX2 and it reconnect fine. Oh well, this isn't a major issue so I'm good. Thanks again for your great support for ACL. You've helped me several times in the past. Blessings!

Dale, K4EQ


Re: Rig Interface Polling

Scott Davis
 

Hi Dale,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm not familiar with the 590 SG, but if it interfaces directly with the PC via USB cable, it may be similar to what I experience with my Icom IC 7610.  In short, I can turn the IC 7610 on and off fine and the polling comes right back up, as long as I leave the power supply on.  If I turn the power supply off, the com port disappears from the PC completely, so of course at that point the software loses connection when the comport becomes invalid.

Just a guess that something similar might be happening there.  I hope that this helps.

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: Dale Holloway, K4EQ <daleholloway@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 13, 2020 10:03 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Rig Interface Polling

I just bought a Kenwood TS-590SG and am logging with ACL 6.6. My issue is that whenever I turn on the radio, I need to manually re-poll the rig to reconnect to ACL, I have not had to do that with three other radios (TS-2000, K2, KX2). Any suggestions to correct this?

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