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Re: N3FJP Country Files - 23 September 2020

Poul K
 

Thanks Scott. The manual method from country-files.com worked fine.

And upgraded to AClog 6.7 ok.
(But still Alt-D in LoTW Manager 1.9 still does not mean Done, as in the other logging dialogues. Minor thing, but hope for that in next version).

73 de SA7CND


Re: FLdigi, CW RTTY DX, and Cabrillo -- State problems

Larry Krist
 

There was a problem with FLDIGI  version 4.1.14 which acted just like you described, Version 4.0.9 worked like it should when paired with the CW WW RTTY logger 2.2. During the contest, Dave fixed FLDIGI and made available for download version 4.1.14.60 which solved all the problems. Sorry you missed the post here on the reflector. Hope you had fun.

Larry  N8CWU

On 9/27/2020 9:12 PM, Robert Butera wrote:
Help!

2 odd problems using the CW WW RTTY logger (ver 2.2) with FLDIGI (4.1.14) this weekend. Windows 10 machine.

1) Logging. For some reason, while Fldigi records the state, in ACLog the state appears gray and does not get logged. So all throughout the contest, I had to manual switch apps, edit each entry, and type the state in.

I can deal with that (I used Fldigi with N3FJP all the time and never had a problem like this). I am not a high speed contestr so I just updated the US entries.

2) Writing the Cabrillo File. The generated Cabrillo file has "DX" instead of the state for all the US entries. I do not think this is related to #1 above. I manually added a few US and Canadian entries to test this idea. All the Canadian entries (whether added directly by me or imported from fldigi) had the province correctly output in the Cabrillo file. However, All the US entries still had "DX" in the cabrillo file where the state abbreviation should be.


Re: FLdigi, CW RTTY DX, and Cabrillo -- State problems

Larry Banks
 

Sorry Robert,
 
I missed that fact that you said you were using the RTTY logger.  I thought you were referring to ACLog.  My bad!    I do not use FLDIGI, so I cannot give you any help with it.
 
Larry / W1DYJ
 
 

Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2020 21:22
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] FLdigi, CW RTTY DX, and Cabrillo -- State problems
 
Hi Robert, (call?),
 
ACLog is not a log for contesting.  It is not set up to log correctly during a contest.  The CW WW RTTY contest log will work properly.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2020 21:12
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] FLdigi, CW RTTY DX, and Cabrillo -- State problems
 
Help!

2 odd problems using the CW WW RTTY logger (ver 2.2) with FLDIGI (4.1.14) this weekend. Windows 10 machine.

1) Logging. For some reason, while Fldigi records the state, in ACLog the state appears gray and does not get logged So all throughout the contest, I had to manual switch apps, edit each entry, and type the state in.

I can deal with that (I used Fldigi with N3FJP all the time and never had a problem like this). I am not a high speed contestr so I just updated the US entries.

2) Writing the Cabrillo File. The generated Cabrillo file has "DX" instead of the state for all the US entries. I do not think this is related to #1 above. I manually added a few US and Canadian entries to test this idea. All the Canadian entries (whether added directly by me or imported from fldigi) had the province correctly output in the Cabrillo file. However, All the US entries still had "DX" in the cabrillo file where the state abbreviation should be.


Re: FLdigi, CW RTTY DX, and Cabrillo -- State problems

Larry Banks
 

Hi Robert, (call?),
 
ACLog is not a log for contesting.  It is not set up to log correctly during a contest.  The CW WW RTTY contest log will work properly.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2020 21:12
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] FLdigi, CW RTTY DX, and Cabrillo -- State problems
 
Help!

2 odd problems using the CW WW RTTY logger (ver 2.2) with FLDIGI (4.1.14) this weekend. Windows 10 machine.

1) Logging. For some reason, while Fldigi records the state, in ACLog the state appears gray and does not get logged. So all throughout the contest, I had to manual switch apps, edit each entry, and type the state in.

I can deal with that (I used Fldigi with N3FJP all the time and never had a problem like this). I am not a high speed contestr so I just updated the US entries.

2) Writing the Cabrillo File. The generated Cabrillo file has "DX" instead of the state for all the US entries. I do not think this is related to #1 above. I manually added a few US and Canadian entries to test this idea. All the Canadian entries (whether added directly by me or imported from fldigi) had the province correctly output in the Cabrillo file. However, All the US entries still had "DX" in the cabrillo file where the state abbreviation should be.


FLdigi, CW RTTY DX, and Cabrillo -- State problems

Robert Butera
 

Help!

2 odd problems using the CW WW RTTY logger (ver 2.2) with FLDIGI (4.1.14) this weekend. Windows 10 machine.

1) Logging. For some reason, while Fldigi records the state, in ACLog the state appears gray and does not get logged. So all throughout the contest, I had to manual switch apps, edit each entry, and type the state in.

I can deal with that (I used Fldigi with N3FJP all the time and never had a problem like this). I am not a high speed contestr so I just updated the US entries.

2) Writing the Cabrillo File. The generated Cabrillo file has "DX" instead of the state for all the US entries. I do not think this is related to #1 above. I manually added a few US and Canadian entries to test this idea. All the Canadian entries (whether added directly by me or imported from fldigi) had the province correctly output in the Cabrillo file. However, All the US entries still had "DX" in the cabrillo file where the state abbreviation should be.


Cabrillo Log "X-QSO:"

Tanner Jones, W9TWJ
 

My example is from the September VHF contest, but could be asked for any contest log.

Is there a way to mark a QSO in your contest log and not have it count towards your score?

And by doing this, the carbrillo file then shows that QSO as "X-QSO:"?

I tested by editing the QSO and putting "0" under Points (doing this does remove it from my claimed score) but when I write the carbrillo file it does not mark it as "X-QSO:".

Claimed score in the carbrillo file is correct.


Re: RSGB Contest

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Scott,

PS... Loved the Message that came up when I logged you.

JoAnn - AB8YZ

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, 7:22:34 PM CDT, JoAnn Donaldson <joannplano2005@...> wrote:


Scott,

  Thank You.    BTW Got you on the Contest. Will Send QSL Card.

JoAnn - AB8YZ

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, 3:39:06 AM CDT, Scott Davis via groups.io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Hi Joann,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Not at this time.  You will find the list of all the contests I support here:

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

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: JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io <joannplano2005@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Sep 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] RSGB Contest

Do you support these contest?

JoAnn - AB8YZ


Re: RSGB Contest

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Scott,

  Thank You.    BTW Got you on the Contest. Will Send QSL Card.

JoAnn - AB8YZ

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, 3:39:06 AM CDT, Scott Davis via groups.io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Hi Joann,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Not at this time.  You will find the list of all the contests I support here:

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

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: JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io <joannplano2005@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Sep 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] RSGB Contest

Do you support these contest?

JoAnn - AB8YZ


Re: N7YG Digital Engine and ACL were working perfectly, and then...

Jeff Steinkamp
 

It should be in C:\Windows\assembly\GAC\stdole.  There is a version folder or maybe more and the file will be in whatever version the system is pointing to.

I'd recommend a full reboot of the system to see if maybe the link got dropped.


Lawrence Dobranski wrote on 9/27/2020 07:14:

The error is with the stole.dll being missing:  

Product Name:      N7YGDigitalEngine
Product Version:   6.3.2.3

Loaded Assembly:   AudioSwitcher.AudioApi, Version=3.0.0.209, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=fda5729e2db3a64f
Loaded Assembly:   AudioSwitcher.AudioApi.CoreAudio, Version=3.0.0.209, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=fda5729e2db3a64f
Loaded Assembly:   AxInterop.MMVARILib, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
Loaded Assembly:   gTrackBar, Version=1.0.8.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
Loaded Assembly:   IconRoutines, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
Loaded Assembly:   Interop.MMVARILib, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
Loaded Assembly:   N3FJP, Version=1.3.1.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
Loaded Assembly:   Newtonsoft.Json, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=30ad4fe6b2a6aeed
Loaded Assembly:   nucs.JsonSettings, Version=1.0.7.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null

OS Name:       Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version:    10.0.18363.0
OS Platform:       x64
Physical Memory:   20.94GB / 24.00GB (Free / Total)
Virtual Memory:    1.68GB / 2.00GB (Free / Total)

Error Output:
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'stdole, Version=7.0.3300.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'stdole, Version=7.0.3300.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'
   at AxMMVARILib.AxXMMVView.set_Font(Font value)
   at N7YGDigitalEngine.FrmWaterFall.FrmWaterFall_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) in C:\Users\n7yg\OneDrive\Visual Studio Projects\N7YGDigitalEngine\N7YGDigitalEngine\frmWaterFall.vb:line 301
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.
To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.
Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure logging.
To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog].

73 de VA3IQ

Lawrence

On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 7:28 PM <n3bd@...> wrote:
I had the N7YG digital engine and ACL working perfectly.  Made a bunch of contacts, logging worked, the API worked, and TX/RX switching through the API worked.  And then I stepped away for an hour or so, and when I came back, the digital engine had stopped talking to the ACL in both directions.  I have tried everything that I can think of, and I can't re-establish contact.  The API is still works with other software.  Any ideas?  Yes, I rebooted, reinstalled, and yada, yada, yada...

Thanks.

Bob, N3BD

--
Jeff K. Steinkamp (N7YG)
Tucson, AZ
Scud Missile Coordinates
N32.2319 W110.8477


Re: CW transmit of rig's stored message memories

n5ib_2
 

One other thing I noticed....
The little cntl-shift-W window that shows the cheat sheet for the CW messages is blank for those function keys that have an "RI" command stored

Would be nice if those were filled in with the stored CAT commands that are associated with them.

BTW - since the RI command can be used to send any CAT command, it can be used to implement other commands to the radio, like filter selection, etc...

Jim, N5IB


Re: CW transmit of rig's stored message memories

n5ib_2
 

Hi Scott,

Thanks for looking into this feature.

For the Elecraft rigs, the CAT command "KY" is used to send a text string of up to 24 characters that will be transmitted at the speed set for the rig's internal keyer.

The syntax is the command, followed by a single space, then the character string, terminated by a semicolon.
example: KY CQ CQ DE N5IB N5IB K;

There are some available prosigns. See page 7 in the KIO2 Programmer's Reference Manual
<https://ftp.elecraft.com/K2/Manuals%20Downloads/KIO2%20Pgmrs%20Ref%20rev%20E.pdf>;

To take full advantage of the power of your software, as well as the radio features, what I envision is that one would enter text into the CW transmit function key entries , utilizing the auto fill feature and it's syntax.

So suppose the active call sign on the logging page was WD5CMA, the signal report was 549, my county is EBR and the last used sequence number for the given contest was 351

I'd set up, say, the F2 key to send the something like the following:
$ TU * % NR # K

Your software would fill in the fields -- $ -> WD5CMA, * -> 549, % -> EBR, # -> 352+1 so 352, so it would become:
WD5CMA TU 549 EBR 352 K

Which would then have the command prefix and terminator added. to become:
KY WD5CMA TU 549 EBR 352 K;

and that would be sent over the CAT link to be transmitted by the keyer.

Ought to just fit for a sweepstakes exchange, unless I make more than 1000 Qs and work a 6-character call
OK ... any unlucky folks with a 6-character call are only allowed 999 Qs in SS LOL

N3FJP 352 Q N5IB 63 LA 22 chars
WD5CMA 1001 Q N5IB 63 LA 24 chars

It's actually possible to send text longer than 24 characters by using the KY command to check check the rig's buffer and wait until there's space for more.
(details on that same reference manula page.

Hope this helps clarify my "wishlist" I'll be happy to chat some more if there's anything I can offer to assist. Alas, not much of a programmer here beyond Arduinos, and hazy memories of assembler in decades past.

Jim, N5IB


Re: Log entry performance

Rick Harkins WØYGH
 

Everyone, thanks for the tips.

I tried exporting all of my contacts, creating a new database, and importing all of them into the new database. My performance is back to what I expect. New entries are instant. 

I wonder if I somehow honked up the original database with too many edits, adds, deletes, renumbers, sorts. I've never worked HF before and started doing POTA earlier this year. I had a steep learning curve on how to work a pile-up and log at the same time.

Rick WØYGH


Re: Log entry performance

Mike Olbrisch
 

I think a lot of it has to do with the computer it is running on and how it is set up.  Presently I run a 3.6 GHz I-7 Octo-Core processor on 16 GB of RAM under Windows-10.   I am told this is a very good computer.  Even so, AC-Log doesn’t seem to tax it at all.  I have it set to Last-250.

 

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 Pat Whelton
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2020 14:24 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Log entry performance

 

Rick.  Try the following:

 

  • LIST
  • LAST 50

 

Give that a shot and see if it gets any faster.

 

Regards,

 

Pat – KZ5J

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Harkins WØYGH
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:28 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Log entry performance

 

Are there any guidelines for how ACLog performs as the number of log entries increases? I have almost 4000 contacts in my log and there is a significant pause when I press ENTER on a new log record. With a new, empty database the record insert is instant. I have a recent laptop with an i5 processor, plenty of memory and an SSD.

Is there any advantage to creating a new database and importing all of your old records?

Thanks!
Rick WØYGH


Re: Log entry performance

Pat Whelton
 

Rick.  Try the following:

 

  • LIST
  • LAST 50

 

Give that a shot and see if it gets any faster.

 

Regards,

 

Pat – KZ5J

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Harkins WØYGH
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:28 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Log entry performance

 

Are there any guidelines for how ACLog performs as the number of log entries increases? I have almost 4000 contacts in my log and there is a significant pause when I press ENTER on a new log record. With a new, empty database the record insert is instant. I have a recent laptop with an i5 processor, plenty of memory and an SSD.

Is there any advantage to creating a new database and importing all of your old records?

Thanks!
Rick WØYGH

_._,_._,_



Re: Log entry performance

Fred K2DFC
 

I have 30k entries, and LIST 100. Also snappy.

--
73
Fred
K2DFC


Re: Log entry performance

Scott Davis
 

Hi Rick,

Thanks for your e-mail.  From the menu option click List > Set List Default Count and enter a value of 50 or less.

I have 58K records here and AC Log is snappy as ever.

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: Rick Harkins WØYGH <rick.harkins@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Log entry performance

Are there any guidelines for how ACLog performs as the number of log entries increases? I have almost 4000 contacts in my log and there is a significant pause when I press ENTER on a new log record. With a new, empty database the record insert is instant. I have a recent laptop with an i5 processor, plenty of memory and an SSD.

Is there any advantage to creating a new database and importing all of your old records?

Thanks!
Rick WØYGH


Log entry performance

Rick Harkins WØYGH
 

Are there any guidelines for how ACLog performs as the number of log entries increases? I have almost 4000 contacts in my log and there is a significant pause when I press ENTER on a new log record. With a new, empty database the record insert is instant. I have a recent laptop with an i5 processor, plenty of memory and an SSD.

Is there any advantage to creating a new database and importing all of your old records?

Thanks!
Rick WØYGH


Re: Unable to change mode CQ WW RTTY

Scott Davis
 

Hi,

Select this option, so your mode does not change when you click on a DX spot (my 7610 is in SSB to send RTTY, but the mode in the software properly remains DIG).

Capture.JPG

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: KC3JNW <kc3jnw@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 27, 2020 12:04 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Unable to change mode CQ WW RTTY

Was going to work the contest using FLDIGI ver 4.1.13 and N3FJP CQ WW RTTY ver 2.2.   Got everything working except it would not let me change the mode in N3FJP.  It came up DIG and kept change my radio to C-U (CW USB)  and would not let me change it to RTTY.  Contest instructions say goto setup and change the mode.  There is no option in setup to change the mode.  What am I missing?  Thanks


Unable to change mode CQ WW RTTY

KC3JNW
 

Was going to work the contest using FLDIGI ver 4.1.13 and N3FJP CQ WW RTTY ver 2.2.   Got everything working except it would not let me change the mode in N3FJP.  It came up DIG and kept change my radio to C-U (CW USB)  and would not let me change it to RTTY.  Contest instructions say goto setup and change the mode.  There is no option in setup to change the mode.  What am I missing?  Thanks


Re: CW transmit of rig's stored message memories

Scott Davis
 

Hi Guys,

"support for the Elecraft "KY text-to-send;" command which sends up to 24 characters over the CAT link to be transmitted by the rig's internal keyer. If the auto-fill feature could be invoked to fill in the fields before the command is transmitted, then the full features of CW Transmit would be available to Elecraft rigs without tying up another port or relying on PC timing to generate the code."

To help clarify for me what you are asking, can you detail an example of how exactly a string would be formatted, that you would like to see sent to your rigs?

Since answering a CQ when running a frequency includes the Call variable, that would be a good one to use as an example.  Please help me visualize what you are looking for.

Thanks!

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: Ray Dabkowski <w8rd@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 27, 2020 10:53 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW transmit of rig's stored message memories

Hi Jim,

It's a similar setup with the popular Yaesu FT-891 transceiver. The 5 CW memories can be loaded via CAT command "KM", and then keyed using the "KY" command which is assigned to an F key in ACLog. The crux is getting those memories filled. So, Scott... add my request to the same list along with Jim's :)

BTW, your K2 Bluetooth board is genius.

73,
Ray, W8RD

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