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Re: ACL 6.7 woe's

AI3KS
 

Jeff,

Thanks for the follow up. Just one more thing to keep in mind when things suddenly go south.

73,

Steve, AI3KS

On 20/10/23 08:58, JeffBanke wrote:
I meant to get back to everyone regarding my problem. It seems that Microsoft 10 does play nicely with the ICOM driver, in that every time Microsoft 10 does an update it kicks the ICOM driver off the system,. It also did it randomly while I was using it yesterday, I went to see if it was the same problem, and yes the driver was missing when I checked in "Device manager', reloaded the driver and was once again up and running.
Painful to have to be constantly aware that it might happen at any time, but at least I know what the problem is, and it is not anything to do with 6.7.

Jeff, NZ2S


Re: ACL 6.7 woe's

JeffBanke
 

I meant to get back to everyone regarding my problem. It seems that Microsoft 10 does play nicely with the ICOM driver, in that every time Microsoft 10 does an update it kicks the ICOM driver off the system,. It also did it randomly while I was using it yesterday, I went to see if it was the same problem, and yes the driver was missing when I checked in "Device manager', reloaded the driver and was once again up and running.
Painful to have to be constantly aware that it might happen at any time, but at least I know what the problem is, and it is not anything to do with 6.7.

Jeff, NZ2S


Re: ACLog spots to Flex 6400 Panadapter

Dan Trainor
 

This issue is closed.  Thank you.


Re: ACLog spots to Flex 6400 Panadapter

Dan Trainor
 

Thank you to Dave wo2x!!!! Who called me and helped me out using a TeamViewer troubleshooting session. Always good to have a second pair of eyes when you get stuck. And he found the issue quickly. Thank you kindly Dave! Turned out since I was operating remote the data packets between ACLog and Flex Radio API were not being passed though the home router, as the router was blocking and not forwarding this port. I now have at at least two solutions. 1) port forward 12061 in home router and/or have a local PC running that would serve to feed Flex API with Spots locally. Thanks again Dave for helping understand what the issue was and suggesting work arounds. I hope this information helps someone in the future if they have a similar scenario. The SPOTS were all working for me for about a year when my SSDR client was local and directly connected to the radio through a switch and thus the SPOT data packets were passing successfully from ACLog to Flex Radio Panadapter. When I moved the SSDR client remote, as I didn't think about how that may affect the ACLog to Flex Radio interaction. Dave didn't have to take the time out and kindly lend a hand to this old man but he did and I am grateful. Thank you, dan WA1QZX


Re: FILE/OPEN Command

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ray,

Thanks for your e-mail.  When you click File > Open, only files with a .mdb extension are displayed by default, so make sure you are clicking the proper file command.

If you are sure you are, it sounds like you are signing on to Windows with a different User profile than you were using previously, where your log files reside.  More details on that are here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q48

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: Raymond Crepeau <thecrepeaus@...>
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Oct 23, 2020 12:41 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] FILE/OPEN Command

Evening,

I have several different callsigns associated with my N3FJP AC LOG program (my current and original callsigns; my wife's present and original callsigns; club callsign). I have always used the "file/open" command to access these different files when necessary.  Now, however, when I execute the command rather than seeing a list of the log files I see a list of computer files -- not log files.

Help!

Ray, K1HG


Re: Rig control Settings for FT-100D

Scott Davis
 

Thanks for the good report Noel!

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: Noel W2MSA <noelw2msa@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Oct 22, 2020 9:58 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Rig control Settings for FT-100D

I used these rig control settings for my Yaesu FT-100D with an FTDI FT232 cable I got on Amazon for $19.

Yaesu 100D
Rig Name = Yaesu 100D
Read Frequency Command = 00 00 00 02 10
Read Mode Command =
Convert To Hex = True
Baud Rate = 4800
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 2
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = None
Polling = 500ms

73,
Noel W2MSA


Re: DX Spotting Help

Scott Davis
 

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you've run into trouble.  First, check to see that you are properly signed into the telnet host and it is functioning properly (you are seeing spots on the set up form).  If not, this FAQ will get you going:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q95


If you are seeing spots on the set up form, but not the main form, click the More Filtering button and correct your filter settings.

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: sdtheriault1566@...
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Oct 22, 2020 5:32 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting Help

I just recently registered N2FJP. I set up DX spotting and it was working great.
I closed the program and the band map is not populating, neither is the lower dx spotting list.
I verified that dxspotting is enabled and it was. I reset all the preferences and it continues to not populate.
In the dx spotting settings menu i see the spots coming in but it just isn't being populated. Even the Large DX spotting form is empty.

Thank
Daniel
VA3SDO


FILE/OPEN Command

Raymond Crepeau
 

Evening,

I have several different callsigns associated with my N3FJP AC LOG program (my current and original callsigns; my wife's present and original callsigns; club callsign). I have always used the "file/open" command to access these different files when necessary.  Now, however, when I execute the command rather than seeing a list of the log files I see a list of computer files -- not log files.

Help!

Ray, K1HG


Re: DX Spotting Help

K4GM-George
 

Daniel,

Check your filtering setup.   I think you have spots blocked.

73, George K4GM


On 10/22/2020 5:32 PM, sdtheriault1566@... wrote:
I just recently registered N2FJP. I set up DX spotting and it was working great.
I closed the program and the band map is not populating, neither is the lower dx spotting list.
I verified that dxspotting is enabled and it was. I reset all the preferences and it continues to not populate.
In the dx spotting settings menu i see the spots coming in but it just isn't being populated. Even the Large DX spotting form is empty.

Thank
Daniel
VA3SDO


Re: DX Spotting Help

Jeff KB6CA
 

Daniel, try pulling the power on your pc and plugging the power cord back in.  Had a similar problem the other day with a com port and the DX spotting.  Pulled the power cord on the pc, put it back in, and everything worked.  I know, sounds weird.  Try it.

 

Jeff KB6CA

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of sdtheriault1566@...
Sent: October 22, 2020 02:32 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting Help

 

I just recently registered N2FJP. I set up DX spotting and it was working great.
I closed the program and the band map is not populating, neither is the lower dx spotting list.
I verified that dxspotting is enabled and it was. I reset all the preferences and it continues to not populate.
In the dx spotting settings menu i see the spots coming in but it just isn't being populated. Even the Large DX spotting form is empty.

Thank
Daniel
VA3SDO


Rig control Settings for FT-100D

Noel W2MSA
 

I used these rig control settings for my Yaesu FT-100D with an FTDI FT232 cable I got on Amazon for $19.

Yaesu 100D
Rig Name = Yaesu 100D
Read Frequency Command = 00 00 00 02 10
Read Mode Command =
Convert To Hex = True
Baud Rate = 4800
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 2
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = None
Polling = 500ms

73,
Noel W2MSA


DX Spotting Help

sdtheriault1566@...
 

I just recently registered N2FJP. I set up DX spotting and it was working great.
I closed the program and the band map is not populating, neither is the lower dx spotting list.
I verified that dxspotting is enabled and it was. I reset all the preferences and it continues to not populate.
In the dx spotting settings menu i see the spots coming in but it just isn't being populated. Even the Large DX spotting form is empty.

Thank
Daniel
VA3SDO


Re: Phase II: PLEASE Test New Install Method & WW Digi Software! (I REALLY Need Your Help This Time)

Scott Davis
 

Thanks loads Anne!

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: Anne KC9YL <KC9YL.anne@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Oct 22, 2020 12:24 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Phase II: PLEASE Test New Install Method & WW Digi Software! (I REALLY Need Your Help This Time)

I had quite a few popups from my AVG software telling me that it was scanning files, but after a bit of clicking, the .9 version is installed

--
Anne Dirkman
KC9YL
See you on the air!!!
73

kilo-charlie-nine-yankee-lima
-.-  -.-.  ----.  -.--  .-..





Re: Contest History

Gary Johnson
 

I always save my contest logs using a file name appropriate for that contest, but in the future I will exit the contest log program before starting a new log.

Gary, N8LR


Re: Phase II: PLEASE Test New Install Method & WW Digi Software! (I REALLY Need Your Help This Time)

Anne KC9YL
 

I had quite a few popups from my AVG software telling me that it was scanning files, but after a bit of clicking, the .9 version is installed

--
Anne Dirkman
KC9YL
See you on the air!!!
73

kilo-charlie-nine-yankee-lima
-.-  -.-.  ----.  -.--  .-..





Re: Oops

Scott Davis
 

Hi David,

Thanks for your follow up.  Okay, I'm relieved that you were using a relatively current version of AC Log, not a 2005 version.  :)

First, make sure that you are signing on to Windows with the same Windows user profile that you used to use, before you got distracted.  More details on that are here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q48


If you still can't find your log file, you can restore from backup (or you LoTW upload) as detailed 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 Heinsohn <kd0r@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 10:26 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Oops

Scott
On 21-Oct-20 15:14, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi David,

Thanks for your e-mail.  2005, yikes!  Which version of AC Log are you running.
Version 5.3
  What happens when you click File > Open, navigate to where you have been saving the file and select it?
  I find LogData in a couple of places but there's nothing in there.
  This computer is dedicated to your logging program and was working fine when I got distracted from Ham Radio. Other than several copies of the programs with newer versions from about 2.8 on, there's not much else.
David
KD0R


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 Heinsohn <kd0r@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Oops

Scott and Others

  Oops. I've been inactive for several years. I have a registered copy
of the 2005 full package. I've tried to log in on my logging computer
and I can get into the software but I can't find my logbook. Help!!

David
KD0R

--
David Heinsohn
Chief Engineer
Flint Hills RR
Happily Playing with Trains Representing
ATSF
Eastern Lines
Western District
Middle Division
1st district
Emporia to Newton
in the 1930s.





-- 
David Heinsohn
Chief Engineer
Flint Hills RR
Happily Playing with Trains Representing
ATSF
Eastern Lines
Western District
Middle Division
1st district
Emporia to Newton
in the 1930s.


Re: Copying the .mdb file when ACLog is operating

Scott Davis
 

Hi Rick,

Thanks for your e-mail.  In addition to the backup on close option built into AC Log, I don't know of any reason you could not copy the log as frequently as you like as well.  

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: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 9:18 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Copying the .mdb file when ACLog is operating

I'd like to make a copy of the log file every 'x' minutes while operating out at the park. I'd hate to lose a couple of hundred QSOs if my laptop chose the worst possible moment to die. 

Your documents say that the file should be fine if the computer reboots while ACLog is running. Is it fair to say that if I were to copy the .mdb file to removable media while ACLog is running, that copy will likely be usable? I realize that if I copy in the middle of a write the copy will probably be corrupt. In that case I'd have to go back to a prior copy.

Is there a better way to get 'real time' backups of the log file, and not wait for the program to be closed?

Thanks,
Rick WØYGH


Re: Oops

David Heinsohn
 

Scott

On 21-Oct-20 15:14, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi David,

Thanks for your e-mail.  2005, yikes!  Which version of AC Log are you running.
Version 5.3
  What happens when you click File > Open, navigate to where you have been saving the file and select it?
  I find LogData in a couple of places but there's nothing in there.

  This computer is dedicated to your logging program and was working fine when I got distracted from Ham Radio. Other than several copies of the programs with newer versions from about 2.8 on, there's not much else.

David
KD0R



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 Heinsohn <kd0r@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Oops

Scott and Others

  Oops. I've been inactive for several years. I have a registered copy
of the 2005 full package. I've tried to log in on my logging computer
and I can get into the software but I can't find my logbook. Help!!

David
KD0R

--
David Heinsohn
Chief Engineer
Flint Hills RR
Happily Playing with Trains Representing
ATSF
Eastern Lines
Western District
Middle Division
1st district
Emporia to Newton
in the 1930s.





-- 
David Heinsohn
Chief Engineer
Flint Hills RR
Happily Playing with Trains Representing
ATSF
Eastern Lines
Western District
Middle Division
1st district
Emporia to Newton
in the 1930s.


Re: Phase II: PLEASE Test New Install Method & WW Digi Software! (I REALLY Need Your Help This Time)

Mel Marcus
 

auto install went trouble free

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Phase II: PLEASE Test New Install
Method & WW Digi Software! (I REALLY Need Your Help This Time)
From: "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: Wed, October 21, 2020 6:49 pm
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

Here you go Bill:


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: Bill Grover <bgrover@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Phase II: PLEASE Test New Install Method & WW Digi Software! (I REALLY Need Your Help This Time)

Does it go by another name?  I couldn't find it on WA7BNM's contest website.

Bill, N3EYF
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Phase II: PLEASE Test New Install
Method & WW Digi Software! (I REALLY Need Your Help This Time)
From: "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: Wed, October 21, 2020 5:32 pm
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

Hi George,

It is specifically for the annual WW Digi Contest.

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: K4GM-George <k4gm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Phase II: PLEASE Test New Install Method & WW Digi Software! (I REALLY Need Your Help This Time)

Is this DIGI "plug-in"  only for an individual contest?  Or is it a multi mode digital engine??   More directly:  Does it do RTTY??

George K4GM

On 10/21/2020 4:03 PM, JoAnn Donaldson via groups.io wrote:
Scott,
   I fired up the Logger and it did say that there was an update. I clicked on the update and it came back up with Ver .9 . So what do we do with this Logger? It is NOT part of list of Serial Numbers.

JoAnn - AB8YZ

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 2:42:25 PM CDT, Scott Davis via groups.io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Awesome, thanks loads Dave!  :)

73, Scott
N3FJP

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

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave via groups.io <kc3am@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 1:58 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Phase II: PLEASE Test New Install Method & WW Digi Software! (I REALLY Need Your Help This Time)

Worked great Scott.
Less than a minute and I was at 0.9 with yesterdays contacts.
Dave KC3AM

On 10/21/2020 06:22, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi Gang,

We are ready for Phase II, which if all goes well, will be EZPZ.  Please:

1.  Start version 0.8 of the WW Digi DX software you installed yesterday.   If all goes well, it will alert you to a new version and give you the option to upgrade.

2.  Click the upgrade button (it should restart automatically as 0.9 and the test QSOs you entered in 0.8 yesterday should come right up).

3.  Please us know how you make out!!!

Thanks in advance for completing the test!  I'm very eager to hear how you make out!

By the way, as always, the addition of the WW Digi DX software is free to package users.  Please just e-mail us direct for your password.

Thanks again!

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: Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...>
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Oct 20, 2020 10:19 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] PLEASE Test New Install Method & WW Digi Software! (I REALLY Need Your Help This Time)

Hi All,

There's been lots going on at N3FJP Software headquarters!  Chris, KB3KCN and I are developing a new installation method that will affect all our software and we are adding support for the WW Digi contest, too!

We are at a point in the process where we really need your help testing both.  Briefly:

- We have been vetted and granted a code signing certificate.  Future releases of our software, including the WW Digi software that we need you to test now, will be digitally signed as Affirmatech Inc.  You will still see the Windows SmartScreen window right after new releases, but it should reduce other warnings you receive, depending on the Internet protection software that you use.

-  Each program will automatically alert you when an upgrade is available.

-  The upgrade path will be far easier - literally one click - after you install the next release of each of our programs.  No more need to uninstall from Windows Control Panel!


Your Testing Steps:

Everything is working fine here, but we really need as many folks testing this as possible.  We definitely want any anomalies with test contest data, not any real data, so please help us with the following test:

1.  Please install the WW Digi software (it will install as version 0.8):


2.  Enter some test contacts (and give the WW Digi software a good test while you are at it)

3.  Let me know that you have entered some test data (either here or direct (snkdavis@...)) and that you are ready for Phase II of the test.

4.  I will make a change on the web site, after I have heard from enough folks for a good test, so that the software knows an upgrade is available next time you start it,

5.  I will ask you to start the software when we are ready for Phase II.  If all goes well, it will alert you to a new version and give you the option to upgrade.

6.  Click the upgrade button (it should restart automatically as 0.9 and the test QSOs you entered in 0.8 should come right up).

7.  Please us know how you make out!!!

All, please give this a go.  Thanks in advance!

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...

--
Hams should be seen as well as heard, 73, Dave KC3AM


Copying the .mdb file when ACLog is operating

Rick Harkins WØYGH
 

I'd like to make a copy of the log file every 'x' minutes while operating out at the park. I'd hate to lose a couple of hundred QSOs if my laptop chose the worst possible moment to die. 

Your documents say that the file should be fine if the computer reboots while ACLog is running. Is it fair to say that if I were to copy the .mdb file to removable media while ACLog is running, that copy will likely be usable? I realize that if I copy in the middle of a write the copy will probably be corrupt. In that case I'd have to go back to a prior copy.

Is there a better way to get 'real time' backups of the log file, and not wait for the program to be closed?

Thanks,
Rick WØYGH

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