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Switching from DXSpots.com

Scott Davis
 

Hi Gang,

As you can probably imagine, dxpots.com going down in the middle of the CQ WW SSB contest is generating a lot of e-mail.  If you are having trouble, please see this FAQ here:


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

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...


Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Randy W2NR
 

There are user defined "Other" fields in N3FJP. I have Other defined as SIG_REF (park worked) and Other1 as MY_SIG_REF (Park I activated). As long as both fields are filled in and the operator at the park you worked as P2P submits a log, the POTA system will credit you with a P2P.

Concerning LOTW, you must create a separate station location defining state, county and grid square. I have two station locations defined (1) "W2NR home" which is my home station and (2) "W2NR portable" which I edit with correct county, state and grid before uploading.


Re: ACL 6.7 woe's

JeffBanke
 

I  am running a laptop, i5 processor, 8GB of Ram, Windows 10, and it is continually losing the driver for ICOM, I am having to load it every time I turn on the computer, and go through the RIG setup every time, what a pain Windows 10 has become. What I don't understand is why the driver disappears and I need to load it every time? As George Carlin used to say it must be a Catholic thing - "It's a Mystery!"

One thing that I think may be related to AcLog is that when I have the DX spotting set up so I have the big form on another monitor, it seems to work for a while, and then freezes, and stops updating? If I go and turn off spotting, select another spotter, turn on again, it runs for a while and freezes. So, I find I am having to go through the process just mentioned several times in an hour of contesting. Just wondered if anyone else has had that happen or is it related to my computer or Windows 10 again?


Re: LOTW

Frank Mellott
 

I have both EQSL and LOTW in auto upload.
I am using ur log book for FLDIGI. Uploading just fine. Why am I getting a "B" in the qsl sent rather than a "L"


Good morning
To specifically answer the question,  Look at your settings.  It sounds like you have it marked to log a QSL as sent IF it was sent by EQSL or LOTW. You are sending BOTH  so it flags it with a B.

My preference is a card C and I have mine set to mark as a RECEIVED if it is in LoTW.  So since I manually upload EQSL and only upload to LoTW a couple times a month, when I send LOTW, it puts anin the sent field. if I send a EQSL it enters an E and if I send a card, and change th sent flag to Yes, it enters a C. so if I send all 3, the field shows L,E,C.

If you don't want B, uncheck the autosend EQSL.  I log every contact, but for nets when I am NC, etc I do not send an EQSL. It is no problem for me to manually send 5 or 20 a month. N3FJP makes it easy!

Hope this helps

Frank
KB3PQT


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Jim Shorney
 

The attached screen cap from a Slack post by K0BAK details how to allow LoTW to pull location information from the log directly using the latest version of TQSL.

We always use the latest version, don't we? :)


73 & 44,

-Jim
NU0C

Zero District POTA Area Coordinator
http://www.parksontheair.com/
Zero and Seven Districts WWFF-KFF Log Manager
https://wwffkff.wordpress.com/


On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 15:40:21 -0400
"Ernest G. Wilson II" <ErnestGWilsonII@gmail.com> wrote:

Tom, excellent tip!
That looks like it will accomplish what I'm looking for!


On Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 15:36 Tom Suggs <tomsuggs31@gmail.com> wrote:

I have activated from almost 400 different parks with around 13,000
contacts. When I upload to LotW, I create a new station location there and
then export from AClog to the specific park I have created.

Its my understanding that the hunters then get credit for the correct
state, grid and county since I enter that into LotW for each entity. I
don’t make any changes in my log but no one else sees that info.

Tom N4MTE


On Oct 24, 2020, at 2:10 PM, Ernest G. Wilson II <
ErnestGWilsonII@gmail.com> wrote:


Jim thank you very much for responding.
Please do not misunderstand, I'm not seeking help on how to log.
I am actively engaged in those same groups that you mentioned and I
appreciate those links thank you.
I am pointing out a shortcoming in logging in general when it comes to
POTA.
I did indeed perform research prior to posting and I very carefully
detailed the issues.
At this point no one has addressed the specific issues that I pointed out.
The email to this group was in hopes that the logger could address the
very specific needs outlined.
Thanks for your response and consideration.

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 12:38 Jim Shorney <jshorney@inebraska.com> wrote:


There is an active POTA help group on Slack, as well as plenty of help
available in the Facebook group. Those are better places to ask how to do
POTA in ACL. What you are asking here is venturing into the area of a
another contest specific program and Scott has already detailed the
logistics involved there.


73 & 44,

-Jim
NU0C

Zero District POTA Area Coordinator
http://www.parksontheair.com/
Zero and Seven Districts WWFF-KFF Log Manager
https://wwffkff.wordpress.com/


On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:00:47 -0400
"Ernest G. Wilson II" <ErnestGWilsonII@gmail.com> wrote:

Scott,

That was the video I already followed.
That does not address the issues reported in my email.


Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@gmail.com



On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:31 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Ernie,

Thanks for your e-mail. I've not been active with POTA myself and AC
Log
was not designed with POTA in mind, but you will find the
configuration
settings other POTA folks use here:

How do I configure AC Log for proper ADIF output for WWFF Parks on
the Air
(POTA)? <http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q107>

http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q107

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP
*http://www.n3fjp.com* <http://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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>the
hope
that you have <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>. But do this with
gentleness
and respect*...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@gmail.com>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 9:42 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!

I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I
recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.

When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something
like
QRZ for example,
I would like callers to be in the log for calling into *the actual
park
location* and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.
This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:
Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific
data
(based on the park I am set up in):
Example:
If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all
this
data would be different for each park):
<*MY_SIG_INFO*:6>*K-4366*
<*MY_GRIDSQUARE*:6>FM29dt
<*MY_LAT*:9>39.812500
<*MY_LON*:10>-75.679700
<*MY_CQ_ZONE*:1>5
<*MY_ITU_ZONE*:1>8
<*MY_DXCC*:3>291
<*MY_CITY*:7>Yorklyn
<*MY_CNTY*:17>New Castle County
<*MY_STATE*:2>DE
<*MY_POSTAL_CODE*:5>19736
<*MY_COUNTRY*:3>USA


*1.)*
*a.)* First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;
*b.)* In the official log, need to use *MY_SIG_INFO* but it would be
awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like *PARK*
[image: image.png]a


*2.)*
*a.)* It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or
import) a list of parks.
*b.)* Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park
somewhere in the world.
We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and *not
our
home address*.
*Each park location has specific details* (during a single park
activation, this info is usually the same for each record):
[image: image.png]


*3.)*
*a.)* Some park contacts are special "*Park to Park*" calls.
In the official log, need to use *SIG_INFO* but it would be
awesome
if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like *P2P*
[image: image.png]



Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it looks like
this
now;
[image: image.png]


Thank you in advance for even reading this!

Am I doing it wrong?
Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?
How have other folks solved this?

73
Ernie
W3GUY
(formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with
my
wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)

Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@gmail.com















Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Ernest G. Wilson II
 

Tom, excellent tip!
That looks like it will accomplish what I'm looking for!


On Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 15:36 Tom Suggs <tomsuggs31@...> wrote:
I have activated from almost 400 different parks with around 13,000 contacts.  When I upload to LotW, I create a new station location there and then export from AClog to the specific park I have created.  

Its my understanding that the hunters then get credit for the correct state, grid and county since I enter that into LotW for each entity.  I don’t make any changes in my log but no one else sees that info. 

Tom N4MTE 


On Oct 24, 2020, at 2:10 PM, Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@...> wrote:


Jim thank you very much for responding.
Please do not misunderstand, I'm not seeking help on how to log.
I am actively engaged in those same groups that you mentioned and I appreciate those links thank you.
I am pointing out a shortcoming in logging in general when it comes to POTA.
I did indeed perform research prior to posting and I very carefully detailed the issues.
At this point no one has addressed the specific issues that I pointed out.
The email to this group was in hopes that the logger could address the very specific needs outlined.
Thanks for your response and consideration.

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 12:38 Jim Shorney <jshorney@...> wrote:

There is an active POTA help group on Slack, as well as plenty of help available in the Facebook group. Those are better places to ask how to do POTA in ACL. What you are asking here is venturing into the area of a another contest specific program and Scott has already detailed the logistics involved there.


73 & 44,

-Jim
NU0C

Zero District POTA Area Coordinator
http://www.parksontheair.com/
Zero and Seven Districts WWFF-KFF Log Manager
https://wwffkff.wordpress.com/


On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:00:47 -0400
"Ernest G. Wilson II" <ErnestGWilsonII@...> wrote:

> Scott,
>
> That was the video I already followed.
> That does not address the issues reported in my email.
>
>
> Thank you,
>
> Ernest G. Wilson II
> Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...
>
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:31 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=
> aol.com@groups.io> wrote: 
>
> > Hi Ernie,
> >
> > Thanks for your e-mail.  I've not been active with POTA myself and AC Log
> > was not designed with POTA in mind, but you will find the configuration
> > settings other POTA folks use here:
> >
> > How do I configure AC Log for proper ADIF output for WWFF Parks on the Air
> > (POTA)? <http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q107>
> >
> > http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q107
> >
> > Enjoy!
> >
> > 73, Scott
> > N3FJP
> > *http://www.n3fjp.com* <http://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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>the hope
> > that you have <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>. But do this with gentleness
> > and respect*...
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@...>
> > To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
> > Sent: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 9:42 am
> > Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Parks on the Air (POTA) logging
> >
> > Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!
> >
> > I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I
> > recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.
> >
> > When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something like
> > QRZ for example,
> > I would like callers to be in the log for calling into *the actual park
> > location* and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.
> > This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:
> > Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific data
> > (based on the park I am set up in):
> > Example:
> > If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all this
> > data would be different for each park):
> > <*MY_SIG_INFO*:6>*K-4366*
> > <*MY_GRIDSQUARE*:6>FM29dt
> > <*MY_LAT*:9>39.812500
> > <*MY_LON*:10>-75.679700
> > <*MY_CQ_ZONE*:1>5
> > <*MY_ITU_ZONE*:1>8
> > <*MY_DXCC*:3>291
> > <*MY_CITY*:7>Yorklyn
> > <*MY_CNTY*:17>New Castle County
> > <*MY_STATE*:2>DE
> > <*MY_POSTAL_CODE*:5>19736
> > <*MY_COUNTRY*:3>USA
> >
> >
> > *1.)*
> > *a.)* First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;
> > *b.)* In the official log, need to use *MY_SIG_INFO* but it would be
> > awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like *PARK*
> > [image: image.png]a
> >
> >
> > *2.)*
> > *a.)* It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or
> > import) a list of parks.
> > *b.)* Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park
> > somewhere in the world.
> >      We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and *not our
> > home address*.
> >      *Each park location has specific details* (during a single park
> > activation, this info is usually the same for each record):
> > [image: image.png]
> >
> >
> > *3.)*
> > *a.)* Some park contacts are special "*Park to Park*" calls.
> >       In the official log, need to use *SIG_INFO* but it would be awesome
> > if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like *P2P*
> > [image: image.png]
> >
> >
> >
> > Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it  looks like this
> > now;
> > [image: image.png]
> >
> >
> > Thank you in advance for even reading this!
> >
> > Am I doing it wrong?
> > Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?
> > How have other folks solved this?
> >
> > 73
> > Ernie
> > W3GUY
> > (formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with my
> > wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Ernest G. Wilson II
> > Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...
> >
> >
> >
> > 
>
>
>
>
>







Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Tom Suggs
 

I have activated from almost 400 different parks with around 13,000 contacts.  When I upload to LotW, I create a new station location there and then export from AClog to the specific park I have created.  

Its my understanding that the hunters then get credit for the correct state, grid and county since I enter that into LotW for each entity.  I don’t make any changes in my log but no one else sees that info. 

Tom N4MTE 


On Oct 24, 2020, at 2:10 PM, Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@...> wrote:


Jim thank you very much for responding.
Please do not misunderstand, I'm not seeking help on how to log.
I am actively engaged in those same groups that you mentioned and I appreciate those links thank you.
I am pointing out a shortcoming in logging in general when it comes to POTA.
I did indeed perform research prior to posting and I very carefully detailed the issues.
At this point no one has addressed the specific issues that I pointed out.
The email to this group was in hopes that the logger could address the very specific needs outlined.
Thanks for your response and consideration.

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 12:38 Jim Shorney <jshorney@...> wrote:

There is an active POTA help group on Slack, as well as plenty of help available in the Facebook group. Those are better places to ask how to do POTA in ACL. What you are asking here is venturing into the area of a another contest specific program and Scott has already detailed the logistics involved there.


73 & 44,

-Jim
NU0C

Zero District POTA Area Coordinator
http://www.parksontheair.com/
Zero and Seven Districts WWFF-KFF Log Manager
https://wwffkff.wordpress.com/


On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:00:47 -0400
"Ernest G. Wilson II" <ErnestGWilsonII@...> wrote:

> Scott,
>
> That was the video I already followed.
> That does not address the issues reported in my email.
>
>
> Thank you,
>
> Ernest G. Wilson II
> Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...
>
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:31 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=
> aol.com@groups.io> wrote: 
>
> > Hi Ernie,
> >
> > Thanks for your e-mail.  I've not been active with POTA myself and AC Log
> > was not designed with POTA in mind, but you will find the configuration
> > settings other POTA folks use here:
> >
> > How do I configure AC Log for proper ADIF output for WWFF Parks on the Air
> > (POTA)? <http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q107>
> >
> > http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q107
> >
> > Enjoy!
> >
> > 73, Scott
> > N3FJP
> > *http://www.n3fjp.com* <http://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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>the hope
> > that you have <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>. But do this with gentleness
> > and respect*...
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@...>
> > To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
> > Sent: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 9:42 am
> > Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Parks on the Air (POTA) logging
> >
> > Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!
> >
> > I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I
> > recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.
> >
> > When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something like
> > QRZ for example,
> > I would like callers to be in the log for calling into *the actual park
> > location* and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.
> > This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:
> > Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific data
> > (based on the park I am set up in):
> > Example:
> > If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all this
> > data would be different for each park):
> > <*MY_SIG_INFO*:6>*K-4366*
> > <*MY_GRIDSQUARE*:6>FM29dt
> > <*MY_LAT*:9>39.812500
> > <*MY_LON*:10>-75.679700
> > <*MY_CQ_ZONE*:1>5
> > <*MY_ITU_ZONE*:1>8
> > <*MY_DXCC*:3>291
> > <*MY_CITY*:7>Yorklyn
> > <*MY_CNTY*:17>New Castle County
> > <*MY_STATE*:2>DE
> > <*MY_POSTAL_CODE*:5>19736
> > <*MY_COUNTRY*:3>USA
> >
> >
> > *1.)*
> > *a.)* First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;
> > *b.)* In the official log, need to use *MY_SIG_INFO* but it would be
> > awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like *PARK*
> > [image: image.png]a
> >
> >
> > *2.)*
> > *a.)* It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or
> > import) a list of parks.
> > *b.)* Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park
> > somewhere in the world.
> >      We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and *not our
> > home address*.
> >      *Each park location has specific details* (during a single park
> > activation, this info is usually the same for each record):
> > [image: image.png]
> >
> >
> > *3.)*
> > *a.)* Some park contacts are special "*Park to Park*" calls.
> >       In the official log, need to use *SIG_INFO* but it would be awesome
> > if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like *P2P*
> > [image: image.png]
> >
> >
> >
> > Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it  looks like this
> > now;
> > [image: image.png]
> >
> >
> > Thank you in advance for even reading this!
> >
> > Am I doing it wrong?
> > Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?
> > How have other folks solved this?
> >
> > 73
> > Ernie
> > W3GUY
> > (formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with my
> > wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Ernest G. Wilson II
> > Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...
> >
> >
> >
> > 
>
>
>
>
>







Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Ernest G. Wilson II
 

Jim thank you very much for responding.
Please do not misunderstand, I'm not seeking help on how to log.
I am actively engaged in those same groups that you mentioned and I appreciate those links thank you.
I am pointing out a shortcoming in logging in general when it comes to POTA.
I did indeed perform research prior to posting and I very carefully detailed the issues.
At this point no one has addressed the specific issues that I pointed out.
The email to this group was in hopes that the logger could address the very specific needs outlined.
Thanks for your response and consideration.

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 12:38 Jim Shorney <jshorney@...> wrote:

There is an active POTA help group on Slack, as well as plenty of help available in the Facebook group. Those are better places to ask how to do POTA in ACL. What you are asking here is venturing into the area of a another contest specific program and Scott has already detailed the logistics involved there.


73 & 44,

-Jim
NU0C

Zero District POTA Area Coordinator
http://www.parksontheair.com/
Zero and Seven Districts WWFF-KFF Log Manager
https://wwffkff.wordpress.com/


On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:00:47 -0400
"Ernest G. Wilson II" <ErnestGWilsonII@...> wrote:

> Scott,
>
> That was the video I already followed.
> That does not address the issues reported in my email.
>
>
> Thank you,
>
> Ernest G. Wilson II
> Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...
>
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:31 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=
> aol.com@groups.io> wrote: 
>
> > Hi Ernie,
> >
> > Thanks for your e-mail.  I've not been active with POTA myself and AC Log
> > was not designed with POTA in mind, but you will find the configuration
> > settings other POTA folks use here:
> >
> > How do I configure AC Log for proper ADIF output for WWFF Parks on the Air
> > (POTA)? <http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q107>
> >
> > http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q107
> >
> > Enjoy!
> >
> > 73, Scott
> > N3FJP
> > *http://www.n3fjp.com* <http://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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>the hope
> > that you have <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>. But do this with gentleness
> > and respect*...
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@...>
> > To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
> > Sent: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 9:42 am
> > Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Parks on the Air (POTA) logging
> >
> > Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!
> >
> > I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I
> > recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.
> >
> > When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something like
> > QRZ for example,
> > I would like callers to be in the log for calling into *the actual park
> > location* and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.
> > This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:
> > Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific data
> > (based on the park I am set up in):
> > Example:
> > If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all this
> > data would be different for each park):
> > <*MY_SIG_INFO*:6>*K-4366*
> > <*MY_GRIDSQUARE*:6>FM29dt
> > <*MY_LAT*:9>39.812500
> > <*MY_LON*:10>-75.679700
> > <*MY_CQ_ZONE*:1>5
> > <*MY_ITU_ZONE*:1>8
> > <*MY_DXCC*:3>291
> > <*MY_CITY*:7>Yorklyn
> > <*MY_CNTY*:17>New Castle County
> > <*MY_STATE*:2>DE
> > <*MY_POSTAL_CODE*:5>19736
> > <*MY_COUNTRY*:3>USA
> >
> >
> > *1.)*
> > *a.)* First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;
> > *b.)* In the official log, need to use *MY_SIG_INFO* but it would be
> > awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like *PARK*
> > [image: image.png]a
> >
> >
> > *2.)*
> > *a.)* It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or
> > import) a list of parks.
> > *b.)* Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park
> > somewhere in the world.
> >      We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and *not our
> > home address*.
> >      *Each park location has specific details* (during a single park
> > activation, this info is usually the same for each record):
> > [image: image.png]
> >
> >
> > *3.)*
> > *a.)* Some park contacts are special "*Park to Park*" calls.
> >       In the official log, need to use *SIG_INFO* but it would be awesome
> > if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like *P2P*
> > [image: image.png]
> >
> >
> >
> > Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it  looks like this
> > now;
> > [image: image.png]
> >
> >
> > Thank you in advance for even reading this!
> >
> > Am I doing it wrong?
> > Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?
> > How have other folks solved this?
> >
> > 73
> > Ernie
> > W3GUY
> > (formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with my
> > wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Ernest G. Wilson II
> > Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...
> >
> >
> >
> > 
>
>
>
>
>







Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Jim Shorney
 

That should be all you need at this point, unless you do a multi-op, club call, or special event call. In that case you will want to add STATION_CALLSIGN and OPERATOR to cover the callsign requirements.


73 & 44,

-Jim
NU0C

Zero District POTA Area Coordinator
http://www.parksontheair.com/
Zero and Seven Districts WWFF-KFF Log Manager
https://wwffkff.wordpress.com/
73

-Jim
NU0C

On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 13:04:15 -0500
Rick Harkins WØYGH <rick.harkins@gmail.com> wrote:

Ernie, you're over-thinking it. I've been using ACL since I started POTA
in March, and have logged over 4,000 POTA contacts. My main screen looks a
lot like yours:
[image: ACL1.jpg]


Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Brent LeFevre
 

Best POTA / ACLog interface instructions can he found here


Also, as previously mentioned, check out the FaceBook POTA group. There is a ton of great information and assistance there.

73 de W4CHF

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 9:42 AM Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@...> wrote:
Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!

I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.

When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something like QRZ for example,
I would like callers to be in the log for calling into the actual park location and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.
This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:
Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific data (based on the park I am set up in):
Example:
If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all this data would be different for each park):
<MY_SIG_INFO:6>K-4366
<MY_GRIDSQUARE:6>FM29dt 
<MY_LAT:9>39.812500 
<MY_LON:10>-75.679700 
<MY_CQ_ZONE:1>5 
<MY_ITU_ZONE:1>8 
<MY_DXCC:3>291 
<MY_CITY:7>Yorklyn 
<MY_CNTY:17>New Castle County 
<MY_STATE:2>DE 
<MY_POSTAL_CODE:5>19736 
<MY_COUNTRY:3>USA 


1.)
a.) First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;
b.) In the official log, need to use MY_SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like PARK
image.pnga


2.)
a.) It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or import) a list of parks.
b.) Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park somewhere in the world. 
     We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and not our home address.
     Each park location has specific details (during a single park activation, this info is usually the same for each record):
image.png


3.)
a.) Some park contacts are special "Park to Park" calls.
      In the official log, need to use SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like P2P
image.png



Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it  looks like this now;
image.png


Thank you in advance for even reading this!

Am I doing it wrong?
Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?
How have other folks solved this?

73
Ernie
W3GUY
(formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with my wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)

Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...


Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Rick Harkins WØYGH
 

Ernie, you're over-thinking it.  I've been using ACL since I started POTA in March, and have logged over 4,000 POTA contacts. My main screen looks a lot like yours:
ACL1.jpg

I capture the grid, the state, and the county of the park and include them with the log, and I'm in the minority.  I'm confident that this will provide the data that 99.99% of your contacts would ever want. Unless there's a new contest I've not heard about, nobody gives a darn what zip code, lat/lon, or city you are working from. 99% of your contacts are only interested in one thing: your park. The county hunters and grid hunters don't hang out on pota.us looking for contacts.

Scott gives us eight custom fields to capture what we want. You need two for the SIG data. That leaves you six more to capture the data that you feel is most important.
ACL2.jpg

Enjoy the park and the contacts you make. Don't get all wrapped up in unnecessary logging complexity. POTA logging is as simple as it gets.

Have fun out there!
73,
Rick W0YGH


On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 8:42 AM Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@...> wrote:
Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!

I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.

When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something like QRZ for example,
I would like callers to be in the log for calling into the actual park location and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.
This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:
Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific data (based on the park I am set up in):
Example:
If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all this data would be different for each park):
<MY_SIG_INFO:6>K-4366
<MY_GRIDSQUARE:6>FM29dt 
<MY_LAT:9>39.812500 
<MY_LON:10>-75.679700 
<MY_CQ_ZONE:1>5 
<MY_ITU_ZONE:1>8 
<MY_DXCC:3>291 
<MY_CITY:7>Yorklyn 
<MY_CNTY:17>New Castle County 
<MY_STATE:2>DE 
<MY_POSTAL_CODE:5>19736 
<MY_COUNTRY:3>USA 


1.)
a.) First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;
b.) In the official log, need to use MY_SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like PARK
image.pnga


2.)
a.) It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or import) a list of parks.
b.) Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park somewhere in the world. 
     We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and not our home address.
     Each park location has specific details (during a single park activation, this info is usually the same for each record):
image.png


3.)
a.) Some park contacts are special "Park to Park" calls.
      In the official log, need to use SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like P2P
image.png



Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it  looks like this now;
image.png


Thank you in advance for even reading this!

Am I doing it wrong?
Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?
How have other folks solved this?

73
Ernie
W3GUY
(formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with my wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)

Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...


Re: LOTW

Jim Shorney
 

The "All Since" dance needs to be a part of your usual process. Think of it as a handshake between LoTW and ACL that the QSOs have been received (but not necessarily confirmed).


73

-Jim
NU0C

On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 09:46:33 -0700
"Mel Marcus" <melm@reliable.net> wrote:

This has happened to me many times.

Just because you send it to LOTW does not mean it has been processed by LOTW. What you have to do is wait awhile then from ACL > Elogs > LOTW > all since. then it will load all the qso since the last time and indicate with an L

Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW
From: "Dave Tucker Nu4N" <dwtucker19@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, October 24, 2020 7:25 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I am using ur log book for FLDIGI. Uploading just fine. Why am I getting a "B" in the qsl sent rather than a "L"
I go to LOTW section and it tells me I have already sent the qso.
I have both EQSL and LOTW in auto upload.
Thanks
Dave NU4N 73 Scott.


Re: LOTW

Mel Marcus
 

This has happened to me many times.

Just because you send it to LOTW does not mean it has been processed by LOTW. What you have to do is wait awhile then from ACL > Elogs > LOTW > all since. then it will load all the qso since the last time and indicate with an L

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW
From: "Dave Tucker Nu4N" <dwtucker19@...>
Date: Sat, October 24, 2020 7:25 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I am using ur log book for FLDIGI. Uploading just fine. Why am I getting a "B" in the qsl sent rather than a "L"
I go to LOTW section and it tells me I have already sent the qso.
I have both EQSL and LOTW in auto upload.
Thanks
Dave NU4N 73 Scott.


Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Jim Shorney
 

There is an active POTA help group on Slack, as well as plenty of help available in the Facebook group. Those are better places to ask how to do POTA in ACL. What you are asking here is venturing into the area of a another contest specific program and Scott has already detailed the logistics involved there.


73 & 44,

-Jim
NU0C

Zero District POTA Area Coordinator
http://www.parksontheair.com/
Zero and Seven Districts WWFF-KFF Log Manager
https://wwffkff.wordpress.com/


On Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:00:47 -0400
"Ernest G. Wilson II" <ErnestGWilsonII@gmail.com> wrote:

Scott,

That was the video I already followed.
That does not address the issues reported in my email.


Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@gmail.com



On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:31 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Ernie,

Thanks for your e-mail. I've not been active with POTA myself and AC Log
was not designed with POTA in mind, but you will find the configuration
settings other POTA folks use here:

How do I configure AC Log for proper ADIF output for WWFF Parks on the Air
(POTA)? <http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q107>

http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q107

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP
*http://www.n3fjp.com* <http://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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>the hope
that you have <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>. But do this with gentleness
and respect*...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@gmail.com>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 9:42 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!

I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I
recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.

When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something like
QRZ for example,
I would like callers to be in the log for calling into *the actual park
location* and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.
This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:
Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific data
(based on the park I am set up in):
Example:
If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all this
data would be different for each park):
<*MY_SIG_INFO*:6>*K-4366*
<*MY_GRIDSQUARE*:6>FM29dt
<*MY_LAT*:9>39.812500
<*MY_LON*:10>-75.679700
<*MY_CQ_ZONE*:1>5
<*MY_ITU_ZONE*:1>8
<*MY_DXCC*:3>291
<*MY_CITY*:7>Yorklyn
<*MY_CNTY*:17>New Castle County
<*MY_STATE*:2>DE
<*MY_POSTAL_CODE*:5>19736
<*MY_COUNTRY*:3>USA


*1.)*
*a.)* First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;
*b.)* In the official log, need to use *MY_SIG_INFO* but it would be
awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like *PARK*
[image: image.png]a


*2.)*
*a.)* It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or
import) a list of parks.
*b.)* Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park
somewhere in the world.
We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and *not our
home address*.
*Each park location has specific details* (during a single park
activation, this info is usually the same for each record):
[image: image.png]


*3.)*
*a.)* Some park contacts are special "*Park to Park*" calls.
In the official log, need to use *SIG_INFO* but it would be awesome
if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like *P2P*
[image: image.png]



Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it looks like this
now;
[image: image.png]


Thank you in advance for even reading this!

Am I doing it wrong?
Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?
How have other folks solved this?

73
Ernie
W3GUY
(formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with my
wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)

Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@gmail.com







Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Ernest G. Wilson II
 

Scott,

That was the video I already followed.
That does not address the issues reported in my email.


Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...



On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:31 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Ernie,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I've not been active with POTA myself and AC Log was not designed with POTA in mind, but you will find the configuration settings other POTA folks use 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: Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 9:42 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!

I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.

When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something like QRZ for example,
I would like callers to be in the log for calling into the actual park location and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.
This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:
Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific data (based on the park I am set up in):
Example:
If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all this data would be different for each park):
<MY_SIG_INFO:6>K-4366
<MY_GRIDSQUARE:6>FM29dt 
<MY_LAT:9>39.812500 
<MY_LON:10>-75.679700 
<MY_CQ_ZONE:1>5 
<MY_ITU_ZONE:1>8 
<MY_DXCC:3>291 
<MY_CITY:7>Yorklyn 
<MY_CNTY:17>New Castle County 
<MY_STATE:2>DE 
<MY_POSTAL_CODE:5>19736 
<MY_COUNTRY:3>USA 


1.)
a.) First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;
b.) In the official log, need to use MY_SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like PARK
image.pnga


2.)
a.) It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or import) a list of parks.
b.) Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park somewhere in the world. 
     We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and not our home address.
     Each park location has specific details (during a single park activation, this info is usually the same for each record):
image.png


3.)
a.) Some park contacts are special "Park to Park" calls.
      In the official log, need to use SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like P2P
image.png



Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it  looks like this now;
image.png


Thank you in advance for even reading this!

Am I doing it wrong?
Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?
How have other folks solved this?

73
Ernie
W3GUY
(formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with my wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)

Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...


Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ernie,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I've not been active with POTA myself and AC Log was not designed with POTA in mind, but you will find the configuration settings other POTA folks use 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: Ernest G. Wilson II <ErnestGWilsonII@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 9:42 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!

I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.

When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something like QRZ for example,
I would like callers to be in the log for calling into the actual park location and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.
This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:
Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific data (based on the park I am set up in):
Example:
If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all this data would be different for each park):
<MY_SIG_INFO:6>K-4366
<MY_GRIDSQUARE:6>FM29dt 
<MY_LAT:9>39.812500 
<MY_LON:10>-75.679700 
<MY_CQ_ZONE:1>5 
<MY_ITU_ZONE:1>8 
<MY_DXCC:3>291 
<MY_CITY:7>Yorklyn 
<MY_CNTY:17>New Castle County 
<MY_STATE:2>DE 
<MY_POSTAL_CODE:5>19736 
<MY_COUNTRY:3>USA 


1.)
a.) First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;
b.) In the official log, need to use MY_SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like PARK
image.pnga


2.)
a.) It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or import) a list of parks.
b.) Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park somewhere in the world. 
     We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and not our home address.
     Each park location has specific details (during a single park activation, this info is usually the same for each record):
image.png


3.)
a.) Some park contacts are special "Park to Park" calls.
      In the official log, need to use SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like P2P
image.png



Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it  looks like this now;
image.png


Thank you in advance for even reading this!

Am I doing it wrong?
Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?
How have other folks solved this?

73
Ernie
W3GUY
(formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with my wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)

Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...


Re: LOTW

Scott Davis
 

Hi Dave,

Thanks for your e-mail.  B indicates upload to Club Log.  For L markings, this FAQ will get you going:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q32

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: Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 8:25 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW

I am using ur log book for FLDIGI. Uploading just fine. Why am I getting a "B" in the qsl sent rather than a "L"
I go to LOTW section and it tells me I have already sent the qso.
I have both EQSL and LOTW in auto upload.
Thanks
Dave NU4N 73 Scott.


Re: Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Casper Fagerberg <ko4dqi@...>
 

This is something I would be very interested in as well. I have been trying to update the fields for SIG_INFO etc but there is now some new requirements for another field.

 

I would pay for a POTA version or even as said before a version aimed for NCS Stations.

 

Cheers,

 

Casper Fagerberg,  KO4DQI

Member Long Island CW Club

SKCC# 23088

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ernest G. Wilson II
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2020 09:42
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

 

Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!

 

I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.

 

When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something like QRZ for example,

I would like callers to be in the log for calling into the actual park location and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.

This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:

Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific data (based on the park I am set up in):

Example:

If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all this data would be different for each park):

<MY_SIG_INFO:6>K-4366

<MY_GRIDSQUARE:6>FM29dt 

<MY_LAT:9>39.812500 

<MY_LON:10>-75.679700 

<MY_CQ_ZONE:1>5 

<MY_ITU_ZONE:1>8 

<MY_DXCC:3>291 

<MY_CITY:7>Yorklyn 

<MY_CNTY:17>New Castle County 

<MY_STATE:2>DE 

<MY_POSTAL_CODE:5>19736 

<MY_COUNTRY:3>USA 

 

 

1.)

a.) First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;

b.) In the official log, need to use MY_SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like PARK

a

 

 

2.)

a.) It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or import) a list of parks.

b.) Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park somewhere in the world. 
     We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and not our home address.

     Each park location has specific details (during a single park activation, this info is usually the same for each record):

 

 

3.)

a.) Some park contacts are special "Park to Park" calls.

      In the official log, need to use SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like P2P

 

 

 

Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it  looks like this now;

 

 

Thank you in advance for even reading this!

 

Am I doing it wrong?

Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?

How have other folks solved this?

 

73

Ernie

W3GUY

(formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with my wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)

Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...


Parks on the Air (POTA) logging

Ernest G. Wilson II
 

Hello Scott and Kimberly (and N3FJP logging fans worldwide)!

I'm relatively new to parks on the air activations for ham radio and I recently came across some issues pertaining to accurate park logging.

When submitting to official log book of the world and/or something like QRZ for example,
I would like callers to be in the log for calling into the actual park location and not my FCC ULS database listed home address on file.
This has forced me to do a bunch of hand edits to my logs:
Manually adding / editing the ADIF export and adding park specific data (based on the park I am set up in):
Example:
If I was at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, park K-4366 (all this data would be different for each park):
<MY_SIG_INFO:6>K-4366
<MY_GRIDSQUARE:6>FM29dt 
<MY_LAT:9>39.812500 
<MY_LON:10>-75.679700 
<MY_CQ_ZONE:1>5 
<MY_ITU_ZONE:1>8 
<MY_DXCC:3>291 
<MY_CITY:7>Yorklyn 
<MY_CNTY:17>New Castle County 
<MY_STATE:2>DE 
<MY_POSTAL_CODE:5>19736 
<MY_COUNTRY:3>USA 


1.)
a.) First, each record needs to have the park I am activating;
b.) In the official log, need to use MY_SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software would display a friendly name like PARK
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2.)
a.) It would be great if the F3FJP software would help us build (or import) a list of parks.
b.) Each time we activate a park, we may be at a different park somewhere in the world. 
     We want our contacts to be logged for calling the park and not our home address.
     Each park location has specific details (during a single park activation, this info is usually the same for each record):
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3.)
a.) Some park contacts are special "Park to Park" calls.
      In the official log, need to use SIG_INFO but it would be awesome if N3FJP software could display a friendly name like P2P
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Tried editing the logger to make it park focused, so it  looks like this now;
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Thank you in advance for even reading this!

Am I doing it wrong?
Or is there a POTA version of N3FJP logger?
How have other folks solved this?

73
Ernie
W3GUY
(formerly W3TCP - I recently changed my vanity callsign to align with my wife's call: W3GRL - We are now "girl and guy" - W3 GRL and GUY hi hi)

Thank you,

Ernest G. Wilson II
Email: ErnestGWilsonII@...


LOTW

 

I am using ur log book for FLDIGI. Uploading just fine. Why am I getting a "B" in the qsl sent rather than a "L"
I go to LOTW section and it tells me I have already sent the qso.
I have both EQSL and LOTW in auto upload.
Thanks
Dave NU4N 73 Scott.

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