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Re: Nov Sweep

Dave
 

Very interesting talk Larry.
I am not that energetic for DXCC but I do want to try more CW.
I may try the site you suggested and see what happens.
I have listened to qso's in progress which helps also. I can probably do 8 wpm at this time.

73,
Dave KC3AM

On 10/27/2020 12:00, Larry Banks via groups.io wrote:
Hi Dave,

I am also slow at CW, but I do have DXCC.  Check out my talk at: < https://www.qsl.net/w1dyj/CW%20DXCC.pdf  >.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ


-----Original Message----- From: Dave via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:44
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Nov Sweep

I just installed Nov Sweepstakes from my CD and it was version 4.4, 2006 CD.

Went to the web site and upgraded to 7.1 and this went perfect.
I may try the CW weekend but I am very slow at CW.

Thanks Scott & family for everything.
--
Hams should be seen as well as heard, 73, Dave KC3AM


Re: ACL not opening

Scott Davis
 

Hi Bernard,

You are running an older version.  Please go ahead and upgrade as detailed here:

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

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: Bernard Terry <vk4kx@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Oct 27, 2020 8:01 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACL not opening

Version 5.0.3


Re: ACL not opening

Dave
 

Right click the icon then properties and see what the path is to get to ACL.
Go there and see if the program is actually there or possibly the path is wrong somehow.

Dave KC3AM

On 10/27/2020 19:57, Bernard Terry wrote:
No Error message at all, it just won't open when I try the icon.
I have tried Admin repair as well.

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


Re: ACL not opening

Bernard Terry
 

Version 5.0.3


Re: ACL not opening

Bernard Terry
 

No Error message at all, it just won't open when I try the icon.
I have tried Admin repair as well.


Re: ACL not opening

Scott Davis
 

Hi Bernard,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.  What specifically is the error message that you are receiving when you try to start AC Log?  Which version are you running?

Your log files are independent of the installation (and AC Log makes backups automatically too), so unless your hard drive is failing, your log is likely fine.

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: Bernard Terry <vk4kx@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Oct 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACL not opening

Until today my ACL has worked well but this morning I tried to start the program and it will not start from the desktop shortcut or in Windows menu. I am at a loss as to how to fire it up, can anyone offer a suggestion? I am going to reboot the pc shortly to see if that fixes it, I am concerned that if I do a reinstall I will lose my logs that have not been backed up for a while.


ACL not opening

Bernard Terry
 

Until today my ACL has worked well but this morning I tried to start the program and it will not start from the desktop shortcut or in Windows menu. I am at a loss as to how to fire it up, can anyone offer a suggestion? I am going to reboot the pc shortly to see if that fixes it, I am concerned that if I do a reinstall I will lose my logs that have not been backed up for a while.


Re: Nov Sweep

K8TS
 

Scott has a cw practice program the last I looked, and admittedly never used.

G4FON has a contest emulator that includes SS, as well as 5-6 other major CW contests.

It set me back $20, but can be set at any speed.  Work a couple of hours a day and push the envelope on speed.

You will be pleasantly surprised at your score on Scott’s SS program when done.

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jeff KB6CA
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:38 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Nov Sweep

 

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locked NA Sprint

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Scott,
    I am getting setup for the NA SSB Sprint this weekend. I noticed that you have TWO NA Sprint downloads. One has the CW and RTTY Modes greyed out and the other you can select between
CW/RTTY/SSB. Just wondering what the difference is between the Loggers. IMHO, it seems to be
a redundancy with the SSB Only Version.

JoAnn
AB8YZ


Re: CQ WW

Larry Banks
 

I had a boss for a time named Darryl – you can imaging the office jokes...
Larry / W1DYJ
 
 

Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 14:25
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW
 

Larry

It could be a comedy routine, remember the Bob Newhart show " Larry introduce his brothers this is my brother Darryl this is my other brother Darryl"

I guess I forgot about the headings. It would be nice if it was with first block of info in the stats

with the contacts by band. The coding always looks easy from the outside.

73 Larry K1ZW

On 10/26/2020 6:26 PM, Larry Banks via groups.io wrote:
Hi Larry,
 
Those are listed on the band headings on the contest page.  Look for the numbers after the band, for example my 40M header shows: 40 = 18 / 8, which means 18 countries and 8 zones.
 
The other Larry / W1DYJ
 
 
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 18:14
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW
 

Hey Scott

Thanks for the help BUT

I'm trying to fill out the 3830scores.com and the want zones and countries by band?

How do you get that from the stats?

73 Larry K1ZW

On 10/26/2020 4:49 PM, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi Larry,
 
Thanks for your e-mail.  If you count off times greater than 30 minutes as being inactive, you operated 2:36:17.  If you count off times greater than 60 minutes as being inactive, you operated 4:07:37.

A quick check of the rules indicates 60 minutes for Class Overlay.  I didn't check to see if any of the other options had a time constraint.

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: Larry Stowell K1ZW mailto:wa2fif@...
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW

I'm looking at the statistics an it has me confused(easy to do)
 
  Total op time (breaks > 30 min deducted): 2:36:17
Total op time (breaks > 60 min deducted): 4:07:37
 
Avg Qs/Hr (breaks > 30 min deducted): 39.5
 
What does this mean? How much operating time did I do?
 
73 Larry K1ZW
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Rig Interface

Thomas
 

This is a good opportunity to enable the API on AC Log, then have the contest loggers talk to the API for radio bits.  It also makes it dead easy to transfer your contest contacts into the general log.


On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 3:28 PM Pat Whelton <pwhelton@...> wrote:

Never mind.  I changed some more stuff on the Rig Interface screen and “FINALLY” got it to work.  I then figured out how to take a screen shot and now have my own photo of what it looks like.  I’m headed to Wells Fargo to place my copy in the old safety deposit box.

 

As an aside.  I’m not a programmer but I think I know what causes my Rig Interface to go into Never-Never Land.

 

Here’s the scenario:  you always have ACLog open (always).  You’re a Ham right?  Ok, you’re thinking of trying one of Scott’s other programs because there’s this contest you’ve been wanting to try.  You go to Scott’s website and browse around and find the contest logger you think might fit the bill.  You download a copy and fire it up.  Danger Will Robinson.  This is where I think Ham Radio as you and I know it comes to a screeching halt and you have to play detective for a couple of hours.

 

I think because you now have two copies of various loggers vying for the same resources nothing but bad and evil things can happen.  Especially when it comes to com ports and Win-Keyers.  Bad, bad, bad things.  Really bad.

 

Again I’m not a programmer and don’t know how hard it is to retrofit 100 programs or if it’s even possible but it seems to me something like if “such and such is running” or if “your favorite com port” is in use do not allow another iteration of the program access to the resource or allow another iteration of a similar logger to run.

 

However, what do I know?  I just manage to get trapped by this little operating event more than I care to.

 

Regards,

 

Pat – KZ5J



--
-Thomas AC9BJ
Mount Horeb, WI  EN53da
he/him/his


Rig Interface

Pat Whelton
 

Never mind.  I changed some more stuff on the Rig Interface screen and “FINALLY” got it to work.  I then figured out how to take a screen shot and now have my own photo of what it looks like.  I’m headed to Wells Fargo to place my copy in the old safety deposit box.

 

As an aside.  I’m not a programmer but I think I know what causes my Rig Interface to go into Never-Never Land.

 

Here’s the scenario:  you always have ACLog open (always).  You’re a Ham right?  Ok, you’re thinking of trying one of Scott’s other programs because there’s this contest you’ve been wanting to try.  You go to Scott’s website and browse around and find the contest logger you think might fit the bill.  You download a copy and fire it up.  Danger Will Robinson.  This is where I think Ham Radio as you and I know it comes to a screeching halt and you have to play detective for a couple of hours.

 

I think because you now have two copies of various loggers vying for the same resources nothing but bad and evil things can happen.  Especially when it comes to com ports and Win-Keyers.  Bad, bad, bad things.  Really bad.

 

Again I’m not a programmer and don’t know how hard it is to retrofit 100 programs or if it’s even possible but it seems to me something like if “such and such is running” or if “your favorite com port” is in use do not allow another iteration of the program access to the resource or allow another iteration of a similar logger to run.

 

However, what do I know?  I just manage to get trapped by this little operating event more than I care to.

 

Regards,

 

Pat – KZ5J


Help - Rig Interface - Kenwood

Pat Whelton
 

My rig interface has gone dead.  No amount of jacking with it will get it to work.  If anyone has a screen shot of their Rig Interface Setup screen for a Kenwood TS570DG would you please share.  Thanks for your help.

 

I’ve tried:

 

  1. Comport 3
  2. Comport 4
  3. Kenwood
  4. Kenwood2
  5. Baud Rates: 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 14.4 and 19.2
  6. Watched the little girls You Tube video related to how simple and easy it is to setup that even a pre-teen girl can do it.
  7. Brought AClog down and back up again
  8. Rebooted
  9. Unplugged and replugged USB line from Winkey
  10. Said 32 Hail Mary’s.
  11. Said 42 cuss words.

 

This usually happens on Friday nights when I’m getting ready to contest.  For some reason it decided to do it during the middle of the week.  Oh, well, what else is new.

 

If you share I plan to print your reply, scan 2 copies of it, keep one copy handy on the desk, drive down to Wells Fargo and place the other copy in my safety deposit box.  I will also scan a copy for my documents file and another copy I plan to keep on an external thumb drive.  The thumb drive will be adorned  with a chain and that chain will hang from my antenna switch.

 

Additionally if you ever happen to be in Houston I’ll provide you with an ice cold Miller’s Lite as well as a round of golf at the local Muni.

 

Thanks for you help.

 

Regards,

 

Pat – KZ5J

 


Re: CQ WW

Larry Stowell K1ZW
 

Larry

It could be a comedy routine, remember the Bob Newhart show " Larry introduce his brothers this is my brother Darryl this is my other brother Darryl"

I guess I forgot about the headings. It would be nice if it was with first block of info in the stats

with the contacts by band. The coding always looks easy from the outside.

73 Larry K1ZW

On 10/26/2020 6:26 PM, Larry Banks via groups.io wrote:
Hi Larry,
 
Those are listed on the band headings on the contest page.  Look for the numbers after the band, for example my 40M header shows: 40 = 18 / 8, which means 18 countries and 8 zones.
 
The other Larry / W1DYJ
 
 
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 18:14
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW
 

Hey Scott

Thanks for the help BUT

I'm trying to fill out the 3830scores.com and the want zones and countries by band?

How do you get that from the stats?

73 Larry K1ZW

On 10/26/2020 4:49 PM, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi Larry,
 
Thanks for your e-mail.  If you count off times greater than 30 minutes as being inactive, you operated 2:36:17.  If you count off times greater than 60 minutes as being inactive, you operated 4:07:37.

A quick check of the rules indicates 60 minutes for Class Overlay.  I didn't check to see if any of the other options had a time constraint.

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: Larry Stowell K1ZW mailto:wa2fif@...
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW

I'm looking at the statistics an it has me confused(easy to do)
 
  Total op time (breaks > 30 min deducted): 2:36:17
Total op time (breaks > 60 min deducted): 4:07:37
 
Avg Qs/Hr (breaks > 30 min deducted): 39.5
 
What does this mean? How much operating time did I do?
 
73 Larry K1ZW
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Nov Sweep

Jeff KB6CA
 

Larry, this is outstanding, thank you!

Jeff KB6CA

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Banks via groups.io
Sent: October 27, 2020 09:00 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Nov Sweep

Hi Dave,

I am also slow at CW, but I do have DXCC. Check out my talk at: < https://www.qsl.net/w1dyj/CW%20DXCC.pdf >.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:44
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Nov Sweep

I just installed Nov Sweepstakes from my CD and it was version 4.4, 2006 CD.

Went to the web site and upgraded to 7.1 and this went perfect.
I may try the CW weekend but I am very slow at CW.

Thanks Scott & family for everything.
--
Hams should be seen as well as heard, 73, Dave KC3AM


Re: can I confirm contacts with a lbotw .adi file

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ken,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I can't speak to other methods, but to confirm QSOs with LoTW using AC Log, please follow these steps here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/lotwhelp.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: Ken Reid <khz3895@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Oct 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] can I confirm contacts with a lbotw .adi file

Hi,
Can I confirm contacts with a lbotw .adi file.
I have downloaded a lotwreport(10).adi file .
Can I import that to confirm contacts?
I am still having trouble using the confirm contacts via the server.
I have successfully confirmed the last two years, but I keep getting kicked out trying to go farther back. This still may be to contest logs coming in.
Thanks
Ken
KG4USN


Re: Help with QSO mapping

Donald Mayotte
 

Dale, Thank you so much. Your recommendation to remove the header worked perfectly. Again Thank you.

Don Mayotte
KB2CDX


On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM Donald R Beck <dbeck@...> wrote:
W6ZZW

DR Beck
Toolbox Productions,Inc.

On Oct 27, 2020, at 09:38, Dale Martin, KG5U <kg5u@...> wrote:



Donald (what’s your call? )

 

Try removing the header down to and including <EOH> in the ADIF then submitting it. See if that works.

 

Dale, kg5u

 


Re: CQ WW SSB Contest Program

Scott Davis
 

Hi Donald,

Thanks for your follow up.  That's correct.

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: Donald R Beck <dbeck@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Oct 27, 2020 9:04 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW SSB Contest Program

Thanks, I get that  So I cant change the other clock from am/pm to 24 hr clock?
From: <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> on behalf of "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>
Reply-To: <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 3:32 AM
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW SSB Contest Program
 
Hi DR,
 
Thanks for your follow up.  You'll find the 24 hour UTC clock here on AC Log, and at the bottom right of the contest software:
 
apture.JPG
 
 
All my software logs in 24 hour UTC format, as that is the time that all Amateur radio operators use, to ensure their QSOs match as the same time.
 
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 via groups.io <kc3am@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 8:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW SSB Contest Program
I think ACL uses the computer time.
I have my computer set to 24 hour format and UTC.
Dave KC3AM
On 10/26/2020 19:36, Donald R Beck wrote:
How do I get 24 clock to work not regular time?
DR Beck
Toolbox Productions,Inc.


On Oct 26, 2020, at 16:23, Larry Banks via groups.io <larryb.w1dyj@...> wrote:

Hi Raymond,
 
When you set up the program, did you click “SSB” in SETTINGS >> SETUP?

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
 
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 19:05
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW SSB Contest Program
 
Evening Scott,
 
When I downloaded the above program for this weekends activity "CW" was in the mode field.  I tried clicking on the field to convert it to SSB or PH but it would not change the entry no matter what I tried.  What am I missing?
 
I manually edited every contact entry for the correct mode.  However when I created the cabrillo file all contacts showed CW as the mode.
 
Help!  And, thanks for all you do.
 
 
Ray, K1HG
 
--
Hams should be seen as well as heard, 73, Dave KC3AM


Re: Help with QSO mapping

Donald R Beck
 

W6ZZW

DR Beck
Toolbox Productions,Inc.

On Oct 27, 2020, at 09:38, Dale Martin, KG5U <kg5u@...> wrote:



Donald (what’s your call? )

 

Try removing the header down to and including <EOH> in the ADIF then submitting it. See if that works.

 

Dale, kg5u

 


Re: CQ WW SSB Contest Program

Donald R Beck
 

Thanks, I get that  So I cant change the other clock from am/pm to 24 hr clock?

From: <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> on behalf of "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>
Reply-To: <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 3:32 AM
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW SSB Contest Program

 

Hi DR,

 

Thanks for your follow up.  You'll find the 24 hour UTC clock here on AC Log, and at the bottom right of the contest software:

 

apture.JPG

 

 

All my software logs in 24 hour UTC format, as that is the time that all Amateur radio operators use, to ensure their QSOs match as the same time.

 

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 via groups.io <kc3am@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 8:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW SSB Contest Program

I think ACL uses the computer time.
I have my computer set to 24 hour format and UTC.
Dave KC3AM

On 10/26/2020 19:36, Donald R Beck wrote:

How do I get 24 clock to work not regular time?

DR Beck

Toolbox Productions,Inc.



On Oct 26, 2020, at 16:23, Larry Banks via groups.io <larryb.w1dyj@...> wrote:



Hi Raymond,

 

When you set up the program, did you click “SSB” in SETTINGS >> SETUP?


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 19:05

Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW SSB Contest Program

 

Evening Scott,

 

When I downloaded the above program for this weekends activity "CW" was in the mode field.  I tried clicking on the field to convert it to SSB or PH but it would not change the entry no matter what I tried.  What am I missing?

 

I manually edited every contact entry for the correct mode.  However when I created the cabrillo file all contacts showed CW as the mode.

 

Help!  And, thanks for all you do.

 

 

Ray, K1HG

 

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

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