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Re: Laptop / paddle layout

Fred K2DFC
 

For a contest like this you really should consider rig control and keying through the software. You won't need the key at all. Send everything from the F-Keys. You'll also make about four times as many contacts that way.

--
73
Fred
K2DFC


Re: changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Russ Johnson
 


I agree!

Thanks for helping me learn 

73
Russ K3Pi 


On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 12:16 PM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Russ,

Thanks for your follow up.  Most folk prefer to press enter to avoid the need for a mouse grab, but you can click anywhere on this label:

Capture.JPG

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

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

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Russ Johnson <radiok3pi@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 7, 2020 9:58 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Thank you both for the quick reply.  

One last question before the contest  If you are using a mouse with the software and you want to enter a contact, where do you do that? I don’t see an enter button. I realize I can hit enter key  on the keyboard. 

Thank you a lot. I am excited about using the software for the first time over the weekend

73
Russ K3Pi 


On Nov 7, 2020, at 9:22 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hi Russ,

Thanks for your follow up.  Yes, the modes for SS are contest specific and will not ever change mid 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: Russ Johnson <radiok3pi@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 7, 2020 8:24 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the reply.   I had figured that part out.

What I find "odd" is that if I change the set up for CW, it will change the set up to CW for every log.
I am referring to the blue box in the lower left next to tracking time and band.

So is this normal behavior?  It doesn't change the mode of contacts already in the log, which is great.
But it appears that the software assumes that the next contact for any of the logs will be in the mode most recently set up in the most recent log.
It's like the mode that you set the log up in doesn't stay fixed with the originally set up mode.  It changes based on the most recent set up.

It appears that mode set up is not independent for each of the logs one has set up, but it applied universally to all of the logs based on most recent setting.

Does that make sense?  Just want to make sure I am not missing a setting somewhere and this is normal behavior for the software.

Thank you
Russ K3Pi


Re: changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Scott Davis
 

Hi Russ,

Thanks for your follow up.  Most folk prefer to press enter to avoid the need for a mouse grab, but you can click anywhere on this label:

Capture.JPG

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

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

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Russ Johnson <radiok3pi@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 7, 2020 9:58 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Thank you both for the quick reply.  

One last question before the contest  If you are using a mouse with the software and you want to enter a contact, where do you do that? I don’t see an enter button. I realize I can hit enter key  on the keyboard. 

Thank you a lot. I am excited about using the software for the first time over the weekend

73
Russ K3Pi 


On Nov 7, 2020, at 9:22 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:


Hi Russ,

Thanks for your follow up.  Yes, the modes for SS are contest specific and will not ever change mid 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: Russ Johnson <radiok3pi@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 7, 2020 8:24 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the reply.   I had figured that part out.

What I find "odd" is that if I change the set up for CW, it will change the set up to CW for every log.
I am referring to the blue box in the lower left next to tracking time and band.

So is this normal behavior?  It doesn't change the mode of contacts already in the log, which is great.
But it appears that the software assumes that the next contact for any of the logs will be in the mode most recently set up in the most recent log.
It's like the mode that you set the log up in doesn't stay fixed with the originally set up mode.  It changes based on the most recent set up.

It appears that mode set up is not independent for each of the logs one has set up, but it applied universally to all of the logs based on most recent setting.

Does that make sense?  Just want to make sure I am not missing a setting somewhere and this is normal behavior for the software.

Thank you
Russ K3Pi


Re: changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Russ Johnson
 

Thank you both for the quick reply.  

One last question before the contest  If you are using a mouse with the software and you want to enter a contact, where do you do that? I don’t see an enter button. I realize I can hit enter key  on the keyboard. 

Thank you a lot. I am excited about using the software for the first time over the weekend

73
Russ K3Pi 


On Nov 7, 2020, at 9:22 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:


Hi Russ,

Thanks for your follow up.  Yes, the modes for SS are contest specific and will not ever change mid 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: Russ Johnson <radiok3pi@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 7, 2020 8:24 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the reply.   I had figured that part out.

What I find "odd" is that if I change the set up for CW, it will change the set up to CW for every log.
I am referring to the blue box in the lower left next to tracking time and band.

So is this normal behavior?  It doesn't change the mode of contacts already in the log, which is great.
But it appears that the software assumes that the next contact for any of the logs will be in the mode most recently set up in the most recent log.
It's like the mode that you set the log up in doesn't stay fixed with the originally set up mode.  It changes based on the most recent set up.

It appears that mode set up is not independent for each of the logs one has set up, but it applied universally to all of the logs based on most recent setting.

Does that make sense?  Just want to make sure I am not missing a setting somewhere and this is normal behavior for the software.

Thank you
Russ K3Pi


Re: changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Scott Davis
 

Hi Russ,

Thanks for your follow up.  Yes, the modes for SS are contest specific and will not ever change mid 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: Russ Johnson <radiok3pi@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 7, 2020 8:24 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the reply.   I had figured that part out.

What I find "odd" is that if I change the set up for CW, it will change the set up to CW for every log.
I am referring to the blue box in the lower left next to tracking time and band.

So is this normal behavior?  It doesn't change the mode of contacts already in the log, which is great.
But it appears that the software assumes that the next contact for any of the logs will be in the mode most recently set up in the most recent log.
It's like the mode that you set the log up in doesn't stay fixed with the originally set up mode.  It changes based on the most recent set up.

It appears that mode set up is not independent for each of the logs one has set up, but it applied universally to all of the logs based on most recent setting.

Does that make sense?  Just want to make sure I am not missing a setting somewhere and this is normal behavior for the software.

Thank you
Russ K3Pi


Re: can I reset my record numbers

Tom
 

Click (File) at the top left corner then Click (Reset Counter).  One other thing I do before I reset the numbers is Click (File) then (Sort Log on Date).  


Re: changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Larry Banks
 

Hi Russ,
 
Since one weekend is CW and the other is SSB, you will only be using one mode during the particular weekend.   The logs won’t be mixed together.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2020 8:24
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] changing mode in the Sweepstakes program
 
Hi Scott,

Thanks for the reply.   I had figured that part out.

What I find "odd" is that if I change the set up for CW, it will change the set up to CW for every log.
I am referring to the blue box in the lower left next to tracking time and band.

So is this normal behavior?  It doesn't change the mode of contacts already in the log, which is great.
But it appears that the software assumes that the next contact for any of the logs will be in the mode most recently set up in the most recent log.
It's like the mode that you set the log up in doesn't stay fixed with the originally set up mode.  It changes based on the most recent set up.

It appears that mode set up is not independent for each of the logs one has set up, but it applied universally to all of the logs based on most recent setting.

Does that make sense?  Just want to make sure I am not missing a setting somewhere and this is normal behavior for the software.

Thank you
Russ K3Pi


Re: changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Russ Johnson
 

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the reply.   I had figured that part out.

What I find "odd" is that if I change the set up for CW, it will change the set up to CW for every log.
I am referring to the blue box in the lower left next to tracking time and band.

So is this normal behavior?  It doesn't change the mode of contacts already in the log, which is great.
But it appears that the software assumes that the next contact for any of the logs will be in the mode most recently set up in the most recent log.
It's like the mode that you set the log up in doesn't stay fixed with the originally set up mode.  It changes based on the most recent set up.

It appears that mode set up is not independent for each of the logs one has set up, but it applied universally to all of the logs based on most recent setting.

Does that make sense?  Just want to make sure I am not missing a setting somewhere and this is normal behavior for the software.

Thank you
Russ K3Pi


Re: changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Scott Davis
 

Hi Russ,

Thanks for your e-mail.  When operating the CW Contest, be sure to have the log you set up for CW open and select CW from the Setup form.  Likewise, when operating the SSB Contest, be sure to have the log you set up for SSB open and select
SSB from the Setup form.

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: Russ Johnson <radiok3pi@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Nov 6, 2020 10:11 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Hi,
Newbie here

I was fooling around with the software in preparation for November ss.

I set up two practice logs trying to get familiar with how it works.   One for cw and one for phone/ssb.

In the setup, when you have to select the Mode - it then applies it to both of the practice logs.
Seemingly, it applies the most recent mode selected to all of the logs.

How can I get one to show for cw and the other for phone/ssb?

Thanks Russ K3Pi


Re: ARRL Sweepstakes Contest 11-7

AE0JR
 

Check the rules page in ARRL, explains everything about the contest     http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io [mailto:N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeff KB6CA
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2020 11:09 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ARRL Sweepstakes Contest 11-7

 

Thanks Joe, went right over it.  Question:  What is Precedence and what is Check?  Don’t see those items described.

 

Jeff KB6CA

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Miller
Sent: November 6, 2020 08:48 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ARRL Sweepstakes Contest 11-7

 

Go to the N3FJP home page, then click on the "contest logs" tab, then the "ARRL Contest logs" and it should appear in the list as "November Sweepstakes".

 

Good luck!

 

73 de Joe KJ8O

 

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 8:35 PM Jeff KB6CA <jeffgin@...> wrote:

I don’t see a specific ARRL Sweepstakes Contest log, only Int DX (ARRL DX) log.  Is there a log for the ARRL Sweepstakes Contest which is only US & Canada?

 

Thanks.

 

Jeff KB6CA


 

--

***  Avoid internet congestion, real radio uses airwaves.  ***

 

Joe Miller, KJ8O

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Locator DM13sw


Re: ARRL Sweepstakes Contest 11-7

Jeff KB6CA
 

Found the answers where I should have gone in the first place, Joe, the instructions. 

 

Thanks.

 

73 & GL

 

Jeff KB6CA

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Miller
Sent: November 6, 2020 08:48 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ARRL Sweepstakes Contest 11-7

 

Go to the N3FJP home page, then click on the "contest logs" tab, then the "ARRL Contest logs" and it should appear in the list as "November Sweepstakes".

 

Good luck!

 

73 de Joe KJ8O

 

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 8:35 PM Jeff KB6CA <jeffgin@...> wrote:

I don’t see a specific ARRL Sweepstakes Contest log, only Int DX (ARRL DX) log.  Is there a log for the ARRL Sweepstakes Contest which is only US & Canada?

 

Thanks.

 

Jeff KB6CA


 

--

***  Avoid internet congestion, real radio uses airwaves.  ***

 

Joe Miller, KJ8O

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Locator DM13sw


Re: ARRL Sweepstakes Contest 11-7

Jeff KB6CA
 

Thanks Joe, went right over it.  Question:  What is Precedence and what is Check?  Don’t see those items described.

 

Jeff KB6CA

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Miller
Sent: November 6, 2020 08:48 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ARRL Sweepstakes Contest 11-7

 

Go to the N3FJP home page, then click on the "contest logs" tab, then the "ARRL Contest logs" and it should appear in the list as "November Sweepstakes".

 

Good luck!

 

73 de Joe KJ8O

 

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 8:35 PM Jeff KB6CA <jeffgin@...> wrote:

I don’t see a specific ARRL Sweepstakes Contest log, only Int DX (ARRL DX) log.  Is there a log for the ARRL Sweepstakes Contest which is only US & Canada?

 

Thanks.

 

Jeff KB6CA


 

--

***  Avoid internet congestion, real radio uses airwaves.  ***

 

Joe Miller, KJ8O

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Locator DM13sw


Re: ARRL Sweepstakes Contest 11-7

Joseph Miller
 

Go to the N3FJP home page, then click on the "contest logs" tab, then the "ARRL Contest logs" and it should appear in the list as "November Sweepstakes".

Good luck!

73 de Joe KJ8O

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 8:35 PM Jeff KB6CA <jeffgin@...> wrote:

I don’t see a specific ARRL Sweepstakes Contest log, only Int DX (ARRL DX) log.  Is there a log for the ARRL Sweepstakes Contest which is only US & Canada?

 

Thanks.

 

Jeff KB6CA



--
***  Avoid internet congestion, real radio uses airwaves.  ***

Joe Miller, KJ8O
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Locator DM13sw


ARRL Sweepstakes Contest 11-7

Jeff KB6CA
 

I don’t see a specific ARRL Sweepstakes Contest log, only Int DX (ARRL DX) log.  Is there a log for the ARRL Sweepstakes Contest which is only US & Canada?

 

Thanks.

 

Jeff KB6CA


changing mode in the Sweepstakes program

Russ Johnson
 

Hi,
Newbie here

I was fooling around with the software in preparation for November ss.

I set up two practice logs trying to get familiar with how it works.   One for cw and one for phone/ssb.

In the setup, when you have to select the Mode - it then applies it to both of the practice logs.
Seemingly, it applies the most recent mode selected to all of the logs.

How can I get one to show for cw and the other for phone/ssb?

Thanks Russ K3Pi


Re: Laptop / paddle layout

Russ Johnson
 

Thanks Mark.  I should have added that I will be using the dial with left hand....that much I can do!

Appreciate the feedback....Russ K3Pi


Re: Laptop / paddle layout

Mark Nelson <aa6dx7388@...>
 

RIg, laptop, paddle  .. Learn to tune the rig with your left hand--------see you from here in SF section!  AA6DX

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 4:39 PM Russ Johnson <radiok3pi@...> wrote:
Hi,

Well I took the plunge and I am about to try my first contest tomorrow with logging software vs paper/pencil
No more spending hours creating the stupid Cabrillo file 

I still am not sure I have enough hands to handle the laptop keyboard, paddle and radio dial (I am not controlling rig thru software).

Due to space issues, the laptop and paddle will have to go the right of the rig..... plus I am pretty useless left handed anyway.  

What is the best layout do you think …..from left to right:

RIg, laptop, paddle   or Rig, paddle, laptop??   I'm trying to figure out how to choreograph all the hand movements for best efficiency.

All advice appreciated.

Thanks Russ K3Pi 


Laptop / paddle layout

Russ Johnson
 

Hi,

Well I took the plunge and I am about to try my first contest tomorrow with logging software vs paper/pencil
No more spending hours creating the stupid Cabrillo file 

I still am not sure I have enough hands to handle the laptop keyboard, paddle and radio dial (I am not controlling rig thru software).

Due to space issues, the laptop and paddle will have to go the right of the rig..... plus I am pretty useless left handed anyway.  

What is the best layout do you think …..from left to right:

RIg, laptop, paddle   or Rig, paddle, laptop??   I'm trying to figure out how to choreograph all the hand movements for best efficiency.

All advice appreciated.

Thanks Russ K3Pi 


Re: CW transmit of rig's stored message memories

Scott Davis
 

Thanks loads Jim (and others I hope, too)!  I will be eager to hear how you make out!

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: n5ib_2 <n5ib@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Nov 6, 2020 4:58 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW transmit of rig's stored message memories

I'll be giving the beta Sweepstakes logger that Scott kindly created a workout this weekend, trying out the RI:  CW sending features.
For those who missed the discussion early last month... just read this thread to pick up on the details.
The link to the beta version is in Scott's message #44080

I'll be in S&P mode, running QRP

Jim, N5IB






Re: can I reset my record numbers

Ken Reid
 

I get the sorting, i was wondering if i could rename the numbers?
Thanks
73
Ken

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 2:49 PM Mike Olbrisch <mike-2020@...> wrote:

FILE à  SORT ON DATE.

 

 

Mike – KD5KC -- El Paso -- Texas.

 

The canyons are calling, colorful and deep.  But I have promises to keep.

And miles to go still in my Jeep...   And miles to go still in my Jeep...

 

 

ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.

 

 

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Reid
Sent: Friday, November 6, 2020 12:07 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] can I reset my record numbers

 

Hi,

Can I reset my contact record numbers to match with the date and time.

I somehow brought in some new contacts that have record numbers 1- 180 or so.

I want my earliest contact to be #1 and my latest contact to have the highest number.

Thanks

73

Ken

KG4USN

 

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