Date   

Thanksgiving

K8TS
 

Scott and Kim;

           TAKE THE DAY OFF!  IT’S TIME TO RELAX FOR A SPELL, ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING WITH KIM AND THE BOYS! IT’S FAMILY TIME……..

 

Thanks for the great programs and support!  Let us muddle our way through the day. 

 

Enjoy!

73,

Dale H. Cole K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Transmitting

Michael Jones
 

Scott enjoy your holiday. This can wait. Thank you.

On Nov 26, 2020, at 11:28 AM, Michael Jones <mjlexus@...> wrote:

That worked now the polling reads only unprocessed and converted lines. Frequency and mode are blank





On Nov 26, 2020, at 11:21 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Click Settings > Rig Interface and select None from the power options.  If you are using the USB connection, you don't need to enable any power options.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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: Michael Jones <mjlexus@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Nov 26, 2020 11:14 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Transmitting

When I startup n3fjp software it transmits from ic7610 and I have to close program to release the transmit.








Re: Transmitting

Michael Jones
 

That worked now the polling reads only unprocessed and converted lines. Frequency and mode are blank





On Nov 26, 2020, at 11:21 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Click Settings > Rig Interface and select None from the power options.  If you are using the USB connection, you don't need to enable any power options.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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: Michael Jones <mjlexus@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Nov 26, 2020 11:14 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Transmitting

When I startup n3fjp software it transmits from ic7610 and I have to close program to release the transmit.







Re: Transmitting

Scott Davis
 

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Click Settings > Rig Interface and select None from the power options.  If you are using the USB connection, you don't need to enable any power options.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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: Michael Jones <mjlexus@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Nov 26, 2020 11:14 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Transmitting

When I startup n3fjp software it transmits from ic7610 and I have to close program to release the transmit.






Transmitting

Michael Jones
 

When I startup n3fjp software it transmits from ic7610 and I have to close program to release the transmit.


Re: Callbook-QRZ Internet Lookup

Scott Davis
 

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you've run into trouble.  That error occurs when QRZ doesn't recognize the Call / password combination that you have entered on the QRZ set up form, or your PC was unable to access the QRZ server.

Make sure that:

Your Windows Protection and / or Internet protection software is allowing AC Log to access the Internet

You have a QRZ subscription in good standing

You don't have any unusual characters in your user name or password.  If you stick to letters and numbers you will be fine.

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: kd8cap@...
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Nov 25, 2020 8:48 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Callbook-QRZ Internet Lookup

I am also getting errors using QRZ lookup. I have an XML subscription... I use my QRZ login and password. But this is all I get:  
Is there another login and password QRZ is suppose to provide?
73, Joe
KD8CAP@...


Re: Menu Font Issue on New PC

Scott Davis
 

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your follow up.  I didn't realize you weren't running AC Log full screen.  Click Settings > Appearance > Form Size and enter a smaller percentage.  You can still drag the edges after doing so for additional resizing to your preference, but starting with a smaller percentage to begin with will get you more in the ball park.

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: Paul AC9O <pphiliphome@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Nov 25, 2020 6:42 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Menu Font Issue on New PC

Thanks for the quick response Scott.

It's already at that setting. I tried changing it and then back again and it didn't make a difference.

Also, I noticed that when I resize the window vertically, it cuts off the bottom of text in those areas.

Note that I don't use it full screen as I have a very large monitor. If I reset it, then it's MONSTER size!

73 and Happy Thanksgiving.
Paul, AC9O


Re: Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!

Gary E. Kohtala
 

Hi Scott,

I have beta 6.7.1 connected to my DX Cluster W7JD-1 in Radcliff, KY. So far everything appears
to be working well. Thanks for the opportunity to test.

Happy Thanksgiving.. Be safe..

de Gary, K7EK



Re: Callbook-QRZ Internet Lookup

Joe Roske
 

I am also getting errors using QRZ lookup. I have an XML subscription... I use my QRZ login and password. But this is all I get:  
Is there another login and password QRZ is suppose to provide?
73, Joe
KD8CAP@...


Re: Menu Font Issue on New PC

Paul AC9O
 

Thanks for the quick response Scott.

It's already at that setting. I tried changing it and then back again and it didn't make a difference.

Also, I noticed that when I resize the window vertically, it cuts off the bottom of text in those areas.

Note that I don't use it full screen as I have a very large monitor. If I reset it, then it's MONSTER size!

73 and Happy Thanksgiving.
Paul, AC9O


Re: Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!

Scott Davis
 

Awesome George, thanks so much for the great report!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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: K7GA <k7ga@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Nov 25, 2020 11:40 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!

Have had Beta log going for a week. Up to now,  even though  spotting source I use is very robust,  it or my local network drops out for a few seconds quite often and I lose spotting until  I manually reset. With the Beta this has become moot and I am for the first time in ages have seamless spotting! My source has not dropped out for any length of time so cannot vouch for the transfer to a next source yet. I don’t care!  Your upgrade has fixed the instantaneous interrupt problem nicely. Well done!!
Geoff K7GA 

Sent from Geoff’s iPhone X

On Nov 24, 2020, at 05:22, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:


Thanks so much for the good report George!

It has been difficult to test here as I rarely lose connection, so I really appreciate the reports from you all.

Thanks again!

73, Scott
N3FJP

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

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


-----Original Message-----
From: K4GM-George <k4gm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!

Scott,

You have done an excellent job on the auto reconnect feature.   Today I installed the beta and left the PC all afternoon until a few minutes ago (7 hrs).   When I returned my preferred cluster was still there and ACLog was still downloading spots.   For the last month or so I have been plagued by quick disconnect of the cluster, usually after only a couple of hours.   Thanks!    I have not had a disconnect yet so can't speak to that, but I will do so if and when one occurs.

73, George K4GM


On 11/19/2020 5:07 PM, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi Gang,

I've been working on enhancing the DX Spotting reconnect functionality in my software.  In addition to automatically attempting a reconnect with your currently selected DX Spotting Telnet host, if the reconnect attempt fails, it will then try the next host in your list.

This is a difficult function to test, as aside from unplugging and replugging the LAN cable to simulate a disconnect, it is tough to simulate all the scenarios causing a disconnection.  I think the best way to test this is for as many of us to run AC Log, as much as possible and see what occurs if / when the Telnet site you happen to be connected to goes down.

If you would like to help test this feature, would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log from Windows Control Panel and then install this version:


It will say Beta 6.7.1 in the title bar.

Then click Settings > DX Spotting > Configure and check the Auto Reconnect option here:

Capture.JPG


If you have the ability to simulate a connection loss, awesome.  Otherwise, just let AC Log roll and see what happens.  There will be a text to speech voice letting you know if there is a reconnect attempt or a new site is tried.  You will also see text on the DX Spotting set up form of the attempts.

If you leave the PC, make a note of the host you are connected to and see if it is still the same site when you return.

Thanks in advance for your help with this!

Please let me know 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...


Re: Menu Font Issue on New PC

Scott Davis
 

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your e-mail.  In your Windows display settings, set your Scale & Layout font display to 100%:

Capture.JPG


That should do the trick.

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: Paul AC9O <pphiliphome@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Nov 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Menu Font Issue on New PC

I know this has been addressed before, but I don't see a solution.

I have upgraded to a new PC and when setting up the fonts, I was able to change most of them as I like.

However, the menu fonts and some other messages (like where the QRZ and LoTW messages come out) are too big and are cut off.

I tried the reset to default, and went into Windows setting and couldn't find anything that worked.

Hope you have found a solution. Sorry if I didn't find one already out there.

Thank you and 73
Paul, AC9O


Re: Distance/Bearing stored with Contact record ?? #fields #contest

Scott Davis
 

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your e-mail and suggestion.  I'm not planning to head in that direction currently, but I appreciate your thoughts!

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: wo8usa@... <wo8usa@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>; N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Nov 25, 2020 5:06 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Distance/Bearing stored with Contact record ?? #fields #contest

Not concerned with accuracy here, just getting the distance and bearing data into the record file. 

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 04:58:13 PM EST, Mel Marcus <melm@...> wrote:


Michael

If you are talking about the range and bearing information in the lower left hand corner of the page, it does not give accurate information. It only calculate the cent of the prefix plus number. try it. every w7 is the same.

Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Distance/Bearing stored with Contact
record ?? #fields #contest
From: wo8usa@...
Date: Wed, November 25, 2020 1:29 pm
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I realize this was discussed a few years ago:  I'd like to see if the distance/bearing information can be incorporated directly into the Record file, with QRP and digital contests seems like the power/distance ratio will be more important.  Good for performance analysis too. Any hope?

(old stuff below:)
 Michael Payne
4/26/18   #34356  

Hello! I have input the correct Latitude and Longitude for my location, but I don't remember setting it before. My question is - Can I somehow recalculate every mileage distance for several hundred records at once, or is there another solution to my problem? Any detailed help would be a tremendously appreciated! I apologize if this has been asked before.
73,
K5MFP
 
 

 Scott Davis
4/26/18   #34357  

Hi Michael,
 
Thanks for your e-mail.  The bearing and distance aren't saved with each QSO record.  It is just for informational purposes during the QSO.
 
Enjoy!


73, Scott
N3FJP


Re: Distance/Bearing stored with Contact record ?? #fields #contest

wo8usa@...
 

Not concerned with accuracy here, just getting the distance and bearing data into the record file. 

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 04:58:13 PM EST, Mel Marcus <melm@...> wrote:


Michael

If you are talking about the range and bearing information in the lower left hand corner of the page, it does not give accurate information. It only calculate the cent of the prefix plus number. try it. every w7 is the same.

Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Distance/Bearing stored with Contact
record ?? #fields #contest
From: wo8usa@...
Date: Wed, November 25, 2020 1:29 pm
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I realize this was discussed a few years ago:  I'd like to see if the distance/bearing information can be incorporated directly into the Record file, with QRP and digital contests seems like the power/distance ratio will be more important.  Good for performance analysis too. Any hope?

(old stuff below:)
 Michael Payne
4/26/18   #34356  

Hello! I have input the correct Latitude and Longitude for my location, but I don't remember setting it before. My question is - Can I somehow recalculate every mileage distance for several hundred records at once, or is there another solution to my problem? Any detailed help would be a tremendously appreciated! I apologize if this has been asked before.
73,
K5MFP
 
 

 Scott Davis
4/26/18   #34357  

Hi Michael,
 
Thanks for your e-mail.  The bearing and distance aren't saved with each QSO record.  It is just for informational purposes during the QSO.
 
Enjoy!


73, Scott
N3FJP


Re: Distance/Bearing stored with Contact record ?? #fields #contest

Mel Marcus
 

Michael

If you are talking about the range and bearing information in the lower left hand corner of the page, it does not give accurate information. It only calculate the cent of the prefix plus number. try it. every w7 is the same.

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Distance/Bearing stored with Contact
record ?? #fields #contest
From: wo8usa@...
Date: Wed, November 25, 2020 1:29 pm
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I realize this was discussed a few years ago:  I'd like to see if the distance/bearing information can be incorporated directly into the Record file, with QRP and digital contests seems like the power/distance ratio will be more important.  Good for performance analysis too. Any hope?

(old stuff below:)
 Michael Payne
4/26/18   

Hello! I have input the correct Latitude and Longitude for my location, but I don't remember setting it before. My question is - Can I somehow recalculate every mileage distance for several hundred records at once, or is there another solution to my problem? Any detailed help would be a tremendously appreciated! I apologize if this has been asked before.
73,
K5MFP
 
 

 Scott Davis
4/26/18   

Hi Michael,
 
Thanks for your e-mail.  The bearing and distance aren't saved with each QSO record.  It is just for informational purposes during the QSO.
 
Enjoy!


73, Scott
N3FJP


Menu Font Issue on New PC

Paul AC9O
 

I know this has been addressed before, but I don't see a solution.

I have upgraded to a new PC and when setting up the fonts, I was able to change most of them as I like.

However, the menu fonts and some other messages (like where the QRZ and LoTW messages come out) are too big and are cut off.

I tried the reset to default, and went into Windows setting and couldn't find anything that worked.

Hope you have found a solution. Sorry if I didn't find one already out there.

Thank you and 73
Paul, AC9O


Distance/Bearing stored with Contact record ?? #fields #contest

wo8usa@...
 

I realize this was discussed a few years ago:  I'd like to see if the distance/bearing information can be incorporated directly into the Record file, with QRP and digital contests seems like the power/distance ratio will be more important.  Good for performance analysis too. Any hope?

(old stuff below:)
 Michael Payne
4/26/18   

Hello! I have input the correct Latitude and Longitude for my location, but I don't remember setting it before. My question is - Can I somehow recalculate every mileage distance for several hundred records at once, or is there another solution to my problem? Any detailed help would be a tremendously appreciated! I apologize if this has been asked before.

73,

K5MFP

 

 

 Scott Davis
4/26/18   

Hi Michael,
 
Thanks for your e-mail.  The bearing and distance aren't saved with each QSO record.  It is just for informational purposes during the QSO.
 
Enjoy!


73, Scott
N3FJP


Re: Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!

K7GA
 

Have had Beta log going for a week. Up to now,  even though  spotting source I use is very robust,  it or my local network drops out for a few seconds quite often and I lose spotting until  I manually reset. With the Beta this has become moot and I am for the first time in ages have seamless spotting! My source has not dropped out for any length of time so cannot vouch for the transfer to a next source yet. I don’t care!  Your upgrade has fixed the instantaneous interrupt problem nicely. Well done!!
Geoff K7GA 

Sent from Geoff’s iPhone X

On Nov 24, 2020, at 05:22, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:


Thanks so much for the good report George!

It has been difficult to test here as I rarely lose connection, so I really appreciate the reports from you all.

Thanks again!

73, Scott
N3FJP

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

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


-----Original Message-----
From: K4GM-George <k4gm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!

Scott,

You have done an excellent job on the auto reconnect feature.   Today I installed the beta and left the PC all afternoon until a few minutes ago (7 hrs).   When I returned my preferred cluster was still there and ACLog was still downloading spots.   For the last month or so I have been plagued by quick disconnect of the cluster, usually after only a couple of hours.   Thanks!    I have not had a disconnect yet so can't speak to that, but I will do so if and when one occurs.

73, George K4GM


On 11/19/2020 5:07 PM, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi Gang,

I've been working on enhancing the DX Spotting reconnect functionality in my software.  In addition to automatically attempting a reconnect with your currently selected DX Spotting Telnet host, if the reconnect attempt fails, it will then try the next host in your list.

This is a difficult function to test, as aside from unplugging and replugging the LAN cable to simulate a disconnect, it is tough to simulate all the scenarios causing a disconnection.  I think the best way to test this is for as many of us to run AC Log, as much as possible and see what occurs if / when the Telnet site you happen to be connected to goes down.

If you would like to help test this feature, would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log from Windows Control Panel and then install this version:


It will say Beta 6.7.1 in the title bar.

Then click Settings > DX Spotting > Configure and check the Auto Reconnect option here:

Capture.JPG


If you have the ability to simulate a connection loss, awesome.  Otherwise, just let AC Log roll and see what happens.  There will be a text to speech voice letting you know if there is a reconnect attempt or a new site is tried.  You will also see text on the DX Spotting set up form of the attempts.

If you leave the PC, make a note of the host you are connected to and see if it is still the same site when you return.

Thanks in advance for your help with this!

Please let me know 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...


Re: Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!

Dave C
 

Scott,

Following up, after installing the 6.7.1 Beta, on at least two occasions I have heard the announcement that a re-connect took place, apparently successfully.

Dave


Re: Serial Number - Sweepstakes

Tanner Jones, W9TWJ
 

Scott,

Thanks for your reply. I thought I saw somewhere where the serial was based on the last log entry so I wasn't following why a callsign entered into the call field would not update on the other PC when a new entry was made.

Thanks for the help... we'll have to figure out something to support our multi op effort.

Saw you spotted a couple times this weekend Scott but was never able to find you.

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