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Re: Multiple ACLOG layouts

Tom Hauer K0YA
 

I set up a separate user account on our Windows 10 PC for my wife. You don't need to reload the programs, everything on the computer is visible to the new user. That makes it easy. We use WSJT-X,  JTALERT and ACLOG. When you open them in the new user account you have to set each of them up for the new user. Preferences for the other user(s) stay with their account, they don't come along, that includes your sound card settings. If you are both using LOTW each user (call sign) needs their own Tsql certificate. Its just like setting up the applications the first time on a new computer. AClog will ask you for your password again. Put the call in the password window that purchased the program for that computer. Put the new user call sign in the user setup. Don't forget to check the TCP API ENABLED box in the API settings to allow JTALERT to access AClog.

Good luck! Took me about 30 minutes with my wife driving so she knew what we were doing.  Look for her on FT8. 

Toni Hauer,  W5RCX

Tom Hauer, K0YA
Highland Lakes ARES Emergency Coordinator
319 551-9788


On Sat, Dec 26, 2020, 1:54 PM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi John,,

Thanks for your follow up.  Yes, this FAQ can be applied to your use case as well:



If you wish to have both iterations access the same log file, just save the file in a location accessible to both and point each iteration to the same file (File > Open).

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: John Kintz <asheville307@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 26, 2020 2:48 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Multiple ACLOG layouts


I tried this as well, but it appears that ACLOG only allows one install per PC.  When I attempt to install another instance (in a different folder), ACLOG only allows modification or removal.  Is there a workaround for this?

John AC4JK


Re: DX Spotting

Fred K2DFC
 

You can log into the same spotting node with more then one connection. Just change your login callsign.
K2DFC
K2DFC-1
K2DFC-2

I've used this many times during contests. You can also have different filters set for each one if you want.

--
73
Fred
K2DFC


Re: DX Spotting

James Goff
 

Scott:  I apologize for misleading you. I need to write more clearly.  The DX Spotting, through VE7CC's CCUser, does populate the DX Spotting Form and the lower DX form on the main AR Log form. What is NOT working is the function provided by CC User whereby its display can filter by band and then by selecting a "GET 40" function- for example(i.e. 40-meter stations)- the filtered data is instantly present in the ARLog DX form.

As of right now, I am in touch with Lee Swakins at VE7CC pursuing a solution with him. 

BTW: Your YouTube on DX Spotting and Filtering was very useful.

73, W1JHG

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 8:16 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Geoff,

Thanks for your follow up.  Since you referenced the lower grid specifically, it sounds like you are connected to the telnet host and seeing DX Spots on the setup form, but not on the main form's lower grid, as you said.  If I've interpreted your reply correctly, correct your filter settings in AC Log.

If you are connected, but not seeing spots on the set up form either, correct you filter settings at the Telnet host.

If you are not connected to the Telnet host at all, correct your connection settings and also verify that your Internet protection software isn't blocking the connect request from AC Log.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!


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: James Goff <goffmaine@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting

Scott: Changed Telnet Host, DX Spotting, but not displaying multiple stations results in lower grid as before........sorry to be back at you!

On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 2:45 PM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Jim,

Thanks for your e-mail.  If one PC has hold of a local port, it will not be available for the second PC to connect.  Use a different Telnet host for your second PC.

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: James Goff <goffmaine@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting

Two radios, side-by-side, same exact settings, DX spotting on one radio works perfectly; on the second radio,  attempts return error message  "attempting to connect to 127.0.0.1on port 7300" at each try. This is a new issue as I have not had difficulty in the past.

--
-Jim

James H. Goff
207-944-3297 (c)
 


--
-Jim

James H. Goff
207-944-3297 (c)
 



--
-Jim

James H. Goff
207-944-3297 (c)
 


Re: Multiple ACLOG layouts

Scott Davis
 

Hi John,,

Thanks for your follow up.  Yes, this FAQ can be applied to your use case as well:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q92

If you wish to have both iterations access the same log file, just save the file in a location accessible to both and point each iteration to the same file (File > Open).

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: John Kintz <asheville307@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 26, 2020 2:48 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Multiple ACLOG layouts


I tried this as well, but it appears that ACLOG only allows one install per PC.  When I attempt to install another instance (in a different folder), ACLOG only allows modification or removal.  Is there a workaround for this?

John AC4JK


Re: Multiple ACLOG layouts

John Kintz
 


I tried this as well, but it appears that ACLOG only allows one install per PC.  When I attempt to install another instance (in a different folder), ACLOG only allows modification or removal.  Is there a workaround for this?

John AC4JK


Re: Multiple ACLOG layouts

John Kintz
 


Yes...  I already have established one database for the Net check=ins and another for the regular ham contacts.  I would prefer to customize the Net screen and associated fields, but that does not appear to be possible.  Alternatively, I could modify the standard ACLOG screen for Net use - but the screens appear to be common to the databases and whatever changes are made to one are reflected on the other.

John AC4JK


Re: LOTW multiple call sign issues resolved

Cody
 

Scott this issues has been resolved thanks to Rick K5GZR assistance, from Ricks email:

Look at your ACLog… LoTW Manager screen and… in the Download area there is a box for ‘Own Call (optional)’.   That is how you tell ACLog to select LoTW entries for a specific call. 

 

So in my laptop in that box I added KC2LSD/4 on my home computer I added KC2LSD.Now the two LOTW logs are no longer merging , that’s it no more issues !

Thank you Rick ,Scott, and the group.

 

Happy New Year  

De KC2LSD

Cody


Re: Backup and restore

Jim Shorney
 

A pro level backup scenario would be to have multiple thumb drives, say four for example. Label them 1, 2, 3, 4. Keep one off site, in drawer at work, in your car/truck/RV, wherever. Once a week swap in the next one. Exchange the TD you just swapped out with the off site TD and put the the formerly off site TD at the end of the rotation. Repeat next week. For the truly paranoid you could also periodically do a manual backup to DropBox or equivalent cloud service. For completeness you could also do a monthly backup of your ACLog settings as described at http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q20 . You could automate it all with batch files and you would be cooking with gas as they say.

73

-Jim
NU0C


On Sat, 26 Dec 2020 06:37:40 -0800
"Don - KM4UDX" <dontay155@gmail.com> wrote:

Dennis --  wow, now that is a real lesson.  Thank you very much for the wonderful guidance, and ample motivation!! Hahha.

Don





Re: Backup and restore

Don - KM4UDX
 

Dennis --  wow, now that is a real lesson.  Thank you very much for the wonderful guidance, and ample motivation!! Hahha.  

Don


Re: LOTW multiple call sign

Cody
 

Sorry forgot this piece of information. When I download from my laptop running my /4 call sign ,it downloads the /4 and my home callsign.
 Sorry for the multiple posts.

73
Cody
 KC2LSD


Re: LOTW multiple call sign

Cody
 

Thank you Scott. Uploading from my /4 is ok, when I download from my home call it downloads my home log and my /4 logs.
It seems like a LOTW issue since both calls share the same password I'm thinking that's the issue,but I;m no programer , just a retied railroader.
. When I get the fix I'll let the group know.
Fingers crossed.

Thank you

73 Cody
 KC2LSD


Re: LOTW multiple call sign

Scott Davis
 

Hi Cody,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I don't have any experience with multiple call signs myself, but Mike, KD5KC generously wrote up a lot of detail on that topic, which is linked to from about the third paragraph down here:

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

I hope that this helps.

Regarding downloading and not receiving any information, these trouble shooting steps here will help:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q94

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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: Cody via groups.io <kc2lsd@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Dec 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW multiple call sign

Season greetings everybody. My home call is KC2LSD and I just received a second TQSL for KC2LSD/4.
For LOTW user I have KC2LSD
The password is the same as KC2LSD
LOTW station Location KC2LSD/4
I’m running AC logger 6.7 and most updated TQSL
Here’s what happens from my laptop ie portable logger I don’t get anything on the downloads . However on my home pc when I download LOTW from KC2LSD I’m downloading the /4 logs . I sent an email to the ARRL I have no clue how to manage two call signs
I checked everything matches up but still no joy.
Thank You all
 
Cody
KC2LSD still in New Jersey


Re: DX Spotting

Scott Davis
 

Hi Geoff,

Thanks for your follow up.  Since you referenced the lower grid specifically, it sounds like you are connected to the telnet host and seeing DX Spots on the setup form, but not on the main form's lower grid, as you said.  If I've interpreted your reply correctly, correct your filter settings in AC Log.

If you are connected, but not seeing spots on the set up form either, correct you filter settings at the Telnet host.

If you are not connected to the Telnet host at all, correct your connection settings and also verify that your Internet protection software isn't blocking the connect request from AC Log.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!


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: James Goff <goffmaine@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting

Scott: Changed Telnet Host, DX Spotting, but not displaying multiple stations results in lower grid as before........sorry to be back at you!

On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 2:45 PM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Jim,

Thanks for your e-mail.  If one PC has hold of a local port, it will not be available for the second PC to connect.  Use a different Telnet host for your second PC.

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: James Goff <goffmaine@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting

Two radios, side-by-side, same exact settings, DX spotting on one radio works perfectly; on the second radio,  attempts return error message  "attempting to connect to 127.0.0.1on port 7300" at each try. This is a new issue as I have not had difficulty in the past.

--
-Jim

James H. Goff
207-944-3297 (c)
 


--
-Jim

James H. Goff
207-944-3297 (c)
 


LOTW multiple call sign

Cody
 

Season greetings everybody. My home call is KC2LSD and I just received a second TQSL for KC2LSD/4.

For LOTW user I have KC2LSD

The password is the same as KC2LSD

LOTW station Location KC2LSD/4

I’m running AC logger 6.7 and most updated TQSL

Here’s what happens from my laptop ie portable logger I don’t get anything on the downloads . However on my home pc when I download LOTW from KC2LSD I’m downloading the /4 logs . I sent an email to the ARRL I have no clue how to manage two call signs

I checked everything matches up but still no joy.

Thank You all

 

Cody

KC2LSD still in New Jersey


Re: Backup and restore

Dennis Younker NE6I
 

Don,

 

One plus to backing up to OneDrive is that it is a cloud service. Thus, if heaven forbid your house should burn down, your PC, external drives, thumb drives, etc. are likely to be turned to ashes. However, you will be able to restore from OneDrive once you get up and operational again.

 

Alternatively, you could back up to a separate folder on your hard drive (or SSD) and make sure that OneDrive is syncing with that folder. Thus you will have a local backup AND a cloud backup. This of course can’t be done with a thumb drive.

 

On the other hand, if you back up to a thumb drive, you will be mostly or completely protected if a virus or malware gets to your internal hard drive (or SSD).

 

Perhaps an even more reliable backup system is to pick your spot to have ACLog do its regular backups (upon exit) AND periodically back up to an external source, whether an external drive, thumb drive or OneDrive. You can do this manually by clicking File, Export ADIF, Whole Log. Do the manual backup periodically but on a regular basis, and do so religiously. How often you do it should be driven by how many QSOs per day you make and how comfortable you are in the case of loss of your primary backup. For example, you could manually back up weekly, monthly or quarterly if you are comfortable with one of those.

 

I’m sure we all have our PC failure horror stories. I’ve twice lost hard drives in the past 20 years but I do weekly hard drive images, so I don’t lose a ton of things if I lose a drive. I always image (backup) to an external drive so that viruses and malware can’t get to my backup (that statement is generally true but there are certain scenarios where that wouldn’t be true).

 

I export the entire log to OneDrive quarterly. I have ACLog set to do its regular backups to a folder on my hard drive. All in all, I feel pretty protected.

 

My horror story is that one night a car hit a nearby power pole. There was a big surge in electricity that hit my house. And the power to the house went down for many hours until the utility company could put in a new pole and retore power. That next morning, my PC would not boot up. So I began troubleshooting by replacing components one at a time. In the end, my PC power supply, my CPU, my motherboard, my RAM, and my hard drive were all toast. Only my case and CD drive survived. I wound up building a new PC and restoring from my external drive (which I only connect long enough to do backups), including thousands of family and personal pictures, all of my data files, and thankfully my ACLog file. I lost only a few QSOs in this case and I was able to retrieve those by looking at ARRL LOTW and re-inputting the missing Q’s. Whew!

 

Be structured and be religious about your backups.

 

73, Dennis NE6I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Pat Whelton
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 1:44 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Backup and restore

 

I guess it’s OK.  Just a personal choice but I’d rather backup to a thumb drive.  No use sharing your log with the whole world.  Not that Microsoft would do that or would they?

 

Regards,

 

Pat – KZ5J

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Don - KM4UDX
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 2:53 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Backup and restore

 

Is backing up to Microsoft's one drive, with the back up on exit box checked, considered good enough practice?


Re: Backup and restore

Pat Whelton
 

I guess it’s OK.  Just a personal choice but I’d rather backup to a thumb drive.  No use sharing your log with the whole world.  Not that Microsoft would do that or would they?

 

Regards,

 

Pat – KZ5J

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Don - KM4UDX
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 2:53 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Backup and restore

 

Is backing up to Microsoft's one drive, with the back up on exit box checked, considered good enough practice?


Re: Backup and restore

Don - KM4UDX
 

Is backing up to Microsoft's one drive, with the back up on exit box checked, considered good enough practice?


Re: Multiple ACLOG layouts

Michael WA7SKG
 

Have you looked at the Net tab at the top of ACLog? It brings up a simple screen with a few fields. Good for taking in checkins for a net. Open a separate database for CAP stuff.

Michael WA7SKG


John Kintz wrote on 12/24/20 12:49 PM:

Seasons Greetings to all.
New user here.  I'd like to use ACLOG for ham contacts as well as logging my Civil Air Patrol (CAP) VHF net stations.  The CAP log requires very few fields from the rather extensive field list found in ACLOG and I'm wondering how I might be able to create and maintain a more streamlined version of  ACLOG, in addition to the "normal" ACLOG application.  Thus far, I have been able to create separate log files for ham contacts and CAP contacts, but I haven't seen any way to have separate log screens (with a different set of fields) for the two different uses.
Is this even possible?  Suggestions?
_._,_._,_


Re: Multiple ACLOG layouts

Bill Grover
 

The only way that was pointed out to me is to have different computer logins so that there are different profiles and directories for the users.  They will then be separate and you can treat them individually.

Bill, N3EYF


From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> on behalf of John Kintz via groups.io <asheville307@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 3:49:18 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Multiple ACLOG layouts
 
Seasons Greetings to all.

New user here.  I'd like to use ACLOG for ham contacts as well as logging my Civil Air Patrol (CAP) VHF net stations.  The CAP log requires very few fields from the rather extensive field list found in ACLOG and I'm wondering how I might be able to create and maintain a more streamlined version of  ACLOG, in addition to the "normal" ACLOG application.  Thus far, I have been able to create separate log files for ham contacts and CAP contacts, but I haven't seen any way to have separate log screens (with a different set of fields) for the two different uses. 

Is this even possible?  Suggestions?


Re: LotW Status Display

Jim Shorney
 

You could do that. I have mine pointed to Dropbox.

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 09:00:41 -0800
"Patrick Hung" <pathung@gmail.com> wrote:

What about backing up to Microsoft OneDrive?
--
73,

Patrick, W2TAR

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