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How to delete a LoTW Location

LeftSeat
 

I made a mistake entering an LoTW location and would like to delete it but I cannot figure out how.  Is there a way to delete a location?


Problems with interfacing my TS590s with N3FJP software

Douglas Frame <douglasframe1@...>
 

I use a Digikeyer II sound card/router and have three programs connected to it - DXLab, N1MM+ and WSJTX. They are all interfaced with my Kenwood TS590s transceiver and all work fine.

I set up a new comport for CAT control for N3FJP and set the other parameters as suggested on the rig interface help page for the TS590s. When I do the test it tells me it’s polling and awaiting response. Nothing further happens. It doesn’t tell me it is connected or if not, what is not working. I have tried two different baud rates, the one suggested in the help file (9600) and the one I use with the other three programs (57600). Neither one works.

Can anyone help me solve this problem?

Thanks,

Doug VE3JDF


Re: QSL Rec/QSL Sent Field

Pat Whelton
 

Hi Ron.  I usually receive an “L” in the QSL sent field when I upload my log to LoTW.  A couple of days later when I download from LoTW I receive an “L” in the QSL received field if the QSO has been confirmed.

 

Others may have different experiences.  YMMV.

 

Good luck.

 

Regards,

 

Pat – KZ5J

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ronald Fisher
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 8:25 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] QSL Rec/QSL Sent Field

 

Now that the use of hard copy QSL cards has been replaced by LOTW and others, I'd like to have an "L" inserted into the "QSL Sent"
and "QSL Rec" fields.  Perhaps that's available now....however, I've been unable to find it.
How can I replace the "C" with an "L" in the above mentioned fields ?

73,
Ron, W4ALE


Re: QSL Rec/QSL Sent Field

Larry Banks
 

Hi Ron,
 
If you use the LoTW upload/download stuff in ACLog, this is automatic.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 9:24
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] QSL Rec/QSL Sent Field
 
Now that the use of hard copy QSL cards has been replaced by LOTW and others, I'd like to have an "L" inserted into the "QSL Sent"
and "QSL Rec" fields.  Perhaps that's available now....however, I've been unable to find it.
How can I replace the "C" with an "L" in the above mentioned fields ?

73,
Ron, W4ALE


QSL Rec/QSL Sent Field

Ronald Fisher <w4ale@...>
 

Now that the use of hard copy QSL cards has been replaced by LOTW and others, I'd like to have an "L" inserted into the "QSL Sent"
and "QSL Rec" fields.  Perhaps that's available now....however, I've been unable to find it.
How can I replace the "C" with an "L" in the above mentioned fields ?

73,
Ron, W4ALE


Re: GridTracker and ACL

Richard Ingels
 

Randy, This is exactly what I want to do but I'm not quite sure how to do it from your directions. I know after I do it once it will seem obvious. Is there any chance you might upload some screenshots or detal actual numbers for us? There is very little on this anywhere. Everything I can find depends upon using JTAlerts with ACL. Also, I hear that if it's not done right then port conflicts can easily be created between ACL, Gridtracker and WSJT-X.

thanks!
Rick, N5RRJ


Re: GridTracker and ACL

Richard Ingels
 

Any way to just skip using JTAlerts altogether and only use ACL, Gridtracker and WSJT-X?

thanks
Rick, N5RRJ


Trouble When Running ExpressVPN

Angelo Bione
 

This just started happening this evening. Usually I run ExpressVPN on my PC at all times. Starting this evening, ACLog would not start up unless I shut it off. The screen and database would load but then just get a Windows spinning circle. Had to force the program to close. If I turned on Norton360 VPN it worked fine. Later I tried a different ExpressVPN Server and had no problem. Just seemed to be if I connected through my nearest Atlanta. 

Just an FYI in case someone else sees a similar issue. 


Re: AC Log v6.7 - how to load data based on call signs?

Larry Banks
 

Hi Steve,
 
Sorry -- I assumed you had a QRZ account; yes, you need one to do this.
 
I’ve never had an issue with any QRZ limitations when using the ‘Fill Fields” command, and I often have contest logs over 200 Qs.  If there is such a limit, which I have never reached, I suspect it is for individual queries and not for this kind of mass query.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

From: steve d
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:14
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] AC Log v6.7 - how to load data based on call signs?
 
Larry,
 
Thank you for the suggestion!
 
That didn't directly get me where I wanted to be but I got enough traction to figure it out.
 
The only base info that can come from the call are the ITU region, Continent, Country, and CQ zone. For State, County, Grid, etc data - you need to have enabled a lookup database such as QRZ or Hamcall (by logging in to it with an account).
 
I have a QRZ account so that is what I used. However - there is a limit to how many call lookups you can process on QRZ in a 24 hour period. I had about 50 to do at the end here and that ran fine, but I want to say the limit on QRZ is 100 So if you try to do a log with 1000 entries it would take you 10 days because QRZ would block you to 100 in a 24 hour period.
 
Steve, KC8QVO
 
On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 8:06 AM Larry Banks via groups.io <larryb.w1dyj=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Steve,
 
Try:  EDIT >> Fill Field Determined by Call and then pick whichever option is correct.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
From: steve d
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 21:28
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] AC Log v6.7 - how to load data based on call signs?
 
Hi All,
 
I am working on tracking states for WAS and have imported the ADIF format log from WSJT-X in to the AC log (v6.7). There are no issues importing the data. However, I need to specifically populate the state data.
 
How do I get the software to reach out to the Internet to grab the data from the calls in the log entries to populate at least the state? Is there a batch file, maybe, that exists that I can run the ADIF in to do such a task? Or is there a way within the AC log itself to synchronize it?
 
As of right now I have been manually looking up all the calls and manually entering the states. I choked up QRZ 2 days in a row and another online database so between those 2 and the FCC database those have been my sources for the data. Though, through FCC's ULS it takes twice as long as there are more clicks.
 
Thanks,

--
Steve KC8QVO


--
Steve


Re: Feature Request

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your e-mail.  In addition to Steve's good suggestion (thanks Steve), if the contact is already logged, click Edit > Fill Fields Determined by Call with a Callbook lookup data source enabled.

--

If you have any additional questions, I have lots of support for you on:

- Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page:  http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html  (the vast majority of commonly asked questions are answered right here).

- Our website help section:  http://www.n3fjp.com/help/index.html

- Our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkxw9QX84F4tFyX8JavCOD3XVUS5Dsznw

And if you still have questions after reviewing all the resources above, please feel free to search the topics and / or e-mail us on our users support e-mail group:  https://groups.io/g/N3FJPSoftwareUsers

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: Steven Weeks via groups.io <swweeks@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 10:13 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Feature Request

Responding to:  Sometimes when running FT8 it doesn’t populate the name and I have to manually do the lookup from the menu.
 
 
Jeff - if the name and other data are not automatically filled in from QRZ, just put the cursor in the callsign box and press the spacebar.
 
73, Steve AA8SW


Re: AC Log v6.7 - how to load data based on call signs?

steve d
 

Larry,

Thank you for the suggestion!

That didn't directly get me where I wanted to be but I got enough traction to figure it out.

The only base info that can come from the call are the ITU region, Continent, Country, and CQ zone. For State, County, Grid, etc data - you need to have enabled a lookup database such as QRZ or Hamcall (by logging in to it with an account).

I have a QRZ account so that is what I used. However - there is a limit to how many call lookups you can process on QRZ in a 24 hour period. I had about 50 to do at the end here and that ran fine, but I want to say the limit on QRZ is 100. So if you try to do a log with 1000 entries it would take you 10 days because QRZ would block you to 100 in a 24 hour period.

Steve, KC8QVO


On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 8:06 AM Larry Banks via groups.io <larryb.w1dyj=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Steve,
 
Try:  EDIT >> Fill Field Determined by Call and then pick whichever option is correct.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
From: steve d
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 21:28
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] AC Log v6.7 - how to load data based on call signs?
 
Hi All,
 
I am working on tracking states for WAS and have imported the ADIF format log from WSJT-X in to the AC log (v6.7). There are no issues importing the data. However, I need to specifically populate the state data.
 
How do I get the software to reach out to the Internet to grab the data from the calls in the log entries to populate at least the state? Is there a batch file, maybe, that exists that I can run the ADIF in to do such a task? Or is there a way within the AC log itself to synchronize it?
 
As of right now I have been manually looking up all the calls and manually entering the states. I choked up QRZ 2 days in a row and another online database so between those 2 and the FCC database those have been my sources for the data. Though, through FCC's ULS it takes twice as long as there are more clicks.
 
Thanks,

--
Steve KC8QVO



--
Steve


Re: Feature Request

Steven Weeks <swweeks@...>
 

Responding to:  Sometimes when running FT8 it doesn’t populate the name and I have to manually do the lookup from the menu.
 
 
Jeff - if the name and other data are not automatically filled in from QRZ, just put the cursor in the callsign box and press the spacebar.
 
73, Steve AA8SW


Feature Request

KB5WCK
 

Love the software but I think I found a feature that would be helpful.  When you click on a callsign, a menu pops up and I think it would be helpful to add the Lookup based on callsign to that menu.  It would save a couple steps and be very useful.  Sometimes when running FT8 it doesn’t populate the name and I have to manually do the lookup from the menu.  It would be helpful if it was on the popup menu to make it easier.

 

Thanks for great software Scott.

 

73

Jeff

KB5WCK


Re: AC Log v6.7 - how to load data based on call signs?

Larry Banks
 

Hi Steve,
 
Try:  EDIT >> Fill Field Determined by Call and then pick whichever option is correct.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

From: steve d
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 21:28
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] AC Log v6.7 - how to load data based on call signs?
 
Hi All,
 
I am working on tracking states for WAS and have imported the ADIF format log from WSJT-X in to the AC log (v6.7). There are no issues importing the data. However, I need to specifically populate the state data.
 
How do I get the software to reach out to the Internet to grab the data from the calls in the log entries to populate at least the state? Is there a batch file, maybe, that exists that I can run the ADIF in to do such a task? Or is there a way within the AC log itself to synchronize it?
 
As of right now I have been manually looking up all the calls and manually entering the states. I choked up QRZ 2 days in a row and another online database so between those 2 and the FCC database those have been my sources for the data. Though, through FCC's ULS it takes twice as long as there are more clicks.
 
Thanks,

--
Steve KC8QVO


AC Log v6.7 - how to load data based on call signs?

steve d
 

Hi All,

I am working on tracking states for WAS and have imported the ADIF format log from WSJT-X in to the AC log (v6.7). There are no issues importing the data. However, I need to specifically populate the state data.

How do I get the software to reach out to the Internet to grab the data from the calls in the log entries to populate at least the state? Is there a batch file, maybe, that exists that I can run the ADIF in to do such a task? Or is there a way within the AC log itself to synchronize it?

As of right now I have been manually looking up all the calls and manually entering the states. I choked up QRZ 2 days in a row and another online database so between those 2 and the FCC database those have been my sources for the data. Though, through FCC's ULS it takes twice as long as there are more clicks.

Thanks,

--
Steve KC8QVO


Re: upload from my main log to CQWWDX

Scott Davis
 

Hi Rino,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Points for many of the contest logs are assigned on entry.  There isn't a way to backfill those later.

---

If you have any additional questions, I have lots of support for you on:

- Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page:  http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html  (the vast majority of commonly asked questions are answered right here).

- Our website help section:  http://www.n3fjp.com/help/index.html

- Our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkxw9QX84F4tFyX8JavCOD3XVUS5Dsznw

And if you still have questions after reviewing all the resources above, please feel free to search the topics and / or e-mail us on our users support e-mail group:  https://groups.io/g/N3FJPSoftwareUsers

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: VE9VIC...Rino <ve9vic@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jan 20, 2021 3:53 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] upload from my main log to CQWWDX

I don't know if it's doable, but I like to upload a part of my main N3FJP log(2021) to a CQWWDX log (also N3FJP) and use it to count my points for a marathon, if I upload my log the contest log, it doesn't give me the points just the qso and multiplier, is there a way to do it or do I have to enter qso one by one ?
--
TS590SG, 100 Watts, off center fed dipole.

73, Rino
VE9VIC


upload from my main log to CQWWDX

VE9VIC...Rino
 

I don't know if it's doable, but I like to upload a part of my main N3FJP log(2021) to a CQWWDX log (also N3FJP) and use it to count my points for a marathon, if I upload my log the contest log, it doesn't give me the points just the qso and multiplier, is there a way to do it or do I have to enter qso one by one ?
--
TS590SG, 100 Watts, off center fed dipole.

73, Rino
VE9VIC


Re: Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Scott Davis
 

Awesome, thanks loads Steve!  Glad to help!  :)

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: Stephen Malyszka <s.malyszka.jr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jan 20, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Hi Scott...As far as I can tell all is working as it should. In satellite mode, I've tested FA; and FB; and the commanded receiver set in ACL always shows up in my log correctly. When I terminate the SatPC32 app, my receiver returns to the last band/frequency/mode I used. In my test case it was 20m CW on  Receiver B. Switching the radio to Receiver A (10M CW), my log still shows Receiver B 10m CW in the log as it should. Receiver A band and mode are entered into the log only after the command read frequency in ACL is changed to FA;. I think all is good.

I hope I've covered all of the possibilities you were interested in. If not please let me know. I worked 4 stations this morning on russian RS-44 and logging was a pleasure...no manual edits. 

Thanks to you and the team for supporting the amateur radio community. I'm a 9 year proud user of N3FJP ACL and contest apps.

Steve AG2J
FRC

On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 11:36 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Super, thanks so much for the good report Steve!

I assume then for normal operations (when there is only a single return value), you tried both FA and FB and everything works normally as well with both?

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: Stephen Malyszka <s.malyszka.jr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jan 20, 2021 8:36 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Hi Scott...the beta version works perfectly! I'm truly appreciative for the speedy response in fixing this. 

Thanks much and stay well,
Steve AG2J


On Jan 19, 2021, at 10:35 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hi Steve,

Please give this beta version of AC Log 6.8.2 a try.  I don't currently have a Kenwood rig set up for testing here, so please let me know how you make out with the Kenwood selection (not Kenwood2), either way.  Please try both FA and FB,


Thanks in advance!

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: Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 19, 2021 7:24 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Thanks Steve,

Yes, stay tuned....

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: Stephen Malyszka <s.malyszka.jr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jan 18, 2021 5:15 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Thanks Scott,
I'm using the Kenwood option.  If you look at the screen shots the first frequency received is A which is the downlink frequency 435MHz. The uplink frequency( Receiver B) is sent second 145MHz. From what you said, ACL first picks A. Does it enter that into the log even though  B was requested?? Isn't that the problem? Shouldn't  ACL continue to look at the received strings until it finds B and enters that frequency into the log? I apologize if I'm missing something? 

Steve
AG2J

On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 4:49 PM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Steve,

With the Kenwood option, my software first looks for FA in the returned string.  If it doesn't find FA, it then looks for FB.

With the Kenwood2 option, your rig should return the active VFO regardless.  In that case, the software looks for IF.  

I hope that this helps!



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: Stephen Malyszka <s.malyszka.jr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jan 18, 2021 4:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Hi Scott,
Thanks for looking.
I think I know what's happening. Satpc32 Commands the TS2000 Receiver A and B (SSB U/L) about every few sec for doppler correction and frequency read. ACL polls the TS2000 every 2 sec by setting. This occurs over a single COM port using a virtual COM port splitter.

Please refer to the screenshots attached. Does the ACL code ignore the tag FA or FB  of received data to determine which Receiver frequency to enter into the log?  Or does it ignore the Tag assuming it is the response from the Receiver that was commanded to read? When Satpc32 is not running, ACL works fine. Please confirm.

Many thanks,
Steve AG2J
FRC


Re: Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Stephen Malyszka
 

Hi Scott...As far as I can tell all is working as it should. In satellite mode, I've tested FA; and FB; and the commanded receiver set in ACL always shows up in my log correctly. When I terminate the SatPC32 app, my receiver returns to the last band/frequency/mode I used. In my test case it was 20m CW on  Receiver B. Switching the radio to Receiver A (10M CW), my log still shows Receiver B 10m CW in the log as it should. Receiver A band and mode are entered into the log only after the command read frequency in ACL is changed to FA;. I think all is good.

I hope I've covered all of the possibilities you were interested in. If not please let me know. I worked 4 stations this morning on russian RS-44 and logging was a pleasure...no manual edits. 

Thanks to you and the team for supporting the amateur radio community. I'm a 9 year proud user of N3FJP ACL and contest apps.

Steve AG2J
FRC

On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 11:36 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Super, thanks so much for the good report Steve!

I assume then for normal operations (when there is only a single return value), you tried both FA and FB and everything works normally as well with both?

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: Stephen Malyszka <s.malyszka.jr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jan 20, 2021 8:36 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Hi Scott...the beta version works perfectly! I'm truly appreciative for the speedy response in fixing this. 

Thanks much and stay well,
Steve AG2J


On Jan 19, 2021, at 10:35 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hi Steve,

Please give this beta version of AC Log 6.8.2 a try.  I don't currently have a Kenwood rig set up for testing here, so please let me know how you make out with the Kenwood selection (not Kenwood2), either way.  Please try both FA and FB,


Thanks in advance!

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: Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 19, 2021 7:24 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Thanks Steve,

Yes, stay tuned....

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: Stephen Malyszka <s.malyszka.jr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jan 18, 2021 5:15 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Thanks Scott,
I'm using the Kenwood option.  If you look at the screen shots the first frequency received is A which is the downlink frequency 435MHz. The uplink frequency( Receiver B) is sent second 145MHz. From what you said, ACL first picks A. Does it enter that into the log even though  B was requested?? Isn't that the problem? Shouldn't  ACL continue to look at the received strings until it finds B and enters that frequency into the log? I apologize if I'm missing something? 

Steve
AG2J

On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 4:49 PM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Steve,

With the Kenwood option, my software first looks for FA in the returned string.  If it doesn't find FA, it then looks for FB.

With the Kenwood2 option, your rig should return the active VFO regardless.  In that case, the software looks for IF.  

I hope that this helps!



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: Stephen Malyszka <s.malyszka.jr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jan 18, 2021 4:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problem with ACL and SatPC32 interface with Kenwood TS2000

Hi Scott,
Thanks for looking.
I think I know what's happening. Satpc32 Commands the TS2000 Receiver A and B (SSB U/L) about every few sec for doppler correction and frequency read. ACL polls the TS2000 every 2 sec by setting. This occurs over a single COM port using a virtual COM port splitter.

Please refer to the screenshots attached. Does the ACL code ignore the tag FA or FB  of received data to determine which Receiver frequency to enter into the log?  Or does it ignore the Tag assuming it is the response from the Receiver that was commanded to read? When Satpc32 is not running, ACL works fine. Please confirm.

Many thanks,
Steve AG2J
FRC


Re: CW PTT

Paul
 

Thanks for getting back to me so quick Scott.

I'm not quite sure how to wire up the hardware but it sounds like there would be two separate cables coming from the same RS232 port - one for CW keying and one for the PTT.  I would appreciate if there is someone on the blog who has done this could maybe contact me.  

Thanks 

73

Paul
NO0T


On Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 9:40 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,

Thanks for your follow up.  Choose the com port you have your CW interface connected to, from the upper left list of the graphic you sent, under the Com Port heading.  

The amp keying is opposite the CW keying, so since you have DTR keying selected, your amp will be keyed from the RTS line (assuming you have all that configured on the hardware side).

----

If you have any additional questions, I have lots of support for you on:

- Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page:  http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html  (the vast majority of commonly asked questions are answered right here).

- Our website help section:  http://www.n3fjp.com/help/index.html


And if you still have questions after reviewing all the resources above, please feel free to search the topics and / or e-mail us on our users support e-mail group:  https://groups.io/g/N3FJPSoftwareUsers

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

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

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul <sobonpaul@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jan 20, 2021 8:57 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW PTT

Hi Scott -
I tried the CW PTT for Amps check box but I can't find where it defines which com port I am keying the PTT. After I check the box nothing happens.  In the ACL Phone setup we configure the com port for PTT as shown.  I am looking for the same set up for CW.  Thanks and 73 - Paul NO0T

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On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 10:35 AM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I am by no means a hardware guy, so you will definitely need more help from others on this one than I can provide.  If you are using internally generated CW (not Winkeyer), there is an option to key your amp via RTS or DTR prior to the CW keydown if that helps.



Good luck with your project!

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 <sobonpaul@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jan 19, 2021 8:07 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW PTT

Hi folks

I have a remote station operation using an ICOM 756 Pro 3, Airspy HF+ Discovery SDR and a Palstar LA-1K amp.  I use an RF switch relay to switch between the SDR and the Amplifier.   For Software I use Ham Radio Deluxe for CAT to the ICOM radio and N3FJP ACL for logging and keyboard CW.  Computer is Windows 10 64 bit.

When I try to send CW while operating contests or casual QSO's I always get the first character of the letter cut off when I start sending. When I use the ACL keyboard to send CW, the first character i.e. a dit or dah  is cut off.  If I use a keyer directly onsite with a separate PTT line to the radio no problem.  I suspect the semi-breaking keying is too slow for the relays to close, losing the first dit or dash.

I use a physical RS232 port to key the PTT on the radio from a RS232 COM port on the back of the radio but I can find no way to configure that port in the CW settings of ACL.  I can configure a direct PTT com line from the ACL Phone settings.

What am I missing - is there any way to key the RS232 com port PTT line immediately when I hit send from the keyboard?

Thanks for the help.

Paul
NO0T

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