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When using VE7CC Cluster I see myself being spotted almost continuously

Dave wo2x
 

Hi All,

Haven't been able to figure this one out.
N3FJP 6.3 with VE7CC cluster.
When on FT-8 using WSJT-X 2.4.0.RC4 and JTAlert 2.50.1 when I transmit I see a whole bunch of spots for myself on the DX cluster window. 
When switching cluster to leadmon.net I do not see myself being spotted.

I am not calling CQ at the time but responding to stations calling CQ. I think it is a setting for the VE7CC cluster someplace.

Thanks
Dave 


Re: Please Test AC Log Beta 6.9.4!

Bobby Chandler
 

OOPS! Sorry Scott. It was the angle I was seeing on the screen. Shows as your example. Bad eyes I guess!

Bobby/N4AU

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Re: Please Test AC Log Beta 6.9.4!

Bobby Chandler
 

Hi Scott,

Looking good here. Only difference I see is my unconfirmed background is black, but I don't use that anyway.

May have to do with the colors I have selected in WSJTx.

Bobby/N4AU

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Re: System error message after first log transfer has me stumped

Scott Davis
 

Thanks so much for your good report and very kind words John!

Be well and enjoy!

73, Kimberly, KA3SEQ

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 AA6ZT <AA6ZT.JM@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 2, 2021 6:15 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] System error message after first log transfer has me stumped

Thanks Scott.
While your suggestion was not the solution, it pointed directly at the problem. I hadn't loaded the LoTW program.

It's all working well. My FT8 contacts are now loading into the best logging program available. IMHO.

Migration to a new platform is like crossing a stream full of allegators. It is likely, there is another missed application lying in wait.
 
All the best,

John -AA6ZT


Re: 7QP County Lines

Scott Davis
 

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you ran into trouble.  As long as you were running a recent version of the software released after 2018 or later, it should have worked fine.  I just double checked and it is working properly here:

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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: Michael WA7SKG <wa7skg@...>
To: N3FJP Group <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 2, 2021 11:19 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7QP County Lines

I had a problem with county lines during 7QP. As best as I could find, I
thought in the county box, I should enter ORCRO+ORWHE for the Oregon
Crook/Wheeler county line. While it accepted it, it did not count it as
two contacts, and it only increased my counties worked by one. In the
counties worked list it showed as ORCRO+ORWHE. I ended up making two log
entries, one for each county.

I also discovered there are no help files when you have no Internet access.


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73,
Michael WA7SKG

"Any day you do not learn one new thing is a wasted day."






Re: Changes Necessary When Running Portable

Andrew K8AKC
 

I'll go ahead and give opposing opinions.

I use ACL and JTDX using /P and have no problems. Lotw has a cert for the /P call and ACL doesn't have any problems uploading to Lotw. I do have a different account for eqsl and that helps separate my home and portable contacts.



I will say I use a completely different computer for my portable ops and because of that, all I ever have to change is the grid and add the new "station" which is done by "Add".


7QP County Lines

Michael WA7SKG
 

I had a problem with county lines during 7QP. As best as I could find, I thought in the county box, I should enter ORCRO+ORWHE for the Oregon Crook/Wheeler county line. While it accepted it, it did not count it as two contacts, and it only increased my counties worked by one. In the counties worked list it showed as ORCRO+ORWHE. I ended up making two log entries, one for each county.

I also discovered there are no help files when you have no Internet access.


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73,
Michael WA7SKG

"Any day you do not learn one new thing is a wasted day."


Re: Changes Necessary When Running Portable

Bob - KA2TQV
 

Larry / Dick,

Thank you both. Makes sense.

Bob


Re: System error message after first log transfer has me stumped

John AA6ZT
 

Thanks Scott.

While your suggestion was not the solution, it pointed directly at the problem. I hadn't loaded the LoTW program.

It's all working well. My FT8 contacts are now loading into the best logging program available. IMHO.

Migration to a new platform is like crossing a stream full of allegators. It is likely, there is another missed application lying in wait.

 

All the best,

John -AA6ZT


Please Test AC Log Beta 6.9.4!

Scott Davis
 


Hi Gang,

Chris, KB3KCN and I have been continuing to augment the WSJT > AC Log direct interface.  While we have lots more ideas in the works, that will take more time to develop, we would really appreciate it if you could take a look and test out this interim step:

In WSJT, please click File > Settings > Reporting and check the check box that says Accept UDP Requests:

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If all goes well, stations that are duplicates (by specific digital mode) and band, regardless of confirmation status, will be displayed with a Red background.  Stations where you need the Grid, State or Country in which they reside will be Green:

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I've done very little on 6 meters FT8, so I need everything!

You can adjust the items to color by clicking in AC Log > Settings > Application Program Interface > Configure (for WSJT).

And in the very cool event of one feature leading to another, in developing the state / callsign database with WSJT interface in mind, we also realized we could parley that functionality on the main form for DX Spots (both for display and confirmation alerts).  To enable, just click Settings > DX Spotting > Lookup USA States.  You will see the state appended to USA for DX spots:

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Please give these new features a really good test and let us know how you make out.  You can download AC Log 6.9.4 Beta from this link here (no need to uninstall the previous version):

http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.exe

Thanks in advance for your testing!


73, Scott, N3FJP & Chris, KB3KCN


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: System error message after first log transfer has me stumped

Scott Davis
 

Hi John,

Thanks for your e-mail.  If you have automatic upload to LoTW enabled, try disabling it.  I'm not sure that is what is at play, but that is the only external program I can think of that AC Log would be trying to execute on entry.

I hope that this helps!

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 AA6ZT <AA6ZT.JM@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 2, 2021 4:04 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] System error message after first log transfer has me stumped

I recently moved from a laptop to a new, faster, and beefier tower configuration. The transfer was burdensome, however, it is 99% (hopefully) complete.

An issue that has me baffled is in the configuration maze of JTDX, JTAlert, GridTracker, and ACL. These all worked well together in the laptop, yet now something is amiss in the tower.

After a successful QSO, JTDX issue a QSO confirmation request to the log. With the first request, everything goes as usual and JTAlert issues a confirmation dialog from ACL. BUT, an error message also pops up which says.



However, the next time shortly after manual confirmation in JTDX, another error message appears.



BTW, this also happens with WSJT-X.
Does anyone have a solution?

Thanks in advance.


73s
John
AA6ZT


Re: 7QP County conversion

Craig T. Bailey
 

Thanks Scott! You're the best, and so isn't the software!

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N1SFT


System error message after first log transfer has me stumped

John AA6ZT
 

I recently moved from a laptop to a new, faster, and beefier tower configuration. The transfer was burdensome, however, it is 99% (hopefully) complete.

An issue that has me baffled is in the configuration maze of JTDX, JTAlert, GridTracker, and ACL. These all worked well together in the laptop, yet now something is amiss in the tower.

After a successful QSO, JTDX issue a QSO confirmation request to the log. With the first request, everything goes as usual and JTAlert issues a confirmation dialog from ACL. BUT, an error message also pops up which says.




However, the next time shortly after manual confirmation in JTDX, another error message appears.




BTW, this also happens with WSJT-X.

Does anyone have a solution?

Thanks in advance.


73s

John

AA6ZT


Re: 7QP County conversion

Scott Davis
 

Hi Craig,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Like the 7 QSO Party, you will need to use the ADIF method to include county names with the New England party.  Since all ADIF records are appended, it is best to wait until the contest is complete and do it one time.

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP


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

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Craig T. Bailey <ctbailey@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 2, 2021 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7QP County conversion

Hi Kimberly and Scott,

I have a slight follow up to Mel's question:
When I use the Transfer via API from New England QSO Log to AC Log... is it possible to use "progressive" transfers?

For instance, send a batch of QSO's at the end of a day, but not reset the Contest log?
Would that result in duplicates in AC Log? 

I have yet to try it, for fear of needing to use the "Reset Counter" method.

Thanks

Craig Bailey
N1SFT

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N1SFT






Re: Changes Necessary When Running Portable

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Bob,

I agree with Larry, its much easier to just create a location with the new grid square and sign your call without the /P or /M.  WSTJ  has some problems with what they consider not standard call signs.  I was running mobile one day and using KC3EF/M and was called by another station that was XXXX/M.  We just called and called each other since WSJT did not recognize the /M and would not sequence to the next exchange.  When I investigated this, I found that WSJT uses a hashing technique and /M is not one of the suffixes it will correctly hash.  

The other problem I found with getting new certificates with a /M or /P is that I could not automatically download from LoTW  and would have to manually edit the log to show the qsl received.  I think the problem is that the other certificates were a subset of my main certificate and I have not found how to log on to LoTW thru ACL and select the /M or /P contacts.  It always goes to the main certificate.

I have made contacts from about 200 grids either mobile or portable and this is what I have found.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: 7QP County conversion

Craig T. Bailey
 

Hi Kimberly and Scott,

I have a slight follow up to Mel's question:
When I use the Transfer via API from New England QSO Log to AC Log... is it possible to use "progressive" transfers?

For instance, send a batch of QSO's at the end of a day, but not reset the Contest log?
Would that result in duplicates in AC Log?

I have yet to try it, for fear of needing to use the "Reset Counter" method.

Thanks

Craig Bailey
N1SFT

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Craig Bailey
N1SFT


Re: 7QP County conversion

Mel Marcus
 

Sorry Kimberly, my keyboard likes to  throw  away letters


From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> on behalf of Mel Marcus via groups.io <melm@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:55 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7QP County conversion
 
Kiberly

Thanks so much, that worked perfectly.

Mel
NE9A

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> on behalf of Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:10 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7QP County conversion
 
Hi Mel,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Please use the ADIF transfer method for 7QP.  The API isn't set up for the non standard county conversion.  You can clear your previous transfer by clicking File > Reset Counter.

Thanks so much for your kind words on the software!

Be well and enjoy!

73, Kimberly, KA3SEQ

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJP Group <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 2, 2021 11:27 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7QP County conversion

Hello Everyone

I did the 7QP contest and really enjoyed. The software worked flawlessly.
I sent the contact from 7QP to ACL via API without a problem
What I am trying to learn is how do I change the County format from the 7QP format to the County format used in ACL within ACL

Thanks
Mel
NE9A



Re: 7QP County conversion

Mel Marcus
 

Kiberly

Thanks so much, that worked perfectly.

Mel
NE9A


From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> on behalf of Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:10 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7QP County conversion
 
Hi Mel,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Please use the ADIF transfer method for 7QP.  The API isn't set up for the non standard county conversion.  You can clear your previous transfer by clicking File > Reset Counter.

Thanks so much for your kind words on the software!

Be well and enjoy!

73, Kimberly, KA3SEQ

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJP Group <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 2, 2021 11:27 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7QP County conversion

Hello Everyone

I did the 7QP contest and really enjoyed. The software worked flawlessly.
I sent the contact from 7QP to ACL via API without a problem
What I am trying to learn is how do I change the County format from the 7QP format to the County format used in ACL within ACL

Thanks
Mel
NE9A



Re: 7QP County conversion

Scott Davis
 

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Please use the ADIF transfer method for 7QP.  The API isn't set up for the non standard county conversion.  You can clear your previous transfer by clicking File > Reset Counter.

Thanks so much for your kind words on the software!

Be well and enjoy!

73, Kimberly, KA3SEQ

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJP Group <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 2, 2021 11:27 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 7QP County conversion

Hello Everyone

I did the 7QP contest and really enjoyed. The software worked flawlessly.
I sent the contact from 7QP to ACL via API without a problem
What I am trying to learn is how do I change the County format from the 7QP format to the County format used in ACL within ACL

Thanks
Mel
NE9A



Re: Missing county from Washinton state - Snohomish (WASNO)???

Scott Davis
 

Thanks for your heads up Dave.  Scott had actually updated those abbreviations, but it looks like the web site file wasn't replaced.  We will be sure to correct that this week.

Be well and enjoy!

73, Kimberly, KA3SEQ

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: WA9PND <davel1645@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 2, 2021 11:09 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Missing county from Washinton state - Snohomish (WASNO)???

There did seem to be some mistakes in the INQP county list.  The Indiana stations were using some 3 character abbreviations that you have listed as 4 letter abbreviations.  For example, The Indiana stations were giving me "MNR" for Monroe county, but you have it listed as "MONR".  I just now reloaded a new county list as per your above, then the inconsistent abbreviations are still there. 

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