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Amateur Contact Log 7.0 is On The Website!

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

We may not have the official announcement completed until tomorrow morning, but Amateur Contact Log 7.0 is now on the website!  We will engage the automatic upgrade prompt when we send out the announcement, but Chris, Kimberly and I would be very grateful if you can go ahead, download the program now and give it one more good look!

The new features in 7.0 include:

- Easy, direct, integration with WSJT-X that can directly color codes entities in WSJT-X

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- Support for the 13 Colonies annual event

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- States lookup for DX Spotting (and WSJT-X)

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- Support for the free Hamdb Callbook Lookup service (which includes USA, Canada and a few other countries)

- Grid is now returned with the free Callook lookup service (grid is already provided in most other callbook lookup options)

- Right clicking on the main form's Spot Last button provides the opportunity to add a comment

- Improved saving and loading of main form's ListView column widths

- Flex: On change freq, now sending freq before mode at users requests.


We'll have lots more details in tomorrow's announcement e-mail, but the basic setup for WSJT-X is detailed here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/help/digitalsetup.html#wsjtx

And if you would optionally like to set up multicasting, where several programs are directly connected to WSJT-X simultaneously (not via intermediary), those details are here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/help/wsjt-x-integration-with-n3fjp-software.html

You can install AC Log 7.0 from this download page now, or wait for the automatic prompt that I will likely enable tomorrow.

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

Thanks so much for all your help and testing everyone.  There is a lot that went into this release and we really appreciate all your thorough review and support!  Thank you!

Enjoy!

73, Scott, Kimberly and Chris
N3FJP, KA3SEQ & 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: Changes Necessary When Running Portable

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the information.  When I saw your screen shot it was a "duh" moment, why did I not know this.  Works just fine.   I guess I will go back to using /M and /P again.

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: #updating computers #updating

Scott Davis
 

Thanks Mike, very true!

And the specific answer to Deni's question is here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q43

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: Mike Olbrisch <mike-2020@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, May 12, 2021 10:14 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] #updating computers

The best source of all things SCOTT - without interrupting Scott:
https://www.n3fjp.com/help/
 
In particular, you’ll want this one:
 
The HELP section should be the first place people look for answers.  Scott (and other volunteers) have put a lot of effort into answering most questions.  I wish more people would look there first and leave Scott more time on the keyboard writing software.

FOLKS – if you are good at some aspect of the programs and see a spot where it would help, please consider WRITING a HELP FILE to guide others.  When we share what we know, everyone benefits.
 
 
 
Mike – KD5KC -- El Paso -- Texas.
 
The canyons are calling, colorful and deep.  But I have promises to keep.
And miles to go still in my Jeep...   And miles to go still in my Jeep...
 
 
ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.

An EXIT is really an ENTRANCE to someplace new.
 
 
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of deni
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:57 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] #updating computers
 
Hello All.
 
I am very soon upgrading my computer used for radio collective of programs.  I need to know specifically which files I need to move over from old to new so the changeover is painless.
Thanks
deni, WBØTAX
 
 
 


Re: Change print out order

Larry Banks
 

Hi James (call?),
 
I’ve never printed out my whole log – I have over 40K contacts.  But I do print out every one of my contest logs so I can keep track of confirmations.  Here is what I do:
  • Bring up your whole log (click “All” to the right in the blue ribbon header)
  • Click EDIT >> Copy Current List to Keyboard
      • In my case, I highlight the subset of Qs I want, and use “Copy Selected Records to Clipboard.”
  • Open up Excel
  • Paste (You will have ALL of the information columns.  I paste this raw data to another spreadsheet page just to have a backup copy. )
  • Delete the columns you don’t need
  • Format the columns/spreadsheet as you want
  • Order the columns as you wish
  • Print
As you have this in a spreadsheet, you can reorder the columns many times and print different versions.
 
73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 

Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:17
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Change print out order
 
If I print out my entire log, how can  order the contacts, for example by date, call sign, number etc.?


Re: #updating computers #updating

Mike Olbrisch
 

The best source of all things SCOTT - without interrupting Scott:
https://www.n3fjp.com/help/

 

In particular, you’ll want this one:

N3FJP's Amateur Radio Software

 

The HELP section should be the first place people look for answers.  Scott (and other volunteers) have put a lot of effort into answering most questions.  I wish more people would look there first and leave Scott more time on the keyboard writing software.

FOLKS – if you are good at some aspect of the programs and see a spot where it would help, please consider WRITING a HELP FILE to guide others.  When we share what we know, everyone benefits.

 

 

 

Mike – KD5KC -- El Paso -- Texas.

 

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

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

 

 

ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.

An EXIT is really an ENTRANCE to someplace new.

 

 

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of deni
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:57 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] #updating computers

 

Hello All.

 

I am very soon upgrading my computer used for radio collective of programs.  I need to know specifically which files I need to move over from old to new so the changeover is painless.

Thanks

deni, WBØTAX

 

 

 


#updating computers #updating

deni
 

Hello All.

I am very soon upgrading my computer used for radio collective of programs.  I need to know specifically which files I need to move over from old to new so the changeover is painless.
Thanks
deni, WBØTAX


Re: Slooow logging from JTAlert

Wes Stewart
 

I may have answered my own question, but it's too soon to tell. I don't connect to QRZ or any other outside site, but I noted this morning when I woke up my computer that there were two instances of ACL in the task bar.  I closed one of them but I haven't had time to make another QSO to test the communication.

Wes  N7WS

On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 05:37 AM, Larry Banks wrote:
Hi Wes,
 
I see this now and then when I have lost my connection to QRZ.  Do you have that enabled?  If so, are the “comments” the last item that is filled before the Q finishes loading?

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 22:37
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Slooow logging from JTAlert
 
I'm not a big fan of FT8 but sometimes that seems to be all there is.  I've not noted this problem before AFAIR.

When I complete a QSO and tell JTAlert to log it, it pops up a window and says, more or less, that it sent it to ACL.  Unfortunately, it's taking minutes for the QSO to populate ACL.  What is the problem?

Wes  N7WS

 I


Change print out order

James meltzer <jemeltz@...>
 

If I print out my entire log, how can  order the contacts, for example by date, call sign, number etc.?


Re: Slooow logging from JTAlert

Larry Banks
 

Hi Wes,
 
I see this now and then when I have lost my connection to QRZ.  Do you have that enabled?  If so, are the “comments” the last item that is filled before the Q finishes loading?

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
 

Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 22:37
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Slooow logging from JTAlert
 
I'm not a big fan of FT8 but sometimes that seems to be all there is.  I've not noted this problem before AFAIR.

When I complete a QSO and tell JTAlert to log it, it pops up a window and says, more or less, that it sent it to ACL.  Unfortunately, it's taking minutes for the QSO to populate ACL.  What is the problem?

Wes  N7WS


Re: Slooow logging from JTAlert

Scott Davis
 

Hi Wes,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you've run into trouble.  The only related setting in AC Log is to enable the API.  From that point on, AC Log merely listens for the transfer from JTAlert, so you would need to touch base with the JTAlert folks on that.

If you continue to have trouble, we will soon be releasing AC Log 7.0, which provides a direct connect option to WSJT-X and is plenty fast.

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: Wes Stewart via groups.io <n7ws@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Slooow logging from JTAlert

I'm not a big fan of FT8 but sometimes that seems to be all there is.  I've not noted this problem before AFAIR.

When I complete a QSO and tell JTAlert to log it, it pops up a window and says, more or less, that it sent it to ACL.  Unfortunately, it's taking minutes for the QSO to populate ACL.  What is the problem?

Wes  N7WS


Slooow logging from JTAlert

Wes Stewart
 

I'm not a big fan of FT8 but sometimes that seems to be all there is.  I've not noted this problem before AFAIR.

When I complete a QSO and tell JTAlert to log it, it pops up a window and says, more or less, that it sent it to ACL.  Unfortunately, it's taking minutes for the QSO to populate ACL.  What is the problem?

Wes  N7WS


Re: N3FJP website down? N0̸GM

Jim Storms
 

Spoke too soon. Just tried again and all is ok for me. It didn’t work for about three weeks but is. I hate these types of issues. 


Re: N3FJP website down? N0̸GM

Jim Storms
 

I would be interested in what issue is as from my home network I cannot reach n3fjp (site timeout). If get on a different network it can reach it. Only n3fjp is the one not reachable all other sites are ok. 


Re: N3FJP website down? N0̸GM

Lou WA5LOU
 

Did you try a different browser?

Lou WA5LOU


On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 7:25 PM George Merkle N0GM <grmjunior@...> wrote:
Y'all,
Thanks for the assistance.  I'm still unable to reach it from either my iPad or my PC, so if things aren't working tomorrow, I'll talk to my ISP.  If some of you are tech gurus, I pasted in a TRACE ROUTE below.
George
Inline image


On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 06:05:14 PM CDT, Pat Whelton <pwhelton@...> wrote:


Just tried it and got right in.

Pat - KZ5J

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of George Merkle N0GM
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:58 PM
To: N3FJP USER GROUP <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] N3FJP website down? N0̸GM

I am unable to reach N3FJP website.  Is it just me?
George N0̸GM












Re: AC Log 6.9.4.3 Beta!

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the good report.  Yes, the control is only one way.  If they both try to take control, an argument ensues!  :)

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: Jim Polewczak <hamditter@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] AC Log 6.9.4.3 Beta!

thanks Scott.
Yes, i had 6.9.4.3 on the computer even though i downloaded the beta at 6:12 PM (eastern) yesterday.  I thought i had the newest one because i downloaded it after i saw your email about 4.4.  I downloaded it tonight at 5:16 PM and got the the 4.4 version.
Anyhow, WSJT is now keying the rig and changing the bands from the WSJT program.  I'm having some funky problems with the audio when i switch to the "no rig" configuration in WSJT, but i don't think that is anything to do with ACL.
BTW the frequency change is only one way, that is WSJT can change the rig's freq, but changing the rig's freq either manually or with ACL is not reflected back to WSJT.  I will get the audio thing figured out tomorrow.  
Thanks for the assistance.
Jim KG2H


Re: N3FJP website down? N0̸GM

George Merkle N0GM
 

Y'all,
Thanks for the assistance.  I'm still unable to reach it from either my iPad or my PC, so if things aren't working tomorrow, I'll talk to my ISP.  If some of you are tech gurus, I pasted in a TRACE ROUTE below.
George
Inline image


On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 06:05:14 PM CDT, Pat Whelton <pwhelton@...> wrote:


Just tried it and got right in.

Pat - KZ5J

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of George Merkle N0GM
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:58 PM
To: N3FJP USER GROUP <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] N3FJP website down? N0̸GM

I am unable to reach N3FJP website.  Is it just me?
George N0̸GM












Re: N3FJP website down? N0̸GM

Pat Whelton
 

Just tried it and got right in.

Pat - KZ5J

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of George Merkle N0GM
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:58 PM
To: N3FJP USER GROUP <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] N3FJP website down? N0̸GM

I am unable to reach N3FJP website. Is it just me?
George N0̸GM


Re: AC Log 6.9.4.3 Beta!

Jim Polewczak <hamditter@...>
 

thanks Scott.
Yes, i had 6.9.4.3 on the computer even though i downloaded the beta at 6:12 PM (eastern) yesterday.  I thought i had the newest one because i downloaded it after i saw your email about 4.4.  I downloaded it tonight at 5:16 PM and got the the 4.4 version.
Anyhow, WSJT is now keying the rig and changing the bands from the WSJT program.  I'm having some funky problems with the audio when i switch to the "no rig" configuration in WSJT, but i don't think that is anything to do with ACL.
BTW the frequency change is only one way, that is WSJT can change the rig's freq, but changing the rig's freq either manually or with ACL is not reflected back to WSJT.  I will get the audio thing figured out tomorrow.  
Thanks for the assistance.
Jim KG2H


Re: Upload problems

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jay,

Thanks for your follow up. Sorry you're still having trouble. Go ahead and upload some QSOs directly using ARRL's tQSL software. Once you get that configured properly, AC Log will be able to hand tQSL the records you wish to upload.

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: KI4TXP <ki4txp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 11, 2021 3:19 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Upload problems

Hi Scott,
Still having trouble to LoTW. I got a new certificate  hoping that would do the trip No luck,
I have reentered the passcode for the certificate still no luck.
When I go to LotW and down load nada. When I look at my contacts it goes way back to 2013/07/29 and the last one I have is 2019/06/16.
Just wondering maybe I should reload the software
Scott THANKS so much this is A GREAT PROGRAM.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 6:15 PM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Jay,

Thanks for your follow up.  It's not clear if you are asking about LoTW or eQSL?  If upload to LoTW is the problem, that is performed by ARRLs TQSL software, so try uploading direct from TQSL instead of via AC Log to see if that corrects the problem.

If your problem is downloading from LoTW, please detail what you are experiencing as you work through each of these steps here:


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: KI4TXP <ki4txp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Apr 19, 2021 5:55 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Upload problems

To no avail I have tried everything with no luck.Entries 17868 to 18093 there has been no uploads of any kind.
Maybe I should uninstall the app and reinstall it?
Your programs are the greatest !!!!!

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 7:33 PM Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Jay,

Thanks for your e-mail. If no data is being returned on download, please see these trouble shooting steps:

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

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: KI4TXP <ki4txp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Apr 16, 2021 1:16 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Upload problems


Yes more than once
On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 12:42 PM Lou WA5LOU <loueverettsr@...> wrote:
Have you don an "All Since" download?

Lou WA5LOU

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 11:06 AM KI4TXP <ki4txp@...> wrote:
For some reason I am having trouble with my upload to Elogs. This is for the last 100 entries or so.
The programs say I have uploaded but my info is still black lettering when it should change to red or green.
I'm wondering if I should reinstall the Log 6.9
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73

KI4TXP  JAY


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73

KI4TXP  JAY


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73

KI4TXP  JAY


Re: N3FJP website down? N0̸GM

George Merkle N0GM
 

Thanks for the feedback, gentlemen.  Am unable to access it today here in the Colorado mountains, where it is snowing by the way.  Maybe our provider has one of their links down (it used to be UUnet, have no idea who it is now!).  All other sites are accessible.

If it’s still not up later, I’ll contact our provider, Peak Internet.
73 y’all,
George N0̸GM

On May 11, 2021, at 3:07 PM, James Goff <goffmaine@...> wrote:



Me, too!
On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 5:02 PM Lou WA5LOU <loueverettsr@...> wrote:
What error you getting.  I can get on the site with no issues?

Lou WA5LOU

On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 4:57 PM George Merkle N0GM <grmjunior@...> wrote:
I am unable to reach N3FJP website.  Is it just me?
George N0̸GM







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