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Re: Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

Gary E. Kohtala
 


Hmm. Unfortunately, n3fjp.com is not accessible for some reason. I'm not sure why.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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On Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:12:39 AM EDT, Scott Davis via groups.io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Hi Brad,

Thanks for your e-mail and kind words. To show grids, select from the menu options Settings > Appearance > Colors & Fonts. Please enable the checkbox: Alternate Backcolor With Default and click the Change Main List Backcolor Select button to choose another color.

Grid color.JPG

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: n0dpr@... <n0dpr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, May 19, 2021 8:03 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

Just downloaded v. 7 and moved all my contacts without issue. Good job. I do have a question. On my old version every other line on the log was an alternating shade. I really liked that and so far I have not been able to find the setting?
Thanks,
Brad
NØDPR

73
Brad
NØDPR




On May 19, 2021, at 12:14 PM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:

Hi All,

Thanks so much for your great enthusiasm and kind words on last week's release of Amateur Contact Log 7.0!  Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!  

For those of you who missed last week's announcement detailing our direct WSJT-X integration, support for the 13 Colonies event and more, with lots of details and setup information, you will find that here:


<wsjt1.PNG>

We knew that you would really enjoy having the WSJT-X direct connect integration into Field Day, VHF and other contest logs that use the FT modes too, so we have been working hard on that as well.  As a result...

The following contest program upgrades are now available!

ARRL RTTY Roundup 3.9 (which also supports FT Roundup)
CQ WPX 4.9 (not WSJT-X applicable, but you can enjoy the rest of the enhancements in next week's CQ WPX CW contest)
Field Day Log 6.6
VHF Log 6.6
World Wide Digi DX 1.2

You will find all the details on directly connecting these programs with WSJT-X here:


In addition to the WSJT direct connect feature, which will also display duplicates in red, right on the WSJT-X Band Activity list, etc., these programs also include many of the features you've already been enjoying in the recent releases of Amateur Contact Log including: 

- Font scaling based on manual form height changes of main form.
- Frequency Privileges form enhanced to show current frequency and DX spots.
Winkeyer settings now saved along with your other CW settings when you click the Save Settings button.
- Winkeyer: Use _ to merge characters and | to add a small amount of space between characters.
- RI: commands in F1 now can be programmed with loop delay.
You can now toggle most rigs from transmit to receive with Ctrl + Shift + A.

Lord willing, we plan to release upgrades for the rest of the contest programs with these new features within the next few months.

As always, upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running the last released version, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem, or you are running an older version, you can install the latest from the specific program's download link on n3fjp.com (you should not have to uninstall your previous version).


Amateur Contact Log 7.0.1 Now Available!

Immediately after releasing Amateur Contact Log 7.0 last week, along with the great feedback, we received lots of requests for two features related to the WSJT-X decode coloring including:

- A color for AC Log Watch List decodes (displayed with a black background and different foreground, depending on duplicate status).

- The ability to control what defines a needed entity (new, new on band, new on mode or new on band and mode) based on your selection in Settings > New Contact & QSL Alert Options.

Not only have we accommodated both of those requests in AC Log 7.0.1, you can also optionally set an audio alert that will let you know when a call sign in your Watch List is decoded.  That way, rather than staring at the screen, waiting for that rare, juicy DXPexpedition callsign to appear, AC Log will let you know the moment WSJT-X decodes it!  After you click Settings > Application Program Interface and check the Listen for WSJT check box, just click the Configure button to enable audio alerts and customize the colors that will appear in WSJT-X.

We also corrected the circumstance in which grids were sometimes appearing with the purple color, indicating they were needed, when they had already been confirmed.

Also, immediately after releasing AC Log 7.0, the 13 Colonies folks contacted us to let us know that there will be an additional bonus station from France this year.  If TM13COL (TM1 on the display) is not appearing in your 13 Colonies display (View > 13 Colonies), just click File > Download Country Files from AD1C and that form will update as well.

As always, AC Log upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running AC Log 6.8 or later, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem with the automatic upgrade, or you are running a version prior to 6.8, you can install AC Log 7.0.1 from here (you should not have to uninstall your previous version):



A Couple Notes on Field Day!

- Field Day Log 6.6 is the last planned release before Field Day, so please go ahead and install it now.  Please do not wait until the week of Field Day to get set up!!!

- If you are operating in the Delta class, be sure that Settings > Enable Delta Station Scoring Waiver is checked, so that you can log and score other Delta stations properly per ARRL rules.

- If you can't find your Field Day password, please e-mail us direct now and we will be happy to look it up for you, but please do not wait until the week of Field Day!

If your club is planning to operate from your individual homes this year, please review these tips for enjoying the event together virtually, using our free Club Score Processor and other on line tools:


If your club is gathering together, you plan to use a network for Field Day and haven't already done so, it's time to get all the PCs you'll be using together and make sure your network is all set. Complete details on networking my Field Day software using both File Share and TCP methods are here:


Please take a little time well before the contest, get your PCs together and your network up and running. As always, problems easily solved in a relaxed atmosphere can seem insurmountable when the clock is ticking!


Whether you are a contester or not, please get on the air and make some Field Day contacts!

As we approach Field Day weekend, groups from all over the continent will be making final preparations, getting equipment, generators, food, rigs and computers together, antennas airborne, coordinating operating schedules and all the little things that make Field Day go. In many cases they will be on the air for many hours, striving to both show off the amazing hobby of Amateur Radio and turn in a competitive score. It is a huge amount of fun and a heck of a lot of work! Please help reward their great efforts by providing plenty of QSOs for their logs!

Even if you aren't a contester, and you only have an hour to spare from home, please fire up your rig and give as many stations as you can a contact. Every group you call will really appreciate your QSO, and it will make their Field Day that much more enjoyable! In addition, you might be able to pick up a few more states towards your Worked All States Award. If you are ambitious, it is very possible that you can achieve the goal of working every state on Field Day weekend alone!

For folks new to Field Day, if you are on a single transmitter home station with commercial power, your exchange is simple. You'll simply send your Call, your Class as 1D and your ARRL section. Just be aware you can't call other 1D stations for contest points, but all the other station categories will love for you to give them a call!

Here us a quick start video on using our Field Day software that you can share with your local group:



Encouraging visitors can change a life (and even affect yours)!

When I was 14 years old, a family friend took my Dad and me to a local Field Day on a Saturday evening. That was my first exposure to Amateur Radio. I didn't understand the significance at the time, but the guys had an amazing run going as we arrived at their site. Still, they took the time to explain what was going on, the exchange, and they were completely willing to abandon their run to encourage this shy, 14 year old to take over the mic. I got started, the run resumed and so much was happening, I forgot all about being nervous. Before I knew it I was having a blast! Anyone who has ever been at the bottom of a pile up, running a frequency, knows the thrill. They kindly said I was a natural, and I was hooked!

Had it not been for the positive, encouraging spirit of that great group, willing to forego an awesome run for the sake of possibly encouraging a kid, I'd very likely never have become an Amateur Radio operator. I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today, and there would never have been N3FJP Software for you to use. Those couple hours changed my life and hopefully, through my software, has brought some added enjoyment to yours, too!

If you see a visitor with a hint of intrigue in their eye, please offer them that same gracious encouragement that was given to me. It's very possible that you will be helping to shape a destiny, and we will all be better for it!


Have Fun!

Kimberly, Chris and I are planning to run 1E (home station emergency power) from here at the house this time. We hope to work you!

Above all, be safe, have fun and enjoy the Field Day experience! 


And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...    


Package Upgrade Information...   

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.   

N3FJP's Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management and general logging Amateur Radio applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that we add to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. There are no annual / maintenance costs of any kind.  Simply register once and you are set with N3FJP Software for life!  You'll find all the details on the Register Now page here: 



Donations are Gratefully Accepted! 

And in response to the often asked question, for which Kimberly, Chris and I are very grateful...  

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"   

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:  


or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:  

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533  

Thank you so much for your continued support!  


Thanks!  

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!  


73, Scott, Kimberly and Chris

N3FJP, KA3SEQ and 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...

 
p.s. If you want to unsubscribe or need to change your e-mail address for future announcements.... 

If you wish to be removed from this e-mail list, or you would like to change your e-mail, please see this FAQ here for all the steps:




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...
<wsjt1.PNG>


Re: Logging

Michael WA7SKG
 

I am afraid someone else will have to address those questions. I personally do not use LoTW or eQSL, so I don't know how their uploads work. And I have never heard of anybody logging APRS or Packet contacts. Since they are digital, if you keep a copy of the actual contact, I would think that would be confirmation enough. I have never heard of any kind of award or interest that would need any confirmation of APRS contacts. But, then, I'm sure there are lots of things I have never heard of.

Michael WA7SKG


Dennis Wage wrote on 5/20/21 7:34 AM:

I apologize for my numerous posts on this. I was not getting replies due to operator error --> me.
I have the list emails fixed now.
So back to this problem. Michael, I do upload to LOTW and EQSL.
How do I log APRS? PKT?


Re: Logging

Dennis Wage
 

I apologize for my numerous posts on this. I was not getting replies due to operator error --> me.

I have the list emails fixed now.

So back to this problem. Michael, I do upload to LOTW and EQSL.
How do I log APRS? PKT?

 


Logging

Dennis Wage
 

I have made numerous APRS and voice contacts using the repeater on the ISS the space station.

None of them get confirmed. I must be doing something wrong.

Any hints would be appreciated.

--
Dennis M. Wage (W9BOQ)

245 Corum Hill Road
Castalian Springs, TN 37031
(615) 310-4242
https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/dennis-wage/252054
http://overdubs.net


eQSL Download issue #setup #aclog

Sheldon <shelandpenny@...>
 

Greetings all.

The issue I'm having is when I download confirmations from eQSL.

When downloading the confirmed contacts on eQSL, they come in as confirmed on ACLog (as indicated by the "E" in the field as it should); however, the color code on the main screen does not change to reflect the same i.e. it still shows the color of sent, but not received.

This does not happen with LotW - i.e. when downloading a confirmed contact - both the field shows an "L" and the color on the main screen change.

What am I not doing?


Re: Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

Scott Davis
 

Hi Bobby,

Thanks for your e-mail.  That is as intended, so as to not drive users crazy.  The audio alert won't sound again until there is a gap in decodes of more that 3 minutes.

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: Bobby Chandler <n4au@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 20, 2021 8:05 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

In 7.0.1 I hear the call alert only on the first decode. Did I miss a
checkbox somewhere?

Bobby/N4AU

--







Re: Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

Bobby Chandler
 

In 7.0.1 I hear the call alert only on the first decode. Did I miss a checkbox somewhere?

Bobby/N4AU

--
n4au@outlook.com
n4au@arrl.net


Re: ACLog not receiving WSJT-X data on the first comtact

Scott Davis
 

Hi Del,

Thanks for the report. We've not seen this here, but will keep an eye out for it.

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: N8OFP.DL@...
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 20, 2021 7:24 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog not receiving WSJT-X data on the first comtact

Scott,
This is not a big deal, but just something I have noticed and was wondering about. If ACLog and WSJT-X have been shut down and then opened I noticed that when I click on a the very first callsign WSJT-X doesn't send the callsign to ACLog, until after the QSO is complete then the callsign and the rest of the log data is sent to ACLog. But after the first QSO is logged any callsign I click on WSJT-X sends the callsign to ACLog even before the QSO is complete. I'm guessing this is more tp dp with WSJT-X than ACLog, but just wondering if you've seen this and if it is to be expected.
Thank You and best 73
Del  N8OFP 
 


ACLog not receiving WSJT-X data on the first comtact

N8OFP.DL@...
 

Scott,
This is not a big deal, but just something I have noticed and was wondering about. If ACLog and WSJT-X have been shut down and then opened I noticed that when I click on a the very first callsign WSJT-X doesn't send the callsign to ACLog, until after the QSO is complete then the callsign and the rest of the log data is sent to ACLog. But after the first QSO is logged any callsign I click on WSJT-X sends the callsign to ACLog even before the QSO is complete. I'm guessing this is more tp dp with WSJT-X than ACLog, but just wondering if you've seen this and if it is to be expected.
Thank You and best 73
Del  N8OFP 
 


Re: Signing-in key on QRZ?

Scott Davis
 

Hi,

Thanks for the follow up and good report!

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: KK2DOG in NY via groups.io <kk2dog@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, May 19, 2021 11:41 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Signing-in key on QRZ?

Evidently that's what the problem was. I neglected to update my new QRZ password in my ACLog program. Strange thing is, everything except the operators name and county were getting logged just fine though. Thank you Kimberly.


Re: Can't restore from backup

Scott Davis
 

Hi George,

Thanks for the good report!

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: K4GM-George <k4gm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, May 19, 2021 11:01 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Can't restore from backup

Thanks, Scott,

I found a slightly older backup which worked fine.    It was a simple matter to do an "All since " that date in LoTW (only 2 days ago) .  Then I was able to restore all signal reports from the WSJT-X internal log since all lost Qs were FT8.

73, George K4GM


On 5/19/2021 7:23 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi George,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.  Whatever caused your primary log file to become corrupt may also be in your most recent backup, so try an older backup file.  

If that doesn't correct the problem, try starting a new log file and enter a test contact, just to make sure there isn't a problem with your OS.

Assuming a new entry work okay, you may have to restore from LoTW, or an even older backup.

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: K4GM-George <k4gm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 18, 2021 9:51 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Can't restore from backup

I opened ACLog  and found  bizarre log info.   I deleted the database and copied the most recent backup to the same location .  This DB is local and not connected via a network.    I did not change any setting in my PC prior to this.     I tried to open and this is what I get.



73, George K4GM


Re: Field Day - Class D can work other Class D in 2021

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jim,

Thanks! Yes, you are correct. In the Field Day notes section that is why we encouraged all class D stations to make sure that the waiver option is checked.

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: Jim Stafford W4QO <qrp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, May 19, 2021 10:21 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Field Day - Class D can work other Class D in 2021

As I understand it, this year Class D stations can work other class D stations:

  Temporary rule waiver: For Field Day 2021 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.

If this is has been covered already, sorry about that.

jim/w4qo


Re: Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

Scott Davis
 

Hi Brad,

Thanks for your e-mail and kind words. To show grids, select from the menu options Settings > Appearance > Colors & Fonts. Please enable the checkbox: Alternate Backcolor With Default and click the Change Main List Backcolor Select button to choose another color.

Grid color.JPG

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: n0dpr@... <n0dpr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, May 19, 2021 8:03 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

Just downloaded v. 7 and moved all my contacts without issue. Good job. I do have a question. On my old version every other line on the log was an alternating shade. I really liked that and so far I have not been able to find the setting?
Thanks,
Brad
NØDPR

73
Brad
NØDPR




On May 19, 2021, at 12:14 PM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:

Hi All,

Thanks so much for your great enthusiasm and kind words on last week's release of Amateur Contact Log 7.0!  Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!  

For those of you who missed last week's announcement detailing our direct WSJT-X integration, support for the 13 Colonies event and more, with lots of details and setup information, you will find that here:


<wsjt1.PNG>

We knew that you would really enjoy having the WSJT-X direct connect integration into Field Day, VHF and other contest logs that use the FT modes too, so we have been working hard on that as well.  As a result...

The following contest program upgrades are now available!

ARRL RTTY Roundup 3.9 (which also supports FT Roundup)
CQ WPX 4.9 (not WSJT-X applicable, but you can enjoy the rest of the enhancements in next week's CQ WPX CW contest)
Field Day Log 6.6
VHF Log 6.6
World Wide Digi DX 1.2

You will find all the details on directly connecting these programs with WSJT-X here:


In addition to the WSJT direct connect feature, which will also display duplicates in red, right on the WSJT-X Band Activity list, etc., these programs also include many of the features you've already been enjoying in the recent releases of Amateur Contact Log including: 

- Font scaling based on manual form height changes of main form.
- Frequency Privileges form enhanced to show current frequency and DX spots.
Winkeyer settings now saved along with your other CW settings when you click the Save Settings button.
- Winkeyer: Use _ to merge characters and | to add a small amount of space between characters.
- RI: commands in F1 now can be programmed with loop delay.
You can now toggle most rigs from transmit to receive with Ctrl + Shift + A.

Lord willing, we plan to release upgrades for the rest of the contest programs with these new features within the next few months.

As always, upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running the last released version, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem, or you are running an older version, you can install the latest from the specific program's download link on n3fjp.com (you should not have to uninstall your previous version).


Amateur Contact Log 7.0.1 Now Available!

Immediately after releasing Amateur Contact Log 7.0 last week, along with the great feedback, we received lots of requests for two features related to the WSJT-X decode coloring including:

- A color for AC Log Watch List decodes (displayed with a black background and different foreground, depending on duplicate status).

- The ability to control what defines a needed entity (new, new on band, new on mode or new on band and mode) based on your selection in Settings > New Contact & QSL Alert Options.

Not only have we accommodated both of those requests in AC Log 7.0.1, you can also optionally set an audio alert that will let you know when a call sign in your Watch List is decoded.  That way, rather than staring at the screen, waiting for that rare, juicy DXPexpedition callsign to appear, AC Log will let you know the moment WSJT-X decodes it!  After you click Settings > Application Program Interface and check the Listen for WSJT check box, just click the Configure button to enable audio alerts and customize the colors that will appear in WSJT-X.

We also corrected the circumstance in which grids were sometimes appearing with the purple color, indicating they were needed, when they had already been confirmed.

Also, immediately after releasing AC Log 7.0, the 13 Colonies folks contacted us to let us know that there will be an additional bonus station from France this year.  If TM13COL (TM1 on the display) is not appearing in your 13 Colonies display (View > 13 Colonies), just click File > Download Country Files from AD1C and that form will update as well.

As always, AC Log upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running AC Log 6.8 or later, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem with the automatic upgrade, or you are running a version prior to 6.8, you can install AC Log 7.0.1 from here (you should not have to uninstall your previous version):



A Couple Notes on Field Day!

- Field Day Log 6.6 is the last planned release before Field Day, so please go ahead and install it now.  Please do not wait until the week of Field Day to get set up!!!

- If you are operating in the Delta class, be sure that Settings > Enable Delta Station Scoring Waiver is checked, so that you can log and score other Delta stations properly per ARRL rules.

- If you can't find your Field Day password, please e-mail us direct now and we will be happy to look it up for you, but please do not wait until the week of Field Day!

If your club is planning to operate from your individual homes this year, please review these tips for enjoying the event together virtually, using our free Club Score Processor and other on line tools:


If your club is gathering together, you plan to use a network for Field Day and haven't already done so, it's time to get all the PCs you'll be using together and make sure your network is all set. Complete details on networking my Field Day software using both File Share and TCP methods are here:


Please take a little time well before the contest, get your PCs together and your network up and running. As always, problems easily solved in a relaxed atmosphere can seem insurmountable when the clock is ticking!


Whether you are a contester or not, please get on the air and make some Field Day contacts!

As we approach Field Day weekend, groups from all over the continent will be making final preparations, getting equipment, generators, food, rigs and computers together, antennas airborne, coordinating operating schedules and all the little things that make Field Day go. In many cases they will be on the air for many hours, striving to both show off the amazing hobby of Amateur Radio and turn in a competitive score. It is a huge amount of fun and a heck of a lot of work! Please help reward their great efforts by providing plenty of QSOs for their logs!

Even if you aren't a contester, and you only have an hour to spare from home, please fire up your rig and give as many stations as you can a contact. Every group you call will really appreciate your QSO, and it will make their Field Day that much more enjoyable! In addition, you might be able to pick up a few more states towards your Worked All States Award. If you are ambitious, it is very possible that you can achieve the goal of working every state on Field Day weekend alone!

For folks new to Field Day, if you are on a single transmitter home station with commercial power, your exchange is simple. You'll simply send your Call, your Class as 1D and your ARRL section. Just be aware you can't call other 1D stations for contest points, but all the other station categories will love for you to give them a call!

Here us a quick start video on using our Field Day software that you can share with your local group:



Encouraging visitors can change a life (and even affect yours)!

When I was 14 years old, a family friend took my Dad and me to a local Field Day on a Saturday evening. That was my first exposure to Amateur Radio. I didn't understand the significance at the time, but the guys had an amazing run going as we arrived at their site. Still, they took the time to explain what was going on, the exchange, and they were completely willing to abandon their run to encourage this shy, 14 year old to take over the mic. I got started, the run resumed and so much was happening, I forgot all about being nervous. Before I knew it I was having a blast! Anyone who has ever been at the bottom of a pile up, running a frequency, knows the thrill. They kindly said I was a natural, and I was hooked!

Had it not been for the positive, encouraging spirit of that great group, willing to forego an awesome run for the sake of possibly encouraging a kid, I'd very likely never have become an Amateur Radio operator. I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today, and there would never have been N3FJP Software for you to use. Those couple hours changed my life and hopefully, through my software, has brought some added enjoyment to yours, too!

If you see a visitor with a hint of intrigue in their eye, please offer them that same gracious encouragement that was given to me. It's very possible that you will be helping to shape a destiny, and we will all be better for it!


Have Fun!

Kimberly, Chris and I are planning to run 1E (home station emergency power) from here at the house this time. We hope to work you!

Above all, be safe, have fun and enjoy the Field Day experience! 


And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...    


Package Upgrade Information...   

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.   

N3FJP's Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management and general logging Amateur Radio applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that we add to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. There are no annual / maintenance costs of any kind.  Simply register once and you are set with N3FJP Software for life!  You'll find all the details on the Register Now page here: 



Donations are Gratefully Accepted! 

And in response to the often asked question, for which Kimberly, Chris and I are very grateful...  

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"   

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:  


or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:  

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533  

Thank you so much for your continued support!  


Thanks!  

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!  


73, Scott, Kimberly and Chris

N3FJP, KA3SEQ and 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...

 
p.s. If you want to unsubscribe or need to change your e-mail address for future announcements.... 

If you wish to be removed from this e-mail list, or you would like to change your e-mail, please see this FAQ here for all the steps:




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...
<wsjt1.PNG>


Re: Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

N8OFP.DL@...
 

Thank you for adding the Watchlist to the WSJT-X colors, that will be a big help with the upcoming 13 Colonies Special Event.


Re: Signing-in key on QRZ?

KK2DOG in NY
 

Evidently that's what the problem was. I neglected to update my new QRZ password in my ACLog program. Strange thing is, everything except the operators name and county were getting logged just fine though. Thank you Kimberly.


Re: Can't restore from backup

K4GM-George
 

Thanks, Scott,

I found a slightly older backup which worked fine.    It was a simple matter to do an "All since " that date in LoTW (only 2 days ago) .  Then I was able to restore all signal reports from the WSJT-X internal log since all lost Qs were FT8.

73, George K4GM


On 5/19/2021 7:23 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi George,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.  Whatever caused your primary log file to become corrupt may also be in your most recent backup, so try an older backup file.  

If that doesn't correct the problem, try starting a new log file and enter a test contact, just to make sure there isn't a problem with your OS.

Assuming a new entry work okay, you may have to restore from LoTW, or an even older backup.

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: K4GM-George <k4gm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 18, 2021 9:51 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Can't restore from backup

I opened ACLog  and found  bizarre log info.   I deleted the database and copied the most recent backup to the same location .  This DB is local and not connected via a network.    I did not change any setting in my PC prior to this.     I tried to open and this is what I get.



73, George K4GM


Field Day - Class D can work other Class D in 2021

Jim Stafford W4QO
 

As I understand it, this year Class D stations can work other class D stations:

  Temporary rule waiver: For Field Day 2021 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.

If this is has been covered already, sorry about that.

jim/w4qo


Re: Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

Paul Van Dyke
 

Scott
Understanding all of you will accept donations..
Which do you prefer, pork and beans or Vienna sausages?

smile
Paul KB9AVO


On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 8:26 PM Kevin Gray <n9vpv@...> wrote:

Settings>Appearance>Colors and Fonts

Then select the check box for Alternate Backcolor with

 

   

 

73 Kevin

N9VPV

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of n0dpr@...
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:03 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

 

Just downloaded v. 7 and moved all my contacts without issue. Good job. I do have a question. On my old version every other line on the log was an alternating shade. I really liked that and so far I have not been able to find the setting?

Thanks,

Brad

NØDPR

73

Brad

NØDPR

 

 

 


On May 19, 2021, at 12:14 PM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

Thanks so much for your great enthusiasm and kind words on last week's release of Amateur Contact Log 7.0!  Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!  

 

For those of you who missed last week's announcement detailing our direct WSJT-X integration, support for the 13 Colonies event and more, with lots of details and setup information, you will find that here:

 

 

<wsjt1.PNG>

 

We knew that you would really enjoy having the WSJT-X direct connect integration into Field Day, VHF and other contest logs that use the FT modes too, so we have been working hard on that as well.  As a result...

 

The following contest program upgrades are now available!

 

ARRL RTTY Roundup 3.9 (which also supports FT Roundup)

CQ WPX 4.9 (not WSJT-X applicable, but you can enjoy the rest of the enhancements in next week's CQ WPX CW contest)

Field Day Log 6.6

VHF Log 6.6

World Wide Digi DX 1.2

 

You will find all the details on directly connecting these programs with WSJT-X here:

 

 

In addition to the WSJT direct connect feature, which will also display duplicates in red, right on the WSJT-X Band Activity list, etc., these programs also include many of the features you've already been enjoying in the recent releases of Amateur Contact Log including: 

 

- Font scaling based on manual form height changes of main form.

- Frequency Privileges form enhanced to show current frequency and DX spots.

- Winkeyer settings now saved along with your other CW settings when you click the Save Settings button.

- Winkeyer: Use _ to merge characters and | to add a small amount of space between characters.

- RI: commands in F1 now can be programmed with loop delay.

- You can now toggle most rigs from transmit to receive with Ctrl + Shift + A.

 

Lord willing, we plan to release upgrades for the rest of the contest programs with these new features within the next few months.

 

As always, upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running the last released version, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem, or you are running an older version, you can install the latest from the specific program's download link on n3fjp.com (you should not have to uninstall your previous version).

 

 

Amateur Contact Log 7.0.1 Now Available!

 

Immediately after releasing Amateur Contact Log 7.0 last week, along with the great feedback, we received lots of requests for two features related to the WSJT-X decode coloring including:

 

- A color for AC Log Watch List decodes (displayed with a black background and different foreground, depending on duplicate status).

 

- The ability to control what defines a needed entity (new, new on band, new on mode or new on band and mode) based on your selection in Settings > New Contact & QSL Alert Options.

 

Not only have we accommodated both of those requests in AC Log 7.0.1, you can also optionally set an audio alert that will let you know when a call sign in your Watch List is decoded.  That way, rather than staring at the screen, waiting for that rare, juicy DXPexpedition callsign to appear, AC Log will let you know the moment WSJT-X decodes it!  After you click Settings > Application Program Interface and check the Listen for WSJT check box, just click the Configure button to enable audio alerts and customize the colors that will appear in WSJT-X.

 

We also corrected the circumstance in which grids were sometimes appearing with the purple color, indicating they were needed, when they had already been confirmed.

 

Also, immediately after releasing AC Log 7.0, the 13 Colonies folks contacted us to let us know that there will be an additional bonus station from France this year.  If TM13COL (TM1 on the display) is not appearing in your 13 Colonies display (View > 13 Colonies), just click File > Download Country Files from AD1C and that form will update as well.

 

As always, AC Log upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running AC Log 6.8 or later, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem with the automatic upgrade, or you are running a version prior to 6.8, you can install AC Log 7.0.1 from here (you should not have to uninstall your previous version):

 

 

 

A Couple Notes on Field Day!

 

- Field Day Log 6.6 is the last planned release before Field Day, so please go ahead and install it now.  Please do not wait until the week of Field Day to get set up!!!

 

- If you are operating in the Delta class, be sure that Settings > Enable Delta Station Scoring Waiver is checked, so that you can log and score other Delta stations properly per ARRL rules.

 

- If you can't find your Field Day password, please e-mail us direct now and we will be happy to look it up for you, but please do not wait until the week of Field Day!

 

If your club is planning to operate from your individual homes this year, please review these tips for enjoying the event together virtually, using our free Club Score Processor and other on line tools:

 

 

If your club is gathering together, you plan to use a network for Field Day and haven't already done so, it's time to get all the PCs you'll be using together and make sure your network is all set. Complete details on networking my Field Day software using both File Share and TCP methods are here:

 

 

Please take a little time well before the contest, get your PCs together and your network up and running. As always, problems easily solved in a relaxed atmosphere can seem insurmountable when the clock is ticking!

 

 

Whether you are a contester or not, please get on the air and make some Field Day contacts!

 

As we approach Field Day weekend, groups from all over the continent will be making final preparations, getting equipment, generators, food, rigs and computers together, antennas airborne, coordinating operating schedules and all the little things that make Field Day go. In many cases they will be on the air for many hours, striving to both show off the amazing hobby of Amateur Radio and turn in a competitive score. It is a huge amount of fun and a heck of a lot of work! Please help reward their great efforts by providing plenty of QSOs for their logs!

 

Even if you aren't a contester, and you only have an hour to spare from home, please fire up your rig and give as many stations as you can a contact. Every group you call will really appreciate your QSO, and it will make their Field Day that much more enjoyable! In addition, you might be able to pick up a few more states towards your Worked All States Award. If you are ambitious, it is very possible that you can achieve the goal of working every state on Field Day weekend alone!

 

For folks new to Field Day, if you are on a single transmitter home station with commercial power, your exchange is simple. You'll simply send your Call, your Class as 1D and your ARRL section. Just be aware you can't call other 1D stations for contest points, but all the other station categories will love for you to give them a call!

 

Here us a quick start video on using our Field Day software that you can share with your local group:

 

 

 

Encouraging visitors can change a life (and even affect yours)!

 

When I was 14 years old, a family friend took my Dad and me to a local Field Day on a Saturday evening. That was my first exposure to Amateur Radio. I didn't understand the significance at the time, but the guys had an amazing run going as we arrived at their site. Still, they took the time to explain what was going on, the exchange, and they were completely willing to abandon their run to encourage this shy, 14 year old to take over the mic. I got started, the run resumed and so much was happening, I forgot all about being nervous. Before I knew it I was having a blast! Anyone who has ever been at the bottom of a pile up, running a frequency, knows the thrill. They kindly said I was a natural, and I was hooked!

 

Had it not been for the positive, encouraging spirit of that great group, willing to forego an awesome run for the sake of possibly encouraging a kid, I'd very likely never have become an Amateur Radio operator. I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today, and there would never have been N3FJP Software for you to use. Those couple hours changed my life and hopefully, through my software, has brought some added enjoyment to yours, too!

 

If you see a visitor with a hint of intrigue in their eye, please offer them that same gracious encouragement that was given to me. It's very possible that you will be helping to shape a destiny, and we will all be better for it!

 

 

Have Fun!

 

Kimberly, Chris and I are planning to run 1E (home station emergency power) from here at the house this time. We hope to work you!

 

Above all, be safe, have fun and enjoy the Field Day experience! 

 

 

And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...    

 

 

Package Upgrade Information...   

 

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.   

 

N3FJP's Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management and general logging Amateur Radio applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that we add to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. There are no annual / maintenance costs of any kind.  Simply register once and you are set with N3FJP Software for life!  You'll find all the details on the Register Now page here: 

 

 

 

Donations are Gratefully Accepted! 

 

And in response to the often asked question, for which Kimberly, Chris and I are very grateful...  

 

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"   

 

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:  

 

 

or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:  

 

G. Scott Davis

118 Glenwood Road

Bel Air, MD 21014-5533  

 

Thank you so much for your continued support!  

 

 

Thanks!  

 

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!  

 

 

73, Scott, Kimberly and Chris

 

N3FJP, KA3SEQ and 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...

 

 

p.s. If you want to unsubscribe or need to change your e-mail address for future announcements.... 

 

If you wish to be removed from this e-mail list, or you would like to change your e-mail, please see this FAQ here for all the steps:

 

 

 

 

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...

<wsjt1.PNG>


Re: Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

Kevin Gray
 

Settings>Appearance>Colors and Fonts

Then select the check box for Alternate Backcolor with

 

   

 

73 Kevin

N9VPV

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of n0dpr@...
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:03 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

 

Just downloaded v. 7 and moved all my contacts without issue. Good job. I do have a question. On my old version every other line on the log was an alternating shade. I really liked that and so far I have not been able to find the setting?

Thanks,

Brad

NØDPR

73

Brad

NØDPR

 

 

 


On May 19, 2021, at 12:14 PM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

Thanks so much for your great enthusiasm and kind words on last week's release of Amateur Contact Log 7.0!  Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!  

 

For those of you who missed last week's announcement detailing our direct WSJT-X integration, support for the 13 Colonies event and more, with lots of details and setup information, you will find that here:

 

 

<wsjt1.PNG>

 

We knew that you would really enjoy having the WSJT-X direct connect integration into Field Day, VHF and other contest logs that use the FT modes too, so we have been working hard on that as well.  As a result...

 

The following contest program upgrades are now available!

 

ARRL RTTY Roundup 3.9 (which also supports FT Roundup)

CQ WPX 4.9 (not WSJT-X applicable, but you can enjoy the rest of the enhancements in next week's CQ WPX CW contest)

Field Day Log 6.6

VHF Log 6.6

World Wide Digi DX 1.2

 

You will find all the details on directly connecting these programs with WSJT-X here:

 

 

In addition to the WSJT direct connect feature, which will also display duplicates in red, right on the WSJT-X Band Activity list, etc., these programs also include many of the features you've already been enjoying in the recent releases of Amateur Contact Log including: 

 

- Font scaling based on manual form height changes of main form.

- Frequency Privileges form enhanced to show current frequency and DX spots.

- Winkeyer settings now saved along with your other CW settings when you click the Save Settings button.

- Winkeyer: Use _ to merge characters and | to add a small amount of space between characters.

- RI: commands in F1 now can be programmed with loop delay.

- You can now toggle most rigs from transmit to receive with Ctrl + Shift + A.

 

Lord willing, we plan to release upgrades for the rest of the contest programs with these new features within the next few months.

 

As always, upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running the last released version, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem, or you are running an older version, you can install the latest from the specific program's download link on n3fjp.com (you should not have to uninstall your previous version).

 

 

Amateur Contact Log 7.0.1 Now Available!

 

Immediately after releasing Amateur Contact Log 7.0 last week, along with the great feedback, we received lots of requests for two features related to the WSJT-X decode coloring including:

 

- A color for AC Log Watch List decodes (displayed with a black background and different foreground, depending on duplicate status).

 

- The ability to control what defines a needed entity (new, new on band, new on mode or new on band and mode) based on your selection in Settings > New Contact & QSL Alert Options.

 

Not only have we accommodated both of those requests in AC Log 7.0.1, you can also optionally set an audio alert that will let you know when a call sign in your Watch List is decoded.  That way, rather than staring at the screen, waiting for that rare, juicy DXPexpedition callsign to appear, AC Log will let you know the moment WSJT-X decodes it!  After you click Settings > Application Program Interface and check the Listen for WSJT check box, just click the Configure button to enable audio alerts and customize the colors that will appear in WSJT-X.

 

We also corrected the circumstance in which grids were sometimes appearing with the purple color, indicating they were needed, when they had already been confirmed.

 

Also, immediately after releasing AC Log 7.0, the 13 Colonies folks contacted us to let us know that there will be an additional bonus station from France this year.  If TM13COL (TM1 on the display) is not appearing in your 13 Colonies display (View > 13 Colonies), just click File > Download Country Files from AD1C and that form will update as well.

 

As always, AC Log upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running AC Log 6.8 or later, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem with the automatic upgrade, or you are running a version prior to 6.8, you can install AC Log 7.0.1 from here (you should not have to uninstall your previous version):

 

 

 

A Couple Notes on Field Day!

 

- Field Day Log 6.6 is the last planned release before Field Day, so please go ahead and install it now.  Please do not wait until the week of Field Day to get set up!!!

 

- If you are operating in the Delta class, be sure that Settings > Enable Delta Station Scoring Waiver is checked, so that you can log and score other Delta stations properly per ARRL rules.

 

- If you can't find your Field Day password, please e-mail us direct now and we will be happy to look it up for you, but please do not wait until the week of Field Day!

 

If your club is planning to operate from your individual homes this year, please review these tips for enjoying the event together virtually, using our free Club Score Processor and other on line tools:

 

 

If your club is gathering together, you plan to use a network for Field Day and haven't already done so, it's time to get all the PCs you'll be using together and make sure your network is all set. Complete details on networking my Field Day software using both File Share and TCP methods are here:

 

 

Please take a little time well before the contest, get your PCs together and your network up and running. As always, problems easily solved in a relaxed atmosphere can seem insurmountable when the clock is ticking!

 

 

Whether you are a contester or not, please get on the air and make some Field Day contacts!

 

As we approach Field Day weekend, groups from all over the continent will be making final preparations, getting equipment, generators, food, rigs and computers together, antennas airborne, coordinating operating schedules and all the little things that make Field Day go. In many cases they will be on the air for many hours, striving to both show off the amazing hobby of Amateur Radio and turn in a competitive score. It is a huge amount of fun and a heck of a lot of work! Please help reward their great efforts by providing plenty of QSOs for their logs!

 

Even if you aren't a contester, and you only have an hour to spare from home, please fire up your rig and give as many stations as you can a contact. Every group you call will really appreciate your QSO, and it will make their Field Day that much more enjoyable! In addition, you might be able to pick up a few more states towards your Worked All States Award. If you are ambitious, it is very possible that you can achieve the goal of working every state on Field Day weekend alone!

 

For folks new to Field Day, if you are on a single transmitter home station with commercial power, your exchange is simple. You'll simply send your Call, your Class as 1D and your ARRL section. Just be aware you can't call other 1D stations for contest points, but all the other station categories will love for you to give them a call!

 

Here us a quick start video on using our Field Day software that you can share with your local group:

 

 

 

Encouraging visitors can change a life (and even affect yours)!

 

When I was 14 years old, a family friend took my Dad and me to a local Field Day on a Saturday evening. That was my first exposure to Amateur Radio. I didn't understand the significance at the time, but the guys had an amazing run going as we arrived at their site. Still, they took the time to explain what was going on, the exchange, and they were completely willing to abandon their run to encourage this shy, 14 year old to take over the mic. I got started, the run resumed and so much was happening, I forgot all about being nervous. Before I knew it I was having a blast! Anyone who has ever been at the bottom of a pile up, running a frequency, knows the thrill. They kindly said I was a natural, and I was hooked!

 

Had it not been for the positive, encouraging spirit of that great group, willing to forego an awesome run for the sake of possibly encouraging a kid, I'd very likely never have become an Amateur Radio operator. I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today, and there would never have been N3FJP Software for you to use. Those couple hours changed my life and hopefully, through my software, has brought some added enjoyment to yours, too!

 

If you see a visitor with a hint of intrigue in their eye, please offer them that same gracious encouragement that was given to me. It's very possible that you will be helping to shape a destiny, and we will all be better for it!

 

 

Have Fun!

 

Kimberly, Chris and I are planning to run 1E (home station emergency power) from here at the house this time. We hope to work you!

 

Above all, be safe, have fun and enjoy the Field Day experience! 

 

 

And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...    

 

 

Package Upgrade Information...   

 

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.   

 

N3FJP's Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management and general logging Amateur Radio applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that we add to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. There are no annual / maintenance costs of any kind.  Simply register once and you are set with N3FJP Software for life!  You'll find all the details on the Register Now page here: 

 

 

 

Donations are Gratefully Accepted! 

 

And in response to the often asked question, for which Kimberly, Chris and I are very grateful...  

 

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"   

 

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:  

 

 

or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:  

 

G. Scott Davis

118 Glenwood Road

Bel Air, MD 21014-5533  

 

Thank you so much for your continued support!  

 

 

Thanks!  

 

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!  

 

 

73, Scott, Kimberly and Chris

 

N3FJP, KA3SEQ and 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...

 

 

p.s. If you want to unsubscribe or need to change your e-mail address for future announcements.... 

 

If you wish to be removed from this e-mail list, or you would like to change your e-mail, please see this FAQ here for all the steps:

 

 

 

 

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...

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Re: Field Day 6.6, VHF 6.6, WW Digi 1.2, AC Log 7.0.1 and More Now Available!

n0dpr@comcast.net
 

Just downloaded v. 7 and moved all my contacts without issue. Good job. I do have a question. On my old version every other line on the log was an alternating shade. I really liked that and so far I have not been able to find the setting?
Thanks,
Brad
NØDPR

73
Brad
NØDPR




On May 19, 2021, at 12:14 PM, Scott Davis via groups.io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:

Hi All,

Thanks so much for your great enthusiasm and kind words on last week's release of Amateur Contact Log 7.0!  Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!  

For those of you who missed last week's announcement detailing our direct WSJT-X integration, support for the 13 Colonies event and more, with lots of details and setup information, you will find that here:


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We knew that you would really enjoy having the WSJT-X direct connect integration into Field Day, VHF and other contest logs that use the FT modes too, so we have been working hard on that as well.  As a result...

The following contest program upgrades are now available!

ARRL RTTY Roundup 3.9 (which also supports FT Roundup)
CQ WPX 4.9 (not WSJT-X applicable, but you can enjoy the rest of the enhancements in next week's CQ WPX CW contest)
Field Day Log 6.6
VHF Log 6.6
World Wide Digi DX 1.2

You will find all the details on directly connecting these programs with WSJT-X here:


In addition to the WSJT direct connect feature, which will also display duplicates in red, right on the WSJT-X Band Activity list, etc., these programs also include many of the features you've already been enjoying in the recent releases of Amateur Contact Log including: 

- Font scaling based on manual form height changes of main form.
- Frequency Privileges form enhanced to show current frequency and DX spots.
Winkeyer settings now saved along with your other CW settings when you click the Save Settings button.
- Winkeyer: Use _ to merge characters and | to add a small amount of space between characters.
- RI: commands in F1 now can be programmed with loop delay.
You can now toggle most rigs from transmit to receive with Ctrl + Shift + A.

Lord willing, we plan to release upgrades for the rest of the contest programs with these new features within the next few months.

As always, upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running the last released version, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem, or you are running an older version, you can install the latest from the specific program's download link on n3fjp.com (you should not have to uninstall your previous version).


Amateur Contact Log 7.0.1 Now Available!

Immediately after releasing Amateur Contact Log 7.0 last week, along with the great feedback, we received lots of requests for two features related to the WSJT-X decode coloring including:

- A color for AC Log Watch List decodes (displayed with a black background and different foreground, depending on duplicate status).

- The ability to control what defines a needed entity (new, new on band, new on mode or new on band and mode) based on your selection in Settings > New Contact & QSL Alert Options.

Not only have we accommodated both of those requests in AC Log 7.0.1, you can also optionally set an audio alert that will let you know when a call sign in your Watch List is decoded.  That way, rather than staring at the screen, waiting for that rare, juicy DXPexpedition callsign to appear, AC Log will let you know the moment WSJT-X decodes it!  After you click Settings > Application Program Interface and check the Listen for WSJT check box, just click the Configure button to enable audio alerts and customize the colors that will appear in WSJT-X.

We also corrected the circumstance in which grids were sometimes appearing with the purple color, indicating they were needed, when they had already been confirmed.

Also, immediately after releasing AC Log 7.0, the 13 Colonies folks contacted us to let us know that there will be an additional bonus station from France this year.  If TM13COL (TM1 on the display) is not appearing in your 13 Colonies display (View > 13 Colonies), just click File > Download Country Files from AD1C and that form will update as well.

As always, AC Log upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running AC Log 6.8 or later, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it on start, but if you have any problem with the automatic upgrade, or you are running a version prior to 6.8, you can install AC Log 7.0.1 from here (you should not have to uninstall your previous version):



A Couple Notes on Field Day!

- Field Day Log 6.6 is the last planned release before Field Day, so please go ahead and install it now.  Please do not wait until the week of Field Day to get set up!!!

- If you are operating in the Delta class, be sure that Settings > Enable Delta Station Scoring Waiver is checked, so that you can log and score other Delta stations properly per ARRL rules.

- If you can't find your Field Day password, please e-mail us direct now and we will be happy to look it up for you, but please do not wait until the week of Field Day!

If your club is planning to operate from your individual homes this year, please review these tips for enjoying the event together virtually, using our free Club Score Processor and other on line tools:


If your club is gathering together, you plan to use a network for Field Day and haven't already done so, it's time to get all the PCs you'll be using together and make sure your network is all set. Complete details on networking my Field Day software using both File Share and TCP methods are here:


Please take a little time well before the contest, get your PCs together and your network up and running. As always, problems easily solved in a relaxed atmosphere can seem insurmountable when the clock is ticking!


Whether you are a contester or not, please get on the air and make some Field Day contacts!

As we approach Field Day weekend, groups from all over the continent will be making final preparations, getting equipment, generators, food, rigs and computers together, antennas airborne, coordinating operating schedules and all the little things that make Field Day go. In many cases they will be on the air for many hours, striving to both show off the amazing hobby of Amateur Radio and turn in a competitive score. It is a huge amount of fun and a heck of a lot of work! Please help reward their great efforts by providing plenty of QSOs for their logs!

Even if you aren't a contester, and you only have an hour to spare from home, please fire up your rig and give as many stations as you can a contact. Every group you call will really appreciate your QSO, and it will make their Field Day that much more enjoyable! In addition, you might be able to pick up a few more states towards your Worked All States Award. If you are ambitious, it is very possible that you can achieve the goal of working every state on Field Day weekend alone!

For folks new to Field Day, if you are on a single transmitter home station with commercial power, your exchange is simple. You'll simply send your Call, your Class as 1D and your ARRL section. Just be aware you can't call other 1D stations for contest points, but all the other station categories will love for you to give them a call!

Here us a quick start video on using our Field Day software that you can share with your local group:



Encouraging visitors can change a life (and even affect yours)!

When I was 14 years old, a family friend took my Dad and me to a local Field Day on a Saturday evening. That was my first exposure to Amateur Radio. I didn't understand the significance at the time, but the guys had an amazing run going as we arrived at their site. Still, they took the time to explain what was going on, the exchange, and they were completely willing to abandon their run to encourage this shy, 14 year old to take over the mic. I got started, the run resumed and so much was happening, I forgot all about being nervous. Before I knew it I was having a blast! Anyone who has ever been at the bottom of a pile up, running a frequency, knows the thrill. They kindly said I was a natural, and I was hooked!

Had it not been for the positive, encouraging spirit of that great group, willing to forego an awesome run for the sake of possibly encouraging a kid, I'd very likely never have become an Amateur Radio operator. I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today, and there would never have been N3FJP Software for you to use. Those couple hours changed my life and hopefully, through my software, has brought some added enjoyment to yours, too!

If you see a visitor with a hint of intrigue in their eye, please offer them that same gracious encouragement that was given to me. It's very possible that you will be helping to shape a destiny, and we will all be better for it!


Have Fun!

Kimberly, Chris and I are planning to run 1E (home station emergency power) from here at the house this time. We hope to work you!

Above all, be safe, have fun and enjoy the Field Day experience! 


And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...    


Package Upgrade Information...   

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.   

N3FJP's Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management and general logging Amateur Radio applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that we add to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. There are no annual / maintenance costs of any kind.  Simply register once and you are set with N3FJP Software for life!  You'll find all the details on the Register Now page here: 



Donations are Gratefully Accepted! 

And in response to the often asked question, for which Kimberly, Chris and I are very grateful...  

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"   

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:  


or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:  

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533  

Thank you so much for your continued support!  


Thanks!  

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!  


73, Scott, Kimberly and Chris

N3FJP, KA3SEQ and 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...

 
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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...
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