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Re: Contesting Software Upgrades!

Dee D. Flint <deehays@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <SNKDavis@aol.com>
To: <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 3:06 PM
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Contesting Software Upgrades!


Hi All,

I wanted to let you know that I have added the following enhancements to
all of the N3FJP Software contesting programs:

- Option for CW keying by the parallel port (in addition to the already
existing serial port)
- ESC key terminates CW (ESC will still clear your fields when CW is not
being transmitted)
- Improved CW timing performance
- CW WPM speed can be specified
- CW word spacing is user modifiable
- CW text being sent displays on the main form
- Addition of prosigns
- Program retrieves system time for UTC offset on startup
- Addition of a utility to send on-the-air code practice
- Items on main list can be copied to the Windows clipboard
- Graph background color can be changed from black to white

In addition, the programs are now uploaded as self-extracting executable
files. That means that you don’t have to unzip the downloaded file
(although you can if you want to). Just double click the exe file using
Windows Explorer and setup will begin automatically. As always, the new
versions are free to registered users.

I will probably wait to send this announcement to the larger
"announcements only" list until Amateur Contact Log is ready, but I wanted
to give you a heads-up and the opportunity for testing and feedback before
we get into the fall contesting season. Please download the new versions,
give them a whirl and let me know what you think. In addition to the
performance upgrades, all of the above enhancements will also be included in
ACLog 2.4 when it is ready.

As always, thanks for your great suggestions, kind thoughts and spreading
the word about my software. I really appreciate it.

73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com/
Will you be posting a schematic for the parallel port/CW interface?

Dee D. Flint, N8UZE


Re: Contesting Software Upgrades!

Scott Davis
 


Hi Dee,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I have to confess that hardware is not my strength so I  used a parallel interface provided by W1GEE.  I'm sure that there are some schematics out on the web somewhere.  I wish I had the time to investigate further.  My other schematics came from a good ham friend of mine.

I'm sorry I can't be of more assistance right now, Dee.  I hope you continue to enjoy using the software.

73, Scott, N3FJP
www.n3fjp.com


In a message dated 07/23/03 7:46:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, deehays@... writes:

Will you be posting a schematic for the parallel port/CW interface?

Dee D. Flint, N8UZE



Contesting Software Upgrades!

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

I wanted to let you know that I have added the following enhancements to all of the N3FJP Software contesting programs:

- Option for CW keying by the parallel port (in addition to the already existing serial port)
- ESC key terminates CW (ESC will still clear your fields when CW is not being transmitted)
- Improved CW timing performance
- CW WPM speed can be specified
- CW word spacing is user modifiable
- CW text being sent displays on the main form
- Addition of prosigns
- Program retrieves system time for UTC offset on startup
- Addition of a utility to send on-the-air code practice
- Items on main list can be copied to the Windows clipboard
- Graph background color can be changed from black to white

In addition, the programs are now uploaded as self-extracting executable files. That means that you don’t have to unzip the downloaded file (although you can if you want to). Just double click the exe file using Windows Explorer and setup will begin automatically. As always, the new versions are free to registered users.

I will probably wait to send this announcement to the larger "announcements only" list until Amateur Contact Log is ready, but I wanted to give you a heads-up and the opportunity for testing and feedback before we get into the fall contesting season. Please download the new versions, give them a whirl and let me know what you think. In addition to the performance upgrades, all of the above enhancements will also be included in ACLog 2.4 when it is ready.

As always, thanks for your great suggestions, kind thoughts and spreading the word about my software. I really appreciate it.

73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com/

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


Re: FISTS 1.1

Scott Davis
 

Hi Fernando,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I checked the ADIF site but couldn't find an ADIF tag for the Fists #.  Does anyone know of an established ADIF tag for the Fists field?

73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com/

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

In a message dated 7/19/03 9:46:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time, nf6q@... writes:


Hello to all.

Would be nice to have the Fists column exported in the *.adi file.

--

73's Fernando NF6Q/NNN0JYM
San Jose,CA. 95123
Elecraft K2 #2330;KBT2
CCA #01187 FISTS #8649 FP#-622







FISTS 1.1

Fernando Quinones <nf6q@...>
 

Hello to all.

Would be nice to have the Fists column exported in the *.adi file.

--

73's Fernando NF6Q/NNN0JYM
San Jose,CA. 95123
Elecraft K2 #2330;KBT2
CCA #01187 FISTS #8649 FP#-622 <http://pages.sbcglobal.net/nf6q>


notes

Eddie Wallace <kg4efr@...>
 

Might be nice to have a notes area, maybe even have the notes
import to the "comments" columm of ACLog. It would also be neat
if the contest logging programs would keep a list of the
freqs to import into ACLog after the contest is over. This
could save loads of editing after the fact.

Just my two cents.

73, Eddie KG4EFR


Taking notes

Gregg Martell
 

I like Scott's software - simple and functional, but one feature I
would love to see with the contest logging software is a way of
taking a note for a specific QSO. I want to track freqs, so I can
send a QSL card if I need the grid. Currently, I would have to keep
a paper log while using the logger.

CT has a notes function that takes a note on the QSO by using
<Alt>N. The notes are stored in a separate text file, but they
reference to the QSO number in the contest log.

So how does everyone else handle this situation?

Thanks,
Gregg
kb3gmv


Re: Taking notes

Scott Davis
 

Hi Gregg,

Thanks for your suggestion.  I've had a couple of requests for notes, but not too many.  If there is enough interest in that feature it is certainly something I can add.  Any comments from the group are welcome and appreciated.

Thanks for your kind words on the software.  I really appreciate it.

73,

Scott, N3FJP
snkdavis@...
www.n3fjp.com

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

In a message dated 07/19/03 10:17:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time, gmartell@... writes:

I like Scott's software - simple and functional, but one feature I
would love to see with the contest logging software is a way of
taking a note for a specific QSO.  I want to track freqs, so I can
send a QSL card if I need the grid.  Currently, I would have to keep
a paper log while using the logger. 

CT has a notes function that takes a note on the QSO by using
N.  The notes are stored in a separate text file, but they
reference to the QSO number in the contest log.

So how does everyone else handle this situation?

Thanks,
Gregg
kb3gmv




Re: can't import adif file--aclog

sonnetpoet99 <sonnetpoet99@...>
 

OK I figured it out--I had to select a lower version of the software
when prompted to do so at the importation step. Worked good! Thanks
Jilly
KF4ZEO

--- In N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com, SNKDavis@a... wrote:
Hi Jilly,

The most common problem occurs when an export is done in one format
and then
the import is done in another. Make sure that you export the file
in ADIF
format from the IARU program. Then from ACLog click File, Import -
ADIF format
and select the file that you exported. The file you want to import
is
IARU.adi.

Feel free to e-mail me directly if you have any more questions or
need
additional information.

73,

Scott, N3FJP
snkdavis@a...
<A HREF="http://www.n3fjp.com/">www.n3fjp.com</A>

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

In a message dated 07/13/03 3:36:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
sonnetpoet99@y... writes:

I've exported data from the iaru log program and want to import
it
into aclog. However the aclog program attempts to import it--it
opens
the file ok and I don't get any errors after it is imported but
no
data ever goes into the log program.
Thanks
Jilly
KF4ZEO


Re: CW Beta Testers NEEDED! & Status

Scott Davis
 

Dan, thanks for the kind words and good report. So far, all the CW reports have been very positive. I would really like some additional testers who use a parallel interface (for your printer port) to send CW. If you have a parallel interface for CW and are willing to do some beta testing with ACLog 2.3, please e-mail me directly at snkdavis@aol.com.

I am adding the enhanced CW code to the contesting programs now. If all goes well you should start seeing the upgraded contesting programs on my website in the next week or so.

After that is complete I will be working on the RAM enhancement for ACLog. At this point I am planning the 2.4 enhancements to focus on the RAM and CW. If all goes well, 2.4 should be available in the next month or so. I have a lot of other enhancements for ACLog on the list and I will be starting on them as soon as the RAM and CW projects are complete and 2.4 is ready.

Thanks for all your help, ideas and suggestions. I REALLY appreciate it.

73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com/

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


In a message dated 7/14/2003 10:15:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, "Darrell Ringer" <k8wv@arrl.net> writes:

I've been using the beta for a couple of days now and it is VERY
nice. The improvements are significant

I encourage anyone registered and who has an interest in using ACLog
as a cw send program to volunteer. You WILL like the changes.

Dan, K8WV



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Re: CW Beta Testers NEEDED!

Darrell Ringer
 

I've been using the beta for a couple of days now and it is VERY
nice. The improvements are significant

I encourage anyone registered and who has an interest in using ACLog
as a cw send program to volunteer. You WILL like the changes.

Dan, K8WV


Re: CW Beta Testers NEEDED!

John Paul/AB4PP
 

Sure, all I do is CW about 99% of my operation.
And QRP 100% of that...
And would like to try it...
Also Paul and Dick might like to also.
They used laptops and the connection to the QRP
rigs, as you saw in some of the pictures.
It is your choice. 
Also, I am ready for the update on the logging
with the RAM capability.  I am getting slower and
slower in logging now that I have added another
1,000 entries...
It takes forever to get an entry in now.  Seems like it
only takes a long search with the US and Canadian
entries though.  So I figure it must be searching the
database for the old entry and then the database for
the info for the name and location too.....
What do you think?
 
John Paul, Raleigh, NC [AB4PP]//NNNØUTV
http://www.knightlites.org
"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where
we go, we take a little of each other everywhere."

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 4:11 PM
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] CW Beta Testers NEEDED!

Hi Gang,

I am adding a number of CW enhancements to my software including:

- An option to use the parallel port to key your rig
- A new timing method which will allow you to specify words per minute
- The ability to adjust the spacing between words
- Prosigns
- Display of the characters being sent on the main form

I have just finished adding the CW enhancements to ACLog this afternoon and I'm about to start on the contesting programs.  While I'm at it, I would REALLY appreciate it if you would be willing to beta test the new CW code in ACLog.

If you are willing, please send me an e-mail.  I will send you a couple files to replace in your current ACLog 2.3 directory.  You can then give the new features a whirl and let me know how they are working out.  Getting feedback from a variety of users and operating systems is really helpful.

Thanks in advance for your help.  I really appreciate it.

73,

Scott, N3FJP
snkdavis@...
www.n3fjp.com

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


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Re: can't import adif file--aclog

Doug Baker <dmarie@...>
 

i did this right after the contest and it does work....it took me a while to figure it out but i got it....another thing is could you incorperate a map of the itu zones as in the fd contest log...it would be helpfull...thanks for the program...it went great worked 200 contacts including new zeland....was a good contest for me and it was nice to see my points racking up on the spot....thanks again for a great softwear program...
doug baker
kg0tw


Re: CW Beta Testers NEEDED!

Doug Baker <dmarie@...>
 

ill put my name in the hat....i have a ts-430s...and have the interface made for a 9 pin din.....i have the parts for a 25 pin din also on hand...so if you want me to test ill be more than happy to do so......i have a 166 computer with lots of space on it.....so let me know...
doug baker
kg0tw


can't import adif file--aclog

sonnetpoet99 <sonnetpoet99@...>
 

I've exported data from the iaru log program and want to import it
into aclog. However the aclog program attempts to import it--it opens
the file ok and I don't get any errors after it is imported but no
data ever goes into the log program.
Thanks
Jilly
KF4ZEO


CW Beta Testers NEEDED!

Scott Davis
 

Hi Gang,

I am adding a number of CW enhancements to my software including:

- An option to use the parallel port to key your rig
- A new timing method which will allow you to specify words per minute
- The ability to adjust the spacing between words
- Prosigns
- Display of the characters being sent on the main form

I have just finished adding the CW enhancements to ACLog this afternoon and I'm about to start on the contesting programs.  While I'm at it, I would REALLY appreciate it if you would be willing to beta test the new CW code in ACLog.

If you are willing, please send me an e-mail.  I will send you a couple files to replace in your current ACLog 2.3 directory.  You can then give the new features a whirl and let me know how they are working out.  Getting feedback from a variety of users and operating systems is really helpful.

Thanks in advance for your help.  I really appreciate it.

73,

Scott, N3FJP
snkdavis@...
www.n3fjp.com

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


Re: can't import adif file--aclog

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jilly,

The most common problem occurs when an export is done in one format and then the import is done in another.  Make sure that you export the file in ADIF format from the IARU program.  Then from ACLog click File, Import - ADIF format and select the file that you exported.  The file you want to import is IARU.adi.

Feel free to e-mail me directly if you have any more questions or need additional information.

73,

Scott, N3FJP
snkdavis@...
www.n3fjp.com

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

In a message dated 07/13/03 3:36:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, sonnetpoet99@... writes:

I've exported data from the iaru log program and want to import it
into aclog. However the aclog program attempts to import it--it opens
the file ok and I don't get any errors after it is imported but no
data ever goes into the log program.
Thanks
Jilly
KF4ZEO




Re: Calculate with date

Dee D. Flint <deehays@...>
 

I would also like to see such a feature as I too have moved three times
since getting my license. I'd like to be able to select a beginning and
ending date for the calculate.

Dee D. Flint, N8UZE

----- Original Message -----
From: <SNKDavis@aol.com>
To: <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Calculate with date


Hi Glenn,

Thanks for your e-mail. I don't recall any other requests for that
feature but I think it is a good idea. It shouldn't be that hard to
incorporate. I'll definitely see what I can do.

73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com/

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


In a message dated 7/9/2003 1:43:32 PM Eastern Standard Time, "glrogers2"
<grogers2@aol.com> writes:

Hi Scott,
Would it be possible for you to add the date to the choices under the
calculate section. This would allow you to use only QSO's after a
certain date in your calculations.
The reason I ask is that I have QSL cards going back to 1964. I
would like to put all of my contacts in one data base so that if an
old call is mentioned while I am in QSO I could check to see if I
have ever worked it.
Unfortunately some of the awards you apply for only use contacts made
at the same QTH so when calculating these I need to exclude all
contacts before I moved to my present QTH in August of 1998.
73's
Glenn WA5ZJK


Re: ACLog with QRZ CDROM or Buckmaster data

Thomas Giella KN4LF <kn4lf@...>
 

I use to download the ACLog C/S database twice a year but recently I downloaded the FCC and Canadian callsign databases for my ACLog. They are large files but the data seems to be more accurate.
 
73,
Thomas F. Giella, KN4LF
Plant City, FL, USA
EL87WX
 
Florida Space & Atmospheric Weather Institute:
http://www.kn4lf.com/fsawi.htm
 
KN4LF Daily Solar Space Weather & Geomagnetic Data Archive:
http://www.kn4lf.com/kn4lf5.htm
 
KN4LF 160-10 Meter Amateur Radio Resources & More:
http://www.kn4lf.com/kn4lf.htm
 
Friend Website Design Studio:
http://www.kn4lf.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] ACLog with QRZ CDROM or Buckmaster data

Hi Scott,

Thanks for your interest in ACLog.  ACLog will use the data in either the QRZ or Buckmaster CD's as well as the freely available "ACLog Ready" data on my website.  If you want to track grids you'll need the Buckmaster CD.  It is not on the QRZ CD.

Thanks for your kind words on the software.  Please let me know if you have any other questions.

73,

Scott, N3FJP
snkdavis@...
www.n3fjp.com

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

In a message dated 07/11/03 7:02:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, SWS@... writes:

Scott,

I downloaded ACLog yesterday and am currently evaluating it.  So far,
it looks like just what I need.

Question:  If I were to purchase the QRZ CDROM or the Buckmaster CD,
will ACLog "pick up" and display the grid square and county data (or
any other available data) with each contact logged?

Frankly, I'm not familiar with the data contained on the QRZ CD for
example, but I would make the assumption that it contains the same
data that is shown when performing a callsign lookup on QRZ.com.

This would certainly be easier than manually entering grid square and
county data that the FCC database doesn't include.

TIA,
Scott, N8ILG





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feature request

Matt Patterson
 

This may be a long shot but here goes...

How hard would it be to have ACLog notify you when a new DX entity
that youdon't have in your log has been spotted in the DX spotting
window? All youwould need would be a simple pop up window or sound
that would notify the user that there's a new DX entity that's been
spotted. Maybe even give the frequency and the time? Reason I ask
is because alot of times I'm setting here at my PC and have ACLog
minimized and conntected to the Telnet cluster while doing other
things on the computer. It would be helpful if you could somehow
notify the user that there's a new DX entity thats just been
spotted. Just a thought.

Matt

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