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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!

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: 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! & 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@....

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@...> 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: 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@..., 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: 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




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


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


FISTS 1.1

Fernando Quinones <nf6q@...>
 

Hello to all.

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

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


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.

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







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: 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



Re: Contesting Software Upgrades!

Dee D. Flint <deehays@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <SNKDavis@...>
To: <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
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


Help with VHFLOG to ACLOG

james mollica <jim@...>
 

I downloaded vhflog and aclog to give a test run and seem
to have a problem.  I set up a test contest with a few dx
contacts in vhflog then used the adif export function to
import the log file into aclog.  All went ok but some info
for the dx contacts is not showing in the fields.
ie. country,continent,freq,and prefix info.  Is this due to
the contest pgm only looking at calls and grids or am I
missing something in aclog?  The reason I ask is I like
the clean layout of Scotts programs and do mostly vhf
contests but want to use aclog to keep track of my 6 meter
dxcc info.  If I  do a calculate dxcc in aclog it is not showing
the dx worked from the imported vhflog file.  Thanks for
the help in advance . Jim N2NRD.
 
 


Re: Help with VHFLOG to ACLOG

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for trying out the software. I am planning to add a feature in a future version of ACLog that will review records logged/imported and add any missing data that can be determined from the call such as country, prefix, etc. I'm not sure if that will make version 2.4 or 2.5 of ACLog but it is definitely on the top of the enhancements list.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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

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


In a message dated 7/23/2003 7:59:01 PM Eastern Standard Time, "james mollica" <jim@...> writes:

I downloaded vhflog and aclog to give a test run and seem
to have a problem. I set up a test contest with a few dx
contacts in vhflog then used the adif export function to
import the log file into aclog. All went ok but some info
for the dx contacts is not showing in the fields.
ie. country,continent,freq,and prefix info. Is this due to
the contest pgm only looking at calls and grids or am I
missing something in aclog? The reason I ask is I like
the clean layout of Scotts programs and do mostly vhf
contests but want to use aclog to keep track of my 6 meter
dxcc info. If I do a calculate dxcc in aclog it is not showing
the dx worked from the imported vhflog file. Thanks for
the help in advance . Jim N2NRD.


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CW Parallel Port Schematics

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

Huel, K4DRQ was kind enough to send along some links he found to build a parallel interface for CW keying:

http://users.pandora.be/on5zo/cw_int.htm

http://www.qsl.net/ae0q/contest/opto_key.htm

Several words of caution. The code for the parallel port CW keying enhancement was designed for and tested by using the W1GEE parallel interface (available on my website for anyone who doesn't want to build their own). The W1GEE interface uses pin 17 to send CW and pin 1 for ground. I don't know if the above schematics will need any modification to work properly or not. If you feel adventerous and give either/both of the above schematics a try, please let me know how they work out. I'm looking forward to your comments and feedback.

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

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


Re: Help with VHFLOG to ACLOG

james mollica <jim@...>
 

Thanks for the info Scott.
I can edit dx calls and add the info in the fields after importing the adif
file. Looks like you can count me in on both programs. Thanks again.
73, Jim N2NRD.

----- Original Message -----
From: <SNKDavis@...>
To: <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Help with VHFLOG to ACLOG


Hi Jim,

Thanks for trying out the software. I am planning to add a feature in a
future version of ACLog that will review records logged/imported and add any
missing data that can be determined from the call such as country, prefix,
etc. I'm not sure if that will make version 2.4 or 2.5 of ACLog but it is
definitely on the top of the enhancements list.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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

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


In a message dated 7/23/2003 7:59:01 PM Eastern Standard Time, "james
mollica" <jim@...> writes:

I downloaded vhflog and aclog to give a test run and seem
to have a problem. I set up a test contest with a few dx
contacts in vhflog then used the adif export function to
import the log file into aclog. All went ok but some info
for the dx contacts is not showing in the fields.
ie. country,continent,freq,and prefix info. Is this due to
the contest pgm only looking at calls and grids or am I
missing something in aclog? The reason I ask is I like
the clean layout of Scotts programs and do mostly vhf
contests but want to use aclog to keep track of my 6 meter
dxcc info. If I do a calculate dxcc in aclog it is not showing
the dx worked from the imported vhflog file. Thanks for
the help in advance . Jim N2NRD.


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Re: CW Parallel Port Schematics

Darrell Ringer
 

I've been using W1GEE's serial CW adapter with great success and no
problems from 7 to 40 wpm.

Is there any advantage to the parallel port adapter? Or is it just a
matter of what's available on your computer?

Dan, K8WV


Re: CW Parallel Port Schematics

Scott Davis
 

Hi Dan,

Thanks for the good report.

The problem has been for those of us who want to send CW and use the rig interface features with one serial port in our machines. With the CW parallel port upgrade you can send CW via the parallel port and use the rig interface or packet DX spotting features via the serial port at the same time.

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

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



In a message dated 7/24/2003 9:29:55 PM Eastern Standard Time, "Darrell Ringer" <k8wv@...> writes:

I've been using W1GEE's serial CW adapter with great success and no
problems from 7 to 40 wpm.

Is there any advantage to the parallel port adapter? Or is it just a
matter of what's available on your computer?

Dan, K8WV



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Re: CW Parallel Port Schematics

John Paul/AB4PP
 

Scott and users:
I have already been using the serial port version (without upgrades)
for several months and it worked very well on the serial port.
When I got the laptop home finally and started to use it with the base
rig, instead of my qrp rigs (Sierra and Norcal 40a) I had to have a
way to use the keyboard for CW too; since I use the serial port
at the house for my external keyboard.
I am using the keyboard as it is easier to enter all my data into the
AC Logger. I also have a mouse hooked up externally and that
facilitates the moving of the cursor faster than using the little button
on my laptop.
So, when this revision for the parallel port came out it was a good
idea to change. I am making up a connector and will report on
the use of that with the serial port in use too.
I work about 99% CW anyway. I get on SSB rarely and then to
work a rare DX station who does not work CW. I work the MARS
nets on SSB and have to have a mike only for those two reasons.
I also have learned in several contests that I can use my paddles
(Mercury) with the rig at the same time I have the keyboard hooked
up to the rig to transmitt CW both ways. That is a good idea for
those of you who have QRP rigs too. Add a plug input for the
paddles as well as the one for the connection to the laptop or
PC so that you can use both for the generation of CW. I rarely use
the keyboard cept for the contests. It is a major help and saves
time and frustration. I also have found that using the keyboard
function with the laptop eliminates the use of a memory keyer
and that is one less thing to put in my backpack to take on the hikes
and trips with the tent and all. It makes it lighter a bit and makes
more room for a couple more snacks.
Thanks again Scott for the new revision and looking forward to the
changes in the upgrade so I can log faster on the AC Logger program.

p.s. a word of advice, make sure you check the polarity of the 2n2222
when you wire it up so that you don't fry it when you apply power and
try to transmitt. OR, keep an extra on hand for the replacement. It is
a very easy mod to make and certainly a lot cheaper to make than to
buy from the people making them. Rad Shack has the parts and it is
very inexpensive to make. Have fun soldering!

John Paul, Raleigh, NC [AB4PP]//NNNUTV
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."