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ACLog Beta Testers NEEDED!

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

It looks as if Amateur Contact Log 2.4 is almost ready!  The enhancements included in version 2.4 are:

- Indexing and RAM loading for significantly faster performance

- Labels indicating if a contact/QTH is new and whether a QSL is needed

- Ability to more easily move controls on the form by right clicking on the control's label

- UTC time determined by your system settings on startup

- Terminates CW with ESC key

- Enhanced CW timing

- CW being sent is displayed on the main form

- Option to send CW via your parallel port

- Prosigns

- Function to send CW practice

- Display of Frequency Privileges

I have run a good number of tests here, but before I make version 2.4 generally available I would really appreciate it if you would give the program a whirl and e-mail me your feedback.

You won't find version 2.4 on my website, but you can download the installation files directly from:

http://n3fjp.ky1v.com/ACLOG24.exe


After you download ACLOG24.exe, double click on the file using Windows Explorer to install the program.

Please send me an e-mail if you decide to try version 2.4 at snkdavis@....  I'm hoping that I will be able to fix any problems that may come to light and make the program generally available in the next week or so.

There are lots of additional enhancements on the list for ACLog and as soon as 2.4 is complete I will be moving forward with them.  As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance for your help and feedback.  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: ACLog Beta Testers NEEDED!

grogers2@...
 

I am d/l ACLog 2.4 and  will install it today.
73
Glenn Rogers
WA5ZJK


Re: AC log 2.4 question

Scott Davis
 

Hi Richard,

Super, thanks for the report.  I've got a few responses inserted throughout:

In a message dated 08/10/03 2:41:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time, n4ndr@... writes:

Upgrade from 2.3 to 2.4 went smoothly no problems.

2.4 runs quite abit faster than 2.3

To speed up even faster is it possible to have the possibility of
running qrz lookup from memory along with cd rom? I can transfer the
QRZ database to memory and run it from there..2.4 only gives cd rom
possibility.


**  ACLog will access Buckmaster's Hamcall data off the hard drive as well as the "ACLog Ready" data, but the QRZ CD has to be in the CD drive.

Is it feasable to have an eqsl sent/receive box?


**  Yes, and if there is enough interest I can certainly add it. 

Have not tried an adif output file yet..


**  There is no change from 2.3 in the ADIF output code.


First glance says you have a winner.


**  Thanks for the kind words!

73,

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

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



Richard N4NDR



Re: Alert function in 2.4

Scott Davis
 

That is about what happens.  Above each field such as Call, State, Country, etc., a red label will appear saying New! if it is new or a blue label will appear saying "Need QSL!"

You can click Settings, New Contact & Alert Options to specify the alerts for any band and mode, the current band or the current mode.  You can also turn the alert function off.

For example, if you have not worked WB3DLV, when you type in the call and then tab, "New!" should appear.

73,

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

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

In a message dated 08/10/03 4:00:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, n4ndr@... writes:

Scott how does the program alert you?
I keep looking for a hand to come out of the screen and slap me on
the face and tell me "Newbeee" ??



ACLog 2.4 testing

Richard <n4ndr@...>
 

Have downloaded the beta and will be testing it on a P3 450 Win 98SE
system. Do not do CW any more so will not test that feature.

GOD bless
Richard N4NDR


D/L

John Paul/AB4PP
 

I am d/l 2.4 and do only CW so I will use the new functions
and report on them this week.  I have my serial port for the
cw hookup for my QRP rigs and will see how they work now
with all the new features.
 
I also installed the maximum of RAM in my unit and the
AMD K6 380Mhz with 160Mb Ram will put it to the test.
 
Scott I have finished logging all of my log books and now am
checking with all my shoe boxes of QSL cards.  I actually
found 2 new countries I had not logged at worked and received
so it has netted me two new ones for my total.  That is all of the
35 years of logs and cards are now in the program.  Now to make
sure I have a back-up too.
 
 
I am really interested to see how it will work now with the 2.4
version and the new features.
Thanks again for all your help and guidance.
 
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."

 


AC log 2.4 question

Richard <n4ndr@...>
 

Upgrade from 2.3 to 2.4 went smoothly no problems.

2.4 runs quite abit faster than 2.3

To speed up even faster is it possible to have the possibility of
running qrz lookup from memory along with cd rom? I can transfer the
QRZ database to memory and run it from there..2.4 only gives cd rom
possibility.

Is it feasable to have an eqsl sent/receive box?

Have not tried an adif output file yet..

First glance says you have a winner.

Richard N4NDR


TEST OF ACLOG 2.4

WA3SYR <wa3syr@...>
 

I have downloaded the new version I have about 2500 contacts on version 2.3 will give it a try.


WA3SYR Bill
in Shamokin , PA


QRZ lookup ver 2.4

Richard <n4ndr@...>
 

Scott

For some reason, using the QRZ cd is faster than the ACLog lookup
feature even though the adlog data is on the harddrive.

Is there a way to specify where the QRZ cd is located? I have two cd
drives and the program makes me use the "d" drive. If you could give
us a choice of location it would be appreciated. You could then chose
what drive (D or E or F) to use or even a harddrive location. Some
place the QRZ data on their harddrive (c:&#92;callbk) to speed it up, or
to free their cd drive to listen to music or something.. Just a
comment for your consideration..


Alert function in 2.4

Richard <n4ndr@...>
 

Scott how does the program alert you?
I keep looking for a hand to come out of the screen and slap me on
the face and tell me "Newbeee" ??


alert function

Richard <n4ndr@...>
 

I see that now.. had on/off search buttons on and it hid the alert
notice.. thanks.. any chance of a voice notice also?


2.4 few questions

radhames bonilla <radhamesbonilla@...>
 

 

Hi Scott and everybody:

About ACLOG v 2.4 a few questions:

1- Spectrum Map background color: It is not possible change color (too blue color its unresist);

2-Voice Navigation: Why worked it in 2.3 and doesnt in 2.4;

3-Settings: Nothing for transmit RTTY setup?

4-Callbook Horseflying 2003 or later: How link it with ACLOG 2.4? Anyway: wich field it suppose to enter data about name and qth, from any callbook database: name field or comments field? 

5-Whats use of List Matches Tab (settings)?

6-Recall: I never have understood whats the use of this function

7.-Configuration Regional and languaje settings format: How afect the use of ACLOG different time/date configurations format that are using for any other software? Wich valid for ACLOG? 

HOPE (for 2.5, 2.6 and so on upgrades):

  A) Frequency/band/mode/rst table: where user would enter only frequency data and program automactically would enter band, mode and both rst data;

B) Big help to all users: make program enter automactically cq/itu zones data. At this time its too hard make it one by one.

C)Add a couple "bells and whistles" I sent to You long time ago.

CONGRATULATIONS!! for your effort.

All ham comunity are very glad.

73,

Radhames, hi3ab




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Re: Previous contact bug

Scott Davis
 

Hi Richard,

Thanks for your e-mail.  The list update is called as each field is exited (assuming the field is selected in the List Matches with Tab menu option).  The RST fields don't call the function at all, so it would have to be called from the field immediately prior.  I tried to duplicate the problem here and could not.  Which field are you exiting that you believe should generate a list of matches that isn't?

73,

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

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

In a message dated 08/11/03 3:26:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, rturske@... writes:

Hello Scott. I have been trying 2.4 for a few days and have found a
small bug. After entering the call sign of a previous contact, the
log shows all previous contacts. However while tabbing through the
sent and rec fields, all of the previous contacts vanish from view??

Thats all I've found so far. Richard W8WWT (N8NZ)




Re: dxcluster

Scott Davis
 

Hi Matt,

Thanks for your e-mail and suggestion.

I'm trying to keep the form as clean as I can, but there are some options.  I could either add the command button but make it invisible.  You would have to make it visible and place it where you want it by clicking Settings, Edit Fields Displayed.  The other option would be to have it appear when you click on a logged contact from the list like the Edit and Delete buttons.  The advantage there is that you could send any recent contact to the cluster that you want.

I'll give that some thought and all suggestions are welcome.  Thanks for the idea!

73,

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

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

In a message dated 08/11/03 3:38:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time, mattpatt@... writes:

Scott,

Wondering if there might be a chance you could add a check box like the QSL sent / receive boxes that would allow you to send a spot directly to the dxcluster instead of having to click on the window then click the spot last button then hit enter.  I other words, once you've filled out the information to log a contact you could have the option of checking the box labeled "send to packet cluster" or something like that then when you would hit enter to log the entry into you log book it would automatically send the spot to the dxcluster.


Matt   




ACLog 2.4 beta test

grogers2@...
 

The program is running well.  I only have a little over 300 contacts entered so notice only a small speed improvement.
I did notice that when I installed 2.4 and told it to transfer settings from 2.3 it did not transfer the labels I had entered for other, other1, etc.  Don't know if it was supposed to though.
73
Glenn Rogers   WA5ZJK


Re: Previous contact bug

Scott Davis
 

Hi Richard,

I'm guessing that you only have the matching state entered for one of those contacts.  That is the contact that is being listed.  If you edit the other contacts to add the state they should also appear.

73,

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

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

In a message dated 08/11/03 4:31:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, rturske@... writes:

I should have said all but one vanish. I have several regular contacts that have been logged many times. Try it with a contact with more than one entry in your log. I am exiting State then to sent rec country and comments. They reappear on comments.

----- Original Message -----
From: SNKDavis@...
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Previous contact bug


Hi Richard,

Thanks for your e-mail.  The list update is called as each field is exited (assuming the field is selected in the List Matches with Tab menu option).  The RST fields don't call the function at all, so it would have to be called from the field immediately prior.  I tried to duplicate the problem here and could not.  Which field are you exiting that you believe should generate a list of matches that isn't?

73,

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

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

In a message dated 08/11/03 3:26:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, rturske@... writes:

Hello Scott. I have been trying 2.4 for a few days and have found a
small bug. After entering the call sign of a previous contact, the
log shows all previous contacts. However while tabbing through the
sent and rec fields, all of the previous contacts vanish from view??

Thats all I've found so far. Richard W8WWT (N8NZ)





Re: 2.4 few questions

Scott Davis
 

Hi Radhames,

Thanks for your comments. I have responses inserted throughout:

--- In N3FJP_Software_Users@..., "radhames bonilla"
<radhamesbonilla@h...> wrote:
Hi Scott and everybody:
About ACLOG v 2.4 a few questions:

1- Spectrum Map background color: It is not possible change color
(too blue color it´s unresist);

** Not with version 2.4.

2-Voice Navigation: Why worked it in 2.3 and doesn´t in 2.4;

** You will have to copy the wave files to the working directory of
version 2.4. Then it will work fine.

3-Settings: Nothing for transmit RTTY setup?

** Supporting other modes is on the list, but probably won't make
version 2.5.

4-Callbook Horseflying 2003 or later: How link it with ACLOG 2.4?
Anyway: wich field it suppose to enter data about name and qth, from
any callbook database: name field or comments field?

** AClog currently supports QRZ, Buckmaster's Hamcall and ACLog
ready data. I've had a few requests for Flying Horse but not too
many. If it becomes a popular data source I'll add it in a future
enhancment.

5-What´s use of List Matches Tab (settings)?

** They function exactly as the old On/Off buttons did. By the way,
you can still display the On/Off buttons if you like.

6-Recall: I never have understood what´s the use of this function

** Data from the previous contact fills the data entry fields.
Actually, I don't think I've used the function but I had quite a few
requests for it early on.

7.-Configuration Regional and languaje settings format: How afect the
use of ACLOG different time/date configurations format that are using
for any other software? Wich valid for ACLOG?

** Your Windows date format should be set as closely as possible to
the date format that you selected for ACLog.

HOPE (for 2.5, 2.6 and so on upgrades):

A) Frequency/band/mode/rst table: where user would enter only
frequency data and program automactically would enter band, mode and
both rst data;

** That is a good idea. I'll keep that in mind.

B) Big help to all users: make program enter automactically cq/itu
zones data. At this time it´s too hard make it one by one.

** Definitely planning on incorporating that in 2.5, at least where
the zones are unique to the country's prefix.

C)Add a couple "bells and whistles" I sent to You long time ago.

CONGRATULATIONS!! for your effort.

** Thanks for your kind words and checking out the software. I
really appreciate it.

73, Scott
N3FJP


All ham comunity are very glad.

73,

Radhames, hi3ab


Previous contact bug

turske57 <rturske@...>
 

Hello Scott. I have been trying 2.4 for a few days and have found a
small bug. After entering the call sign of a previous contact, the
log shows all previous contacts. However while tabbing through the
sent and rec fields, all of the previous contacts vanish from view??

Thats all I've found so far. Richard W8WWT (N8NZ)


dxcluster

Matt Patterson
 

Scott,

Wondering if there might be a chance you could add a check box like the QSL sent / receive boxes that would allow you to send a spot directly to the dxcluster instead of having to click on the window then click the spot last button then hit enter. I other words, once you've filled out the information to log a contact you could have the option of checking the box labeled "send to packet cluster" or something like that then when you would hit enter to log the entry into you log book it would automatically send the spot to the dxcluster.


Matt


Re: Previous contact bug

Richard Turske <rturske@...>
 

I should have said all but one vanish. I have several regular contacts that have been logged many times. Try it with a contact with more than one entry in your log. I am exiting State then to sent rec country and comments. They reappear on comments.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Previous contact bug

Hi Richard,

Thanks for your e-mail.  The list update is called as each field is exited (assuming the field is selected in the List Matches with Tab menu option).  The RST fields don't call the function at all, so it would have to be called from the field immediately prior.  I tried to duplicate the problem here and could not.  Which field are you exiting that you believe should generate a list of matches that isn't?

73,

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

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

In a message dated 08/11/03 3:26:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, rturske@... writes:

Hello Scott. I have been trying 2.4 for a few days and have found a
small bug. After entering the call sign of a previous contact, the
log shows all previous contacts. However while tabbing through the
sent and rec fields, all of the previous contacts vanish from view??

Thats all I've found so far. Richard W8WWT (N8NZ)





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