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Re: DX Spotting

Malcolm Pelham
 

Thanks I will check that out.  I did get it to work with a CW DX spot last night.

I was wondering whether or not virus protection software might have some sort of effect on it.  Maybe the Firewall, but I am not as computer literate to figure that out.

Thanks for the help.

Malcolm Pelham
WF5K

On Apr 1, 2020, at 7:27 AM, Pat Whelton <pwhelton@...> wrote:



Hi Mel.  Not sure this will help or not but it might be worth checking out.  I grew tired of all the FT4 and FT8 spots that kept hitting DX spots and was hoping there was a way to block them.  Scott made a change sometime within the last year or so to block all the FT4/FT8 and I’ve been a happy camper ever since.  It’s possible that somehow your settings got changed to block these unwanted spots.

 

You can check by going to:

  • Settings
  • DX Spotting
  • Configure
  • More Filtering
  • Under More Filtering place a check mark by “Block Digital”.

 

After making this change it got rid of all the stuff above 14.080 and made the DX spots a whole lot more meaningful for me.  For some reason the FT4/FT8 folks feel they have to spot every contact they make.

 

You may have a totally different problem but it might be worth looking into.

 

Good luck.

 

Pat – KZ5J

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Malcolm Pelham
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:47 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting

 

I have been using N3FJP software for at least 9 years and have never had a problem I could not solve.  But since I have upgraded to 6.6 my DX Spots do not post.  Every once and awhile I will have one post, but recently few and far between.  My FT-8 DX contacts do not post, and were posting prior to version 6.6.  I can't even post when I do it directly from DX Spot.  So I was wonsdering if anyone has seen this problem, and are there any fixes.  Attached please find a screen shot of my DX Spotting setup.

 

Thanks for your help

 

Mal

WF5K


Re: eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

Rebecca Milligan
 

Hi Scott and Roy,

 

You are most welcome. 

 

73/88,

 

 

Rebecca, N4EFS

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io [mailto:N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:46 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

 

Hi Rebecca,

 

Thanks so much for your input and finding the answer!  We really appreciate it!

 

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: Roy Ashkenaz <roya@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Apr 2, 2020 1:41 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

Scott, any way that you can check/flag this as found by Rebecca Milligan N4EFS?

6:50am   #40942  

 "I just looked at your eQSL profile online and it says it is effective through 01 April 2020. It looks like you need to edit your account end date."


Re: eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

Scott Davis
 

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks so much for your input and finding the answer!  We really appreciate it!

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: Roy Ashkenaz <roya@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Apr 2, 2020 1:41 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

Scott, any way that you can check/flag this as found by Rebecca Milligan N4EFS?
6:50am   #40942  
 "I just looked at your eQSL profile online and it says it is effective through 01 April 2020. It looks like you need to edit your account end date."


Re: eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

Roy Ashkenaz
 

Scott, any way that you can check/flag this as found by Rebecca Milligan N4EFS?
6:50am   
 "I just looked at your eQSL profile online and it says it is effective through 01 April 2020. It looks like you need to edit your account end date."


Re: eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

Roy Ashkenaz
 

Thank you Rebecca - I would have never known to look for the "effective date". It is now working again!


JS8 mode

Gregory Grant
 

How do I log my JS8 mode contacts to be compatible with LoTW  which doesn't have that mode listed? If I use JS8 in AC Log will it be rejected by LoTW? Thanks!


Re: eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

Rebecca Milligan
 

Hi Roy,

 

I just looked at your eQSL profile online and it says it is effective through 01 April 2020. It looks like you need to edit your account end date.

 

 

73,

 

Rebecca, N4EFS

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io [mailto:N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:43 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

 

Hi Roy,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.  I just did an eQSL upload here, there have been no changes to the code and no other problem reports, so something unique to your setup is at play.  The error you reported indicates that your user name / password combination is incorrect.  Go ahead and clear out the existing values and carefully reenter them.  Be sure to only use letters and numbers for your password, no special characters.

 

That will very likely do the trick.

 

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: Roy Ashkenaz <roya@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Apr 2, 2020 7:53 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

It seems like I can no longer upload to eQSL for ACL. I see an error(?) "Error: No match on eQSL_User/eQSL_Pswd for date 20200401 19:49".

I can manually log into eQSL.cc with the same login/password as I use in ACL.

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Roy K2RMA


Re: eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

Scott Davis
 

Hi Roy,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.  I just did an eQSL upload here, there have been no changes to the code and no other problem reports, so something unique to your setup is at play.  The error you reported indicates that your user name / password combination is incorrect.  Go ahead and clear out the existing values and carefully reenter them.  Be sure to only use letters and numbers for your password, no special characters.

That will very likely do the trick.

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: Roy Ashkenaz <roya@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Apr 2, 2020 7:53 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

It seems like I can no longer upload to eQSL for ACL. I see an error(?) "Error: No match on eQSL_User/eQSL_Pswd for date 20200401 19:49".

I can manually log into eQSL.cc with the same login/password as I use in ACL.

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Roy K2RMA


eQSL Upload Issues from ACL?

Roy Ashkenaz
 

It seems like I can no longer upload to eQSL for ACL. I see an error(?) "Error: No match on eQSL_User/eQSL_Pswd for date 20200401 19:49".

I can manually log into eQSL.cc with the same login/password as I use in ACL.

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Roy K2RMA


Re: Invalid Mode Error

Scott Davis
 

Hi Richard,

Thanks for your e-mail.  That error message is being returned from the TQSL software, not AC Log.  You'll need to enter a mode that TQSL will accept:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q35

Go ahead and correct the mode(s), reupload the QSO records to LoTW, do a download and you will be all set.

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: Richard Swartz <RichardSwartz00@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 10:57 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Invalid Mode Error

I'm new to HF and new to N3FJP.   I've searched this group and I've looked over the FAQs and I haven't found a solution to this problem.  I recently transferred my AC Log 6.6 to my laptop computer from my desktop.  I initially had a "Station Location Error" message.  I worked with the LoTW support to correct this problem.  I fixed it my doing a backup of TQSL on my desktop and restoring it on my Laptop.

Now when I try to upload to LoTW using the All Contacts Not Uploaded button, I get this error:  Invalid mode (DIG) on line 33....with the rest of the contact information listed.  I click ignore and then i get a message saying that "This log contains  24 QSOs that have already been signed for upload to LoTW and no new QSOs.  It is true that I have these 24 contact uploaded but I have a total of 54 contacts.  The remainder of the contacts show that they have not been uploaded.  These contacts all occurred after Feb 25, about the same time as I switched to the laptop.  I just uploaded a new callsign Certificate but that didn't fix the problem. 

I am stumped and frustrated. 

Thanks
Richard  - KE5GAR


Re: State wrong

Scott Davis
 

Hi Eduardo,

Thanks for your e-mail. In AC Log 6.6, click eLogs > LoTW and deselect the option to Include State for DX.  This selection flows to the callbook lookup functions as well.

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: Eduardo Anjiolino - PY2MP <eduardoanjiolino@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 7:15 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] State wrong

Hi. One doubt.

When I'm calling CQ for ex I get PY2AA, I type and press TAB and ENTER and the call is in the log.
Most of the contacts is logged without STATE fullfiled.  No any problem. 

But.... many contacts are logged with wrong state. Many people fullfil the state in the wrong part on QRZ.com and I think the software import this info.

My question. Any possibility to never add the state in the time I'm logging contacts ???

Tks in advanced for any reply.
Regards
Eduardo Anjiolino


Invalid Mode Error

"Richard Swartz" <RichardSwartz00@...>
 

I'm new to HF and new to N3FJP.   I've searched this group and I've looked over the FAQs and I haven't found a solution to this problem.  I recently transferred my AC Log 6.6 to my laptop computer from my desktop.  I initially had a "Station Location Error" message.  I worked with the LoTW support to correct this problem.  I fixed it my doing a backup of TQSL on my desktop and restoring it on my Laptop.

Now when I try to upload to LoTW using the All Contacts Not Uploaded button, I get this error:  Invalid mode (DIG) on line 33....with the rest of the contact information listed.  I click ignore and then i get a message saying that "This log contains  24 QSOs that have already been signed for upload to LoTW and no new QSOs.  It is true that I have these 24 contact uploaded but I have a total of 54 contacts.  The remainder of the contacts show that they have not been uploaded.  These contacts all occurred after Feb 25, about the same time as I switched to the laptop.  I just uploaded a new callsign Certificate but that didn't fix the problem. 

I am stumped and frustrated. 

Thanks
Richard  - KE5GAR


State wrong

Eduardo Anjiolino - PY2MP
 

Hi. One doubt.

When I'm calling CQ for ex I get PY2AA, I type and press TAB and ENTER and the call is in the log.
Most of the contacts is logged without STATE fullfiled.  No any problem. 

But.... many contacts are logged with wrong state. Many people fullfil the state in the wrong part on QRZ.com and I think the software import this info.

My question. Any possibility to never add the state in the time I'm logging contacts ???

Tks in advanced for any reply.
Regards
Eduardo Anjiolino


Re: LOTW not showing uploads from ACLOG

Christopher Scibelli
 

You have their home numbers?  You might want to try email.  it will probably be quicker and your message is more likely to get through to somebody.  They are working from their homes for the most part.

73,

Chris  NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: Ed B. Hudgens <ebhudgens@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 5:29 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW not showing uploads from ACLOG

Thanks Scott. Have checked all of that. It seems to be tied to the new certificate in 2019. Will call the guys in CT tomorrow.


Re: LOTW not showing uploads from ACLOG

Ed B. Hudgens
 

Thanks Scott. Have checked all of that. It seems to be tied to the new certificate in 2019. Will call the guys in CT tomorrow.


Re: LOTW not showing uploads from ACLOG

Ed B. Hudgens
 

No. Good until 2022. But its start date is 06/17/2019 which is after the date when uploads stopped. ???


Re: Hamvention QSO Party

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ken,

Thanks for your follow up.  You will send your first year attending the Hamvention, so you can ignore the serial number sent and log the received year in the serial number received field.   

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: Ken Gunther <Yahoo_groups@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 5:16 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Hamvention QSO Party

    The exchange is RST and serial number. The RAC program will attempt to increment the serial number field (first year at Hamvention) which is not what we want.

   

                                Ken WB2KWC

On 4/1/2020 10:34, Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Ken and All,

I just did a quick scan through the programs.  While I think IARU HF is an option, when you transfer your QSOs to AC Log, you are going to have a lot of unwanted values in the zone field.

Please take a look at the RAC software.  It will dupe check both modes (since this is a SSB / CW event) and will not invade your zone fields with bad data on transfer:

Seriously, please take a good look and see if this program:



Will support these contest rules:


Please let me know what you think.


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: Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 7:59 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Hamvention QSO Party

Hi Ken,

Thanks for the great information!  That might work, as no Cabrillo file is required.  Scores are just entered on 3830.

Thanks for thinking outside the box!  :)

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: Ken Gunther <Yahoo_groups@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 31, 2020 3:20 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Hamvention QSO Party

    I have an interesting idea, use the program for the IARU HF contest. The exchange for the IARU HF contest is RST and ITU zone. I tested and the the N3FJP program will accept various numbers between 1952 and 2020 for ITU zone, those numbers are the years of the Hamvention. You can ignore the score since there are no multipliers.

    Just a crazy idea, I wonder if the Cabrillo file would be acceptable.

    What does everybody think about this?

                                Ken WB2KWC

On 3/30/2020 06:24, Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Mitch,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I would love to write a program for the Hamvention QSO Party, but there just aren't enough hours in the day.  With over 100 individually customized logging programs that I am supporting already, along with all the daily e-mail questions, I have to be sure to only add programs to the package that will continue to be widely used beyond one year.

Please see this link for more details here:


I'm sorry that I didn't have the answer that you were hoping for.

That said, your score is just the number of QSOs, so you could log your contact activity in AC Log.

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: mitch matteau <n0dim@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 5:30 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Hamvention QSO Party

See https://hamvention.org/hamvention-qso-party-saturday-may-16/

Any chance of creating a contest logging software version for this special event?

73

Mitch N0DIM



Re: LOTW not showing uploads from ACLOG

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ed,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.  Assuming you are clicking the All Contacts Not Uploaded button under Sign and Upload on AC Log's LoTW form and your TQSL software is reporting Success(0), then the communication from AC Log to TQSL was successful.  If that's the case, you'll need to check with ARRL why TQSL reported success but your records are not on the LoTW site.

Otherwise, step by step details for configuring TQSL with my software are here:


Good luck!

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: Ed B. Hudgens <ebhudgens@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 5:06 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW not showing uploads from ACLOG

With all this time on my hands being at home now, I checked my log for downloads from LOTW and got nothing. Have done several uploads recently and was waiting for conformation of the upload but nothing. ACLOG is 6.6 and TQSL is 2.5.1 the latest. Checking LOTW the last upload shown was 2/4/18. None of the recent uploads are there. Ideas?


Re: LOTW not showing uploads from ACLOG

duane hayes <hayesduane55@...>
 

I have the same problem. Got brand new certificate last week, so that
is not the problem. Uploaded 2,500 + contacts, and nothing changed
since last years update.
Duane K0BBB

On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 4:14 PM KC7QY <kc7qy@...> wrote:

Expired certificate?

JIm KC7QY


Re: Hamvention QSO Party

Ken Gunther
 

    The exchange is RST and serial number. The RAC program will attempt to increment the serial number field (first year at Hamvention) which is not what we want.

   

                                Ken WB2KWC

On 4/1/2020 10:34, Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Ken and All,

I just did a quick scan through the programs.  While I think IARU HF is an option, when you transfer your QSOs to AC Log, you are going to have a lot of unwanted values in the zone field.

Please take a look at the RAC software.  It will dupe check both modes (since this is a SSB / CW event) and will not invade your zone fields with bad data on transfer:

Seriously, please take a good look and see if this program:



Will support these contest rules:


Please let me know what you think.


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: Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 7:59 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Hamvention QSO Party

Hi Ken,

Thanks for the great information!  That might work, as no Cabrillo file is required.  Scores are just entered on 3830.

Thanks for thinking outside the box!  :)

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: Ken Gunther <Yahoo_groups@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 31, 2020 3:20 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Hamvention QSO Party

    I have an interesting idea, use the program for the IARU HF contest. The exchange for the IARU HF contest is RST and ITU zone. I tested and the the N3FJP program will accept various numbers between 1952 and 2020 for ITU zone, those numbers are the years of the Hamvention. You can ignore the score since there are no multipliers.

    Just a crazy idea, I wonder if the Cabrillo file would be acceptable.

    What does everybody think about this?

                                Ken WB2KWC

On 3/30/2020 06:24, Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Mitch,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I would love to write a program for the Hamvention QSO Party, but there just aren't enough hours in the day.  With over 100 individually customized logging programs that I am supporting already, along with all the daily e-mail questions, I have to be sure to only add programs to the package that will continue to be widely used beyond one year.

Please see this link for more details here:


I'm sorry that I didn't have the answer that you were hoping for.

That said, your score is just the number of QSOs, so you could log your contact activity in AC Log.

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: mitch matteau <n0dim@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 5:30 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Hamvention QSO Party

See https://hamvention.org/hamvention-qso-party-saturday-may-16/

Any chance of creating a contest logging software version for this special event?

73

Mitch N0DIM