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Re: Unusual Characters

KF1P Bob
 

Thank You Scott

All this time I thought it was something that I did.

I sing Praises about the N3FJP Suite all the time.....
Not one other problem to report.....and usually when I have any difficulties it is an "Operator Error"

KF1P BoB "The Little Station That Can"


Re: Unusual Characters

Scott Davis
 

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your e-mail.  AC Log uses the default ASCII character set.  Sorry, that isn't user customizable.

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: KF1P Bob <kf1p.bob@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Unusual Characters

There are times I get strange characters in the Comments or name field from QRZ to ACLog
I look at QRZ and the characters appear normal.

There must be a simple fixx.....  Here is a sample  Màirtìn  in the Name Field for MI7RPG
Is there a Character Set I must Download to have this show "Normal" Characters/ Letters ????

KF1P  BoB    "The Little Station That Can"


Unusual Characters

KF1P Bob
 

There are times I get strange characters in the Comments or name field from QRZ to ACLog
I look at QRZ and the characters appear normal.

There must be a simple fixx.....  Here is a sample  Màirtìn  in the Name Field for MI7RPG
Is there a Character Set I must Download to have this show "Normal" Characters/ Letters ????

KF1P  BoB    "The Little Station That Can"


Re: Hardware/Software Problem?

K8TS
 

Duh……Thanks………sorry for the bandwidth

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:09 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Hardware/Software Problem?

 

Hi Dale,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  Click Settings > Transmit > CW.  Either properly configure the CW sending settings for your rig, or select None from the CW sending options.

 

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: K8TS <dalecole3502@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 12:04 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Hardware/Software Problem?

GM Guys and Gals;

In Michigan QSO Party, when entering a call sign while in CW mode, I get an error message that the program can not access Com 4 because it does not exist and/or it is being used by another program.  Checking Device Manager, it shows no Com 4 set up of any type.  Even checked “hidden coms”.  It does not show on rig interface either.

 

Just to check everything, I closed the program and opened both CQ WPX, and ARRL DX programs and they behaved as they should.  I have downloaded the latest version, and rig interface has been checked for errors in set up.

 

Any guesses where to start looking?  Is this a software or hardware glitch?  I seem to recall I had this same problem several years ago, but have not run the MIQSP in several years.  Only recent changes to computer has been the downloading of the RTSystems program for the IC 9700, (which installed a new driver), and the additional use of my web cam for web conferencing.  However, they do not appear to make any difference, as both of the other programs, as stated above, work.

 

I got a year to figure this out, but lot’s of time on my hands now.  😊

 

Suggestions? Ideas?

IC 7300

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: Error message in contesting software

Scott Davis
 

Hi Chuck,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.  Somehow, your Windows permissions for that file are no longer allowing updates.  Navigating to the file with Windows File Explorer and correcting the permissions will do the trick.

The following was written with Field Day in mind, but is the same concept (Item 3):


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: Chuck Charron <chuckcharron1960@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 3:11 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Error message in contesting software

Hello all. 

I've been getting the following error message in several of the N3FJP contesting software  "Access to the path is denied. Error saving settings file to C:\Users\chuc\My Documents\Affirmatech\N3FJPSoftware\Shared\CommonSettings\xml"
My questions is: How do I resolve this?


Error message in contesting software

Chuck Charron
 

Hello all. 

I've been getting the following error message in several of the N3FJP contesting software  "Access to the path is denied. Error saving settings file to C:\Users\chuc\My Documents\Affirmatech\N3FJPSoftware\Shared\CommonSettings\xml"
My questions is: How do I resolve this?


Re: Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

Marv Olnes
 

Scott,

I'm not really up to speed on VPN's.  Are you downloading the VPN software onto each machine or can you do it by simply downloading to your router?  Appreciate you or anyone else providing information on the subject.  Thanks. 

Marv
N0MHL

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: 4/21/20 11:02 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your e-mail. 

Updating a common log file in real time by multiple stations over the Internet, instead of a LAN, can be performed best by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). My knowledge of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) is rudimentary at best, but my son Chris, KB3KCN is knowledgeable and he set one up between our homes. Using the VPN, we are able to simultaneously log to our shared database from the Field Day software, with both of us connected in real time with full functionality, just as if we were on a traditional LAN! File share works great, which allows for editing, sorting, deleting, etc., from the server or the client.

The messaging / band status features work fine over the VPN, when enabled with File Share too, so the TCP option should be fine as well. You just have to enter the IP of the sever, rather than the PC name.

Using a VPN reduces the security concerns present in other alternatives. In our limited testing, the VPN option seems to work perfectly!

If you want to set up a VPN, Chris recommends the free WireGuard software.

https://www.wireguard.com/

Between his work and just becoming a Dad for the third time, Chris is extremely busy, so I'm not sure if he will have the opportunity, but he is hoping to carve out some time to write a few more details.  I will pass along any information he has the opportunity to prepare.  In the mean time, others knowledgeable on setting up VPNs are welcome to chime in with guidance on setting up VPNs!

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and input!


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: James Tills <jtills@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 10:58 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

Is there some guidance on how to set up a virtual private network with the Field Day Log? Thanks. Jim. W7JWT

On Apr 21, 2020 7:28 AM, "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...> wrote:
Hi John,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Set up a virtual private network for your users.  You can than use the contest software and AC Log as if you are right on the same LAN, when you are actually at your individual homes.

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: John Brock <brock71@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 9:59 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

Our club would normally operate state QSO parties from our very nicely equipped club radio room. With the covid-19 lockdown we can't do that. We are looking at the possibility members operating from home, but logging into one instance of ACLog at the club site. Haas anyone tried to do this?
Tnx
John
WA8US


Re: Hardware/Software Problem?

Scott Davis
 

Hi Dale,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Click Settings > Transmit > CW.  Either properly configure the CW sending settings for your rig, or select None from the CW sending options.

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: K8TS <dalecole3502@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 12:04 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Hardware/Software Problem?

GM Guys and Gals;
In Michigan QSO Party, when entering a call sign while in CW mode, I get an error message that the program can not access Com 4 because it does not exist and/or it is being used by another program.  Checking Device Manager, it shows no Com 4 set up of any type.  Even checked “hidden coms”.  It does not show on rig interface either.
 
Just to check everything, I closed the program and opened both CQ WPX, and ARRL DX programs and they behaved as they should.  I have downloaded the latest version, and rig interface has been checked for errors in set up.
 
Any guesses where to start looking?  Is this a software or hardware glitch?  I seem to recall I had this same problem several years ago, but have not run the MIQSP in several years.  Only recent changes to computer has been the downloading of the RTSystems program for the IC 9700, (which installed a new driver), and the additional use of my web cam for web conferencing.  However, they do not appear to make any difference, as both of the other programs, as stated above, work.
 
I got a year to figure this out, but lot’s of time on my hands now.  😊
 
Suggestions? Ideas?
IC 7300
Dale K8TS
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 


Re: help moving log from dxlab to aclog

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Make sure that the file you export from DXLab is in ADIF format.  Then, from AC Log, click File > Import ADIF, navigate to the file you exported and then select it.

If you continue to have trouble, you can e-mail me the file direct and I will be happy to take a look.

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: jim <wb5aaa@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 11:43 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] help moving log from dxlab to aclog

i am having trouble moving my dxlab log to to AClog
i have made an export file from dxlab  but
for some reason it does not import into  AClog
any help would be great
thanks
73 de jim wb5aaa



Hardware/Software Problem?

K8TS
 

GM Guys and Gals;

In Michigan QSO Party, when entering a call sign while in CW mode, I get an error message that the program can not access Com 4 because it does not exist and/or it is being used by another program.  Checking Device Manager, it shows no Com 4 set up of any type.  Even checked “hidden coms”.  It does not show on rig interface either.

 

Just to check everything, I closed the program and opened both CQ WPX, and ARRL DX programs and they behaved as they should.  I have downloaded the latest version, and rig interface has been checked for errors in set up.

 

Any guesses where to start looking?  Is this a software or hardware glitch?  I seem to recall I had this same problem several years ago, but have not run the MIQSP in several years.  Only recent changes to computer has been the downloading of the RTSystems program for the IC 9700, (which installed a new driver), and the additional use of my web cam for web conferencing.  However, they do not appear to make any difference, as both of the other programs, as stated above, work.

 

I got a year to figure this out, but lot’s of time on my hands now.  😊

 

Suggestions? Ideas?

IC 7300

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your e-mail. 

Updating a common log file in real time by multiple stations over the Internet, instead of a LAN, can be performed best by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). My knowledge of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) is rudimentary at best, but my son Chris, KB3KCN is knowledgeable and he set one up between our homes. Using the VPN, we are able to simultaneously log to our shared database from the Field Day software, with both of us connected in real time with full functionality, just as if we were on a traditional LAN! File share works great, which allows for editing, sorting, deleting, etc., from the server or the client.

The messaging / band status features work fine over the VPN, when enabled with File Share too, so the TCP option should be fine as well. You just have to enter the IP of the sever, rather than the PC name.

Using a VPN reduces the security concerns present in other alternatives. In our limited testing, the VPN option seems to work perfectly!

If you want to set up a VPN, Chris recommends the free WireGuard software.

https://www.wireguard.com/

Between his work and just becoming a Dad for the third time, Chris is extremely busy, so I'm not sure if he will have the opportunity, but he is hoping to carve out some time to write a few more details.  I will pass along any information he has the opportunity to prepare.  In the mean time, others knowledgeable on setting up VPNs are welcome to chime in with guidance on setting up VPNs!

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and input!


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: James Tills <jtills@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 10:58 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

Is there some guidance on how to set up a virtual private network with the Field Day Log? Thanks. Jim. W7JWT

On Apr 21, 2020 7:28 AM, "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...> wrote:
Hi John,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Set up a virtual private network for your users.  You can than use the contest software and AC Log as if you are right on the same LAN, when you are actually at your individual homes.

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: John Brock <brock71@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 9:59 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

Our club would normally operate state QSO parties from our very nicely equipped club radio room. With the covid-19 lockdown we can't do that. We are looking at the possibility members operating from home, but logging into one instance of ACLog at the club site. Haas anyone tried to do this?
Tnx
John
WA8US


help moving log from dxlab to aclog

jim
 

i am having trouble moving my dxlab log to to AClog
i have made an export file from dxlab but
for some reason it does not import into AClog
any help would be great
thanks
73 de jim wb5aaa


Re: Dayton HamVention QSO Party

Lou Everett, Sr.
 

Goons?  What do you mean, and who is this message to?

Lou WA5LOU

On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 10:34 AM Kenneth W. Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:
You only gonna Log goons?!?! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD

--
Lou WA5LOU



Re: Dayton HamVention QSO Party

Kenneth W. Campbell
 

You only gonna Log goons?!?! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD


Re: Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

James Tills
 

Is there some guidance on how to set up a virtual private network with the Field Day Log? Thanks. Jim. W7JWT

On Apr 21, 2020 7:28 AM, "Scott Davis via groups.io" <SNKDavis@...> wrote:
Hi John,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Set up a virtual private network for your users.  You can than use the contest software and AC Log as if you are right on the same LAN, when you are actually at your individual homes.

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: John Brock <brock71@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 9:59 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

Our club would normally operate state QSO parties from our very nicely equipped club radio room. With the covid-19 lockdown we can't do that. We are looking at the possibility members operating from home, but logging into one instance of ACLog at the club site. Haas anyone tried to do this?
Tnx
John
WA8US


Re: Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

Scott Davis
 

Hi John,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Set up a virtual private network for your users.  You can than use the contest software and AC Log as if you are right on the same LAN, when you are actually at your individual homes.

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: John Brock <brock71@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 9:59 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

Our club would normally operate state QSO parties from our very nicely equipped club radio room. With the covid-19 lockdown we can't do that. We are looking at the possibility members operating from home, but logging into one instance of ACLog at the club site. Haas anyone tried to do this?
Tnx
John
WA8US


Networking ACLog for multi-multi remote ops

John Brock
 

Our club would normally operate state QSO parties from our very nicely equipped club radio room. With the covid-19 lockdown we can't do that. We are looking at the possibility members operating from home, but logging into one instance of ACLog at the club site. Haas anyone tried to do this?
Tnx
John
WA8US


Re: Help with Awards listing

Scott Davis
 

Hi John,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Remove all limiting criteria from the Awards form and then click Calculate.  Once you see your list without any limiting criteria, carefully add back in the filters to get the desired screen that you are looking for.

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: WD8AJD <wd8ajd@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Apr 20, 2020 1:46 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Help with Awards listing

I have over 2000 entries in ACLog but when I attempt to see what I've worked under the Awards option, none of my contacts appear after I click on "Calculate."  Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
John - WD8AjD


Re: Dayton HamVention QSO Party

Scott Davis
 

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Your score is just the number of QSOs, so you could log your contact activity in AC Log.  Another program that should support the exchange well is the RAC contest log (just enter the year licensed in the serial number field).

http://www.n3fjp.com/rac.html

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: Mark R Tessneer, CLU, ChFC, AAMS, CLTC, KB8ZR <kb8zr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Apr 20, 2020 2:32 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Dayton HamVention QSO Party

Looking for a goon logging option for the May Dayton HamVention QSO Party. The exchange is signal report and year first attending HamVention.
I have been looking at the November Sweepstakes and Rookie Roundup .
 
Mark R Tessneer,  CLU, ChFC, AAMS, CLTC, LUTCF, FIC, KB8ZR
 
kb8zr@...
kb8zr@...
EM79xq
 


Help with Awards listing

WD8AJD <wd8ajd@...>
 

I have over 2000 entries in ACLog but when I attempt to see what I've worked under the Awards option, none of my contacts appear after I click on "Calculate."  Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
John - WD8AjD