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Re: Trouble with FieldDay.exe install

Justin Lentz
 

A security software is blocking it. I just got that when trying to install it. My Spectrum Security Software blocked it 


From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> on behalf of Lloyd Mitchell <lmitchell@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:49:27 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Trouble with FieldDay.exe install
 
I went to install FieldDay.exe a few minutes ago and I am getting the following error upon starting the .exe
I tried both with and without Administrator Privilege.   Get the same error.

Anyone seen this?   Thanks in advance

The Amateur Contact Log program works fine.

Lloyd KO4L



Re: Trouble with FieldDay.exe install

Frank MacKenzie-Lamb
 

Do you have Windows Defender which may possibly block it?

 

Frank

NG1I

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lloyd Mitchell
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:49 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Trouble with FieldDay.exe install

 

I went to install FieldDay.exe a few minutes ago and I am getting the following error upon starting the .exe
I tried both with and without Administrator Privilege.   Get the same error.

Anyone seen this?   Thanks in advance

The Amateur Contact Log program works fine.

Lloyd KO4L


Trouble with FieldDay.exe install

Lloyd Mitchell
 

I went to install FieldDay.exe a few minutes ago and I am getting the following error upon starting the .exe
I tried both with and without Administrator Privilege.   Get the same error.

Anyone seen this?   Thanks in advance

The Amateur Contact Log program works fine.

Lloyd KO4L



Re: Field Day Log 6.3 on Web Site!

Frank MacKenzie-Lamb
 

Thank you Scott

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:32 PM
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Field Day Log 6.3 on Web Site!

 

Hi Gang,

 

I am going to try and get the official announcement out tomorrow, but Field Day Contest Log 6.3, updated to accommodate the waiver allowing Delta stations to work other Delta stations for points, is on the web site!

 

The coding changes were minimal, so I don't expect any problems, but I will be very grateful if you would give it a quick look this evening and let me know that it works as expected logging Delta stations (assuming you have entered your class as D in set up):

 

 

Thanks loads!

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...


Field Day Log 6.3 on Web Site!

Scott Davis
 

Hi Gang,

I am going to try and get the official announcement out tomorrow, but Field Day Contest Log 6.3, updated to accommodate the waiver allowing Delta stations to work other Delta stations for points, is on the web site!

The coding changes were minimal, so I don't expect any problems, but I will be very grateful if you would give it a quick look this evening and let me know that it works as expected logging Delta stations (assuming you have entered your class as D in set up):


Thanks loads!

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...


Kenwood D710 rig control

Bob
 

Has anyone been able to connect a computer and a  Kenwood D710GA to ACLog for CAT control?  For some of the VHF/UHF contests it would be nice.

Bob


Re: Temporary Rule Waivers Announced for 2020 ARRL Field Day

Larry Banks
 

Thanks Scott – this change is good news for this year.
Larry / W1DYJ
 

Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 16:42
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Temporary Rule Waivers Announced for 2020 ARRL Field Day
 
Hi All,
 
FYI, the following is from the ARRL web site.  I will have an updated Field Day version (6.3) which properly scores 1D to 1D QSOs shortly.  For folks not operating in the Delta class, version 6.2 is fine.
 
 
For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.

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...


Temporary Rule Waivers Announced for 2020 ARRL Field Day

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

FYI, the following is from the ARRL web site.  I will have an updated Field Day version (6.3) which properly scores 1D to 1D QSOs shortly.  For folks not operating in the Delta class, version 6.2 is fine.


For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.

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...


Re: wrong band

Christopher Scibelli
 

Sorry, but I've never encountered that.  The three (AC Log, WSJT-X and JT-Alert) have never posed a problem for me.  I hope somebody else can help you.

73,

Chris  NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: making <making@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 28, 2020 2:21 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] wrong band

Yes I am.

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Christopher Scibelli via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:20 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] wrong band

 

Are you using JT ALert also?




-----Original Message-----
From: making <making@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 28, 2020 2:01 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] wrong band

When I click on a call in WSJT-X, it always inserts the wrong band in o ACLOG, even though it is correct on WSJT-X

Any idea?


Re: wrong band

making
 

Yes I am.

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Christopher Scibelli via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:20 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] wrong band

 

Are you using JT ALert also?




-----Original Message-----
From: making <making@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 28, 2020 2:01 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] wrong band

When I click on a call in WSJT-X, it always inserts the wrong band in o ACLOG, even though it is correct on WSJT-X

Any idea?


Re: wrong band

Christopher Scibelli
 

Are you using JT ALert also?




-----Original Message-----
From: making <making@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 28, 2020 2:01 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] wrong band

When I click on a call in WSJT-X, it always inserts the wrong band in o ACLOG, even though it is correct on WSJT-X

Any idea?


Re: fldigi logging for the upcoming 070 TDW PSK31 contest- solved

Bo W4GHV
 

 
A working solution for the 070PSK31 contest - W4GHV   5/28/20 2PM    whew. 6 hours early
 
Using N3FJP WAE contest logging program
Using fldigi Generic Contest settings
No matter what its settings are in the Text Capture Order, the first mouse click on the CALL works, but the second one on a serial number (member number in the 070PSK contest) goes into the EXCHANGE box!
However if you RIGHT click on it INSTEAD and select S/N it goes into the S/N box and on to N#FJP logger OK!    
I found that the fldigi settings seem to disappear when you goof. Also I THINK exit and restart helps for it.
 
I sure hope there is a big turn out, since I've spent DAYS conquering this.
C U tonight at 8PM
 
Frequencies in case you are interested
070 Club Recommended PSK31 Frequencies
 
160m 1.807 MHz
 80m  3.580 MHz
 40m  7.070 MHz
 30m 10.140 MHz
 20m 14.070 MHz
 17m 18.097 MHz
 15m 21.070 MHz
 12m 24.920 MHz
 10m 28.120 MHz
 6m 50.290 MHz
 
 Tools I use to prepare Cabrillo submissions
 
 http://www.dxshell.com/adif-master.html
 
http://sp7dqr.pl/en/converters.php
 
73, Bo W4GHV since '54
 


Re: FD Log using VPN on Windows 10

Ken Bell
 

Hi

I've been investigating a little different direction with this so I will post the idea here and if there is interest, I will send an updated document to Scott to post in his FAQ.  

The original method we chose to run our last distributed 'N3FJP Network' had some security flaws. Essentially, it allowed completely in-the-clear traffic over the internet to a port on a home 'N3FJP Network Server' and there was no authentication at all, so it was open to any and everyone. I was an IT Security professional in a previous life and understand the consequences of this.   Scott investigated an idea with another security professional that protected the port with a VPN.  Although I didn't try Scott's method, I could see that with the computer skills of *our* average member, that this would not be practical. 

I have investigated and am testing a project called 'PIVPN' that creates a OpenVPN endpoint on a $35 Raspberry PI with a couple of commands. The one RPi is the only new hardware needed.  The location with the RPi VPN Endpoint would host the N3FJP running the Network Server.  The other distributed users still use W10 and need to install a small free software package, and import a file, then their PCs show up on the home network of the N3FJP Network server as if they were physically present.

You still need a fairly smart guy to setup the Raspberry PI and make a change to the router, but there is an excellent YouTube video for setting it up as well as how to set up the clients. The W10 client is simple and doesn't require any command-line interaction.  After setting it up, you click to connect, and click to disconnect.  The complexity is in the small file that you distribute to the user.  It is generated for you by the RPi software.  The end users click to import to get running. 

 The steps for W10 users are as follows:

1) Download OpenVPN W10 client from the OpenVPN Community website.  It's free. 
2) Install the client.  It will error complaining of no credentials. 
3) Right-click the icon and import the credentials file. 
4) Right-click the icon, enter the password,  and connect.
5) Run N3FJP Network as if it is on your private local network.  


If you are interested, here is the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15VjDVCISj0&t=1094s
Starts with Installing PIVPN.  Installing OpenVPN Client on W10 is at 20:00

Link to PIVPN VPN Endpoint: https://pivpn.io     The cut-and-paste command to install is prominently displayed at the top of the page.  

Link to OpenVPN W10 Community Client:  https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/  Choose the bottom most 'Orange Balloon' to download.  

Let me know if there is interest for a FAQ document. 

73
--
Ken - K4EES


wrong band

making
 

When I click on a call in WSJT-X, it always inserts the wrong band in o ACLOG, even though it is correct on WSJT-X

Any idea?


Re: POTA database Issue? Or Operator Error?

Jim Shorney
 

To add to what Scott has written, your main database file is not in any danger. All of the default fields will still be there regardless of how you have the display and data area set up. It also won't hurt your "normal" log to have any custom POTA fields in it. It is the data you enter that is what is important.


73 & 44,

-Jim
NU0C

Zero District POTA Log Manager
http://www.parksontheair.com/
Zero and Seven Districts WWFF-KFF Log Manager
https://wwffkff.wordpress.com/



On Thu, 28 May 2020 04:54:32 -0700
"HamShack1 via groups.io" <HamShack1=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I've been using ACLog for about a month now and have a few hundred contacts logged. I watched Matt's video on creating a POTA database and thought it looked easy enough so I tried it.  I created another database from the File menu. I selected New > Start a new log with a new database file. Things went exactly as shown and I created a POTA Databse. I saved it to a thumb drive for easy transport. When I reopened ACLog however, my main database containing all my previous logs was in the new POTA format. Any idea what I did wrong and is it even possible to have two different database formats?


Re: POTA database Issue? Or Operator Error?

Scott Davis
 

Hi Hamshack1,

Thanks for your e-mail.  You can create as many log files as you like, but what I think you are really asking is if there is a way to save multiple customized configurations of the data entry fields.  If that's the case, sorry, no, the only way around that is using multiple Windows sign ons as detailed here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q92


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: HamShack1 via groups.io <HamShack1@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 28, 2020 7:54 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] POTA database Issue? Or Operator Error?

I've been using ACLog for about a month now and have a few hundred contacts logged. I watched Matt's video on creating a POTA database and thought it looked easy enough so I tried it.  I created another database from the File menu. I selected New > Start a new log with a new database file. Things went exactly as shown and I created a POTA Databse. I saved it to a thumb drive for easy transport. When I reopened ACLog however, my main database containing all my previous logs was in the new POTA format. Any idea what I did wrong and is it even possible to have two different database formats?


locked Re: Oddball Callsign R6H-212

Scott Davis
 

Thanks Guys,

I share Bob's recommendation that this topic should be closed, so I will do that now.

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: Thu, May 28, 2020 8:20 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Oddball Callsign R6H-212

QRZ is NOT the Do-All of callsign databases.... Mike Olbrisch is correct.
Many European countries have very strict privacy laws....unlike here in the USA....
The Amateur Radio Operator must submit that info themselves....unlike here in the USA.....
Check with QRZ/ Fred Lloyd and see if what Mike and I say is true....this is NOT the place for discussions on what and how QRZ works....

Now i do recommend this be closed as a topic...it has NOTHING to do with the ACLog and how it works.....

KF1P....the Little Station That Can


locked Re: Oddball Callsign R6H-212

KF1P Bob
 

QRZ is NOT the Do-All of callsign databases.... Mike Olbrisch is correct.
Many European countries have very strict privacy laws....unlike here in the USA....
The Amateur Radio Operator must submit that info themselves....unlike here in the USA.....
Check with QRZ/ Fred Lloyd and see if what Mike and I say is true....this is NOT the place for discussions on what and how QRZ works....

Now i do recommend this be closed as a topic...it has NOTHING to do with the ACLog and how it works.....

KF1P....the Little Station That Can


locked Re: Oddball Callsign R6H-212

Mike Olbrisch
 

But is a Russian SWL allowed to transmit using FT8?  Or perhaps I misunderstood the initial message.  If so, my apologies.  No, I went back and looked.   The mystery goes on.

 

[quote]  I worked a guy in European Russia 3 times on FT8 with the callsign R6H-212.  [/quote].

 

 

Vy73 – Mike – KD5KC – El Paso – Texas.

 

The canyons are calling, colorful and deep.  But I have promises to keep.

And miles to go still in my Jeep...   And miles to go still in my Jeep...

 

 

ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.

 

 

 

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Miller
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 16:40 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Oddball Callsign R6H-212

 

Hi everyone,

 

I hope I am not straying from the subject matter here, but I just went and looked at my Russian QSL cards, and I found: R3M-79, UA3-155-75 and R3E-229 in my collection. All three are SWLs who send reception reports to hams and requesting QSL cards. Since R6H-212 so closely matches the format of the third call sign above, I believe the gentleman is probably a Shortwave Listener. The U.S. does not have this requirement, but some countries require prospective hams to received so many SQL verifications before they get their ham radio license. At least this has been my experience.

 

vy 73 de Joe KJ8O Desert Hot Springs CA

 

On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 3:14 PM Mike Olbrisch <mike-2020@...> wrote:

Exactly.  All of my licensed friends in Europe and in Germany, and in particular my in-laws, each had to make their own account in QRZ.  This is why you will find my brother-in-law and nephew DG7NFV and DO5AL with some detail on QRZ, my sister-in-law DL1NLG with a minimal presence (she doesn’t care that much), my good friend Karsten with a very detailed contesting presence as DD1JN and the Bavarian contest Club, and my friend Klaus with no QRZ presence at all.  He is not active on HF, so he didn’t bother with QRZ.

Just because a call sign is not listed in QRZ does not automatically make it an invalid call.  PERIOD.   The amateur radio world does not revolve around QRZ and the USA.  Far from it in fact.

Perhaps the QSL card I posted will help track down info.  Or contacting any Russian friends, information might be more localized or not widely available.  If R6H-212 is an invalid call, the perpetrator has gone to a lot of effort about it.

 

Mike – KD5KC -- El Paso -- Texas.

 

The canyons are calling, colorful and deep.  But I have promises to keep.

And miles to go still in my Jeep...   And miles to go still in my Jeep...

 

 

ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.

 

 

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Archibald Delfish via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 16:03 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Oddball Callsign R6H-212

 

I have a foreign callsign also, I had to manually enter my call sign in the QRZ database.

Callsign from most foreign countries are not automatically updated in QRZ.

XS Max

 

On May 27, 2020, at 5:46 PM, Mike Olbrisch <mike-2020@...> wrote:



Just sayin, but expecting QRZ.COM to have accurate data on every foreign amateur station is pretty short-sighted. 


 

--

***  Avoid internet congestion, real radio uses airwaves.  ***

 

Joe Miller, KJ8O

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Locator DM13sw


POTA database Issue? Or Operator Error?

HamShack1@...
 

I've been using ACLog for about a month now and have a few hundred contacts logged. I watched Matt's video on creating a POTA database and thought it looked easy enough so I tried it.  I created another database from the File menu. I selected New > Start a new log with a new database file. Things went exactly as shown and I created a POTA Databse. I saved it to a thumb drive for easy transport. When I reopened ACLog however, my main database containing all my previous logs was in the new POTA format. Any idea what I did wrong and is it even possible to have two different database formats?