Date   

Re: Last Names not recording in log

Frank C. D'Amato
 

Interesting..... why would some entries bring in both names?
--


Frank - KB2MXV


Re: CW Teacher!

Jerry / K2GV
 

Check out the Long Island CW Club
W2LCW

I am one of the instructors.  No pressure, not regimented, we keep things fun and teach CW
Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced classes.
We have members world wide. 
Classes are conducted via video conference ZOOM

73
Jerry / K2GV


On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 1:10 PM Christopher Scibelli via groups.io <nu1oscar=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

With millions of Americans sheltering at home and many looking for ways to kill time now is the perfect time to expand our minds.  Take a free course from an Ivy League college, or learn a language you always wanted to but didn't have time for.

Now is also a good time for Amateur Radio OPs to learn CW, or to increase their CW speed.  I downloaded "CW Teacher" by Scott, N3FJP.  It's a great piece of software and I think I've increased my CW speed by 5 wpm since I've been using it.

If you haven't tried Scott's program yet, I highly recommend it!

73,

Chris  NU1O








Re: Field Day Question

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ken and All,

Ken, thanks so much for compiling this great information.  I can't thank you enough!  I am very encouraged by the TCP approach.

All, Ken was kind enough to send along a PDF document, which I have posted to the web site here:



http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q120


I encourage as many of you as possible to experiment and repeat Ken's initial tests.  As Ken stresses, you will want to configure all of this well in advance of any actual operating event.

Thanks again Ken!  :)

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 Bell <k4ees@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2020 3:07 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Field Day Question

Hi

Our club did some testing for a couple of methods to share data/logs for contests and Field Day. Scott asked me to document our findings, which I did and sent to him to put in the files section, which I'm sure he'll do.  He also asked me to post here, so the below is a cut-and-paste from the document. You may want to cut-and-paste back in to something you can print for easy use.  
 
With my IT Security hat on, there is a warning at the bottom to understand what you are doing and to protect yourself from vulnerabilities. Please read it. 
 
Lastly, It's amazing how fast someone with a little experience at networking and radio can go from 'That Weird Guy with Wires in his Trees' to 'Communications Director of Everything'. I say this to let you know I will answer questions as I can.  I don't have access but to 2 types of routers, so if you want to use the Internet method below, you'll need to dig out a manual.   This method worked for us.  I can't guarantee it will work for you, so please proceed at your own risk.  

Ken - K4EES 

------------------------------------

To:       N3FJP Contest Users                                                                             Date: 4/9/2020
 
From:   Ken Bell – K4EES
 
Re:       Using N3FJP Remotely
 

Our club was interested in entering the Florida QSO party in a couple of weeks.  We had decided to do this as a ‘remote’ club effort in the single transmitter category, even before the Social Distancing was forced by the on-going pandemic.   We had used the network feature at Winter Field Day with great success and wanted to incorporate it’s use with Scott’s Out-of-state FL QSO Party software in our effort.  We have tested 2 methods and have had some success, but there are gotchas to both.  
 

Central Shared Database Method:

One of our members suggested using ‘Dropbox’ for sharing the database. Dropbox keeps a local copy of a shared file synced with everyone who is in the share group. Many of us have used this with good success with our work and other projects.  All of our members would point at the shared local copy of the file by changing the file location in the N3FJP software.  
 
Having been a network engineer, DB administrator, and software engineer in my career, warning flags were going off.  N3FJP uses a version of MS Access to store the contact records and MS Access is a ‘single users’ database. MS strongly warns against multiple users accessing the same Access DB.   There are warnings from Dropbox as well.  But, MS wants to sell more expensive products and Dropbox wants to cover themselves in the event expensive data is lost.  Of course, we tested this method anyway….   with mixed results. 
 
Three of us got on-line and entered 10 records at the same time.   We found that If more than one person enters records at the same time, there will be data corruption.  Records will be overwritten.  On the plus side, multiple users can view the data at the same time, so long as they are just viewing. We found out while testing another method (below) that sorting the data by clicking on the field names at the top of the screen also caused problems.
 
Dropbox Setup:
1.     Go to http://dropbox.com and setup an account.  There are free ones, and I suspect that the free one will work fine, although there is a limit to the number of users/systems that can access the shared folder on a free account. Everyone who will participate needs an account.
2.     ONE USER ONLY creates a folder (‘N3FJP_shared’, perhaps).
3.     Put that folder in your Dropbox folder.
4.     Open the N3FJP package you will use, then File->Start a New Database…. In that folder. 
5.     Share that folder with all users you expect to participate.
6.     Put a text file (Test.txt) in the folder as well for testing.
 
On the PCs that will share the N3FJP DB: 
1.     Accept the share from the user above and obtain access to the shared folder.
2.     Make sure you can make changes to the Test.txt file. 
3.     Open your copy of N3FJP and point it to the shared DB file in the Dropbox folder. (Files->Open )
4.     To test, take turns entering contacts.  Allow plenty of time between changing users.  The Settings->Refresh Rate is default to 60 seconds, so I would allow at least double that before allowing another user to start entering data.   OR, verify that the last record is the same.
 
You can all watch your progress real-time and keep up with your score, but you will need to coordinate between users to enter contacts, and no tinkering while records are being entered.  Watch only if you aren’t the single user ‘On Duty’ to be adding Contact Records.  This method is probably easier for non-technical users to setup, but will have few features and will be a bit easier to cause problems. 
 
Recommendations:
·       Reasonably fast Internet speed with little latency is required.
·       Only ONE person entering contacts at a time. 
·       Use some method to alert other users at shift change to allow other users to enter contacts. We used MS Teams
·       Multiple users can view the data and watch progress.  
·       No messing about in the data grid. 
·       At shift change, make sure the last record reads the same to ensure the data has been synced before the next operator starts data entry.
 

N3FJP Network Feature used over the Internet 

While I was replying to a message about the method above, I had an idea to try the Network feature we had used at WFD over the Internet.  All that would be required would be a minor change in the router in front of the N3FJP SERVER system. Please read the stern warning at the end!
 
I had an email from another user (special thanks to Jay, N1AV) who said he had done this with his club and encouraged me to go on. One of our club members had a spare laptop, so I did some preliminary tests and found that we were able to use the Network function across the internet.  We setup a test with the other club members.  The change that makes this work is on the home ROUTER that sits in front of the SERVER system. The rest is straight forward.
 
On the SERVER PC system:
1.     Decide where the SERVER will be located. Preferably on a simple, single router network such as at a home. 
2.     Start the SERVER up on the local network.  Obtain the SERVER IP address and write it down for later
3.     In N3FJP go to Settings->Network (Some of Scott’s software have Network as a top level menu). Make sure 'This Station Name' and 'Server Name or IP' are exactly the same (required on the SERVER only). I would leave them as they were set by default on the SERVER.
4.     Click 'Server and Clients Connected’ and choose ‘TCP’.  Click 'Enable Status / Chat Functions'

On the ROUTER:
1.     Find the manufacturers instructions for the ROUTER that is between the Internet and the SERVER PC. Google can be helpful.
2.     Log into the ROUTER, most likely using a web browser, and obtain the IP address supplied by your Internet provider. Write it down for later.
3.     While logged in to the ROUTER, setup 'port forwarding' to send traffic from the Internet on port 1000 to the local IP address of the SERVER you wrote down above.  Note that this might be called 'Single Port Forwarding', or if your router is very old, may be called setting up an Enclave or something else. My setup had a way to change it from port 1000 to another port.  If you have this option, put port 1000 in both places.  Read your ROUTER instructions!
4.     If your ROUTER allows it, create a static IP address for your SERVER, so it won't change.  Do this while logged into the ROUTER. Older routers may just take the IP address out of the address pool, while newer routers will reserve the address and give it to that system only when it comes on-line.  Read your Router Instructions. 
 
 
On remote N3FJP systems:
1.     Open N3FJP and go to Settings->Network and enter the Outside IP address of the ROUTER (obtained above) in the 'Server Name or IP' field.
2.     Click Network Method 'TCP' and 'Enable Status / Chat Functions'. 
 
You should all be sharing the data on the SERVER system. 
 
As promised, there are some gotchas.  
First, there are network vulnerabilities in using this method.  Read the warning below and share the IP address of the server with ONLY the people you trust.  Second, we found that we could simultaneously enter data, but, if someone sorted the records by clicking on the field headings, the record ids would stop being sequential and we THINK we lost a couple of record.  Don’t mess about with the records grid window. 
 
We have determined that we can all enter data simultaneously, and we can view the records!  The Chat feature works beautifully as well.  
 
Recommendations:
·       Read the Warning Section below.  Only open the hole in your Router to test and for the contest.  Do NOT leave it open. 
·       Only share the outside IP address to responsible parties that are participating.
·       Reasonably fast Internet access with low latency is required for all parties.  It would be interesting to see how this works for someone with Hughes Net, since it uses a satellite link. 
·       No messing about with the data fields at the top of the screen.  This MAY cause issues.  Further testing required. 
·       If you decide to do this, you should be familiar with the Network feature and play with it on a local network before you try across the Internet.  It’s easy to use, but you can eliminate some questions before you start working with someone remotely. 
·       Even if you are familiar with N3FJP Networking, please test access across the Internet before the contest.  Make sure everyone on your team knows how to setup their system. 
·       The ‘chat’ feature in Networking works GREAT!!!  We used it for testing and will use it for FL QSO party (and perhaps other contests) to hand over the ‘Duty’ to other operators.
·       We found it was OK for a user to modify his own records, but do NOT delete any records while the contest is in progress.  Write down the ID# and call sign and delete it afterwards. We found this to be true whether on a local network or over the Internet. 
·       Setup up and use a backup.  For Winter FD, we used a thumb drive on the server system and dumped a backup to the thumb drive every 15 minutes.  Didn't need it, and proud we didn't.
·       We recommend having the SERVER on a separate box, although Jay said his club has just used one of the user’s systems for the server.   Note that if you have a separate system for the server, a user on the same network needs to just enter the outside address of your ROUTER, just like everyone else.  
·       I wouldn’t recommend buying a new router, but My Netgear Velop has a phone app that makes all of this setup extremely easy.  If you own an Velop, use the app.  
·       If you start having problems, check to make sure that your Internet provider hasn’t changed your IP address of your ROUTER.  Also, check to make sure that the SERVER’s IP address hasn’t changed. 
·       And lastly, it works (so far)  for us.  I'm an ex-IT/Security guy. I know the risks we are taking.  I cannot be responsible for any problems YOU might have. 
 
WARNINGS from an ex-Fortune 500 IT Security Manager:
Your Router is being scanned regularly from the Internet looking for vulnerabilities to exploit. Normally, your router drops these attempted connections and you never see them.   What we are doing here is opening a TEMPORARY (please put it back afterwards) hole on TCP port 1000 from the Internet to your router to a specific system, which is your SERVER.   Don't open this up and leave it open!  Over time, a nefarious individual (probably from Russia or S.Korea)  WILL find it and WILL attempt an exploit. There may be a port 1000 vulnerability that Windows 10 is not protected against.  AND, this could make a mess of your DB.   Chances are small if you open it for a short time, do your testing and close it, open it for the contest and the close it. But don’t just leave it open.
 
N3FJP has no authentication for the Network feature. It was intended to be used by friends behind a router that no one can access except those friends. If you change your router with the network feature as described above to be used over the Internet, anyone who has this info and your router outside IP address can hop into your Server's log DB with you. Any and all who are on-line with the Network feature can add, change, and delete records…. even your whole log.  The IP Address is the key: Be careful of who you share it.
--
Ken - K4EES


Re: Field Day Question

Ken Bell
 

Hi

Our club did some testing for a couple of methods to share data/logs for contests and Field Day. Scott asked me to document our findings, which I did and sent to him to put in the files section, which I'm sure he'll do.  He also asked me to post here, so the below is a cut-and-paste from the document. You may want to cut-and-paste back in to something you can print for easy use.  

 

With my IT Security hat on, there is a warning at the bottom to understand what you are doing and to protect yourself from vulnerabilities. Please read it. 

 

Lastly, It's amazing how fast someone with a little experience at networking and radio can go from 'That Weird Guy with Wires in his Trees' to 'Communications Director of Everything'. I say this to let you know I will answer questions as I can.  I don't have access but to 2 types of routers, so if you want to use the Internet method below, you'll need to dig out a manual.   This method worked for us.  I can't guarantee it will work for you, so please proceed at your own risk.  

Ken - K4EES 


------------------------------------

To:       N3FJP Contest Users                                                                             Date: 4/9/2020

 

From:   Ken Bell – K4EES

 

Re:       Using N3FJP Remotely

 


Our club was interested in entering the Florida QSO party in a couple of weeks.  We had decided to do this as a ‘remote’ club effort in the single transmitter category, even before the Social Distancing was forced by the on-going pandemic.   We had used the network feature at Winter Field Day with great success and wanted to incorporate it’s use with Scott’s Out-of-state FL QSO Party software in our effort.  We have tested 2 methods and have had some success, but there are gotchas to both.  
 

Central Shared Database Method:

One of our members suggested using ‘Dropbox’ for sharing the database. Dropbox keeps a local copy of a shared file synced with everyone who is in the share group. Many of us have used this with good success with our work and other projects.  All of our members would point at the shared local copy of the file by changing the file location in the N3FJP software.  

 

Having been a network engineer, DB administrator, and software engineer in my career, warning flags were going off.  N3FJP uses a version of MS Access to store the contact records and MS Access is a ‘single users’ database. MS strongly warns against multiple users accessing the same Access DB.   There are warnings from Dropbox as well.  But, MS wants to sell more expensive products and Dropbox wants to cover themselves in the event expensive data is lost.  Of course, we tested this method anyway….   with mixed results. 

 

Three of us got on-line and entered 10 records at the same time.   We found that If more than one person enters records at the same time, there will be data corruption.  Records will be overwritten.  On the plus side, multiple users can view the data at the same time, so long as they are just viewing. We found out while testing another method (below) that sorting the data by clicking on the field names at the top of the screen also caused problems.

 

Dropbox Setup:

1.     Go to http://dropbox.com and setup an account.  There are free ones, and I suspect that the free one will work fine, although there is a limit to the number of users/systems that can access the shared folder on a free account. Everyone who will participate needs an account.

2.     ONE USER ONLY creates a folder (‘N3FJP_shared’, perhaps).

3.     Put that folder in your Dropbox folder.

4.     Open the N3FJP package you will use, then File->Start a New Database…. In that folder. 

5.     Share that folder with all users you expect to participate.

6.     Put a text file (Test.txt) in the folder as well for testing.

 

On the PCs that will share the N3FJP DB: 

1.     Accept the share from the user above and obtain access to the shared folder.

2.     Make sure you can make changes to the Test.txt file. 

3.     Open your copy of N3FJP and point it to the shared DB file in the Dropbox folder. (Files->Open )

4.     To test, take turns entering contacts.  Allow plenty of time between changing users.  The Settings->Refresh Rate is default to 60 seconds, so I would allow at least double that before allowing another user to start entering data.   OR, verify that the last record is the same.

 

You can all watch your progress real-time and keep up with your score, but you will need to coordinate between users to enter contacts, and no tinkering while records are being entered.  Watch only if you aren’t the single user ‘On Duty’ to be adding Contact Records.  This method is probably easier for non-technical users to setup, but will have few features and will be a bit easier to cause problems. 

 

Recommendations:

·       Reasonably fast Internet speed with little latency is required.

·       Only ONE person entering contacts at a time. 

·       Use some method to alert other users at shift change to allow other users to enter contacts. We used MS Teams

·       Multiple users can view the data and watch progress.  

·       No messing about in the data grid. 

·       At shift change, make sure the last record reads the same to ensure the data has been synced before the next operator starts data entry.

 

N3FJP Network Feature used over the Internet 

While I was replying to a message about the method above, I had an idea to try the Network feature we had used at WFD over the Internet.  All that would be required would be a minor change in the router in front of the N3FJP SERVER system. Please read the stern warning at the end!

 

I had an email from another user (special thanks to Jay, N1AV) who said he had done this with his club and encouraged me to go on. One of our club members had a spare laptop, so I did some preliminary tests and found that we were able to use the Network function across the internet.  We setup a test with the other club members.  The change that makes this work is on the home ROUTER that sits in front of the SERVER system. The rest is straight forward.

 

On the SERVER PC system:

1.     Decide where the SERVER will be located. Preferably on a simple, single router network such as at a home. 

2.     Start the SERVER up on the local network.  Obtain the SERVER IP address and write it down for later

3.     In N3FJP go to Settings->Network (Some of Scott’s software have Network as a top level menu). Make sure 'This Station Name' and 'Server Name or IP' are exactly the same (required on the SERVER only). I would leave them as they were set by default on the SERVER.

4.     Click 'Server and Clients Connected’ and choose ‘TCP’.  Click 'Enable Status / Chat Functions'

On the ROUTER:

1.     Find the manufacturers instructions for the ROUTER that is between the Internet and the SERVER PC. Google can be helpful.

2.     Log into the ROUTER, most likely using a web browser, and obtain the IP address supplied by your Internet provider. Write it down for later.

3.     While logged in to the ROUTER, setup 'port forwarding' to send traffic from the Internet on port 1000 to the local IP address of the SERVER you wrote down above.  Note that this might be called 'Single Port Forwarding', or if your router is very old, may be called setting up an Enclave or something else. My setup had a way to change it from port 1000 to another port.  If you have this option, put port 1000 in both places.  Read your ROUTER instructions!

4.     If your ROUTER allows it, create a static IP address for your SERVER, so it won't change.  Do this while logged into the ROUTER. Older routers may just take the IP address out of the address pool, while newer routers will reserve the address and give it to that system only when it comes on-line.  Read your Router Instructions. 

 

 

On remote N3FJP systems:

1.     Open N3FJP and go to Settings->Network and enter the Outside IP address of the ROUTER (obtained above) in the 'Server Name or IP' field.

2.     Click Network Method 'TCP' and 'Enable Status / Chat Functions'. 

 

You should all be sharing the data on the SERVER system. 

 

As promised, there are some gotchas.  

First, there are network vulnerabilities in using this method.  Read the warning below and share the IP address of the server with ONLY the people you trust.  Second, we found that we could simultaneously enter data, but, if someone sorted the records by clicking on the field headings, the record ids would stop being sequential and we THINK we lost a couple of record.  Don’t mess about with the records grid window. 

 

We have determined that we can all enter data simultaneously, and we can view the records!  The Chat feature works beautifully as well.  

 

Recommendations:

·       Read the Warning Section below.  Only open the hole in your Router to test and for the contest.  Do NOT leave it open. 

·       Only share the outside IP address to responsible parties that are participating.

·       Reasonably fast Internet access with low latency is required for all parties.  It would be interesting to see how this works for someone with Hughes Net, since it uses a satellite link. 

·       No messing about with the data fields at the top of the screen.  This MAY cause issues.  Further testing required. 

·       If you decide to do this, you should be familiar with the Network feature and play with it on a local network before you try across the Internet.  It’s easy to use, but you can eliminate some questions before you start working with someone remotely. 

·       Even if you are familiar with N3FJP Networking, please test access across the Internet before the contest.  Make sure everyone on your team knows how to setup their system. 

·       The ‘chat’ feature in Networking works GREAT!!!  We used it for testing and will use it for FL QSO party (and perhaps other contests) to hand over the ‘Duty’ to other operators.

·       We found it was OK for a user to modify his own records, but do NOT delete any records while the contest is in progress.  Write down the ID# and call sign and delete it afterwards. We found this to be true whether on a local network or over the Internet. 

·       Setup up and use a backup.  For Winter FD, we used a thumb drive on the server system and dumped a backup to the thumb drive every 15 minutes.  Didn't need it, and proud we didn't.

·       We recommend having the SERVER on a separate box, although Jay said his club has just used one of the user’s systems for the server.   Note that if you have a separate system for the server, a user on the same network needs to just enter the outside address of your ROUTER, just like everyone else.  

·       I wouldn’t recommend buying a new router, but My Netgear Velop has a phone app that makes all of this setup extremely easy.  If you own an Velop, use the app.  

·       If you start having problems, check to make sure that your Internet provider hasn’t changed your IP address of your ROUTER.  Also, check to make sure that the SERVER’s IP address hasn’t changed. 

·       And lastly, it works (so far)  for us.  I'm an ex-IT/Security guy. I know the risks we are taking.  I cannot be responsible for any problems YOU might have. 

 

WARNINGS from an ex-Fortune 500 IT Security Manager:

Your Router is being scanned regularly from the Internet looking for vulnerabilities to exploit. Normally, your router drops these attempted connections and you never see them.   What we are doing here is opening a TEMPORARY (please put it back afterwards) hole on TCP port 1000 from the Internet to your router to a specific system, which is your SERVER.   Don't open this up and leave it open!  Over time, a nefarious individual (probably from Russia or S.Korea)  WILL find it and WILL attempt an exploit. There may be a port 1000 vulnerability that Windows 10 is not protected against.  AND, this could make a mess of your DB.   Chances are small if you open it for a short time, do your testing and close it, open it for the contest and the close it. But don’t just leave it open.

 

N3FJP has no authentication for the Network feature. It was intended to be used by friends behind a router that no one can access except those friends. If you change your router with the network feature as described above to be used over the Internet, anyone who has this info and your router outside IP address can hop into your Server's log DB with you. Any and all who are on-line with the Network feature can add, change, and delete records…. even your whole log.  The IP Address is the key: Be careful of who you share it.

--
Ken - K4EES


Re: ACL and QRZ Syncing

Scott Davis
 

Hi Gord,

Thanks for your e-mail.  This FAQ will get you going:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q85

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-----
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2020 2:48 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACL and QRZ Syncing

I'm not sure if this a an ACL question or one I should pose to QRZ.  I would like to have the entries in my ACL log sync with my QRZ logbook.  I'm not even sure if this is do-able, but thought I would ask.  I'm prepared to pay for a QRZ subscription as long as I can sync my ACL log entries.

Thanks for any and all help.  I really like using ACL and don't want to switch programs.

73!
Gord - VA3TWT


Re: MSQP - Log Submission Requirements

Scott Davis
 

Hi Gang,

With e-mail volume absolutely overflowing, and especially high today following this morning's announcement, I will be very grateful if you will be especially mindful of replying to threads that have drifted off topic directly, rather than back through the users group.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

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: kc6mie <kc6mie@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2020 2:53 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] MSQP - Log Submission Requirements

I’m on the west coast and FT 8 on 20 has EU coming in the morning SA and JA in the afternoon.  Of course is varies but having fun regardless.
73
Stephen

Stephen Spencer

On Apr 9, 2020, at 10:46 AM, Christopher Scibelli via groups.io <nu1oscar@...> wrote:


Now is NOT the time to be getting anal about rules for a state QP.  Actually, I'd be relaxing rules.

I can't believe how few from my area are on HF.  It is truly a vast wasteland when it comes to HF OPs. I've mainly had my beam on Europe for the last month.  Have worked some who haven't been on the air for years, but the bands are nowhere near as active as one might imagine.

73,

Chris  NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: Megin Murphy <meginamurphy@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 9:32 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] MSQP - Log Submission Requirements

For the Mississippi QSO Party we have the following log submission requirements:
 
Each log must include a scoring summary showing the number of QSOs points, the multiplier,
and score. Logs without a scoring summary will be considered as a check log.
Exporting via adif or cabrillo does not bring in the scoring summary.  Is there something else we can do to bring in that information with our log?
 
73, Megin, K5IJ


Re: MSQP - Log Submission Requirements

kc6mie
 

I’m on the west coast and FT 8 on 20 has EU coming in the morning SA and JA in the afternoon.  Of course is varies but having fun regardless.
73
Stephen

Stephen Spencer

On Apr 9, 2020, at 10:46 AM, Christopher Scibelli via groups.io <nu1oscar@...> wrote:


Now is NOT the time to be getting anal about rules for a state QP.  Actually, I'd be relaxing rules.

I can't believe how few from my area are on HF.  It is truly a vast wasteland when it comes to HF OPs. I've mainly had my beam on Europe for the last month.  Have worked some who haven't been on the air for years, but the bands are nowhere near as active as one might imagine.

73,

Chris  NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: Megin Murphy <meginamurphy@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 9:32 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] MSQP - Log Submission Requirements

For the Mississippi QSO Party we have the following log submission requirements:

 

Each log must include a scoring summary showing the number of QSOs points, the multiplier,

and score. Logs without a scoring summary will be considered as a check log.

Exporting via adif or cabrillo does not bring in the scoring summary.  Is there something else we can do to bring in that information with our log?

 

73, Megin, K5IJ


ACL and QRZ Syncing

Gord VA3TWT
 

I'm not sure if this a an ACL question or one I should pose to QRZ.  I would like to have the entries in my ACL log sync with my QRZ logbook.  I'm not even sure if this is do-able, but thought I would ask.  I'm prepared to pay for a QRZ subscription as long as I can sync my ACL log entries.

Thanks for any and all help.  I really like using ACL and don't want to switch programs.

73!
Gord - VA3TWT


Re: MSQP - Log Submission Requirements

Christopher Scibelli
 

Now is NOT the time to be getting anal about rules for a state QP.  Actually, I'd be relaxing rules.

I can't believe how few from my area are on HF.  It is truly a vast wasteland when it comes to HF OPs. I've mainly had my beam on Europe for the last month.  Have worked some who haven't been on the air for years, but the bands are nowhere near as active as one might imagine.

73,

Chris  NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: Megin Murphy <meginamurphy@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 9:32 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] MSQP - Log Submission Requirements

For the Mississippi QSO Party we have the following log submission requirements:

 

Each log must include a scoring summary showing the number of QSOs points, the multiplier,

and score. Logs without a scoring summary will be considered as a check log.

Exporting via adif or cabrillo does not bring in the scoring summary.  Is there something else we can do to bring in that information with our log?

 

73, Megin, K5IJ


Re: New TQSL-ACLog Conflict

Christopher Scibelli
 

If you have lots of QSO an "all confirmed" will mostly not work.  I have 60K QSOs and have never got "all confirmed" to work.

73,

Chris  NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: AI3KS <AI3KS.01@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 9:11 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] New TQSL-ACLog Conflict

Larry,

I had a similar problem a few days ago. In looking at the raw info from, doing an "all confirmed" did not start at the beginning of the log. I had to to a "confirmed since" and change the date back to 1972.

Steve, AI3KS

On 20/04/08 08:10, Larry Stowell K1ZW wrote:

Interesting I have 4 entries since 4/1, all previous entries had my name in the

operator field. The 4 since the 1st have my call. I have all the latest 6.6 and new TQSL.

Just today those 4 showed up in LoTW Now I can't download those 4.

I always do all confirmed and it process 16,000+ the file in in 5 seconds.

Strange happening in LoTW !!!

73 Larry K1ZW

On 4/7/2020 8:15 PM, WX7HS via groups.io wrote:

I have discovered a problem with ACLog and the new TQSL version. When the Operator field is filled ( for example my first name), an error occurs when trying to log a QSO With LoTW. This error shows up as an invalid date range of the call sign certificate.  When I deleted an entry in the operator field, the problem went away. 


I tried to find a batch process to delete the operator information in my log but could not find a solution. Is editing each QSO the only way to delete text in the operator field?
73

Howard

WX7HS



CW Teacher!

Christopher Scibelli
 


With millions of Americans sheltering at home and many looking for ways to kill time now is the perfect time to expand our minds.  Take a free course from an Ivy League college, or learn a language you always wanted to but didn't have time for.

Now is also a good time for Amateur Radio OPs to learn CW, or to increase their CW speed.  I downloaded "CW Teacher" by Scott, N3FJP.  It's a great piece of software and I think I've increased my CW speed by 5 wpm since I've been using it.

If you haven't tried Scott's program yet, I highly recommend it!

73,

Chris  NU1O








Re: Change selected QSO date.

ranmid@...
 

I was aware that it is TQSL returning the error on date range. Okay I changed it and it worked.  Interesting since it previously was working with the latest ver of TQSL
Thanks
Randy WB8ART


Re: other boxes

Scott Davis
 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Rino!

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: rino deschenes via groups.io <ve9vic@...>
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2020 10:31 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] other boxes

Hi Scott, it is working good when I transfer data from contest log to my main log like I said before I put N3FJP_SPCNUM in the box instead of CWOPS, but it would be nice if I could tell the program to do the same with  ( N3FJP_SPCNUM) in the background and still use CWOPS as the name in the box, this could look like (N3FJP_SPCNUM)CWOPS, but I would only see CWOPS on my main screen, just an idea I had this Morning, probably the quanrantine.
 
 
73,
 
Rino, VE9VIC
 


Re: Change selected QSO date.

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ranmid,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.  That message is being returned from the TQSL software, not AC Log.

Larry is right.  TQSL is displaying that message, whether it is a date range issue, or invalid call sign in the Operator field of the QSOs you are trying to upload.

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: Larry Banks via groups.io <larryb.w1dyj@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2020 11:33 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Change selected QSO date.

Hi Ranmid (call??),
 
There have been many emails about this due to the new TQSL.  Check to be  sure you have your call sign is in the Operator field in your ACLog setup.
 
From: ranmid@...
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2020 10:00
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Change selected QSO date.
 
Okay my problem started this morning and Q's made late yesterday and this am fail due to stated out of date range.  Checked TQSL and still good till nov this year and Q's are logged as 48 and 9 of 2020.  Start date is in 1968 so meets the proper range. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Re: IC 7300 Voice Keyer

Scott Davis
 

Thanks Steve!  Just to clarify, the 01 plays the first memory, 02 the second and so on.

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: AI3KS <AI3KS.01@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2020 10:47 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] IC 7300 Voice Keyer

Yes,

Here is the code to place in the phone setup. The bold underlined is changed to reflect the memory location. You must be in phone mode and have rig interface enabled on the 7300 and select the 7300 as the soundcard.

RI:FEFE94E0280001FD

Hope this helps.

Steve, AI3KS

On 20/04/09 10:21, n0we wrote:
Is it possible to key the voice keyer through the N3FJP software? I know it can be done with N1MM but I prefer N3FJP


Re: Change selected QSO date.

Larry Banks
 

Sorry – hit send to quickly.  Didn’t add my name/ call.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:33
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Change selected QSO date.
 
Hi Ranmid (call??),
 
There have been many emails about this due to the new TQSL.  Check to be  sure you have your call sign is in the Operator field in your ACLog setup.
 
From: ranmid@...
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2020 10:00
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Change selected QSO date.
 
Okay my problem started this morning and Q's made late yesterday and this am fail due to stated out of date range.  Checked TQSL and still good till nov this year and Q's are logged as 48 and 9 of 2020.  Start date is in 1968 so meets the proper range. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Re: Change selected QSO date.

Larry Banks
 

Hi Ranmid (call??),
 
There have been many emails about this due to the new TQSL.  Check to be  sure you have your call sign is in the Operator field in your ACLog setup.
 

From: ranmid@...
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2020 10:00
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Change selected QSO date.
 
Okay my problem started this morning and Q's made late yesterday and this am fail due to stated out of date range.  Checked TQSL and still good till nov this year and Q's are logged as 48 and 9 of 2020.  Start date is in 1968 so meets the proper range. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Re: Change selected QSO date.

ranmid@...
 

So I am new to this logger and still on the fence.  Here is my latest issue as of today and was uploading yesterday fine.  Today I have the error of out of date range and per log it is dated current and I checked TQSL and it is with in the data range specified.  So as a test I exported to ADIF and imported that into another logger.  It looked normal.  I exported those contacts again to a ADIF and directly uploaded to LoTW using TQSL.  It uploaded with no problem.   Then went back to ACLog and downloaded and got them checked as sent.  So what is the issue?

Randy WB8ART


Re: Operator Field With TQSL 2.5.2 & 2020 Field Day!

Scott Davis
 

Hi Doug,

Thanks so much for the suggestion.  That is a genius idea that I would not have thought of in a million years!

I'm not planning another release for a good while, so, Lord willing, this should be in the next revision.

Thanks again!

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: W5DET <w5det@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2020 9:21 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Operator Field With TQSL 2.5.2 & 2020 Field Day!

Our club operates the two Field Days (ARRL and Winter) and we use the Operator Field and Contest logs accounting for reporting individual performance as sort of a contest within a contest.  This recent change to TQSL and N3FJP programs negates that capability.  I doubt we're the only club to track this.

I'm probably too late to intercept the change, but if not I would like to suggest a checkbox approach for the exported N3FJP CONTEST log(s) for ADIF and Cabrillo uploads  where the options could be "Leave operator field blank" and "Insert station/club call in Operator Field."  This suggestion is consistent with the ADIF specification and also requires no change in the Cabrillo processing.  This way we could have our cake and eat it, too, regardless of TQSL changes because I see from the LOTW list that Rick Murphy isn't done making changes.


Re: IC 7300 Voice Keyer

AI3KS
 

Yes,

Here is the code to place in the phone setup. The bold underlined is changed to reflect the memory location. You must be in phone mode and have rig interface enabled on the 7300 and select the 7300 as the soundcard.

RI:FEFE94E0280001FD

Hope this helps.

Steve, AI3KS

On 20/04/09 10:21, n0we wrote:
Is it possible to key the voice keyer through the N3FJP software? I know it can be done with N1MM but I prefer N3FJP