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other boxes

rino deschenes <ve9vic@...>
 

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.

ranmid@...
 

Okay my problem started this morning and Q's made late yesterday and this am fail due to stated out of date range.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.


IC 7300 Voice Keyer

n0we
 

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: Operator Field With TQSL 2.5.2 & 2020 Field Day!

W5DET
 

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.


Operator Field With TQSL 2.5.2 & 2020 Field Day!

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

I hope that you all are hunkering down, staying safe and doing well.  I have a couple quick announcements to share.


Operator Field in N3FJP Setup With TQSL 2.5.2

ARRL has just released TQSL version 2.5.2, which performs additional consistency checks on upload to LoTW.  With TQSL 2.5.2, the Operator field for the QSO records you are uploading must either be empty, or match your TQSL certificate call sign.  

Please click Settings > Setup and make sure that the value in the Operator field is either empty or contains your call sign.  If the field contains a value other than your call sign and you have entered QSO records, TQSL 2.5.2 will not upload those records, so you will either need to edit those records, or make sure your LoTW uploads are up to date before upgrading to TQSL 2.5.2.

Until now, AC Log and all my contest software have warned about using a value other than a call sign in the Operator field, but allowed users to override the recommendation.  Future versions of my software will only allow a blank value or call sign in the Operator field on the Setup form.

More details on TQSL 2.5.2  are here: 

http://www.arrl.org/news/new-tqsl-version-2-5-2-provides-better-lotw-rover-support-other-improvements


Field Day 2020 - Encouraging the Echo Class!

ARRL recently wrote here:  http://www.arrl.org/news/field-day-2020-a-time-to-adapt

“Due to the unique situation presented this year, this can be an opportunity for you, your club, and/or group to try something new,” ARRL Contest Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE, said. “Field Day isn’t about doing things the same way year after year. Use this year to develop and employ a new approach that is in line with the current circumstances.”

"Social distancing and state and local requirements very likely will impact just how — and even whether — you are able to participate in Field Day this year."

Following that release, I've been contacted by a number of folks, wondering if they could still set up a multi transmitter station for their club, with each transmitter at a different club member's house and logging in real time, networked over the Internet.  While using cloud storage or the TCP option may work, not only are these methods untested on a large scale with the Field Day software, they would not be applicable for Field Day 2020, given this Field Day rule (4.1 specifically) here:

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2020/1_61-2020%20Rules.pdf

All equipment (including antennas) must lie within a circle whose diameter does not exceed 300 meters (1000 feet). 

If social distancing is still in effect, your group is definitely going to have to operate individually this year.  Our group has already begun discussing and encouraging our members to set up / enhance our home emergency power backup systems (generators, batteries, solar, etc.) and plan to operate 1E (home station, emergency power) this year for 2020 Field Day.  Setting up a home station with emergency power takes some thought, research and planning, so it's a great topic for your club to discuss, a great opportunity to get started now and a great diversion, too!


Everyone, please stay well and enjoy the safe connections we continue to be blessed with through Amateur Radio.


And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...    


Package Upgrade Information...   

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.   

N3FJP's Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management and general logging Amateur Radio applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that we add to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. There are no annual / maintenance costs of any kind.  Simply register once and you are set with N3FJP Software for life!  You'll find all the details on the Register Now page here: 



Donations are Gratefully Accepted! 

And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly and I are very grateful...  

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"   

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:  


or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:  

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533  

Thank you so much for your continued support!  


Thanks!  

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate it!  


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...

 
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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: Double voice alert

K4GM-George
 

I think I have resolved this issue.  I saw that I had clicked a box for audio alerts in the ID LoTW drop down dialog.... where you download updated LoTW user files.  This coupled with the check for audio alerts on new ones gave the double audio on LoTW user spots of new ones. 

George K4GM


On 4/8/2020 4:18 PM, Ken Gunther wrote:
    Do you have two instances of the program started?

            Ken WB2KWC

On 4/6/2020 10:23, K4GM-George wrote:
Thanks but no microphone connected.  

On 4/6/2020 9:45 AM, John wrote:
Could this be looping through the microphone on your computer?  Put headphones on and see if it still occurs.

73 de John  HP1VWW



Re: Change selected QSO date.

Mike Olbrisch
 

Your LoTW call sign certificate has a start date and an end date.  If you try to enter QSOs before the start date, the LoTW certificate will not sign them.  If you try to enter a QSO for a date after the certificate expires, it will also not accept that.

 

You will need to renew your certificate and change the START DATE to the earliest date that you want to enter QSOs from or when the license was first issued to you.  Leave the end date blank.  If you had a previous call sign, you would need to request a certificate for that call, using the start date of either when it was issued or the earliest you want to enter QSOs from, and an end date for when the license was replaced.

 

For example, my former call KD9KC has a certificate that starts on 1-1-1980, and ends on 7-11-2013.  My new call KD5KC has a certificate that starts on 7-11-2013 and the end is left blank.

 

BTW, I entered my logs from 1980 forward.  It wasn’t worth going back to 1980.

 

Hope this is helpful.  Take care, stay well.

 

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 bill graf
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:17 AM
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Change selected QSO date.

 

I am in the process of uploading to LOTW some of my old log books from 2001 and everything

going smooth. I'm getting around 7 to 8 QSL's per every 26 QSO log sheet.

Don't understand a date range on a LOTW Certificate? Please explain?

Bill K9RR


Re: Differences in LoTW Confirmations

Chip Harleman
 

Thanks for your help and quick response.  Watched your video and performed the "All Since".  Like the contrast using black now for not uploaded to LoTW.  Thanks Scott, learned something good today.

73, Thomas "Chip"
W6TWH


Re: Differences in LoTW Confirmations

Scott Davis
 

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for your e-mail.  You should typically used the All Since button, since that will mark both sent and received, whether confirmed or not.  Just use the Confirmed Since occasionally to catch any confirmations that may have come in after you did the All Since download.  Lots more details are in this video here:


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: Chip Harleman <twhjr@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 3:03 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Differences in LoTW Confirmations

Since I started using ACL I have always used the “Confirm by date” selected and it confirms with each record turning blue and setting both sent and received flags.  What effect does the “Confirm All by date” do different.  Must confess I am hesitant to try as it might change my log entries or color coding?  Which LoTW download selection is better?  Sorry for asking this from the group but don’t want to have to revert to a backup if I don’t have too!  Thanks.  I just started to use the LoTW user and date of last upload information.  Really helpful.  Thanks again!  Always learning.  Thomas, W6TWH 


Re: Last Names not recording in log

Scott Davis
 

Hi Frank,

Thanks for your follow up and clarification.  There is no disconnect.  The Name field has always only been designed for the first name only.

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: Frank C. D'Amato <kb2mxv@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 2:51 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Last Names not recording in log

Here a a XML dump of 4 callsigns from my video, they are labeled Good (Both first and last name appear in the name field) and Bad (Just first name appears in name field)  Where is the disconnect?


Frank - KB2MXV


Re: Double voice alert

K4GM-George
 

No. Only one.   But thanks for the suggestion.

Today

On 4/8/2020 4:18 PM, Ken Gunther wrote:
    Do you have two instances of the program started?

            Ken WB2KWC

On 4/6/2020 10:23, K4GM-George wrote:
Thanks but no microphone connected.  

On 4/6/2020 9:45 AM, John wrote:
Could this be looping through the microphone on your computer?  Put headphones on and see if it still occurs.

73 de John  HP1VWW



Differences in LoTW Confirmations

Chip Harleman
 

Since I started using ACL I have always used the “Confirm by date” selected and it confirms with each record turning blue and setting both sent and received flags.  What effect does the “Confirm All by date” do different.  Must confess I am hesitant to try as it might change my log entries or color coding?  Which LoTW download selection is better?  Sorry for asking this from the group but don’t want to have to revert to a backup if I don’t have too!  Thanks.  I just started to use the LoTW user and date of last upload information.  Really helpful.  Thanks again!  Always learning.  Thomas, W6TWH 


Re: Double voice alert

Ken Gunther
 

    Do you have two instances of the program started?

            Ken WB2KWC

On 4/6/2020 10:23, K4GM-George wrote:
Thanks but no microphone connected.  

On 4/6/2020 9:45 AM, John wrote:
Could this be looping through the microphone on your computer?  Put headphones on and see if it still occurs.

73 de John  HP1VWW

_._,_._,_




Re: Last Names not recording in log

Frank C. D'Amato
 

Here a a XML dump of 4 callsigns from my video, they are labeled Good (Both first and last name appear in the name field) and Bad (Just first name appears in name field)  Where is the disconnect?


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Frank - KB2MXV


Re: Last Names not recording in log

Frank C. D'Amato
 

Here is a brand new callsign that was just issued on 4/7/2020, I never had any contact with this callsign and looked it up today for the first time, The name field is only showing his fist name, but the comment field has his complete name?  How can this be?


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Frank - KB2MXV


Re: Last Names not recording in log

Scott Davis
 

Hi Frank,

Thanks for your follow up.  The full name is either carried forward from a previous contact with the same station, or the Callbook data source that you have selected.

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: Frank C. D'Amato <kb2mxv@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 2:15 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Last Names not recording in log

Scott,

Where is the full name information come from in the Comments field? That data is always correct, its just the name field itself.
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Frank - KB2MXV


Re: 599

Scott Davis
 

Hi Rino,

Thanks for your e-mail.  RST is not part of the CW Ops CWT exchange.  Therefore it is not included with the QSO record in the contest software or transferred via ADIF afterwards.

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: rino <ve9vic@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2020 12:30 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 599

Hi Scott,  after the CWops cwt contest when I transfer my data to my main n3fjp log it’s ok for the cwops number as I enter N3FJP_SPCNUM  into the box reserved for cwops in my main log, it’s also worked with other logging program like n1mm that I use for some contest, thank , but when I transfer the data from the n3fjp contest log to my main log I don’t get the RST even if in the contest log I checked to* record rst line* and I set *cw default 599,* I have to edit one contact at the time in my main log , is there a way to do that otherwise ? of course in the contest log there is no rst on the screen.
 
73,
 
Rino, VE9VIC


Re: Last Names not recording in log

Frank C. D'Amato
 

Scott,

Where is the full name information come from in the Comments field? That data is always correct, its just the name field itself.
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Frank - KB2MXV


599

VE9VIC...Rino
 

Hi Scott,  after the CWops cwt contest when I transfer my data to my main n3fjp log it’s ok for the cwops number as I enter N3FJP_SPCNUM  into the box reserved for cwops in my main log, it’s also worked with other logging program like n1mm that I use for some contest, thank , but when I transfer the data from the n3fjp contest log to my main log I don’t get the RST even if in the contest log I checked to* record rst line* and I set *cw default 599,* I have to edit one contact at the time in my main log , is there a way to do that otherwise ? of course in the contest log there is no rst on the screen.

 

73,

 

Rino, VE9VIC


Re: Change selected QSO date.

Lou Everett, Sr.
 

Your certificate has a start date for QSO’s that can be entered.  Usually this date will be when you officially received your current call sign.  Check this date in TQSL.

Lou WA5LOU

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 11:16 AM bill graf <billgraf@...> wrote:
I am in the process of uploading to LOTW some of my old log books from 2001 and everything
going smooth. I'm getting around 7 to 8 QSL's per every 26 QSO log sheet.
Don't understand a date range on a LOTW Certificate? Please explain?
Bill K9RR

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Lou WA5LOU