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Re: TCP Port to connect with JTAlert

Scott Davis
 

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your follow up and good report.  Port allocations are by no means in my area of expertise, but I don't know of any reason why it wouldn't be fine.

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: Bill Speedie via Groups.Io <pdxer0@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 7:03 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] TCP Port to connect with JTAlert

Thanks for your suggestions, Scott, on my computer conflict when using the default TCP port of 1100.  After looking at the list of TCP ports on Wikipedia, I took a chance that there would be no conflict if I switched the ACLog port to 1105.  It seems to work, as I just made a contact and it logged seamlessly from JTAlert to AClog.  With a firm grasp of the concept that a little knowledge is dangerous (and I know very little about assigning ports), I’d like to ask if you see any potential problems from using this port number.
Thanks, Bill.  — KA6T


Reading log file from Ham Radio Deluxe

Dick Lindzen
 

Can ACLog import log files from Ham Radio Deluxe?
Dick Lindzen, WO1I/F4WBK


TCP Port to connect with JTAlert

Bill Speedie
 

Thanks for your suggestions, Scott, on my computer conflict when using the default TCP port of 1100.  After looking at the list of TCP ports on Wikipedia, I took a chance that there would be no conflict if I switched the ACLog port to 1105.  It seems to work, as I just made a contact and it logged seamlessly from JTAlert to AClog.  With a firm grasp of the concept that a little knowledge is dangerous (and I know very little about assigning ports), I’d like to ask if you see any potential problems from using this port number.
Thanks, Bill.  — KA6T


Re: CI-V connection on the IC-7300 and AC Log

kc6mie
 

👍

Stephen Spencer

On Mar 24, 2020, at 3:23 PM, Ed W2LCQ via Groups.Io <w2lcq@...> wrote:

Stephen,

Are you having trouble connecting your rig to N3FJP ACL? Have to followed the rig interface instructions for the 7300?

Icom 7300
Rig Name = Icom
Read Frequency Command = FE FE 94 E0 03 FD
Read Mode Command = FE FE 94 E0 04 FD
Convert To Hex = True
Baud Rate = 9600 (one user reported 56000, another reported 4800, but most reports have been 9600.)
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 1
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = None
Rob, KD9INB reports: "Had to turn the connection power to "Off" in the software setting AND also in the rig, and also had to set the CI-V port in the rig from"Unlinked" to "Linked". Made sure the baud rate setting in the rig and software matched and viola! Works like a charm now."

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ

CWops 701/SKCC 5474T/FISTS 12294/LICWC 51
                      Frankford Radio Club



On Mar 24, 2020, at 12:30 PM, kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:

I understand but with my situation my desktop is running XP.  7300 driver from Icom won’t download to XP.  I am planning on upgrading to new desktop with Win 10 In a few months.

Stephen Spencer

On Mar 24, 2020, at 9:15 AM, Ed W2LCQ via Groups.Io <w2lcq@...> wrote:

I used to do that but changed to USB connection to be able to used the N1MM+ spectrum display.

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ

CWops 701/SKCC 5474T/FISTS 12294/LICWC
                      Frankford Radio Club



On Mar 22, 2020, at 11:04 PM, kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:

Anyone have their 7300 connected to their computer with CI-V and Rigtalk interface?

Stephen Spencer




Re: CI-V connection on the IC-7300 and AC Log

Ed W2LCQ <w2lcq@...>
 

Stephen,

Are you having trouble connecting your rig to N3FJP ACL? Have to followed the rig interface instructions for the 7300?

Icom 7300
Rig Name = Icom
Read Frequency Command = FE FE 94 E0 03 FD
Read Mode Command = FE FE 94 E0 04 FD
Convert To Hex = True
Baud Rate = 9600 (one user reported 56000, another reported 4800, but most reports have been 9600.)
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 1
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = None
Rob, KD9INB reports: "Had to turn the connection power to "Off" in the software setting AND also in the rig, and also had to set the CI-V port in the rig from"Unlinked" to "Linked". Made sure the baud rate setting in the rig and software matched and viola! Works like a charm now."

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ

CWops 701/SKCC 5474T/FISTS 12294/LICWC 51
                      Frankford Radio Club



On Mar 24, 2020, at 12:30 PM, kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:

I understand but with my situation my desktop is running XP.  7300 driver from Icom won’t download to XP.  I am planning on upgrading to new desktop with Win 10 In a few months.

Stephen Spencer

On Mar 24, 2020, at 9:15 AM, Ed W2LCQ via Groups.Io <w2lcq@...> wrote:

I used to do that but changed to USB connection to be able to used the N1MM+ spectrum display.

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ

CWops 701/SKCC 5474T/FISTS 12294/LICWC
                      Frankford Radio Club



On Mar 22, 2020, at 11:04 PM, kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:

Anyone have their 7300 connected to their computer with CI-V and Rigtalk interface?

Stephen Spencer




Re: Logs Over Time

Scott Davis
 

Hi Tony,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Responses are inserted:

-----Original Message-----
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 4:55 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Logs Over Time

NEWBIE here!  I downloaded Amateur Contact Log and Field Day Log to demo the sfwr. 
It was highly recommended from a couple local hams and all looks Great! - I like it! 

Some questions tho: 
1- How do you keep logs for the various years?  EG:  Field Day 2017, 2018, and 2019.  

**  To start a new log file for a new contest, click File > New > New Database.

2- Will all contacts (from those 3 years) be combined into one file (I do not see an entry for the year)?  

**  Most folks merge their contest Qs into their master log in AC Log after the contest, but that is entirely up to you.

3- After input, should I export and keep the data in separate PC files for each year?  

**  I like to keep contest files for reference, but again, that is entirely up to you.

4- Will the Field Day log combine to the Amateur Contact log?

**  Yes, details are here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q6

**  Thanks so much for your kind words on the software!

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...

Many THANKS in Advance for any and all help....KF6JS


Logs Over Time

tony92646@...
 

NEWBIE here!  I downloaded Amateur Contact Log and Field Day Log to demo the sfwr. 
It was highly recommended from a couple local hams and all looks Great! - I like it! 

Some questions tho: 
1- How do you keep logs for the various years?  EG:  Field Day 2017, 2018, and 2019. 
2- Will all contacts (from those 3 years) be combined into one file (I do not see an entry for the year)? 
3- After input, should I export and keep the data in separate PC files for each year? 
4- Will the Field Day log combine to the Amateur Contact log?

Many THANKS in Advance for any and all help....KF6JS


Re: Beam heading for DX

Scott Davis
 

Hi Pete and Chris,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Please see this FAQ here (has info on both DX and stateside):


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q21

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: Christopher Scibelli via Groups.Io <nu1oscar@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 12:50 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Same thing happened to me but with a local station.  The heading was way off.  What database does AC Log use to get it's bearing and distance info?

73,

Chris  NU1O



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter George <Pgeorge_wp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 11:23 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Until recently the beam heading and distance numbers made sense, but I've noticed in the last couple of months they are no longer accurate.  For example I live in NH.  If I type in a European station, ON4UN in Belgium for example I would expect to see a beam heading of 60-70 degrees, but it comes up as 304 degrees... I checked my setup and it seems to be correct, showing me as 43.524 / -71.27.  What else should I check?

BTW, I am operating my radio, located in NH remotely from Florida but I would not expect that to make any difference.  I have the mdb file saved on dropbox so I can find it from either location.

73,  Pete  WA1HXH


Re: Beam heading for DX

Christopher Scibelli
 

Same thing happened to me but with a local station.  The heading was way off.  What database does AC Log use to get it's bearing and distance info?

73,

Chris  NU1O



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter George <Pgeorge_wp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 11:23 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Until recently the beam heading and distance numbers made sense, but I've noticed in the last couple of months they are no longer accurate.  For example I live in NH.  If I type in a European station, ON4UN in Belgium for example I would expect to see a beam heading of 60-70 degrees, but it comes up as 304 degrees... I checked my setup and it seems to be correct, showing me as 43.524 / -71.27.  What else should I check?

BTW, I am operating my radio, located in NH remotely from Florida but I would not expect that to make any difference.  I have the mdb file saved on dropbox so I can find it from either location.

73,  Pete  WA1HXH


Re: CI-V connection on the IC-7300 and AC Log

kc6mie
 

I understand but with my situation my desktop is running XP.  7300 driver from Icom won’t download to XP.  I am planning on upgrading to new desktop with Win 10 In a few months.

Stephen Spencer

On Mar 24, 2020, at 9:15 AM, Ed W2LCQ via Groups.Io <w2lcq@...> wrote:

I used to do that but changed to USB connection to be able to used the N1MM+ spectrum display.

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ

CWops 701/SKCC 5474T/FISTS 12294/LICWC
                      Frankford Radio Club



On Mar 22, 2020, at 11:04 PM, kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:

Anyone have their 7300 connected to their computer with CI-V and Rigtalk interface?

Stephen Spencer




Re: CI-V connection on the IC-7300 and AC Log

Ed W2LCQ <w2lcq@...>
 

I used to do that but changed to USB connection to be able to used the N1MM+ spectrum display.

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ

CWops 701/SKCC 5474T/FISTS 12294/LICWC
                      Frankford Radio Club



On Mar 22, 2020, at 11:04 PM, kc6mie <kc6mie@...> wrote:

Anyone have their 7300 connected to their computer with CI-V and Rigtalk interface?

Stephen Spencer




Re: Unable to find the 'Your ADIF log file has been built' tag.

Rob Gatt - AJ2E <AJ2E@...>
 

I set up a separate account but they are linked.  Customer service is very responsive and helpful but they didn't really have any answer on what to do in this situation, which I was surprised about.  I may give up on it too.

Thanks for your help! 

73,

Rob AJ2E


Re: Unable to find the 'Your ADIF log file has been built' tag.

Rob Gatt - AJ2E <AJ2E@...>
 

Thank you Scott.  I tried that and it did not help.


Beam heading for DX

Peter George
 

Until recently the beam heading and distance numbers made sense, but I've noticed in the last couple of months they are no longer accurate.  For example I live in NH.  If I type in a European station, ON4UN in Belgium for example I would expect to see a beam heading of 60-70 degrees, but it comes up as 304 degrees... I checked my setup and it seems to be correct, showing me as 43.524 / -71.27.  What else should I check?

BTW, I am operating my radio, located in NH remotely from Florida but I would not expect that to make any difference.  I have the mdb file saved on dropbox so I can find it from either location.

73,  Pete  WA1HXH


Re: Two Computers

W5DET
 

I have been using 802.11n WIFI ever since a lightning strike destroyed my wired LAN several years ago and took out everything connected to it (3 computers, 2 laser printers, and Verizon Network Extender).    I haven't seen a noticeable difference in performance between the two methods.  The only remaining wired LAN connection is between this laptop in a docking station and the router because they're only 2 feet apart. My station laptop is on another docking station with wired connections to the radio and Winkeyer.  Both laptops are 10 yr old 64-bit Dells.


Re: Unable to find the 'Your ADIF log file has been built' tag.

K8TS
 

Rob;

I don’t know if this will help you, but I will give you my experience from eQSL.  I found that eQSL required two different accounts.  One for you old call, and one for your new call.  They don’t intermix.  The callsign data is “locked” to the separate licenses by license data.  (expiration).  So, if I wanted to look up old license info, I had to toggle between calls.  That is how I remember it.  I do not use eQSL anymore.  I got tired of bogus “matches”.  For those who use it, I am sure they enjoy it.  The “rotten apples” (as in anything else) ruined my experience.  Their help desk seemed to be quite knowable people who should be able to help you.  Maybe this will help.

GL & 73
Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Scott Davis via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:07 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Unable to find the 'Your ADIF log file has been built' tag.

 

Hi Rob,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  I've not used multiple calls myself, but I've received good reports adding the eQSL nickname on the eQSL set up form in AC Log from folks with multiple calls.

 

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: Rob Gatt - AJ2E <AJ2E@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Unable to find the 'Your ADIF log file has been built' tag.

Hello,

I recently changed my call sign and added it to my eQSL account.  However when I attempt to download confirmations into N3FJP I receive the following message:

Unable to find the 'Your ADIF log file has been built' tag.  Please be sure your user name and password are correct, that you have entered a date old enough to include at least one eQSL inbox record and try again.

I have entered different dates but each time with the same results.  Does anyone know who I can correct this problem?

Thanks,

Rob - AJ2E

 


Re: Unable to find the 'Your ADIF log file has been built' tag.

Scott Davis
 

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I've not used multiple calls myself, but I've received good reports adding the eQSL nickname on the eQSL set up form in AC Log from folks with multiple calls.

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: Rob Gatt - AJ2E <AJ2E@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Unable to find the 'Your ADIF log file has been built' tag.

Hello,

I recently changed my call sign and added it to my eQSL account.  However when I attempt to download confirmations into N3FJP I receive the following message:

Unable to find the 'Your ADIF log file has been built' tag.  Please be sure your user name and password are correct, that you have entered a date old enough to include at least one eQSL inbox record and try again.

I have entered different dates but each time with the same results.  Does anyone know who I can correct this problem?

Thanks,

Rob - AJ2E


Re: Rig interface question

Kevin Gray <notsome1else@...>
 

 

Try this Faq for setting up two radios

 

http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q105

 

that should do what you want.

 

Kevin, N9VPV

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of kc6mie
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 6:10 PM
To: 'n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io' <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Rig interface question

 

I currently use two radios, FT-991 for digital and IC-7300 for CW and phone.  Also I use a Chromebook that runs the WSJT-X program and an old desktop running XP for the AC log that holds my general log.  After logging my digital contact on the Chromebook I then enter the contact into AC log on the old desktop.

 

In AC log these are the settings that I need to have the rig interface set at because even with the 7300 off if the settings are as stated below, AC log will not let me set the freq. and mode.  I need to have it set for the 991.  I am also running a CI-V cable from the 7300 to the desktop and a USB cable from the 991 to the Chromebook.

 

                                 991            7300

Connection power    NONE         RTS

Mode                       Don't use      Rig

 

Every time I switch radios, I have to go into AC log and change the settings to the radio I'm using.   Its not that big a deal as I generally don't bounce back and forth from radio to radio that often.  

 

So is there a setting in AC log that I should have set to help this?  Hopefully I made it clear enough.

Thanks 

Stephen kc6mie


Re: CQ WPX Contest Software Not Working Properly #contest

W4WKU
 

Hi Scott,
Your instructions worked perfectly. Thank you!
73,
David KG0EW


Rig interface question

kc6mie
 

I currently use two radios, FT-991 for digital and IC-7300 for CW and phone.  Also I use a Chromebook that runs the WSJT-X program and an old desktop running XP for the AC log that holds my general log.  After logging my digital contact on the Chromebook I then enter the contact into AC log on the old desktop.

In AC log these are the settings that I need to have the rig interface set at because even with the 7300 off if the settings are as stated below, AC log will not let me set the freq. and mode.  I need to have it set for the 991.  I am also running a CI-V cable from the 7300 to the desktop and a USB cable from the 991 to the Chromebook.
 
                                 991            7300
Connection power    NONE         RTS
Mode                       Don't use      Rig

Every time I switch radios, I have to go into AC log and change the settings to the radio I'm using.   Its not that big a deal as I generally don't bounce back and forth from radio to radio that often.  

So is there a setting in AC log that I should have set to help this?  Hopefully I made it clear enough.
Thanks 
Stephen kc6mie