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Re: ACLog and Elecraft K3

Scott Davis
 

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your follow up. Yes, rig interface and CW sending are two entirely separate functions in my software.  Neither requires the other.  Just connect your CW sending interface to your rig's straight key jack.  More details are here:


I am not knowledgeable on virtual ports, so hopefully others can provide additional information on that.

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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 12:08 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3

Scott

Then is there a way to run the cw without the rig support? also where can I find info on virtual com ports

Mel
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3
From: "Scott Davis via Groups.Io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: Mon, March 23, 2020 10:36 am
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your follow up.  My software requires separate com ports for CW sending and rig interface.  More details are here:



I'm sorry that I didn't have the answer you were hoping for.

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...


-----Original Message-----
From: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 11:23 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3

Mark

Thanks for the advice but my k3 with k3iob has worked without any external attachment when run with N1mm.  I feel that n3fjp is a far more advanced system and should be able to run the same if not better. the ACLog seems to connect just fine now with the k3 using com3, but when I go to the CW setup it says com3 is already in use. I would like to solve the problem and not use a go around.

Thanks
Mel
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3
From: "Mark" <darkstar7@...>
Date: Mon, March 23, 2020 1:25 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I run a K3 with ACLog just as you do.  I would highly recommend getting yourself a Winkeyer box and let it handle the CW chores.  It really is the easiest way to make CW work flawlessly with ACLog in my opinion.  ACLog is already set-up to handle the Winkeyer interface, you just need the box.

73
Mark KN7T


Re: ACLog and Elecraft K3

Mel Marcus
 

Scott

Then is there a way to run the cw without the rig support? also where can I find info on virtual com ports

Mel

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3
From: "Scott Davis via Groups.Io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: Mon, March 23, 2020 10:36 am
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your follow up.  My software requires separate com ports for CW sending and rig interface.  More details are here:



I'm sorry that I didn't have the answer you were hoping for.

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...


-----Original Message-----
From: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 11:23 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3

Mark

Thanks for the advice but my k3 with k3iob has worked without any external attachment when run with N1mm.  I feel that n3fjp is a far more advanced system and should be able to run the same if not better. the ACLog seems to connect just fine now with the k3 using com3, but when I go to the CW setup it says com3 is already in use. I would like to solve the problem and not use a go around.

Thanks
Mel
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3
From: "Mark" <darkstar7@...>
Date: Mon, March 23, 2020 1:25 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I run a K3 with ACLog just as you do.  I would highly recommend getting yourself a Winkeyer box and let it handle the CW chores.  It really is the easiest way to make CW work flawlessly with ACLog in my opinion.  ACLog is already set-up to handle the Winkeyer interface, you just need the box.

73
Mark KN7T


Re: ACLog and Elecraft K3

Scott Davis
 

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your follow up.  My software requires separate com ports for CW sending and rig interface.  More details are here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q40

I'm sorry that I didn't have the answer you were hoping for.

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...


-----Original Message-----
From: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 11:23 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3

Mark

Thanks for the advice but my k3 with k3iob has worked without any external attachment when run with N1mm.  I feel that n3fjp is a far more advanced system and should be able to run the same if not better. the ACLog seems to connect just fine now with the k3 using com3, but when I go to the CW setup it says com3 is already in use. I would like to solve the problem and not use a go around.

Thanks
Mel
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3
From: "Mark" <darkstar7@...>
Date: Mon, March 23, 2020 1:25 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I run a K3 with ACLog just as you do.  I would highly recommend getting yourself a Winkeyer box and let it handle the CW chores.  It really is the easiest way to make CW work flawlessly with ACLog in my opinion.  ACLog is already set-up to handle the Winkeyer interface, you just need the box.

73
Mark KN7T


Re: ACLog and Elecraft K3

Mel Marcus
 

Mark

Thanks for the advice but my k3 with k3iob has worked without any external attachment when run with N1mm.  I feel that n3fjp is a far more advanced system and should be able to run the same if not better. the ACLog seems to connect just fine now with the k3 using com3, but when I go to the CW setup it says com3 is already in use. I would like to solve the problem and not use a go around.

Thanks
Mel

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3
From: "Mark" <darkstar7@...>
Date: Mon, March 23, 2020 1:25 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I run a K3 with ACLog just as you do.  I would highly recommend getting yourself a Winkeyer box and let it handle the CW chores.  It really is the easiest way to make CW work flawlessly with ACLog in my opinion.  ACLog is already set-up to handle the Winkeyer interface, you just need the box.

73
Mark KN7T


Re: CI-V question

kc6mie
 

Thanks

Stephen Spencer

On Mar 23, 2020, at 8:13 AM, Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:


Hi Steven,

Thanks for your e-mail.  To change your band and mode in your rig, either click on a DX Spot, enter a frequency in the Call field or press Ctrl F and use the form that appears.  Selecting a new band or mode from the menu options will not change your rig.

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: kc6mie <kc6mie@...>
To: 'n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io' <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 10:38 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CI-V question

I'll try to make this short.  I intend to upgrade my ham desktop (running XP) in the near future but now I'm trying to connect my IC-7300 to it with a CI-V remote cable and Rigtalk.  I did get AC log to read the freq. but I cannot get the mode to change from USB.  I can select another mode but it goes right back to USB.  When selecting another band in AC log from the drop down menu, it goes right back to the band it was on and doesn't change, but when I change the band on the 7300, it changes in AC log.

Can anyone tell me if I've missed some settings.  Again, this is a temporary solution until I get an computer upgrade with Win 10.  
Thanks,
Stephen kc6mie


Re: CI-V question

Scott Davis
 

Hi Steven,

Thanks for your e-mail.  To change your band and mode in your rig, either click on a DX Spot, enter a frequency in the Call field or press Ctrl F and use the form that appears.  Selecting a new band or mode from the menu options will not change your rig.

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: kc6mie <kc6mie@...>
To: 'n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io' <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 10:38 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CI-V question

I'll try to make this short.  I intend to upgrade my ham desktop (running XP) in the near future but now I'm trying to connect my IC-7300 to it with a CI-V remote cable and Rigtalk.  I did get AC log to read the freq. but I cannot get the mode to change from USB.  I can select another mode but it goes right back to USB.  When selecting another band in AC log from the drop down menu, it goes right back to the band it was on and doesn't change, but when I change the band on the 7300, it changes in AC log.

Can anyone tell me if I've missed some settings.  Again, this is a temporary solution until I get an computer upgrade with Win 10.  
Thanks,
Stephen kc6mie


CI-V question

kc6mie
 

I'll try to make this short.  I intend to upgrade my ham desktop (running XP) in the near future but now I'm trying to connect my IC-7300 to it with a CI-V remote cable and Rigtalk.  I did get AC log to read the freq. but I cannot get the mode to change from USB.  I can select another mode but it goes right back to USB.  When selecting another band in AC log from the drop down menu, it goes right back to the band it was on and doesn't change, but when I change the band on the 7300, it changes in AC log.

Can anyone tell me if I've missed some settings.  Again, this is a temporary solution until I get an computer upgrade with Win 10.  
Thanks,
Stephen kc6mie


Re: Two Computers

Larry Krist
 

I have tried the below method and it works great as long as the connection is wired. When I use my laptop, the connection seems to be too slow when operating FT8 and FT4 and JTalert. To work around this, i use onedrive on the laptop and when finished, copy the log file to the ready share drive file and visa versa. This seems to work unless you forget to copy the file when finished, but sometimes I wonder if it retains all the information such as what was uploaded to LOTW etc.

Larry  N8CWU

On 3/23/2020 1:48 AM, W5DET wrote:
Here is my issue:   2 computers.   1 log.Instead of using a thumb drive to backup then restore,  cant I just do a upload to eQSL or LOTW,   then from the other computer do a fullT download?Or somesuch.  ???
Frankly, on an intermittent basis, using a thumb drive is probably fastest.  More importantly, the entirety of your log database will be transferred including any comments and notes you may have entered and not ONLY the fields the online logging sites have set up.
I maintain my log and data files on a NAS (Network Accessible Storage) drive separate from the internal drives in the computers.  It is a feature of my Netgear routers called Readyshare®.  This works the same as the AClog networking setup except there isn't a "server" computer.  This way, I can work on my logs from any computer that can access my LAN. 

A big plus of this approach is there is never an issue of syncing the logs because there is only ONE log file.  I've been using this approach for years and it has saved my bacon more than once when the computer's HDD gets wonky and has to be replaced or rebuilt.

73, Doug, W5DET

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: CQ WPX Contest Software Not Working Properly #contest

W4WKU
 

D'oh - it's that reading comprehension thing again!  :^) 
Thanks Scott, I did indeed misread your original e-mail.  I won't have an opportunity to try it until this evening; will let you know then if that cures the problem. I appreciate your patience!
73,
David KG0EW


Maryland QSO Party 4.2 Logs Now Available!

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

Just a quick note to let you know that I have updated the Maryland QSO Party in State and Out of State contest logs to accommodate the newly released rule set.  As always, upgrades are free to registered users.  You'll find version 4.2 here:


The upgrade steps here:


And the updated rules, just released by the Maryland-DC QSO Party committee here:

https://www.w3vpr.org/sites/default/files/mdcqsoparty/Documents/Maryland-DC_QSO_Party_Rules_2020-03-04.pdf


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:  

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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
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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: CQ WPX Contest Software Not Working Properly #contest

Scott Davis
 

Hi David,

Thanks for your follow up.  Please carefully follow the step by step directions I sent you in my previous reply. 

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: kg0ew <kg0ew@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 12:06 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WPX Contest Software Not Working Properly #contest

Hi Scott,
When I go into the Rig Interface in the CQ WPX log program, the software locks up, so I don't think I'll be able to do what your suggesting. Will it work if I instead copy the RigSettings.xml from AC Log to the CQ WPX log folder?  If that will work, I just need some guidance on how to find the folder for the CQ WPX log were the rigsettting.xml file is located. Once I can find the right folder, it will be easy to copy over the RigSettings.xml from AC Log. 
Thanks,
~ David


Re: Rig

Floyd Rodgers
 

G90 somewhat functions as an icon ic-7000 under ham radio deluxe.

Floyd KC5QBC

On Mar 22, 2020, at 7:23 PM, Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis@...> wrote:

Hi dalehhi,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Sorry that rig is not supported in my software at this time (unless, in the unlikely event at it will work with a setting designed for a another rig list).

I'm sorry that I didn't have the answer that you were hoping for.


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: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 4:16 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Rig

What Rig setting would be used for a Xiegu G90?


Re: ACLog and Elecraft K3

Mark
 

I run a K3 with ACLog just as you do.  I would highly recommend getting yourself a Winkeyer box and let it handle the CW chores.  It really is the easiest way to make CW work flawlessly with ACLog in my opinion.  ACLog is already set-up to handle the Winkeyer interface, you just need the box.

73
Mark KN7T


Re: Two Computers

W5DET
 

Here is my issue:   2 computers.   1 log.Instead of using a thumb drive to backup then restore,  cant I just do a upload to eQSL or LOTW,   then from the other computer do a full download?Or somesuch.  ???
Frankly, on an intermittent basis, using a thumb drive is probably fastest.  More importantly, the entirety of your log database will be transferred including any comments and notes you may have entered and not ONLY the fields the online logging sites have set up.
I maintain my log and data files on a NAS (Network Accessible Storage) drive separate from the internal drives in the computers.  It is a feature of my Netgear routers called Readyshare®.  This works the same as the AClog networking setup except there isn't a "server" computer.  This way, I can work on my logs from any computer that can access my LAN. 

A big plus of this approach is there is never an issue of syncing the logs because there is only ONE log file.  I've been using this approach for years and it has saved my bacon more than once when the computer's HDD gets wonky and has to be replaced or rebuilt.

73, Doug, W5DET


Re: ACLog and Elecraft K3

Mel Marcus
 

Ok got past that point so rig interface is running . it polls and show freq, band, mode.  the next challenge is cw. it does not seem to like that rig interface and cw share the same com3 port. what do I have to do next.

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLog and Elecraft K3
From: "Dave Cole" <dave@...>
Date: Sun, March 22, 2020 8:20 pm
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

In the settings of N3FJP is a setting called "Connection Power", it is
under the Rig Interface settings. Turn it to off.

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 3/22/20 5:45 PM, Mel Marcus wrote:
> All
>
> I am having a problem using my ACLog and my K3 . When I go into
> setting>rig  select rig = elecraft com port com3 baud 38.4 parity none
> databits 8 stop bits 2 commect power none poll rate 2 sec mode
> determined by rig
>
> i go into test mode and receive back rig freq and mode. so far so good.
> I save settings.
>
> now I go into ACLog and immediately the rig goes into transmit. I exit
> the program and it goes out of transmit.
>
> how can I fix this
>
> Mel
> NE9A
>
>
>




Re: Two computers..

Scott - NB0W
 

The way I do it is just save the file in "Google Drive". "One Drive", and probably others would work the same way if you have that.

The catches:
1. Both machines need internet
2. You need to give the file a few minutes to sync between computers after you close it
C. Both computers can't have the file open at the same time

It works, and is way easier than saving/loading from a thumb drive every time.

Scott - NB0W



On 3/22/2020 12:32 PM, Ruarto wrote:

Instead of making a backup file and moving it to the other computer,  couldn’t I just
upload to LOTW or eQSL then go to the other and download the file from same site?

 

73’s

Rob

KE7RG

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


--

Scott McCullough - NBØW


Re: CQ WPX Contest Software Not Working Properly #contest

W4WKU
 

Hi Scott,
When I go into the Rig Interface in the CQ WPX log program, the software locks up, so I don't think I'll be able to do what your suggesting. Will it work if I instead copy the RigSettings.xml from AC Log to the CQ WPX log folder?  If that will work, I just need some guidance on how to find the folder for the CQ WPX log were the rigsettting.xml file is located. Once I can find the right folder, it will be easy to copy over the RigSettings.xml from AC Log. 
Thanks,
~ David


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

kc6mie
 

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

Stephen Spencer


Re: ACLog and Elecraft K3

Dave Cole
 

In the settings of N3FJP is a setting called "Connection Power", it is under the Rig Interface settings. Turn it to off.

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 3/22/20 5:45 PM, Mel Marcus wrote:
All
I am having a problem using my ACLog and my K3 . When I go into setting>rig  select rig = elecraft com port com3 baud 38.4 parity none databits 8 stop bits 2 commect power none poll rate 2 sec mode determined by rig
i go into test mode and receive back rig freq and mode. so far so good. I save settings.
now I go into ACLog and immediately the rig goes into transmit. I exit the program and it goes out of transmit.
how can I fix this
Mel
NE9A


ACLog and Elecraft K3

Mel Marcus
 

All

I am having a problem using my ACLog and my K3 . When I go into setting>rig  select rig = elecraft com port com3 baud 38.4 parity none databits 8 stop bits 2 commect power none poll rate 2 sec mode determined by rig

i go into test mode and receive back rig freq and mode. so far so good. I save settings.

now I go into ACLog and immediately the rig goes into transmit. I exit the program and it goes out of transmit.

how can I fix this

Mel
NE9A