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Re: Problems with Backup format

David Rounds
 

Gary,
You should be able to go to  "Apps" in your Windows settings, locate either "Microsoft Access" or what ever version of Microsoft Office that you have installed and uninstall it.
If you are running an older version of Access or Office, you may have to select "Programs and Features" from the right side of the "Apps and features" window, locate the program there and uninstall it.
73
David
AK9F

On 3/12/2020 10:15 AM, Gary KF7WNS wrote:
"You can also backup your log by clicking File > Export ADIF > Whole Log." 
Thanks Scott...I forgot about that option for saving backups. 
I'm unable to remove MS Access from my machine and it automatically takes over when I click "Create Backup".
Export whole log works fine.
73 and God Bless,
Gary/KF7WNS



On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 3:33 AM Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Gary,

Thanks for your e-mail.  The automatic backups AC Log creates have always been .mdb files.  It is not necessary to have Access on your PC.  AC Log can open these files fine (they are exact copies of your primary log file), which is also a .mdb file.

You can also backup your log by clicking File > Export ADIF > Whole Log.

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: Gary KF7WNS <gardenerguy8@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 12, 2020 1:49 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problems with Backup format

Scott,
I recently upgraded my radio computer to W 10. My log backups are now going to Microsoft Access. I have no use for MS Access, but am unable to uninstall the program. 
Is there a way for me to backup in a usable format?
Many thanks for your great program.
Gary/KF7WNS


Re: ACLOG LoTW Authentication

Scott Davis
 

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you've run into trouble.  I just did a download from LoTW in AC Log and it worked fine here.  Make sure your Internet protection software isn't clamping down on AC Log and that your sign on credentials are correct.  More details are here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q108

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: Larry Banks via Groups.Io <larryb.w1dyj@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Mar 12, 2020 1:48 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLOG LoTW Authentication

My understanding is that the problem IS NOT at the LoTW end.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 
From: Bill W0EJ
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 13:29
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLOG LoTW Authentication
 
Steve, QRZ.com can’t download from LoTW and have now posted that info on your Settings window. I can upload with DXKeeper and my ACLog downloaded successfully yesterday. I’d guess LoTW has a glitch to work out.   My intent was just to let you know, you are not the only one with LoTW issues.
73 Bill W0EJ
 
From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:02
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLOG LoTW Authentication
 
Good Morning
Yesterday starting around 2000z, I noticed my auto upload was not working from AC Log to LoTW.
I verified LoTW was up and manually uploaded an adif via TQSL with no issues. Problem has been
intermittent since. Close and reopen ACLOG usually allows for a few auto upload QSO's and then stops again. Problem is also affecting downloading LoTW to ACLOG.
Windows 10 Current Update
TQSL 2.5.1
ACLOG 6.6
Any thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Steve
W5CIA


Re: ACLOG LoTW Authentication

Bill W0EJ
 

Well hopefully it’ll get sorted soon Larry. My guess was based on the fact Steve’s ACLog had a problem and QRZ.com/logbook does too.  Regardless, another technology kerfuffle……

73 Bill W0EJ

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Banks via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:48
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLOG LoTW Authentication

 

My understanding is that the problem IS NOT at the LoTW end.


73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

From: Bill W0EJ

Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 13:29

Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLOG LoTW Authentication

 

Steve, QRZ.com can’t download from LoTW and have now posted that info on your Settings window. I can upload with DXKeeper and my ACLog downloaded successfully yesterday. I’d guess LoTW has a glitch to work out.   My intent was just to let you know, you are not the only one with LoTW issues.

73 Bill W0EJ

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:02
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLOG LoTW Authentication

 

Good Morning
Yesterday starting around 2000z, I noticed my auto upload was not working from AC Log to LoTW.
I verified LoTW was up and manually uploaded an adif via TQSL with no issues. Problem has been
intermittent since. Close and reopen ACLOG usually allows for a few auto upload QSO's and then stops again. Problem is also affecting downloading LoTW to ACLOG.
Windows 10 Current Update
TQSL 2.5.1
ACLOG 6.6
Any thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Steve
W5CIA


Re: ACLOG LoTW Authentication

Tom Hauer K0YA
 

LOTW was having issues last evening.  I could not upload or download from it for a while.  Don't know how long it was down but is working fine now.

Tom, K0YA

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 12:15 PM Steve <steve@...> wrote:
Good Morning
Yesterday starting around 2000z, I noticed my auto upload was not working from AC Log to LoTW.
I verified LoTW was up and manually uploaded an adif via TQSL with no issues. Problem has been 
intermittent since. Close and reopen ACLOG usually allows for a few auto upload QSO's and then stops again. Problem is also affecting downloading LoTW to ACLOG.
Windows 10 Current Update
TQSL 2.5.1
ACLOG 6.6
Any thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Steve
W5CIA


Re: ARRL LOTW list Vs N3FJP list

Scott Davis
 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Rather than changing the country names in AC Log on entry, you should always go with the defaults in Jim's AD1C country list that AC Log uses.  When the ADIF export occurs, the names are mapped to a DX entity number in accordance with ADIF spec, so DX entity matches occur regardless of country spelling.  If you change the country name from the AD1C list default, the proper entity number will not be mapped as part of the export.  

More details on Jim's country list are here:

http://www.country-files.com/

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: Jim K9TF <jim.gmforum@...>
To: N3FJP Group <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 12, 2020 11:47 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ARRL LOTW list Vs N3FJP list

I was looking at my LOTW  DXCC AWARD totals on the their web page and found some of my CURRENT DXCC totals on various bands were different than what N3FJP log award totals were. So I started to look for what I was missing. I gave up looking. Why, because of what I found.
 
What I noticed was that some of the country names in the DXCC Entity column are different than  the list in AClog DXCC awards. Would be a lot easier to search and compare if they all matched and aligned  with the LOTW list.
 
ARRL LOTW does not make mistakes and you can be sure that these totals are spot on and trusted. Human error comes into play. I as a user make mistakes in my data entry, so I correct those errors in my log to align with LOTW I correct my mistakes and at times send in an update or contact DXCC desk depending what the issue is. In 50 years I only called them once to correct a mistaken credit that needed needed to be removed.  Usually I would type in a call wrong and resubmit to LOTW.
 
 
Jim Borowski K9TF
 
 
Sent from my Microsoft Surface
 

--
Jim K9TF


Re: [N3FJP

Bob Smallwood
 

Jim,

LOTW is not infallible. 

I see several possibilities for mismatched countries:
1) The other station did not set their location correctly - this is the country shown in LOTW;
2) You may be using an outdated version of the AD1C country files (no entry or outdated country assignment for their station), resulting in your log being inaccurate;
3) Country files are current but incorrect (rare, but not impossible)
4) You may have manually entered the country you thought you had contacted. 
5) Something else... 

I would research where that station was on that date. If LOTW has incorrect country, then that station will need to correct their location and resubmit (contact LOTW). If country is incorrect in ACL, enter the correct country (be careful about spelling). 

Hope this helps! 
Bob N3FM 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Jim K9TF <jim.gmforum@...>
Date: 3/12/20 11:47 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: N3FJP Group <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: [N3FJP

I was looking at my LOTW  DXCC AWARD totals on the their web page and found some of my CURRENT DXCC totals on various bands were different than what N3FJP log award totals were. So I started to look for what I was missing. I gave up looking. Why, because of what I found.

 

What I noticed was that some of the country names in the DXCC Entity column are different than  the list in AClog DXCC awards. Would be a lot easier to search and compare if they all matched and aligned  with the LOTW list.

 

ARRL LOTW does not make mistakes and you can be sure that these totals are spot on and trusted. Human error comes into play. I as a user make mistakes in my data entry, so I correct those errors in my log to align with LOTW I correct my mistakes and at times send in an update or contact DXCC desk depending what the issue is. In 50 years I only called them once to correct a mistaken credit that needed needed to be removed.  Usually I would type in a call wrong and resubmit to LOTW.

 

 

Jim Borowski K9TF

 

 

Sent from my Microsoft Surface

 


Re: ACLOG LoTW Authentication

Larry Banks
 

My understanding is that the problem IS NOT at the LoTW end.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

From: Bill W0EJ
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 13:29
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLOG LoTW Authentication
 

Steve, QRZ.com can’t download from LoTW and have now posted that info on your Settings window. I can upload with DXKeeper and my ACLog downloaded successfully yesterday. I’d guess LoTW has a glitch to work out.   My intent was just to let you know, you are not the only one with LoTW issues.

73 Bill W0EJ

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:02
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLOG LoTW Authentication

 

Good Morning
Yesterday starting around 2000z, I noticed my auto upload was not working from AC Log to LoTW.
I verified LoTW was up and manually uploaded an adif via TQSL with no issues. Problem has been
intermittent since. Close and reopen ACLOG usually allows for a few auto upload QSO's and then stops again. Problem is also affecting downloading LoTW to ACLOG.
Windows 10 Current Update
TQSL 2.5.1
ACLOG 6.6
Any thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Steve
W5CIA


Re: ACLOG LoTW Authentication

Bill W0EJ
 

Steve, QRZ.com can’t download from LoTW and have now posted that info on your Settings window. I can upload with DXKeeper and my ACLog downloaded successfully yesterday. I’d guess LoTW has a glitch to work out.   My intent was just to let you know, you are not the only one with LoTW issues.

73 Bill W0EJ

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:02
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLOG LoTW Authentication

 

Good Morning
Yesterday starting around 2000z, I noticed my auto upload was not working from AC Log to LoTW.
I verified LoTW was up and manually uploaded an adif via TQSL with no issues. Problem has been 
intermittent since. Close and reopen ACLOG usually allows for a few auto upload QSO's and then stops again. Problem is also affecting downloading LoTW to ACLOG.
Windows 10 Current Update
TQSL 2.5.1
ACLOG 6.6
Any thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Steve
W5CIA


ACLOG LoTW Authentication

Steve <steve@...>
 

Good Morning
Yesterday starting around 2000z, I noticed my auto upload was not working from AC Log to LoTW.
I verified LoTW was up and manually uploaded an adif via TQSL with no issues. Problem has been 
intermittent since. Close and reopen ACLOG usually allows for a few auto upload QSO's and then stops again. Problem is also affecting downloading LoTW to ACLOG.
Windows 10 Current Update
TQSL 2.5.1
ACLOG 6.6
Any thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Steve
W5CIA


ARRL LOTW list Vs N3FJP list

Jim K9TF <jim.gmforum@...>
 

I was looking at my LOTW  DXCC AWARD totals on the their web page and found some of my CURRENT DXCC totals on various bands were different than what N3FJP log award totals were. So I started to look for what I was missing. I gave up looking. Why, because of what I found.

 

What I noticed was that some of the country names in the DXCC Entity column are different than  the list in AClog DXCC awards. Would be a lot easier to search and compare if they all matched and aligned  with the LOTW list.

 

ARRL LOTW does not make mistakes and you can be sure that these totals are spot on and trusted. Human error comes into play. I as a user make mistakes in my data entry, so I correct those errors in my log to align with LOTW I correct my mistakes and at times send in an update or contact DXCC desk depending what the issue is. In 50 years I only called them once to correct a mistaken credit that needed needed to be removed.  Usually I would type in a call wrong and resubmit to LOTW.

 

 

Jim Borowski K9TF

 

 

Sent from my Microsoft Surface

 


--
Jim K9TF


Re: Problems with Backup format

Gary KF7WNS
 

"You can also backup your log by clicking File > Export ADIF > Whole Log." 
Thanks Scott...I forgot about that option for saving backups. 
I'm unable to remove MS Access from my machine and it automatically takes over when I click "Create Backup".
Export whole log works fine.
73 and God Bless,
Gary/KF7WNS



On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 3:33 AM Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Gary,

Thanks for your e-mail.  The automatic backups AC Log creates have always been .mdb files.  It is not necessary to have Access on your PC.  AC Log can open these files fine (they are exact copies of your primary log file), which is also a .mdb file.

You can also backup your log by clicking File > Export ADIF > Whole Log.

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: Gary KF7WNS <gardenerguy8@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 12, 2020 1:49 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problems with Backup format

Scott,
I recently upgraded my radio computer to W 10. My log backups are now going to Microsoft Access. I have no use for MS Access, but am unable to uninstall the program. 
Is there a way for me to backup in a usable format?
Many thanks for your great program.
Gary/KF7WNS


Re: Problems with Backup format

Scott Davis
 

Hi Gary,

Thanks for your e-mail.  The automatic backups AC Log creates have always been .mdb files.  It is not necessary to have Access on your PC.  AC Log can open these files fine (they are exact copies of your primary log file), which is also a .mdb file.

You can also backup your log by clicking File > Export ADIF > Whole Log.

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: Gary KF7WNS <gardenerguy8@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 12, 2020 1:49 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Problems with Backup format

Scott,
I recently upgraded my radio computer to W 10. My log backups are now going to Microsoft Access. I have no use for MS Access, but am unable to uninstall the program. 
Is there a way for me to backup in a usable format?
Many thanks for your great program.
Gary/KF7WNS


Problems with Backup format

Gary KF7WNS
 

Scott,
I recently upgraded my radio computer to W 10. My log backups are now going to Microsoft Access. I have no use for MS Access, but am unable to uninstall the program. 
Is there a way for me to backup in a usable format?
Many thanks for your great program.
Gary/KF7WNS


Re: lost my log

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ray,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.

When you export your data, be very careful that you don't overwrite your log file.  You can restore your log file from backup as detailed here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q57

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: Ray Armstrong via Groups.Io <sallisawfireman@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 8:11 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] lost my log

I tried to export my log data to qrz, doing so my entire log disappeared, how can I recover my data ?


lost my log

Ray Armstrong
 

I tried to export my log data to qrz, doing so my entire log disappeared, how can I recover my data ?


Re: Question about the DX SSB contest last weekend and LoTW

Mel Marcus
 

Did what you suggest and guess what!
It worked.

Thanks as always

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Question about the DX SSB contest last
weekend and LoTW
From: "Scott Davis via Groups.Io" <SNKDavis@...>
Date: Tue, March 10, 2020 12:44 pm
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your follow up.  Yes, details 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: Mel Marcus <melm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 10, 2020 1:37 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Question about the DX SSB contest last weekend and LoTW

My problem is that when I uploaded to LOTW that my QSL sent is not flagged. Proof that I did send it is that it is in lotw.  am I missing something?

Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Question about the DX SSB contest last
weekend and LoTW
From: "Mike Olbrisch" <mike-2020@...>
Date: Tue, March 10, 2020 12:00 pm
To: <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>

Credit for a contact in LoTW depends on two main things.
 
#1 – you upload accurate data to LoTW.
 
#2 – The other station uploads matching data to LoTW.
 
Both stations must upload.  And both must match in the areas I mentioned previously.  If one station does not upload, or is any of the data doesn’t match, there will be no confirmation in LoTW.
 
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 pphiliphome@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:50 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Question about the DX SSB contest last weekend and LoTW
 
Hi All,

I worked a few stations in the DX SSB contest this weekend and would like to be sure I get LoTW credit for the new ones.

Does anyone know if when the contest logs are submitted by DX stations, they are uploaded to LoTW? Or do they have to do a separate process?

Since it's an ARRL event, I would hope it uses LoTW and when I upload my QSO's, they get matched up.

Or, do I have to upload my own contest detail via Cabrillo log via the contest site. If so, can I download the contest software version, export from ACLog in ADIF, import to the contest software, then export and upload?

Somehow I feel like I am over-complicating this.

Thanks for any input!

73, Paul, AC9O


Re: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

Scott Davis
 

Hi Dale,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.  Frequency is not overwritten to existing records on LoTW download to AC Log.  Additionally, if the QSO record was not in AC Log to begin with and then added by an LoTW download, frequency is not included.

It sounds like you had considerable ADIF import trouble.  I suspect that is where the discrepancies are.

Good luck!


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: Dale Martin <kg5u@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

 
I just noticed that 99.9% of my confirmed contacts in ACL are now without frequency; mode, yes, but no frequency. I know for a fact that when my old logs were uploaded to LOTW they contained the frequency. But, it seems that when the LOTW report is put in ACL, whatever was in the yet-to-be-confirmed QSO entry is replaced by the LOTW confirmation, sans frequency.
 
Somewhere along the line, after purchasing ACL and loading N1MM ADIFs, something happened somewhere to where an inordinate number of QSOs got trashed. I can only guess that somehow, some ADIF entries ended up lacking a ‘>’, others—and even the same entries—had bands different than the displayed numeric frequency. In comparing LOTW and ACL listings, I’ve found numerous instances where the ACL listing shows 40m as the band, but the frequency says 14.025. I’m not sure where the error is coming from, but it puts the validity/accuracy of the QSO in question. If LOTW online lists the freq I change the band in ACL to match. I’ve got a bunch more to fix before all is said and done.
 
The problem, of course is I don’t have a frequency listed for most of the QSOs in ACL, so can only go by LOTW because I don’t trust BAND in ACL.
Add to that the fact that if the band/freq differ, LOTW may not confirm it. So, all the unconfirmed entries in ACL may be not because the other operator didn’t submit his logs, but that my logs were screwed up with differing or wrong BAND.
 
This is seriously taking away from my on-the-air time.
 
73,
Dale, kg5u
  


What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

Dale Martin, KG5U
 

 

I just noticed that 99.9% of my confirmed contacts in ACL are now without frequency; mode, yes, but no frequency. I know for a fact that when my old logs were uploaded to LOTW they contained the frequency. But, it seems that when the LOTW report is put in ACL, whatever was in the yet-to-be-confirmed QSO entry is replaced by the LOTW confirmation, sans frequency.

 

Somewhere along the line, after purchasing ACL and loading N1MM ADIFs, something happened somewhere to where an inordinate number of QSOs got trashed. I can only guess that somehow, some ADIF entries ended up lacking a ‘>’, others—and even the same entries—had bands different than the displayed numeric frequency. In comparing LOTW and ACL listings, I’ve found numerous instances where the ACL listing shows 40m as the band, but the frequency says 14.025. I’m not sure where the error is coming from, but it puts the validity/accuracy of the QSO in question. If LOTW online lists the freq I change the band in ACL to match. I’ve got a bunch more to fix before all is said and done.

 

The problem, of course is I don’t have a frequency listed for most of the QSOs in ACL, so can only go by LOTW because I don’t trust BAND in ACL.

Add to that the fact that if the band/freq differ, LOTW may not confirm it. So, all the unconfirmed entries in ACL may be not because the other operator didn’t submit his logs, but that my logs were screwed up with differing or wrong BAND.

 

This is seriously taking away from my on-the-air time.

 

73,

Dale, kg5u

  


Re: DXContest log problem

Scott Davis
 

Hi George,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Carefully select the Cabrillo file, or paste the created file in directly by copying the data that appears after writing the Cabrillo file.  More details are here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q52

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: George <averill@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DXContest log problem

I checked write cabrillo contest submittal file.
Then I clicked open a r r l contest log submission form.
After filling out the ARRL form and submitting the file I get "uploaded file not a cabrillo formatted file."
HELP!


Re: What Freq?

K8TS
 

No worrys Jim;

Don’t even run with the pups 😊

It just became a habit with me (although I do have a couple “places” in my section) Too old to run with the pack.

Thanks!

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jim Shorney
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:12 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] What Freq?

 

 

Current CQ WW rules say:

 

"The log MUST show the following for each contact: correct date and time in UTC, frequency (or band), call sign of the station worked, exchange sent, and exchange received. A log without all required information may be reclassified to Checklog. Contacts should be logged at the time they are completed. Stations competing for World and Continent awards must provide actual frequencies for all contacts in the log."

 

" Any single operator entrant (see V.A.1) competing for a top five finish at the (a) World, (b) Continent, or (c) USA levels, including Classic Overlay, must record the transmitted and received audio as heard by the operator for the duration of the contest operation."

 

Unless you are a top dog you don't need audio or frequency logged. If you think you are in that class you can plan accordingly. Otherwise, don't sweat it.

 

73

 

-Jim

NU0C

 

On Tue, 10 Mar 2020 23:21:03 -0400

"K8TS" <dalecole3502@...> wrote:

 

> The reason for logging exact frequency came about several years ago when contests sponsored by CQ no longer accepted just band, but also wanted exact frequency.  At about the same time they started to ask for audio (two way) of the entire contest for verification of top (5) finishers in the major categories. (i.e. World, Continent, etc.).  However, I have not felt the need to buy an SD card for that purpose, and probably will not in my lifetime. I guess “rubber clocking”, “padding”, and “self spotting” have not totally disappeared from the log checking vocabulary yet.