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Re: N3FJP Country Files - 20 November 2019

Bo W4GHV
 

Wow! The FCC sure did mess up the USA call sign assignment!  Arg!
--
73, Bo W4GHV since '54.   When they did it right. 🤔


Re: LoTW and imported SS QSOs

Mark Johns
 

Scott,

Thanks for your response. I struggled with this for awhile, deleting the SS contacts, resetting, and transferring again a couple times via the API. LoTW was telling me I had QSOs not in the log, and ACLog asked if I wanted to add them. I generally do not do this, but I tried it. It gave me duplicates of all of my SS contacts. Apparently, LoTW could not "see" the contacts in the log that had come via the API, even though I could see them there quite plainly.

Finally, I deleted everything back to just before the contest, reset the counter, exited the program so all would save, restarted and made another backup, just in case. Then I exported from the contest log to ADIF and imported the ADIF into ACLog the old fashioned way. Then I went back to LoTW and did the "All Since" using 11/16 as the cut-off date. All of the SS QSOs updated as they were supposed to, and those verified showed up correctly in the log file, as well.

I cannot explain why the API transfer appears to work, but apparently doesn't complete the process on some level. But so long as the export/import process works, I guess all is well.

-- 

Mark D. Johns, KØJM (ex-KØMDJ) 
Minneapolis, MN EN35hd
-----------------------------------------------
"Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, 
   you would stay out and your dog would go in." 
     ---Mark Twain


On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:43:31 PM CST, Scott Davis via Groups.Io <snkdavis@...> wrote:


Hi Mark,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you ran into trouble.  It sounds like you did everything properly, clicking All Since to download after uploading, so I am at a loss.  

I also transferred my Sweepstakes QSOs via API (for both the CW and SSB tests).  After waiting a while, I clicked All Since and everything worked properly after both contests:

Capture.JPG



I am certain many others have done the same and there have been no other problem reports whatsoever.  I wish I had something insightful to suggest, but I am at a loss, other than to try repeating the upload process.  Maybe some QSOs came down from LoTW, but not the contest QSOs.  Perhaps someone else on the group will have an idea.

If not, you can always click File > Reset counter to clear your most recent records and then transfer them via ADIF, but honestly, that should make no difference whatsoever.  The identical data is transferred.

Please let us know if any additional clues come to light.

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: Mark Johns via Groups.Io <mjohns166@...>
To: N3FJP Software Users New IO Group <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LoTW and imported SS QSOs

I imported my Sweepstakes contacts from the contest log into ACLog using the API. It's the first time I've used this method for transferring from the contest log, but it seemed to work as it should.

As soon as the Qs were imported, I selected them and uploaded to LoTW. Next day, I went back and did a download from LoTW. On the ACLog LoTW screen I see all of those contacts come back for verification, and many of them marked as confirmed. Yet, in the main ACLog screen, they ALL remain marked N for QSL sent and N for QSL received. 

I tried downloading all since, all confirmed since, and even (after a long wait) all confirmed. Still, all of the SS Qs are marked N and N.

-- 

Mark D. Johns, KØJM (ex-KØMDJ) 
Minneapolis, MN EN35hd
-----------------------------------------------
"Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, 
   you would stay out and your dog would go in." 
     ---Mark Twain


Re: 3DA0

N4CC Greg <N4cc@...>
 

Thanks, Scott – easy!  73, Greg

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Davis via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:17 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 3DA0

 

Hi Greg,

 

Thanks for your e-mail.  To update your log file for the new country name resulting from the AD1C country list update, Please do the following:

 

-  Click File > Create Backup (not required, but recommended)

-  Click File > Export ADIF > Whole Log

-  Click File > Reset Counter and enter 0.

-  Click File > Import ADIF and select the file that you exported.

 

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: N4CC Greg <N4cc@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 21, 2019 1:09 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 3DA0

The name change from Swaziland to Kingdom of eSwatini has caused the country count on N3FJP to be incorrect.  How do I correct this so the old Swaziland QSO’s count for eSwatini?  Thanks, Scott.  73, Greg-N4CC


Re: ICOM 7300

AI3KS
 

Ed,

Here are my settings for the 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 = 115200
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 1
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = None
Connection Power = None

I have the baud rate locked down in the 7300 rather than auto.

Hope this helps.

Steve, AI3KS


Re: 3DA0

Scott Davis
 

Hi Greg,

Thanks for your e-mail.  To update your log file for the new country name resulting from the AD1C country list update, Please do the following:

-  Click File > Create Backup (not required, but recommended)
-  Click File > Export ADIF > Whole Log
-  Click File > Reset Counter and enter 0.
-  Click File > Import ADIF and select the file that you exported.

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: N4CC Greg <N4cc@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 21, 2019 1:09 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] 3DA0

The name change from Swaziland to Kingdom of eSwatini has caused the country count on N3FJP to be incorrect.  How do I correct this so the old Swaziland QSO’s count for eSwatini?  Thanks, Scott.  73, Greg-N4CC


Re: Ctrl-Shift-R feature

Scott Davis
 

Hi Rick,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Ctrl + Shift + R does not stop the polling or your radio.  It stops the value updates on the main form, so that users can enter their own values and then quickly reenable the polled values.  

To quickly disable rig interface:

-  Press Ctrl + R
-  Select None
-  Click Done

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: RICHARD SCHMIEDT <schmiera@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 11:57 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Ctrl-Shift-R feature

This is a really great feature, but it would be even better if it also disabled the com port so that WSJTx could start without complaining that it can’t have it’s com port to control the rig.
Thus, everytime I use FT8, I must go back to ACLog, go through a Ctrl-R, click on the None in the select rig option, then click Done, then restart WSJTx.  Then when I’m done with FT-8 I have to go back and give back the rig control to ACLog.  That’s actually easier because I use the test swap button to reinitialize either of my two rigs already in the saved configuration mode.

I was really hoping that the new Ctrl-Shift-R would have done it all.  Am I missing something here?

Happy Turkey everyone,
Rick
W4GE


Re: Winkeyer Emulator and RemoteRig RRC Query

Scott Davis
 

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm not familiar with the TS-480HX specifically, but make sure that your Winkeyer is connected to the straight key jack, not the keyer jack.

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: Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Winkeyer Emulator and RemoteRig RRC Query

Everything is working to control a TS-480HX remotely with RemoteRigs remote control boxes. Paddle input sends perfect CW, however, when I use the macros in N3FJP Winkeyer emulator (which connects and sends CW as expected), listening to the radio on a different receiver sounds like "chirps" in the same rhythm as the macro characters being sent.
To summarize, everything works on CW except when sending Macros ... the radio produces "chirps" instead of dits and dahs.
Any ideas where to look?
Dennis - WU6X


Re: ICOM 7300

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ed,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Yes, I have the 7610 connected by USB myself, but I've had lots of successful reports from Icom 7300 users.  You'll find the successful settings that they have sent along here (there is even a video and the specific settings are below):



In addition, I just received this information this morning from another fellow in our local club running the Icom 7300 with my software.  He is connected via the USB cable:


Capture.JPG



Rig Name = Icom2
Read Frequency Command = FE FE 00 E0 03 FD
Read Mode Command = FE FE 00 E0 04 FD
Convert To Hex = True
Baud Rate = 9600
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 1
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = None

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: Ed W2LCQ via Groups.Io <w2lcq@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Cc: Scott Kimberly Davis <snkdavis@...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 5:36 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ICOM 7300

Trying to connect N3FJP ACL to 7300 without success. Both N1MM+ and SKCC loggers connect ok at 115200 baud over USB cable. None of the N3FJP ICOM rig options work with rig address 94 and no baud rate works including 115200 “Other”.  No issues with Windows 10 COM port or driver  Does any ICOM 7300 user have any ideas? Thanks a lot!

All best, Ed W2LCQ


Vy 73, Ed Jones W2LCQ

                  Frankford Radio Club
CWops 701 - SKCC 5474C - FISTS 12294


            






3DA0

N4CC Greg <N4cc@...>
 

The name change from Swaziland to Kingdom of eSwatini has caused the country count on N3FJP to be incorrect.  How do I correct this so the old Swaziland QSO’s count for eSwatini?  Thanks, Scott.  73, Greg-N4CC


Re: cw spotting #'s

Alexander Kopp MD
 

Thank you, 73, Alex AK1MD

On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 5:59 AM Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Alex,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Click Settings > DX Spotting > Configure.  On the form that appears, click More Filtering to set your filters as you desire.

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: Alexander Kopp MD <akopp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Nov 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] cw spotting #'s

I am trying to prepare for the contest in 1 week.
I used cq ww dx contest log 57 for the phone contest few weeks ago. Loved it!
Now the cw spotter is showing only ph spots. I changed settings, modes etc. I am using dxspots.com and I enabled set/skimmer.
Anybody can help?
Thank you.
73, Alex AK1MD


Ctrl-Shift-R feature

RICHARD SCHMIEDT
 

This is a really great feature, but it would be even better if it also disabled the com port so that WSJTx could start without complaining that it can’t have it’s com port to control the rig.

Thus, everytime I use FT8, I must go back to ACLog, go through a Ctrl-R, click on the None in the select rig option, then click Done, then restart WSJTx.  Then when I’m done with FT-8 I have to go back and give back the rig control to ACLog.  That’s actually easier because I use the test swap button to reinitialize either of my two rigs already in the saved configuration mode.


I was really hoping that the new Ctrl-Shift-R would have done it all.  Am I missing something here?

Happy Turkey everyone,
Rick
W4GE


Winkeyer Emulator and RemoteRig RRC Query

Dennis - WU6X
 

Everything is working to control a TS-480HX remotely with RemoteRigs remote control boxes. Paddle input sends perfect CW, however, when I use the macros in N3FJP Winkeyer emulator (which connects and sends CW as expected), listening to the radio on a different receiver sounds like "chirps" in the same rhythm as the macro characters being sent.
To summarize, everything works on CW except when sending Macros ... the radio produces "chirps" instead of dits and dahs.
Any ideas where to look?
Dennis - WU6X


Re: CQ WW DX Contest Log 5.7

Mitch NW0M
 

HI Bill,

Another suggestion - take it or leave it - is to remove the 'BK' from the end of your F2 String.  It is unnecessary and can disrupt the timing/rhythm of the QSO.  Other than SKCC events, you'll rarely hear it used.  Good Luck in the WW!!!

73, Mitch
 


ICOM 7300

Ed W2LCQ <w2lcq@...>
 

Trying to connect N3FJP ACL to 7300 without success. Both N1MM+ and SKCC loggers connect ok at 115200 baud over USB cable. None of the N3FJP ICOM rig options work with rig address 94 and no baud rate works including 115200 “Other”.  No issues with Windows 10 COM port or driver  Does any ICOM 7300 user have any ideas? Thanks a lot!

All best, Ed W2LCQ


Vy 73, Ed Jones W2LCQ

                  Frankford Radio Club
CWops 701 - SKCC 5474C - FISTS 12294


            






Re: CQ WW DX Contest Log 5.7

Bill DeVore
 

Thanks Scott. I've been contesting for a few years and I rarely if ever send the call more that once. I've heard it done during the weekly CWT's so I was more curious than anything else. I wanted to know if it could be done in CWT Contest Log. Guess I'll go over to the CWOps group and ask those that do it, which software they're using and how they do it.

Bill

See you contesters this weekend. If I hear you, I'll only send your call 1 time!


Re: ham needs onsite help

Wilbur Doolittle
 

is the radio ans signalink working with wsjt x already 

 


ham needs onsite help

jim crisco WA4YIZ
 

hi all...
i have been helping a fellow ham set up his ic756 pro 3 with wsjtx (signalink) and now we are adding acl...
doing this remotely with teamviewer...i live appx 3 hrs away...
he also wants to renew his LOTW acct and link acl with it..
we are trying to find someone who can visit this ham and assist....
he is elderly ... has parkinson's..and has moved in with family..
he lives in north augusta SC..near the river.
so ..if you live in this area..have knowledge of the 756 ..acl..wstjx...and can help...
please contact me off group..

thanks in advance...
73
jim
wa4yiz


Re: CQ WW DX Contest Log 5.7

Scott Davis
 

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your e-mail.  You can always put a ! character anywhere in the F key string to enter the QSO when you press the F key (instead of pressing enter), but as others have written, you really don't want to send the call a second time with every Q.  Calls are typically only sent again when you make a correction.  Not only will it slow you down, it is slowing down all those waiting to work you.

Instead, I recommend putting just the $ character alone in another F key string.  Say F7 for example.  When you need to confirm a corrected call with Tab Sends Message enabled, just press F7 and then Enter (enter will send the F3 string).

That way, you have complete control and only need to send when necessary.

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 DeVore <w3pnm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 7:54 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CQ WW DX Contest Log 5.7

Thanks John and your point is well taken. It’s all about Q’s/hr and sending an extra call will have an effect over a 24 or 48 hour contest. I work the CWT’s every Wednesday and I hear the extra call sent from time to time. 
I’d still like know if it’s possible to do it. Is there a buffer that will temporarily hold $ until is flushed by something other than a return?


N3FJP Country Files - 20 November 2019

Jim Reisert AD1C
 

There are new country files for ACLog and related software by N3FJP.

To update the country files from the logging program menu, select:

Files -> Download Country Files From AD1C

You should download all three files. When done, you can re-start your
logging program.

Manual installation instructions are here:

http://www.country-files.com/n3fjp-info/

Here are the release notes:

http://www.country-files.com/n3fjp-20-november-2019/

N3FJP - 20 November 2019
Version entity is East Malaysia, 9M6

Added/changed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* 3DA0BP/J is Kingdom of eSwatini, 3DA
* A41HA/ND is Oman, A4
* B7/BA7CK, B7/BA7NQ, B7/BD1TX, B7CRA, BA7CK, BA7IA, BD1TX and BD7HC
are all China, BY in CQ zone 26
* VP8HAL is Antarctica, CE9 in ITU zone 73
* EA5EZ/P is Spain, EA
* EA8BFH/P is Canary Islands, EA8
* EA1DFP/9 is Ceuta & Melilla, EA9
* TO3FM is Martinique, FM
* FO/F6BCW is Marquesas Islands, FO/m
* GB2CWR is Scotland, GM
* 4U25B, II5BP/J and IK6FAW/J are all Italy, I
* WL7WN is in ITU zone 7, not ITU zone 8
* WL7WN is in CQ zone 4, not CQ zone 5
* AL7FZ, KH7VE, KL0NP/P, KL0VB, KL0ZL, KL1AK, NH6F, NL7GU and WH7UZ
are all United States, K in CQ zone 3, ITU zone 6
* AH6TS, AL7OX, KH6JCV, KL1DY, KL7FQQ, NH6TD, WH6KK and WP4IXT are all United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 7
* AH6YL, AL7JN, AL7LP, KL1NR, KL2TD and NP4C/8 are all United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 8
* KH2UZ, KH6HFO, KL1LA, KL3UX, KL3VA, WH6ECQ, WH6GEU, WP3GN and WP4QER
are all United States, K in CQ zone 5, ITU zone 8
* AE7CA is Guam, KH2
* K4AJQ, K6HNL, KA6SVW, KB6SWL, KL3JC, KM6UVP and ND1A are all Hawaii, KH6
* K7VRK, KF7FLL, KF7FLM, KF7KTH and N6PU are all Alaska, KL
* KI4FZD is US Virgin Islands, KP2
* KR4SQ is Puerto Rico, KP4
* LS71N/N, LU1DI/D, LU1DMK/D, LU1DZ/H, LU1ELY/D, LU1FMS/F, LU1GR/GP,
LU1HRA/H, LU2AOZ/D, LU2DJB/D, LU2EPL/D, LU2EPP/D, LU2FGD/J, LU3DAR/D, LU3DJA/D,
LU3DJT/D, LU3EP/I, LU3FCA/F, LU4EG/H, LU5HPM/H, LU6HWT/H, LU7DHE/D, LU7DW/D,
LU7DW/O, LU7EXX/D, LU7KGB/O, LU7YG/F, LU8GCJ/GA, LU8VCC/U, LU9CYV/J, LU9DJS/D,
LU9DNV/D, LU9DPI/I, LU9FBA/F, LU9GOO/GA, LU9GOO/L, LU9LOP/L, LW1DG/D, LW2DAF/D,
LW2DKF/D, LW4HCL/Q, LW4HCL/S, LW5DTD/D, LW8DRU/D, LW8EGA/D and LW9EDX/D
are all Argentina, LU
* LU1VCS/V, LU1VYL/V, LU1XAB/V, LU1YJG/V, LU2WBA/XA, LU3YLF/V and LU5YEC/V
are all Argentina, LU in ITU zone 16
* OV4JAM/J is Denmark, OZ
* PA0TLM/J, PA1AW/J, PA1EDL/J, PA1ET/J, PA2RO/J, PA4AGO/J, PA9JAS/J,
PC5D/J, PC6RH/J, PE1ORG/J, PE1PEX/J, PE7M/J and PI4VHW/J are all Netherlands, PA
* SV2AEL/J and SZ4SRM/J are both Greece, SV
* R9JBF/1, UA9MA/1 and UA9MA/3 are all European Russia, UA
* R100MTK is European Russia, UA in ITU zone 30
* R1II/P is European Russia, UA in CQ zone 17, ITU zone 20
* UA9UAX/M is in ITU zone 31, not ITU zone 30
* UA9UAX/M is in CQ zone 18, not CQ zone 17
* R4YA/8 and RV7B/9 are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in ITU zone 20
* RF1A/9 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18
* R100KM and UB5O/M are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 31
* VE2KK is in ITU zone 9, not ITU zone 4
* VE2KK is in CQ zone 5, not CQ zone 2
* VY2NA/VE2 is Canada, VE in CQ zone 2, ITU zone 4
* VK60LZ is Australia, VK
* HF0ANT is South Shetland Islands, VP8/h

Removed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* HF0ANT in Antarctica, CE9
* EA8BFH/P in Spain, EA
* EA5EZ and EA5EZ/P in Balearic Islands, EA6
* GB1FS in Scotland, GM
* KL3JC and KP4HF in United States, K
* KF5LBQ in Hawaii, KH6
* K7ZOA, K9WUV, KC8NMN, KD0VGF and KD8BVD in Alaska, KL
* KB0JRR in Puerto Rico, KP4
* UB5O/M in European Russia, UA

If you have any questions, send E-mail to Jim Reisert AD1C (at the
address below) or make a post to the N3FJP software users reflector.

73 - Jim AD1C

--
Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us


Re: CQ WW DX Contest Log 5.7

Bill DeVore
 

Thanks John and your point is well taken. It’s all about Q’s/hr and sending an extra call will have an effect over a 24 or 48 hour contest. I work the CWT’s every Wednesday and I hear the extra call sent from time to time. 

I’d still like know if it’s possible to do it. Is there a buffer that will temporarily hold $ until is flushed by something other than a return?