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Re: Can ACLog be installed and operated from a thumbdrive?

Mike Olbrisch
 

The whole program?  I don’t think so.  But you can try it.  I do know for certain you can load AC-Log on multiple computers, and keep your log database on a thumb drive.

 

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...

 

Big Bend JEEP Rear

 

ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.

 

 

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Sent: Friday, September 6, 2019 9:50 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Can ACLog be installed and operated from a thumbdrive?

 

Is it possible to install ACLog on a thumb drive so that it can be easily used on different computers?


Can ACLog be installed and operated from a thumbdrive?

John
 

Is it possible to install ACLog on a thumb drive so that it can be easily used on different computers?


Re: LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

Scott Davis
 

Hi Don,

Yes, I am really surprised HPM isn't generating more activity.  The rule set is cool and it has a nice, multi day approach, like the 13 colonies event, which has tons of participation.  Just not enough publicity I guess?

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: Don N4KC <don@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Sep 6, 2019 11:07 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

Scott, firstly, thank you for diving in and getting the HPM software ready and available. Regret that decision yet? :-)

Secondly, it may only be my perception but I don't see much activity at all. My effort has been limited as well but when I do give it a go, I quickly work the three or four stations I hear on that band/mode and there is nobody left. Or I call CQ, get a few passersby--many of whom have no idea what this "HPM" and "/150" thing is all about and I have to coax a section and ARRL membership status out of them...especially on CW--and nothing more. Bands are bad, I agree. Maybe things will pick up over the weekend...when I will have even less time to play!

73,

Don N4KC
www.n4kc.com
www.donkeith.com
   
   


Re: LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

Mike Olbrisch
 

This is interesting indeed.  I have not operated from VE, XE, KL7 or KH6.  But I have operated from DL, HB9, HB0, OE and OK.  CEPT requires that the country of operation prefix your own call, so I have thousands of QSOs logged as DL/KD5KC for example.

 

In the several trips over, and the ensuing LoTW uploads and downloads, not once has this failed.  The only point I can make from my observance is that a greater number of North American stations participate in LoTW than do European stations.

 

The only thing I can tell you about AC-Log is that your OWN CALL block on the LoTW page of AC-Log must match the call you are trying to download.

 

For example, if I want to download or check conformations using AC-Log, having KD5KC will only bring down my USA QSOs and confirmations.  If I want the German confirmations, that block must be DL/KD5KC.  And if I want the Liechtenstein conformations, it needs to be HB0/KD5KC.

 

If you are keeping separate logs (as I do), be certain you have the right log opened before you start playing.  Otherwise it gets messy.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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...

 

Big Bend JEEP Rear

 

ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.

 

 

 

 

From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephen E. Belter
Sent: Friday, September 6, 2019 7:48 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

 

Steve,

 

Your symptoms sound like a gotcha that bites me whenever I rove outside of the 48 states.  You won’t see confirmations in ACLog, even though they are confirmed in LoTW, unless you put your call *with suffix* in the box labeled Own Call (optional) as shown in the attached picture.

 

I may not understand how this is supposed to work, but if you uploaded and signed the file with suffix like /KL7 or /150, the Own Call is *not* optional.  My call is N9IP, but when I rove from Alaska or Canada, my certifications from LoTW are for N9IP/VY1, N9IP/VE6, N9IP/VE7, or N9IP/KL7.  The screen shot shows N9IP/KL7.

 

Good luck!

 

73, Steve N9IP

-- 

Steve Belter, seb@...

 

 

From: <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> on behalf of "Steve Carter via Groups.Io" <steve@...>
Reply-To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Date: Friday, September 6, 2019 at 8:29 AM
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

 

That may be, but I suspect it's a problem with TQSL.  I tried again to upload the contacts using the "/150" station location I got from ARRL and nothing happened.  So just on a whim, I uploaded them again using the plain (not "/150") station location and they were accepted again, and this time all came back as being updated.  Perhaps I set it up TQSL wrong.

This is one of those issues that's not worth messing with.  CW activity on HPM is quite low, band conditions still suck, there is a NA Sprint this weekend and I've worked nearly every station signing "/150" I can hear.  Thanks for getting back, though.

72's de KØGUZ


Re: LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

 

Scott, firstly, thank you for diving in and getting the HPM software ready and available. Regret that decision yet? :-)

Secondly, it may only be my perception but I don't see much activity at all. My effort has been limited as well but when I do give it a go, I quickly work the three or four stations I hear on that band/mode and there is nobody left. Or I call CQ, get a few passersby--many of whom have no idea what this "HPM" and "/150" thing is all about and I have to coax a section and ARRL membership status out of them...especially on CW--and nothing more. Bands are bad, I agree. Maybe things will pick up over the weekend...when I will have even less time to play!

73,

Don N4KC
www.n4kc.com
www.donkeith.com
   
   


Re: LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

Stephen E. Belter
 

Steve,

 

Your symptoms sound like a gotcha that bites me whenever I rove outside of the 48 states.  You won’t see confirmations in ACLog, even though they are confirmed in LoTW, unless you put your call *with suffix* in the box labeled Own Call (optional) as shown in the attached picture.

 

I may not understand how this is supposed to work, but if you uploaded and signed the file with suffix like /KL7 or /150, the Own Call is *not* optional.  My call is N9IP, but when I rove from Alaska or Canada, my certifications from LoTW are for N9IP/VY1, N9IP/VE6, N9IP/VE7, or N9IP/KL7.  The screen shot shows N9IP/KL7.

 

Good luck!

 

73, Steve N9IP

-- 

Steve Belter, seb@...

 

 

From: <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> on behalf of "Steve Carter via Groups.Io" <steve@...>
Reply-To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Date: Friday, September 6, 2019 at 8:29 AM
To: "N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io" <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

 

That may be, but I suspect it's a problem with TQSL.  I tried again to upload the contacts using the "/150" station location I got from ARRL and nothing happened.  So just on a whim, I uploaded them again using the plain (not "/150") station location and they were accepted again, and this time all came back as being updated.  Perhaps I set it up TQSL wrong.

This is one of those issues that's not worth messing with.  CW activity on HPM is quite low, band conditions still suck, there is a NA Sprint this weekend and I've worked nearly every station signing "/150" I can hear.  Thanks for getting back, though.

72's de KØGUZ


Re: LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

Steve Carter
 

That may be, but I suspect it's a problem with TQSL.  I tried again to upload the contacts using the "/150" station location I got from ARRL and nothing happened.  So just on a whim, I uploaded them again using the plain (not "/150") station location and they were accepted again, and this time all came back as being updated.  Perhaps I set it up TQSL wrong.

This is one of those issues that's not worth messing with.  CW activity on HPM is quite low, band conditions still suck, there is a NA Sprint this weekend and I've worked nearly every station signing "/150" I can hear.  Thanks for getting back, though.

72's de KØGUZ


Re: LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

Scott Davis
 

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your e-mail.  The sent call sign isn't relevant for LoTW matches in AC Log on download.  For your records to be marked as Sent in LoTW, the following criteria must be met:

1. Your records must be successfully uploaded to LoTW.
2. Your records must be successfully downloaded from LoTW
3. The callsign must match the call of the station worked.
4. The band must match the band of the station worked.
5. The date and time in AC Log must match the date and time on the LoTW record.

There are no other matching criteria.

If you are logging stations as /150 and the other station is not uploading with that cert (or vice versa), that would explain why you are not getting matches.

I was planning to put in a good effort for HPM, but a variety of unanticipated events this last week here have kept me from making a single QSO so far.  Perhaps others will chime in with there experiences.


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: Steve Carter <steve@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Sep 6, 2019 6:50 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

I have never had any issues uploading my logs to LOTW from Amateur Contact Log, or downloading the processed QSOs from LOTW into ACL.  However, in order to participate in the HPM contest, I obtained a certificate from LOTW for K0GUZ/150, and registered it with TQSL.  Fine.  I uploaded my QSOs and no error was noted from LOTW. When I go to the LOTW web page, my QSOs show up, and several have been confirmed. 

However, when I try to download "all since" into ACL, the QSOs show up in the bottom half of the screen, but they're black instead of blue, and none of them are matched with my log, so the "L" doesn't appear in the "S Conf by" column so they appear to be unconfirmed, and the additional information from LOTW (county, grid, etc.) isn't merged into the ACL database.   I tried this using both certificates in the LOTW station location drop down box.  It appears from the web interface that the "/150" designator is not included in the QSO record.

What am I doing wrong?

Steve, KØGUZ/150


LOTW, ACL and Hiram Percy Maxim

Steve Carter
 

I have never had any issues uploading my logs to LOTW from Amateur Contact Log, or downloading the processed QSOs from LOTW into ACL.  However, in order to participate in the HPM contest, I obtained a certificate from LOTW for K0GUZ/150, and registered it with TQSL.  Fine.  I uploaded my QSOs and no error was noted from LOTW. When I go to the LOTW web page, my QSOs show up, and several have been confirmed. 

However, when I try to download "all since" into ACL, the QSOs show up in the bottom half of the screen, but they're black instead of blue, and none of them are matched with my log, so the "L" doesn't appear in the "S Conf by" column so they appear to be unconfirmed, and the additional information from LOTW (county, grid, etc.) isn't merged into the ACL database.   I tried this using both certificates in the LOTW station location drop down box.  It appears from the web interface that the "/150" designator is not included in the QSO record.

What am I doing wrong?

Steve, KØGUZ/150


CALL HISTORY FILE DOWNLOAD QUESTION

Bill Eckenrode <w5sg.bill@...>
 

Has anyone in the group developed a means to add the CWOPs call history file
https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/n1mmwpfiles/Download/Call History Files/CWT_CH_VE2FK_2359.txt?_t=1567179589
call history file into the ACLog CW OPS CWT Contest Log?

Bill, Klein, TX




Re: Error message

Scott Davis
 

Hi Greg,

Thanks for your e-mail.  As long as you are running Windows 7 or later, upgrading to the current version of AC Log will do the trick.  Lots more details are here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/news/news2018-10-15.html

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: wa3gm via Groups.Io <wa3gm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Sep 4, 2019 1:18 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Error message

Scott

 I am able to upload to logbook of the world from AC contact log but I am not able to download from LOTW.... I keep getting error message.... 
Could not create a SSL/TLS secure channel.

My user name, passwird and station location are correct....

Thanks

Greg



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 5G Evolution smartphone


Hiram Percy Maxim Contest Log 1.1

Scott Davis
 


Hi All,

Just a quick note to let you know that Hiram Percy Maxim Contest Log 1.1 is now available, but the enhancements are minor and staying with HPM 1.0 is fine.

Built from the Winter Field Day software that emits DI to designate digital QSOs for Cabrillo according to the WFD rules, I overlooked modifying the Cabrillo output to DG, which Cabrillo specs call for.  ARRL has kindly modified their contest robot to also accept DI, so your Cabrillo file submission from 1.0 will be fine, but they asked that I post a revision that conforms with the Cabrillo spec, which I've been happy to do.

This version also corrects the F2 CW, Tab Sends Message (TSM) function.

This program remains completely free.  No password is required at all.

If you do wish to upgrade, just uninstall 1.0 from Windows Control Panel and then install 1.1 from the web site here:


Again, staying with 1.0 is 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...


Error message

wa3gm
 

Scott

 I am able to upload to logbook of the world from AC contact log but I am not able to download from LOTW.... I keep getting error message.... 
Could not create a SSL/TLS secure channel.

My user name, passwird and station location are correct....

Thanks

Greg



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 5G Evolution smartphone


N3FJP Country Files - 04 September 2019

Jim Reisert AD1C
 

There are new country files for ACLog and related software by N3FJP.
They are only for versions 4.0 and later. Country files for previous
versions of N3FJP software have not been updated since 2014.

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-04-september-2019/

N3FJP - 4 September 2019
Version entity is Dem. Rep. of the Congo, 9Q

Added/changed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* GB2MUC and GB2WAM are both Shetland Islands, *GM/s
* 4X1KS/LH, 4X1ST/LH, 4X1VF/LH, 4X1ZM/LH, 4X5IQ/LH, 4Z1ZV/LH and 4Z4HC/LH
are all Israel, 4X
* 9H9SEL/LH is Malta, 9H
* 9M4CSS is East Malaysia, 9M6
* BD7LPD/UT3GF is China, BY
* CR6L/LT, CR6YLH/LT and CS5ARAM/LH are all Portugal, CT
* DF0VK/LH, DL0EL/LH, DL0OF/LH, DL0VV/LH and DL8TG/LH are all Fed. Rep. of Germany, DL
* EG1LWB/LH and EG5FOM/LH are both Spain, EA
* GB2GVC, GB2THL/LH and GB2WAM are all Scotland, GM
* GB0EUL, GB0TL and GB4BIT are all Wales, GW
* II4CPG/LH, IK6XUL/LH and IQ4RA/LH are all Italy, I
* JD1/JD1BNA and JD1BNA/JD1 are both Minami Torishima, JD/m
* KL3DL and WP4OBC are both United States, K in CQ zone 3, ITU zone 6
* WP2U is United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 7
* AH7DN, KL2UR, KP4AMC, WH6FRH, WP4OBD and WP4OBH are all United States, K in CQ zone 5, ITU zone 8
* KD8LYB, KK4RNF, W4PRO, W7RXZ and WA0TFB are all Hawaii, KH6
* KC0GDH, KF5ETW, N7HRO and W0ZEE are all Alaska, KL
* LU1AGP/D is Argentina, LU
* OZ0IL/LH and OZ4HAM/LH are both Denmark, OZ
* PA/DL0IGA/LH is Netherlands, PA
* 8S7LHJ/LH is Sweden, SM
* SV1BJY/P is Dodecanese, SV5
* J42004/HB9IQB, SV0XAI, SV0XBJ, SV0XBR and SV0XCC are all Crete, SV9
* RX3AMI/1/LH is in ITU zone 29, not ITU zone 19
* R8FF/M, R9GM/P and RV9CX/4/M are all in ITU zone 30, not ITU zone 29
* R8FF/M and R9GM/P are both in CQ zone 17, not CQ zone 16
* R0XAD/6/P is European Russia, UA
* R290PM, UA3FQ/P and UA3LMR/P are all European Russia, UA in CQ zone 17, ITU zone 30
* RA/SP7VC is Kaliningrad, UA2
* R8JAJ/M is in ITU zone 30, not ITU zone 20
* RA/DJ8QP is in ITU zone 30, not ITU zone 32
* UA9UAX/M is in ITU zone 30, not ITU zone 31
* RA/DK2AI is in ITU zone 31, not ITU zone 23
* UB5O/M is in ITU zone 31, not ITU zone 33
* RZ5D/9 is in ITU zone 32, not ITU zone 31
* RZ5D/0 is in ITU zone 33, not ITU zone 35
* RV1CC/0 is in ITU zone 34, not ITU zone 35
* R8JAJ/M is in CQ zone 16, not CQ zone 17
* RA/DJ8QP and UA9UAX/M are both in CQ zone 17, not CQ zone 18
* RA/DK2AI and UB5O/M are both in CQ zone 18, not CQ zone 19
* R105WWS, R9MJ/M, RL4R/8, RV9WB/8 and RX9WT/8 are all Asiatic Russia, UA9
* RA1ALA/8 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in ITU zone 20
* R8JAJ/4/P, RA8JA/4, RA8JA/4/P and RK3AW/4 are all Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 16
* RA0LH/9 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 31
* VK4FDJL/6 and VK5HYZ/6 are both Australia, VK in CQ zone 29, ITU zone 58
* YL3BF/LH is Latvia, YL

Removed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* 9M62M in West Malaysia, 9M2
* GB2THL/LH in England, G
* KH7Y in United States, K
* AC7N, K5UN and WX7G in Hawaii, KH6
* SX94THEO in Greece, SV
* J42004/HB9IQ in Crete, SV9
* R9MJ/M in European Russia, UA
* RA1ALA/9 in Asiatic Russia, UA9

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: shift-cntl-g

Scott Davis
 

Hi Fred,

Ctrl + Shift + G enables the CW Tab Sends Message (TSM) function.  A complete list of keyboard shortcuts is here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q74

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: Fred K2DFC via Groups.Io <k2dfc@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 3, 2019 11:27 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] shift-cntl-g

What is shift-ctrl-g supposed to do?



Winkeyer w/RemoteRig RRC Query

Dennis - WU6X
 

Was using N3FJP and the WinKeyer connected directly to the radio, paddle to the WinKeyer and USB cable connected to the WinKeyer. New setup here uses a RemoteRig control box (RRC) instead of a radio in the shack ... controlling a remote base station.

Configuration looks like this:

* Computer to WinKeyer USB  --> Paddle connected to WinKeyer --> WinKeyer connected to RemoteRig RRC paddle input

All settings I've tried on all three configurable software (N3FJP, RemoteRig or WinKeyer) produces a "squeeze key" type response from the RRC; continuous dit-dah, dit-dah, etc.

Anyone using this configuration? PS: The paddle connected directly to the RRC works perfectly!

73,
Dennis, WU6X


Re: shift-cntl-g

Fred K2DFC
 

What is shift-ctrl-g supposed to do?


Re: shift-cntl-g

Bill DeVore
 

Thanks for the quick response Scott. At least now I know I'm not loosing my mind. It's no big deal and you did a great job rushing this nice piece of software to your user base.

So glad I'm a N3FJP customer!

Bill


Re: HPM150 and Busted Calls

Bob Wilson
 

Duh, just realized I could have easily (and safely!) fixed this by rt-clicking the call entry in the log, clicking More, and then editing the Points field. Maybe this will help someone else.


Re: HPM150 and Busted Calls

Bob Wilson
 

OK, I fixed it by going into the database and changing fldPoints from 1 to 2 for the QSOs in question. Is there an easier way?