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Re: Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 Users, Please Test!

Scott Davis
 

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your e-mail and offer to help beta test.  I really, really appreciate it!

The short answer is your data would be fine.  That said, I've had a couple good reports and since you are a bit uncomfortable and would have to get your son involved, it is probably best to watch this test from the sidelines.

Again, thanks loads for your offer and willingness to help!

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: Tom & Barb Valosin <valosin@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Nov 6, 2019 6:07 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 Users, Please Test!


Hi Scott -
I saw this request from you. I have an FT 991 A and an Elecraft K3. I would be willing to try it for you but being a computer user, not a knowledgeable computer geek (no offense intended - more power to those of you who are!) I consulted with my son, VK2KDP/KK2V who is a way more qualified user that I am. I would ask him to remotely access my computer to do the upgrade but, as you see, he suggested I ask you first.
73, Tom - WB2KLD/VK2RSG
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 Users, Please Test!
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 09:47:03 +1100
From: Craig Valosin <crvalosin@...>
To: Tom & Barb Valosin <valosin@...>


Pretty sure it would all transfer across

Could always ask Scott though

Craig

On Thu, 7 Nov 2019 at 09:19, Tom & Barb Valosin <valosin@...> wrote:
Craig,
What would doing this do to my existing log info? Would it transfer to the beta version? I would hate uninstalling my present 6.4 version and loosing the info!
Dad


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 Users, Please Test!
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2019 17:27:47 +0000 (UTC)
From: Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis@...>
Reply-To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io


Hi All,

Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 users, since I don't have the necessary rigs here, I really need your help testing this section of code.  Would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log and then install this beta (6.5.7):

You had been using the Yaesu 991 selection for rig interface.  On the rig interface form, please select the Yaesu - Newer 2 option and verify that it is working properly with your rig.

Thanks in advance, I really, really appreciate your help with this.

Please let me know how you make out!

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...
--


Re: Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 Users, Please Test!

Tom & Barb Valosin
 


Hi Scott -
I saw this request from you. I have an FT 991 A and an Elecraft K3. I would be willing to try it for you but being a computer user, not a knowledgeable computer geek (no offense intended - more power to those of you who are!) I consulted with my son, VK2KDP/KK2V who is a way more qualified user that I am. I would ask him to remotely access my computer to do the upgrade but, as you see, he suggested I ask you first.
73, Tom - WB2KLD/VK2RSG
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 Users, Please Test!
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 09:47:03 +1100
From: Craig Valosin <crvalosin@...>
To: Tom & Barb Valosin <valosin@...>


Pretty sure it would all transfer across

Could always ask Scott though

Craig

On Thu, 7 Nov 2019 at 09:19, Tom & Barb Valosin <valosin@...> wrote:

Craig,

What would doing this do to my existing log info? Would it transfer to the beta version? I would hate uninstalling my present 6.4 version and loosing the info!

Dad



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 Users, Please Test!
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2019 17:27:47 +0000 (UTC)
From: Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis@...>
Reply-To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io


Hi All,

Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 users, since I don't have the necessary rigs here, I really need your help testing this section of code.  Would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log and then install this beta (6.5.7):

You had been using the Yaesu 991 selection for rig interface.  On the rig interface form, please select the Yaesu - Newer 2 option and verify that it is working properly with your rig.

Thanks in advance, I really, really appreciate your help with this.

Please let me know how you make out!

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...
--


Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Scott Davis
 

Hi Michael,

Good thought but no, the same command that successfully plays the 4th voice memory in SSB does not play the CW memory (or initiate any action I can tell) when the 7610 is set to CW.


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: Michael WA7SKG <wa7skg@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Nov 6, 2019 1:48 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Just a thought. I am personally unable to test at this time.

If you have an external keypad connected to send memories 1-4, and you
are in SSB mode, pressing button 1 will send Voice Memory 1. If you are
in CW mode, pressing button 1 will send CW Memory 1, and if you are in
RTTY mode, pressing Button 1 will send RTTY Memory 1. Other than the
mode selected, there is no place that says what the button press will
play other than the selected mode.

Considering that, I'm wondering if, using CI-V, you send the command to
play Voice Memory 1 (280001), it may actually play the appropriate
memory based on the mode you are in? Might I suggest, if someone is
able, programming some memory locations with Voice, CW, and maybe RTTY
test transmissions, then programming some macro buttons with the CI-V
commands to play Memory 1, Memory 2, etc. Set the radio to SSB, then
click the Memory 1 macro and see what plays. Set the radio to CW, click
the macro button for Memory 1 again and see what plays. Of course I
would put the radio on a dummy load for this so you don't risk sending
the wrong mode over the air on an inappropriate frequency.

If that doesn't work, or someone is adventurous, is N3FJP capable of
somehow dealing with external equipment, maybe through a serial or USB
port? There are a number of articles on building an interface box,
usually Arduino based, for triggering the memory buttons on the radio.
Might it be possible for N3FJP to somehow communicate with one of these
devices to trigger the memory buttons? Or even just operate some simple
relays?

Just some thoughts on the situation.

Michael WA7SKG

Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote on 11/6/19 9:32 AM:
> Hi Ken,
>
> Thanks for the info.  From what the manual indicates (and the Icom rep
> confirmed), the 1A 02 command is used to change the content of the CW
> memory, but does not actually play the CW memory.  Since there is a
> command to play phone memories, I am surprised that there is not a
> similar function for CW.  If the feature exists, the Icom rep could not
> find it, so unless it is an undocumented feature that comes to light, it
> doesn't appear we can play CW memories from the 7300 and 7610 at this
> time, even though we can play phone memories.
>
> Capture.JPG
>
>
> 73, Scott
> N3FJP
> _http://www.n3fjp.com_
>
> /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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>the
> hope that you have <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>_. But do this with
> gentleness and respect/...
>
>
>
> On 11/5/2019 08:56, Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote:
> Hi Guys,
>
> Using rig interface, I can key voice memories on my 7610 via the
> following command in phone setup from my software (for example, this
> plays the 4th memory):
>
> RI:FEFE00E0280004FD
>
> It works beautifully and I have used it extensively, especially during
> CQ WW SSB.
>
> I could not find a similar command for CW in their documentation, so I
> contacted Icom.  Their response was that their is not a command to play
> CW memories.
>
> For as many rig command options that you can control, it seems quite
> strange that Icom would not let us trigger the CW memories.  I am hoping
> that Icom does indeed have a command, that may not have been documented,
> that will come to light.
>
> If anyone has had success keying CW memories in the Icom 7300 or 7610,
> please say the word!
>
> 73, Scott
> N3FJP
> _http://www.n3fjp.com_




Re: Minor Bearing issue

David Rounds
 

All longitude references for the western hemisphere should be entered as negative.
For example I am located in southern Wisconsin and my longitude is -89.0233
This type of negative longitude entry is common in programs designed for world-wide use.
73
David
AK9F


On 11/6/2019 12:04 PM, Fred K2DFC via Groups.Io wrote:
What I don't understand is my Setup window on all my contest logs show a negative and I'm on the East Coast. If I take out the negative, which is for Western states, I'm 180° off. 

Fred
K2DFC





Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Michael WA7SKG
 

Just a thought. I am personally unable to test at this time.

If you have an external keypad connected to send memories 1-4, and you are in SSB mode, pressing button 1 will send Voice Memory 1. If you are in CW mode, pressing button 1 will send CW Memory 1, and if you are in RTTY mode, pressing Button 1 will send RTTY Memory 1. Other than the mode selected, there is no place that says what the button press will play other than the selected mode.

Considering that, I'm wondering if, using CI-V, you send the command to play Voice Memory 1 (280001), it may actually play the appropriate memory based on the mode you are in? Might I suggest, if someone is able, programming some memory locations with Voice, CW, and maybe RTTY test transmissions, then programming some macro buttons with the CI-V commands to play Memory 1, Memory 2, etc. Set the radio to SSB, then click the Memory 1 macro and see what plays. Set the radio to CW, click the macro button for Memory 1 again and see what plays. Of course I would put the radio on a dummy load for this so you don't risk sending the wrong mode over the air on an inappropriate frequency.

If that doesn't work, or someone is adventurous, is N3FJP capable of somehow dealing with external equipment, maybe through a serial or USB port? There are a number of articles on building an interface box, usually Arduino based, for triggering the memory buttons on the radio. Might it be possible for N3FJP to somehow communicate with one of these devices to trigger the memory buttons? Or even just operate some simple relays?

Just some thoughts on the situation.

Michael WA7SKG

Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote on 11/6/19 9:32 AM:

Hi Ken,
Thanks for the info.  From what the manual indicates (and the Icom rep confirmed), the 1A 02 command is used to change the content of the CW memory, but does not actually play the CW memory.  Since there is a command to play phone memories, I am surprised that there is not a similar function for CW.  If the feature exists, the Icom rep could not find it, so unless it is an undocumented feature that comes to light, it doesn't appear we can play CW memories from the 7300 and 7610 at this time, even though we can play phone memories.
Capture.JPG
73, Scott
N3FJP
_http://www.n3fjp.com_
/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 <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>the hope that you have <http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm>_. But do this with gentleness and respect/...
On 11/5/2019 08:56, Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Guys,
Using rig interface, I can key voice memories on my 7610 via the following command in phone setup from my software (for example, this plays the 4th memory):
RI:FEFE00E0280004FD
It works beautifully and I have used it extensively, especially during CQ WW SSB.
I could not find a similar command for CW in their documentation, so I contacted Icom.  Their response was that their is not a command to play CW memories.
For as many rig command options that you can control, it seems quite strange that Icom would not let us trigger the CW memories.  I am hoping that Icom does indeed have a command, that may not have been documented, that will come to light.
If anyone has had success keying CW memories in the Icom 7300 or 7610, please say the word!
73, Scott
N3FJP
_http://www.n3fjp.com_


Re: Minor Bearing issue

Larry Banks
 

Hi Fred,

Anything west of 0 degrees -- essentially England/Scotland -- is negative. All of the USA is negative.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred K2DFC via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 13:04
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Minor Bearing issue

What I don't understand is my Setup window on all my contest logs show a negative and I'm on the East Coast. If I take out the negative, which is for Western states, I'm 180° off.

Fred
K2DFC


Re: Minor Bearing issue

Fred K2DFC
 

What I don't understand is my Setup window on all my contest logs show a negative and I'm on the East Coast. If I take out the negative, which is for Western states, I'm 180° off.

Fred
K2DFC


Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Scott Davis
 

Hi Ken,

Thanks for the info.  From what the manual indicates (and the Icom rep confirmed), the 1A 02 command is used to change the content of the CW memory, but does not actually play the CW memory.  Since there is a command to play phone memories, I am surprised that there is not a similar function for CW.  If the feature exists, the Icom rep could not find it, so unless it is an undocumented feature that comes to light, it doesn't appear we can play CW memories from the 7300 and 7610 at this time, even though we can play phone memories.

Capture.JPG


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: Ken Gunther <Yahoo_groups@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 11:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Scott,

    I recently had a conversation with Tom VA2FSQ about Win4IcomSuite's ability to send CW memories. The issue that I was raising was that when I included an * in the message to send a message serial number the serial number was not sent. I believe that Tom said that he was using the 1A 02 CI-V command to send the memory. Here is a link to the conversation on groups.io: https://groups.io/g/win4icomsuite/topic/keyer_memories/34265137?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,34265137 .

    I tried experimenting with this but I could not get HamlibSharp working (It seems to have been abandoned in 2017).


                                Ken WB2KWC

On 11/5/2019 08:56, Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Guys,

Using rig interface, I can key voice memories on my 7610 via the following command in phone setup from my software (for example, this plays the 4th memory):

RI:FEFE00E0280004FD

It works beautifully and I have used it extensively, especially during CQ WW SSB.

I could not find a similar command for CW in their documentation, so I contacted Icom.  Their response was that their is not a command to play CW memories.  

For as many rig command options that you can control, it seems quite strange that Icom would not let us trigger the CW memories.  I am hoping that Icom does indeed have a command, that may not have been documented, that will come to light.

If anyone has had success keying CW memories in the Icom 7300 or 7610, please say the word!

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: K8TS <dalecole3502@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 10:40 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Guys;
I have the same problem.
COM 5 and COM 10 only though.
One runs rig control, and the other dx spotting.
I can set up cw transmit, it will display, but will not key rig.
COM10 Only shows if the radio is on.
I do not use WinKeyer.  (I do not understand it, consider me uneducated if you will, is it a separate piece of hardware?)
Dale K8TS
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: AI3KS
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 10:11 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB
 
Ken,

To my knowledge, you cannot share the USB connection with rig control and keying. I use the C-IV port for rig control and the USB port for keying for RTTY. It works the same for CW, but I find the Winkeyer a better option. If your USB to serial adapter is connected to the C-IV port, try that for rig control. If not, you will need to add that cable.

Steve, AI3KS
On 19/11/04 21:49, Ken Gunther wrote:
    I'm unsuccessfully trying to use N3FJP software (November SS) to do my CW keying via a USB cable. I am trying to use a USB cable to control frequency/mode as well as key the radio so that I can use the function keys to send predefined messages.

    Looking at device manager I have the following COM ports:
     COM3 - USB Serial port
     COM4 - Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART
     COM5 - Prolific USB to serial

    N3FJP software can successfully read/set frequency and mode on COM4

    In the rig my settings in Menu->Set->Connections->USB Send/Keying
             USB Keying (CW) is set to DTR

    In the N3FJP software in Settings->Transmit->CW I have tried both COM3 and COM5 and the transmit to DTR but I cannot get N3FJP to key the radio.


                                        Thank you,
                                        Ken WB2KWC





 
 



Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

K8TS
 

It has been my experience, that although the 7610 is like a “big brother” to the 7300, it is in many ways different.  I believe the HEX is different, and I have gotten gun shy when recommending microphone headsets and cables.  They appear different in the 7610 than the 7300, with the phantom power.  Mix an electric cartridge and a dynamic cable and it could let out the factory smoke.

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ken Gunther
Sent: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:13 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

 

Scott,

    I recently had a conversation with Tom VA2FSQ about Win4IcomSuite's ability to send CW memories. The issue that I was raising was that when I included an * in the message to send a message serial number the serial number was not sent. I believe that Tom said that he was using the 1A 02 CI-V command to send the memory. Here is a link to the conversation on groups.io: https://groups.io/g/win4icomsuite/topic/keyer_memories/34265137?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,34265137 .

    I tried experimenting with this but I could not get HamlibSharp working (It seems to have been abandoned in 2017).


                                Ken WB2KWC

On 11/5/2019 08:56, Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi Guys,

 

Using rig interface, I can key voice memories on my 7610 via the following command in phone setup from my software (for example, this plays the 4th memory):

 

RI:FEFE00E0280004FD

 

It works beautifully and I have used it extensively, especially during CQ WW SSB.

 

I could not find a similar command for CW in their documentation, so I contacted Icom.  Their response was that their is not a command to play CW memories.  

 

For as many rig command options that you can control, it seems quite strange that Icom would not let us trigger the CW memories.  I am hoping that Icom does indeed have a command, that may not have been documented, that will come to light.

 

If anyone has had success keying CW memories in the Icom 7300 or 7610, please say the word!

 

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: K8TS <dalecole3502@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 10:40 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Guys;

I have the same problem.

COM 5 and COM 10 only though.

One runs rig control, and the other dx spotting.

I can set up cw transmit, it will display, but will not key rig.

COM10 Only shows if the radio is on.

I do not use WinKeyer.  (I do not understand it, consider me uneducated if you will, is it a separate piece of hardware?)

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: AI3KS
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 10:11 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

 

Ken,

To my knowledge, you cannot share the USB connection with rig control and keying. I use the C-IV port for rig control and the USB port for keying for RTTY. It works the same for CW, but I find the Winkeyer a better option. If your USB to serial adapter is connected to the C-IV port, try that for rig control. If not, you will need to add that cable.

Steve, AI3KS

On 19/11/04 21:49, Ken Gunther wrote:

    I'm unsuccessfully trying to use N3FJP software (November SS) to do my CW keying via a USB cable. I am trying to use a USB cable to control frequency/mode as well as key the radio so that I can use the function keys to send predefined messages.

    Looking at device manager I have the following COM ports:
     COM3 - USB Serial port
     COM4 - Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART
     COM5 - Prolific USB to serial

    N3FJP software can successfully read/set frequency and mode on COM4

    In the rig my settings in Menu->Set->Connections->USB Send/Keying
             USB Keying (CW) is set to DTR

    In the N3FJP software in Settings->Transmit->CW I have tried both COM3 and COM5 and the transmit to DTR but I cannot get N3FJP to key the radio.


                                        Thank you,
                                        Ken WB2KWC




 

 

 

 

 


Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Ken Gunther
 

Scott,

    I recently had a conversation with Tom VA2FSQ about Win4IcomSuite's ability to send CW memories. The issue that I was raising was that when I included an * in the message to send a message serial number the serial number was not sent. I believe that Tom said that he was using the 1A 02 CI-V command to send the memory. Here is a link to the conversation on groups.io: https://groups.io/g/win4icomsuite/topic/keyer_memories/34265137?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,34265137 .

    I tried experimenting with this but I could not get HamlibSharp working (It seems to have been abandoned in 2017).


                                Ken WB2KWC

On 11/5/2019 08:56, Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Guys,

Using rig interface, I can key voice memories on my 7610 via the following command in phone setup from my software (for example, this plays the 4th memory):

RI:FEFE00E0280004FD

It works beautifully and I have used it extensively, especially during CQ WW SSB.

I could not find a similar command for CW in their documentation, so I contacted Icom.  Their response was that their is not a command to play CW memories.  

For as many rig command options that you can control, it seems quite strange that Icom would not let us trigger the CW memories.  I am hoping that Icom does indeed have a command, that may not have been documented, that will come to light.

If anyone has had success keying CW memories in the Icom 7300 or 7610, please say the word!

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: K8TS <dalecole3502@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 10:40 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Guys;
I have the same problem.
COM 5 and COM 10 only though.
One runs rig control, and the other dx spotting.
I can set up cw transmit, it will display, but will not key rig.
COM10 Only shows if the radio is on.
I do not use WinKeyer.  (I do not understand it, consider me uneducated if you will, is it a separate piece of hardware?)
Dale K8TS
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: AI3KS
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 10:11 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB
 
Ken,

To my knowledge, you cannot share the USB connection with rig control and keying. I use the C-IV port for rig control and the USB port for keying for RTTY. It works the same for CW, but I find the Winkeyer a better option. If your USB to serial adapter is connected to the C-IV port, try that for rig control. If not, you will need to add that cable.

Steve, AI3KS
On 19/11/04 21:49, Ken Gunther wrote:
    I'm unsuccessfully trying to use N3FJP software (November SS) to do my CW keying via a USB cable. I am trying to use a USB cable to control frequency/mode as well as key the radio so that I can use the function keys to send predefined messages.

    Looking at device manager I have the following COM ports:
     COM3 - USB Serial port
     COM4 - Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART
     COM5 - Prolific USB to serial

    N3FJP software can successfully read/set frequency and mode on COM4

    In the rig my settings in Menu->Set->Connections->USB Send/Keying
             USB Keying (CW) is set to DTR

    In the N3FJP software in Settings->Transmit->CW I have tried both COM3 and COM5 and the transmit to DTR but I cannot get N3FJP to key the radio.


                                        Thank you,
                                        Ken WB2KWC





 
 



Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 Users, Please Test!

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

Yaesu 101D, 101MP and 991 users, since I don't have the necessary rigs here, I really need your help testing this section of code.  Would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log and then install this beta (6.5.7):

http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.exe

You had been using the Yaesu 991 selection for rig interface.  On the rig interface form, please select the Yaesu - Newer 2 option and verify that it is working properly with your rig.

Thanks in advance, I really, really appreciate your help with this.

Please let me know how you make out!

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...


Re: ACLOG not responding when launched with ExpressVPM connected. - win10

Scott Davis
 

Hi Frank,

Thanks for your e-mail.  I'm sorry that you have run into trouble.  AC Log does not access the Internet for a license check on launch.  AC Log doesn't require an Internet connection at all to launch.

I'm afraid I've never used ExpressVPN, but there is nothing in my software that would need to connect to the web site to use a com port for rig interface.  

Hopefully someone here may be more familiar with ExpressVPN and have some insights for you.


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: Frank VE3FBZ <Ve3fbz@...>
To: n3fjpsoftwareusers <n3fjpsoftwareusers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 11:59 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] ACLOG not responding when launched with ExpressVPM connected. - win10


If I launch/open ACLOG 6.5 while Express VPN is connected, ACLOG is shown as not responding in the windows task list.

If I launch/open ACLOG with Express VPN not connected, ACLOG works normally.
If I then connect Express VPN while ACLOG is running, ACLOG operated normally.
This is 100% repeatable
It appears ACLOG is initiating some unknown   query which Express VPN blocks on transmit or receive.

However if VPN is connected while ACLOG is running it’s normal.

I do not experience this issue with any other win 10 applications.

Any ideas.
At what point in the ACLOG launch/open cycle does it do the license check?
Does it wait/stop until it gets a response?
Is the response sent from a different I/p address than the one on the query?
Is the IP protocol used?
My stabs in the dark. 

Thanks

Frank
Regards and 73s
VE3FBZ
London Amateur Radio Club
www.larc.ca 




ACLOG not responding when launched with ExpressVPM connected. - win10

Frank VE3FBZ
 


If I launch/open ACLOG 6.5 while Express VPN is connected, ACLOG is shown as not responding in the windows task list.

If I launch/open ACLOG with Express VPN not connected, ACLOG works normally.
If I then connect Express VPN while ACLOG is running, ACLOG operated normally.
This is 100% repeatable
It appears ACLOG is initiating some unknown   query which Express VPN blocks on transmit or receive.

However if VPN is connected while ACLOG is running it’s normal.

I do not experience this issue with any other win 10 applications.

Any ideas.
At what point in the ACLOG launch/open cycle does it do the license check?
Does it wait/stop until it gets a response?
Is the response sent from a different I/p address than the one on the query?
Is the IP protocol used?
My stabs in the dark. 

Thanks

Frank
Regards and 73s
VE3FBZ
London Amateur Radio Club
www.larc.ca 




Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Thomas
 

Hi All,

On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 8:28 AM Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
By the way, while sending rig programmed CW memories would be nice, the rig would not be able to be programmed with the wild cards for call, serial number, etc., so even if we had that ability, using a CW keying device such as Winkeyer, controlled from my software, would still be significantly more preferable.

I must agree.  I use a WKmini USB - it's a tiny device and it handles all my keying needs without taking up too much space.


--
-Thomas AC9BJ
Mount Horeb, WI  EN53da


Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Scott Davis
 

Hi Guys,

I echo Steve's comments.  I have been using Winkeyer with my software here for years and highly recommend it!

By the way, while sending rig programmed CW memories would be nice, the rig would not be able to be programmed with the wild cards for call, serial number, etc., so even if we had that ability, using a CW keying device such as Winkeyer, controlled from my software, would still be significantly more preferable.

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: AI3KS <AI3KS.01@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 8:59 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Dale,

Not sure about your com port situation. I don't have a port that "comes and goes" with radio power. There is one for the USB conection to the 7300 and one for the C-IV connection. Both are visible in Device Manager all the time.

Yes, the Winkeyer is a separate piece of hardware. It is a very versatile memory keyer that runs either stand alone or controlled by the software. Check it out at K1ELsystems.com

Steve, AI3KS

On 19/11/04 22:40, K8TS wrote:
Guys;
I have the same problem.
COM 5 and COM 10 only though.
One runs rig control, and the other dx spotting.
I can set up cw transmit, it will display, but will not key rig.
COM10 Only shows if the radio is on.
I do not use WinKeyer.  (I do not understand it, consider me uneducated if you will, is it a separate piece of hardware?)
Dale K8TS
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: AI3KS
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 10:11 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB
 
Ken,

To my knowledge, you cannot share the USB connection with rig control and keying. I use the C-IV port for rig control and the USB port for keying for RTTY. It works the same for CW, but I find the Winkeyer a better option. If your USB to serial adapter is connected to the C-IV port, try that for rig control. If not, you will need to add that cable.

Steve, AI3KS
On 19/11/04 21:49, Ken Gunther wrote:
    I'm unsuccessfully trying to use N3FJP software (November SS) to do my CW keying via a USB cable. I am trying to use a USB cable to control frequency/mode as well as key the radio so that I can use the function keys to send predefined messages.

    Looking at device manager I have the following COM ports:
     COM3 - USB Serial port
     COM4 - Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART
     COM5 - Prolific USB to serial

    N3FJP software can successfully read/set frequency and mode on COM4

    In the rig my settings in Menu->Set->Connections->USB Send/Keying
             USB Keying (CW) is set to DTR

    In the N3FJP software in Settings->Transmit->CW I have tried both COM3 and COM5 and the transmit to DTR but I cannot get N3FJP to key the radio.


                                        Thank you,
                                        Ken WB2KWC





 
 


Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

K8TS
 

Thanks Steve,

Perhaps much of my lack of understanding comes from working with MFJ and Signalink products daily.  Some of the other products on the market we do not sell or have access to.  (I work for one of the major suppliers).

I will keep delving.  Your information was helpful.

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: AI3KS
Sent: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:59 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

 

Dale,

Not sure about your com port situation. I don't have a port that "comes and goes" with radio power. There is one for the USB conection to the 7300 and one for the C-IV connection. Both are visible in Device Manager all the time.

Yes, the Winkeyer is a separate piece of hardware. It is a very versatile memory keyer that runs either stand alone or controlled by the software. Check it out at K1ELsystems.com

Steve, AI3KS

On 19/11/04 22:40, K8TS wrote:

Guys;

I have the same problem.

COM 5 and COM 10 only though.

One runs rig control, and the other dx spotting.

I can set up cw transmit, it will display, but will not key rig.

COM10 Only shows if the radio is on.

I do not use WinKeyer.  (I do not understand it, consider me uneducated if you will, is it a separate piece of hardware?)

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: AI3KS
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 10:11 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

 

Ken,

To my knowledge, you cannot share the USB connection with rig control and keying. I use the C-IV port for rig control and the USB port for keying for RTTY. It works the same for CW, but I find the Winkeyer a better option. If your USB to serial adapter is connected to the C-IV port, try that for rig control. If not, you will need to add that cable.

Steve, AI3KS

On 19/11/04 21:49, Ken Gunther wrote:

    I'm unsuccessfully trying to use N3FJP software (November SS) to do my CW keying via a USB cable. I am trying to use a USB cable to control frequency/mode as well as key the radio so that I can use the function keys to send predefined messages.

    Looking at device manager I have the following COM ports:
     COM3 - USB Serial port
     COM4 - Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART
     COM5 - Prolific USB to serial

    N3FJP software can successfully read/set frequency and mode on COM4

    In the rig my settings in Menu->Set->Connections->USB Send/Keying
             USB Keying (CW) is set to DTR

    In the N3FJP software in Settings->Transmit->CW I have tried both COM3 and COM5 and the transmit to DTR but I cannot get N3FJP to key the radio.


                                        Thank you,
                                        Ken WB2KWC






 

 

 

 


Re: AC Log 6.5 Logging Differences, Two Installations

Scott Davis
 

Hi Guys,

LoTW FT4 confirmations are correct in AC Log 6.5, but on the LoTW form, they display as MFSK when you download from LoTW.  If they are not in your log and you allow AC Log to add them, they will show up as MFSK.  This will be corrected in the next release of AC Log.

Ken, FT4 does import / export properly in ADIF from AC Log 6.5, so from the PC that correctly shoes FT4, click File > Export ADIF.  From the other PC, click File > Reset Counter and enter 0.  Then click File > Import ADIF.  You must be running 6.5 on both PCs.

If this is the log that does not have all confirmations marked, do an All Data download from the LoTW form to mark them.

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: John Wilson <kc4lzn@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 4:41 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] AC Log 6.5 Logging Differences, Two Installations

I've written an email to ARRL and have yet to get a response.

I uploaded yesterday, to LOTW like I have so many times and my FT4 contacts all came back as DATA instead of FT4. My setup versions are just as you have described so my thinking is, someone on LOTW side may have changed something? Because I haven't. 

73
John
KC4LZN 

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 19:27 Kenneth W. Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:
Good afternoon,

I've a couple of interesting problems here: I'm running two instances of AC Log 6.5, one on my main PC, a second on my laptop for portable use. Both are ver. 6.5, and TQSL on both is ver. 2.4.7. Here's the problems:
1. Both show differences in LoTW logging confirmation. One will show certain contacts as confirmed by LoTW, and the other shows it as still unconfirmed.
2. The portable log insists on showing FT4 contacts as MFSK. Main log is OK.

Any ideas as to what can bring abut consistency here? All suggestions are heartily appreciated! :-)
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD


Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

AI3KS
 

Dale,

Not sure about your com port situation. I don't have a port that "comes and goes" with radio power. There is one for the USB conection to the 7300 and one for the C-IV connection. Both are visible in Device Manager all the time.

Yes, the Winkeyer is a separate piece of hardware. It is a very versatile memory keyer that runs either stand alone or controlled by the software. Check it out at K1ELsystems.com

Steve, AI3KS

On 19/11/04 22:40, K8TS wrote:

Guys;

I have the same problem.

COM 5 and COM 10 only though.

One runs rig control, and the other dx spotting.

I can set up cw transmit, it will display, but will not key rig.

COM10 Only shows if the radio is on.

I do not use WinKeyer.  (I do not understand it, consider me uneducated if you will, is it a separate piece of hardware?)

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: AI3KS
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 10:11 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

 

Ken,

To my knowledge, you cannot share the USB connection with rig control and keying. I use the C-IV port for rig control and the USB port for keying for RTTY. It works the same for CW, but I find the Winkeyer a better option. If your USB to serial adapter is connected to the C-IV port, try that for rig control. If not, you will need to add that cable.

Steve, AI3KS

On 19/11/04 21:49, Ken Gunther wrote:

    I'm unsuccessfully trying to use N3FJP software (November SS) to do my CW keying via a USB cable. I am trying to use a USB cable to control frequency/mode as well as key the radio so that I can use the function keys to send predefined messages.

    Looking at device manager I have the following COM ports:
     COM3 - USB Serial port
     COM4 - Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART
     COM5 - Prolific USB to serial

    N3FJP software can successfully read/set frequency and mode on COM4

    In the rig my settings in Menu->Set->Connections->USB Send/Keying
             USB Keying (CW) is set to DTR

    In the N3FJP software in Settings->Transmit->CW I have tried both COM3 and COM5 and the transmit to DTR but I cannot get N3FJP to key the radio.


                                        Thank you,
                                        Ken WB2KWC





 

 



Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Scott Davis
 

Hi Guys,

Using rig interface, I can key voice memories on my 7610 via the following command in phone setup from my software (for example, this plays the 4th memory):

RI:FEFE00E0280004FD

It works beautifully and I have used it extensively, especially during CQ WW SSB.

I could not find a similar command for CW in their documentation, so I contacted Icom.  Their response was that their is not a command to play CW memories.  

For as many rig command options that you can control, it seems quite strange that Icom would not let us trigger the CW memories.  I am hoping that Icom does indeed have a command, that may not have been documented, that will come to light.

If anyone has had success keying CW memories in the Icom 7300 or 7610, please say the word!

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: K8TS <dalecole3502@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 10:40 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB

Guys;
I have the same problem.
COM 5 and COM 10 only though.
One runs rig control, and the other dx spotting.
I can set up cw transmit, it will display, but will not key rig.
COM10 Only shows if the radio is on.
I do not use WinKeyer.  (I do not understand it, consider me uneducated if you will, is it a separate piece of hardware?)
Dale K8TS
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: AI3KS
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 10:11 PM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB
 
Ken,

To my knowledge, you cannot share the USB connection with rig control and keying. I use the C-IV port for rig control and the USB port for keying for RTTY. It works the same for CW, but I find the Winkeyer a better option. If your USB to serial adapter is connected to the C-IV port, try that for rig control. If not, you will need to add that cable.

Steve, AI3KS
On 19/11/04 21:49, Ken Gunther wrote:
    I'm unsuccessfully trying to use N3FJP software (November SS) to do my CW keying via a USB cable. I am trying to use a USB cable to control frequency/mode as well as key the radio so that I can use the function keys to send predefined messages.

    Looking at device manager I have the following COM ports:
     COM3 - USB Serial port
     COM4 - Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART
     COM5 - Prolific USB to serial

    N3FJP software can successfully read/set frequency and mode on COM4

    In the rig my settings in Menu->Set->Connections->USB Send/Keying
             USB Keying (CW) is set to DTR

    In the N3FJP software in Settings->Transmit->CW I have tried both COM3 and COM5 and the transmit to DTR but I cannot get N3FJP to key the radio.


                                        Thank you,
                                        Ken WB2KWC





 
 


Re: AC Log 6.5 Logging Differences, Two Installations

John KC4LZN
 

I've written an email to ARRL and have yet to get a response.

I uploaded yesterday, to LOTW like I have so many times and my FT4 contacts all came back as DATA instead of FT4. My setup versions are just as you have described so my thinking is, someone on LOTW side may have changed something? Because I haven't. 

73
John
KC4LZN 

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 19:27 Kenneth W. Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:
Good afternoon,

I've a couple of interesting problems here: I'm running two instances of AC Log 6.5, one on my main PC, a second on my laptop for portable use. Both are ver. 6.5, and TQSL on both is ver. 2.4.7. Here's the problems:
1. Both show differences in LoTW logging confirmation. One will show certain contacts as confirmed by LoTW, and the other shows it as still unconfirmed.
2. The portable log insists on showing FT4 contacts as MFSK. Main log is OK.

Any ideas as to what can bring abut consistency here? All suggestions are heartily appreciated! :-)
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD