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Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

Bills4570@...
 

All,

Now that I have read a few responses to this question,
I'm almost embarrassed to say that I used a Crown
Zellerbach product called paper 1.1 and Eberhardt Faber
pencil ver 1.01.

I'm kinda new at this, and I have not yet figured out how
to make Digipan, logging program, rig control program,
and antenna pointing programs run simultaneously......
but the trusty pencil never fails.

It gets pretty complicated scanning entries for dupes;
especially when it's near the end and sleep deprivation
causes one to miss obvious dupes. (I almost missed one
dupe for a station I had worked just 5 minutes earlier!!!).

There's no doubt though, that as PSK contest competition
gets keener and more tightly contested, some level of
automation will be required for the single op
category...... so come on folks! Gimme the solution! I
want a logging program that automatically records the
exchange from the data available on screen, initiated by
the next transmit. No entries, no drag and drop, no
keyboarding the data, no commands, no mouse clicks; just
a good screen capture of the qso exchange data already
available on the screen.

Gimme that, and I'll toss the pencil and paper. I'll
even PAY for it!.

73, Bill
KG6EXF

So who all used a computer to log the PSKFest? Any good/bad experiences to
relate? I used W3KM's Gen Log. First time I had ever used a computer logger,
and except for a glitch that I may have caused myself, the program worked fb!
Jay N3DQU.


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Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Dupes! sure. It is not automatic but you have plenty of time to do a "search" on the 'entered' call sign while the return exchange is being sent :) This will tell ya! if you have worked him before or not. In contesting you don't want to worry about working dupes during the heat of the battle as it is easier to work him than send " sorry OM we have worked on 20 m before"  Yea! we do need a full featured psk contest program but I manage well with Digipan :)  Ernie

----- Original Message -----
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Subject: Re: [070] Computer logging the PSKFest

In a message dated 1/24/02 3:10:22 PM Eastern Standard Time, ebruchac@... writes:


I used the logging function of Digipan,(1.6)
Works, but you have to do some light editing to make it presentable..
Ed N4ZUM


   Yeah, that is a good general purpose logger but wont check the dupes for ya...Jay.

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Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

kg9ni <kg9ni@...>
 

After reading the other responses, this is going to sound crazy to
most of you.

I was juggling cats!...I wish now that I had a screenshot of my
desktop computer during the contest. Here's the scenario: digipan
running in 1/2 of my screen. Upper right corner of the screen has my
general purpose freeware logger that I absolutely love (but I've tried
nothing else)--XMLog. The lower right corner had Excel with a
spreadsheet set up to function as a dupe sheet.

Here's the procedure that I used...like I said--this is nuts!:

1. On contact, I start the cold/lifeless macro exchange; edit the rst
in the text if not 599--most were--even the little guys! (really!).
2. Use the mouse to copy the call from Digipan (right click, "copy").

3. I hit "add new" in XMLog which auto-completes the
time/date/mode/power/and frequency (through connection with radio) and
paste the call into the record. (right click, "paste" or CTRL-V)
4. Record the RST in the fields & hit ADD button...it goes into the
database and completes the name/address information from the QRZ
database.
5. Then copy the call to the excel spreadsheet and place an X in the
appropriate column. I was busier than a 1-armed paperhanger (no
offense intended to any 1-armed paperhangers that are out there).
Occassionally sort the sheet by call...try to see where dupes are in
between.
6. Okay, one QSO down...repeat until braindead.

I am certainly wishing for some contest software for next time! :) The
system worked, but it could have been easier....I eventually fell into
a routine. I think my mouse decided it had enough and wanted to find
employment elsewhere, but I held it firmly in place until the end! ;)

73,
Ernest, (the long-winded-answer guy)
kg9ni

--- In 070@y..., N3DQU@a... wrote:
So who all used a computer to log the PSKFest? Any good/bad
experiences to
relate? I used W3KM's Gen Log. First time I had ever used a computer
logger,
and except for a glitch that I may have caused myself, the program
worked fb!
Jay N3DQU.


Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

Barry Rimmer
 

MixW 2.02
72, Barry K4MG


Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

Tom <tomias@...>
 

MixW 2

Tom, k3psk

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 12:57 PM
Subject: [070] Computer logging the PSKFest


So who all used a computer to log the PSKFest? Any good/bad experiences
to
relate? I used W3KM's Gen Log. First time I had ever used a computer
logger,
and except for a glitch that I may have caused myself, the program worked
fb!
Jay N3DQU.


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Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

bernie_kf4fhs <kf4fhs@...>
 

I also used W3KM's GenLog and it worked great.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

DL2AYL@...
 

As always - MixW does it all !
ERIKA/DL2AYL


Eqsl-ing

Sean \(G4UCJ\) <g4ucj.shack@...>
 

Hi All, the eqsl service is free to register and collect cards/upload log files. You can make a donation if you wish, but most of the facilities are free. I have received nearly 500 eqsl's and have uploaded my complete 2001 log to eqsl. The "authenticity guarantee" is also free, just email a scanned copy of your license. I like the eqsl service but also like real cards too. If anyone has had a qso with me in the last year, go onto eqsl and your card will be waiting. Like the others, I have not paid a penny for this service, although the guilt factor is telling me that I should make a donation.

73
Sean Gilbert G4UCJ
IO92PA SP93 EU005
Member: RSGB FISTS RSARS GWQRP PODXS 070's
RSGB COUNTY MORSE EXAMINER

Email: g4ucj.shack@...
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Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 1/24/02 3:10:22 PM Eastern Standard Time, ebruchac@... writes:


I used the logging function of Digipan,(1.6)
Works, but you have to do some light editing to make it presentable..
Ed N4ZUM


   Yeah, that is a good general purpose logger but wont check the dupes for ya...Jay.


Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

ebruchac@...
 

I used the logging function of Digipan,(1.6)
Works, but you have to do some light editing to make it presentable..
Ed N4ZUM


Computer logging the PSKFest

N3DQU@...
 

So who all used a computer to log the PSKFest? Any good/bad experiences to
relate? I used W3KM's Gen Log. First time I had ever used a computer logger,
and except for a glitch that I may have caused myself, the program worked fb!
Jay N3DQU.


Re: DXCC - PSK-31

spdomingue@...
 

IT will only be a little time until someone does it. I have like 85 DXCC contacts and I know there are folks out here with a lot more than me.

So we should hear about it soon, but getting the carsa will that may never happen

SteveD
N6YIH/7


Re: PSKFEST - Getting Ready

Demetre Koumanakos <sv1ens@...>
 

Hi Steve,

As Kostas replied on another message the band opens up soon after
noon (local) and starts to close before sundown.
I'm usually available for scheduled QSO on weekends, Sundays prefered.

73
Demetre - SV1ENS


Hi Steve,

You know, I don't have the SV tri-band endorsement either :-(
We can schedule a contact if you like and get you the
endorsement...

73
Demetre - SV1ENS
Demetre -

That would be very kind of you. Since I have never heard a SV on
15m, I do not know when the band might be open from SV to the
US east coast. Do you have any suggestions?

Steve

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Re: PSKFEST - Getting Ready

kf4hou <kf4hou@...>
 

Hey Been making Lots of contact on 24.920 Radiate have made a SV,YO,LZ,EU,UA9,OH,SM,GU,R,Z3 and some more I Cant think of all Via 12m with 100% copys.
Thanks


At 22:57 23/1/2002 -0500, you wrote:

Demetre -

That would be very kind of you. Since I have never heard a SV on
15m, I do not know when the band might be open from SV to the
US east coast. Do you have any suggestions?
Hi Steve, 21 MHz opens at about 1200 UTC and closes
after our local sunset. Recently I had:

15:03 UTC W1SQL
16:23 UTC N3JWJ
18:01 UTC VE3IAY

Signals on 21 MHz are not as strong as on 28 MHz.
I use this band regularly, as I have a lot of noise
on 14 MHz, but I have a poor antenna (a multiband
vertical with very short radials).

73 Costas SV1XV



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Re: PSKFEST - Getting Ready

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

At 22:57 23/1/2002 -0500, you wrote:

Demetre -

That would be very kind of you. Since I have never heard a SV on
15m, I do not know when the band might be open from SV to the
US east coast. Do you have any suggestions?
Hi Steve, 21 MHz opens at about 1200 UTC and closes
after our local sunset. Recently I had:

15:03 UTC W1SQL
16:23 UTC N3JWJ
18:01 UTC VE3IAY

Signals on 21 MHz are not as strong as on 28 MHz.
I use this band regularly, as I have a lot of noise
on 14 MHz, but I have a poor antenna (a multiband
vertical with very short radials).

73 Costas SV1XV



+------------------------------------------------------------+
| Costas Krallis SV1XV * LOC KM18UA |
| P.O.Box 3066 * E-Mail: sv1xv@eexi.gr |
| GR-10210 Athens * PGP key: 0x3BDBBC34 |
| GREECE * http://www.qsl.net/sv1xv/ |
| * http://w4u.eexi.gr/~sv1xv/ |
+------------------------------------------------------------+


Re: PSKFEST - Getting Ready

Steve W3HF
 

Hi Steve,

You know, I don't have the SV tri-band endorsement either :-(
We can schedule a contact if you like and get you the endorsement...

73
Demetre - SV1ENS
Demetre -

That would be very kind of you. Since I have never heard a SV on
15m, I do not know when the band might be open from SV to the
US east coast. Do you have any suggestions?

Steve


Re: DU3NXE

Steve W3HF
 

Yahoo! Just worked DU3NXE in Bataan, Philipines! Was pretty rough
copy, but was able to make the exchange. 10m @ 0145. I had worked a
few south pacific stations in the past, but never Philipines, so it
was quite a rush for me. I keep hoping for Guam one day...my brother
is stationed there-- he's not a ham (unfortunately) but it would be
cool to pass a message to him. Anyone on the list work Guam on psk?

73-
Ernest
kg9ni
Unfortunately I haven't worked much in the Pacific from here in PA,
but I did work NG1P/KH2 last July while I was QRV in California.

I only heard him that one day, but he is apparently USAF stationed
there.

Steve
W3HF

P.S. He QSLs quickly, direct, and it's a US territory, so only a 34-
cent stamp each way.


DU3NXE

kg9ni <kg9ni@...>
 

Yahoo! Just worked DU3NXE in Bataan, Philipines! Was pretty rough
copy, but was able to make the exchange. 10m @ 0145. I had worked a
few south pacific stations in the past, but never Philipines, so it
was quite a rush for me. I keep hoping for Guam one day...my brother
is stationed there-- he's not a ham (unfortunately) but it would be
cool to pass a message to him. Anyone on the list work Guam on psk?

73-
Ernest
kg9ni


Re: RTTY Software

Beischel <wb8nut@...>
 

I use both MixW and Hamscope for RTTY. Both work like a champ and
are very easy to set up. I also had trouble with MMTTY and gave up.
Hamscope is free and MixW has a reasonable registration fee.

Duffy - WB8NUT

--- In 070@y..., "Stephen J. Melachrinos" <w3hf@a...> wrote:
Okay, guys, here's an off-topic question:

What do you use for sound-card-based RTTY (if you use it)? This is
triggered by the fact that KG4DX last week, and VP8THU today
seem to be only on RTTY, and not PSK.

I've been trying for a few days now to get MMTTY to work, and I
don't seem to get it. I must be doing something wrong, but for the
life
of me I can't figure it out.

I'd like something as easy to use as Digipan.

I've discussed this privately with one or two of you, but I'd like
a few
more opinions. Thanks.

Steve
W3HF


Re: Korean email

Jeff Baker <jjbaker@...>
 

Thanks for the info on the translator web sites.  I translated and I am still uncertain of what it was about.  I think it was a solicitation.

Thanks agn.

Jeff Baker KG4ENR