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Re: Eqsl-ing

kf4hou <kf4hou@...>
 

Hey Duffy this Craig in Tennessee agn hey when you use the EQSL just save the pics to a folder and use a program to print multiples copies to one sheet. and when you give them a donation you can put your own design on there too. I'm not in the QSL game for for a beauty pageant. I just want to say hey I've talked to there hi hi..


Yuck, eQSLing is easy, but so impersonal and to print the "cards" you
have to print an entire sheet just to get one "card". Not to
mention, the cards are ugly and you can't write comments. Just won't
ever seem like real QSLs. Not to mention, there will be a day when
they feel they have enough people "hooked" on the service, then
they'll start charging for the use of it. I can see it coming.

Duffy - WB8NUT

--- In 070@y..., "Sean &#92;(G4UCJ&#92;)" <g4ucj.shack@n...> wrote:
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

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Digipan

K4FBP
 

K4FBP here....I am using Digipan 1.6. I built some macros for Field Day last
June, and they have become the macros that are loaded each time on boot up.
How do I change this to load my "everyday" macros?

73, Don


Re: Eqsl-ing

kf4hou <kf4hou@...>
 

It's the greatest thing since slice bread hi..well moving from the dark ages into the newer digital realm of the QSL card. And just think how many germs get passed arnd on traditional QSL cards hi. You dont know where that hand has been young man. And ARRL is already moving towards Electronic QSL cards in the future that we US hams will have to Pay for like Verisign service hmmm lots of money I see going down the drain with the Log book of the world ARRL's idea.
Something like 10 or 20 dollars for maybe 10 QSL cards sent out . And maybe your right on being charged for EQSL cards but, if everyone makes a donation it will stay free somewhat anyway. And you can get them proffesnial printed out and sent to via snail mail too.
And for me on my very very very limited budget Eqsl is right up my alley. Give em 5 dollars and exchange 2000 QSL's that a bargain too me. But, I guess the future will tell us everthing abt it. And it wil all come out in the wash. 73


Yuck, eQSLing is easy, but so impersonal and to print the "cards" you
have to print an entire sheet just to get one "card". Not to
mention, the cards are ugly and you can't write comments. Just won't
ever seem like real QSLs. Not to mention, there will be a day when
they feel they have enough people "hooked" on the service, then
they'll start charging for the use of it. I can see it coming.

Duffy - WB8NUT

--- In 070@y..., "Sean &#92;(G4UCJ&#92;)" <g4ucj.shack@n...> wrote:
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@n...
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Re: Eqsl-ing

Beischel <wb8nut@...>
 

Yuck, eQSLing is easy, but so impersonal and to print the "cards" you
have to print an entire sheet just to get one "card". Not to
mention, the cards are ugly and you can't write comments. Just won't
ever seem like real QSLs. Not to mention, there will be a day when
they feel they have enough people "hooked" on the service, then
they'll start charging for the use of it. I can see it coming.

Duffy - WB8NUT

--- In 070@y..., "Sean &#92;(G4UCJ&#92;)" <g4ucj.shack@n...> wrote:
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@n...
AX25 Packet: g4ucj@gb7imk.#43.gbr.eu
TCP/IP: 44.131.160.74


Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

Beischel <wb8nut@...>
 

I recently started using MixW and registered it about a week later
after I played with it extensively. The logging function is built in
to this multi digital mode program. Prior to the contest, I set up
macros just the way I wanted them for the contest. MixW
automatically indentifies the other station's call when it comes
across the screen. You just click on the call at it goes into the log
and the program will tell you if it is new, a new DXCC, new WPX or a
previous dupe. As a result, everything was automatically logged and
very rarely did I do any typing to work the contest. Just a lot of
clicking of the mouse on the screen.

Duffy - WB8NUT

--- 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: Digipan

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 1/25/2002 2:00:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, AA8QQJMauch@... writes:


TDW.MAC or RUMBLE.MAC.  Now I only have to load them for the tests, and for
normal ops the everyday macros load with Digipan. 


   Speaking of the TDW, we still need one more bonus station to get things set up for June. East coast, Left coast and central Europe are covered...Any volunteers?? Jay N3DQU.


Re: Digipan

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hi Don,

Ok, now I remember what I had to do when I had the exact same problem with
Digipan.

The "Default" macros "appear" to be saved to the default.mac file. In
actuality, they are, But! they are also saved in the Digipan.INI file and
these are what are loaded when you start Digipan. Open the .INI file and
edit these macros, save it, then start Digipan. The macros should be back to
where you want them. What I did after fixing that was set up my new
nonstandard contest macros and save them in a .MAC file with names such as
TDW.MAC or RUMBLE.MAC. Now I only have to load them for the tests, and for
normal ops the everyday macros load with Digipan.

Hope this helps,
73 cu on the waterfall,
Jay - AA8QQ


Re: Digipan

n0bhc
 

In a message dated 1/25/02 11:05:38 AM Central Standard Time, w3hf@... writes:


I think the files have a .mac extension. Somehow you must have
saved the "Field Day" setup. When operating at a club station, I
created my own set of macros and saved them as w3hf.mac. (I'm pretty
sure Digipan set the extension.) You can use a similar procedure.



Steve was right on.  I just checked and the DigiPan macro file is titled "default.mac".  The file contains such mysteries as "Call1" "CQ" "BTU" etc.  Open it with Notepad and you should be able to edit the information.
Good Luck,
Bob N0BHC


Re: Computer logging the PSKFest

"Luděk Salač <ludek.salac@...>
 

DigiPan 1.6d

Ludek, OK1VSL


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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To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
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@...
AX25 Packet:
g4ucj@gb7imk.#43.gbr.eu
TCP/IP: 44.131.160.74


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.