N3FJP ACLog v..7.0


Jerry N9AVY
 

EmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmoji

On Friday, May 28, 2021, 03:31:26 PM CDT, Chuck M via groups.io <cam51mail@...> wrote:



I could do the OHTA from our half bath.  See photo.  :-)

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB



On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 8:50 PM, Jerry N9AVY
<n9avy@...> wrote:
In the "good old days" that was acceptable, but the FCC has grown into just one more big government bureaucracy as evident by their now requiring every ham to have an email address (dumb because I have a friend who moved to TN recent who has no internet service at home and has to drive 40 minute to public library for internet !)  and let's not forget the now required FRN number one has to get before taking an Amateur exam ! My friend can't even get decent cell service has has to go to end of long driveway down by highway to get a marginal signal...  great technology ... back to 2 tin cans and a piece of string !

On another note... just read ARRL Letter and they have now started a BOTA  (Boats On The Air) to go along with POTA & SOTA.    Wonder how long it will be before the is an OHTA (Outhouses On The Air)   Emoji

Jerry  n9avy
Jerry  N9AVY

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 07:23:47 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Jerry -

There are no 4-character suffixes in current FCC-issued amateur radio licenses. (I think there may be some in other countries.) But that doesn't mean that there haven't been 4-character suffixes issued for US amateur radio operators in the past.

One of my favorite stories in amateur radio callsign history was driven by the fact that the Federal Radio Commission (the predecessor of the FCC) decided to issue special callsigns for "permanently portable" stations. (Up until that time, you had to specifically request in advance and receive permission to operate portable.) For a few years, the format of these calls were suffixes that started with two letters Zs, e.g., W3ZZA. Obviously, though, that would allow the issuance of only 26 callsigns in each of the nine then-existing districts. So when they reached ZZZ, they started with ZZAA, then ZZAB, etc. Eventually the FRC (or perhaps the FCC, which took over in 1934) started issuing "regular" callsigns for the permanently portable stations, and the ZZ calls disappeared a few years later when they expired.

I can document hundreds of these callsigns in my callbooks from that era. But just for fun, I bought a 1932 QSL card for W8ZZAP:

W8ZZAP.jpg

73,
Steve
W3HF



-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2021 3:44 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] N3FJP ACLog v..7.0

Looks like you signed with a bogus call.  There are no 4 digit suffixes in Amateur service that I'm aware of....  don't think it's a MARS call because you're not a little green guy !  Emoji

Jerry  n9avy  (real call since 1979  & not a vanity )

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 10:52:28 AM CDT, Bo W4GHV <bobarr@...> wrote:


Been using his software package for years! I keep trying others and falling back.
I also use the N1MM package for contests and easily import into N3FJP ACL logger.
73 Bo W4USAF.   




Chuck M
 


I could do the OHTA from our half bath.  See photo.  :-)

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB



On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 8:50 PM, Jerry N9AVY
<n9avy@...> wrote:
In the "good old days" that was acceptable, but the FCC has grown into just one more big government bureaucracy as evident by their now requiring every ham to have an email address (dumb because I have a friend who moved to TN recent who has no internet service at home and has to drive 40 minute to public library for internet !)  and let's not forget the now required FRN number one has to get before taking an Amateur exam ! My friend can't even get decent cell service has has to go to end of long driveway down by highway to get a marginal signal...  great technology ... back to 2 tin cans and a piece of string !

On another note... just read ARRL Letter and they have now started a BOTA  (Boats On The Air) to go along with POTA & SOTA.    Wonder how long it will be before the is an OHTA (Outhouses On The Air)   Emoji

Jerry  n9avy
Jerry  N9AVY

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 07:23:47 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Jerry -

There are no 4-character suffixes in current FCC-issued amateur radio licenses. (I think there may be some in other countries.) But that doesn't mean that there haven't been 4-character suffixes issued for US amateur radio operators in the past.

One of my favorite stories in amateur radio callsign history was driven by the fact that the Federal Radio Commission (the predecessor of the FCC) decided to issue special callsigns for "permanently portable" stations. (Up until that time, you had to specifically request in advance and receive permission to operate portable.) For a few years, the format of these calls were suffixes that started with two letters Zs, e.g., W3ZZA. Obviously, though, that would allow the issuance of only 26 callsigns in each of the nine then-existing districts. So when they reached ZZZ, they started with ZZAA, then ZZAB, etc. Eventually the FRC (or perhaps the FCC, which took over in 1934) started issuing "regular" callsigns for the permanently portable stations, and the ZZ calls disappeared a few years later when they expired.

I can document hundreds of these callsigns in my callbooks from that era. But just for fun, I bought a 1932 QSL card for W8ZZAP:

W8ZZAP.jpg

73,
Steve
W3HF



-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2021 3:44 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] N3FJP ACLog v..7.0

Looks like you signed with a bogus call.  There are no 4 digit suffixes in Amateur service that I'm aware of....  don't think it's a MARS call because you're not a little green guy !  Emoji

Jerry  n9avy  (real call since 1979  & not a vanity )

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 10:52:28 AM CDT, Bo W4GHV <bobarr@...> wrote:


Been using his software package for years! I keep trying others and falling back.
I also use the N1MM package for contests and easily import into N3FJP ACL logger.
73 Bo W4USAF.   




Jerry N9AVY
 

De que clase de "goof" ???

Jerry  

On Friday, May 28, 2021, 11:39:02 AM CDT, Bo W4GHV <bobarr@...> wrote:


Looks like Jerry didn't catch my 'goof'.😂
W4USAF


Bo W4GHV
 

Looks like Jerry didn't catch my 'goof'.😂
W4USAF


Jerry N9AVY
 

In the "good old days" that was acceptable, but the FCC has grown into just one more big government bureaucracy as evident by their now requiring every ham to have an email address (dumb because I have a friend who moved to TN recent who has no internet service at home and has to drive 40 minute to public library for internet !)  and let's not forget the now required FRN number one has to get before taking an Amateur exam ! My friend can't even get decent cell service has has to go to end of long driveway down by highway to get a marginal signal...  great technology ... back to 2 tin cans and a piece of string !

On another note... just read ARRL Letter and they have now started a BOTA  (Boats On The Air) to go along with POTA & SOTA.    Wonder how long it will be before the is an OHTA (Outhouses On The Air)   Emoji

Jerry  n9avy
Jerry  N9AVY

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 07:23:47 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:


Jerry -

There are no 4-character suffixes in current FCC-issued amateur radio licenses. (I think there may be some in other countries.) But that doesn't mean that there haven't been 4-character suffixes issued for US amateur radio operators in the past.

One of my favorite stories in amateur radio callsign history was driven by the fact that the Federal Radio Commission (the predecessor of the FCC) decided to issue special callsigns for "permanently portable" stations. (Up until that time, you had to specifically request in advance and receive permission to operate portable.) For a few years, the format of these calls were suffixes that started with two letters Zs, e.g., W3ZZA. Obviously, though, that would allow the issuance of only 26 callsigns in each of the nine then-existing districts. So when they reached ZZZ, they started with ZZAA, then ZZAB, etc. Eventually the FRC (or perhaps the FCC, which took over in 1934) started issuing "regular" callsigns for the permanently portable stations, and the ZZ calls disappeared a few years later when they expired.

I can document hundreds of these callsigns in my callbooks from that era. But just for fun, I bought a 1932 QSL card for W8ZZAP:

W8ZZAP.jpg

73,
Steve
W3HF



-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2021 3:44 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] N3FJP ACLog v..7.0

Looks like you signed with a bogus call.  There are no 4 digit suffixes in Amateur service that I'm aware of....  don't think it's a MARS call because you're not a little green guy !  Emoji

Jerry  n9avy  (real call since 1979  & not a vanity )

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 10:52:28 AM CDT, Bo W4GHV <bobarr@...> wrote:


Been using his software package for years! I keep trying others and falling back.
I also use the N1MM package for contests and easily import into N3FJP ACL logger.
73 Bo W4USAF.   




Stephen Melachrinos
 

Jerry -

There are no 4-character suffixes in current FCC-issued amateur radio licenses. (I think there may be some in other countries.) But that doesn't mean that there haven't been 4-character suffixes issued for US amateur radio operators in the past.

One of my favorite stories in amateur radio callsign history was driven by the fact that the Federal Radio Commission (the predecessor of the FCC) decided to issue special callsigns for "permanently portable" stations. (Up until that time, you had to specifically request in advance and receive permission to operate portable.) For a few years, the format of these calls were suffixes that started with two letters Zs, e.g., W3ZZA. Obviously, though, that would allow the issuance of only 26 callsigns in each of the nine then-existing districts. So when they reached ZZZ, they started with ZZAA, then ZZAB, etc. Eventually the FRC (or perhaps the FCC, which took over in 1934) started issuing "regular" callsigns for the permanently portable stations, and the ZZ calls disappeared a few years later when they expired.

I can document hundreds of these callsigns in my callbooks from that era. But just for fun, I bought a 1932 QSL card for W8ZZAP:

W8ZZAP.jpg

73,
Steve
W3HF



-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 27, 2021 3:44 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] N3FJP ACLog v..7.0

Looks like you signed with a bogus call.  There are no 4 digit suffixes in Amateur service that I'm aware of....  don't think it's a MARS call because you're not a little green guy !  Emoji

Jerry  n9avy  (real call since 1979  & not a vanity )

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 10:52:28 AM CDT, Bo W4GHV <bobarr@...> wrote:


Been using his software package for years! I keep trying others and falling back.
I also use the N1MM package for contests and easily import into N3FJP ACL logger.
73 Bo W4USAF.   




Jerry N9AVY
 

Looks like you signed with a bogus call.  There are no 4 digit suffixes in Amateur service that I'm aware of....  don't think it's a MARS call because you're not a little green guy !  Emoji

Jerry  n9avy  (real call since 1979  & not a vanity )

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 10:52:28 AM CDT, Bo W4GHV <bobarr@...> wrote:


Been using his software package for years! I keep trying others and falling back.
I also use the N1MM package for contests and easily import into N3FJP ACL logger.
73 Bo W4USAF.   




Bo W4GHV
 

Been using his software package for years! I keep trying others and falling back.
I also use the N1MM package for contests and easily import into N3FJP ACL logger.
73 Bo W4USAF.  🤔


Jerry N9AVY
 

Haven't tried it yet, but wondering if anyone else has ?    Will support 13 colonies and other contests.  New features.

Jerry   n9avy



"Scott, N3FJP, announces the availability of Amateur Contact Log 7.0, with the following features/improvements:
  • Easy, direct, integration with WSJT-X
  • Support for the 13 Colonies annual event
  • States lookup for DX spotting (and WSJT-X)
  • Support for the free HamDB Callbook Lookup service (which includes USA, Canada and a few other countries)
  • Grid is now returned with the free callbook lookup service (grid is already provided in most other callbook lookup options)
  • Right-clicking on the main form's Spot Last button provides the opportunity to add a comment

Other N3FJP programs have also been updated:

  • ARRL RTTY Roundup 3.9 (which also supports FT Roundup)
  • CQ WPX 4.9 (not WSJT-X applicable, but you can enjoy the rest of the enhancements in next week's CQ WPX CW contest)
  • Field Day Log 6.6
  • VHF Log 6.6
  • World Wide Digi DX 1.2

For more information, see the announcement, or visit the N3FJP website."