[OhQP-mail] A Request for a little help from friends... N1MM
k8dv at cinci.rr.com
k8dv at cinci.rr.com
Thu Aug 20 08:34:54 CDT 2015
Very good info from Mike and spot on, here are some additional comments for those using N1MM or N1MM + networked in a Multi-Multi setup such as we do at K8DV.
Also if running N1MM or N1MM + in a multi/multi setup when you create the Cabrillo file it will add the station number to the end of each line entry. The only way to generate the Cabrillo file without this is to generate it by going back into file/open log in database and change the operator class from multi-op to single-op after the contest. You will have to edit the header in the Cabrillo file from "single-op back to multi-op".
Speaking with several N1MM guru's over the last several days this is easiest way to generate the Cabrillo file from a M/M without the station number included, the other choice is to edit the number out manually.
Most large contest with several M/M stations participating require the station number with the log submission and why it is included.
Look forward to seeing all in the OhQP this Saturday and let's hope for some band conditions.
---- Mike Tindor AA8IA <aa8ia at aa8ia.org> wrote:
> Some errors corrected.
> Using the latest version of N1MM+, the only issue I see is that by
> default N1MM+ sets the "Sent Exchange" to the ARRL section configured in
> N1MM+, and that is not what we want in the "Sent Exchange" field for the
> OHQP when we are operating from within Ohio -- we want the
> four-character state abbreviation.
> A proper configuration would be like this:
> 1. Select File --> New Log in Database
> a. Set "Log Type" = QSOPARTY
> b. Set "State for Log Type QSOPARTY" to: OH
> c. Set "Sent Exchange" to: your four-letter county abbrev (eg: JEFF)
> d. Set "Operators" to the callsign in use for the content (eg: AA8IA)
> I do notice that my N1MM+ plus defaults to tossing my state "OH" in as
> the Sent Exchange by default. It is actually pulling that default value
> from the ARRL Section field under Config--> Change Your Station Data,
> which is where you enter in your general station information when you
> initially set up N1MM+. Obviously that does no good in this contest for
> Ohio stations since we need to be sending our four-character county
> NOTE: In my case, under Config --> Change your Station Data, there are
> actually two places where OH is specified, once under State and once
> under ARRL Section. But I have verified that N1MM is pulling the default
> OH value for the Sent Exchange from the ARRL Section field in Config -->
> Change your Station Data. N1MM+ users will not want to modify that
> section. Instead they would want to simply set the "Sent Exchange" as
> described in item C above.
> So, in the case of Ohio stations operating in the OHQP and using
> N1MM(+), make sure that item C above is set correctly to your
> four-character county abbreviation.
> When I generate the Cabrillo file (via File--> Generate Cabrillo), my
> generated log looks something like this:
> START-OF-LOG: 3.0
> LOCATION: OH
> CALLSIGN: AA8IA
> CLUB: Mad River Radio Club
> CONTEST: OH-QSO-PARTY
> CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
> CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
> CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
> CATEGORY-MODE: MIXED
> CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
> CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
> CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
> CLAIMED-SCORE: 1
> OPERATORS: AA8IA
> NAME: Mike Tindor
> ADDRESS: 56 Lookout Dr
> ADDRESS-CITY: Toronto
> ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: OH
> ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 43964
> ADDRESS-COUNTRY: US
> CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5103.0
> QSO: 14200 PH 2015-08-19 1414 AA8IA 59 JEFF AB1CD 59 VT
> Notice it does have the correct county in there. So people who have set
> up the log for OHQP should go to File --> Open Log in Database, select
> the logfile for the current OHQP that they are running, and make sure
> that A, B, C and D as described above are set properly.
> I do not see any field after the state I worked [VT in the example
> above], but there does seem to be about 9 characters of whitespace after
> the VT in the log, if that matters.
> Mike / AA8IA
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