Contest Logs Updated for Screen Readers, Demo & TQSL Deadlock Condition Corrected!

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Hi All,

I have a couple announcements to share...

Contest Logs Updated to Accommodate Screen Readers!

You'll notice new version numbers for all the new, C# versions of my contesting software on www.n3fjp.com. Like the recent modifications to AC Log, I've made adjustments under the hood so that the contesting software is much more screen reader friendly for visually impaired users. This is the only change, so if you don't use a screen reader there is no need to upgrade.


AC Log 4.2 Accessibility Review and Demo!

Kelvin Marsh, M0AID, who was a tremendous help in making Amateur Contact Log more accessible for visually impaired hams, has put together a review and audio demo of Amateur Contact Log. You'll find Kelvin's review here:

http://active-elements.org/2013/09/08/accessibility-review-of-amateur-contact-log-4-2/

His audio MP3 overview here:

http://kelvinsite.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/aclog-overview.mp3

And his AC Log configuration MP3 overview here:

http://kelvinsite.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/aclog-configuration.mp3


TQSL / AC Log Deadlock Condition Corrected!

The TQSL upload is already working fine for almost everyone running AC Log 4.2 and TQSL 1.14 or later. If you are in that camp, you need not read further.

About a half dozen folks have reported problems when signing and uploading to LoTW, that the TQSL software would lock or display behind another form. I've been working with the TQSL folks and I think we've identified the problem and a solution. I'd like to extend a special thanks to Rick, K1MU and Dave, AA6YQ for their good suggestions and help!

Long story short, if someone had a large number of errors, such as many QSOs with invalid dates, the TQSL buffer would fill with error messages, waiting for AC Log to read it before proceeding, but AC Log was waiting for TQSL to finish before reading the buffer, resulting in a deadlock.

I've modified the code to correct the problem and it is working well when I simulate the conditions here. If you are one of the few folks experiencing this problem, please uninstall AC Log from Windows Control Panel and then reinstall it. The current AC Log version number remains 4.2, but the LoTW form now also has a version number, which says 1.2. You can download that latest version of AC Log here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/aclog.html

As always, all these upgrades are free to registered users!



And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...


Package Upgrade Information...

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package or N3FJP's Software Package and CD for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.

N3FJP's Software Package includes approximately 50 programs for contesting, net management, general logging and other Amateur Radio related applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that is added to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. You'll find all the details on the Register Now page at www.n3fjp.com.


Donations are Gratefully Accepted!

And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly and I are very grateful...

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:

http://www.n3fjp.com/donations.html

or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533

Thank you so much for your continued support!


Thanks!

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate it!

73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

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