ARRL RTTY Roundup Contest Log 2.0 Now Available, Field Day Reminder & Digital Bridge E-mail Group!
I have a couple quick announcements to share:
ARRL RTTY Roundup Contest Log 2.0 is Now Available!
This is the latest completed program in my series of rewrites, converting all my software from VB6 to C#.NET. It has all the enhancements that you've come to enjoy in the new rewrites.
You'll find the new ARRL RTTY Roundup Contest Log 2.0 software here:
As always, upgrades are free to registered users. Of course, this includes our N3FJP Software Package users!
You'll find both the new C#.NET version and the older, tried and true VB6 version on the web site. ARRL RTTY Roundup Contest Log 2.0 is brand new, better, has additional features not found in the VB6 version and continues the upgrades and enhancements reflected in all the programs I've rewritten in C#.NET so far. While the new, C#.NET versions already released this year have performed very well, this will be the first use as applied specifically to this contest. It's always possible that a contest specific scoring bug remains to be found, so I want to give you the option of using the VB6 version if you prefer.
Version 2.0 does not interface with K7RE RTTY (which no longer seems to be available), but it will interface with DM 780 (including the free version - details below), using the W4ELP Lookup Utility:
Field Day is Just Over a Month Away - Get Ready!
If you plan to use a network for Field Day this year and haven't already done so, it's time to get all the PCs you'll be using together and make sure your network is all set. Don't forget to enable permissions to Update, not just Read, on the file, folder and drive! Also, please remember that for networking, ALL stations on your network must use either the old VB6 version (Field Day Network Log 2.7) or the new C#.NET version 4.2. You can't mix both and access the common data file. This page will help you decide which version to use:
I'm not a hardware or OS guy, so I can't help with those sorts of network setup questions, but I have lots of details on setting up the Field Day software on your network here:
Please be sure to set up and give your network a good test well before Field Day weekend. Problems easily solved in a relaxed atmosphere can seem insurmountable when the clock is ticking.
W4ELP Lookup Utility E-mail Group!
As I've mentioned previously, Ed, W4ELP and Rick, N8SDR have built an interface between the DM 780 digital program (including the free version of DM 780, which they have available for download from their site) and many of my contesting programs, including Field Day, ARRL RTTY Roundup and others. You'll find their interface program, a free version of DM 780 and lots of information here:
They have now set up an e-mail group for support and beta testing. If you need help with their bridge program or you would like to help beta test the program's development, please subscribe here:
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:
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!
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!
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