Rookie RU 1.0 & JOTA 1.0 Now Available, SCR FD Challenge, WFD Submittal & More!

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Hi All,

An excellent way to keep our QSO rates up and hobby vibrant is to introduce and encourage young and new folks to Amateur Radio. What's more, the time we spend will likely pay dividends far beyond radio in these young people's lives. Much of the recent coding effort at N3FJP headquarters has been in support of these sentiments.

The announcements in this e-mail include:

- ARRL Rookie Roundup Contest Log 1.0 Now Available (free)!

- Jamboree On The Air Log 1.0 Now Available (free)!

- Field Day Planning: A School Club Roundup Challenge!

- ARRL Kid's Day Log 2.0 Now Available (free)!

- Winter Field Day Log Submittal E-mail Address.


ARRL Rookie Roundup Contest Log 1.0 is Now Available!

This new program, designed for use by both new hams and veterans, has all the features you've come to expect in N3FJP Software including dupe checking, sections changing color when worked, scoring, DX spotting, rig interface, super check partial, sending CW, etc. Best of all, you'll likely find it very easy and intuitive to use! Please encourage the new folks at your club and community to give contesting a try and work them on the air during the event!

Whether you are an N3FJP Software package subscriber or not, Rookie Roundup Contest Log 1.0 is free to everyone. I've developed this program to help encourage new folks to pursue the great hobby of Amateur Radio. All I ask is that you help spread the word and enjoy the software!

You'll find Rookie Roundup Contest Log here.


Jamboree On The Air Log 1.0 is Now Available!

I've also developed free software to support the scout's Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) event as well. I've never operated JOTA and since JOTA doesn't have a defined exchange, I sought input from users. The varied suggestions more than stretched the limits of what one of my contesting templates could be morphed into, but I did my best. This program might not meet everyone's JOTA style, but feedback so far has been positive. Please give it a try and if you find it useful, enjoy it!

You'll find Jamboree On The Air Log 1.0 here.


Field Day Planning: A School Club Roundup Challenge!

If you haven't been paying attention to the School Club Roundup (SCR), held twice a hear, you should! It may not be evident by the name, but the SCR rules are designed to encourage participation, not only from schools (worth 5 multipliers), but non school clubs (2 multipliers) and individuals (everyone is worth a point) as well! It means a lot to these kids to have an active radio experience during the contest and every QSO you and your club provide makes it that much better!

The text covering all the great reasons for you to operate during SCR here would be too long, but what I'd like to challenge you to consider is, as you plan your Field Day event, also spend some time planning how your club can partner with your local school to bring the School Club Roundup opportunity to more students.

Many schools don't have anyone involved with radio on their faculty, so they never have the opportunity to be exposed to Amateur Radio. We demonstrate every year we can set up quickly and operate entirely on our own resources. Not that you'd have to bring your own power, but there is no doubt that setting up a station for a few hours during SCR week as an in school or after school activity is well within out ability and very worthwhile!

Think about what you club can do, whether it be a one day set up on 20 meters, a week long event or maybe even an ongoing after school activity and then meet with your school's principal to discuss it. You won't earn extra Field Day bonus points, but the rewards for everyone involved will be far greater!

If you have questions about SCR and to learn more, the SCR folks have an e-mail group here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SCR-L/info

I have free software for SCR as well: http://www.n3fjp.com/schoolclubru.html


ARRL Kid's Day Log 2.0 is Now Available!

I've supported Kid's Day for quite s while, but I've just rewritten the software in C#.net, so it now has the appearance, features and functionality of the rest of my new rewrites. Kid's Day Log is still free, and you'll find it here.


Winter Field Day Log E-mail Submittal Address.

The SPAR folks have a new e-mail address for you to submit your Cabrillo Winter Field Day Logs. Please be sure to address your e-mail and send your log here: winterfd@att.net


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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 nearly 90 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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