Topband: FW: [N3FJP_Software]Stew Perry Contest Logger
D. Scott MacKenzie
kb0fhp at comcast.net
Fri Dec 9 13:18:06 EST 2005
I have used Scott's software a lot for contesting, and found it to be
excellent, well constructive and intuitive (and VERY inexpensive). Take a
look at this for the Stew Perry 160M contest....
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Subject: [N3FJP_Software] N3FJP Software Announcement - December 2005
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We would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and
a Happy New Year! We hope that you all have a wonderful time with your
families and friends and hope that Santa stuffs lots of nice ham gear in
those stockings hung outside the shack.
Kim and I have some announcements and news we would like to share with you.
Stew Perry Contest Log 1.0 is now available!
We have had many requests for this contest. It was beta tested this past
week by our N3FJP Users Group and is now available for download on the web
site at www.n3fjp.com under the Contest Logs heading Stew Perry.
Stew Perry Top Band Distance Challenge -- CW, sponsored by the Boring
Amateur Radio Club, 1500Z Dec 17-1500Z Dec 18. Categories: SO and MS.
Operate 14 hours max. Exchange: grid square only. QSO points: 1 pt + 1 pt
for every 500 km distance calculated between grid centers (see Web page for
calculation information), QSOs with QRP stations that submit a log count
double QSO points. Score: QSO points--Power mult (<5 W ×4, 5-100 W ×2, >100
W ×1). For more information: http://jzap.com/k7rat/stew.rules.txt. Logs due
Jan 31 (Cabrillo format only) to tbdc at contesting.com or Boring Amateur Radio
Club, 15125 SE Bartell Rd, Boring, OR 97009.
Easy and intuitive to use, checks for duplicates, lists all contacts,
provides many current statistics, calculates points for distance based on
grid square, computer generated CW via either your serial or parallel ports
(including RTS or DTR com line options ), interfaces with most Elecraft,
Icom, Kenwood, Ten-Tec and Yaesu rigs, writes Cabrillo file format for log
submission and exports in ADIF format.
Stew Perry Contest Log Download:
You can download the installation file for the Stew Perry Contest Log from
www.n3fjp.com or by clicking on this link:
INSTALLATION - Please Remember:
- As always, this program is free to registered users of either our $39 or
$49 software packages. Please e-mail us directly at snkdavis at aol.com, and we
will send you an updated password list that includes this new program.
- You can also register this program individually for $6.
Package Upgrade Information:
If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to
upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package ($39) or N3FJP's Software Package and CD
($49) 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 at snkdavis at aol.com, and we'll
let you know your balance.
N3FJP's Software Package now includes over 50 programs for contesting, net
management, general logging, upgrading your license and other Amateur Radio
related applications. In addition to full use of all these programs,
registered package customers are also entitled to receive passwords for any
new software that is added to the package and free upgrades to existing
Have you ever tried the 160 Meter band??
If you've never participated in a 160 Meter contest, you are missing a lot
of fun, and I'd like to encourage you to give it a try! Until the ARRL 160
Meter contest last weekend, I had only made a few contacts on 160.
I put up an inverted V for 160 a few weeks ago, but I really hadn't had a
chance to give it a work out. I was under the impression that a V would not
work very well on 160, and that you really needed something at least
partially vertical like an inverted L. With that in mind, and only running
100 watts here, I figured the contest was a lost cause and pretty much made
up my mind not to participate.
Then Dave, N3HCN, (who is a real good CW op) called about 3 hours before the
contest and asked if I felt like lighting up the ether on 160. I said sure,
thinking we would make a few contacts, get frustrated and quit after a few
The contest started at 5:00 PM local. By 11:00 PM, 6 hours in, we had 300
contacts! I had no idea there was so much activity on the band, and that we
could do so well with an inverted V and 100 watts.
We averaged over 50 Qs an hour for 6 consecutive hours! At times, our 20
minute rate was near 80. Again, we are small guns here, and I know that
rate may not be impressive in the grand scheme, but it was a personal best
for us, and we were elated! We finished the contest with 653 contacts, 66
sections, 5 countries, and we worked every state in the lower 48 except
You don't need a vertical antenna and miles of ground radials to have a
blast on 160M. A simple dipole or inverted V will yield lots of fun!
10 Meter Contest!
The ARRL 10 Meter Contest is this weekend. We will be operating if
conditions warrant so we hope to talk with some of you. ARRL 10 Meter
Contest--0000Z Dec 10-2400Z Dec 11. (See Nov QST, p 105, or
We appreciate all the comments and suggestions we receive on a daily basis
concerning our software. At the moment we have a VERY full plate of ideas
for upgrades and a list of new program projects. We are diligently working
on this list to continue to further enhance the enjoyment of the amateur
radio hobby through software.
We do not plan to add any new State QSO Party Logs to our list at this time.
This particular avenue of programming has been a much larger project than we
anticipated and is difficult to keep up with due to the constant rule
changes, etc. We thank all of you who try to keep us up to date concerning
these changes. This is the only way we can stay ahead of the game, and we
will continue to do our best to support the logs that we have written so
The "AC Log Ready" calldata will be updated on January 1, 2006. You can
download this database freely from the AC Log page at http://www.n3fjp.com/.
This database is updated every 6 months for your convenience.
As always, thanks so much for your kind words, suggestions and spreading the
word about our software. We really appreciate it!
73, Scott & Kimberly,
N3FJP & KA3SEQ
Serving the Amateur Radio Community with general logging and contesting
software since 1997.
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