Hi. Good initiative, it certainly can be a very interesting activity for many on QO-100.
I believe the proposed date should be changed since 20/FEB is tomorrow and many are not even aware of this yet (or the dates up there are just examples?)
Please go simpler and highlight what really matters to everyone: number of QSOs X Grids X DXCC, no prefixes, no divisions, no trigonometry... not a N1MM expert but it should have something ready for calculate this (?) for the vhf contests here I don't even use n1mm, I just use an Excel file with the necessary fields that generates an ADIF file which I convert to Cabrillo, works perfectly.
You can upload the log in Cabrillo format to the website and the score is automatically calculated from the supplied QSO records and your own location. You don't have to keep score yourself.
Below an example of the log file:Code
START-OF-LOG: 3.0 LOCATION: JO21 CALLSIGN: PE1ITR CONTEST: QO100-CHALLENGE CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED CATEGORY-BAND: 2.3G CATEGORY-MODE: SSB CATEGORY-POWER: QRP OPERATORS: PE1ITR SOAPBOX: Nice contest and good activity NAME: Rob EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.8869.0 QSO: 2.3G PH 2021-01-05 1754 PE1ITR 59 001 PA3FYM 59 007 JO22 QSO: 2.3G PH 2021-01-05 1754 PE1ITR 59 002 PD0LJX 59 006 JO21 QSO: 2.3G PH 2021-01-05 1806 PE1ITR 59 003 DK0SB 59 003 JO31 QSO: 2.3G PH 2021-01-05 2201 PE1ITR 59 004 PD2CWM 59 004 JO21 END-OF-LOG:
Lay out QSO RecordCode
QSO: 2.3G PH 2021-02-20 1817 PE1ITR 59 001 PA3FYM 59 015 JO22 QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn nnnn ************** nnn nnnn **** QSO: band mo date time sent call rst txnr rcvd call rst rxnr grid QSO: 0000000001111111111222222222233333333334444444444555555555566666666667777777 QSO: 1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456
many thanks for this announcement.
Do you have any hints for connecting my IC-9700 with SDR-Console (frequency tracking) and N1MM+ Logger (typing CW + logging) at the same time?
Tnx es 73,
Being an avid N1MM+ user I don't understand your question?
N1MM+ is one of the two most populair (CW) logging programs, its 'commercial' counterpart is WinTest.
Both programs have CW (sending) options and logging, also both programs have the option
to 'program' Function Keys with standard messages where the 'variables' like callsign and
report(+serial number) are included automagically.
Most people got the right time(s) for the CW version of the QO-100 Challenge:
It'll be this weekend 15-16 May from 1800 UTC - 0600 UTC.
Beware: Due to AMSAT-DL policy the uplink segment has changed to: 2400.370 - 2400.490 MHz !
The most recent version of the Challenge Rules is attached to this post.
i missed it
i hope you will do some more of these events ... would be very nice !
Thanks for the QO-100 Challenge yesterday.
Does anyone have an example of the correct format for a QSO in cabrillo format?
I have a log from N1MM+ but I'm getting error messages when I try to upload.
The format produced by N1MM+ is:
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.9450.0
FYI My grid locator is IO91
Any thoughts appreciated. 73 David
The cabrillo format for a qso record of the QO100-CHALLENGE is:
QSO: [Band] [Mode] [Date] [Time] [Own callsign] [RST sent] [Serial sent] [Callsign] [RST Received] [ Serial Received] [Received locator]
Al fields have to be in this order and separated by one or more spaces. Just like DL2GMI example above.
Below another example:
73 Rob PE1ITR