Monday, November 28, 2016

CQWW CW 2016

CQWW means high activity and rare DX .
We have to get use to lousy bands after  being spoiled in the past years.
After few hours in this band conditions I choose to swap to high power.
Time-on about   24h all together mostly nighttime.
10m  like VHF in a meteor shower.
160m scarce weak DX signals surprised to hear TZ5AM in QSO



Trouble with N1MM classic unusual annoying hangup's
That frustrated some QSO's.
Think it was network related.
Network mode is unchecked still it tried to find network partners.
I got same timeout when modifying network settings.
Now deleted network name list hope it is fixed.


I use N1MM  classic again
N1MM+    crashes here.


to repair  N1MM+  i had to follow the procedure below     i write it here as mnemonic

This procedure solved my N1MM+  problem:
1-  backup the user file map  and delete the map itself.
2-  Full install  and  set user files to    C:\Users\Jaap\Documents\N1MM Logger+
3-  To get  last data back  convert actual N1MM clasic ham.mdb to  a new N1MM+  pa0o.s3db
4-  update to the latest +   ( dotnet...) version
5-  copy the original C:\Users\Jaap\Documents\N1MM Logger+   sub directories back
6-  digimode    copy MMTTY map to + map   setup digimode soundcard
      point to MMTTY.EXE
      check in setup  rt-click  = return not menu   to use mouse for rtty contacts
     import the MTTY keys      press cq / f1 the speaker should give rtty / bpsk tone out
7-  check enter sets mode  for N1MM  work as CT
8-  CAT setings  to                K3  38400b/s  com4
     check  CW   DTR =keyer   RTS = T/R
9   possible setting from classic that i forgot

10  The error pop-up loop flaw  still will be there  
      but it will not be problem as long as there are no errors..
      the N1MM  needs the task manager to shut off if it is going in the pop-up press ok loop.
      This flaw has been in N1MM  all  previous versions. 
       there seems no way to move the N1MM team to change its mind not  to use
      the VB err msg  verbose  popupbox


Below:
Some struggle I had trying to fix it but did not work well:
The user file location was   C:\Users\Jaap\Documents\N1MM Logger+
chosen during install  i believe
i tried full install to use that old location but it did not work

I copied my N1MM  HAM.MDB  including the latest CQWWCW and DX general
and converted this to a new pa0o.s3db type
no crash report this time... so far things look better.
try to see if the overflow problems are solved
re-scoring the general log    15168 12 changed  lasted over 5 minute's
it works but    +  was keeping the user files  under C:\Users\Jaap\Documents\
my old setting maps are in C:\Users\Jaap\Documents\N1MM Logger+

N1MM classic is easier all files are located under   \N1MM
N1MM+  wants the user files somewhere else
There is no configuration setting for changing this location once it is set.
Only full install let you choose your user file location.
One more time i did the full install  set the user location to my old
 Documents\N1MM Logger+    but then  the  overflow error was back... crazy
copying the settings that worked to this location  and N1MM+ hanged in start screen.

The error that prevented me to use N1MM+  :
 N1MM+    crashed   saying  it needs upgrade
This stupid error popup loop flaw still exists
and prevents me to do anything else then pressing ok
The popup tells me to upgrade again and again
  like the cooky monster.
After installing and starting the latest version the program hangs in a loop
of huge error message screens as before  N1MM+ will not work here.
stack overflow crashes the program.
N1MM+  did work once okay but could not use longer time.
when opening or re-scoring my big general DX log    the overflow error occured.
But later even starting a new log eded in error popup's.
So I went back to the latest classic version.








3 comments:

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Hallo Jaap, mooie score weer. Ik gebruikte N1MM+ met FLdigi als keyer/ontvanger (sorry, ik versta weinig CW). Had ook last van paar keer een vreemde hang up. Lastig in een QSO. De software is stabiel maar ik vermoed dat de communicatie met de radio soms wat problemen geeft. Ben er nog niet uit hoe dit op te lossen. Heb de snelheid tussen radio al terug gebracht naar 4800bps. Als jij zegt dat de DX zwak was op 160M dan zegt dat wel weer wat over de capaciteit van mijn nederige station. Kon de DX wel horen (ehhh zien) maar andersom lukte het niet. Beste QSO was met As.Russia zone 17 en met Azoren zone 33. 73, Bas

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Oh ja deed alleen 160M low power. 73, Bas

Jaap van oosten said...

de PA er bij aan gezet
er kwam zo weinig retour met de kale set
de PA maakt een groot verschil toch wel
vooral in de pile





vooral 80m ging goed

die 3band dipool werkt echt heel aardig

10m was heel stil

wspr is hier al weken zonder dx
maar PG0DX heeft nog steeds VK2KRR op 10m zelfs vandaag
met zijn long beam hoort hij 100% meer dan ik met de dipool
en die deed het toch altijd zo goed....
dacht ik..




N1MM de echte test is de contest zelf dat bleek wel
ik heb inmiddels N1MM+ weer aan de draai gekregen
de eerste N1MM+ versie's kon ik gewoon installeren en werkten prima
maar ineens was het over en kreeg ik pagina's met error meldingen
en dat gebeurde steeds als de score reporter een update maakte dus elke 5 min

nieuw install full install het hielp niet

maar de install en delete user directory opnieuw install en het werk weer



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