Monday, June 9, 2008

Alabama QSO Party

I used the N1MM logging program. After a bumpy start, Mickey Mouse worked great. With all the testing, I did not confirm that I could enter state abbreviations. Some how I managed to break this feature. After almost an hour all was working.

Of the many nice features, the ability to record and manage voice keying was very handy. While I setup wav files for several different transmissions, the one I really used was the CQ call. Just hit the F1 key and the station called CQ. All I had to do was log the contacts!

The dual monitors allowed me to watch many of N1MM's windows. The paper in front of the keyboard includes a conversion for county names to 3 or 4 character abbreviations; two-character USPS abbreviations; and a copy of the rules!


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Alabama QSO Party

Alabama QSO Party starts at 11:00AM CST, Saturday, June 7th. I've never been a contester but am going to give it a try this year. I'm going to use the logging program N1MM with digital voice. I've recorded all the messages and setup the layout. More on the results after the weekend! Click on the picture of a larger image.