N3FJP Software Help Information
(System Example Shown - MS Windows Win 7)

CallBook Menu Option

This Help page lists the CallBook Menu Options for Amateur Contact Log.


CallBook > Hamcall Buckmaster Database CD

To enable the HamCall Buckmaster Database CD, click this option, and the form in the graphic below will appear. Enter the drive letter where the CD resides. If you have copied the data to your hard drive, just enter C (or the appropriate letter designating your hard drive).

Don't type any other characters such as a colon or backslash. Just enter the letter such as "C" (without the quotes). When you tab from the call field after typing a call sign, the lookup will execute and pertinent data will fill the other fields.

To disable Hamcall Buckmaster Database CD lookup, just click CallBook > Hamcall > Buckmaster Database CD again from the menu options.


Hamcall Buckmaster CD form


CallBook > Hamcall Internet Lookup (subscription required)

Hamcall Internet Lookup is an Internet service that you can subscribe to here: http://hamcall.net/hamonline.html

You must subscribe to the service before this function can be enabled. After subscribing, select CallBook > Hamcall Internet Lookup. The form in the graphic below will appear. Enter your user name in the user name field; your password in the password field, and then click the check box to enable lookup. This user name and password will be given by Hamcall after subscribing to their service. This is different from your AC Log registration.

When you tab from the call field after typing a call sign, the lookup will execute and pertinent data will fill the other fields.


Hamcall Internet form


CallBook > QRZ Internet Lookup (subscription required)

QRZ Internet Lookup is a an Internet service that you can subscribe to here: http://www.qrz.com/page/xml_data.html

You must subscribe to the service before this function can be enabled. After subscribing, select CallBook > QRZ Internet Lookup. The form in the graphic below will appear. Enter your user name in the user name field; your password in the password field, and then click the check box to enable lookup. This user name and password will be given by QRZ after subscribing to their service. This is different from your AC Log registration.

When you tab from the call field after typing a call sign, the lookup will execute and pertinent data will fill the other fields. Please note that after your paid subscription expires, only the Name is returned for call book lookup.


QRZ Internet form


CallBook > AC Log Calldata (free)

The AC Log Calldata feature uses data freely provided by the FCC in the USA and the RAC in Canada for basic lookup information for these two countries.

Here at N3FJP headquarters, we retrieve, process and update this data every six months so you can download the most recent data biannually in January and July. This data does not include the latitude and longitude for specific stations so bearing and distance will not precisely update.

There is no charge for the AC Log Calldata option. For more complete data sources, please try the premium Hamcall and QRZ options described above.

To use this feature, select CallBook > AC Log Calldata from the menu options, and you will see the form in the graphic below. First, click the button to download the 41 data files (which we update approximately every six months). This download is approximately 80 meg so be prepared for an extended download! You can check here to determine the date the files were last updated: http://www.n3fjp.com/calldata.html.

After enabling this feature, when you tab from the call field after typing a call sign, the lookup will execute and pertinent data will fill the other fields.


AC Log CallData form


CallBook > Place Retrieved Address in Comments Field

The graphic below displays the CallBook menu option listing. If you would like the address to be placed in the Comments field when the lookup is performed, check this menu option. Since Edit > Fill Fields Determined by Call may be run repeatedly, addresses will only be added to the Comments field if the Comments field is blank and CallBook > Place Retrieved Address in Comments Field is checked.

Please note that when printing addresses, the address is pulled directly from the CallBook lookup data source you have enabled, not from the comments field in the QSO record.


CallBook Menu options




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