Amateur Contact Log 3.4 Now Available - LoTW Speed Fix!
Amateur Contact Log 3.4 is Now Available!
If you are an active LoTW user, you know that since LoTW recently changed to a new server, uploads and downloads with LoTW via AC Log have become quite slow. I have made some VB6 code adjustments that are working better with the new servers. These changes have restored the speed to what we were used to, prior to the server change.
This is the only change to AC Log. If you are not an active LoTW user, there is no other reason to upgrade.
As always, upgrades are free to registered users. You'll find Amateur Contact Log 3.4 here: http://www.n3fjp.com/aclog.html
And upgrade instructions here: http://www.n3fjp.com/upgradestepsaclog.html
Amateur Contact Log, C#.NET Rewrite is Well Underway, But Please Hold Your Suggestions!
I've just about completed the contesting programs in the queue that I wanted to finish before the AC Log rewrite (another announcement on ARRL 160 and ARRL 10 Meter Contest Logs will likely come soon). I'm now focusing squarely on AC Log. I've actually been working on AC Log for several months now, in between the time I had set for myself in finishing the contesting programs, and it seems to be going well. I hope to have a beta out for testing sometime this summer!
As folks are hearing of the rewrite, they are understandably sending along their enhancement suggestions. While I love your thoughts and ideas, if you could hold on to them until the rewrite is out I would really appreciate it. This is not a typical upgrade, but rather a complete rewrite from the ground up that represents nearly a year and a half of work. The first goal is get the rewrite back to providing most of the functionality that AC Log 3.4 currently provides, plus the networking capability and a few other enhancements represented in the contesting software. That set of goals already represents a huge list that needs to be completed and thoroughly tested, before I can start focusing on additional enhancements for future versions of AC Log.
Lord willing, the coming release of the AC Log C#.NET rewrite is just the first stepping stone to the future development of Amateur Contact Log. I will be very eager to hear your enhancements suggestions when the time is right, but please hold them for now. Thanks for your patience until then!
And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...
Package Upgrade Information...
If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package or N3FJP's Software Package and CD 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 and we'll let you know your balance.
N3FJP's Software Package includes approximately 50 programs for contesting, net management, general logging and other Amateur Radio related applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that is added to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. You'll find all the details on the Register Now page at www.n3fjp.com.
Donations are Gratefully Accepted!
And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly and I are very grateful...
"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"
Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:
or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:
G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533
Thank you so much for your continued support!
As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate it!
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