Amateur Contact Log 5.3 Now Available, School Club RU Reminder & 2015 Parity Act

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Hi All,

Amateur Contact Log 5.3 is Now Available!

Amateur Contact Log 5.3 enhancements Include:

- Club Log upload (click eLogs > Club Log and follow the directions on the form that appears).

- Option on eQSL form so that you can decide whether you want your eQSL uploads to mark the records as QSL Sent / Received or not.

- Better organization of top level menu options by creating eLogs (think external logs or electronic logs) and placing Club Log, eQSL and LoTW under that top level heading on AC Log's main form.

Please note that if you have many thousands of records, your first Club Log upload will take a while for AC Log to edit all your records to mark each one as sent to Club Log, but your following uploads will go much faster.

As always, upgrades are free to registered users. If you would like to enjoy these new features, you'll find AC Log 5.3 here.

Just follow the upgrade steps detailed here.

School Club Roundup is Next Month! Is there a radio club at your local school?

Is there an Amateur Radio club at your local elementary, middle, high school or college? If the answer is no and you enjoy working with young folks, please think seriously about starting one!

School Club Roundup is a wonderful, week long opportunity for students to learn about Amateur Radio, get on the air and work other schools, clubs and individuals, It provides lots of teachable moments and thanks to your involvement, just may help shape a destiny! You may want to start a club for students solo, or you may partner with a few local seasoned hams together to introduce young folks to the joys and fascinating hobby of Amateur Radio.

I had the great pleasure of working a good number of schools during last Feburary's SCR and I'm really looking forward to October's! Even most of the elementary kids did great! One of my favorite moments was when I asked a very young lady what kind of radio she was using. With great enthusiasm, she responded: "It is a black one!"

And don't forget, School Club Roundup is for regular Amateur Radio clubs and individual operators too. In fact, clubs are worth an extra multiplier, so make sure your club is operating SCR week too. Also, be sure to get on the air yourself to hand out some contacts as well!

The next School Club Round runs October 19 - October 23. All the details are here.

And my free software for SCR is here (make sure you are running version 1.2 as there have been rule changes since February).

Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015.

One of the greatest threats to Amateur Radio may be the inability of Amateur Radio operators to erect satisfactorily performing antennas. If you haven't already, please be sure to write your representatives in support of this important legislation. All the details are here.

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 nearly 90 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

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!

73, Scott

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

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