Amateur Contact Log 6.3, AL 1.7 and AZ 1.9 Now Avaiable!

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Hi All,

Amateur Contact Log 6.3 is Now Available!

The main emphasis of AC Log 6.3 is to satisfy the many Flex users who have been writing me, eager to see DX Spots appear on their panadapters fed directly from my software, but there are some other new goodies in 6.3 too. Here is the enhancement summary:

Flex users are now fed DX Spots directly, which will appear on their panadapters.

On the rig interface form, just select Flex API to enable rig interface and also receive the spot postings. Lord willing, I hope to have this feature incorporated into all the major contest programs before the Fall / Winter contest season goes into high gear as well.

Added CW Tab Sends Message (TSM) feature.

This feature is intended primarily for the contest software, but works in AC Log too. When you are running a frequency, to enable the Tab Sends Message (TSM) option, press Ctrl + Shift + G from the main form. With TSM enabled, when you tab from the Call field, the F2 string will be sent. When you press enter, the F3 string will be sent. It may seem like a small thing, but not having to reach for the F2 key each time your CQ is answered and F3 after you enter a QSO really makes for a smoother contest flow. I hope to have this feature incorporated into all the major contest programs before the Fall / Winter contest season too.

Fire rig internal memories from F keys in CW mode when CW keying option is not selected.

It is no longer necessary to select a CW keying option if you want to use your rig's internal memories (for rigs that support this feature).

Save award query settings in AC Log.

Since we often query awards with the same parameters, your query options are now saved and will appear next time you load either awards form.

Change Kilometers to km in AC Log.

I had several requests to shorten kilometers to km for those opting for that measure (Settings > Appearance > Display Distance as Kilometers).

FT8+ added to AC Log mode list.

In anticipation of the new FT8+ mode, I've added that option to the mode drop down list. As always, you aren't limited to the modes in the list. You can type any mode you like in the mode field. Just be sure that the LoTW folks support your mode designation (or plan to). More details on FT8+ are here.

As always, upgrades are free to registered users! You'll find Amateur Contact Log 6.3 here and the upgrade steps here.

Upgrades for the Alabama (1.7) and Arizona (1.9) QSO Party Contest Logs are Now Available!

I've updated the instate and out of state programs for both parties to accommodate the new contest rules for their respective contests. In the case of the AZ party, after upgrading, you must click File > Download County List File to load the new county abbreviations. This step isn't necessary for a new installations.

As always, upgrades are free to registered users! You'll find the latest state QSO party software here and the upgrade steps 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 more than one hundred 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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