Amateur Contact Log 7.0.8 Now Available, Field Day Reminders & HamDash Real Time Club Standings!

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Hi All,

Chris, Kimberly and I are excited to let you know that...

Amateur Contact Log 7.0.8 is Now Available!

AC Log 7.0.8 upgrades include:

MY_State and MY_County fields added to Setup form (Settings > Setup)
API enhancements to support Carsten's SatPC32 interface
Updated HamDB to restore functionality for new URL
Spot Me on DX Spotting form and via Ctrl + Shift + H
Comments now upload to and downloaded from QRZ logbook
Awards form labels change to confirmed when appropriate after running Calculate
None - Ctrl X now works for rig interface
Restored statistics values in AC Log (View > Statistics)
Club Log form saves resize and position
Watch List DX spotting alert now displays who spotted the station

As always, upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running a version of our software released after January 2021, AC Log should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it for you on start. If you have any problem with the automatic upgrade, or you are running an older version, you can follow these AC Log upgrade steps.

ARRL Field Day Reminders!

ARRL Field Day is just 23 days away, so if you haven't started to prepare, now is the time! First, please be sure to upgrade to version 6.6.7 of our ARRL Field Day software in advance, so that you can log the new Canadian section abbreviations and apply the latest rule changes. There are several Canadian section abbreviation changes effective January 1, 2023 and you won't be able to log these abbreviations unless you upgrade.

As always, upgrades are free to registered users. If you are currently running a version of our software released after January 2021 and are Internet connected, it should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it for you on start. If you have any problem with the automatic upgrade, or you are running an older version, you can install the latest version directly from the web site.

As we approach Field Day weekend, groups from all over the continent will be making final preparations, getting equipment, generators, food, rigs and computers together, antennas airborne, coordinating operating schedules and all the little things that make Field Day go. In many cases they will be on the air for many hours, striving to both show off the amazing hobby of Amateur Radio and turn in a competitive score. It is a huge amount of fun and a heck of a lot of work! Please help reward their great efforts by providing plenty of QSOs for their logs!

If you aren't already part of a group and would like to be, please reach out to your local club. It's likely they will be thrilled to have you participate with them! You can find clubs participating in Field Day in your area here.

Even if you aren't a contester and you only have an hour to spare from home, please fire up your rig and give as many stations as you can a contact. Everyone you call will really appreciate your QSO and it will make their Field Day that much more enjoyable! In addition, you might be able to pick up a few more states towards your Worked All States Award.

You will find a quick start video for using our Field Day log here.

If you can't find your Field Day password, please go ahead and retrieve it here.

If you plan to use a network for Field Day and haven't already done so, it's time to get all the PCs you'll be using together and make sure your network is all set. Complete details on networking our Field Day software using both File Share and TCP methods are here.

Please take a little time well before Field Day, get your PCs together and your network up and running. As always, problems easily solved in a relaxed atmosphere can seem insurmountable when the clock is ticking!

Encouraging Field Day visitors can change a life (and even affect yours)!

When I was 14 years old, a family friend took my Dad and me to a local Field Day on a Saturday evening. That was my first exposure to Amateur Radio. I didn't understand the significance at the time, but the guys had an amazing run going as we arrived at their site. Still, they took the time to explain what was going on, the exchange, and they were completely willing to abandon their run to encourage this shy, 14 year old to take over the mic. I got started, the run resumed and so much was happening, I forgot all about being nervous. Before I knew it I was having a blast! Anyone who has ever been at the bottom of a pile up, running a frequency, knows the thrill. They kindly said I was a natural, and I was hooked!

Had it not been for the positive, encouraging spirit of that great group, willing to forego an awesome run for the sake of possibly encouraging a kid, I'd very likely never have become an Amateur Radio operator. I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today, and there would never have been N3FJP Software for you to use. Those couple hours changed my life and hopefully, through our software, has brought some added enjoyment to yours, too!

If you see a visitor with a hint of intrigue in their eye, please offer them that same gracious encouragement that was given to me. It's very possible that you will be helping to shape a destiny, and we will all be better for it!

HamDash Now Displays Real Time Club Standings!

Not only can you track your individual score and standings within your club or overall on the HamDash leaderboard, we've just upgraded HamDash to display cumulative scores and standings for all clubs in real time, too! That way, you can see how your club as a whole is doing compared to other clubs, moment by moment! At the HamDash site, just click the Club Standings button at the right to display the club standings leaderboard.

For more details on HamDash, please see our HamDash announcement here.

And our HamDash help page here.

By the way, we already have over 400 folks on the HamDash leaderboard for ARRL Field Day!

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 and general logging Amateur Radio applications, as well as our WX Warn weather software! 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, Chris and I are very grateful...

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort support, 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, Chris and I really appreciate it!

73, Scott, Kimberly and Chris


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

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