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Author Topic: Need New RTTY Contesting Program Badly, mine wont run under Win 7  (Read 5790 times)
AD6KA
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« on: September 22, 2011, 07:18:55 PM »

Hi:

I have been using WriteLog for with a Hal DXP-38 for 11 years and loving t.
Last week I picked up a new Windows 7 based laptop and found
that none of my USB-Serial Adapter cableswould work. None.

Relaced those with FTDI Chipset adapters and they are working
BUT for one big exception:
WriteLog will not run under Windows 7 without some serious
tweaking (
according to my Google searches) and  the HAL DXP-38
I use will not even run at all with Writelog RttyRite (what they call their
rtty screen).


There are more details at this short thread, skip down to the bottom
for my summary:
http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,77646.0.html

Can SOMEONE PLEASE recommend a couple good RTTY Contesting programs
that will run off off Windows 7?
I do not have the time to
go back and relearn DOS Prompts y tomorrow night for the test, this weekend.

I do NOT need much, no SO2R, no rotor control or antenna switching,
one rig, one operator only.
I wold LIKE to keep using my HAL DXP38 and FSK but if I am forced to go
to AFSK and a sound card program........tough beans I guess,

THanks a million and 73, Ken  AD6KA
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K2QB
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 07:05:40 AM »

N1MM Contesting Software....http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/
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N3WD
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 09:48:48 AM »

Good luck with N1MM. While I understand it is a great program with the contest only a few hours away goo luck getting everything set up and reading the 722 pages of documentation for N1MM alone. Then you have to get your rtty program running. I was going to particiapte in the CQ WW RTTY but have decided to sit this one out.

Bill, N3WD
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AD6KA
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 09:53:35 AM »

Thanks. I had heard good things about that program. N1MM
But It is not without serious issues as to getting it to run properly
(or at ALL) under Windblows 7.


For those who "must" use Win 7, there are pages of
caveats caveats and special instructions written jibberish..

Install "XYZZ" files into C\: Program Files...BUT OTHER
files
go into C\: Files. Also you have to reconfigure windows.ini files
ad nauseum and nauseum. Christ!
another huge pain the ass.
Worked on it for three hours last night and gave up on that
at 4 AM.
Thanks all advice, not sure where to go from here.
Maybe just use MMTTY and a Rigblaster, and hand enter the qso's in a contest proram later....
73, Ken  AD6KA
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W5DQ
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 12:04:49 PM »

Hi:

I have been using WriteLog for with a Hal DXP-38 for 11 years and loving t.
Last week I picked up a new Windows 7 based laptop and found
that none of my USB-Serial Adapter cableswould work. None.

Relaced those with FTDI Chipset adapters and they are working
BUT for one big exception:
WriteLog will not run under Windows 7 without some serious
tweaking (
according to my Google searches) and  the HAL DXP-38
I use will not even run at all with Writelog RttyRite (what they call their
rtty screen).


There are more details at this short thread, skip down to the bottom
for my summary:
http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,77646.0.html

Can SOMEONE PLEASE recommend a couple good RTTY Contesting programs
that will run off off Windows 7?
I do not have the time to
go back and relearn DOS Prompts y tomorrow night for the test, this weekend.

I do NOT need much, no SO2R, no rotor control or antenna switching,
one rig, one operator only.
I wold LIKE to keep using my HAL DXP38 and FSK but if I am forced to go
to AFSK and a sound card program........tough beans I guess,

THanks a million and 73, Ken  AD6KA

While I use N1MM and have good success at configuring it, I don't think I would want to take on the challenge of trying to do it a few hours before starting the test. I also use MixW for causal RTTY/CW/PSK ops. While it insn't a true contesting s/w platform, it will hold it's own especially for S&P. Not sure how it would hold up under pressure of a CQ run. It is relatively easy to run and I have used it on Windows 7 x64 ok. Main thing is getting the USB devices to work with Win 7. I have not had any problems using the USB to Serial dongles I use but I specifically bought them for XP since they were Certified for use with Xp. They work ok right over to Win 7. Same chipset as in my IOMEGA USB to Ser devices but don't recall off the top of my head which one it was.

If you don't have MixW, take a look at it. Might help you get over the hurdle for now.

Good Luck and hope to see you in the test,

Gene W5DQ
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Gene W5DQ
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 07:05:56 PM »

Thanks. I had heard good things about that program. N1MM
But It is not without serious issues as to getting it to run properly
(or at ALL) under Windblows 7.


For those who "must" use Win 7, there are pages of
caveats caveats and special instructions written jibberish..

Install "XYZZ" files into C\: Program Files...BUT OTHER
files
go into C\: Files. Also you have to reconfigure windows.ini files
ad nauseum and nauseum. Christ!
another huge pain the ass.
Worked on it for three hours last night and gave up on that
at 4 AM.
Thanks all advice, not sure where to go from here.
Maybe just use MMTTY and a Rigblaster, and hand enter the qso's in a contest proram later....
73, Ken  AD6KA


Thats funny...
I bought a new Dell with Windows 7...loaded the N1MM program
on a flash drive...inserted the Flash Drice
in a USP port...Uploaded the program
from the Flash Drive to the DELL
Booted N1MM and it ran just fine.

I just did 817 Q's in the CQ WW RTTY contest
ending with 818,000 + points and not one hiccup.

I use it with MMTTY.
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K2QB
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 07:30:44 AM »

I concur with KB3LIX. I downloaded N1MM using Windows 7 & and no problems at all. Booted right up and away I went. As far as loading it a few hours before a contest and trying to learn all the nuances, I wasn't recommending that, just recommending the program as one of the premier contesting programs that is available. Regarding the manula, you don't have to read all 700+ pages that someone hinted at. The documentation is extremely thorough for any type program let alone one that is free. It basically covers all the contests you can ever want to run with it and just about every possible configuration and resolution to any issues you might have in setting up the program.
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VE3CX
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 09:46:09 AM »

Good luck with N1MM. While I understand it is a great program with the contest only a few hours away goo luck getting everything set up and reading the 722 pages of documentation for N1MM alone. Then you have to get your rtty program running. I was going to particiapte in the CQ WW RTTY but have decided to sit this one out.

Bill, N3WD


WHOA!  You do NOT need to read all 722 pages to use the program. 

The program is well documented (not sure how you can do that, and expect fewer pages), but there is is.  If you run into problems, the info you need is there.  If you don't need it, you don't have to read the whole thing.  The program is being used by thousands of folks (I understand there are over 3K on the N1MM reflector - I am sure there are more users than that).

We expect our contest logging software to do a lot of things.  Voice keyer, CW keyer, RTTY, support every contest out there, single-op, SO2R, Multi-single, Multi-multi, and the list goes on.  N1MM does all that and more.  A huge amount of effort by a lot of people has gone into the program to make it as easy as possible for the newcomer, yet offer the features that the serious contester needs.

Depending of the individual, some folks can pick up the concepts quickly while others will pick things up as they go.  I have been using the program for several years now, and I am still learning new things it can do.  Powerful software tends to be that way :-)

Runs fine on XP and Win 7.  It interfaces seemlessly with MMTTY for RTTY.  All in all, a simply amazing package.

By the way - if you want to give it a try, its free.  Continue using it - price remains the same.


If the biggest complaint folks have is about the size of the manual, then they must be doing something right!  Afterall, someone had to write all those great pages - a labour of love.  Far better to have too much info than not enough (or no) documentation!

Jump right in - the waters fine.

Tom - VE3CX

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WX4O
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 01:15:41 PM »

I have Win7/64, and IC-7200 and a Signalink USB that works very well with Fldigi.
I could never get the 7200 to do digital with it's USB connection (despite the fact that it's supposed to). Cool
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W5DQ
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 05:14:36 PM »

I have Win7/64, and IC-7200 and a Signalink USB that works very well with Fldigi.
I could never get the 7200 to do digital with it's USB connection (despite the fact that it's supposed to). Cool

As far as RTTY goes, just run USB and select 'R' or 'Reverse' on your RTTY software to decode/encode the signal properly. Works great. I do it that way all the time with no problem at all.

Not sure about PSK31. Been a while since I ran PSk as I really am not a fan of it. But I would think it should work similarly.

Good Luck

Gene W5DQ
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AD6KA
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2011, 05:20:12 AM »

Um........thanks for all the suggestions....I think.
(One seemed a little out there but what the heck)

SO I've decied what to do:

WANTED: RTTY Contestering Guru who ONLY uses
WriteLog. SO CAL location profeferable but ngeotiable.
JOB:
To Install Writelog for Windows and ALL it's
functions in, well, a functional manner
.

NO Boot Discs will be required to run this program.

THere are various tips on how to do this in various
WRiteLOG and Serious RTTY Contesting Websites.
I don't understand that computer language & terminology.
This is how you get paid. I X_Ray your bones when yu break them,
Seems fair.

OK: Projrect will be finished when the sais program AND ALL IT;S FUNCTION are wtinh in an in RF Ebvirnoment, (TRansmitting & receiving RTTYY messages) and AL  looging and inporting and exporting of logging is to date.

WE have not mentioned remuneration for services.
But I an asure you that the final check for 25% of serices
do will de handed, delivered, overnighted, etc, etc. WHEN
THe entiresd systems works without your supervision and guidenabce through a 36 to 48 hour RTTY Contest.

Sees fair to me.
If interested cobtact mine at my qrz.con Email ADDRESS BOOK,
by one of my calls.   73, Ken  AD6KA/5R8GQ
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