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Author Topic: Contest logging on Linux? N1MM equivalent?  (Read 909 times)
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« on: August 12, 2014, 07:57:32 PM »

I have a older laptop dedicated to my ham radio hobby. It's currently running Win 7. For that laptop, it's sluggish and I am thinking about moving it to Linux. I know about CQRLog . . . What would the equivalent of N1MM for Linux? Or will CQRLog do that as well?

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 08:36:24 PM »

I use TLF for contest logging. IIRC, N1MM uses a Windows database and won't work on Linux.

I use CQRLog too, but not for contesting.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 12:33:43 PM »

There is no equivalent of N1MM contest logging on Linux. I tried to use the windows emulator WINE but I could not be able to install N1MM on Linux. I was lucky because I was then forced to look at Linux software and found XLOG, a super simple log program which can be used for contests too. It does key cw trough CWdaemon using a USB-serial converter. In the end I prefer XLOG to N1MM.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 12:45:45 PM »

There is no equivalent of N1MM contest logging on Linux. I tried to use the windows emulator WINE but I could not be able to install N1MM on Linux.

Try N1MM (or N1MM+) under WINE now. One guy has it working, as you can read at http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?447438-The-Wait-is-Over-N1MM-is-FINALLY-Available

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I was lucky because I was then forced to look at Linux software and found XLOG, a super simple log program which can be used for contests too. It does key cw trough CWdaemon using a USB-serial converter. In the end I prefer XLOG to N1MM.

If neither version of N1MM works, give TLF a try. I prefer TLF to Xlog for contests, even though you have to edit some TLF config files for different contests. If you need help after reading the TLF manual, the TLF-Devel group is happy to provide it. You can search through the online TLF-Devel reflector archives too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 01:30:29 PM »

I have just tried N1MM Logger+ under Ubuntu 12.04 without success.. cannot complete the installation under WINE because of an  Visual C++ bla bla error.

About TLF, I don't find it in the Ubuntu repositories.What is its official website?
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 04:00:32 PM »

I have just tried N1MM Logger+ under Ubuntu 12.04 without success..

Try upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS (like I did last week). The person who got N1MM (he didn't try N1MM+) running did it under Linux Mint, which is a fork of Ubuntu.

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About TLF, I don't find it in the Ubuntu repositories.What is its official website?

It used to be http://home.iae.nl/users/reinc/TLF-0.2.html (that may be where the manual is) but I think the latest is at https://github.com/Tlf/tlf .  There might be several versions there on Github, including cutting-edge versions that the developers are playing with, or perhaps versions for specific contests.

If you upgrade to 14.04 LTS, tlf IS is in the repos, and therefore can be installed via Synaptic package manager. I didn't do it that way; I installed TLF from source (in ~/local/share/tlf) when I had Xubuntu 12.04 LTS.

By all means join the tlf-devel reflector (https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/tlf-devel), or at least browse and search their archives at https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/tlf-devel/ . The instructions I received to do what I did are there (search for w0btu).

Backup at least your home directory before you let Ubuntu upgrade it for you. I didn't have any issues, but there's always the possibility of losing your data.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2014, 06:42:40 PM »

I have used YFKtest for the past couple of years.  Works well for me and writes Cabrillo and ADIF.  Only has 8 commands and I like using the space bar to go between fields.  Supports a lot of contests.  I use it with Debian Wheezy and works just fine.  73
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2014, 02:48:14 AM »

It looks like TLF. Except it was written in Perl, and TLF is written in C.
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