1. About the N1MM Logger Documentation
This revised documentation, initially released in May of 2011, is organized in three main sections:
1.1. Getting Started Description
Getting Started is intended to guide the new user in chronological order to the point where he/she has a correctly installed version of N1MM Logger with basic logging functionality.
1.2. Digging Deeper Description
The Digging Deeper section will provide in-depth information for configuring and operating N1MM Logger, beyond what is covered in Getting Started. The information in Digging Deeper is arranged by topic areas.
1.3. References Description
The purpose of the Reference section is to provide a location for information not directly related to supporting the N1MM Logger software - but still information that users will find useful.
2. PC Requirements
2.1. Minimum Hardware Requirements
N1MM Logger has been designed to run satisfactorily on a 1 GHz Pentium III with 512 MB of memory. You may encounter performance problems when running minimum configurations and operating CW or RTTY modes, when receiving a high volume of cluster spots, or when your PC is simultaneously running several other applications. It has not been and won't be a priority to make N1MM Logger run on clunkers, but the developers are very interested in finding and correcting the causes of performance problems when they occur.
The recommended minimum graphical resolution is 1024 by 768, with many hams running higher resolutions and dual screens. Although N1MM Logger will operate at 800 by 600, you may find that you want more windows open than will fit conveniently on one screen. One trick in this case is to overlap windows with enough showing so that you can click on them only when needed to bring them to the foreground.
Radio control, CW keying and PTT can be done through serial or parallel ports, through a USB-to-serial adapter, or through K1EL's Winkeyer (an excellent solution which offloads CW processing entirely). For PTT with MMTTY an extra serial port is needed.
SO2R "boxes" may be controlled through a hardware LPT port under 32-bit operating systems, and under 64-bit operating systems if a substitute port driver is installed as described here. Alternatively, the MicroHam USB SO2R Control Protocol and the K1XM Open Two Radio Support Protocol are both supported, for use with devices that accommodate them.
USB-to-serial converters and USB interface devices are supported through virtual serial ports provided by their associated driver software. USB-to-LPT converters cannot be used for either SO2R control or CW/PTT functions, except for the PIEXX SO2RXLAT (which is specifically designed for this purpose).
For more information see the Interfacing section.
2.2. Supported Operating Systems
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista 32/64
- Windows 7 32/64
- Windows 8 32/64
Linux and other Operating Systems will not be supported.