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3.1 Third Party Software


All programs below are freeware programs, except as noted.

1. AutoHotKey - AHK

1.1. Description

AutoHotKey is extraordinarily powerful scripting and keyboard remapping freeware. You can remap keyboard, joystick, and mouse and run simple or very complex multi-step scripts. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey.

AutoHotKey has no detectable performance impact on the operation of N1MM Logger+.

Once you have AutoHotkey installed, you create a script file in Notepad, name it with an .ahk extension, and double-click it. Windows knows that you want to run AHK, so an AHK logo for the script will appear in the system tray, and stay there until you actually exit from it. You can edit the script, read the help file, and reload the script from right-clicks on that logo. Each time you edit the script you need to reload it - also through the right-click on the logo.

1.2. Examples

Any of the following scripts can be copied verbatim and pasted into Notepad, then modified or saved with a new filename and an .ahk suffix.

 Special Characters in AutoHotKey Definitions

Text after a semicolon is comments, and is not executed. The symbol "^" denotes the [Ctrl] key, and "!" denotes the [Alt] key. When one of those symbols is combined with a key (such as ^i), the effect is to send Ctrl+i (i.e., both keys pressed simultaneously). See the AutoHotKey help file and tutorials for further details.

1.2.1. Simple key remapping

NumpadEnter::F10 ;Remap the number pad Enter key to F10

1.2.2. Using one key to send any multi-key combination

#UseHook
#SingleInstance force
#IfWinActive,,S&pot It ; makes script active only when N1MM Logger Entry window is active. This works because the word Spot occurs only in that window.
SetNumlockState, AlwaysOn
Numpad7::Send !{F9} ; Numeric key 7 - toggle antennas for a band
Numpad4::Send ^b ; Numeric key 4 - toggle dueling CQs
Numpad9::Send !r ; Numeric key 9 - toggle repeat CQs
Numpad5::Send ^{F1} ; Numeric key 5 - send CQ on radio that does not have entry focus
Numpad6::Send !w ; Numeric key 6 - wipe
Numpad0::Send {ESC}\`` ; Numeric key 0 - return from S&P to work station calling on run radio
Numpad1::Send \``; Numeric key 1 - go back to S&P on opposite radio

1.2.3. Using one key to send multiple keys at the same time

Numpad1:: ; Pressing number pad 1 invokes F5 and Pause
Send {F5}
Send {Pause}
return

1.2.4. Add more functionality to an existing key

$Pause:: ;Changes the Pause key to first do F5, then do the N1MM Pause key function. The $ keeps the script from calling itself.
Send {F5}
Send {Pause}
return

1.2.5. For SO2R, place a call in the inactive radio EntryWindow, emulating the TRLog Alt-D function

!d:: ;Alt-D
InputBox call
Send {\}
Send ^w
Sleep 200
Send %call%
Send {\}
return

1.2.6. Set the numeric pad 8 & 2 keys to jump multipliers in the bandmap (normally a 3-finger combination)

#SingleInstance force ; Force this script to replace the last one, not append
SetNumlockState, AlwaysOn
#ifWinActive,,S&pot It ; Look for the spot button on the entry window to see if entry window has focus
Numpad8::sendinput, !^{up}
Numpad2::sendinput, !^{down}
#ifWinActive

PrintScreen:: ; If printscreen is pressed, invoke N1MM Logger, or activate it if it is already running
IfWinExist,,S&pot It ; look for the spot button on the entry window to see if the program is running
WinActivate
else
Run, C:\N1MM Logger\N1MM Logger.exe, C:\N1MM Logger

1.2.7. Using single keys to grab multipliers on VFO A and B

#UseHook
#SingleInstance force
#IfWinActive,,S&pot It ; makes script active only when N1MM Logger Entry window is active. This works because the word Spot occurs only in that window.
SetNumlockState, AlwaysOn
Numpad7::Send ^!{Up} ; Numeric key 7 - VFO A Go to next multiplier up the bandmap
Numpad1::Send ^!{Down} ; Numeric key 1 - VFO A Go to next multiplier down the bandmap
Numpad9::Send ^!{Up} ; Numeric key 9 - VFO B Go to next multiplier up the bandmap
Numpad3::Send ^!{Down} ; Numeric key 3 - VFO B Go to next multiplier down the bandmap

1.2.8. Send a canned CW message from a non-Fkey

#UseHook
#SingleInstance force
#IfWinActive,,S&pot It ; makes script active only when N1MM Logger Entry window is active. This works because the word Spot occurs only in that window.
SetNumlockState, AlwaysOn
Numpad1::Send ^k testing?^k ; Send a CW message from a designated hotkey (Numeric key 1 in the example).You'll see the Ctrl+K keyboard window appear and quickly disappear, but the CW continues to be sent until it is done (unless you hit ESC to interrupt it)

1.2.9. Tune your radio's VFO with the mouse wheel

Script written by K8UT, with revisions by KU1T

;next two lines are for testing the definition. uncomment them to make them work
;WheelDown::MsgBox You turned the wheel DOWN
;WheelUP::MsgBox You turned the wheel UP

;This script works, but you lose the Bandmap zoom mouse wheel feature. Use the keypad + and - keys instead

#UseHook
#SingleInstance force
#IfWinActive,,S&pot It ; makes script active only when N1MM Logger Entry window is active. This works because the word Spot occurs only in that window.
SetNumlockState, AlwaysOn

Numpad9::Send {Up} ; Numeric key 9 - toggle repeat CQs

;--- x10 large frequency shift - hold down Left Shift, numeric pad 9 = 10 keypresses
LShift & Numpad9::Send {Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}

Numpad6::Send !w ; Numeric key 6 - wipe

Numpad3::Send {Down} ;

;--- x10 large frequency shift - hold down Left Shift button, Numeric pad 3 = 10 keypresses
LShift & Numpad3:: Send {Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}

;and finally wheel works
WheelUp::Send {Up} ; spin wheel forward, frequency moves UP
WheelDown::Send {Down} ; spin wheel backward, frequency moves DOWN
;--- x10 large frequency shift - hold Left SHift button, spin wheel = 10 keypresses
LShift & WheelUp::Send {Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up}{Up} ;
LShift & WheelDown:: Send {Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}{Down}{Down} ;

1.2.10. Use extra mouse buttons for common keystrokes

; Special keys using the Microsoft model 1007 mouse which has two additional aux buttons
; Send N1MM common keystrokes from the mouse
; Facilitates RTTY operation entirely from the mouse
MButton:: Send {Enter} ; press wheel sends <Enter> for ESM
XButton1:: Send {Enter} ; press wheel sends <Enter> for ESM
XButton2:: Send {Esc} ; aux mouse button2 sends <Escape>
Return

2. CC User (formerly AR Cluster User)

CC User by Lee, VE7CC is a full featured Telnet and TNC program for use with AR Cluster, CC cluster or DX Spider Nodes.
It has telnet and RS-232 outputs for logging and contest programs like N1MM logger. Runs under Windows 95 to Windows 8 and can auto reconnect and automatically gets missed spots. It can be used with telnet and TNC's.
The program can receive spots both in connected and unconnected modes, this means it also recognizes spots when NOT connected to any packet node, just monitoring the RF channel where other users are receiving spots is good enough.
CC User greatly simplifies the process of setting up spot filters at the cluster node.

Setting up CC User with N1MM logger

  • Settings CC User
    • Connect to your packet node with CC User
    • Go to Configuration - Ports/Logger Program
    • Check "Telnet" Logging Program Connection, Apply for both the Node Connection and the Logging Program Connection
  • Open N1MM Logger
    • Open the Telnet window, click on the Clusters tab and look at the pulldown list of cluster nodes for CC User, (or LocalHost or 127.0.0.1)
      • If there isn't already an entry, add CC User
      • Use 127.0.0.1:7300 if CC User and N1MM are on the same computer
      • Check the CC User website for instructions on using multiple computers
    • Connect to CC User from the Telnet window
  • You should see spots flow into N1MM Logger from CC User


Check out the the CC User website.

3. 2Tone (by David, G3YYD)

2Tone is a drop-in replacement for MMTTY using different decoding and encoding algorithms. It can be used in any of the Digital Interface or Additional RX digital windows in N1MM Logger+ in place of MMTTY. Many users have found that it decodes more accurately than MMTTY under difficult conditions.

To obtain a copy, you must join the N1MMLoggerplus user group at Yahoo. Go to the Yahoo web page for the group, select the Files page, find the folder named "G3YYD", and look in that folder for the latest version. Download the zip file containing the most recent version and unzip it into a suitable folder (NOT within the C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86) paths). Read the 2Tone documentation that is included in the zip file for installation and operating instructions. Note that when configuring any of N1MM Logger+'s digital windows to use 2Tone, you set up the window as if you were using MMTTY, except that the fully qualified filename in the setup ends with "2Tone.exe" instead of "MMTTY.exe". For more detailed information see the Downloading and Installing 2Tone section in the Digital Setup chapter of the manual.

2Tone offers four different decoders for different propagation conditions. By far the two most commonly used ones are Selective and Flutter. The best way to use 2Tone is with two copies of 2Tone (in different folders) open at the same time with one set for Selective and the other set for Flutter.

In transmit 2Tone must be used in the main DI window and can be set for AFSK, DOOK (a narrower and slightly higher performing version of AFSK), pseudo FSK requiring special hardware, TinyFSK using an Arduino via a COM port, or FSK via a COM port RTS, DTR or TxD line. In the AFSK/DOOK modes the left or right stereo output of the sound card can be used so SO2R can be used with one stereo sound card, with 2Tone on DI1 set up to use the left channel and another copy of 2Tone on DI2 set up to use the right channel of the sound card.

Notifications of 2Tone updates are sent out on the N1MMLoggerplus Yahoo user group.

4. QSOrder (by Vasily, K3IT)

QSOrder is a QSO recording program written by Vasily, K3IT, to enable N1MM Logger users to record contest QSOs on the fly and replay them. QSOs are stored individually in folders labelled with the contest name.

Download QSOrder as a zip file from the QSOrder project area at Sourceforge.net. Create a folder in which you will store the contest recording folders (e.g. a Contest Recordings folder within your N1MM Logger+ user files folder) and unzip the contents of the zip file into that folder.

QSOrder uses N1MM Logger's UDP broadcasts. Follow the instructions in the downloaded readme.txt file to modify your N1MM Logger.ini file to include broadcasts of contact information from N1MM Logger to QSOrder. Note that the default port in the instructions is 12060. If you use other plugins that rely on UDP broadcasts from N1MM Logger, you may need to change the port number used by QSOrder in order to avoid conflicts. If you wish to use a different port number, change the port number used for contact broadcasts in Configurer, Broadcast Data tab, "Contacts" and use QSOrder's PORT command-line flag to tell it to use the port number you have chosen (e.g. -P 12061).

To use QSOrder for a particular contest, start the QSOrder program and run it at the same time as N1MM Logger. Each time a QSO is logged in the Logger, a UDP broadcast will trigger QSOrder to save a recording of that QSO. Recordings are saved in a sub-folder named by contest-name and year, and each QSO is saved in a file whose name includes the callsign of the station worked, the name of the contest, the date, time and band. The length of each recording is determined by the buffer length option, and the recordings are set to run until a specified delay time after the contact is logged; both of these time parameters are configurable using command-line flags. To use one of these command-line flags, insert it into the Target: line in the desktop shortcut you use to start QSOrder with, e.g. Target: "C:\Users\User\Documents\N1MM Logger+\QSOrecording\QSOrder.exe" "-P 12061" (the program name and each command-line flag should be enclosed in a separate set of quotation marks).

5. Real-time Log Backup - TRNMirror (by Larry, K8UT)

TRNMirror monitors the N1MM Logger log files and maintains a shadow copy of your contest log in a second location.

Features

  • Provides a log recovery mechanism in the event of a hard drive or computer crash
  • Automatically tracks new transaction files from new logs and new contests
  • Creates mirror files on a second hard drive in the PC, a USB thumbdrive, or a networked drive
  • Copies the N1MM Logger TRN file based on events (when the TRN file changed) or time (after n minutes since last copy)
  • Only makes a mirror file when the TRN file has changed
  • Creates n versions of the transaction file, based on configuration settings
  • Renames the mirror files using version numbers (filename(1).trn, filename(2).trn, filename(3).trn...)
  • Stores latest settings and mirror version counts in INI files


Documentation and download instructions: http://www.k8ut.com/file-gallery/

6. Multiplier Map Display - Mult Chaser (by Patrick, NA0N)

Mult Chaser is a free add-on program for N1MM Logger that displays contest multipliers on a map of North America as they are worked. The program reads from the specified N1MM Logger database after each contact, provided that Mult Chaser and N1MM Logger are both configured appropriately. Mult Chaser supports contests with ARRL/RAC sections as multipliers (Sweepstakes, Field Day, ARRL 160), contests with states/provinces as multipliers (NAQP, ARRL RTTY), contests with grid squares as multipliers (Stew Perry), and US State QSO parties.

Documentation: https://sites.google.com/site/korkowp1/mult-chaser-help

Downloads: https://sites.google.com/site/korkowp1/mult-chaser-downloads

7. R8 Brain - Audio File Resampler


Sample rate and bit resolution converter for audio recording .wav files.
It includes a batch mode to modify all .wav files.

Download: http://www.voxengo.com/product/r8brain


Last Modification: 21 November 2017 19:36:27 EST by K3CT.