How to use any of the n3fjp loging programs, or how to use wordpad in a contest that has no contest log, with cq100
by Trippy Brown, wd8oep
step 1. After you're on cq100, and you're on the frequency you want to start cqing on, press windows key and m to go to the desk top
step 2. Then, click on the program you want to run, whether a contest program, or a program like wordpad, if the contest has no loging program.
step 3. Then, if you're using a loging program, (for example, aclog, then just follow the prompts and type in your information about the station you're having a qso with. If you're using a contest loging program like field day, then follow the prompts to set up your log, like your call sign, or whatever the contest loging program asks for. If you're using wordpad, because the contest you're in has no loging program, you have to do all this stuff manually, because it doesn't fill anything in for you. So, just do the following lettered steps below, using wordpad:
A. On the first line, type the name of the contest log, for example, Portugal day contest log
B. Then press enter to come downa line, and type in your station's call sign.
C. Then press enter to come down a line and type in the band you're on, for example 20 meters.
Note--if you change bands, you must type in the new band you're on. For example, if you switch to 40 meters, you must type 40 meters.
D. Then, press enter to come down a line, and type what mode you're using, whether cw, phone, or psk31
note--if you switch modes, you must type in the new mode you're on, for example, if you switch to phone, then you type the word phone
E. Then, press enter to come down a line, and type what frequency you're on
Note--if you're using wordpad, you have to type the frequency you're on when you first get a station. If you keep getting more stations on the same frequency, you don't have to type the frequency again. However, if you switch frequencies, you must type the new frequency you're on when you get a station on that new frequency.
So, for example, you get a station on 7.258, so you'd type in 7.258
step 4. Then, press alt tab to go back to the cq100 window, and make your cq contest call.
step 5. Then, when you get a station, if you're using a contesting log program, like field day, etc., follow the prompts and type the exchange they give you, pressing tab to fill in each field. If you're using a non contesting log program like wordpad, press enter to come down a line for each part of the exchange the station gives you. In wordpad, you always first type the qso number, beginning with the number sign, # that is the number sign, itís the shift of the 3 key, then, after the number, type a space then, put the stationís call who you are working. So, using wordpad, it would look like this
step 6. When you're done typing in the exchange the station gives you, using any of the contest log programs, press enter and you're ready for a new contact. If you're in a contest that has no loging program, and you're using a noncontesting program like wordpad, and you're done with a contact, then be sure to press enter, and you'll be on the next line, ready to make another contact in the contest.
step 7. Now, press alt tab to go back to the cq100 window and you're ready to call another cq contest call.