10th Anniversary Giveaway!

On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born.

In appreciation for all who read this blog, I am going to give something away to one lucky reader. I have a new, mint condition, unused, complete sheet of fifty United States Amateur Radio stamps, issued in 1964 on the 50th Anniversary of the ARRL - Scott #1260. I am going to have the sheet matted and framed - ready for display on some deserving shack wall. All I ask is that you send an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net - entitled "Blog Anniversary Giveaway". Include your name, call sign and mailing address.

Any Amateur Radio op worldwide can enter. I will package and ship the framed stamps to any destination that the United States Post Office will accept.

The names and call signs will be loaded into a software program such as RandomPicker on April 30th and a winner will be determined. The winner will be announced here, and then the framed stamps will be posted.

Good luck, and thank you for reading!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Question for you AC Log users out there.

I've been using Win-EQF for years; but I like the "look and feel" as well as some of the features of N3FJP's AC Log. I have it loaded on my desktop, my shack laptop and my netbook. I'll admit that I am paranoid and like to have double logbook redundancy (kind of like NASA during the Apollo program).

Anyway, the problem I am having is this. When I input data and tab through the fields, everything is fine until I hit the 'State" field. When I hit the tab button after the "State" field, there is a delay until I get the jump to the "Comments" field. On my shack laptop which is old and is running Windows 2000, the delay is VERY noticeable - like about 8 seconds. On my netbook, which runs XP, it's maybe 3 or 4 seconds. On my desktop, which has my fastest processor and which runs Vista, the delay is only about a second.

Am I doing something wrong? Do any of you out there notice this? I really like the program; but if I am going to have this delay every time I try to enter a new QSO, I might just stick with Win-EQF.

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the few downfalls about this program is when you have many QSO's in the log, it's very slow. You need to make sure you're only viewing the last 50 contacts and not your entire log when looking up a callsign or entering data. I don't know how many entries you have in your log but maybe viewing only the last 50 might help? You're not doing anything wrong by using tab, that is the best way to get from point A to b. Good luck!