I would like to use the N3FJP software to log my ‘chaser’ contacts, safe it to an AD
IF file and import it into the data base. How do I set up the log to properly record and report the summit I worked? I thought SIG_INFO might work similarly to the POTA log but my effort failed. Any suggestions for a new enthusiast?
David, I have used N3FJP’s logging program for some time and create an adif file followed by a simple modification in order to upload it to the SOTA database. As noted below a chaser needs to include a SOTA_REF column for the final upload.
When logging I use my “Other” field for all my SOTA references.
When I am ready to export from N3FJP, I select my SOTA contacts from the log, highlighting the first one with a left mouse click and using my ctrl key with a left mouse click to add any others.
Then I go to the file tab at the top of N3FJP and select export ADIF / Selected records. Save as < file name>.
I then locate the saved file (log files are default saved within N3FJP) and open the file. I then select Edit / Replace. Since I am using the “Other” field, I will f
Replace with: <SOTA_REF>
Select Replace all
Save the file and it is ready to upload into the SOTA database. (Upload ADIF)
Seems convoluted, but after hand typing individual QSOs and dealing with my typos … works pretty slick though I often wait until I have a number of contacts before logging them.
You might try a single QSO to confirm my steps work for you.