NA SSB Sprint Logging Software Compatibility
At one point, the SSB Sprint had different multipliers than other Sprint contests, but fortunately now ALL NA Sprint and NAQP Contests have the SAME multipliers, so logging software compatibility issues are mostly a thing of the past. We’ve kept this list of logging software compatibility information anyway.
If you have any additional information or corrections to share with us, please contact us right away!
See you in the contest!!
CLICK THE NAME OF ANY SOFTWARE TO READ MORE INFO!!
UPDATE JAN 30, 2017: We have emailed 9A5K about fixing support for the NA SSB Sprint contest, by editing the multipler list to merge NF and LB into NL, and are waiting to hear back. When we do, we will post more information here.
DXLog.net Website: http://www.dxlog.net/
N1MM Classic Website: http://n1mmclassic.hamdocs.com/
Since N1MM Classic is deprecated / no longer supported, it will not be updated to properly score the new multipliers.
We highly recommend you upgrade to the new N1MM Logger Plus, as the version released on Jan 28. 2015 fully supports the NA SSB Sprint!
If you still want to use N1MM Classic, we believe you can do it, but we are still researching how this would work, exactly. If you can help us expand this FAQ to tell others how they can still use N1MM Classic for this contest, we’d really appreciate the help. Just use our Contact Us form.
N1MM Logger Plus (N1MM+)
UPDATE JAN 30, 2017: We have emailed N4ZR to ask if he can help us with fixing support for the NA SSB Sprint contest, by editing the multipler list to merge NF and LB into NL, and are waiting to hear back. When we do, we will post more information here.
Meanwhile, here is the old information we had on N1MM Logger Plus:
N1MM Logger Plus website: http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/
NOTE: The contest is listed as “SprintSSB”
NOTE: You must put in the prefix for DX entities.. e.g.. when logging Puerto Rico, you must enter KP4, not PR. When logging USVI, you must enter KP2, not VI.
If you have further information to share about N1MM+ in SSB Sprint, please let us know.
N3FJP Contest Log
UPDATE JAN 31, 2017: N3FJP’s Contest Log for NA SSB Sprint has the new multiplier update ready to go (merged NB and LB into NL).
ORIGINAL 2015 ANNOUNCEMENT: Scott Davis N3FJP has actually created a brand new logging program, just for the NA SSB Sprint!! Below is an email from Scott with more details, plus some screen shots:
TIP: You must enter in the two-letter abbreviation and not the callsign prefix. For example, when you work British Columbia, you should enter BC and not VE7.
From: Scott Davis N3FJP
Sent: Fri, Jan 30, 2015 6:23 am
Subject: NA Sprint SSB Contest Log 1.0 is Now Available & Kudos!
NA Sprint SSB Contest Log 1.0 is Now Available!
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533
RUMLogNG for MacOS
Charles K6CES informs us of the following:
For MacOS users, RUMLogNG version 5.0 was updated to handle the North American SSB Sprint.
https://dl2rum.de/rumsoft/RUMLog.html or on the Mac App Store for those that want to download from Apple directly: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rumlogng/id964454561?mt=12
The application shows the contest as ‘North American Sprint’. When creating the contest log, it specifically states to log the contact with serial number, name, and state separated by a space.
TR4W - TR for Windows
UPDATE: FEB 1, 2017
TR4W version 4.56 supports the SSB Sprint with the new April 2017 multipler changes! Release 4.56 may be downloaded from http://tr4w.net
UPDATE FEB 1, 2017
The following tip comes from Tree N6TR:
There are a few commands you can add to your config file to update the multiplier lists for TR Log to make it consistent with the new multipliers announced for the NCJ Sprint contests. Here are the items you will need to add. It is best to put these at the end of your config file – or at least – for sure – after the CONTEST statement.
First off – you will need to add KH6 to the list of domestic multipliers. This can be done with:
ADD DOMESTIC COUNTRY = KH6
The second step is to change the name of the domestic filename from the default of S49P8.DOM (which gets setup automatically by the CONTEST statement) to the file SPRINT.DOM.
DOMESTIC FILENAME = SPRINT.DOM
Now – the only issue left is that you do not have a SPRINT.DOM file. You can download it in a zip file you have to unzip: SPRINT.ZIP or I can send you one by return email if you like. You can also generate your own by following these steps:
1. Open up a DOS prompt.
2. Get into the directory where you have the TR Log files.
3. Type “COPY S50P14DC.DOM SPRINT.DOM”
Using a text editor – open up SPRINT.DOM and find the two entries for NF and LB. You will need to combine these two into one line to look like this:
NfLb = NfLb, VO1, VO2, NF, LAB, LB
Make sure you then delete the two lines for NF and LB.
Note that the remaining display order has all of the Canadian multipliers grouped near the end of the list. If you want to change how this looks – you can move them around in your SPRINT.DOM file.
If you have any issues or problems with these changes – please let me know.
73 Tree N6TR
UPDATE JAN 31, 2017 – REGARDING THE NEW MULTIPLIER LIST:
From: Laurent HAAS – F6FVY
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:40:21 +0100
I just pushed a dev / nightly version with this new mult list. And it’s very likely a newer official release (which will include this mod as well) will be available before the next contest (April 2, 2017).
Larry – F6FVY (co-author of Win-Test with Olivier F5MZN)
FROM: Wayne, W5XD
DATE: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 9:19 AM
Effective immediately, the online version of WriteLog’s multiplier lists for its “North American Sprint” for CW, RTTY, and SSB are updated.
Instructions for WriteLog users to update their multiplier lists are here: