Friday, 31 May 2013

The G8PUT Logbook Project

The G8PUT Logbook Project

The Logbook Project started in the late summer of 2007, the original idea was to create a simple and easy to use logbook system. Since then I have received many requests to include additional features. The most significant are perhaps Contests and Awards. Work is progressing well on including these and many other features.
The way the project is developing is that new functions and features which have been requested are being added in no particular order. A feature which takes little time to include might be added on the day it is requested. Other features which take a significant amount of work will be made available when they are completed.
Without doubt, the most important part of the project is your support. Only by your trying and testing the program do I become aware of any problems or changes that you would like to see. For that continued and growing support I offer my thanks.
The program must be registered in order to view data more than one month old, but this can be done free of charge. Contests, Awards and other features require a small payment.
I do however welcome registration payments for the basic system that you might wish to make to support the work in progress.
73s and best regards
Chris, G8PUT

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New Developments - Last updated 21st Jan 2013

Changes in this release:
  • FIX WAB Bookholders printout
  • Added diagnostic routines for installation problems
Working on:
  • Jan 13 ADIF import and export re-written
  • Dec 11 WAB Winter Points Award
  • Nov 11 RSGB 160m Club Calls
  • Oct 11 Fast data entry screen
  • Jan 11 WAB Tidal award Claim form.
  • Jul 10 ITU,CQ, & Cont Zones autofilled.
  • Mar 10 DXCC areas. Many thanks to Jim Reisert, AD1C for permision to use his data file.
  • Jan 10 WAB Contests (still working on HF contest)
  • Jan 10 RSGB 80m Club Championships
  • Jun 09 More space for remarks
  • Jun 09 User defined columns and user defined order of columns in the logbook.
  • Jun 09 SQL database for faster searching.
  • Feb 09 WAB contests (not HF)
  • Dec 08 Multiple callsigns can be registered with one copy of the software
  • Dec 08 Release of none Beta test version
  • Dec 08 Major re-write of logbook display allowing many more columns.
  • Jun 08 Importing data from ADF.
  • May 08 The size of lines and columns in the logbook can now be manually set to your own preferences.
  • May 08 Sections of the log between selected dates and times can be printed out for contest scoring etc.
  • Apr 08 You can set your timezone and daylight saving options (The UK is automatic)
  • Mar 08 Great Circle distance given if IARU locator entered. - Search on Callsign - Map for WAB and IARU

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Version 4.04.156
If you have a problem downloading try Right click and Save Target As Download the latest version
Tested on Windows:
XP, Vista, 7

Don't miss these features

Online Help System

is being written, I've made it available though it's not yet complete.

Hide unwanted columns

Setting a columns width to 0 causes it not to be shown.

IARU and Great Circle distance

Enter your stations IARU locator in the Administration screen and when you enter the IARU of a station you work in the log book, the approximate distance is calculated and entered in the remarks column.

Delete Entry

Edit the callsign to DEL and the entry will be removed. .


Adding a new QSO using 'NET' does not log out the previous station. To log out a single station in the net, click on the blank 'finish time' box. .
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Thursday, 30 May 2013

World Exclusive to the LAMFEST. Tony Topping is visiting and is offering a unbeatable presentation.

World Renowned International 
UFO Specialist Megastar

Tony Topping.

World Exclusive to the LAMFEST

Tony Topping is pleased to be a guest in support of LAMFEST often in the media on TV and radio he has featured on ITV, Channel 4, and Sky and on this charitable occasion Tony gives his presentation Where Ham Radio Meets The Paranormal.
The hobby of amateur radio also has encountered across the world paranormal incidents on radio equipment from hearing ghosts to radio hams in Chile speaking to UFOs over flying their boats this presentation provides entertaining and fascinating insight to the part of the hobby seldom explored.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Spalding Radio Rally

The Spalding Radio Rally
Next Rally June 2nd 2013

The Spalding Rally, first held in the early 1970's has become a well established event in the annual rally calendar.
The Sir John Gleed Technology School ,
Halmer Gardens,
Spalding, Lincs PE11 2EF.
We have a large indoor and outdoor area for traders, and plenty of parking available on the School field.
Trade stand booking details and information here

Pictures from the 2012 Rally show that there was something for everyone

Somebody has to collect the gate money....

and man the talk-in station...
special interest groups were represented...

plenty of raffle prizes....

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Yaesu FT-DX1200 HF/50Mhz coming to LAMCO Barnsley

Yaesu FT-DX1200 HF/50MHz

The Yaesu FTDX-1200 provides sophisticated operation on 160 to 6 meters with up to 100 Watts on SSB, CW, and FM (25 Watts AM carrier) and a rugged state-of-the-art highly balanced receiver circuit configuration for top performance on today’s crowded bands.
It uses 32-bit high speed floating point DSP.
Yaesu’s acclaimed superior DSP algorithm is highly effective in weak signal processing and enhancement. The 1st IF frequency is protected by selectable 3 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz roofing filters that effectively attenuate interfering signals.
The triple conversion circuit structure allows highly flexible gain distribution at each stage. This enables elimination of unwanted signals through filters at each stage as well as optimized gain distribution. A built-in 4.3-in TFT wide full color High Resolution Display with loads of information provides superior operability and visibility for the FTDX1200 owner. A High Speed Spectrum Scope located just below the LCD, displays the information needed to place them at the right place on the band with the right receiver set-up.
Sophisticated optional accessories offer additional features that make the FT DX 1200 a true high performance platform for all hams – no matter what mode they chose to operate. The FFT-1 supports advanced functionality, including the AF-FFT Scope, RTTY/PSK31 Encode/Decode, CW Decode and CW Auto Zero-in. The SCU-17 USB Interface supports CAT, USB Audio in/out, TX control (PTT, Key, Shift) and firmware update functions.

•TX Frequency Coverage: 160 to 6 meters
•RX Frequency Coverage: 30 kHz to 56 MHz
•Spectrum Scope
•IF Width & IF Shift
•Roofing Filters (3/6/15 kHz)
 •5 to 100 watts (2 to 25 watts AM)
•32 Bit High Speed IF DSP
•4.3 in TFT full color display
•Automatic Tuner
•Contour, DNR, IF Notch and APF

Thursday, 2 May 2013

The LAMFEST supported by Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu & LAMCO in aid of cancer research.

The LAMFEST Ham Radio Rally.

are supporting this great new rally.

They are having display stands showing their latest equipment with their ever popular and knowledgable staff on hand to answer your questions.  

Dam Busters Ham Radio Rally Sunday 5/5/2013

The Dam Busters Ham Radio Rally is being held this weekend.

The forecast for the weekend is perfect for this rally. Lots of bargains.

See you there...

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre. Tattershal Thorpe.
Nr. Coningsby Lincolnshire LN4 4PE.
Talk In on S22 145.550

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