LOG4OM V2

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I know many Flex users use LOG4OM. Version 2 was just released and I’m preparing to upgrade. I’m wondering if anyone already has? If so, do you consider it stable enough to do a total step up? I have specific questions related to WSJT and JTAlert. Version 2 allows you to simultaneously run version 1 & version 2 just I case some new bugs are discovered. I am assuming that you would have to 2 occurrences of WSJT and JTALERT?






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Yes I'm a V1 and V2 user. V2 Works not perfect. But I can live with that. Most important issue is thatV2 is not working together with Gridtracker. An udp issue.  I have send Tag a mail about the problem
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What other problems have you noticed version two
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I published the settings for log4OMV2 <> WSJT <> Gridtracker on the site
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I have installed Log4OM V2 and run it alongside V1. I followed the instructions in the manual to get it all working. I am comparing and doing "testing", depending upon V1 for my primary log at the moment. I am currently running it with my Flex 6300 and have WSJT-X and JTAlert logging to both simultaneously. I see things about V2 that I like, I also see some things that are in version 1 that are either not in V2 or have moved to a different place. All in all, I like V2 with the exception that it is a bit of a resource (memory) hog more so than V1. The jury is still out for me, although they are doing updates to V2 frequently and one would expect that right now. Great logging program either way! And, you can't beat the price! Of course, a donation is always in order to support it. 
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None other than the memory usage. and  that is not a real issue, folks should not be running less than 8GB of memory these days, I opt for 16GB. 
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Andy

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I have tried to reply, but now I need a new password, What is this????
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Bob,

I loaded the new Log4OM2 last night and have it configured with WSJT-X and JTAlert. 

If using JTAlert, upgrade it to latest version.

Dave wo2x

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I have been running it for about a week with no issues.  Couple things like QSL manager are harder to use but overall its superior to V1.

It will get better over time but looks like a winner to me.

Rich
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I have been using Log4Om V2 for a couple of weeks now and there is no issue for me. At first there was a connection isssue with JTAlert but it was resolved by a new version of JTAlert. So far, it’s working fine for me (I’m not a power user by all means).

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Santiago

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I'm using V2 since it was introduced with my 6600. It communicate with Slice Master, PstrotatorAz and WSJT-X without problems. It is easier to switch between different data bases than it was in V1. I think import/export to eQSL, LOTW, Clublog are faster/easier.
73 Boyan
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"I think import/export to eQSL, LOTW, Clublog are faster/easier." You are the first person I have heard say that. For most LOTW download is slow.  But agree with everything else. Fantastic upgrade and huge task since they started over and built it almost from the ground up.

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"I think import/export to eQSL, LOTW, Clublog are faster/easier." You are the first person I have heard say that.
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I mean menus are easier to navigate. LOTW import/export speed usually depend on number of users connected to lotw.arrl.org

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Not doing so good here. Just uninstalled V2. I guess I did something wrong. Will down load again and give it a try. Quick Start Guide ????
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Andy start a thread on the Log4OM site and we will help you there.  You will need to set V2 up from scratch and export your log out of V1 into V2.

But be happy to help you over there.
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Rich, where would you suggest that I post this on the Log4OM site? 
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Let us know when you post, so we can help you there.
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Final comments ..
LOG4OM support has been incredibly good, especially noted as this is free software. After seeing V2, I feel obligated to support them, which I will. Their hard work and dedication needs to be recognized.
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OK, so I need to ask what is likely a very easy question for most, but I'm stumped. I want to view the Omnirig settings from V1, so i can properly set up V2. Looked in V1 and I don't see any way to view them. Tried to click on the Omni exe file but absolutely nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

This afternoon's plans are to install V2, import the ADIF file, get it talking to my 6500 and  update JTALERT to talk with V2. Have not decided yet if I'll run V1 in parallel for a time.
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As Terry suggested, click the Omni Rig settings icon on the toolbar.

You can also open Omni rig from your windows programs as well.
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Rich
Where is the OmniRig tab in V1? I tried clicking on the Omnirig.exe file and nothing happens. Perhaps you can't open the file while Flex / LOG4OM is running? The only mention I saw in V1 was where you slect OmniRig or Hamlib in the setup, but there wasn't any obvious was to view the settings
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See below.

Its not a very good choice for icon.

You really only need to know the port you are using which you can see in SmartCAT on the Flex software. The rest is automatic after selecting Smart SDR.

Rich









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GOT IT - thanks!
OK, I get the dumb question award today!
Many thanks
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All I ever used JTAlert for was to log. Now I bypass it and log directly from WSJT-X using the UDP broadcast. Similar to how I configure N1MM.

Log4OM 2 takes some getting used to, as the UI is a complete overhaul.
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"Log4OM 2 takes some getting used to, as the UI is a complete overhaul."

I agree but if I take a step back its a pretty simple interface. Just a challenge as its not like V1 :)

Rich
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There are now competing info services between Log4OM, JTAlert and I think even
wsjt-x.  I have them all running with Log4OM v2 as some times it is handy to have a different view that seem to appear at different times.  As I use v2 I am appreciative of the effort to update a good logging app.  Some features work more efficiently and faster and logging is quicker.  All these changes in the middle of upgrading my old computer to W10 and then building a new faster computer to better work with W10 and all the other work load that I am pushing on the computer.  The effort over the last month was strenuous but in the end is a much better experience.  Learned a lot of new things as I progressed in this effort.   
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So, this weekend I pulled the trigger and made the switch to V2, but it wasn’t without some confusion and hesitation. The biggest problem I encountered was temporarily loosing ~ 500 contacts when I imported the ADIF file from version 1. I reached out to Terry on the support forum at ~ 16:00 local time this weekend. That’s already pretty late in the UK! Within about 15 minutes he responded and asked me to send him my ADIF file. 30 minutes later he responded again, explaining that I had ~ 500 contacts that had varying missing data – these were contacts from the 70’s that were originally logged in a dBase format and converted to ADIF when I started using electronic logging. Using the Bulk Edit feature, I was able to correct most of the missing data and get the V1 file imported to V2. Tell me one other program that will provide this level of support, so quickly – and the program is FREE!

The UI is totally rearranged, but in a good way which now allows you to customize just about any aspect of the program. So many new tools and features – the wait to get to V2 was definitely worth it. For me, having to relearn how to do certain tasks a new way is probably the biggest frustration, but one that I’m getting past very quick. I read that the team is working on adding some features to directly communicate with FRS radios. If they decided to start charging for this software, I’d have absolutely no problem paying a reasonable price for it – I like it that much! I’ve already sent the team a donation. It also provides seamless integration with many online propagation resources and DX Clusters. For QRZ XML subscribers, the moment you enter the stations call you have all his QRZ info in front of you along with a street level map. I can definitely see how this will have an impact on HRD’s business model.






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"Tell me one other program that will provide this level of support, so quickly – and the program is FREE!"

DXlabs for one.
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LogHX
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Anyone using OmniRig v2?   I tried it and it broke my Log4om JTAlert and caused wsjt-x not to start up.  Uninstalled and found a copy of V1.  And installed it, now all work.  I was in the process of bringing up a new computer, so had lots of new installs.... thus new versions.  Any one have a similar issue?
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I Never could make V1 work for me, tried to communicate to developer, he tried my adif and it did not go anywhere.
Tried v2, it is different and in general looks good.
However I could not figure out how to enable 2nd receiver (2nd slice) in the program, there is no information in Manual.
Also, I could not find a way to change fonts, on 4k monitor it looks blurry.
I gave up.
Going back to LogHX.

Sergey, KN7K
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Sergey, if interested I am running second slice. You have to toggle between them with the arrow next to the freq display so its not as elegant as I like but it certainly works.


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Hi Rich,
I enabled 2nd slice on radio and toggle arrow on the log between 1 and 2 and second window stay empty. I looked around, checked Omni rig, could not find what's wrong.
My LogHX shows 2 slices with no issues with Omnirig.
Sergey, KN7K
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Mine works fine but I was being stupid to start. I created two virtual ports in SmartCAT for Log4OM so I had two dedicated ports. What I failed to catch was I had both ports pointing at slice A.

Once I got that individual port connected to the correct slice and set Omni Rig (version 1)  Rig 1 to the right port and Rig 2 to the right port it worked.