N1MM Classic, N1MM+, VHF contests and submitting to the SLOVHF webpage — instructions

NOTE: N1MM Classic is obsolete and has been superseded by N1MM+.

Tom, N1MM and a team of enthusiasts have for several years been developing a ham radio log keeping application, especially to support ham radio contests.

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Apart from the software itself, the development team also maintains a webpage (http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php) with detailed instructions for use. The previous version of the software — N1MM classic — can still be downloaded and installed, but is no longer updated.

Initially the software was intended for HF contests but it also supports various VHF contests and all of the usual VHF/UHF/SHF contests in the EU can be managed by selecting VHFREG1 as the contests type.

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In 2012 the idea arose that participants in VHF/UHF/SHF contests could upload their current score to the SLOVHF webpage (http://www.slovhf.net/en/claimed/) during the contest itself using the N1MM software. This had been done previously using VHFctest4WIN (http://lea.hamradio.si/~s52aa/vhfctest4win/, author S52AA). After some discussion between the N1MM team and the SLOVHF webmaster (S55HH), we are making a solution available.

How-to using N1MM Classic:

  1. Install the N1MM Classic software and configure it to your requirements.
  2. In the main N1MM window choose Config and Other and enable the option Start Contest Reporting Application in the lower left as shown below. Return to the main N1MM window by pressing OKn1mm-c-3
  3. If everything went as expected the following should appear on the screen
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  4. Select Setup and enter the required information. It is crucial that every operator reporting his score to SLOVHF using N1MM in this way has an account on the webpage (although logging in during the contest is not necessary) — this will give the operator access to their data on the webpage and allow for later editing (the operator can also try bribing the web admin, but success is not guaranteed).
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    Score posting URL: http://slovhf.net/slovhf_n1mm.php?login=yourlogin(usually your callsign);
    Score Reading URL: http://slovhf.net/en/claimed/ (on picure is old info for this)
  5. After successful configuration the reporting module should be active. An active reporting window shows the following information
    n1mm-c-6The displayed number (293 in the example) shows the number of seconds until the next score upload. Response Received indicates that a connection between the N1MM software and the SLOVHF webpage was established.

As mentioned, VHFctest4WIN has had this capability for some time, and similar methods are used in HF contests to post to http://www.getscores.org/live/ or http://cqcontest.ru/readscore.jsp

 

N1MM+ VHF contests and submitting to the SLOVHF webpage — instructions

The new N1MM+ separates the settings for reporting current scores into a separate tab — Config/ Configure ports/ Score reporting.

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Of course, you should enter your own user name on SLOVHF instead of s55hh. If successful, the scores should be visible in the INFO window.

Enjoy!
Jani, S55HH and Miha, S51FB

 



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