Tips for N1MM+ Logger
The N1MM+ contest logging program has a lot of features and the price is right, but it may not be for everyone. If you're taking your first plunge into it, be prepared to spend some time getting a grip on how to use it effectively.
This write-up is about WIQP-specific tips for using the program - it does not go into the basics. Version 1.0.9473 was used for this write-up. Also, here's a Setup QSO Parties page from N1MM that has more information.
First, you must start a new contest log for WIQP, which is a two-step process. Select File > New Log in Database, then under Log Type select QSOPARTY. Then go down to State For Log Type QSOPARTY and select WI. You may correct the Start Date if necessary.
The Category information you provide on this screen is important to create a correct log file. Of the drop-down Category boxes, Operator and Overlay are the tricky ones - see table below. In addition, it's important to select your correct Power (QRP, LOW or HIGH). Band and Mode don't matter - leave 'em at the defaults.
Use this table to make selections for Operator and Overlay.
|WIQP Category||Operator Category||Overlay Category||Notes|
|SOF||Single-Op Fixed||SINGLE-OP or
|MOF||Multi-Op Fixed||MULTI-ONE||N/A||One transmitter|
|MOM||Multi-Op Mobile||ROVER||N/A||One transmitter|
|MMF||Multi-Multi Fixed||MULTI-MULTI||N/A||Two or more transmitters|
|MMM||Multi-Multi Mobile||ROVER||N/A||Two or more transmitters|
As you can see in the above table, there's a bit of a problem for mobiles. They need to select ROVER in order to be able to change counties during the contest, but then there's no way to select Single or Multi. So if you're MOM or MMM, please use this work-around: indicate MOM or MMM in your SOAPBOX comments.
As mentioned above, the N1MM logger supports changing county names for mobiles and rovers. The N1MM Setup QSO Parties article has good information about mobile setup and operation (down near the bottom).
Saving Your Log
Make sure your Category selections described above are correct. Then select File > Generate Cabrillo File. Use the dialog box to select the location of your log file. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want your log!