Networking Your Field Day Log- N1MM or N3FJP?

K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

8 Responses

  1. clavit says:

    Good blog, I really liked it, thanks for posting for us.
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  2. Carnes Mechanical says:

    Thanks for sharing all of your experiences!
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  3. K0PIR says:

    Hi Ken, nice to hear from you and thanks for the tip. As I researched it, this appears to be a problem with many users. I was able to do as you suggested with my Rasbperry Pi3 though.

    Your tip will surely help others with Windows.

    Hope to hear you on Field Day. Operating as W0PIR on FD.

    Best 73!

    Rich, K0PIR

  4. Ken says:

    Rich,
    Rather than using Windows file share we use TCP networking. On the networking screen click the TCP button and check the Enable status/chat checkbox. Put the IP address of the server in the “Server name or IP” box.

    Ken WB2KWC

  5. K0PIR says:

    Hi Pete nice to hear from you and thank you for that tip.

    Yes our club uses personal laptops so we end up with different versions of windows and of course that causes problems. Then if the laptop ever re-boots during the contest sometimes it takes a little while for someone to get over to help out.

    I used a RaspberryPi3 to put the log file on and that worked, but then we weren’t able to use the chat feature or messaging feature in N3FJP Field Day log.

    In testing N1MM I disabled Windows file and print sharing and it still worked.

    Great to hear from you and good luck on field day.

    Rich, K0PIR

  6. Pete says:

    Leave it to Microsoft to change things. I suspect that N3FJP will still work just fine on a Windows workgroup network but I haven’t tried it yet this year. One problem is that in Windows 10 Microsoft changed networking protocols from SMB1 to SMB3 so computers on different versions of Windows might not show up in the ‘network neighborhood.’ However they should be accessible if you access them by IP address or by typing in the name, for example “\\computer1”.

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