I found the solution! N1MM Logger needs a .sec file from which the application imports various settings for the contest. This thread outlines the issue and solution, in case any one else is having the problem.
Anyone here use N1MM Logger for contests? I'm setting it up in preparation for today's EUHFC contest. I've selected that contest from the log dialog, but when I log a test entry and give it a two-digit year in the 'Year' field, I get a message saying "not a 2 digit year". Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?
And we're back in action. 40m half wave dipole, measuring an SWR of 1.5:1 without even tuning. It also acts as a full dipole on 20m, with a SWR of 1.3:1.
Seems to be working! I'm getting some radio crashes from what I think is lightening so everything is unplugged for now. But a quick test suggests that the antenna is resonating: the SWR low points are in the wrong place so I might need to trim the antenna, but my radio's ATU gets the SWR down nice and low (close to 1.0) on 20m and 40m. Next up is to add an inductor to the end of this antenna, and extend it by another couple of meters so I can hit the 80m bands.
Lovely picture showing how gaelic names describe the landscape, so you can half-imagine what to look for before you ever see it.
sròn - nose
dùn - fortress
sìdhean - fairy hill
meall - a round hill
stob - stab
stùc - horn or pinnacle
Some quick #FT8 on 20m before bed...
My radio power supply has really annoying noise artefacts that appear as regular peaks along the waveform on the radio display. They slowly move along the band, and one always seems to settle on 14.074 MHz just when I want to do some FT8 😭
I'll leave the power supply on for a while and come back to it again later on. Hopefully the frequency will be usable by then!