Sunday, 18 October 2015

No more mixW

Thought about a good title for this post. I think this is the only title. No more mixW for me. I realized I was a bit negative about mixW in my last post. Part of the software didn't work. But now....

To test mixW and setup I wanted to try it in a contest again and decided to take part in the JARTS (Japanese RTTY contest). Early from bed both Saturday/Sunday and managed to do a few hours testing (and contesting). Went well and actually found mixW a relax program as it fills in the exhange number automagically. So this evening I reached just 50 QSOs. Enough to fill in 2 points for the Dutch division contest. So I stopped and wanted to make a ADIF and Cabrillo file. I then discovered nothing in the log, nothing at all. Started mixW again, nothing again. Tried to find the fault or a possebility to get the log back. Could not find it. So tried to find a file in the mixW map on my computer. Nothing found, log files are all empty.

So I'm sorry for those that made a contact with me in the JARTS. This is the first time I lost my log. However, I will validate all eQSL that will be received and RTTY QSOs that are made at the time I was QRV. In that case you will appear in my log again. 

This has never happened to me before and I will stick at the more reliable DM780 and N1MM+. MixW will be uninstalled.....forever!


6 comments:

  1. Its very sad that you have lost your log. If you are using Mixw 2 search for the file MixW2.log in all of your hard disk.
    DM780 and the free HrD suite is ok also for me for digimodes. I'll only quit DM780 if it'll not work on a new version of Windows.
    73 de SV1GRN

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    1. Hello Panagiotis, both MixW2.log as MixW2.bak were empty. Tried to find other locations without success. DM780 is the best but not good for contesting. 73, Bas

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  2. Hallo Bas, dat is goed balen. Je hebt gelijk om die software in de ban te doen. 73 Paul PC4T

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    1. Hallo Paul, ik ben ooit in 2006/2007 al eens eerder er aan begonnen. Maar kwam toen blijkbaar HRD/DM780 tegen en ben ermee gestopt. Dit is gewoon niet goed van een programma. Er hoort ergens altijd wat opgeslagen te staan....en het is ook nog niet eens gratis. Als dit aan de 30 dagen probeer versie ligt vind ik het ronduit slecht en geen recalme. 73, Bas

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  3. Hallo Bas,
    Ja echt balen, je logfile weg ( of nooit aangemaakt).
    Ik heb ooit even naar Mixw gekeken maar toen gekozen voor HRD.
    Voor mij is dat een goed pakket.

    73' Ton PA1PXL

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    1. Hallo Ton, ja echt balen. Ben al een weekje met het programma aan het stoeien geweest en logfile was er echt wel. Ik had 50 QSO's er in staan en heb nog even naar de statistieken gekeken. Daarna wou ik een cabrillo file maken en "plop" alles weg. 73, Bas

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Thanks for your comment. Bedankt voor je reactie. 73, Bas