You can enjoy operating in the INDEXA QSO Party using the N1MM Logger + contest logging program. The link and text below will help you, especially if you are not familiar with N1MM or have limited experience with it. The basic process will be getting N1MM Logger+ on your computer, loading the User Defined Contest file for The INDEXA QSO Party, creating your exchange messages, and optionally, loading the INDEXA QSO Party Call History file.
The N1MM staff provides remarkable support and keeps the program updated to accommodate new contests, new radios, rule changes, and new features. The link below will give you access to everything you need to get started and continually expand your use and appreciation of N1MM Logger+
The documentation you receive from the above link should guide you through a full installation of N1MM, consisting of initially downloading and installing the base program and then downloading the most recent update on top of the base installation.
Two additional download links will be made available to you in the coming weeks. One you will need, the User Defined Contest file for the INDEXA QSO Party. The other download, the Call History File, is optional. It will identify INDEXA Members as of Sept. 1, 2023 and populate the Member Status field with an “M” or “O” when you work them.
CHECK BACK IN THE COMING WEEKS FOR THESE UPDATES.
NOTE: N1MM+ will place a folder called N1MM Logger+ in the documents folder of your PC. Within the N1MM Logger+ folder you will see a folder titled, User Defined Contests. You must place the INDEXA QSO Party UDC file within this User Defined Contests folder. Then you are good to go.
The N1MM entry window which loads from the INDEXA QSO Party user defined contest is at the left. This is the “RUN” window, used when you are calling CQ. The function key messages are also “RUN” messages.
The SntRpt and RcvRpt fields will automatically populate to 59(9); the station you are working will send N, M, or O (non-member of INDEXA, member of INDEXA, or Official of INDEXA) for you to enter in the N/M/O field. If you are using the Call History file, an “M” will automatically appear when you work an INDEXA member.
If you work a U.S. or Canadian station, enter their state or province. If you work a DX station, leave the last field blank. N1MM will automLatically keep track of your DX contacts and multipliers.
This is the N1MM Search and Pounce window. Use it when you are tuning the band (searching) and find a station to call (pounce). It works exactly the same as the run window except the programed messages will be different. You initiate the contact by sending your call (F4 function key) after the other station’s CQ.
N1MM will always let you know what it expects to do next by highlighting that field. If you hit the ENTER key or click on that field, that process will execute.