N1MM Logger on Linux

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N1MM Logger is popular amateur radio contest logging software designed for Windows. It’s also readily usable on Linux using WINE.

This installation and usage was tested using:

  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • wine-developemnt 3.2, WINEARCH=WINE64
  • winetricks 201802017
  • Windows 7 (winecfg)
  1. Install WINE if you don’t have it already.
  2. Set WINE to Windows 7 mode under
    winecfg
    

    if you desire, create a new Wineprefix.

  3. Install .NET 4.0 in WINE
    winetricks dotnet40
    

    you may get the message below, but it worked for me anyway.

    You are using a 64-bit WINEPREFIX. Note that many verbs only install 32-bit versions of packages. If you encounter problems, please retest in a clean 32-bit WINEPREFIX before reporting a bug.

  4. Download and run N1MM Full Install
    wine N1MM*FullInstaller*.exe
    
  5. Download and run N1MM latest update
    wine N1MM*Update*.exe
    
  6. Start and configure N1MM Logger as per the directions for your particular contest.

Radio control

N1MM can interface with your radio to pull out the frequency/mode for the log. You’ll need to map the serial port via softlinks and then select that COM port in N1MM Logger.

Advanced use

Phil Erickson of MIT Haystack noted that for certain SDRs that use hamlib, you may be able to rewire the output of N1MM into hamblib via socat. Contact him for details on this experimental procedure.

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