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The worlds #1 unfinished contest logger *According to my daughter Corinna.

PyPI License: GPL v3 Python: 3.10+ Made With:PyQt6 Code Maturity:Snot Nosed PyPI - Downloads

What and why is Not1MM

Not1MM's interface is a blatant ripoff of N1MM. It is NOT N1MM and any problem you have with this software should in no way reflect on their software.

If you use Windows(tm), you should run away from Not1MM and use someother program.

I personally don't use Windows(tm). While it may be possible to get N1MM working under Wine, I haven't checked. I'd rather not have to jump thru the hoops.

Currently this exists for my own personal amusement. Something to do in my free time. While I'm not watching TV, Right vs Left political 'News' programs, mind numbing 'Reality' shows etc...

Current state

The current state is "BETA". I've used it for a few contests, and was able to work contacts and submit a cabrillo at the end. I'm not a "Contester". So I'll add contests as/if I work them. I'm only one guy, so if you see a bug let me know. I don't do much of any Data or RTTY operating. This is why you don't see RTTY in the list of working contests. The Lord helps those who burn people at the... I mean who help themselves. Feel free to fill in that hole with a pull request.

main screen

Our Code Contributors ✨

I wish to thank those who've contributed to the project.

Avatar icons for code contributors.

List of should be working contests

  • General Logging (There are better general loggers like QLog, KLog, CQRLog)
  • 10 10 Fall CW
  • 10 10 Spring CW
  • 10 10 Summer Phone
  • 10 10 Winter Phone
  • ARRL 10M
  • ARRL Field Day
  • ARRL Sweepstakes CW
  • ARRL Sweepstakes SSB
  • ARRL VHF January
  • ARRL VHF June
  • ARRL VHF September
  • CQ 160 CW
  • CQ 160 SSB
  • CQ World Wide CW
  • CQ World Wide SSB
  • CWOps CWT
  • Japan International DX CW
  • Japan International DX SSB
  • Phone Weekly Test
  • RAC Canada Day
  • Stew Perry Topband
  • Winter Field Day

Recent Changes

  • [24-5-25] Fixed points calculation for CQ WW WPX.
  • [24-5-10] Add sanity check for VFO freq.
  • [24-5-9] Add ICWC MST.
  • [24-5-1] Moved the voice keying into it's own thread.

See for prior changes.


I've tried for a couple days to get not1mm to build as a flatpak. I've failed. It keeps failing at building numpy. If you happen to be a flatpak savant, please feel free to look at com.github.mbridak.not1mm.yaml and python3-modules.yaml and clue me into the black magic needed to get it to work.



not1mm requires Python 3.9+, PyQt6 and libportaudio2. You should install these through your distribution's package manager before continuing.

Common installation recipes for Ubuntu and Fedora

I've taken the time to install some common Linux distributions into a VM and noted the minimum steps needed to install not1mm.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, 23.04 and 24.04 LTS

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install -y python3-pip python3-numpy libxcb-cursor0 libportaudio2
python3 -m pip install -U pip
# Logout and back in
pip3 install PyQt6
pip3 install not1mm

Ubuntu 23.04

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install -y libportaudio2 pipx libxcb-cursor0
pipx install not1mm
pipx ensurepath

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install -y libportaudio2 pyqt6-dev-tools python3-pip
pip install --break-system-packages not1mm
source .profile
Fedora 38, 39 and 40

Fedora 38 & 39

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
sudo dnf install python3-pip portaudio
pip install not1mm

Fedora 40

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
sudo dnf install python3-pip python3-pyqt6 portaudio
pip install not1mm


pamac build not1mm-git 

You can now open a new terminal and type not1mm. On it's first run, it may or may not install a lovely non AI generated icon, which you can later click on to launch the application.

Python, PyPI, pip and pipx

This software is a Python package hosted on PyPI, and installable with the pip or pipx command. If this is your first exposure to Python packaging you can get all the details from:

In short, You should install stuff into a Python virtual environment. Newer Linux distros will make you do this unless you include a command line argument akin to '--break-my-system' when using pip. I'm not telling you to use pipx. But... Use pipx.

Bootstrapping pipx

Assuming you have only Python installed, your path to pipx is:

# First get pip installed. Either with apt or dnf, or the ensurepip command.
python3 -m ensurepip

# Update the pip that was just installed.
python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip

# Install pipx
python3 -m pip install --user pipx
python3 -m pipx ensurepath

Installing with pipx

Then installing not1mm is as simple as:

# Install not1mm
pipx install not1mm

If you need to later update not1mm, you can do so with:

# Update not1mm
pipx upgrade not1mm
Installing from GitHub source.

Installing from GitHub source

Since this is packaged for PyPI, if you want to work on your own source branch, after cloning from github you would:

pip install --upgrade pip
pip install setuptools
pip install build

from the root directory. This installs a build chain and a local editable copy of not1mm.

There's two ways to launch the program from the local editable copy.

You can either be in the root of the source directory and type:

python not1mm

or be in some other directory and just type:


After the install

You can now open a new terminal and type not1mm. On it's first run, it may or may not install a lovely non AI generated icon, which you can later click on to launch the application.

You may or may not get a warning message like

WARNING: The script not1mm is installed in '/home/mbridak/.local/bin' which is not on PATH.
Consider adding this directory to PATH or, if you prefer to suppress this warning, use --no-warn-script-location.

If you do, just logout and back in, or reboot.

Or this fan favorite

Warning: Ignoring XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland on Gnome. Use QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland to run on Wayland anyway.
qt.qpa.plugin: Could not load the Qt platform plugin "xcb" in "" even though it was found.
This application failed to start because no Qt platform plugin could be initialized. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

To avoid this you can export an environment variable and launch the app like this:

mbridak@vm:~$ export QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland; not1mm

For a more permanent solution you can place the line export QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland in your home directories .bashrc file. Then after logging out and back in you should be able to launch it normally.

Various data file locations


If your system has an XDG_DATA_HOME environment variable set, the database and CW macro files can be found there. Otherwise they will be found at yourhome/.local/share/not1mm


Configuration file(s) can be found at the location defined by XDG_CONFIG_HOME. Otherwise they will be found at yourhome/.config/not1mm

The database


The database holds... wait for it... data... I know shocker right. A database can hold one or many contest logs. It also holds the station information, everything shown in the Station Settings dialog. You can have one database for the rest of your life. Filled with hundreds of contests you've logged. Or, you can create a new database to hold just one contest. You do You Boo.

The first one

On the initial running, a database is created for you called ham.db. This, and all future databases, are located in the data directory mentioned above.

Why limit yourself

You can create a new database by selecting File > New Database from the main window, and give it a snazzy name. Why limit yourself. Hell, create one every day for all I care. You can manage your own digital disaster.

Revisiting an old friend

You can select a previously created databases for use by selecting File > Open Database.

Station Settings dialog (REQUIRED)

After initial run of the program or creating a new database you will need to fill out the Station Settings dialog that will pop up.

settings screen

You can fill it out if you want to. You can leave our friends behind. 'Cause your friends don't fill, and if they don't fill. Well, they're no friends of mine.

You can fill. You can fill. Everyone look at your keys.

I forgot my hat today.

Changing station information

Station information can be changed any time by going to File > Station Settings and editing the information.

Selecting a contest (REQUIRED)

Selecting a new contest

Select File > New Contest

New Contest Dialog

Selecting an existing contest as the current contest

Select File > Open Contest

Open an existing contest

Editing existing contest parameters

You can edit the parameters of a previously defined contest by selecting it as the current contest. Then select File > Edit Current Contest. Click OK to save the new values and reload the contest. Cancel to keep the existing parameters.

Configuration Settings

To setup your CAT control, CW keyer, Callsign lookups, select File > Configuration Settings

The tabs for groups and n1mm are disabled and are for future expansion.

Configuration Settings screen


For callsign lookup, Two services are supported. QRZ and HamQTH. They require a username and password, Enter it here.


Choose the sound output device for the voice keyer.

CAT Control

Under the CAT TAB, you can choose either rigctld normally with an IP of and a port of 4532. Or flrig, IP normally of and a port of 12345. None is always an option, but is it really? There's an onscreen icon for CAT status. Green good, Red bad, Grey neither.

CW Keyer interface

Under the CW TAB, There are three options. cwdaemon, which normally uses IP and port 6789. pywinkeyer which normally uses IP and CAT which if your radio supports it, sends Morse characters via rigctld. As far as I can tell rigctld does not support setting the radios internal keyer speed. So the CW speed control widget will not be functional and you'd need to control the keyer speed thru the radios interface.


Configuration Settings screen

Under the Cluster TAB you can change the default AR Cluster server, port and filter settings used for the bandmap window.

N1MM Packets

Work has started on N1MM udp packets. So far just RadioInfo, contactinfo, contactreplace and contactdelete.

N1MM Packet Configuration Screen

When entering IP and Ports, enter them with a colon ':' between them. You can enter multiple pairs on the same line if separated by a space ' '.


You can define which bands appear in the main window. Those with checkmarks will appear. Those without will not.

Bands Configuration Screen

Sending CW

Other than sending CW by hand, you can also send predefined CW text messages by pressing F1 - F12. See next section on Editing macro keys. If you need to send something freeform, you can press CTRL-SHIFT-K, this will expose an entry field at the bottom of the window which you can type directly into. When you're done you can either press CTRL-SHIFT-K again, or press the Enter Key to close the field.

Editing macro keys

To edit the macros, choose File > Edit Macros. This will open your systems registered text editor with current macros loaded. When your done just save the file and close the editor. The file loaded to edit, CW or SSB, will be determined by your current operating mode.

After editing and saving the macro file. You can force the logger to reload the macro file by toggeling between Run and S&P states.

Macro substitutions

You can include a limited set of substitution instructions.

Macro Substitution
{MYCALL} Sends the station call.
{HISCALL} Send what's in the callsign field.
{SNT} Sends 5nn (cw) or 599 (ssb)
{SENTNR} Sends whats in the SentNR field.
{EXCH} Sends what's in the Sent Exchange field when contest is defined.
'#' Sends serial number.

Macro use with voice

The macros when used with voice, will also accept filenames of WAV files to play, excluding the file extension. The filename must be enclosed by brackets. For example [CQ] will play cq.wav, [again] will play again.wav. The wav files are stored in the operators personal data directory. The filenames must be in lowercase. See Various data file locations above for the location of your data files. For me, the macro [cq] will play /home/mbridak/.local/share/not1mm/K6GTE/cq.wav

The current wav files in place are not the ones you will want to use. They sound like an idiot. You can use something like Audacity to record new wav files in your own voice.

Aside from the [filename] wav files, there are also NATO phonetic wav files for each letter and number. So if your macro key holds {HISCALL} {SNT} {SENTNR} and you have entered K5TUX in callsign field during CQ WW SSB while in CQ Zone 3. You'll here Kilo 5 Tango Uniform X-ray, 5 9 9, 3. Hopefully not in an idiots voice.

cty.dat and QRZ lookups for distance and bearing

When a callsign is entered, a look up is first done in a cty.dat file to determin the country of origin, geographic center, cq zone and ITU region. Great circle calculations are done to determin the heading and distance from your gridsquare to the grographic center. This information then displayed at the bottom left.

snapshot of heading and distance

After this, a request is made to QRZ for the gridsquare of the callsign. If there is a response the information is recalculated and displayed. You'll know is this has happened, since the gridsquare will replace the word "Regional".

snapshot of heading and distance

Other uses for the call field

  • [A Frequency] You can enter a frequency in kilohertz. This will change the band you're logging on. If you have CAT control, this will change the frequency of the radio as well.
  • [CW, SSB, RTTY] You can set the mode logged. If you have CAT control this will also change the mode on the radio.
  • [OPON] Change the operator currently logging.

You must press the SPACE bar after entering any of the above.

The Windows

The Main Window

Main screen with callouts

Keyboard commands

Key Result
[Esc] Clears the input fields of any text.
[CTRL-Esc] Stops cwdaemon from sending Morse.
[PgUp] Increases the cw sending speed.
[PgDown] Decreases the cw sending speed.
[Arrow-Up] Jump to the next spot above the current VFO cursor in the bandmap window (CAT Required).
[Arrow-Down] Jump to the next spot below the current VFO cursor in the bandmap window (CAT Required).
[TAB] Move cursor to the right one field.
[Shift-Tab] Move cursor left One field.
[SPACE] When in the callsign field, will move the input to the first field needed for the exchange.
[Enter] Submits the fields to the log.
[F1-F12] Send (CW or Voice) macros.
[CTRL-S] Spot Callsign to the cluster.
[CTRL-M] Mark Callsign to the bandmap window to work later.
[CTRL-G] Tune to a spot matching partial text in the callsign entry field (CAT Required).
[CTRL-SHIFT-K] Open CW text input field.

The Log Window

Window>Log Window

The Log display gets updated automatically when a contact is entered. The top half is a list of all contacts.

Log Display Window

The bottom half of the log displays contacts sorted by what's currently in the call entry field. The columns displayed in the log window are dependant on what contests is currently active.

Editing a contact

Editing a cell

You can double click a cell in the log window and edit its contents.

You can also Right-Click on a cell to bring up the edit dialog.

right click edit dialog

You can not directly edit the multiplier status of a contact. Instead see the next section on recalculating mults. If you change the callsign make sure the WPX field is still valid.

The Bandmap Window


Put your callsign in the top and press the connect button.

The bandmap window is, as with everything, a work in progress. The bandmap now follows the VFO.

Bandmap Window

VFO indicator now displays as small triangle in the frequency tickmarks. A small blue rectangle shows the receivers bandwidth if one is reported.

Bandmap Window

Clicked on spots now tune the radio and set the callsign field. Previously worked calls are displayed in red.

The Check Window

Window>Check Window

As you enter a callsign, the Check Window will show probable matches to calls either in the MASTER.SCP file, your local log or the recent telnet spots. The MASTER.SCP column will show results for strings of 3 or more matching characters from the start of the call string. The local log and telnet columns will show matches of any length appearing anywhere in the string.

Clicking on any of these items will change the callsign field.

Check Window

The Remote VFO Window

You can control the VFO on a remote rig by following the directions listed in the link below. It's a small hardware project with a BOM of under $20, and consisting of two parts.

  1. Making the VFO...
  2. Then... Window>VFO



Click on File > Generate Cabrillo

The file will be placed in your home directory. The name will be in the format of:


So for me it would look like:


Look, a log eh?

This outlines some differences between ARRL Field Day and Canada Day.


File > Generate ADIF

Boom... ADIF


Recalulate Mults

After editing a contact and before generating a Cabrillo file. There is a Misc menu option that will recalculate the multipliers incase an edit had caused a change.

Contest specific notes

I found it might be beneficial to have a section devoted to wierd quirky things about operating a specific contests.

ARRL Sweekstakes

The exchange parser

This was a pain in the tukus. There are so many elements to the exchange, and one input field aside from the callsign field. So I had to write sort of a 'parser'. The parser moves over your input string following some basic rules and is re-evaluated with each keypress and the parsed result will be displayed in the label over the field. The exchange looks like 124 A K6GTE 17 ORG, a Serial number, Precidence, Callsign, Year Licenced and Section. even though the callsign is given as part of the exchange, the callsign does not have to be entered and is pulled from the callsign field. If the exchange was entered as 124 A 17 ORG you would see:

SS Parser Result

You can enter the serial number and precidence, or the year and section as pairs. For instance 124A 17ORG. This would ensure the values get parsed correctly.

You do not have to go back to correct typing. You can just tack the correct items to the end of the field and the older values will get overwritten. So if you entered 124A 17ORG Q, the precidence will change from A to Q. If you need to change the serial number you must append the precidence to it, 125A.

If the callsign was entered wrong in the callsign field, you can put the correct callsign some where in the exchange. As long as it shows up in the parsed label above correctly your good.

The best thing you can do is play around with it to see how it behaves.

The exchange

In the Sent Exchange field of the New Contest dialog put in the Precidence, Call, Check and Section. Example: A K6GTE 17 ORG.

For the Run Exchange macro I'd put {HISCALL} # A K6GTE 17 ORG.

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