Re: An oddity with DXKeeper and SpotCollector

Mike Flowers

Thanks, Dave!

"log debugging info" enabled.

Will report on next occurrence.

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, NCDXC Secretary

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 11:57
Subject: Re: [DXLab] An oddity with DXKeeper and SpotCollector

+ AA6YQ comments below

I started DXLab and JTDX this morning as usual.

This issue occurred this morning, and the DXKeeper title bar indicates
(CC,PF,DXV,PV,WW). Spot Collector shows [CCD,DXK,PF,DXV,PV,WW].

I'd just logged VK4CAG on 80M and tried to spot the contact.

I'll try my work-around of restarting SC now.

Ah, now DXK displays (CC,PF,DXV,SC,PV,WW)! So DXK didn't recognize that SC
was running the first time.

I've sent a screen-shot to your ambersoft email address.

+ Thanks for the report and the screen shot, Mike.

+ DXKeeper doesn't try just once to "connect" with SpotCollector; it tries multiple
times -- so this isn't likely the result of a transient Windows problem. On the
General tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window, please enable "log debugging
info"; DXKeeper will begin recording its actions in its errorlog.txt file. When this
"not connected to SpotCollector" behavior next occurs, , please disable "log
debugging info", attach the errorlog.txt file from your DXKeeper folder to an
email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at)


Dave, AA6YQ

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