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Problems With Pathfinder and Commander in Windows 7 64bit

philp51@bellsouth.net <philp51@...>
 

Hi, I tried giving full access privileges to all users etc in Dxlab folder, and even tried to run the programs outside the program directories, but I keep getting "mousewheelcontrol.ocx or its dependencies missing or invalid" when loading commander. For pathfinder, I get "msinet.ocx or its dependencies missing or invalid". Any ideas for solving these problems? I used the 2 programs without problems in XP. Tnx...Phil NS2R


Re: Morse Code on Mars

Rick Arzadon - N8XI
 

Dave,

I passed this on to our Astronomy club which also has several hams.

TNX es 73,
Rick -N8XI

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Re: Morse Code on Mars

n4lv@...
 

My apologies, this was meant for a friend.

73

Glenn N4LV

-----Original Message-----
From: n4lv <n4lv@...>
To: dxlab <dxlab@...>
Sent: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 12:58 pm
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Morse Code on Mars




So have you got thru the pile ups tpo work "JPL" yet????

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave <aa6yq@...>
To: dxlab <dxlab@...>
Sent: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 11:11 am
Subject: [dxlab] Morse Code on Mars

<http://blog.jgc.org/2012/08/curiosity-rover-writes-morse-code-of.html>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Morse Code on Mars

n4lv@...
 

So have you got thru the pile ups tpo work "JPL" yet????

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave <aa6yq@...>
To: dxlab <dxlab@...>
Sent: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 11:11 am
Subject: [dxlab] Morse Code on Mars




<http://blog.jgc.org/2012/08/curiosity-rover-writes-morse-code-of.html>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ







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Re: SSD's for replacements

Randy
 

Excellent, Dave! Thanks!!

On Aug 6, 2012, at 10:03 AM, "Dave" <aa6yq@...> wrote:
Here's a discussion of HDD vs SSD tradeoffs:

<http://www.storagereview.com/ssd_vs_hdd>

Here's a discussion of SSD endurance:

<http://www.storagesearch.com/ssdmyths-endurance.html>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Sync LotW QSOs and Sync LotW QSL failure

Joerg Vollbrecht <dl4cf@...>
 

Hi Dave,



I was just going to download my LotW QSLs and sync LotW QSOs. But that
didn't work for some reason. I received to following error message: "Unable
to download from LotW: download failure" Uploading to LotW works just fine.
Any idea?

Thanks in advance!



73

Joe, DL4CF


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Re: How to verify SC Spots of mine actually go to Internet?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

On Monday Dave might have said:

There is no way to spot automatically decoded PSK signals to the DX cluster
network. You can, however, use the Spot button in WinWarbler's "QSO Info"
panel to easily generate a DX cluster network spot for any station you
decode or work.
ok .. and following that, I see
http://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Logging.htm#Generating%20DX%20Spots

narrows the question of spots down, as you mentioned.

I knew about this path to 'Spots'. Somehow I was thinking the
reception/decoding was also like a "Skimmer".

No worries for me. It was only a curiosity as I watched the collected
spots from the cluster mixed with what I was receiving and
'spotting' .


Thanks,
--
KD7YZ Bob


Re: Dupes

Vic Lindgren G4BYG
 

Thanks so much for this Dave,
I got up early to watch the excitement.
What a great achievement.

73 de Vic
G4BYG

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...>
To: <dxlab@...>
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 4:23 PM
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Dupes


AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
n3qvb
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 10:44 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Dupes


I installed DXLab on my second computer. I exported then imported the log
on my original machine just to a have second location and now I see many
dupes. Is there a way to delete dupes (keeping one QSO)or at least run a
report so I can do it manually? Not sure how this happened but I want to
straighten out the log. Thank you.

If you followed the procedure for moving DXLab from one PC to another as
described in

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/MovingBetweenPCs>

you would have a full copy of your log on your second PC. If you then
exported an ADIF file from your first PC and imported that file on your
second PC, that would explain the duplicates.

The easiest way to correct this would be to
1. terminate DXKeeper on your second PC

2. copy the log file from your first PC to your second PC

3. start DXKeeper on your second PC


Alternatively, the procedure for eliminating duplicate QSOs is described
in

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/RemovingDuplicates>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




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Re: How to verify SC Spots of mine actually go to Internet?

Dave AA6YQ
 

As described in

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/BroadbandDecode.htm>

WinWarbler has the ability to decode all PSK signals on the band.
WinWarbler's Broadband PSK Decoder provides an option (which you evidently
have enabled) to create a local spot when a new PSK signal is decoded.
"Local spot" means an entry is created in SpotCollector's Spot Database; no
"DX spot" is sent to the DX cluster network.

There is no way to spot automatically decoded PSK signals to the DX cluster
network. You can, however, use the Spot button in WinWarbler's "QSO Info"
panel to easily generate a DX cluster network spot for any station you
decode or work.

As I understand it, "PSK Reporter" is not connected to the DX cluster
network.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
KD7YZ Bob
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 9:01 AM
To: dxlab group
Subject: [dxlab] How to verify SC Spots of mine actually go to Internet?


Dunno if I phrased that correctly.

Simply put, as I am in the process of learning WinWarbler, I see spots
decoded by me appear in SpotCollector as "Local".

In 'Config', I have DXSPOTS enabled and its "Spot" button is active.

Next I go to pskreporter.info and look for any spots posted by my
callsign. But I see none.

If I transmit, eventually, usually soon, I will see the psk-reporter
stations who heard me. However, that has nothing to do with
SpotCollector , which is obvious.

So how do I get my local spots to get posted somewhere on the
Internet?

thanks

p.s. Thanks Dave or the links to help me be able to actually make
contacts. That part is working nicely now.
--
Bob KD7YZ



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Re: SSD's for replacements WAS :Re: DXKeeper 10.3.7 won't launch resolved

Cliff K3LL <k3ll@...>
 

The Intel SSDs have some nice health monitoring software that you can run to
show you how the drive is doing.



I have the following setups:



1. Small 40GB Intel SSD on my main system for paging file and browser
temp files (Win XP)

2. 120 GB Samsung SSD on my laptop (Win 7)

3. 120 GB Intel SSD on my netbook (Win 7) - really makes the netbook
come to life



Plus, do not defrag an SSD



73,



Cliff K3LL



From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Joe
Subich, W4TV
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 5:18 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: Re: SSD's for replacements WAS :Re: [dxlab] DXKeeper 10.3.7 won't
launch resolved






Don't know about number of rewrites but check your motherboard and
operating system carefully before trying to add a SSD.

There is limited support for SSD in Windows XP - it lacks TRIM so
is not efficient in allocation of space. Second be careful with
interface specifications - I purchased an SSD for my main system
but its interface was SATA3 (6 Gb) only and the the motherboard
only supported SATA (1.5 Gb) and SATA2 (3 Gb). I selected the drive
I did based on reliability information as the older SSDs with the
SATA/SATA 2 interfaces appeared to be substantially less reliable
than the current generation of devices.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 8/6/2012 7:36 AM, Chuck Chandler wrote:
I've read about the SSD's failing after a certain amount of read/writes...
is this an issue?

73 de Chuck, WS1L

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 5:18 AM, Rich - W3ZJ <rich@...
<mailto:rich%40w3zj.com> > wrote:

**


Solid State Drives (SSD) are indeed now appearing in the mainstream.
They are still a bit more expensive per megabyte than rotating electro
mechanical hard drives. But they are fast, reliable and finally
available in usable capacities (128, 256 and 512 GB). My wife has a
128GB SSD in her new Toshiba Ultabook, an amazingly small and light full
featured Laptop, and as Dave said, it "Screams".

73, Rich - W3ZJ

Chuck Chandler wrote:
A complete check disk found and replaced some bad sectors. All now works
as it should.

A review of Event Viewer shows no 1005 errors in the Application Log
until
today.

DXKeeper had no errorlog.txt, and Launcher had one with a single entry
from
back in 2011.

I'll keep a careful eye on the hard drive, and start checking into
replacing it.

73 de Chuck, WS1L



Re: Dupes

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
n3qvb
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 10:44 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Dupes


I installed DXLab on my second computer. I exported then imported the log
on my original machine just to a have second location and now I see many
dupes. Is there a way to delete dupes (keeping one QSO)or at least run a
report so I can do it manually? Not sure how this happened but I want to
straighten out the log. Thank you.

If you followed the procedure for moving DXLab from one PC to another as
described in

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/MovingBetweenPCs>

you would have a full copy of your log on your second PC. If you then
exported an ADIF file from your first PC and imported that file on your
second PC, that would explain the duplicates.

The easiest way to correct this would be to
1. terminate DXKeeper on your second PC

2. copy the log file from your first PC to your second PC

3. start DXKeeper on your second PC


Alternatively, the procedure for eliminating duplicate QSOs is described
in

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/RemovingDuplicates>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Morse Code on Mars

Dave AA6YQ
 


SSD's for replacements

Dave AA6YQ
 

Here's a discussion of HDD vs SSD tradeoffs:

<http://www.storagereview.com/ssd_vs_hdd>


Here's a discussion of SSD endurance:

<http://www.storagesearch.com/ssdmyths-endurance.html>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

--- In dxlab@..., Chuck Chandler <chandlerusm@...> wrote:

I've read about the SSD's failing after a certain amount of read/writes...
is this an issue?

73 de Chuck, WS1L

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 5:18 AM, Rich - W3ZJ <rich@...> wrote:

**


Solid State Drives (SSD) are indeed now appearing in the mainstream.
They are still a bit more expensive per megabyte than rotating electro
mechanical hard drives. But they are fast, reliable and finally
available in usable capacities (128, 256 and 512 GB). My wife has a
128GB SSD in her new Toshiba Ultabook, an amazingly small and light full
featured Laptop, and as Dave said, it "Screams".

73, Rich - W3ZJ

Chuck Chandler wrote:
A complete check disk found and replaced some bad sectors. All now works
as it should.

A review of Event Viewer shows no 1005 errors in the Application Log
until
today.

DXKeeper had no errorlog.txt, and Launcher had one with a single entry
from
back in 2011.

I'll keep a careful eye on the hard drive, and start checking into
replacing it.

73 de Chuck, WS1L



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chandlerusm@...
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Re: Lotw Multiple Station Locations

Bob
 

Art

I'm there!

Now that I know what is going on it is just as easy to manage since you can access the QSL setup directly from the Log-LoTW upload page which clearly states what location your call is assigned to.

Just one of those old guys that have trouble with new procedures even if they are better.

My apologies for taking us down this road.

Bob KB1JZU


Dupes

n3qvb
 

I installed DXLab on my second computer. I exported then imported the log on my original machine just to a have second location and now I see many dupes. Is there a way to delete dupes (keeping one QSO)or at least run a report so I can do it manually? Not sure how this happened but I want to straighten out the log. Thank you.

Andy N3QVB


How to verify SC Spots of mine actually go to Internet?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

Dunno if I phrased that correctly.

Simply put, as I am in the process of learning WinWarbler, I see spots
decoded by me appear in SpotCollector as "Local".

In 'Config', I have DXSPOTS enabled and its "Spot" button is active.

Next I go to pskreporter.info and look for any spots posted by my
callsign. But I see none.

If I transmit, eventually, usually soon, I will see the psk-reporter
stations who heard me. However, that has nothing to do with
SpotCollector , which is obvious.

So how do I get my local spots to get posted somewhere on the
Internet?

thanks

p.s. Thanks Dave or the links to help me be able to actually make
contacts. That part is working nicely now.
--
Bob KD7YZ


Re: Lotw Multiple Station Locations

aburkefl
 

There is an organization known as MARAC - Mobile Amateur Radio Awards Club. While CQ magazine is the sponsor/provider of the USA-CA (Worked all US Counties award), MARAC (i.e., the "county hunters") are the arbiters/controllers of the "official" county data.

Most of the stations one hears on the "mobile nets" are either members or former members of MARAC. While it is a formal organization with rules, bylaws, officers, etc., it is still very much a "loose" organization. There aren't a lot of comments, questions, etc., except when someone applies for an award - at that time questions often arise about county structure, award structure, proper protocol, etc.

As near as I can tell, I am one of maybe three stations who are active "mobilers" who upload to eQSL and LotW. Many of the other mobiles have been doing it for many years (long before electronic logging) and, for various reasons, are either reluctant to change or just flat refuse to enter the digital age.

Such is life.

Now that LotW is on the verge of accepting county data, I tidied up my own file management to meet the needs of those wanting either eQSL or LotW or both sets of data. Yes, it's a little more work, a little more time and so forth, but, in the long run, DXKeeper makes it quite handy to get the job done.

My request to many of the old-timers was not to worry about the thousands upon thousands of old logs that you're not willing to update. How about just starting now? My pleas, for the most part, continue to fall on deaf ears.

One of my fellow county hunting friends commented to me one day - "I'm not worried about the county hunters of today. I'm worried about the county hunters of the future!"

Apparently most of today's logging programs have features to help with electronic uploads, matches, etc., with eQSL, LotW, ClubLog, etc. On my own end, I *do* have to perform some minor tasks (like segregating my station location by county prior to signing and upload), but the capabilities of DXKeeper make it more or less painless.

In fairness, there may be other programs that make it as simple as DXKeeper does. I've had experience with several other programs, but certainly not all of them. Of the ones I have experience with, none of them "hold a candle" to what I can accomplish with DXKeeper.

Even though many of my other friends can't/won't upload their logs, they are amazed at what I can accomplish with DXKeeper.

Since I'm significantly older than Dave, there's a good chance I'll be gone before him and won't have to worry about having to find another good programmer!

Art - N4PJ

--- In dxlab@..., "Bob" <kb1jzu@...> wrote:

Dave

LOL

Been doing it for 8 years and have never made a mistake and created a zombie. To be honest I am much more likely to make a mistake now since the application fixes a location rather than asking me??

The blank selection is still there why not continue to have a selection when it is set and label the upload selection as (user selection) rather than having to do 2 menus down to reset it?

More interesting is that last night in trying to upload a Maine contact and figure out the change, I somehow got the selection menu to come up (guess its still there) but could not reproduce what I did to make it happen.

Not a big issue. I just am amazed that alot of folks (mobile, multiple QTHs, etc) aren't doing the same thing.

As alway one of the hardest thing to modifiy is the user interface...

All the best

Bob KB1JZU


So are two extra mouse clicks each month not worth a higher probability
of accurate LotW uploads, especially given that a busted upload creates a
Zombie that can't be repaired?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: SSD's for replacements WAS :Re: DXKeeper 10.3.7 won't launch resolved

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Don't know about number of rewrites but check your motherboard and operating system carefully before trying to add a SSD.

There is limited support for SSD in Windows XP - it lacks TRIM so
is not efficient in allocation of space. Second be careful with
interface specifications - I purchased an SSD for my main system
but its interface was SATA3 (6 Gb) only and the the motherboard
only supported SATA (1.5 Gb) and SATA2 (3 Gb). I selected the drive
I did based on reliability information as the older SSDs with the
SATA/SATA 2 interfaces appeared to be substantially less reliable
than the current generation of devices.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 8/6/2012 7:36 AM, Chuck Chandler wrote:
I've read about the SSD's failing after a certain amount of read/writes...
is this an issue?

73 de Chuck, WS1L

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 5:18 AM, Rich - W3ZJ <rich@...> wrote:

**


Solid State Drives (SSD) are indeed now appearing in the mainstream.
They are still a bit more expensive per megabyte than rotating electro
mechanical hard drives. But they are fast, reliable and finally
available in usable capacities (128, 256 and 512 GB). My wife has a
128GB SSD in her new Toshiba Ultabook, an amazingly small and light full
featured Laptop, and as Dave said, it "Screams".

73, Rich - W3ZJ

Chuck Chandler wrote:
A complete check disk found and replaced some bad sectors. All now works
as it should.

A review of Event Viewer shows no 1005 errors in the Application Log
until
today.

DXKeeper had no errorlog.txt, and Launcher had one with a single entry
from
back in 2011.

I'll keep a careful eye on the hard drive, and start checking into
replacing it.

73 de Chuck, WS1L



Re: SSD's for replacements WAS :Re: DXKeeper 10.3.7 won't launch resolved

Paul M Dunphy
 

At 08:36 AM 8/6/2012, you wrote:
I've read about the SSD's failing after a certain amount of read/writes...
is this an issue?

73 de Chuck, WS1L

That was a rumor (possibly true when they first hit the market) a few years ago, but I'm told by a number of people who have them it has been rectified. I would verify this before buying one, but I don't think it's the case anymore.

My son has been running one in a Linux server as the system drive for about 2 years and claims it is like lightning. He was aware of the problem you mentioned and did a lot of research, and he concluded it was not a problem. It goes 24/7 and is a busy machine (he is an electrical engineer and ~2 years away from a PhD, so I trust his judgement.)

73, Paul VE1DX


SSD's for replacements WAS :Re: DXKeeper 10.3.7 won't launch resolved

Chuck, WS1L
 

I've read about the SSD's failing after a certain amount of read/writes...
is this an issue?

73 de Chuck, WS1L

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 5:18 AM, Rich - W3ZJ <rich@...> wrote:

**


Solid State Drives (SSD) are indeed now appearing in the mainstream.
They are still a bit more expensive per megabyte than rotating electro
mechanical hard drives. But they are fast, reliable and finally
available in usable capacities (128, 256 and 512 GB). My wife has a
128GB SSD in her new Toshiba Ultabook, an amazingly small and light full
featured Laptop, and as Dave said, it "Screams".

73, Rich - W3ZJ

Chuck Chandler wrote:
A complete check disk found and replaced some bad sectors. All now works
as it should.

A review of Event Viewer shows no 1005 errors in the Application Log
until
today.

DXKeeper had no errorlog.txt, and Launcher had one with a single entry
from
back in 2011.

I'll keep a careful eye on the hard drive, and start checking into
replacing it.

73 de Chuck, WS1L



--


===================
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chandlerusm@...
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