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Re: Commander config help

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Sam Morgan
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 5:09 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Commander config help

I am running Win7 64bit
DXLabs is installed in C:\DXLab

Under the General Tab I have
K3 selected
'Show by expanding Main window'
I have an 'Initial Command Sequence' setup that works

Under the Multi Radio Tab
Under User-defined Control Sets
I have a "k3controls.txt" file entered for Radio 1

I have no other entries in that tab, because I have only one radio.

I have configured many 'User-defined Controls' for my K3
using the 'right click' on the button and the 'double click' setup method
when I start commander all these configurations come alive and work just fine

my problem is I have no clue where all those edited setting are saved?

I click on [Config] button in the main Commander window
I look at the C:\DXLab\Commander\Control Sets\K3\k3 controls.txt file
and it doesn't match what I have setup using the 'right click' on the button and
the 'double click' method.

Here are my questions:
1)
where is the configuration file saved when edited from the Main Commander window
using the right click & double click method?

The file is saved in whatever folder you selected when you clicked the "User-defined Command Sequence" window's Save button. If
you forgot, clicking the Load button will remind you.

2)
what is that files name?

Whatever name you selected when you clicked the "User-defined Command Sequence" window's Save button. If you forgot, clicking the
Load button will remind you.

3)
what use is the C:\DXLab\Commander\Control Sets\K3\k3 controls.txt file I see
under Multi Radio tab if it isn't going to be used when I start commander?

This file is unnecessary when controlling only one transceiver; it's purpose to automatically switch between sets of user-defined
commands when you switch transceivers.

4)
how would I copy my current working 'User-defined Controls' configuration so I
could use it on another DXLab install I have on a Win7 32 bit computer. There
has to be an easier way than editing each and every button & slider again over
on the Win7 32bit box?

After you locate the files you created, copy them to the other PC. To define a user-defined sequence on the other PC,
1. CTRL-click the button that will invoke this sequence

2. in the "User-defined Command Sequence" window that appears, click the Load button

3. select the file containing the instructions for this sequence that you copied from your current PC

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Rotator-Computer Interface

Larry Knain
 

Actually, Yaesu acquired the 2800 from KenPro in the mid 1980's IIRC. I think Yaesu finally re-did the controller. I have a KenPro KR2000 (2800 equivalent) corpse that rattles if shaken - a tornado finally completed the demise. The KenPro ran well for almost 30 years. Making an interface for it probably would not have been all that difficult.

I have an Idiom Press interface for a HyGain rotator that works well. I never had any trouble contacting them but as you noted others seem to have problems from time to time.

73, Larry W6NWS

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 3:34 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rotator-Computer Interface

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of w3qt_mike
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 3:07 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Rotator-Computer Interface

What a fantastic suite of programs for the radio! The more familiar I become with it the more goodies I want!!! I'd like to use
the rotor control capabilities of DXView and could use some advice. I have two rotors but am interested in only interfacing one -
Yaesu G-1000DXA, but I am not going to pay Yaesu's outlandish price for an interface. Any suggestions for an interface so I can
enjoy DXView's capabilities?

I have the corpse of a Yaesu G-2800SDX sitting on the shelf to remind me to never again buy a Yaesu rotator controller. One of
the "levers" deep within its mechanical kludge of a dial system stopped working correctly, which prevented the entire thing from
operating. In hopes of working around this failure, I reviewed the controller's schematic; this lead me to conclude that the
mechanical engineer who designed the dial system also did the digital circuit design.

I've read some about Idiom Press but hesitate based on concerns raised about support. Thanks.

I have no personal experience with the Idiom Press controller, and have also seen the "had trouble getting a response to
questions" posts elsewhere. However, interactions here with ops using DXView to control their Idiom Press devices have been
uniformly positive.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




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Re: Capture Window - no beam heading?

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Pete Smith N4ZR
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 4:59 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Capture Window - no beam heading?

I saw that and followed the instructions, as rfar as I know, but it
failed to add it. Tried restarting Spot Collector- no joy. When I look
at the Layout panel of the Spot Database display tab in Spot Collector
Config, it shous an Azimuth line as the last one, but when I scroll to
the far right of the database display itself, it is not there.

When you add a new column to the Spot Database Display, it will not necessarily be positioned as the right-most column. Look for
the column heading that you specified in the new Layout panel entry.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Commander config help

Sam Morgan
 

I am running Win7 64bit
DXLabs is installed in C:\DXLab

Under the General Tab I have
K3 selected
'Show by expanding Main window'
I have an 'Initial Command Sequence' setup that works

Under the Multi Radio Tab
Under User-defined Control Sets
I have a "k3controls.txt" file entered for Radio 1

I have no other entries in that tab, because I have only one radio.

I have configured many 'User-defined Controls' for my K3
using the 'right click' on the button and the 'double click' setup method
when I start commander all these configurations come alive and work just fine

my problem is I have no clue where all those edited setting are saved?

I click on [Config] button in the main Commander window
I look at the C:\DXLab\Commander\Control Sets\K3\k3 controls.txt file
and it doesn't match what I have setup using the 'right click' on the button and the 'double click' method.

Here are my questions:
1)
where is the configuration file saved when edited from the Main Commander window using the right click & double click method?

2)
what is that files name?

3)
what use is the C:\DXLab\Commander\Control Sets\K3\k3 controls.txt file I see under Multi Radio tab if it isn't going to be used when I start commander?

4)
how would I copy my current working 'User-defined Controls' configuration so I could use it on another DXLab install I have on a Win7 32 bit computer. There has to be an easier way than editing each and every button & slider again over on the Win7 32bit box?

TIA
--

GB & 73
K5OAI
Sam Morgan


Re: Capture Window - no beam heading?

Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr@...>
 

There *is* a zero width field at the far right, titled MarMixedEn when I
expand it. However, as soon as a spot comes in it disappears.

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network at
http://reversebeacon.net,
blog at reversebeacon.blogspot.com.
For spots, please go to your favorite
ARC V6 or VE7CC DX cluster node.

On 4/13/2013 3:07 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Pete Smith N4ZR
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:50 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Capture Window - no beam heading?

Unbelievable - I have just tried to move the Azimuth column in Spot
Collector to somewhere near the front of the list of columns displayed
in the Layout Panel of the Spot Database Display, and have succeeded
only in entirely removing Azimuth from the table altogether. UIs there
a way to reset that table to the original set of fields?

No, but it's easy to add an Azimuth column to the Spot Database Display:
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SpotDatabaseFormat>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




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Re: Capture Window - no beam heading?

Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr@...>
 

I saw that and followed the instructions, as rfar as I know, but it
failed to add it. Tried restarting Spot Collector- no joy. When I look
at the Layout panel of the Spot Database display tab in Spot Collector
Config, it shous an Azimuth line as the last one, but when I scroll to
the far right of the database display itself, it is not there.

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network at
http://reversebeacon.net,
blog at reversebeacon.blogspot.com.
For spots, please go to your favorite
ARC V6 or VE7CC DX cluster node.

On 4/13/2013 3:07 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Pete Smith N4ZR
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:50 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Capture Window - no beam heading?

Unbelievable - I have just tried to move the Azimuth column in Spot
Collector to somewhere near the front of the list of columns displayed
in the Layout Panel of the Spot Database Display, and have succeeded
only in entirely removing Azimuth from the table altogether. UIs there
a way to reset that table to the original set of fields?

No, but it's easy to add an Azimuth column to the Spot Database Display:
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SpotDatabaseFormat>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




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Re: DXKeeper 11.0.0 and RST field

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of it9fga
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 4:12 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] DXKeeper 11.0.0 and RST field

Hi to all,

I notice that it is possible enter alphabetic letters (like AAA, ABC, etc) into 'RST_sent' or 'RST_rcvd' fields....I think that when
CW/RTTY mode is selected, the RST field should be numberic only, isn't ?

Alphabetic letters are used in signal reports for some digital modes, and to report chirp or key clicks (e.g. 599C, 599K
respectively). Thus DXKeeper does not restrict RST items to numeric characters.

Note that CTRL-1 through CTRL-9 keyboard shortcuts are provided for rapidly and accurately recording numeric RST reports where
the readability is 5 and the "tone" (if applicable to the current mode) is 9.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Rotator-Computer Interface

Angelo Glorioso
 

I have been using the ERC-M with my Yaesu G-800SA for over a year and love it. Since the G-800SA does not come with an interface for computer, I purchased this one. It did require the relay board but that is ok. I purchased an extra one for my Ham IV rotor. ERC-M can control two rotors at the same time.


Easy Rotor has some really nice product and would recommend them.


73 de Angelo

----- Original Message -----
From: iain macdonnell - N6ML
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Rotator-Computer Interface



On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM, w3qt_mike <w3qt@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>
>
> What a fantastic suite of programs for the radio! The more familiar I
> become with it the more goodies I want!!! I'd like to use the rotor control
> capabilities of DXView and could use some advice. I have two rotors but am
> interested in only interfacing one - Yaesu G-1000DXA, but I am not going to
> pay Yaesu's outlandish price for an interface. Any suggestions for an
> interface so I can enjoy DXView's capabilities?

http://www.easy-rotor-control.com/

I'm currently using several ERC's with pstRotator software. They
should work directly with DXView also.

An ERC-M should drive your 1000DXA - no relay board needed.

73,

~iain / N6ML


DXKeeper 11.0.0 and RST field

it9fga <it9fga@...>
 

Hi to all,

I notice that it is possible enter alphabetic letters (like AAA, ABC, etc) into 'RST_sent' or 'RST_rcvd' fields....I think that when CW/RTTY mode is selected, the RST field should be numberic only, isn't ?

73's de

Giuseppe, IT9FGA


Re: Rotator-Computer Interface

Larry
 

Mike,

I've been using the Idiom Press modification for my rotator (yaesu) for nearly 10 years and have only had a problem when a wire got broken on a control lead. I would give it a 5 rating out of a 1-5 range. I am surprised about the concern about support, since I have only called one time during setup. It is a heck of lot less expensive than the Yaesu solution and it performs great.

73, Larry AD6ST


Re: Rotator-Computer Interface

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM, w3qt_mike <w3qt@comcast.net> wrote:



What a fantastic suite of programs for the radio! The more familiar I
become with it the more goodies I want!!! I'd like to use the rotor control
capabilities of DXView and could use some advice. I have two rotors but am
interested in only interfacing one - Yaesu G-1000DXA, but I am not going to
pay Yaesu's outlandish price for an interface. Any suggestions for an
interface so I can enjoy DXView's capabilities?
http://www.easy-rotor-control.com/

I'm currently using several ERC's with pstRotator software. They
should work directly with DXView also.

An ERC-M should drive your 1000DXA - no relay board needed.

73,

~iain / N6ML


Re: Rotator-Computer Interface

wb2nvr <wb2nvr@...>
 

Hi Mike -

Yes, DXLabs really makes ham radio more fun!

I recently decided to control my Yaesu G-800DXA rotor with DXView, and bought the Idiom Press USB interface. Installation and calibration was easy, and the directions are very specific. The product has been working flawlessly for about 3 months. My computer is running W7 64.

The only issue I have is that sometimes the Enabled check box on the DXView Rotor configuration page gets unchecked. Until I realized that I had to check that, I was pulling out the USB cable and re-starting DXView every once in a while. I have to make sure that I have that checked in my Workspace.

Overall, the interface has been working perfectly, and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

73,

Bob WB2NVR

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "w3qt_mike" <w3qt@...> wrote:

What a fantastic suite of programs for the radio! The more familiar I become with it the more goodies I want!!! I'd like to use the rotor control capabilities of DXView and could use some advice. I have two rotors but am interested in only interfacing one - Yaesu G-1000DXA, but I am not going to pay Yaesu's outlandish price for an interface. Any suggestions for an interface so I can enjoy DXView's capabilities? I've read some about Idiom Press but hesitate based on concerns raised about support. Thanks.

Mike, W3QT


Re: Rotator-Computer Interface

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of w3qt_mike
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 3:07 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Rotator-Computer Interface

What a fantastic suite of programs for the radio! The more familiar I become with it the more goodies I want!!! I'd like to use
the rotor control capabilities of DXView and could use some advice. I have two rotors but am interested in only interfacing one -
Yaesu G-1000DXA, but I am not going to pay Yaesu's outlandish price for an interface. Any suggestions for an interface so I can
enjoy DXView's capabilities?

I have the corpse of a Yaesu G-2800SDX sitting on the shelf to remind me to never again buy a Yaesu rotator controller. One of
the "levers" deep within its mechanical kludge of a dial system stopped working correctly, which prevented the entire thing from
operating. In hopes of working around this failure, I reviewed the controller's schematic; this lead me to conclude that the
mechanical engineer who designed the dial system also did the digital circuit design.

I've read some about Idiom Press but hesitate based on concerns raised about support. Thanks.

I have no personal experience with the Idiom Press controller, and have also seen the "had trouble getting a response to
questions" posts elsewhere. However, interactions here with ops using DXView to control their Idiom Press devices have been
uniformly positive.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Capture Window - no beam heading?

Richard B Drake
 

I'm guessing here that you accidentally collapsed the width of the Azimuth column to zero so that you can no longer see it. It will still show in the layout display that Dave references below. I've made that mistake myself. If that's what happened and you don't know where it's supposed to be it can be difficult to find. However, you will notice that when the mouse courser is in the header row and positioned over the vertical line of a column divider the cursor changes to a vertical bar with small arrows pointing in both directions. When you get to a column that has been collapsed to zero the little arrow only points in one direction to the right. Click it a drag it to the right to expand and reveal the zero width column!

73, Rich - W3ZJ

Dave AA6YQ wrote:

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Pete Smith N4ZR
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:50 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Capture Window - no beam heading?

Unbelievable - I have just tried to move the Azimuth column in Spot
Collector to somewhere near the front of the list of columns displayed
in the Layout Panel of the Spot Database Display, and have succeeded
only in entirely removing Azimuth from the table altogether. UIs there
a way to reset that table to the original set of fields?


No, but it's easy to add an Azimuth column to the Spot Database Display:
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SpotDatabaseFormat>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




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Updated eQSL AG and LotW Databases are available...

Dave AA6YQ
 

...via the Databases tab of DXView's Configuration window.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Capture Window - no beam heading?

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Pete Smith N4ZR
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:50 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Capture Window - no beam heading?

Unbelievable - I have just tried to move the Azimuth column in Spot
Collector to somewhere near the front of the list of columns displayed
in the Layout Panel of the Spot Database Display, and have succeeded
only in entirely removing Azimuth from the table altogether. UIs there
a way to reset that table to the original set of fields?

No, but it's easy to add an Azimuth column to the Spot Database Display:
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SpotDatabaseFormat>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Rotator-Computer Interface

w3qt_mike
 

What a fantastic suite of programs for the radio! The more familiar I become with it the more goodies I want!!! I'd like to use the rotor control capabilities of DXView and could use some advice. I have two rotors but am interested in only interfacing one - Yaesu G-1000DXA, but I am not going to pay Yaesu's outlandish price for an interface. Any suggestions for an interface so I can enjoy DXView's capabilities? I've read some about Idiom Press but hesitate based on concerns raised about support. Thanks.

Mike, W3QT


Re: Capture Window - no beam heading?

Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr@...>
 

Unbelievable - I have just tried to move the Azimuth column in Spot
Collector to somewhere near the front of the list of columns displayed
in the Layout Panel of the Spot Database Display, and have succeeded
only in entirely removing Azimuth from the table altogether. UIs there
a way to reset that table to the original set of fields?

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network at
http://reversebeacon.net,
blog at reversebeacon.blogspot.com.
For spots, please go to your favorite
ARC V6 or VE7CC DX cluster node.

On 4/13/2013 12:11 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Pete Smith N4ZR
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 7:07 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Capture Window - no beam heading?

I'm perplexed - why, when I double-click on a spot in Spot Collector, doesn't the Azimuth field in the Capture window display the
azimuth? Must I open DXView in order to get this information? I would often prefer to have only the Capture and Spot Collector
windows open, for the
sake of conserving screen real estate as I do other things while waiting for a DX spot that I need.

There are two azimuths associated with each logged QSO:
1. the "theoretical azimuth" computed from the location of your QTH and your QSO partner's QTH

2. the "actual azimuth" taken from you antenna's heading during the QSO, which is the result of actual propagation (skew paths,
etc).


DXView and SpotCollector can both compute a theoretical azimuth. In its Main window, DXView displays the theoretical short-path
and long-path azimuths from your QTH to the currently-selected location. For each Spot Database Entry that specifies a location,
SpotCollector populates the Azimuth field of that Entry with the theoretical short-path azimuth from your QTH.

Only DXView can determine an actual azimuth; it does so by remembering the last direction command it sent to your antenna
rotator; this assumes that all adjustments to your antenna heading are made via DXView.


In the absence of an actual azimuth, there's no point in logging the theoretical azimuth. If you're curious about a logged QSO's
theoretical azimuth, click on its entry in the Log Page Display; assuming that QSO specifies your QSO partner's location, DXView's
Main window will display its theoretical azimuth.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




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Re: SC LAN display

Richard B Drake
 

In your SC Web Server set up, what port number is specified? You will need to use that port number in the URL from your IPAD.
I.E.: If the port number is 1024, http://kwlaptop:1024/spots

Note this will only work when you are at home on your LAN. To work over the internet you will need a DYN DNS set up or a Virtual Private Network. Your router may support DYN DNS and it's just a matter of configuring it. If you router does not support it you will need to download a little DYN DNS utility. That works on PC's I'm not sure about the IPAD (don't have one :-)

73, Rich - W3ZJ

Kenneth wrote:

On my wifi LAN I have pc kwlaptop. Its name is all in lower case.
It is running SC.
In its SC Config, spot data base, webserver enabled is checked.
On my IPAD I go to url http://kwlaptop/spots and get the message server can not be found. If, instead I enter http://192.168.1.1 I get the sign in screen for the modem, so wireless is working fine.
Suggestions?



Re: SC LAN display

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

On 4/13/2013 2:00 PM, Kenneth wrote:
BTW, if I enterhttp://192.168.1.106/spots then the spots display.
Is there a DNS on your LAN to tell the IPAD that kwlaptop is 192.168.1.106? The iPAD needs some way to know where to find
"kwlaptop"!

73,

... Joe, W4TV

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