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Re: Chasing 6m VUCC

W2IRT <w2irt@...>
 

Let me add one more thing, too. When exporting squares it doesn't seem to map QSL status "V" to "confirmed". Obviously V and Y are two different statuses for most purposes, but for charting grids, V and Y should mean the same (cfm grid), and N and R, likewise, should equate to worked/not-cfm.

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "W2IRT" <w2irt@...> wrote:



--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@> wrote:

DX Atlas is failing on both my XP and Windows 7 systems when I direct it to plot grid squares. I will investigate and, if
appropriate, bring this to the attention of Alex VE3NEA, author of DX Atlas.
Thanks. I'd be interested to know what Alex has to say.

I did kludge it a little and managed to get a non-permanent workaround. First I sorted the log on 6m QSOs only. I dug up the dxatlas.ini file and I confirmed that path to the .wkd file was correct.

Next I brought up DX Atlas stand-alone, with DX View shut down, selected FILE, LOAD, GRID SQUARE LIST and loaded Grid.wkd. It didn't look like it was working, so I shut down DX Atlas. I brought DXView back up, launched the World map/DX Atlas interface and lo and behold the 6m grids were there. I have another file that is a plot of all my grids from all bands; renamed to AllGrid.wkd (and .cfm).

What would be nice to have is an easy way to save grid plots easily within DX View, and rename them as necessary. For grids, I'm really only interested in two aspects at the moment: Four-character squares on 6m for VUCC and two-character fields just to say I've got as many of 'em worked...or at least, as many as possible with land masses inside them.


Re: Chasing 6m VUCC

W2IRT <w2irt@...>
 

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...> wrote:

DX Atlas is failing on both my XP and Windows 7 systems when I direct it to plot grid squares. I will investigate and, if
appropriate, bring this to the attention of Alex VE3NEA, author of DX Atlas.
Thanks. I'd be interested to know what Alex has to say.

I did kludge it a little and managed to get a non-permanent workaround. First I sorted the log on 6m QSOs only. I dug up the dxatlas.ini file and I confirmed that path to the .wkd file was correct.

Next I brought up DX Atlas stand-alone, with DX View shut down, selected FILE, LOAD, GRID SQUARE LIST and loaded Grid.wkd. It didn't look like it was working, so I shut down DX Atlas. I brought DXView back up, launched the World map/DX Atlas interface and lo and behold the 6m grids were there. I have another file that is a plot of all my grids from all bands; renamed to AllGrid.wkd (and .cfm).

What would be nice to have is an easy way to save grid plots easily within DX View, and rename them as necessary. For grids, I'm really only interested in two aspects at the moment: Four-character squares on 6m for VUCC and two-character fields just to say I've got as many of 'em worked...or at least, as many as possible with land masses inside them.


Re: Commander window not show ftdx5000 qrg

Marcelo Mendonça
 

Hi, Dave,
Before sending this message, had already tried the suggestions on this site. Anyway, I repeated all procedures and still not appear the radio frequency.Eeverything works ok on HRD. I also tried the same setup hrd, but.....nothing.
The error message is: 23-mai-2013 23:32:57 > program error 8020 in module CIVComm.ReadPort: Error reading comm device.
73 and thanks,

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To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
From: aa6yq@ambersoft.com
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 12:28:17 -0400
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Commander window not show ftdx5000 qrg

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marcelo Mendonça
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:59 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Commander window not show ftdx5000 qrg

Window of Commander (10.3.5) does not show the frequency of my ft5000. Can someone help me?

Please review the step-by-step instructions in
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/TranceiverControlYaesu>

If this doesn't get you going, please let me know.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ




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Re: Keyboard tweak

DGB <ns9i2016@...>
 

I don't have a wireless, but have had a Logitech with illumination of
the keys for a few yrs. and love it!

73 de NS9I

On 5/23/2013 6:01 PM, Bill Turner wrote:

ORIGINAL MESSAGE: (may be snipped)

On Thu, 23 May 2013 16:26:18 -0400, KX4JR wrote:

Bill...
The only problem I have with wireless keyboards is NO LIGHTS indicating
CAPS LOCK, etc.
I was told by the tech at Staples that due to the battery required in
the wireless boards, they'll probably never have those lights.
73, Joe, KX4JR
REPLY:

The Logitech MK520 keyboard does have a tiny LED for caps lock, right
on the
key itself. Also, when you press caps lock, a small message pops up at the
bottom center of the screen telling which state it's in. The message stays
for about one second then fades.

Nothing for num lock or scroll lock, though.

73, Bill W6WRT


Re: Install commander w/o Internet connection!?

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bruce Curl
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:52 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Install commander w/o Internet connection!?

Thanks Bill, I'll get around to it eventually, but don't worry about
slowness, it's a dell pentium II with enough bus speed, I just need to
add maximum ram to the PC. I had a spare license for Nortlon Systemworks
and it has always been speed hamdicap.
Can you give a link to download Commander? All I found was having to do
automatic downloads thru tje suite front end

Instructions for manually installing and upgrading Commander are provided here:
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/download.htm>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: WinWarbler Feature Request

N7DC <n7dc@...>
 

OK, that is useful in some cases, but mostly I will let the Audacity run
for an hour or so, while calling a DXpedition, or new country (only 4 of
those left). If I do not have a contact in that time, I usually turn
audacity off, take a break, and when come back to call some more, I will
start it up again. Sometime in the next half hour, he may respond, and
then I will make the QSO. Then go back and playback the portion of time
I noted our conversation to be in, thus picking out the sttion before
me, and the station after me. That is the part I keep. Using the way
this will work, I would miss copying all my calls, and suddenly he would
answer with my call and report. It appears that I would lose the
exchange , except what I send. He probably would not come back to me
with my call, after I used a MACRO to turn it on and give my part of the
exchange. I can definitely see, where we are talking LOGGING, that this
would insure we had the proper info available for the log - but not to
send to him the exchange that he actually gave us. Of course, here, I
am looking a the perspective of not being either the DX station, nor a
contest station, which is why this started in the first place. It will
definitely improve the logging results, so that everyone gets logged.
Dave AA6YQ <mailto:aa6yq@ambersoft.com>
Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:04 PM
AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of N7DC
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 8:07 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [dxlab] WinWarbler Feature Request

Dave, when there is a contest station or a dx station running rtty or
psk, I often attempt to copy the already received info off the pane, to
a file, in order to save as proof of contact (same use as running
Audacity for cw or voice contacts). Will autoarchive:on take whatever
is already on the screen and archive it? Or will it need to be turned
on prior to the reception of the incoming signal - which would mean it
would have to run all the time, as one never knows when the called
station is going to respond to you, and running it full time would just
fill up the hard drive, when if often takes hours to get thru a big
pileup when conditions are poor. Thanks

AutoArchive only records information that arrives after it's enabled.
You'll be able to use the new<autoarchive: on> and<autoarchive:off> macro commands in the next version of WinWarbler to control
autoarchiving from within your macros. For example, you can include<autoarchive: on> in the macros you invoke when initiating a
QSO, and include<autoarchive:off> in the macros you use to terminate and log a QSO. This should dramatically reduce the amount of
non-QSO information written to the archive file.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



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N7DC <mailto:n7dc@comcast.net>
Thursday, May 23, 2013 8:06 AM



Dave, when there is a contest station or a dx station running rtty or
psk, I often attempt to copy the already received info off the pane,
to a file, in order to save as proof of contact (same use as running
Audacity for cw or voice contacts). Will autoarchive:on take whatever
is already on the screen and archive it? Or will it need to be turned
on prior to the reception of the incoming signal - which would mean it
would have to run all the time, as one never knows when the called
station is going to respond to you, and running it full time would
just fill up the hard drive, when if often takes hours to get thru a
big pileup when conditions are poor. Thanks



Dave AA6YQ <mailto:aa6yq@ambersoft.com>
Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:20 AM
Ray, I've emailed you a new version of WinWarbler that supports two
new macro commands:

<autoarchive: on>

<autoarchive: off>

By including these commands in macros, you'll be able to enable or
disable autoarchiving from WinWarbler's Main window with a mouse
click or keystroke.

Please let me know how it goes.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of k9dur
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:33 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] WinWarbler Feature Request

Dave,

I enjoyed meeting you at Dayton this year. During our discussion, I
asked for the following feature to be added to WinWarbler:

I would like to see a button added to the WinWarbler screen to
start/stop capture of incoming text to a file. In Indiana we have a
section-level RTTY traffic net. When there is traffic for my station,
I would like to be able to click on the button to start
capturing received text to a file. When the traffic is complete,
clicking on the button again would terminate the capture & open a
dialog to save the file. Alternatively, the file could be written to
the AutoArchive directory as long as the file name included a
date time stamp to distinguish it from other traffic received during
that session.

Thanks again for the chat at Dayton.

73, Ray, K9DUR
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k9dur <mailto:k9dur@rnacs.com>
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:33 AM

Dave,

I enjoyed meeting you at Dayton this year. During our discussion, I
asked for the following feature to be added to WinWarbler:

I would like to see a button added to the WinWarbler screen to
start/stop capture of incoming text to a file. In Indiana we have a
section-level RTTY traffic net. When there is traffic for my station,
I would like to be able to click on the button to start capturing
received text to a file. When the traffic is complete, clicking on the
button again would terminate the capture & open a dialog to save the
file. Alternatively, the file could be written to the AutoArchive
directory as long as the file name included a date time stamp to
distinguish it from other traffic received during that session.

Thanks again for the chat at Dayton.

73, Ray, K9DUR
http://k9dur.info


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Re: Error when starting Commander with Orion II

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of floydsense
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:51 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Error when starting Commander with Orion II

Now I'm wondering about the user sequences. A long time ago, I had a couple of sliders set up and I see that there are two there
when I look at the user defined controls panel. But, there's nothing in the Commander/sequences folder. One of the sliders is
labeled POWER and when I move the slider I get command rejects with the first two characters as "PC". So, maybe that is the
problem, but how in the heck do I get rid of these sliders?

That sounds like the source, Floyd.
Double-click the label beneath the slider to open the Slider's configuration window. In that window,
1. clear the Command box

2. uncheck the "Initialize Radio" box

Does that eliminate the rejected commands?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Keyboard tweak

Bill Turner <dezrat1242@...>
 

ORIGINAL MESSAGE: (may be snipped)

On Thu, 23 May 2013 16:26:18 -0400, KX4JR wrote:

Bill...
The only problem I have with wireless keyboards is NO LIGHTS indicating
CAPS LOCK, etc.
I was told by the tech at Staples that due to the battery required in
the wireless boards, they'll probably never have those lights.
73, Joe, KX4JR
REPLY:

The Logitech MK520 keyboard does have a tiny LED for caps lock, right on the
key itself. Also, when you press caps lock, a small message pops up at the
bottom center of the screen telling which state it's in. The message stays
for about one second then fades.

Nothing for num lock or scroll lock, though.

73, Bill W6WRT


Re: Error when starting Commander with Orion II

Floyd Sense
 

Now I'm wondering about the user sequences. A long time ago, I had a couple of sliders set up and I see that there are two there when I look at the user defined controls panel. But, there's nothing in the Commander/sequences folder. One of the sliders is labeled POWER and when I move the slider I get command rejects with the first two characters as "PC". So, maybe that is the problem, but how in the heck do I get rid of these sliders?

Floyd

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...> wrote:

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of floydsense
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:42 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Error when starting Commander with Orion II

No - neither of those are specified and have never been used here.

Something in your Commander configuration is emitting a PC115; at startup.
Do you have any user-defined command sequences configured?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper will not restart.

g4wjs
 

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...> wrote:

Hi Dave,


DXKeeper does not start any sub-processes.
I didn't think so but clearly something is left hanging around after DXKeeper is closed.


When did this behavior first begin?
I'm not 100% sure, it may have always been that way, the installation is fairly recent.


What hardware and software changes were made around that same time?
No hardware changes (it's on a laptop) and I don't think there have been any software changes.


Please reboot Windows into Safe mode and try starting DXKeeper. Any joy?
I will try that out. If you are thinking about some sort of anti virus interference, I doubt it - only Microsoft Security Essentials is running.

Unfortunately this is not my DX Labs installation, but another ops, it will be a few days before I can get in front of the machine again. I will update this thread then.

Thanks for the help.


73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of g4wjs
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:07 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] DXKeeper will not restart.

Hi,

having a problem with DXKeeper.

This is on a Windows 7 machine. Everything enabled starts as normal using the launcher start button including DXKeeper. If DXKeeper
is shut down it will not restart. The process DXKeeper.exe*32 fires up but nothing appears on the screen and launcher never gets
notified of the startup completing (it eventually gives the 180s and failed to start message).

Restarting the whole machine seems to be the only way to clear the problem. Logging out and back into Windows is not enough to clear
the problem.

Anyone else seen this issue?

BTW this is with a fairly large log. Normal DXKeeper startup takes about 10 seconds.

The log file doesn't seem to be involved as I tried moving it away.

Maybe DXKeeper starts up some sub-process that doesn't shutdown correctly in this installation and that then inhibits startup.

73
Bill.
73
Bill.


Re: Error when starting Commander with Orion II

Dave AA6YQ
 

OK. Please do the following:

1. on the Configuration window's General tab, check the "log debugging info" box

2. terminate Commander

3. using its front panel, set your transceiver to 14200 in USB

4. start Commander

5. wait until Commander fully initializes, and the "command rejected" message appears (dismiss it)

6. using Commander's Main window, QSY to 15m CW

7. on the Configuration window's General tab, uncheck the "log debugging info" box

8. attach the errorlog.txt file from your Commander folder to an email message and send it to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of floydsense
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:05 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Error when starting Commander with Orion II

Just went through the Help and all the user defined stuff and nothing specified there. I recall that I had a couple of slider
controls a few years back, but nothing there now.

Floyd

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...> wrote:

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of floydsense
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:42 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Error when starting Commander with Orion II

No - neither of those are specified and have never been used here.

Something in your Commander configuration is emitting a PC115; at startup.
Do you have any user-defined command sequences configured?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ



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Re: DXKeeper will not restart.

Dave AA6YQ
 

DXKeeper does not start any sub-processes.

When did this behavior first begin?

What hardware and software changes were made around that same time?

Please reboot Windows into Safe mode and try starting DXKeeper. Any joy?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of g4wjs
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:07 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] DXKeeper will not restart.

Hi,

having a problem with DXKeeper.

This is on a Windows 7 machine. Everything enabled starts as normal using the launcher start button including DXKeeper. If DXKeeper
is shut down it will not restart. The process DXKeeper.exe*32 fires up but nothing appears on the screen and launcher never gets
notified of the startup completing (it eventually gives the 180s and failed to start message).

Restarting the whole machine seems to be the only way to clear the problem. Logging out and back into Windows is not enough to clear
the problem.

Anyone else seen this issue?

BTW this is with a fairly large log. Normal DXKeeper startup takes about 10 seconds.

The log file doesn't seem to be involved as I tried moving it away.

Maybe DXKeeper starts up some sub-process that doesn't shutdown correctly in this installation and that then inhibits startup.

73
Bill.



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Re: Chasing 6m VUCC

Dave AA6YQ
 

DX Atlas is failing on both my XP and Windows 7 systems when I direct it to plot grid squares. I will investigate and, if
appropriate, bring this to the attention of Alex VE3NEA, author of DX Atlas.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of W2IRT
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:05 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Chasing 6m VUCC

And speaking of 6m, is there any way, using DX View and its DX Atlas plugin, to see which grid squares are worked/confirmed?

Yes: see
< http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/MaidenheadStatus>
Not working on my version. When I press PLOT it scans the log but then just freezes DX Atlas's display. It remains on-screen but
is
completely non-responsive. If I close and re-open DX Atlas it remains frozen at the last view it had before I pressed PLOT. If I
close DXView and re-open it, I get DX Atlas back but nothing plotted remains.

It sounds like DX Atlas is malfunctioning. Try rebooting Windows.
Same issues after rebooting. DX Atlas is frozen after the PLOT command is invoked and only resets after DX View shuts down (and
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DXKeeper will not restart.

g4wjs
 

Hi,

having a problem with DXKeeper.

This is on a Windows 7 machine. Everything enabled starts as normal using the launcher start button including DXKeeper. If DXKeeper is shut down it will not restart. The process DXKeeper.exe*32 fires up but nothing appears on the screen and launcher never gets notified of the startup completing (it eventually gives the 180s and failed to start message).

Restarting the whole machine seems to be the only way to clear the problem. Logging out and back into Windows is not enough to clear the problem.

Anyone else seen this issue?

BTW this is with a fairly large log. Normal DXKeeper startup takes about 10 seconds.

The log file doesn't seem to be involved as I tried moving it away.

Maybe DXKeeper starts up some sub-process that doesn't shutdown correctly in this installation and that then inhibits startup.

73
Bill.


Re: Error when starting Commander with Orion II

Floyd Sense
 

Just went through the Help and all the user defined stuff and nothing specified there. I recall that I had a couple of slider controls a few years back, but nothing there now.

Floyd

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...> wrote:

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of floydsense
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:42 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Error when starting Commander with Orion II

No - neither of those are specified and have never been used here.

Something in your Commander configuration is emitting a PC115; at startup.
Do you have any user-defined command sequences configured?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Install commander w/o Internet connection!?

Bruce Curl <bcurl52@...>
 

Thanks Bill, I'll get around to it eventually, but don't worry about
slowness, it's a dell pentium II with enough bus speed, I just need to
add maximum ram to the PC. I had a spare license for Nortlon Systemworks
and it has always been speed hamdicap.
Can you give a link to download Commander? All I found was having to do
automatic downloads thru tje suite front end

B. Curl
WB6DGH
On May 23, 2013 12:08 PM, "Rich - W3ZJ" <rich@w3zj.com> wrote:

**


Bruce,

DXLab does not require internet access. You can download the individual
applications, put them on a thumb drive or other portable media and
carry it to your crippled PC. I say crippled because a PC without
Internet access is like being up the creek without a paddle. You can
paddle with your hands but it will be a slow and painful process.

You have me worried about the "old" resurrected PC. DXLab is a fairly
heavy hitter on machine resources so you want something robust. Most of
us are running on 2.6 MHz or faster dual or quad core systems with at
least 2 Gb of ram. You may get it or some of it to work on an old
machine but if it's such a weak machine that Antivirus software will bog
it down you probably won't be very happy. There are a lot of good PC
sales gong on over Memorial day weekend :-)

73, Rich - W3ZJ

Bruce Curl wrote:
I am a newbie to the group & to hf. My shack is in my garage, I didn't
want
to put network lines out there yet. I have resurrected an old PC for
radio
duty and downloaded DXLabs front end via sneaker net.
Is there a way to aquire ''Commander'' and other elements without a
connection to the Internet?
I'd hoped to avoid bogging down PC with antivirus software. If i cannot
find workaround to install., I'll have to put in a larger drive.
.



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Re: FTDX-3000 and Split operation

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of nz8j
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:29 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] FTDX-3000 and Split operation

I'm interfacing an FTDX-3000 with DXlab and have run across an issue, I don't know if it's me or the rig or what.


So far, everything seems to work ok with the following exception:
When double-clicking a spot that is using split, the radio will go into split mode, put both vfo's on the correct frequencies, but
the mode doesn't change from what is was originally on VFO B, VFO A is set to the correct mode.

Has anyone using a FTDX-3000 run across this or do I have something set up wrong?

Please do the following:
1. on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, check the "log debugging info" box

2. terminate Commander

3. using its front panel, tune your FT-3000 to 1850 with its mode set to AM with split disabled

4. start Commander, and wait until it's displaying your FT-3000's frequency and mode

5. locate a Spot Database Entry for a DX station working split on any band other than 160m, and double-click it.

6. on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, uncheck the "log debugging info" box

7. attach the errorlog.txt file from your Commander folder to an email message, and send it to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Spot source alarm misconfigured.

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of W2IRT
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 4:21 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Spot source alarm misconfigured.

OK, I saved the work environment, but I guess it isn't as simple as installing the suite clean, downloading everything then just
restoring the workspace, which is what I was hoping to accomplish.

That plus moving over a couple of key files -- like your log -- is about it. The process will be particularly smooth if you the
foldernames are identical between source and destination PC. Otherwise, you'll have to manually adjust settings that specify
pathnames.

Process saved to my OneNote notes.

In the short-term, other than my log file, what other parts of the apps should I back up to Dropbox, or is that the only critical
part?

See step 3 in
<<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/MovingBetweenPCs>>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...> wrote:

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of W2IRT
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:52 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Spot source alarm misconfigured.

OK, good. Done. I have times set up now on Topband, 80 and 40; 60m is disabled and no origin on any lowband. No other criteria set
from 10 to 20, 6m enabled, no start/end time and Max origin of 300 set to start with. I've got a little longer on the SR+ times
for
40 since there are times I've snagged stuff up to 2-1/2 or 3 hours after SR on 40 into Asia.

I thought it was something simple but that dialog just didn't trip my brain-alarms.

p.s. is there a way to save all the settings for things I've messed with for easy restore? I will be replacing this 4YO Intel
Q9300
based machine with an i7 and 250 GB SSD later this year, loading everything clean with a new copy of Win7, and would prefer to
just
copy/paste existing known-good configs rather than go by screen shots and memory.

Yes: you can direct the Launcher to create and populate a Workspace containing all of the settings of all of your DXLab
applications (except for a few settings that are stored in your log file):

1. terminate all DXLab applications except the Launcher

2. on the Launcher's Configuration window, click the Workspaces button in the lower-left corner

3. in the "DXLab Launcher Workspaces" window,

3a. click the New button

3b. in the window that prompts you for the new workspace name, type W2IRT and click the OK button

3c. a Workspace named W2IRT should now appear in Workspaces window; select it by clicking it, and then click the Update button

All of your application settings are now saved.
If you make more changes to your settings, you can update the workspace by repeating steps 1, 2, and 3c above. You could
alternatively create and update a new workspace, if for some reason you wish to retain the settings in the W2IRT workspace.

Selecting a Workspace an clicking the Activate button will restore each application's settings from the selected Workspace.
Step by step instructions for moving your Dxlab applications (and their settings) from one PC to another are provided in
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/MovingBetweenPCs>

I suggest that you review this beforehand...
73,

Dave, AA6YQ



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Re: Keyboard tweak

Peter Laws / N5UWY
 

On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Joe KX4JR <kx4jr@comcast.net> wrote:
Bill...
The only problem I have with wireless keyboards is NO LIGHTS indicating
CAPS LOCK, etc.
I was told by the tech at Staples that due to the battery required in
the wireless boards, they'll probably never have those lights.
Be simpler to just eliminate the Caps Lock key. Make it a control key
like it should be.


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Re: Keyboard tweak

Joe KX4JR <kx4jr@...>
 

Bill...
The only problem I have with wireless keyboards is NO LIGHTS indicating CAPS LOCK, etc.
I was told by the tech at Staples that due to the battery required in the wireless boards, they'll probably never have those lights.
73, Joe, KX4JR

On 5/23/2013 1:43 PM, Bill Turner wrote:
I recently upgraded to a wireless keyboard and I love it. Completely cured
my RFI problem.

However, this keyboard has black keys, which is a first for me. It seems
black has become pretty much the standard these days.

I have a problem sometimes reading the black keys, especially in dim light,
so I came up with a simple solution. I cut out some small squares from some
Avery label material and stuck them on certain keys. I put them on the G and
H to locate the "home" keys, on the 5 and 0 on the upper number keys and on
the 5 on the right keypad.

For me, a huge improvement. Hope this helps somebody.

73, Bill W6WRT

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