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DXK Comments

Stan Rubinofski
 

Hi Dave,

Thought I might have touched on this before but cant remember the response.

When working a station that has been worked before, is there a way to bring up

the previous comments in a separate window. If not would you consider this worthwhile

73

Stan N1ZX


Re: DXView world map request

Brian Smithson <n8wrl@...>
 

Gotcha! Thanks Dave!

73

Brian n8wrl


On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
 

>>>>AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Brian Smithson
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 8:54 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] DXView world map request

HI Dave!

You won't believe this. My UTC WWVB-set clock pooped out. I spent some time looking for a replacement with large digits so I can see
it across the room.

I realized that I have a 2nd monitor and I could just move the world map onto it. I see you display UTC date and time in the title
bar. That's great but I'd like it to be bigger.

I think it would look great if you added about 1/3 to the height of this window and displayed UTC date and time in a nice large
font. I'd move it to the other monitor, and viola! Clock replaced!

What do you think?

>>>I think that many DXView users would be unhappy to have its World Map window suddenly take up more room. There are many free UTC
clock applications available; you can configure the Launcher to start the one you choose.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: DXView world map request

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Brian Smithson
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 8:54 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] DXView world map request



HI Dave!

You won't believe this. My UTC WWVB-set clock pooped out. I spent some time looking for a replacement with large digits so I can see
it across the room.

I realized that I have a 2nd monitor and I could just move the world map onto it. I see you display UTC date and time in the title
bar. That's great but I'd like it to be bigger.

I think it would look great if you added about 1/3 to the height of this window and displayed UTC date and time in a nice large
font. I'd move it to the other monitor, and viola! Clock replaced!

What do you think?

I think that many DXView users would be unhappy to have its World Map window suddenly take up more room. There are many free UTC
clock applications available; you can configure the Launcher to start the one you choose.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXView world map request

Jack - WE5ST
 

Have you Googled computer clocks apps? There are many and I'll bet several would suite your need. Many are free for downloading. 

On Jan 18, 2014, at 7:54 AM, Brian Smithson <n8wrl@...> wrote:

 

HI Dave!

You won't believe this. My UTC WWVB-set clock pooped out. I spent some time looking for a replacement with large digits so I can see it across the room.

I realized that I have a 2nd monitor and I could just move the world map onto it. I see you display UTC date and time in the title bar. That's great but I'd like it to be bigger.

I think it would look great if you added about 1/3 to the height of this window and displayed UTC date and time in a nice large font. I'd move it to the other monitor, and viola! Clock replaced!

What do you think?

73

-Brian n8wrl


DXView world map request

Brian Smithson <n8wrl@...>
 

HI Dave!

You won't believe this. My UTC WWVB-set clock pooped out. I spent some time looking for a replacement with large digits so I can see it across the room.

I realized that I have a 2nd monitor and I could just move the world map onto it. I see you display UTC date and time in the title bar. That's great but I'd like it to be bigger.

I think it would look great if you added about 1/3 to the height of this window and displayed UTC date and time in a nice large font. I'd move it to the other monitor, and viola! Clock replaced!

What do you think?

73

-Brian n8wrl


Re: WinWarbler

Stephen Rabinowitz
 

Thank you very much for the information.

Steve WA2DFP

 

From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Andrew O'Brien
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 7:09 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: Re: [dxlab] WinWarbler

 

 

One more thing... Steve when you see this, the software sends "CQ" (whatever you specify) in CMT Hell and then switches to the mode you have selected , e,g. PSK31, Olivia, MFSK32 , etc. 

Andy K3UK

 

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 7:05 AM, Andrew O'Brien <k3ukandy@...> wrote:

Steve is talking about what is often called "Video Text "  or " Video ID" sent in CMT Hell . A novel idea but a feature not often used these days because it is  rather slow compared to just sending plain text. Fldigi and Multipsk have the capability and both those applications work well with DX Lab Suite. DM780 also has this feature.  Use of this featured is discouraged  in digital nets. 

Andy K3UK

 

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 1:34 AM, Greg <ab7r@...> wrote:

 

There are some good things the ARRL does of course but sometimes I just don't understand why they do some things which makes it increasingly more difficult to support them each year.

73
Greg - AB7R

 

On 1/16/2014 1:19 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:

 


Speaking to the bandwidth issue ... in 2006 (Docket WP 04-104), the FCC
extended the definition of "Data" to include a wide range of digital and
analog emissions *as long as the bandwidth was less than 500 Hz*. In
essence image is like CW now ... image can be used anywhere but it must
be less than 500 Hz outside the "phone" bands.

ARRL tried to shaft the CW and RTTY user back then and asked for 3 KHz
bandwidth for digital image outside the "phone" bands but the Commission
spanked them down in no uncertain terms.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 1/16/2014 4:07 PM, Stephen Rabinowitz MD wrote:
> Foolish as it is for me to disagree with someone more knowledgable than myself, I respectfully have to say that this is not Hellschreiber, although it has a similar effect for a tiny phrase. The characters I saw were contained within the psk31 waterfall and in the same bandwidth. The remainder of the signal decoded with WinWarbler set for psk31. This technique was discussed 5 years ago on http://forums.qrz.com/archive/index.php/t-184123.html . I love DxSuite just as it is, and don't seek to add to anyone's burdens. Just thought you folks would have some fun with this. Many, many thanks again for the brilliant work you have already done and your extreme generosity in sharing the result.
> All the best,
> 73 Steve WA2DFP
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Dave AA6YQ
> Date: 01/16/2014 3:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: dxlab@...
> Subject: RE: [dxlab] WinWarbler
>
>>>> AA6YQ comments below
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Stephen Rabinowitz
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:35 PM
> To: dxlab@...
> Subject: [dxlab] WinWarbler
>
> My sincere thanks to Dave, Joe, and all of you who have helped me get the DXSuite running. DXCC and WAS on SSB have been completed
> in less than six months, thanks to SpotCollector. Now I am having a blast using digital modes via WinWarbler, and even logging QSOs
> on DXKeeper from JT-65 and its bridge program. Today on 20 meters I saw something amazing. A station on the PSK waterfall showed
> the characters "CQ" visually in the stream, and later on, "73." A little Googling revealed that some question the legality of
> transmitting images on that frequency, but this seems to be catching on despite the spoilsports, since it doesn't increase the
> bandwidth of the signal. Is this feature something that we might see on WinWarbler? This 69-year-old, licensed since 1958, thinks
> its way cool.
>
>>>> That's Hellschreiber, one of the oldest digital modes:
>
>
>
>>>> Hellschreiber is a legal amateur mode supported by several of the applications with which DXLab interoperates. While it indeed
> looks cool, decoding text from a Hellschreiber transmission would require something akin to optical character recognition, but in a
> much noisier environment.
>
>>>> WinWarbler supports the digital modes most frequently used for DXing: RTTY and PSK. Unless another mode gains comparable
> popularity among DXers, efforts to improve WinWarbler will be more focused on improving support for current modes than on adding new
> modes. Given the interoperation with MultiPSK, FLDigi, JT-Alert, MixW, DM780, MMVARI, and MMSSTV, DXLab users have access to pretty
> much all digital modes, one way or another.
>
> 73,
>
> Dave, AA6YQ
>

 

 

 


Re: DXLab w/Windows 7 and 2 GB RAM?

wb4ydy2
 

Hi Dave,


Thanks very much for the info. It does appear that W7 drivers are available for the primary devices in this system. However, if XP will have security support for another year + it may be a moot point. That was my main concern since this machine does connect to the internet.


Thanks and 73,

Pete, WB4YDY



Re: WinWarbler

Andrew OBrien
 

One more thing... Steve when you see this, the software sends "CQ" (whatever you specify) in CMT Hell and then switches to the mode you have selected , e,g. PSK31, Olivia, MFSK32 , etc. 
Andy K3UK


On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 7:05 AM, Andrew O'Brien <k3ukandy@...> wrote:
Steve is talking about what is often called "Video Text "  or " Video ID" sent in CMT Hell . A novel idea but a feature not often used these days because it is  rather slow compared to just sending plain text. Fldigi and Multipsk have the capability and both those applications work well with DX Lab Suite. DM780 also has this feature.  Use of this featured is discouraged  in digital nets. 
Andy K3UK


On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 1:34 AM, Greg <ab7r@...> wrote:
 

There are some good things the ARRL does of course but sometimes I just don't understand why they do some things which makes it increasingly more difficult to support them each year.

73
Greg - AB7R



On 1/16/2014 1:19 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
 


Speaking to the bandwidth issue ... in 2006 (Docket WP 04-104), the FCC
extended the definition of "Data" to include a wide range of digital and
analog emissions *as long as the bandwidth was less than 500 Hz*. In
essence image is like CW now ... image can be used anywhere but it must
be less than 500 Hz outside the "phone" bands.

ARRL tried to shaft the CW and RTTY user back then and asked for 3 KHz
bandwidth for digital image outside the "phone" bands but the Commission
spanked them down in no uncertain terms.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 1/16/2014 4:07 PM, Stephen Rabinowitz MD wrote:
> Foolish as it is for me to disagree with someone more knowledgable than myself, I respectfully have to say that this is not Hellschreiber, although it has a similar effect for a tiny phrase. The characters I saw were contained within the psk31 waterfall and in the same bandwidth. The remainder of the signal decoded with WinWarbler set for psk31. This technique was discussed 5 years ago on http://forums.qrz.com/archive/index.php/t-184123.html . I love DxSuite just as it is, and don't seek to add to anyone's burdens. Just thought you folks would have some fun with this. Many, many thanks again for the brilliant work you have already done and your extreme generosity in sharing the result.
> All the best,
> 73 Steve WA2DFP
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Dave AA6YQ
> Date: 01/16/2014 3:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: dxlab@...
> Subject: RE: [dxlab] WinWarbler
>
>>>> AA6YQ comments below
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Stephen Rabinowitz
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:35 PM
> To: dxlab@...
> Subject: [dxlab] WinWarbler
>
> My sincere thanks to Dave, Joe, and all of you who have helped me get the DXSuite running. DXCC and WAS on SSB have been completed
> in less than six months, thanks to SpotCollector. Now I am having a blast using digital modes via WinWarbler, and even logging QSOs
> on DXKeeper from JT-65 and its bridge program. Today on 20 meters I saw something amazing. A station on the PSK waterfall showed
> the characters "CQ" visually in the stream, and later on, "73." A little Googling revealed that some question the legality of
> transmitting images on that frequency, but this seems to be catching on despite the spoilsports, since it doesn't increase the
> bandwidth of the signal. Is this feature something that we might see on WinWarbler? This 69-year-old, licensed since 1958, thinks
> its way cool.
>
>>>> That's Hellschreiber, one of the oldest digital modes:
>
>
>
>>>> Hellschreiber is a legal amateur mode supported by several of the applications with which DXLab interoperates. While it indeed
> looks cool, decoding text from a Hellschreiber transmission would require something akin to optical character recognition, but in a
> much noisier environment.
>
>>>> WinWarbler supports the digital modes most frequently used for DXing: RTTY and PSK. Unless another mode gains comparable
> popularity among DXers, efforts to improve WinWarbler will be more focused on improving support for current modes than on adding new
> modes. Given the interoperation with MultiPSK, FLDigi, JT-Alert, MixW, DM780, MMVARI, and MMSSTV, DXLab users have access to pretty
> much all digital modes, one way or another.
>
> 73,
>
> Dave, AA6YQ
>





Re: WinWarbler

Andrew OBrien
 

Steve is talking about what is often called "Video Text "  or " Video ID" sent in CMT Hell . A novel idea but a feature not often used these days because it is  rather slow compared to just sending plain text. Fldigi and Multipsk have the capability and both those applications work well with DX Lab Suite. DM780 also has this feature.  Use of this featured is discouraged  in digital nets. 
Andy K3UK


On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 1:34 AM, Greg <ab7r@...> wrote:
 

There are some good things the ARRL does of course but sometimes I just don't understand why they do some things which makes it increasingly more difficult to support them each year.

73
Greg - AB7R



On 1/16/2014 1:19 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
 


Speaking to the bandwidth issue ... in 2006 (Docket WP 04-104), the FCC
extended the definition of "Data" to include a wide range of digital and
analog emissions *as long as the bandwidth was less than 500 Hz*. In
essence image is like CW now ... image can be used anywhere but it must
be less than 500 Hz outside the "phone" bands.

ARRL tried to shaft the CW and RTTY user back then and asked for 3 KHz
bandwidth for digital image outside the "phone" bands but the Commission
spanked them down in no uncertain terms.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 1/16/2014 4:07 PM, Stephen Rabinowitz MD wrote:
> Foolish as it is for me to disagree with someone more knowledgable than myself, I respectfully have to say that this is not Hellschreiber, although it has a similar effect for a tiny phrase. The characters I saw were contained within the psk31 waterfall and in the same bandwidth. The remainder of the signal decoded with WinWarbler set for psk31. This technique was discussed 5 years ago on http://forums.qrz.com/archive/index.php/t-184123.html . I love DxSuite just as it is, and don't seek to add to anyone's burdens. Just thought you folks would have some fun with this. Many, many thanks again for the brilliant work you have already done and your extreme generosity in sharing the result.
> All the best,
> 73 Steve WA2DFP
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Dave AA6YQ
> Date: 01/16/2014 3:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: dxlab@...
> Subject: RE: [dxlab] WinWarbler
>
>>>> AA6YQ comments below
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Stephen Rabinowitz
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:35 PM
> To: dxlab@...
> Subject: [dxlab] WinWarbler
>
> My sincere thanks to Dave, Joe, and all of you who have helped me get the DXSuite running. DXCC and WAS on SSB have been completed
> in less than six months, thanks to SpotCollector. Now I am having a blast using digital modes via WinWarbler, and even logging QSOs
> on DXKeeper from JT-65 and its bridge program. Today on 20 meters I saw something amazing. A station on the PSK waterfall showed
> the characters "CQ" visually in the stream, and later on, "73." A little Googling revealed that some question the legality of
> transmitting images on that frequency, but this seems to be catching on despite the spoilsports, since it doesn't increase the
> bandwidth of the signal. Is this feature something that we might see on WinWarbler? This 69-year-old, licensed since 1958, thinks
> its way cool.
>
>>>> That's Hellschreiber, one of the oldest digital modes:
>
>
>
>>>> Hellschreiber is a legal amateur mode supported by several of the applications with which DXLab interoperates. While it indeed
> looks cool, decoding text from a Hellschreiber transmission would require something akin to optical character recognition, but in a
> much noisier environment.
>
>>>> WinWarbler supports the digital modes most frequently used for DXing: RTTY and PSK. Unless another mode gains comparable
> popularity among DXers, efforts to improve WinWarbler will be more focused on improving support for current modes than on adding new
> modes. Given the interoperation with MultiPSK, FLDigi, JT-Alert, MixW, DM780, MMVARI, and MMSSTV, DXLab users have access to pretty
> much all digital modes, one way or another.
>
> 73,
>
> Dave, AA6YQ
>




Re: WinWarbler

Greg <ab7r@...>
 

There are some good things the ARRL does of course but sometimes I just don't understand why they do some things which makes it increasingly more difficult to support them each year.

73
Greg - AB7R

On 1/16/2014 1:19 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:

 


Speaking to the bandwidth issue ... in 2006 (Docket WP 04-104), the FCC
extended the definition of "Data" to include a wide range of digital and
analog emissions *as long as the bandwidth was less than 500 Hz*. In
essence image is like CW now ... image can be used anywhere but it must
be less than 500 Hz outside the "phone" bands.

ARRL tried to shaft the CW and RTTY user back then and asked for 3 KHz
bandwidth for digital image outside the "phone" bands but the Commission
spanked them down in no uncertain terms.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 1/16/2014 4:07 PM, Stephen Rabinowitz MD wrote:
> Foolish as it is for me to disagree with someone more knowledgable than myself, I respectfully have to say that this is not Hellschreiber, although it has a similar effect for a tiny phrase. The characters I saw were contained within the psk31 waterfall and in the same bandwidth. The remainder of the signal decoded with WinWarbler set for psk31. This technique was discussed 5 years ago on http://forums.qrz.com/archive/index.php/t-184123.html . I love DxSuite just as it is, and don't seek to add to anyone's burdens. Just thought you folks would have some fun with this. Many, many thanks again for the brilliant work you have already done and your extreme generosity in sharing the result.
> All the best,
> 73 Steve WA2DFP
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Dave AA6YQ
> Date: 01/16/2014 3:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: dxlab@...
> Subject: RE: [dxlab] WinWarbler
>
>>>> AA6YQ comments below
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Stephen Rabinowitz
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:35 PM
> To: dxlab@...
> Subject: [dxlab] WinWarbler
>
> My sincere thanks to Dave, Joe, and all of you who have helped me get the DXSuite running. DXCC and WAS on SSB have been completed
> in less than six months, thanks to SpotCollector. Now I am having a blast using digital modes via WinWarbler, and even logging QSOs
> on DXKeeper from JT-65 and its bridge program. Today on 20 meters I saw something amazing. A station on the PSK waterfall showed
> the characters "CQ" visually in the stream, and later on, "73." A little Googling revealed that some question the legality of
> transmitting images on that frequency, but this seems to be catching on despite the spoilsports, since it doesn't increase the
> bandwidth of the signal. Is this feature something that we might see on WinWarbler? This 69-year-old, licensed since 1958, thinks
> its way cool.
>
>>>> That's Hellschreiber, one of the oldest digital modes:
>
>
>
>>>> Hellschreiber is a legal amateur mode supported by several of the applications with which DXLab interoperates. While it indeed
> looks cool, decoding text from a Hellschreiber transmission would require something akin to optical character recognition, but in a
> much noisier environment.
>
>>>> WinWarbler supports the digital modes most frequently used for DXing: RTTY and PSK. Unless another mode gains comparable
> popularity among DXers, efforts to improve WinWarbler will be more focused on improving support for current modes than on adding new
> modes. Given the interoperation with MultiPSK, FLDigi, JT-Alert, MixW, DM780, MMVARI, and MMSSTV, DXLab users have access to pretty
> much all digital modes, one way or another.
>
> 73,
>
> Dave, AA6YQ
>



Re: DXLab w/Windows 7 and 2 GB RAM?

Dave AA6YQ
 

The system I use to test DXLab on 32-bit Windows 7 Professional SP1 is running on a Dell XPS400 with a 2.8 Ghz Pentium D and 2 GB of RAM. The C: drive is a "vanilla" hard drive -- not a Velociraptor or equivalent.

This machine is not fast, but has no trouble running the entire DXLab Suite simultaneously, at least as I have SpotCollector configured (5 spot sources including the reverse beacon network, 15 minute "max separation in time", hourly automatic pruning set to 1 day) , with a . From the time I start DXKeeper till my log appears on-screen is about 30 seconds.

Windows 7 cannot compute a "Windows Experience Index" because it can't complete the video playback section of the test; evidently the graphics cards is "below the bar".

Do verify that there are Windows 7 drivers for the devices you care about...

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of petef@...
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:44 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] DXLab w/Windows 7 and 2 GB RAM?



My "radio" computer is a HP Pavilion a750e - AMD Athlon 64 3200+, running Windows XP Home v. 2002 svc pk 3. I also added a 3D Force 6200 Twin video card for 2 VGA connected monitors.

This setup has worked very well for me running the DXLab suite of programs plus Fldigi and occasionally N1MM Logger. With XP end of life near, I really don't want to buy a new (or even good used) computer right now. So I thought I would upgrade this system to Win 7.

As I looked into this, I found that the mother board in this computer can only access 2 GB of RAM. And I did try to install more. It can not use it.

I have read that Windows 7 will function with a minimum of 2 GB of RAM. Can anyone tell me from experience what I could expect with this setup running these programs and 2 GB RAM?

FYI - The programs I generally run while operating are - DXLab Launcher Commander DXKeeper DXView Pathfinder SpotCollector FldigiDXLabsGateway Fldigi

Thanks and 73,

Pete, WB4YDY


Re: WinWarbler

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Speaking to the bandwidth issue ... in 2006 (Docket WP 04-104), the FCC
extended the definition of "Data" to include a wide range of digital and
analog emissions *as long as the bandwidth was less than 500 Hz*. In
essence image is like CW now ... image can be used anywhere but it must
be less than 500 Hz outside the "phone" bands.

ARRL tried to shaft the CW and RTTY user back then and asked for 3 KHz
bandwidth for digital image outside the "phone" bands but the Commission
spanked them down in no uncertain terms.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 1/16/2014 4:07 PM, Stephen Rabinowitz MD wrote:
Foolish as it is for me to disagree with someone more knowledgable than myself, I respectfully have to say that this is not Hellschreiber, although it has a similar effect for a tiny phrase. The characters I saw were contained within the psk31 waterfall and in the same bandwidth. The remainder of the signal decoded with WinWarbler set for psk31. This technique was discussed 5 years ago on http://forums.qrz.com/archive/index.php/t-184123.html . I love DxSuite just as it is, and don't seek to add to anyone's burdens. Just thought you folks would have some fun with this. Many, many thanks again for the brilliant work you have already done and your extreme generosity in sharing the result.
All the best,
73 Steve WA2DFP


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note� II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>
Date: 01/16/2014 3:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: dxlab@...
Subject: RE: [dxlab] WinWarbler

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Stephen Rabinowitz
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:35 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] WinWarbler

My sincere thanks to Dave, Joe, and all of you who have helped me get the DXSuite running. DXCC and WAS on SSB have been completed
in less than six months, thanks to SpotCollector. Now I am having a blast using digital modes via WinWarbler, and even logging QSOs
on DXKeeper from JT-65 and its bridge program. Today on 20 meters I saw something amazing. A station on the PSK waterfall showed
the characters "CQ" visually in the stream, and later on, "73." A little Googling revealed that some question the legality of
transmitting images on that frequency, but this seems to be catching on despite the spoilsports, since it doesn't increase the
bandwidth of the signal. Is this feature something that we might see on WinWarbler? This 69-year-old, licensed since 1958, thinks
its way cool.

That's Hellschreiber, one of the oldest digital modes:
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellschreiber>

Hellschreiber is a legal amateur mode supported by several of the applications with which DXLab interoperates. While it indeed
looks cool, decoding text from a Hellschreiber transmission would require something akin to optical character recognition, but in a
much noisier environment.

WinWarbler supports the digital modes most frequently used for DXing: RTTY and PSK. Unless another mode gains comparable
popularity among DXers, efforts to improve WinWarbler will be more focused on improving support for current modes than on adding new
modes. Given the interoperation with MultiPSK, FLDigi, JT-Alert, MixW, DM780, MMVARI, and MMSSTV, DXLab users have access to pretty
much all digital modes, one way or another.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: WinWarbler

Stephen Rabinowitz
 

Foolish as it is for me to disagree with someone more knowledgable than myself, I respectfully have to say that this is not Hellschreiber, although it has a similar effect for a tiny phrase.  The characters I saw were contained within the psk31 waterfall and in the same bandwidth.  The remainder of the signal decoded with WinWarbler set for psk31.  This technique was discussed 5 years ago on http://forums.qrz.com/archive/index.php/t-184123.html .  I love DxSuite just as it is, and don't seek to add to anyone's burdens.  Just thought you folks would have some fun with this.  Many, many thanks again for the brilliant work you have already done and your extreme generosity in sharing the result.
All the best,
73 Steve WA2DFP


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>
Date: 01/16/2014 3:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: dxlab@...
Subject: RE: [dxlab] WinWarbler


 

>>>AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Stephen Rabinowitz
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:35 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] WinWarbler

My sincere thanks to Dave, Joe, and all of you who have helped me get the DXSuite running. DXCC and WAS on SSB have been completed
in less than six months, thanks to SpotCollector. Now I am having a blast using digital modes via WinWarbler, and even logging QSOs
on DXKeeper from JT-65 and its bridge program. Today on 20 meters I saw something amazing. A station on the PSK waterfall showed
the characters "CQ" visually in the stream, and later on, "73." A little Googling revealed that some question the legality of
transmitting images on that frequency, but this seems to be catching on despite the spoilsports, since it doesn't increase the
bandwidth of the signal. Is this feature something that we might see on WinWarbler? This 69-year-old, licensed since 1958, thinks
its way cool.

>>>That's Hellschreiber, one of the oldest digital modes:

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellschreiber>

>>>Hellschreiber is a legal amateur mode supported by several of the applications with which DXLab interoperates. While it indeed
looks cool, decoding text from a Hellschreiber transmission would require something akin to optical character recognition, but in a
much noisier environment.

>>>WinWarbler supports the digital modes most frequently used for DXing: RTTY and PSK. Unless another mode gains comparable
popularity among DXers, efforts to improve WinWarbler will be more focused on improving support for current modes than on adding new
modes. Given the interoperation with MultiPSK, FLDigi, JT-Alert, MixW, DM780, MMVARI, and MMSSTV, DXLab users have access to pretty
much all digital modes, one way or another.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: WinWarbler

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Stephen Rabinowitz
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:35 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] WinWarbler



My sincere thanks to Dave, Joe, and all of you who have helped me get the DXSuite running. DXCC and WAS on SSB have been completed
in less than six months, thanks to SpotCollector. Now I am having a blast using digital modes via WinWarbler, and even logging QSOs
on DXKeeper from JT-65 and its bridge program. Today on 20 meters I saw something amazing. A station on the PSK waterfall showed
the characters "CQ" visually in the stream, and later on, "73." A little Googling revealed that some question the legality of
transmitting images on that frequency, but this seems to be catching on despite the spoilsports, since it doesn't increase the
bandwidth of the signal. Is this feature something that we might see on WinWarbler? This 69-year-old, licensed since 1958, thinks
its way cool.

That's Hellschreiber, one of the oldest digital modes:
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellschreiber>

Hellschreiber is a legal amateur mode supported by several of the applications with which DXLab interoperates. While it indeed
looks cool, decoding text from a Hellschreiber transmission would require something akin to optical character recognition, but in a
much noisier environment.

WinWarbler supports the digital modes most frequently used for DXing: RTTY and PSK. Unless another mode gains comparable
popularity among DXers, efforts to improve WinWarbler will be more focused on improving support for current modes than on adding new
modes. Given the interoperation with MultiPSK, FLDigi, JT-Alert, MixW, DM780, MMVARI, and MMSSTV, DXLab users have access to pretty
much all digital modes, one way or another.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


WinWarbler

Stephen Rabinowitz
 

My sincere thanks to Dave, Joe, and all of you who have helped me get the DXSuite running.  DXCC and WAS on SSB have been completed in less than six months, thanks to SpotCollector.  Now I am having a blast using digital modes via WinWarbler, and even logging QSOs on DXKeeper from JT-65 and its bridge program.  Today on 20 meters I saw something amazing.  A station on the PSK waterfall showed the characters “CQ” visually in the stream, and later on, “73.”  A little Googling revealed that some question the legality of transmitting images on that frequency, but this seems to be catching on despite the spoilsports, since it doesn’t increase the bandwidth of the signal.  Is this feature something that we might see on WinWarbler?  This 69-year-old, licensed since 1958, thinks its way cool.

 

Have fun, guys,

73, Steve WA2DFP

 

 


Re: Filtering.

Joe WB9SBD
 

That works even better!  THANKS!!!

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com
On 1/16/2014 1:00 PM, iain macdonnell - N6ML wrote:

 

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:51 AM, Joe wrote:
>
> Ok,
>
> I did a Ctrl+click on the button, and the editor popped up,
>
> I changed the name of the button to W1AW and this I put into the field exactly quotes and all
>
> "W1AW/*"
>
> Then I hit the save button and overwrote the existing one and then closed the editing window.
>
> Is that correct?

No. The expression that Dave provided is on the following line:

callsign like 'W1AW/*'

All of that needs to go into the SQL field.

If your objective here is to only have W1AW/* spots *audio announced*,
you might consider placing this SQL expression in the "Audio Alarm
trigger" panel on the Audio Alarm tab of SpotCollector Configuation
(and selecting "SQL expression"), instead of using a
main-window-filter.

73,

~iain / N6ML



Re: Filtering.

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:51 AM, Joe <nss@...> wrote:

Ok,

I did a Ctrl+click on the button, and the editor popped up,

I changed the name of the button to W1AW and this I put into the field exactly quotes and all

"W1AW/*"

Then I hit the save button and overwrote the existing one and then closed the editing window.

Is that correct?
No. The expression that Dave provided is on the following line:

callsign like 'W1AW/*'

All of that needs to go into the SQL field.

If your objective here is to only have W1AW/* spots *audio announced*,
you might consider placing this SQL expression in the "Audio Alarm
trigger" panel on the Audio Alarm tab of SpotCollector Configuation
(and selecting "SQL expression"), instead of using a
main-window-filter.

73,

~iain / N6ML


Re: Windows XP security fixes provided until July 2015

Brian Smithson <n8wrl@...>
 

Exactly, Joe. This footnote on the Microsoft blog post is very clear:

We've received some inquiries about what "no longer supported operating system" means. To clarify, this mean that, after April 8, 2014, Windows XP users will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft.

As a web developer this makes me happy because it means I may actually be able to close the books on supporting older versions of Internet Explorer, like 7 and 8. While volume of traffic from those browsers is already low in on the web in general, my customers are car dealers who hang on to ancient equipment, lots of XP, so IE7 and 8 traffic is higher than the norm.

73

-Brian n8wrl


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 1:46 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:
 


Even though Microsoft has granted XP yet another reprieve - XP systems
are as much as six times more likely to be infected by a virus or other
malware. The writing is on the wall for XP - and has been for a long
time.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N1MM] Windows XP security fixed provided until July 2015
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:46:56 -0500
From: Martin Berube <ve2nmb@...>
Reply-To: N1MMLogger@...
To: n1mmlogger@...

For those who still run Windows XP:

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/01/16/microsoft-offers-brief-reprieve-to-windows-xp-users-with-security-fixes-until-july-2015/

73, Martin VE2NMB



Re: Filtering.

Joe WB9SBD
 

Ok,

I did a Ctrl+click on the button, and the editor popped up,

I changed the name of the button to W1AW  and this I put into the field exactly quotes and all

"W1AW/*"

Then I hit the save button and overwrote the existing one and then closed the editing window.

Is that correct?

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com
On 1/16/2014 11:43 AM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:

 

>>>AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:23 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Filtering.

OK I want to set up a filter,, ya know the bottom row of buttons? I still have far far too many un confirmed that when I start it
up it is like at least a spot a minute. While I am at the radio that is all fine and good.

But when I'm downstairs working on clocks, It's just too many. I have music streaming from the computer, to a small FM Broadcaster
so i can hear it anyplace in the house or yard.

I have the music set at like 75% volume, and spot collector at 100% so when a spot is announced I hear it clearly.

All cool,

But as stated when downstairs working on my clocks it's just too many spots.

I want to try for that W1AW in every state and mode thing. I already missed a few states I'll have to get them next time around.

But can I make a filter that only announces W1AW spots?

So then when one pops up I can stop making clocks ,, come up stairs, and try to work them.

>>>This SQL expression will "find" all active DX stations whose callsigns begin with W1AW/

callsign like 'W1AW/*'

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Windows XP security fixes provided until July 2015

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Even though Microsoft has granted XP yet another reprieve - XP systems
are as much as six times more likely to be infected by a virus or other
malware. The writing is on the wall for XP - and has been for a long
time.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N1MM] Windows XP security fixed provided until July 2015
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:46:56 -0500
From: Martin Berube <ve2nmb@...>
Reply-To: N1MMLogger@...
To: n1mmlogger@...

For those who still run Windows XP:

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/01/16/microsoft-offers-brief-reprieve-to-windows-xp-users-with-security-fixes-until-july-2015/

73, Martin VE2NMB

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