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Re: unwanted spots..

Tom-KQ5S <kq5stom@...>
 

Hi Al,
If you right click on one of the spots and then click on the display award tracking it should show you what award is triggering the spot.

-----------------
73,
Tom - KQ5S

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM, Al K0VM al.k0vm@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...> wrote:
 

Since the last SC update, running with the need filter enabled, I have been seeing spots for United States stations on 20meter CW/SSB.. I likely US confirmed hundreds of times so its not needed for DXCC. SC recompute did not change the result.


AL, K0VM



unwanted spots..

Al Groff
 

Since the last SC update, running with the need filter enabled, I have been seeing spots for United States stations on 20meter CW/SSB.. I likely US confirmed hundreds of times so its not needed for DXCC. SC recompute did not change the result.


AL, K0VM


Re: Two issues I've never seen before

nkfqlekgzwndlw273la7mgbmfbf3xbkejvjc4amt@...
 

Hi Joe,

Sorry.  I meant JTAlertX.  I use both SC and JTAlertX for spotting digital DX.

It seems like you use the same combination of software that I do.  Do you see the same problem as me?  Thanks.

73,
Jonathan W6GX

Re: Two issues I've never seen before

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

What sets these FT8 contacts apart from other CW or SSB contacts is
that I use WSJT-X and DXAlertX to do the logging for me.
What is DXAlertX? If you mean JTAlertX, JTAlertX contains its own
LotW and eQSL database (part of the Callsign Database) for LotW/eQSL filtering/alerting.

I think by using WSJT-X and DXAlertX for logging FT8 contacts, it
bypasses DXLab Suite's lookup for LoTW data.
DXKeeper and SpotCollector do their own look-up when logging or
receiving a spot.


73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 10/10/2017 3:46 AM,
nkfqlekgzwndlw273la7mgbmfbf3xbkejvjc4amt@... [dxlab] wrote:
Hi Dave,
Thank you for the prompt reply. After making more QSOs today I think
I've found a definite pattern to my problem. Both of my problems
occurred with callsigns that I worked on the FT8 mode. What sets
these FT8 contacts apart from other CW or SSB contacts is that I use
WSJT-X and DXAlertX to do the logging for me. Later today I also
worked some LoTW stations on CW. Those CW contacts have the yellow
highlights in DXK. Specifically, I worked 5A1AL by first clicking on
a spot in SC. After clicking the spot, DXV automatically populates
the callsign field with 5A1AL and I can see the data in DXV is
highlighted in yellow. Likewise if I manually enter a non-spotted
LoTW callsign in DXK's capture window, it will also highlight the
callsign in yellow. In conclusion, I think by using WSJT-X and
DXAlertX for logging FT8 contacts, it bypasses DXLab Suite's lookup
for LoTW data. Perhaps my first issue with the SC is also related to
the LoTW issue. To test my theory I went to WSJT-X and logged a fake
QSO using a callsign and a band that I picked out from a spot in SC.
SC shows this particular spot as it would be a new band for me. Sure
enough after I logged the FT8 contact the spot remained in SC.
Further, if I log the same station and same band using DXK's capture
window then the spot disappears from SC immediately without delay.
Dave, I'm sure I'm not the only one having this issue. It seems to
me that anyone who is also using WSJT-X and DXAlertX would encounter
the exact issue. If you have the JT software installed on your PC I
wonder if you could duplicate the simple test. Perhaps this issue
has existed my system for a while, even on JT65 contacts I have made
many times previously. I just never noticed it until today while I
was making FT8 contacts.
Thanks again and hopefully you can find the source of the problem.
73, Jonathan W6GX

Re: SpotCollector Need Filter

Tim N3XX
 

Thanks for your help Dave. I have added in the Origin filter that I needed and all is working well.

73,
Tim - N3XX

On 2017-10-09 8:22 PM, 'Dave AA6YQ' @AA6YQ [dxlab] wrote:
>>>AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 8:06 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: Re: [dxlab] SpotCollector Need Filter
Thanks very much Dave. I sure couldn't have come up with that on my own.
Reading the help file, I see the statement: "When you click one of the Filter panel's 8 SQL filter buttons, the Spot Database is filtered using the SQL expression associated with the clicked button, completely ignoring the Need, Call, DXCC, Freq, Band, Mode, Continent, Origin, LotW, eQSL, and Hidden filters."
Is there any way to add my Origin filter selections (NA-E, NA-M, NA-W) to the SQL filter?

>>>Yes. If X is the first expression, use
(X) and <ORIGINFILTER>
73,
Dave, AA6YQ

Two Factor Authentication

eddy on5jk
 

Hallo Dave,
Concerning the Two Factor Authentication (2FA or TFA), i received  the answer from QRZ.com.
Normaly one is Logging-in somewhere with Callsign and Password.
Callsign is the Username, Password is < one Factor Authentication>.
In order to avoid the rising number of “Identity theft” , there is the possibility to use the “ Two Factor Authentication ” to log in at QRZ.
That means, that next to the Password another –very personal  fact or name- is used for Authentication.
Seems that more and more “tokens” are used to deliver the personal Second Factor.
One can get a free “30 days trial”. That means you will  have to pay for that extra  security logging in to QRZ.
I guess that it probably will not work with Pathfinder.
Personaly, today the whole DXLabSuite works fine to me.
I will not subscribe to the TFA.
Thanks
Eddy ON5JK
 

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Re: Two issues I've never seen before

nkfqlekgzwndlw273la7mgbmfbf3xbkejvjc4amt@...
 

Hi Dave,

Thank you for the prompt reply.  After making more QSOs today I think I've found a definite pattern to my problem.  Both of my problems occurred with callsigns that I worked on the FT8 mode.  What sets these FT8 contacts apart from other CW or SSB contacts is that I use WSJT-X and DXAlertX to do the logging for me.  Later today I also worked some LoTW stations on CW.  Those CW contacts have the yellow highlights in DXK.  Specifically, I worked 5A1AL by first clicking on a spot in SC.  After clicking the spot, DXV automatically populates the callsign field with 5A1AL and I can see the data in DXV is highlighted in yellow.  Likewise if I manually enter a non-spotted LoTW callsign in DXK's capture window, it will also highlight the callsign in yellow.  In conclusion, I think by using WSJT-X and DXAlertX for logging FT8 contacts, it bypasses DXLab Suite's lookup for LoTW data.  Perhaps my first issue with the SC is also related to the LoTW issue.  To test my theory I went to WSJT-X and logged a fake QSO using a callsign and a band that I picked out from a spot in SC.  SC shows this particular spot as it would be a new band for me.  Sure enough after I logged the FT8 contact the spot remained in SC.  Further, if I log the same station and same band using DXK's capture window then the spot disappears from SC immediately without delay.

Dave, I'm sure I'm not the only one having this issue.  It seems to me that anyone who is also using WSJT-X and DXAlertX would encounter the exact issue.  If you have the JT software installed on your PC I wonder if you could duplicate the simple test.  Perhaps this issue has existed my system for a while, even on JT65 contacts I have made many times previously.  I just never noticed it until today while I was making FT8 contacts.

Thanks again and hopefully you can find the source of the problem.

73,
Jonathan W6GX

Re: PropView Sugestion/Feedback.

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 6:43 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] PropView Sugestion/Feedback.

First of all, nothing wrong with PropView, this is simply a user preference sugestion/feedback/request (if feasible).

I really like the way propagation information is displayed in VOAProp by the late G4ILO, or HamCap by VE3NEA, and some of the new online propagation tools. Would it be possible to offer this 'view' as an option in PropView?

Certainly, but the question is whether it's good use of finite developer cycles given the many competing enhancements requests (all of which are available via the "Enhancement Logs" column of the table in
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm#AvailableReleases>

In what ways are the "views" you suggest above better than the currently-provided view?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Clearing legacy QSL confirmation info.

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 6:36 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Clearing legacy QSL confirmation info.

Another question. I hope it's ok to send a new message, instead of combining multiple questions in one message.

All questions are welcome here, in whatever format or stle you chose to ask them.
I moved to DXKeeper from Logger32. In those days I kind of kept paper QSL and eQSL send and receive status. I'm only interested in LOTW confirmations these days. How can I clean up the old send/receive status imported from Logger32?

ADIF defines three fields to convey QSL status:
QSL_RCVD - for QSL cards

LOTW_QSL_RCVD - for LoTW confirmations

LOTW_eQSL_RCVD - for eQSL confirmations

Does the ADIF file you exported from Logger32 and imported into DXKeeper contain information in any of these fields?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Sync'ing DXCC credits.

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 6:30 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Sync'ing DXCC credits.

New member, and fairly new user of DXLab suite.

Welcome to DXLab, Vince!
I have a problem with DXCC tracking. I downloaded the file from LOTW, and imported into DXKeeper.

DXLab provides automation that eliminates the need to manually download files from LoTW. Hopefully, you didn't import whatever you downloaded into your log file, as doing so would create duplicate QSOs.
When I look at the totals, I mostly pay attention to 80 and 40M these days, I'm 2 credits short on 80 and 5 on 40M. The same LOTW file uploaded to ClubLog shows the correct totals.

I then tried downloading just the DXCC confirmations from LOTW, and importing that to DXKeeper. This time, every single record shows as illegal, during the importing.

What am I doing wrong?

As a first step, I suggest that you review these articles:
1. http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStarted>

2. <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/QSLing>

3. <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/QSLingLotW>

4. <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/DXCCAwardProgressStates>

Then let's discuss what it is you seek to accomplish.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: DXKeeper LOTW Confirmations From Downloaded File ??

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 10:19 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: Re: [dxlab] DXKeeper LOTW Confirmations From Downloaded File ??

Thanks, that got the job done and a heck of a lot easier than the way I was trying to do it!

Good! You won't ever have to do that again. From now on, just occasionally click the "Sync LoTW QSOs" and "Sync LoTW QSLs" buttons.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: DXKeeper LOTW Confirmations From Downloaded File ??

Mike Rhodes
 

Dave,
  Thanks, that got the job done and a heck of a lot easier than the way I was trying to do it!

Mike / W8DN

On 10/8/2017 7:53 PM, 'Dave AA6YQ' aa6yq@... [dxlab] wrote:
 

>>>AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2017 6:15 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] DXKeeper LOTW Confirmations From Downloaded File ??

Sorry for the seemingly endless questions - still getting this package figured out.

>>>No apology required, Mike; all questions are welcome here.

I have some previously downloaded LOTW confirmation files that I would like to import into DXKeeper. My first attempt was obviously wrong as I ended up with 100% duplicates and it appears that the import wiped out the signal reports of a number of the Qs. Fortunately, I had a backup that was only a day or two old and was able to recover.

Can someone point me to the section of the manual that gives the proper way to do this or instruct me in the same?

>>>I assume that your objective is to update your logged QSOs to reflect their acceptance and confirmation by LoTW. If so, step-by-step instructions are here:



>>>Depending upon the number of QSOs and QSLs you have in LoTW, steps 4 and 5 can take awhile; you might want to initiate each one before retiring for the evening.

>>>If my assumption is incorrect, please explain what you'd like to accomplish.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: SpotCollector Need Filter

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 8:06 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: Re: [dxlab] SpotCollector Need Filter

Thanks very much Dave. I sure couldn't have come up with that on my own.

Reading the help file, I see the statement: "When you click one of the Filter panel's 8 SQL filter buttons, the Spot Database is filtered using the SQL expression associated with the clicked button, completely ignoring the Need, Call, DXCC, Freq, Band, Mode, Continent, Origin, LotW, eQSL, and Hidden filters."

Is there any way to add my Origin filter selections (NA-E, NA-M, NA-W) to the SQL filter?

Yes. If X is the first expression, use
(X) and <ORIGINFILTER>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: SpotCollector Need Filter

Tim N3XX
 

Thanks very much Dave. I sure couldn't have come up with that on my own.

Reading the help file, I see the statement: "When you click one of the Filter panel's 8 SQL filter buttons, the Spot Database is filtered using the SQL expression associated with the clicked button, completely ignoring the Need, Call, DXCC, Freq, Band, Mode, Continent, Origin, LotW, eQSL, and Hidden filters."

Is there any way to add my Origin filter selections (NA-E, NA-M, NA-W) to the SQL filter?

73,
Tim - N3XX

On 2017-10-09 12:07 PM, 'Dave AA6YQ' @AA6YQ [dxlab] wrote:
>>>AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 10:07 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] SpotCollector Need Filter
When I select the Need filter in SpotCollector, the filter is set to:
"Band and Mode and Origin and [Unconfirmed DXCC, VUCC, WAZ, WPX]"
This almost does what I need, but I would like to only display spots for unworked WPX, while still displaying spots for unworked or unconfirmed DXCC, VUCC, WAZ. Is there a way to modify the Need filter to do this?

>>>No. The "Need Filter" panel on the Configuration window's "Spot
Database" tab, which provides "Unworked" and "Unworked or unconfirmed" options, governs all awards"
If not, can a separate SQL filter do what I'm looking for?

>>>Yes. For clarity, I will specify it on multiple lines separated by
OR operators:
((BandSought='Y')and(BandProgress='U'))or((BandSought='Y')and(BandProgress='W')and(BandWorked<>'Y'))or((ModeSought='Y')and(ModeProgress='U'))or((ModeSought='Y')and(ModeProgress='W')and(ModeWorked<>'Y'))or(CountryProgress='U')or((CountryProgress='W')and(CountryWorked<>'Y'))
OR
((GridBandEn='Y')and(GridBandProg='U'))or((GridBandEn='Y')and(GridBandProg='W')and(GridBandWB4<>'Y'))
OR
((CQZBandEn='Y')and(CQZBandProg='U'))or((CQZBandEn='Y')and(CQZBandProg='W')and(CQZBandWB4<>'Y'))or((CQZModeEn='Y')and(CQZModeProg='U'))or((CQZModeEn='Y')and(CQZModeProg='W')and(CQZModeWB4<>'Y'))or(CQZProg='U')or((CQZProg='W')and(CQZWB4<>'Y'))or((CQZBandModeEn='Y')and(CQZBandModeProg='U'))or((CQZBandModeEn='Y')and((CQZBandWB4<>'Y')or(CQZModeWB4<>'Y'))and(CQZBandModeProg='W'))
OR
((WPXBandEn='Y')and(WPXBandProg='U'))or((WPXModeEn='Y')and(WPXModeProg='U'))or((WPXProg='U')and(WPXEn='Y'))
------------------
Good hunting!
73,
Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Two issues I've never seen before

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 5:08 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Two issues I've never seen before

Recently I upgraded several DX Lab Suite programs and brought all of the databases up-to-date. Today I noticed two anomalies. One is the spotted DX remain shown on SC even after I worked the DX.

For which awards was the spotted DX "needed" before you worked it?
I did a 'recompute' within SC and the spot disappeared.

If this happens again, please do the following before you invoke the "recompute" function:
1. terminate SpotCollector

2. place the file Spots.mdb from SpotCollector's Databases folder into a zip archive

3. attach the zip archive to an email message that describes the spot of the station worked (call, band, mode, start time)

4. send the email message to me via aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

I have automatic 'recompute' checked within SC. In the past I recall the link between SC and DXK is instantaneous. Once you worked a spotted DX that you need it's removed from SC's display.

Correct.
The second anomaly is that I worked a couple stations that are on LoTW but their calls were not highlighted in yellow in DXK. My database is dated Oct 8 2017. I looked at database and both callsigns were in the LoTW database. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Did you restart SpotCollector after directing DXView to upgrade the LoTW Database?
If so, then please do the following
1. on the Configuration window's General tab, check the "Log debugging info" box

2. generate a local spot of one of those stations

3. if the resulting Spot Database Entry is not "colored" to indicate LoTW participation, then

3a. on the Configuration window's General tab, uncheck the "Log debugging info" box

3b. attach the errorlog.txt file from your SpotCollector folder to an email message, and send it to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Two issues I've never seen before

nkfqlekgzwndlw273la7mgbmfbf3xbkejvjc4amt@...
 

Hi All,


Recently I upgraded several DX Lab Suite programs and brought all of the databases up-to-date.  Today I noticed two anomalies.  One is the spotted DX remain shown on SC even after I worked the DX.  I did a 'recompute' within SC and the spot disappeared.  I have automatic 'recompute' checked within SC.  In the past I recall the link between SC and DXK is instantaneous.  Once you worked a spotted DX that you need it's removed from SC's display.  The second anomaly is that I worked a couple stations that are on LoTW but their calls were not highlighted in yellow in DXK.  My database is dated Oct 8 2017.  I looked at database and both callsigns were in the LoTW database.  Any help is greatly appreciated.


73,

Jonathan W6GX

Re: How Do I Share my DXLABS Database Between Two Computers?

w6de
 

Change last sentence to: .  If you use this backup function, this is a question you should ask yourself.

 

 

From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: 09 October, 2017 17:54
To: dxlab@...
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Re: How Do I Share my DXLABS Database Between Two Computers?

 




There is an option in DXKeeper to make a backup of the log file each time DXKeeper closes and upon request.  The location is specified in DXKeeper | Config | Log tab | Backup folder

 

There are pro and cons [reliability issues, single failure location, etc.] about keeping all the backups in one location v.s. on each computer.  I keep my backs on a separate RAID drive from the DXKeeper normal location on the executables disk .  If you use this backup function, where is a question you should ask yourself.

 

Dave, w6de

 

From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: 09 October, 2017 16:03
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: How Do I Share my DXLABS Database Between Two Computers?

 



Thank all of you for the comments.  I do have an NAS but had not considered using that. I will try placing a single copy of my log on Dropbox, which would be accessible to my laptop if I travel, too.  I will only be using DXLabs on one computer at a time.  I would keep the program files updated separately on each computer. Now I wonder if there are other files that should also be placed on Dropbox, besides the log.  In considering moving DXLabs from one computer to another, there is a horde of files mentioned.

John, K2CIB


 




Re: How Do I Share my DXLABS Database Between Two Computers?

w6de
 

There is an option in DXKeeper to make a backup of the log file each time DXKeeper closes and upon request.  The location is specified in DXKeeper | Config | Log tab | Backup folder

 

There are pro and cons [reliability issues, single failure location, etc.] about keeping all the backups in one location v.s. on each computer.  I keep my backs on a separate RAID drive from the DXKeeper normal location on the executables disk .  If you use this backup function, where is a question you should ask yourself.

 

Dave, w6de

 

From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: 09 October, 2017 16:03
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: How Do I Share my DXLABS Database Between Two Computers?

 



Thank all of you for the comments.  I do have an NAS but had not considered using that. I will try placing a single copy of my log on Dropbox, which would be accessible to my laptop if I travel, too.  I will only be using DXLabs on one computer at a time.  I would keep the program files updated separately on each computer. Now I wonder if there are other files that should also be placed on Dropbox, besides the log.  In considering moving DXLabs from one computer to another, there is a horde of files mentioned.

John, K2CIB


Re: Monitors

John Battin
 

PRESTO THANKS

From: 'Dave AA6YQ' @AA6YQ [dxlab]<mailto:dxlab@...>
Sent: Monday, October 9, 2017 12:08 PM
To: dxlab@...<mailto:dxlab@...>
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Monitors



Every DXLab application has a "Use multiple monitors" option on its Configuration window's General tab. If this box is unchecked,
the application's windows will at startup be forced to appear onto your primary monitor. Otherwise, they will appear where they were
when the application last terminated.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 12:59 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Monitors

I use two monitors but want dx lab to only use one of them because if the second monitor is switched to another computer, the config
file or what-ever I click on disappears and I have to move the second monitor back to computer 1 to see it. Also when I start-up
dxlab the windows do not start where I left them. They are scattered, sometimes on both monitors. I see apps that control windows
. do I need to install one of these??

John k9dx

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Re: Monitors

Dave AA6YQ
 

Every DXLab application has a "Use multiple monitors" option on its Configuration window's General tab. If this box is unchecked,
the application's windows will at startup be forced to appear onto your primary monitor. Otherwise, they will appear where they were
when the application last terminated.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 12:59 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Monitors



I use two monitors but want dx lab to only use one of them because if the second monitor is switched to another computer, the config
file or what-ever I click on disappears and I have to move the second monitor back to computer 1 to see it. Also when I start-up
dxlab the windows do not start where I left them. They are scattered, sometimes on both monitors. I see apps that control windows
. do I need to install one of these??

John k9dx







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