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Re: OT - new monitor approx. 27 to 30 inch ideal resolution

ART SEARLE <w2nra@...>
 

Thank you, Guys, for all the suggestions.  I had enough data to keep from making the mistake of buying a really big monitor that would actually be harder to see than my TV flat screen I was using.

I settled on an LG 34" 2560 x 1080  21:9 monitor.  It's wider but less height.  Overall it is sharper.  It sits about 6 inches beyond the length of my arm.  So far it seems good and I can get a lot more on the screen.  Ideally I wanted a curved monitor but I am buying a new rig soon and wanted to keep the price of this monitor down.

Than you again, 

73, Art, W2NRA
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On Feb 02, 2018, at 04:31 PM, "'Dave AA6YQ' aa6yq@... [dxlab]" wrote:

 

>>>AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2018 1:30 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: Re: [dxlab] OT - new monitor approx. 27 to 30 inch ideal resolution

Thanks, Guys,

Very useful info and Dave’s, W6DE, article was an informative read. My vision is good with my progressive lens glasses, so I’ll probably choose a monitor in the range Dave, AA6YQ said he is using. 30 inch 2560 x 1600 or possibly a 27 inch, same resolution.

>>>One caveat with a relatively-large monitor: it should be placed far enough away from your eyes that the distance between your eyes and the center of the monitor is not significantly different than the distance between your eyes and either edge of the monitor; otherwise, you may find the constant refocusing to be tiresome. In tight quarters, two smaller monitors placed side-by-side at an angle may be more comfortable.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: cardstock types for Epson printers

Joe - W9RF
 

Ian,


I own the Epson WF-3540 and have had excellent results with the Georgia Pacific 110 LB stock.

Never have had a jam, and have used both tray and rear feeds, although mostly use the rear feed.

Just wish the card stock was a little more glossy..


73,

W9RF - Joe




From: "'K5ZM' k5zm@... [dxlab]"
To: dxlab@...
Sent: Sunday, February 4, 2018 1:27 PM
Subject: [dxlab] cardstock types for Epson printers

 
Hi all…
 
I suppose this is a bit of an open-ended question in that there could be variances even within a given manufacturer. That said, I’m curious as to what cardstock folks have had good results with when using the Epson printers -WorkForce series in my case.
 
tnx es 73
 
Ian, K5ZM



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Re: cardstock types for Epson printers

Phil & Anne Irons
 

Hi Ian...

I recently purchased an Epson XP-430, which I don't think is a Work Force unit, however, I have had good results with 67 lb card stock, which is pretty well a standard size.  I also used that stock with my former Canon printer, which unfortunately died.

As always, YMMV.

73,

Phil/VE1BVD
Sydney, NS

On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 3:26 PM, 'K5ZM' k5zm@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...> wrote:
 

Hi all…

 

I suppose this is a bit of an open-ended question in that there could be variances even within a given manufacturer. That said, I’m curious as to what cardstock folks have had good results with when using the Epson printers -WorkForce series in my case.

 

tnx es 73

 

Ian, K5ZM




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Re: cardstock types for Epson printers

w6de
 

In a HP LaserJet 4050 Black and white and a HP 3600 Color LaserJet.  Both of these work very well with Office Max 80 pound card stock. 

With any printer lay the paper in the tray with the “curl” cup side toward the roller, that is if the roller is above the paper tray, the curl should be up.  That way the tendency of the paper is to wrap around the roller.  Hold up a half inch ream of paper with one hand, grasped at the top between the thumb and forefinger.  There will be a slight, but obvious curl.

 

I bought both of these printers used at an electronics surplus store for under $150 each several years apart.  If you live near a big city there will be someplace selling used office equipment at bargain prices.  I live near Sacramento.

 

Dave, w6de

 

From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: 04 February, 2018 19:27
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] cardstock types for Epson printers

 




Hi all…

 

I suppose this is a bit of an open-ended question in that there could be variances even within a given manufacturer. That said, I’m curious as to what cardstock folks have had good results with when using the Epson printers -WorkForce series in my case.

 

tnx es 73

 

Ian, K5ZM





Re: Improving Speed of Logging

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2018 2:44 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Improving Speed of Logging

Hello,

I use DXKeeper’s Capture window extensively. But, recently parts of its process seem to have slowed down.

After I enter a callsign into the Capture window and press Enter, the QRZ.com page for that callsign is displayed and the Capture window is populated relatively rapidly (about 5-10 seconds). Given all that is happening, I am happy with that response.

However, when I next click on the Log or Clear button on the Capture window, the time for the window to clear and be ready for a new entry has recently increased dramatically. Now, after clicking on Log or Clear, my cursor turns to the Window’s blue rotating circle, and it takes 20 to 30 seconds for logging and 15 to 20 seconds for the clearing process to complete.

I am looking for suggestions on what to do to my computer or DXKeeper to speed up the logging and clearing process. (I have tried rebooting my computer, as well as closing and reopening all of the DXLab programs, including DXKeeper.)

My computer is running Window’s 7. The processor is a two year old i7 and my hard drive is an SSD. I am using the current version of all of DXLab’s programs, including DXKeeper.

Thanks for your help.

One possible cause of such behavior is that one or more of your anti-malware applications are improperly configured. To see if this is the case, please reboot Windows into "safe mode with networking". Then start DXKeeper, and log a new QSO; any change in performance?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Improving Speed of Logging

Wayne Willenberg
 

Hello,


I use DXKeeper’s Capture window extensively.  But, recently parts of its process seem to have slowed down.


After I enter a callsign into the Capture window and press Enter, the QRZ.com page for that callsign is displayed and the Capture window is populated relatively rapidly (about 5-10 seconds). Given all that is happening, I am happy with that response.


However, when I next click on the Log or Clear button on the Capture window, the time for the window to clear and be ready for a new entry has recently increased dramatically.  Now, after clicking on Log or Clear, my cursor turns to the Window’s blue rotating circle, and it takes 20 to 30 seconds for logging and 15 to 20 seconds for the clearing process to complete.


I am looking for suggestions on what to do to my computer or DXKeeper to speed up the logging and clearing process. (I have tried rebooting my computer, as well as closing and reopening all of the DXLab programs, including DXKeeper.)


My computer is running Window’s 7.  The processor is a two year old i7 and my hard drive is an SSD.  I am using the current version of all of DXLab’s programs, including DXKeeper.


Thanks for your help.


Wayne, KK6BT



cardstock types for Epson printers

K5ZM
 

Hi all…

 

I suppose this is a bit of an open-ended question in that there could be variances even within a given manufacturer. That said, I’m curious as to what cardstock folks have had good results with when using the Epson printers -WorkForce series in my case.

 

tnx es 73

 

Ian, K5ZM


Re: Path Finder not logged into QRZ

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2018 1:59 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Path Finder not logged into QRZ

I had this problem both yesterday morning and this morning during the FOC event. It stops everything as you have to wait for QRZ to clear to log your entry. Real gnashing of teeth going on.

It sounds like you are saying it is a QRZ problem. That being the case, is there an alternative that one can switch to, or what would you recommend.

There are there online alternatives shown on the Configuration window's Callbook tab:
1. HamCall Online

2. HamQTH

3. QRZ XML data

There are also three options based on locally-installed callbook databases: RAC, HamCall, and QRZ; all three eliminate the delays and occasional outages associated with online callbooks.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Path Finder not logged into QRZ

wb6bee
 

I had this problem both yesterday morning and this morning during the FOC event.   It stops everything as you have to wait for QRZ to clear to log your entry.   Real gnashing of teeth going on.

It sounds like you are saying it is a QRZ problem.  That being the case, is there an alternative that one can switch to, or what would you recommend.

Don
WB6BEE


Re: Path Finder not logged into QRZ

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2018 10:41 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Path Finder not logged into QRZ

You enter a call into the Capture window. It's busy. You wait and wait for the window to populate with name, etc, so you can be nice to the other station

Finally, you get a "not logged into QRZ" warning. A minute later, it populates. Next call you enter into Capture, same story. The computer is not overloaded.

What is the problem that causes you to be logged out of QRZ and what can be done to fix it or avoid it

QRZ.com is not accessible by Pathfinder or a web browser. QRZ's "XML Data" service appears to be working correctly.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: WSJT-X

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2018 10:11 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] WSJT-X

Is there a way to automatically log from WSJT-X to DxKeeper?

See
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStartedwithK1JTModes>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Latest Commander not working with Elecraft K3

w1es1982@...
 

It's working fine now, so I'll chalk it up to weirdness with the computer.

Thanks for your advice.  It's still working since I moved it to the front port yesterday.

W1ES


Re: Path Finder not logged into QRZ

w6de
 

Today it is taking a long time to log into QRZ.com. For a QRZ Browser login it is taking 30 to more than 60 seconds per each step: home page, login page, call sign, password, callsign look up. There is nothing DXKeeper can do to speed up QRZ.  Maybe a XML subscription to QRZ would help. 

 

Dave, W6DE

 

From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: 04 February, 2018 15:41
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Path Finder not logged into QRZ

 




You enter a call into the Capture window.  It's busy.  You wait and wait for the window to populate with name, etc, so you can be nice to the other station

 

Finally, you get a "not logged into QRZ" warning.   A minute later, it populates.    Next call you enter into Capture, same story.   The computer is not overloaded.

 

What is the problem that causes you to be logged out of QRZ and what can be done to fix it or avoid it

 

Don

WB6BEE





Re: WSJT-X

Kenneth Johansson <kenjohan@...>
 

Use DXAlert

73
Ken/SM4EMO

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Is there a way to automatically log from WSJT-X to DxKeeper?

Thanks,
Tim
WA5YOM


Path Finder not logged into QRZ

wb6bee
 

You enter a call into the Capture window.  It's busy.  You wait and wait for the window to populate with name, etc, so you can be nice to the other station


Finally, you get a "not logged into QRZ" warning.   A minute later, it populates.    Next call you enter into Capture, same story.   The computer is not overloaded.


What is the problem that causes you to be logged out of QRZ and what can be done to fix it or avoid it


Don

WB6BEE


Re: WSJT-X

Larry K8UT
 

Tim,

No - not directly from WSJT-X
Yes - from the companion JTAlert-X program.

-larry (K8UT)

------ Original Message ------
From: "wa5yom@... [dxlab]" <dxlab@...>
Sent: 2018-02-04 10:10:55
Subject: [dxlab] WSJT-X

Is there a way to automatically log from WSJT-X to DxKeeper?

Thanks,
Tim
WA5YOM



Re: WSJT-X

Andrew OBrien
 

If you use the third party app, JT Alerts, it will automatically log each QSO (in real time) to DX Keeper.

Andy K3UK

On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 10:10 AM, wa5yom@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...> wrote:
 

Is there a way to automatically log from WSJT-X to DxKeeper?

Thanks,
Tim
WA5YOM




WSJT-X

Tim Vandagriff
 

Is there a way to automatically log from WSJT-X to DxKeeper?

Thanks,
Tim
WA5YOM



Re: CQ Marathon just worked entity still showing in SC as needed

Chuck, WS1L
 

On the order of minutes to an hour or so.  I had recently read the wiki entry on monitors for old eyes and my dual-LCD mount had arrived from Amazon so I powered down to install it.  This happened after that.  

I'll keep an eye on it and see if it recurs, but I have worked a few new marathon entities since then and all is well.  

73 de Chuck, WS1L

On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 7:46 PM, 'Dave AA6YQ' aa6yq@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...> wrote:
 

>>>AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2018 8:25 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: Re: [dxlab] CQ Marathon just worked entity still showing in SC as needed

FWIW, I did look and see that SC had DXK inside brackets on the title bar.

The last DXK errorlog entry is 1/16/18:
16-Jan-2018 21:07:59 > program error 3050 in module DXLogModule.OfferBackupIfObsoleteState: Could not lock file.

The last SC errorlog entry is last year:
16-Jul-2017 13:09:23 > program error 364 in module DDEClientModule.SetServerConnected, theServer = 3, theState = False: Object was unloaded

>>>Thanks. Neither of those is relevant.

>>>It's possible that Windows simply failed to convey the message from DXKeeper to SpotCollector. When did you last reboot Windows?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ





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Re: Commander Setup

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2018 12:38 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Commander Setup

My name is Ric, AF7VT. I have recently downloaded DXLab Suites (Windows 7 Pro) and having a difficult time setting it up. I am new to Windows, I am make the switch from Mac for Ham radio purposes.

While setting up Commander I discovered that my comport (COM3) failed to open. I have set the PORT # to 3 which matches the computer. I have set the rest of the Primary CAT Serial Port settings to match the computer.

What am I missing?

Welcome to DXLab, Ric!
What make and model transceiver do you have Commander configured to control?
In the Windows Device Manager, what is shown as the status for COM3 ?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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