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Re: Commander function keys not responding

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 1:17 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Commander function keys not responding

I use the User-Defined Controls to tell my K3 to send CW messages, e.g.
F12 sends my call. Lately this has stopped working for me when I use the function keys on the keyboard. It still works correctly when I choose the F-key button in Commander with my mouse. I made sure Commander was the active application when trying the function keys.

Please click in the Main VFO display on Commander's Main window.
Can you now active your user-defined command sequence by striking the F12 key?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


3c3w - reported as Vietnam

DanM
 

Hello,


I've worked these days 3c3w in multiple bands and I've noticed in DXKeeper it is reported as DXCC VIET NAM  not EQUATORIAL GUINEA.

I've also uploaded my log to ClubLog and received a message that :

"Callsign: 3C3W   Date: 2018-03-06 19:24:00       Band: 40        QSL: No
Your log claims VIET NAM. Overriding your choice and using EQUATORIAL GUINEA."


DXKeeper shows 3W in DXCC column.


Thanks !

 


dxkEEPER qso aUDIO rECORDING

wb2nvr@...
 

Hi Dave - 


I changed to a new PC a while ago, and forgot to set up the QSO recording feature.  I set it up, and made a test QSO, and the recording worked FB.  Next time I clicked on a spot in Spot collector, and the call sign was entered into the Capture window, I received an error message:


DXKeeper QSO Audio


unable to start recording, Result = 263 - mciERR_INVALID_DEVICE_NAME. 


In the DXKeeper Audio Configuration screen, I have the three check boxes checked, the Soundcard is Line (microHAM CODEC) [other choices are Headset Microphone (microHAM CODEC), Microphone, or Soundbar].


QSO Audio folder is D:\DXLab\QSO Audio


I restarted the computer, made a test QSO, it was recorded OK, and then on the next Capture call sign entry, I get the error message.


Windows 10, DXKeeper 14.4.8, microHAM microKeyer USB Device Router 8.8.4


I'd appreciate any guidance on how to resolve this problem.


TNX ES 73,

Bob WB2NVR


Re: Enabling control of the Spectrum-Waterfall window via user-defined command sequences

Björn SM7IUN
 

Dave,

putting a few more minutes of thought into this I have not been able to poke any holes in the concept. 

However, if there was a way to also manage the REF level it would be even better. 

My experience from writing own programs doing this I have found that when zooming in you typically want to increase the REF level with around 10dB when coming from displaying a "mode" sub band and around 15dB when you come from displaying an entire band.  

When working a pile-up I find it extremely valuable to be able to see traces of as many competitor's as possible in the waterfall, so the adjustment of the REF level is quite critical. 

What complicates things a bit is that you do not want this new REF level to be "remembered" when you return to "normal" waterfall operation. 

Since doing all this automatically may introduce unacceptable complexity in both the code and for the user a solution could be to introduce a fifth "display mode", perhaps called "Zoom".
(or "User" or "Custom" or something even better I haven't thought of)

Just like CW, Data, Phone, and Band, Zoom would have it's own REF level and band edges but not necessarily a button to click.

I think it would be sufficient if its sub band edges could only be set via a command sequence. (But the REF level slider should of course be "Zoom Ref Level".)

And the "Zoom" sub band/state should be automatically selected when a command manipulating it is invoked. 

This way you can have unique settings for this special case but everything would "go back to normal" when you activate a spot or click one of the range buttons in the Spectrum-Waterfall window. 

73,

Björn SM7IUN














2018-03-06 19:15 GMT+01:00 Björn Ekelund <bjorn@...>:

Dave,

In it's simplicity this is absolutely brilliant!

My Windows and Python pile-up zoom programs to do the same thing are both over 200 lines each...

73

Björn

2018-03-06 18:31 GMT+01:00 'Dave AA6YQ' aa6yq@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...>:
 

Proposed new commands for use with the Spectrum-Waterfall window:

1. where M can be Centered or Fixed

2. where L is the lower bound and U is the upper bound

L and U can be specified with one of these 5 forms:

F
A+F
A-F
B+F
B-F

where

F is a frequency in KHz
A refers to VFO A or the Main VFO
B refers to VFO B or the Sub VFO

By using and <IFSPLIT>, it should be possible to construct user-defined command sequences for all relevant scenarios.

Concerns? Objections? Better ideas?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 7:28 AM
To: DXLab forum
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Macro for CW Split

Georges,

I have proposed this to Dave as a potential future enhancement of DXLab Commander but I think he has his hands more than full with the "chinese subdivision issue" and other more widely requested enhancements.

I have written both a Windows program and a Python script that does exactly this but it would be very nice to have it natively supported in DXLab Commander.
Unfortunately, since it involves interrogation of the radio, you cannot implement it with command sequence button.

My programs interrogate the radio for the current Main VFO frequency and then zooms in on the DX and pile up in fixed mode.
Default is to have the waterfall start 1kHz below the DX and end 5kHz above the DX. But these numbers can be changed by the user.

I use it in parallel with Commander, which does have a nice zoom feature but lacks this exact functionality.

I use a USB-to-serial adapter connected to the second CI-V interface ("Remote") on the radio, to avoid interfering with Commander.
(Hypothetically it may still do that.)

73,

Björn

2018-03-06 8:32 GMT+01:00 f6dfz@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...>:




Hi Art,

When working split, I like to have the spectrum scope set in fixed mode, with generally a 5 kHz span beginning about 1 kHz bellow the DX frequency.
I do this in the set menu, but if a macro could do that automatically from the DX frequency, it would be great .

Best regards .

Georges F6DFZ





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Re: How to assemble WAZ submission

Victor 4X6GP
 

40 through 6 meters and CW.
73,
Victor, 4X6GP
Rehovot, Israel
Formerly K2VCO
http://www.qsl.net/k2vco/
On 6 Mar 2018 19:03, 'Dave AA6YQ' aa6yq@... [dxlab] wrote:

 

>>>AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 3:14 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] How to assemble WAZ submission

I am trying to assemble a WAZ submission. I followed the instructions to re-download LOTW QSLs and recomputed in DXKeeper 14.4.8. But when I click the Assemble Submission button, I get an empty list. What have I forgotten?

>>>What boxes are checked in the "WAZ Bands & Modes" panel on the Configuration window's Awards tab?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Commander function keys not responding

Pat Cain KØPC
 

I use the User-Defined Controls to tell my K3 to send CW messages, e.g. F12 sends my call. Lately this has stopped working for me when I use the function keys on the keyboard. It still works correctly when I choose the F-key button in Commander with my mouse. I made sure Commander was the active application when trying the function keys.

I have searched the help file and configuration screens for something I may have disabled by accident but can't find anything. Can anyone provide any insight?

Thanks,
Pat K0PC


Re: Enabling control of the Spectrum-Waterfall window via user-defined command sequences

Björn SM7IUN
 

Dave,

In it's simplicity this is absolutely brilliant!

My Windows and Python pile-up zoom programs to do the same thing are both over 200 lines each...

73

Björn

2018-03-06 18:31 GMT+01:00 'Dave AA6YQ' aa6yq@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...>:

 

Proposed new commands for use with the Spectrum-Waterfall window:

1. where M can be Centered or Fixed

2. where L is the lower bound and U is the upper bound

L and U can be specified with one of these 5 forms:

F
A+F
A-F
B+F
B-F

where

F is a frequency in KHz
A refers to VFO A or the Main VFO
B refers to VFO B or the Sub VFO

By using and , it should be possible to construct user-defined command sequences for all relevant scenarios.

Concerns? Objections? Better ideas?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 7:28 AM
To: DXLab forum
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Macro for CW Split

Georges,

I have proposed this to Dave as a potential future enhancement of DXLab Commander but I think he has his hands more than full with the "chinese subdivision issue" and other more widely requested enhancements.

I have written both a Windows program and a Python script that does exactly this but it would be very nice to have it natively supported in DXLab Commander.
Unfortunately, since it involves interrogation of the radio, you cannot implement it with command sequence button.

My programs interrogate the radio for the current Main VFO frequency and then zooms in on the DX and pile up in fixed mode.
Default is to have the waterfall start 1kHz below the DX and end 5kHz above the DX. But these numbers can be changed by the user.

I use it in parallel with Commander, which does have a nice zoom feature but lacks this exact functionality.

I use a USB-to-serial adapter connected to the second CI-V interface ("Remote") on the radio, to avoid interfering with Commander.
(Hypothetically it may still do that.)

73,

Björn

2018-03-06 8:32 GMT+01:00 f6dfz@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...>:




Hi Art,

When working split, I like to have the spectrum scope set in fixed mode, with generally a 5 kHz span beginning about 1 kHz bellow the DX frequency.
I do this in the set menu, but if a macro could do that automatically from the DX frequency, it would be great .

Best regards .

Georges F6DFZ





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Re: does the spectrum display support the 7610?

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:35 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: does the spectrum display support the 7610?

Spectrum Diasplay Support ANAN100D ?

No. My plan is to support Flex Signature radios and a low-cost SDR like an RSP-1. Neither is imminent.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Yahoo Group update

Dave AA6YQ
 

Not all of my connections at Yahoo have evaporated; I am now the owner of the DXLab Yahoo Group. This makes possible an automated
transfer of members, messages, and files to groups.io.

I have learned that the recent multi-week instability in Yahoo Group email delivery was a side effect of Yahoo engineers working to
improve the underlying mechanism. This work is reported to be complete, which is consistent with the relatively crisp performance
I've observed over the past week.

I'm going to hold off on the groups.io transfer for now.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: does the spectrum display support the 7610?

Pat McGrath
 

Spectrum Diasplay Support ANAN100D ?


Enabling control of the Spectrum-Waterfall window via user-defined command sequences

Dave AA6YQ
 

Proposed new commands for use with the Spectrum-Waterfall window:

1. <SpectrumMode M> where M can be Centered or Fixed

2. <SpectrumFixedRange L,U> where L is the lower bound and U is the upper bound

L and U can be specified with one of these 5 forms:

F
A+F
A-F
B+F
B-F

where

F is a frequency in KHz
A refers to VFO A or the Main VFO
B refers to VFO B or the Sub VFO


By using <IFMODE> and <IFSPLIT>, it should be possible to construct user-defined command sequences for all relevant scenarios.

Concerns? Objections? Better ideas?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 7:28 AM
To: DXLab forum
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Macro for CW Split



Georges,

I have proposed this to Dave as a potential future enhancement of DXLab Commander but I think he has his hands more than full with the "chinese subdivision issue" and other more widely requested enhancements.

I have written both a Windows program and a Python script that does exactly this but it would be very nice to have it natively supported in DXLab Commander.
Unfortunately, since it involves interrogation of the radio, you cannot implement it with command sequence button.


My programs interrogate the radio for the current Main VFO frequency and then zooms in on the DX and pile up in fixed mode.
Default is to have the waterfall start 1kHz below the DX and end 5kHz above the DX. But these numbers can be changed by the user.

I use it in parallel with Commander, which does have a nice zoom feature but lacks this exact functionality.

I use a USB-to-serial adapter connected to the second CI-V interface ("Remote") on the radio, to avoid interfering with Commander.
(Hypothetically it may still do that.)

73,


Björn


2018-03-06 8:32 GMT+01:00 f6dfz@sfr.fr [dxlab] <dxlab@yahoogroups.com>:





Hi Art,


When working split, I like to have the spectrum scope set in fixed mode, with generally a 5 kHz span beginning about 1 kHz bellow the DX frequency.
I do this in the set menu, but if a macro could do that automatically from the DX frequency, it would be great .

Best regards .

Georges F6DFZ








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Re: How to assemble WAZ submission

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 3:14 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] How to assemble WAZ submission

I am trying to assemble a WAZ submission. I followed the instructions to re-download LOTW QSLs and recomputed in DXKeeper 14.4.8. But when I click the Assemble Submission button, I get an empty list. What have I forgotten?

What boxes are checked in the "WAZ Bands & Modes" panel on the Configuration window's Awards tab?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Error uploading Club Log

pcb4u <pcb4u@...>
 

May I suggest a complete power down cycling of a PC....restarts don't always do the trick...thank Mr Gates. 😁



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-------- Original message --------
From: "rmbereit@... [dxlab]" <dxlab@...>
Date: 3/6/18 10:29 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: dxlab@...
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Error uploading Club Log

 

To my knowledge, I've made no changes to my computer while trying to diagnose this problem, but this morning when I restarted the computer and tried an upload, it worked!


And yes, I restarted the computer multiple times yesterday while trying to figure out what was keeping the upload from working.


Re: Error uploading Club Log

Rick Ellison
 

There was an email this morning about an issue at Clublog that concerns IBV6 and it not  allowing users to connect properly. That is now fixed..

 

Hi all

 

If you've had problems connecting to Club Log over an IPV6 network in the last few days, please be advised there was a routing issue (which has been resolved) so this should not be causing any further trouble.

 

Many thanks to Stu, AC6AG for helping out!

 

vy 73

Michael G7VJR

 

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

If this doesn’t fix your issues try disabling the Connect to IPV6 networks in your network properties..

 

From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11:29 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Error uploading Club Log

 



To my knowledge, I've made no changes to my computer while trying to diagnose this problem, but this morning when I restarted the computer and tried an upload, it worked!

 

And yes, I restarted the computer multiple times yesterday while trying to figure out what was keeping the upload from working.





Re: Error uploading Club Log

Robert Bereit
 

To my knowledge, I've made no changes to my computer while trying to diagnose this problem, but this morning when I restarted the computer and tried an upload, it worked!

And yes, I restarted the computer multiple times yesterday while trying to figure out what was keeping the upload from working.


Re: Macro for CW Split

ART SEARLE <w2nra@...>
 

Hi Georges,

I think the best way you can accomplish fairly close what you want is to click on the "Zoom in" button in the Spectrum window, once, twice or thrice.  A few fast clicks of Zoom-in and/or Zoom-out should get you close.  I don't know if there are plans to add macro commands to these buttons.

It would be complicated to make Radio commands to do what you want because it's so difficult to calculate the command for each frequency.

Example
Let's say you click on a spot on 14026 amd the DX listening on 14031, you want a narrower Fixed Bandspread of about 14019 to 14041.

This would be the command to do that:
FEFEE0271E060300900114000010041400FD

However there is no easy way to calculate that because the order of a single frequency is not sequential.

Your bottom edge is  1 4,0 1 9,0 0 0
However in the macro 0 0 9 0 0 2 1 4
See your lower freq between the quotes
EFEE0271E0603"00900114"000010041400FD

I use a spreadsheet to calculate these fixed band edges.

73, Art, W2NRA
DXCC CW Honor Roll
CWOPS #1955
SKCC #11634Sx5

On Mar 06, 2018, at 02:32 AM, "f6dfz@... [dxlab]" wrote:

 

Hi Art,


When working split, I like to have the spectrum scope set in fixed mode, with generally a 5 kHz span beginning about 1 kHz bellow the DX frequency.
I do this in the set menu, but if a macro could do that automatically from the DX frequency, it would be great .

Best regards .

Georges F6DFZ 



Re: Macro for CW Split

Björn SM7IUN
 

Georges,

I have proposed this to Dave as a potential future enhancement of DXLab Commander but I think
he has his hands more than full with the "chinese subdivision issue" and other more widely requested enhancements. 

I have written both a Windows program and a Python script that does exactly this but it would be very nice to have it natively supported in DXLab Commander.
Unfortunately, since it involves interrogation of the radio, you cannot implement it with command sequence button.

My programs interrogate the radio for the current Main VFO frequency and then zooms in on the DX and pile up in fixed mode.
Default is to have the waterfall start 1kHz below the DX and end 5kHz above the DX. But these numbers can be changed by the user.
I use it in parallel with Commander, which does have a nice zoom feature but lacks this exact functionality. 
I use a USB-to-serial adapter connected to the second CI-V interface ("Remote") on the radio, to avoid interfering with Commander.
(Hypothetically it may still do that.) 

73,

Björn

2018-03-06 8:32 GMT+01:00 f6dfz@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...>:

 

Hi Art,


When working split, I like to have the spectrum scope set in fixed mode, with generally a 5 kHz span beginning about 1 kHz bellow the DX frequency.
I do this in the set menu, but if a macro could do that automatically from the DX frequency, it would be great .

Best regards .

Georges F6DFZ 



How to assemble WAZ submission

Victor 4X6GP
 

I am trying to assemble a WAZ submission. I followed the instructions to re-download LOTW QSLs and recomputed in DXKeeper 14.4.8. But when I click the Assemble Submission button, I get an empty list. What have I forgotten?



Re: Macro for CW Split

Georges Ringotte
 

Hi Art,

When working split, I like to have the spectrum scope set in fixed mode, with generally a 5 kHz span beginning about 1 kHz bellow the DX frequency.
I do this in the set menu, but if a macro could do that automatically from the DX frequency, it would be great .

Best regards .

Georges F6DFZ 


Re: Default Power When Logging

Dave AA6YQ
 

Striking the Enter or Tab key after typing in a callsign is what sets the DXCC entity and initializes all of Capture textboxes to their default values, include the TX power.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Robinson [mailto:markrob@mindspring.com]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2018 10:23 PM
To: Dave AA6YQ
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Default Power When Logging

no I wasn't...striking the enter key worked and the power was entered.

Thank you for the help


73 Mark N1UK


On 05-Mar-18 8:31 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
After entering a callsign in the Capture window, are you striking the Enter or Tab key?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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