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Re: Recovery from catastrophic PC failure

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

My trusty Win7 machine died without warning.

+ If you read this Group's messages, you've been warned repeatedly. I frequently point readers here to this article:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/BackupRecovery>


Fortunately my entire DXLabs folder is backup to Google drive.

I used the document "how to move to another PC" , which was very helpful, however it assumes the old PC is still functioning.

One of the steps was to create a Work space on the old PC. That confused me as my old PC was dead.

+ As recommended in the above article, you should create and populate a Workspace on your current PC, and then make a backup copy that you can use to restore your settings after a catastrophic failure.


What I ended up doing was to copy/paste the various user-defined files including work spaces, into each app folder.

+ The instructions for restoring your settings from a Workspace are in the

"Loading the Windows Registry with All Settings from a Workspace"

+ section of

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/CreateUpdateWorkspace>


Everything came up fine. Only thing I needed to do was changed the com port to match DXlabs, and to change DXK log to new location.

So just a comment to add the move to another pc doc, is a section on what do if the old pc is dead.

+ Step 3 of

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/BackupRecovery>

+ lists all of the files that should be recovered and where they should be restored. "Loading the Windows Registry with All Settings from a Workspace" explains how to restore settings. The "Relocating a DXLab application from one PC to another" article is not the best guide when recovering from a catastrophic failure.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Logging

w3qt_mike
 

Dave,

"Contest ID" is set to NAQP-CW.


73,
Mike, W3QT


On 8/5/2018 03:35 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

You requested an update on my Cabrillo file generation progress.  I was finally able to dabble in a contest (NAQP-CW) in order to practice generating a file, but there is one little glitch.  The NCJ contest robot kicked back my log because the entries looked like this:

QSO: 14064 CW 2018-08-04 2122 W3QT       0001 MIKE       PA  VE9AA      0001 MIKE       NB

I've removed all increment numbers so the TX# & RX# boxes are blank.  That just replaced the 0001 with 0000.  What am I missing so the log doesn't show any increment numbers?  Apparently they are shifting the columns to the right, and the log can't be read.  

+ If the "Contest ID" selector is set to NAQP-CW, then the entries in the generated Cabrillo file should not have contained RX or TX sequence numbers.

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ








Re: Recovery from catastrophic PC failure

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 12:21 PM, d_ziolkowski <dan.ziolkowski@gmail.com> wrote:
Dave-

My trusty Win7 machine died without warning. Fortunately my entire DXLabs
folder is backup to Google drive.

I used the document "how to move to another PC" , which was very helpful,
however it assumes the old PC is still functioning.

One of the steps was to create a Work space on the old PC. That confused me
as my old PC was dead.

What I ended up doing was to copy/paste the various user-defined files
including work spaces, into each app folder.

Everything came up fine. Only thing I needed to do was changed the com port
to match DXlabs, and to change DXK log to new location.

So just a comment to add the move to another pc doc, is a section on what do
if the old pc is dead.
It's expected that you would have followed this *before* the old PC became dead:

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/BackupRecovery

That page does focus a lot on the "Backup", and doesn't really say
anything about the "Recovery" part, though....

73,

~iain / N6ML


Re: Log QSO upon striking "Enter" from Capture window?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Hi Dave and the group. I run a special event from my station, and find that there are times, especially when working pileups, when
it would be convenient to be able to log a QSO by simply striking the "Enter" key from the Capture window, thereby eliminating the
need to go to the mouse to click on "Log". I don't see that option in the configuration menu. I see similar options using the main
entry window, but I like to use the Capture window. If this is not feasible, I can continue clicking on the "Log" button. As usual
Dave, thanks for the best ham radio suite in the business!

+ If you type a callsign into the Capture window and then depress the CTRL key while clicking the P button, the Capture window will
be populated, and the QSO will be logged.

+ See

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/KeyboardShortcuts.htm#Capture%20window%20shortcuts>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Winwarbler

Rien Aarden <r1aarden@...>
 

Tnx Joe,  
that was what I'm searching for 

73'Rien, PA7RA 


Re: Logging

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

You requested an update on my Cabrillo file generation progress. I was finally able to dabble in a contest (NAQP-CW) in order to practice generating a file, but there is one little glitch. The NCJ contest robot kicked back my log because the entries looked like this:

QSO: 14064 CW 2018-08-04 2122 W3QT 0001 MIKE PA VE9AA 0001 MIKE NB

I've removed all increment numbers so the TX# & RX# boxes are blank. That just replaced the 0001 with 0000. What am I missing so the log doesn't show any increment numbers? Apparently they are shifting the columns to the right, and the log can't be read.

+ If the "Contest ID" selector is set to NAQP-CW, then the entries in the generated Cabrillo file should not have contained RX or TX sequence numbers.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Recovery from catastrophic PC failure

d_ziolkowski
 

Dave-

My trusty Win7 machine died without warning. Fortunately my entire DXLabs folder is backup to Google drive.

I used the document "how to move to another PC" , which was very helpful, however it assumes the old PC is still functioning.

One of the steps was to create a Work space on the old PC. That confused me as my old PC was dead.

What I ended up doing was to copy/paste the various user-defined files including work spaces, into each app folder.

Everything came up fine. Only thing I needed to do was changed the com port to match DXlabs, and to change DXK log to new location.

So just a comment to add the move to another pc doc, is a section on what do if the old pc is dead. 

Thanks again Dave for the great program as well as the great documentation.

DAN KC2STA


Re: Help with a small issue relative to IC-7610 and Commander Spectrum Waterfall Display

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thank you to have taken your time with this small issue.

The answers are Yes to the 1 and 2 questions, with these experiments, the Spectrum Waterfall Display comes on.

+ The next version of Commander can execute a <RESET> command in a user defined sequence; it's functionality is identical to clicking the Reset button on the Configuration window's General tab. You can modify your user-defined sequence to issue this command after issuing the command that powers up your IC-7610.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Log QSO upon striking "Enter" from Capture window?

Ken Bandy, KJ9B
 

Hi Dave and the group.  I run a special event from my station, and find that there are times, especially when working pileups, when it would be convenient to be able to log a QSO by simply striking the "Enter" key from the Capture window, thereby eliminating the need to go to the mouse to click on "Log".  I don't see that option in the configuration menu.  I see similar options using the main entry window, but I like to use the Capture window.  If this is not feasible, I can continue clicking on the "Log" button.  As usual Dave, thanks for the best ham radio suite in the business!

 

73,

Ken, KJ9B


Re: Saving New QTH Problem

Dave AA6YQ
 

Paul, your errorlog shows that DXKeeper has been continuously reporting a serious error in your log since November 2017:

19-Nov-2017 19:10:03 > program error 6147 in module DXLogModule.DisplayEntityNames: Column not found, DXCCPrefix
...
04-Aug-2018 20:58:36 > program error 6147 in module DXLogModule.DisplayEntityNames, State = 2: Column not found, DXCCPrefix

I'd have to examine your log file to be sure, but it appears that a critical field in your log's QSO table has gone missing.


There are also many reports like this one:

20-Jul-2018 12:14:56 > program error 3050 in module DXLogModule.OfferBackupIfObsoleteState: Could not lock file.

And many other serious error reports.


The log pathname shown in the errorlog implies that you are hosting your log on DropBox; it may be responsible for the above problems.

Before tackling the "can't add a new myQTH" problem, your log file must be restored to integrity. That may require changing the way you employ DropBox, or moving your log off DropBox.

Please place your log file in a zip archive, attach the archive to an email message, and send it my way.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Ecker [mailto:eckerpw@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2018 8:48 AM
To: Dave AA6YQ
Subject: Saving New QTH Problem

Dave
error log attached

The "Save Button is NOT grayed out
When I click on Save- none of the labels turn Red

73
Paul
w2eck


Re: Logging

w3qt_mike
 

Dave,

I think my initial reply was lost, so if this is a repeat please excuse my error.  You requested an update on my Cabrillo file generation progress.  I was finally able to engage briefly in a contest (NAQP-CW) in order to practice generating a file.  All is OK except this one little glitch.  The NCJ contest robot kicked back my log because the entries looked like this:

QSO: 14064 CW 2018-08-04 2122 W3QT       0001 MIKE       PA  VE9AA      0001 MIKE       NB

Should be:  QSO: 14064 CW 2018-08-04 2122 W3QT       MIKE       PA  VE9AA      MIKE       NB

I've removed all increment numbers so the TX# & RX# boxes are blank.  That just replaced the 0001 with 0000.  What am I missing so the log doesn't show any increment numbers?  Apparently they are shifting the columns to the right, and the log can't be read.  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT

On 5/27/2018 06:21 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
# even more AA6YQ comments below

Dave, thanks for the reply and the help.

# Thanks for pointing out the errors in the documentation, Mike!

# After you next use WinWarbler to log QSOs during a state QSO party (or any other contest that requires you to specify "Transmit Exchange" on the Contest tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window) and then direct DXKeeper to generate a Cabrillo file, please let me know how it goes. 

      73,

               Dave, AA6YQ
     


On 5/27/2018 06:13 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:


	* more AA6YQ comments below
	
	Thanks for the reply, Dave.  Here's the link on generating a Cabrillo file through DXKeeper.
	
	http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/Contesting?highlight=%28winwarbler%29%7C%28macro%29
	
	* That article did not say
	

		in order to generate a Cabrillo file the QSO must be recorded via DXKeeper

	
	* It said
	
	"However, if the contest's entry in the Contest Table specifies both a TX Exchange setting and a recorded TX# setting, then contest QSOs must be recorded via DXKeeper if a Cabrillo file is to be generated after the contest."
	
	* This statement was incorrect, and has been removed.
	
	* If you wish to direct DXKeeper to generate a Cabrillo file from QSOs logged via WinWarbler, see the step-by-step instructions in the "Generating a Cabrillo file From Logged QSOs in DXKeeper" section of
	
	<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/Contesting> <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/Contesting> 
	
	* I've inserted a new "step 1" in the "Generating a Cabrillo file From Logged QSOs in DXKeeper" section's instructions:
	
	1. on the Configuration window's Contest tab,
	
	1a. select or specify the contest's Contest ID
	
	1b. if TX Exchange is present in the Transmit Exchange column of contest's entry in the Contest Table, set TX Exchange as required
	
	1c. populate the required boxes in the Cabrillo panel
	
	       73,
	
	              Dave, AA6YQ
	
			
		I don't do contesting per se but want to use the contests to fill in needed counters for various awards of interest.  I've been playing with logging today during the CQ WPX Contest.  I want to log via the Capture window in Logger while using the CW macros in WinWarbler.
		
		+ When using WinWarbler, you should log QSOs via WinWarbler's "QSO Info" panel, not via DXKeeper's Capture window. I suggest closing the Capture window to avoid distraction, and to save screen space.
		
		 When I log with the Capture window the TX Increment # advances in Logger but not in WinWarbler, rendering my "TU 5NN TX#" CW macro useless. I've been through the documentation many times but can't find the solution.
		
		+ If you want WinWarbler to automatically increment TX# when you direct it log a QSO, check the "increment TX#" box on its Configuration window's Contest tab. If you instead want to increment TX# as part of executing a macro, use the <advance_tx_serial_number> command, as documented in
		
		< https://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Macros.htm> <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Macros.htm>  <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Macros.htm> <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Macros.htm>
		
		In order to add <TX_Serial_Number> to my macro must I log through WinWarbler in contest mode?
		
		+ Yes, and as stated above you should always log via WinWarbler when using WinWarbler.
		
		The documentation says in order to generate a Cabrillo file the QSO must be recorded via DXKeeper. 
		
		+ Please show me where it says that so I can correct it. DXKeeper will generate a Cabrillo file from any logged QSOs, whether they were logged directly via DXKeeper, received from WinWarbler or JT-Alert, or imported from an ADIF or tab-delimited file. What's critical is that information in the QSOs be logged as described in the large table in
		
		<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm> <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm>  <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm> <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm>
		
		 What am I overlooking?  Thanks.
		
		       73,
		
		             Dave, AA6YQ
	
	
	
	



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LogPublisher 1.1.8 is available

Volker Rose
 

This release

  • corrects a regression defect in uploading QSOs to QRZ.com (frequency was not included in manual QSO upload to the QRZ.com online logbook). Thanks to Henry, DJ0LP and Maximo, DU2UXH.
  • corrects some minor defects

Update instructions:

Update your firewall and anti-malware applications to consider LogPublisher.exe, LogPublisherUpdater.exe and OnAir.exe to be safe.

LogPublisher 1.1.8 is available via LogPublishers's update feature (New ? - button).

For more information about LogPublisher visit http://www.dl9ho.de/LogPublisher/LogPublisher.htm

Full release is available at  http://www.dl9ho.de/adidl.html

73,
Volker, DL9HO

Other Add on for DXLAB (interoperation with SpotCollector / DXKeeper / WinWarbler / Commander):
SpotSpy - extends SpotCollector to support visible and audible alarms
For more information about SpotSpy visit  SpotSpy - Add on for SpotCollector


Re: Winwarbler

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Find the button with the double headed arrows (to the right of
the Spot button). Click it as many times as you need to display
the desired items in the QSO Info window. The button acts in a
"circular" manner - increasing the window height for each click
until the maximum height then returning to minimum height.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2018-08-05 9:41 AM, Rien Aarden wrote:
I  configure Winwarbler and works nice.
With the video of K0PI!
but I'm have aslo the User items on display with Winwarbler
How can I'm disable this only for Winwarbler ???
Tnx Rien, PA7RA


Winwarbler

Rien Aarden
 

I  configure Winwarbler and works nice. 
With the video of K0PI!
but I'm have aslo the User items on display with Winwarbler 
How can I'm disable this only for Winwarbler ???
Tnx Rien, PA7RA 


Re: Logging

w3qt_mike
 

Dave,

You requested an update on my Cabrillo file generation progress.  I was finally able to dabble in a contest (NAQP-CW) in order to practice generating a file, but there is one little glitch.  The NCJ contest robot kicked back my log because the entries looked like this:

QSO: 14064 CW 2018-08-04 2122 W3QT       0001 MIKE       PA  VE9AA      0001 MIKE       NB

I've removed all increment numbers so the TX# & RX# boxes are blank.  That just replaced the 0001 with 0000.  What am I missing so the log doesn't show any increment numbers?  Apparently they are shifting the columns to the right, and the log can't be read.  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT


On 5/27/2018 06:21 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
# even more AA6YQ comments below

Dave, thanks for the reply and the help.

# Thanks for pointing out the errors in the documentation, Mike!

# After you next use WinWarbler to log QSOs during a state QSO party (or any other contest that requires you to specify "Transmit Exchange" on the Contest tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window) and then direct DXKeeper to generate a Cabrillo file, please let me know how it goes. 

      73,

               Dave, AA6YQ
     


On 5/27/2018 06:13 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:


	* more AA6YQ comments below
	
	Thanks for the reply, Dave.  Here's the link on generating a Cabrillo file through DXKeeper.
	
	http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/Contesting?highlight=%28winwarbler%29%7C%28macro%29
	
	* That article did not say
	

		in order to generate a Cabrillo file the QSO must be recorded via DXKeeper

	
	* It said
	
	"However, if the contest's entry in the Contest Table specifies both a TX Exchange setting and a recorded TX# setting, then contest QSOs must be recorded via DXKeeper if a Cabrillo file is to be generated after the contest."
	
	* This statement was incorrect, and has been removed.
	
	* If you wish to direct DXKeeper to generate a Cabrillo file from QSOs logged via WinWarbler, see the step-by-step instructions in the "Generating a Cabrillo file From Logged QSOs in DXKeeper" section of
	
	<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/Contesting> <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/Contesting> 
	
	* I've inserted a new "step 1" in the "Generating a Cabrillo file From Logged QSOs in DXKeeper" section's instructions:
	
	1. on the Configuration window's Contest tab,
	
	1a. select or specify the contest's Contest ID
	
	1b. if TX Exchange is present in the Transmit Exchange column of contest's entry in the Contest Table, set TX Exchange as required
	
	1c. populate the required boxes in the Cabrillo panel
	
	       73,
	
	              Dave, AA6YQ
	
			
		I don't do contesting per se but want to use the contests to fill in needed counters for various awards of interest.  I've been playing with logging today during the CQ WPX Contest.  I want to log via the Capture window in Logger while using the CW macros in WinWarbler.
		
		+ When using WinWarbler, you should log QSOs via WinWarbler's "QSO Info" panel, not via DXKeeper's Capture window. I suggest closing the Capture window to avoid distraction, and to save screen space.
		
		 When I log with the Capture window the TX Increment # advances in Logger but not in WinWarbler, rendering my "TU 5NN TX#" CW macro useless. I've been through the documentation many times but can't find the solution.
		
		+ If you want WinWarbler to automatically increment TX# when you direct it log a QSO, check the "increment TX#" box on its Configuration window's Contest tab. If you instead want to increment TX# as part of executing a macro, use the <advance_tx_serial_number> command, as documented in
		
		< https://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Macros.htm> <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Macros.htm>  <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Macros.htm> <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Macros.htm>
		
		In order to add <TX_Serial_Number> to my macro must I log through WinWarbler in contest mode?
		
		+ Yes, and as stated above you should always log via WinWarbler when using WinWarbler.
		
		The documentation says in order to generate a Cabrillo file the QSO must be recorded via DXKeeper. 
		
		+ Please show me where it says that so I can correct it. DXKeeper will generate a Cabrillo file from any logged QSOs, whether they were logged directly via DXKeeper, received from WinWarbler or JT-Alert, or imported from an ADIF or tab-delimited file. What's critical is that information in the QSOs be logged as described in the large table in
		
		<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm> <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm>  <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm> <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm>
		
		 What am I overlooking?  Thanks.
		
		       73,
		
		             Dave, AA6YQ
	
	
	
	



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Re: Saving New QTH

w2eck
 

Dave - Good morning
- error log has been sent to your ambersoft address
 
- The "Save Button is NOT grayed out
- When I click on Save- none of the labels turn Red
 
73
Paul
w2eck


Re: Help with a small issue relative to IC-7610 and Commander Spectrum Waterfall Display

Georges Ringotte
 

Dear Dave,

Thank you to have taken your time with this small issue.

The answers are Yes to the 1 and 2 questions, with these experiments, the Spectrum Waterfall Display comes on.

Best regards

Georges F6DFZ


Re: K3/KX3 user-defined controls for Commander

Gust ON6KE <gust.kegelaers.2010@...>
 

Thank you John.
73


Re: Saving New QTH

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Having a problem saving a new QTH on the My QTHs tab. Clicking on New - filling all the applicable data in the data slots and then hitting "Save" but can't get it saved. After selecting Save several times, the new QTH is still not appearing in the myQTH ID list. So I am missing a step somewhere in the Help file. Can anyone help?

+ If the Save button isn't "grayed out", then you've specified an ID in the upper-left corner of the "my QTHs" tab.

+ When you click the Save button, does the font used to render any of the labels change from black to red? If so, you've specified more text than that label's field can contain.

+ Is there an errorlog.txt file in your DXKeeper folder? If so, please attach it to an email message, and send it to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Saving New QTH

w2eck
 

Having a problem saving a new QTH on the My QTHs tab. Clicking on New - filling all the applicable data in the data slots and then hitting "Save" but can't get it saved. After selecting Save several times, the new QTH is still not appearing in the myQTH ID list. So I am missing a step somewhere in the Help file. Can anyone help?

73
Paul
w2eck

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