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K3 split up 5, sub on and reverse

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K3 split up 5, sub on and reverse

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Elecraft K3 macros in filesection

Alex OE3JTB
 

Good morning
I found in the file section macros for K3 https://groups.io/g/DXLab/files/Command%20Sequences%20and%20Sliders/Elecraft , are they still up to date. I loaded eg. the split macro, but it doesnt work a I awaited, 
73 Alex


Commander 13.7.4 is available

Dave AA6YQ
 

This release

- corrects a regression that when controlling an IC-7300, IC-7610, IC-7850, or IC-7851, prevents the Spectrum-Waterfall window's
"Reference Level" slider from being updated when changing band segments (tnx to Björn SM7IUN)

- when controlling a Flex Signature radio, if the radio is powered down, doesn't create errorlog.txt file entries reporting
callsigns with missing Flex spot numbers

- includes an S-meter file for the IC-7851 (tnx to Julio W4HY)

- enables user control of text colors and surface colors for user-defined command sequence buttons

- provides <ButtonTextColor> and <ButtonSurfaceColor> commands for use in user-defined command sequences

- updates the CommandSequences.htm documentation file


Notes:

1. The "User-defined Command Sequence" window provides a new "Button Colors" panel that enables you to set a user-defined sequence
button's text and surface color. The new <ButtonTextColor> and <ButtonSurfaceColor> commands enable execution of a command sequence
to change button text and surface color.

2. Update your firewall and anti-malware applications to consider this new version of Commander to be "safe"

3. If this upgrade doesn't work correctly, see the "After an Upgrade" section of
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/ApplicationStoppedWorking>

4. After upgrading, to revert to the previous version of Commander, see
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/RevertApplicationVersion>


Commander 13.7.4 is available via the DXLab Launcher and via

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: RCForb with DXLab

Don Inbody AD0K
 

Thank you. I will work on this and report back to the group.

73, Don AD0K


Re: RCForb with DXLab

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Has anyone successfully integrated the RCForb remote ham radio client with DXLab. I am guessing there is a way to use the client to interface with Commander, but have not yet cracked the code. The RCForb client has a K-3 mode that I gather is the secret.

I have access to a neighbor's remote station and would like to be able to use it from time to time while out of town, but keep be able to use DXLab applications to support it.

+ I have no personal experience, but Google found this:

<https://www.remotehams.com/forums/index.php?topic=1048.0>

+ You might contact the ops involved in the above thread for additional guidance.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


RCForb with DXLab

Don Inbody AD0K
 

Has anyone successfully integrated the RCForb remote ham radio client with DXLab. I am guessing there is a way to use the client to interface with Commander, but have not yet cracked the code. The RCForb client has a K-3 mode that I gather is the secret.

I have access to a neighbor's remote station and would like to be able to use it from time to time while out of town, but keep be able to use DXLab applications to support it.

73, Don AD0K


Re: Logging POTA QSO's

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

How I log POTA contacts is to setup a user-defined entry for POTA (actually WWFF) where I can enter the park code number. Then I go
to https://parksontheair.com/#table-list and enter the code to get the name of the park and its state. Enter the park name in the
QTH box of the "capture" window and select the state. Since chasers don't submit logs it doesn't really matter but for me I like to
have the correct info in my
log.

+ If you like, you can generate a POTA progress report from the information recorded in each QSO's user-defined item. See

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Progress.htm#User>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Logging POTA QSO's

Thomas Kramer
 

How I log POTA contacts is to setup a user-defined entry for POTA (actually WWFF) where I can enter the park code number. Then I go to https://parksontheair.com/#table-list and enter the code to get the name of the park and its state. Enter the park name in the QTH box of the "capture" window and select the state. Since chasers don't submit logs it doesn't really matter but for me I like to have the correct info in my log. Tom NQ7R

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Re: DXView and FT8

Dave AA6YQ
 

* AA6YQ comments below

The spots from WSJT-X / JTAlertX appear in SpotCollector on the radio's VFO A frequency, 50313, plus the frequency shown in WSJT-X, 1139, for example. SpotCollector shows the correct frequency of 50314.1.

Maybe SpotCollector could pass the call, but not the frequency, to WSJT-X to populate the DX Call field and enable TX when double clicking on the spot in SC. It would have to know not to set the frequency in this case.

The benefit would be to respond the same way as any other selected spot in SC rather than finding the call in WSJT-X and double clicking it in that program.

Would this be a high priority? Probably not.

* As I said below, SpotCollector already provides the ability to convey information from a double-clicked Spot Database Entry for a station operating in a digital mode to a specified application; note the "Digital Mode Application" panel on the General tab of SpotCollector's Configuration window. This mechanism is used by MultiPSK, the FLDigi-to-DXLab bridge, and the MixW-to-DXLab bridge.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


+ AA6YQ comments below

I have limited experience on FT8 and am using it primarily on 6M to work needed grids.

I had missed the ability to link JTAlertX to SpotCollector, so I really appreciate the info from Dave below.

As far as I can see, there's no way to double click on an FT8 spot in SpotCollector and have the call populated in the DX Call window of WSJT-X, generating the standard messages, and enable TX to start calling. Right?

+ Correct. SpotCollector provides the required mechanism, but the JT-Alert/WSJT-X combination does not currently exploit it. There is a question of how useful this interoperation would be, given that FT8 spots often cite the lower band edge, and that it may not be appropriate to call the FT8 station on its transmit frequency.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXView and FT8

Jim N7US
 

The spots from WSJT-X / JTAlertX appear in SpotCollector on the radio's VFO A frequency, 50313, plus the frequency shown in WSJT-X, 1139, for example. SpotCollector shows the correct frequency of 50314.1.

Maybe SpotCollector could pass the call, but not the frequency, to WSJT-X to populate the DX Call field and enable TX when double clicking on the spot in SC. It would have to know not to set the frequency in this case.

The benefit would be to respond the same way as any other selected spot in SC rather than finding the call in WSJT-X and double clicking it in that program.

Would this be a high priority? Probably not.

73, Jim N7US

-----Original Message-----


+ AA6YQ comments below

I have limited experience on FT8 and am using it primarily on 6M to work needed grids.

I had missed the ability to link JTAlertX to SpotCollector, so I really appreciate the info from Dave below.

As far as I can see, there's no way to double click on an FT8 spot in SpotCollector and have the call populated in the DX Call window of WSJT-X, generating the standard messages, and enable TX to start calling. Right?

+ Correct. SpotCollector provides the required mechanism, but the JT-Alert/WSJT-X combination does not currently exploit it. There is a question of how useful this interoperation would be, given that FT8 spots often cite the lower band edge, and that it may not be appropriate to call the FT8 station on its transmit frequency.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Pathfinder issue: Looks up details via QRZ one moment then the next...

Dave AA6YQ
 

Below, I meant to ask

"On Pathfinder's Configuration window,

- what is shown in the "Internet Explorer" panel for the Version and Emulation?"

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

+ AA6YQ comments below

I don't understand why Pathfinder keeps loosing QRZ login credentials. I am not talking days, but rather minutes from when I go to Pathfinder config and perform a QRZ login and lookups work correctly (via JTAlertX) but then a couple lookups later Pathfinder can no longer perform lookups until I do yet another login. This is happening many times in a two hour session. I am also getting Script Error dialog messages, always associated with the loss of lookup credentials.

+ When did this behavior first begin, Jerry?

+ On Pathfinder's Configuration window,

- what is shown for the Version and Emulation?

- is the "Hide script error notification" box checked?

+ Please reboot Windows into "safe mode with networking". Does the behavior reported above still occur?


Re: Pathfinder issue: Looks up details via QRZ one moment then the next...

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I don't understand why Pathfinder keeps loosing QRZ login credentials. I am not talking days, but rather minutes from when I go to Pathfinder config and perform a QRZ login and lookups work correctly (via JTAlertX) but then a couple lookups later Pathfinder can no longer perform lookups until I do yet another login. This is happening many times in a two hour session. I am also getting Script Error dialog messages, always associated with the loss of lookup credentials.

+ When did this behavior first begin, Jerry?

+ On Pathfinder's Configuration window,

- what is shown for the Version and Emulation?

- is the "Hide script error notification" box checked?

+ Please reboot Windows into "safe mode with networking". Does the behavior reported above still occur?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Pathfinder issue: Looks up details via QRZ one moment then the next...

Jerald Volpe
 

I don't understand why Pathfinder keeps loosing QRZ login credentials. I am not talking days, but rather minutes from when I go to Pathfinder config and perform a QRZ login and lookups work correctly (via JTAlertX) but then a couple lookups later Pathfinder can no longer perform lookups until I do yet another login. This is happening many times in a two hour session. I am also getting Script Error dialog messages, always associated with the loss of lookup credentials.

73, Jerry, KG6TT


Re: DXView and FT8

Carl - WC4H
 

For DXCC, the ARRL recognizes, Digitial, Phone & CW.  There are currently no DXCC awards for each of the individual digital modes.  So a QSO on JT65, FT8, RTTY, PSK31, etc, is a digital mode qso.

For, WAS, the individual modes can be used.  So you can have WAS mixed, cw, phone, digitial, FT8, PSK. JT65, etc. 

One big reason for FT8's popularity on 6 and 160 is that it can copy signals that are non-existant on CW. SSB and other modes.  I credit it with "openening" six meters.

73. 
Carl - WC4H


Re: Logbook of the World: Password reset confirmation

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Anyway, repetition finally brought up the window that let me enter the new password in DXKeeper. Once I did that, the sync worked for both QSOs and for QSLs.

+ Good!

I think the basic problem MAY have been an improper approach to using the update button.

+ There is only one thing you can do with the Update button: click it.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXView and FT8

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have limited experience on FT8 and am using it primarily on 6M to work needed grids.

I had missed the ability to link JTAlertX to SpotCollector, so I really appreciate the info from Dave below.

As far as I can see, there's no way to double click on an FT8 spot in SpotCollector and have the call populated in the DX Call window of WSJT-X, generating the standard messages, and enable TX to start calling. Right?

+ Correct. SpotCollector provides the required mechanism, but the JT-Alert/WSJT-X combination does not currently exploit it. There is a question of how useful this interoperation would be, given that FT8 spots often cite the lower band edge, and that it may not be appropriate to call the FT8 station on its transmit frequency.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Logbook of the World: Password reset confirmation

Victor Culver
 

Thank you for your patience with me. I've lost a step or two, not that I was ever the most capable tool in the toolbox.

I kept re-reading your advice/questions/comments and repeating what you suggested. I could not locate anything in the windows task bar that led to anywhere. I think I needed to see that to employ the 'lost window' procedure.

Anyway, repetition finally brought up the window that let me enter the new password in DXKeeper. Once I did that, the sync worked for both QSOs and for QSLs. I think the basic problem MAY have been an improper approach to using the update button. I'm not exactly sure what opened the process to proceed, but all of a sudden the required box appeared and I properly added the new password. Success!

I looked for an errortext file but did not find one. I suppose that means the program was doing what it was supposed to do and the fault is/was all mine. I can accept that.

I'm posting in case anyone else might profit from this exercise. Thank you again and again for your clear insight into what I needed to do and for standing by me as I stumbled onto doing what you wanted me to do. You da MAN, Dave.


73, Vic, W4VIC vic@w4vic@verizon.net

On 8/15/2018 9:28 AM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below
W4VIC in the user name box.
The correct password is NOT shown.
+ Is that because you changed your password in LoTW, but did not change it in DXKeeper?
No, no window opens, nor is it hiding behind any of the other windows.
+ Did you check the Windows Task Bar to see if a "DXKeeper LoTW Account" window is shown there?
+ The only reason that clicking the Update button would not display the "DXKeeper LoTW Account" window is if no log is currently open, but in that case an error message would be displayed.
+ Is there an errorlog.txt file in your DXKeeper folder? If so, please attach it to an email message, and send it my way.
73,
Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXView and FT8 (69m)

Wolf, DK1FW
 

DK1FW comments below
+ Back in 2013, Michael G7VJR's analysis of the Club Log database showed a minimum of 150K active DXers. 2500 Club Log users active on 60m represents less than 2% of that number; this does not qualify as "very popular". See

<https://g7vjr.org/2013/04/how-many-dxers-are-there-in-the-world/>
Z60A, which was a new one for everybody, had 30k unique calls in the
log. This number is probaby more indicative of "serious" DX-ers than the 150k active DX-ers calculated by Michael.

+ There's a reason that the ARRL doesn't offer DXCC awards on 60m: the band has exactly 5 segments, each only 2.8 kHz in width. The ARRL does not want to encourage DXing on such a small band; neither do I.


I am not familiar with the US situation. Most of the world does not
have the 15 kHz channelized. The CW and FT8 part of the band is never crowded here in EU. If people would not chase DX for fun the band would be almost empty apart from some SSB rag-chewers. If no 60m DXCC Award exist (and it probably never will) supporting DX-ing on 60m will do more good than bad. But this is just my personal opinion. Of course you are the boss.

73 de Wolf, DK1FW


Re: DXView and FT8

Jim N7US
 

I have limited experience on FT8 and am using it primarily on 6M to work needed grids.

I had missed the ability to link JTAlertX to SpotCollector, so I really appreciate the info from Dave below.

As far as I can see, there's no way to double click on an FT8 spot in SpotCollector and have the call populated in the DX Call window of WSJT-X, generating the standard messages, and enable TX to start calling. Right?

73, Jim N7US

-----Original Message-----


+ AA6YQ comments below

I use Gridtracker for visualization of FT-8 or ... Spots - very fast and nice.

See https://tagloomis.com/grid-tracker/


Maybe it would ok to have a server for this brilliant program within DXlabsuite - but ok - DXview may be ok for most of the user ...

+ If you're running JTAlert and enable its "Post decoded callsigns to SpotCollector" option, then each callsign decoded by WSJT-X will be conveyed to SpotCollector, which will indicate "need" for the awards you are pursuing along with participation in LoTW and eQSL. SpotCollector will convey each decoded callsign to DXView, will can display it on its built-in world map, on the DX Atlas world map, or on Google Earth.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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