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Re: Marathon Submission

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am looking at my log for Marathon submission next year. Last year I made 3 mistakes (busted calls, wrong zones) and I don't want to make mistakes this time.

Going through my log I have some qso's that may be questionable. How would I change to using a qso for the submission that I made later in the year from one that I made earlier?

Example: When I generate the submission for zone 5 the qso there is VO1LM on 1/1/2018. I would rather use K1NZ on 1/2/2018. How to change the submission when generated to use K1NZ?

+ From

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Progress.htm#AP%20CQ%20DX%20Marathon>

"When choosing a QSO for each CQ DX Marathon Country

QSOs whose Country Risk items are set to I are ignored

first priority is given to QSOs made earliest in the year whose Country Risk items are set to L and, if the Confirmed QSOs are low risk option is enabled, QSOs whose Country Risk items are unspecified and are confirmed via QSL card, LotW, or Authenticity-Guaranteed members of eQSL.cc

second priority is given to QSOs made earliest in the year whose Country Risk items are unspecified

third priority is given to QSOs made earliest in the year whose Country Risk items are set to H"

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+ Thus you can guide the Marathon submission generator's choice of QSOs to include in your submission by appropriately setting each QSO's "Country Risk" item:

+ to force the submission generator to ignore a QSO, set its "Country Risk" item to 'I' (Main window, Awards tab)

+ to instruct the submission generator to only submit a QSO if no "better" QSO is available, set its "Country Risk" item to 'H''

+ to express confidence in a QSO, set its "Country Risk" item to "L".

+ Thus in your example above you would set your VO1LM QSO's "Country Risk" item to "H", and your K1NZ QSO's "Country Risk" item to "L".


+ Notes:

1. there is also a "Zone Risk" item that you can also use to guide the Marathon submission generator's choice of QSOs

2. In the "Marathon Submission" panel near the lower-left corner of the Configuration window's Awards tab, checking the "Confirmed QSOs are low risk" will automatically result in QSOs confirmed via LoTW or eQSL AG being considered low risk.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Using irc on 2 computers

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am running DXlabs suite on my shack computer, but I would also like to run spotcollector and dxview on my laptop so I can keep track of what's on when I'm not in the shack.

I haven't been able to configure the IRC channel on the second computer. Whether I use host of irc.radiochat.org (as on my shack computer) or us.worldirc.org, I get a message that the host can't be identified. And when I try to use my nickname, it tells me that it is already in use (which it is).

+ Evidently the "host can't be identified" message is harmless, otherwise you wouldn't be seeing the "nickname already in use" message.

Is there a way that I can set this up so I can connect from two computers at once?

+ I am doing it as we speak. On your second computer, change the IRC username to 4X6GP-1, and then re-connect. (Configuration window, "Spot Sources" tab.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Scomm issue maybe?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thank you for your prompt reply

1. When i configure radio and com port speed to 115200 commander will not connect to radio.i loose the handshake. I had the same problem in my qth1 at the time and you found out an Scomm problem with few other users due to language or zone setting. This i do not recall precisely.

+ The defect to which you are referring was corrected in Commander version 13.1.6, which was publicly released on 2018-01-10. No one else is reporting problems with controlling an IC-7300 at 115,200 baud; I just checked Commander with my IC-7300 to be sure.

+ What version of Commander is shown on the title bar of its Main window?

+ I assume you have your IC-7300 connected to your PC via a standard USB A-B cable. What is the maximum baud rate at which Commander can still track and control your IC-7300's frequency?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


New Install on commputer

Larrry Albert
 

I had trouble with win 10 install on my win 7 computer. Microsoft helped me but lost most of my programs.
In reinstalling DXLAB I installed Launcher 2.2.1. All buttons are black except CMD  which is red. On staring CMD "Unable to Launch file does not exist. In config Commander is in Black, Avail in red 13.7.9 upgrade . on upgrade path has not been specified. I thought I cleaned out all the dxlab files .Hope there is a way to get out of this and start my re install.
Thanks in advance. Larry


Re: Using irc on 2 computers

Ron Rosson
 

Victor,

You can implement about what I am thinking of implementing.  :)

I am thinking of implementing WinTelnetX with what I currently have configured in SpotCollector (SC) and then having SC point to the WinTelnetX from more than one computer. In theory I should have the same data presented to any computer that is pointed to WinTelnetX.

If you do this I would be interested if my theory proves true. 

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73 de KF5JRA
Ron
kf5jra at oneinsane dot org

------ Original Message ------
From: "Victor 4X6GP" <k2vco.vic@...>
Sent: 10/15/2018 1:25:26 PM
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Using irc on 2 computers

It is on my network, so it's simple. It works, although it is not as attractive as the Spotcollector display and doesn't have all the features.
I can do this, or I can just use various telnet clusters rather than IRC, which seem to work OK with multiple users.
73,
Victor, 4X6GP
Rehovot, Israel
Formerly K2VCO
CWops no. 5
http://www.qsl.net/k2vco/
On 15 Oct 2018 17:39, Ron Rosson wrote:
You could enable the web server in Spotcollector on your shack computer. Once you have done that just leave spot collector running and from your laptop point your favorite browser to hamshack computer's IP address.

Hope this helps

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73 de KF5JRA
Ron
kf5jra at oneinsane dot org



Re: Using irc on 2 computers

Victor 4X6GP
 

It is on my network, so it's simple. It works, although it is not as attractive as the Spotcollector display and doesn't have all the features.
I can do this, or I can just use various telnet clusters rather than IRC, which seem to work OK with multiple users.
73,
Victor, 4X6GP
Rehovot, Israel
Formerly K2VCO
CWops no. 5
http://www.qsl.net/k2vco/
On 15 Oct 2018 17:39, Ron Rosson wrote:

You could enable the web server in Spotcollector on your shack computer. Once you have done that just leave spot collector running and from your laptop point your favorite browser to hamshack computer's IP address.

Hope this helps

--
73 de KF5JRA
Ron
kf5jra at oneinsane dot org



Re: Callbook Lookup (HamCall) and the CBA Button

Charles N2SO
 

Have you checked the "Query callbook and DXCC database for missing items" option on the "Import QSOs" tab in DXKeeper? 
+ No I did not. Thanks, Joe That cured the problem. 

 What's an example of a callsign that should have been updated by a bulk update using QRZ's XML service, but wasn't?
+ I still need to test that with some new QSOs, Dave. I Will report back if I continue to have problems.

On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 7:36 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I recently updated my computer to a Windows 10 and re-installed DXLabs. I use HamCall residing on my PC to fill in name, QTH and other information on a logged QSO and this works fine for individual QSOs but not for QSOs imported from N1MM via an ADIF file. When I then press ALT+CBA the program performs as before by asking me whether to back up the log first and then presenting a blue progress bar, but the County fields remain stubbornly empty.

+ Two comments:

1. no callbook provides county information for every callsi0gn

2. if a QSO's county item isn't empty, the ALT+CBA function will not update that county item.

I have tried also using QRZ-XLM as an alternative with the same result. QSO's are correctly populated on a individual basis, but not in bulk.

+ What's an example of a callsign that should have been updated by a bulk update using QRZ's XML service, but wasn't?

 I have tried to toggle "Allow direct Subdivision entry" on the main window's Configurer General Tab without effect.

+ It is dangerous to enable/disable options before first understanding their purpose. As described in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Configuration.htm>

+ the "Allow direct Subdivision entry" when checked, for QSOs with DXCC entities that specify Primary and Secondary Administrative Subdivisions, enables subdivision items to be directly entered and edited in the Award panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab.

+ In this case, the option is both irrelevant to the problem you are trying to solve, and harmless.

            73,

                Dave, AA6YQ







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73, Charles N2SO
 Treasurer, Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc.

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73, Charles N2SO


Re: Mix2dxlabs freq transfer to dxkeeper

Pat
 

Rick...
Windows 7   6.1
Mixw 3.2.104
Bridge 3.1.3

seem like the first version did this.. not sure.\
tnx
Murf


Re: Using irc on 2 computers

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

Another way is to use such as TEAMVIEWER to watch it remotely as it runs on your home computer.

 

Outlook Desktop Gil W0MN

Hierro Candente Batir de Repente

44.08226 N 92.51265 W EN34rb

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Rosson
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 09:39
To: DXLab@groups.io; DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Using irc on 2 computers

 

You could enable the web server in Spotcollector on your shack computer. Once you have done that just leave spot collector running and from your laptop point your favorite browser to hamshack computer's IP address.

 

Hope this helps

 

--
73 de KF5JRA
Ron

kf5jra at oneinsane dot org

 

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

From: "Victor 4X6GP" <k2vco.vic@...>

Sent: 10/15/2018 2:19:15 AM

Subject: [DXLab] Using irc on 2 computers

 

I am running DXlabs suite on my shack computer, but I would also like to run spotcollector and dxview on my laptop so I can keep track of what's on when I'm not in the shack.
I haven't been able to configure the IRC channel on the second computer. Whether I use host of irc.radiochat.org (as on my shack computer) or us.worldirc.org, I get a message that the host can't be identified. And when I try to use my nickname, it tells me that it is already in use (which it is).
Is there a way that I can set this up so I can connect from two computers at once?


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W0MN EN34rb 44.08226 N 92.51265 W

Hierro candente, batir de repente

HP Laptop


Re: Using irc on 2 computers

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

Possible, but if you are not on the same network you need to open access from the outside. If you do that you better know what you are doing for the sake of security.

 

Outlook Desktop Gil W0MN

Hierro Candente Batir de Repente

44.08226 N 92.51265 W EN34rb

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Rosson
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 09:39
To: DXLab@groups.io; DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Using irc on 2 computers

 

You could enable the web server in Spotcollector on your shack computer. Once you have done that just leave spot collector running and from your laptop point your favorite browser to hamshack computer's IP address.

 

Hope this helps

 

--
73 de KF5JRA
Ron

kf5jra at oneinsane dot org

 

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

From: "Victor 4X6GP" <k2vco.vic@...>

Sent: 10/15/2018 2:19:15 AM

Subject: [DXLab] Using irc on 2 computers

 

I am running DXlabs suite on my shack computer, but I would also like to run spotcollector and dxview on my laptop so I can keep track of what's on when I'm not in the shack.
I haven't been able to configure the IRC channel on the second computer. Whether I use host of irc.radiochat.org (as on my shack computer) or us.worldirc.org, I get a message that the host can't be identified. And when I try to use my nickname, it tells me that it is already in use (which it is).
Is there a way that I can set this up so I can connect from two computers at once?


--

W0MN EN34rb 44.08226 N 92.51265 W

Hierro candente, batir de repente

HP Laptop


Re: Using irc on 2 computers

Ron Rosson
 

You could enable the web server in Spotcollector on your shack computer. Once you have done that just leave spot collector running and from your laptop point your favorite browser to hamshack computer's IP address.

Hope this helps

--
73 de KF5JRA
Ron
kf5jra at oneinsane dot org

------ Original Message ------
From: "Victor 4X6GP" <k2vco.vic@...>
Sent: 10/15/2018 2:19:15 AM
Subject: [DXLab] Using irc on 2 computers

I am running DXlabs suite on my shack computer, but I would also like to run spotcollector and dxview on my laptop so I can keep track of what's on when I'm not in the shack.
I haven't been able to configure the IRC channel on the second computer. Whether I use host of irc.radiochat.org (as on my shack computer) or us.worldirc.org, I get a message that the host can't be identified. And when I try to use my nickname, it tells me that it is already in use (which it is).
Is there a way that I can set this up so I can connect from two computers at once?


Re: Scomm issue maybe?

g4wjs
 

On 14/10/2018 08:03, ghassan chammas via Groups.Io wrote:
Problem #2: when I am keying the WSJT ft8 program, the USB mode of transmission is getting back to USB wide , while i am clicking on DATA-U.
Hi Gassan,

what option do you have selected for the WSJT-X "Settings->Radio->Mode" panel?

73
Bill
G4WJS.



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73

Bill

G4WJS.


Marathon Submission

Kent N6WT
 

Hi Dave and all

I am looking at my log for Marathon submission next year. Last year I made 3 mistakes (busted calls, wrong zones) and I don't want to make mistakes this time.

Going through my log I have some qso's that may be questionable. How would I change to using a qso for the submission that I made later in the year from one that I made earlier?

Example: When I generate the submission for zone 5 the qso there is VO1LM on 1/1/2018. I would rather use K1NZ on 1/2/2018. How to change the submission when generated to use K1NZ?

Thanks
73
Kent
N6WT


Using irc on 2 computers

Victor 4X6GP
 

I am running DXlabs suite on my shack computer, but I would also like to run spotcollector and dxview on my laptop so I can keep track of what's on when I'm not in the shack.
I haven't been able to configure the IRC channel on the second computer. Whether I use host of irc.radiochat.org (as on my shack computer) or us.worldirc.org, I get a message that the host can't be identified. And when I try to use my nickname, it tells me that it is already in use (which it is).
Is there a way that I can set this up so I can connect from two computers at once?


Re: Scomm issue maybe?

ghassan chammas
 

Thank you for your prompt reply
1. When i configure radio and com port speed to 115200 commander will not connect to radio.i loose the handshake. I had the same problem in my qth1 at the time and you found out an Scomm problem with few other users due to language or zone setting. This i do not recall precisely.

2. I read the intructions but i seem to miss any comments on dxlab commander changing from data-u to usb.

3. Problem solved

4. Ok

5. I shall review the firewall setiings and revert back.

Thank you again and again
Ghassan



Sent from Samsung tablet.

-------- Original message --------
From: Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>
Date: 14/10/2018 16:14 (GMT+02:00)
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Scomm issue maybe?

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am installing Dxlab and the wsjtx/jtalert suites in my second QTH.
I have loaded the workspaces that I have saved in my qth1 , which works perfectly. in both qyhs I am using the same gear: ic 7300 , dual screen windows 7.

Problem # 1: Commander + The spectrum waterfall did not connect. I lowered the baud rate to 9600 again (it was 115200) and the commander connected and controlled the radio ok. however the spectrum does not work anymore since it needs 115200 baud rate. I remember when you first launched the spectrum that with some of the users, me included you detected an Scomm issue. I am using the latest updates from dxlab. I am not sure how to proceed from here to get the spectrum working.

+ Configure Commander and your radio to use 115200. What happens?


Problem #2: when I am keying the WSJT ft8 program, the USB mode of transmission is getting back to USB wide , while i am clicking on DATA-U. the radio refuses to key in digital mode and is reverting alwyas to usb phone mode. This is not occurring to me in my qth1, with the same workspace.

+ A DXLab Workspace does not include settings for WSJT-X or JT-Alert. Configure these applications as described in

< https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStartedwithK1JTModes>


Problem # 3:  I copied my OD5YA database in the dxkeeper databases directory. In dxkeeper I can see all my QSOs perfectly. however, Marathon RAT sees blank. it is not detecting any of my qsos as if my database was blank. RAT DXCC however sees them correctly . I recomputed twice but to no prevail.

+ On the Awards tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window, What boxes are checked in the "Marathon Bands & Modes" panel?


Problem # 4;  the same issue as with marathon is happening with WSJTx. All the countries in the decode band activity appear in bright lilac color, indicating new dxcc country, while i have those countries in my log. I did a scan and a reconstruction of  alerts in jtalert but the issue remains the same. Note that in spotcollector, if i disable the marathon tick, the colors are consistent with my log status, however ticking the marathon square, obviously reddens all the spots entry.

+ You should post this question on the JT-Alert Discussion Group


Problem#5 : on this computer also I am having the same propview error that I reported to you earlier" unable to download sunspot number from : .....supported-radio-flux.txt...
At the time I reported this to you you instructed me to boot in safe mode with network. i was unable to do this, but the next day I read on the forum some other radio-hams reporting the same issue. So I thought I could wait and see what would come up. However, on this computer, I do not have an antivirus installed yet, since I intend to finish all my setups and then install it.

+ Windows includes a Firewall that if not properly configured can prevent DXLab applications from functioning correctly -- including preventing PropView from accessing the internet.

       73,

               Dave, AA6YQ






Re: SC Webserver and SPProb

Stephen Rabinowitz
 

Thank you for considering this, Dave.
73, Steve K2SN

Sent from BlueMail
On Oct 14, 2018, at 10:03 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Would it be possible to include a column for SPProb in the Spot Collector Webserver report? The QSO probability generated by PropView
1.9.4 is very useful information.

+ Yes that's possible, but I think a column for the Long Path probability should also be shown. If I add these new columns pm the right, there would be no forced increase in browser width for users not interested in the propagation columns.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ





Re: Labelprinting DXK

Dave AA6YQ
 

No response received: resending


+ AA6YQ comments below

I'm not able to print labels, the printer refuses. The error message from DXK says the following.

snip<
Whats wrong PSE help

+ Please do the following:

1. on the Configuration window's General tab, check the "Log debugging info" box

2. terminate DXKeeper

3. start DXKeeper

4. attempt to print a QSL label

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

6. attach the errorlog.txt file from your DXKeeper folder to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ





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Re: SC Webserver and SPProb

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Would it be possible to include a column for SPProb in the Spot Collector Webserver report? The QSO probability generated by PropView
1.9.4 is very useful information.

+ Yes that's possible, but I think a column for the Long Path probability should also be shown. If I add these new columns pm the right, there would be no forced increase in browser width for users not interested in the propagation columns.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Mix2dxlabs freq transfer to dxkeeper

Rick Ellison
 

Murf..

If you are running windows 10 The only way I have found to make the gateway work properly is to run it using the Run as administrator  setting. Other than that I have heard of no other reports of this. I will check it out later when I get back to my shack..

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2018 5:55 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Mix2dxlabs freq transfer to dxkeeper

 



running the Makrothen and logging with Mix2dxlabs gate way   3.1.3

the operating  freq was not being transferred to the log.  Had to manual do it.

a setting I might be missing?

murf

n7uvh

 



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Re: [ARRL-LoTW] Callsign Certificate Renewal

Dave AA6YQ
 

FYI

Mike VA3LR:

I just requested the renewal for one of my callsigns. The procedure went smoothly, however I noticed one thing ... After the request was completed, it created a new certificate under the listing of my other callsigns within the tQSL's list of certificates with a red O and a slash through it as noted in the instructions (as shown in the snip below). However, tQSL did not delete the original callsign certificate which I thought it would while I wait for the new certificate to be issued. Is this the normal and expected outcome?


Rick K1MU:

Yes, that's expected behavior.

One way in which people using TQSL get themselves confused has to do with issuing either new or renewed callsign certificates. Joe Ham asks to renew their callsign certificate. That causes ARRL to issue a new callsign certificate for their call, marking their old one invalid. In the meantime, they get impatient and restore a .P12 with their pre-renewal callsign certificate, which would delete the pending callsign certificate.

That leaves them in a state where the .TQ6 doesn't work, since they deleted the renewal due to installing the .P12 with the prior callsign certificate, but what they have is out of date and can't be used. So they renew again. And get impatient, and repeat the error.

Also common - request a new callsign certificate. Wait a day, then get impatient and request it again. The .TQ6 that arrives doesn't work since it corresponds to the first day's request. So you delete it and request #3. About this time, the TQ6 for request 2 arrives and doesn't work, so.. now you're in a loop, off by a day and frustrated. This, by the way, is one of the reasons people say Logbook is "too hard" - what seems to be reasonable behavior by the operator drives the software into an

TQSL 2.4 no longer deletes the pending request, and leaves the "replaced" callsign certificate in place, which you can delete after the .TQ6 is installed. Leaving that around allows you to always recover by downloading the current .TQ6 file from the Logbook of the World site., breaking you out of the repeated failures.

This repeated renewal problem happens a lot, and confuses people because it's not expected because renewals (and new issuance) of callsign certificates is not immediate. This change was done to help get people out of that mess.

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