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Re: LoTW-TQSL

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am shure it has baan written here before, but cannot find the answer.

I have installed TQSL 2.4.3 recently, and CDV is V11.6 .

TQSL 2.4.3 came shortly after the previous version.

Uploading to LoTW is impossible.

<<No QSOs where uploaded to LoTW . No QSOs where processed because some QSOs were duplicates or invalid >>

In the cue where 201 QSOs, and 9 were duplicates.

Recompute has been done. And no “Broke” QSOs.

How to proceed further for solving this and uploading again?

+ See

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Generating confirmed/unconfirmed report

K4PX K4PX
 


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: K4PX K4PX <k4pxjoe@...>
Date: Fri, Dec 14, 2018, 8:34 AM
Subject: Generating confirmed/unconfirmed report
To: <DXLab@groups.io>


Good morning,
I have 201 countries worked and 197 confirmed, so I need QSLs from 4 countries.  I am trying to figure our how to generate report that shows those 4 unconfirmed countries, and the calls of the stations from those 4 countries.  Thank you for your help.
73,
Joe
K4PX

Re: DXKeeper Questions

Bill - AA4M
 

Gentleman . . . Moi?  Hi

I found the fix for this!  In JTAlertX:  Settings > Manage Settings > Applications > DXLab Suite, uncheck all boxes under the DXKeeper heading.  I did this a couple of hours ago and haven't seen a filtered view of my log since!

73, Bill - AA4M

On 2018-12-12 17:28:32, Roy Jackson wrote:
I use WSJT-X and JTAlert, along with DXLab. I have seen what this gentleman is talking about. As far as I can remember, it has always been that way. It never bothered me enough to attempt to change it. When I double-click a call in WSJT-X something, apparently, causes DXKeeper to filter the log page display by that call, so you can view previous contacts, if any. I assume that something is JTAlert. Any way, the log page display stay filtered to that call, even if the QSO is eventually logged. If you double-click on another call without completing the QSO with the first call, then the log page display filters for the second call. The only way to return to the full log page display is to Control-click the X in the filter box. There is probably a seting somewhere that I don't have correct, but, as I said, I really haven't taken the time to look for it. Hope this helps.

WPX

Email Service <jfriend31@...>
 

I have been trying to figure out how to print a WPX report with FULL call sign. All I can get is the prefixes.

 

Can someone please tell me how to print a list of FULL call signs for submission to WPX.

 

Thank you,

 

Jack AK7O

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Re: WSJX Split Operation Setting

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

It is working now, but curious as to what others have selected in
Split.
Either Rig or Fake It work with my K3. What transceiver are you
using? Have you raised this issue with the developers of WSJT-X?

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2018-12-13 10:31 PM, Anthony wrote:
Up until today I was using WSJT-X with "DX Lab Suite Commander" as a radio setting and under Split Operation "Fake It".  I started to get an error with regard to the radio selection and WSJT kept asking if I wanted to reconfigure the radio.  Having no choice, I did and the only change I made to make it work was to go from "Fake it" to "None".  If I do not select "NONE" WSTJ does not see the radio frequency that Commander is displaying.  It is working now, but curious as to what others have selected in Split.   Thanks!
--
Anthony - N2KI

LoTW-TQSL

eddy on5jk
 

 

Hallo Dave,

I am shure it has baan written here before, but cannot find the answer.

I have installed TQSL 2.4.3 recently, and CDV is V11.6 .

TQSL 2.4.3 came shortly after the previous version.

Uploading to LoTW is impossible.

<<No QSOs where uploaded to LoTW . No QSOs where processed because some QSOs were duplicates or invalid >>

In the cue where 201 QSOs, and 9 were duplicates.

Recompute has been done. And no “Broke” QSOs.

How to proceed further for solving this and uploading again?

Thanks , Merry Xmas.

Eddy ON5JK

Verzonden vanuit Mail voor Windows 10

 


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Re: WSJX Split Operation Setting

Santiago Mejia
 

I may be the least knowledgeable person to comment on this, but have you checked your RFI? I had the same problem with a second radio and it turned out the usb cable needed chokes (3 turns) and gone was the issue.

73 de HI8SMX, Santiago




On Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:31 PM, Anthony <n2ki.ham@...> wrote:

Up until today I was using WSJT-X with "DX Lab Suite Commander" as a radio setting and under Split Operation "Fake It".  I started to get an error with regard to the radio selection and WSJT kept asking if I wanted to reconfigure the radio.  Having no choice, I did and the only change I made to make it work was to go from "Fake it" to "None".  If I do not select "NONE" WSTJ does not see the radio frequency that Commander is displaying.  It is working now, but curious as to what others have selected in Split.   Thanks!
--

Anthony - N2KI

Re: DXCC linking: manual or auto?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Finally doing something with DXK other than purely logging Qs! 😉

Last night I downloaded my DXCC credits for the 1st time evah. I then clicked on the ‘analyze’ button and I see that out of 497 total credits, 81 will remain unlinked. So, my potentially stupid question is this: Is there any danger in autolinking those 416 credits now, then focusing on the remaining 81 and performing manual linking as my time allows?

+ No danger, other than forgetting that you left the task in an incomplete state so your "DXCC Credits awarded" statistics will be incorrect.

I have been studying the excellent online documentation, but there’s just so much there that it tends to get a tad overwhelming after a couple hours 😉

+ Pace yourself! Take frequent breaks! Don't try to memorize information that you can obtain when needed...

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

DXCC linking: manual or auto?

K5ZM
 

Finally doing something with DXK other than purely logging Qs! 😉

 

Last night I downloaded my DXCC credits for the 1st time evah. I then clicked on the ‘analyze’ button and I see that out of 497 total credits, 81 will remain unlinked. So, my potentially stupid question is this: Is there any danger in autolinking those 416 credits now, then focusing on the remaining 81 and performing manual linking as my time allows?

 

I have been studying the excellent online documentation, but there’s just so much there that it tends to get a tad overwhelming after a couple hours 😉

 

73

 

Ian, K5ZM

WSJX Split Operation Setting

Anthony
 

Up until today I was using WSJT-X with "DX Lab Suite Commander" as a radio setting and under Split Operation "Fake It".  I started to get an error with regard to the radio selection and WSJT kept asking if I wanted to reconfigure the radio.  Having no choice, I did and the only change I made to make it work was to go from "Fake it" to "None".  If I do not select "NONE" WSTJ does not see the radio frequency that Commander is displaying.  It is working now, but curious as to what others have selected in Split.   Thanks!
--

Anthony - N2KI

Re: WSJT-X /DX Keeper

Anthony
 

Thanks Laurie!  I was in this area earlier but no success.  Now, OK.  Go figure.  Thanks again!
--

Anthony - N2KI

Re: DXKeeper Questions

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Simple, If you want to clear the DXKeeper Filter after logging a QSO, clear the DX Call in WSJT-X.

While ever there is a DX Call shown in WSJT-X JTAlert will instruct DXKeeper to filter its display.

+ Note that the behavior described above is governed by options on the Applications/DXLab Suite section of JTAlert's Settings
window.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: FW: [Answered]Re: [DXLab] Commander/Flex via SmartLink

Dave AA6YQ
 

# More AA6YQ comments below

 

Answers inline.

 

Michael Walker VA3MW


On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 6:08 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below 

Do you know if Dave has looked at the Developer's API's?  https://www.flexradio.com/api/.

+ I populated much of the SmartSDR Wiki with Eric's answers to my questions back when I first extended Commander to support Flex Signature radios directly via the API.

We already have a number of products that "Works with Flex" and certainly DXLabs can leverage all the interfacing he may require.   Commander can either connect to the radio on the Local LAN via IP or remotely via  remote CAT connection with SmartSDR CAT and what ever serial com port the use creates.   We know this works well as other do make use of it.

+ Commander has been directly connecting to Flex Signature radios since August 2015.

Nice... sorry, I wasn't aware

I thought I would give this a try.  I have both a local and a remote 6600.  

First, we need the names of the radios changed to Flex-6x00, etc.  As it took a while for me to find the local radio and it should be called by its proper model number.

 

+ When the 6300/6500/6700 were first announced, I assumed that Flex would continue the naming scheme begun with the SDR-1000. No Flex user has ever reported being unable to correctly select his or her transceiver.

Got it.  However, we would prefer if you can use the actual model name as that would make more sense, don't you agree?

 

# When there's a "Flex Developer" site with comprehensive information for developers wishing to complement Flex products, when current users are notified of new SmartSDR releases via email, and when I have access to alpha test releases, then I'll take the time to modify Commander to use  the Flex radio names you request. That would make more sense, don't you agree?

It connected fine, but somehow broke SmartSDR CAT to the point I was not able to start SmartSDR CAT again.  This will need to be resolved.   

+ Commander doesn't use SmartSDR CAT, but if it's being "broken", that is by definition the result of a defect in "Smart SDR CAT". If you need help tracking this defect down, let me know.

Sorry, I am not a developer, so I am not sure what happens here.  This is the first time I have seen this happen and there are other products such as PSTRotatorAZ, etc that do a similar connection to the radio (network/ip) and that is handled without issue.  I can only tell you what I saw, and that when Commander running and connected to the radio, SmartSDR CAT refused to start.  Not sure why.  If that doesn't happen to you at all, then it might be unique to my computer.  It is critical that SmartSDR CAT continue to run so that other applications can access the radios CAT features at the same time. 

# The fact that PSTRotatorAZ works with SmartSDR correctly doesn't absolve SmartSDR for failing when running with Commander.

 I had to terminate Commander to get SmartSDR CAT to start again.

Once I figured this out, I now wanted to start SmartSDR CAT with a SmartLink Login to my remote 6600.   This is key and how it is designed to function.

+ Perhaps you could begin by explaining what SmartLink does. What is its purpose. What benefits does it provide to the user. How does it work at a network-topology level of abstraction? If there's a document that contains this information, please point me at it.

SmartLink facilitates the ability to securely and easily operate your FLEX-6000 SDR over the Internet (remotely) without the use of VPN or specialized hardware. All of the necessary software to use SmartLink is integrated into SmartSDR v2.0 for Windows, Maestro and iOS clients for seamless remote operation.  SL

creates a UDP and a TCP tunnel from the end user (Windows, MAC, iOS) to the radio.  Only 2 ports are used. 

 

# Are you referring to serial ports, TCP ports, UDP ports, or some other kind of ports?

 

The connection is brokered by an Azure connection and then handed off to the radio and the user client (SmartSDR, SmartSDR CAT and SmartSDR DAX).

 

# When I use DXLab with my 6500, Commander connects directly to the 6500 via TCP and UDP over my local area network (Ethernet).  I'm understanding you to say that SmartLink would enable me remotely control a Flex Signature radio via the internet. Some questions:

 

1.       how is the remote Flex Signature radio connected to the internet?

 

2.       if Commander must be configured to interact with a local instance of SmartSDR, how does that local instance of SmartSDR connect to the internet?

 

# Normally, one provides a diagram that shows how the primary components are connected both physically and logically. Does such a diagram exist for SmartLink?

 

# One of the capabilities that Commander provides is the ability to display the callsigns of active DX stations on a SmartSDR panadaptor, color coded by "need" and by use of eQSL and LoTW. Is that capability available via SmartLink? If so, how would Commander convey callsigns via "SmartSDR CAT"?

 

# How would you compare SmartLink with this approach that some DXLab/Flex users have been employing for remote control?

 

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

 

          73,

 

                Dave, AA6YQ





 

 

 

You can see that I am connected to it here:

 

 

Sadly, that is far as I can go to test this as Commander won't start and give me a message that it is running when it is not.  

 

 

+ Check the Windows Task Manager, and you'll see that another instance of Commander is running. If not, then your instance of Windows is broken.

 

Yes, there was an orphaned version of Commander running, but it had no GUI to display.  I did have to kill it.  I am not sure what you mean by my instance of Windows is broken.  Please elaborate.

 

 

 

That being said, Dave has to handle remote radio connections differently. 

 

+ "Differently" than what?

 

Read on

 

They are not the same and must be done via CAT emulation.  

 

+ "Not the same" as what?

 

+ What is "CAT emulation"?

 

 

In SmartSDR CAT, the end user will need to create a unique com Port for each slice he wants to track. 

 

+ Why are you describing requirements for "SmartSDR CAT"? The topic is "SmartLink".

 

 

What I had hoped to do was start Commander to an Kenwood TS2000 emulation/connection to  Serial Port 7 in my example.  

 

 

Eventually....

 

After killing Commander in Task Manager, I tried to start Commander and this time it worked now

 

+ As suspected, you hand an instance of Commander still running.

 

connecting to the right radio/port in Kenwood format.  I'm not sure where it pulled down 144.150 since that Slice was not active at all.  It also didn't kill SmartSDR CAT.

 

 

That is how you make Commander work remotely.   It works now remotely with SmartSDR CAT.

 

The Flex advertises it sell only on the local subnet and those packets are not routable.  This is why Dave can not see the radio remotely from a different subnet.  When we use a VPN, we do it while being on the same subnet.

 

+ Michael, you need to work on understanding the question that was asked, and answering that question. I still have no idea what SmartLink does, why it does it, and how it does it.

 

See above on what SL does and how it works.

 

For your remote users, they will need to use our SmartSDR CAT to connect to the remote radio, create the required CAT / VSP ports (shots above).  Once those are created, then Commander can connect to the virtual Com port (in the example above it was Com 7)  for Slice A (VFO A).     

 

As I think of this, you could try doing a remote IP connection to remote radio and port forward to the radio control port.  I 'think' this works as Codrut who developed PSTRotatorAZ used that method to log into my radio from Europe to have it frequency.

 

From your perspective, when you select a Flex 6000 series radio, we would need to enter the WAN IP address of the remote radio.  This might work and allow you to use the same code that you have been using since 2015.  Unfortunately, I can't think of a way for it to do an autodiscover.  

 

Also, how does Commander handle multiple 6000 series radios on the same network?  This is not an uncommon setup.

 

I hope that helps, Mike va3mw

  

 

 

 

       73,

 

               Dave, AA6YQ

 

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Re: Error after upgrade

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Tnx Dave!
Its entirely possible #1 is in fact true. I have three workspaces. Far as I know the one corresponding to K6XT loads at startup - at least that's the log that gets opened.

Assuming true, what do I do to re-save those WS with current data? Delete them and start over?

+ No:

1. start DXView

2. terminate DXView

3. in the Launcher's Workspaces window, select the Workspace that's being loaded a startup, and direct the Launcher to update this Workspace with DXView's settings

+ The next time you start DXView, it shouldn't display the "terminate DXKeeper and SpotCollector" message.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Commander/Flex via SmartLink

Russ Ravella
 

Actually, I have had an exactly corresponding experience with Flex myself. I’ve had three solid months of major issues with my 6600 and Maestro that started when I opened the boxes and have only just this week FINALLY (apparently) been resolved. Whenever I deal with “The Company” per se, it’s a disaster. They simply are not set up for, and don’t appear to care about the outside world in general. On the other hand, the actual people who work there are almost uniformly excellent. I think it's a case of an extremely poorly run company that’s focused on selling radios and NOTHING else, but with a team of excellent employees doing the best they can in a horrific situation. I could expound on this in great detail but I won’t. The point is, if what’s needed is a policy, direction, a plan, procedure or stratagy that needs to originate at the executive level, unless it’s going to sell more radios - TODAY - forget it, it. It isn’t going to happen. My hope is that at some point their executive management will see proactively providing everything necessary for the rest of the world to work with their radios is something they must do to sell more radios TODAY. And it seems like that’s gotta happen. At this point all I can say is only a few things work with CAT via SmartLink in the way you would think they would (without requiring things like fixed IP addresses and port forwarding). I spent about 2 hours yesterday trying to get Commander to work, it’s interface is simple and logical and it seems like it should just work but it doesn’t.

On Dec 13, 2018, at 3:21 PM, Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks for the response Larry,

Yes I saw this. It’s a long story but I just got my Flex 6600, Maestro and Win10 computer to play nice remotely through my router after three months of frustrating experimenting and trial and error. Right now I have no stomach for tampering with the configuration I finally got working. Plus, it NEEDS to not be necessary.

It seems to me that as, let’s say, “insulated” as Flex Radio seems to be as a company, proactively working with developers of major ham radio software institutions like DXLabs is inevitable. Potential Flex customers aren’t going to take Flex’s claims of remote operation seriously if even their basic tools won’t work. They seem to have done this with N1MM’s spot function already. Even though the N1MM spectrum doesn’t work remotely yet display of spots does (as does everything else as far as I can see). Flex seems to see contest operation - especially remotely - as it’s proving ground and is focused there only right now. FRStack works too.

From reading various posts it seems to me that it’s just dawning on Flex customers that operating their radio remotely and operating their radio “system” remotely (with their go-to s/w, rotor control, etc) are two different things. And Flex isn’t even providing guidance to third party developers to work with their system, at least yet. But they’re going to HAVE to eventually.

+ I have been working with FlexRadio since the company first got started. DXLab provide early support for the SDR-1000, as well as for the current generation of Flex Radios.

+ The good news is that Flex personnel are extremely responsive; if I ask Eric or Steve a technical question, I get a response that is accurate and complete - usually that same day. The bad news is that providing documentation for developers is evidently a low priority: the Flex Signature API documentation was a joke until I began populating it with Eric's answers to my questions; other developers have also contributed to this effort. Changes were made to the way panadapter spots work with no "heads up".

+ I learned of SmartLink's existence when I randomly discovered the availability of a new SmartSDR release that included it. Flex is the only company I know of that does not actively inform users when a new release is available. There is "how to configure and use" documentation for SmartLink, but I have yet to find a description of what it does and how it works that would enable me to determine whether changes are required in DXLab to support it.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ







Re: Error after upgrade - Resolved

k6xt <k6xt@...>
 

Dave I closed out and started just DXView, then closed. This seems to have fixed it and didn't see your note about a safe start. My account is an admin maybe that's enough. Now all seems OK.

Re: Error after upgrade

k6xt <k6xt@...>
 

Tnx Dave!
Its entirely possible #1 is in fact true. I have three workspaces. Far as I know the one corresponding to K6XT loads at startup - at least that's the log that gets opened.

Assuming true, what do I do to re-save those WS with current data? Delete them and start over?

Tnx 73 Art

Re: DXKeeper Questions

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 13/12/2018 11:28 am, Roy Jackson wrote:
use WSJT-X and JTAlert, along with DXLab. I have seen what this gentleman is talking about. As far as I can remember, it has always been that way. It never bothered me enough to attempt to change it. When I double-click a call in WSJT-X something, apparently, causes DXKeeper to filter the log page display by that call, so you can view previous contacts, if any. I assume that something is JTAlert. Any way, the log page display stay filtered to that call, even if the QSO is eventually logged. If you double-click on another call without completing the QSO with the first call, then the log page display filters for the second call. The only way to return to the full log page display is to Control-click the X in the filter box.

Simple, If you want to clear the DXKeeper Filter after logging a QSO, clear the DX Call in WSJT-X.

While ever there is a DX Call shown in WSJT-X JTAlert will instruct DXKeeper to filter its display.

de Laurie VK3AMA

Re: DXView Question

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 14/12/2018 4:36 am, Anthony wrote:
How can I get the DXView module populate with the call sign of the station that I am working in the beginning of the  contact rather than the end after I log it?  Seems pointless if I cant turn the beam to the corresponding azimuth until after I make the contact.

You need to set JTAlert to send the appropriate lookup command to DXView when the WSJT-X DX Call field is changed/updated.

JTAlert Settings window -> "Applications -> DXLab Suite" section.

de Laurie VK3AMA

Re: WSJT-X /DX Keeper

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 14/12/2018 1:00 am, Anthony wrote:
How do I get WSJT-X to auto log information in to the DX Keeper capture window?  I have JT Alert installed and configured.  WSJT is set to DXLab Suite under the radio tab.  Still have to ender the data manually.

Thanks for any help.
 
Regards,

Anthony (N2KI)
Short answer, you can't.

JTAlert doesn't populate the DXKeeper capture window. Use the JTAlert Log Field entry area to make any user changes and/or to auto-populate from an enabled XML service lookup. Once you log the QSO in WSJT-X JTAlert combines the minimal WSJT-X QSO data with the additional JTAlert data and send it to DXKeeper (via the DXK TCP logging interface).

de Laurie VK3AMA