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Re: Windows 10 Blackscreen

Martin Meserve
 

N4KW,

I encountered the black screed about a month ago. It happened after a Windows 10 update. If I logged in using my MS user name and password, all I got was a black screen. However, if I used a local login,everything was fine. I tried several time to make sure of what I was seeing.

To fix it, I backed out the latest update. After that, I could use the MS or local login and everything worked fine. Then I downloaded the update again and allowed it to install. This time, after the update, all of my logins worked fine. I can only assume that the initial update installed badly.

That was the first time, at least for me, that a Windows 10 update did anything bad. And I have been getting Windows 10 updated for over two years. But it was easily fixable and didn't take much time. I think it took about one hour to get it back and running. I looked around, but didn't find any explanation as to why it happened.

Nothing was lost.

--
Martin E. Meserve - K7MEM

Re: Different subject, I want to learn RTTY

Larry K8UT
 

Don AA5AU maintains an excellent website for the rtty beginner


-larry (K8UT)

------ Original Message ------
From: "K4PX K4PX" <K4PXjoe@...>
Sent: 2019-02-24 07:13:31
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Different subject, I want to learn RTTY

Thanks a million Dave!
73
Joe
K4PX

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019, 1:28 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of K4PX K4PX
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:59 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] SpotCollector 8.2.8 is available

Thank you Dave!!  Different subject, I want to learn RTTY.  Can you please point me to a doc that I could follow like "RTTY for Dummies"?

+ I suggest that you start with this book:

<http://www.arrl.org/shop/RTTY-PSK31-for-Radio-Amateurs-2nd-Edition/>

+ Then review

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

+ If questions arise as you're reading this material, don't hesitate to post them here.

         73,

                Dave, AA6YQ





Re: Different subject, I want to learn RTTY

Peter Laws / N5UWY
 

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 6:13 AM K4PX K4PX <K4PXjoe@...> wrote:

Thanks a million Dave!
73
Joe
K4PX


Also peruse this: https://www.aa5au.com/rtty/ Don is *the* RTTY op.


--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

Re: Different subject, I want to learn RTTY

K4PX K4PX
 

Thanks a million Dave!
73
Joe
K4PX

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019, 1:28 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of K4PX K4PX
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:59 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] SpotCollector 8.2.8 is available

Thank you Dave!!  Different subject, I want to learn RTTY.  Can you please point me to a doc that I could follow like "RTTY for Dummies"?

+ I suggest that you start with this book:

<http://www.arrl.org/shop/RTTY-PSK31-for-Radio-Amateurs-2nd-Edition/>

+ Then review

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

+ If questions arise as you're reading this material, don't hesitate to post them here.

         73,

                Dave, AA6YQ





Saving Changes to DX Keeper Display Configuration

Brian Deuby
 

I'm trying to simplify my DX Keeper display so that the only Log Panel displayed is "Online QSL", but when I reopen DX Keeper after unchecking all the other log panel choices, the "Auxiliary" and "QSL" panes reappear. I have clicked the Save button in the Log Page Display area of the configuration page - but this doesn't appear to save the changes i have made in the Log Panels Area. I imagine that the problem is that I am not using the correct command, but i can't figure out how to save these changes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Brian, K8GRR

Re: Feature request in Spotcollector

Björn SM7IUN
 

Thanks Dave,

I am of course fully aware of the design intent, and my proposal's irregularity, but I still thought it would be a convenient feature.

I'll continue right-clicking.

73,

Björn SM7IUN


Den sön 24 feb. 2019 kl 08:42 skrev Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Maybe this is a trivial thing but I would find it very convenient if the mouse-over help in Spotcollector displayed the entire spot note (which is often too long for a reasonable column size) instead of the text "notes taken from the spot...".

+ The purpose of the "mouse-over help", also referred to as a "tool tip" or "explanatory popup", is to explain what's being displayed, not to serve as an auxiliary display.

+ The recommended way to view the spot notes associated with a Spot Database Entry is to right-click the Entry and select the "Display spots of ..." command.

       73,

            Dave, AA6YQ




Re: SpotCollector 8.2.8 is available

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

The WSJTX enable Box in Spotsources Tab will not stay clicked - is this because I have JT Alert running?

+ Yes. Limitation 2 in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStartedwithK1JTModesDirect>

+ states

"JT-Alert and SpotCollector cannot be simultaneously connected to the same instance of WSJT-X via the same UDP address and port; if you wish to use JT-Alert, first uncheck the Enable box in the WSJT-X panel on SpotCollector's Configuration window's Spot Sources tab; then start JT-Alert."

+ If SpotCollector cannot connect to WSJT-X because another application (like JT-Alert) is already connected to WSJT-X, SpotCollector displays an error message informing you of that this fact, and disables the WSJT-X panel's Enable box on the Configuration window's "Spot Sources" tab.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Feature request in Spotcollector

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Maybe this is a trivial thing but I would find it very convenient if the mouse-over help in Spotcollector displayed the entire spot note (which is often too long for a reasonable column size) instead of the text "notes taken from the spot...".

+ The purpose of the "mouse-over help", also referred to as a "tool tip" or "explanatory popup", is to explain what's being displayed, not to serve as an auxiliary display.

+ The recommended way to view the spot notes associated with a Spot Database Entry is to right-click the Entry and select the "Display spots of ..." command.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: SpotCollector 8.2.8 is available

David Burden
 
Edited

The WSJTX enable Box in Spotsources Tab will not stay clicked - is this because I have JT Alert running?

Feature request in Spotcollector

Björn SM7IUN
 

Maybe this is a trivial thing but I would find it very convenient if the mouse-over help in Spotcollector
displayed the entire spot note (which is often too long for a reasonable column size) instead of the 
text "notes taken from the spot...".

73,

Björn SM7IUN



Re: bar-graph over frequency window

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

In Commander 13.9.0, just above the frequency-window, there is a bar-graph.

No explanation text shows up when I hover the pointer over it and I could find nothing about it in 'help'.

Commander is set for MultiRadios:

1. With a Yaesu FT-950, about 60% of the bar-graph (to the left-side) is green; the rest of it is black.

It does not change when I change bands.

2. With an Elecraft KX3, about 5% of it (to the left-side) is green and it blinks; the rest of it is black.

Changing bands makes changes; some bands are all black; one band was about 15% green.

What is that display indicating?


+ If the primary transceiver is capable, that bar graph displays your S-meter reading when receiving, and a selected parameter (power, SWR, voltage, current, temperature, ...) when transmitting. See

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/SMeter.htm>

+ and

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/TXMeter.htm>

+ For future reference, the index to Commander's reference documentation is here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/index.htm>

+ or click one of Commander's Help buttons.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Different subject, I want to learn RTTY

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of K4PX K4PX
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:59 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] SpotCollector 8.2.8 is available

Thank you Dave!! Different subject, I want to learn RTTY. Can you please point me to a doc that I could follow like "RTTY for Dummies"?

+ I suggest that you start with this book:

<http://www.arrl.org/shop/RTTY-PSK31-for-Radio-Amateurs-2nd-Edition/>

+ Then review

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

+ If questions arise as you're reading this material, don't hesitate to post them here.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

bar-graph over frequency window

Jerome Sodus
 

Hello,

In Commander 13.9.0, just above the frequency-window, there is a bar-graph.

No explanation text shows up when I hover the pointer over it and I could find nothing about it in 'help'.


Commander is set for MultiRadios:

1. With a Yaesu FT-950, about 60% of the bar-graph (to the left-side) is green; the rest of it is black.

It does not change when I change bands.

2. With an Elecraft KX3, about 5% of it (to the left-side) is green and it blinks; the rest of it is black.

Changing bands makes changes; some bands are all black; one band was about 15% green.

 

What is that display indicating?

TIA for any help.

73 jerry km3k

Re: Backup app for W10 (Re: [DXLab] Windows 10 Blackscreen

Peter Laws / N5UWY
 

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 2:41 PM Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:


I can't live with that level of fear. I *won't*.

I ran a 2006 Dell P670 tower at N5UWY from about 2014 until 2017 (it was a cast-off from work). Replaced it with a NUC, which was a revelation on several levels (it's mounted on the VESA mount on the back of my display now). I don't fear it's doom any more than I did the Dell.

Since neither PC was my daily driver (that's a 2015 Macbook Pro with a Retina display) I only ever backed up my DXKeeper DB and my TQSL certificates (and config) because these days both applications make it far too easy to back up that stuff (to Dropbox in my case).

I don't fear my Macbook's impending doom either, but that I *do* back it up because Time Machine makes it way too easy.

Now then ... what is the Time Machine equivalent of Windows 10? Time Machine is just part of OS X and has been for years at this point.
It's always backing your stuff up but it only protects you against accidental deletions until you plug in an external disk. When you do that, it makes a bigger backup that is obviously not on the same disk (like the all-the-time backups) giving you some resiliency against the failure that keeps some of you up all night. The restore interface is fabulous, too.

If I can find a similar application for Windows 10, I will very likely use it. But what is it?

+ A continuous automatic backup mechanism pretty much has to be provided by an Operating System service. I'm not aware of Microsoft providing this capability.

+ I suggest the following actions to reduce your fear:
My writing could have been more clear, I guess: I don't care. :-)
The only thing that would make me sad if they were to disappear would
be my DXKeeper DB and my TQSL certificates and configs so I back those
up. Everything else is disposable.

But if there were a Windows back tool that was as simple to use at
Time Machine, I'd probably use it. I see "File History" and it lets
me backup to an external disk so I will look at that ... I assume
it's an actual backup tool (judging from the settings) and not some
magical Microsoft fake backup thing.


--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

Re: SpotCollector 8.2.8 is available

K4PX K4PX
 

Thank you Dave!!  Different subject, I want to learn RTTY.  Can you please point me to a doc that I could follow like "RTTY for Dummies"?  As I think you know, I am running Flex 6400/Maestro with DX Labs.  Never used WinWarbler.  Thank you.
73
Joe
K4PX

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 4:19 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
This release

- prevents an errorlog.txt entry from being generated by SpotDatabaseModule.ShowConfig

- forces the operator callsign to be upper case (tnx to Neil W3ZQI)

- informs the user if the Sunrise or Sunset times specified in Band Filter window are invalid (tnx to Iain N6ML)

- prevents compaction from interfering with Spot Database updates (tnx to Björn SM7IUN)

- prevents compaction from interfering with Spot Database propagation forecast updates (tnx to Björn SM7IUN)

- prevents premature invocation of Spot Database filtering

- can directly interoperate with WSJT-X (tnx to Dave W6DE, Björn SM7IUNm and Neil W3ZQI)

- adds ActualSNR, ActualSNRMin, and ActualSNRMax fields to the Spot database and populates them with SNR data reported by WSJT-X

- provides a <WSJTXMODE> substitution command for use in SQL filters (tnx to Dave W6DE)

- when connected to WSJT-X and a Spot Database Entry whose mode is selected in WSJT-X is double-clicked with the CTRL or ALT keys
depressed, directs DXView to rotate to the short-path or long-path heading, respectively

- recognizes the phrase HEARD IN when it appears in other than the first two words of spot notes

- correctly determines the location of callsigns of the form WZ7I-4-# (tnx to Wes WZ7I)

- if DXView is running and SpotCollector's Band Filter window's "Ignore Start & End times" option is enabled, double-clicking the
Band Filter's "Sunrise UTC" or "Sunset UTC" updates them with the current sunrise or sunset time from DXView, respectively (tnx to
Iain N6ML)

- adds the WSJTXInteraction.htm documentation file

- updates the ConfigurationAudio.htm, ConfigurationGeneral.htm, ConfigurationPacket.htm, ConfigurationSources.htm,
ConfigurationSpotDatabaseDisplay.htm, index.htm, SourceConnection.htm, and  SpotDatabase.htm documentation files


Notes:


1. When connected to WSJT-X, SpotCollector 8.2.8

 - creates and update Spot Database Entries using information decoded by WSJT-X

 - optionally directs DXKeeper, DXView, and Pathfinder to lookup the DX Call specified in WSJT-X

 - direct WSJT-X to set the text color of callsigns displayed in its Band Activity panel to indicate award need (for DXCC, IOTA,
Leaderboard, Marathon, VUCC, WAS, WAZ, WPX), and the background color of those callsigns to indicate participation in eQSL and/or
LoTW

 - convey QSOs logged by WSJT-X to DXKeeper, with the option to upload each QSO to Club Log, eQSL, and/or LoTW

Instructions for configuring SpotCollector and WSJT-X to directly interoperate are here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStartedwithK1JTModesDirect>


2. Update your firewall and anti-malware applications to consider this new version of SpotCollector 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 SpotCollector, see
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/RevertApplicationVersion>


SpotCollector 8.2.8 is available via the DXLab Launcher, and via

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


      73,

               Dave, AA6YQ




SpotCollector 8.2.8 is available

Dave AA6YQ
 

This release

- prevents an errorlog.txt entry from being generated by SpotDatabaseModule.ShowConfig

- forces the operator callsign to be upper case (tnx to Neil W3ZQI)

- informs the user if the Sunrise or Sunset times specified in Band Filter window are invalid (tnx to Iain N6ML)

- prevents compaction from interfering with Spot Database updates (tnx to Björn SM7IUN)

- prevents compaction from interfering with Spot Database propagation forecast updates (tnx to Björn SM7IUN)

- prevents premature invocation of Spot Database filtering

- can directly interoperate with WSJT-X (tnx to Dave W6DE, Björn SM7IUNm and Neil W3ZQI)

- adds ActualSNR, ActualSNRMin, and ActualSNRMax fields to the Spot database and populates them with SNR data reported by WSJT-X

- provides a <WSJTXMODE> substitution command for use in SQL filters (tnx to Dave W6DE)

- when connected to WSJT-X and a Spot Database Entry whose mode is selected in WSJT-X is double-clicked with the CTRL or ALT keys
depressed, directs DXView to rotate to the short-path or long-path heading, respectively

- recognizes the phrase HEARD IN when it appears in other than the first two words of spot notes

- correctly determines the location of callsigns of the form WZ7I-4-# (tnx to Wes WZ7I)

- if DXView is running and SpotCollector's Band Filter window's "Ignore Start & End times" option is enabled, double-clicking the
Band Filter's "Sunrise UTC" or "Sunset UTC" updates them with the current sunrise or sunset time from DXView, respectively (tnx to
Iain N6ML)

- adds the WSJTXInteraction.htm documentation file

- updates the ConfigurationAudio.htm, ConfigurationGeneral.htm, ConfigurationPacket.htm, ConfigurationSources.htm,
ConfigurationSpotDatabaseDisplay.htm, index.htm, SourceConnection.htm, and SpotDatabase.htm documentation files


Notes:


1. When connected to WSJT-X, SpotCollector 8.2.8

- creates and update Spot Database Entries using information decoded by WSJT-X

- optionally directs DXKeeper, DXView, and Pathfinder to lookup the DX Call specified in WSJT-X

- direct WSJT-X to set the text color of callsigns displayed in its Band Activity panel to indicate award need (for DXCC, IOTA,
Leaderboard, Marathon, VUCC, WAS, WAZ, WPX), and the background color of those callsigns to indicate participation in eQSL and/or
LoTW

- convey QSOs logged by WSJT-X to DXKeeper, with the option to upload each QSO to Club Log, eQSL, and/or LoTW

Instructions for configuring SpotCollector and WSJT-X to directly interoperate are here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStartedwithK1JTModesDirect>


2. Update your firewall and anti-malware applications to consider this new version of SpotCollector 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 SpotCollector, see
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/RevertApplicationVersion>


SpotCollector 8.2.8 is available via the DXLab Launcher, and via

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


73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Backup app for W10 (Re: [DXLab] Windows 10 Blackscreen

Rick Boswell
 

Fear motivates us to sometimes take unreasonable precautions. I have been at the PC game since acquiring a Mac in 1984. Went over to DOS and Windows around 1990. To date I have never had an "incident" (hardware, software bug, virus, etc) resulting in data loss and have never had to resort to using a backup to recover. That said, I am persuaded to take some precautions. I run Win 10 exclusively now on 10 different computers and do back up the ones I consider "critical," but not all computers. I use a two tiered approach. My serious backup software is Acronis True Image: excellent reviews, flexible.  and never a problem. I also use the Windows system image tool (found under the Backup & Restore section in Control Panel). These are setup to automatically create a backup weekly a few days apart. Nothing I do on a computer requires more than two backups per week. Both of these can be scheduled to run as often as you like. Given my experience, seems like overkill, but easy enough to do. 

Rick
K8EZB

Re: Backup app for W10 (Re: [DXLab] Windows 10 Blackscreen

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments bellow

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 1:12 PM w6de <w6de@...> wrote:

Every computer system will fail someday. Usually the disks fail
before the computer itself--but the computer WILL EVENTUALLY FAIL!
You should consider a computer system as a consumable and plan on
replacing it before it does fail. At six years old it is already
obsolete and already giving you issues, you should replace the
computer now, rather than waiting for the disaster to arrive. he
I can't live with that level of fear. I *won't*.

I ran a 2006 Dell P670 tower at N5UWY from about 2014 until 2017 (it was a cast-off from work). Replaced it with a NUC, which was a revelation on several levels (it's mounted on the VESA mount on the back of my display now). I don't fear it's doom any more than I did the Dell.

Since neither PC was my daily driver (that's a 2015 Macbook Pro with a Retina display) I only ever backed up my DXKeeper DB and my TQSL certificates (and config) because these days both applications make it far too easy to back up that stuff (to Dropbox in my case).

I don't fear my Macbook's impending doom either, but that I *do* back it up because Time Machine makes it way too easy.

Now then ... what is the Time Machine equivalent of Windows 10? Time Machine is just part of OS X and has been for years at this point.
It's always backing your stuff up but it only protects you against accidental deletions until you plug in an external disk. When you do that, it makes a bigger backup that is obviously not on the same disk (like the all-the-time backups) giving you some resiliency against the failure that keeps some of you up all night. The restore interface is fabulous, too.

If I can find a similar application for Windows 10, I will very likely use it. But what is it?

+ A continuous automatic backup mechanism pretty much has to be provided by an Operating System service. I'm not aware of Microsoft providing this capability.

+ I suggest the following actions to reduce your fear:

1. terminate all DXLab applications except the Launcher, and direct the Launcher to populate a Workspace with your DXLab application settings

2. direct TQSL to backup its settings to a .tbk file

3. Configure a local backup and recovery application to create a daily backup to an external drive of
- the Workspace created in step 1
- the .tbk file created in step 3, your log file(s)
- the Override List (if used),
- the Special Callsign List (if used)
- and band or mode definition files you've customized

4. Configure the local backup and recovery application's retention policy to balance risk with disk space consumption (at minimum, I recommend a 7-day retention)

5. Configure an off-site backup and recovery application to create a daily backup of the files listed in step 3 on a cloud-hosted site, with a retention policy that balances risk with space consumption

6. after making any permanent change to a DXLab application, terminate that application and direct the Launcher to update the Workspace created in step 1 with the application's settings

+ The details are here:

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

+ This will enable you to recover without data loss from computer failure (computer won't power up, damaged hard drive, Windows won't boot, can't access files) and from local disasters (flood, fire, etc.)

+ Recovery from a serious failure will require repairing or replacing failed hardware, re-installing Windows, re-installing DXLab applications, restoring files saved in step 3 above, and directing the Launcher to restore the DXLab application settings save in steps 1 and 6. The recovery process can be accelerated by replacing step 3 above with a daily "image backup" to an external drive; this reduces recovery to "copy the most recent image backup from the external drive to your computer's hard drive" and boot Windows.

+ There are other steps one can take to reduce the probability of catastrophic failure, e.g.

1. power your computer from an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) that protects against voltage transients

2. install proper lighting protection

3. use RAID (redundant) disk arrays that tolerate a single drive failure

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Windows 10 Blackscreen

Email Service <jfriend31@...>
 

Agree Dave!

Always backup everything important to an external source. I run 3 backups, one to web, 2 to external drives. One
4th to second internal SSD.

Since I build my computers, if one fails it can be easily and cheaply replaced.

I always have 2 computers running so if one fails I can quickly swap, rebuild and restore from backup.

I never backup the operating system. Windows over time creates unwanted files all over the HDD.

Nearly every new SSD drive comes with or refers to an app that will copy the old drive verbatim. Only do that if all is working well with no failures.

Reinstalling software is time consuming but saving important files and settings reduces time of rebuilding.

Good luck 73 jack AK7O

Sent from XFINITY Connect App



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

From: w6de
To: DXLab@groups.io
Sent: February 23, 2019 at 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Windows 10 Blackscreen

Every computer system will fail someday. Usually the disks fail before the computer itself--but the computer WILL EVENTUALLY FAIL! You should consider a computer system as a consumable and plan on replacing it before it does fail. At six years old it is already obsolete and already giving you issues, you should replace the computer now, rather than waiting for the disaster to arrive. Moving from an operating computer is substantially easier than moving from a dead computer. Even if you have back-ups, because there is always something you forgot to back-up or missed because the back-up is too old. 73, Dave, w6de -----Original Message----- From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of N4KW Pete Sent: 23 February, 2019 15:36 To: DXLab Subject: [DXLab] Windows 10 Blackscreen Has anyone encountered this problem I ran into yesterday. After I enter my password to open my PC the screen goes Black and there is nothing I can do but turn the PC off. Next try it may work or it may not. The last time it worked yesterday I backed up every thing I could think of. So far this morning it appears to be working fine, it has six years of DXLab on it and do not cherish the thought of moving to a new PC. Anyone know if their is a fix for this, or will it just go to sleep one day and never wake up. 73, Pete, N4KW

Re: wsjt-x reports stations, to SC, but cant find on WSJT band activity window

Danny Douglas <n7dc@...>
 

"a defect WSJT-X in which it decoded a station and forward it to JT-Alert, but did not display it in its "Band Activity" panel."
This was my thinking, and had been wondering if anyone else had observed that happening too. I think I have seen it before, but figured that I just wasnt sitting there watching at the time. Have seen my own spots, after I had gotten up, and was able to track them down in the wsjt band activity panel, so could click on them and call the station, but this time, it just wasn't there. Anyway, will keep a watch and see if it happens again. I can blame that one on me not yet having Argentina on 160. But then, other times I have called one of them, over and over, and never made it. HI.
Danny


N7DC@...
Ex WN5QMX,WA5UKR,ET2US,ET3USA,SV0WPP,VS6DD,N7DC/YV5/G5CTB
QSL Bureau, DIRECT, LOTW Preferred, eQSL used but upload at a courtesy only, as do not use the system for awards.

On February 23, 2019 at 2:42 PM Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:


Most likely, the spot came from a DX Cluster, as Laurie VK3AMA suggested. The only other explanation would be a defect WSJT-X in which it decoded a station and forward it to JT-Alert, but did not display it in its "Band Activity" panel.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

That I dont remember. All i noted is that my call was the source name in the regular sc screen. I just now took a look using the slots of km4ftk, and three showed up, and they all say 2019--02-33 time etc so guessing that is the normal way they show wsjt not mentioned.

N7DC@...


On February 23, 2019 at 2:19 PM Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:


+ AA6YQ comments below

I had to read that twice Dave. I was talking about seeing it in SC, as that is where I saw it. It did not, though, show up in the wsjt side. Apparently WSJT decoded his CQ in my receiver, and told SC, but WSJT didn't print it on its own band activity window. I had, by the way, checked the "Display SPOTS OF", on SC, and there was only the one spot entry.

+ Was that one spot entry sourced by JT-Alert?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ