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Re: next step on the "waterfall-spectrum display" roadmap: request for input

John Miller K8UMF
 

Hi Dave,

I have been using HDSDR with DXlab  and have been quite happy with how everything works well together. Pluses for HDSDR:

1. Easy to learn and use for the most part although initial frequency settings can be tricky.
2. Works with a variety of hardware and is compatible using IF or RF frequencies. 
3. Reasonably stable with few crashes.

On the downside:

1. Takes up a good bit of the desktop. It would be nice if there was a display mode that once HDSDR is set up, the user interface could just be a long narrow horizontal strip.
2. Tends to be resource intensive but better if low scroll speeds are used
3. Totally proprietary and software developer tends to stop development for varying periods of time but not necessarily unresponsive.

73's

John, K8UMF

Re: next step on the "waterfall-spectrum display" roadmap: request for input

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

How do I turn on
http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/FlexSigCallsigns.jpg>

I am using latest DXlab suite and FLEX 6500

+ Step-by-step instructions are here:

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Duplicates

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave this must be one of the NASAs unexplained files HI.

The 18 duplicates were indeed in my Log. How or why, i do not know.

Dated 2018-10-22 i made 18 QSOs that day.

They were all twice in my Log? Same time. (Hours and minutes) No “seconds”.

I’m pretty shure i logged them only once.

How did they come twice in my Log?

As i said, i always log via Capture, after doubbleclicking on a spot entry in SC.

Ending the QSO, i log it. (Hitting “Log”)

Most of the time, there are many FF-activations near the same period of the day. In the hurry, i do not put the references into the Capture window.

Once logged, i put the references into DXKs mean window in the comment box.

Then i hit “Save”. Sometimes i execute a “Lookup” in the Capture, sometimes i do a CBA in the DXK main window. Then i hit “save” again.

Strange, i am acting this way for years now, and only the QSOs made in october 2018 were duplicated. Do i did something wrong? Or is it just bad luck?

+ Whatever happened to create the duplicates occurred just before the first time you tried to submit QSOs to LoTW and were informed that you were attempting to submit QSOs already submitted to LoTW.

Anyway, i deleted the dupes now. Will there be any consequences for my next upload to LoTW?

+ There should be no consequences.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Cant enable WSJT-X as a spot source ins latest SC release

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

JT-Alert cannot be running if you wish to have SpotCollector directly interoperate with WSJT-X.

Is it expected that JTAlert will eventually interoperate with SC and WSJT-X?

+ As described in

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

+ JT-Alert can interoperate with SpotCollector and WSJT-X now.

+ I do not expect the current situation to change any time soon.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: next step on the "waterfall-spectrum display" roadmap: request for input

jim
 

DAVE ,
How do I turn on
http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/FlexSigCallsigns.jpg>

I am using latest DXlab suite and FLEX 6500

Thanks 73 de jim wb5aaa

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:14 AM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] next step on the "waterfall-spectrum display" roadmap:
request for input

When controlling an Icom IC-7300, IC-7610, IC-7850, or IC-7851, the current
version of Commander can display a Spectrum-Waterfall window that includes
the callsigns of active DX stations:

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Spectrum-Waterfall-Dark-Spectrum.jpg>

When controlling a Flex Signature (6400, 6500, 6600, 6700), the current
version of Commander can display the callsigns of active DX stations on the
SmartSDR panadaptor:

< http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/FlexSigCallsigns.jpg>

In both cases, double-clicking the callsign of an active DX station
initiates the same actions as double-clicking a Spot Database Entry for that
callsign in SpotCollector.

The next step is to provide a Spectrum-Waterfall display that works with
inexpensive SDR hardware - the SDRPlay RSP family - and can display the
callsigns of active DX stations. The SDR hardware could be connected to an
external antenna (with appropriate RX/TX switching and protection) or could
be connected to your transceiver's IF output. I now have an RSP2pro.

There are three approaches that can be taken to provide a Spectrum-Waterfall
display with the ability to show active DX callsigns:

A. Convince the developers of an existing SDR Console application to provide
an API that Commander can invoke to display the callsigns of active DX
stations. Three obvious candidates are HDSDR, SDRuno, and SDR-Radio.
SDR-Console is not a candidate.

B. Join an open source SDR console project, and extend it to provide an API
that Commander can invoke to display the callsigns of active DX stations.
CubicSDR is the only candidate identified so far.

C. Develop an SDR console from scratch.

Approach A depends on convincing developers of proprietary software to
provide an API. They likely have bigger fish to fry, but I will make
inquiries.

So far, approach B has exactly one candidate: CubicSDR. The project seems
well-organized, but I haven't yet reviewed the source code, or tested the
waters with the project's active developers.

Approach C is the court of last resort, as it would require spending lots of
time replicating functionality that already exists.


Questions:

1. If you've used CubicSDR, HDSDR, SDRuno, and/or SDR-Radio, what is your
assessment of their strengths and weaknesses?

2. Are there other applications that should be considered as candidates for
approaches A or B? I'd particularly like to identify additional open source
projects.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Duplicates

eddy on5jk
 

Dave this must be one of the NASAs unexplained files HI.

The 18 duplicates were indeed in my Log. How or why, i do not know.

Dated 2018-10-22 i made 18 QSOs that day.

They were all twice in my Log? Same time. (Hours and minutes) No “seconds”.

I’m pretty shure i logged them only once.

How did they come twice in my Log?

As i said, i always log via Capture, after doubbleclicking on a spot entry in SC.

Ending the QSO, i log it. (Hitting “Log”)

Most of the time, there are many FF-activations near the same period of the day. In the hurry, i do not put the references into the Capture window.

Once logged, i put the references into DXKs mean window  in the comment box.

Then i hit “Save”. Sometimes i execute a “Lookup” in the Capture, sometimes i do a CBA in the DXK main window. Then i hit “save” again.

Strange, i am acting this way for years now, and only the QSOs made in october 2018 were duplicated. Do i did something wrong? Or is it just bad luck?

Anyway, i deleted the dupes now. Will there be any consequences for my next upload to LoTW?

As Always, thanks again.

Eddy ON5JK

 

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Re: Cant enable WSJT-X as a spot source ins latest SC release

Rick Boswell
 

JT-Alert cannot be running if you wish to have SpotCollector directly interoperate with WSJT-X.
Is it expected that JTAlert will eventually interoperate with SC and WSJT-X?

RB
K8EZB

next step on the "waterfall-spectrum display" roadmap: request for input

Dave AA6YQ
 

When controlling an Icom IC-7300, IC-7610, IC-7850, or IC-7851, the current version of Commander can display a Spectrum-Waterfall
window that includes the callsigns of active DX stations:

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Spectrum-Waterfall-Dark-Spectrum.jpg>

When controlling a Flex Signature (6400, 6500, 6600, 6700), the current version of Commander can display the callsigns of active DX
stations on the SmartSDR panadaptor:

< http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/FlexSigCallsigns.jpg>

In both cases, double-clicking the callsign of an active DX station initiates the same actions as double-clicking a Spot Database
Entry for that callsign in SpotCollector.

The next step is to provide a Spectrum-Waterfall display that works with inexpensive SDR hardware - the SDRPlay RSP family - and
can display the callsigns of active DX stations. The SDR hardware could be connected to an external antenna (with appropriate RX/TX
switching and protection) or could be connected to your transceiver's IF output. I now have an RSP2pro.

There are three approaches that can be taken to provide a Spectrum-Waterfall display with the ability to show active DX callsigns:

A. Convince the developers of an existing SDR Console application to provide an API that Commander can invoke to display the
callsigns of active DX stations. Three obvious candidates are HDSDR, SDRuno, and SDR-Radio. SDR-Console is not a candidate.

B. Join an open source SDR console project, and extend it to provide an API that Commander can invoke to display the callsigns of
active DX stations. CubicSDR is the only candidate identified so far.

C. Develop an SDR console from scratch.

Approach A depends on convincing developers of proprietary software to provide an API. They likely have bigger fish to fry, but I
will make inquiries.

So far, approach B has exactly one candidate: CubicSDR. The project seems well-organized, but I haven't yet reviewed the source
code, or tested the waters with the project's active developers.

Approach C is the court of last resort, as it would require spending lots of time replicating functionality that already exists.


Questions:

1. If you've used CubicSDR, HDSDR, SDRuno, and/or SDR-Radio, what is your assessment of their strengths and weaknesses?

2. Are there other applications that should be considered as candidates for approaches A or B? I'd particularly like to identify
additional open source projects.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: DXKeeper Saving wrong Radio with My Qth

Gordon LaPoint
 

Dave,
    Thanks, Yes, it is set.  I found the problem, I had the wrong default qth selected, one with a radio, instead of just "Home"
Thanks again,
Gordon - n1mgo

On 3/1/2019 13:47 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I have Commander setup for Multi radios. When I log a contact now it uses a Default QTH instead of My Qth with the radio. W

What did I change? I can not find what I changed that would affect this.

+ In the "Log Settings" panel on the Configuration window's Lot tab, is the "Include radio name in myQTH ID" box checked?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Error loading LotW Users Data

Jerome Sodus
 

TNX, Bill G4WJS.
Just what I needed to fix the problem.
Now to find out what is the next problem.
Getting this to work is part of the fun. :)
73 jerry km3k

Re: DXKeeper Saving wrong Radio with My Qth

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Interesting email on rig. So I assume you need to make additional User IDs with all the info the same except for your radio. All these years I’ve been using a UDC and interring the radio in each QSO.

+ This approach is automatic:

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

+ There's a <rig> substitution command that will print the rig information from a QSO's "My QTH" on a QSL card or label generated from the QSO.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Duplicates in DXK

eddy on5jk
 

I will confirm that tomorrow Dave. It is abt 11 h PM here. The Radio-computer is off now. Going to bed. Sorry

Eddy

 

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Van: Dave AA6YQ
Verzonden: vrijdag 1 maart 2019 21:27
Aan: DXLab@groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [DXLab] Duplicates in DXK

 

Eddy, you reported that

 

"Later on, i decided to filter the entire log  (DXK-Adv-Duplicates) to see if there where duplicates in my Log. Result was 18 QSOs, on a total of 32.235 QSOs"

 

Thus while this issue was exposed when you attempted to submit QSOs to LoTW, the root cause is that you have 18 duplicate QSOs in your log.

 

+ DXKeeper logs QSOs with times that specify hours, minutes, and seconds, though you may have it configured to only show you hours and minutes. As a result, you'd have to work very quickly to create duplicate QSOs by logging from the Capture window.

 

+ Most of the time, duplicate QSOs are caused by importing the same ADIF file more than once, or by importing ADIF files that contain duplicate QSOs.

 

+ What are the dates of those 18 duplicate QSOs?

 

       73,

 

              Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

Dave i Always log QSOs via DXKeepers Capture Window.

 

I use to upload to LoTW every month. All of the so-called QSOs in the list of 18, were very recent  QSOs .  I Always filter my Log for <HF only> , not wanting to upload the hundreds of local QSOs on 2m or 70 cm.

 

Then i hit: add request.  Where does the duplicates come from? I do not know.

 

I will filter once again my Log for duplicates (takes a long time for 33000 QSOs, and print the screenshot with the 18 dupes. Then i will compare once again , look if i do find this duplicates twice in my Log.

 

I have no reason to upload some already uploaded QSO.

 

I will inform you later how it goes, maybe tomorrow.

 

Thanks

 

Eddy ON5JK

 

 

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Verzonden: vrijdag 1 maart 2019 19:51

Aan: DXLab@groups.io

Onderwerp: Re: [DXLab] Duplicates in DXK

 

 

+ AA6YQ comments below

 

 

When i tried to upload to LoTW this morning, got the known message: <no upload because of duplicates>.

 

 

As you instructed before,( 2018-12-14) , i checked  <Permit uploading of QSOs alreydy uploaded to LoTW >.

 

 

+ I suggested that step after we determined why you were submitting QSOs to LoTW that were already submitted.

 

 

 

The Queue became cleared and all QSOs where uploaded to LoTW. Next i had synced LoTW QSOs. So far so good.

 

 

Later on, i decided to filter the entire log  (DXK-Adv-Duplicates) to see if there where duplicates in my Log.

 

 

Result was 18 QSOs, on a total of 32.235 QSOs. Those 18 where showed into the queue.

 

 

Question: should i find this 18 QSOs twice in my Log?

 

 

+ No. Only you can determine why you have duplicate QSOs logged, Eddy. Were these QSOs you logged via DXKeeper's Capture window, or via WinWarbler, or via another application whose ADIF file you imported?

 

 

 

Do i have to take further actions then ? What do i do with those 18 QSOs in de “duplicates” window?

 

 

+ Make a backup copy of your log, and then delete the duplicate QSOs.

 

 

        73,

 

 

              Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: DXKeeper Saving wrong Radio with My Qth

ART W2NRA
 

Hi Dave,

Interesting email on rig. So I assume you need to make additional User IDs with all the info the same except for your radio. All these years I’ve been using a UDC and interring the radio in each QSO. 

73, Art, W2NRA

On Mar 1, 2019, at 1:47 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have Commander setup for Multi radios.  When I log a contact now it uses a Default QTH instead of My Qth with the radio.  W

What did I change?  I can not find what I changed that would affect this.

+ In the "Log Settings" panel on the Configuration window's Lot tab, is the "Include radio name in myQTH ID" box checked?

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ





Re: Duplicates in DXK

Dave AA6YQ
 

Eddy, you reported that

"Later on, i decided to filter the entire log (DXK-Adv-Duplicates) to see if there where duplicates in my Log. Result was 18 QSOs, on a total of 32.235 QSOs"

Thus while this issue was exposed when you attempted to submit QSOs to LoTW, the root cause is that you have 18 duplicate QSOs in your log.

+ DXKeeper logs QSOs with times that specify hours, minutes, and seconds, though you may have it configured to only show you hours and minutes. As a result, you'd have to work very quickly to create duplicate QSOs by logging from the Capture window.

+ Most of the time, duplicate QSOs are caused by importing the same ADIF file more than once, or by importing ADIF files that contain duplicate QSOs.

+ What are the dates of those 18 duplicate QSOs?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Dave i Always log QSOs via DXKeepers Capture Window.

I use to upload to LoTW every month. All of the so-called QSOs in the list of 18, were very recent QSOs . I Always filter my Log for <HF only> , not wanting to upload the hundreds of local QSOs on 2m or 70 cm.

Then i hit: add request. Where does the duplicates come from? I do not know.

I will filter once again my Log for duplicates (takes a long time for 33000 QSOs, and print the screenshot with the 18 dupes. Then i will compare once again , look if i do find this duplicates twice in my Log.

I have no reason to upload some already uploaded QSO.

I will inform you later how it goes, maybe tomorrow.

Thanks

Eddy ON5JK



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Van: Dave AA6YQ <mailto:@AA6YQ>
Verzonden: vrijdag 1 maart 2019 19:51
Aan: DXLab@groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [DXLab] Duplicates in DXK



+ AA6YQ comments below



When i tried to upload to LoTW this morning, got the known message: <no upload because of duplicates>.



As you instructed before,( 2018-12-14) , i checked <Permit uploading of QSOs alreydy uploaded to LoTW >.



+ I suggested that step after we determined why you were submitting QSOs to LoTW that were already submitted.





The Queue became cleared and all QSOs where uploaded to LoTW. Next i had synced LoTW QSOs. So far so good.



Later on, i decided to filter the entire log (DXK-Adv-Duplicates) to see if there where duplicates in my Log.



Result was 18 QSOs, on a total of 32.235 QSOs. Those 18 where showed into the queue.



Question: should i find this 18 QSOs twice in my Log?



+ No. Only you can determine why you have duplicate QSOs logged, Eddy. Were these QSOs you logged via DXKeeper's Capture window, or via WinWarbler, or via another application whose ADIF file you imported?





Do i have to take further actions then ? What do i do with those 18 QSOs in de “duplicates” window?



+ Make a backup copy of your log, and then delete the duplicate QSOs.



73,



Dave, AA6YQ










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Re: Duplicates in DXK

eddy on5jk
 

Dave i Always log QSOs via DXKeepers Capture Window.

I use to upload to LoTW every month. All of the so-called QSOs in the list of 18, were very recent  QSOs .  I Always filter my Log for <HF only> , not wanting to upload the hundreds of local QSOs on 2m or 70 cm.

Then i hit: add request.  Where does the duplicates come from? I do not know.

I will filter once again my Log for duplicates (takes a long time for 33000 QSOs, and print the screenshot with the 18 dupes. Then i will compare once again , look if i do find this duplicates twice in my Log.

I have no reason to upload some already uploaded QSO. 

I will inform you later how it goes, maybe tomorrow.

Thanks

Eddy ON5JK

 

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Van: Dave AA6YQ
Verzonden: vrijdag 1 maart 2019 19:51
Aan: DXLab@groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [DXLab] Duplicates in DXK

 

+ AA6YQ comments below

 

When i tried to upload to LoTW this morning, got the known message: <no upload because of duplicates>.

 

As you instructed before,( 2018-12-14) , i checked  <Permit uploading of QSOs alreydy uploaded to LoTW >.

 

+ I suggested that step after we determined why you were submitting QSOs to LoTW that were already submitted.

 

 

The Queue became cleared and all QSOs where uploaded to LoTW. Next i had synced LoTW QSOs. So far so good.

 

Later on, i decided to filter the entire log  (DXK-Adv-Duplicates) to see if there where duplicates in my Log.

 

Result was 18 QSOs, on a total of 32.235 QSOs. Those 18 where showed into the queue.

 

Question: should i find this 18 QSOs twice in my Log?

 

+ No. Only you can determine why you have duplicate QSOs logged, Eddy. Were these QSOs you logged via DXKeeper's Capture window, or via WinWarbler, or via another application whose ADIF file you imported?

 

 

Do i have to take further actions then ? What do i do with those 18 QSOs in de “duplicates” window?

 

+ Make a backup copy of your log, and then delete the duplicate QSOs.

 

        73,

 

              Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

 

 


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Re: Cant enable WSJT-X as a spot source ins latest SC release

Rick Boswell
 

On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 10:35 AM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
JT-Alert cannot be running if you wish to have SpotCollector directly interoperate with WSJT-X.
Bingo!  Thanks.

RB

Re: Duplicates in DXK

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

When i tried to upload to LoTW this morning, got the known message: <no upload because of duplicates>.

As you instructed before,( 2018-12-14) , i checked <Permit uploading of QSOs alreydy uploaded to LoTW >.

+ I suggested that step after we determined why you were submitting QSOs to LoTW that were already submitted.


The Queue became cleared and all QSOs where uploaded to LoTW. Next i had synced LoTW QSOs. So far so good.

Later on, i decided to filter the entire log (DXK-Adv-Duplicates) to see if there where duplicates in my Log.

Result was 18 QSOs, on a total of 32.235 QSOs. Those 18 where showed into the queue.

Question: should i find this 18 QSOs twice in my Log?

+ No. Only you can determine why you have duplicate QSOs logged, Eddy. Were these QSOs you logged via DXKeeper's Capture window, or via WinWarbler, or via another application whose ADIF file you imported?


Do i have to take further actions then ? What do i do with those 18 QSOs in de “duplicates” window?

+ Make a backup copy of your log, and then delete the duplicate QSOs.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: DXKeeper Saving wrong Radio with My Qth

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have Commander setup for Multi radios. When I log a contact now it uses a Default QTH instead of My Qth with the radio. W

What did I change? I can not find what I changed that would affect this.

+ In the "Log Settings" panel on the Configuration window's Lot tab, is the "Include radio name in myQTH ID" box checked?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Full path name on DXK

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Hi Dave, yes, thanks, it is there. I would like to have it available at the top of the log page too so that when I am working with the log page I can be sure which one (my local copy or my cloud copy) is active at the moment.

+ Everyone has something they'd like to have displayed at the top of DXKeeper's Main window; this is not a floodgate I wish to open. From the DXKeeper's Main window, the information you seek is available with two mouse clicks.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Cant enable WSJT-X as a spot source ins latest SC release

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

When I click on the WSJT-X Enable box on the Spot Sources tab, I get a pop up error message saying the port (default port in WSJT-X) is in use by another application. Have spent some time trying to troubleshoot this but no joy so far. Guidance appreciated.

+ Either another application or service has the port open, or Windows is confused. Rebooting Windows, and then start WSJT-X and your DXLab applications.

+ As noted in the Limitations section of

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

+ JT-Alert cannot be running if you wish to have SpotCollector directly interoperate with WSJT-X.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ