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Auto lookup in Pathfinder seems to have changed

Jim Miller, AB3CV
 

I seem to remember that when I double clicked a spot in SpotCollector that it would show in DXView with the usual details on progress then do an auto lookup in Pathfinder.

The DXView action still works properly but an lookup in Pathfinder no longer occurs.

Some experiments show that if pathfinder is restarted hitting the GO button in DXView does perform a lookup. But if PF has another call in place from a previous lookup from DXK then the DXV/GO button no longer causes a lookup.

I'm probably missing a setting somewhere but a review of SC, DXV and PF config screens don't yield an answer.

Help?

jim ab3cv



Re: New file uploaded to DXLab@groups.io

Dave AA6YQ
 

Thanks, Art! I'm glad that Commander's multi-radio support gave you the capabilities you sought.

If you reverse the arrangement so that your 7300 is connected to Commander's Primary CAT Port and your 590 is connected to Commander's Secondary CAT port, then you'll have the use of Commander's Spectrum-Waterfall window, which displays spectrum and waterfall data from 7300 overlaid with color-coded active callsigns reported by SpotCollector, and provides better control over the radio's spectrum-waterfall display. You would still use your TS-590 to make QSOs, but as the secondary radio, its passband and meters would no longer be trackable and controllable by Commander.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the DXLab@groups.io group.

File: Hardware band scope TS-590SG.MOV

Uploaded By: RVnRadio

Description:
DXLab's Commander program provides Multiradio connectivity to link the band scope feature of one radio in direct proximity of a radio that does not have a band scope. The video provided here is a quick pass to show you the Multiradio feature of the Commander program at work for me between two HF radios. This software is key to making use of hardware in the 7300 to work with the hardware of the 590G While the ICOM IC-7300 is an excellent radio, it lacks many features that this operator is accustomed to using. But now I have essentially "built-in" a band scope such that I have much (not all!) of what the TS-890S provides at a much lower cost. This is also something like a K3/K3S with a P3 band scope. Technically not as good but the price point is less while the performance in certain band/communication situations at least nips at the heals of the more expensive rigs abilities to slice and dice a signal out of difficult operating conditions. One advantage of using the KENWOOD TS-590SG is that it has a USB port AND an RS232 port. CAT command strings are rather constant between the two radios in this linkup but we can still run other software programs (e.g. WSJT-X) through the RS232 port at the same time the USB port on the '590SG is in full use with CAT control operations. Another advantage of using this pair of '590SG and '7300 models is the rigs are isolated from each other from damaging TX RF from one radio, getting back to the other radio. This isolation both ways was made really easy by KENWOOD having a dedicated RX Antenna OUT port (DRV port switched to RX Ant Out) along with VIBROFLEX/iINRAD having their RX-7300, RX Antenna IN kit added into the ICOM IC-7300. This is not for everyone. DXLabs has an outstanding Bandspread feature in the Commander program. And you might still like to use a large computer display for a band scope. The wonderful thing here is we have a lot of choices, limited only by our imagination. Oh, and sometimes the pocketbook. In my case, a combination of funds and a bit of any eye problem was the impetus of creating this setup. Heaps of thanks to Dave / AA6YQ for creating such a wonderful, rock solid piece of software. A case where a seasoned ham radio person with excellent programming skills come together to create a Graphical User Interface on top of program code that is easy to configure.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/DXLab/files/Using%20Commander%20with%20two%20radios/Hardware%20band%20scope%20TS-590SG.MOV


Re: DXView suggestion: Audiable clock alarm for DX Entity Sunrise and Sunsets. Greyline

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

DXView suggestion: Audiable clock Alarm for DX Entity Sunrise, Sunsets, and other grey matter reminders

The idea is to use DXView's built-in Sunrise and Sunset times, tied to a choice of one or two selectable DX entities, and a setting to trigger the built-in audio alarm in SpotCollector. Though programming this may not be as easy as it might seem(?).


The other 'alarm clocks' here don't work well, so the above suggestion would be useful. I, for one, keep missing Greyline openings. The reminder notes on the operating table get lost or buried. The rig's alarm clock isn't easy to set, nor is it reliable, or audible. The small alarm clock on the table gets knocked on the floor. My own ability to remember appointments is not what it used to be, and my sense of "wait time" is usually overtaken by trivia.

+ Unless you position the computer system hosting DXLab next to your bed, any smaller "remote speaker" meant to convey a bedside alarm from DXLab will suffer the same fate as your alarm clock.

+ My advice: use a clamp to secure your alarm clock to your bedside table.

+ Historical note: an early DXLab user suggested that SpotCollector be extended to control a device that would shock him awake in his bed when an all-time new one was reported to be QRV.

+ There are now devices available that you can wear when sleeping to monitor your blood's oxygenation and heart rate, and vibrate to awaken you if these parameters fall outside specified bounds. Perhaps one of these will accept a "vibrate now" directive via TCP over WiFi, in which case SpotCollector could be extended to awaken you when appropriate.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


New file uploaded to DXLab@groups.io

DXLab@groups.io Notification <DXLab+notification@...>
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the DXLab@groups.io group.

File: Hardware band scope TS-590SG.MOV

Uploaded By: RVnRadio

Description:
DXLab's Commander program provides Multiradio connectivity to link the band scope feature of one radio in direct proximity of a radio that does not have a band scope. The video provided here is a quick pass to show you the Multiradio feature of the Commander program at work for me between two HF radios. This software is key to making use of hardware in the 7300 to work with the hardware of the 590G While the ICOM IC-7300 is an excellent radio, it lacks many features that this operator is accustomed to using. But now I have essentially "built-in" a band scope such that I have much (not all!) of what the TS-890S provides at a much lower cost. This is also something like a K3/K3S with a P3 band scope. Technically not as good but the price point is less while the performance in certain band/communication situations at least nips at the heals of the more expensive rigs abilities to slice and dice a signal out of difficult operating conditions. One advantage of using the KENWOOD TS-590SG is that it has a USB port AND an RS232 port. CAT command strings are rather constant between the two radios in this linkup but we can still run other software programs (e.g. WSJT-X) through the RS232 port at the same time the USB port on the '590SG is in full use with CAT control operations. Another advantage of using this pair of '590SG and '7300 models is the rigs are isolated from each other from damaging TX RF from one radio, getting back to the other radio. This isolation both ways was made really easy by KENWOOD having a dedicated RX Antenna OUT port (DRV port switched to RX Ant Out) along with VIBROFLEX/iINRAD having their RX-7300, RX Antenna IN kit added into the ICOM IC-7300. This is not for everyone. DXLabs has an outstanding Bandspread feature in the Commander program. And you might still like to use a large computer display for a band scope. The wonderful thing here is we have a lot of choices, limited only by our imagination. Oh, and sometimes the pocketbook. In my case, a combination of funds and a bit of any eye problem was the impetus of creating this setup. Heaps of thanks to Dave / AA6YQ for creating such a wonderful, rock solid piece of software. A case where a seasoned ham radio person with excellent programming skills come together to create a Graphical User Interface on top of program code that is easy to configure.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/DXLab/files/Using%20Commander%20with%20two%20radios/Hardware%20band%20scope%20TS-590SG.MOV

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


Re: HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

jwinner@...
 

Thanks very much for your info. I very much appreciate all the info I can get!

I am learning that to stay with the Mac side of Parallels I should stay with DogparkSDR and MacLoggerDX.

Unfortunately, at this time (live in Central Florida) I am spending my time watching Dorian move towards us. I have a 38' trawler on the St. John's River that will need a lot of attention along with my house that is 60 miles away. 

Hopefully, Dorian will shift course and I can back to worrying about Ham Radio!

Again, thank you!

John Winner
K4NHK


-----Original Message-----
From: John Bastin via Groups.Io <jbastin1@...>
To: DXLab <DXLab@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 10:24 am
Subject: Re: [DXLab] HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

On 25Aug 2019, at 20:50, jwinner via Groups.Io <jwinner=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>  I do have a Mac but also run Parallels with Windows 10. I was under the impression I could run it?

You can run the DXLab Suite in Windows 10 under Parallels on your Mac. I do it every day. Everything runs with no problem in Windows, no matter the underlying hardware.

> I am still learning and appreciate your info. I have DogparkSDR and Maclogger DX if that makes any difference?

None whatsoever. Everything is done using the components of the DXLab package.

>  Right now I am really at the bottom of the ladder as far as learning this stuff. Thanks for that info!!!

Don’t hesitate to ask questions when needed, there are many here to help you. As I say, I use the DXLab software on my Mac every day, and I’ll be happy to help you work out any difficulties you encounter.

Just to qualify that, however, I’m not at all familiar with the Flex software and can’t do much there. There are a lot of users here, though, who can cover that area.

73,

John K8AJS
jbastin1@...
CWOps 1694
Ten-X 11306





Re: HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

John Bastin K8AJS
 

On 25Aug 2019, at 20:50, jwinner via Groups.Io <jwinner@...> wrote:

I do have a Mac but also run Parallels with Windows 10. I was under the impression I could run it?
You can run the DXLab Suite in Windows 10 under Parallels on your Mac. I do it every day. Everything runs with no problem in Windows, no matter the underlying hardware.

I am still learning and appreciate your info. I have DogparkSDR and Maclogger DX if that makes any difference?
None whatsoever. Everything is done using the components of the DXLab package.

Right now I am really at the bottom of the ladder as far as learning this stuff. Thanks for that info!!!
Don’t hesitate to ask questions when needed, there are many here to help you. As I say, I use the DXLab software on my Mac every day, and I’ll be happy to help you work out any difficulties you encounter.

Just to qualify that, however, I’m not at all familiar with the Flex software and can’t do much there. There are a lot of users here, though, who can cover that area.

73,

John K8AJS
jbastin1@...
CWOps 1694
Ten-X 11306


DXView suggestion: Audiable clock alarm for DX Entity Sunrise and Sunsets. Greyline

Mark W2OR <reston2010mm-orders@...>
 

DXView suggestion:   Audiable clock Alarm for DX Entity Sunrise, Sunsets, and other grey matter reminders

    The idea is to use DXView's built-in Sunrise and Sunset times, tied to a choice of one or two selectable DX entities, and a setting to trigger the built-in audio alarm in SpotCollector.  Though programming this may not be as easy as it might seem(?). 

   The other 'alarm clocks' here don't work well, so the above suggestion would be useful.  I, for one, keep missing Greyline openings. The reminder notes on the operating table get lost or buried. The rig's alarm clock isn't easy to set, nor is it reliable, or audible. The small alarm clock on the table gets knocked on the floor.  My own ability to remember appointments is not what it used to be, and my sense of "wait time" is usually overtaken by trivia. 

// Mark


Re: Application Error on install of DXView upgrade

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks Dave, that worked just fine.

+ Evidently Windows considered the file to still be in use, and so wouldn't let the Launcher replace it. Rebooting Windows eliminated that impediment.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Spot Collector Update

George Steube
 

Thanks Joe that was the problem.
73, George
W2GS

On 8/26/2019 4:02 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:



Check the issues listed here:
?? <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/EmptyDatabase>

Most common is the clock issue: Your PC's clock is set to UTC instead
of local time.

73,

???? ... Joe, W4TV


On 2019-08-26 4:39 PM, George Steube wrote:
I transferred DXLabs to a new computer following DXLabwiki. Everything worked except SC is not downloading any new spots.?? The spots sources are all green and I can open individual sources and download DX and WX without problems.?? When I first started SC on the new computer all my old spots showed up and eventually timed out and were cleared.?? I have reviewed the transfer information in the wiki and can't find what I did wrong any suggestions?
73, George
W2GS








Re: Application Error on install of DXView upgrade

Charles N2SO
 

Thanks  Dave, that worked just fine.

 

73, Charles N2SO

 


--
73, Charles N2SO


Re: Spot Collector Update

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Check the issues listed here:
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/EmptyDatabase>

Most common is the clock issue: Your PC's clock is set to UTC instead
of local time.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2019-08-26 4:39 PM, George Steube wrote:
I transferred DXLabs to a new computer following DXLabwiki. Everything worked except SC is not downloading any new spots.?? The spots sources are all green and I can open individual sources and download DX and WX without problems.?? When I first started SC on the new computer all my old spots showed up and eventually timed out and were cleared.?? I have reviewed the transfer information in the wiki and can't find what I did wrong any suggestions?
73, George
W2GS


Spot Collector Update

George Steube
 

I transferred DXLabs to a new computer following DXLabwiki.?? Everything worked except SC is not downloading any new spots.?? The spots sources are all green and I can open individual sources and download DX and WX without problems.?? When I first started SC on the new computer all my old spots showed up and eventually timed out and were cleared.?? I have reviewed the transfer information in the wiki and can't find what I did wrong any suggestions?
73, George
W2GS


Re: Application Error on install of DXView upgrade

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 12:09 PM, Charles R Tropp wrote:

I was just attempting to install the 4.5.5 upgrade to dxview and received the following error: "extraction error: error: cannot delete old C:\DXLab\DXView/Unzip32.dll; upgrade aborted." 
Should I delete that file manually?
+ No, doing that would damage your DXView installation. Please reboot Windows, start the Launcher, and direct it to upgrade DXView.

         73,

               Dave, AA6YQ


Application Error on install of DXView upgrade

Charles N2SO
 

Hi,

I was just attempting to install the 4.5.5 upgrade to dxview and received the following error: "extraction error: error: cannot delete old C:\DXLab\DXView/Unzip32.dll; upgrade aborted." 
Should I delete that file manually?
--
73, Charles N2SO


Re: HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

jwinner@...
 

Thanks for that Dave..I am already starting to from you guys!

73's
John K4NHK


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>
To: DXLab <DXLab@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Subject: Re: [DXLab] HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

+ AA6YQ comments below
On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 05:50 PM, <jwinner@...> wrote:
 I do have a Mac but also run Parallels with Windows 10. I was under the impression I could run it? I am still learning and appreciate your info. I have DogparkSDR and Maclogger DX if that makes any difference?  Right now I am really at the bottom of the ladder as far as learning this stuff.
+ You can certainly run DXLab on Windows 10 within Parallels.
+ However, there is no interoperation between DogParkSDR and DXLab, or between MacLogger DX and DXLab. 
        73,

                Dave, AA6YQ
 
 
 


Re: HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 05:50 PM, <jwinner@...> wrote:

 I do have a Mac but also run Parallels with Windows 10. I was under the impression I could run it? I am still learning and appreciate your info. I have DogparkSDR and Maclogger DX if that makes any difference?  Right now I am really at the bottom of the ladder as far as learning this stuff.

+ You can certainly run DXLab on Windows 10 within Parallels.

+ However, there is no interoperation between DogParkSDR and DXLab, or between MacLogger DX and DXLab. 

        73,

                Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

 


Re: HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

jwinner@...
 

Hi Dave,

 I do have a Mac but also run Parallels with Windows 10. I was under the impression I could run it? I am still learning and appreciate your info. I have DogparkSDR and Maclogger DX if that makes any difference?  Right now I am really at the bottom of the ladder as far as learning this stuff. Thanks for that info!!!

73's &
Thank You!
John K4NHK


-----Original Message-----
From: w6de <w6de@...>
To: DXLab <DXLab@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Subject: Re: [DXLab] HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

Your say: “I want to learn about your dxlabsuite Commander to integrate it with MacloggerDX
 
The DXLab suite of software runs on PCs in conjunction with Microsoft Windows.  If you are still running a Macintosh computer your goal of integration DXLab Commander into MacLoggerDX is not possible.
 
73,
Dave, w6de
 
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of jwinner via Groups.Io
Sent: 25 August, 2019 16:03
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE
 
Dear DXLAB,
 
I want to learn about your dxlabsuite Commander to integrate it with MacloggerDX . I am very new as I recently purchased a Flex 6700 new and trying to learn Ham Radio all over again! I have been off the air for 22 years. I have a extra class licence and have been a Ham since 1964. My call sign is K4NHK. I hope you will allow me to become a member. Boy, has radio changed since I have been off the air!!!
 
Thank you,
John Winner
K4NHK


Re: HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

jwinner@...
 

Great news Dave! I was really hoping you would say something like that. I really want to try digital (FT8) as I am in a HOA situation. I do have a  Titan DX vertical that I can at least tilt it over so I don't draw too much attention. I was spoiled when I lived in South Florida as I had a 4 element Cubex Quad. I could basically work anywhere in the world with my Heathkit SB-220. I still have that 220 but I have upgraded it to sell and but at this point I can't fix it.
I know I am going to enjoy the Flex when I figure out all the jargon with computers!

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your comments!

73's
John K4NHK


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>
To: DXLab <DXLab@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 8:07 pm
Subject: Re: [DXLab] HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

+ AA6YQ comments below
On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 03:21 PM, <jwinner@...> wrote:
Yes, there is a very steep learning curve and honestly, I am overwhelmed. I will try to take it day by day. I do feel very stupid to ask some of my questions as I am no computer whiz (UNDERSTATEMENT!!!)
 
Thanks for the info on what does what.
 
I am now in the middle of trying to figure out ports, port forwarding,etc. When I went to school and studied electronics it was a Hell of a lot easier. One day in class they introduced the transistor!
 
I was hoping that this group would answer some of my questions as novice as they may be?
+ All questions are welcome here, no matter how many times they may have already been asked and answered, and no matter how obvious the answers might be in the documentation.
+ DXLab provides a lot of functionality for DXers, and trying to learn it all at once is a recipe for being overwhelmed and frustrated. Pick one application, *scan* the reference documentation so that you understand its capabilities, and then use the step-by-step setup instructions accessible via "Getting Started with DXLab" to get basic operations -- controlling a radio, or logging a new QSO, or initiating a propagation forecast -- to work correctly. Then return to the reference documentation to setup any additional functionality you need beyond the basic functionality. When you have your first app working to your satisfaction, pick the next app. Rinse and repeat. You can proceed in any order you like, though I suspect that most ops start with Commander and then proceed to DXKeeper so they can log QSOs.
     73,

              Dave, AA6YQ
 


Re: HAVE DOGPARK SDR & MACLOGGERDX SOFTWARE

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 03:21 PM, <jwinner@...> wrote:

Yes, there is a very steep learning curve and honestly, I am overwhelmed. I will try to take it day by day. I do feel very stupid to ask some of my questions as I am no computer whiz (UNDERSTATEMENT!!!)
 
Thanks for the info on what does what.
 
I am now in the middle of trying to figure out ports, port forwarding,etc. When I went to school and studied electronics it was a Hell of a lot easier. One day in class they introduced the transistor!
 
I was hoping that this group would answer some of my questions as novice as they may be?

+ All questions are welcome here, no matter how many times they may have already been asked and answered, and no matter how obvious the answers might be in the documentation.

+ DXLab provides a lot of functionality for DXers, and trying to learn it all at once is a recipe for being overwhelmed and frustrated. Pick one application, *scan* the reference documentation so that you understand its capabilities, and then use the step-by-step setup instructions accessible via "Getting Started with DXLab" to get basic operations -- controlling a radio, or logging a new QSO, or initiating a propagation forecast -- to work correctly. Then return to the reference documentation to setup any additional functionality you need beyond the basic functionality. When you have your first app working to your satisfaction, pick the next app. Rinse and repeat. You can proceed in any order you like, though I suspect that most ops start with Commander and then proceed to DXKeeper so they can log QSOs.

     73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: Getting all my QSO's in DXKeeper

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

If you already have QSOs logged in DXKeeper using your old callsign
take a look at:
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/NewCallsign>

You can also use that information "in reverse" to import QSOs for
an "old" callsign in a log started with a current callsign.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2019-08-25 2:36 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below
I upgraded and got a new call. I am logging under the new call but I would like to have all my old call QSO's show up in the list. Is there any way to get that done?
+ Yes. Take a look at
<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/MultipleLogFiles>
and
<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/ManageMultipleQTHs>
+ If these raise additional questions, don't hesitate to post them here.
73,
Dave, AA6YQ

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