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Re: Missing Counties

Dave AA6YQ
 

I actually did try a few, all of which had the same dialogue box come up. The first was W4CU his address looks OK just my County
column is blank .

+ In your logged QSO with W4CU,

1. what is specified as the DXCC entity?

2. what is specified as the State?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Missing Counties

Frank G4HBI <frank.g4hbi@...>
 

Dave

I actually did try a few, all of which had the same dialogue box come up.
The first was W4CU his address looks OK just my County column is blank .
Then KN5S and ND9G ( there were more, propagation to USA was quite good)

Frank G4HBI

On Sun, 08 Sep 2019 17:57:03 +0100, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have just uploaded my logs for the recent Russian RTTY contest to LoTW and eQSL. My next task is always to check the US contacts
to see if there are any of the 27 US counties I need. Normally the counties show up automatically in my log but with this upload it
doesn't.

+ If after submitting QSOs to LoTW you invoke "Sync LoTW QSLs", then any new QSL from a US station who includes their County in the
"LoTW Station Location" they used to submit your QSO will update the logged QSO to reflect the County -- assuming that the logged
QSO doesn't specify a different County or that you've configured DXKeeper to resolve discrepancies by accepting the information from
LoTW.

When I press CBA the name and address appears but I also get a box comes up saying "County returned by Call Book lookup doesn't
match any known US County" in this instance it was Pinellas ( which I don't need )and we all know Pinellas is in Florida but does
anyone know what's gone wrong.

+ What callsign was selected when you invoked the CBA function and received that error message?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



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updated eQSL AG and LoTW databases are available ...

Dave AA6YQ
 

... via the Databases tab of DXView's Configuration window.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper WAS QSL Queue

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have logged QSOs form several states. According to documentation for DXKeeper:

snip<
However, when I follow these directions and click on Add Needed in the QSL Tab, with via QSL selected, the popup window shows that numerous DXCC and WAZ entries from the log were added to the QSL queue, but zero log entries for WAS were added, even though I actually do need some of these logged states for WAS. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong that is preventing the needed states from being added to the QSL queue?

+ The most common causes of "logged QSOs not considered valid for WAS awards" are

1. In the "WAS Bands & Modes" panel on the Configuration window's Awards tab,

1a. the "Mixed (Basic)" box is not checked (assuming you are pursuing Mixed WAS)

1b. the QRP box is checked, but none of your logged QSOs specify a "Power" item of 5 watts or less

2. You have more than one "my QTH" defined on the Main window's "my QTHs" tab, but no logged QSOs specify a "my QTH ID" whose "my QTH" has its WAS box checked (indicating that QSOs made from this "My QTH" are valid for WAS awards)


+ If this doesn't get you going with WAS award tracking, Mike, please make a screen shot showing the Awards tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window, attach this screen shot to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

+ For information about making a screen shot that show's a window's image, see

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Missing Counties

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have just uploaded my logs for the recent Russian RTTY contest to LoTW and eQSL. My next task is always to check the US contacts
to see if there are any of the 27 US counties I need. Normally the counties show up automatically in my log but with this upload it
doesn't.

+ If after submitting QSOs to LoTW you invoke "Sync LoTW QSLs", then any new QSL from a US station who includes their County in the
"LoTW Station Location" they used to submit your QSO will update the logged QSO to reflect the County -- assuming that the logged
QSO doesn't specify a different County or that you've configured DXKeeper to resolve discrepancies by accepting the information from
LoTW.

When I press CBA the name and address appears but I also get a box comes up saying "County returned by Call Book lookup doesn't
match any known US County" in this instance it was Pinellas ( which I don't need )and we all know Pinellas is in Florida but does
anyone know what's gone wrong.

+ What callsign was selected when you invoked the CBA function and received that error message?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper Award Tracking error

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

After formatting my C: drive and re-install Win10 I re-install in E:\HAM\DX Lab Suite the DXLaucher and he re-install all the other programs (they wasn't deleted because they are on the E: drive) no problem found work good So start ALL the DX Lab Suite progs and now before DXKeeper load I become the next error:

++ DX Keeper Award Tracking
++ CQ-WAE award file E:\HAM\DX Lab Suite\DXKeeper\Databases\CQWAE.txt
++ contain an entry that does not specify the region's continent

Here the CQWAE.txt


1,206,4U1V,ITU Vienna,CQ,WAE
2,248,IG9/IH9,African Italy,CQ,NoWAE
3,248,IT9,Sicily,CQ,WAE
4,259,JW/B, Bear Island,CQ,WAE
5,279,GM/S,Shetland Islands,CQ,WAE
6,390,TA1,European Turkey,CQ,WAE
7,296,YU8,Kosovo,CQ,WAE
This file is from 23/05/2008


+ DXKeeper 15.0.8 includes a CQWAE.txt file that is placed in DXKeeper's Databases folder. This file is dated 2019-01-09; its contents are

1,206,4U1V,ITU Vienna,CQ,WAE,EU
2,248,IG9/IH9,African Italy,CQ,NoWAE,AF
3,248,IT9,Sicily,CQ,WAE,EU
4,259,JW/B, Bear Island,CQ,WAE,EU
5,279,GM/S,Shetland Islands,CQ,WAE,EU
6,390,TA1,European Turkey,CQ,WAE,EU
7,296,YU8,Kosovo,CQ,WAE,EU

+ Note the two-letter continent appended to each entry.


How to fix this

+ The up-to-date CQWAE.txt file is available here:

www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/CQWAE.txt

+ Terminate DXKeeper, and then download this file into DXKeeper's Databases folder, replacing the existing file with the same name.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: interoperating with a Satellite tracker

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Sep 8, 2019, at 1:41 AM,Dave AA6YQ <mailto:aa6yq@...?subject=Re:%20interoperating%20with%20a%20Satellite%20tracker> wrote:

While at the Northeast HamXposition today, I spent some time at the N1T satellite station with Fred AB10C, a long-time DXLab user.
This station was controlled by MacDoppler running on an Apple computer. MacDoppler can be configured to broadcast UDP messages
conveying the current doppler-adjusted RX and TX frequencies. These messages are not documented, but Fred has reverse-engineering
them.


The MacDoppler UDP messages are documented in source code for a sample program called udp_listener which is available here…

https://www.dogparksoftware.com/MacDoppler.html



* Source code for udp_listener is available here <http://www.dogparksoftware.com/udp_listener/udp_listener.zip>


There is a write-up on Fred’s set up here:

https://stationproject.blog/2017/10/20/raspberry-pi-satellite-rotator-interface/

+ Thanks, Don!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXView GeoMag "max" Not Populating

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I've noticed that DXView's GeoMag>max box doesn't ever seem to populate regardless of what entity is being looked up. For example, SP to Japan crosses northern latitudes from my QTH but no max value appears. Could there be a setting I'm missing?

+ Did you change the settings in the "Magnetic Pole Position" panel on the Configuration window's General tab? Please make a screen shot of this tab, attach it to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


DXKeeper WAS QSL Queue

mike794us@...
 

I have logged QSOs form several states. According to documentation for DXKeeper:

Generating Outgoing QSLs whose Confirmation would Advance your WAS Award Progress

To populate the QSL Queue with QSOs whose confirmation is needed for WAS, check the Award panel's WAS box in the QSL Configuration window's Add Needed panel and then click the Add Needed button on the Main window's QSL tab.


However, when I follow these directions and click on Add Needed in the QSL Tab, with via QSL selected, the popup window shows that numerous DXCC and WAZ entries from the log were added to the QSL queue, but zero log entries for WAS were added, even though I actually do need some of these logged states for WAS. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong that is preventing the needed states from being added to the QSL queue?

Thanks.

Mike
KC8JT


Re: DXKeeper Award Tracking error

ON2AD Pat
 

I solved this problem with change the CQWAE..txt with the info belowe:

1,206,4U1V,ITU Vienna,CQ,WAE,EU
2,248,IG9/IH9,African Italy,CQ,NoWAE,AF
3,248,IT9,Sicily,CQ,WAE,EU
4,259,JW/B, Bear Island,CQ,WAE,EU
5,279,GM/S,Shetland Islands,CQ,WAE,EU
6,390,TA1,European Turkey,CQ,WAE,EU
7,296,YU8,Kosovo,CQ,WAE,EU

73 de Pat ON2AD


Missing Counties

Frank G4HBI <frank.g4hbi@...>
 

Hello fellow DVKeeper users

I have just uploaded my logs for the recent Russian RTTY contest to LoTW and eQSL. My next task is always to check the US contacts to see if there are any of the 27 US counties I need. Normally the counties show up automatically in my log but with this upload it doesn't. When I press CBA the name and address appears but I also get a box comes up saying "County returned by Call Book lookup doesn't match any known US County" in this instance it was Pinellas ( which I don't need )and we all know Pinellas is in Florida but does anyone know what's gone wrong.

Any idea's welcome. Cheers Frank G4HBI

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Re: interoperating with a Satellite tracker

Jeffrey griffin <kb2m@...>
 

Gpredict can do transceiver and rotor control, I've never used it to do such but I have a copy running on a Raspberry PI if you want me to test anything.

73 Jeff kb2m

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2019 1:19 AM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] interoperating with a Satellite tracker

+ AA6YQ comments below

I particularly enjoy the feature set of gpredict. Have a peek here https://sourceforge.net/projects/gpredict/ It has fairly active development having been most recently revised around 5 months ago. It utilizes the Hamlib interface for radio and rotator control. That likely complicates its potential interaction with the DXLab suite but it might be worth a look anyway.

+ In the model that Joe W4TV suggested earlier in this thread, the satellite tracking application would directly control both the transceiver and the AZ/EL rotator, and it would continuously convey the current RX frequency, TX frequency, and Mode to Commander via DDE or UDP or TCP. I'll check to see if gpredict has this ability.

+ Thanks!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


DXView GeoMag "max" Not Populating

Russ Ravella
 

Hi Dave,

I've noticed that DXView's GeoMag>max box doesn't ever seem to populate regardless of what entity is being looked up.  For example, SP to Japan crosses northern latitudes from my QTH but no max value appears.  Could there be a setting I'm missing?

Thanks,
Russ, KR6W

(Win10 (current at 1803), current DXL including all databases, Magnetic Pole Position value reasonably current)


DXKeeper Award Tracking error

ON2AD Pat
 

After formatting my C: drive and re-install Win10
I re-install in E:\HAM\DX Lab Suite the DXLaucher and he re-install all the other programs (they wasn't deleted because they are on the E: drive) no problem found work good
So start ALL the DX Lab Suite progs and now before DXKeeper load I become the next error:

++ DX Keeper Award Tracking 
++ CQ-WAE award file E:\HAM\DX Lab Suite\DXKeeper\Databases\CQWAE.txt contain an entry that does not specify the region's continent

Here the CQWAE.txt

1,206,4U1V,ITU Vienna,CQ,WAE
2,248,IG9/IH9,African Italy,CQ,NoWAE
3,248,IT9,Sicily,CQ,WAE
4,259,JW/B, Bear Island,CQ,WAE
5,279,GM/S,Shetland Islands,CQ,WAE
6,390,TA1,European Turkey,CQ,WAE
7,296,YU8,Kosovo,CQ,WAE
This file is from 23/05/2008

How to fix this

73 de Pat ON2AD


Re: interoperating with a Satellite tracker

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I particularly enjoy the feature set of gpredict. Have a peek here https://sourceforge.net/projects/gpredict/ It has fairly active development having been most recently revised around 5 months ago. It utilizes the Hamlib interface for radio and rotator control. That likely complicates its potential interaction with the DXLab suite but it might be worth a look anyway.

+ In the model that Joe W4TV suggested earlier in this thread, the satellite tracking application would directly control both the transceiver and the AZ/EL rotator, and it would continuously convey the current RX frequency, TX frequency, and Mode to Commander via DDE or UDP or TCP. I'll check to see if gpredict has this ability.

+ Thanks!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: interoperating with a Satellite tracker

David Andreatta - WD0HXN
 

Hi, Dave, all;

I particularly enjoy the feature set of gpredict. Have a peek here https://sourceforge.net/projects/gpredict/  It has fairly active development having been most recently revised around 5 months ago. It utilizes the Hamlib interface for radio and rotator control. That likely complicates its potential interaction with the DXLab suite but it might be worth a look anyway.

Thanks for all the great work and support!

73,

Dave Andreatta
WD0HXN
Erie, CO


On Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:08:15 PM MDT, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:


*** snip ***

Besides SatPC32 and Orbitron, what other Windows-hosted satellite trackers should I investigate?

      73,

                Dave, AA6YQ





Re: interoperating with a Satellite tracker

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 08:01 PM, John Feist wrote:

A possible good reference

+ Thanks, John!

      73,

          Dave, AA6YQ


Re: interoperating with a Satellite tracker

John Feist
 

A possible good reference

At one time I used a Dos based instatrack it was a hardware/software Az/El controller. Probably long gone. Paul KB5MU was very much involved.


On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 7:08 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
While at the Northeast HamXposition today, I spent some time at the N1T satellite station with Fred AB10C, a long-time DXLab user.
This station was controlled by MacDoppler running on an Apple computer. MacDoppler can be configured to broadcast UDP messages
conveying the current doppler-adjusted RX and TX frequencies. These messages are not documented, but Fred has reverse-engineering
them. It should be possible to extend Commander to treat MacDoppler as a "radio model". With this model selected, Commander would
accept the RX and TX frequencies reported in the UDP messages and convey these frequencies to the other DXLab applications; this
would enable DXKeeper to correctly log the frequencies in satellite QSOs, for example. While DXLab can be run on an Apple by using
Parallels or equivalent, most users of this approach would run MacDoppler on Apple that is network-connected to a PC running DXLab.

When I asked about PC-hosted satellite trackers other than SatPC32, Fred mentioned Orbitron. From an installation and initial use
perspective, Orbitron seems significantly better than SatPC32. However, it communicates RX and TX frequencies, antenna azimuth, and
antenna elevation via one DDE broadcast. Receiving this broadcast would enable Commander to convey RX and TX frequencies to the
other DXLab applications (as described above), but unfortunately would also require extending DXView to implement AZ/EL rotator
control; I don't like spending time on wheel re-invention.

Besides SatPC32 and Orbitron, what other Windows-hosted satellite trackers should I investigate?

       73,

                Dave, AA6YQ





interoperating with a Satellite tracker

Dave AA6YQ
 

While at the Northeast HamXposition today, I spent some time at the N1T satellite station with Fred AB10C, a long-time DXLab user.
This station was controlled by MacDoppler running on an Apple computer. MacDoppler can be configured to broadcast UDP messages
conveying the current doppler-adjusted RX and TX frequencies. These messages are not documented, but Fred has reverse-engineering
them. It should be possible to extend Commander to treat MacDoppler as a "radio model". With this model selected, Commander would
accept the RX and TX frequencies reported in the UDP messages and convey these frequencies to the other DXLab applications; this
would enable DXKeeper to correctly log the frequencies in satellite QSOs, for example. While DXLab can be run on an Apple by using
Parallels or equivalent, most users of this approach would run MacDoppler on Apple that is network-connected to a PC running DXLab.

When I asked about PC-hosted satellite trackers other than SatPC32, Fred mentioned Orbitron. From an installation and initial use
perspective, Orbitron seems significantly better than SatPC32. However, it communicates RX and TX frequencies, antenna azimuth, and
antenna elevation via one DDE broadcast. Receiving this broadcast would enable Commander to convey RX and TX frequencies to the
other DXLab applications (as described above), but unfortunately would also require extending DXView to implement AZ/EL rotator
control; I don't like spending time on wheel re-invention.

Besides SatPC32 and Orbitron, what other Windows-hosted satellite trackers should I investigate?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Dx lab dxkeeper feature suggestion request

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I'm open to suggestions of other sat tracking options that work with dxlabs packages...

+ The question is whether there's a "better" satellite tracking application that's suited to interoperation with DXLab along the lines that Joe W4TV suggested earlier in this thread.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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