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Re: WPX Submission / Continent

Mike Rhodes
 

Thanks Dave. Figured I had overlooked something.

Mike / W8DN

On 11/20/2019 6:50 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I have probably overlooked something but am in the process of resubmitting (starting over) for the WPX awards and have received the EXCEL submission file. The EXCEL spreadsheet has a column for 'Continent' but my DXLab submission file does not have the continent info. Do I need to enable something to get the additional information? I figure I might as well apply for everything that I can since I'm starting over anyhow (original app was on paper in 2004 - painful !!).)

+ As stated in the WPX submission file, you can submit only one band or continental submission at a time. Before clicking the "Assemble Submission" button in the "DXKeeper WPX Submission" window, set the Award selector near the window's upper-right corner to the continent for which you are generating a WPX application. This is step 11a in

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

     73,

           Dave, AA6YQ






Re: WPX Submission / Continent

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have probably overlooked something but am in the process of resubmitting (starting over) for the WPX awards and have received the EXCEL submission file. The EXCEL spreadsheet has a column for 'Continent' but my DXLab submission file does not have the continent info. Do I need to enable something to get the additional information? I figure I might as well apply for everything that I can since I'm starting over anyhow (original app was on paper in 2004 - painful !!).)

+ As stated in the WPX submission file, you can submit only one band or continental submission at a time. Before clicking the "Assemble Submission" button in the "DXKeeper WPX Submission" window, set the Award selector near the window's upper-right corner to the continent for which you are generating a WPX application. This is step 11a in

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Dbl-Clking Spot Enables SUBRX

John AC4CA
 

Using K3. Before reinstall, double-clicking an entry in SC enabled SPLIT because I checked "Set Xcvr split." SC never used to enable the SUBRX.  Now it enables SPLIT and SUBRX. I don't see anywhere in SC to control this. Is it something that changed in K3 config? Didn't touch anything I know of there.

WPX Submission / Continent

Mike Rhodes
 

I have probably overlooked something but am in the process of resubmitting (starting over) for the WPX awards and have received the EXCEL submission file. The EXCEL spreadsheet has a column for 'Continent' but my DXLab submission file does not have the continent info. Do I need to enable something to get the additional information? I figure I might as well apply for everything that I can since I'm starting over anyhow (original app was on paper in 2004 - painful !!).)

Thanks,
Mike / W8DN

Re: Spot Collector Question

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I downloaded the VE7CC software, set it up to only show US/VE spots and then
turned off the other clusters in SC and everything is working great. To see
the DX spots all I do is turn on one or more of the other clusters!

+Using VE7CC software as a front-end to SpotCollector is a waste of CPU
time. You can easily define filters in SpotCollector that with one mouse
click limit the Spot Database Display to US stations, or limit the Spot
Database Display to non-US stations.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Contest Field Mapping #poll

Lance Ferguson
 

Good to know.  Thanks for the links, I can investigate further.

And in truth, I don't do a lot of contesting.  I enjoy it when I can do it but I'm not terribly serious about it.  Just fun to see where I can get out to.  And the higher capabilities, like rig control and the like are well beyond my shack at the moment.

This is a good start, thanks again!
--
73
Lance
WU0Q

Re: Spot Collector Question

Ron KU7Y
 

Thanks Dave,

I downloaded the VE7CC software, set it up to only show US/VE spots and then
turned off the other clusters in SC and everything is working great. To see
the DX spots all I do is turn on one or more of the other clusters!

It took some time but I learned a lot about clusters!

OK, back in my hole,

Ron, KU7Y
Mountain Home, ID DN23dc
CW Ops #1211
QRP ARCI #8829
SOC #2
Idaho DX Association
Ron@...

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:49 AM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Spot Collector Question

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have my TAG files installed and working fine now. But I am trying to
show
spots for all stations, including US, not just DX.

What do I need to use as a spot source to do this?

+ I'm not aware of any DX Cluster spot source that does not convey US
stations - unless you've configured it to hide US stations.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ






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Re: Spot Collector Question

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have my TAG files installed and working fine now. But I am trying to show
spots for all stations, including US, not just DX.

What do I need to use as a spot source to do this?

+ I'm not aware of any DX Cluster spot source that does not convey US
stations - unless you've configured it to hide US stations.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Spot Collector Question

Ron KU7Y
 

Hi Dave,

I have my TAG files installed and working fine now. But I am trying to show
spots for all stations, including US, not just DX.

What do I need to use as a spot source to do this?

Thanks,

OK, back in my hole,

Ron, KU7Y
Mountain Home, ID DN23dc
CW Ops #1211
QRP ARCI #8829
SOC #2
Idaho DX Association
Ron@...

Re: Grid Square

Rod Greene
 

Thanks Dave! I’ll check that out. 73, Rod




On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 5:20 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have been looking through the documentation for this question - but no help found so far.

When I converted from DXBase to DXK, many of the incoming records did not contain grid squares and a default of "JJ00aa" was entered in "grid 1".

+ That means those QSOs specified a latitude of 0 and a longitude of 0.


Also when I use Capture, its grid 1 field has that too. I think I would rather just have the grid 1 field be blank unless there is some reason for it to default to JJ00aa.

+ If you imported a QSO with P5DX that specifies a grid1 of JJ00aa, have DXKeeper configured to lookup previous QSOs when logging a new QSO, and use the Capture window to log a new QSO with P5DX, the Capture window's grid1 item will be set to JJ00aa. If this doesn't explain what you're observing, please describe step-by-step the actions you are taking that results in the Capture window's grid1 item being set to JJ00aa.


    73,


            Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Contest Field Mapping #poll

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Forgive me if this is documented somewhere. I looked but couldn't figure it out. Please just point me in the right direction and I'm happy to do my own reading and study.

I'm fairly new to contesting and completely new to DXKeeper. One of the reasons I don't do much with contesting is that submitting logs seems to be a real challenge. I ran into that this weekend with the ARRL Sweepstakes. I participated in a limited way, mostly because it was a good way to test a new long wire antenna. I made calls on 20,40, and 80 with a non-contest call on 160. Fair enough, learned what I needed to know for this weekend.

Since I only had three contest QSOs it also seemed like a good time to work out getting the log submitted. When you're learning a d new database, three QSOs is a lot easier to manage than hundreds, or thousands, right? So I did some research and selected DXKeeper to be my log program since it can output Cabrillo format. Fair enough.

Here's where the problem showed up. I couldn't figure out how to map several of the fields to output what the contest wanted. I understood Serial Sent and Serial Received as tx# and rx# but couldn't figure out how to get prec, check, and sec entered, even using the ARRL-SS-SB template under the Config->Contest tab. I'm guessing tx info and rx info for part of it but how do I determine the order it outputs? And where do the other fields not covered by tx #, rx #, tx info, and rx info get entered?
Sorry if this is terribly basic but I'm not seeing it. Thanks for the help.

+ See

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm>

+ Note that DXKeeper is explicitly not a contesting application, lacking essential capabilities like realtime scoring and SO2R support. DXKeeper's contesting support enables DXers participating in contests in search of "new ones" to accurately issue and record exchanges, and submit generated Cabrillo files.

+ Many contesters employ N1MM during contests, with logged QSOs conveyed to DXKeeper in real time as they are logged, or en masse at the end of each contest; see

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/N1MM-DXKeeper/index.htm>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Graphically display DXCC Entities either QSL'd or lacking QSL

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ

How can I configure it to display each DXCC entity for each of those four checkboxes regardless of whether "...on each active band and active mode", but rather on "any" of the active bands or modes?

+ There is no "mixed" - meaning "any band and any mode" - display of DXCC entities.


Also, this link, a couple of lines further down, is busted:

DXCC Entities can in parallel be displayed on Google Earth; the location of each Entity will be marked with a yellow thumbtack labeled with the Entity's DXCC Prefix.

+ If you're referring to the hyperlinked words "displayed on Google Earth", that link is working correctly.


And a tiny point, I'm not seeing the "yellow thumbtack". Instead I see a red circle with a black star inside it.

+ Corrected. Thanks!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: propView 1.94

Pat
 

thanks so much dave.. I will do that.. and let you know.
tnx!!!
Murf n7uvh

Re: Grid Square

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have been looking through the documentation for this question - but no help found so far.

When I converted from DXBase to DXK, many of the incoming records did not contain grid squares and a default of "JJ00aa" was entered in "grid 1".

+ That means those QSOs specified a latitude of 0 and a longitude of 0.


Also when I use Capture, its grid 1 field has that too. I think I would rather just have the grid 1 field be blank unless there is some reason for it to default to JJ00aa.

+ If you imported a QSO with P5DX that specifies a grid1 of JJ00aa, have DXKeeper configured to lookup previous QSOs when logging a new QSO, and use the Capture window to log a new QSO with P5DX, the Capture window's grid1 item will be set to JJ00aa. If this doesn't explain what you're observing, please describe step-by-step the actions you are taking that results in the Capture window's grid1 item being set to JJ00aa.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Contest Field Mapping #poll

Lance Ferguson
 

Forgive me if this is documented somewhere.  I looked but couldn't figure it out.  Please just point me in the right direction and I'm happy to do my own reading and study.

I'm fairly new to contesting and completely new to DXKeeper.  One of the reasons I don't do much with contesting is that submitting logs seems to be a real challenge.  I ran into that this weekend with the ARRL Sweepstakes.  I participated in a limited way, mostly because it was a good way to test a new long wire antenna.  I made calls on 20,40, and 80 with a non-contest call on 160.  Fair enough, learned what I needed to know for this weekend.

Since I only had three contest QSOs it also seemed like a good time to work out getting the log submitted.  When you're learning a d new database, three QSOs is a lot easier to manage than hundreds, or thousands, right?  So I did some research and selected DXKeeper to be my log program since it can output Cabrillo format.  Fair enough.

Here's where the problem showed up.  I couldn't figure out how to map several of the fields to output what the contest wanted.  I understood Serial Sent and Serial Received as tx# and rx# but couldn't figure out how to get prec, check, and sec entered, even using the ARRL-SS-SB template under the Config->Contest tab.  I'm guessing tx info and rx info for part of it but how do I determine the order it outputs?  And where do the other fields not covered by tx #, rx #, tx info, and rx info get entered?

Sorry if this is terribly basic but I'm not seeing it.  Thanks for the help.

73

Lance

WU0Q

Re: Graphically display DXCC Entities either QSL'd or lacking QSL

Jim McPhee
 

Dave,

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! I am having difficulty getting the details that I'd like to see displayed on the DX View World Map and then Google Earth:
Following the help instructions in this area:

Displaying DXCC Entity Award Progress on the built-in World Map window
The
checkboxes in the Log sub-panel:
for example:
displays a red circle in each DXCC entity that has not been worked "on each active band and active mode"

How can I configure it to display each DXCC entity for each of those four checkboxes regardless of whether "...on each active band and active mode" but rather on "any" of the active bands or modes?

Also, this link, a couple of lines further down, is busted:

DXCC Entities can in parallel be displayed on Google Earth; the location of each Entity will be marked with a yellow thumbtack labeled with the Entity's DXCC Prefix.

And a tiny point, I'm not seeing the "yellow thumbtack". Instead I see a red circle with a black star inside it.

 73,
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

Grid Square

Rod Greene
 

I have been looking through the documentation for this question - but no help found so far.

When I converted from DXBase to DXK, many of the incoming records did not contain grid squares and a default of "JJ00aa" was entered in "grid 1". Also when I use Capture, its grid 1 field has that too. I think I would rather just have the grid 1 field be blank unless there is some reason for it to default to JJ00aa.

I suppose I can search for that value in grid 1 and then mass change it to blanks.

Where do I change the default to just blanks so it doesn't load with JJ00aa anymore?

Thanks and 73, Rod/w7zrc

Re: County for Carson City NV

Ted Edwards W3TB
 

It could imitate what happens in Virginia which has 38 independent cities that are not in the 95 counties at all. 

On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 14:21 Jim NO0B <jnmeade@...> wrote:
Thanks, I picked Storey, as it is the least populated.  Hi Hi.
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Re: Reports Destination

 

Dave,

Thanks for the info.  I looked in the Help file associated with the Awards screen.  I did not find the help file you referred me to or I would not have asked the question.  I ALWAYS look in help files and online communities before I post questions here but I don't seem to do a very good job of finding available information.  

FWIW, I have used File Associations in the past and went there on your recommendation.  Sadly, Notepad++ is not an available.  There are various workarounds but I'll wait until I do the current Windows 10 update before I invoke them as there is some discussion my current Windows 10 build is part of the .txt file association problem.  Thanks again for the help.
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Jim NO0B

Re: Club call sign lists

Ron KU7Y
 

Thanks Dave,

That is just what I was looking for.

OK, back in my hole,

Ron, KU7Y
Mountain Home, ID DN23dc
CW Ops #1211
QRP ARCI #8829
SOC #2
Idaho DX Association
Ron@...

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:17 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Club call sign lists

+ AA6YQ comments below

My question wasn't stated very well. I have access to the lists but
can't
find where to put them so that SC can use them.

+ See

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ





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