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Re: DX Keeper not showing all DXCC entities in the list

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Which version of the DXCC database is installed?

Is DXView installed/running?


73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2019-12-11 3:42 PM, Adam McCarthy wrote:
Good morning group, I have an issue whereby I have logged a PJ7 station however PJ7 St. Martin does not show in the DXCC list despite running version 15.2.4  a good friend running the same version has this one.  I also dont have Bonaire as an Entity and again my good colleague does.
Any ideas/
Cheers
Adam Vk2PW

Re: DX Keeper not showing all DXCC entities in the list

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Good morning group, I have an issue whereby I have logged a PJ7 station however PJ7 St. Martin does not show in the DXCC list despite running version 15.2.4 a good friend running the same version has this one. I also dont have Bonaire as an Entity and again my good colleague does.

+ It sounds like you lack an up-to-date DXCC Database. Instructions for obtaining one are here:

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

+ After the upgrade, you'll be able to correct your PJ7 QSO's DXCC entity.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

DX Keeper not showing all DXCC entities in the list

Adam McCarthy
 

Good morning group, I have an issue whereby I have logged a PJ7 station however PJ7 St. Martin does not show in the DXCC list despite running version 15.2.4  a good friend running the same version has this one.  I also dont have Bonaire as an Entity and again my good colleague does.

Any ideas/

Cheers
Adam Vk2PW

Re: Outgoing Spot Problem

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

The 40M line from the file reads: 7125, 7300, LSB, 40M

+ Thanks; that's fine.

+ Please do the following:

1. in the Controls panel on the Configuration window's "Spot Database" tab, check the "Record individual spot information" and "Record frequency with individual spot information" boxes if they aren't already checked

2. the next time you initiate an outgoing spot but no Spot Database Entry for the spotted callsign appears,

2a. use the Mode Filter window to make the Spot Database Entry visible, presumably by checking the CW box

2b. right click the newly-visible Spot Database Entry, and select the "Display spots of .... " command from the pop-up menu

2c. a "Spots of ..." window will appear containing all of the spots that "contributed" to the Spot Database Entry; capture this window's image and send it my way, as described in

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 6:09 PM Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:


# more AA6YQ comments below

When I click on "CW" on the Mode Filter, the entry appears. Freq=7.131

# If a spot's notes don't specify a mode, then SpotCollector determines the spot's mode by consulting the "Sub-band Definition" file you've specified at the bottom of SpotCollector's Configuration window's General tab. This file defines a set of sub-bands, and the default operating mode for each. You can edit this file if you wish; see

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationGeneral.htm#Sub-band%20Definition%20panel>

# Assuming that 7.131 means 7131 kHz, what mode is specified for the sub-band that includes 7131 kHz in the sub-band definition file you've specified?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:


* more AA6YQ comments below AA6YQ comments below

The only box checked is SSB (the same mode as my "disappearing" spots.

* OK. The next time you have a Spot Database Entry that should appear in the Spot Database Display but doesn't, open the "Mode Filter" window and begin checking boxes one at a time until hidden Spot Database Entry appears. Start with the ? checkbox.

* Which checkbox is responsible for hiding the Entry?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 4:50 PM Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:


+ AA6YQ comments below

The <MODEFILTER> makes no difference, but the <BANDFILTER> makes the spot appear.

+ That means your Mode filter is responsible for hiding the Spot Database Entry created by your outgoing spot. In the "Mode Filter" window, which boxes are unchecked (or checked, which ever list is shorter)?

+ Iain N6ML: great diagnostic suggestion!

73,

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Re: Outgoing Spot Problem

Wayne Willenberg
 

Dave,

The 40M line from the file reads: 7125, 7300, LSB, 40M

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 6:09 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
# more AA6YQ comments below

When I click on "CW" on the Mode Filter, the entry appears.  Freq=7.131

# If a spot's notes don't specify a mode, then SpotCollector determines the spot's mode by consulting the "Sub-band Definition" file you've specified at the bottom of SpotCollector's Configuration window's General tab. This file defines a set of sub-bands, and the default operating mode for each. You can edit this file if you wish; see

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationGeneral.htm#Sub-band%20Definition%20panel>

# Assuming that 7.131 means 7131 kHz, what mode is specified for the sub-band that includes 7131 kHz in the sub-band definition file you've specified?

          73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ



On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:


        * more AA6YQ comments below AA6YQ comments below

        The only box checked is SSB (the same mode as my "disappearing" spots.

        * OK. The next time you have a Spot Database Entry that should appear in the Spot Database Display but doesn't, open the "Mode Filter" window and begin checking boxes one at a time until hidden Spot Database Entry appears. Start with the ? checkbox.

        * Which checkbox is responsible for hiding the Entry?

                 73,

                       Dave, AA6YQ


        On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 4:50 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:


                + AA6YQ comments below

                The <MODEFILTER> makes no difference, but the <BANDFILTER> makes the spot appear.

                + That means your Mode filter is responsible for hiding the Spot Database Entry created by your outgoing spot. In the "Mode Filter" window, which boxes are unchecked (or checked, which ever list is shorter)?

                + Iain N6ML: great diagnostic suggestion!

                      73,

                             Dave, AA6YQ









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Re: Question: Importing an ADIF file

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks Rich & Dave,

The ADIF file created by N1MM+ does include <CONTEST_ID:8>ARRL-10

+ The specifier

<CONTEST_ID:8>ARRL-10

+ means "ARRL-10" with a space appended to the end of it.


That's what confuses me. A different contest is listed.

+ Please explain what "A different contest is listed" means.


I'm curious to know how/why what's on the ADIF field was overwritten.

+ Please attach the ADIF file you imported to an email message, and send it to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Satellite Tracking and reaction tuning using Commander

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

All, I have been using DX Labs since I have been on HF about 4 years now. I love it and would not use anything different. I have a K3s and a 7610 for HF and I recently bought (about 18 months ago) a Icom 9100 for satellite work. I now find that I have time to start learning more about LEO satellites and how everything works. I tried using satpc32 and it does control the radio however I am looking for a program that will track the "rising satellite" and if it is coming into my view then reaction tune my radio completely thought the "pass" but I want it to use DDE so I can keep commander and all of DX labs running. Are there any programs like this? If not Dave, any chance you want to get into the satellite tracking field :) _._,_._,_


+ Commander interoperates with SatPC32; see

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

+ To configure SatPC32 to continuously update Commander with the frequency of the selected Satellite - whether it's above the horizon or not -- see the instructions in this post:

<https://groups.io/g/DXLab/message/189248?p=,,,20,0,0,0::Created,,satpc32,20,2,0,63700639>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Port # for VE7CC-1

w2eck
 

host: 127.0.01 port: 7300 works for me

Paul
w2eck

Re: Port # for VE7CC-1

Jim Denneny
 

Brilliant,

Jim K7EG

Re: Satellite Tracking and reaction tuning using Commander

John Kludt
 

DSB,

SatPC32 does put out the data ina DDE format.  You can do it two different ways:
  1. The default is to output data only when the satellite is in view (above the horizon)
  2. Alternatively you can enable a constant DDE feed for whatever satellite is in focus in the program window
This can be coupled with a feature (the A on the menu bar) to automatically go to the next satellite in priority order.  To turn it on just click it to A+.  There is a file in the auxillary file section called Prior.sqf .where you set the list of satellites to be followed and the priority in which to follow them: e.g., you can tell it in effect, "If you are currently running A0-85 and AO-92 comes up, switch to AO-92."  

Lastly you can specify a point at which to switch and begin tracking any satellite.  I use -5 deg as  that gives my rotator time to turn and be in position for AOS

I also like to turn the Countdown window on in AOS/LOS order as it give me a viusal on who is coming up next, the maximum elevation of the pass and an audio alter that "xx-xx rising" 

I have used DDE/Auto now for actually years to track and download the telemetry from the Fox series of satellites and forward it along to the central repository for the universities to use.  This setup runs bascially unattended and just does its thing.

Maybe you have tried all of these features and they don't meet you needs.  If you haven't , send me an email off line and I will help you set them all up.

John K4SQC


On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 8:18 AM W8DSB <w8dsb@...> wrote:
All, I have been using DX Labs since I have been on HF about 4 years now. I love it and would not use anything different. I have a K3s and a 7610 for HF and I recently bought (about 18 months ago) a Icom 9100 for satellite work. I now find that I have time to start learning more about LEO satellites and how everything works. I tried using satpc32 and it does control the radio however I am looking for a program that will track the "rising satellite" and if it is coming into my view then reaction tune my radio completely thought the "pass" but I want it to use DDE so I can keep commander and all of DX labs running. Are there any programs like this? If not Dave, any chance you want to get into the satellite tracking field :)

Re: Question: Importing an ADIF file

Eric Rosenberg W3DQ
 

Thanks Rich & Dave,

The ADIF file created by N1MM+ does include <CONTEST_ID:8>ARRL-10

That's what confuses me. A different contest is listed. I'm curious to know how/why what's on the ADIF field was overwritten.

73,
Eric W3DQ

Satellite Tracking and reaction tuning using Commander

W8DSB
 

All, I have been using DX Labs since I have been on HF about 4 years now. I love it and would not use anything different. I have a K3s and a 7610 for HF and I recently bought (about 18 months ago) a Icom 9100 for satellite work. I now find that I have time to start learning more about LEO satellites and how everything works. I tried using satpc32 and it does control the radio however I am looking for a program that will track the "rising satellite" and if it is coming into my view then reaction tune my radio completely thought the "pass" but I want it to use DDE so I can keep commander and all of DX labs running. Are there any programs like this? If not Dave, any chance you want to get into the satellite tracking field :)

Re: SpotCollector Error Message (unable to recreate spot database after clearing)

Fred Coelho
 

Thanks Dave, I've had so much trouble with this PC. My other one never gives me grief. Looks like I'll keep it set to prune every hour. That works without issues.

I can't imagine what happened. I have not loaded any new programs. Perhaps it was the latest update from Microsoft.

Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

fred WX1S

Re: Can DXVi Pass Precisely the Spots Surviving SC's Filters to the Map?

Russ Ravella
 

Got it.  Thanks!

On Dec 10, 2019, at 10:54 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 09:17 PM, Russ Ravella wrote:

I have JTAlert set to pass decodes (FT8 in the current case) as spots to SC.  I have an SQL filter in SC that passes spots from NA of everything that's not in NA, and decodes from JTAlert that match a specific EXPedition callsign list all with age < 1hr.  Following your documentation, this works perfectly.

I would like to plot on DX Atlas just these surviving spots.  Attempting to use the filters in DXV to do this, I seem to only be able to plot ALL the FT8 spots and the entire JTAlert FT8 decode stream (including those not on the DXPedition call list) or NO FT8 decodes of either.   The former results in a large flow of FT8 decodes as plots I don't want to see.  The later filters out the network FT8 spots which I would like to see plus the DXPetition calls.  I'm throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Is there a way to set DXV to plot precisely the spots displayed in SC?

+ There isn't. To facilitate the frequent updates required to accurately depict the positions of the sun and solar terminator on its built-in world map using a single graphics layer, DXView currently maintains "active station" information in an in-memory data structure rather than in a database; as a result, the world map display can't be filtered by an SQL expression.

        73,

               Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Can DXVi Pass Precisely the Spots Surviving SC's Filters to the Map?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 09:17 PM, Russ Ravella wrote:

I have JTAlert set to pass decodes (FT8 in the current case) as spots to SC.  I have an SQL filter in SC that passes spots from NA of everything that's not in NA, and decodes from JTAlert that match a specific EXPedition callsign list all with age < 1hr.  Following your documentation, this works perfectly.

I would like to plot on DX Atlas just these surviving spots.  Attempting to use the filters in DXV to do this, I seem to only be able to plot ALL the FT8 spots and the entire JTAlert FT8 decode stream (including those not on the DXPedition call list) or NO FT8 decodes of either.   The former results in a large flow of FT8 decodes as plots I don't want to see.  The later filters out the network FT8 spots which I would like to see plus the DXPetition calls.  I'm throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Is there a way to set DXV to plot precisely the spots displayed in SC?

+ There isn't. To facilitate the frequent updates required to accurately depict the positions of the sun and solar terminator on its built-in world map using a single graphics layer, DXView currently maintains "active station" information in an in-memory data structure rather than in a database; as a result, the world map display can't be filtered by an SQL expression.

        73,

               Dave, AA6YQ

Can DXVi Pass Precisely the Spots Surviving SC's Filters to the Map?

Russ Ravella
 

Hi Dave,

I have JTAlert set to pass decodes (FT8 in the current case) as spots to SC.  I have an SQL filter in SC that passes spots from NA of everything that's not in NA, and decodes from JTAlert that match a specific EXPedition callsign list all with age < 1hr.  Following your documentation, this works perfectly.

I would like to plot on DX Atlas just these surviving spots.  Attempting to use the filters in DXV to do this, I seem to only be able to plot ALL the FT8 spots and the entire JTAlert FT8 decode stream (including those not on the DXPedition call list) or NO FT8 decodes of either.   The former results in a large flow of FT8 decodes as plots I don't want to see.  The later filters out the network FT8 spots which I would like to see plus the DXPetition calls.  I'm throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Is there a way to set DXV to plot precisely the spots displayed in SC?

Thanks as always,
Russ, KR6W

Re: SQL filter questions

Ron KU7Y
 

Wow! Thank you very much Dave.

I had just opened Excel and was trying to put a TAG into a new first column,
which would not have worked!

Both single filters and the dual filter are working great now.

I owe you another cup of coffee!!

OK, back in my hole,

Ron, KU7Y
Mountain Home, ID DN23dc
CW Ops #1211
SKCC #4904
QRP ARCI #8829
SOC #2
Idaho DX Association
Ron@...

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From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:04 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] SQL filter questions

+ AA6YQ comments below

The filter (TAGS like '*BUG*') works just right. Here is a line from
the BUG file: AA5KV,BUG-008

But here is a line from the CWOps file: AA2XB,Frank,NY,Maryland NY

There is nothing common to all entries to use as a TAG. Do I need to add
a column to this file with something like CWOps to use as a
TAG? Or is there another way to make this file work?

+ The CWOPs entry you show above must be changed to

AA2XB, CWOPS

+ The same transformation must be applied to every other line of the
file.

+ Such a file can be constructed by downloading the CWOPS membership
roster in .xls format from

<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ew8b1WAorFRCixGRsr031atxmS0Ssyc
vmOczS_fDqzc/export#gid=0&format=xls>

+ and then modifying this spreadsheet to enable the saving the a CWOPS
file in the required comma-delimited format. I have performed
this modification, and placed the resulting CWOPS.txt file here:

<www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/SpecialCallsigns/CWOPS%202019-12-
10.txt>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ





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Re: SQL filter questions

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

The filter (TAGS like '*BUG*') works just right. Here is a line from the BUG file: AA5KV,BUG-008

But here is a line from the CWOps file: AA2XB,Frank,NY,Maryland NY

There is nothing common to all entries to use as a TAG. Do I need to add a column to this file with something like CWOps to use as a
TAG? Or is there another way to make this file work?

+ The CWOPs entry you show above must be changed to

AA2XB, CWOPS

+ The same transformation must be applied to every other line of the file.

+ Such a file can be constructed by downloading the CWOPS membership roster in .xls format from

<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ew8b1WAorFRCixGRsr031atxmS0SsycvmOczS_fDqzc/export#gid=0&format=xls>

+ and then modifying this spreadsheet to enable the saving the a CWOPS file in the required comma-delimited format. I have performed
this modification, and placed the resulting CWOPS.txt file here:

<www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/SpecialCallsigns/CWOPS%202019-12-10.txt>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: SQL filter questions

Ron KU7Y
 

Sorry to be such a bother Dave.

Getting closer.....

The filter (TAGS like '*BUG*') works just right. Here is a line from the
BUG file: AA5KV,BUG-008

But here is a line from the CWOps file: AA2XB,Frank,NY,Maryland NY

There is nothing common to all entries to use as a TAG. Do I need to add a
column to this file with something like CWOps to use as a TAG? Or is there
another way to make this file work?

OK, back in my hole,

Ron, KU7Y
Mountain Home, ID DN23dc
CW Ops #1211
SKCC #4904
QRP ARCI #8829
SOC #2
Idaho DX Association
Ron@...

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From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:45 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] SQL filter questions

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have made two SQL filters and thought they were working because they
don't pop up the little error window. But they are not doing
what I want. Here are the two filters:

(MODE='CW') and ('BUGDXLab.txt')
(MODE='CW') and ('CWops data.txt')

+ Neither of those is a valid SQL expression.

What I would like to do is to get ONLY the spots from those 2 lists.

+ Do you mean

A. I only want to see Spot Database Entries of callsigns on one of those
lists?

or

B. I only want to see Spot Database Entries created from spots by a
callsign on one of those lists?


+ B is not supported.

+ If A is your objective, then as a first step, please review

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationSpecialCalls
igns.htm>

+ This section of SpotCollector's Reference documentation explains how
to load SpotCollector's "Special Callsign List" from a text
file in which each line specifies a callsign and a tag.

+ If every entry in your CWops file specifies a callsign and the tag
CWOPs, then this SQL expression will filter the Spot Database
Display to contain only Entries whose callsign is present in your CWops
file:

TAGS like '*CWOPS*

+ If every entry in your BUGDXLab file specifies a callsign and the tag
BUGDXLab, then this SQL expression will filter the Spot
Database Display to contain only Entries whose callsign is present in
your CWops file or your BUGDXLab file:

(TAGS like '*CWOPS*') or (TAGS like '* BUGDXLab *')

73,

Dave, AA6YQ





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Re: SpotCollector Error Message (unable to recreate spot database after clearing)

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

No Change in behavior after rebooting windows.

+ That means Windows or Microsoft's Jet Database Engine are broken.

+ Unfortunately, I know of no reliable way to repair either without saving all of your data files (your log!) and application installers, wiping your C: drive, re-installing Windows, and re-installing your applications.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ