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Re: DXCC Credits Synching

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Trying to catch up on DXCC credits for our 50-year-old club log that we have been updating with ARRL DXCC mixed award but not
getting DXKeeper all in step since a relatively recent set-up (10 years). Working on following the Wiki or user group messages but
maybe not fully sure of all the terms being thrown out. Am playing with a copy of the log on my home PC.

+ Managing DXCC Award Credits is a non-trivial undertaking given the data entry errors and shortcuts taken when DXCC desk personnel
enter data from QSL cards. I suggest that you start by reviewing

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Progress.htm#Managing%20DXCC%20Credits>

+ Then using this article to guide you through the steps:

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

+ If there are terms that you do not understand, please post them here; I will explain them, and then update the documentation to be
more clear about their meaning.


Main original problem is that many credits are "not linked to a QSO" but the QSO needed is "linked, but not to the DXCC credit" so
cannot link it.

+ How did the QSO get linked to the wrong DXCC credit?

Getting closer with:

Unlink all (CTRL - repair)

Autolink cleans up more but opened up the double entries (one is surely the one the QSO was linked to before).

+ What does "opened up the double entries" mean?

I am sure that checking off the duplicate setting will be involved. Need to know which of the example should be linked to a QSO
and then others marked "duplicate"? And if the actual QSO line is not there, as most are, which to link and what to do with the
other.

+ I don't understand the preceding paragraph.

+ Every DXCC credit should be linked to exactly one logged QSO -- the logged QSO whose QSL card or LoTW confirmation was submitted
to the DXCC desk to obtain the credit.



Example only showing YL (abbreviated info shown, DXCC code 145 is YL). 'blank' is an actual empty field. Not sure if tabs will
work well in the post and don't think can paste snippet of screen:


YL 'blank' 0 'blank' 145 1945

YL 'blank' 0 UNKNOWN 145 1945

YL 15M 21.000 PHONE UQ2KAA 1969


In order top to bottom in the "Show Credit" gives me these QSO numbers (added some notes)

+ There's not enough context to understand what the above three lines mean. I suggest that you make a screen shot, attach the screen
shot to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com


Card=899893037 band & mode listed as "UNKNOWN" on ARRL LoTW

+ That's unfortunately typical for DXCC credits issued "before computerization". It means DXCC credit was granted to the Entity
only. You'll need to enable and utilize "Partial DXCC Credit", as described in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Configuration.htm#Partial%20DXCC%20Credit>

Card=436288888 nothing but field headings show on ARRL LoTW. No data of any kind.

+ Nothing can be done about this.

Card=899893035 ARRL LoTW shows same as listed in DXKeeper credit list (all needed data for all awards).



Most of the "DXCC Credits Granted" are paired like the first two items. No actual card data ever tracked at ARRL since
pre-computer. From paper DXCC list before they kept track of all info which was not kept for a mixed award.


So, in summary, for nearly all I have pairs with MODE blank or MODE "UNKNOWN" and callsign is DXCC code number only in both items.
What to do with each? The example above adds one more wrinkle with a card that must have been sent in once to get credit for
individual awards beyond the original MIXED award.

+ Manually link each DXCC Credit to the QSO that was submitted to obtain that credit. When there's ambiguity, reduce the number of
choices by manually linking all of the Credits for which there isn't ambiguity. This often makes it easier to match up the remained
with logged QSOs.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Printing CW in WinWarbler

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I used to use WinWarbler with CWGet and a small free program that would transfer the actual print of the CW signal I was tune to into the WinWarbler receive window.

+ Applications known to interoperate with DXLab applications are listed here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm#Bridges,%20Gateways,%20%20and%20Extenders>

+ The one you seek was developed by Dick W3OA:

<http://dickwilliams.byethost17.com/CWGetToWinwarbler.html?i=1>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: User Defined Controls for Kenwood TS-890S

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks for the instructions. I thought there might be a "button location identifier" in the file that I could modify to point the Command Sequence toward a different specific button. I'
d already begun doing as you suggested. I've made good progress, and will post my results tomorrow. Only surprise so far is with the antenna 1/antenna 2 command; The "PC Control command reference guide" for the TS-890S shows:
AN Antenna Selection Parameters:
P1 (Antenna selection)
1: ANT1
2: ANT2

But following that syntax, as I did successfully with other modifications, does not cause the Command Sequence to take effect. Not sure why.

+ You can use the "Execute CAT Command" panel on Commander's Messages window to issue a specific CAT command so you can determine if it's behaving as expected, or experiment with parameters:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/MonitoringMessages.htm>

+ Don’t forget to proceed Kenwood CAT commands with a single apostrophe (so Commander knows to send them as ASCII) and end them with a semicolon (as required by your transceiver.

+ You may find it convenient to uncheck the Interrogation panel's Continuous box so the received messages display isn't constantly scrolling with frequency reports, mode reports, S-meter readings, and bandwidth reports. Don't forget to restore this setting when you're done experimenting.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: SQL expression for zone?

ND9G Mike
 

You can add the band filter to that as well in order to have it only for certain bands.

CQ='23' AND Band IN ('10','40','80')

73,
Mike ND9G


On Sat, Dec 21, 2019 at 7:48 PM ray cathode via Groups.Io <ray_cathode1=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jim, I don't use email alerts but this will get the zone

cq='34'


(this is for an alert for zone 34)



73,

W9RF - Joe




On Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:31:57 PM CST, Jim - KR9U <kr9u@...> wrote:


Is it possible use 'zone' in an SQL expression?  I'm looking to create an email alert if zone 23 is spotted on certain bands.

Jim - KR9U 

Re: WSJT-X and Spot Collector

w5ec
 

Hey Dave, that's where I started but the 4th line says "When connected to WSJT-X as a spot source".My question is how to get SC connected to WSJT-X? The enable box is checked on the Spot Source page but the 7th button in the Spot source status box is inactive.
Am I missing something?
Bill 

Re: WSJT-X and Spot Collector

w5ec
 

No JT mode spots at all.

Re: User Defined Controls for Kenwood TS-890S

Jim McPhee
 

Dave,

Thanks for the instructions. I thought there might be a "button location identifier" in the file that I could modify to point the Command Sequence toward a different specific button. I'
d already begun doing as you suggested. I've made good progress, and will post my results tomorrow. Only surprise so far is with the antenna 1/antenna 2 command;
The "PC Control command reference guide" for the TS-890S shows:
AN Antenna Selection Parameters:
P1 (Antenna selection)
1: ANT1
2: ANT2

But following that syntax, as I did successfully with other modifications, does not cause the Command Sequence to take effect. Not sure why.
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

Re: SQL expression for zone?

Jim - KR9U
 

Thanks Joe,

 

Jim – KR9U

 

 

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of ray cathode via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:49 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] SQL expression for zone?

 

Jim, I don't use email alerts but this will get the zone

 

cq='34'

 

 

(this is for an alert for zone 34)

 

 

 

73,

 

W9RF - Joe

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:31:57 PM CST, Jim - KR9U <kr9u@...> wrote:

 

 

Is it possible use 'zone' in an SQL expression?  I'm looking to create an email alert if zone 23 is spotted on certain bands.

Jim - KR9U 

Re: SQL expression for zone?

ray cathode
 

Jim, I don't use email alerts but this will get the zone

cq='34'


(this is for an alert for zone 34)



73,

W9RF - Joe




On Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:31:57 PM CST, Jim - KR9U <kr9u@...> wrote:


Is it possible use 'zone' in an SQL expression?  I'm looking to create an email alert if zone 23 is spotted on certain bands.

Jim - KR9U 

DXCC Credits Synching

Daniel Violette
 

Trying to catch up on DXCC credits for our 50-year-old club log that we have been updating with ARRL DXCC mixed award but not getting DXKeeper all in step since a relatively recent set-up (10 years).  Working on following the Wiki or user group messages but maybe not fully sure of all the terms being thrown out.  Am playing with a copy of the log on my home PC.

 

Main original problem is that many credits are “not linked to a QSO” but the QSO needed is “linked, but not to the DXCC credit” so cannot link it.  Getting closer with:

 

Unlink all (CTRL – repair)

Autolink cleans up more but opened up the double entries (one is surely the one the QSO was linked to before).  I am sure that checking off the duplicate setting will be involved.  Need to know which of the example should be linked to a QSO and then others marked “duplicate”?  And if the actual QSO line is not there, as most are, which to link and what to do with the other.

 

Example only showing YL (abbreviated info shown, DXCC code 145 is YL).  ‘blank’ is an actual empty field.  Not sure if tabs will work well in the post and don’t think can paste snippet of screen:

 

YL            ‘blank’  0              ‘blank’                  145                         1945

YL            ‘blank’  0              UNKNOWN        145                         1945

YL            15M       21.000   PHONE                 UQ2KAA              1969

 

In order top to bottom in the “Show Credit” gives me these QSO numbers (added some notes)

 

Card=899893037  band & mode listed as “UNKNOWN” on ARRL LoTW

Card=436288888  nothing but field headings show on ARRL LoTW.  No data of any kind.

Card=899893035  ARRL LoTW shows same as listed in DXKeeper credit list (all needed data for all awards).

 

Most of the “DXCC Credits Granted” are paired like the first two items.  No actual card data ever tracked at ARRL since pre-computer.  From paper DXCC list before they kept track of all info which was not kept for a mixed award.

 

So, in summary, for nearly all I have pairs with MODE blank or MODE “UNKNOWN” and callsign is DXCC code number only in both items.  What to do with each?  The example above adds one more wrinkle with a card that must have been sent in once to get credit for individual awards beyond the original MIXED award.

 

Thanks, Dan KI6X

 

SQL expression for zone?

Jim - KR9U
 

Is it possible use 'zone' in an SQL expression?  I'm looking to create an email alert if zone 23 is spotted on certain bands.

Jim - KR9U 

Re: Printing CW in WinWarbler

Arthur Petteway
 

Dave,

I used to use WinWarbler with CWGet and a small free program that would transfer the actual print of the CW signal I was tune to into the WinWarbler receive window. I am not sure how it actually worked but work well.
I believe this program used to be on your DXLab web site but could not find it. 

73,
Art WB4MNK

Re: User Defined Controls for Kenwood TS-890S

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

How do I move Command Sequences from one button to another? This would just be within the first bank of 12 buttons.

+ In the sequence now associated with the "from" button", click the "Save" button and save the sequence to a file.

+ Then in the sequence associated with eh "to" button, click the Load" button, and load from the file you just saved.

+ Now you have two buttons that invoke the same sequence. You can repurpose the sequence associated with the "to" button by loading another file, or by clearing its commands and replacing them with something else.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Printing CW in WinWarbler

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Where can I find the program that works with WinWabler and CWget to produce the CW print into WinWarbler?

+ Please explain what you mean by "produce the CW print into WinWarbler"

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Paid version of DXL?

Julio Peralta
 

Great idea. Done…

 

Julio, W4H

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Rhodes
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2019 4:24 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Paid version of DXL?

 

Ok folks, I FINALLY got around to making a small donation to St. Jude Children's Hospital in honor of Dave and his tireless work with the DXLab suite. Who's next?

Mike / W8DN

On 11/29/2019 2:45 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below
 
A friend who is far more experienced in amateur radio than I am recently mentioned there is a free and a paid version of the DXL suite. In using this software over the last two years I have yet to see this distinction in any of the DXL documentation. AFAIK, DXL exists only in a free version. I am guessing my friend is confusing DXL with HRD. Who is right?
 
+ The DXLab Suite has always been free, and will always be free. I do this because I enjoy developing software in direct collaboration with users.
 
+ I am occasionally asked if I accept contributions. Contributions like these are gratefully accepted:
 
1. reports of possible defects in DXLab applications
 
2. reports of possible defects in DXLab application documentation or "Getting Started with DXLab"
 
3. suggested enhancements to DXLab applications
 
4. suggested improvements to DXLab application documentation or "Getting Started with DXLab"
 
5. reviews in <https://www.eham.net/reviews/view-product?id=3139> 
 
+ If you absolutely must make a monetary contribution, I recommend St. Jude's Children's Hospital: they do excellent medical work with modest administrative overhead.
 
          73,
 
                 Dave, AA6YQ
 
 
 
 
 

 

Re: User Defined Controls for Kenwood TS-890S

Jim McPhee
 

Dave,

How do I move Command Sequences from one button to another? This would just be within the first bank of 12 buttons.

--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

Printing CW in WinWarbler

Arthur Petteway
 

Where can I find the program that works with WinWabler and CWget to produce the CW print into WinWarbler?

73,
Art WB4MNK

Re: Paid version of DXL?

Mike Rhodes
 

Ok folks, I FINALLY got around to making a small donation to St. Jude Children's Hospital in honor of Dave and his tireless work with the DXLab suite. Who's next?

Mike / W8DN

On 11/29/2019 2:45 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

A friend who is far more experienced in amateur radio than I am recently mentioned there is a free and a paid version of the DXL suite. In using this software over the last two years I have yet to see this distinction in any of the DXL documentation. AFAIK, DXL exists only in a free version. I am guessing my friend is confusing DXL with HRD. Who is right?

+ The DXLab Suite has always been free, and will always be free. I do this because I enjoy developing software in direct collaboration with users.

+ I am occasionally asked if I accept contributions. Contributions like these are gratefully accepted:

1. reports of possible defects in DXLab applications

2. reports of possible defects in DXLab application documentation or "Getting Started with DXLab"

3. suggested enhancements to DXLab applications

4. suggested improvements to DXLab application documentation or "Getting Started with DXLab"

5. reviews in <https://www.eham.net/reviews/view-product?id=3139> 

+ If you absolutely must make a monetary contribution, I recommend St. Jude's Children's Hospital: they do excellent medical work with modest administrative overhead.

          73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ






Re: WSJT-X and Spot Collector

Andrew OBrien
 

Are you getting any JT mode spots through to SC ?

Andy

On Dec 21, 2019, at 3:09 PM, Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I can't get SC to connect to WSJT-X as a spot source. In SC Config, it is enabled and the port was auto set to Port 2237.
I specifically want only JT8 but I suppose that is done by filtering. How can I get those spots?

+ Step-by-step configuration instructions are here:

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: WSJT-X and Spot Collector

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I can't get SC to connect to WSJT-X as a spot source. In SC Config, it is enabled and the port was auto set to Port 2237.
I specifically want only JT8 but I suppose that is done by filtering. How can I get those spots?

+ Step-by-step configuration instructions are here:

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ