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Re: LoTW

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am in the process of switching to DXLab from my present logging program.
I have imported the adif file from the old log, configured a few things.
So far so good.
I have done the "sync LoTW QSOs", I have done the Sync LoTW QSL" : this took a very long time. I have several calligns under my account on LoTW, and have a total of 49,000+ QSO if I add up all these callsigns.
Right now I am doing the Update from Lotw. I have 12,000+ QSO and each QSO takes about 2 and a half seconds tu update. Make the calculations.....

So, 3 questions


1/ The old log had all that information (if QSO was confirmed on LoTW).
Is it normaz that the import apparantly has not got that information.

+ That depends on the competence of the logging application from which your generated the ADIF file. If the application exported the LoTW status of each QSO in an ADIF-compliant manner, then that information would have been present in your logged QSOs after you imported the ADIF file into DXKeeper.


2/ The "accepted and confirmed" process goes through some inconsistencies. I need to be in from of the computezr to validate the overwrite. Is there a way to make trhis automatic ?

+ As described in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/QSLConfiguration.htm#Handling%20of%20LotW%20QSL%20detail%20inconsistencies>

+ you have the option of configuring DXKeeper to handle each inconsistency by leaving the logged QSO unmodified and noting the inconsistency in a report. This eliminates the need for you to supervise the "Sync LoTW QSLs" operation. There is no way to automatically resolve each inconsistency, as there is no way for DXKeeper to know whether the information in LoTW or the information in your logged QSO is correct.


3/ Is there a way to import the info on the _credited_ QSO ? If so, please how ?

+ If you mean to ask "can I update my logged QSOs to reflect the granting of DXCC Award Credit?", the answer is yes:

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

+ Due to errors made and shortcuts taken when data was entered from the QSL cards you submitted to the ARRL's DXCC Desk, however, this process can involve significant manual effort. It is not a task that I would suggest that a new DXLab user tackle before first becoming more familiar with DXKeeper.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: New computer

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comment sbelow

Try to clone the old to new computer. There is software for this,i.e. Data Migration is one.

+ My experience over the past ~20 years is that such software excels at corrupting the Windows Registry in unique and difficult-to-debug ways.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Spot Collector Origin

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

HNY ALL. I have Spot Collector Origin set to NA-W only. I am seeing needed spots originating from many locations around the world. '

+ That's correct behavior. Setting SpotCollector's "Origin Filter" to NA-W means "hide all Spot Database Entries of stations not spotted from NA-W". It does not mean "Only show Spot Database Entries of stations spotted exclusively from NA-W". If a station has been spotted from both NA-W and AS, it will be visible in the Spot Database Display.


Does "needed" entities override my NA-W only setting?

+ No.

In the past I was told that "out of requested origins" result because the station was first spotted by a NA-W station.


+ There is no "out of requested origins" message or concept anywhere in DXLab.


+ Please review my response to the same question posted here 2 days ago:

<https://groups.io/g/DXLab/message/190014>

+ If that doesn't explain the behavior you're seeing, please let me know.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: New computer

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Currently, I have all the modules of the suite installed on my old computer. However, all I ever use is Launcher, Commander and DXKeeper. I just use it for basic log keeping and QSLing via LOTW, NOT tracking any awards, printing QSLs or anything else.
I am getting a new computer and want to keep using DXLab Suite and have a question about transferring the program to the new computer. Yes, I have read the wiki about moving to a new computer but it seems a little complex for my needs (and my 75 year old brain).

Here is my question:
Can I just do a completely new install of the suite on the new computer and then just import ("restore"?) the backup log from the old computer. For LOTW the wiki says just to install the LOTW software and import the TQSL info.

BTW, both computers are Win 10 64 bit.

So, will my plan work?

+ From my perspective, too many users moving to new computers take this approach. They then pepper this Group with the same questions they asked after they installed DXLab the first time, e.g. "How do I get SpotCollector to forward information to WinWarbler when I double-click a Spot Database Entry for a station operating in CW?". Such questions are always answered, but answering the same question from the same user is not one of the parts of developing DXLab to which I look forward.

+ I recommend that you take the advice of the many users here who have already responded to your question: follow the relevant instructions in

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

+ and all of your current settings will be moved to your new computer.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Pre-recorded icom 7300 messages

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comment sbelow
I have recorded 10 messages on my icom 7300 to be used in contests and dxing. I access them directly from the radio.
Is there a way to program the commander to access them through it? Like a sequence or a button macro?

+ Take a look at the "CI-V instructions" section of your IC-7300 instruction manual. Do you see CI-V instructions that when sent to the 7300 direct it to send a precorded message?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Label printer commendations?

Marv Stasak
 

Jim,  the Dymo printers have been around for years and they work. The software is straight forward. If you're worried about it, buy it from Amazon and return it if you don't like it. Mine works just fine with DxLab.  

LoTW

Paul F6EXV <f6exv@...>
 

Hello
I am in the process of switching to DXLab from my present logging program.
I have imported the adif file from the old log, configured a few things. So far so good.
I have done  the "sync LoTW QSOs", I have done the Sync LoTW QSL" : this took a very long time. I have several calligns under my account on LoTW, and have a total of 49,000+ QSO if I add up all these callsigns.
Right now I am doing the Update from Lotw. I have 12,000+ QSO and each QSO takes about 2 and a half seconds tu update. Make the calculations.....

So, 3 questions
1/ The old log had all that information (if QSO was confirmed on LoTW). Is it normaz that the import apparantly has not got that information.
2/ The "accepted and confirmed" process goes through some inconsistencies. I need to be in from of the computezr to validate the overwrite. Is there a way to make trhis automatic ?
3/ Is there a way to import the info on the _credited_ QSO ? If so, please how ?

Thanks + 73
Paul F6EXV

Re: New computer

Brian NT6F <formula292@...>
 

Carter, I went through this process just a few days ago. 

I had the same reaction as you when I initially read the wiki on transferring to t a new computer - I felt overwhelmed. And like you, I really only use a few of the modules. I took a deep breath and read the wiki a second time, taking notes on actions I actually needed to take, and realized it was fairly simple. I had never modified any of the files, I had never created any scripts, etc. So, for me, it was as simple as saving the workspace on the old computer and copying the saved workspace and a few other files (current and backup .mdb files) to a portable drive, and then installing everything on the new computer, copying the files and restoring the workspace. It all took maybe 1/2 hour and everything works perfectly on the new computer. 

I don't use Commander, so I'm no help there. But you will probably have to change a few settings because ports will most likely change on the new computer.

Gook luck, 

 Brian NT6F


On Saturday, December 28, 2019, 06:21:32 AM PST, Carter <k8vt@...> wrote:


Currently, I have all the modules of the suite installed on my old computer. However, all I ever use is Launcher, Commander and DXKeeper. I just use it for basic log keeping and QSLing via LOTW, NOT tracking any awards, printing QSLs or anything else.
I am getting a new computer and want to keep using DXLab Suite and have a question about transferring the program to the new computer. Yes, I have read the wiki about moving to a new computer but it seems a little complex for my needs (and my 75 year old brain).

Here is my question:
Can I just do a completely new install of the suite on the new computer and then just import ("restore"?) the backup log from the old computer. For LOTW the wiki says just to install the LOTW software and import the TQSL info.

BTW, both computers are Win 10 64 bit.

So, will my plan work?

73 es HNY,
Carter   K8VT

Re: New computer

KA9JAC
 

Phil,

That is a bad idea...
Cloning is used for replacing a drive on an existing machine.
You should always start fresh on a new machine. The configurations are not the same.

Carter, what you will need to do is install just like you did on the current machine
and then transfer your database to it.

73
Bob

On 12/28/2019 11:02 AM, W8UV Phil wrote:

Carter,

You may want to read this article in PC Magazine:

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/363387/how-to-clone-a-hard-drive


Phil  W8UV

On 12/28/2019 9:21 AM, Carter wrote:
Currently, I have all the modules of the suite installed on my old computer. However, all I ever use is Launcher, Commander and DXKeeper. I just use it for basic log keeping and QSLing via LOTW, NOT tracking any awards, printing QSLs or anything else.
I am getting a new computer and want to keep using DXLab Suite and have a question about transferring the program to the new computer. Yes, I have read the wiki about moving to a new computer but it seems a little complex for my needs (and my 75 year old brain).

Here is my question:
Can I just do a completely new install of the suite on the new computer and then just import ("restore"?) the backup log from the old computer. For LOTW the wiki says just to install the LOTW software and import the TQSL info.

BTW, both computers are Win 10 64 bit.

So, will my plan work?

73 es HNY,
Carter   K8VT




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Re: New computer

W8UV Phil
 

Carter,

You may want to read this article in PC Magazine:

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/363387/how-to-clone-a-hard-drive


Phil  W8UV

On 12/28/2019 9:21 AM, Carter wrote:
Currently, I have all the modules of the suite installed on my old computer. However, all I ever use is Launcher, Commander and DXKeeper. I just use it for basic log keeping and QSLing via LOTW, NOT tracking any awards, printing QSLs or anything else.
I am getting a new computer and want to keep using DXLab Suite and have a question about transferring the program to the new computer. Yes, I have read the wiki about moving to a new computer but it seems a little complex for my needs (and my 75 year old brain).

Here is my question:
Can I just do a completely new install of the suite on the new computer and then just import ("restore"?) the backup log from the old computer. For LOTW the wiki says just to install the LOTW software and import the TQSL info.

BTW, both computers are Win 10 64 bit.

So, will my plan work?

73 es HNY,
Carter   K8VT

Re: New computer

W8UV Phil
 

Try to clone the old to new computer. There is software for this,i.e. Data  Migration is one.

Phil W8UV

Spot Collector Origin

Jim Denneny
 

HNY ALL. I have Spot Collector Origin set to NA-W only. I am seeing needed spots originating from many locations around the world. Does "needed" entities override my NA-W only setting?  In the past I was told that "out of requested origins" result because the station was first spotted by a NA-W station.  That really does not seem to be the case.

Jim K7EG

Re: New computer

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

You could do that but it will be using all of the defaults and you will have to do the settings that you did the first time. It is not really that hard to follow the Wiki for just the modules you are gong to use and in the end it may save you a lot of trouble. I strongly recommend that you do it that way unless you are ready to completely start over as if you had never used it before. Just be sure you have copies of your log and better more than one on different media in different places.

 

When I fist started with DXLABS I did it the way you are asking and I guarantee that it was much easier when I started using the wiki.

 

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN

Hierro candente, batir de repente

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From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Chema
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2019 08:42
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] New computer

 

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/MovingBetweenPCs


73,

Dave

KC8V



On Dec 28, 2019, at 9:21 AM, Carter <k8vt@...> wrote:

Currently, I have all the modules of the suite installed on my old computer. However, all I ever use is Launcher, Commander and DXKeeper. I just use it for basic log keeping and QSLing via LOTW, NOT tracking any awards, printing QSLs or anything else.
I am getting a new computer and want to keep using DXLab Suite and have a question about transferring the program to the new computer. Yes, I have read the wiki about moving to a new computer but it seems a little complex for my needs (and my 75 year old brain).

Here is my question:
Can I just do a completely new install of the suite on the new computer and then just import ("restore"?) the backup log from the old computer. For LOTW the wiki says just to install the LOTW software and import the TQSL info.

BTW, both computers are Win 10 64 bit.

So, will my plan work?

73 es HNY,
Carter   K8VT


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Re: New computer

David Chema
 

On Dec 28, 2019, at 9:21 AM, Carter <k8vt@...> wrote:

Currently, I have all the modules of the suite installed on my old computer. However, all I ever use is Launcher, Commander and DXKeeper. I just use it for basic log keeping and QSLing via LOTW, NOT tracking any awards, printing QSLs or anything else.
I am getting a new computer and want to keep using DXLab Suite and have a question about transferring the program to the new computer. Yes, I have read the wiki about moving to a new computer but it seems a little complex for my needs (and my 75 year old brain).

Here is my question:
Can I just do a completely new install of the suite on the new computer and then just import ("restore"?) the backup log from the old computer. For LOTW the wiki says just to install the LOTW software and import the TQSL info.

BTW, both computers are Win 10 64 bit.

So, will my plan work?

73 es HNY,
Carter   K8VT

Re: Label printer commendations?

 

I went to their website and read the 45 reviews.  23 rated 5, 8 rated 4, 3 3's, a 2 and 10 rated 1, mostly based on software.  The dates on the reviews are up to 10 years old so it's hard to know if they still apply, but some of the 1s are recent.  
https://www.dymo.com/en-US/labelwriter-450-turbo-label-printer
--
Jim NO0B

New computer

Carter
 

Currently, I have all the modules of the suite installed on my old computer. However, all I ever use is Launcher, Commander and DXKeeper. I just use it for basic log keeping and QSLing via LOTW, NOT tracking any awards, printing QSLs or anything else.
I am getting a new computer and want to keep using DXLab Suite and have a question about transferring the program to the new computer. Yes, I have read the wiki about moving to a new computer but it seems a little complex for my needs (and my 75 year old brain).

Here is my question:
Can I just do a completely new install of the suite on the new computer and then just import ("restore"?) the backup log from the old computer. For LOTW the wiki says just to install the LOTW software and import the TQSL info.

BTW, both computers are Win 10 64 bit.

So, will my plan work?

73 es HNY,
Carter   K8VT

Pre-recorded icom 7300 messages

ghassan chammas
 

Hi Dave
I have recorded 10 messages on my icom 7300 to be used in contests and dxing. I access them directly from the radio.
Is there a way to program the commander to access them through it? Like a sequence or a button macro?

Thank you very much
Happy new year
Ghassan
Od5ya



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Re: Label printer commendations?

Jim Miller, AB3CV
 

Thanks all!

Jim ab3cv

Re: Commander Help needed for ICOM (TUNE Button)

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

After 20x <wait> it worked.... is there a <wait,20> command?

+ No: there has been no previously-identified need. The number of <wait> instructions required will vary as a function of the Command Interval you've specified.

Is there a way to ask the radio if its back in standby before moving forward?
My tuner is fast but there are times where it might take extra time.

+ Does the Icom 7610's CI-V instruction set include a way to "test" the tuner to determine if it's completed its last operation?

+ What is the worst case amount of time that Icom states the tuner might take to complete an operation?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Commander Help needed for ICOM (TUNE Button)

W8DSB
 

After 20x <wait> it worked.... is there a <wait,20> command?
Is there a way to ask the radio if its back in standby before moving forward?
My tuner is fast but there are times where it might take extra time.