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Re: Internet Stack

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Today I had some time and researched the internet stack fix. I followed instructions I found on the net and the results seemed to
follow what the instructions called for.

I then tried the ctrl "Sync LOTW QSL's" and again after the process reached the 58 second of the countdown it faulted with the
connection timeout message.

Everything else in DXLabs seems to be working as it should. I'm able to upload Q's to LOTW and Sync LOTW QSL's without getting the
timeout message. I can see where the LOTW rcvd box changes to a Y in recent uploaded Q's.

Is there anything else I might try?

+ In the private email exchange that followed public thread here

<https://groups.io/g/DXLab/message/189768>

+ You initially reported that Google's Chrome Browser also- timed out when attempting to download QSLs from LoTW using the same URL
that DXKeeper uses; this further confirmed the "broken or misconfigured internet stack" theory.

+ Then you reported that Google's Chrome Browser was now able to download QSLs from LoTW, but you couldn't say what you changed to
enable this. You reported that DXKeeper still experienced timeouts.

+ The evidence still points at a broken or misconfigured internet access mechanism in Windows.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Best Spot Sources for use

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

I am in MN

Many spot sources I had been using in SC just do not connect. They time out.

IRC does work.

 

On FT8 I usually use only WSJTX as I am looking for states and if WSJTX does not see them well not going to either with CQ only..

 

Looking for recommended sources when on HF, SSB or CW THAT ARE RELIABLE, AND FIT FOR THIS Ara.

 

TIA for suggestions.

 

Outlook Desktop Gil W0MN

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Internet Stack

Julio Peralta
 

Today I had some time and researched the internet stack fix. I followed instructions I found on the net and the results seemed to follow what the instructions called for.

 

I then tried the ctrl “Sync LOTW QSL’s” and again after the process reached the 58 second of the countdown it faulted with the connection timeout message.

 

Everything else in DXLabs seems to be working as it should. I’m able to upload Q’s to LOTW and Sync LOTW QSL’s without getting the timeout message. I can see where the LOTW rcvd box changes to a Y in recent uploaded Q’s.

 

Is there anything else I might try?

 

Julio, W4HY

 

Re: Pathfinder frozen

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Several times.

+ When did this freezing behavior first begin? What changes did you make to your hardware or software around that time?

+ How long does it typically take for Pathfinder to freeze after you start it?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Prop View Error messages

W0MU
 

Worked in safe mode.  Started digging around in the firewall settings and for some reason propview was blocked. Thanks for the help

Re: Pathfinder frozen

Kent Olsen
 

Dave

Several times.

Thanks
73
Kent
N6WT


On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 9:27 AM Gilbert Baron W0MN <w0mn00@...> wrote:

All I can say is good luck with event logs. They are really impossible to make sense of for most. You may see an event (maybe MANY) around the time of the freeze but understanding what it means is another matter.

 

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From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Kent Olsen
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:13
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Pathfinder frozen

 

Dave 

 

What happens is, when Pathfinder starts it works fine when I click on a spot. After a while, if I try to scroll up or down in the window it will not move. I also cannot maximize or minimize the window. If I click on another spot the page will show the new information but it is still unable to move.

 

I have Windows Defender set to exclude all DXLabs folders. This is the only antimalware I use. If I am to look at the Windows Event Logs what should I look for??

 

Thanks

73

Kent

N6WT

 

 

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 7:57 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am noticing Pathfinder is frozen. I think I remember a post for a fix but I can't find it now??

+ I don't recall anyone every reporting this behavior. Pathfinder is a augmented instance of Internet Explorer; if it's truly frozen, my advice would be to reboot Windows. If it freezes again, I'd check the Windows Event Logs to see what happened at the point in time that Pathfinder froze. Interference from an incorrectly configured anti-malware application is another possibility.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ





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Re: Pathfinder frozen

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

All I can say is good luck with event logs. They are really impossible to make sense of for most. You may see an event (maybe MANY) around the time of the freeze but understanding what it means is another matter.

 

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN

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From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Kent Olsen
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:13
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Pathfinder frozen

 

Dave 

 

What happens is, when Pathfinder starts it works fine when I click on a spot. After a while, if I try to scroll up or down in the window it will not move. I also cannot maximize or minimize the window. If I click on another spot the page will show the new information but it is still unable to move.

 

I have Windows Defender set to exclude all DXLabs folders. This is the only antimalware I use. If I am to look at the Windows Event Logs what should I look for??

 

Thanks

73

Kent

N6WT

 

 

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 7:57 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am noticing Pathfinder is frozen. I think I remember a post for a fix but I can't find it now??

+ I don't recall anyone every reporting this behavior. Pathfinder is a augmented instance of Internet Explorer; if it's truly frozen, my advice would be to reboot Windows. If it freezes again, I'd check the Windows Event Logs to see what happened at the point in time that Pathfinder froze. Interference from an incorrectly configured anti-malware application is another possibility.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ





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Re: Pathfinder frozen

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Under Event Views (Local), Applications and Services Logs, Hardware Events: 0 events Under Event Views (Local), Applications and Services Logs, Internet Explorer: 0 events

+ Then something else is responsible.

+ Did you try rebooting Windows?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Pathfinder frozen

Kent Olsen
 

Under Event Views (Local), Applications and Services Logs, Hardware Events: 0 events
Under Event Views (Local), Applications and Services Logs, Internet Explorer: 0 events

Thanks
73
Kent
N6WT


On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 8:16 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6QY comments below

What happens is, when Pathfinder starts it works fine when I click on a spot. After a while, if I try to scroll up or down in the window it will not move. I also cannot maximize or minimize the window. If I click on another spot the page will show the new information but it is still unable to move.

+ That's functionality provide by Internet Explorer.

I have Windows Defender set to exclude all DXLabs folders. This is the only antimalware I use. If I am to look at the Windows Event Logs what should I look for??

+ Reports of hardware or software failures that occurred at the time that Pathfinder froze.

         73,

              Dave, AA6YQ





Re: monitor 60M for new DXCC

Michael Raskin
 

Sorry, TYPO: 5.357 NOT 5.377.

W4UM

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Raskin
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:31 AM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] monitor 60M for new DXCC

Although 60M does not count for DXCC, nor does ARRL track 60M QSOs, there is
plenty of DX on FT8 at 5.377. Many hams have over 100 DX entities worked on
60M and a few have over 200. There is a way to "trick" DX Lab into tracking
60M countries, and here's how I do it: under DXKeeper, click on Check
Progress, then Config, then Awards. Under Marathon, check ONLY "60M" and
"Realtime Award Progress" - also click on the modes you want (I checked them
all). This will give you realtime progress, but for only one year (you need
to specify) at a time (2020 is fine for me since that's when I started FT8
on 60M). Understand that this won't work if you are also chasing other
bands, modes, etc. under Marathon. Hey, it works for me but your mileage
may vary.

73,
Mike, W4UM

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:59 AM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] monitor 60M for new DXCC

+ AA6YQ comments below

How can I monitor 60M for new DXCC's?
Creating a filter in Spotcollector?
I'm not good at SQL.

+ 60m QSOs do not count for ARRL awards like DXCC. DXLab does not support
realtime award tracking for DXCC on 60m. The ARRL considers this band to be
too narrow for DXing; I agree.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: monitor 60M for new DXCC

Michael Raskin
 

Although 60M does not count for DXCC, nor does ARRL track 60M QSOs, there is plenty of DX on FT8 at 5.377. Many hams have over 100 DX entities worked on 60M and a few have over 200. There is a way to "trick" DX Lab into tracking 60M countries, and here's how I do it: under DXKeeper, click on Check Progress, then Config, then Awards. Under Marathon, check ONLY "60M" and "Realtime Award Progress" - also click on the modes you want (I checked them all). This will give you realtime progress, but for only one year (you need to specify) at a time (2020 is fine for me since that's when I started FT8 on 60M). Understand that this won't work if you are also chasing other bands, modes, etc. under Marathon. Hey, it works for me but your mileage may vary.

73,
Mike, W4UM

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:59 AM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] monitor 60M for new DXCC

+ AA6YQ comments below

How can I monitor 60M for new DXCC's?
Creating a filter in Spotcollector?
I'm not good at SQL.

+ 60m QSOs do not count for ARRL awards like DXCC. DXLab does not support realtime award tracking for DXCC on 60m. The ARRL considers this band to be too narrow for DXing; I agree.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Pathfinder frozen

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6QY comments below

What happens is, when Pathfinder starts it works fine when I click on a spot. After a while, if I try to scroll up or down in the window it will not move. I also cannot maximize or minimize the window. If I click on another spot the page will show the new information but it is still unable to move.

+ That's functionality provide by Internet Explorer.

I have Windows Defender set to exclude all DXLabs folders. This is the only antimalware I use. If I am to look at the Windows Event Logs what should I look for??

+ Reports of hardware or software failures that occurred at the time that Pathfinder froze.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Pathfinder frozen

Kent Olsen
 

Dave 

What happens is, when Pathfinder starts it works fine when I click on a spot. After a while, if I try to scroll up or down in the window it will not move. I also cannot maximize or minimize the window. If I click on another spot the page will show the new information but it is still unable to move.

I have Windows Defender set to exclude all DXLabs folders. This is the only antimalware I use. If I am to look at the Windows Event Logs what should I look for??

Thanks
73
Kent
N6WT


On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 7:57 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I am noticing Pathfinder is frozen. I think I remember a post for a fix but I can't find it now??

+ I don't recall anyone every reporting this behavior. Pathfinder is a augmented instance of Internet Explorer; if it's truly frozen, my advice would be to reboot Windows. If it freezes again, I'd check the Windows Event Logs to see what happened at the point in time that Pathfinder froze. Interference from an incorrectly configured anti-malware application is another possibility.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ





Re: DXK Realtime Tracking - Possible Defect

Salvatore Besso
 

so let's hope with the "second step"...

73 de
Salvatore (I4FYV)

Re: monitor 60M for new DXCC

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

How can I monitor 60M for new DXCC's?
Creating a filter in Spotcollector?
I'm not good at SQL.

+ 60m QSOs do not count for ARRL awards like DXCC. DXLab does not support realtime award tracking for DXCC on 60m. The ARRL considers this band to be too narrow for DXing; I agree.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Pathfinder frozen

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am noticing Pathfinder is frozen. I think I remember a post for a fix but I can't find it now??

+ I don't recall anyone every reporting this behavior. Pathfinder is a augmented instance of Internet Explorer; if it's truly frozen, my advice would be to reboot Windows. If it freezes again, I'd check the Windows Event Logs to see what happened at the point in time that Pathfinder froze. Interference from an incorrectly configured anti-malware application is another possibility.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Backup API?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I recently had to reinstall windows, so my data was preserved (and it was backed up), but I didn't have the registry entries associated with the workspace backed up. If I have to do it manually, chances are it won't get done. Is it possible to control the backup activities, such as backing up the workspace and backing up the DB, through the API? I want to put this on a schedule so they are backed up as files along with the rest of the files associated with DXLab.

+ A Workspace is just a folder, and so can be regularly backed up by simply adding it to the list of folders being backed up by your backup-and-recovery application.

+ The recommended practice is to direct the DXLab Launcher to update your Workspace after you make changes to settings that you consider "permanent". Not all changes to settings are intended to be permanent; also, some users maintain multiple Workspaces, each optimized for a particular operating scenario.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: DXK Realtime Tracking - Possible Defect

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

may I respectfully ask to add one or more digital rows customizable by the user in addition to the existing one that you are currently modifying to "replace PSK with any digital mode"?

+ Providing the ability to enable users to select multiple digital mode families for realtime DXCC award tracking would require considerably more effort, as there would have to be significant changes to user interfaces in DXKeeper and DXView. This "first step" provides the option to replace PSK with one of these digital mode families: CHIP,
DOMINO, FT4, FT8, HELL, JT4, JT65, JT9, MFSK. ISCAT, OLIVIA, PAC, QRA64, or THRB.

Whether and when there will be follow-on steps, e.g. adding more user-specified digital mode families, will depend on interest level from the user community and competition from other development tasks that would deliver more user value.

Being a RTTY enthusiast, my actual needs would be perfectly satisfied by the actual existing row that is going to be modified, but maybe other users could be interested to follow their progresses in more than one digital mode.

+ This "first step" won't enable you to replace PSK with RTTY, as doing so would requires broader changes to the realtime DXCC award tracking mechanism arising from the fact that there's already a RTTY row in the DXCC progress table; this row was originally provided to track RTTY progress exclusively, but years ago was expanded to track what the ARRL now calls the DXCC Digi category.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

monitor 60M for new DXCC

aart wedemeijer PA3C
 

How can I monitor 60M for new DXCC's?
Creating a filter in Spotcollector?
I'm not good at SQL.

Please advise

Aart PA3C

Pathfinder frozen

Kent Olsen
 

Dave and All

I am noticing Pathfinder is frozen. I think I remember a post for a fix but I can't find it now??

Thanks
73
Kent
N6WT