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LoTW Upload of QSO's made as K1FOC, from W1EBM Main Log

Gary Smetana
 

Hello Dave & the group,

In a Feb. event, I operated from my Home Station using a 2nd call (Station Call Sign was changed to K1FOC)
And logged ~150 QSO's sequentially over a 2-day period...into my W1EBM Main Log.

I'd like to update LoTW with these K1FOC QSO's. 

I tried the following, but hit a roadblock.

     DXkeeper QSL tab.  Selected QSL Config.  

     LoTW tab, bottom the page, in the TQSL area.
 
     Tried to change "Station Call sign" from W1EBM to K1FOC, but not allowed.

Do I need to create a K1FOC Station location ?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

73,
Gary  W1EBM


Re: Sorting after a log "sync"

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Just curious if I've missed a setting or something "obvious" - but obviously not to me....

Syncing LoTW QSLs and returning to my log page shows the newest confirmations at the bottom of the log display - although I cannot see any logic to the sorting of those confirmations other than "LoTW Date"....but I digress.

+ As described in the reference documentation for the "Sync LoTW QSL" function,

"After logged QSOs have been updated, the Log Page Display is filtered to show only QSOs confirmed via LotW , and sorted in ascending or descending order of LotW date rcvd."

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/QSL.htm#Updating_Logged_QSOs_to_their_Reflect_Acceptance_and_Confirmation_by_LotW>

+ This information is also provided here:

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


+ The purpose of this action is to make it easy for you to see what new confirmations you have received.

+ To remove this filtering and set the Log Page Display Sort back to "QSO Begin time", depress the CTRL key while click the Filter panel's X button.


Syncing eQSL QSLs and returning to my log page shows all the non-comfirmed Qs on the display, i.e. "eQSL Date" is null, and my latest confirmations are hundreds of rows up the log. An SQL on a button quickly takes care of that, but just curious if that situation is how it's written, or if I've missed some check box?

+ At the completion of the "Sync eQSL QSLs" function, the , the Log Page Display is filtered to show only QSOs confirmed via eQSL , and sorted in ascending or descending order of eQSL date rcvd - for the same reason that the Log Page Display is filtered and sorted after a "Sync LoTW QSLs" operation: so you can easily see your new confirmation.

+ If that's not happening on your system, then

1. on DXKeeper's Configuration window's General tab, check the "Log debugging info" box

2. terminate DXKeeper

3. start DXKeeper

4. invoked the "Sync eQSL QSLs" function, and wait for it to complete the Log Page Display to be filtered and sorted

5. on DXKeeper's Configuration window's General tab, uncheck the "Log debugging info" box

6. attach the errorlog.txt file from you DXKeeper folder to an email message, and send the email message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Trying to get "Launcher" to run inside JtAlert's own AutoStart section

KD7YZ Bob
 

Hi Jim

lemme see what I put in the two batch files:

to get wsjtx going
-----------------------------------
@ECHO OFF

COLOR 0A
CD /D "C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\"
REM -- CD /D "C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\"
Start wsjtx.exe -r K3-HF
EXIT /B 0
--------------------------------

and to get JTAert for WSJTx going
-----------------------------------------------
@ECHO OFF
COLOR 0A
CD /D "C:\Radio\HamApps\JTAlert\"
rem Start C:\Radio\HamApps\JTAlert\JTAlert.exe /wsjtx
Start JTAlert.exe /wsjtx
EXIT /B 0
----------------------------------------------

Note though that "sometimes" JTAlert barfed because IT got executed before WSJTx had come available.

In Launcher, for programs AFTER the running of the bulls in Pamplona, one can't set a timer, so to speak.

anyway ...
I still can't deduce why giving the location of the Launcher executable to JTAlert results in nix.

Especially since I CAN pass the previous Launcher , or the Same I guess, just in a different package/nae (212).


Sorting after a log "sync"

Steve - N3SL
 

Just curious if I've missed a setting or something "obvious" - but obviously not to me....

Syncing LoTW QSLs and returning to my log page shows the newest confirmations at the bottom of the log display - although I cannot see any logic to the sorting of those confirmations other than "LoTW Date"....but I digress.

Syncing eQSL QSLs and returning to my log page shows all the non-comfirmed Qs on the display, i.e. "eQSL Date" is null, and my latest confirmations are hundreds of rows up the log.  An SQL on a button quickly takes care of that, but just curious if that situation is how it's written, or if I've missed some check box?

Thanks


Re: Windows Upgrading from 7 to 10

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

If you have the time and energy then full new install is the way to go. I avoid it if possible because it is a really REALLY LARGE PITA to get all applications back with all settings. I avoid it like the plague but at times it is needed. It has been a VERY rare occurrence that upgrade in place caused any problems or at least not close to the problem of reinstall of all my applications. MANY cannot even reinstall since they no longer have the needed install disk or serial number or whatever.
If you can afford it and have the space a separate computer just for radio might be the way to go. Then clean install is of course a good idea.

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
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From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of iain macdonnell - N6ML
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 13:34
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Windows Upgrading from 7 to 10

My preferred approach for OS "upgrades" is to install a new drive (SSD, these days - I actually do a mirror across two SSDs for important systems), do a fresh OS install, then install applications, then transfer data from the old drive to the new one (or from a backup copy - or attach network storage). I keep the old drive(s) around for at least a couple of months, in case I discover that I forgot to transfer something, or, if something goes really wrong, I can reinstall the old drive(s) and be back where I started. Drives (especially spinning ones) fail eventually, so it's good to take the opportunity to install new ones.

Making good notes as you install everything makes it easier next time!

73/GL,

~iain / N6ML


On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:23 AM Kent Olsen <kilo6dko@gmail.com> wrote:

Jim

I take you are doing an actual upgrade? If possible, I would do a clean install of Windows 10.

GL
73
Kent
N6WT


On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:19 AM Tim N3XX <n3xx@charter.net> wrote:

This should do it for you:

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

73,
Tim - N3XX

On 2020-04-24 9:27 AM, Jim Cary wrote:
About to upgrade to Windows 10. As I digest the comments on the
board, it seems to me the best procedure is:

1. Treat it as transferring to a new computer using a SafeStorage
folder on a flash drive.
2. Deleting the existing DXLab applications.
3. Upgrade
4. Download the DXLab applications.
5. Copy the SafeStorage files to the respective DXLab applications.

Am I missing anything?

Jim
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Re: Trying to get "Launcher" to run inside JtAlert's own AutoStart section

Jim AF5FH
 

Another way to do this, I am able to launch JTAlert from DXLab using the following two line JTAlert.bat file.

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\HamApps\JTAlert"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\HamApps\JTAlert\JTAlert.exe" /wsjtx

The first line text after the cd is copied from the "Start in:" of the JTAlert shortcut, Properties, on the desktop
The following line text is copied from the "Target" of the JTAlert shortcut, Properties, on the desktop.

The desktop JTAlert shortcut is created by running the installer for JTAlert.

I call the JTAlert.bat file from the Launcher, Apps Started After DX Labs Apps, and check the boxes for Enabled and Start Minimized. 

73,
Jim
AF5FH


Re: Windows Upgrading from 7 to 10

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

My preferred approach for OS "upgrades" is to install a new drive
(SSD, these days - I actually do a mirror across two SSDs for
important systems), do a fresh OS install, then install applications,
then transfer data from the old drive to the new one (or from a backup
copy - or attach network storage). I keep the old drive(s) around for
at least a couple of months, in case I discover that I forgot to
transfer something, or, if something goes really wrong, I can
reinstall the old drive(s) and be back where I started. Drives
(especially spinning ones) fail eventually, so it's good to take the
opportunity to install new ones.

Making good notes as you install everything makes it easier next time!

73/GL,

~iain / N6ML

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:23 AM Kent Olsen <kilo6dko@gmail.com> wrote:

Jim

I take you are doing an actual upgrade? If possible, I would do a clean install of Windows 10.

GL
73
Kent
N6WT


On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:19 AM Tim N3XX <n3xx@charter.net> wrote:

This should do it for you:

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

73,
Tim - N3XX

On 2020-04-24 9:27 AM, Jim Cary wrote:
About to upgrade to Windows 10. As I digest the comments on the board,
it seems to me the best procedure is:

1. Treat it as transferring to a new computer using a SafeStorage folder
on a flash drive.
2. Deleting the existing DXLab applications.
3. Upgrade
4. Download the DXLab applications.
5. Copy the SafeStorage files to the respective DXLab applications.

Am I missing anything?

Jim
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Re: Windows Upgrading from 7 to 10

w6de
 

I have upgraded three computers from Windows-7 to Windows-10.  For all these upgrades I did an upgrade in place.  That is I left all the Windows-7 and other applications alone and just did the Windows-10 upgrade.  Worked like a charm in all the cases I did and it also worked well for several other hams I suggested to do an upgrade in place.  Just be aware it takes several hours to accomplish.

 

I build my own computers and I have gotten tired of spending a whole day to completely re-install all the utilities and applications I use. DXLabs are the only programs that I’ve installed that has a way to restore all the needed settings.  Most other utilities/Applications don’t have a way to restore their settings on a new computer or wiped disk.

 

73,

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Cary
Sent: 24 April, 2020 13:28
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Windows Upgrading from 7 to 10

 

About to upgrade to Windows 10.  As I digest the comments on the board, it seems to me the best procedure is:

1. Treat it as transferring to a new computer using a SafeStorage folder on a flash drive.
2. Deleting the existing DXLab applications.
3. Upgrade
4. Download the DXLab applications.
5. Copy the SafeStorage files to the respective DXLab applications.

Am I missing anything?

Jim
W2SM


Re: Windows Upgrading from 7 to 10

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

About to upgrade to Windows 10. As I digest the comments on the board, it seems to me the best procedure is:

1. Treat it as transferring to a new computer using a SafeStorage folder on a flash drive.

+ Assuming you're referring to the instructions ins

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

+ you should be doing a "clear install" of Windows 10

2. Deleting the existing DXLab applications.

+ One should never delete a DXLab application without first directing Windows to uninstall it.

+ In the case of a "clear install" it's not necessary to uninstall anything because (after backing everything up and verifying the integrity of those backups), you will be deleting everything on the C: drive

3. Upgrade

+ Make a "clear install" of Windows 10.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Trying to get "Launcher" to run inside JtAlert's own AutoStart section

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

"Originally", I was flummoxed by seeing a blue JTDX icon appear when I had a .bat file open JTAlert, passing /wsjtx to JtAlert and FROM DxLab's Launcher.

After several days trying different "checks" I decided to ask on the HamApps List. Someone answered. Although it did NOT address my query, he suggested to have JTAlert do the Autostarts.

In a way it made sense since JTAlert knew what flavour it wanted. It seemed I was starting JTAlert from the same type shortcut I was using as a template to pass from Launcher.

On HamApps List I passed a screenshot ... clearly there are TWO different Icons seen. One Red. One Blue, of the RUNNING process.

I never could figure a way to pass a startup parameter to an autostart process inside of Launcher's autostart area.

So I initially figured that JTAlert could start Launcher. When that didn't work for me I just had JTAlert start the 4 programs previously started by Launcher.

It works. Not the way I'd done it for years. But it worked.

And nobody ever answered the HamApps forum mystery about seeing two current Icons depicting A running single instance of JTAlert.

So I asked here. But I didn't mean to get anyone grumpy. Fact is, I couldn't get Launcher to activate from JTAlert and hoped a user would answer who had had the same operator error.

+ Your posting the question here was entirely reasonable.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Back-up Log File Names - How to simplify

Gary Smetana
 

Bill,

E x a c t l y.

I recovered from a Windows issue, and opened a Log Backup file as my main DXKeeper log.

Your instructions are quite clear.      I'll follow them.

Thanks  OM,
Gary   W1EBM


From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> on behalf of g4wjs <bill.8@...>
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 12:54 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Back-up Log File Names - How to simplify
 
On 24/04/2020 17:51, Gary Smetana wrote:
Hi Dave & the Group,

Request for help:  Re-name Back-up files of the DXkeeper log.

My latest Back-up Log file, created automatically (when I closed the App. last night) @ 1:48::04 UTC is:           

                  W1EBM jan 30 2020_2020-01-31_02-34-51_2020-04-15_01-09-12_2020-04-24_01-48-04

And I  created a new Back-up, a few moments ago, @  16:33::40 UTC:

                 W1EBM jan 30 2020_2020-01-31_02-34-51_2020-04-15_01-09-12_2020-04-24_16-33-40

These names seem overly long & complex, with multiple dates & times.

Can future Back-up files be automatically named something simpler, like:     W1EBM <date & time of the back-up> ?

What is the procedure for simplifying the name of future Back-up Files ?

Thanks & 73,
Gary  W1EBM

Hi Gary,

it looks like you have chosen to open a log backup as your main DXKeeper log some time in the past. If you intend to substitute a log backup, perhaps because of an unrecoverable issue with your current log, then you should copy and rename the backup to <callsign>.MDB before selecting it as your current log in DXKeeper.

The backup file names are created by adding date and time information to the current log file name.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


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73

Bill

G4WJS.


Re: Back-up Log File Names - How to simplify

g4wjs
 

On 24/04/2020 17:51, Gary Smetana wrote:
Hi Dave & the Group,

Request for help:  Re-name Back-up files of the DXkeeper log.

My latest Back-up Log file, created automatically (when I closed the App. last night) @ 1:48::04 UTC is:           

                  W1EBM jan 30 2020_2020-01-31_02-34-51_2020-04-15_01-09-12_2020-04-24_01-48-04

And I  created a new Back-up, a few moments ago, @  16:33::40 UTC:

                 W1EBM jan 30 2020_2020-01-31_02-34-51_2020-04-15_01-09-12_2020-04-24_16-33-40

These names seem overly long & complex, with multiple dates & times.

Can future Back-up files be automatically named something simpler, like:     W1EBM <date & time of the back-up> ?

What is the procedure for simplifying the name of future Back-up Files ?

Thanks & 73,
Gary  W1EBM

Hi Gary,

it looks like you have chosen to open a log backup as your main DXKeeper log some time in the past. If you intend to substitute a log backup, perhaps because of an unrecoverable issue with your current log, then you should copy and rename the backup to <callsign>.MDB before selecting it as your current log in DXKeeper.

The backup file names are created by adding date and time information to the current log file name.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


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73

Bill

G4WJS.


Back-up Log File Names - How to simplify

Gary Smetana
 

Hi Dave & the Group,

Request for help:  Re-name Back-up files of the DXkeeper log.

My latest Back-up Log file, created automatically (when I closed the App. last night) @ 1:48::04 UTC is:           

                  W1EBM jan 30 2020_2020-01-31_02-34-51_2020-04-15_01-09-12_2020-04-24_01-48-04

And I  created a new Back-up, a few moments ago, @  16:33::40 UTC:

                 W1EBM jan 30 2020_2020-01-31_02-34-51_2020-04-15_01-09-12_2020-04-24_16-33-40

These names seem overly long & complex, with multiple dates & times.

Can future Back-up files be automatically named something simpler, like:     W1EBM <date & time of the back-up> ?

What is the procedure for simplifying the name of future Back-up Files ?

Thanks & 73,
Gary  W1EBM


Re: Trying to get "Launcher" to run inside JtAlert's own AutoStart section

KD7YZ Bob
 

On 4/24/2020 12:19, KD7YZ Bob wrote:

For giggles, I just "Select" 'd "DXLabLauncher212.exe" that I saw in the Launcher folder. Yup, it started fine.

As did DXLabLauncher211.exe from 2017 ... which in turn put "App upgrades in the lower part of the program window.


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Re: Trying to get "Launcher" to run inside JtAlert's own AutoStart section

KD7YZ Bob
 

On 4/24/2020 11:06, Gordon LaPoint wrote:

Hey Thanks for the reply. And it looks like we've worked one another from (almost) all the HF realm.

"  I have
"C:\HamPrograms\DXLab\Launcher\DXLabLauncher.exe"   without the quotes."
And I have C:\DxLab\Launcher\DxLabLauncher.exe

it got populated in #7 as that was my test position, with nothing above it Activated , by using "Select"


If I "Select" from Commander it its folder then that5 works.
If I double click on the Launcher exe file in the folder then that works too.

Just my Bad Karma. I'd told Laurie a LONG time ago that I make a good beta tester since everything not possible to go wrong, does for me.

I like JtAlert for the startups now that I see it has a pass-param as well as delays after starting.

I can't start WSJTx without K3-HF since I often run multiple instances of it and of Jtalert.

I can't Start WSJTx first, before Commander starts because DxLabSuite is my designated Radio so to speak.

Just tried sending email .... failed due to not finding server out there in adequate time .... everyone is at home in the US and online?


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Re: Windows Upgrading from 7 to 10

Kent N6WT
 

Jim

I take you are doing an actual upgrade? If possible, I would do a clean install of Windows 10. 

GL
73
Kent
N6WT


On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:19 AM Tim N3XX <n3xx@...> wrote:
This should do it for you:

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

73,
Tim - N3XX

On 2020-04-24 9:27 AM, Jim Cary wrote:
> About to upgrade to Windows 10.  As I digest the comments on the board,
> it seems to me the best procedure is:
>
> 1. Treat it as transferring to a new computer using a SafeStorage folder
> on a flash drive.
> 2. Deleting the existing DXLab applications.
> 3. Upgrade
> 4. Download the DXLab applications.
> 5. Copy the SafeStorage files to the respective DXLab applications.
>
> Am I missing anything?
>
> Jim
> W2SM
>

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Re: Windows Upgrading from 7 to 10

Tim N3XX
 

This should do it for you:

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

73,
Tim - N3XX

On 2020-04-24 9:27 AM, Jim Cary wrote:
About to upgrade to Windows 10.  As I digest the comments on the board, it seems to me the best procedure is:
1. Treat it as transferring to a new computer using a SafeStorage folder on a flash drive.
2. Deleting the existing DXLab applications.
3. Upgrade
4. Download the DXLab applications.
5. Copy the SafeStorage files to the respective DXLab applications.
Am I missing anything?
Jim
W2SM
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Re: FW: Missing uploads

Hasan Schiers N0AN
 

Yes, DAve, this is what I do and it works perfectly:

+ With the "QSL Via" panel set to LoTW, you first click "Add Requested" to gather QSOs that haven't been uploaded, and you then click "Upload to LoTW". 

The OP's message seem to be saying that he was using some sort of manual export and upload with TQSL, which is not needed when there is such an elegant solution already built in wiht teh "Add Requested" button staring at us from the QSL panel."

73, N0AN 
Hasan


On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 6:59 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 04:28 PM, Hasan Schiers N0AN wrote:

Not sure what you mean by export to tqsl.  With DXKeeper it appears there are two ways to upload to LoTW,  one by one automagically after each qso, or in a batch mode where you gather pending qsos to be sent and click on the button near the bottom of the tqsl tab screen.  Can't recall the button label and I'm away from the shack.
+ With the "QSL Via" panel set to LoTW, you first click "Add Requested" to gather QSOs that haven't been uploaded, and you then click "Upload to LoTW".
 
In either of the above, it is DXKEEPER that is calling up tqsl and telling it what to do. Are you using a different method?
 
+ I think Bill is manually exporting an ADIF file, and then manually invoking TQSL to submit that file. This seems more error-prone to me, but to each his or her own.
 
      73,

               Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Trying to get "Launcher" to run inside JtAlert's own AutoStart section

Gordon LaPoint
 

I just experimented with starting DXLauncher from JTAlert.   No problem, it works great.  What did you put in the Settings for JTAlert/Applications/Auto-Start ?  I have "C:\HamPrograms\DXLab\Launcher\DXLabLauncher.exe"   without the quotes.  Your path may be different to the executable.

Gordon - N1MGO

On 4/24/2020 6:32 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:
"Originally", I was flummoxed by seeing a blue JTDX icon appear when I had a .bat file open JTAlert, passing /wsjtx to JtAlert and FROM DxLab's Launcher.

After several days trying different "checks" I decided to ask on the HamApps List. Someone answered. Although it did NOT address my query, he suggested to have JTAlert do the Autostarts.

In a way it made sense since JTAlert knew what flavour it wanted. It seemed I was starting JTAlert from the same type shortcut I was using as a template to pass from Launcher.

On HamApps List I passed a screenshot ... clearly there are TWO different Icons seen. One Red. One Blue, of the RUNNING process.

I never could figure a way to pass a startup parameter to an autostart process inside of Launcher's autostart area.

So I initially figured that JTAlert could start Launcher. When that didn't work for me I just had JTAlert start the 4 programs previously started by Launcher.

It works. Not the way I'd done it for years. But it worked.

And nobody ever answered the HamApps forum mystery about seeing two current Icons depicting A running single instance of JTAlert.

So I asked here. But I didn't mean to get anyone grumpy. Fact is, I couldn't get Launcher to activate from JTAlert and hoped a user would answer who had had the same operator error.


Re: Windows Upgrading from 7 to 10

Dave / NR1DX
 

If recent email barrage has any merit...make sure you take the appropriate steps to set windows defender to allow DXlab. There are at least 50 emails on the subject you cant miss it, although a lot of people did.

Dave
NR1DX

On 4/24/2020 9:27 AM, Jim Cary wrote:
About to upgrade to Windows 10.  As I digest the comments on the board, it seems to me the best procedure is:

1. Treat it as transferring to a new computer using a SafeStorage folder on a flash drive.
2. Deleting the existing DXLab applications.
3. Upgrade
4. Download the DXLab applications.
5. Copy the SafeStorage files to the respective DXLab applications.

Am I missing anything?

Jim
W2SM
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