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Re: Popups always on top on every desktop

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

DXKeeper is normally minimised - I only "restore" it when I need to look at something, or perform an action, such as LoTW sync. If that action takes time, I will usually want to interact with some other applications in the meantime. Screen real estate is precious these days. I have three monitors on my desktop, and still have to deal with overlapping quite a bit. The DXLab Suite is not the only thing I run, by far. Anything that overlaps *and* insists on being "always on top"
(of other applications) is quite annoying. Typically if an application wants to prevent the user from interacting when some task is being completed, a modal dialog would be used.

+ Modal dialogs would stop all background activity, which is not acceptable.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Popups always on top on every desktop

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:20 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 7:31 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 07:25 PM, Joe, KO8V wrote:

I'll contend, always on top is not appropriate for the eQSL downloading images status window. I don't believe it rises to the state of being critical. But that is my opinion.

+ It does, because you shouldn't be trying to do anything else with DXKeeper while it's in progress.
Yes, but "Always on top" is not limited to DXKeeper - it's "always on top" of *all* applications, interfering with the ability to work on other unrelated tasks.

+ "Always on Top" windows can be dragged from one monitor location to another. The next time they appear, they will appear where you last dragged them. So you can arrange for the "always on top" windows created by DXKeeper to always appear atop your DXKeeper window. Or you can arrange one spot on your monitor to be where all DXLab "Always on Top" windows will appear.
DXKeeper is normally minimised - I only "restore" it when I need to
look at something, or perform an action, such as LoTW sync. If that
action takes time, I will usually want to interact with some other
applications in the meantime. Screen real estate is precious these
days. I have three monitors on my desktop, and still have to deal with
overlapping quite a bit. The DXLab Suite is not the only thing I run,
by far. Anything that overlaps *and* insists on being "always on top"
(of other applications) is quite annoying. Typically if an application
wants to prevent the user from interacting when some task is being
completed, a modal dialog would be used.

I don't mean to keep harping on about this - I just think that "always
on top" is evil and should burn in hell :)

73,

~iain / N6ML


Re: Incorrect DXCC and name info logged

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am running the DXLab suite with WSJT-X 2.2.2 and JTAlert 2.16.8. JTAlert directs DXKeeper to log a QSO by referencing QRZ. Last night I worked OD5KU in Lebanon and DXkeeper logged DXCC as "K-United States" with a name and QTH in Indiana. QRZ has the correct name and QTH so I cannot figure out where the incorrect name and QTH came from. Any idea what caused this error?

+ When DXKeeper is directed by JT-Alert to log a QSO, it does so without modifying any of the information received from JT-Alert.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Commander lost control of radio 2

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have a Yaesu FT-2000 as radio 1 on port 5 that is working fine. I have a Yeasu FT-847 as radio 2 that was working fine on port 3.
Recently Commander lost control of the 847. The Commander Port tab showed it on port 3 as before but when I checked the Multi Radio
tab it had the 847 on port 5.

When I tried ti reset it for Port 3 I got the error message "Multi radio 2s' port settings from the settings now specified in the
Primary CAT serial port panel on Configuration window's Ports tab? Yes or No" 

+ That's not an error message. Commander is asking you if you want your change propagated to the MultiRadio tab,.

Clicking YES changes the port of radio 2 to port 5 same as radio1. I moved the
FT-847 to ports 6 and 7 and get the same response.
What am I missing?

+ Your report above indicates that either settings are being inadvertently modified, or the Windows Registry has been modified. Did
you direct the Launcher to load a previously-saved Workspace?

+ Select the FT-847 as your primary transceiver. Select the appropriate serial port and other settings so that Commander can
control it. Then Update the MultiRadio panel to reflect those settings.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: CBA suddenly not working

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have same problem ONLY from rtty contacts made in recent contest comingby adif import from N1MM+. I can use CBA with normal contacts from WSJT-x, etc. Cant go back to those rtty contacts to update with CBA.Seems to be something related to adif input from N1MM+ which I use after all contests.

+ What's a callsign from a RTTY QSO that the CBA function won't update?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Incorrect DXCC and name info logged

Ed Ireland
 

I am running the DXLab suite with WSJT-X 2.2.2 and JTAlert 2.16.8.  JTAlert directs DXKeeper to log a QSO by referencing QRZ.  Last night I worked OD5KU in Lebanon and DXkeeper logged DXCC as "K-United States" with a name and QTH in Indiana.  QRZ has the correct name and QTH so I cannot figure out where the incorrect name and QTH came from.  Any idea what caused this error?

Ed K5YZW


Commander lost control of radio 2

tgzuber
 

I have a Yaesu FT-2000 as radio 1 on port 5 that is working fine. I have a Yeasu FT-847 as radio 2 that was working fine on port 3. Recently Commander lost control of the 847. The Commander Port tab showed it on port 3 as before but when I checked the Multi Radio tab it had the 847 on port 5. When I tried ti reset it for Port 3 I got the error message "Multi radio 2s' port settings from the settings now specified in the Primary CAT serial port panel on Configuration window's Ports tab? Yes or No"  Clicking YES changes the port of radio 2 to port 5 same as radio1. I moved the FT-847 to ports 6 and 7 and get the same response. What am I missing?

Tom WN0DRC


Re: QSL_sent / paper QSL

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 10:34 AM, Bill Eggers wrote:

DXKeeper allows entering callsigns with the /QRP indicator.

+ That's correct. It also allows callsigns with a county abbreviation apppended, which also violates ITU callsign standards.

        73,

                Dave, AA6YQ


Re: CBA suddenly not working

 

I have same problem ONLY from rtty contacts made in recent contest comingby adif import from N1MM+. I can use CBA with normal contacts from WSJT-x, etc. Cant go back to those rtty contacts to update with CBA.Seems to be 
something related to adif input from N1MM+ which I use after all contests.
73  Roger N3RC


Re: QSL_sent / paper QSL

Bill Eggers
 

Hi Dave,

DXKeeper allows entering callsigns with the /QRP indicator.

73,
Bill
WB2RIS

On 7/19/2020 10:27 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I've encountered other examples of callsign / indicator entries that are
14 characters:

SV7/SV2BBO/QRP
SV5/PA3GAN/QRP
HB0/IW1PRT/QRP
EA8/DL2ECB/QRP

+ Appending /QRP to a callsign violates ITU callsign standards.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




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Re: DXLauncher Installation Issue

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 08:55 AM, Barry Priddy wrote:

I'm trying to install DXLauncher on another computer, and not having success.  I downloaded the DXLauncher installer for Win 10 64 bit, but, when I start it, I get an error message that says that RCV7.msi cannot be found.  The message says to look in C:\user\xxx\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\. 
 
I looked in that location on the computer on which I have DXLab installed and working.  I thought I could copy the file and move it to the other computer, but RCV7.msi is not there.
 
I've searched for RCV7.msi on the Internet, but what comes up says its rig control software for a Kenwood TM-V7 radio.
 
Any thoughts/help will be greatly appreciated.  Never had this problem before when installing DXLab Suite on any computer.

+ Neither the Launcher nor any other DXLab application utilize a file named RCV7.msi

+ Please make a screen shot showing the error message, attach the screen shot to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

       73,

            Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: QRZ problem when doing CBA

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 06:24 AM, lee_humphrey65 wrote:
So CBA still not working updated all software, all rebooted, so when I click on the cba button pathfinder goes and searches qrz and displays the information but it does not transfer to the log page as it used to do any ideas

+ What version number is shown in the title bar of Pathfinder's Main window?

+ What options are selected on the Callbook tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window?

    73,

           Dave, AA6YQ


DXLauncher Installation Issue

Barry Priddy
 

I'm trying to install DXLauncher on another computer, and not having success.  I downloaded the DXLauncher installer for Win 10 64 bit, but, when I start it, I get an error message that says that RCV7.msi cannot be found.  The message says to look in C:\user\xxx\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\. 

I looked in that location on the computer on which I have DXLab installed and working.  I thought I could copy the file and move it to the other computer, but RCV7.msi is not there.

I've searched for RCV7.msi on the Internet, but what comes up says its rig control software for a Kenwood TM-V7 radio.

Any thoughts/help will be greatly appreciated.  Never had this problem before when installing DXLab Suite on any computer.


Barry Priddy - K5VIP/KG4BP



Re: QRZ problem when doing CBA

lee_humphrey65
 

So CBA still not working updated all software, all rebooted, so when I click on the cba button pathfinder goes and searches qrz and displays the information but it does not transfer to the log page as it used to do any ideas
lee
g6bfp




On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 4:04 PM +0100, "lee humphrey" <lee_humphrey@...> wrote:

same issue but i didn't change any passwords etc pathfinder will look up on qrz ik but won't populate the log anymore just started to happen
lee g6bfp





On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 3:29 PM +0100, "Joe Subich, W4TV" <lists@...> wrote:

> However when I do a CBA on import I get a username/password error box
> popping up indicating DXKeeper isn't successful doing the CBA.
Are you using QRZ's XML Service?  Did you change the password in
DXKeeper for that (separate entry)?

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-07-19 10:16 AM, Jim Miller, AB3CV wrote:
> I recently changed my QRZ password as part of my ongoing upgrading of security. It's a long string containing letters, numbers and a symbol.
> 
> It works fine for logging in to QRZ on my Chrome browser.
> 
> I put it in the password field on Pathfinder Configuration and pressed the Login button and didn't receive an error.
> 
> However when I do a CBA on import I get a username/password error box popping up indicating DXKeeper isn't successful doing the CBA.
> 
> Is there a length or structure limitation in Pathfinder on the password field when doing a CBA?
> 
> I am a QRZ subscriber and it was working before the password change.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> jim ab3cv
> 





Re: winwarbler tx freq. off using Flex 6500

Curtis WX4W
 

Thanks Rich!  I was unaware of those settings.  Using the Mark offset I was able to get WW's and the Flex VFO frequency to align. However the displayed waveform shift I described previously still exists.  I'm simply curious more than anything and sent you the screenshots in a separate email to get your opinion.

Thanks again for all of the help guys!

Curtis WX4W


Re: DXKeeper Search Question

Russ Ravella
 

Ok, that’s it. I get it - thanks very much. I was leading myself on a wild goose chase by not noticing I’d enabled the “Include Entity name with DXCC prefix” option and expected to be able to search for the name in that field. Now I understand your previous expression suggestions and will use them.

As always, thanks for all the help!
Russ, KR6W

On Jul 20, 2020, at 11:13 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks Dave. But that’s not what I’m seeing, at least not for the DXCC field, per my original post. I use:

(QTH LIKE '*<filtertextbox>*') or (DXCCPrefix LIKE '*<filtertextbox>*’)

type, “Belarus” in the text box and the search results are empty.

+ The word Belarus is never going to appear in a DXCCPrefix item, so your expression is effectively

(QTH LIKE '*<filtertextbox>*')

+ I also get an empty result with that expression. While DXKeeper doesn't stop you from typing Belarus into a QSO's QTH item, it's callbook lookup mechanism populates a QSO's QTH item with a city name, not an entity name. That's why I suggested querying the ADDRESS item in addition to the QTH item.

If I type the actual call and search so that I do find the QSO’s and can see what’s IN the DXCC field, it shows “EW - Belarus” So at least for that field, “LIKE” doesn’t seem to include the idea of “contains”.

+ The DXCCPrefix item does not contain the full entity name. You have evidently enabled the "Include Entity name with DXCC prefix" option, so DXKeeper will display the full entity name in the Log Page Display's DXCCPrefix column, but the item itself -- which is what the SQL LIKE operator searches -- only contains the entity prefix.

And the QTH term doesn’t help because the city, not the country was filled in there.


Also, when I type “Belarus” in the text box and hit “DXCC” what comes up is a bunch of “BY - China” ’s only which seems confusing. My confusion about that might be related to my not understanding the rest. Why does it do that ?

+ The filter panel's DXCC button is defined to interpret the contents of the Filter panel textbox as a callsign, and populate the Log Page Display with all logged QSOs having the same DXCC entity as that callsign. Callsigns beginning with BE are assigned to China:

<https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/fmd/Pages/call_sign_series.aspx>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




Re: Popups always on top on every desktop

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 7:31 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 07:25 PM, Joe, KO8V wrote:

I'll contend, always on top is not appropriate for the eQSL downloading images status window. I don't believe it rises to the state of being critical. But that is my opinion.

+ It does, because you shouldn't be trying to do anything else with DXKeeper while it's in progress.
Yes, but "Always on top" is not limited to DXKeeper - it's "always on top" of *all* applications, interfering with the ability to work on other unrelated tasks.

+ "Always on Top" windows can be dragged from one monitor location to another. The next time they appear, they will appear where you last dragged them. So you can arrange for the "always on top" windows created by DXKeeper to always appear atop your DXKeeper window. Or you can arrange one spot on your monitor to be where all DXLab "Always on Top" windows will appear.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper Search Question

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks Dave. But that’s not what I’m seeing, at least not for the DXCC field, per my original post. I use:

(QTH LIKE '*<filtertextbox>*') or (DXCCPrefix LIKE '*<filtertextbox>*’)

type, “Belarus” in the text box and the search results are empty.

+ The word Belarus is never going to appear in a DXCCPrefix item, so your expression is effectively

(QTH LIKE '*<filtertextbox>*')

+ I also get an empty result with that expression. While DXKeeper doesn't stop you from typing Belarus into a QSO's QTH item, it's callbook lookup mechanism populates a QSO's QTH item with a city name, not an entity name. That's why I suggested querying the ADDRESS item in addition to the QTH item.

If I type the actual call and search so that I do find the QSO’s and can see what’s IN the DXCC field, it shows “EW - Belarus” So at least for that field, “LIKE” doesn’t seem to include the idea of “contains”.

+ The DXCCPrefix item does not contain the full entity name. You have evidently enabled the "Include Entity name with DXCC prefix" option, so DXKeeper will display the full entity name in the Log Page Display's DXCCPrefix column, but the item itself -- which is what the SQL LIKE operator searches -- only contains the entity prefix.

And the QTH term doesn’t help because the city, not the country was filled in there.


Also, when I type “Belarus” in the text box and hit “DXCC” what comes up is a bunch of “BY - China” ’s only which seems confusing. My confusion about that might be related to my not understanding the rest. Why does it do that ?

+ The filter panel's DXCC button is defined to interpret the contents of the Filter panel textbox as a callsign, and populate the Log Page Display with all logged QSOs having the same DXCC entity as that callsign. Callsigns beginning with BE are assigned to China:

<https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/fmd/Pages/call_sign_series.aspx>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Popups always on top on every desktop

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 7:31 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 07:25 PM, Joe, KO8V wrote:

I'll contend, always on top is not appropriate for the eQSL downloading images status window. I don't believe it rises to the state of being critical. But that is my opinion.

+ It does, because you shouldn't be trying to do anything else with DXKeeper while it's in progress.
Yes, but "Always on top" is not limited to DXKeeper - it's "always on
top" of *all* applications, interfering with the ability to work on
other unrelated tasks.

73,

~iain / N6ML


Re: DXKeeper Search Question

Russ Ravella
 

Thanks Dave.  But that’s not what I’m seeing, at least not for the DXCC field, per my original post.  I use:

(QTH LIKE '*<filtertextbox>*') or (DXCCPrefix LIKE '*<filtertextbox>*’)

type, “Belarus” in the text box and the search results are empty.  If I type the actual call and search so that I do find the QSO’s and can see what’s IN the DXCC field, it shows “EW - Belarus”  So at least for that field, “LIKE” doesn’t seem to include the idea of “contains”.  And the QTH term doesn’t help because the city, not the country was filled in there.

Also, when I type “Belarus” in the text box and hit “DXCC” what comes up is a bunch of “BY - China” ’s  only which seems confusing.  My confusion about that might be related to my not understanding the rest.  Why does it do that ?

Thanks,
Russ, KR6W









On Jul 20, 2020, at 10:38 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Ok, got it.  Thanks for the advice.  Still, I�d like to know how to compose SQL expressions using something like �contains�.  Looking over my log, there are lots of QSOs with country names spelled as I would expect, like Belarus, included with other text.  Sometimes it might be just easier to search by that name rather than do a look-up in DXView.  Also, it seems like something I should understand how to do coming up the learning curve on DXK in general anyway.  Is there such a comparison operator ?

+ The SQL expression

QTH like '*Belarus*'

+ will locate every QSO whose QTH item contains Belarus.

+ The SQL expression

(QTH like '*Belarus*') or (ADDRESS like '*Belarus*')

+ will locate every QSO whose QTH or ADDRESS item contains Belarus.

+ The SQL expression

(QTH like '*<filtertextbox>*') or (ADDRESS like '*<filtertextbox>*')

+ will locate every QSO whose QTH or ADDRESS item contains whatever word you type into the Filter panel textbox.


    73,

         Dave, AA6YQ






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